COVID-19 updates based on what experts on Twitter are talking about.
Neither mortality nor prevalence data supports the idea that Europe has herd immunity
Useful summary of evidence that the observed declines in COVID-19 epidemics across Europe were the result of differences in physical distancing measures/behaviour change, rather than some as-yet-unidentified form of herd immunity https://t.co/EBxHJqdGxi https://t.co/qyneaszk9W pic.twitter.com/pdhmie2LAO— Adam Kucharski (@AdamJKucharski) June 12, 2020
Why some public health experts supported the protests
Yes, public health experts ARE being ideological in supporting the #BlackLivesMatter protests.— Julia Marcus, PhD, MPH (@JuliaLMarcus) June 11, 2020
Our ideology: health is determined not only by physiology, but also by social forces—like systemic racism.
My latest with @gregggonsalves in @TheAtlantic.https://t.co/J5WIZ7IoOt
First known lung transplant for COVID-19 in the US
The US has performed its first double lung transplant for lung damage caused by #COVID19. The recipient is a 20 yr old woman. She remains on a ventilator at this time. The damage inflicted by #SARSCoV2 is stunning. Via @nytimes https://t.co/SrJG56VOlR pic.twitter.com/sAAB0Z8V4W— Tatiana Prowell, MD (@tmprowell) June 11, 2020
How type 3 interferons, meant to be protective, may cause problems
#Location location... and #duration! How to make a good #friend -#typeIII #interferon- into a #foe: our new paper @ScienceMagazine describes how prolonged #IFNL stimulation affects #viral and bacterial #superinfections in the lower #airways! #flu #SARSCoV2 https://t.co/VdKYMjZU60— Ivan Zanoni (@Lo_Zanzi) June 11, 2020