Presymptomatic COVID-19

The prodigious transmissibility of the emerging coronavirus we now call SARS-CoV-2 has raised questions about the period leading up to symptomatic infection. If a presymptomatic stage of COVID-19 is common, it could contribute to spread of the virus and explain its high transmissibility.  This is important for how the infection should be diagnosed and controlled.

WEAPONS IN THE WAR ON COVID-19

The main weapons at our disposal remain swabs, PCR assays, PPE and physical distancing. Don’t be distracted by unvalidated point of care tests (POCT).

GroundsWell: staying focussed in the time of COVID-19

Information overloaded? Anxious about the impact of COVID?

Here are some simple mental health maintenance tools based on the art of regular self-examination, developed with a group of friends and colleagues. They come in the form of a list of three simple questions to ask yourself at the start of each day, and to review at the end of each week. This should take no more than 30 seconds.

Apocalypse? Not yet.

It’s hard to pick the fact from fiction and half-truth in media reports on COVID-19. Social and mass media have combined to create an information overload, and may have difficulty explaining the more extreme predictions they’re making about an epidemic disease whose individual clinical impact and community impact seem grossly out of propotion.  This blog […]

Make AST faster with FAST method for antimicrobial susceptibility testing

The FAST Lab’s first method is available in an open access on-line publication. Meet the team behind the method. See our poster at CYTO 2017.