In this Viewpoint directors of the NIH and NIDDK summarize the agency’s 2020-2030 Strategic Plan for NIH Nutrition Research, a roadmap to establish a science of nutrition as a means to prevent and treat illness and to develop actionable,...
Younger children urgently need to get back to their classrooms, and the evidence from Europe shows no wider harms. It’s more complicated with older students.
Ethan WeissVery thoughtful piece from @Avik on schools
As U.S. school districts wrestle with decisions about reopening classrooms, Europe’s experience provides a path to success, writes Avik Roy. wsj.com/articles/why-i… via @WSJ
As restaurateurs continue to seek creative solutions to serve their clientele during the pandemic, a first-of-its-kind outdoor dining experience has made its way to downtown San Francisco.
Three seven-foot-tall translucent domes dotted the...
An interactive tool from epidemiologists at Georgia Tech estimates the chances that someone with coronavirus will be present at events of various sizes in every county in the U.S., including in the Bay Area. Here’s how it works.
Ethan WeissIf 25 people gather in SF, odds are 34% that at least one has coronavirus: New tool shows risk
In the UK and the USA, risk of reporting a positive test for COVID-19 was increased
among front-line health-care workers. Health-care systems should ensure adequate availability
of PPE and develop additional strategies to protect health-care workers...
Ethan WeissAlso, it's not the same thing, but while risk to HCWs is ~3.4x higher than for those in general public, the absolute risk of patient -> HCW worker remains low (thelancet.com/journals/lanpu…). At UCSF there have only been 28 documented cases out of ~4500 employees tested
John Ioannidis’s controversial studies claim that the coronavirus isn’t that big a threat. Before the Stanford scientist did any of them, he wanted to take that message to the White House.
Ethan WeissHoly shit this is interesting. There is so much to unpack. I don't know where to begin. Nice work @stephaniemlee
An Elite Group Of Scientists Tried To Warn Trump Against Lockdowns In March
This retrospective cohort study uses Veterans Health Administration data on adults free of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) to evaluate the association between new statin use and all-cause and cardiovascular mortality, and a composite...
Face masks are emerging as one of the most powerful weapons to fight the novel coronavirus, with growing evidence that facial coverings help prevent transmission—even if an infected wearer is in close contact with others.
Ethan WeissCDC says the coronavirus pandemic could be under control in four to eight weeks if everyone wore a mask starting now
The patterns from hundreds of thousands of survey respondents reflect partisanship, peer pressure and the footprint of the coronavirus itself.
Ethan WeissVery interesting data here:
A Detailed Map of Who Is Wearing Masks in the U.S.
“The big takeaway of all of the data is partisanship is the big determinant of all of the behavior,” she said. “It’s not age. It’s not where you live.”