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Infectious disease epidemiologist and microbiologist, aspirational barista. mlipsitc@hsph.harvard.edu Director @CCDD_HSPH

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22 threads since April 23, 2020
July 2, 2020 / 2 tweets

Exciting opportunity to work with a great team @nychealthy on cluster-detection of #COVIDー19 cases using #Satscan https://workforcenow.adp.com/mascsr/default/mdf/recruitment/recruitment.html?cid=383bf721-6673-469d-9c0c-ef04ea39c63d&ccId=19000101_000001&jobId=372739&source=CC2&lang=en_US for applicants with master’s or doctoral degree

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June 30, 2020 / 2 tweets

Delighted and grateful that Francisco Cai has adapted Nowcasting by Bayesian Smoothing into an #R #Shiny app - in time for use to track delayed reports of #Covid_19 https://nowcasting.shinyapps.io/dashboard/.

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June 28, 2020 / 3 tweets

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/27/world/europe/coronavirus-spread-asymptomatic.html?action=click&module=RelatedLinks&pgtype=Article This article if correct is very discouraging. News of presymptomatic spread played down to avoid discouraging contact tracing – if this is true, tail wagging the dog and much lost time/misplaced effort.

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June 23, 2020 / 2 tweets

Does anyone know if vaccine trials for Covid-19 are excluding baseline seropositives?

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June 23, 2020 / 14 tweets

I agree with a lot of this thread. Primarily - in any time, but especially these days, it is inspiring to see a government agency release data, get bad press, and respond by releasing more data and asking for expert input.

Céline Gounder, MD, ScM, FIDSA (@celinegounder):
@NYChealthy took a beating in the @NYTimes over the weekend: https://t.co/vBE8zYYAul It’s a bit more complicated. Got an inside (but on-the-record) look at NYC’s #contacttracing data today, along with @MLipsitch, @T_Inglesby, @DSAllentess, @Farzad_MD, @DrJoshS, @TRVRB & others.
https://twitter.com/celinegounder/status/1275163660621676544

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June 19, 2020 / 18 tweets

On its face (and maybe even after some careful consideration), this article is concerning. The First Covid Vaccines May Not Prevent Covid Infection http://a.msn.com/00/en-us/BB15tVS8?ocid=st

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June 18, 2020 / 2 tweets

Protecting the Public’s Health During Protests Against Systemic Racism from @ccdd_hsph spearheaded by @goshgondar – and signed by many of us within the Center https://ccdd.hsph.harvard.edu/2020/06/17/protests-systemic-racism/

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June 7, 2020 / 10 tweets

This thread (and the update that follows) makes a good attempt at putting – as @trvrb admits – very rough numbers to what could happen as a result of the protest. A few comments.

Trevor Bedford (@trvrb):
The appalling killing of George Floyd and video after video after video of police brutality cements the elemental rightness of the Black Lives Matter cause. 1/21
https://twitter.com/trvrb/status/1269395225228664832

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June 6, 2020 / 12 tweets

In light of the retractions it’s worth remembering: Peer review is one imperfect part of the at-least 4-part safety net that keeps science functioning. Layer 1 is basic ethics among investigators: don’t make up or misrepresent data.

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May 29, 2020 / 2 tweets

This is a great example of why people with diverse expertise and backgrounds thinking creatively can contribute to understanding COVID-19. Perhaps not coincidentally, this is not another SEIR model but a fresh take from a new perspective. https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.05.11.20098780v1

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