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Why does CDC's RT-PCR protocol for Covid-19 use the N gene, but the Charite one the E gene and RdRp?

The Charite protocol mentioned among other things that Of note, the N gene assay also performed well but was not subjected to intensive further validation because it was slightly less sensitive. ...
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What is the delay in ILINet case reporting?

In the "Opening Up America Again" White House presentation they showed this graph How up-to-date is that precipitous drop though we can see there? I found the relevant CDC page (there's a similar ...
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Why does the CDC say there are an order of magnitude more COVID-19 deaths than COVID-19+Pneumonia?

The CDC has a webpage that lists "Table 1. Deaths involving coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and pneumonia reported to NCHS by week ending date, United States. Week ending 2/1/2020 to 4/4/2020.*" ...
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Influenza vaccine status, non-influenza acute respiratory infections, and COVID-19

Disclaimer This is in no way an "anti-vax" post - it is intended as a serious open discussion as to possible interplay between Influenza vaccine status and non-influenza upper respiratory ...
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How serious is the antibiotic resistance problem?

I found figures and numbers on CDC and WHO, while the general public may have little idea about those numbers, such as how many people "normally" die from such disease. Can anyone provide some easy-...
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What is the status of Ebola these days? Is it a pandemic or endemic?

I know that the Zika Virus is still prominently featured in the headlines, and rightfully so, as well as a Polio-like disease in Washington, but has Ebola reached a pandemic? Or is it just an endemic ...