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  1. Last 7 days
    1. 2021-03-31

    2. Civai, C., Caserotti, M., Carrus, E., Huijsmans, I., & Rubaltelli, E. (2021). Perceived scarcity and cooperation contextualized to the COVID-19 pandemic. PsyArXiv. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/zu2a3

    3. 10.31234/osf.io/zu2a3
    4. The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a decrease in both material resources (e.g., jobs, access to healthcare), and socio-psychological resources, triggered by social distancing and lockdowns. It is established that perceived resource scarcity creates a mindset that affects cognitive abilities, including decision-making. Given the importance of social norms compliance in the current climate, we investigated whether perceived material and socio-psychological scarcity experienced during the pandemic predicted cooperation, measured using two Public Good Games (PGGs), where participants contributed money or time (i.e., hours indoors contributed to shorten the lockdown). Material scarcity had no relationship with cooperation. Scarcity of socio-psychological wellbeing (e.g., connecting with family) predicted increased cooperation in both PGGs, suggesting that missing social contact fosters prosociality. On the other hand, perceived scarcity of freedom (e.g., limited movement) predicted decreased willingness to spend time indoors to shorten the lockdown. These results may have implications for message framing when aiming to increase cooperation.
    5. Perceived scarcity and cooperation contextualized to the COVID-19 pandemic.
    1. 2021-04-01

    2. Robson, S. G., Baum, M. A., Beaudry, J. L., Beitner, J., Brohmer, H., Chin, J., Jasko, K., Kouros, C., Laukkonen, R., Moreau, D., Searston, R. A., Slagter, H. A., Steffens, N. K., & Tangen, J. M. (2021). Nudging Open Science. PsyArXiv. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/zn7vt

    3. 10.31234/osf.io/zn7vt
    4. In this article, we provide a toolbox of resources and nudges for those who are interested in advancing open scientific practice. Open Science encompasses a range of behaviours that aim to include the transparency of scientific research and how widely it is communicated. The paper is divided into seven sections, each dealing with a different stakeholder in the world of research (researchers, students, departments and faculties, universities, academic libraries, journals, and funders). With two frameworks in mind — EAST and the Pyramid of Culture Change — we describe the influences and incentives that sway behaviour for each of these stakeholders, we outline changes that can foster Open Science, and suggest actions and resources for individuals to nudge these changes. In isolation, a small shift in one person’s behaviour may appear to make little difference, but when combined, these small shifts can lead to radical changes in culture. We offer this toolbox to assist individuals and institutions in cultivating a more open research culture.
    5. Nudging Open Science
    1. 2021-04-01

    2. Gusman, M. S., Grimm, K. J., Cohen, A. B., & Doane, L. D. (2021). Stress and Sleep Across the Onset of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Impact of Distance Learning on U.S. College Students’ Health Trajectories. PsyArXiv. https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/m5zv9

    3. 10.31234/osf.io/m5zv9
    4. Study Objectives. This study examined associations between average and intraindividual trajectories of stress, sleep duration, and sleep quality in college students before and after transitioning to online learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Methods. Two hundred and one first-year college students answered twice-weekly questionnaires assessing stress exposure, sleep duration, and sleep quality from January until May, 2020 (N= 4,278 unique observations). Results. Multilevel growth modeling revealed that prior to distance learning, student stress was increasing and sleep duration and quality were decreasing. After transitioning online, students’ stress immediately and continuously decreased; sleep quality initially increased but decreased over time; and sleep duration increased but then plateaued for the remainder of the semester. Days with higher stress than typical for that student were associated with lower sleep quality, and higher average stress exposure was linked with shorter sleep duration and lower sleep quality. Specific demographics (e.g., females) were identified as at-risk for stress and sleep problems. Conclusions. Although remote learning initially alleviated college students’ stress and improved sleep, these effects plateaued, and greater exposure to academic, financial, and interpersonal stressors predicted worse sleep on both daily and average levels. Environmental stressors may particularly dictate sleep quality during times of transition, but changes in learning modalities may mitigate short-term detrimental health outcomes, even during a developmental period with considerable stress vulnerability. Future studies should examine the longer-term implications of these trajectories on mental and physical health.
    5. Stress and Sleep Across the Onset of the COVID-19 Pandemic: Impact of Distance Learning on U.S. College Students’ Health Trajectories
  2. Mar 2021
    1. 2021-03-26

    2. Gita Gopinath. (2021, March 26). Here is a snapshot of the largest producers of vaccines. Much more supply is in the pipeline but all countries will need to share. It is essential to vaccinate the most vulnerable in the world now for the benefit of everyone. The pandemic is not over until it is over everywhere https://t.co/udBMkw6Pnl [Tweet]. @GitaGopinath. https://twitter.com/GitaGopinath/status/1375557532224225282

    3. Here is a snapshot of the largest producers of vaccines. Much more supply is in the pipeline but all countries will need to share. It is essential to vaccinate the most vulnerable in the world *now* for the benefit of everyone. The pandemic is not over until it is over everywhere
    1. In King County, pollution makes ZIP codes predictors of your health | Crosscut. (n.d.). Retrieved 5 March 2021, from https://crosscut.com/video/new-normal/king-county-pollution-makes-zip-codes-predictors-your-health

    2. 2020-11

    3. In King County, pollution makes ZIP codes predictors of your health
    4. In Seattle, a ZIP code can predict everything from income to social class to life expectancy. White, wealthy residents of northern neighborhoods such as Laurelhurst live 13 years longer than their poorer neighbors of color in the southern neighborhoods of South Park and Georgetown. Air and soil pollution has disproportionately affected Seattle’s communities of color for decades, but now a group of University of Washington researchers is working with those communities to understand how COVID-19 makes a dire situation worse.
    1. 2020-11

    2. ReconfigBehSci. (2020, November 18). RT @Imperial_JIDEA: For tickets, please visit: Https://t.co/AD2WpkkS5W @ImperialSPH @imperialcollege @MRC_Outbreak @AlistairMB #postCOV… [Tweet]. @SciBeh. https://twitter.com/SciBeh/status/1329111464758702084

    3. For tickets, please visit: https://eventbrite.co.uk/e/shaping-the-post-covid-19-world-j-idea-one-year-anniversary-symposium-tickets-125904191827… @ImperialSPH @imperialcollege @MRC_Outbreak @AlistairMB #postCOVID19world
    1. 2020-10

    2. DataBeers Brussels. (2020, October 26). ⏰ Our next #databeers #brussels is tomorrow night and we’ve got a few tickets left! Don’t miss out on some important and exciting talks from: 👉 @svscarpino 👉 Juami van Gils 👉 Joris Renkens 👉 Milena Čukić 🎟️ Last tickets here https://t.co/2upYACZ3yS https://t.co/jEzLGvoxQe [Tweet]. @DataBeersBru. https://twitter.com/DataBeersBru/status/1320743318234562561

    3. Our next #databeers #brussels is tomorrow night and we've got a few tickets left! Don't miss out on some important and exciting talks from: @svscarpino Juami van Gils Joris Renkens Milena Čukić Last tickets here https://eventbrite.com/e/databeers-brussels-16-webinar-edition-tickets-124115565999?aff=twitter
    1. 2020-10-31

    2. Write That PhD. (2020, October 31). Doing a systematic review? How to prepare, conduct & document a search + manage your results & screening tools https://t.co/xdAC35VmaK #phdchat #phdadvice #phdforum #phdlife #ecrchat #acwri https://t.co/sh62MypqOi [Tweet]. @WriteThatPhD. https://twitter.com/WriteThatPhD/status/1322467814733713408

    3. Doing a systematic review? How to prepare, conduct & document a search + manage your results & screening tools https://buff.ly/2HJEGim #phdchat #phdadvice #phdforum #phdlife #ecrchat #acwri
    1. 2020-11-10

    2. Cailin O’Connor. (2020, November 10). New paper!!! @psmaldino look at what causes the persistence of poor methods in science, even when better methods are available. And we argue that interdisciplinary contact can lead better methods to spread. 1 https://t.co/C5beJA5gMi [Tweet]. @cailinmeister. https://twitter.com/cailinmeister/status/1326221893372833793

    3. This resonates with my experience: people outside psych commenting on our practices help put pressure on us to improve. And we can also do the same for other fields (looking at you criminology, nutrition, sports science, etc.). Having people watching & commenting helps.
    4. New paper!!! @psmaldino look at what causes the persistence of poor methods in science, even when better methods are available. And we argue that interdisciplinary contact can lead better methods to spread. 1
    1. 2020-11-20

    2. Ashish K. Jha, MD, MPH. (2020, November 20). Today was a very, very odd day I testified before @senatehomeland They held a hearing on hydroxychloroquine. Yup, HCQ In the middle of the worst surge of pandemic HCQ It was clear how our information architecture shapes questions of science and medicine of COVID A thread [Tweet]. @ashishkjha. https://twitter.com/ashishkjha/status/1329646432958156801

    3. respectfully, science has not “become politicized” there are not 2 equivalent sides to every issue one side has politicized the science spewing antiscientific garbage
    4. Today was a very, very odd day I testified before @senatehomeland They held a hearing on hydroxychloroquine. Yup, HCQ In the middle of the worst surge of pandemic HCQ It was clear how our information architecture shapes questions of science and medicine of COVID A thread
    1. 2020-11

    2. COVID-19: Full utilization of certified and recognized intensive care bed capacities—SGI-SSMI-SSMI Swiss Society for Intensive Care Medicine. (n.d.). Retrieved 5 March 2021, from https://www.sgi-ssmi.ch/de/news-detail/items/601.html

    3. The 876 intensive care beds certified and recognized by the SGI, which are normally available in Switzerland for the treatment of adults, are currently practically fully occupied.
    4. COVID-19: Full utilization of certified and recognized intensive care bed capacities
    1. 2020-11-23

    2. ReconfigBehSci. (2020, November 23). RT @lakens: Ongoing, an incredibly awesome talk on computational reproducibility by @AdinaKrik. Slides: Https://t.co/QslHW3gEtm. If you are… [Tweet]. @SciBeh. https://twitter.com/SciBeh/status/1331265422109396995

    3. Ongoing, an incredibly awesome talk on computational reproducibility by @AdinaKrik. Slides: https://zenodo.org/record/4285927#.X7vjPrMo9OR…. If you are looking for an expert speaker on computational reproducibility, or someone to teach a workshop, look no further!
    4. Our #YSR2020 computational reproducibility symposium just started with @lakens @AdinaKrik @brandmaier organized by @MLSicorello @s_nebe and @z_sazae @bioDGPs and DGPA!
    1. 2021-02-27

    2. Deepti Gurdasani. (2021, February 27). The campaign against @DrZoeHyde that has involved several scientists targeting her with personal attacks, and trying to misrepresent her is deeply disappointing. She has been referred to as ‘evil’, ‘idiotic’, ‘sadistic’, and a’sociopath’. A few thoughts on these attacks. [Tweet]. @dgurdasani1. https://twitter.com/dgurdasani1/status/1365641557404229638

    3. The campaign against @DrZoeHyde that has involved several scientists targeting her with personal attacks, and trying to misrepresent her is deeply disappointing. She has been referred to as 'evil', 'idiotic', 'sadistic', and a'sociopath'. A few thoughts on these attacks.
    1. 2020-10-15

    2. Alfani, G. (2020, October 15). Pandemics and inequality: A historical overview. VoxEU.Org. https://voxeu.org/article/pandemics-and-inequality-historical-overview

    3. The relationship between pandemics and inequality is of significant interest at the moment. The Black Death in the 14th century is one salient example of a pandemic which dramatically decreased wealth inequality, but this column argues that the Black Death is exceptional in this respect. Pandemics in subsequent centuries have failed to significantly reduce inequality, due to different institutional environments and labour market effects. This evidence suggests that inequality and poverty are likely to increase in the aftermath of the Covid-19 crisis.
    4. Pandemics and inequality: A historical overview
    1. 2020-11-15

    2. Jodi Orth. (2020, November 15). I have a night off from the hospital. As I’m on my couch with my dog I can’t help but think of the Covid patients the last few days. The ones that stick out are those who still don’t believe the virus is real. The ones who scream at you for a magic medicine and that Joe Biden is [Tweet]. @JodiOrth. https://twitter.com/JodiOrth/status/1327771329555292162

    3. Which is what I will do for the next three nights. But tonight. It’s me and Cliff and Oreo ice cream. And how ironic I have on my “home” Hoodie. The South Dakota I love seems far away right now.
    4. I can’t stop thinking about it. These people really think this isn’t going to happen to them. And then they stop yelling at you when they get intubated. It’s like a fucking horror movie that never ends. There’s no credits that roll. You just go back and do it all over again.
    5. Going to ruin the USA. All while gasping for breath on 100% Vapotherm. They tell you there must be another reason they are sick. They call you names and ask why you have to wear all that “stuff” because they don’t have COViD because it’s not real. Yes. This really happens. And
    6. I have a night off from the hospital. As I’m on my couch with my dog I can’t help but think of the Covid patients the last few days. The ones that stick out are those who still don’t believe the virus is real. The ones who scream at you for a magic medicine and that Joe Biden is
    1. 2020-11-11

    2. Erich Neuwirth. (2020, November 11). #COVID19 #COVID19at https://t.co/9uudp013px Zu meinem heutigen Bericht sind Vorbemerkungen notwendig. Das EMS - aus dem kommen die Daten über positive Tests—Hat anscheinend ziemliche Probleme. Heute wurden viele Fälle nachgemeldet. In Wien gab es laut diesem [Tweet]. @neuwirthe. https://twitter.com/neuwirthe/status/1326556742113746950

    3. I need to make some preliminary remarks on my report today. The EMS - which is where the positive test data comes from - seems to be having quite a problem. Many cases were reported later today. In Vienna there was according to this
    1. 2020-11-11

    2. A hidden success in the Covid-19 mess: The internet. (2020, November 11). STAT. https://www.statnews.com/2020/11/11/a-hidden-success-in-the-covid-19-mess-the-internet/

    3. ere is my working definition of a public health expert: someone who is constantly frustrated that people will not act on clear health advice in the interests of their own health. From smoking to diabetes, from eating responsibly and exercising to practicing safe sex, from getting an annual flu shot to wearing face coverings in the time of coronavirus, the literature on public health is awash with tricks, nudges, and sometimes outright bribes to try and get people to take care of themselves. Some progress has been made, but the feeling is often one of disappointment that so many people aren’t following the advice.
    4. A hidden success in the Covid-19 mess: the internet
    1. 2020-11-11

    2. The COVID Tracking Project. (2020, November 11). Our daily update is published. States reported 1.2 million tests and 131k cases, the highest single-day total since the pandemic started. There are 62k people currently hospitalized with COVID-19. The death toll was 1,347. Https://t.co/WPoX9Nj7ef [Tweet]. @COVID19Tracking. https://twitter.com/COVID19Tracking/status/1326321342933831680

    3. 1. Hospitalizations have hit a new all-time HIGH. 2. Deaths are increasing rapidly, now at 7.1K/week. 3. #SouthDakota on track to reach levels only achieved by NY in hospitalizations/capita. @GovRicketts @KristiNoem @DougBurgum have a lot to answer for.
    4. The increase in hospitalizations and deaths confirms the main pattern we’ve identified in the data—after cases go up, a rise in these figures follows. We explain the relationship between the three metrics in this post.
    5. Deaths are also rising. Today’s death count is the highest since August 19, pushing the 7-day average up to nearly 1,000.
    6. Today’s number of currently hospitalized people—62k—is also a record. A total of 17 states have reported single-day record hospitalizations.
    7. Our daily update is published. States reported 1.2 million tests and 131k cases, the highest single-day total since the pandemic started. There are 62k people currently hospitalized with COVID-19. The death toll was 1,347.
    1. 2020-11-07

    2. Marc-André Argentino. (2020, November 7). If you are interested in QAnon, QAnonCasualties is a must subreddit to read regularly and to get to know what is happening in QWorld from those closest to QAnon adherents. Https://t.co/qj05EFOxa6 [Tweet]. @_MAArgentino. https://twitter.com/_MAArgentino/status/1325144053479075840

    3. If you are interested in QAnon, QAnonCasualties is a must subreddit to read regularly and to get to know what is happening in QWorld from those closest to QAnon adherents.
    1. If you are interested in QAnon, QAnonCasualties is a must subreddit to read regularly and to get to know what is happening in QWorld from those closest to QAnon adherents.
    1. 2020-11-03

    2. The original tweet has been deleted.

    3. Kenneth Fordyce. (2020, November 3). @devisridhar @georgeeaton Yet another article packed full of wise words: E.g., ‘in some ways, the people pushing for “herd immunity” are forcing us into these lockdown-release cycles because you end up in a reactive position by underestimating the spread of the virus and the hospitalisation rate’ [Tweet]. @FordyceKenneth. https://twitter.com/FordyceKenneth/status/1323544552112852992

    4. I am quite sure the "herd immunity" discussion barely exists in parts of East Asia (e.g, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Vietnam, Thailand) which have used the strategy @devisridhar has been explaining endlessly and patiently for months now.....
    5. Yet another article packed full of wise words: e.g., "in some ways, the people pushing for “herd immunity” are forcing us into these lockdown-release cycles because you end up in a reactive position by underestimating the spread of the virus and the hospitalisation rate"
    1. 2020-11-11

    2. CNN, L. M. (n.d.). CDC says masks protect wearers from Covid-19. CNN. Retrieved 1 March 2021, from https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/10/health/masks-cdc-updated-guidance/index.html

    3. (CNN)Wearing a mask can help protect you, not just those around you, from coronavirus transmission, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said in new guidance Tuesday. The statement was an update to previous guidance suggesting the main benefit of mask wearing was to help prevent infected people from spreading the virus to others.
    4. CDC now says masks protect both the wearers and those around them from Covid-19
  3. Feb 2021
    1. 2021-01-07

    2. Bristol, U. of. (n.d.). January: COVID-19 vaccine communication handbook | News and features | University of Bristol. University of Bristol. Retrieved 25 February 2021, from http://www.bristol.ac.uk/news/2021/january/covid-19-vaccine-communication-handbook.html

    3. A team of renowned scientific experts has joined forces from across the world to help fight the spread of misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccines, which hold the key to beating the deadly pandemic and releasing countries from debilitating lockdown restrictions.
    4. Global experts urge everyone to talk about COVID-19 vaccines responsibly
    1. 2020-01-27

    2. This webinar has passed.

    3. COVID-19 Vaccines: Combating Misinformation. (n.d.). Pulitzer Center. Retrieved 25 February 2021, from https://pulitzercenter.org/event/covid-19-vaccines-combating-misinformation

    4. How are misconceptions about vaccination—and the COVID-19 vaccines in particular—amplified and promulgated? What are effective strategies for combating misinformation to overcome vaccine hesitancy, especially in vulnerable populations? How can journalists and other science communicators more effectively articulate the benefits and risks of vaccination while maintaining their objectivity and integrity?
    5. COVID-19 Vaccines: Combating Misinformation
    1. 2021-01-31

    2. Carl T. Bergstrom. (2021, January 31). A somewhat technical thread about measuring vaccine efficacy. We’re used to the notion that certain properties of tests for disease depend on prevalence: Positive and negative predictive value do, for example, whereas sensitivity and specificity do not. [Tweet]. @CT_Bergstrom. https://twitter.com/CT_Bergstrom/status/1355762090078703621

    3. Most of the time, this probably doesn't matter much if infection rates are low even in the placebo group. But I'm surprised I haven't seen people talk about it. I assume this is a well-known result? Any concern about comparing efficacy estimates across time and place?
    4. Of course you can work this all out analytically for various models of exposure risk. Here's a little illustration that @evokerr put together for a vaccine that blocks 90% of infections.. You can think of N as measuring number of close contacts with people in the community.
    5. With a good vaccine, the treatment group effectively "sees" a lower rate of exposure than the placebo group. As the disease gets more prevalent, the case count in the placebo group starts to saturate first, while that in the treatment group continue to increase nearly linearly.
    6. So as exposure risk increases, the number of cases in a group increases sub-linearly. Suppose half the group is contracting the disease during the study, and then you double the exposure. Assuming homogeneity and independence etc you'd now expect about 3/4 of the group to get it.
    7. My colleague @evokerr pointed out that estimates of vaccine efficacy also depend on prevalence. The logic is pretty simple. Efficacy is defined as one minus the risk ratio of treatment to placebo. The key observation is you can only get COVID once.
    8. A somewhat technical thread about measuring vaccine efficacy. We're used to the notion that certain properties of tests for disease depend on prevalence: positive and negative predictive value do, for example, whereas sensitivity and specificity do not.
    1. 2020-12-05

    2. ReconfigBehSci. (2020, December 5). RT @bhrenton: On average, one person in the U.S. died of Covid-19 every 43 seconds last week. On this morning’s @CNNnewsroom, @Christi_Paul… [Tweet]. @SciBeh. https://twitter.com/SciBeh/status/1335906973750059009

    3. On average, one person in the U.S. died of Covid-19 every 43 seconds last week. On this morning’s @CNNnewsroom, @Christi_Paul and @MartinSavidge marked this sobering fact with 43 seconds of silence.
    1. 2020-12-04

    2. not full information; only referencing a webinar that is unlinked.

    3. Provenance. (2020, December 4). Provenance and @FuJoMedia are delighted to support Age of Misinformation by @CEST_Official & @ElsevierConnect Our countering disinformation panel will be chaired by @CullotyEileen with insights from @rsarmitage @vitalbacrivello @TGrandjouan @STWorg @TZerback & @GianfredaStella https://t.co/s2JVhE3Z8W [Tweet]. @ProvenanceH2020. https://twitter.com/ProvenanceH2020/status/1334863383242436609

    4. Provenance and @FuJoMedia are delighted to support Age of Misinformation by @CEST_Official & @ElsevierConnect Our countering disinformation panel will be chaired by @CullotyEileen with insights from @rsarmitage @vitalbacrivello @TGrandjouan @STWorg @TZerback & @GianfredaStella
    1. 2020-12-05

    2. Carl T. Bergstrom. (2020, December 5). I don’t have a background in medical ethics but this makes me uncomfortable unless it was very clearly explained to study participants at enrollment, and to some degree even then. H/t @RMCarpiano https://t.co/WUE1mXgjJG https://t.co/yLXkxIa5O8 [Tweet]. @CT_Bergstrom. https://twitter.com/CT_Bergstrom/status/1335152266840424449

    3. Why did I hedge my original post with "I don't have a background in medical ethics but...."? Because people who can provide context like this. Thread:
    4. More on this issue. https://nytimes.com/2020/12/02/health/covid-vaccine-placebo-group.html…
    5. I don't have a background in medical ethics but this makes me uncomfortable unless it was very clearly explained to study participants at enrollment, and to some degree even then. h/t @RMCarpiano https://nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMp2033538…
    1. 2021-01-14

    2. Placebo-Controlled Trials of Covid-19 Vaccines—Why We Still Need Them. (2021). New England Journal of Medicine, 384(2), e2. https://doi.org/10.1056/NEJMp2033538

    3. 10.1056/NEJMp2033538
    4. Recent announcements that some Covid-19 vaccines are estimated to have high short-term efficacy provide new hope that vaccination will soon contribute to controlling the pandemic. The initial roll-out of limited quantities of vaccines that are still investigational will provide the opportunity to ethically obtain pivotal data to improve regulatory and public health decision making, thereby increasing public and professional confidence in these and other vaccines.
    5. Placebo-Controlled Trials of Covid-19 Vaccines — Why We Still Need Them
    1. 2020-12-06

    2. Eric Feigl-Ding. (2020, December 6). HUMAN➡️MINKS➡️HUMAN transmission on mink farms in NL. 68% of the tested farm workers and/or contacts had evidence of #SARSCoV2 infection. The coronavirus mutated & even evolved within minks before transmitted back to humans—& keeps #COVID19 perpetuating. Https://t.co/5ARZ6Pq5mO https://t.co/fhrQC9ZVDo [Tweet]. @DrEricDing. https://twitter.com/DrEricDing/status/1335419078446551041

    3. 9) ...and we just got a new confirmation of a mink #SARSCoV2 spike protein mutation... that has also made it into humans. Luckily this one our vaccines and antibodies still recognize. But we might not be so lucky if pandemic drags in a large mink reservoir from which to emerge.
    4. 8) MINK EPIDEMIC IN OREGON. “The mink is currently the only animal known to pass the coronavirus back to humans. There’s also concern that the virus can mutate inside mink populations and lead to new strains that might resist vaccines.”
    5. 7) Also, @michaelmina_lab has said vaccine escape is unlikely, but he admits there is currently one potential vulnerability—almost all current vaccines target immunity development against #SARSCoV2’s current spike protein. While best , we are putting eggs into one basket.
    6. 6) While “vaccine escape” is unlikely, we can’t be sure yet. And Dr Anderson points out #SARSCoV2, while has a low substitution rate, actually has a high recombination rate.
    7. 5) and why should we care most of all? Two words: “vaccine escape”. If we let the #SARSCoV2 establish itself in another species permanently, there is greater chance of it long term. We cannot let this coronavirus linger on this planet and evolved in “unexpected” pathways.
    8. 4) With sooooo many minks infected in Denmark and elsewhere, immunologist Dr Anderson is “concerned” about possible “unexpected evolutionary pathways”. This is why there is a movement to cull the minks and eliminate all mink farming. But this has stalled in Denmark.
    9. 3) As pointed out, in Denmark, minks outnumber total humans by over 2x. And attack rates of #SARSCoV2 in minks is sometimes 90% of all exposed minks. So yeah, that’s why Danish leaders are worried about mink #COVID19
    10. 2) More worrisome about minks: In Denmark, minks at a farm that got infected months ago later became **reinfected recently**—including with symptoms. Random sampling of 36 animals brought up 26 positives - all reinfected. This needs further study. https://tv2nord.dk/amp/119200?__twitter_impression=true
    11. HUMANMINKSHUMAN transmission on mink farms in NL. 68% of the tested farm workers and/or contacts had evidence of #SARSCoV2 infection. The coronavirus mutated & even evolved within minks before transmitted back to humans—& keeps #COVID19 perpetuating. https://science.sciencemag.org/content/early/2020/11/09/science.abe5901.full…
    1. 2020-12-06

    2. Dr Phil Hammond 💙. (2020, December 6). In some parts of the country, 31% of care home staff come from the EU. Some areas already have a 26% vacancy rate. And on January 1, EU recruitment will plummet because workers earn less than the £26,500 threshold. A very predictable recruitment crisis on top of the Covid crisis. [Tweet]. @drphilhammond. https://twitter.com/drphilhammond/status/1335490431837200384

    3. COVID meets Brexit in the UK
    4. In some parts of the country, 31% of care home staff come from the EU. Some areas already have a 26% vacancy rate. And on January 1, EU recruitment will plummet because workers earn less than the £26,500 threshold. A very predictable recruitment crisis on top of the Covid crisis.
    1. Nick Brown. (2020, November 27). A researcher reads an online news article about a family suicide in another country and writes it up more or less verbatim as a ‘case report’, with a spurious reference to homicide. WTF @wileyglobal? 10.1111/ppc.12686 News article (trans by Google in pic): Https://t.co/uPZeRPN4jg https://t.co/tHW1XQGRyl [Tweet]. @sTeamTraen. https://twitter.com/sTeamTraen/status/1332413218271195137

    2. More on this kind of thing in my latest blogpost, just up: http://deevybee.blogspot.com/2020/12/faux-peer-reviewed-journals-threat-to.html… Reviewing such papers reveals journals that publish more 'letters' than articles, with minimal publication lags - but are listed on Web of Science
    3. A researcher reads an online news article about a family suicide in another country and writes it up more or less verbatim as a "case report", with a spurious reference to homicide. WTF @wileyglobal? 10.1111/ppc.12686 News article (trans by Google in pic): https://bengali.news18.com/news/crime/old-man-with-his-wife-and-son-commits-suicide-in-their-residence-at-kolkata-ss-459859.html…
    1. 2020-12-06

    2. Despite all its imperfections, peer review is one marker of scientific quality – it indicates that an article has been evaluated prior to publication by at least one, and usually several, experts in the field. An academic journal that does not use peer review would not usually be regarded as a serious source and we would not expect to see it listed in a database such as Clarivate Analytic's Web of Science Core Collection which "includes only journals that demonstrate high levels of editorial rigor and best practice".
    3. Faux peer-reviewed journals: a threat to research integrity
    1. 2020-12-03

    2. Peer, L., Orr, L., & Coppock, A. (2020). Active Maintenance: A Proposal for the Long-term Computational Reproducibility of Scientific Results. SocArXiv. https://doi.org/10.31235/osf.io/8jwhk

    3. 10.31235/osf.io/8jwhk
    4. Computational reproducibility, or the ability to reproduce analytic results of a scientific study on the basis of publicly available code and data, is a shared goal of many researchers, journals, and scientific communities. Researchers in many disciplines including political science have made strides towards realizing that goal. A new challenge, however, has arisen. Code too often becomes obsolete within just a few years. We document this problem with a random sample of studies posted to the ISPS Data Archive; we encountered nontrivial errors in seven of 20 studies. In line with similar proposals for the long-term maintenance of data and commercial software, we propose that researchers dedicated to computational reproducibility should have a plan in place for "active maintenance" of their analysis code. We offer concrete suggestions for how data archives, journals, and research communities could encourage and reward the active maintenance of scientific code and data.
    5. Active Maintenance: A Proposal for the Long-term Computational Reproducibility of Scientific Results
    1. 2020-12-05

    2. Brian Nosek. (2020, December 5). We need a #2020goodnews trend. Here’s one: Science keeps getting more open. One indicator from @OSFramework: OSF users posted 9,349 files of data or other research content PER DAY OSF users made 5,633 files public PER DAY EVERY DAY in 2020 #openscience is accelerating [Tweet]. @BrianNosek. https://twitter.com/BrianNosek/status/1335210552252125184

    3. We need a #2020goodnews trend. Here's one: Science keeps getting more open. One indicator from @OSFramework: * OSF users posted 9,349 files of data or other research content PER DAY * OSF users made 5,633 files public PER DAY EVERY DAY in 2020 #openscience is accelerating
    1. 2020-12-03

    2. Miro Weinberger. (2020, December 3). Our 1st Covid-19 wastewater tests since Thanksgiving just came in—Virus levels are up significantly citywide. I hope that all of #BTV will look at this graph and see what I see: A call to action, to stop gathering with other households, and to get tested ASAP if you have https://t.co/8nxTwOOcFA [Tweet]. @MiroBTV. https://twitter.com/MiroBTV/status/1334613511692017664

    3. Divination by scatomancy works. Or: shit don’t lie.
    4. Our 1st Covid-19 wastewater tests since Thanksgiving just came in - virus levels are up significantly citywide. I hope that all of #BTV will look at this graph and see what I see: a call to action, to stop gathering with other households, and to get tested ASAP if you have