We’re relying on Israel for data on vaccine impact.We’re relying on India for vaccine production.We’re relying on South Africa for data on how vaccines fare against B.1.351.We’re relying on UK
I’m really struggling with this idea of a race to vaccinate everyone HERE now. Yes, we all want vaccine asap. But while we are discussing how soon we can immunize
"The number of reported cases of #COVID19 globally has now declined for the fifth consecutive week”, says @drtedros at @WHO presser. "The number of weekly reported cases has fallen by
“I wish to confirm that all hypotheses remain open and require further analysis and studies”, says @drtedros about origin of #covid19 at @WHO presser. Calls the origins mission "a very
Press conference on what @WHO-convened mission to investigate the origins of #SARSCoV2 found on their China trip is about to start in Wuhan.(Was originally supposed to start an hour ago
I‘m struck that it still hasn’t sunk in how much #b117 may change the course of this pandemic.The initial shock about it being more transmissible seems to have worn off.
COVAX facility just published a forecast of what country will receive how much of what #covid19 vaccine in the first half of this year. Lots of caveats of course. This
And now for the bad news. *sigh*It looks like #B117, the more transmissible variant first detected in England, has now picked up the E484K mutation as well. That is the
With all the breaking news on vaccines and variants I’ve barely had a chance to talk about this piece on microbes moving between humans and animals.I think it’s important for
More vaccine news, this time from phase 3 trial of Johnson&Johnson:According to the company, their vaccine based on an adenovirus was 66% effective at preventing moderate and severe #covid19, 28
Just listened to a fascinating webinar by @ShabirMadh presenting the results from Novavax trial in South Africa and UK.So will turn this into a brief thread to give some context
Getting a lot of questions about vaccines and variants and why @moderna_tx is developing a booster based on variant discovered in South Africa if vaccines are thought to protect against
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