Scientific consensus on the COVID-19 pandemic: we need to act now.

Author(s): Alwan NA, Burgess RA, Ashworth S, Beale R, Bhadelia N, Bogaert D, Dowd J, Eckerle I, Goldman LR, Greenhalgh T, Gurdasani D, Hamdy A, Hanage WP, Hodcroft EB, Hyde Z, Kellam P, Kelly-Irving M, Krammer F, Lipsitch M, McNally A, McKee M, Nouri A, Pimenta D, Priesemann V, Rutter H, Silver J, Sridhar D, Swanton C, Walensky RP, Yamey G, Ziauddeen HJournal: LancetPMID: 33069277 October 2020
Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) has infected more than 35 million people globally, with more than 1 million…

A cautionary note on the use of unsupervised machine learning algorithms to characterise malaria parasite population structure from genetic distance matrices

Author(s): James A Watson, Aimee R Taylor, Elizabeth A Ashley, Arjen Dondorp, Caroline O Buckee, Nicholas J White, Chris C HolmesJournal: PLoS GenetPMID: 33035220 October 2020
Genetic surveillance of malaria parasites supports malaria control programmes, treatment guidelines and elimination strategies. Surveillance studies often pose questions about…

Burden of antimicrobial resistance: compared to what?

Author(s): Marlieke de Kraker, Marc LipsitchJournal: DASH October 2020
There has been an increased focus on the public health burden of antimicrobial resistance (AMR). This raises conceptual challenges such…