NEW: There are now over 60,000 new COVID cases on college campuses since August.

This only accounts for ~1/4 colleges.

Our new hot spots.
This has been a failed experiment as predicted by @profgalloway and discussed here.…
At this point, all universities must have effective isolation procedures.

At least 60 people died (mostly non-students so we shall call them people) from campus outbreaks in the Spring.
These effective isolation procedures should not be punishments. The university is principally to blame. The mental health of students must be accounted for.
These college students must NOT be sent home out of frustration as many schools are doing. This is how it spreads.
Schools must test asymptotic people immediately. They must account for their entire footprint.

If they don’t have access to testing give your school and F. They should refund your tuition if they brought you there. (I know— dumbest things I ever said)
The studies of heart abnormalities with COVID are no joke. There are prominent university presidents who don’t believe any harm can come to college students.

They get their confidence from people always thinking they’re right. Nowhere else.

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17 Sep
COVID Update September 17: Putting the pandemic in its place. 1:
We haven’t had one here so we think “this has never happened before.”

The rest of the world thinks— “to you it hasn’t.” 2/
“Where’ve you been? We’ve had SARS. We’ve had MERS. We’ve had Ebola. We’ve still got polio. We’ve got HIV. Guinea worm. Do you need us to go on?

You guys have been lucky and don’t even know it.” 3/
Read 19 tweets
16 Sep
COVID Update September 16: If Trump wins re-election I don’t see a path towards ending the pandemic end here in the U.S. without continual ongoing damage. 1/
Let me take the politics off the table.

I care A LOT less about who becomes president than hundreds of thousands of people dying.

I care about who is President BECAUSE I don’t want hundreds of thousands of people to die. 2/
I will also add I do not plan to serve in a new Biden Administration.

I certainly want the very best people in the key health care jobs & I’m confident that would happen in a Biden Administration. But that is not what motivates me. 3/
Read 25 tweets
16 Sep
Thank you
Thank you
Thank you

Thanks to all the listeners of #inthebubble today we sent a check for $19,000 to Project Ayuda in the Central Valley of California.
Let me tell you why.

Project Ayuda offers disaster relief payments to undocumented residents, many of them farm workers & their families.

Make no mistake. They are in this country to pick our crops & grow our food that we all take for granted. And they are dying in record #s.
COVID is ravaging these areas. And now the orange skies and unhealthy air is too. The nature of the work is ungodly heat, backbreaking manual labor & poor living conditions.

And the Central Valley, CA among our country’s biggest hot spots.
Read 5 tweets
15 Sep
BREAKING: I am talking to scientists about this right now and will provide an update, but all media reports on clinical issues should be viewed very cautiously.

Follow if interested.…
There are a few things I am picking up that lead me to a broader point having to do with disclosure, transparency & the media and our breathless interest in these clinical trials.
First it is not at all uncommon for there to be adverse events during a trial. They have to be made public and reviewed independently as this one was.
Read 12 tweets
13 Sep
COVID Update September 14: For every 10% of people who won't take a vaccine, that leads to about 100,000 more deaths over 4 months. 1/
I spent the day playing with a new toy: a model engineer and pandemic expert Bill Joy built for me. It's rough numbers and filled with a lot of assumptions, but it divides the country into groups: Cs and Ns.

Cs where a mask & take a vaccine when available.
Ns don't do either. 2/
The more people that become Cs, the quicker we move on & the fewer people who will die. This assumes that Ns spread COVID at an R of 1.4 & Cs at 0.4. That is, a vaccine or mask won't work perfectly & people who aren't compliant only spread the virus above average, not wildly. 3/
Read 26 tweets
13 Sep
GOOD NEWS: The US is finally on the cusp of the test positivity rate declining below 5%, a key WHO guidepost.

Some thoughts.
This may happen as we cross the grim 200,000 official death milestone. An incredibly expensive price to reach this milestone. 2/
The impact on mental illness & addiction has been hard as well. All of these are part of the cost of the pandemic & our poor response. 3/
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