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Going have to keep a track of this narrative. #Covid #SARSーCoVー2 #Reinfection #Reactivation

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Hospitalization the second time around after fighting the virus from home the first time. Also had headaches during the second go round.
Video Article (same content): nbcdfw.com/news/coronavir…
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Thread on my #CovidDataProject: #ReOpenAmerica edition.

For those not familiar with my work, the original (and still primary) aim of my model was to answer the question, “Where would we be on #COVID19 deaths had @realDonaldTrump acted quickly and responsibly?” The answer is

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is shocking. As of midnight UTC last night, we stood at 72,271 deaths, and my model shows 90.905%, 65,698 American souls, would still be alive had he acted quickly. In other words, this would have been another tragic but relatively small blip on the epidemic radar, similar in
scale to the #SwineFlu under @BarackObama. And that’s without taking into account the added deaths globally, those caused by America’s failure to act.

Another, secondary goal has been predictive, looking at trends to make an educated guess about where we’re headed. That’s

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Thoughts on upcoming #COVID19 #serology tests:
This is actually quite a challenge! (#Diagnostics often involve a lot of complexities). There is a lot of pressure to roll these tests out, but they need to perform well, or we do more harm than good. #MicroRounds (A thread)
WHY we need these soon:
1. Contact tracing.
2. Can be used to test if a vaccine is working during a clinical trial (70 of them ongoing right now, I believe)
3. Inform public policy makers about rate of asymptomatic cases + previous infections/exposures =informed decision making
How is developing a #PCR different than developing a #serology test?
1. #PCR tests detect viral RNA/DNA (in this case RNA) and can be pretty straight-forward in terms of development
2. #Serology relies on knowing about the #SARSCoV2 structure and how the human body responds.
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1/n A while back, there was some discussion on whether #COVID19 patients could get 're-infected'. The consensus opinion back then seemed that there were a few cases of those who had not fully recovered. Once you've got the antibodies, amirite? Only....
#Reinfection.
2/n Only, it looks like there have been actual confirmed cases #reinfection of #COVID19 in South Korea: 51. A very low rate of re-infection, but still a troubling question.
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3/n To read that above article, click the A inside a rotating 'circle' in the symbols on the upper right-hand side of the page. You will get a drop-down set of symbols, as shown in the screencap below; choose your favored translation from that.
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With the #COVID19 outbreak, it is important to use language responsibly. Here is the first entry of our new #ContagiousWords series, defining the buzzwords and terminology dominating today's conversation. #Pandemic #PandemicsCost
@ilariacapua Language is powerful, so we must be sure and accurate in the ways we communicate science. #Epidemic #ContagiousWords #COVID19
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