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  1. Last 7 days
    1. Science says the risk of transmission outdoors is roughly 20 times lower than it is inside.Even a faint breeze helps to disperse most virus particles that hang in the air.The risk is low, but it's not zero.
    1. One report found that if there’s an infected person living in your house, you have an 18% chance of getting infected yourself.
    2. people who have played it safe at home, albeit with the occasional run to the grocery store, are testing positive, suggesting that retail stores may have a bigger role in community transmission than originally thought.
  2. Jan 2021
  3. Dec 2020
    1. People who think that racial differences are all biological might say that all these non-White groups have suffered so much excess death because of that bottom circle, because of greater biological susceptibility.  Recent studies have evaluated this hypothesis and found that it’s not true.  Instead the answer is simpler: Black and Latino/a people in particular are dying of COVID-19 at such staggering rates because they are more likely to be exposed to the virus in infectious settings, particularly workplaces.
    1. In a webinar hosted by MIT Sloan School of Management professor Andrew Lo on April 1, Bancel said that Moderna is already manufacturing mRNA for vaccines in its potential Phase II study, which could begin enrolling hundreds of people this spring, as well as its potential Phase III study, which could enroll thousands of people as early as late summer or early fall. In a US Securities and Exchange Commission filing the week before, Bancel also indicated that Moderna may request special permission to give people like doctors and nurses access to its vaccine this fall, before a formal approval. It’s an audacious plan for a company—and technology—that has yet to put a drug on the market.
    2. Moderna also benefited from experience working on MERS, for which it had an ongoing vaccine collaboration with the US National Institutes of Health (NIH). By Feb. 7, Moderna had manufactured, filled, and finished the first vials of the vaccine for human testing. That night, the company started its quality-control and sterility testing of the lot. On March 2, the US Food and Drug Administration gave Moderna and the NIH, its clinical partner, a green light to begin its Phase I study in humans. Two weeks later, on March 16, a volunteer in Seattle received the first shot.

      Interesting to have a timeline for this. Making the thing was relatively quick while the testing is much trickier.

    1. This is why there are fewer opportunists in sensitive areas like security and infrastructure.

      And a solid reason why we can't have Trumps in power, because eventually a crisis will occur and it could be lethal at scale. See COVID-19 death toll in America.

    2. This is why there are fewer opportunists in sensitive areas like security and infrastructure.

      And a solid reason why we can't have Trumps in power, because eventually a crisis will occur and it could be lethal at scale. See COVID-19 death toll in America.

    1. Months and a lot of play-testing later and we are excited to present The Big Lockdown, a tongue-in-cheek card game inspired by people’s experiences during the global pandemic.
  4. Nov 2020
    1. “Let’s say a trial is listed and I have to cross examine a witness,” he said. “Now, what is the guarantee that the witness would be willing to go all the way to the court in such a time?” If witnesses do not appear, then the matter would merely be adjourned.

      access to justice

  5. Oct 2020
    1. An NSC official confirmed the existence of the playbook but dismissed its value. “We are aware of the document, although it’s quite dated and has been superseded by strategic and operational biodefense policies published since,” the official said. “The plan we are executing now is a better fit, more detailed, and applies the relevant lessons learned from the playbook and the most recent Ebola epidemic in the [Democratic Republic of the Congo] to COVID-19.”

      If this is the case, then where is this "new" playbook? And can they point to specific pieces on that timeline that indicate that they're actually performing better than the prior playbook? Let's see the evidence here.

    1. When it comes to the response to the largest public health crisis of our time, our current political leaders have demonstrated that they are dangerously incompetent. We should not abet them and enable the deaths of thousands more Americans by allowing them to keep their jobs.

      Searing words.

    1. Bad economic times could lead to deaths of people with low income who are most vulnerable to an economic downturn.

      This is the most likely place that governments and the richer ruling elites are likely to fail their societies. Even the United States is like to do this and one need look no further than their response to the hurricane aftermath in Puerto Rico to see this.

    1. They’re mostly things that everyone was supposed to be doing all along, such as ensuring that bathrooms have exhaust fans and that air filters are changed regularly and of high-enough quality to catch the virus. That means they should be high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters or MERV-rated 13 or 14, which are essentially the N-95 masks of air filters.
    2. During the SARS coronavirus outbreak, in 2003, a cluster of cases in Hong Kong was attributed to one person with diarrhea in a poorly ventilated apartment building.

      toilet plume, two words everyone just loves!

    1. “We ought to have a social compact: If you’re sick, whether you’ve got Covid-19 or not, you should separate yourself from society,” Mr. Gostin said. “That’s your part of the bargain, you’re doing it for your neighbors, your family and your community.”“In exchange,” he said, “we as a nation owe you the right to a humane period of separation, where we meet your essential needs like medicine, health care, food and sick pay.”
    1. It's the part of your garden that you might actively show people when they come round to visit, that you're most proud of.

      It's a bit like cleaning up just for company, or in our current pandemic, just cleaning up the section of the house that's seen in the camera as in this New Yorker Cartoon:

  6. Sep 2020
    1. a great many Americans now see the life-and-death decisions of the coronavirus as political choices rather than medical ones.

      I agree with this one on how Americans will typically wear a mask because it is one of the precautions but those who are more on the "I'll just follow what the president says" (political)side which is Trump thinking wearing a mask is not a necessity then others who may support him will think the same. Some but not all.

    2. This dynamic is playing out during the pandemic among the many people who refuse to wear masks or practice social distancing.

      people who are refusing not to wear a mask are not helping reduce transmission of coronavirus

    1. Still, Dr Monica Gandhi, an infectious disease physician at the University of California, San Francisco, and one of the paper’s authors, has stressed that the commentary has its limitations and should not be construed as anything other than a theory.

      They wait this far down into the article to print this?

    1. de leur rôle dans le respect des gestes barrières (explication à leur enfant, fourniture de mouchoirs en papier jetables, utilisation des poubelles, etc.) ; de la surveillance d’éventuels symptômes chez leur enfant avant qu’il ne parte à l’école, au collège ou au lycée (la température doit être inférieure à 38°C) ; de la nécessité de déclarer la survenue d’un cas confirmé au sein du foyer en précisant si c’est l’élève qui est concerné

      seuls ces points-ci demande une action de la part des parents

    2. Consulter le protocole sanitaire - Année scolaire 2020 - 2021
    1. en cas de fièvre (38 °C ou plus) ou en cas d’apparition de symptômes évoquant la Covid-19 chez l’élève ou dans sa famille. De même, les élèves ayant été testés positivement au SARS-Cov2, ou dont un membre du foyer a été testé positivement, ou encore identifiés comme contact à risque ne doivent pas se rendre dans l’école ou l’établissement scolaire



    1. L’enfant est cas contact d’un cas confirmé COVID-19, l’enfant reste à la maisonSi l’enfant a été identifié cas contact en dehors du champ scolaire, l’enfant doit impérativement rester à la maison conformément à la demande des autorités de santé. L’enfant ne retournera en classe qu’après avis médical. Il est impératif dans ce cas de prévenir l’école ou l’établissement scolaire.
    1. L'Organisation de coopération et de développement économiques publie mardi 8 septembre son rapport annuel "Regards sur l'Education" consacré notamment à la gestion de la crise du coronavirus par chacun des systèmes scolaires. Premier enseignement, l'école française n'était pas aussi prête que les autres pays occidentaux à faire face à cette crise
    1. O’Driscoll, M., Santos, G. R. D., Wang, L., Cummings, D. A. T., Azman, A. S., Paireau, J., Fontanet, A., Cauchemez, S., & Salje, H. (2020). Age-specific mortality and immunity patterns of SARS-CoV-2 infection in 45 countries. MedRxiv, 2020.08.24.20180851. https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.08.24.20180851

    1. Iversen, K., Bundgaard, H., Hasselbalch, R. B., Kristensen, J. H., Nielsen, P. B., Pries-Heje, M., Knudsen, A. D., Christensen, C. E., Fogh, K., Norsk, J. B., Andersen, O., Fischer, T. K., Jensen, C. A. J., Larsen, M., Torp-Pedersen, C., Rungby, J., Ditlev, S. B., Hageman, I., Møgelvang, R., … Ullum, H. (2020). Risk of COVID-19 in health-care workers in Denmark: An observational cohort study. The Lancet Infectious Diseases, 0(0). https://doi.org/10.1016/S1473-3099(20)30589-2

    1. López, J. A. M., Arregui-Garcĺa, B., Bentkowski, P., Bioglio, L., Pinotti, F., Boëlle, P.-Y., Barrat, A., Colizza, V., & Poletto, C. (2020). Anatomy of digital contact tracing: Role of age, transmission setting, adoption and case detection. MedRxiv, 2020.07.22.20158352. https://doi.org/10.1101/2020.07.22.20158352

    1. Bartscher, A. K., Seitz, S., Siegloch, S., Slotwinski, M., & Wehrhöfer, N. (2020). Social Capital and the Spread of COVID-19: Insights from European Countries. IZA Discussion Paper, 13310. Retrieved August 7, 2020, from https://covid-19.iza.org/publications/dp13310/

    1. Aleta, A., Martín-Corral, D., Pastore y Piontti, A., Ajelli, M., Litvinova, M., Chinazzi, M., Dean, N. E., Halloran, M. E., Longini Jr, I. M., Merler, S., Pentland, A., Vespignani, A., Moro, E., & Moreno, Y. (2020). Modelling the impact of testing, contact tracing and household quarantine on second waves of COVID-19. Nature Human Behaviour, 1–8. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41562-020-0931-9

  7. Aug 2020
    1. Les parents d’élèves jouent un rôle essentiel. Ils s’engagent à ne pas mettre leurs enfants à l’école, au collège ou au lycée en cas de fièvre (38 °C ou plus) ou en cas d’apparition de symptômes évoquant la Covid-19 chez l’élève ou dans sa famille. Les personnels doivent s’appliquer les mêmes règles. Les accompagnateurs ainsi que les intervenants extérieurs peuvent entrer dans les bâtiments scolaires après nettoyage et désinfection des mains. Ils doivent porter un masque de protection.