So does that mean…? “I would say the president is a superspreader,” Scarpino says. “I’m happy to say that.” Things didn’t have to be this way. Have tight lockdowns, keep everybody from coming into contact with anybody, and R0 goes down. Even the people who are better at transmitting (they’re […]

England manager Gareth Southgate has led a team-wide meeting where the players were reminded of their responsibilities after recent coronavirus guideline breaches.  Ben Chilwell, Jadon Sancho and Tammy Abraham will likely miss a friendly match against Wales this week after attending a surprise party for the Chelsea striker.  While Abraham has since apologised, the incident […]

You may not know it yet, but you’re sick now, too. When a country’s leader tests positive for Covid-19, roughly 100 percent of the population contracts a secondary, opportunistic infection. Symptoms may vary from mild to severe, and differ according to political affiliation. But everyone may develop some excitement at […]

So it was no surprise to epidemiologists like Smith that this strategy failed. “We can’t test our way out of this. We can’t rely only on diagnostics to keep things under control,” Smith says. Tests can be wrong. They can miss that crucial window when people become contagious. And because […]

In hindsight, perhaps the most telling exchange during Tuesday night’s presidential debate came when the moderator, Fox News anchor Chris Wallace, asked the two septuagenarian candidates about their differing approaches to campaigning amid a viral pandemic. Donald Trump had just finished mocking Joe Biden’s caution: “Every time you see him, […]

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