๐ƒ๐จ๐ง’๐ญ ๐›๐ž๐ฅ๐ข๐ž๐ฏ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐Ÿ๐š๐ฅ๐ฌ๐ž ๐ง๐š๐ซ๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž ๐จ๐Ÿ “๐ง๐จ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐  ๐œ๐จ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐›๐ž๐ž๐ง ๐๐จ๐ง๐ž ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ฌ ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐ฅ๐จ๐จ๐ค๐ข๐ง๐  ๐›๐ž๐ญ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ”

Let me start by saying this is not a political statement or fear-mongering - I fully recognize some will read this as one - But, it's not. It's science and…

Continue Reading ๐ƒ๐จ๐ง’๐ญ ๐›๐ž๐ฅ๐ข๐ž๐ฏ๐ž ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐Ÿ๐š๐ฅ๐ฌ๐ž ๐ง๐š๐ซ๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž ๐จ๐Ÿ “๐ง๐จ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐  ๐œ๐จ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐›๐ž๐ž๐ง ๐๐จ๐ง๐ž ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ญ๐ก๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ฌ ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐ฅ๐จ๐จ๐ค๐ข๐ง๐  ๐›๐ž๐ญ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ”

๐ƒ๐จ ๐ฆ๐š๐ฌ๐ค๐ฌ ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐ญ๐ž๐œ๐ญ ๐ฆ๐ž ๐ข๐Ÿ ๐จ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ ๐š๐ซ๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐ ๐ฆ๐ž ๐ฐ๐จ๐ง’๐ญ ๐ฐ๐ž๐š๐ซ ๐จ๐ง๐ž?

(A follow-up post on the new definition of being a 'close contact' - and, hopefully a post to help ease some fear you may have after the new definition) A…

Continue Reading ๐ƒ๐จ ๐ฆ๐š๐ฌ๐ค๐ฌ ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐ญ๐ž๐œ๐ญ ๐ฆ๐ž ๐ข๐Ÿ ๐จ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ ๐š๐ซ๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐ ๐ฆ๐ž ๐ฐ๐จ๐ง’๐ญ ๐ฐ๐ž๐š๐ซ ๐จ๐ง๐ž?

๐“๐ก๐ž ๐ง๐ž๐ฑ๐ญ ๐ฐ๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฐ๐ก๐ฒ ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ฆ๐š๐ญ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ

"๐Ž๐ง ๐…๐ซ๐ข๐๐š๐ฒ, ๐”.๐’. ๐œ๐š๐ฌ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ฌ๐ฎ๐ซ๐ ๐ž๐ ๐ก๐ข๐ ๐ก๐ž๐ซ ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž๐ฒ ๐ก๐š๐ ๐ฌ๐ข๐ง๐œ๐ž ๐ฅ๐š๐ญ๐ž ๐‰๐ฎ๐ฅ๐ฒ, ๐ก๐ข๐ญ๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ง๐ž๐š๐ซ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐Ÿ•๐ŸŽ,๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ ๐ข๐ง ๐จ๐ง๐ž ๐๐š๐ฒ. ๐๐ž๐ฐ ๐œ๐š๐ฌ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐ ๐จ๐ง๐ž ๐ฎ๐ฉ ๐›๐ฒ ๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽ% ๐Ÿ๐ซ๐จ๐ฆ ๐ญ๐ฐ๐จ ๐ฐ๐ž๐ž๐ค๐ฌ ๐š๐ ๐จ." -…

Continue Reading ๐“๐ก๐ž ๐ง๐ž๐ฑ๐ญ ๐ฐ๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ฐ๐ก๐ฒ ๐ญ๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐ฆ๐š๐ญ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ฌ

๐“๐ก๐ž ๐‰๐จ๐ก๐ง ๐’๐ง๐จ๐ฐ ๐Œ๐ž๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐š๐ง๐๐ฎ๐ฆ – ๐“๐ก๐ž ๐š๐ฅ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ง๐š๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž ๐ญ๐จ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐†๐๐ƒ

๐ŸšฉShort version: A group of well-known scientists (y'all, kind-of like the science-all-stars) wrote a data-driven response to the Great Barrington Declaration's (GBD) herd immunity-approach in the Lancet (premier science journal).…

Continue Reading ๐“๐ก๐ž ๐‰๐จ๐ก๐ง ๐’๐ง๐จ๐ฐ ๐Œ๐ž๐ฆ๐จ๐ซ๐š๐ง๐๐ฎ๐ฆ – ๐“๐ก๐ž ๐š๐ฅ๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ง๐š๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž ๐ญ๐จ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐†๐๐ƒ

“๐–๐š๐ข๐ญ, ๐๐ข๐ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐Œ๐Œ๐–๐‘ ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐ฌ๐š๐ฒ ๐ฆ๐š๐ฌ๐ค๐ฌ ๐๐จ๐ง’๐ญ ๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ค?”

Ugh. If you haven't seen it circulating on FB, you probably will today. Or someone will send you the meme/only table 2. The recent MMWR (I still think it's awesome…

Continue Reading “๐–๐š๐ข๐ญ, ๐๐ข๐ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐Œ๐Œ๐–๐‘ ๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐ฌ๐š๐ฒ ๐ฆ๐š๐ฌ๐ค๐ฌ ๐๐จ๐ง’๐ญ ๐ฐ๐จ๐ซ๐ค?”

๐“๐ก๐ž ๐†๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ญ ๐๐š๐ซ๐ซ๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ญ๐จ๐ง ๐ƒ๐ž๐œ๐ฅ๐š๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง – ๐๐š๐ซ๐ญ ๐Ÿ

Yesterday, I posted on this declaration from a 30,000 foot point of view. Today, I want to talk about the science behind it. In quick FB links or memes, these…

Continue Reading ๐“๐ก๐ž ๐†๐ซ๐ž๐š๐ญ ๐๐š๐ซ๐ซ๐ข๐ง๐ ๐ญ๐จ๐ง ๐ƒ๐ž๐œ๐ฅ๐š๐ซ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง – ๐๐š๐ซ๐ญ ๐Ÿ