Topic: covid-19
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The COVID Vaccines are Engineering Triumphs

One of the Greatest Feats in Human History - Synapse The reason this vaccine didn’t take as long isn’t that Pfizer skimped on safety protocols. It’s because instead of doing each step of the process sequentially one after another, Pfizer and other companies took on enormous financial

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I’m Linking to the Pope?

Opinion | Pope Francis: The Covid-19 Crisis Reveals What Is in Our Hearts - The New York Times Look at us now: We put on face masks to protect ourselves and others from a virus we can’t see. But what about all those other unseen viruses we need to protect

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Save America’s Restaurants

Opinion | Save America’s Restaurants - The New York Times A growing number of municipalities and states have imposed curfews on restaurants and bars, as if the virus were a vampire. Last month, Gov. Gavin Newsom of California advised diners in his state to “keep your mask on in between

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That Herd Immunity Plan Isn't Working in Sweden

Sweden Shows No Signs So Far Herd Immunity Is Stopping Virus - Bloomberg (Apple News link) “The issue of herd immunity is difficult,” Anders Tegnell said at a briefing in Stockholm on Tuesday. “We see no signs of immunity in the population that are slowing down the infection right now.

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Being Thankful in 2020

Giving thanks during a pandemic — Antivirus: Issue #12 | Revue Celebrating Thanksgiving during a pandemic is weird. It’s more stress, more risk calculations, more staying away from people you’d normally draw close to. It feels sucky and dark and I know there’s a lot of people like me

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1,700 Google Engineers, and One of the Early BS Claims

Verily’s COVID Testing Program Halted in San Francisco and Oakland | Kaiser Health News Problems emerged almost immediately, she said. People were suspicious of the requirement that they sign up with a Gmail account, and the request for personal information, such as health status and risk factors. “You don’t

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The Origins of the “Masks Don’t Work” Narrative

The False Idea That Masks Make You Sicker - The Atlantic In fact, the earliest instance of a “masks make you sicker” claim I could find was in a February 27 news article published on a Utah radio station’s website. (Its author did not return a request for comment.

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The “k” in COVID-19

Ok, this Atlantic article is worth reading in full, but here are some highlights that give you a good summary. By now many people have heard about R0—the basic reproductive number of a pathogen, a measure of its contagiousness on average. But unless you’ve been reading scientific journals,

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The Lingering Effects

‘It’s Not in My Head’: They Survived the Coronavirus, but They Never Got Well - The New York Times The first few months, I didn’t believe myself. Is this in my head? When I got the antibody test a few weeks ago saying I had a positive antibody

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