COVID-19 pandemic evolution ‘remains unpredictable’

The highest increase in new COVID-19 cases reported in this week’s PAHO epi update was in the European region (up by 18 percent), followed by the Americas (up 3.7 percent), while deaths decreased in all regions except the Western Pacific. South America experienced the greatest rise in new weekly cases for the Americas’ sub-regions, according to the agency, with Brazil recording the largest proportion, followed by Chile. Read more

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- Interim statement on hybrid immunity and increasing population seroprevalence rates: World Health Organization

- ‘Herd immunity was sold as the path out of the pandemic. Here’s why we’re not talking about it any more’: The Conversation

- Mask wearing in community settings reduces SARS-CoV-2 transmission: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA (PNAS)

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