What you need to know about the
“The same protective measures that have warded off the virus throughout the pandemic...are even more critical in the face of more transmissible variants.” @marisa_iati@angelafritzhttps://t.co/v0UfoTHoag
“... flights can be anywhere from safe to unsafe depending on a number of factors. It’s also an example of why viral transmission is not so much a single event, but the result of multiple lapses in safety.” @AbraarKaranhttps://t.co/m5ZrLzzbZZ
“What keeps you up at night”
Outbreak responders: “severe respiratory disease easily spread from person to person”
“What keeps you up at night”
Outbreak responders: “Variants”
Does Dr. @syramadad have any sympathy for Dr. Birx’s time on the White House Covid task force?
"I don't," she simply puts to @mehdirhasan. Birx "was given a platform to spread good information" and yet praised Trump after he spread false information and downplayed the pandemic. https://t.co/aMM6YHXolv
The national vaccine roll out will only get better from here. There’s a lot to do in a short period of time but with a committed, public-health driven administration, I’m confident and optimistic it’ll get done. Though there will be hiccups and bumps along the way https://t.co/rsTo0frwLD
President Joe Biden said he expects that the US will soon be able to vaccinate 1.5 million people a day, raising the bar by roughly 500,000 more vaccinations than its target of 1 million per day in his first 100 days in office https://t.co/jgl8LqpBu0
Association between high mask adherence & reduced COVID-19 rates: 14 of 15 states with no mask-wearing policy for the general public reported a ⬆️ #COVID19 rate. Of 8 states with at least 75% mask adherence, none reported a ⬆️COVID-19 rate. https://t.co/1zhzhAUahS
Interrupting your doomscrolling with more good news. As most had expected, the vaccines continue to work well against the new variants. Our problem remains producing enough of these amazing vaccines and getting them out there in arm. They are so good that we have a lot of buffer. https://t.co/oZETjCgSas
The neutralization teams have a message:
"Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine Retains Neutralizing Activity Against Emerging Variants First Identified in the U.K. and the Republic of South Africa"
Sorry to those who I've been ignoring yin this regard for weeks lol https://t.co/aDXe9tYk0X
COVID-19 vaccines are here, but what I do is still important. So, I’m masking up, avoiding crowds, staying at least six feet apart from others, and not socializing indoors with people I don’t live with. Vaccines can help, but so can I. #SlowTheSpread
The term “healthcare worker” implies multiple disciplines, specialties and fields. The education level differs as does experience. There’s a lot to unpack when it comes to vax hesitancy but acknowledging and addressing concerns is a starting place. Surveys only tell you so much.
Earlier today I joined @AJStream to discuss healthcare worker vaccine hesitancy
Amid all the media coverage on this, it is never okay to shame, demean or call HCW’s (or anyone) who’s hesitant, selfish
HCWs are also vulnerable to misinfo & face the same issues seen in gen public https://t.co/wmbLOB5cAz
"Vaccination with the Moderna #COVID19 Vaccine produced neutralizing titers against all key emerging variants tested, including B.1.1.7 and B.1.351, first identified in the UK and Republic of South Africa, respectively."
**Translation: This is really good news.** https://t.co/1Tnpd3LZKk
To reduce lag times in contact tracing, NYC Test and Trace Corps @NYCHealthSystem has tracing specialists stationed at rapid test sites. This allows contact tracing to be initiated in real-time and in-person as soon as a new case is diagnosed. Smart! @DrJayVarma
West VA is leading nation in Covid vaccination - one of their principles: “officials there decided clinics could not be first-come, first-served. They required appointments, and [avoided] later rescinding those appointments...” https://t.co/oafMdKG9VU