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Go to www.testandtrace.com 🐇 @Noahpinion Bloomberg Opinion writer. Writes about economics, tweets about rabbits. Doesn't actually look like William Butler Yeats. May. 16, 2020 2 min read

1/What better to do on a Friday night, than curl up by the space heater with a nice copy of:

Coronavirus Tweets From the Experts, 5/15/2020

 https://twitter.com/Noahpinion/lists/coronavirus 

2/Let's start out with Wachter's Covid Chronicles

3/More antibody studies, this time in Boston

4/And a Slavitt thread, giving the state of coronavirus policy (it's not so great folks):

5/Perhaps the biggest surprise of this pandemic was the utter crumbling of the once-vaunted Center for Disease Control

6/Doh

7/I still can't believe that Georgia released a graph with the dates reordered to make it look like cases are declining. That's some Chernobyl-level stuff, right there.

8/Why I think "flatten the curve" was awful rhetoric from day 1.

9/The biology of the coronavirus

10/Mixing antibody tests in with PCR tests in order to make it look like you're doing more testing is bad

11/There's that George Box quote about models, again!

12/Seems like a bad move by the FDA

13/"We tell ourselves that pestilence is a mere bogy of the mind, a bad dream that will pass away. But it doesn't always pass away and, from one bad dream to another, it is men who pass away”
- Camus

14/Big conflict of interest on that Stanford antibody study that got everyone riled up

15/Remember, coronavirus tests can have false negatives.

16/Not quite clear how the Control Group (states that reopened early) is doing yet.

17/Was a person in Washington state infected with coronavirus back in 2019? Maaaaaybe, but Trevor Bedford has his doubts.

18/The question you all want the answer to

19/If you want to know how safe various activities and locations are, there's no better expert to follow than Muge Cevik. Also, no better name.

20/The U.S. pandemic response has been startlingly, astonishingly bad. There's just no way to put lipstick on this pig.

21/Cytokine storms were also a big problem in Spanish Flu!

22/Yes, people develop immunity after they get COVID-19.

23/Trump pushing a vaccine before it's safe could be bad news.

24/Some good news about a coronavirus vaccine candidate

25/An epidemiologist helps explain the limits of epidemiological models.

26/Thread. Think Trump and his administration are up to the challenge of properly testing, manufacturing, and distributing a vaccine?

Sleep tight!

27/Why is this coronavirus so virulent? This could be one reason.

28/Should you worry about Kawasaki Disease? It does make your flesh fall off, and that sucks. But here's an argument that perhaps you shouldn't be *so* worried.

29/Did Ionannidis' shaky antibody study enable right-wing media to force premature reopenings, or make consumers of right-wing media lax about social distancing?

30/Antibody tests are getting better, yay!

31/#TestAndTrace will work, if we actually do it.

Trump's flailing will not work.

32/I know this is going to blow your minds, but social distancing works

33/A thread about why we need #TestAndTrace to reopen safely.

Warning: Contains poop metaphors.

34/Sorry, HCQ fans. Bad news.

35/Human challenge trials!

36/And that's all for today, folks! Come back tomorrow for more pandemic fun!

 https://twitter.com/Noahpinion/lists/coronavirus 

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