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Apr 07

Testing & Diagnosis
Why US coronavirus tracking can't keep up with concerning variants
The country has an enormous virus sequencing capacity, but funding and coordination roadblocks are holding it back.
https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-021-00908-0
Amy Maxmen, PhD @amymaxmen - Wed Apr 07
🧐 My latest investigation looks at US' lagging surveillance for variants. “We have enough sequencers to sequence SARS-CoV-2 from every case, 100x over,” @K_G_Andersen told me. But we are sequencing just 1.5% of cases, according to @GISAID posts. nature.com/articles/d4158…
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Jeremy Kamil @macroliter - Wed Apr 07
“It’s not for lack of trying” ???? IT IS FOR LACK OF TRYING. nature.com/articles/d4158…
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Abdullahi Tsanni @abdultsanni - Thu Apr 08
Genomic surveillance is an important issue, one that is playing out in many countries at the moment. Only a few countries have really good virus-sequencing operations; there are logistical problems & even the US can't get its act together...1/n nature.com/articles/d4158…
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Roxanne Khamsi @rkhamsi - Wed Apr 07
New @amymaxmen article in @NatureNews chronicles the challenges of variant surveillance: - most COVID-19 tests are done by diagnostic labs that frequently discard samples after testing - the fragmented US health system makes coordination a difficult nature.com/articles/d4158…
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André Picard @picardonhealth - Wed Apr 07
Why #coronavirus tracking can't keep up with concerning variants, by @amymaxmen nature.com/articles/d4158…
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Nature News & Comment @NatureNews - Sun Apr 11
“The biggest challenge is that we don’t have a single health system. It’s a nightmare.” nature.com/articles/d4158…
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thelonevirologist @thelonevirologi - Wed Apr 07
Why US coronavirus tracking can't keep up with concerning variants nature.com/articles/d4158…
Dr. Saskia Popescu @SaskiaPopescu - Thu Apr 08
Why US coronavirus tracking can't keep up with concerning variants nature.com/articles/d4158…
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Muin J. Khoury @MuinJKhoury - Thu Apr 08
How can the United States keep up with tracking of SARS-CoV-2 concerning variants? #COVID19 #precisionpublichealth nature.com/articles/d4158… pic.twitter.com/xruwZVEizI
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Thiago Carvalho @CyrilPedia - Thu Apr 08
'A dozen academic researchers at some of the leading virus-sequencing labs in the United States tell Nature that a series of problems is holding the country back.' nature.com/articles/d4158…
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