CTT #41: Are kids birthday parties the biggest super-spreader events?

A close look at data from 2.9 million households revealed something bizarre about birthdays. Results of a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine indicated a 31% higher frequency of Covid-19 infection within two weeks of a birthday between January and November of 2020.

Those celebrating a child’s birthday were at the highest risk of all. What does the data mean about the dangers of informal gatherings with children present? The answer to this and the following questions in this episode of Coronavirus: The Truth with Jeremy Corr and Dr. Pearl.

[01:00] Each show begins with the most recent and relevant facts concerning the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on American life. What’s happening and what does it mean?

[06:22] Why did the NIH retroactively change its Covid-19 infection numbers?

[08:56] Why are young people reporting heart problems after vaccination?

[11:37] Do Covid-19 vaccines lower sperm count?

[13:45] Listener question: Are there any new medications to treat Covid-19? 

[15:56] Listener question: What is Japan doing about Covid-19 with the Olympics coming up?

[17:14] Are kids birthday parties becoming super-spreader events?

[20:39] What’s good this week?

[23:38] You tell us: Should this show cover non-Covid-19 issues?

[26:47] Should powerful nations share or store their vaccine surpluses?

[29:28] Why are medical licenses handed out by states and not the federal government?

[30:49] Is the dip in Covid-19 testing a threat to our nation’s health?

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