After almost two years, my two uncles who almost died due to Covid-19, my brother had a business lunch indoors...From 10 participants, 6 were SarsCoV2 positive afterwards. Including my younger brother. After 16 days he is still in bed with pneumonia. His boss is on the vent
Public health is about science--and about values. As a society, we must decide if we wish to put the desires of those who choose to remain unvaccinated above the health and well-being of the vaccinated (and those who cannot yet be vaccinated, including young children).
Great article from
@KatherineJWu on why she’s going to #MaskUp again:
1) I don’t want to get #COVID19
2) I don’t want people around me to get COVID-19
3) I trust the vaccines but they have limitations
4) Wearing a mask is not a big dealhttps://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2021/07/fully-vaccinated-masking-delta/619532/ …
EMA has just approved the
#COVID19vaccine Spikevax, previously known as COVID-19 Vaccine Moderna, for children aged 12 to 17 in the .
So there is lots of room for "fully vaccinated" people to still become sick to some extent. And again, we need to rethink how we act going forward - not just for this respiratory virus, but for all of them. Make masks part of your life. Business-invest in better air handling.pic.twitter.com/fD7oZ6y8UN
The world’s most wanted man when it comes to rhino horn trafficking is a millionaire safari operator and ex-policeman named Dawie Groenewald. We first reported on him back in 2016, and today, he was arrested by South Africa Police's elite Hawks teamhttps://on.natgeo.com/3rtCsWv
Every school bus in the country should be adhering to these guidelines to avoid COVID transmission. Universal masking SalivaDirect testing <2 students/seat with the exception of 3/seat with siblings a one-inch window opening in the 2 middle and 2 last row windowshttps://twitter.com/linseymarr/status/1418236102427750407 …
I am fully vaccinated because I live in Europe. My younger brother and his family live in SA. Nobody is vaccinated and after 32 days of severe Covid-19 he is now battling with LongCovid. We can’t talk, just write, because he coughs and can’t breathe when he talks https://twitter.com/ShahanR/status/1418230305186619393 …
In my mind the problem is that we don't yet know what NAb titers are still effective at (1) preventing infection and (2) preventing disease. Beta and Gamma may be already pushing those limits for some vaccines. (19/22)
First, our work does NOT imply that natural infection is better than vaccination in terms of neutralization, as some commenters have suggested. And we are certainly not suggesting that people try to get infected as a way to boost their NAbs. (16/22)
Time to return to indoor mask policies in states that are surging. It happened sooner than I expected, but when hospitalization trends look like this, something has to change.pic.twitter.com/aIOSRUfalh
For breakthrough infections is waning immunity with time. Its not a study but an internal document. Yet most Israeli officials dealing with the growing outbreak here are convinced that waning immunity of the vaccinated is at least part of the reason for what we are seeing.
Yup. And saved even more lives and misery in doing so. Will we use them for the next flu season? Does anyone want to put their money with mine on "No bloody way!"?https://twitter.com/sciam/status/1417537441070784516 …
I cannot fathom how what's happening in Japan now and among athletes, could in any way have been a surprise to anyone on this planet.https://twitter.com/ketaminh/status/1417618125697163264 …
In Israel there are preliminary possible signals of quick waning of immunity for those vaccinated in jan-febhttps://twitter.com/Nadav_Eyal/status/1417923435737534467?s=19 …