In countries with community transmission of COVID-19, over 40% of total confirmed COVID-19 deaths occur in long-term care facilities, and in some cases, this is closer to 60%. This affects not only those in need of long-term care, many of whom are...
The paper adds to evidence that the United States missed opportunities to stop the SARS-CoV-2 virus from taking root in this country.
Adam KucharskiNew analysis of sequence data suggests the current US COVID-19 outbreak sparked in mid-Feb. As well as providing insights how the epidemic started, I think this has some important implications for how we interpret what happens next... statnews.com/2020/05/26/new… 1/
Some schools hold back from reopening amid biggest rise in cases in 53 days, with authorities struggling to identify transmission routes
Adam Kucharski“Jeong warned that increased activity was making it more difficult for health workers to track transmissions.” Recent events in Korea suggest will likely need ongoing physical distancing alongside testing/tracing to ensure control of COVID
Experts tell the BBC that euphoria over success models runs the risk of people becoming complacent.
Adam KucharskiWe must learn all we can about the impact of COVID control measures in different locations, but also be careful about assuming that specific measures will have exactly the same effect everywhere
COVID-19 point prevalence PCR community testing allows disease burden estimation. In a sample of London residents, point prevalence decreased from 2.2% (95%CI 1.4;3.5) in early April (reflecting infection around lockdown implementation) to 0.2%...
The extent of SARS-CoV-2 infection throughout the United States population is currently unknown. High quality serology is a key tool to understanding the spread of infection, immunity against the virus, and correlates of protection. Limited...