A COVID Super Spreader in 2020, Sturgis Motorcycle Is On Again

Clinical Infectious Diseases: “Widespread Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Transmission among Attendees at a Large Motorcycle Rally and their Contacts, 30 US Jurisdictions, August-September, 2020.” William Schaffner, MD, professor of preventive medicine and infectious disease specialist, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville. Dan Daly, spokesperson, Monument Health, Rapid City, SD. Geody VanDewater, chief of […]

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Back to School, Back to COVID-19? Delta Changes the Situation

Whitney Sandoval, Wichita, KS. Sedgwick County, KS, COVID-19 Dashboard. CDC: “Guidance for COVID-19 Prevention in K-12 Schools,” “Demographic Characteristics of People Receiving COVID-19 Vaccinations in the United States.” Pew Trusts: “Compliance and Defiance: States React to New CDC Mask Guidelines.” NBC News: “Is the delta variant more dangerous for children? A growing number of kids […]

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Dangerous Price of COVID Rules for Women, Children in Africa

Sean Callaghan, senior consultant, Ayaan Hirsi Ali Foundation. News release, United Nations. CNN: “Melinda Gates: Covid-19 will be horrible in the developing world.” Amref Health Africa. Shiphrah Kuria, MD, regional manager,  reproductive maternal newborn child and adolescent health/family planning, Amref Health Africa. Brenda Mubita, project lead, Amref Health Africa. UNICEF: “Maternal Mortality.” Sunita Caminha, policy […]

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WHO Calls for Pause on Booster Doses

Aug. 4, 2021 — The World Health Organization is calling on wealthy nations to wait to give their citizens booster doses of COVID-19 vaccines until at least the end of September to give more people in other countries a chance to get a first dose of these lifesaving shots. WHO Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus, […]

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Will the Delta Variant Peak and Then Burn Out?

Ali Mokdad, PhD, chief strategy officer for population health, University of Washington, Seattle. Eric Topol, MD, executive vice president, Scripps Research; founder and director, Scripps Research Translational Institute, La Jolla, CA; editor-in-chief, Medscape. Justin Lessler, PhD, professor of epidemiology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. Amesh Adalja, MD, senior scholar, Johns Hopkins Center for Health […]

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