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Re: Interesting Articles: COVID-19 Edition
« Reply #1275 on: March 01, 2021, 10:07:08 PM »
Variant-fearmongering, or a real concern deveoping?

Cluster of dangerous COVID variant B.1.526 found in upper Manhattan and dispersed in other parts of NYC. If it’s a real threat, just-before-Purim timing couldn’t have been worse, may Hashem watch over all of us.

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/24/health/coronavirus-variant-nyc.html


This may have significant impact on NYC-TLV flights
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Re: Interesting Articles: COVID-19 Edition
« Reply #1276 on: March 01, 2021, 11:17:06 PM »

This may have significant impact on NYC-TLV flights

Are challenge tests less of an ethical issue for testing a vaccinated person against variants?

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Re: Interesting Articles: COVID-19 Edition
« Reply #1277 on: March 01, 2021, 11:47:07 PM »

Israeli AI predicated 80% of Covid positive individuals in a huge dataset. I didn’t see how many were falsely predicted to test positive.

It can dramatically revolutionize contact tracing
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Re: Interesting Articles: COVID-19 Edition
« Reply #1278 on: March 01, 2021, 11:50:30 PM »

Israeli AI predicated 80% of Covid positive individuals in a huge dataset. I didn’t see how many were falsely predicted to test positive.

It can dramatically revolutionize contact tracing

“AI” is a buzzword. What data did this algorithm have access to? Is similar data even available in other countries?

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Re: Interesting Articles: COVID-19 Edition
« Reply #1279 on: March 01, 2021, 11:55:46 PM »
“AI” is a buzzword. What data did this algorithm have access to? Is similar data even available in other countries?
The preprint in the link details the data. In this is case the AI/machine learning term is accurate, being that the model compares infection episodes to previous positive tests in the same location and other similarities.

The info should be available anywhere with centralized healthcare, which is pretty much every developed country other than the US.

Are challenge tests less of an ethical issue for testing a vaccinated person against variants?
Yup, UK already started one.

https://www.bbc.com/news/health-56097088
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Re: Interesting Articles: COVID-19 Edition
« Reply #1280 on: Yesterday at 12:41:45 AM »
Yup, UK already started one.

https://www.bbc.com/news/health-56097088

Thanks. This is a standard challenge test, looooong overdue. Testing vaccinated patients against variants is a later phase of this trial that hasn’t yet been approved.

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« Reply #1281 on: Yesterday at 01:26:52 PM »
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