physician-scientist, author, editor. My new book is #DeepMedicine https://t.co/qin1EM5r23
Graphic from @trvrb shows the transmissibility issue playing out in multiple countries outside of India, even though at ~1% level, except UK ~10% frequency. Whereas B.1.351 (SA) (most immune evasion of the variants) shows no sign of competing.
Added 1.5 million US vaccinations (reported) today. If we keep up our current average of 800,000 1st dose vaccinees per day, we will reach 60% of population in <1 month
Covid vaccination should be mandatory for healthcare workers. A "mildly coercive, conditional" vaccination policy involving temporary redeployment and eventual suspension laid out here
Who are these (un)masked men and women super spreaders? There are no clearcut genetic or demographic features of the people, or genomics of the virus, correlated with the people who over-disperse @TrendsMicrobiol
Mortality reduction in the 5 states with the highest vaccination rates (most striking for Massachusetts which got down to zero yesterday)
Almost the whole country is in the "Uncontrolled Spread" category 1/
This will go down in history as one of science and medical research's greatest achievements. Perhaps the most impressive. I put together a preliminary timeline of some key milestones to show how several years of work were compressed into months.
One per thousand Americans have now died from covid-19. How does that compare with 12 other select countries with >20 million population?
Vaccines don't just work. They work across all the variants, providing protection from illness, hospitalizations, and deaths. Summary including today's multiple updates. (and we're damn lucky)
Just published @TheLancet The largest study of hydroxychloroquine shows a significant increase in death (~35%) and >2-fold increase of serious heart arrhythmias. ~96,000 patients, ~15,000 on HCQ or CQ from 671 hospitals, 6 continents.