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1/7. So, there is a BIG paper out (not yet peer-reviewed) out looking at the factors associated with #COVID19-related hospital death. Starting with health records of 17 mil UK NHS patients, they studied >5.5K COVID deaths. Graph summarises factors associated with risk of death. Image
2/7. Read the full pre-print by @bengoldacre and others here:…
3/7. Interpreting the graph: A 'hazard ratio' of 1 (along dotted red line) has been set by a reference group under each heading e.g. never having smoked. Dots to the right of the red line are indicating higher risk than the reference group and dots to the left, lower risk.
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1/8. Much of our hope hangs on immunity. Will people who get #COVID19 be immune afterwards? How long will immunity last? Will we be able to tell who has immunity? Can we use antibodies from immune people as a treatment? Can we make an effective vaccine?
2/8. While research is at an early phase, it's moving fast. It seems that affected people do develop immunity & that it's likely to last perhaps 1-3 years (rather than months, which would be bad or decades, which would be amazing). It's too early to know the timeframe yet though.
3/8. Immunity means that a vaccine(s) should be possible. If immunity is not long-lasting, prevention might possibly require annual vaccinations, like is the case for flu.
(Side note: we wonder will the anti-vaccination movement wane a little now?).
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#TRIBECON begins #Pravara; felicitations to #AbhayBang @SearchGad & #sudarshan #VGKK for their inspiring work on #TribalHealth; @DrLahariya @whoindia among others felicitated
#abhayBang #healthsystem design for tribal communities need to be relooked for #UHC; strategies & schemes must adapt with local social & cultural context; recollects #Brainstorming with @DesirajuKeshav at @SearchGad leading to #ExpertCommittee #tribalhealth @TribalHealthIND
#TRIBECON #AbhayBang notes with happiness increasing interest in #tribalhealth research, yet this continues to be “off the beaten path”; congratulations to #pravara medical college in bringing this together; the proposed #Bandardhara declaration to improve #tribalhealth research
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