physician-scientist, author, editor. My new book is #DeepMedicine https://t.co/qin1EM5r23
How many times in 2020 does the United States want to be the only one?
Why have the covid deaths increased in the US? Why = where + when 3-4 weeks after the cases starting surging in the top 4 states
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Just published @TheLancet The largest study of hydroxychloroquine shows a significant increase in death (~35%) and >2-fold increase of serious heart arrhythmias. ~96,000 patients, ~15,000 on HCQ or CQ from 671 hospitals, 6 continents.
How can a country that has required you to take your shoes off at airport security for a 2001 foiled attempt without a single person hurt ...... be the same one that has no systematic plan to address >73,000 Americans dead, >1.2 million confirmed cases?
What will go down as the biggest breakdown in the US response to #COVID19 is the lack of test kits. South Korea and the US had their 1st patients on Jan 20 and Jan 21, respectively. Look at the difference in daily testing. By March 4th, SK was ~18,000 per day.
June 17th, the US and #COVID19 Some people would call it a plateau. Others will call it the 1st wave. It is now at 80 days of >20,000 new cases/day It is off the chart. It's a log scale. The only country in the world And now it's up-sloping.
A very simple curve that tells a tragic story 1. China w/ 4 times the population of the US was able to flatten their curve 2. The US has now blown thru China's case N (tip of the iceberg d/t no testing for 2 months) to be the #COVID19 epicenter 3. The worst is yet to come
Unfortunately, as an outgrowth of a @WHO statement and @CNBC coverage today there is still significant confusion about the asymptomatic story. Conflation with pre-symptomatic status. Let's first define these 2 groups