Wildlife communities in human-managed ecosystems contain proportionally more species that share human pathogens, and at a higher abundance, than undisturbed habitats, suggesting that landscape transformation creates increasing opportunities for...
Experts are revising their views on the best methods to detect infections, setting aside long-held standards so that the spread of the virus can be more quickly tracked and contained.
Michael MinaTo save society from this virus, we need to focus on daily fast #COVID19 tests. These are more critical now than even vaccines
Forget the headlines! These are not less accurate. They are perhaps MORE accurate to tell when transmitting
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Even as the United States ramped up coronavirus testing from about 100,000 per week in mid-March to more than 5 million per week in late July, the...
Carl T. BergstromIf colleges and universities want to reopen, I would like to see them deploy these kinds of fast, cheap tests to screen the entire community a couple of times a week. Featuring modeling work from @DanLarremore, @ADPaltiel, and others.
We describe the evolution of severe acute respiratory coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) seroprevalence in the greater area of Zurich, Switzerland, a region that has been only mildly hit by the pandemic in spite of hosting an international airport hub and a...
BACKGROUND There is disagreement about the level of asymptomatic severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection. We conducted a living systematic review and meta-analysis to address three questions: 1. amongst people who...
Isaac BogochEmerging data suggesting that truly asymptomatic #COVID19 cases may be less frequent than earlier thought.
This systematic review finds ~20% are asymptomatic (rather than ~40% or more in some studies) & notes this issue still requires further evaluation.
The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has upended the way we work, teach, and socialize. As the pandemic continues, institutions are solving for how to bring people back on-site safely. One of the most important aspects of returning on-site is ensuring that...
Carl T. Bergstrom1. As you may know, I'm a strong advocate of COVID testing. For the past few months, I've been collaborating with the people at @Color Genomics to understand how workplace testing could reduce outbreak sizes.
Out today, a blog post about what we found.
How did an African green monkey that died in 1962 get involved in the biggest research debacle of this pandemic?
Dr. Angela RasmussenThis is a great piece from @rkhamsi about a topic that people often don't think about: it's REALLY important to consider the types of cells being used for in vitro experiments, especially those concerning #SARSCoV2 #COVID19 #coronavirus drug efficacy.
Identification in Rwanda of mutations in Plasmodium falciparum capable of conferring in vitro resistance to artemisinin, an essential medicine for the treatment of malaria, underscore the crucial need for surveillance in Africa to safeguard efficacy...
Ana RiveroThis is terrible news: Artemisinin resistance has finally arrived in Africa. Artemisinin is the first line of treatment against malaria throughout the continent. Malaria kills almost 1/2 million people (many of which kids) EVERY YEAR.
White House coronavirus advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci said on Wednesday that he and his family have required continued security in the face of harassment and death threats from people angry over his guidance on the coronavirus pandemic.
CNBCDr. Fauci says his daughters need security as family continues to get death threats
Numerous studies covering some aspects of SARS-CoV-2 data analyses are being published on a daily basis, including a regularly updated phylogeny on nextstrain.org. Here, we review the difficulties of inferring reliable phylogenies by example of a...
Alexis StamatakisIn our latest preprint biorxiv.org/content/10.110… we find that phylogenetic analyses of SARS-CoV-2 data are extremely challenging due to weak signal and that rooting the tree is difficult. We provide some recommendations on analyzing SARS-CoV-2 data.
New Zealand, a geographically remote Pacific island with easily sealable borders, implemented a nation-wide lockdown of all non-essential services to curb the spread of COVID-19. New Zealand has now effectively eliminated the virus, with low numbers...