Links below are relevant to letters published in the Verde Independent newspaper regarding the coronavirus pandemic.
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Coronavirus Pandemic (COVID-19) - Statistics and Research - Our World in Data
Johns Hopkins COVID-19 Dashboard
COVID-19 deaths per capita by country | Statista
U.S. COVID-19 death rate by state | Statista
COVID data tracker | CDC
Excess deaths with and without COVID-19 | CDC
Mask use in Europe | Statista
A year since pandemic began—a look at Sweden's Covid dead | Radio Sweden broadcast
Open Schools, Covid-19, and Child and Teacher Morbidity in Sweden | NEJM
Research: More than half of students suffered anxiety or depression during crisis
Mask Mandates: Do They Work?
Experimental Assessment of Carbon Dioxide Content in Inhaled Air With or Without Face Masks in Healthy Children | JAMA
Full-time mask-wearing brings its own set of problems
Authors Retract Study Showing Efficacy of Mask Mandates—as Biden Pushes Nationwide Requirement
Face masks for the public during the covid-19 crisis | The BMJ
Covid-19: politicisation, “corruption,” and suppression of science | The BMJ
Deaths of despair and the incidence of excess mortality in 2020 | NBER
Mandatory masks in school are a ‘major threat’ to children’s development, doctors warn
A cluster randomised trial of cloth masks compared with medical masks in healthcare workers | NIH
Universal Masking in Hospitals in the Covid-19 Era | NEJM
Respiratory virus shedding in exhaled breath and efficacy of face masks | Nature Medicine
An evidence review of face masks against COVID-19 | PNAS
Mouth and nose protection in public: No evidence of effectiveness
COVID cases growing faster in counties with mask mandates
CDC/WHO admit that masks don’t work but tell us to wear them anyway
Face masks for the public during the covid-19 crisis
COVID-19, Viral Load and Shedding: An Update
Lasting immunity found after recovery from COVID-19 | NIH
Good news: Mild COVID-19 induces lasting antibody protection | WUSTL
Protection of previous SARS-CoV-2 infection is similar to that of BNT162b2 vaccine | medRxiv
Covid-19: Do many people have pre-existing immunity? | The BMJ
Your Coronavirus Test Is Positive. Maybe It Shouldn’t Be. | NYTimes
Estimation of the fraction of COVID-19 infected people in U.S. states and countries worldwide | PLOS ONE
Mask mandates: Belgium vs Netherlands
Accurate as of November 1. Netherlands succumbed to political pressure and mandated masks beginning December 1. Death rate increased and is now tracking closely with Belgium. Social unrest also increased, pitting citizens against their police force.
I tested positive for SARS-CoV-2
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