Eric Topol

Eric Topol


physician-scientist, author, editor. My new book is #DeepMedicine https://t.co/qin1EM5r23

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How many times in 2020 does the United States want to be the only one?

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the log-scale plot shows all the countries (with 1 outlier)

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A new US record Over 15,000 new cases in 1 day. Florida. That's more than the countries of Peru, Chile, Mexico and Pakistan combined yesterday (The same day Disneyworld opened)

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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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The patient-doctor relationship has steadily eroded for decades, furthered by the pandemic. Join @OslersAlliance , with its mission to stand up for patients, take medicine back, w/ @gabrieldane  @choo_ek  @ESilvermanMD  @LouiseAronson  @PSYCHplan  @sanjayvdesai  @dr_jennyM 

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Some governors may need a brush up on exponential curves They don't tend to get better on their own

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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.

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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.

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Key statement in accompanying editorial: "In light of these findings, any proposed approach to achieve herd immunity through natural infection is not only highly unethical, but also unachievable. " by @EckerleIsabella  and @BenjaminMeyer85 

Trying to think of all the ways you can hurt people in a pandemic 1. Reopen prematurely 2. Demand schools reopen w/ extremely high rates of spread 3. Promote drugs with no efficacy and potential harm 4. Do nothing to prevent the spread 5. Give misinformation daily 6. Anti-science

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

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The devastating #COVID19  destruction of lungs in a young woman in her 20s and the (1st) double lung transplant to save her life by @nytDeniseGrady 

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The debate and confusion about masks for #COVID19  just got some real and important data from a rigorous randomized trial in patients with coronavirus (and influenza). They work. @NatureMedicine 

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

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