COVID-19 updates based on what experts on Twitter are talking about.
Wait, WHAT? "@CDCgov removes statement on airborne virus transmission, claiming website error" It wasn't error- it is politics at the agency, again. How can anyone trust this #publichealth agency after repeated missteps? https://t.co/5ILqRBNpTT— Beth S. Linas, PhD, MHS (she/her) (@bethlinas) September 21, 2020
Some argue we can open economy locking vulnerable people away. We disagree. Our letter supporting 4 CMOs @trishgreenhalgh @devisridhar @Dr2NisreenAlwan @timcolbourn @SusanMichie @chrischirp @MaggieRae20 @CharlesTannock @GabrielScally @ReicherStephen et alhttps://t.co/mkzbk9sBDf— Martin McKee (@martinmckee) September 21, 2020
„This is a significant day“, @GaviSeth said yesterday. „From today we potentially have a truly global solution to a global problem”. I think this is one of the defining issues of the pandemic. But what’s the plan? How close are we really? A thread (story: https://t.co/Wcy9wytdfW)— Kai Kupferschmidt (@kakape) September 22, 2020
1. Three weeks ago, everyone was bashing the University of Illinois for having the audacity to run an in-person semester at a large state school by developing an in-house testing program test to screen 10,000 students per day.— Carl T. Bergstrom (@CT_Bergstrom) September 22, 2020
Some facts: @WHO has 194 Member States; no one gov't controls us. On Jan. 14 our #COVID19 technical lead told media of the potential for human-to-human transmission. Since February, our experts have publicly discussed transmission by people without symptoms or prior to symptoms.— Gabby Stern (@gabbystern) September 22, 2020
A cool another self-identified leftist epidemiologist wants a lockdown based on "ethnicity" and socio-economic position rather than trying to keep society-wide covid infections low. Another piece with zero mention of the fact that people live in households. pic.twitter.com/nZKTCgFlnl— Justin Feldman (@jfeldman_epi) September 22, 2020
Respect and many congratulations to @c_drosten who will be awarded the Federal Cross of Merit this year. After this long year of public engagement and getting a lot of unfounded abuse, such a recognition is defenitely more than deserved. https://t.co/UBRLoGVZHM— Björn Meyer (@_b_meyer) September 22, 2020
Finally out! @JedMSP and @Kelley__Harris paper analyzing social media posts about biorxiv preprints, with the concerning finding that many papers in genetics, evolution and behavioral science receive substantial attention from white nationalist communities https://t.co/1Fp3MEZpwL— Kevin Bird (@itsbirdemic) September 22, 2020
What is the best endpoint for Phase 3 vaccine trials? Disease of any severity? Severe disease? Infection? Most trials have selected the first, but this @PostOpinions piece is critical of counting mild cases. A thread in defense of what is being done. 1/6https://t.co/UneLOZiNwM— Natalie E. Dean, PhD (@nataliexdean) September 22, 2020
In this study in Dublin of 128 participants (average age 49 years), more than half reported fatigue at 10 wks post positive #COVID19 PCR test. There was no correlation with initial symptom/disease severity or level of inflammatory markers.#CountLongCovidhttps://t.co/nJ5ivhuvB4— Dr Nisreen Alwan 🌻 (@Dr2NisreenAlwan) September 22, 2020
Boris Johnson: “we have reached a perilous turning point.” Yes, because your government failed to use the summer to build an effective test/trace system. Instead, you outsourced testing to the private sector, a decision with catastrophic consequences for health and our economy. pic.twitter.com/TEqlv0PB2R— richard horton (@richardhorton1) September 22, 2020
- In the US, Black & Latinx people are more likely to have household members who are ‘essential workers’— Arrianna Marie Planey, PhD (@Arrianna_Planey) September 22, 2020
- Black & Latinx households are, on average, larger & more likely to be intergenerational
Failing to account for that == ethnocentric bias. https://t.co/21GtWRADSn
Our new study finds that college openings with primarily in-person instructions accounted for 6-7% of the daily #covid19 cases in the US. #UWCHOICE @UW_Pharmacy— Anirban Basu (@Basucally) September 22, 2020
Pleasure working with @andersen_hecon @AnisabelBento @ChrisMarsicano @KosaliSimon https://t.co/2VYv0CRIrl
It is absolutely inappropriate to DM & harass/threaten people due to a difference in opinions. More & more I’m seeing/hearing people doing this when it comes to conversations about aerosols - we all respect and communicate with each other - please don’t harass us if you disagree— Dr. Saskia Popescu (@SaskiaPopescu) September 22, 2020
A rough timeline of shifting 'COVID is all over' claims:— Adam Kucharski (@AdamJKucharski) September 22, 2020
March: Most people have already been infected.
May: Most had undetected prior immunity.
July: The 'superspreaders' have already had it.
Sep: The rising hospitalisations aren't actually COVID. 1/