Fighting Misinformation: The Preprint Sifter

The Preprint Sifter is a new Twitter tool that tracks down Tweets from leading epidemiologists, virologists, public health and other experts who are posting, vetting and verifying COVID-19 related preprint papers.


The Role of the FDA in the US Testing Debacle

March 11, 2020

By Anders Gundersen, HGH | March 11, 2020 Confusion and controversy have surrounded the conversation about diagnostic testing for COVID-19 in the United States. We know that testing is a critical component of an effective response effort. We summarize a recent JAMA viewpoint that highlights why the US has experienced a testing gap, walks through Continue reading [...]

Lessons from Northern Italy: Why even great Health Systems collapse under COVID-19 case load

March 10, 2020

By Elie Lehmann, HGHI | March 10, 2020 Here is something many people in high-income nations take for granted: The capacity of their excellent health systems to take care of patients suffering from COVID-19. The dramatic scenes currently unfolding in Italy show a different reality. As the novel coronavirus spreads through an immunologicaly naive population Continue reading [...]

Viral Shedding in COVID 19 Patients

March 10, 2020

By Anders Gundersen, HGHI | March 10, 2020 Throat swabs are sufficient for testing, and a patient’s viral load is highest 1-5 days after the onset of symptoms: Researchers in Germany identified important aspects of how the novel coronavirus behaves. While the work is under peer-review, early publication provides details that can inform decisions on Continue reading [...]

Do Isolation And Contact Tracing Work?

March 6, 2020

A mathematical modeling paper aims to determine the extent to which the isolation of infected patients and the tracing of those they may have come into contact with is effective at reducing the spread of COVID-19 outbreaks. HGHI’s Anders Gundersen with a summary of the findings. Continue reading [...]