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What you need to know about coronavirus on Tuesday, October 13

October 13, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

A version of this story appeared in the October 13 edition of CNN's Coronavirus: Fact vs. Fiction newsletter. Sign up here to receive the need-to-know headlines every weekday.

A: The journal Lancet Infectious Diseases published a previously reported study about a 25-year-old man in Nevada who was infected with the novel coronavirus twice: first in April, and then again about a month later, requiring hospitalization in June.

Researchers said the man experienced coronavirus symptoms during his first bout of Covid-19, but that he didn't have any obvious symptoms the second time.

Drugmaker Johnson & Johnson has paused the advanced clinical trial of its experimental coronavirus vaccine because of an unexplained illness in one of the volunteers.

It's the second Phase 3 Covid-19 vaccine trial to be paused.

A separate study published yesterday has shown that because of the pandemic, there were 20% more deaths than would normally be expected from March 1 through August 1 in the United States -- with Covid-19 officially accounting for about two-thirds of them.

World Health Organization chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus criticized proponents of the herd immunity approach to Covid-19 yesterday, saying it was "not an option" for the pandemic.

"Never in the history of public health has herd immunity been used as a strategy for responding to an outbreak, let alone a pandemic.

A 'second wave' of mental health devastation due to Covid-19 is imminent

While the world struggles to manage the initial waves of death and disruption caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, there is mounting evidence that "a second wave" linked to rising rates of mental health and substance use disorders could be building, according to an article published yesterday in the medical journal JAMA.

CNN's Chief Climate Correspondent Bill Weir talks to Alexander More, assistant research professor at the Climate Change Institute at the University of Maine, about how a years-long cold weather anomaly worsened the 1918 pandemic, and what that means for us as we head into the winter season of Covid-19.

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