Prof Francois Balloux
Until about a year ago, there were two recognised strategies to deal with a pandemic, namely 'suppression' and 'mitigation'. Those are extremes on a spectrum of stringency, and it was
UK React-1 study update for 4-13 February period:"Prevalence fell substantially across all age groups with highest prevalence among 18- to 24-year olds at 0.89% (0.47%, 1.67%) and those aged 5
I wrote a tweet yesterday stating that #ZeroCovid "is not compatible with the individual rights and freedoms that characterise postwar democracies". My point was apparently largely misunderstood. Thus, I wish
#COVID19 science is a very mixed bag. Some has been amazing, like the one that brought us effective vaccines in no time. Some is questionable, but most is derivative, illiterate
@mugecevik is an excellent scientist and a responsible professional. She likely read the paper more carefully than most. She grasped some of its strengths and weaknesses that are not apparent
Longtime school closures cause major psychological harm to children. School closures also affect their education, future prospects in life and cause further inequality in society. The long-term economic harm of
I have thought very long and hard about the best mitigation strategies for the Covid-19 pandemic over the last week ... and reached the conclusion this really is a 'wicked
The recent Novavax vaccine trial reported lower efficacy in its SA arm. This is plausibly caused, at least in part, by the high frequency of the B 1.351 lineage in
I'm personally not aware that any evidence about the efficacy of the AZ vaccines in people >65 years has been released to date. The Lancet paper definitely didn't report any.1/https://www.thelancet.com/action/showPdf?pii=S0140-67
The extent to which #COVID19 can cause sequelae is a critical question. A new study on Swiss military recruits found no effect on strength but a decrease in aerobic capacity
I should be qualified to comment on the covid-19 pandemic. I'm a computational/system biologist working on infectious diseases and have spent five years in a world class 'pandemic response modelling'
We previously inferred that none of the recurrent mutations observed in #SARSCoV2 is associated with higher transmission using the first ~47k genomes. Does N501Y, widely credited as the driver of
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