These therapies are antibodies created in the lab to target a particular infection or toxin. If they work, the treatments could provide protection against the virus immediately, compared to a vaccine, which can take a few weeks before it starts providing protection and can't provide protection once someone is already infected. But antibody therapies typically only work for a couple of months, while vaccines provide long-term protection. … [Read more...] about Vaccines and asymptomatic spreaders may hold keys to answering Covid-19 mysteries, experts say
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It is not impossible that college football figures out some way to proceed this year. Early reports that the Big Ten had voted to cancel its season have been refuted, and SEC commissioner Sankey tweeted that he has not given up on playing. With this much money involved, and with colleges and universities in such desperate need of every penny of it, if there’s a way to figure something out, they will. But there may not be a way. MLB and the NFL, also bubble-less, are having a hard enough time, and they have a players union and universally agreed-upon protocols. College football has neither. And even if the sport can get on the field, it’s tough to see how they’d stay on it. An outbreak like what has happened with the Miami Marlins or the St. Louis Cardinals would wipe out a fifth of the Big Ten’s schedule, at a minimum. And college football teams have three times as many players on the roster as baseball teams do. … [Read more...] about Don’t Just Blame COVID-19 for College Football’s Lost Season
After days of chatter centered around unilateral action, President TrumpDonald John TrumpTeachers union launches 0K ad buy calling for education funding in relief bill FDA head pledges 'we will not cut corners' on coronavirus vaccine Let our values drive COVID-19 liability protection MORE directly inserted himself into the public back-and-forth with Democrats on Monday, tweeting an open invitation for Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiTeachers union launches 0K ad buy calling for education funding in relief bill No signs of breakthrough for stalemated coronavirus talks Governors air frustrations with Trump on unemployment plans MORE (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerTo save the Postal Service, bring it online White House officials, Democrats spar over legality, substance of executive orders Schumer declines to say whether Trump executive orders are legal: They don't 'do the job' MORE (D-N.Y.) to reach out. … [Read more...] about The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by Facebook – Trump to Democratic negotiators: ‘They know my phone number’
1:15 p.m. Newsom sidesteps question on California health officer’s resignation: Gov. Gavin Newsom declined to go into detail on what led to the Sunday resignation of Dr. Sonia Angell, the state’s top health officer and director of the California Department of Public Health. “I try not to have personnel conversation in public, I don’t know that it serves the greater good. At the end of the day, the buck stops with me. I’m accountable,” he said. Newsom added that Angell is a “real champion of racial justice and social justice,” which is why she was appointed to the job. He said he is confident in Dr. Erica Pan, who assumed the role of acting state public health officer. Pan was Alameda County’s health officer until her appointment in June as California state epidemiologist. … [Read more...] about Coronavirus live updates: California sets record for most cases in a day
Transit systems around the world are requiring riders to wear masks and encouraging people to socially distance. Compliance could vary, especially as ridership levels start rebounding and trains and buses get more crowded. But there are other steps you can take to make trips less risky. … [Read more...] about Is it safe to ride public transit during the pandemic?