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Caitlin Rivers, PhD
Epidemiology + outbreak science + health security. Faculty at Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security ().
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Craig Spencer MD MPH Sep 19
If your friends or family think is “just the flu” or want it to rip through society to get to herd immunity, consider sharing my piece on with them. I outline the growing body of research & highlight why many still struggle months after an initial infection.
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Caitlin Rivers, PhD Sep 19
Replying to @cmyeaton
One bit of good news is that a mass vaccination campaign has reportedly ended a massive measles outbreak in DRC
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Caitlin Rivers, PhD Sep 19
Meanwhile, a complex Ebola outbreak in Equateur Province, DRC now at 123 cases in 40 affected health areas, 9 health zones. WHO reports substantial under-resourcing for the response in the latest DON.
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Caitlin Rivers, PhD Sep 19
Some concerning early signs that we are headed in the wrong direction again. Case counts this Monday, normally the lowest reporting day, were not particularly low. And counts have gone up each day since.
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Caitlin Rivers, PhD Sep 19
I can heartily recommend !
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Caitlin Rivers, PhD Sep 18
led a life of brilliance, integrity, and service. May her legacy continue to inspire for many generations to come.
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Caitlin Rivers, PhD retweeted
Matt Watson Sep 18
So good to see that one Fellow (⁦) and 3 alumna (⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩) from our Emerging Leaders in Initiative were included in this fabulous list of SMEs.
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Caitlin Rivers, PhD retweeted
Jo Walker🏳️‍⚧️ Defund the Police Sep 17
For example, when there's a vaccine, scenario modeling could point out the key age/occupation groups to target, while forecasts could point out the emerging hotspots where near-term vaccination campaigns might have the greatest impact
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Caitlin Rivers, PhD retweeted
WHO African Region Sep 17
Number of new infections decline in for sixth consecutive week. Two months ago, the country was recording about 12,000 cases daily, now there are fewer than 2,000 cases a day. commends govt of South Africa for determined efforts.
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Caitlin Rivers, PhD Sep 16
CDC releases new epi indicators and thresholds for risk of introduction and transmission of COVID-19 in schools
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Caitlin Rivers, PhD Sep 15
New with , what's the difference between a forecast and a scenario model, and how should those change how we interpret model results?
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Natalie E. Dean, PhD Sep 15
On the need to study local tracing data to: - Understand where transmission is occurring, - Translate this into targeted interventions, and - Communicate our findings to the public. Thanks, and , for writing this great article!
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Caitlin Rivers, PhD retweeted
Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security Sep 14
India’s epidemic continues to accelerate and set new records for total daily incidence, now exceeding the previous record of 67,374 new cases per day in the US by more than 25%. More in today's situation report:
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LenaSun Sep 12
These emails from an HHS political appointee to over CDC's reports on coronavirus are the latest evidence of the pressure on nation’s top public health agency from Trump + allies to play down pandemic dangers ahead of Nov. 3 election. My story.
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Caitlin Rivers, PhD Sep 12
Political interference in CDC's work continues to damage the effectiveness of the US response and erode credibility. Grim.
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Caitlin Rivers, PhD Sep 11
Replying to @KateGrabowski
but it doesn't say anything about whether there are rules. "case-patients were less likely to report observing almost all patrons at the restaurant adhering to recommendations [like] wearing a mask or social distancing...masks cannot be effectively worn while eating and drinking"
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Caitlin Rivers, PhD Sep 10
New MMWR report finds that "eating and drinking on-site at locations...might be important risk factors associated with SARS-CoV-2 infection."
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Caitlin Rivers, PhD retweeted
Dr. Tom Frieden Sep 10
Could Ebola have killed a million people? A model predicted it could, showed how to avoid it, and predicted accurately what would happen if we got it right. I explain in 2 minutes. THIS is what models are for: to guide action.
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Caitlin Rivers, PhD retweeted
Ed Yong Sep 9
🚨I wrote a new piece about the 9 errors of intuition that people keep making during the pandemic, trapping us in a spiral of bad decisions & policies. This is a guide to thinking about the crisis & breaking free from that endless loop. 1/
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Caitlin Rivers, PhD Sep 5
I'm archiving this bc it wasn't clear enough. I meant to refer to leaders who demand schools open in person without attending to the public health, funding, and public engagement pieces that would enable it. I don't want more months to pass and still not have in person learning.
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