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Nicholas A. Christakis+ Your Authors @NAChristakis Sterling Professor of Social & Natural Science at Yale. Physician. Author of Blueprint: The Evolutionary Origins of a Good Society. Luckily wed @ErikaChristakis Apr. 17, 2020 1 min read + Your Authors

Nicely conducted serological survey in Santa Clara as of April 4 finds COVID-19 prevalence of 2.81% (95%CI 2.24-3.37%). Prevalence estimates range from 48-81,000 people infected by early April, 50-85-fold more than the number of confirmed cases. 

Alas there are more issues here. Non-representativeness was clear but a tolerable limitation give extant lack of COVID seroprevalence data. But lack of confirmatory ELISA tests was odd omission. Alas this new issue re sampling really is hard to accept: 

My initial feelings about this study have continued to wither. And the politicization of this and other work is a worrisome feature of this pandemic. rel="nofollow"> class='tco-ellipsis'> 

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