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May 13, 2020 / 5 tweets
Natalie E. Dean, PhD (@nataliexdean)

A big challenge with contact tracing when community transmission is widespread… it’s hard to keep up. In this article, a Fairfax county epidemiologist describes how they are empowering citizens to perform their own tracing.

A brief excerpt…

https://wamu.org/story/20/05/05/meet-the-army-of-disease-investigators-tracing-coronavirus-in-the-d-c-area/

May 13, 2020 / 2 tweets
Natalie E. Dean, PhD (@nataliexdean)

Anyone have any good stories about the creative ways that small businesses are adapting to stay afloat in the time of corona? I’ve seen a few examples. A nail tech who started selling press-ons. More online retail. Meal delivery. Food trucks. I’d like to read more.

May 13, 2020 / 3 tweets
Marc Lipsitch (@mlipsitch)

This gets to the heart of our agreement (and the next one about virtues becoming vices). If EBM contributes rigor to thinking, great. Iā€™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