Apr 112020

Here are some resources I depend on to update my understanding of this pandemic. (For more of an intro, see this page.)

First, the numbers:

Authoritative Twitter sources I read religiously:

  • Scott Gottlieb (previous FDA Commisssioner) is not so secretly perhaps the most influential person right now in how the US is responding — POLITICO calls him the “Shadow Czar.” His tweets are extremely informational and well thought-out. Definitely read all the AEI reports he links to: https://twitter.com/ScottGottliebMDBob Wachter is head of UCSF Dept of Medicine. He does a daily recap thread in the evening that is superb — I look forward to it now every evening: https://twitter.com/Bob_Wachter
  • Andy Slavitt (former CMS head; former head of Optum) does a great job of telling stores across the US: https://twitter.com/ASlavitt. It’s quite informational, and also often brings a very human aspect to the updates. Like Wachter, he does a daily evening thread that I strongly encourage you read. He also has a COVID-19-focused podcast that tells a lot of these human stories: http://www.westwoodonepodcasts.com/pods/in-the-bubble-with-andy-slavitt/
  • I’ve also curated my own own Twitter list containing the above accounts and many more: https://twitter.com/i/lists/1239042160483110912

Here are 4 quantitative models that are good to check and play with to get an idea of estimates. Please note the end date of these models.

Here’s a weekly survey of epidemiology experts on their numerical predictions: https://works.bepress.com/mcandrew/

Some medical/research sources:

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