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May 27, 2020 / 3 tweets

.@GidMK

Universal tests of (215) pregnant women in NYC (Mar 22-Apr4) found that 13.5% tested positive yet had no symptoms.

So your assertion that tests will catch “~none~ of the people who are asymptomatic spreaders” is trivially false.

https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMc2009316

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May 26, 2020 / 27 tweets

The Public Should Ignore Both Skepticism About Testing in Wuhan and Recommendations for Repeated Lockdowns; and Scientists Should Take Care

A thread that will lead to this … 1/

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May 15, 2020 / 4 tweets

Why is China testing all 11 million residents of Wuhan?

Because it can.

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/14/world/asia/coronavirus-testing-china-wuhan.html 1/3

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May 15, 2020 / 2 tweets

A tale of two barbershops:

“New York barber who defied lockdown tests positive for the coronavirus”

https://www.washingtonpost.com/nation/2020/05/15/new-york-barber-coronavirus/ 1/2

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May 8, 2020 / 5 tweets

Why is there still a swab bottleneck?

What steps do you have to follow if you want to use the more precise saliva samples to avoid the bottlenecks created by those pesky nasalpharangeal swabs but do it in the way that the FDA allows: 0/5

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May 5, 2020 / 3 tweets

Someone who was ahead of the curve in seeing the problems looming in nursing homes.

Note “tested NOT a questionaire.”

We could surely have scaled up to 370k tests per day by now.

Response, “Ho hum, testing nursing home patients … not gonna happen”

Bologna Fish, M.D. (@BolognaFishMD):
@ColeMillerTV @SnoHD Visitation has to be STOPPED. Airborne, contact and respiratory precautions for ALL staff (yes, we don’t have the equipment). All staff AND residents should be frequently screened for C19 (tested NOT a questionnaire) 100% of care facilities will be decimated otherwise. 100%
https://twitter.com/BolognaFishMD/status/1237807437433847808

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May 4, 2020 / 3 tweets

Implication of the very clear analysis by @nataliexdean and @CT_Bergstrom:

If we let the virus spread but limit the death rate to the peak of 2500 per day from in Apr:

=> 400 days of carnage to past the million deaths before getting to herd immunity

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/01/opinion/sunday/coronavirus-herd-immunity.html

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May 1, 2020 / 2 tweets

Has anybody who is saying we can’t scale up testing ever read anything that Jay Shendure at U of Washington has written?

https://www.technologyreview.com/2020/04/28/1000671/covid-tests-millions-per-day-crispr-biotechnology-advances/

Have they ever pikced up the phone and talked to him?

The Lead CNN (@TheLeadCNN):
Nobel prize-winning economist describes plan to test every American so as to reopen the U.S. @paulmromer discusses https://t.co/UKf02wDk3P
https://twitter.com/TheLeadCNN/status/1255973875390615553

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April 30, 2020 / 3 tweets

The US already has the technology to test millions of people a day

Advances in biology in the past decade can provide the tools we need to revolutionize the testing process.

By Sri Kosuri, Feng Zhang, Jason Kelly, and Jay Shendure

https://www.technologyreview.com/2020/04/28/1000671/covid-tests-millions-per-day-crispr-biotechnology-advances/

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April 26, 2020 / 3 tweets

Me on Fox News: Why $100 billion on virus testing would be money well spent.

Isolating the few who are infectious is the only way to solve both the health and economics crises that cost us $500 billion, yes $500 billion, in lost output each month.

https://t.co/WxXT71oDcU

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