#heikebrunner

PANDA, November 1, 2020

Professor Sucharit Bhakdi is on PANDA's Scientific Advisory Council, but who is the man behind the formidable list of achievements? Heike Brunner hosts a virtual tea-party and a deep conversation. Immunology (6:01​), The Whole Secret to Thinking (13:15​), Covid-19 Vaccine (19:30​), pre-symptomatic transmission (23:15​) , masking healthy children (27:00​).

www.pandata.org
https://twitter.com/PanData19​

Sources for pre-symptomatic transmission:
https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32453686/
(the only paper providing good evidence that pre-symptomatic individuals may spread the virus, but this never leads to severe illness)

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41591-020-1046-6
(Critical review concludes that evidence for presymptomatic spread is weak overall)

https://www.nature.com/articles/s41591-020-0843-2
(miniscule viral load in exhaled breath compared with swab)

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/19320359/ (review of all studies led to conclusion that presymptomatic spread plays essentially no role in epidemiology of influenza)

3 months, 3 weeks ago