Ireland becomes the first European country to reimpose a national lockdown.
The New York Times
At a nursing home in Kansas, a single resident tested positive for the coronavirus on Oct. 7. Two weeks later, all 62 residents have become infected, along with at least 12 staff members, and 10 of the residents have died.
This is heartbreaking -- and should be a warning. On Oct. 7, one resident of a nursing home in Kansas tested positive for Covid-19. Now all 62 residents are infected and 10 have died.
Please, please, please, folks, be careful.
A human challenge trial will begin in January, in which volunteers are deliberately exposed to the virus.
The New York Times
Ireland announced a six-week lockdown beginning Wednesday night, becoming the first European country to reimpose a national lockdown.
Researchers at Imperial College London are planning to deliberately infect healthy volunteers with the coronavirus early next year to study how people immunized with different vaccines respond
All 62 residents of a Kansas nursing home caught the virus in two weeks.
Here’s a briefing summarizing our findings in the
And a direct link to the new research:
Let’s unpack this 2/
Covid deaths in nursing homes make up about 38% of total covid deaths in the US, a slight decline from June, when nursing homes made up about 43% of US deaths. However, the decline may be temporary, amid a new surge of cases.
Rationale for "challenge trials" (where they give you the coronavirus on purpose) is evolving. No longer to see if a vaccine works, but which works best? Might be a better use the approach since comparing vaccines going to be difficult.
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It has happened before & is happening again.😢 "At a nursing home in Kansas, a single resident tested positive for #coronavirus on Oct. 7. Two weeks later, all 62 residents have become infected, along with 12 staff members & 10 of the residents have died"
After weeks of spread and warnings in certain areas, a third surge of coronavirus infections has now firmly taken hold across much of the United States.
Trump has managed to increase American "skepticism" of vaccines. Only in this case it may be justified.