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Are you still afraid of COVID-19? Perhaps it's the prospect of an escalating conflict in Ukraine that has you worried. Forget all that. The real threat to your health might be the IPA or glass of wine you had with dinner last night.
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Epidemiology, the study of the spread of disease within a population, has vaulted into everyone’s awareness over the past four months.
Two independent groups have arrived at the conclusion that the COVID-19 lockdown is doing more harm than good. Specifically, the lockdown is taking more life than it's saving. How is it possible to make a determination like that?
The study comes from Taiwan, the country with the ambiguous “ownership.” The study is small, only 100 patients, but think of it as the pilot, not the definitive report – there is always something to learn.
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