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Gabriel Leung
dean, global health advocate, epidemiologist & family doctor
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Gabriel Leung 9h
Cannot agree more Marion...we need a coordinated approach that cuts down silos between hospitals, clinicians, public health authorities and researchers to do this properly
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Gabriel Leung 9h
May the following never happen: if/when there are sufficient infectious seeds in the community, likely from soon to be reopened travel, that might then be informative
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Gabriel Leung 10h
What could the current Southern Hemisphere winter tell us?
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Gabriel Leung 21h
This is why we need to learn much more about “correlates of protection” against SARS-CoV-2 beyond serology, quickly
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Marion Koopmans Jul 1
The unity studies: seroepidemiology, FFF patient cohorts, environmental sampling studies
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Eddie Holmes Jun 29
In H1N1/09 there was evidence that triple-reassortment viruses from pigs were spilling over to humans before the epidemic started. Unfortunately, the CDC did not publish the data until the disease had appeared...
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Andrew Rambaut 🦠🧬🌲🔮🤦‍♂️ Jun 30
Yes. The question was whether it was the addition of an NA and an M segment from Eurasian `avian-like` lineage (N1 but not particularly close to 1918 N1) that allowed it to take off? It still seems we would need some antigenic novelty for a new pandemic. Is H2 still out there?
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Eric Topol Jun 28
There are few review articles in life science that go this deep. If you're into and genome editing, and , leaders in the field, have written an opus, a real gem:
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Nature Jun 27
Computational social scientists are exploring massive and unruly data sets, extracting meaning from society’s digital imprint. Over the past decade, these researchers have picked apart topics that social scientists have chased for more than a century.
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The New York Times Jun 27
Breaking News: Princeton said it would remove Woodrow Wilson’s name from campus buildings and programs, citing the former president’s “racist thinking and policies.”
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The New York Times Jun 27
Symptomless transmission makes the coronavirus far harder to fight. But health officials dismissed the risk for months, pushing misleading and contradictory claims in the face of mounting evidence.
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Oliver Pybus Jun 26
Either our entire understanding of the epidemic history of SARSCoV2 is completely wrong, or this result is cross-contamination. I know which my money is on. Negative controls?
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Nature Jun 26
Whole-genome sequencing and phenotype data sharing are introduced in a national health system to streamline diagnosis and to discover coding and non-coding variants that cause rare diseases, according to a Nature paper.
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NEJM Jun 25
If medical students and trainees are taught to recognize symptoms of disease in only white patients and learn to perform lifesaving maneuvers on only male-bodied mannequins, medical educators may be unwittingly contributing to health disparities.
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Helen Branswell Jun 25
. is always worth reading. But today's column is a bit dispiriting — on all the flavors of anti-vax sentiments he sees on social media as people start to contemplate the arrival of vaccines. White water ahead.
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The New York Times Jun 25
By the time the U.S. had 15 known coronavirus cases, some 2,000 invisible infections were already spreading through major cities. We tracked how the virus spread. What we found shows how officials’ delayed response likely cost tens of thousands of lives.
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The New York Times Jun 25
A married pair of virologists in Moscow tested a vaccine on their own children in the 1950s. Now, a side effect they found is sparking new hope for a defense against the coronavirus.
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HKU Public Health Jun 24
UGC will be awarding fellowships, each worth HK$120,000, to 20 incoming local students in recognition of the School's strategic contribution to capacity building in Hong Kong. Must apply for the MPH on or before 30 June. For more details➡️
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Gabriel Leung Jun 23
Hugely important in our part of the world with a growing alcohol burden concomitant with economic development and prosperity
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André Picard Jun 22
of a ‘statistical certainty.’ Infectious disease expert says worst is far from over via
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