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๐ƒ๐จ ๐ฆ๐š๐ฌ๐ค๐ฌ ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐ญ๐ž๐œ๐ญ ๐ฆ๐ž ๐ข๐Ÿ ๐จ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ ๐š๐ซ๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐ ๐ฆ๐ž ๐ฐ๐จ๐งโ€™๐ญ ๐ฐ๐ž๐š๐ซย ๐จ๐ง๐ž?

(A follow-up post on the new definition of being a โ€˜close contactโ€™ โ€“ and, hopefully a post to help ease some fear you may have after the new definition) A few days ago I posted about the updated CDC definitions of being a โ€œclose contactโ€ to someone infected with COVID-19. Now the definition includes 15Continue reading โ€œ๐ƒ๐จ ๐ฆ๐š๐ฌ๐ค๐ฌ ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐ญ๐ž๐œ๐ญ ๐ฆ๐ž ๐ข๐Ÿ ๐จ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ ๐š๐ซ๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐ ๐ฆ๐ž ๐ฐ๐จ๐งโ€™๐ญ ๐ฐ๐ž๐š๐ซย ๐จ๐ง๐ž?โ€

๐“๐ก๐ž ๐ง๐ž๐ฑ๐ญ ๐ฐ๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฐ๐ก๐ฒ ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญย ๐ฆ๐š๐ญ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ

โ€œ๐Ž๐ง ๐…๐ซ๐ข๐๐š๐ฒ, ๐”.๐’. ๐œ๐š๐ฌ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ ๐ž๐ ๐ก๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ž๐ซ ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ฒ ๐ก๐š๐ ๐ฌ๐ข๐ง๐œ๐ž ๐ฅ๐š๐ญ๐ž ๐‰๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ฒ, ๐ก๐ข๐ญ๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ง๐ž๐š๐ซ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐Ÿ•๐ŸŽ,๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ ๐ข๐ง ๐จ๐ง๐ž ๐๐š๐ฒ. ๐๐ž๐ฐ ๐œ๐š๐ฌ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐ ๐จ๐ง๐ž ๐ฎ๐ฉ ๐›๐ฒ ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽ% ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ ๐ญ๐ฐ๐จ ๐ฐ๐ž๐ž๐ค๐ฌ ๐š๐ ๐จ.โ€ โ€“ ๐–๐ข๐ฅ๐ฅ ๐’๐ญ๐จ๐ง๐ž (๐๐๐‘ ๐ฌ๐ญ๐จ๐ซ๐ฒ) These records in daily cases are occurring all over the US โ€“ but, 43% are concentrated in the Midwest. Hereโ€™s aContinue reading โ€œ๐“๐ก๐ž ๐ง๐ž๐ฑ๐ญ ๐ฐ๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฐ๐ก๐ฒ ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญย ๐ฆ๐š๐ญ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌโ€

๐“๐ก๐ž ๐‰๐จ๐ก๐ง ๐’๐ง๐จ๐ฐ ๐Œ๐ž๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐š๐ง๐๐ฎ๐ฆ โ€“ ๐“๐ก๐ž ๐š๐ฅ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ง๐š๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž ๐ญ๐จ ๐ญ๐ก๐žย ๐†๐๐ƒ

๐ŸšฉShort version: A group of well-known scientists (yโ€™all, kind-of like the science-all-stars) wrote a data-driven response to the Great Barrington Declarationโ€™s (GBD) herd immunity-approach in the Lancet (premier science journal). They named it the John Snow Memorandum. No, not that John (Jon) Snow from Game of Thrones. ๐Ÿ˜Š The original John Snow. ba-dum-ch. (If anyContinue reading โ€œ๐“๐ก๐ž ๐‰๐จ๐ก๐ง ๐’๐ง๐จ๐ฐ ๐Œ๐ž๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐š๐ง๐๐ฎ๐ฆ โ€“ ๐“๐ก๐ž ๐š๐ฅ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ง๐š๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž ๐ญ๐จ ๐ญ๐ก๐žย ๐†๐๐ƒโ€

โ€œ๐–๐š๐ข๐ญ, ๐๐ข๐ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐Œ๐Œ๐–๐‘ ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐ฌ๐š๐ฒ ๐ฆ๐š๐ฌ๐ค๐ฌ ๐๐จ๐งโ€™๐ญย ๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ค?โ€

Ugh. If you havenโ€™t seen it circulating on FB, you probably will today. Or someone will send you the meme/only table 2. The recent MMWR (I still think itโ€™s awesome people kindof know what that is nowโ€ฆus-nerdy-people have been reading it for years like itโ€™s our favorite novel) talked about a small study comparing peopleContinue reading โ€œโ€œ๐–๐š๐ข๐ญ, ๐๐ข๐ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐Œ๐Œ๐–๐‘ ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐ฌ๐š๐ฒ ๐ฆ๐š๐ฌ๐ค๐ฌ ๐๐จ๐งโ€™๐ญย ๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ค?โ€โ€

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