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July 1, 2020 / 2 tweets

Great interview by @DanaGoldstein of one of the authors of the report by the American Academy of Pediatrics that challenges the CDC:

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/30/us/coronavirus-schools-reopening-guidelines-aap.html

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July 1, 2020 / 3 tweets

My father (12 years governor of Colorado, 6 years superintendent of LA Unified School District) and I (founder of a company that did remote education and student of economic growth, human capital, and knowledge) make a plea:

Let’s open schools that can actually teach students

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June 30, 2020 / 2 tweets

Good advice from The American Academy of Pediatrics:

“strongly recommends that all policy considerations for the coming school year should start with a goal of having students physically present in school.”

https://services.aap.org/en/pages/2019-novel-coronavirus-covid-19-infections/clinical-guidance/covid-19-planning-considerations-return-to-in-person-education-in-schools/

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June 30, 2020 / 3 tweets

CDC’s Negligent Guidance on Schools:

Will force school reopening plans that amplify inequality

“The abrupt switch to remote learning wiped out academic gains for many students in America, and widened racial and economic gaps.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/05/us/coronavirus-education-lost-learning.html

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June 28, 2020 / 3 tweets

More on public health response to unexpected evidence:

“The two-month delay was a product of faulty scientific assumptions, academic rivalries … The resistance to emerging evidence was one part of the world’s sluggish response to the virus.”

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/27/world/europe/coronavirus-spread-asymptomatic.html

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June 26, 2020 / 2 tweets

From Wapo: The Trump administration is considering pooled testing

So I guess it is kinda unfortunate that the FDA’s position is that it is illegal to do pooled testing or any other form of broad testing of aymptomatic individuals.

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June 26, 2020 / 2 tweets

From Wapo: The Trump administration is considering pooled testing

So I guess it is kinda unfortunate that the FDA’s position is that there is illegal to do pooled testing or any other form of broad testing of aymptomatic individuals.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/paloma/the-health-202/2020/06/26/the-health-202-the-trump-administration-is-eyeing-a-new-testing-strategy-for-coronavirus-anthony-fauci-says/5ef4f629602ff1080718f308/

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June 23, 2020 / 3 tweets

On April 24, the President signed the PPP/HCE Act, which gave the administration $14 billion in discretionary funds to research, develop, validate, manufacture, purchase, administer, and expand capacity for COVID-19 testing.

Wonder whether it has done anything with those funds?

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June 9, 2020 / 2 tweets

LAMP-Seq has now been validated using clinical samples:

https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.04.06.025635v2.full.pdf+html

28 human samples, tested using LAMP-Seq and RT-qPCR. 100% agreement.

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May 27, 2020 / 2 tweets

For anyone who paid any attention to the claim that the false negative rate on PCR tests exceeds 67% — more evidence that the claim is blatantly false:

https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMoa2008457

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