Some of the framing around impoverished countries not getting adequate vaccine doses center on this being bad for wealthy countries because there will be ongoing reservoirs of disease/ more mutations
1/ Here is official @CDCgov @CDCMMWR report out today They assessed various modifications incl:•wearing a cloth mask over a medical procedure mask (double masking)•knotting the ear loops of a medical
1/ The major #covid19 outbreak from @BrighamWomens where I work is now published in @AnnalsofIM — definitely worth a read. Phenomenally detailed work here from many smart people.The index patient
1/ One of the issues w/ public health policy making is the lack of accountability or even full understanding of the effects of those policies. Yesterday was an example of
1/ Contrary to some media headlines, our proposal for #BetterMasks has not been to “just give everyone N95s”If that was, I would be using #N95MasksI think of masks the same
THREAD1/ On #CNNTownHall today- @drsanjaygupta and @AC360 asked Dr. Fauci & @RWalensky @CDCDirector about #BetterMasks They pressed them on key points- should people get access to #BetterMasks?Will the federal government
"As a whistle-blower report would later reveal, in January , Department of Health and Human Services officials effectively dismissed an offer from one of America’s few remaining N95 manufacturers, Prestige
Great article by @Keri_Enriquez_ covering the key points re #BetterMasks This is another critical tool in our overall pandemic strategy, most important during indoor crowding where both droplets & aerosols
1/ Quoted in this @BostonGlobe piece alongside colleagues @RanuDhillon @cmyeaton @svscarpino @BillHanage on new public health guidance changes in Massachusetts, particularly around curfewsMany important points here...https://www.bostonglobe
1/ #BetterMasks - why and howFirst, why do we even need high-filtration masks right now?Increasingly, we are going to be (or already are) in crowded, poorly ventilated spaces- groceries, public
Short1/ So @CDCgov on their “Your Guide to Masks” has a section saying don’t use N95s or surgical masks for the general public bc they are reserved for healthcare workers.
THREAD1/ Our new piece in @statnews — along with vaccine rollout, the US needs a high filtration mask initiativeEvery American should have access to high filtration masks for use any
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