• Doug Most

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    Doug Most is a lifelong journalist and author whose career has spanned newspapers and magazines up and down the East Coast, with stops in Washington, D.C., South Carolina, New Jersey, and Boston. He was named Journalist of the Year while at The Record in Bergen County, N.J., for his coverage of a tragic story about two teens charged with killing their newborn. After a stint at Boston Magazine, he worked for more than a decade at the Boston Globe in various roles, including magazine editor and deputy managing editor/special projects. His 2014 nonfiction book, The Race Underground, tells the story of the birth of subways in America and was made into a PBS/American Experience documentary. He has a BA in political communication from George Washington University. Profile

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There are 2 comments on Is Five Days of COVID Isolation Enough? New BU Study Has Some Answers

  1. The “strict masking” requirement is not currently properly substantiated by the scientific literature I have seen. The main evidence on community masking is mixed, with three Randomized Controlled Trials (specifically for COVID) failing to show any clear benefit for the university-student age cohort.

    If you are really worried about the small risk of transmission after 5 days, why not just say it that way and let students decide how to responsibly maintain caution thereafter? We let them drive and defend their country with their lives … why can’t we trust them to behave responsibly when feeling sick?

    Giving students unsubstantiated confidence in a mask is not scientifically appropriate.

  2. Hello, I had two covid vaccines and one booster six months ago. I came down with covid symptoms on Tues April 12.
    I used a home kit to test on Wed April 13th. I tested positive
    I received monoclonal antibody infusion on Thurs April 14th.
    I have been symptom and fever free for 24 hours. I tested positive this morning. I am 74 years old.

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