COVID-19 updates based on what experts on Twitter are talking about.
New study finds Covid19 patients are no longer infectious after 11 days of getting sick even though some may still test positive. The data from Singapore adds to a growing body of evidence showing people don’t transmit the infection once they’re recovered. https://t.co/adRCousXYa— Scott Gottlieb, MD (@ScottGottliebMD) May 24, 2020
“It is coming, and it’s going to be more of a checkerboard...It’s not going to be a wave that spreads out uniformly over all of rural America; it’s going to be hot spots that come and go. And I don’t know how well they’re going to be managed.” --me— Dr. Tara C. Smith (@aetiology) May 25, 2020
Arresting coverage from the @nytimes https://t.co/uGTdUuy06C . We have only experienced a small fraction of what this virus can do to a population. This puts in stark relief the responsibility to do all we can to control it so we don't multiply this toll many fold.— Marc Lipsitch (@mlipsitch) May 25, 2020
This from @nytimes has been tweeted many times today and for very good reason - it is heartbreaking.— Kristian G. Andersen (@K_G_Andersen) May 25, 2020
While you scroll through, remember this - 95% of the population is still susceptible.
Time to implement a proven plan? Test, trace, isolate.https://t.co/6EpnJZ2whB
It’s that time again. A mumpsimus (16th century) is someone who refuses to budge/insists that they are right, despite clear evidence that they are wrong. Plural: mumpsimuses.— Susie Dent (@susie_dent) May 25, 2020
Why some bacteria undergo more HGT than others? Our recent paper in @ScienceAdvances makes a small but important contribution to this question. Here I summarise what we did in the context of evolutionary biology of sex and recombination.https://t.co/VHRsQBF3Z3 pic.twitter.com/A38icOXW7a— Rafal Mostowy (@RafalMostowy) May 25, 2020
I have become a target for ads from sellers of these evil valved masks. The valve provides “breathability” when you exhale by releasing your breath and its contagion-carrying respiratory droplets. The masks protects no one. They need to be banned. pic.twitter.com/e0WPUeXcJN— Atul Gawande (@Atul_Gawande) May 24, 2020
My mother died this morning. I wasn't able to be by her bedside at her memory care facility in Houston to say goodbye, owing to the coronavirus. For those who really believe the news media relishes this state we're in, I ask you to consult what is left of your humanity.— Robert Draper (@DraperRobert) May 24, 2020
As lockdown rules relax, we need to make our own choices: Which contacts are unnecessary? Which can you make safer?— Ellie Murray (@EpiEllie) May 24, 2020
Keep yourself, family, & community safe by making a #ContactBudget. #StayHome if you can; #ReduceYourContacts if you can’t; consider #PeopleTimeSpaceandPlace. pic.twitter.com/Ex8kfDcmL4
I know it is tough to lose a trusted adviser at the height of crisis, but when it’s a choice of that or integrity of vital public health advice, the latter must come first. That’s the judgment I and, to her credit, Catherine Calderwood reached. PM and Cummings should do likewise.— Nicola Sturgeon (@NicolaSturgeon) May 24, 2020
The Pareto principle—80/20 rule—law of the vital few, is quickly getting backing for #SARSCoV2 transmissibility.— Eric Topol (@EricTopol) May 24, 2020
3 preprints, using 3 different methods, different patient cohorts, show a small % of infections account for a large proportion of spread.
A table to summarize 👇 pic.twitter.com/AwTy1c3JKL
We are excited to share our article about microaggressions published in Annals of Emergency Medicine. It was written by us, 4 women of color physicians who practice in academics. We would love to comment on this article, a prized accomplishment in our professional lives. 1/ pic.twitter.com/XpX12LyTT1— Dr. Adaira Landry (@AdairaLandryMD) May 24, 2020
It is very hard to provide scientific advice to a government which doesn't want to listen to science. I hope, however, that the public will read our papers (publicly available at https://t.co/TFK4vYbLiL) and continue to make up for this bad government with their own good sense.— Stephen Reicher (@ReicherStephen) May 24, 2020
As a death historian, I feel like I'm going *mad* watching the United States stumble through a mass death event, pushing aside elderly folks & poor folks & people of color in pursuit of normalcy, summertime, & instant gratification.— Leah Richier (@CallMeRichier) May 24, 2020
We are utterly grotesque. This is horrifying.