The current situation begs for relatively easy-to-do covid19 public health research.
US COVID-19 pandemic: Cases vs deaths paradox
The US CDC data reveals an interesting age-specific case versus deaths paradox. Look at the following graph. I created the graph using data available at the US CDC website. Of all the COVID-19 cases, 85.6 percent occurred among those aged equal and below 64 years. In contrast, of all the…
Face mask compliance: A simple study design
This face mask compliance observational study attracted my attention because of its simplistic nature and reader-friendly presentation. I must thank Assistant Professor Susan Parham and Dr. Matthew Hardy for publishing the study on The Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine website. About the location Researchers have chosen a small tourist city in…
Is COVID 19 virus a living thing?
The COVID 19 virus has only a protein – RNA; it needs a living cell to produce its own copies.