One thing that's clear watching the pandemic for the last 2 years is that the only way to truly contain it was early action. A few countries did it the right way. Saved a lot of lives.
If you didn't do the right thing early on, the task became infinitely harder.
What I imagine a chief public health officer would write, but can't:
“Dear citizens, I write to explain some difficult realities. We are tired of fighting Covid-19. Our strategy was entirely based on vaccines, and though they are amazing, their benefits are proving fleeting...
.@RepKatiePorter brings her white board to the #LastWord to break down the success of President Biden’s economic accomplishments during his first year in office and explains the “costs of not acting” on Biden’s Build Back Better agenda in year two. on.msnbc.com/3tQb3RV
Australian farmer Ben Jackson couldn’t attend his Aunt’s funeral due to Covid restrictions.
So instead he laid out grain for his Sheep in the shape of a heart in order “that she could see it through the clouds”.
Scientists have found a new target for a universal flu vaccine. Team from Scripps, Univ of Chicago & Mt Sinai in NYC have identified the Achilles' heel of the flu virus, a site of vulnerability they're calling, 'the anchor.' The hope? A 1-&-done flu shot nature.com/articles/s4158…
Texas is in play and will change future presidential elections when it’s blue (40 electoral college votes).
This is THE year you want to invest time and money to help @BetoORourke win, along with the down ballot Dems.
@mosaisms I am sorry. My thoughts are with you. I hope you are able to find comfort in his wish to again be with your mother. He obviously loved her very much. To love that deeply is reflective of a wise man and a life well lived. Love is eternal. They will always be with you in spirit.
So, for cancer providers, people with cancer, and cancer centers everywhere: I am imploring you: Get vaccinated. Get boosted. Wear your mask. Practice physical distancing. And just care. About more than just yourself. Thanks. 9/9
Instead of demanding a return to school, people should be demanding the right resources and environments to ensure a safe return to school.
You wouldn’t demand the immediate take off of a plane with broken windows, a malfunctioning gauges, and no landing gear…
"This narrative that it's just a mild virus is not accurate," says Dr. Peter Hotez, co-director for Vaccine Development at Texas Children's Hospital, on the surge in Covid-19 hospitalizations at the largest US pediatric hospital.
We need to scale up the production of this life-saving pill ASAP to combat COVID now. Also, we need to scale up production of mAbs that work against Omicron. We have the tools, but need enough to help everyone! twitter.com/EricTopol/stat…
Both Japan and UK are on islands
Both have vaccination rates over 70%
One has a booster rate at almost 50%
The other had the Olympics and high ventilation standards
It's never this simple, but it's telling
Response must be multilayered
1 layer must be ventilation and masking
"If you are neutral in situations of injustice, you have chosen the side of the oppressor. If an elephant has its foot on the tail of a mouse and you say that you are neutral, the mouse will not appreciate your neutrality."
Archbishop Desmond Tutu, 1931-2021