I wanted to share the best resource I have found for understanding the intricacies of immunology, epidemiology, the statistics of mass testing, and a dozen other subjects about which I am not remotely competent.
I am not a physician, and I am not a clinician. I have spent my career in very early stage drug discovery, not at the bedside. Unfortunately, my lab skills are not well matched to the current epidemic — my own research has been more oncology-focused, and it’s way back in the pipeline. None of the last three companies I’ve worked for currently have any antiviral research. So as for my contribution to fighting the coronavirus, well, you’re looking a significant part of it right now. I can curate and annotate the news, add my own opinions after thirty years of drug discovery work and (I hope) make people smarter about what’s going on.
Here is Lowe’s post today on the situation with testing for the presence of antibodies to SARS-CoV-2 in people who have recovered from COV-19.