Tag COVID-19 response

Coronavirus: Dexamethasone proves first life-saving drug

A cheap and widely available drug can help save the lives of patients seriously ill with coronavirus

https://www.bbc.com/news/health-53061281

A cheap and widely available drug can help save the lives of patients seriously ill with coronavirus https://www.bbc.com/news/health-53061281

Bridging a false dichotomy in the COVID-19 response: a public health approach to the ‘lockdown’ debate

As the world grapples with the public health emergency brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic, various control strategies have been attempted across the globe resulting in a growing body of evidence. Thus, we see a wide range of ‘lockdowns’, from the extremely tight Wuhan style, to the more measured Rwandan and more open Swedish model, and a range of testing protocols and quarantine durations.

https://gh.bmj.com/content/5/6/e002909.full

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Why Does Science Come Last? – Perspectives on COVID-19

History shows us that there is no alternative to research in the battle against pandemics

https://www.outlookindia.com/magazine/story/india-news-why-does-science-come-last/303337

History shows us that there is no alternative to research in the battle against pandemics https://www.outlookindia.com/magazine/story/india-news-why-does-science-come-last/303337

COVID-19 response lessons, comparing France and Germany

This article raises the question: "Why France has 4 times as many coronavirus deaths as Germany" and tries to answer it with graphs.

https://www.vox.com/2020/4/17/21223915/coronavirus-germany-france-cases-death-rate

This article raises the question: “Why France has 4 times as many coronavirus deaths as Germany” and tries to answer it with graphs. https://www.vox.com/2020/4/17/21223915/coronavirus-germany-france-cases-death-rate

Statement of Politically Mathematics Collective on COVID-19 Policies

While modelling exercises such as these will be evolving and ongoing, and every scientific exercise has levels of uncertainty and bias embedded in the design, there is a concern regarding the overwhelming importance of numbers in this discourse. History has taught us, that the value society places on a life lost to disease, depends on the value society placed on that life when alive. We are concerned about whom, in this pandemic, society has chosen to protect, and who it has decided to lose in the process.

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