Yes, you’re reading that right. Study sees booster dose giving 95.6% RR reduction versus a control *of 2 doses* twitter.com/devansinha/sta…
@EricTopol So herd immunity is possible for Delta after all? Get these boosters in arms ASAP.
The 1st randomized trial of a booster (3rd) shot in 10,000 people, placebo-controlled, shows 95.6% efficacy, with 5 cases (Pfizer vaccine) vs 109 in placebo group, Delta variant, broad benefit across age groups ft.com/content/d4e58d…
Interesting data suggesting the Pfizer/BioNTech works best as a three-dose vaccine. Initial 3-dose antibody titres being so much higher than 2-dose ones makes a stronger case than I had anticipated for administrating boosters outside just the most at-risk demographies. twitter.com/asherichia/sta…
@JordanDetmers ... What would make a difference in provincially mandated upzoning.
But that would displease Kernaghan's wealthy North London suburban constituents. So no surprise he's not making that his focus!
@JordanDetmers Vacancy control looks good for tenants on paper, but anywhere it has been tried it has decreased housing quality and resulted in waitlists. Not helpful to tenants and counterproductive...
New research shows that it's bad policy to ban short-term rentals from accessory dwellings because it reduces their production:
"The effect is especially pronounced for accessory dwelling units, which decline by 16.5% across regulatory boundaries."
Pro tip: Don’t ever yell at a Canadian government official for providing you more information than you think you need.
@RadioFreeTom Fauci on numerous occasions has justified "noble lies" that have contributed to the serious erosion of public trust in health authorities.
You don't need to be on the political right to acknowledge this - and just because Hugh Hewitt says it, doesn't make it wrong.
I was just thinking…
Wouldnt it be amazing if there was a super simple, super convenient, super inexpensive tool that would tell us if we are infected and infectious w SARS-CoV-2?
Some tool used at home that could allow us to not have to shut down/quarantine due to uncertainty
@WrayAJ Actually, I misread the tweet... SIXTEENPLEX legalization?
@WrayAJ I've heard of citywide duplex legalization...
Citywide QUADPLEX legalization is approaching unheard-of levels of YIMBY.
And - *to be clear* - I am 100% here for it.
"Ford usually does indeed say yes, but he usually says yes only after first saying no 47 times, in increasingly exasperated and bombastic tones. The yes, when it comes, is rushed, panicked, and late." — @mattgurney #onpoli tvo.org/article/its-th…
This guy's position is dumb.
But what's dumber is that Health Canada got final Novavax data in January and still hasn't approved it. twitter.com/TorontoStar/st…
FDA traditionalists have yet to face a reckoning:
If they'd spent the time between March 2020 & October 2020 telling people, "Yes, we were always too cautious about drug and vaccine approvals. The old rules were bad, deadly rules," the last year could have been better, safer.
Those of us who were always convinced that FDA delays were bad science, bad economics, had no problem taking a well-tested vaccine designed a few months beforehand.
I gladly got J&J in March.
But if you live in the dominant paradigm, this was a big norm violation.
@cselley I dunno man, this is a seriously risky move.
I for one am grateful for the many months of listless dithering.
Toronto is a city where council’s “conservatives” have never met a limitation on private property rights they won’t support. twitter.com/moore_oliver/s…
We could have saved many lives if:
- we treated the virus as airborne until proven otherwise
-we focused on getting *everyone* better masks from the very start
-we utilized rapid antigen tests as a public health tool rather than a medical diagnostic
For those still in the vaccines-do-not-prevent-delta-transmission-camp: Great thread summarizing this large study from the UK that -again- shows that vaccines are associated with a reduced risk of getting infected AND a lower risk to transmit if a breakthrough infections occurs. twitter.com/sailorrooscout…
“it defies common sense that you can take a bungalow and turn it into a monster four-storey home for one wealthy family, but you cannot build affordable townhomes for multiple families without red tape, runaround, and exorbitant costs”
-- OREA head Tim Hudak
@cselley "Health Canada hasn't approved those cheap tests everyone uses in Europe - our hands are tied!"
But nobody ask who writes the laws that govern Health Canada... God forbid there be public accountability through elected government in what's supposed to be a functioning democracy.
@cselley But Chris, our public health authorities have inherent constitutional power that cannot ever be infringed upon by the legislature. Government can't do anything here.
(in case it's not obvious, this is sarcasm- but always a nice way for elected officials to punt responsibility)