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
Thursday’s announcement is the latest shoe to drop in a late-summer wave of announcements, one after the next, of scaled-back reopening plans.
Neil ClancyWow. Hopkins fully remote for fall semester. Undergrad campus is compact, self-contained & student body is small. Universal testing was in place for 2x per wk, at place w exceptional on-ground #COVID19 expertise. They don't think they can pull it off.
Lindsay EllisNEWS: Johns Hopkins, with its world class hospital and breakthrough Covid tracking, reverses to be remote for fall. It's urging students to stay home.
A planned 2x-weekly testing frequency was an “incomplete defense” against the virus, said @T_Inglesby
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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.
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.
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.
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.
At least two North Paulding High School students who shared images of their jam-packed hallway full of their mostly maskless peers have been suspended, and the principal has warned other students about what could happen if they do the same.
Marc LipsitchGeorgia teens shared photos of maskless students in crowded hallways. Now they’re suspended
Moderna will charge between $32 and $37 a dose for its experimental coronavirus vaccine for some "low volume" customers, the company's CEO said Wednesday
Andy SlavittModerna to charge $32 to $37 a dose for its COVID vaccine. The CEO who has been selling stock routinely, describes this as a gift, “well under its value.”
Considering we taxpayers paid for it, I think it’s approximately $32-$37 too high.