Q. I've been fully vaccinated can I have dinner in my home with another fully vaccinated friend or family member?
A. Yes you can. It is safe for fully vaccinated individuals to have dinner, go for a walk or other activity together.
Really excellent observation -- which is why asking people who have had the vaccine to continue avoiding their close friends and family is hard to defend, especially if all have been immunized. https://t.co/ksRkv0ut9E
The most-contrary-to-human-nature COVID-19 distancing request (and one that, I sense, was far more widely ignored than others, like mask-wearing) was that people should not spend any time in the same room as loved ones or friends for over a year (unless you lived with them).
Amazing piece by the remarkably prescient @zeynep, who keeps getting things right with Covid19 *way* before anyone else. Examples?
- safety of outdoors
- underselling vaccines
- risk compensation
... and more!
One important reason these data are so impressive is that the nursing home population was not represented in the clinical trials. Older people with multiple comorbidities could have been vaccine non-responders -- clearly not the case.
It is the thrill of a lifetime to be recognized in the company of the amazing journalists honored in this year's #PolkAwards. Congratulations to all — such extraordinary journalism.
And thanks, all, for the kudos. My heart is overflowing. https://t.co/S1nwz4dr36
Neo-Assyrian pack of tiny clay painted mastiffs, 650 BC, found in Nineveh Palaces, inscribed with their names
Catcher of the Enemy, Don’t Think, Bite! Biter of His Foe, Loud Bark, Expeller of Evil
British Museum https://t.co/cuRWweCvCW
Agree 100%, these waste water data are worth watching very closely -- plateau is of concern, esp as case decline here isn't as sharp as other regions.
Key: get vaccines out ASAP.
Limit group activities (restaurants, gyms, etc) until we can vax everyone.
They're coming soon! https://t.co/qauKGM8jZU
In Denmark B117 went from 4% to 57% of cases in 7 weeks (h/t @kakape, his thread in next tweet)
Why am I showing this?
Take a look at the most recent Boston wastewater data. Looks remarkably similar.
Steep decline. Never hit summer lows. Then plateau (why?). Is uptick next? https://t.co/nZKp0iTm2Ihttps://t.co/QswnfaEJqP
Periodically will see a new research paper, and think -- hey, that's the kind of study I used to bookmark pre-early 2020. Anyone else in #IDTwitter have the same experience?
(P.S. Looking forward to caring about Abx in outpt diverticulitis again) https://t.co/7Eosxzlx29https://t.co/BrgxktdoYw
Why are Covid19 case numbers dropping? It's probably multi-factorial -- in other words, a gemish* -- and pretending otherwise might get us into trouble. Because there's a lot about this virus we still don't know. Latest post:
https://t.co/if8MEG9SpU *word defined in the post
The Lown CV Group invited me to speak about Covid vaccines. That AM, their visionary founder -- Nobel Prize winner, inventor of defibrillator, and "patient first" doctor -- died at 99. A brilliant person.(Most of this is about the vaccines.) https://t.co/IcNllMFJDM
In case you're wondering, @eliowa is an extraordinarily thoughtful, careful, and considerate infection control specialist.
As are all the practitioners of his trade.
Bottom line -- let's get as many people vaccinated as fast as possible.
(And 100% agree with this ⬇️.) https://t.co/XZnlxwmh69
What am I missing? Why would a fully vaccinated person not fly on a plane? If all vaccines prevent severe disease and hospitalization from all known variants of concern, what’s the worry? I’d wear a mask to protect others, of course. https://t.co/yB6TXcBqdz
Amazing data. And N.B: "Given large proportion with asymptomatic infection, and given the overlap of the pre-symptomatic period with the infectious period of SARS-CoV-2, contact tracing is likely not a viable strategy to control community spread in the US or elsewhere." https://t.co/HXUMuRZVYy
1. The pre-print (not yet peer reviewed) of recent results from our national, community-based CHASING COVID Cohort study of SARS-CoV-2 is out (https://t.co/rdZCzlXd13). We looked potential risk factors for SARS-CoV-2 infection and public health outcomes. Here are some highlights: https://t.co/JgeWxeBkgj