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LSHTM Alumni 5h
Would you like to help our response by virtually volunteering one hour? We are establishing a network of volunteers that can devote small amounts of time to crowdsourced work. Find out how you can get involved ⬇️
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London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine 6h
Thanks for this, we will share with our partners who hosted the event and we will make additional checks for details we promote to ensure online safety.
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London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine 7h
Our sincerest apologies to those who joined webinar this afternoon. Unfortunately, the webinar's Zoom was hacked and the screen has been taken over. Due to the content displayed, we have removed links from all of our channels.
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London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine 8h
When should measures be lifted? David Heymann says that ending the should be based on "current risk assessment", not an arbitrary date. More in 👇
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London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine 10h
"There's a very good chance that has a specific odour, and if it does I'm really confident that they would be able to learn that smell and detect it." says dogs could potentially assist in mass testing efforts 🐕‍🦺🔎 👇
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London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Apr 7
Our experts are at the forefront of efforts to map the progression of , advise governments and bodies, and advance the public and scientific community's understanding of the virus. Help us continue our real time response 👉
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London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Apr 7
Nurses, midwives & workers are at the forefront of the global fight, including & staff. On , we're celebrating their unwavering commitment to achieving 👏
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London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Apr 7
"The intervention we have, the only one we know that works and one that I urge everybody to obey, requires everybody being isolated." Graham Medley outlines the importance of on . 📻 2:45:15 👇
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London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Apr 6
Right now, international collaboration in research is more important than ever 🌏 shares insights into these scientific alliances, including the new Clinical Research Coalition. 🎧
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London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Apr 6
"Banning outdoor exercise would have a marked impact on people's ." John Edmunds says that while it's important to follow advice, a blanket ban would have a "negligible impact" on transmission. 👇
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London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Apr 6
Replying to @ONS @DrTedros @UNStats
3⃣ 'National statistics agencies should rise to the challenge and make data public with minimal delay, broken down by sex, age group and subnational region' like UK's . This well help beat the current pandemic and formulate lessons for future outbreaks.
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London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Apr 6
Replying to @FT
2⃣ In (£), David Leon et al. suggest analysis of weekly excess deaths from any cause would provide an additional and highly comparable index. This sidesteps the challenge of consistently counting deaths attributable to . 👉
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London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Apr 6
1⃣ We need a more accurate comparison of how is affecting mortality around the world. But current reported counts of deaths have limitations, including: 🔎 Variation in testing coverage 📉 Exclusion of persons dying in the community What can be done? Thread 👇
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London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Apr 6
A for is crucial. We read and hear about 'potential candidates' everyday. Confused about who is doing what and where? Get up to speed on the development pipeline with new tracker 👉
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London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Apr 5
Is there evidence to link the introduction of 5G masts with the outbreak? “This would be both a physical and biological impossibility.” Nicely put Brendan Wren. More in 👉
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London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Apr 4
“Not always wise to do something in the absence of evidence - especially if it increases your chances of becoming infected.” Must read by David Heymann if you want to understand the science & debate about facemasks
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London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Apr 4
“Extreme social distancing & travel restrictions, sustained over a long period, could be very harmful for fragile, export-dependent economies, & stretch people’s livelihoods to the limit.” Francesco Checchi in ➡️
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London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Apr 3
Replying to @LSHTM
5⃣ This approach needs full support from the camp community to: 📝 Participate in design & implementation of green zones 👏 Support shielded residents, families & caregivers 🚨 Alert if any green zone resident develops symptoms
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London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Apr 3
Replying to @LSHTM
4⃣ How do the green zones aim to protect the most vulnerable from ? 🛡️ "By helping them to live in dignity, safely and separately from the general population for an extended period of time".
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London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine Apr 3
Replying to @LSHTM_Crises
3⃣ proposes creating 'green zones': 🟢 Dedicated areas of the household or camp where the vulnerable can be relocated temporarily. 🟢 This minimises the contact with family & other camp residents, protecting them from infection.
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