As we are headed toward a third Covid-19 surge in the United States, we are better prepared now than we were before, if for no reason other than our collective experiences with the virus.
Among these, the CDC’s Journal of Emerging Infectious Diseases recently published a Covid-19 super-spreading outbreak that occurred at a bar in Vietnam. This report describes a St. Patrick’s day party in which one guest infected 12 others at a poorly ventilated, crowded venue. Genome sequencing helped to confirm that the viral transmission indeed happened during the event.
The researchers noted that asymptomatic secondary spread occurred among…
Political news dominated the coronavirus conversation this week as tapes revealed that President Donald Trump understood the severity of Covid-19, starting back in February, while downplaying it to the public.
With nearly 6.4 million Americans infected and over 191,800 dead, the seriousness of the virus is obvious. That the president didn’t ever fully realize this is unlikely. (You may want to read Andy Slavitt this week — he has thoughts.)
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