COVID-19 updates based on what experts on Twitter are talking about.
Spain's seroprevalence study #ENECOVID is out @TheLancet— Miguel Hernán (@_MiguelHernan) July 6, 2020
#SARSCoV2 IgG antibodies: 5% nationwide, 11% in Madrid
Lower % in children
1/3 of asymptomatic infections
A logistics feat with >60,000 participants
This is what a highly engaged citizenry can dohttps://t.co/QQws7tQvmc pic.twitter.com/SEnWSPEnma
This morning, we're releasing a look at all the clinical trials against #COVID19. One big conclusion: we've spent a lot of resources on #Hydroxychloroquine, probably too much.https://t.co/960SeInWqa— Matthew Herper (@matthewherper) July 6, 2020
You see that Jupiter-sized orb towering above all those other planets? pic.twitter.com/o1VtRutKKc
The power of a #FOIA request👇. “The disparities persist across state lines & regions. They exist in rural towns on the Great Plains, in suburban counties, like Fairfax County, Va., & in many of the country’s biggest cities” #COVID19 🤬 https://t.co/b7D0qhM6ac— Beth Linas, PhD, MHS (she/her) 👩🔬👩💻 (@bethlinas) July 6, 2020
In @bmj_latest, @cmyeaton and I talk about the data informing our response. Verdict: we must do better. We need data stratified on age, race, time, & location. We need standardization across states. We need data-driven assessments, not easy narratives.https://t.co/RrcfcBHuns— Natalie E. Dean, PhD (@nataliexdean) July 6, 2020
R0- (pronounced “r-naught”)— Dr. Caroline Bartman (@Caroline_Bartma) July 6, 2020
How many people on average an infected person will pass the virus to
“I hope you R0 going into stores without a mask”
This is bad. ICE just told students here on student visas that if their school is going online-only this fall, the students must depart the United States and cannot remain through the fall semester. https://t.co/8DteVzexLB pic.twitter.com/OfkWRKFZZE— Aaron Reichlin-Melnick (@ReichlinMelnick) July 6, 2020
Fun fact: plague is endemic around the world, including in the US. A "level III early warning" is the second-lowest biological threat level. Plague is treatable with antibiotics.— Dr. Angela Rasmussen (@angie_rasmussen) July 6, 2020
Things I'm more worried about: #SARSCoV2, vaccine refusal, the current US leadership, murder hornets https://t.co/BHQAG1WQRw
Hey all, infectious disease epidemiologist here:— ☣️ Michael Ç̸̠͎͉̹̼̠͔̗̓̐̐̓̓̀͝͝. Bazaco ☣️ (@MCBazacoPhD) July 6, 2020
Sporadic cases of #bubonicplague and Naegleria fowleri (#braineatingamoeba) pop up almost every year and make the news. In fact, plague is endemic in Madagascar.
They have both popped up in the news this week.
What max group size is needed to stop superspreading events (SSEs) & control COVID19?— A Marm Kilpatrick (@DiseaseEcology) July 6, 2020
It's now well known that SSEs play key role in #COVID19. Big Q: how do interventions reduce size of these events and how effective would they be?
Sometime in the next 24-28 hours the official #Covid19 death toll in the US will crack 130,000. That's 130,000 deaths in 5 months. And this virus is not done, not by a long shot.— Helen Branswell (@HelenBranswell) July 5, 2020
The US has 4.25% of the world's population but 24% of the Covid deaths.
Please be prudent. pic.twitter.com/npMc1FLbD3
"Where did SARS-1 go? It's just disappeared," he said. "So we have to think about these things. We need to start researching the ecology of the virus, understanding how it originates and mutates.” - Thanks we’ll get right on that. https://t.co/8Q1fmh8XHT HT @edwardcholmes— Andrew Rambaut 🦠🧬🌲🔮🤦♂️ (@arambaut) July 6, 2020
A month ago I tweeted this thread, to *enormous* backlash. Many folks yelled that I had sold out my credibility. An expert on experts called me out for "the very essence of politicizing expertise."— Jeremy BLACK LIVES MATTER Konyndyk (@JeremyKonyndyk) July 5, 2020
But here the thing. I and others making this point...weren't wrong. https://t.co/YEuVEM6gy4