COVID-19 news, Fri 16 Oct:

1. Results from the WHO Solidarity trial
3. The town of Great Barrington, MA is not thrilled about being associated with the pro-herd-immunity declaration
4. More about the Solidarity trial (@kakape)
5. Chris Christie was hospitalized with Covid; urges precautions (@darehgregorian)
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15 Oct
COVID-19 news, Thu 15 Oct:

1. Public health professionals publish 'The John Snow Memo', advocating for suppressing the Coronavirus
2. 'Nature' endorsement of Biden is focused on Covid management
3. Criticism of the 'herd immunity' strategy
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26 Aug
Thread about reported political interference with CDC guidelines.

1. The August 24 change in testing recommendations
2. July 23-24: CDC updates school reopening guidance, after the President and administration officials criticize their recommendations and announce that the previous guidance will be revised
3. May 28: CDC removes guidelines about increased risk from singing (and after this, as was already evident at the time, there were outbreaks after choir activities)
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21 Aug
Thread about the difference between someone testing ​PCR ‘positive’ versus being contagious.

Illustration from @michaelmina_lab: Image
WHO criteria for releasing patients from isolation: no repeated PCR tests required for most patients… ImageImageImage
Similarly, the CDC does not recommend repeated PCR testing for most patients:… Image
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11 Jul
Thread of commentary about the increased lag time between new cases and deaths:

1. About Simpson's Paradox, or why aggregating nationwide trends is misleading:
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5 Jul
Thread about whether the Coronavirus is airborne:

1. Some scientists say aerosol transmission is more common than currently recognized in WHO guidance:
3. A clarification that even if a virus is in small aerosols, that doesn't mean it will seep through long distances
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