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Alpha to Delta, vaccine efficacy

(image from this article) Generally, the vaccines work well against the different variants of SARS-CoV-2, even though the Israeli data seem bad. It may be an outlier. The Alpha/British variant is generally covered very well, while the Delta/Indian isn’t quite as … Continue reading

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Looking for the silver lining in all the wrong places

There’s wrong and then there’s that. — Do you wonder why South Korea has been so efficient in dealing with COVID-19? Maybe it’s because they had the experience from the less contagious but far deadlier MERS (also a coronavirus) in … Continue reading

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Coronavirus, Wuhan virus, 2019nCoV

I am not saying that the current outbreak in China is not a big deal, but here’s a good thread on it, countering a viral (sorry) thread from an epidemiologist that greatly exaggerated the risks. First the chart: R0 is … Continue reading

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