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Atul Gawande
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Atul Gawande Sep 22
Important follow up from Bergstrom on UI's program for in-person classes with on campus testing -- which is, in fact, working, with a falling positivity rate down to 0.3%.
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Atul Gawande Sep 20
The first known death from a ransomware attack was reported by a Düsseldorf hospital. ER had to be closed and a woman diverted elsewhere died. 764 US health providers hit last year. But Russian attackers are protected by Putin govt.
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Eric Feigl-Ding Sep 20
Replying to @DrEricDing
6) How many aerosols linger in the air with or without masks? Look at this video under laser light.
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Atul Gawande Sep 20
Valuable thread on the impact of SCOTUS overturn of the ACA for the millions have been exposed to COVID19.
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Atul Gawande Sep 20
Fascinating, if imperfect study finds eyeglasses may be protective v COVID19. 31.5% of Hubei are near-sighted, with only a small minority who don’t wear glasses. But among COVID19 hospital patients in 1 town, only 5.8% wore specs >8h/day (all for myopia).
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Sarah Kliff Sep 18
Obamacare's three-legged stool? It's now a wobbly-yet-functional two-legged table. 🤓
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Brian Beutler Sep 18
Replying to @brianbeutler
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Atul Gawande Sep 18
Replying to @Atul_Gawande
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Atul Gawande Sep 18
She attests to Trump’s direct hand in sabotaging pandemic efforts. A longtime Republican in mid-career, she came forward with everything to lose, because of “how dangerous this is.” She put her country first. Others in the GOP need to have her courage.
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Atul Gawande Sep 18
What a scoop. In April, HHS and the USPS were set to mail five face masks to every US residence. Imagine the impact--lives saved, jobs recovered--that would have had on the pandemic if the Administration hadn't called this announcement off.
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Atul Gawande Sep 17
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Eric Topol Sep 17
We can learn a lot about superspreader events from this new paper by The Pareto 80/20 rule applied: 19% of infections were responsible for 80% of transmissions; 69% of cases did not transmit
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Eric Topol Sep 17
Applaud for publishing their full protocol, which includes the key information on stopping rules, interim analyses, assumptions for efficacy. Every vaccine manufacturer in Phase 3 trials should follow suit. That’s the transparency we need.
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Atul Gawande Sep 17
One of my favorite podcasts. What great news.
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Atul Gawande Sep 14
Trump packed thousands into an indoor arena for a rally despite state policy and clear evidence that such actions will further fuel the spread of COVID19 illness and deaths. This thread from the Governor of NV is astonishing.
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The New Yorker Sep 13
In South Korea, anyone can dial 1339 from anywhere in the country and schedule a COVID-19 test nearby that day. Why hasn’t the U.S. followed South Korea’s example, as so many other countries have?
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Atul Gawande Sep 13
This is what is possible. Masks, Distancing, Testing, and Tracing work. But we need a leader who pulls people together to take the problem seriously, instead of sabotaging those who do.
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Jiayang Fan Sep 11
Readers,u have made my mom cry. All of u who have written w experience of ailing moms,of immigrant pain,of fierce parental sacrifice&strife,of human love&loss.I have told my mom ur stories& she has told me what she has had trouble telling me most of my life:she is so v proud of u
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Atul Gawande Sep 12
This weekend, pause to read this remarkable cover story from on, well, everything: a mother with ALS, a hospital with coronavirus, financial abyss, the assaults of racism here and nationalists in China, survival, and more.
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Ashish K. Jha Sep 10
Iowa has 3rd highest rate of new COVID cases in US Tests positive: 15% And state is forcing schools to be in-person Imagine instead if state had mandatory mask laws (they don't) and improved testing (which is falling) They could bring cases under control, open schools safely
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