COVID-19 Updates for June 16

Eric Feigl-Ding summarizes, “Children and teenagers are only half as likely to get infected with the coronavirus as adults age 20 and older, and they usually don’t develop clinical symptoms of COVID-19. This lends support to kids returning to school in the fall.” See the related Washington Post story.

An incident in in the U.S. Army suggests that a 14-day quarantine may not be sufficient to prevent subsequent infection.

I think it’s a stretch to say Anthony Fauci “lied” about masks, but he certainly didn’t go out of his way to clarify the matter early on, either.

Dexamethasone proves first life-saving drug.” Maybe. But, even if this result holds up, it only does so much. “It cut the risk of death by a third for patients on ventilators. For those on oxygen, it cut deaths by a fifth,” the BBC reports.

Julia Marcus recommends creating small social bubbles of a few friends or a couple of households, who limit their other social interactions.

Atul Gawande summarizes that two Missouri hair stylists saw 140 clients while infected with the coronavirus, but, likely because they wore masks, didn’t infect anyone else.

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