We discuss the concept of “K”, how many people are responsible for how much of the transmission. Evidence indicates that many people do not spread the virus at all while others are responsible for much of transmission.
Health visits for severe diseases appear to be way down.
CDC report on meatpacking outbreaks.
Some US colleges plan to return in the fall.
Korea performs over 65,000 tests to find 170s cases related to a nightclubbing district.
The reporting around Moderna’s vaccine candidate shows why we aren’t bothering to talk about individual vaccine candidates at this point.
Challenge trials appear to be gaining momentum.
Articles and studies cited on the show
- As coronavirus testing expands, a new problem arises: Not enough people to test
- Major Boston hospital finds dramatic drop in stroke, heart attack, and cancer patients during coronavirus pandemic
- COVID-19 Among Workers in Meat and Poultry Processing Facilities ― 19 States, April 2020
- ‘Not safe to reopen schools,’ warn teachers’ unions
- Itaewon cluster under control but officials warn of silent transmission
- Vaccine experts say Moderna didn’t produce data critical to assessing Covid-19 vaccine
- Why do some COVID-19 patients infect many others, whereas most don’t spread the virus at all?
- Researchers prepare for human challenge trials of Covid-19 vaccine