Here's how the coronavirus works. https://t.co/y24KMSAcDM
— MIT Technology Review (@techreview) April 18, 2020
• Rwanda and DRC make wearing masks mandatory
• India to supply hydroxychloroquine to UAE
• Australia calls for probe into WHO and China response
• Israel's COVID-19 cases surpass 13,300
— Al Jazeera English (@AJEnglish) April 19, 2020
— BBC Politics (@BBCPolitics) April 19, 2020
American deaths = 37,154
Worldwide deaths = 154,241
America accounts for 24% of worldwide deaths.
We make up 4% of the world's population.
— Amy Siskind ?????? (@Amy_Siskind) April 18, 2020
Incidentally, the IHME Models says deaths peaked Wednesday, and while there's going to be noise in reality vs. a model, if deaths continue to rise overall it's a sign the IHME model is off. https://t.co/RJ239zFec6
— Jeff Fecke (@jkfecke) April 18, 2020
New estimates by Harvard researchers suggest that the U.S. cannot safely reopen unless it conducts more than 3 times the number of coronavirus tests it's currently administering over the next monthhttps://t.co/qhca6R2A2p
— The New York Times (@nytimes) April 18, 2020
Want to understand the rough scale of a country’s Covid outbreak? Then look at its “test-positivity rate”: the % of tests that are positive.
In Germany, the positive rate is 7%.
In Canada, it’s 6%.
In South Korea, 2%.
In the US, new data show it’s 20%. https://t.co/wICJG3EExi
— Robinson Meyer (@yayitsrob) April 17, 2020
The contamination reportedly caused tests to give false positives, leading to a delay in the US rollout of test kits. https://t.co/CTLrcAlnPO
— Vox (@voxdotcom) April 18, 2020
Amazing study, supporting droplet (rather than aerosol) as key means of transmission. One asymptomatic person infected 10 (out of 91) at restaurant—but *only* if they were in direct line of air pushed by the A/C. (Aerosol would have infected others, too). https://t.co/j8VXjnWtlN pic.twitter.com/w8yNENCT6M
— zeynep tufekci (@zeynep) April 18, 2020
South Korea has reported eight more cases of the coronavirus, the first time a daily increase has dropped to a single digit in about two months. https://t.co/NKy3f76GxX
— The Associated Press (@AP) April 19, 2020
In case you were wondering how Sweden’s “no lockdown” experiment is going: pic.twitter.com/VRLOvlYrRV
— Ben Coates (@bencoates1) April 17, 2020
We are truly going through some very strange days. In Turkey, a guy in a #SpiderMan costume is helping out the elderly (65+), who are legally banned from leaving their homes due to #CoronaVirus, with shopping and all that. pic.twitter.com/MUpNPWHNYA
— BurakKadercan (@BurakKadercan) April 17, 2020
4785 new coronavirus cases in Russia on Saturday makes a full week of record daily increases & almost a trebling of infections in 7 days.
+ No plateau despite lockdown 21 days ago (EU countries average around 12-14 days)
+ 40% of cases now outside Moscow, and rising
— Henry Foy (@HenryJFoy) April 18, 2020
Moscow's #coronavirus tests, focused on people with symptoms and contact/travel history, show ~0.1% of the city infected
But private lab tests, open to everyone else.. are coming back positive up to 5% of the time
— Polina Ivanova (@polinaivanovva) April 17, 2020
Catching COVID to own Hitler is the most Russian Russian to ever Russian in Russia. https://t.co/WNwUrtRvcR
— Slava Malamud (@SlavaMalamud) April 18, 2020
Nice to see Fox just straight up running Russia Today propaganda again. Feels like 2016 all over again. https://t.co/hMw1xTvJVm
— Mig Greengard (@chessninja) April 18, 2020
— Elina Ribakova (@elinaribakova) April 18, 2020
Coronavirus Pandemic: Turkey Replaces Iran As The Hardest-Hit Nation By Covid-19 In Middle-Easthttps://t.co/nh1UhIH8xk
— Swarajya (@SwarajyaMag) April 19, 2020
This is what people who want to open up economies asap are utterly indifferent to https://t.co/VJozYXdvm6
— Rui Zhong 钟瑞 (@rzhongnotes) April 18, 2020
10 African Countries Have No Ventilators. That’s Only Part of the Problem.
Clean running water & soap are in such short supply that only 15% of sub-Saharan Africans had access to basic hand-washing facilities in 2015.https://t.co/MCGdYAiePl #coronavirus #COVID19 #COVID19AFRICA
— Microbes&Infection (@MicrobesInfect) April 18, 2020
The World Health Organization aims for universal health coverage in every country. Here's an explainer on what the WHO does and what it doesn't do pic.twitter.com/cq1YuIsryj
— Reuters (@Reuters) April 18, 2020
Using location data from smartphones and consumer preference surveys, they
measure the Covid risk and social cost of closing 30 different types of locations.https://t.co/YABI2nZAMJ
— Erik Brynjolfsson (@erikbryn) April 19, 2020
Dear @CDCDirector: Stop lying. Your initial tests failed. And you had ridiculously restrictive testing criteria focused on people from Wuhan. You missed everyone who brought in the virus from Italy, S Korea, Spain etc. And you missed community spread. That’s why virus exploded. https://t.co/11Q5RBKsx0
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) April 18, 2020