(A follow-up post on the new definition of being a ‘close contact’ – 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 “close contact” to someone infected with COVID-19. Now the definition includes 15Continue reading “𝐃𝐨 𝐦𝐚𝐬𝐤𝐬 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐭𝐞𝐜𝐭 𝐦𝐞 𝐢𝐟 𝐨𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐚𝐫𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐝 𝐦𝐞 𝐰𝐨𝐧’𝐭 𝐰𝐞𝐚𝐫 𝐨𝐧𝐞?”
“𝐎𝐧 𝐅𝐫𝐢𝐝𝐚𝐲, 𝐔.𝐒. 𝐜𝐚𝐬𝐞𝐬 𝐬𝐮𝐫𝐠𝐞𝐝 𝐡𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐧 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐲 𝐡𝐚𝐝 𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐥𝐚𝐭𝐞 𝐉𝐮𝐥𝐲, 𝐡𝐢𝐭𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐧𝐞𝐚𝐫𝐥𝐲 𝟕𝟎,𝟎𝟎𝟎 𝐢𝐧 𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐝𝐚𝐲. 𝐍𝐞𝐰 𝐜𝐚𝐬𝐞𝐬 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐠𝐨𝐧𝐞 𝐮𝐩 𝐛𝐲 𝟑𝟎% 𝐟𝐫𝐨𝐦 𝐭𝐰𝐨 𝐰𝐞𝐞𝐤𝐬 𝐚𝐠𝐨.” – 𝐖𝐢𝐥𝐥 𝐒𝐭𝐨𝐧𝐞 (𝐍𝐏𝐑 𝐬𝐭𝐨𝐫𝐲) These records in daily cases are occurring all over the US – but, 43% are concentrated in the Midwest. Here’s aContinue reading “𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐧𝐞𝐱𝐭 𝐰𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐰𝐡𝐲 𝐭𝐡𝐚𝐭 𝐦𝐚𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐬”
🚩Short version: A group of well-known scientists (y’all, kind-of like the science-all-stars) wrote a data-driven response to the Great Barrington Declaration’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. 😊 The original John Snow. ba-dum-ch. (If anyContinue reading “𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐉𝐨𝐡𝐧 𝐒𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐌𝐞𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐮𝐦 – 𝐓𝐡𝐞 𝐚𝐥𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐆𝐁𝐃”
Ugh. If you haven’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 it’s awesome people kindof know what that is now…us-nerdy-people have been reading it for years like it’s our favorite novel) talked about a small study comparing peopleContinue reading ““𝐖𝐚𝐢𝐭, 𝐝𝐢𝐝 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐌𝐌𝐖𝐑 𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐥𝐥𝐲 𝐬𝐚𝐲 𝐦𝐚𝐬𝐤𝐬 𝐝𝐨𝐧’𝐭 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤?””
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