A bird’s eye view of the pandemic.
Is Your Hospital Dangerously Full? (WBUR,
“It’s concerning when that rate rises above 10%, hospital capacity experts told NPR.
Anything above 20% represents “extreme stress” for the hospital, according to a framework developed by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington. If that figure gets to near 50% or above, the stress on staff is immense.”
Natural Immunity to the Coronavirus May Last Years, Study Suggests
“In most people, a robust immune response to the virus lasts for at least eight months—and there are good signs that it could even last years.”
Sweden Kept Schools Open This Spring Without Causing Outbreaks (Letter to New England Journal of Medicine, 01.06.21)
“Despite Sweden’s having kept schools and preschools open, we found a low incidence of severe COVID-19 among schoolchildren and children of preschool age during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic. “
Stay safe out there, people.
Keep track of what’s going on in your county. Includes relevant background info on what data is available in your area, because cases are being reported and tracked differently all across the country.
Pandemic Has ‘Fat Tail’ With More Superspreading Events Than Expected, MIT Study Finds (WBUR Commonhealth, 11.06.20)
New research from MIT calculates that superspreading events are even bigger drivers of the COVID-19 pandemic than previously thought.