With easy-to-use tests, everyone can check themselves every day.
Michael MinaA cheap paper strip test for used daily can help stop #COVID19
Even if the test is not that analytically sensitive
These exist. Can be produced at $2ea.
The @FDADeviceInfo, @NIH & others should push for these
Me and @Kotlikoff suggest this here
Kate GrabowskiI'm so glad someone wrote this article! Thank you @michaelmina_lab! Universal testing for all should be top priority for the @realDonaldTrump administration. Cheap, rapid tests we can all do at home could help reopen the schools and economy.
The W.H.O. has resisted mounting evidence that viral particles floating indoors are infectious, some scientists say. The agency maintains the research is still inconclusive.
Apoorva MandavilliIs the coronavirus airborne? YES, according to 239 experts from 32 countries. But if so, why does @WHO still maintain that transmission by aerosols only happens after certain medical procedures? 1/x
WHO today accepted the recommendation from the Solidarity Trial’s International Steering Committee to discontinue the trial’s hydroxychloroquine and lopinavir/ritonavir arms. The Solidarity Trial was established by WHO to find an effective COVID-19...
Peter HorbyIndependent confirmation of RECOVERY results. WHO discontinues hydroxychloroquine and lopinavir/ritonavir treatment arms for COVID-19
I took off my face mask when I arrived home from the health centre with my daughter, who had just received her final round of infant vaccines. The outing left me filled with gratitude that I have such ready access to medical resources to protect...
katie atkinsSome thoughts to accompany our findings published today on the important role of early-stage infection in #HIV transmission
Dr. Anthony Fauci is not appearing on any of the major US television networks at a brutal stage of the coronavirus pandemic.
Tom InglesbyDo Americans want their political leaders to block them from hearing from top scientists in a time of national pandemic crisis? Dr Fauci hasn’t been on TV in 3 wks during worst period of Covid in US. Let your top scientists communicate and guide the public
SARS-CoV-2 pandemic is leading to an exponential growth of cases and the total number
of confirmed cases has exceeded 3 million. Although respiratory droplets are the major
route of transmission of the virus, but, Doremalen and colleagues in a...
Although direct transmission in the hospitals cannot be ruled out, our data do not
support widespread nosocomial transmission as the source of infection in patients
or health-care workers.
Isaac BogochAnother good study about healthcare workers infected with #COVID19.
"healthcare workers were probably infected in the community rather than at the hospitals."
PPE is effective at work, but exposures during other hours of the day are important too.
Disease transmission is notoriously heterogeneous, and SARS-CoV-2 is no exception. A skewed distribution where few individuals or events are responsible for the majority of transmission can result in explosive, superspreading events, which produce...