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RIP Buddy: The first dog to test positive for the coronavirus in the U.S. has died – MarketWatch

The German shepherd’s death shows just how much we still don’t know about COVID-19 in pets

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Coronavirus live updates: Regeneron reports positive results for antibody drug; WHO explores virus origin in China – CNBC

The coronavirus has infected more than 18.3 million people around the world as of Tuesday, killing at least 694,715 people.

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Coronavirus relief talks are set to resume Tuesday after “productive” efforts to strike a deal left Democrats and Republicans with outstanding sticking points. On Monday, President Donald Trump urged Americans to stay “vigilant” against the coronavirus as U.S. officials begin to see new “flare-ups,” including in states like Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee, Oklahoma and Missouri. Trump also presented a rushed timeline for a potential coronavirus vaccine, saying it may be available to the public e…

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What is herd immunity and how do we reach it? – The Guardian

Most experts agree containment of Covid-19 is no longer possible, but what is the threshold for reaching herd immunity?

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Pandemics typically end in one of two ways: cases are tracked and isolated or a population achieves herd immunity, often with the help of a vaccine. Most experts agree containment of the coronavirus is no longer possible. What about herd immunity?
What is herd immunity?
Angela Rasmussen: When enough people in a population are immune to the virus, it cant find a new host, and therefore, it wont be able to spread through that population. This applies mostly to viruses, which need a host to repli…

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We’re thinking about Covid-19 the wrong way. It’s not a ‘wave’ – it’s a wildfire – The Guardian

Like a fire, the virus relentlessly seeks out its fuel, humans, and will keep spreading as long as it has access to that

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We have no previous experience with a worldwide coronavirus pandemic, so when Sars-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, began spreading, public health experts leaned on our experiences with influenza pandemics to inform their predictions. These pandemics are often described in terms of waves and troughs. We have now seen enough to replace the ocean analogy with a better one: wildfire.
Like a wildfire, the virus relentlessly seeks out fuel (human hosts), devastating some areas while sparing ot…

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