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Four New Insights About the Coronavirus

Four New Insights About the Coronavirus

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Infection rates broke records across the United States over the holiday weekend, with many of the most severe surges in areas that reopened fastest. One thing that seems to have played a factor: transmission indoors, such as in restaurants and bars. We break down the risk, and look at what else scientists have learned about the coronavirus and how it spreads. Guest: Donald G. McNeil Jr., a science and health reporter for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily 

Background reading: 

  • Many scientists have been saying for months that the coronavirus lingers in the air indoors, infecting those nearby. But the World Health Organization has been slow to agree.
  • Black and Latino residents of the United States are nearly twice as likely to die from Covid-19 as their white neighbors, according to new data that provides the most comprehensive look yet at coronavirus patients in America.
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The Rabbit Hole

I'm baffled that we've known about inside spaces being the main cause of transmission for months yet people still think locking everyone up will slow the spread. during the lockdowns in New York 80% of infections were communal and indoors yet beaches are bad....

Jul 7th
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Mohammad I. Nassiri

Ironically Isn't Trump a blithe disregard for patriotism?

Jul 7th
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Gabriella Arroyo

interesting that you don't mention the park of heroes Trump announced to create.

Jul 6th
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Somnambulist_23

Is it pronounced "Caw-Vid" or "Co-Vid"? Why does expert McNeil say it different from EVERYBODY else?

Jul 6th
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Top Clean

When you are poor, they call it welfare. When you are rich, they call it saving the economy. Trump and his band of spineless have decided they are A-OK with around 200,000 American deaths. Around the world governments knock this thing out in months, saving lives. While our Federal Gov’t scrambles to save Confederate Statues. Don’t tell me elections don’t matter. Here’s a sensible plan to recover from covid-19. Too bad it’s not from the White House. https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/04/06/sane-plan-recover-covid-19/ #DumpTrump 2020

Jul 6th
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Four New Insights About the Coronavirus

Four New Insights About the Coronavirus