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Wann, wenn nicht jetzt?
Im März hieß es, das sei unrealistisch.
Jetzt sind wir fast auf Null (siehe zB LK #Freising).
Was tun wir, damit das so bleibt?
Ist es jetzt, "nicht nötig"?
Kann man die Bekämpfung der Pandemie also nie beschließen?
@CDU, @fdp, und besonders @fw_bayern scheinen @BorisJohnson's Kurs verfolgen zu wollen, und Eindämmung aufzugeben.
Warum das nicht sinnvoll ist, erklärt zB die neuste Erklärung zum #JohnSnowMemo
Der Impfstand in 🇬🇧, 🇮🇱 und 🇺🇸 ist weiter als in 🇩🇪.
Trotzdem sieht man dort schon wieder exponentielles Wachstum. Die Steigung ist zum Teil steiler als in der Vergangenheit.
➡️ Impfen allein kann die Pandemie (noch?) nicht bremsen!
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MAY 16th

Combination of tweet plus clip from Question Time.
A warning that those saying the virus will miraculously disappearing are just telling people what they want to hear, and that inevitably and frustratingly “cases will go up”.

May: Side note

The group downplaying the severity of #SARSCov2 back in March returned in May to double-down on claims the majority of UK population was already infected & the pandemic was all but over. Again.

They were mistaken again, but still persist.
MAY 24th

The worst thing isn’t the act, but total lack of leadership & ownership in Govt response.

No, I’ve not moved on. It’s not like I’ve been distracted by their mind-blowing Public Health response. That’s just me, Devi’s take is here:
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THREAD: #SARSCov2 insights from @devisridhar.

Initial objective was to collate a timeline for myself, then I thought it may be useful to others too.

I intended to capture one item for each month, but some months were so packed the thread grew 🙃

Brief summary at end.

“Take it seriously [...] over-responding is better than delaying action.”

Advice from 16th Jan is still just as relevant today as the basis for an ongoing national response.


“If praising is the cost, it's worth paying for the benefit”

As governments criticised close relationship between China & WHO, a clear explanation why diplomacy was needed for the betterment of global understanding and response.

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1)Une grande nouvelle le célèbre virologue @c_drosten a signé le John Snow Mémorandum contre la stratégie d’immunité collective #JohnSnowMemo
2)Les chercheurs : « Nous avons besoin d’une communication claire sur les risques liés à la #COVID19 et sur les stratégies efficaces pour la combattre . Nous partageons notre point de vue sur le consensus actuel fondé sur de nouvelles données .#JohnSnowMemo
3)Le #SARSCoV2 se propage par contact par de grosses gouttelettes et à distance par aérosol. Sa forte infectiosité combinée à une population non immunisée contre un nouveau virus a créé des conditions de propagation rapide au sein de la communauté.
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Wow, de Nederlandse vertaling van de #JohnSnowMemo heeft een significant ander beeld van de wetenschappelijke consensus dan de andere talen. Aerosolverspreiding over grotere afstanden in omstandigheden met slechte ventilatie lijkt opzettelijk weggelaten. 1/7
De Engelse versie is: "SARS-CoV-2 spreads through contact (via larger droplets and aerosols), and longer-range transmission via aerosols, especially in conditions where ventilation is poor." 2/7
De Nederlandse "vertaling" beweert echter: "SARS-CoV2 verspreidt zich voornamelijk via nauw contact (druppel- en contact transmissie), en in sommige omstandigheden via de lucht." 3/7
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Our correspondence in THE LANCET: idea of herd immunity through natural infection is deeply flawed. Uncontrolled transmission in younger people risks morbidity and mortality across the entire population, impact the workforce, overwhelm health care systems. #JohnSnowMemo 1/3
Furthermore, as of now there's no evidence for lasting protective immunity to SARS-CoV-2. Herd strategy would not end the pandemic but result in recurrent epidemics, as was the case with numerous infectious diseases before the advent of vaccination. 2/3…
Japan, Vietnam, others, used public health to control transmission, allowing a return to near-normal. Controlling spread is the best way forward until safe, effective vaccines & therapeutics.

To support an evidence-based approach, sign the memorandum. 3/3
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We do not have to choose between lives & livelihoods when fighting #SARSCoV2 - through effective #TestTraceIsolate & suppression, we can allow *everyone* to take part in an open society.

Join myself & more than 80 other #COVID19 scientists & experts - sign the #JohnSnowMemo
Why 'John Snow'? It's not just because winter is coming! John Snow is considered one of the founders of epidemiology - he traced a cholera outbreak in London to a water pump & removed the handle to curb transmission. Quick effective action saves lives!
The letter says it best, but why do we stand against 'targeted shielding' & 'natural herd immunity'?
1. We do not fully understand immunity to #SARSCoV2 - we don't know how effective it is, or how long it lasts. It's irresponsible to lean on something we don't know will work.
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This week I wrapped up COVID-19 related policy work. Just to quickly pin it, here's a reference thread of my writing about various pandemic topics.
Epidemic forecasts are important, but often fail to translate to on-the-ground decision making. We list a handful of high-priority questions, from basic epidemiology to healthcare data science, that policymakers have been asking us to help them answer.…
The wildlife trade is implicated in a tiny fraction of emerging disease outbreaks worldwide (and has no concrete link to SARS-CoV-2). Centering wildlife trade regulation as "pandemic preparedness" undermines the work of global health experts.…
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