Largest COVID-19 contact tracing study to date finds children key to spread, evidence of superspreaders

The researchers found that the chances of a person with coronavirus, regardless of their age, passing it on to a close contact ranged from 2.6% in the community to 9% in the household. The researchers found that children and young adults — who made up one-third of COVID cases — were especially key to transmitting the virus in the studied populations.

“Kids are very efficient transmitters in this setting, which is something that hasn’t been firmly established in previous studies,” Laxminarayan said. “We found that reported cases and deaths have been more concentrated in younger cohorts than we expected based on observations in higher-income countries.”

Children and young adults were much more likely to contract coronavirus from people their own age, the study found. Across all age groups, people had a greater chance of catching the coronavirus from someone their own age. The overall probability of catching coronavirus ranged from 4.7% for low-risk contacts up to 10.7% for high-risk contacts.

Source: Largest COVID-19 contact tracing study to date finds children key to spread, evidence of superspreaders

Efficacy and Safety of Hydroxychloroquine vs Placebo for Pre-exposure SARS-CoV-2 Prophylaxis Among Health Care Workers: A Randomized Clinical Trial | Infectious Diseases | JAMA Internal Medicine | JAMA Network

no clinical benefit of hydroxychloroquine administered daily for 8 weeks as pre-exposure prophylaxis  Source: Efficacy and Safety of Hydroxychloroquine vs Placebo for Pre-exposure SARS-CoV-2 Prophylaxis Among Health Care Workers: A Randomized Clinical Trial | Infectious Diseases | JAMA Internal Medicine | JAMA Network

GOP Senate candidate Lauren Witzke defends ‘patriotic masculinity’ of Proud Boys

Proud Boys founder: ““Maybe the reason I’m sexist is because women are dumb. No, I’m just kidding, ladies. But you do tend to not thrive in certain areas — like writing.”
—Gavin McInnes, The Gavin McInnes Show, June 28, 2017”
“Muslims have a problem with inbreeding. They tend to marry their first cousins…and that is a major problem here because when you have mentally damaged inbreds — which not all Muslims are, but a disproportionate number are — and you have a hate book called the Koran…you end up with a perfect recipe for mass murder.” — Gavin McInnes, Get Off My Lawn, April 24, 2018
“Why don’t we take back Bethlehem? Why don’t we take back Northern Iraq? Why don’t we start our own Crusades? That’s what the Crusades were. They weren’t just someone picking on Muslims for no reason — they were a reaction to Muslim tyranny. We finally fought back.”
—Gavin McInnes, The Gavin McInnes Show, March 8, 2017

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GOP Senate candidate Lauren Witzke on Thursday defended the right-wing Proud Boys group on Twitter, arguing that the male-only organization exemplifies “patriotic masculinity.” The …

Trump accuses Democrats of ‘anti-Catholic bigotry’ at annual Alfred E. Smith dinner

ROTFLMAO – His Secretary of State slamming the Pope yesterday – woohoo

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President Trump promoted his Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett and accused Democrats of “anti-Catholic bigotry” during remarks Thursday at a virtual annual dinner hosted by the New York Archdiocese to raise money fo…

Trump aide Hope Hicks tests positive for COVID-19

White House adviser Hope Hicks has tested positive for COVID-19, a source familiar with the matter confirmed to The Hill on Thursday, after she traveled with President Trump on Air Force One earlier in the week.

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White House adviser Hope Hicks has tested positive for COVID-19, a source familiar with the matter confirmed to The Hill on Thursday, after she traveled with President Trump on Air Force One earlier in the week.Hic…

Russian group disguised as right-wing news site to target US voters – The Jerusalem Post

The Russian group accused of meddling in the 2016 US election has posed as an independent news outlet to target right-wing social media users ahead of this year’s vote, two people familiar with an FBI probe into the activity told Reuters.

The latest operation centered around a pseudo media organization called the Newsroom for American and European Based Citizens (NAEBC), which was run by people associated with the St. Petersburg-based Internet Research Agency, the sources said.

Source: Russian group disguised as right-wing news site to target US voters – The Jerusalem Post