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Except for the highly vulnerable in the COVID-19 era, it’s time to immediately end lockdowns and school closures and resume life as normal for everyone else…

The present COVID-inspired lockdowns and business and school closures are counter-productive, not sustainable, and illogical. Worst of all, this is all about a virus with a mortality rate (IFR) roughly similar (or likely lower when all infection data is in) to seasonal influenza. How in the world have we gotten to where we are, and […]

Of masks and men: no clear evidence masks are effective in COVID-19

The question on whether to wear a mask or not during the COVID-19 pandemic in terms of effectiveness in stopping viral spread remains contentious and unresolved. On balance, the evidence is severely conflicted and leans toward masks having no significant effect in stopping spread of respiratory virus. This question is now overwrought with steep politicization. Arguments […]

Pre-existing immune system memory T-cells recognizing past common-cold coronaviruses: a reason why some children and adults have milder COVID symptoms or do not get severely ill or are immune?

Based on reports, the COVID-19 pandemic respiratory disease emerged from Wuhan, China and is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 betacoronavirus. SARS-CoV-2 virus is believed to have zoonotic origins with genetic similarities to bat coronaviruses.  The spread of SARS-CoV-2 globally has led to millions of infections and the majority of persons infected with SARS-CoV-2 have no or very mild […]