Pune coronavirus sero survey results find 51.5% seroprevalence — Science Chronicle

The sero survey carried out in five zones in Pune has found 51.5% seroprevalence, with the spread ranging from 36.1% in the lower bound to 65.4% in higher bound. The spread of the virus was found across all types of dwellings. Those living in hutments (62%) and tenement (56.2%) had the highest seroprevalence, while those […]

“With the peak yet to reach, 51% seroprevalence is intriguing,” Dr Giridhara Babu, epidemiologist from Public Health Foundation of India, Bengaluru says in a tweet.

via Pune coronavirus sero survey results find 51.5% seroprevalence — Science Chronicle

Only a scientist would refer to 51% seroprevalence as “intriguing”.

I find the following more “intriguing”.

The role of shared toilets in increasing virus spread has once again become apparent in this study. While the seropositivity was 45.3% among people (1,045 adults) who have access to independent toilets, 619 adults who share toilets have a high 62.2% seroprevalence. “There is no difference between men (n=861, 52.8%) and women (n=803, 50.1%), while 171 persons of older age (above 66 years) have a lower prevalence (39.8%),” the report posted on the University website says. Those in the age group 51-65 years had the highest seroprevalence of 54.8%. Those in the age group 18-30 years and 31-50 had seroprevalence of 52.5% and 52.1%, respectively.

I’m headed down to Texas next weekend.  If I limit fluids prior to starting the trip maybe I won’t have to stop along the way…

3 thoughts on “Pune coronavirus sero survey results find 51.5% seroprevalence — Science Chronicle

  1. I’ll bet this had more to do more with lack of handwashing than actual spread by sitting on the toilet seat.

    You should be fine. If you’re worried, bring a 2 quart jug with you in the car. Along with plenty of sanitizer.

  2. I can hold my breath a long time also. It came in handy last Saturday when an old friend came up to me wanting to shake hands. I put out my elbow for a bump and he came in quickly for a hug. I held my breath and squirmed away quickly saying WTF. He thinks the whole thing is a hoax. 🤦‍♂️

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