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I was wrong

I don’t enjoy being wrong, but if you search my blog you will find a number of posts about me, being wrong. This one is most likely such a one. — But I am not sure if it is. The … Continue reading

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Why are children not getting COVID-19?

This paper points to a possible reason why children below the of 14 may be protected against COVID-19: The MMR (Danish: MFR) vaccine. Specifically, the mumps (Danish: fåresyge) vaccine, of which seropositivity decreases substantially over time, the paper finds that … Continue reading

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“90%? Pfft, ours is at 94,5%”

Ah, a lot of news about vaccines coming this month. Like Pfizer’s impressive-but-still-preliminary report of possibly having a 90% effective COVID-19 vaccine, now topped by Moderna’s more-impressive-but-also-still-preliminary report of possibly reaching 94,5% efficiency. If true, if side-effects are mostly negligible, … Continue reading

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Yet another reason to get rid of open-plan offices

As promised, I will return to the scourge that is open-plan offices. And yes, it’s personal. It’s personal, because I in a former employment fought against being moved into an open-plan office alongside my colleagues and we lost. We didn’t … Continue reading

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Mask, social distancing and changing risks

This chart is great, not only at showing the risk categories but also how to lower risk of transmission of COVID-19: To reduce risk you must try to move from one block to a block on the left and/or above; … Continue reading

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Bad news for herd immunity, but otherwise good news

Regarding the news of the first confirmed reinfected COVID-19 patient, this tells us two things. First, his immune system reacted as it should with a heightened secondary immunity response, protecting him from the disease. Second, it did not protect him … Continue reading

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Global economy recovering from COVID-19

Financial Times has the best infographics about COVID-19, based on the most sound data – much better than the Johns Hopskins data I linked to some time ago. So I’ll just link to their article, which is free to read … Continue reading

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COVID-19 most likely spreads indoors and what to do about that

Research may* indicate that the risk of indoor transmission is 19 times higher than outdoor transmission of COVID-19, at least according to “Indoor transmission of SARS-CoV-2” which studied 318 clusters of outbreaks. That is of course great news during the … Continue reading

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COVID-19 immunity

Anyone reading headlines like “Immunity to Covid-19 could be lost in months” must be forgiven for feeling a bit depressed. Fortunately, that is not exactly what the science says. Or rather, the article refers to a study that show that … Continue reading

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Zoonoses don’t leap to humans, they flow through channels we made

Zoonoses, diseases that originated in animals and started to infect humans, are again in focus due to COVID-19 and the SARS-CoV-2 virus. But smallpox, measles, influenza and many others also came this way so we should by now know this … Continue reading

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