Complexity — David Krakauer, Part 3

On: On Coronavirus, Crisis, and Creative Opportunity Transmission Series Ep. 3 Episode: 28 Date: April 21, 2020 Evolutionary biologist. Review of 5 Transmission Essays. Bill Miller on Investment Strategies in Times of Crisis Santiago Elena on a Complex Systems Perspective

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Why does COVID-19 disproportionately affect the elderly?

By: Amber L. Mueller, Maeve S. McNamara, David A. Sinclair Glenn Center for Biology of Aging Research, Blavatnik Institute, Harvard Medical School Preprint, 30 April 2020 – not peer reviewed. Summary Severity and outcome of COVID-19 largely depends on a

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How does coronavirus kill?

Clinicians trace a ferocious rampage through the body, from brain to toes. By: Meredith Wadman, Jennifer Couzin-Frankel, Jocelyn Kaiser, Catherine Matacic In: Science. Apr. 17, 2020 How does the virus attack cells around the body? A clear picture is elusive.

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The Drive with Peter Attia — John Barry

On: 1918 Spanish flu pandemic—historical account, parallels to today, and lessonsEpisode: 107 Date: 17 April 2020Historian and author of “The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History”.Key Subjects1918 Spanish Flu pandemic killed between 50-100 million people (out

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The Drive with Peter Attia — Amesh Adalja

On: Comparing COVID-19 to past pandemics, preparing for the future, and reasons for optimismEpisode: 106 Date: 13 April 2020Senior Scholar at the Johns Hopkins University Center for Health Security. focused on emerging infectious disease, pandemic preparedness, and biosecurity.Key Subjects:Spread.COVID-19 may

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The Drive with Peter Attia — Michael Osterholm

On: COVID-19—Lessons learned, challenges ahead, and reasons for optimism and concernEpisode: 102 Date: 31 March 2020Background: Infectious disease epidemiologist.Key Subjects:Infection.Until there is a vaccine, 50-70% of the population may end up getting infected.Math does not look good: 60% infected ->

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Geroprotective and senoremediative strategies to reduce the comorbidity, infection rates, severity, and lethality in gerophilic and gerolavic infections

By: Alex Zhavoronkov In: Aging Date: 31 March, 2020 Summary COVID-19 disproportionately harms the elderly. Infection rates, severity, and lethality all increase with age. Mostly because of higher levels of comorbidity among elderly. May also be due to decreased immune

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Estimating the number of infections and the impact of nonpharmaceutical interventions on COVID-19 in 11 European countries

By: Seth Flaxman, Swapnil Mishra, Axel Gandy, H Juliette T Unwin, Helen Coupland, Thomas A Mellan, Harrison Zhu, Tresnia Berah, Jeffrey W Eaton, Pablo N P Guzman, Nora Schmit, Lucia Callizo, Kylie E C Ainslie, Marc Baguelin, Isobel Blake, Adhiratha

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Evidence of initial success for China exiting COVID-19 social distancing policy after achieving containment

By: Kylie E C Ainslie, Caroline Walters, Han Fu, Sangeeta Bhatia, Haowei Wang, Marc Baguelin, Samir Bhatt, Adhiratha Boonyasiri, Olivia Boyd, Lorenzo Cattarino, Constanze Ciavarella, , Zulma Cucunubá, Gina CuomoDannenburg, Amy Dighe, Ilaria Dorigatti, Sabine L van Elsland, Rich FitzJohn,

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Fundamental principles of epidemic spread highlight the immediate need for large-scale serological surveys to assess the stage of the SARS-CoV-2 epidemic

Jose Lorenco, Robert Paton, Mahan Ghafari, Moritz Kraemer, Craig Thompson, Peter Simmonds, Paul Klenerman, Sunetra Gupta In: not yet published Date: 25 March, 2020 Summary Three phases of the spread of a novel pathogenic infectious agent: Slow accumulation of new

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