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Hospitals see shortages of a cheap steroid that could help treat Covid-19

July 2, 2020

should look at dexamethasone, which, for 50 pounds can save one life easily.

How Iceland Beat the Coronavirus | The New Yorker

June 29, 2020

By sequencing the virus from every person infected, researchers at deCODE could also make inferences about how it had spread.

saw what was going on in China,” she recalled. “We saw the pictures of people lying dead in emergency departments, even on the street. So it was obvious that something terrible was happening. And, of course, we didn’t know if it would spread to other countries. But we didn’t dare take the chance. So we started preparing.” For example, it was discovered that the country didn’t have enough protective gear for its health-care workers, so hospital officials immediately set about buying more.

Meanwhile, Möller began assembling a “backup” team. … When new cases started to be diagnosed in a great rush, the backup team, along with doctors whose offices had been shut by the pandemic, counselled people over the phone. “If you were seventy, if you had high blood pressure, you got called every day,” Möller told me. “But, if you were young and healthy, maybe twice a week. And I’m sure that this led to fewer hospital admittances and even to fewer intensive-care admittances.”

This, in turn, appears to have cut down on fatalities. Iceland’s death rate from covid-19 is one out of every one hundred and eighty confirmed cases, or just 0.56 per cent—one of the lowest in the world. …
Arnarson, who represents, among others, the Danish-Icelandic artist Olafur Eliasson, had been in New York, attending the Armory Show, at the beginning of March. After the show ended, he’d gone to a crowded party where finger food was served. “I’m not a news guy,” he told me. “But I knew what was going on here in Iceland, and I knew what was going on in Europe. And I was struck by how New Yorkers were so confident. They didn’t believe it was going to happen, or, if it was going to happen, somehow it was going to be O.K.”

Why coronavirus hits men harder: sex hormones offer clues | Science | AAAS

June 28, 2020


Barcoded microbial system for high-resolution object provenance | Science

June 27, 2020

Interesting paper. Wonder whether this technology could readily track people and thus has #privacy implications…

Barcoded microbial system for high-resolution object provenance

Jason Qian1,2,3,*,
Zhi-xiang Lu1,2,*,
Christopher P. Mancuso4,*, Han-Ying Jhuang1,*,
Rocío del Carmen Barajas-Ornelas5,*,
Sarah A. Boswell1,2,*,
Fernando H. Ramírez-Guadiana5, Victoria Jones1,6,†, Akhila Sonti4,
Kole Sedlack4,‡,
Lior Artzi5,
Giyoung Jung7,
Mohammad Arammash1,
Mary E. Pettit1, Michael Melfi1, Lorena Lyon1,
Siân V. Owen6,
Michael Baym2,6,
Ahmad S. Khalil4,8,
Pamela A. Silver1,8, David Z. Rudner5,
Michael Springer1,2,§

Science 05 Jun 2020:
Vol. 368, Issue 6495, pp. 1135-1140
DOI: 10.1126/science.aba5584

Coronavirus: How The CDC Lost Control Of The Pandemic

June 26, 2020
rather condemning

Academics should stop fixating on the editorial power fallacy | Times Higher Education (THE)

June 21, 2020

An unfortunate case study – The British state shows how not to respond to a pandemic | Britain | The Economist

June 21, 2020

We were warned what to expect in the pandemic, shows health-care league table

June 19, 2020

Germany and Taiwan top a ranking drawn up pre-crisis by architect of US Affordable Care Act; United States trails behind.

Eric Topol

Personalized and graph genomes reveal missing signal in epigenomic data

June 14, 2020

Personalized and graph genomes reveal missing signal in epigenomic data Cristian Groza, Tony Kwan, Nicole Soranzo, Tomi Pastinen & Guillaume Bourque Genome Biology volume 21, Article number: 124 (2020)

QT:{{ “Using permissive cutoffs, modified reference genomes are found to alter approximately 1% of peak calls while de novo assembled genomes alter up to 5% of peaks.” }}

Reducing transmission of SARS-CoV-2 | Science

June 12, 2020