Fifteen comments from #uOttawa experts in the media this week 📰 (FR & EN): How to avoid contaminating your home, 2020 Summer Olympics, collection and use of cellphone location data, and more. Read article 👉 https://t.co/3ZHvUL1wml pic.twitter.com/deHKD8bSA9
— uOttawa (@uOttawa) March 29, 2020
#UAlberta Butterdome will house AHS assessment and treatment centre.
Safety is top priority as centre opens next week for referral patients showing symptoms of respiratory illness. https://t.co/WIxW6zw9Pp pic.twitter.com/beImdv37fr
— University of Alberta (@UAlberta) March 28, 2020
If your hand sanitiser is alcohol-free, you may as well not bother, says @SiouxsieW.
"The alcohol in hand sanitisers is the whole reason they work against viruses like coronavirus."https://t.co/3xdoERC880
— Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences (@FMHS_UoA) March 27, 2020
— Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences (@FMHS_UoA) January 28, 2020
How will we know if the Australian government's measures are actually "flattening the curve"?
— University of Melbourne (@unimelb) March 28, 2020
OPINION: To get on top of the #coronavirus, we also need to test people without symptoms, says leading Australian epidemiologist Prof Raina MacIntyre, @UNSW @KirbyInstitute. #COVID2019 #covid19australia https://t.co/YTRreFEUlz
— UNSW Medicine (@UNSWMedicine) March 27, 2020
Are you in these Sydney #coronavirus hotspots?
— UNSW (@UNSW) March 29, 2020
Scientists from the Universities of Surrey, Lancaster and Brunel are developing an easy-to-use test that can inform people if they have COVID-19 in just half an hour @UniOfSurrey @Bruneluni @LancasterUni #Covid_19 #smartphone #electronics https://t.co/08FfturS5N pic.twitter.com/VQMPGm3RlF
— New Electronics (@New_Electronics) March 30, 2020
New research is revealing population behaviours in response to #COVID19 policies across the globe. Our @Imperial_IGHI's Big Data & Analytical Unit (BDAU) is tracking and visualising the outbreak daily. Check our their animated charts: https://t.co/SqLIhYSH1a
— Imperial College (@imperialcollege) March 29, 2020
— Dr. Colin Keogh 🛠 (@ColinJ_Keogh) March 21, 2020
#coronavirus Day 14 Quarantine Good News Bulletin: 15 minute covid19 test approved. Crucial for living normally with this disease. https://t.co/pnYlQems2V #we’llgetthroughthis! @GBHI_Fellows @tcddublin @atlanticfellows @TCINeuroscience @BrainHealth
— ianrobertson (@ihrobertson) March 29, 2020
"You need to be sure, if you're young, that you don't give it to your parents or your grandparents. That is really important. And the only way to do that, for the entire community, is to actually really think about this. Keep away from each other."
Stay safe, stay apart. https://t.co/KgogBremi4
— UCC Ireland (@UCC) March 19, 2020
— Independent.ie (@Independent_ie) March 25, 2020
The initiative, led by academics at University of Limerick and @nuigalway, is aimed at providing assistance to front line clinical staff treating patients with Covid-19 where PPE may be in short supply. https://t.co/axRX9fzEve
— University Of Limerick (@UL) March 26, 2020
— Lorraine McIlrath (@LMcIlrath) March 26, 2020
The university labs & expertise across all our universities which could do covid-19 testing (& development of new covid-19 tests) in their labs could be systematically harnessed for ramping up widespread #covid19 testing. https://t.co/tFEfSjsfZh @HSELive @scienceirel @nuigalway
— The Ryan Institute (@RyanInstitute) March 25, 2020
As the UK examines the possibility of rolling out home testing kits for #COVID19, Professor Kingston Mills discusses how effective they might be and if they could work in Ireland. A good read: https://t.co/lJlc26wyjH
— Trinity College Dublin (@tcddublin) March 27, 2020
— Walter Cullen (@walter_cullen) March 26, 2020
— Visual Plague/ Global War Against the Rat (@visualplague) March 26, 2020
— Visual Plague/ Global War Against the Rat (@visualplague) March 24, 2020
"Mathematical epidemiology is playing a crucial role in the fight against large-scale infectious diseases such as COVID-19."
— University of Bath (@UniofBath) March 27, 2020
The #COVID19 pandemic is the greatest pathogenic threat to humanity for over 100 years. A new £1m Liverpool based Outbreak Laboratory offers further ‘hope’ in the fight against this disease.⬇️ https://t.co/xK2BSxI7IQ
— livuni (@LivUni) March 23, 2020
It is incredibly irresponsible of computational chemist Michael Levitt to trade on his Nobel Prize to give the 10 minutes he spent playing with #COVID19 data in Excel more authority than epidemiologists who've spent careers modeling pandemics https://t.co/RAdPdFQg1w
— mbeisen (@mbeisen) March 24, 2020
Here is the Twitter handle for Nobel Laureate / Stanford Professor Michael Levitt featured in this article = @MLevitt_NP2013
— 1971Capital (@1971capital) March 17, 2020
— UMN Medical School (@umnmedschool) March 29, 2020
New Texas #COVID19 Pandemic Toolkit developed at @UTAustin suggests that reducing daily contacts between people by 90% could #FlattenTheCurve enough to prevent area hospitals from being overwhelmed.#SocialDistancing @CIDatUT @texas_IB @UT_Stats https://t.co/sV6tJDpVOq
— NaturalSciences @ UT (@TexasScience) March 26, 2020
Washing your hands often is one of the best ways to protect yourself and your community. Watch below to see the science behind how soap kills the coronavirus. #Covid19 #WashYourHands https://t.co/drm75RNw7N
— LA Public Health (@lapublichealth) March 25, 2020
— Cleveland Clinic (@ClevelandClinic) March 25, 2020
— Mayo Clinic (@MayoClinic) March 25, 2020
Dr. Jeff Balser, CEO of @VUMChealth, explains the timeline and how the science works.
— VUMC Insights (@VUMC_Insights) March 24, 2020
— MassGeneral News (@MassGeneralNews) March 24, 2020
A common misconception is that #coronavirus spares younger adults. But one in five hospitalized patients among the first 4,226 #covid19 cases in the U.S. was between ages 20 to 44, @cdcgov reports.https://t.co/vGGwuzduBQ #FlattenTheCurve
— UCSF Health (@UCSFHospitals) March 25, 2020
For people needing intensive care, David Levine, MD, developer of the home hospital program at the Brigham, suggests setting up hospital rooms in patient homes could be a safer option than retrofitted buildings, if a hospital room isn’t available. #COVID19 https://t.co/KYxOPPm6nh
— Brigham and Women's (@BrighamWomens) March 25, 2020
Dr. Carr, Chair of Emergency Medicine, describes lessons he’s learned from Italy’s outbreak. One lesson is to build capacity for the expected influx of #COVID19 patients before it’s needed. @MountSinaiNYC is clearing out space and creating new #ICU beds: https://t.co/qDZXTAncD3
— Mount Sinai Health System (@MountSinaiNYC) March 22, 2020
As of March 25, 41 US states and 1 US territory report some community spread of #coronavirus (COVID-19). Of those, thirteen states report #COVID19 cases are “widespread.” See CDC’s map to stay up to date on what is happening in your state. https://t.co/MCP09UDSPe pic.twitter.com/a3pt1OtixV
— CDC (@CDCgov) March 25, 2020
"Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago has been discussing a universal do-not-resuscitate policy for infected patients, regardless of the wishes of the patient or their family—a wrenching decision to prioritize the lives of the many over the one." https://t.co/vzTI3ApRXX
— Natasha Bertrand (@NatashaBertrand) March 25, 2020
— Tom Inglesby (@T_Inglesby) March 24, 2020
— Duke Health (@DukeHealth) March 23, 2020
As health officials encourage #SocialDistancing to slow the spread of #COVID19 (#coronavirus), millions of Americans have unexpectedly found themselves working from home. We've got tips to make #WorkingFromHome work for you. https://t.co/2KLBd77S0C
— Cedars-Sinai (@CedarsSinai) March 20, 2020
Concerned about #COVID19? #NYP's Virtual Urgent Care lets you see a board-certified physician from @ColumbiaMed or @WeillCornell right on your phone, tablet, or computer, seven days a week: https://t.co/sb18lXepJI pic.twitter.com/OrMsQELr5B
— NewYork-Presbyterian (@nyphospital) March 13, 2020
This how #AI is aiding⛑️the #Coronavirus fight!!!#Artificialintelligence #digitaltransformation #Bigdata #covid19@meisshaily @TamaraMcCleary @mjcavaretta @nordicinst @RichardEudes @OpenAI @Ross_Quintanapic.twitter.com/Xyejlr7biU
— WisdomPlexus (@wisdomplexus) March 26, 2020
We are committed to supporting the public health & government response to the coronavirus. That is why we've increased manufacturing production globally, including in our U.S., Asia & Europe facilities. https://t.co/cKFyaOGGr5 pic.twitter.com/rnNOuNoS5R
— 3M Health Care (@3MHealthCare) March 23, 2020
Fighting infection with innovation.
— World Economic Forum (@wef) March 25, 2020
THIS THIS THIS OVER AND OVER AGAIN. THIS. Please watch and share. Brilliantly and simply put. pic.twitter.com/LAlAvq0jg7
— Greg James (@gregjames) March 22, 2020
— American Chemical Society (@AmerChemSociety) March 21, 2020
— ChemistryViews (@ChemistryViews) March 14, 2020
This graphic on why hand sanitisers DO work against viruses (but hand washing is still better) has been viewed over 80,000 times 😮 https://t.co/YDsLqRaHOq #coronavirus #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/r7N7pM8UBX
— Compound Interest (@compoundchem) March 21, 2020
The science of soap – here’s how it kills the coronavirus | Palli Thordarson https://t.co/THVbCp6ITw
— Stephen Davey (@stephengdavey) March 12, 2020
— AEI (@AEI) March 21, 2020
In January the World Health Organization repeatedly shared China’s lies that the coronavirus was not transmitted human-to-human.
Can someone explain why now the WHO will arbitrate what information is allowed on social media? pic.twitter.com/KWY46PfmnE
— Cernovich (@Cernovich) March 22, 2020
— Jacob Heilbrunn (@JacobHeilbrunn) March 18, 2020
THREAD: We compare data on ICU bed capacity in countries hit by #COVID19. 30% of Italy’s COVID cases are severe or critical, in China it was 20%. With continued exponential growth in cases, it’s estimated that Italy’s intensive care units will be at maximum capacity this week. pic.twitter.com/gnHHoNmYhI
— Scott Gottlieb, MD (@ScottGottliebMD) March 20, 2020
New York City Hospitals are already stretched and probably 2 weeks away from a surge that could push them over the line. We need to provide massive assistance to hot spots like New York to dramatically expand their capacity. Literally every hour counts now https://t.co/5zMBp8LXZF
— Scott Gottlieb, MD (@ScottGottliebMD) March 20, 2020
There are instances in which doctors may use either or both in CONFIRMED COVID infection, but for compassionate use through a carefully monitored process.
There is data it MIGHT work but it is very early. DO NOT take ANY drug unless an MD prescribes it and monitors you closely.
— Dr. Edsel Salvana (@EdselSalvana) March 21, 2020
Austin-based medical diagnostics company Everlywell will begin offering a home testing kit for COVID-19 early next week.
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) March 20, 2020
President Trump recently told pharmaceutical executives and public health officials that he wants a #Covid-19 vaccine before the November election. For the record, that would be impossible. Here's why: https://t.co/6WIDmTHSyV pic.twitter.com/vqTlECLsPE
— WIRED (@WIRED) March 14, 2020
.@SmithSchool’s Rajshree Agarwal and co-researcher Mahka Moeen explain how lessons from researchers who scrambled to fight infections during World War II can guide team efforts to stop COVID-19, via @forbes https://t.co/Amx18wPwrS
— Smith Brain Trust (@SmithBrainTrust) March 18, 2020
Clinical microbiologists at @HopkinsMedicine have developed an in-house coronavirus screening test that may soon allow the health system to test as many as 1,000 people per day.https://t.co/hK7ykO7HAq
— Johns Hopkins University (@JohnsHopkins) March 14, 2020
covered this in yesterdays video –
"Back in 2015, a lab at UNC was working on engineering the surface protein of a coronavirus native to Chinese bats, which would make it so contagious to humans that a virologist at the Pasteur Institute warned…. https://t.co/tFAo0YrDho
— Luke Rudkowski (@Lukewearechange) January 27, 2020
How long can coronavirus live on surfaces? pic.twitter.com/ayrVOUoIl5
— azcentral (@azcentral) March 18, 2020
Singing song lyrics can help you reach the 20-second rule for hand washing. https://t.co/hkQ6cbVKC7
— Arizona Daily Star (@TucsonStar) March 16, 2020
A team of researchers at the @UVA Biocomplexity Institute, using powerful computing resources for studying and understanding the spread of infectious diseases, are studying the COVID-19 epidemic in consultation with federal and state government agencies: https://t.co/eZLc0fSRKE
— UVA Engineering (@UVAEngineers) March 9, 2020
Why are global pandemics becoming more frequent, you ask? 💊🦠💉
— UN Biodiversity (@UNBiodiversity) March 9, 2020
— NEJM (@NEJM) February 20, 2020
Authors provide an epidemiologic analysis of first 425 confirmed cases of infection with #2019nCoV in Wuhan, China. This analysis provides estimates of the epidemic doubling time and the basic reproductive number and shows clear evidence of sustained human-to-human transmission.
— NEJM (@NEJM) January 29, 2020
Virus researcher Ali Mirazimi on why different variants of the #coronavirus keep popping up: "The genome of corona viruses consists of RNA, which means they have a genetic mass that can change quite easily and therefore spread to new hosts." For more: https://t.co/ZCF0i6t9jl pic.twitter.com/CrWMYCfQGR
— Karolinska Institutet (@karolinskainst) January 22, 2020
If you're interested in reading some discussion of summer, seasonality, and coronavirus that is *not* written by a journalist or pundit, I recommend this note from @mlipsitch . https://t.co/95HdosFYKc
— Dan Larremore (@DanLarremore) February 27, 2020
— MIT Data Science Lab (@MITDLab1) January 19, 2020
How can researchers better predict pandemics?
— McKelvey Engineering @ WashU (@WashUengineers) February 26, 2020
.@AP reports the #CoronavirusOutbreak has set off a global run on the sale of face masks. In reality, this nonthermal plasma reactor from @UM_CEE researchers could more effectively stop the spread of airborne pathogens. https://t.co/Ua3RxCFvzk https://t.co/lMCuVrnxqb
— Michigan Engineering (@UMengineering) February 28, 2020
— jorge Barria (@jbarria54ramos) March 22, 2020
How does coronavirus compare to other pandemics?
Infectious disease physician Timothy Brewer of UCLA compares the novel coronavirus to other pandemics, like H1N1, MERS, SARS and influenza.
— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) March 12, 2020
Whether it stays around for a few days or turns into a nagging annoyance that lingers for weeks, the type of cough you have can often give you a clue about what’s ailing you. https://t.co/OhbQL7Sigb
— Cleveland Clinic (@ClevelandClinic) March 26, 2020
Daniel Horn, an HMS instructor and @MassGeneralNews physician, argues that the U.S. must act quickly to avert a ventilator shortage crisis by solving 3 immediate problems: ventilator production, distribution and operation (via @nytimes) https://t.co/g0k6KQ7RZm
— Harvard Medical School (@harvardmed) March 25, 2020
A disgraced televangelist promoted an alleged cure to coronavirus. Missouri is now suing him. https://t.co/R3deTqs1VK
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) March 11, 2020
Trump tried to poach German scientists working on a cure for coronavirus and offered cash so the vaccine would be exclusive to the USA https://t.co/BOriyRJdn5
— Business Insider (@businessinsider) March 15, 2020
Experts from @JohnsHopkins provided testimonials to the US Congress yesterday about the COVID-19 outbreak.
— Denis Wirtz (@deniswirtz) March 7, 2020