COVID-19 updates for Monday, February 22
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Why are Covid19 case numbers dropping? It's probably multi-factorial -- in other words, a gemish* -- and pretending otherwise might get us into trouble. Because there's a lot about this virus we still don't know. Latest post: blogs.jwatch.org/hiv-id-observa… *word defined in the post
Pooled analysis of 4 Oxford/AZ trials out Key results Among vaccinated, still no hospitalizations/deaths from COVID Modeling suggests that waiting 90 days for 2nd dose improves protection Findings support UK's first dose first approach thelancet.com/journals/lance…
“Researchers from the University of Washington followed 177 people with laboratory-confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection for up to nine months -- the longest follow-up to date... They found that 30% of respondents reported persistent symptoms”
In today’s , and I make the case that given the impact of systemic racism on shortening the lives of Black Americans, age cutoffs to qualify for the vaccine should be adjusted or removed for Black Americans.
Nearly 500,000 people in the United States have died in the coronavirus pandemic. This story is about the living: the aftermath of losing their loved ones and the half a million holes left in communities across America.