Michael MinaWe need distancing, masks & need to limit # of ppl who gather in one place because transmission risk increases exponentially w increased numbers
We also must advance US testing and rapid test manufacturing w a $20B investment
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In January, the COVID-19 pandemic will still be burning its way across the U.S. Next week, Americans will choose whether to bring it under control.
Ed Yong"Science values replication—repeated experiments that verify whether the same outcome occurs. But the U.S. has now clearly seen what happens when a pandemic occurs under Trump. It is an experiment that no one should ever want to rerun."
Ed YongFour true statements:
➡️Trump has epically mishandled the pandemic.
➡️He does not learn from his mistakes.
➡️COVID-19 will still be raging in 2021.
➡️Historical patterns suggest another major epidemic is likely in the next 4 years.
A top doctor tells the BBC they had no choice, to avoid the hospital system collapsing within days.
Isaac BogochBelgium is in a tough spot.
#COVID19 cases are soaring & healthcare providers are now asked to work even if they are infected & have no symptoms.
"...they had no choice if they were to prevent the hospital system collapsing within days."
While Germany is planning a "lockdown light", France is deciding new measures too.
Jeremy FarrarNo government can claim they have been 'taken by surprise by virulence of second wave". The trajectory has been clear since at least start September in Europe & in reality since mid-July.
JHSPH NCRCDid you read this week's NCRC #COVID19 roundup? Our experts reviewed papers on clusters at a university campus, dogs to sniff out COVID-19, multisystem inflammatory syndrome (MIS) in adults, and more.
Lower malaria prevalence in females does not appear to be due to lower rates of infection but rather due to faster clearance of asymptomatic infections.
Jessica BriggsOur paper on sex-based differences in the clearance of asymptomatic P falciparum infection is out!! We found that females cleared these infections ~2x faster than males in our cohort in Uganda. @eLife (1/N)
Background: Information on COVID-19 in representative community surveillance is limited, particularly regarding cycle threshold (Ct) values (a proxy for SARS-CoV-2 viral load) and symptoms. Methods: We included all positive nose and throat swabs...
Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the novel coronavirus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic, continues to cause significant public health burden and disruption globally. Genomic epidemiology approaches point to most...
Lucy van DorpOur latest preprint reports the first #SARSCoV2 genomes from #Palestine tinyurl.com/y3err2o7 . As with most regions of the world, Palestine experienced many imported cases of #Covid19 at many different times meaning that there is no unique index case or patient zero.
No vaccine in the history of medicine has been as eagerly anticipated as that to protect
against severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Vaccination
is widely regarded as the only true exit strategy from the pandemic that is...
Identifying linked cases of infection is a key part of the public health response to viral infectious disease. Viral genome sequence data is of great value in this task, but requires careful analysis, and may need to be complemented by additional...
People recovering from COVID-19 may suffer significant brain function impacts, with the worst cases of the infection linked to mental decline equivalent to the brain ageing by 10 years, researchers warned on Tuesday.