The head of the World Health Organization has called the island nation "a global exemplar" for its success in controlling the virus.
Michael MinaAnd there is this
Wouldn’t it be nice to have a functioning, rational, cohesive government to lead the way through this pandemic?
Yes, NZ is optimal to free the populous of #COVID19. But it didn’t come w/out terrific efforts
Lots to learn from NZ
The United States has a chance to make things better before things get much, much worse. But much of the country appears to be squandering the opportunity.
Michael MinaWinter is coming and as a country we are continuing to squander our time. Reporting by @HelenBranswell
Separate from the link @juliettekayyem said in March the first chapter of the book on the US response to #COVID19 will be called “squandered time”
Manufacturers of antigen tests say they are nowhere near able to meet demand.
Michael MinaThis is important. The rapid tests discussed here are not the same as the daily rapid at home tests for #COVID19 transmission we are calling for. The article refers to diagnostic tests that will NOT scale as needed. We need simple transmission indicators
You know that feeling when you have an aha moment. If you’re not familiar with the phrase, we can’t do better than our friends from Merriam-Webster: aha moment (noun): a moment of sudden realization, inspiration, insight, recognition, or...
Experts are revising their views on the best methods to detect infections, setting aside long-held standards so that the spread of the virus can be more quickly tracked and contained.
Michael MinaTo save society from this virus, we need to focus on daily fast #COVID19 tests. These are more critical now than even vaccines
Forget the headlines! These are not less accurate. They are perhaps MORE accurate to tell when transmitting
This diagnostic study compares unsupervised home self-collected midnasal swabs vs clinician-collected nasopharyngeal swabs for the detection of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).
Michael Mina maintains a new testing regimen could end the COVID-19 pandemic—in three weeks.
Michael MinaJonathan Shaw captures the essence of the argument very nicely here. Absent of vaccines, this is truly our best shot at opening the economy and one practically sitting in front of us now
Failing the Coronavirus-Testing Test - Harvard Magazine harvardmagazine.com/2020/08/covid-… via @AddThis
Background: Governments are attempting to control the COVID-19 pandemic with nonpharmaceutical interventions (NPIs). However, it is still largely unknown how effective different NPIs are at reducing transmission. Data-driven studies can estimate the...
Will re-opening plans be undone by off-campus social life? Preeti Malani, M.D., FIDSA of the University of Michigan and Carlos del Rio, M.D., FIDSA of Emory University discuss the obstacles colleges and universities will face amid the COVID-19...
By identifying and isolating clusters of infected people, we wiped out Covid-19 in Vò, say Andrea Crisanti, a professor of microbiology, and Antonio Cassone, a former official at the Italian institute of health
Dropping antibody counts aren’t a sign that our immune system is failing against the coronavirus, nor an omen that we can’t develop a viable vaccine.
Michael MinaSo many questions immunity to #COVID19 w much concern about waning antibodies and long term immune protection.
But all is expected. Immunity to Covid seems is working!!
Great detailed overview here by @VirusesImmunity and @RMedzhitov