Academic Paper

Dynamic Change of COVID-19 Seroprevalence among Asymptomatic Population in Tokyo during the Second Wave

September, 2020

Abstract

Importance: Fatality rates related to COVID-19 in Japan have been low compared to Western Countries and have decreased despite the absence of lockdown. Serological tests monitored across the course of the second wave can provide insights into the population-level prevalence and dynamic patterns of COVID-19 infection.

Objective: To assess changes in COVID-19 seroprevalence among asymptomatic employees working in Tokyo during the second wave.

Swedish Policy Analysis for Covid19

August, 2020

Highlights

• Swedish strategy is evidence-based and in close partnership between the government and the society.

• No forced lockdown, but ‘soft measures’ built on trust with responsibility of the individual.

• The Swedish way has also been noticed by the WHO and proposed as a future model.

• Implemented measures have successfully flattened the curve

• Limited ability to implement protective measures in some elderly homes.

Abstract

Introduction

Effects of a Major Deletion in the SARS-CoV-2 Genome on the Severity of Infection and the Inflammatory Response

August, 2020

Abstract

Background

Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) variants with a 382-nucleotide deletion (∆382) in the open reading frame 8 (ORF8) region of the genome have been detected in Singapore and other countries. We investigated the effect of this deletion on the clinical features of infection.

Methods

Participation is NOT a Design Fix for Machine Learning

August, 2020

Abstract

This paper critically examines existing modes of participation in design practice and machine learning. Cautioning against 'participation-washing', it suggests that the ML community must become attuned to possibly exploitative and extractive forms of community involvement and shift away from the prerogatives of context-independent scalability.

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