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#TestAndTrace EVERYWHERE NOW 🐇 @Noahpinion Bloomberg Opinion writer. Writes about economics, tweets about rabbits. Doesn't actually look like William Butler Yeats. May. 06, 2020 3 min read

1/Coronavirus Tweets from the Experts, 5/5/2020 

2/We're doing more tests, and fewer are coming back positive. That implies that our outbreak is shrinking very slowly rather than plateauing.

Not sure it makes a huge difference, though.

3/The #TestAndTrace approach really has four stages: Test, Trace, Isolate, and Support.

(too much for one hashtag, sadly!)

4/Very important thread about some new research on plasma donors.

The upshot:

Almost all infected people DO make antibodies.

Reinfection is probably not a thing.


5/Once again, a paper supporting HCQ usage looks very shady.

6/A very interesting thread about a coronavirus mutation.

Did the D614G mutation make European coronavirus strains more contagious?

We don't know yet.

7/Importantly, though the "G" mutation may have made the virus more *contagious*, it doesn't appear to make the virus more *deadly*.

8/In case you needed more convincing about why #TestAndTrace is important.

9/A lot of people talk about vaccines, about drugs like Remdesivir, but few people talk about monoclonal antibodies. Yet these might be our best shot for getting a good treatment fast.

10/Some examples of mutations during epidemics that turned out to be no big deal.

11/A thread about the true death toll from coronavirus.

12/Some slightly good news from Michigan.

13/An explainer about how testing for coronavirus works. Ever wonder what "kits" or "reagents" are? Well now you know!

14/Scientists aren't going to take your bad science reporting lying down!

15/Remember, for #TestAndTrace, we need to get positive test ratios at least below 3%, preferably below 1%.

They're now finally under 10%.

16/Coronavirus Videos from the Experts

17/What do we know about the origin of this virus?

18/A thread about why that mutation everyone's talking about, even if it makes the virus more contagious, won't protect it against the antibodies and vaccines we're now developing.

19/Once again, if you haven't seen this simulation about what our near future could look like...CHECK IT OUT NOW.

20/Some whistleblower details about wacky Trump administration shenanigans regarding unproven COVID-19 treatments.

21/A great thread about COVID-19 forecasting. How many more people will die? Here is what models can tell us.

22/More evidence that kids do spread coronavirus.

23/Glad I take Vitamin D supplements! Also the gummies taste great.

24/Italy finally suppressed coronavirus...something the United States has so far failed to do.

25/Bloomberg is working on contact tracing!

26/Did you think coronavirus was just a big-city problem?

27/An explanation of why that European coronavirus mutation might not be dominating because it's more contagious, but because it got lucky.

28/Once again, coronavirus reinfection appears to not be a real thing.

29/Real coronavirus doesn't look as cute as my coronavirus stress ball ( )

30/How can we speed up clinical trials safely?

31/Coronavirus mutations might speed it up, but they also might slow it down, as they did with SARS.

32/Hong Kong beat coronavirus.

Why can't the U.S. beat it?

33/San Francisco and Massachusetts continue to lead the #TestAndTrace charge! (along with Alaska, Hawaii, Vermont, and a few others).

34/What spreads coronavirus?


35/Another innovative vaccine approach.

36/Study on antibody responses to coronavirus. Highly technical.

37/Resources about coronavirus vaccines.

38/Why scientists are pretty sure this coronavirus was natural, not man-made:

39/Remember, masks are great, but they're not a silver bullet. NOTHING is a silver bullet, except for a safe and effective vaccine. We need a combination of approaches, including masks, distancing, Test-and-Trace, etc.!

40/New Zealand beat coronavirus.

Why can't the United States beat coronavirus?

41/And that's all for today, folks! Tune in tomorrow for more Coronavirus Tweets from the Experts! 


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