Worrying descriptions of post infection affects of COVID-19 have been trickling in over the last month. This is not a get sick, get better, and go on with life situation. Long term effects to individuals and societies are yet to be understood.
As individuals, please do all that you can to avoid getting it in the first place and do everything possible to reduce the chance of spread.
And then there is this moron. Maybe we could ask Peter Gluckman what his plan is to manage people like this. I'm sure his answer would be fascinating.
Calling Siouxsie Wiles. Time to put in a funding application. Siouxsie came to our Palmy Bioinfo meeting last year to look for assistance for several of her projects for which there was already some data. One of those was about monitoring Auckland sewers for pathogenic microbes. This seems timely.
This is really, really cool. I've included some of the work that Toby and Siouxsie have done in communicating the science around the pandemic. That this has been picked up on by the WHO and resulted in a commercial contract for The Spinoff speaks volumes.
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