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The pandemic isn’t over, even if you’re sick of wearing a mask.

The lucky few to never get coronavirus could teach us more about it | Washington Post:

A majority of Americans have contracted the novel coronavirus since it began to spread in the United States in early 2020, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Experts hope that studying people who have avoided infection may offer clues — perhaps hidden in their genes — that could prevent others from being infected or more effectively treat those who contract the virus.

“What we are looking for is potentially very rare genetic variants with a very big impact on the individual,” said András Spaan, a clinical microbiologist and fellow at the Rockefeller University in New York who is spearheading a search for genetic material responsible for coronavirus resistance.

Or maybe—and I know this will sound crazy, but hear me out—masks, distancing, and other basic precautions are actually pretty effective.

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