Best video on why vaccine passports are needed. The burden should fall on the unvaccinated. Well said @IAmPoliticsGirl. #vaccinate #COVID19

2) great article on the deeply logical rationale of vaccine mandates. By @MaxBoot…
3) We have run out of options with gentle carrot incentives for vaccinations. If we want to avoid mass hospitalizations, deaths, and a generation of #LongCovid, we will need to think about vaccine passports.
4) these vaccine resistant are very dug in. 75-86% are just not willing.
5) NYC is taking the lead on vaccine requirements / or negative test. Though 1 test per week is pretty loose. It should be daily or else get vaccinated

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22 Jul
Hospitalized guy refuses to get vaccinated—asked further if he would have wanted to prevent his #COVID19 hospitalization, he still doubles-down saying no. Should we charge higher insurance premiums for unvaccinated, like we do for cigarette smokers?
2) “I would have gone through this (still get hospitalized), don’t shove it down my throat”… 🤦🏻‍♂️
3) this is how life insurance companies adjust for smoking. 2x to 3x the life insurance premiums. Because actuaries know what cost them money.
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22 Jul
📍BREAKING & BROKEN—CDC guidance on masking unchanged, even as #DeltaVariant surges, @CDCDirector Rochelle Walensky said Thursday. @RWalensky declined to say if the CDC is considering changing the guidance. ➡️History will also judge critical inactions. 🧵…
2) Her comments come a day after U.S President Joe Biden said that the CDC is likely to advise unvaccinated children to wear masks in school as districts around the country prepare to reopen for the coming school year.…
3) The seven-day average of new cases in the United States is up 53% over the previous week, Walensky said. The Delta variant, which was first found in India, now comprises more than 80% of new cases nationwide and has been detected in more than 90 countries.
Read 5 tweets
22 Jul
📍A revealing outbreak among gold miners infected with #P1 #GammaVariant in French Guiana—55% of 44 infected—no severe but 87% symptomatic—65% fever, 22% difficultly breathing. Attack rate was 60% in fully Pfizer-vaccinated, 75% in unvaccinated miners.🧵… Image
2) It all likely started with an asymptomatic index case… “Patient 40 could be the index case-patient; he reported visiting his family the previous week and had an asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infection with Ct of 33–35.” 👀—a very low viral load index that triggered the cluster!
3) Any vaccine cold chain break? No. “Several BNT162b2 batch numbers were involved. Vaccine temperature had been monitored and electronically recorded by LogTag Analyzer (LogTag Recorders, without any break in the cold chain.”
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22 Jul
📍Great airborne policy from Belgium: ➡️‘Fitness centers, dining, health clinics, concert & sports halls are required to install a CO2 meter—if a problem (with high CO2), ventilation & air cleaning systems must be installed.'

HT @PedroFacon @mdc_martinus.…
2) VENTILATION is key. Both ventilation and masks needed to reduce risk indoors. But most buildings not ventilated well enough. CO2 meters help provide a proxy for ventilation of fresh air.

3) “Until we recognise that #COVID19 is airborne we are setting ourselves up for repeated failure”
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22 Jul
CHANGE IS COMING—Top White House aides and Biden administration officials are now debating whether they should urge vaccinated Americans to wear masks in more settings as #DeltaVariant surges, according to insiders. ➡️We needed this yesterday! #COVID19 🧵…
2) “It’s fair to say they are reconsidering everything,” said ASTHO’s @MarcusPlescia, who spoke with CDC and state officials this week. “I think everything’s on the table,” including whether to revisit recommendations on wearing masks and social distancing.”
3) they say late is better than never… but sometimes I worry if too late is almost as bad…
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21 Jul
If Marjorie Taylor Greene wants to “kick Chinese people out” of US for #COVID19 killing Americans, does she also want to self-deport herself for Europeans bringing disease & killing Native Americans? This is racist dog-whistle. Twitter—ban her permanently.…
2) here is her quote - “every Chinese loyal to CCP” is very vague. I’m absolutely no fan of CCP, but how would she even define that. What about Chinese-American? This is white supremacy.
3) Of course, it’s not clear what criteria would be used to define someone as “loyal to the CCP,” or whether Greene is including American citizens of Chinese descent in her hypothetical plan.
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