I will start sharing resources on the COVID vaccine, as I come across them. Every resource is one that I have vetted.

It is incumbent upon everyone to do their due diligence: read, watch, learn. Do what you must to feel comfortable getting the COVID vaccine to end this
pandemic and the loss of human lives.

It’s not acceptable, during this time particularly, to read a snippet or screenshot or meme or unverified information and make a decision based off that. It is even less acceptable to share misinformation. It will kill.
Here’s your first resource: a 28-minute video on the Pfizer vaccine data.

Heads up: I will likely not be answering questions here. I work 12 hour days and simply don’t have time.

If you ask questions, however, I WILL amplify it and tweet at my immunologist and vaccinologist friends to help out.
Finally: trolls, liars, and sharers of misinformation will be immediately blocked. Cite your source if you have an unconventional thought to share.
Resource #3:

Have you heard that the vaccine causes sterility or infertility?


Resource #4:

The vaccine works. Incredibly.
Resource #5:

Why you should believe nothing you’ve read without verifying it through appropriate channels.

I followed this story since early November, waiting for the obvious.

Resource #6:

The data on Pfizer’s phase III clinical trial:

Resource #7:

The COVID vaccine wasn’t fast-tracked as much as you think!!!

1. news.yahoo.com/dr-peter-hotez…

2. deplatformdisease.com/blog/the-vacci…
Resource #8:

Penned by oncologist and scientist and friend, @gorsko , why the mRNA vaccine won’t change your entire genetic makeup:


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9 Dec
There’s a first time for everything, and today a sweet patient of mine showed up to her appointment, dead.

The secretary clinic called me, stating a cab driver had appeared at the door, asking for help getting the patient out of his yellow cab.

I stepped into the flurry.
The driver had taken out her walker, which was waiting patiently near the car. I peered into the backseat.

She was slumped over, jaw slack. She had no pulse and her eyes were fixed and staring.

I yelled for the driver to call 911 and began 1-handed CPR, cradling her head.
A nurse came out with my stethoscope and I listened to her: silence.

Her physician came out and continued compressions, leaning over my shoulder in the yellow cab backseat while I held her in my arms.

She was a large woman and we couldn’t move her alone.
Read 6 tweets
12 Oct
My client died on Friday night. As an end-of-life provider in my community, I help Orthodox Jewish people die without suffering, and according to Jewish law.

When the family begged me for a timeline weeks ago, I predicted (with the caveat that only God knows) that he’d live
until just after Sukkos. But he progressed rapidly at the end of the week and I wasn’t surprised to receive a call on Friday night. His son called, afraid, that his father didn’t look well at all.

“His oxygen is 72% and he’s on 5 liters,” he said. “And he’s breathing quickly.”
I told him to turn on a timer and count his breaths for 1 minute.

I listened, noting that he counted a breath per second, over 3 times the normal breathing rate.

“Let’s give him morphine,” I suggested gently.

Step by step, the young man did so.

“He will die tonight,” I said
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9 Oct
Someone sent me this responsa from R’ Asher Weiss to a young nurse, who had to use old respirators and accidentally applied it wrongly, resulting in the patient’s death. She wrote to him, asking how to atone for killing a patient.

His response made me cry, made my colleagues
cry. To providers who worked through the surge, who ran into infectious disease wards instead of away from them, these words are the most comforting ones I have read recently.

People who lost loved ones, or had hospital stays which were terrible experiences, have accused
us of killing patients, ignoring them, not feeding them, keeping them isolated.

You know nothing. You don’t know the conditions we worked in: surges of patients lining hallways, staff out sick or scared to work, no PPE, and no clue how to treat this disease.
Read 6 tweets
7 Oct
This morning I am sitting at work in numb silence. What happened in my neighborhood last night was painful and unacceptable, and 100% preventable.

A thread.
The choice to see the Governor's words as an attack on religious freedom led many to argue that the treatment of our neighborhoods and zip codes was based on "picking on" the Jews, "anti-semitism," "reminiscient of the Holocaust."
The alt choice would have been to unite the community with safe public health behaviors.

Two rules: wear masks, avoid crowds. That’s all.

It is no secret that from May-Sept my community failed to follow these rules.

Many felt the disease had run its course in our streets.
Read 10 tweets
25 Sep
Make no mistake, what is about to happen in the ultra-Orthodox communities in Brooklyn will be catastrophic. School closures, business closures, synagogue closures and fines to everyone will rock the community and pain them - WITHOUT FIXING THE PROBLEM.
I am all for punitive responses and mandates and fines, but only after an effective, community-centered approach towards education and participation. This has not happened. This hasn’t even pretended to happen.
Instead, clueless methods to improve mask wearing and social distancing were implemented - 2 days ago - and now there are threads to attack the community from all sides by early next week. 3/
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15 Sep
"So, the first thing we're going to do is give you 1.5mg of dilaudid in your IV line to get you out of this immediate pain crisis. I already entered the order," I told the patient, crouched at her bedside and holding her hand. She closed her eyes briefly and nodded.
I took her call button and whacked it. We gazed at each other and the unit assistant blared out a "Can I help you?" to which I replied "Yes can we get pain meds please?"
I placed the button back in her hand. "I also placed a consult for our palliative pain team - they will help us get your pain under control with medication. They'll get all the right medications ordered in the right doses so that we keep you comfortable around the clock."
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