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1. #ACIP is meeting today to discuss the changes to the #Covid vaccination schedule announced yesterday by @US_FDA.…
I will live-tweet, though don't expect a flurry of tweets.
No votes today. @CDCDirector is expected to approve the changes later today.
2. @CDCgov's Georgina Peacock just told #ACIP that when the national public health emergency ends in May, there will be some loss of capacity to get #Covid data from the states. CDC is trying to sign extensions to data-sharing agreements with states, but expects some won't sign.
3. @CDCgov's Tom Shimabukuro, who leads efforts to study #Covid vaccine safety, is updating on the question of whether there was an increased risk of stroke among people 65 & older who got the Pfizer bivalent booster last fall. The data to date suggest not. #ACIP Image
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Day 3 of @CDCgov’s #ACIP covered COVID, COVID + more COVID 💉

Same story, different day. They are sticking w/ #SafeAndEffective despite all we have seen to the contrary 😈

See our 🧵 below as we break it all down

#ParentsAreWatching 👀
@CDCgov Propaganda Abounds: The only adverse events discussed were stroke + a brief mention of myocarditis. What about neurological issues❓

@gleehms @drolibro You know ppl are suffering from so much more‼️

Yet you STILL scapegoat COVID + flu virus as the culprit + not 💉#WeAreOnToYou
@CDCgov @gleehms @drolibro Myocarditis was acknowledged, although on the verge of being brushed over.

@mslynn_health @Wilburchenmd Why do you still recommend EVERYONE GET BOOSTED, especially college-aged kids who are MOST AT RISK for 💔❓

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Day 2 of @CDCgov’s #ACIP covered Polio, Meningococcal, RSV, Chikungunya, Dengue + Varicella 💉s 😳

No votes, but discussed additions of new 💉s to the Adult, Pregnancy + Childhood Schedule.

See our 🧵 below as we break it all down

#ParentsAreWatching 👀
Latest #VAERS reports 1,499,156 AEs from C-19 💉s

Today they reported CICP claims for C-19 countermeasures:

🔴 8447 claims from 💉s
🔴 543 claims processed
🔴 524 DENIED

Thought you’d be compensated for injury/death? Think again! How long will remaining claims take to process?
#ACIP leads off with concern that vaccine hesitancy is at an all time high + overall childhood vax rates have ⬇️ again.

@CDCgov + @US_FDA – Consider this the “new normal” until you start putting people over pHARMa profits 💰
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Day 1 of @CDCgov’s #ACIP meeting covered:

💉 Monkeypox
💉 Influenza
💉 Pneumococcal

Today was also the only day on the agenda for public comment.

Keep reading for details! 👀

Unlike C-19, they recognize natural immunity for Monkeypox.

What a concept❗️

They admitted most recipients failed to get the 2nd dose but gave no reason why. 🤔

Why do YOU think many didn’t take the 2nd dose❓
Monkeypox cases dropped drastically in both countries that vaccinated and countries that did not, yet they still give the credit to the 💉

@gleehms @drolibro @mslynn_health – Where is the common sense❓

Sounds more like 💉 dogma than 💉 science❗️

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The CDC's #ACIP meeting on #mpox/#monkeypox is going on. Some interesting stats! Cases have remained overwhelmingly among men who have sex with men. Cases in kids have been extremely rare. Vaccine uptake has been racially inequitable. 🧵⬇️ ImageImageImageImage
The CDC estimates the Jynneos mpox vaccine efficacy based on 9,544 mpox cases among men 18-49 from July 31-Oct 1. Mpox rates were 7.4 times higher than those with 1 dose of the vax and 9.6 times higher than those with 2 doses. No difference based on subdermal vs intradermal. 2/ ImageImage
More mpox stats: 3/ ImageImageImageImage
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Remember that @deerbrian and @richardhorton1 are why you are now forced to inject mRNA gene therapy to access your basic human rights.

Because in 2007 they conspired to cancel the first doctor daring to question #BigPharma

Nobody has dared since.…
@deerbrian @richardhorton1 Before the trolls start... the above tweet is not even about Andrew Wakefield.

Wakefield was portrayed by the media as someone who committed fraud, but he did not. The charge was that he had not declared his legal work. Big deal...
@deerbrian @richardhorton1 No fraud of the actual study was ever charged or demonstrated.

Think about the fact that this paper was removed for "conflict of interest" when the only conflict was that the lead author was working with lawyers, which is normal practice.…
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My comments today about #tinnitus with #covid #vaccines during the Open Public Hearing at #CDC's #ACIP meeting. A thread 🧵:

Dear Committee,

My name is Robert Edmonds, I am an admin of one of the actually smaller tinnitus adverse event focused support forums for COVID vaccines with nearly 1000 members.

The topic is of course of personal interest to me because I developed chronic tinnitus after my COVID vaccination.

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1. #ACIP is meeting today & tomorrow. This is one of their 3 scheduled meetings that take place every year.
There will be some discussion of Covid vaccines today, but this meeting will not be primarily about Covid vaccines. Lots of items on this agenda.…
2. I will NOT be live tweeting much in this meeting. When I do tweet, I will do it in this thread.
There are not going to be many votes during these 2 days. Many of the sessions will be about informing #ACIP members on vaccines in development (eg. chikungunya).
3. There'll be a vote about adding Covid vaxes to the Vaccines for Children program. With federal money for Covid all but exhausted, the full cost of future boosters will be paid by individuals or their insurance. This is about ensuring kids without insurance can get vaxed. #ACIP
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1. #ACIP is meeting today to decide on whether to recommend use of the the bivalent Covid vaccines. It was first posted as a 2-day meeting but they now expect it to be a 1-day meeting.
I will be live tweeting.
The meeting is being streamed here:…
2. #ACIP chair Grace Lee noted that the committee didn't meet in August. She didn't say, but I think that might have been the first month since the fall of 2020 that ACIP hasn't met at least once in a month. These folks have worked so hard throughout the pandemic.
3. Lee is calling the roll call using her random approach (rather than going by alphabetic order). Hate this approach. Makes it hard to figure out if everyone is there.
Sounds like at least 1 member isn't currently on the call, Dr. Pablo Sanchez.
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1. #ACIP, @CDCgov's vaccine advisory panel, meets today to study the data on Novavax's Covid vaccine and will vote on whether to recommend its use.
I'll be live tweeting the meeting.
If you want to watch the meeting yourself, it's viewable here:…
2. Several members of #ACIP appear not to be attending today's meeting. Perhaps they'll join later but I think there are at least 4 of the 15 voting members not present.
3. Make that 3 missing members. I think.
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1. #ACIP is talking #monkeypox right now. Gonna try to live tweet.
This is the prior history in the US with #MPXV.
2. "Everything changed in May of 2022," @CDCgov's Agam Rao tells #ACIP.
3. The US #monkeypox case total is up to 176, @CDCgov says. There is some local transmission occurring, Rao said.
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1/In recent days, the @US_FDA has authorized and the @CDCgov (via @CDCDirector) has recommended the @pfizer and @moderna_tx #COVID19 vaccines for
children 6m+.

Though the safety and effectiveness of the vaccines are quite impressive, I've seen a more fundamental question.
2/That is, "Why should I vaccinate my child against #COVID at all? After all, it isn't that severe in kids, and my kid already had it. Is #COVID19 in children really a big deal?"

I'd like to make the public health case for pediatric #COVID19 vaccines with @CDCgov data.
3/Let's start with the baseline number of cases among children. Many children have been affected by COVID throughout the pandemic.

All of these slides are from a recent @CDCgov #ACIP meeting and are publicly available here…
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1. #VRBPAC is meeting today to review Novavax's submission for an EUA for its Covid vaccine. Often @matthewherper & I live blog VRBPAC meetings but not today. I'll try to live tweet.
Gonna be an interesting day.
If you want to watch the meeting:…
2. #VRBPAC is going through roll call now. There's a big committee today — 23 (22 voting members, 1 non-voting). There's fully a dozen temporary members sitting on this panel. Tons of expertise here. A number of former VRBPAC members.
3. #VRBPAC is being asked whether Novavax's #Covid vaccine should be given an EUA. This is for their primary series (2 doses, given 3 weeks apart); they aren't asking for an EUA for use of their vaccine as a booster. It's based on the Wuhan (aka original) strain.
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1. #ACIP, @CDCgov's vaccine advisory group, is meeting today to discuss Covid boosters. I'll be live tweeting.
I don't believe there are going to be any votes today, so no changes in current policy. This meeting will shed light, though, on how the committee sees 4th doses.
2. If there are no votes at today's #ACIP meeting, that will mean the current US position on 4th doses — people 50 and older & people who are immunocompromised "may" get a 4th dose if they wish — will remain in place. It will not transition to a "should" recommendation.
3. @CDCgov's Ruth Link Gelles is racing through a presentation on vaccine effectiveness. I'm not going to be able to tweet all of this. Too fast. Her slides are here.…
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1. I'm listening to some presentations to #ACIP on myocarditis associated with receipt of Moderna's Covid vaccine or mRNA vaccines in general.
CDC's Tom Shimabukuro was asked about deaths. He said there were 13 deaths reported, but so far none are thought to be vax-related.
2. @CDCgov is doing a study following up on people who reported myocarditis after mRNA vaccination. CDC's Ian Kracalik is presenting on that study now.
3. No surprise by now, most of the people reporting myocarditis after mRNA vaccination were young males.
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42. #ACIP member Pablo Sanchez, who has been one of the most vocal about his concerns about vaccine-associated myocarditis, is supportive of a *should* recommendation. To borrow a phrase from elsewhere: I've seen enough.
43. #ACIP member Keipp Talbot says "this booster will not be a hammer" becoz too many 12-15 yos aren't vaccinated at all.
"Boosters are incredibly important but they won't solve this problem of the crowded hospitals." Talbot thinks efforts should focus on getting kids dose 1 &2.
44. When #ACIP votes (probably in the next few minutes) it will be on a *should* recommendation.
Which means the vote will be about recommending kids 12-17 should get a booster. 16 & 17 yos are included because currently the recommendation for them is a *may* recommendation.
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1. #ACIP is meeting this afternoon to discuss the recently @US_FDA authorization of Covid boosters for youths aged 12 to 15. I'll be live tweeting. The agenda is here… and the meeting can be monitored here:…
2. Slide presentations for today's #ACIP meeting can be found here, though most of them aren't yet up:…
3. At present there are 13 of the 15 #ACIP voting members in attendance. Chair Grace Lee says others may join later. This meeting was set up at short notice and members have had to scramble — as they have multiple times through the pandemic — to clear time for this meeting.
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Here’s a frustrating secret

Today - in midst of Omicron - millions of Americans are begging for access to rapid tests, thousands dying daily.

Get this:

many manufacturers with very high quality rapid tests are begging To ship 100’s of millions of tests to US

But can’t.

These are some of the largest companies in the world that make diagnostic tests.

Their rapid tests have been used the world around in this pandemic with research paper after research paper showing their benefit and quality.

But FDA has them in a holding pattern for months


Bc despite tremendous amount of data from real world use in millions of ppl - FDA demands the companies check off onerous but remarkably useless check boxes designed for evaluating medical devices.

FDA formally does not recognize that public health testing exists

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1. Today's special #ACIP meeting, to deal with safety concerns related to the J&J #Covid vaccine, is beginning now. There will also be an update on the rollout of vaccines in 5-11 year olds.
I will try to live tweet.
2. New chair Grace Lee calls roll call and vote calls in a random order that changes each time she does it. It's confusing and makes it really hard to keep tabs of who is there, who voted. Just saying.
3. Doran Fink from @US_FDA says FDA updated its guidance on use of the J&J vaccine to reflect better understanding of the risk associated the J&J or any other adenovirus vectored vaccines (ie AstraZeneca). The risk relates to a serious clotting event TTS.
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1. #ACIP will begin meeting at noon ET on the expansion of the emergency use authorizations for Pfizer & Moderna #Covid19 boosters.
The agenda is here:…
The meeting can be listened to here:…
I will be live blogging in this thread.
2. #ACIP is beginning. Roll call was conducted in an unusual fashion so I'm not sure I've got this right, but I think 2 voting members of the committee are not present (meeting was called at the last minute). So 13 members will be voting.
3. #ACIP is getting a bit of data on #Covid vax uptake in kids aged 5-11. So far nearly 2M kids have been vaccinated.
Matt Daley, chair of ACIP's Covid vax work group, says he's been talking to kids about vaccination. They're excited "not about the poke, but about the promise."
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1. Good day. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, #ACIP, is meeting today to review and vote on whether to recommend Pfizer's #Covid vaccine for children 5-11 yo.
The meeting is starting. It's expected to wrap about 5 pm ET today.
I'll be live tweeting.
2. The meeting opens with remarks from @CDCDirector, who called today a momentous day.
She acknowledges #Covid's risk to children is lower than adults, but it is not nil. 745 children under 18 have died; 94 were in the 5-11 age group.
School & childhood has been vastly changed.
3. @CDCDirector tells #ACIP that pediatric vaccination can help put kids' lives back on a normal track.
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1. The #ACIP meeting on #Covid boosters is about to begin. Day long meeting. It will be interesting to see if they try to put some guard rails up around a pick-your-own-adventure booster process that @US_FDA seems to have green lit.
I will try to live tweet, but no promises.
2. If you want to listen to the meeting, here's the link:…
3. CDC Director Rochelle Walensky, who overruled #ACIP the last time the committee met on #Covid vaccines, is addressing the committee now. No mention of having overruled ACIP.
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1. Good day. #ACIP is meeting today to vote on recommendations about who should receive a booster shot of the Pfizer #Covid vaccine. The meeting starts at noon ET. I will be live tweeting.
@US_FDA's EUA for the Pfizer booster is veeeeeery broad.…
2. The meeting is underway. Doran Fink of @US_FDA is now explaining FDA's EUA for the Pfizer booster, which was issued last night.
My observation: The group of people eligible for a booster under this EAU is very broad. 16-17 yos are excluded but many over 18 will be eligible.
3. @CDCDirector is addressing #ACIP. She acknowledges that the committee has to make decisions, sometimes with a huge amount of data, sometimes with "a paucity."
She mentions pregnant people.
My observation: Oddly, there was no mention of them in the FDA EUA.
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1. Good morning. #ACIP is meeting today and tomorrow. Today, at least, I will be live tweeting.
@US_FDA has not yet indicated what it is going to do with Pfizer's application for a booster license. So it's really completely up in the air at this point how this turns out.
2. You'll recall FDA's advisory committee, #VRBPAC, voted that there wasn't enough data to approve the Pfizer application to give a booster to everyone 16 & older. VRBPAC did agree there was enough data to authorize boosters for people 65 & older & people at high risk.
3. But as I mentioned, FDA hasn't indicated what it's going to do. It is not bound to follow #VRBPAC's advice, but it will cause a real stir if it does not. If it doesn't follow VRBPAC's advice, it may set up a situation where a second advisory committee #ACIP disagrees with FDA.
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