Perspective, Part 1: Reducing infection risk

Coronavirus anxiety I wrote the original version of this post on Monday (five days ago), but it wasn’t reading quite right, so I thought I’d come back to it on Tuesday with fresh eyes. I didn’t manage to open the file again until today (Saturday), with a new perspective given how this past week unfolded. Continue reading “Perspective, Part 1: Reducing infection risk”

Numbers

This is a long one!  But it summarizes quite a bit of information that relates directly to social distancing policies, and what sorts of decisions our public officials are (or should be) making.  I have a couple more post topics lined up which should be shorter, one about vaccine development, and another about possible treatmentsContinue reading “Numbers”

Social distancing? Quarantine? Lockdown? Take a breath… now take another, and read on:

I thought you might like to see some of the data being used to inform public health decisions being made across the country.   Here is a news article summarizing a preprint (not yet published) of data from small sample sized cohort of coronavirus patients: https://www.statnews.com/2020/03/09/people-shed-high-levels-of-coronavirus-study-finds-but-most-are-likely-not-infectious-after-recovery-begins/ The study looks at viral shedding over the course ofContinue reading “Social distancing? Quarantine? Lockdown? Take a breath… now take another, and read on:”