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[https://www.bbc.com/future/article/20210114-covid-19-how-effective-is-a-single-vaccine-dose] - - public:commodore
COVID-19 - 1 | id:485831 -

Great article on efficacy of vaccine between the two doses of the COVID-19 coronavirus vaccine. However, this early protection comes with some important caveats. First, the protection doesn't kick in until at least day 12 – until then, there was no difference between the two groups. Secondly, one dose is still significantly less protective than two. The latter is 95% effective at preventing the disease after a week.

[https://news.berkeley.edu/2020/06/08/emergency-covid-19-measures-prevented-more-than-500-million-infections-study-finds/] - - public:commodore
COVID-19 - 1 | id:350960 -

Emergency public health measures designed to slow the COVID-19 pandemic in Iran and five other countries have prevented hundreds of millions of infections — and helped to avert a global catastrophe, says new research by a team from the Global Policy Lab at UC Berkeley.

[https://www.forbes.com/sites/kevinmurnane/2020/05/04/the-risk-of-exposure-to-covid-19-in-georgia-has-increased-by-more-than-40-since-the-state-reopened-for-business/#6d5e82ea21b9] - - public:commodore
COVID-19 - 1 | id:310055 -

Georgia’s Governor Brian Kemp began relaxing restrictions on businesses when he decreed that gyms, bowling alleys, tattoo parlors, barbers/hair salons, nail salons and massage therapists could reopen on April 24. Restaurants, movie theaters and private social clubs were added to the list on April 27. Kemp then abandoned his shelter-in-place order which was scheduled to expire on May 13 and reopened the state on May 1. The risk of exposure to COVID-19 for people who live in Georgia has increased every day since Kemp began reopening the state.

[https://www.statnews.com/2020/04/23/data-on-gileads-remdesivir-released-by-accident-show-no-benefit-for-coronavirus-patients/] - - public:commodore
COVID-19 - 1 | id:310050 -

The antiviral medicine remdesivir from Gilead Sciences failed to speed the improvement of patients with Covid-19 or prevent them from dying, according to results from a long-awaited clinical trial conducted in China. Gilead, however, said the data suggest a “potential benefit.”

[https://nymag.com/intelligencer/2020/04/we-still-dont-know-how-the-coronavirus-is-killing-us.html] - - public:commodore
COVID-19 - 1 | id:310018 -

Great read detailing how our understanding of the disease has changed. Discusses blood clots and trying to keep patients off the ventilator for as long as possible.

[https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/01/health/coronavirus-covid-toe.html] - - public:commodore
COVID-19 - 1 | id:309981 -

painful red or purple lesions that typically emerge on fingers or toes in the winter. It’s also not the time of year for chilblains, which are caused by inflammation in small blood vessels in reaction to cold or damp conditions. “Usually, we see it in the dead of winter,” Dr. Fox said.

[https://www.acep.org/corona/COVID-19/covid-19-articles/acep-aaem-joint-statement-on-physician-misinformation/] - - public:commodore
COVID-19 - 1 | id:309799 -

Two California ED physicians with financial interest in urgent care. The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and the American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM) jointly and emphatically condemn the recent opinions released by Dr. Daniel Erickson and Dr. Artin Massihi. These reckless and untested musings do not speak for medical societies and are inconsistent with current science and epidemiology regarding COVID-19. As owners of local urgent care clinics, it appears these two individuals are releasing biased, non-peer reviewed data to advance their personal financial interests without regard for the public’s health.

[https://theweek.com/articles/910593/president-unwell] - - public:commodore
COVID-19, Trump - 2 | id:309706 -

Good, short read on how Trump is taking credit for everything good and blaming the governors for everything bad. The only thing worse than a pandemic is having Donald Trump as your president during a pandemic. Tens of thousands of Americans have died. Tens of millions have lost their jobs. President Trump, meanwhile, has indulged in self-pity, touted an unproven drug, bragged about the TV ratings of his press briefings, and expressed interest in the idea of people injecting disinfectants into their lungs — or, as we used to call it, committing suicide. Every day, we have to worry about the president's mental health when he should be worrying about our physical health.

[https://www.cnn.com/2020/04/22/politics/rick-bright-barda-trump-coronavirus/index.html?bt_ee=3O9IMsDwTD0dgLTpGVxIk1Cal6H0CSWC%2BFvADYJ8Kmdc%2FpQDH1snpPCYA8WEgfdx&bt_ts=1587589751077] - - public:commodore
COVID-19, Trump - 2 | id:309666 -

The director of the office involved in developing a coronavirus vaccine says he was abruptly dismissed from his post in part because he resisted efforts to widen the availability of a coronavirus treatment pushed by President Donald Trump.

[https://www.theatlantic.com/technology/archive/2020/04/us-coronavirus-outbreak-out-control-test-positivity-rate/610132/] - - public:commodore
COVID-19 - 1 | id:309550 -

Rate of test positivity (percent of all the tests that are positive) is an important key metric. It's stuck around 20% in the US, despite more and more tests. Suggests that we haven't really hit our plateau yet.

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