Marc RobinsonRechavi #WearADamnMask

Tweets are mine alone, in French & in English. #Bioinformatics evolution #scicomm #nofakescience #openaccess @DEE_UNIL @ISBSIB PI of @bgeedb & @selectome

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Joined on January 04, 2012
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Quoted @RibeiroCarlitos

This explains everything. https://t.co/9MRxlAMxGT

If this was written by a human, then AI has already passed the Turing test level on scientific writing. I don't think an AI could write something quite this bad. https://t.co/FxhhAwmIoY

@rmounce If something like this showed up in bioRxiv (I’d hope it wouldn’t but like everyone we have a non-zero fail rate), then it would be highlighted as a danger of preprints. But actually what it shows is that all screens/filters will occasionally fail 2/3

Quoted @genomeark

#GlobalChange is the most pressing challenge to ecosystems & economies. We ask @EU_Commission @vonderleyen to cont investing in #science & fund #EuropeanReferenceGenomeAtlas projects to study the book of life in the #EU. Join us! #ERGA https://t.co/vUnFj33mge @EU_FP9 @EBPgenome https://t.co/qpKqwMhXt7

#GlobalChange is the most pressing challenge to ecosystems & economies. We ask @EU_Commission @vonderleyen to cont investing in #science & fund #EuropeanReferenceGenomeAtlas projects to study the book of life in the #EU. Join us! #ERGA https://t.co/vUnFj33mge @EU_FP9 @EBPgenome https://t.co/qpKqwMhXt7

I have signed the call for a European Reference Genome Atlas #ERGA and invite other European scientists interested in genomics or biodiversity to do so too. https://t.co/z7eivPatPy

A nice point for France: waiting >10days to wait the testing results and then tracing.. is useless and a waste of time. The testing>tracing should be quick, communication is a challenge, and every step which slow down this path is problematic.

@marcelsalathe Good question: are the people who install @SwissCovid biased towards people who are careful about Covid19? Answer: Yes, it was calculated in the preprint: not so different from traditional contact tracing. But we need more data on app usage.

The media made headlines for every little problem, but ignored the preprint showing it works. And let erroneous concerns be quoted without correction (might remind me of other scientific topics 😕). Might be part of low-ish adoption rate. @marcelsalathe

Personal take-away of @marcelsalathe : "decentralized (public) health is the future". Covid19 changed his views on the importance of collecting data.

More and more countries using this tracing approach, especially in EU. Except France (WTF 🇫🇷?)

@SwissCovid @marcelsalathe @medrxivpreprint Only 65 cases have been found through the app so far, but only 18% of pop has the app. Power to detect cases increases quadratically with % of pop with app installed.

Does @SwissCovid work? Preliminary evidence July - September suggests that yes.
@marcelsalathe et al @medrxivpreprint 
https://t.co/HrW4g9uR4T https://t.co/6H4SoqBrD4

Does @SwissCovid work? Preliminary evidence July - September suggests that yes. @marcelsalathe et al @medrxivpreprint https://t.co/HrW4g9uR4T https://t.co/6H4SoqBrD4

Easy ("somewhat straightforward"): building the app. Hard: getting legal framework in place. Luckily Swiss politics is pragmatic. Hard and not over: making the non-technical processes work, e.g. getting people to enter a code when ill.

@SwissCovid @marcelsalathe What was challenging? Surprisingly easy: getting the right people together, @EPFL and beyond. Advantage of small country CH? Hard: convincing everyone that decentral is the way to go. Not natural to scientists who want more data.

@SwissCovid @marcelsalathe In practice, important that tech giants Apple and Google came on board. Switzerland was the first country to launch an app using this technology, which worked on iOS.

@SwissCovid is decentralised: no contact information ever leaves your phone. Challenging for scientific analysis, but very privacy respectful. @marcelsalathe shows Wikipedia page to say it was published 👍 https://t.co/gHZhKp1cDO

@marcelsalathe (Side note from me, not Salathe: who could have foreseen this use of smart phones? Putting this here for people who are sure we don't need some new technology.)

Early work of @marcelsalathe on contact tracing, using bulky tracers in high school before ubiquituous smartphones: https://t.co/P0cHHZi48N Now we have so many smart phones, tracing can be made much easier.

We go back 2 days of contacts for contact tracing, @marcelsalathe would favour 3 days on scientific grounds.

In the pandemic, it is uber important to break the spreading of the virus: Contact tracing using new technologies !

https://t.co/GZFIAtO66V https://t.co/26QanoCNzJ

In the pandemic, it is uber important to break the spreading of the virus: Contact tracing using new technologies ! https://t.co/GZFIAtO66V https://t.co/26QanoCNzJ

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