Items of recent pandemic news: Quantifying the immunity advantage over natural infection that you get from boosting; nucleotide sequences released for the vaccines; an update on Omicron; and what we should do about it right now. Plus a frippery. Quotes … Continue reading →
The new worrisome variant we wrote about yesterday, now named Omicron, is roiling the world today. B.1.1.529 was first identified in Botswana, in southern Africa, based on four cases in fully vaccinated people. Another six cases were soon spotted in … Continue reading →
This could be something. South African scientists grew concerned that a new SARS-CoV-2 variant is making inroads against Delta in one province of the country. Today (Thursday Nov. 25) they briefed public health authorities and others in government, up to … Continue reading →
Items of recent pandemic news: CureVac’s second-generation vaccine does as well as Pfizer / BioNTech’s in a pre-clinical trial; the brain may participate directly in immune memory; and approval for boosters for all US adults. Plus a frippery. Boosters for … Continue reading →
Items of recent pandemic news: The Great Resignation among healthcare workers; the CDC may stop talking about herd immunity; the sobering prevalance of long Covid; the fifth pandemic wave crashing over Europe; and considerations for oral antivirals. Plus a frippery. … Continue reading →
This blog is a current awareness service for the pandemic, posting once or twice a week, with occasional feature articles. It began as a group blog chronicling lives in the Twin Cities in the time of coronavirus social distancing, quarantine, working from home, and distance learning.
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