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Anti-maskers might want to check out what just happened when a woman with coronavirus visited a Starbucks (marketwatch.com)

Do masks really work? Ask the dozens of Starbucks customers who tested positive for COVID-19 in Seoul this month after a woman with coronavirus sat under one of the cafe’s air-conditioners.

According to a local news report, at least 56 coronavirus cases have been linked to that one customer. The kicker: The four masked workers avoided infection.

Submitted by mo2 on Sat, 08/29/2020 - 18:52

Nevada man becomes first in the US to catch COVID-19 twice (nypost.com)

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A Nevada resident is thought to be the first person in the United States to be infected twice by the coronavirus, according to findings released this week.

The 25-year-old man, of Reno, experienced a sore throat, cough, headache, nausea and diarrhea — and first tested positive for the COVID-19 on April 18, according to a study published to the website SSRN Thursday, which has yet to be peer-reviewed.

Submitted by mo2 on Fri, 08/28/2020 - 18:56

Coronavirus re-infections raise concerns about immunity (reuters.com)

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AMSTERDAM/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Two European patients are confirmed to have been re-infected with COVID-19, raising concerns about people’s immunity to the coronavirus as the world struggles to tame the pandemic.

The cases, in Belgium and the Netherlands, follow a report this week by researchers in Hong Kong about a man there who had contracted a different strain of the virus four and a half months after being declared recovered - the first such second infection to be documented.

Submitted by mo2 on Tue, 08/25/2020 - 19:53

Two European cases of coronavirus re-infection reported (thehill.com)

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Two patients were reinfected with the coronavirus in Europe, according to local broadcasters who confirmed the incidents with virologists.

The patients, one from Belgium and the other from the Netherlands, were confirmed to have been reinfected with COVID-19, Reuters reported.

Submitted by mo2 on Tue, 08/25/2020 - 18:49

First Covid-19 reinfection documented in Hong Kong, researchers say (statnews.com)

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Researchers in Hong Kong on Monday reported what appears to be the first confirmed case of Covid-19 reinfection, a 33-year-old man who was first infected by SARS-CoV-2 in late March and then, four and a half months later, seemingly contracted the virus again while traveling in Europe.

The case raises questions about the durability of immune protection from the coronavirus. But it was also met with caution by other scientists, who questioned the extent to which the case pointed to broader concerns about reinfection.

Submitted by Admin on Mon, 08/24/2020 - 21:03

First Covid-19 reinfection documented in Hong Kong, researchers say (statnews.com)

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Researchers in Hong Kong on Monday reported what appears to be the first confirmed case of Covid-19 reinfection, a 33-year-old man who was first infected by SARS-CoV-2 in late March and then, four and a half months later, seemingly contracted the virus again while traveling in Europe.

The case raises questions about the durability of immune protection from the coronavirus. But it was also met with caution by other scientists, who questioned the extent to which the case pointed to broader concerns about reinfection.

Submitted by mo2 on Mon, 08/24/2020 - 19:09

Anxiety, tears and empty streets: How coronavirus exploded among Latinx residents in Oakland’s Fruitvale district (mercurynews.com)

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OAKLAND — Amador Angel Luna knows his Oakland neighborhood is at the heart of one of the Bay Area’s worst coronavirus outbreaks, so he does everything he can to protect himself. But as an essential worker living in a crowded apartment, there are some risks he can’t avoid.

Submitted by mo2 on Sun, 08/09/2020 - 18:52