Note: This thread is related to #COVID19.

Follow the World Health Organization's instructions to reduce your risk of infection. Avoid the three Cs: Crowded places, Close Contact Settings & Confined spaces. Airborne aerosols play an important role in transmitting COVID-19.

- Avoid crowded places and limit time in enclosed spaces

- Apply social distance

- Air rooms by opening windows & doors

- Keep hands and surfaces clean, cover coughs & sneezes

- Wear a mask when you are not at home or when physical distancing is not possible

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1/Kick back in your Lay-Z-Boy, pop open a beer, and relax with some...

Coronavirus Tweets from the Experts, 5/9/2020 

2/How is the Control Group (i.e. Sweden) doing?

3/A thread on just how badly the Trump administration is fucking this whole thing up.

4/"Finem respice" is one of my favorite phrases. It's Latin for "Consider the consequences."

5/Remember, even if you don't die of coronavirus, it tends to seriously mess you up.

6/And speaking of long-term outcomes for people who survive coronavirus...

7/Boise, Idaho is beating coronavirus.

Why can't the whole U.S.?

(This is a rhetorical question.)

8/A combination therapy for treating COVID shows some promise:

9/Herd immunity might not require infecting 70% of the populace.

10/Leading epidemiologists have supported a #TestAndTrace (#TestTraceIsolate) strategy from day 1.

11/Priority 1 for #TestAndTrace is to HIRE HUMAN CONTACT TRACERS.

12/Coronavirus can infect the placenta.

13/The virology of how coronavirus infects cells.

14/This study says nasal swabs are inferior to throat swabs for detecting coronavirus.

15/Antibody test data is starting to become public. Confirming that coronavirus has NOT already infected most people.

16/Remember that herd immunity (without a vaccine) is a terrible, terrible strategy.

17/Important thread about vaccines.

Upshot: Don't expect a universally available, effective, safe vaccine this year.

18/Home testing for coronavirus might soon be a thing.

19/The U.S. epidemic looks like it has plateaued, but because testing is expanding, it means our epidemic is shrinking very slowly.

20/A podcast about what the Spanish Flu can teach us about coronavirus.

21/Remember, the main way coronavirus gets transmitted is in crowded indoor settings.

This tells us a lot about what's dangerous to reopen.

22/Don't expect summer to stop the virus.

23/Imagine if folks like this were in charge of our pandemic response, instead of Trump, Kushner, etc.!

24/A number of states are doing very badly when it comes to coronavirus. Among these are Illinois, Iowa, and Nebraska.

25/A list of Twitter accounts to follow to stay informed about coronavirus.

26/A way that coronavirus can hurt kids.

27/On metrics for reopening:

28/I'm not gonna lie...this is weird.

29/Sorry, mice.


31/The U.S.' coronavirus outbreak looks more like that of a middle-income country than a developed one.

32/Yes, most people who recover from coronavirus are going to have immunity.

33/Coronavirus and pangolins

34/And that's all for today, folks! Join us tomorrow for more fun and excitement! 


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