2021-05-11

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CDC’s less than 10% is misleading

The CDC reports that less than 10% of COVID-19 cases are from outdoor transmission. David Leonhardt reports that this is misleading.

In truth, the share of transmission that has occurred outdoors seems to be below 1 percent and may be below 0.1 percent, multiple epidemiologists told me.

There is not a single documented Covid infection anywhere in the world from casual outdoor interactions, such as walking past someone on a street or eating at a nearby table.

This BBC article from April about catching COVID-19 while outside is really a great rundown of the risk factors.

Hospitals in India seeing no serious cases among workers

Vincent Rajkumar spoke with 2 large hospitals in India where most healthcare workers were fully vaccinated and found no serious cases of COVID-19 among the vaccinated workers. More good news that the vaccines are working.