A modeling paper discussing the impact of lock down has been virally transmitted on WhatsApp. In this post, I outline why I disagree with the core findings and assumptions of the model.
Sexual Transmission of Ebola: Fact or Fear-Mongering?
The WHO has come out with a message regarding the potential of sexual transmission of the Ebola Virus. In its statement, titled: "Ebola virus in semen of men who have recovered from Ebola virus disease", the WHO has categorically stated that though sexual transmission has not been noted, certain precautions need to be adopted by … Continue reading Sexual Transmission of Ebola: Fact or Fear-Mongering?
MERS CoV: Can it spread from camels to man?
The Middle Eastern Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS CoV) is a novel single stranded RNA virus that has been doing the rounds in the Middle East, bits of Europe and North America. Given our experiences the last time we had a new respiratory virus (remember the pandemic?), things have moved rather fast this time once the … Continue reading MERS CoV: Can it spread from camels to man?