Note: This thread is related to #Coronavirus #COVID19

Follow the World Health Organization's instructions to reduce your risk of infection:

1/ Frequently clean hands by using alcohol-based hand rub or soap and water.

2/ When coughing and sneezing cover mouth and nose with flexed elbow or tissue - throw issue away immediately and wash hands.

3/ Avoid close contact with anyone that has fever and cough.

Derek Thompson+ Your Authors @DKThomp Writer at @TheAtlantic. Host of podcast CRAZY/GENIUS. Author of book HIT MAKERS. Talker on NPR's @hereandnow and @CBSNews. derek[at]theatlantic[dot]com Jun. 14, 2020 1 min read + Your Authors

New CDC Dispatch: An analysis of 61 COVID-19 clusters in Japan

 https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/26/9/20-2272_article 

Breakdown of observed clusters:

- 18 healthcare facilities
- 10 nursing home + day cares
- 8 workplaces
- 7 concerts, chorus rehearsals, karaoke
- 5 gyms
- 1 airplane

"The largest cluster involved 100+ cases in a hospital...

The largest non–healthcare-related cluster we observed was among >30 persons who attended a live music concert, including performers, audience members, and event staff."

This is critical:

 https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/26/9/20-2272_article 

An analysis of 3,184 Japanese cases found that most "primary case-patients"—the spreader, in other words—was between 20 and 39 years old and "presymptomatic or asymptomatic at virus transmission."

We're all still learning. A sample-size of 61 clusters is too small to draw universal conclusions from.

But if you're a healthy young person considering going to crowded restaurant, bar, gym, or party, please do not conflate your self-confidence with biological invincibility.


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