Are Swimming Pools Safe? Is there a second wave of infection? COVID-19 Questions and Answer

Aaron Carroll answers more of your Covid19 questions. Click on a time code to jump to a question.

0:00 – start
0:10 – Do exhalation valves on masks defeat the purpose of wearing a mask?
0:40 – Are antibody tests accurate enough to bother with?
1:10 – What are your thoughts on going to the pool this summer?
1:46 – How concerned should we be about a second wave?
2:28 – Someone in my household is high risk. Do we need to isolate as much as possible?
3:57 – How useful are temperature checks, given the high number of asymptomatic cases?
4:58 – In light of possible syringe shortages, why not make an oral vaccine?
5:43 – Any new useful Covid research?
7:26 – Aren’t increasing case numbers just a result of increased testing? What’s going on with positive tests?
9:25 – Close contact seems to be the main source of transmission. Should we worry about surface contamination?

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