Lindsey Schulz MD/MPH visits us again to give us an update on the current state of COVID-19. There is good and bad news, as we are in the midst of the third wave of cases and deaths. But the good news is that health care professionals have learned a lot about the virus in the last several months that have helped to reduce the death rate somewhat, and improve quality of life for those suffering from the illness. We discuss the logic of closing schools, restaurants, and bars, and Lindsey’s interesting thoughts on that, which are actually a bit different than what I hear in the news. We also discuss case positivity rate, and how it doesn’t mean what you think it means. Next week’s episode will focus on the vaccines that we now know about, but this week we will just talk about the current state of the disease itself.
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Written by W. Curtis Preston (@wcpreston). For those of you unfamiliar with my work, I've specialized in backup & recovery since 1993. I've written the O'Reilly books on backup and have worked with a number of native and commercial tools. I am now Chief Technical Evangelist at Druva, the leading provider of cloud-based data protection and data management tools for endpoints, infrastructure, and cloud applications. These posts reflect my own opinion and are not necessarily the opinion of my employer.