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Weekly coronavirus-related chat, questions, and minor updates - week of June 8

This thread is posted weekly, and is intended as a place for more-casual discussion of the coronavirus and questions/updates that may not warrant their own dedicated topics. Tell us about what the situation is like where you live!

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  1. Adys
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    The ice rinks reopened in Belgium. I am happy. Unfortunately the one closest to home is closed during summers and only reopens in September, so I'm stuck with one that is over an hour away in...

    The ice rinks reopened in Belgium. I am happy.

    Unfortunately the one closest to home is closed during summers and only reopens in September, so I'm stuck with one that is over an hour away in train and is only open 4 hours per day. But I'm on the ice right now and it's awesome to be back here.

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  2. skybrian
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    Even in a group of entirely healthy young people, only 60% of those infected with coronavirus developed antibodies And here's the report: SARS-CoV-2 Infections and Serologic Responses from a...

    Even in a group of entirely healthy young people, only 60% of those infected with coronavirus developed antibodies

    And here's the report: SARS-CoV-2 Infections and Serologic Responses from a Sample of U.S. Navy Service Members — USS Theodore Roosevelt, April 2020

    Among a convenience sample of 382 young adult U.S. service members aboard an aircraft carrier experiencing a COVID-19 outbreak, 60% had reactive antibodies, and 59% of those also had neutralizing antibodies at the time of specimen collection. One fifth of infected participants reported no symptoms. Preventive measures, such as using face coverings and observing social distancing, reduced risk for infection.

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  3. Deimos
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    Moderna believes that, starting in 2021, they could manufacture "possibly up to 1 billion doses per year" of their experimental coronavirus vaccine. They're testing 2 doses per person, so that...

    Moderna believes that, starting in 2021, they could manufacture "possibly up to 1 billion doses per year" of their experimental coronavirus vaccine.

    They're testing 2 doses per person, so that means even if they can hit that rate, they'd still only be able to cover about 6% of the world's population per year. The linked article goes into some of the difficult questions that will need to be considered with a vaccine "available" but in limited supply.

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    @Deimos: possibly time to remove the "specialised views" control at the top of the page? COVID-19 related postings have slowed significantly, for better or for worse.

    @Deimos: possibly time to remove the "specialised views" control at the top of the page? COVID-19 related postings have slowed significantly, for better or for worse.

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    1. Deimos
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      Definitely possible, I think almost all of the coronavirus topics recently have been restricted to ~health.coronavirus, so that makes them easy enough to find/avoid. I'll do some checks to see how...

      Definitely possible, I think almost all of the coronavirus topics recently have been restricted to ~health.coronavirus, so that makes them easy enough to find/avoid. I'll do some checks to see how much the volume has dropped, but it's probably reasonable to get rid of that now (though maybe we could consider replacing it with something like "protests/policing" topics instead).

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  5. Deimos
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    Axios has a good overview of the global situation here, including some quick notes about what's going on in various countries: Tracking the coronavirus pandemic, by the numbers

    Axios has a good overview of the global situation here, including some quick notes about what's going on in various countries: Tracking the coronavirus pandemic, by the numbers

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