I found this American Institute for Economic Research article comparing society’s response to the current COVID-19 crisis to the H3N2 pandemic of 50 years ago both enlightening and discouraging. H3N2 (or the “Hong Kong flu,” as it was more popularly known) occurred between 1968-1970. It arrived in the United States from Hong Kong in September
Sweden is confident they see a light at the end of the current pandemic tunnel. One indicator is the country’s capital nearing herd immunity. Anders Tegnell, chief epidemiologist at Sweden’s Public Health Agency, tells USA Today, “We think that up to 25% of people in Stockholm have been exposed to coronavirus and are possibly immune.
When I was entering 4th grade, my parents bought their first house, which was my primary home through high school. Seeing my childhood home on Zillow today, the landscaping is greatly improved, but the front looks much the same. Growing up, I spent a lot of time in the basement. It had the only TV
When I look at COVID-19 data, I see very large disparities in the volume of cases and deaths between various countries as well as between states within the U.S. Many factors, including time of the testing ratio, time since outbreak, weather, population density, age of the population, health of the population, government decisions, and personal
Two coronavirus-infected people died in Santa Clara County in California on Feb. 6 and Feb. 17, making them the first documented COVID-19 fatalities in the United States. Until now, the first fatality was believed to have occurred in Kirkland, Washington on Feb. 29. Across the country, there has been a growing concern that COVID-19 has been
The University of Southern California and the LA Department of Public Health released preliminary study results that found approximately 4.1% of Los Angeles County’s adult population has antibodies to the coronavirus, estimating that between 221,000 adults to 442,000 adults in the county have had the infection. This new estimate is 28 to 55 times higher
Across the globe, stay-at-home measures intended to slow the spread of COVID-19 are doing far more than impacting citizens’ health. They are creating unprecedented disruptions to food supply chains that will impact populations worldwide in both the near and distant future. With migrant farmworkers unable or unwilling to travel, many European nations lack the labor