Further Evidence Supports Masks as Integral in Defense Against Second Wave of COVID-19

A new study from the University of Cambridge finds that 50% or more mask users, combined w periodic shelter in place can effectively and dramatically reduce the reproduction rate, or r number(r = 2 means that on average each person with an infection passes it to two additional people). Key takeaways of the study are: […]

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New Understanding of Coronavirus Infection Increases Urgency for Masks

We know that masks are a core tool in fighting the spread of COVID-19. What was not known is the exact reason why. The reason is the route of infection. SARS-CoV-2 (the virus which causes COVID-19) first attacks the cells in the nasal passages, and from there works its way down into the lungs. Using […]

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No New Coronavirus Cases in New Zealand for 5 Days, and How it Was Done

Despite a population of nearly 4.8 million, New Zealand today celebrates 5 days without a single new case of COVID-19 throughout the entire country. New Zealanders credit government transparency, a clear understanding of mitigation tactics, quick adherence by the populace, and a policy driven by scientific understanding for helping them to achieve this milestone.

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WHO Clarifies Comments on Asymptomatic Spread

After a statement about pre- and asymptomatic spread of coronavirus saw widespread posting across the internet without context, the WHO found it necessary to issue a clarification stating that they were making a commentary about the ratio of pre- vs truly asymptomatic transmission, and that much of the new cases they observed came from people […]

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Scientists Reaffirm Natural Origin of Coronavirus

Despite the insistence of various non-scientific agencies and individuals, the scientific community worldwide has been unequivocal from the start. There is no evidence that COVID-19 was created in a lab. This article addresses at least three of the narratives surrounding the creation of the virus, adding to the existing body of knowledge around the subject. […]

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Cloned Antibodies as Treatment Avenue

Mount Sinai Health System and the pharmaceutical company Sorrento Therapeutics have partnered together for an exciting project. Mount Sinia is supplying blood samples from 15,000 coronavirus patients for Sorrento to identify antibodies and develop a cloning mechanism to mass-produce them. The hope is to produce a three antibody cocktail that is easily scalable and offers protection […]

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