Another piece of coronavirus misinformation is making the rounds. Here’s how to sift through the muck.
Dr. Angela RasmussenMisinformation about the origins of #SARSCoV2 continues to persist, most recently when Yan Li-Meng went on Tucker Carlson to promote her pre-print asserting that the virus was engineered, absent any legitimate evidence, as I told @mo_brouillette@natgeo
Experts are concerned that the company has not been more forthcoming about two participants who became seriously ill after getting its experimental vaccine.
Natalie E. Dean, PhDHappy to be quoted here on the topic of transparency.
“This is an unprecedented situation, and public confidence is such a huge part of the success of this endeavor.”
Thoughts offered while holding a 9mo old who just learned how to blow raspberries. 👶🏻
Kristian G. AndersenI created a page to keep track of all of this hooey. You can find some of our various analyses, including getting the raw sequence data aligned to the recent pangolin and bat CoVs showing that they're (obviously...) not fake as stated by Yan and others.
Influenza viruses (family Orthomyxoviridae) infect a variety of vertebrates, including birds, humans, and other mammals. Recent metatranscriptomic studies have uncovered divergent influenza viruses in amphibians, fish and jawless vertebrates,...
Jeremy FarrarAbsolutely right UK as Europe at tipping point. Tipping points not defined by a day they happen over wks as transmission increases. Later functional interventions in place harder & longer they are needed to reduce transmission.Very tough political choices
Author summary The parasite Taenia solium causes neurocysticercosis in humans in its larval stage and is the main cause of seizure disorders in poor communities that keep pigs (the intermediate host). Diagnosis and treatment of neurocysticercosis...
Background: Substantial COVID-19 research investment has been allocated to randomized clinical trials (RCTs) on hydroxychloroquine/chloroquine, which currently face recruitment challenges or early discontinuation. We aimed to estimate the effects of...