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COVID-19 Bulletin, July 6, 2020

News you, likely, will not find in the media   Over the long July 4th weekend, The New York Times (July 5, 2020, pages 15-18) published a revealing lead article, documenting the stealthy nature of the COVID-19 epidemic in the U.S. According to a case report published in the New England Journal of Medicine, a first case of the so-called Novel Coronavirus was... Read More

COVID-19 Bulletin, June 29, 2020

Rapidly increasing COVID-19 case numbers in the Southwestern U.S. states   Not at all unexpected, COVID-19 infections have significantly rebounded with, unquestionably, a very profound degree of community spread being the underlying cause. The reason why this is not surprising is that this increase in case numbers follows reopening of the economy: States that initially had... Read More

CHR’s COVID-19 Bulletin, June 22, 2020

A second wave of COVID-19?   Media reports from all over the world suggest that we may be at the beginning of a second COVID-19 wave, while some epidemiologists/public health experts have suggested that what we are really observing is, still, a continuum of the first wave. As so many times before, the likely truth is that nobody knows for sure what is going on.  Let us,... Read More

CHR’s COVID-19 Bulletin, June 10, 2020

ASYMPTOMTIC COVID-19 PATIENTS ARE HARDLY EVER CONTAGIOUS AND WHAT THAT MEANS   Here goes another COVID-19 myth onto the ever-growing heap of false information we have been exposed to since beginning of the pandemic. But it is not just a secondary issue like wearing face masks going from nothelping to becoming mandatory, or mortality risks going from 3-4% to less than 0.5%. This time,... Read More

CHR’s COVID-19 Bulletin, May 22, 2020

  Though much still remains to be leared about COVID-19, clarity is starting to break through the clouds on a number of important issues. We here do not intend to repeat in detail what media are reporting on a daily basis but want to, with bullet points, simply summarize some of the conclusions that are becoming increasingly obvious but are not always reported by the... Read More

CHR’s COVID-19 Bulletin, May 7, 2020

CHR in New York - Fertility & COVID-19

As the country is slowly “reopening” it economy, the President’s COVID-19 Task Forece is redirecting its focus by concentrating on this reopening process and on, as quickly as possible, developing an effective vaccine. These are good news, especially since similar changes are underway in many countries around the world, suggesting that these changes may be a first sign of worldwide... Read More

IVF after COVID-19: ASRM and SART Release Reopening Guidelines

  We are very pleased that the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and its daughter society, the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technology (SART) on April 24 published new guidance for fertility centers that closed their doors during the COVID-19 crisis and, now, are considering resuming patient care. CHR sees this as an important first step in... Read More

CHR’s COVID-19 Bulletin, April 29, 2020

  Chasing bad and ignoring good science  One of the major problems why COVID-19 is being managed incorrectly almost all over the world, is  the extraordinary exaggeration of risk by interested parties. It starts with the media who have an inherent bias toward sensationalism because the more grusome the news, the more clicks they attract on the Internet, the higher the... Read More

CHR’s COVID-19 Bulletin, April 27, 2020

  In an article on April 23 the Daily Beast expanded on the information we provide in CHR’s Bulletin of April 22, in which we reported that autopsies in the state of Washington revaled two cases of CORONA-death already in January of this year, almost a full month earlier than, up to this point, the alleged first infection in the U.S. had been timed at. The Daily Beast... Read More

CHR’s COVID-19 Bulletin, April 22, 2020

  We have not published a Bulletin for almost a week because there has not much been happening regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. Efforts to “reopen” the country appear to be gaining strength but New York state does not appear to be on the forefront of such activities. That is on the one hand understandable because the state, especially New York City, has been a hotbed of COVID-19... Read More