COVID-19 updates based on what experts on Twitter are talking about.
"Listen, hospitalisations & deaths are low. It isn't that bad."— Dr Emma Hodcroft (@firefoxx66) August 13, 2020
Last time I heard that? June. When I was talking about rising #COVID19 cases in Texas & the south.
How many times are we doing to have to watch this pattern before we learn we can't wait?https://t.co/45kxaCMnJl pic.twitter.com/IOjHI7xHCu
I prefer the term racism to birtherism.— Dan Rather (@DanRather) August 14, 2020
Debunking works! Let's get to it!— Timothy Caulfield (@CaulfieldTim) August 13, 2020
My review of the evidence: "Correcting #COVID19 Misinformation on Social Media" https://t.co/Od8TVDoOcB cc @DrJenGunter @picardonhealth
Bottom line: "there is little doubt that efforts to correct misinformation are worthwhile."#GoTeam! pic.twitter.com/SYYeLDNxiC
White supremacy is a belief system based on the idea that ppl of color, esp Black ppl, are fundamentally illegitimate as equal citizens or human beings.— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) August 13, 2020
Calling into question the citizenship of elected officials of color, esp when the answer is obvious, is one way it manifests.
When @edyong209 interviewed me for this piece, he asked (I paraphrase) “What do journalists get wrong when writing about your community?” I’ve done 100+ interviews. I can’t recall ever being asked that question. You should *always* ask that question. https://t.co/g4S0i4suZr— Jennifer Brea🦒 (@jenbrea) August 14, 2020
Since then, several of my friends have died in the transition between jobs, between insurance plans, between states.— Arrianna Marie Planey, PhD (@Arrianna_Planey) August 14, 2020
People are dying in the "gaps."
That is why I do work at the intersection of health & healthcare equity.
Perspective: The US has more Covid cases every 8 hours than South Korea has had in 8 months.— Dr. Tom Frieden (@DrTomFrieden) August 14, 2020
Contact tracing is not just about breaking chains of transmission. It is also about identifying and helping those who have already been infected. Remember that our major goal is to reduce morbidity and mortality, and there are many ways to achieve this. https://t.co/EwRF51gXpr— Natalie E. Dean, PhD (@nataliexdean) August 13, 2020
I'm just going to put this out there: ballots are not the only thing the Post Office delivers, and if you mess up the USPS, you are messing up seniors getting their medicines by mail; small businesses shipping their products; contractors who still get paid by check.— Ronald Klain (@RonaldKlain) August 13, 2020
Friendly neighborhood infectious disease epidemiologist here:— ☣️ Michael Ç̸̠͎͉̹̼̠͔̗̓̐̐̓̓̀͝͝. Bazaco ☣️ (@MCBazacoPhD) August 13, 2020
The #COVID19 pandemic is still burning through the United States and no indicators exist to justify relaxing your precautions. I know some of you are bored or anxious to get out. Know that we are still in it deep.
Today, @nytimes has examined the CDC's data for excess mortality ("deaths above normal") over the pandemic.— Dr Alexandra Phelan (@alexandraphelan) August 13, 2020
Since March, at least 200,000 more Americans have died than usual.
That's ~60,000 more deaths than officially directly linked to #COVID19.
We have a measles vaccine but 140k still died of measles in 2018.— Craig Spencer MD MPH (@Craig_A_Spencer) August 12, 2020
We have multiple polio vaccines but still struggle to eradicate the disease.
Any COVID19 vaccine will only be another tool, not a panacea.
We need critical investments in good public health to end this pandemic.