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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 6/20/2020-2

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Peter Turchin The Science behind My Forecast for 2020 - Peter Turchin

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#science #forecast2020
Physical link between RNA processing and epigenetic silencing discovered

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#epi #rna
Lancet-gate in the COVID-19 pandemic era: is it alright for science to be wrong?

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#wrong #pandemic #science
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Wonderful new podcast by @CIDRAP, giving you an inside look at what my @PublicHealthUMN class w/Dr. Osterholm is like! Highly recommend the listen! Key points from ep 1 on #COVIDー19 #COVID19:
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1: @mtosterholm debunks the seasonality premise. Typical in disease outbreaks to see peak infections after 6mo, this is time to understand transmission & take action. Nothing to do w/seasonality or temp, example of active MERS transmission in Arabian desert
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2: Must consider long-term plans. Something between full lockdown vs no action. Find middle ground, minimize exposure in most vulnerable pop, allow transmission in less vulnerable pop b/c less severe outcomes, they become immune & continue to work in society/care for others
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It's not going to be the "brilliance of experts" that truly makes a difference right now to slow #COVID19.

It is going to be the actions of "regular" every day people becoming "experts" in the things we need most.

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2/ Over the last year, I led the American Medical Association's @JournalofEthics issue on the ethics of pandemic response.

We focused on #Ebola, but ended up covering so many topics #journalism #anthropology #law #biosecurity #mentalhealth #epi etc

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3/ If there is anything I learned in leading that effort, it was that there is no single epidemic "expert".

Not only do epidemics require working together across so many academic sectors; they require it across societies at all levels.

Everyone matters.
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Very proud of our recent paper on #epi of #appendicitis just published in @JAMASurgery | ja.ma/2wHn6p2 | Thankful to my collaborators @ReeceGeo, @SESanchezMD, & @DaveFlum | Thankful to @BMCSurgery & the Tauber Fam Foundation who gave me time to work on it. Thread 1/11
Most (not all, of course) papers written on appendicitis in last 10-20 yrs have been based on proportions: # cases w perforation / # cases of appendicitis [including several studies by yours truly!]. But this metric requires a big assumption … 2/11
The assumption is that the groups of patients who are being compared (say, patients with private insurance vs. patients with Medicaid vs. patients with no insurance) all come from populations at equal risk of #appendicitis. But does this assumption hold up? 3/11
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Mediante comentário publicado online no @LancetChildAdol Wang et al. sugerem a adoção de um plano de contingência pelas #UTIs #neonatais afim de proteger e resguardar estes pacientes durante o surto 🌍 do novo #coronavírus #2019nCov : 📲
thelancet.com/journals/lanch… @SBPediatria
"1. Adotar precauções padrões para a higiene e desinfeção das mãos na entrada da #UTI #neonatal e o fornecimento de #EPI como luvas, máscaras #😷 #N95 ou #PFF2 e #óculos de proteção para #TODOS os #profissionaisdesaúde
2. Limitar & restringir imediatamente o n. de visitas nas UTIs #neonatais, assim como o uso de #EPI por parte de #visitas.
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Interested in thinking more deeply about what a “cause” is? Causation: A Very Short Introduction from @ranilillanjum and @SDMumford is a great starting point.

Thread recap starting now👇🏽#twittereview #epibookclub #causation #causalinference #epimethodsclub
Chapter 1 sets up the problem: causation is hard to define, both in general & for specific events. It’s more than just temporal ordering, but is it a separate thing?

An ex., a town gets sick after flood of rats. Did the rats cause sickness? Maybe it was actually a sick visitor.
Chapter 2 introduces us to Hume’s theories of causation.

1st, regularity: sometimes things are *regularly* followed by other things.

Is this causation? If so, how regular is regular enough? How many times do we have to observe steam after heating water to say it’s causal?
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Wow, #epibookclub, we’re officially halfway through the #bookofwhy!

Chapter 6 is a doozy... we’re going to learn all about paradoxes!! Get ready to have your mind blown!! 🤯🤯🤯
Given last week’s tragic fail on paradox gifs, I made you our very own #epibookclub gif! It’s paradox time!!

(Please be kind this is my very first homemade gif 😂😂)
I like the chapter set up this week: @yudapearl explains importance of spending time working out the paradoxes...they can give us insight into how people process causal information. He says these are paradoxes b/c they straddle the rungs of the #ladderofcausation

So, up we go!
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