Study: Spreading the Disease: Protest in Times of Pandemics

By MARTIN LANGE AND OLE MONSCHEUER • Published February 2021 ZEW Mannheim This study analyzes the impact of COVID-19 deniers on the spread of COVID-19 in Germany. In a first step, we establish a link between regional proxies of COVID-19 deniers and infection rates. We then estimate the causal impact of large anti-lockdown protests on the spread… Continue reading Study: Spreading the Disease: Protest in Times of Pandemics

PCR, antigen and antibody: Five things to know about coronavirus tests

coronavirus, testing is critical. There are two types of Covid-19 tests — those that are designed to detect whether you have the infection now, or those crafted to check whether you have been previously infected by the virus — SARS-CoV-2 — that causes the disease. Like any other product these tests have varying degrees of accuracy and reliability, and can be used to achieve different aims.