We Asked Five Experts for COVID Thanksgiving Advice

IRCEP Scientific Advisor Dr. Marc Lipsitch suggests, try to eat outside before the weather turns too bitingly cold, and keep your guest list small.

Who should get the 1st COVID-19 vaccines?

According to IRCEP Scientific Advisor Dr. Marc Lipsitch, the optimum vaccination strategy will depend on the specific vaccine characteristics as revealed by testing of the vaccines.

Herd immunity strategy fits

IRCEP Scientific Advisor Dr. Marc Lipsitch, director of the Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, admonishingly labeled the idea as "policy-based evidence-making rather than evidence-based policymaking."

UF Health physician part of national COVID vaccine panel

IRCEP Scientific Advisor Dr. Sonja A. Rasmussen said, “We tried, with everything, to be thinking (about our goal), and our goal was to reduce severe morbidity and mortality due to transmission and reduce societal impact.”

Coronavirus (COVID-19): Press Conference with Marc Lipsitch, 10/19/20

In this press conference, IRCEP Scientific Advisor Dr. Marc Lipsitch answers some questions related to COVID-19.

CDC Reduces Consecutive Minutes Of COVID-19 Exposure Needed To Be A 'Close Contact'

Epidemiologist Marc Lipsitch of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health told NPR in an email that the new definition "captures most of the instances where there would be transmission but doesn't vastly expand the number."

Herd Immunity or Social Distancing? A Combination, Actually

IRCEP Scientific Advisor Dr. Marc Lipsitch, who has signed the Snow petition, said in a press conference this week that the big objection to the herd immunity strategy is that nobody has figured out how to protect the vulnerable.

UK researchers to deliberately infect participants with COVID-19 for vaccine trial

“Controlled human challenge trials of SARS-CoV-2 vaccine candidates could accelerate the testing and potential rollout of efficacious vaccines,” wrote Dr. Marc Lipsitch of the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in a June article published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases.

Covid-19 testing lags as cases increase across the United States

IRCEP Scientific Advisor Dr. Marc Lipsitch said, “If we really wanted to get things under control, frequent testing of almost everybody would be one way to do it and we’re, of course, nowhere near that.”

Study: COVID-19 antibodies wane after five months

IRCEP Scientific Advisor Dr. Marc Lipsitch said, “I wouldn’t say that loss of neutralizing antibodies means those people are all ready to be re-infected. Whether someone who once had neutralizing antibodies and no longer does has totally lost protection -- it’s unlikely that they’ve totally lost protection. But also it’s possible they’ve lost some of their protection.”

Preparing the campus to prevent a COVID-flu “twindemic”

IRCEP Scientific Advisor Dr. Marc Lipsitch, a Harvard University epidemiologist, summed up the concerns in a recent Scientific American article: “The worst-case scenario is both [the coronavirus and the flu] are spreading fast and causing severe disease, complicating diagnoses and presenting a double burden on the health care system.”

For Joe Biden, two face masks are better than one in the era of COVID-19

IRCEP Scientific Advisor Dr. Sonja A. Rasmussen wrote in an email to USA TODAY, "It can serve as an outer barrier and extend its use by serving as a physical barrier to potentially infectious liquids and droplets."

Here’s everything you need to know about the fall COVID-19 surge, according to experts

IRCEP Scientific Advisor Dr. Marc Lipsitch said it’s important to remember that we are the only ones who can stop this, by listening to the experts and taking the proper precautions. Case numbers can still go back down so long as people don’t give up on social distancing.

Trump insists he’s free of coronavirus, ready for campaign trail

IRCEP Scientific Advisor Dr. Marc Lipsitch, an infectious disease expert at the Harvard School of Public Health, said the doctor’s letter does not provide enough information to be assured that Trump is no longer infectious to others. He noted that Trump’s use of steroids could prolong viral shedding so the CDC’s 10-day standard may or may not apply.

Is it safer to fly or drive during the pandemic? Health experts weigh in

IRCEP Scientific Advisor Dr. Marc Lipsitch, the director of Harvard's Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics, said there is some evidence that coronavirus transmission can happen on an airplane. For road trips, he noted that there are different safety considerations to keep in mind depending on how you are taking them.

COVID-19 and cars: Not a good medical mix, as it can harm drivers and passengers

Any person known to have or suspected of having COVID-19 should "isolate themselves at home except if he or she needs to get medical care," said Sonja A. Rasmussen, a professor of pediatrics and epidemiology at the University of Florida College of Medicine and College of Public Health and Health Professions.

Covid-19 in Argentina: 197 deaths and 11,129 new cases in the last 24 hours

IRCEP Scientific Advisor Dr. Claudia Perandones affirmed that the application of a new sanitizer in transport, which has already started in trains, and the rapid tests for the detection of the coronavirus will allow “progressive openings.”

The Hindu Explains | What does herd immunity mean for COVID-19?

IRCEP Scientific Advisor Dr. Marc Lipsitch, Professor of Epidemiology and director, Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics, Harvard School of Public Health, responding on Twitter to the news of the White House’s new pandemic adviser recommending ‘herd immunity’, said: “This is simply wrong … Herd immunity is not a strategy or a solution. It is surrender to a preventable virus.”

Expert panel recommends U.S. join international vaccine pool, contribute vaccine to low-income nations

IRCEP Scientific Advisor Dr. Marc Lipsitch, an epidemiologist at Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health, said he had no criticisms of the report’s prioritization plans. “It is clearly a thoughtful document that has considered and integrated many kinds of evidence to make a rational and humane set of recommendations in a very short time, based on the best evidence available.”

200,000 COVID dead as Trump vilifies science, prioritizes politics

IRCEP Scientific Advisor Dr. Sonja A. Rasmussen said, “I’m sure this won’t be easy, but it’s essential to CDC’s reputation. We need a strong and trusted CDC to get ourselves through this pandemic — as well as through the next public health emergency after this one.”

40.3 percent of those in Spain refuse to be vaccinated immedaiately

IRCEP Scientific Advisor Dr. Marc Lipsitch, an epidemiologist at Harvard, said, “I hope that the combination of better treatments, the first vaccines and a better understanding of the transmission mechanisms will make 2021 better than 2020. But I would be very astonished if much of the planet managed to leave behind social distancing and travel restrictions. The middle of next year.”

Tribal Truce — How Can We Bridge the Partisan Divide and Conquer Covid?

Beyond the near complete failure of U.S. federal leadership in combating the pandemic, one significant problem, according to Harvard epidemiologist Marc Lipsitch, has been the absence of consistent communication from nonpartisan experts.

Summer is over: Will winter bring a second wave of COVID-19?

IRCEP Scientific Advisor Dr. Marc Lipsitch, professor of epidemiology at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health told the American Medical Association "A second wave would be similar to what we experienced in the spring of 2020, but it could be harder to control in the fall, when people are tired of social distancing.”

Catching Up with Former CDC Pandemic Specialist Dr. Sonja Rasmussen

HPN sits down for another conversation with former CDC pandemic specialist Dr. Sonja Rasmussen to discuss the U.S. response to COVID-19 over the past six months.

What the Fall and Winter of the Pandemic Will Look Like

The Harvard epidemiologist Dr. Marc Lipsitch says his efforts to predict how many Covid-19 patients would need intensive care were stymied by a lack of basic information about their average hospital stay.

‘Challenge studies’: Should we be testing COVID vaccines by intentionally infecting volunteers?

Bioethicist Nir Eyal, PhD, and epidemiologists Marc Lipsitch, PhD, and Peter G. Smith, DSc, added perspective in an article in The Journal of Infectious Diseases. They compare the sacrifice of a challenge study participant to those of volunteer firefighters, participants in drug trials, members of the military, and living organ donors.

What Parents Should Know About Flu and COVID-19 Before Sending Their Kids Back to School

IRCEP Scientific Advisor Dr. Sonja A. Rasmussen said “We’ve all heard that COVID-19 is milder in kids than in adults, but that doesn’t mean that it can’t cause severe illness in some kids.”

“Do No Harm to Whom?” Challenge Trials & COVID-19

IRCEP Scientific Advisor Dr. Marc Lipsitch, Director of the Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics at the Harvard School of Public Health, began by comparing traditional phase 3 trials and challenge trials.

By the numbers: COVID-19 death toll higher than the flu

IRCEP Scientific Advisor Dr. Marc Lipsitch said patients presenting symptoms caused by the flu or respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) -- another dangerous seasonal illness -- could greatly increase the demand for coronavirus testing, overburdening labs and further delaying results.

Do you need a COVID-19 test if you plan to travel? Do you still need to quarantine? What to know about the confusing rules.

IRCEP Scientific Advisor Dr. Sonja Rasmussen, a University of Florida pediatrics professor, said the testing must be done quickly so those who are positive can be isolated and their contacts notified so they too can quarantine.

There is a higher risk of hospitalization in intensive care for COVID-19 in pregnant women

According toIRCEP Scientific Advisor Dr. Clara Menéndez, the observation of COVID-19 cases of pregnant women in Spain and in South American countries shows that they have a 2-6 times higher risk of being hit by infection in the intensive care unit than other women of fertile age.

Children May Be Silent Carriers of COVID-19

IRCEP Scientific Advisor Dr.Sonja A. Rasmussen explains that some children might carry the virus, but have mild symptoms or none at all, and could transmit the virus to their teacher, parents, and grandparents, who are at higher risk of severe disease.

Dr. Fauci dismissed herd immunity for COVID-19, said US tactic should be to prevent as many infections as possible

IRCEP Scientific Advisor Dr.Marc Lipsitch, an epidemiologist at the Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health, said on Twitter on Monday in response to the Post report. "Herd immunity is not a strategy or a solution. It is surrender to a preventable virus."

Review Suggests COVID-19 Paradox in Pregnancy

IRCEP Scientific Advisor Dr.KjerstiAagaardsaid that a living systematic review -- meaning it will be updated regularly -- is necessary to make clinical decisions about caring for this at-risk population based on the latest evidence.

When COVID-19 collides with flu season

IRCEP Scientific Advisor Dr.Marc Lipsitchsaid that this is going to be a very challenging flu season. The impact on poor and communities of color would be devastating. The need to try to rule out (COVID-19) will be intense.

U.S. Records 6 Million Coronavirus Cases

According to IRCEP Scientific Advisor Dr.Marc Lipsitch, there are other places in the world that have many fewer cases and more open economies and better control over the epidemic.

Knox County Schools will share COVID-19 dashboard but won't release data by school

IRCEP Scientific Advisor Dr. Marc Lipsitch, a professor of epidemiology and director of the Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, told Knox News that knowing the number of cases in a school is only a first step. "The more people who are infected in a school — in truth, which is different from how many we know about — but the number of truly infected people in a school determines the level of risk of transmission within a school because each case is a potential source."

Coronavirus in Argentina. They study how long the virus persists in saliva to diagnose Covid-19

"In genetics, saliva samples are used a lot. But, in Covid-19, it was not known if they would be useful to detect the virus or not. The results were preliminary, in less than 100 health workers and a few patients," comments DR. Claudia Perandones, technical scientific director of ANLIS Malbrán. "The idea was to start studying it in May with a well-designed research protocol so that the results were robust."

Why people are volunteering to get Covid-19

IRCEP Scientific Advisor Dr. Marc Lipsitch said “If we could protect young, healthy people with a good vaccine, especially one that blocked transmission and infection, that would hugely help our ability to get back to normal because they would be out of the transmission loop and be able to work and be able to go to school and other things,”

WIn a polarized world, what does ‘follow the science’ mean?

IRCEP Scientific Advisor Dr. Marc Lipsitch said “One of the remarkable things about this pandemic is the extent to which many people in the scientific community are explicit about what’s uncertain. There has been a sort of hard core of scientists, even with different policy predispositions, who have been insistent on that.”

US coronavirus death projections in doubt as officials question China’s numbers

Marc Lipsitch, director of Harvard College’s Heart for Communicable Illness Dynamics, informed the Publish, “They contacted us, I feel, on a Tuesday every week in the past, and requested for solutions and suggestions by Thursday, principally 24 hours. My preliminary response was we are able to’t do it that quick. However we ended up offering them some numbers responding to very particular eventualities.”

Population immunity is slowing down the pandemic in parts of the US

“When the disease itself causes herd immunity, it does so more efficiently than when we give out vaccine at random,” Dr. Marc Lipsitch, a public health modeler at Harvard University, told the political pundit Bill Kristol last week during a podcast interview.

We should be doing more to prepare for the next pandemic

Harvard epidemiologist Marc Lipsitch told USA Today in April that he believes the COVID-19 outbreak has in fact been the Big One, calling it “the worst thing we’ve had from a public health standpoint in terms of an acute infection since 1918” and citing social disruption that is “unparalleled” since that pandemic just over a century ago.

Virus response hampered by ignorance about outbreak origins

"I think it should be a national priority and a global priority," said Marc Lipsitch, an epidemiologist at Harvard University School of Public Health. "I’m supportive of going back toward lockdown, but in a second, I’d be happy to see exempted situations where we have good evidence that transmission is not a problem."

“The helm of the pandemic is no longer being driven by anyone; it's chaos »

IRCEP Scientific Advisor Dr. Clara Menéndez, one of the twenty signatories of the letter, defends the "need" to evaluate what happened. In conversation with ABC she recognized that the current management of the pandemic is a "real chaos." We have lost command. The helm is no longer driven by anyone; for me it is a boat that is completely adrift, "she said.

How the pandemic might play out in 2021 and beyond

“The total incidence of SARS-CoV-2 through 2025 will depend crucially on this duration of immunity,” wrote Grad, Harvard epidemiologist Dr. Marc Lipsitch and colleagues in a May paper exploring possible scenarios.

School COVID clusters are rare – so what can we learn from the Al-Taqwa outbreak?

There is some evidence of ‘robust spread’ in high schools and more limited spread at primary schools, according to a new Medrxiv preprint evidence review by epidemiologists Professor Marc Lipsitch and Dr Edward Goldstein, and infectious diseases researcher Dr MugeCevik.

Special Report: Local governments ‘overwhelmed’ in race to trace U.S. COVID contacts

IRCEP Scientific Advisor Dr.Marc Lipsitch, a professor of epidemiology at the Harvard public health school said “You don’t clean up an oil spill with paper towels”

Coronavirus: 20% of the saliva samples tested positive

In May, the Malbrán Institute carried out a comparative study with 284 samples by swabbing and saliva, which determined that the latter "has a very high positive predictive value" that represents 99 percent effectiveness. Furthermore, "it can be a less invasive source of diagnosis and implies less contact with the health team," Claudia Perandones, technical scientific director of the Malbrán Institute, explained to Página / 12.

Pandemics can move faster than scientific research, but evidence still shows bar closures work

Writing in the Boston Review, Harvard epidemiologist Marc Lipsitch implores his colleagues to consider a broader pool of evidence then they might otherwise.

Once again! Malbrán surprises the world with another test to diagnose Covid-19

IRCEP Scientific Advisor Dr. Claudia Perandones, director of the MalbránInstitute , spoke with "Minute by Minute" about a test carried out by the institution. This will be done through saliva.

Scientists Warn New COVID-19 Outbreaks Still Part of 1st Wave

Professor Marc Lipsitch. professor of epidemiology and the Director of the Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, said that while there may be a slight downgrade in its activity, SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, will not be humbled by heat.

Own assessments and plasma therapy: Argentine science is waging its personal battle towards the coronavirus

IRCEP Scientific Advisor Dr. Claudia Perandones said “What is examined is if the virus that circulates here have mutations that imply changes in the clinical: if it is more or less virulent, if it is transmitted more or less quickly”

Here’s Why So Many Kids Are Hospitalized with COVID-19 in Florida

IRCEP Scientific Advisor Dr. Sonja Rasmussen, a professor of pediatrics and epidemiology at the University of Florida said “It’s difficult to know for sure. But I think as Florida is surging, we are going to see more cases in everybody.” Kids are less likely to get severely sick with the disease, but that doesn’t mean they’re immune.

YOUNG PEOPLE VOLUNTEER AS HUMAN SUBJECTS FOR COVID-19 VACCINES DESPITE DANGERS

IRCEP Scientific Advisor Dr. Marc Lipsitch said “I think we need to prepare for human challenge trials and for the possibility that we will need to do them”

Research leaves unanswered questions about how coronavirus spreads in schools

IRCEP Scientific Advisor Dr. Sonja Rasmussen, a professor of pediatrics and epidemiology at the University of Florida said “I think we still have a lot to learn”

Experts reject Trump's comments on coronavirus testing

IRCEP Scientific Advisor Dr. Marc Lipsitch said “We’re doing more testing now because we have so many cases that we can’t keep up”

When schools reopen, will the COVID pandemic get worse?

IRCEP Scientific Advisor Dr. Sonja Rasmussen said “The most important thing for all of us to do to get our kids back to school is to get this outbreak under control”

COVID-19 is a wily virus — Can humans outsmart it?

IRCEP Scientific Advisor Dr. Marc Lipsitch has estimated that with minimal human intervention, SARS-CoV-2 would plausibly infect 20% to 60% of all adults — between 1.5 billion and 4.5 billion people. Even if it ends up being no more deadly than the seasonal flu — a highly optimistic assumption — between 1.5 million and 4.5 million would die.

How does COVID-19 affect kids? Science has answers and gaps

IRCEP Scientific Advisor Dr. Sonja Rasmussen a pediatrics professor at the University of Florida and former scientist at the U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention said “There are still a lot of unanswered questions. That is the biggest challenge”

Profile of a killer: Unraveling the deadly new coronavirus

IRCEP Scientific Advisor Dr. Sonja Rasmussen said “In largely sparing children, the pandemic virus echoes the bugs that caused SARS and MERS”

The US's huge second peak shows warm weather has no effect on the coronavirus' spread, despite Trump's hopes. Here's why.

According to IRCEP Scientific Advisor Dr. Marc Lipsitch, for now, our lack of immunity to the new virus gives it "a temporary but important advantage"

Could COVID-19 Have Seasons? Searching for Signals in Earth Data

IRCEP Scientific Advisor Dr. Marc Lipsitch said “Seasonal variability may prove to be only a minor factor, slowing but not stopping the virus in summer, until more immunity builds up in the population”

We’re still not sure how COVID-19 impacts pregnant people

According to IRCEP Scientific Advisor Dr. Sonja Rasmussen “People are working really hard to try to understand the effects of COVID-19 on [expectant mothers and their babies], so I think we will have information soon,”

Can You Catch COVID-19 Twice?

Epidemiologist Marc Lipsitch tweeted that news stories like this make the mistake of “conflating ‘x is possible’ with ‘x is common.’” We don’t know yet if there’s something unusual about this person, or if cases like this are happening all over the world and not being detected.

Air Filter That Can Kill Coronavirus on Contact: Perfect Solution for Airborne Transmission?

According to Dr. Marc Lipsitch, the director of the Center for Communicable Disease Dynamics at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, although there could be minimal declines in the contagiousness of the coronavirus in warmer and wetter weather, it would not be enough to stop transmission alone.

What We Know (and Don’t) About Catching Covid-19 Outdoors

IRCEP Scientific Advisor Dr. Marc Lipsitch said “I don’t think that’s a riskless activity. But the wait staff was masked, and we were masked when we weren’t eating.” Importantly, he notes, this was in a part of Massachusetts where he knew there were very few cases.

A New Understanding of Herd Immunity

In mid-February, the Harvard epidemiologist Marc Lipsitch told me that this virus could infect most people in the United States if the country’s leaders did not take action.

Small Study Says Pregnant Women Can Pass Coronavirus to Their Fetus, But It's Rare

IRCEP Scientific Advisor Dr. Sonja Rasmussen, a professor at the University of Florida, told STAT, the studies "suggest to me that the virus can cross the placenta,"

Antibody tests were meant to be a game-changer. What went wrong?

IRCEP Scientific Advisor Dr. Marc Lipsitch writes in the New York Times “After being infected with SARS-CoV-2, most individuals will have an immune response, some better than others. That response, it may be assumed, will offer some protection over the medium term.”

Agonizing lag in coronavirus research puts pregnant women and babies at risk

IRCEP Scientific Advisor Dr. Sonja Rasmussen said “The truth is, answers may be elusive for a long time. This virus keeps surprising us,”

How the White House can build public trust and end the coronavirus crisis

IRCEP Scientific Advisor Dr. Marc Lipsitch, an epidemiologist at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, says the first step the Trump administration should take is unmuzzling its scientists.

Public health experts worry CDC is being stifled on COVID-19

IRCEP Scientific Advisor Dr. Marc Lipsitch said “The CDC and other public health experts need to be on the front line talking to the country every day and talking science about what we know and what we don’t, the way they did in 2009,”

Public health experts urge socially distant Fourth of July celebrations, as the coronavirus surges across the U.S.

IRCEP Scientific Advisor Dr. Marc Lipsitch, an epidemiologist at Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health said “With any single point in time, it’s difficult to attribute a surge to one activity,”

Twitter round-up: Laurie Garrett’s tweet on the Covid-19 pandemic response shifting to the State Department most popular tweet in Q2 2020

IRCEP Scientific Advisor Dr. Marc Lipsitch, an infectious disease epidemiologist and microbiologist, shared an article on survivors of SARS1 from 2003 retaining neutralising antibody 9-17 years later. He further added that this established that functional antibody to a coronavirus persisted longer than previously shown.

Despite warnings, the US wasn’t prepared with masks for coronavirus. Now it’s too late

IRCEP Scientific Advisor Dr. Sonja Rasmussen, a University of Florida professor who co-wrote a federal study at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2017 on the lessons learned about personal protective equipment from public health responses said “All of us knew how desperate the need was”

Experts Say Pregnant Women Should Be At Top Of List For COVID-19 Vaccines

IRCEP Scientific Advisor Dr. Sonja Rasmussen points out that researchers are still gathering data on the novel coronavirus and there’s a chance that it could affect the fetus too.

After Six Months of Coronavirus, PPE Still Lacking

"All of us knew how desperate the need was" said IRCEP Scientific Advisor Dr. Sonja Rasmussen Dr. Sonja Rasmussen on the lessons learned about personal protective equipment from previous public health responses.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Press Conference with Dr. Marc Lipsitch

IRCEP Scientific Advisor Dr. Marc Lipsitch discusses how vaccines are going to be distributed if and when they’re available around the world.

Ron DeSantis, on Fourth of July coronavirus risk: ‘take some small precautions'

IRCEP Scientific Advisor Dr. Marc Lipsitch said even if Florida’s coronavirus spike is mostly attributed to people age 18-44, any spread poses dangers for the vulnerable.

The Tricky Math of Herd Immunity for COVID-19

IRCEP Scientific Advisor Dr. Marc Lipsitch said “I think the range of R0 consistent with data for COVID-19 is larger than most people give credit to”.

What a ‘second wave’ of Covid-19 could look like and how to prevent it

IRCEP Scientific Advisor Dr. Marc Lipsitch said “A second wave would be similar to what we experienced in the spring of 2020, but it could be harder to control in the fall, when people are tired of social distancing”.

What Activities Are Safe as the Coronavirus Continues to Spread?

IRCEP Scientific Advisor Dr. Marc Lipsitch said “I think the data on large outbreaks suggests that the risk is considerably higher inside”.

How will the COVID-19 pandemic end?

IRCEP Scientific Advisor Dr. Marc Lipsitch has estimated that with minimal human intervention, SARS-CoV-2 would plausibly infect 20% to 60% of all adults.

South Korea says it has a second wave of coronavirus infections — but what does that really mean?

According to IRCEP Scientific Advisor Dr. Marc Lipsitch there is no agreed definition for a second wave — it simply refers to a sustained upsurge in cases.

Pregnant women not more susceptible to COVID-19, current data suggests

IRCEP Scientific Advisor Dr. Sonja Rasmussen said "Very limited information is available in the literature on how African American women who are pregnant are affected by COVID-19, so we were unable to address this question in our review,"

How likely are kids to get Covid-19? Scientists see a ‘huge puzzle’ without easy answers

IRCEP Scientific Advisor Marc Lipsitch said someone should be studying the issue, though he acknowledged that after the past few brutal months, he doesn’t have the energy to do it.

Trump’s coronavirus task force is absent as states struggle with worsening outbreaks.

IRCEP Scientific Advisor Dr. Marc Lipsitch said that lack of a coordinated and strategic response from the White House is a particularly great concern now.

Should you get tested for the coronavirus after protesting? Here’s what experts say about the risks.

IRCEP Scientific Advisor Dr. Marc Lipsitch wrote in an email, “there may be a spike in coronavirus cases in the coming weeks, but that’s not to say the protests would be the sole cause. The demonstrations are “one tree in a very big forest,”

Epidemiologists Fear ‘Stuttering, Endless Loop’ of Covid-19 Infections. Watch Out, Investors.

IRCEP Scientific Advisor Professor Marc Lipsitch notes that most states are reopening with the pandemic less well-controlled than were the cases in Europe and East Asia.

Berkeley Study Suggests Social-Distancing Measures Prevented 530 Million COVID-19 Infections By April

IRCEP Scientific Advisor Dr. Marc Lipsitch recently told the podcast 80,000 Hours that he expects the death rate to shake out somewhere between 0.2% and 1.5%.

The 2 different Covid-19 scenarios that worry experts

IRCEP Scientific Advisor Dr. Marc Lipsitch said that reopening with an already increasing epidemic means that the trend will only accelerate.

Claudia Perandones: the researcher who did not even have the books and today is betting on defeating the coronavirus

With a lot of personal and family effort IRCEP Scientific Advisor Dr. Claudia Perandones received an honorary medical degree, made a great career as a geneticist and coordinates the ANLIS Malbrán teams.

Coronavirus and the Flu: A Looming Double Threat

IRCEP Scientific Advisor Dr. Marc Lipsitch said “the worst-case scenario is both [the coronavirus and the flu] are spreading fast and causing severe disease, complicating diagnoses and presenting a double burden on the health care system”

The long journey to herd immunity

According IRCEP Scientific Advisor Dr. Marc Lipsitch, over time, the virus could settle into a regular seasonal pattern not so different from coronaviruses that cause the common cold.

How COVID-19 Made a Harvard Epidemiologist Into a Public Ambassador for Science

“I got a call from the Prime Minister of Israel who just wanted to talk about what they were doing,” IRCEP Scientific Advisor Marc Lipsitch said. “That's a level of advice that I've never been asked to do before and has been really interesting.”

What the latest research suggests about the coronavirus in pregnancy

IRCEP Scientific Advisor Dr. Sonja Rasmussen said “We won’t know how the risk to pregnant women compares with the general population until we have been able to compare pregnant and non-pregnant people of similar ages and backgrounds.”

Rare inflammatory condition affects some kids with COVID-19

IRCEP Scientific Advisor Dr. Sonja Rasmussen said more published data are needed to clarify how COVID-19 affects U.S. children and that the possibility of severe disease should not be dismissed.

Claudia Perandones: "Malbrán collaborates with coronavirus therapy projects, and soon there will be interesting results"

IRCEP Scientific Advisor Dr. Claudia Perandones, said "I cried many times in these months, because the situation was complex, the responsibility was very great and there was no room for error,"

Hydroxychloroquine for the prevention and treatment of covid-19 in pregnant women

The director of the ISGlobal Child, Maternal and Reproductive Health Initiative and coordinator of the study, Clara Menéndez, has indicated that this is the only clinical trial in the world in pregnant women and that the goal is to "generate evidence valuable on whether hydroxychloroquine is an effective and safe treatment to reduce the transmission of SARS-CoV-2 and the severity of the disease in this vulnerable group of the population ".

A day in Malbrán, the epicenter of the Argentine battle against the coronavirus

IRCEP Scientific Advisor Dr. Claudia Perandones joined the table in the meeting room where the directors of the institute receive BAE Business.

Miscarriage and Maternal Mortality in Pregnant COVID-19 Patients

IRCEP Scientific Advisor Kjersti Aagaard, reported another case series indicated mothers are at risk, too: seven pregnant women testing positive for COVID-19 died of cardiopulmonary complications.

Houston experts spell out what moms need to know about breastfeeding, COVID-19

IRCEP Scientific Advisor Dr. Kjersti Aagaard, professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Baylor and Texas Children’s Hospital, also recommends that moms breastfeed.

Coronavirus: Malbrán received 50 thousand tests to detect it

The ANLIS technical-scientific director and IRCEP Scientific Advisor Dr. Claudia Perandones said that it was a team of 25 scientists who managed to completely sequence the SARS Cov-2 virus in just six days.

The Malbrán Institute managed to photograph the strain of the Argentine coronavirus

The ANLIS technical-scientific director and IRCEP Scientific Advisor Dr. Claudia Perandones said that it was a team of 25 scientists who managed to completely sequence the SARS Cov-2 virus in just six days.

Influential Covid-19 model uses flawed methods and shouldn’t guide U.S. policies, critics say

According to IRCEP Scientific Advisor Dr. Marc Lipsitch it’s not a model that most of us in the infectious disease epidemiology field think is well suited.

Claudia Perandones, new technical director of Malbrán: "We are contributing to a future development of the vaccine"

IRCEP Scientific Advisor Dr. Claudia Perandones spoke about the important step that the Institute took this Tuesday, identifying the circulation of three different strains of Covid-19 in Argentina.

Who Is Immune to the Coronavirus?

According to IRCEP Scientific Advisor Dr. Marc Lipsitch, immunity after any infection can range from lifelong and complete to nearly nonexistent.

When will life return to normal? Expert says US testing is too far behind to know, expects second wave of cases

IRCEP Scientific Advisor Dr. Marc Lipsitch, told the USA TODAY Editorial Board on Wednesday that while China has lifted a more than two-month coronavirus lockdown in the city of Wuhan, testing is still too behind to know for sure when restrictions should be lifted in the United States.

Director of the Malbrán: "Whenever I hear the applause at 9 at night I feel a chill"

IRCEP Scientific Advisor Dr. Claudia Perandones explained the scope of having obtained the complete genome sequencing of the coronavirus in Argentina.

Scientists in Argentina decipher complete genome of SARS-Cov-2

IRCEP Scientific Advisor Claudia Perandones hailed the efforts of the scientists and technicians at the ANLIS institute, saying it was “a very important achievement” at a time of great “difficulty.”

Malbrán identified three strains of Covid 19 that would accelerate the discovery of a vaccine

IRCEP Scientific Advisor Dr. Claudia Perandones confirmed that the production of reagents with which to identify the virus could also be facilitated.

How COVID-19 Affects Children and Pediatric Care

IRCEP Scientific Advisor Dr. Sonja Rasmussen addresses what is known about COVID-19 in children and considerations for pediatric healthcare workers.

How COVID-19 might affect expectant mothers and their unborn child (podcast)

Sarah Boseley speaks to IRCEP Scientific Advisor Dr. Sonja Rasmussen about this challenging topic. Credit: The Guardian, Science Weekly.

Coronavirus ‘is the Big One … I hope never to see bigger

IRCEP Scientific Advisor Dr. Marc Lipsitch talks about coming stressors on the health care system from coronavirus and loosening control measures.

4 Things Pregnant Women Should Know About Coronavirus And COVID-19

IRCEP Scientific Advisor Dr. Kjersti Aagaard shares some simple things expectant women should know about COVID-19 and the coronavirus that causes it.

Navigating the Covid-19 pandemic: We’re just clambering into a life raft. Dry land is far away

IRCEP Scientific Advisor Dr. Marc Lipsitch: the storm is the Covid-19 pandemic, the life raft is the combination of intense measures we are using to slow the spread of the virus, and dry land is the end to the pandemic.

The origins of COVID-19, what’s working now, and next steps for the American response (podcast)

IRCEP Scientific Advisor Dr. Sonja Rasmussen's experience with previous outbreaks provides a unique insight into the challenges we face today Credit: Homeland Preparedness News.