Category Archives: health

Covid Bulletin – Herd Immunity May be a Mirage

From BI

The Spanish government teamed up with some of the country’s leading epidemiologists to discover what percentage of the population had developed antibodies that could provide immunity from the coronavirus.

The study found that just 5% of those tested across the country maintained antibodies to the virus, in findings published by the medical journal The Lancet.

In other words, we are seeing evidence that anti-bodies formed during infection do not last for extended periods of time, at least in certain patients.

Covid-19 Update

Of Special Note

  • The Brazlian president is tested for Covid
  • New testing methods may become available in the fall
  • US infection rate surge continues

From NYT

From HuffPO

From Vox

 

Books Alert: Summer Reading During a Pandemic

Greg Satell offers an interesting reading list for those who want to understand the Covid thing.

Here is the list (go to the link for commentary)

Enjoy!

Covid-19 Update

Of Special Note

  • Coronavirus hot spots continue to emerge in countries that are reopening their economies as governments learn to live with the pandemic.
  • India now has the third largest infection rate in the world, surpassing Russia

From NYT

From BI

From HuffPo

Covid-19 Update

Of Special Note

  • July 4th holiday in the US may be a super-spreader event

From The Guardian

From Vox

Covid-19 Update

Of Special Note

  • Daily Infection rates in the US surpass 50,000
  • More news of  “super-spreading” as a major risk factor in infection rates.

From NYT

  • Domestic abuse shot up in Britain during the coronavirus lockdown, and the British government did not heed early warnings of the danger.
  • By contrast, New Zealand included domestic-abuse preparations in its lockdown planning from the start, and Germany pledged open-ended funding of shelters and other crucial services.
  • An unexpected spike in infections around Melbourne, Australia, highlights the outsize impact of the coronavirus on immigrant and low-income communities, with the authorities locking down 300,000 people.
  • Though money is tight, many residents in overtouristed destinations like Venice say the crisis has created an opportunity to rethink travel.
  • As Americans prepare to celebrate the Fourth of July holiday, officials are warning residents to stay home as new coronavirus infections hit record levels.

from HuffPo

From Vox

Covid-19 Update

Of Special Note

  • US infection rate spikes to 50,000 in a single day.
  • We are just beginning to understand potential  long term effects of the virus

From NYT

From BI

From HuffPo

From Vox

From The Guardian