Western Europe’s experience in stress-free restrictions, and probably the most successful approaches there, will inform the approaches deployed in the United States. At the time of writing, thirteen vaccines are already in clinical trials, and the total pipeline spans a large range of platforms, including RNA, DNA, inactivated viruses, protein subunits, and virus-like particles (VLPs). The virus and viral-vector approaches are traditional; others are nascent.
At the time of this writing, the official counts of instances and deaths from COVID-19 have passed four million and 280,000, respectively. Recent studies have made more and more clear that each of those figures is a big underestimate. Population antibody surveys suggest that official counts are underestimating the true number of cases by an element of five or extra (although in several cases the methodology has been known as into query) (Exhibit 1).
Comparisons of 2020 and 2019 mortality rates present that considerably extra … Read MoreRead More »