Moderna says it has 631.5 mil doses of #COVID19 vaccines on order, of which a whopping 613 million are committed to rich countries like 🇺🇸 🇪🇺 🇯🇵 🇨🇦 🇰🇷🇨🇭🇬🇧 🇮🇱—almost none to developing countries. For COVAX, Moderna vaccine not listed among providers. Sad.…
2) Moderna says it has more countries not disclosed. Why? Poor countries likely wouldn’t hide it. The complete absence of Moderna from discounted COVAX vaccine providers shows where its values for humanity are. @moderna_tx — show you care. Donate to COVAX.…
3) While most of COVAX vaccines to developing countries are Oxford AstraZeneca vaccines, Pfizer is also among them, even though it has ultra cold chain requirements. Moderna doesn’t need ultra cold storage. So @moderna_tx has no excuse.…
4) Yes there are other vaccine makers too, but many are not mass producing vaccines for the world yet like Moderna, Pfizer, and AstraZeneca already are. So I set a higher standard for these 3 companies. And @moderna_tx is somehow shamefully the most visibly absent from COVAX.

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14 Feb
“False sense of security”—high tech gathering of 49 tech thinkers was held in 4 day “bubble” without mask mandate after arrival+daily testing. Result? ~43% (21 of 49) of tech attendees got #COVID19 soon after, including organizer @PeterDiamandis. 0% of masked support staff. 🧵 Image
2) They were incredibly careful, including doing 452+ total tests (both PCR and rapid antigen), and excluding the 1 person who tested positive initially upon arrival and didn’t attend. Daily tests thereafter. But no distancing or masks after.… Image
3) Dr @PeterDiamandis (an MD PhD innovator whom I’ve respected for years) expressed regret..

“I am sincerely and deeply sorry for the consequences of the choices we made. As scientist, engineer & medical person, I believed we were using the very best that science had to offer.”
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13 Feb
Rise in pediatric proportion of Israel 🇮🇱 #COVID19 cases over 2020. Shows the fall/winter trend toward much more cases relatively in children. This data continues into January too. Many reports of relative pediatric surge in Israel continuing in Jan 2021. We need to watch this. Image
2) We’ve also this relatively higher positivity of children age 5-9 in England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 in January as well. We need to pay attention. @dgurdasani1 believes it is related to gradual primary school reopenings after winter break.
3) Israel 🇮🇱 is seeing a sharp rise in the number of children and teens getting #COVID19, where #B117 rising.

>50,000 children have been diagnosed with #COVID19 since start of Jan, many more than Israel saw in any month during the first or second waves.…
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13 Feb
We need to call Moderna vaccine by the true proper name of “NIH-Moderna vaccine”. It was mainly developed at Fauci’s NIAID. Moderna honed its mRNA tech via DARPA grants & also didn’t disclose federal support in patents, violating Bayh-Dole Act. HT @mattbc.
2) @mattbc is right in calling out this nonsense by Moderna to hide it got tremendous federal support for the vaccine in its patent. This is a violation of the 1980 Bayh-Dole Act. And @moderna_tx possibly violated it by not disclosing in 154 patent apps.…
3) Moderna vaccine works folks. @KizzyPhD from the NIH is famously one of the co inventors of the vaccine. But this doesn’t change that Moderna needs to publicly acknowledge in its patents that its vaccine was taxpayer funded and NIH co developed, akin to Oxford-AstraZeneca.
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12 Feb
What is missing from this CDC school reopening priority list? Airborne virus guidance! Like almost nothing in 33 page document on ventilation except 1 paragraph on open the windows, but only if feasible. Ventilation should be #2 behind masks! #COVID19…
2) Notably absent from new CDC guidance was ventilation. In one short paragraph, CDC suggested schools open windows & doors to increase circulation, but said they should not be “if doing so poses a safety risk or a health risk.” #COVID19…
3) “C.D.C. gives lip service to ventilation in its report, and you have to search to find it,” said @j_g_allen, an expert on building safety at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston. “It’s not as prominent as it should be.”
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12 Feb
Worrisome—UK 🇬🇧 data shows suddenly higher #COVID19 positivity % in England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 (where #B117 highly dominant) in children ages 5-9, in both boys and girls, sustained each week over 4 consecutive weeks. Ages 0-4 positivity also increasing. Israel 🇮🇱 has also seen kids case trend.
2) As noted by @dgurdasani1, this is all despite these data really underestimating infection in children (as they are based on symptom based testing). And positivity rates appear highest in early year settings (fully open) & primary schools (20% attendance).
3) Dr @dgurdasani1 believe it is related to schools in England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿.
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12 Feb

“We are now getting reports of people getting reinfected with a new variant—from 🇿🇦 (#B1351)—suggesting people who’ve had prior infection could get infected again.” says Chief Scientist Dr. Soumya Swaminathan. #COVID19
2) This comes on the heels of troubling data I highlighted last week from the placebo group of the Novavax 🇿🇦 trial that that people previously infected and have #COVID19 antibodies (seropositive) has no protection for #B1351 variant reinfection— not even for severe disease!
3) Last month, South Africa’s CDC also warned about likelihood of reinfection risk because of the lower virus neutralization seen by the E484K mutation in the #B1351 variant.
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