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& Christian Hoffmann

3 July

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  • Forget any false sense of security: we are still at the start of the global pandemic

2 July

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  • ‘No kissing’: Amsterdam’s red light district reopens after coronavirus shutdown
  • California rolls back reopening of bars, restaurants and indoor venues

1 July

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  • Man given ‘almost zero chance’ of Covid-19 survival due to return home
  • Most People With Coronavirus Won’t Spread It. Why Do a Few Infect Many?
  • A Virus Walks Into a Bar …
  • World War C

30June

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  • Childhood Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome
  • How Texas Swaggered Into a Coronavirus Disaster
  • US visitors set to remain banned from entering EU
  • No evidence that vitamin D prevents coronavirus

29 June

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28 June

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27 June

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26 June

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25 June

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The New York Times: Austrian Ski Resort Has Record Rate of Coronavirus Antibodies, Study Finds | A study of residents in the Alpine ski resort of Ischgl, the site of Austria’s biggest coronavirus outbreak, has found 42% have antibodies for the virus, the highest rate ever proven, the university that carried out the study said on Thursday.

24 June

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23 June

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22 June

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21 June

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20 June

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19 June

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18 June

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  • How deadly is the coronavirus?
  • Missteps undermined the US’s recovery
  • ‘When Am I Coming Home?’
  • Infektionsherd Fleischfabrik
  • Los pioneros de la dexametasona en España
  • Pékin se confine
  • O que é? Há vacina? Vem aí a 2.ª vaga?

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17 June

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  • Beijing coronavirus outbreak: city raises emergency level and grounds hundreds of flights
  • Flushing the Toilet May Fling Coronavirus Aerosols All Over
  • New Zealand puts Covid-19 quarantine in hands of military after border fiasco
  • Berlins Tanz mit dem Virus
  • Todos los contactos estrechos de cada caso positivo de coronavirus serán sometidos a una prueba PCR
  • “Te quiero mucho papá, muchísimo”: la carta de una lectora a su padre antes de que falleciese
  • L’application StopCovid collecte plus de données qu’annoncé
  • Dexametasona é o maior avanço contra o vírus? Calma, diz o Infarmed

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16 June

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Results from the RECOVERY trial:  Low-cost (5€) dexamethasone reduces death by up to one third in hospitalised patients with severe respiratory complications of COVID-19.

BBC News: Dexamethasone is first life-saving coronavirus drug | A cheap and widely available drug called dexamethasone can help save the lives of patients who are seriously ill with coronavirus. Peter Horby: “This is the only drug so far that has been shown to reduce mortality – and it reduces it significantly. It’s a major breakthrough.” Martin Landray: “There is a clear, clear benefit. The treatment is up to 10 days of dexamethasone and it costs about £5 per patient. So essentially it costs £35 to save a life. This is a drug that is globally available.”

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15 June

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  • Contact tracing is ‘best’ tool we have until there’s a vaccine, health experts say
  • What the Pandemic Reveals About the Male Ego
  • Beijing lockdown tightens as new coronavirus outbreak spreads
  • ‘The country is adrift’: echoes of Spanish flu as Brazil’s Covid-19 catastrophe deepens
  • Jede Treppe ein Marathon
  • Mexico: Denn sie fürchten den Tod nicht
  • “Hay más virus circulando ahora que antes del estado de alarma”
  • Coronavirus : en Europe, la plupart des frontières rouvrent ce lundi

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14 June

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  • Cytokine storms explained | Audio, 23 minutes.
  • Doctors Are Covid’s First Historians (The New York Times)
  • One third of UK women are suffering from lockdown loneliness (The Guardian)
  • Fauci says US might not see ‘second wave’ of Covid-19 cases (The Guardian)
  • Doctors warn that thousands could die of bowel cancer after halt in screening (The Guardian)
  • ¿Se transmite por el aire el coronavirus?
  • Leiden wir an einem gemeinschaftlichen Burn-out? (Die Zeit)
  • Avoir 20 ans au temps du coronavirus (Le Monde)

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13 June

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  • Not dying alone (The New England Journal of Medicine)
  • Mutation Allows Coronavirus to Infect More Cells, Study Finds. Scientists Urge Caution (The New York Times)
  • Poorest areas of England and Wales hit hardest by Covid-19 – ONS
  • Was hat Schwedens Corona-Sonderweg gebracht?
  • « Cela va au-delà de l’horreur »

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12 June

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  • Lots of us are infected by the coronavirus — and don’t know it. Here’s what that means (The Washington Post)
  • Amid pandemics and protests, is Britain facing its worst economy since the Great Frost of 1709? (The Washington Post)
  • La expansión del virus por América preocupa a los expertos (El País)
  • Coronavirus – au cœur de la bataille immunitaire contre le virus (Le Monde)

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11 June

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10 June

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  • When 511 Epidemiologists Expect to Fly, Hug and Do 18 Other Everyday Activities Again
  • Are you immune?’ The new class system that could shape the Covid-19 world
  • Fauci: coronavirus pandemic that ‘took over the planet’ is far from over
  • Surgisphere: mass audit of papers linked to firm behind hydroxychloroquine Lancet study scandal
  • Is British theatre about to go out of business?
  • Cafe culture returns to France after lockdown – in pictures

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9 June

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  • Life after Covid-19: stories of survival and loss from a Coventry hospital
  • Without public faith in government actions, the UK will never beat Covid-19
  • World Bank warns Covid-19 pandemic risks dramatic rise in poverty

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8 June

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  • Workers in Tokyo’s red-light district to be tested for coronavirus after new spike
  • ‘It feels endless’: four women struggling to recover from Covid-19
  • ‘Cruise Ships on Land’: As Las Vegas Reopens, a Huge Test for Casinos
  • Five ways New Zealand can keep Covid-19 cases at zero

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7 June

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  • Health experts on the psychological cost of Covid-19.
  • After six months of coronavirus, how close are we to defeating it?
  • Coronavirus Shutdowns: Economists Look for Better Answers
  • Amid reopenings and street protests, coronavirus transmission remains high in much of the U.S.

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6 June

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6 June. Nearly 600 US health workers died of Covid-19 – and the toll is rising – By Christina Jewett, Melissa Bailey and Danielle Renwick | The Guardian and KHN release new figures showing the harsh toll that the pandemic is taking on the frontline health workers.

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5 June

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First, a statement from the Chief Investigators of the Randomised Evaluation of COVid-19 thERapY (RECOVERY) Trial on hydroxychloroquine. The summary: No clinical benefit from use of hydroxychloroquine in hospitalised patients with COVID-19.

Thereafter, a thoughful analysis of the challenges and limits of peer review published in The Guardian after The Lancet “made one of the biggest retractions in modern histroy”; an article published in El País about SARS-CoV-2 prevalence in Spain; and a feature published in Die Zeit showing how a small German hospital narrowly escaped disaster.

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4 June

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An eventful day: one paper retracted by the New England Journal of Medicine, another paper retracted by The Lancet; a warning why a COVID-19 vaccine should be a public good (The Guardian); a call by , the pioneer of the internet, for a universal right to internet access; and, finally,  an excellent summary of “immunité croisée” – in French (Le Monde).

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3 June

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Hydroxychloroquine – no better than placebo? Telling a day full of turnaround.

The article of the day: Boulware DR, Pullen MF, Bangdiwala AS, et al. A Randomized Trial of Hydroxychloroquine as Postexposure Prophylaxis for Covid-19. N Engl J Med 2020, June 3. Full-text: https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2016638

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