June 15, 2020

Weekly review: When can we hug again? Or dine out? Here's what 500+ epidemiologists said.

Daily Briefing

    What's your blood type? The answer could affect your risk from Covid-19. (Monday, June 8)
    While most people who contract the new coronavirus develop a mild case of Covid-19, for some the disease is deadly—and researchers are exploring whether a person's DNA may play a role in determining the disease's severity.

    When can we hug again? Or dine out? Here's what 500+ epidemiologists said. (Tuesday, June 9)
    As states continue reopening nonessential businesses and easing social distancing measures, many Americans are weighing the risk of resuming activities like eating at a restaurant or getting a haircut. Here's what 511 epidemiologists told the New York Times' "The Upshot" about when they are likely to resume 20 common activities.

    What is a 'double bubble'—and how could it help fight Covid-19? (Wednesday, June 10)
    As the United States begins its phased reopening, some experts warn that the country is easing social distancing too quickly—and point to a more modest approach, known as "double-bubbling," that other countries have successfully deployed, Sigal Samuel reports for Vox's "Future Perfect."

    Is it safe to start traveling by airplane? Here's what you need to know. (Thursday, June 11)
    As states lift stay-at-home orders, reopen nonessential businesses, and relax social distancing measures, many Americans and employers are wondering whether it's safe to resume air travel, both for business and leisure. But although several major airlines have implemented new safety protocols and have said it's safe for the public to fly, some observers and travelers remain skeptical.

    How 1 in 3 Americans are misusing cleaning products to kill coronavirus (Friday, June 12)
    A CDC survey of more than 500 people found that more than a third had misused household cleaning products—including drinking a diluted bleach solution and spraying themselves with disinfectant—in a misguided effort to kill the new coronavirus.

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