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Hearings today @US_FDA on @pfizer application to give 3rd doses of #COID19 #vaccines . Much rests on the Israeli findings. Two reps of their MOH presented details, which are significant because Israel's mass vax is abt 3 months ahead of Europe & UK & USA.
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2/ Israel 1st rolled out mass vax in December, and the impact against routine forms of #COVID19 was excellent. It seemed that a standard @pfizer #vaccine protocol worked beautifully.
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3/ But then, Israelis told @US_FDA , the #DeltaVariant slammed Israel and #COVID19 incidence in all age groups, including among fully vaccinated, soared. The question was why.
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Last week I wrote about some good news: The WHO‘s global trial looking for #covid19 drugs has restarted, now named SolidarityPlus.
Expect some more details in the @WHO presser that’s about to start, but here’s an overview of the drug candidates:

sciencemag.org/news/2021/08/g…
@WHO 1. imatinib
What?
cancer drug given orally
Why?
thought to protect epithelium lining the alveoli, where oxygen crosses from the lungs into the blood
Dutch trial in 400 hospitalized #COVID19 patients saw lower mortality, but not statistically significant
thelancet.com/journals/lanre…
(presser starting in Geneva, back to this after that)
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(2/26 #NWIndiana #COVID19 Update). Average daily cases in the Region have now fallen 90% (!) from our high of 940/day on 11/10. We're still above our summer "slow burn" rate, it's still a huge improvement. I've got a BUNCH of graphs for you today. /1 Image
Here's the same graph on a logarithmic scale, which flattens the extreme peaks to make it a bit easier to see what's been happening lately. /2 Image
And here's the first graph but only going back to the start of December (again to make it a bit easier to see recent trends. /3 Image
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"Since the beginning of the global spread of #COVID19, the Leaders of the @TurkicCouncil (TC) have been cooperating closely, incl on sharing hospital facilities, providing humanitarian aid & testing kits & exchanging clinical expertise and medical support"-@DrTedros addressing TC
"This is an example of the kind of cross-border cooperation we need to get through this pandemic.
Since it first erupted 100+ days ago, the global spread of #COVID19 has overwhelmed health systems, disrupted the global economy & lead to widespread social disruption"-@DrTedros
"The fatality rate is estimated to be 10 times higher than influenza.

More than 1.3 million people have been infected with #COVID19, and almost 80,000 people have lost their lives"-@DrTedros addressing @TurkicCouncil
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[Thread] Since the #CoronaOutbreak has gone widespread, number of Pakistani Embassies and Consulates have been closed temporarily for various reasons, below is a list down of Pakistani Embassies/Consulates, those who are in the pandemic hit countries and their status. Cont
Consular section of Pakistani Embassy #Kabul #Afghanistan remains closed, was closed after a staffer was suspected of contracting #covid19, he has been tested. Pakistan Consulate in #Herat #Afghanistan remains CLOSED until 1st April 2020. Cont
Consular section of Pakistani High Commission in #London UK is closed since 12th March after a staffer was suspected of contracting #coid19 #coronavirus, his reports are awaited, until then the consular section has been closed as a precautionary measure. Cont
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