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Is it true that everyone has had COVID-19?

For some time, we have been hearing many in the U.S. say that everyone has been infected with SARS-CoV-2 and already had COVID-19. I am guessing that those folks fall into one of three camps: First, a high-level review of antibodies. There are 5 major categories of antibodies (we abbreviate them with the prefix “Ig”…

A COVID Cautionary Tale

Since early in the pandemic, I have urged the public not to focus only on deaths from COVID. I cautioned then that getting infected: Based upon what little we did know at the beginning of the pandemic, for someone my age, the risk of severe disease was the greatest concern because I was more likely…

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