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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
May 27, 2020 / 2 tweets

Learning about the fantastic efforts by @RebeccaKatz5 @Georgetown and her team as she speaks about https://covidactnow.org/ and https://covidlocal.org/

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May 24, 2020 / 2 tweets

If only there was a German word for Schadenfreude

Florian Krammer (@florian_krammer):
LOL, looks like this took place at the Danube Channel in Vienna? https://t.co/DsM9DXEIxS
https://twitter.com/florian_krammer/status/1264590526650736641

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May 24, 2020 / 2 tweets

To understand mechanisms by which health disparities in #COVIDー19 arise, @AccorsiEmma led effort to create questionnaire material for social epidemiology and seroepidemiology. https://osf.io/a9xpd/ @CCDD_HSPH . Pls use freely to enhance studies to find ways to reduce risk.

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May 22, 2020 / 2 tweets

New Oped with ⁦⁦@rickmalley⁩ | Treating Mild Coronavirus Cases Could Help Save Everyone - The New York Times https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/22/opinion/coronavirus-treatment-mild-symptoms.html

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May 21, 2020 / 5 tweets

It’s getting increasingly hard to take John Ioannidis’s “let’s keep to the science” line seriously. My postdoc advisor Bruce Levin said “What distinguishes science from the rest of academia is that in science, you can’t predict the conclusion from the name of the author.”

Health “Physical Isolation” Nerd (@GidMK):
Today, this new preprint from John Ioannidis (of “Most Published Research Findings Are False” fame) went online

Already up to Altmetric of 541

Let’s do a rapid peer-review on twitter 1/n https://t.co/aNth3I59Xa
https://twitter.com/GidMK/status/1262956011872280577

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May 13, 2020 / 3 tweets

This gets to the heart of our agreement (and the next one about virtues becoming vices). If EBM contributes rigor to thinking, great. I’d push back a little and say I see greater rigor in Bayesian updating than in p value worship practiced by some EBMers

Jonathan Fuller (@JonathanJFuller):
My main point was to describe different virtues, attitudes and strategies in epidemiology. 6/
https://twitter.com/JonathanJFuller/status/1260401879055511554

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May 9, 2020 / 2 tweets

Disparities push coronavirus death rates higher - The Boston Globe. Important work by colleagues at ⁦@HarvardChanSPH⁩ https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/05/09/nation/disparities-push-coronavirus-death-rates-higher/

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May 8, 2020 / 6 tweets

Two preprints recently make an important point: for any infection, including COVID-19, it is possible that herd immunity can be accomplished with more than 1/R0 of the population still susceptible. The first was by Gabriela Gomes et al. @LSTMnews https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.04.27.20081893v1

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May 6, 2020 / 5 tweets

Potential biases arising from epidemic dynamics in observational seroprotection studies https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.05.02.20088765v1 #COVID19 w @rebeccajk13 @LeeKShaffer @yhgrad and Jamie Robins.

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May 6, 2020 / 23 tweets

This article is better than its headline (can we just stop the antiquated tradition of letting late-night copyeditors write the titles that may be all anyone reads of our long articles that we labor over?), “Models vs. Evidence”. http://bostonreview.net/science-nature/jonathan-fuller-models-v-evidence

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