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Herd immunity may still be the key to fighting COVID-19

In this article for The Spectator, Harvard professor of medicine Martin Kulldorff tries to answer the important question: how do we gradually re-open society? Which institutions will be allowed to open first, and which ones should remain closed? Kulldorff clarifies that herd immunity is not a strategy, but a phenomenon. The basic strategy for pandemic […]

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CDC changes guidance on how long COVID-19 patients should be isolated

People who exhibited mild to moderate COVID-19 symptom are no longer infectious after 10 days. As such, the CDC has advised that these patients should be allowed to leave isolation facilities even without receiving a negative test. The CDC also says that no retest is necessary after 10 days, unless the patient is immunocompromised or […]

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How long will it last? Are the tests really accurate?

No, there is no second wave

By looking at the COVID-19 death data in the United States, J.B. Handley shows us that there is no second wave of infections, and the coronavirus is in fact waning. Handley shows us the graph created by the CDC for the whole US and New York with shows an unmistakable trend – COVID-19 deaths are […]

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There is no evidence to support second wave of the coronavirus

In this article for The Telegraph, virologist Hugh Pennington says that there is no evidence that can support the possibility of a second wave of coronavirus cases. He says that the notion emerged due to the Spanish flu, the Asian flu, and the swine flu, but the coronavirus is very different.  Pennington adds that coronavirus occurs […]

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Singapore study shows COVID-19 patients no longer infectious after 11 days

In a joint position statement, experts from the Singapore’s National Centre for Infectious Diseases and the Academy of Medicine, Singapore estimate that SARS-COV-2 positive individuals are most infectious on the first week of infection, with infectivity declining after 7 days. Citing the results of a local study involving 766 COVID-19 patients, the statement said that […]

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When will this pandemic end?

ScienceNews writer Jonathan Lambert reports that many experts today say that we are past the point of containing the coronavirus. Only when we have achieved herd immunity [see How Can Herd Immunity Stop The Spread Of The Coronavirus?] will countries be able to lift quarantines and social distancing measures. People acquire immunity in two ways: either they […]