My reply to John Ioannidis' comment yesterday: We know enough now to act decisively against Covid-19. Social distancing is a good place to start via
The remarkable has answered John Ioannidis' questioning of the #Covid19 response. If you read the latter yesterday, please read this. If you didn't read the Ioannidis yesterday, please read this.
Whatever you thought of John Ioannidis' controversial opinion piece in (), be sure to read 's response, also published in ' op-ed section ()
More analysis of the Ioannidis piece, by , realistically emphasizing the stark choice we are facing (the economy or many lives); I wholly agree with Lipsitch. 9/
"We spoke by phone.. and found that we had more in common than it appeared when I first read it." If everyone who penned a response op-ed took this same wise step, the world's net amount of stupid would decline significantly.
Succinct & direct by : "We know enough to act; indeed, there is an imperative to act strongly and swiftly." "There are two options for Covid-19 at the moment: long-term social distancing or overwhelmed health care systems."
“For the short term there is no choice but to use the time we are buying with social distancing to mobilize a massive political, economic, and societal effort to find new ways to cope with this virus.” Succinctly put by as usual
This one is much better than the other one.
Much needed response to argument that evidence gaps mean we're overreacting to #COVID19. As says, one needs evidence for *inaction* as well. 100s of analyses of 1000s of cases + dead doctors + overflowing ICUs = evidence for action.
“It is crucial to emphasize that a pandemic like this does not dissipate on its own, as Ioannidis suggested as a possibility“
Amazing that I agree with both & Ioannidis comments in & don't get angered by either. Ioannidis doesn't focus on first wave effects - more relevant for long term Lipsitch focuses on first wave/less on implications for months
We know enough now to act decisively against Covid-19. Social distancing is a good place to start via Having tweeted the original Ioannidis piece, here is the response.
Here responds to John Ioannidis' questioning of the #Covid19 response (see previous tweet of mine for link). If you read the latter, it’s well worth a read. Then again, so are all of his articles! We know enough now to act decisively...
Expertise matters. Specific sub-specialty expertise matters. So who can you trust with sound advice and guidance in this pandemic? Well, first, I'd point you to . He's one of the world's great infectious disease epidemiologists. 5/
Here's a great piece laying out why we need to do all the things we are doing, and more
And a counterpoint from Harvard epidemiologist Mark Lipsitch
On the plus side, finally got a serious expert to do a COVID-19 op-ed: The other one is topping their most popular list at the moment though 😟
We know enough now to act decisively against Covid-19. Social distancing is a good place to start via
We know enough now to act decisively against Covid-19 - STAT. There are two key elements that we need to consider: Reducing immediate health care burden and allowing time for research and science to impact the virus trajectory #StopTheSpread
We know enough now to act decisively against Covid-19. Social distancing is a good place to start via
The link to the Ioannides refutation was wrong in one of my tweets, correct link is here
"The prospect of intense social distancing for months or years is one that can hardly be imagined, let alone enacted. The alternative of letting the infection spread uncontrolled is equally unimaginable."
If we wait until we have 'good evidence' about everything we'll already have lost. Thank God academics have switched to a wartime mentality and are publishing papers like bloggers throw out blog posts. From
We know enough now to act decisively against Covid-19. Social distancing is a good place to start via
Wrong link for the article, it is here
Outstanding STAT editorial by Marc Lipsitch 3/18 Harvard epidemiologist. The time is now. Please read.
We know enough now to act decisively against Covid-19 #coronavirus : Social distancing is a good place to start via
We know enough now to act decisively against Covid-19. #COVID19
Continued leadership from "For the short term there is no choice but to use the time we are buying with social distancing to mobilize a massive political, economic, and societal effort to find new ways to cope with this virus." via
18. We don't know much, but we know enough to take action (and social distancing is a good place to start) by via and recommended by deputy editor-in-chief .