Monthly Archives: March 2020

When will UN Security Council convene for COVID-19? The virus hunts humans — not nationalities

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Dr. Daniel Lucey, who has responded to, and monitored information on outbreaks since 2001, has provided a series of updates and analysis on what is now the COVID-19 pandemic in Science Speaks posts first published Jan. 7. This is his 18th update on questions raised by the continued spread of, and responses to the virus […]

COVID 19: When majority of front-line health workers are women, when home is dangerous for many, pandemic gender equity needs a look

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The following is a guest post by Jay Gribble and Beth Rottach  We are in the middle of a pandemic. Our attention has turned to testing for the presence of COVID-19 and following guidance about who should go to the doctor and the hospital. We’re asking: Will masks protect us? Why aren’t there test kits? […]

COVID-19: Antibody+ survivors at the vanguard after April 30 end of social distancing?

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Dr. Daniel Lucey, who has responded to, and monitored information on outbreaks since 2001, has provided a series of updates and analysis on what is now the COVID-19 pandemic in Science Speaks posts first published Jan. 7. This is his 17th update on questions raised by the continued spread of, and responses to the virus […]

What we’re reading: This World TB Day an ancient pandemic meets the latest global health threat

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As a New Pandemic Spreads, World TB Day Reminds us of Unfinished Business – Efforts to fight the latest global health threat can come at the expense of ongoing infectious disease responses, but pathogens don’t exist in a vacuum, notes this World TB Day release from the Infectious Diseases Society of America — which produces […]

COVID-19 virus volcanoes: A global ring of fire pan-epidemics

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Dr. Daniel Lucey, who has responded to, and monitored information on outbreaks since 2001, has provided a series of updates and analysis on what is now the COVID-19 pandemic in Science Speaks posts first published Jan. 7. Recently returned from a trip to Shanghai, Hong Kong and Egypt, he continues to break down developments and […]

COVID-19: A Los Angeles-based physician discusses challenges now, and ahead

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” . . . these are conversations we wish we all had yesterday, or three months ago . . .” The following is a guest post by Jennifer Jiwen Chang, M.D., AAHIVS Dr.Jennifer Chang is a family medicine physician and an HIV specialist, working in the infectious disease department at Kaiser Permanente, at the Los […]

Recent Data and Maps to Help Find the Origin of COVID-19

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Dr. Daniel Lucey, who has responded to, and monitored information on outbreaks since 2001, has provided a series of updates and analysis on what is now the COVID-19 pandemic in Science Speaks posts first published Jan. 7. Recently returned from a trip to Shanghai, Hong Kong and Egypt, he continues to break down developments and […]

Africa and COVID-19: Facts, figures, and myths

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The following is a guest post by Dr. Bertha Serwa Ayi China has been courting African nations for years. Chinese investment and infrastructure include the $200 million African Union headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia as well as a glistening medical school nestled in greenery of the Volta Region of Ghana. With the volume of Chinese […]

COVID-19 is a pandemic, WHO says

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Citing a 15-fold increase in COVID-19 cases worldwide and three-fold increase in the number of countries reporting cases in the last two weeks, World Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said today that the international spread of the coronavirus disease is a pandemic. It is a word that WHO officials have avoided using, and one […]

CROI 2020: COVID-19 session explores how we got here, and where we’re going

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On the opening night of this conference, a discussion of “how we got here” recounted a week of discussions and swiftly escalating events surrounding the spread of COVID-19 that got us here, at the first online version of the Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections. Today that discussion took a longer view, across a history […]