Herd Immunity Festival set for July in Wisconsin because fans’ need to ROCK trumps public health

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Dr. Anthony S. Fauci’s recent warning of a “disturbing surge” in COVID-19 cases apparently holds no weight with people who are jonesing for live music. Most live music events have been cancelled for the rest of the year to stop the spread of COVID-19, in compliance with expert medical advice. Just yesterday, the country’s top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, cited a “disturbing surge” of new cases as more parts of the country reopen. But if you’re one of those gambling few who just can’t bear the thought of not mingling with other people for the sake of public health, then the Herd Immunity Fest might be for you. Read Full Story

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6 takeaways from Anthony Fauci’s Senate testimony, from vaccine timelines to second waves

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Fauci began with a warning on the dangers of reopening the country prematurely. This morning the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee convened, with masked officials on Capitol Hill and remote video calls from witnesses, in a high-profile hearing on plans to restart the U.S. economy post-COVID-19. Four leading government doctors testified, including Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, who has emerged as an icon of national guidance during the pandemic. Read Full Story

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How to watch Dr. Fauci’s Senate testimony about reopening the U.S.

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The hearing with one of the most respected experts in America will be about the risks of reopening the country too soon while COVID-19 death and infections continue to surge. If there’s a single person who has become a household name during the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s Dr. Anthony Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and the point man on the Trump administration’s White House Coronavirus Task Force. Read Full Story

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How many people need to be vaccinated before COVID-19 transmission starts to drop?

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Experts say at least 50% of the U.S. likely needs to be vaccinated before the infection rate starts to change. But there are more complicated factors to consider. As with the many other questions that still remain about the coronavirus, no one is precisely sure of the answer to one of the key questions: how many people will need to be vaccinated to achieve herd immunity—the threshold at which there are enough people immunized that it indirectly protects the rest of the yet-unvaccinated public—and fully end the pandemic. In December, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci estimated that the cutoff was at least 75%, and closer to 85% . Read Full Story

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It’s time to shut everything down again

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We need a real national plan to close the economy, cut the case number, get testing and tracing in place, and then reopen responsibly. On July 23, COVID-19 cases in the U.S. surged past 4 million—one million more than there were just 16 days earlier. Nearly 150,000 people have died, more than any other country in the world. As cases and deaths grow, an open letter to decision-makers from epidemiologists, emergency room doctors, and other public health experts asks the country to face the obvious: What we’re doing isn’t working, and it’s time to shut down again. Read Full Story

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4 sobering takeaways from Dr. Anthony Fauci’s Senate testimony

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Fauci’s latest testimony on the U.S. COVID-19 response was not especially encouraging. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases, testified today before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, voicing his concerns about what could happen if the United States doesn’t step up its COVID-19 response. Here are the biggest takeaways: Read Full Story

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Pandemic whack-a-mole begins as cases spike in China, Germany, and South Korea

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The loosening of lockdown restrictions is going exactly as public health experts said it would. After weeks of dire warnings from public health experts that reopening economies will cause spikes in COVID-19 cases and spur a high-stakes game of pandemic whack-a-mole , the reopening of economies is causing spikes in COVID-19 cases and spurring a high-stakes game of pandemic whack-a-mole in China, Germany, and South Korea. Read Full Story

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You can’t use bleach to sterilize the White House. Here’s what experts recommend instead

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There’s not enough bleach in the world to disinfect it from Trump. We all have witnessed Donald Trump’s callous disregard for the health of the American people during COVID-19. That extends to his own staff. He discredited his own coronavirus advisor Anthony Fauci, his cabinet has refused to wear masks at the White House, and there have been multiple White House outbreaks over the past year. More than 130 individuals serving across his Secret Service detail have fallen ill, not to mention the president himself . Read Full Story

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This COVID-19 super antibody test could provide new insights into immunity

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Dr. David Walt’s test isn’t just about telling if an individual has had COVID-19. It might change how we develop treatments and vaccines. COVID-19 antibody tests have been the subject of scrutiny since their arrival, but they still represent an important tool in understanding population health. Molecular tests have become the top method of identifying cases of COVID-19. One scientist thinks we should be looking at using a combination of antibody tests, antigen tests, and molecular RNA tests to better understand who has COVID-19 and whether or not they’re actively recovering. Read Full Story

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Digital contact tracing won’t save Americans from COVID-19

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The mixed success of automated contact tracing experiments around the world spells trouble for U.S. efforts to rein in COVID-19. Two public health measures—testing, to identify those infected, and contact tracing, to identify those who may have encountered an infected person—have become essential as countries around the world reopen their economies and fresh surges of COVID-19 infections appear. Read Full Story

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