Epidemiologist, Immunologist, Physician, Harvard Public Health/Medical School. Discuss vaccines, immunity, infectious diseases, public health
What a great read and wonderful graphics by @washingtonpost On the utility and power of sequence based reconstruction of transmission dynamics to monitor, track and understand spread of viruses like SARS-COV-2. washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/…
Prof. Biol. @UW. Info flow in bio, society, & science. COVID
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If we knew fine-scale details about the timing of COVID transmission and the rates of transmission among children and between children and adults, I bet we would have the confidence to safely reopen our schools or could make the changes needed to do so.
It wouldn't be trivial. We'd need masks. Testing. Maybe we'd have to close bars as a tradeoff. Maybe K-5 or K-8 would be open and high schools closed. Maybe we'd close temporarily in areas suffering bad outbreaks. I don't know. But this information would help us figure it out.
People seem to be missing something.
If the only choice was between (a) doing nothing and reopening schools or (b) doing nothing and not reopening schools, I'd be all for reopening schools.
Don't let the White House convince you that doing nothing is all we can do.
Great to see our work on rapid sequencing of SARS-CoV-2 to investigate healthcare-associated #COVID @CUH_NHS featured in the @washingtonpost today @Cambridge_Uni @Cambridge_COGUK @CovidGenomicsUK washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/…
Awesome Graphics + Explainer on how Genomic Epidemiology Can be Used to Track & Trace #COVID19 Cases
👉 #SARSCoV2 sub-strains illuminating chains of transmission
@brady_dennis @chriscmooney @sarahkaplan48 @Harry_Stevens @macroliter #EpiTwitter pic.twitter.com/yIWiPY5fhu
1/ This was an excellent piece on the use of genomic sequencing to better understand #covid19 spread. One of the biggest challenges is understanding how and why spread is happening.
physician-scientist, author, editor
We have such a powerful way of tracking covid outbreaks but in the US it is grossly under-utilized: genomic epidemiology (sequencing the virus) washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/… great @PostGraphics @brady_dennis @Harry_Stevens @chriscmooney @sarahkaplan48 A1 @washingtonpost pic.twitter.com/dIKzjnhKUR
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Value of genomic epi tracing SARS-CoV-2 w/ me & many others @MiGScenter @macroliter washingtonpost.com/graphics/2020/…
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Scientists have a powerful new tool for controlling the
#coronavirus: Its own genetic code.
USA, home 2 the world’s biggest outbreak, has failed to tap the technique’s full potential.
Fascinating piece and graphic accompaniment on genetic sequencing — a tool which the U.S. has not used to its full advantage and one that could help us track the spread of the pandemic. Experts like @arimoin have advocated to sequence the WH outbreak.
Associate Director Global Health @KFF. @SAISHopkins Prof. U.S. & International Health Policy, Health Security, Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Nice look at the promise of genomic epidemiology for Covid-19, and how the U.S. government has so far fumbled its chance to apply this tool for control of the epidemic.
(also, can I move to Scienceville? sounds nice there)