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By what mechanism did Sweden have a second wave of COVID-19?

I have often heard the theory that the waves in, for example, the UK, were caused by a harsh lockdown, followed by a release that kicked off the second wave. To my knowledge, Sweden did not relax its ...
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Why does the U.S. have the highest rate of covid infection relative to all other countries?

I believe there is a tag for infection control. Basically curious if there is any type of reasonable guess as to why the U.S. has such a high rate of infection. I am not going to go through the ...
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Can concentrating our R0 increasing behaviors lead to a lower R0 than spreading the same behaviours out over time?

R0 depends both on behaviors that lead to infecting others and behaviors that lead to being infected. In the case of COVID-19 these are largely the same behaviors, with the difference being that you ...
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What data supports what level of PPE should be worn by medical staff dealing with COVID-19 patients?

PPE ranges from a surgical mask, gloves, a face shield, N95 mask, socks over shoes, goggles, gowns and powered respirators. What data informs us as to what is the appropriate level of protection that ...
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How can I clean an anesthesia machine after a Covid-19 patient? [closed]

Would I change sodalime after each patient or are the filters enough?
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What other DIY solutions might be better than mask and face shield for medical staff to prevent being infected?

Coronavirus: Hong Kong doctor who monitored travellers at airport among 39 new Covid-19 cases Doctor’s infection prompts health authorities to review guidelines on protective gear for medical staff ...
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