I’ve been active in the conservative movement for 32 years, and I signed up for my #COVID19 vaccine as soon as I could. I got the Moderna shot one week ago. Here’s why I chose to get vaccinated and I encourage you to as well (THREAD).
And lets engage skeptics to help address concerns about safety and effectiveness
To bring more folks on board to the benefits of being vaccinated
As we head into May, June, pandemic won't be over
But case numbers should decline further
With a really good summer to follow
So its all about the next few weeks
If you're not vaccinated -- be extra vigilant. You don't want to be infected days before you get the shot
And lets really focus hard on improving access in rural communities and communities of color
But everyday we don't see infections accelerating makes a serious 4th wave less likely
And we are about 4 weeks away from every adult who wants a vaccine getting their first shot (will vary by state)
At which point, the chances of a major national wave gets VERY low
And a few other things have happened
77% of people >65 have had at least 1 shot
44% of all adults too
And given this, I think we are likely to avoid a serious 4th wave
That doesn't mean we won't see spikes (see Michigan)
Or that we are at Herd Immunity (we aren't)
Obviously state of pandemic varies widely from state to state (e.g. Michigan)
But here are the 5 largest states in US (by pop)
35% of Americans live here
NY high, slowly drifting down
FL, PA rising slowly
CA, TX low, staying there https://t.co/WP7dS1MsMG
What's the state of the pandemic in the US?
In last month
B.1.1.7 and other variants have become dominant
90M vaccines have gone into arms
Cases are up about 20%
Here's the key graph for US since Feb 1
Its a Rorschach test
I see it as mostly good news
Paul Alexander, Scott Atlas, Caputo and others altered CDC scientific reports and celebrated!
While Redfield and @DrGiroir cheered it on and essentially defended the interference
Deliberately misinforming the American people in the middle of a pandemic
Great @ddiamond story https://t.co/Mn6FJkO7EE
BREAKING: Trump appointees celebrated their efforts to get CDC to change its reports on coronavirus.
A “small victory … yippee!!!” a Trump official wrote in emails obtained by @COVIDOversight, listing alleged changes that CDC made under pressure.
For weeks, have been concerned we were going to hit a wall with vaccinations
Demand would lag supply sooner than folks thought
And that's happening now in Mississippi and elsewhere
In those places, we need to work on both confidence and ease of access
This is fantastic
The data that's available for the safety/efficacy for 12-15 year-olds is compelling but preliminary
FDA will now do the kind of deep dive that FDA does so well
I have two very hopeful teenagers https://t.co/lFXDZEyPsP
Nearly 4m shots in the past 24 hours -- a new record!
Over 77% of 65+ have had at least one shot. If you know a senior, please get them vaccinated in the next 10 days, before the system opens to all adults on Apr 19. Would love to get to ~80% of 65+ by that day! https://t.co/zXNFsoXCst
Just in: +3.96M doses reported administered over total yesterday. As of today, over 2/3 of Americans live in states with universal adult eligibility. The rest of states will all open eligibility in the next 10 days!
NEWS: Gov. Gretchen Whitmer urges a 2-week suspension of in-person high school classes, all youth sports & indoor restaurant dining. She stops short of ordering restrictions, instead asking for voluntary compliance to slow spread of COVID-19 as cases, hospitalizations mount
NEW: Whitmer calls for voluntary, two-week refrain from indoor dining, in-person high school learning and sports. Also renews calls for more vaccines from federal government.
"Light at end of the tunnel ... I want to get back to normal as much as everyone." https://t.co/n0o7d1csJs
🚨🚨 Email from @dcpublicschools:
“We have some exciting news to share today about next school year. DC Public Schools will fully reopen with in-person learning for all students, every day in the fall for the 2021-2022 School Year!”
A short thread about the Great Barrington Declaration:
Last month, Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, Scott Atlas, and the authors of the GBD met to talk about COVID. https://t.co/ih8xTptiWl
A YouTube video of the event was recently taken down, and I asked YouTube why. (1/3)