👀 The results of this study are more in line w/ what I'm seeing in real-world data for #DeltaVariant *but the study has big caveats*

Pfizer: ~30% effective after 1 dose, 88% effective after 2 doses

AstraZeneca: ~30% effective after 1 dose, 67% effective after 2 doses
Without getting into the weeds: the study tips the scales a bit in favor *and* against the vaccines. The net effect likely washes out, but I wouldn’t be surprised if future studies disagree by up to 5% in (either direction)


⚠️ The study should NOT be applied to children b/c:
🔸kids under 16 were *excluded*
🔸at the time of the study (May 16), < 7% of the entire UK population under 30 years old had been fully vaccinated (read: very few kids)


The upshot of the study is: get #vaccinated *and* #WearAMask because #DeltaVariant is a game-changer


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23 Jul
I’ve avoided directly calling out misinformation from Mr. Slavitt for over a year but his latest thread is going to get people hurt. This is a point-by-point rebuttal to false assertions made by Mr. Slavitt, with citations.

My upshot: Get #vaccinated *and* #WearAMask

⚠️ Misleading: “So far those are largely among unvaccinated people”

20% of new cases in LA county are in fully vaccinated persons. Public health officials indicate that they expect that number to increase

Get #vaccinated and #WearAMask
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⚠️ Misleading: “There are areas of the country where there are low vaccination levels that are experiencing the largest growth in cases?”

#Massachusetts and #Vermont are in the top 5 for most vaccinated and growth case in cases

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Olympian in a team sport tested positive for cocaine, the 2 others in the team are allowed to compete.

Let’s discuss.
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@ASlavitt Respectfully, this thread is littered with misinformation. I strongly urge that you brush up on the data.
@ASlavitt I've replied to several tweets in your thread where claims are directly contradicted by data from government sources and major scientific journals

I stopped fact checking about two-thirds of the way through but happy to continue if you'd like to keep downplaying #DeltaVariant
@ASlavitt Since folks here seem to be having a tough time finding these, here’s a sampling of where Mr. Slavitt is demonstrably wrong, and links to the primary data that proves it /1
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Future headline: Vaccinated persons may be responsible for the “pandemic of the unvaccinated,” officials say
Meaning: #DeltaVariant is more transmissible because it produces many more copies of itself in a shorter amount of time. Recent studies suggest that viral loads in vaccinated persons are high enough to infect other persons

Upshot: that’s why we need *everyone* to #WearAMask
For anyone looking to dive into the details, check out the methods in this study from the UK

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🚩 I voted for Biden, and he’s done a lot of good for our nation. Is it enough to justify policies that are harming Black and Hispanic children, and tearing BIPOC families apart? No, but those harmful policies exist.

3 weeks ago I shared data that connected these dots 👀⤵️

2/ It wasn’t the first time I’ve raised these issues, but I was more direct than I’ve ever been: the data shows that the net impact of the Biden Administration’s management of the pandemic will result in a disproportionate number of deaths among Black and Hispanic children 👀⤵️
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