points to the letter at https://twitter.com/RoxanaDaneshjou/sta ... 55104?s=20.A group of 78 researchers and doctors from Stanford Medical School are calling out former colleague and White House coronavirus advisor Dr. Scott Atlas for spreading what they characterized as "falsehoods and misrepresentation of science."
Atlas, who has a background in radiology, was tapped last month as an advisor to President Donald Trump on the COVID-19 pandemic, which has already killed more than 191,000 people in the U.S. alone. Atlas joined the administration’s coronavirus taskforce in mid-August.
The radiologist and senior fellow at Stanford University’s conservative Hoover Institution has advocated against the use of masks and pushed the White House to adopt a controversial strategy, allowing young people to contract the coronavirus in hopes of achieving "herd immunity." Atlas, who doesn’t have any training or background in infectious diseases, has appeared on Fox News to push for reopening schools and questioned the efficacy of masks.
In the news recently, it was touted that CA's positive rate had gone down to about 4% (e.g. https://www.mercurynews.com/2020/09/08/ ... f-or-more/):LeftieBiker wrote: ↑Fri Sep 11, 2020 12:35 pmMy region currently has the highest COVID 19 positivity rate in New York State - 1.7%. It doesn't surprise me much. It will be...interesting to see if people get in line as the pandemic worsens in the Fall, or if we have to go back into self-isolation and staying in the house and yard (bike rides excepted).
Now it's up to 161 linked cases: https://www.newscentermaine.com/article ... 72c9b3ee47.cwerdna wrote: ↑Sat Sep 05, 2020 12:28 amjlv wrote: ↑Mon Aug 24, 2020 7:28 amI'm sure that's what they were thinking up in Maine, where the number of cases has been minuscule, when they decided to have a wedding reception on August 7 with 65 people. Unfortunately, one person was infected but didn't know, and now lots of people are.
From a week ago:
https://www.bostonglobe.com/2020/08/19/ ... ion-maine/
Now it's up to 53 cases:
https://www.boston.com/news/coronavirus ... ses-so-far
Imagine realizing that your wedding reception cost the life of one of your guests.Now it's up to 147 linked cases and 3 deaths.cwerdna wrote: ↑Wed Aug 26, 2020 1:09 pmhttps://www.wabi.tv/2020/08/26/85-cases ... -cdc-says/ - now it's up to 85cwerdna wrote: ↑Tue Aug 25, 2020 3:14 pm
Now the count's up to 60, including some at a jail.
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/coronaviru ... llinocket/
https://www.mainepublic.org/post/maine- ... -elsewhere
https://www.centralmaine.com/2020/09/04 ... on-friday/
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/3- ... g-n1239353
Remember that the current covid antibody tests have false positives. Unless you are in a population with a high number of past cases, the odds of an antibody false positive might be similar or even greater than a true positive.