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Logging the World 777 implied HN points 13 Jan 24
  1. There is evidence of a significant peak in infections before Christmas, but recent data shows a convincing decrease post that peak.
  2. The observation of lower hospitalization rates amidst the estimated number of infections suggests a positive trend in managing the virus.
  3. The shape of the curve in future weeks is uncertain, but overall, the current situation seems to indicate no significant exponential growth in infections.
Logging the World 737 implied HN points 18 Dec 23
  1. A new faster-growing variant, JN.1, has emerged from the BA.2.86 family, showing potential for significant impact on COVID trends.
  2. The growth rate of JN.1 suggests a concerning pattern of exponential increase over time, raising alarm for future hospital admissions.
  3. Changing social behaviors post-Christmas may lead to a potential decrease in overall growth rates, impacting the severity of future COVID waves.
Frank’s Alabama COVID Newsletter 157 implied HN points 31 Jan 24
  1. CDC reports decline in new hospital admissions for COVID-19 in U.S. and Alabama
  2. Covid-related hospitalizations tend to peak in January and decline by April historically
  3. Continued mutations of the virus, risk of transmission, and long Covid symptoms are important factors to consider for staying vigilant
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Logging the World 498 implied HN points 20 Apr 23
  1. There is a new COVID variant called XBB.1.16, but it may not be as alarming as headlines suggest, with a modest transmission advantage in comparison to previous variants.
  2. The severity of the XBB.1.16 variant is not significantly higher than previous waves, and it currently has a low presence in the UK.
  3. Overall, the impact of the XBB.1.16 variant is expected to be relatively small, akin to ripples rather than a major wave like previous dominant variants.
Discovery by Axial 3 implied HN points 18 May 23
  1. Outsourcing marketplaces in life sciences have emerged with companies like Science Exchange providing trust and confidentiality for R&D services.
  2. Talent marketplaces are growing in the field of life sciences, with platforms like Clora matching consultants with companies and projects.
  3. Marketplaces for consumables and reagents (C&R) in life sciences offer opportunities for connecting suppliers and customers, such as Quartzy and Zageno.
Discharge Summary 0 implied HN points 14 Jan 24
  1. Amazon is expanding its reach in the healthcare space by launching a new Health Conditions Program.
  2. Amazon's Health Conditions Program benefits customers by providing access to digital health products through insurance information sharing.
  3. Amazon's strategy to build a healthcare ecosystem with various services like virtual care, primary care, and pharmacy products positions them to lead the market.
Joshua Gans' Newsletter 0 implied HN points 30 Jul 21
  1. The Delta variant of Covid-19 is concerning as it shows high viral load in both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals, longer infectious period, and a high R0 value.
  2. Superspreading events indoors may remain risky, leading to continued need to avoid crowded indoor spaces. Entry requirements might shift to requiring negative tests along with vaccinations.
  3. There is a greater importance placed on rapid antigen testing in various settings due to the spread of the virus by vaccinated individuals, emphasizing the need for more accessible and widespread testing.