Joe Biden waived the vaccine patents in the 4th month of his presidency. Donald Trump would not have waived the patents if he was President for another 4 years, 4 decades, or 4 centuries. Elections matter.
2) Biden’s trade ambassador has begun the process of waiving the patents. It will take time, but it’s coming.
3) Let this sink in—Trump WH actually moved to block efforts to waive the vaccine patents in October 2020!!! So damn straight Trump would have kept blocking it.…
4) a good start.
6) there is more than vaccine patents waiver (good start)… tech transfer of specific technical knowledge is also key.

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7 May
Ummmm, a Hollywood movie right here—

15,000 minks were all infected with #COVID19 (100% antibody positive)

…then silence…

But 2 months later… ➡️ 75% of the minks were suddenly all #SARSCoV2 reinfected again.

(Study brought to you by: Denmark’s CDC).… Image
2) “genome sequencing showed that the virus circulating during this re-infection was most closely related to virus identified in the first outbreak on this farm but additional sequence changes had occurred.”

➡️ it was related to original (not some foreign variant), but mutated.
3) “Animals had much higher levels of anti-SARS-CoV-2 antibodies after re-infection than at free-testing.”

➡️ second infection boosted antibody levels.
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7 May
American (unhealthy) privilege.

#vaccinate #COVID19 Image
2) Meanwhile in India … exactly as the cartoon ^ depicts.

“Whoever has to die will die” 😢
3) American exceptionalism… only the US had a group of misinformed red-hat wearing people so large that it resists vaccinations by the millions.
Read 5 tweets
7 May
A WHO panel announced Friday that it would authorize emergency use of a coronavirus vaccine made by Chinese firm Sinopharm—allowing for entry into COVAX. It’s also first time that any Chinese-made vaccine received emergency authorization from WHO. #COVID19…
2) it is the 6th vaccine that WHO has validated. Moderna still awaiting entry too apparently.
3) “This expands the list of Covid-19 vaccines that Covax can buy, and gives countries confidence to expedite their own regulatory approval, and to import and administer a vaccine,” WHO director Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said at a news briefing on Friday.
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Pandemic theatre: Desk plexiglass shields (even increases risk—possibly disrupting ventilation).

No effect: Same teacher, reduced class size.

Good: Masking (teachers & kids), daily symptom screening, no extracurriculars, cohort.🧵… Image
2) “School-based mitigation measures are associated with significant reductions in risk, particularly daily symptoms screens, teacher masking, and closure of extra-curricular activities.”
3) “A positive association between in-person schooling and COVID-19 outcomes persists at low levels of mitigation, but when seven or more mitigation measures are reported, a significant relationship is no longer observed.”
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7 May
⚠️HUGE EXCESS DEATHS—global #COVID19 death toll is 2x higher than official data—6.9 mil worldwide. Deaths:

US 🇺🇸—905k
India 🇮🇳—654k
Mexico 🇲🇽—617k
Brazil 🇧🇷—595k
Russia 🇷🇺—593k

Likely hit 1918 Spanish flu death count by end of pandemic, says @IHME_UW. 🧵… Image
2) That is about 38% higher than the current death estimate from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 561,594.

➡️The new figure also surpasses the estimated number of U.S. deaths in 1918 flu pandemic, which was estimated to have killed approximately 675,000 Americans.
3) “We’re probably not yet at the global toll of Spanish flu and certainly not at the death rate from Spanish flu. But given what’s unfolding in India right now, Covid is going to rival Spanish flu at global level in terms of the count before we see the end of this epidemic”
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UPDATE—variants & #COVID19 vaccines—Pfizer vaccine had great efficacy of 89.5% vs #B117 🇬🇧variant & 75% vs #B1351 🇿🇦variant infection with 2 doses.🧵

(Ignore 1 dose efficacy—it didn’t exclude first 14 days post shot—author @Laith_AbuRaddad now clarifies)… Image
2) To be clear, in the @NEJM article, the authors failed to define 1st dose and didn’t exclude the first 14 days of post vaccination followup. It was not disclosed until someone @supermarioelia asked in a direct written communication. Thus the paper’s 1st dose number too low. Image
3) For protection against severe disease, efficacy was 100% for 2 doses for the variants, 97% overall for all #COVID19 cases. That’s great.
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