We start with a catch-up on the latest US numbers.
California rolls back reopening and LA and SD schools announce no in-person classes.
Wal-Mart joins a growing list of retailers requiring face masks. Are we making progress on “politicizing” face masks?
A very extensive seroprevalence study out of Spain looked at over 60,000 people. Ben is excited by this demographic catnip, including implications for infection among children and the amount of asymptomatic cases.
A recent study did autopsies on COVID-19 patients to assess the role of immune-mediated, rather than pathogen-mediated, organ inflammation and injury.
We discuss the latest on the potential use of human challenge trials.
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Articles and studies cited on the show
- Walmart to Require Face Masks in All U.S. Stores Starting July 20
- Covid-19 Cases Jump in Sunbelt Nursing Homes
- CDC: Covid-19 death toll is twice as high among people of color under age 65 as for white Americans
- Coronavirus Surge in Tulsa ‘More Than Likely’ Linked to Trump Rally
- A Profile of Older Americans: 2017
- Serial Laboratory Testing for SARS-CoV-2 Infection Among Incarcerated and Detained Persons in a Correctional and Detention Facility — Louisiana, April–May 2020 | MMWR
- Doctors explain why mutated strain of coronavirus that is dominant in Houston is more contagious but not more deadly
- What To Look For In A Face Mask, According To Science
- The implications of silent transmission for the control of COVID-19 outbreaks
- Prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 in Spain (ENE-COVID): a nationwide, population-based seroepidemiological study
- Humoral immune response and prolonged PCR positivity in a cohort of 1343 SARS-CoV 2 patients in the New York City region
- Tissue-specific tolerance in fatal Covid-19
- FDA official casts doubt on ‘challenge trials’ for Covid-19 vaccine