If you want an outline of what we have actually learnt about #SARSCoV2 since it emerged, how it spreads and causes disease, this new review by , , and Malik Peiris is an excellent place to start.
After months of hard work our paper is finally out on the “Virology, Transmission, and Pathogenesis of #SARSCoV2” in Could not ask for better collaborators and co-authors than and Malik Peiris.
Since the emergence of SARS-CoV-2, there has been an unparalleled global effort to characterise the virus and the clinical course of disease. What do we know about the pathophysiology of the virus so far?
Mainstream media: “Masks stop the spread of coronavirus!” Reality: Staying home while sick stops the spread of coronavirus. From recent BMJ article...very short window (1-2 days) where viral load is large enough to be contagious before symptom onset.
An excellent overview of what is currently known about #SARSCoV2 transmission, pathology and immunity.
Virology, transmission, and pathogenesis of SARS-CoV-2
'RT-PCR tests detect SARSCoV2 RNA in upper respiratory tract for a mean of 17; detection of viral RNA doesnt necessarily equate to infectiousness, & viral culture from PCR + upper respiratory tract samples has been rarely positive beyond 9 days of illness'
Virology, transmission, and pathogenesis of SARS-CoV-2 #GPHO
A very good insight into the basic concepts of COVID-19... very succinctly explained. Virology, transmission, and pathogenesis of SARS-CoV-2
What is the reason for the high transmission rate of SARS-Cov-2? When are people most infectious? What is the role of asymptomatic spread? Find out what we do and do not know in this free education article from