Monthly Archives: May 2020

CDC estimates lower fatality rates

reason.com The CDC’s New ‘Best Estimate’ Implies a COVID-19 Infection Fatality Rate Below 0.3% That “best estimate” scenario also assumes that 35 percent of infections are asymptomatic, meaning the total number of infections is more than 50 percent larger than … Continue reading

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Collateral damage in Middle East

besacenter.org Coronavirus and the Middle East The collateral damage of the pandemic will be extremely meaningful for the Middle East beyond the direct medical implications. By Col. (res.) Dr. Dan Gottlieb and Lt. Col. (res.) Dr. Mordechai Kedar BESA Center, … Continue reading

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Curve has flattened, beware of second wave

Medical experts say second wave of virus could strike in fall, if precautions ignored Mark Jarrett, chief quality officer for New Hyde Park-based Northwell Health, said that, with the coronavirus so highly infectious, a second wave appears most likely in early fall. … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania emphasizes distancing and hygiene

triblive.com Pennsylvania’s covid-19 cases ‘trend downward,’ but health official says social distancing still critical Nursing and personal care homes account for 25% of the state’s total cases, with 14,857 cases involving residents and 2,505 involving employees. About 66% of the … Continue reading

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Germany has new distancing rules

thelocal.de EXPLAINED: What to know about Germany’s new social distancing rules “Therefore, particularly in view of the gradual opening of all areas of life and the associated increase in contacts, it is essential that rules of distance and hygiene remain … Continue reading

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Prager responds to Pinker

jewishworldreview.com Dennis Prager – The Lockdown, Evangelicals and the Afterlife: A Response to an atheist Harvard prof Atheism demands nothing; it only destroys the Judeo-Christian bases of morality in Western civilization, the civilization that gave the world democracy, liberty, women’s … Continue reading

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Students suffer from anti-semitism

stanforddaily.com I’m an Israeli-American. Let’s talk about it. As a Jewish student at Stanford with a strong commitment to human rights, I often feel excluded from discourse intended to protect minorities…The new wave of anti-Judaism includes a new trope: All … Continue reading

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Politics and greed interfere with drug choice

theintercept.com Despite the Hype, Gilead’s Remdesivir Will Do Nothing to End the Coronavirus Pandemic “In addition to possibly hurting patients, basing decisions about coronavirus therapies and vaccines on hype rather than science also carries the risk of prematurely investing in … Continue reading

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