Scientific advisors @US_FDA are meeting today to decide whether @pfizer 3rd dose #COVID19 #vaccine booster should be approved. Sarah Oliver started, from @CDCgov , laying out grim current epidemic situation in USA.
the @CDCgov Oliver showed that there was a tremendous uptake of #COVID19 #Vaccination in the USA in April, which plummeted by June and is crawling back now. Overall, vaccine uptake is the paramount problem.
3/ Because #COVID19 #vaccination rates in America remain disappointing, COVID hospitalizations are soaring. And unvax'ed people under 65 are 22 to 23 TIMES more likely to be hospitalized versus those who have received vaccines. The difference is astonishingly huge.
4/ The @CDCgov Oliver told @US_FDA that all of the #COVID19 #vaccines are showing declining effectiveness over time in protecting against viral infection.
5/ But the @CDCgov told @US_FDA that over-65-year-olds remain well protected against severe #COVID19 disease and hospitalization with current vaccines, after 6 months.
6/ Of course, when @CDCgov Oliver looked specifically at various #COVID19 #vaccines protection specifically against the #DeltaVariant the picture got a bit nasty, especially for @pfizer vax.
7/ And as we have heard over and over, the #DeltaVariant has changed everything in the American #COVID19 epidemic, showing impact on all #vaccine strategies.
The hearing will continue @US_FDA all day. Stay tuned.

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Big news from Laos @PasteurVirology relevant to the origins of #SARSCoV2:
"our results pinpoint the presence of new bat sarbecoviruses that seem to have the same
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Here's the #Ivermectin saga, people.
1.) In the 1960s Japan's Satoshi Omura did chemistry work, trying to find a medicine to kill helminth worms in livestock.
2.) In the '70s he joined forces with Max Tischler at Wesleyan in USA.
3.) They brought...
...@Merck & @Kitasato pharma companies on board.
4.) Omura discovered a bacterium that emitted a powerful anti-helminth chemical.
5.) William Campbell @Merck tested it. Using synthetic chemistry, they made "ivermectin" -- 25Xs stronger than the bacterial chemical.
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5.) The @Merck & Kitasato companies were thrilled to discover it cured a long list of livestock worm & parasitic diseases & a huge veterinary market opened.
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3/ Curiously, in the UK when UNvaccinated folks got re-infected with alpha #SARSCoV2 they mustered weak antibody responses, despite prior exposure. But with #DeltaVariant a 2nd infection in unvax'ed people elicited a BIG antibody response. Why? Who knows? Merits study.
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Let's take a look:
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2.) It must be powered somehow.
3.) and it should last a long time to be worth the cost & trouble.
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World's smallest battery is 150 nanometers, but doesn't last long -- minutes. Tiny 3.5 mm lithium batteries work, but that FAR too big.
World's smallest transmitter is 5 by 9 by 4.8 mm in size, transmits up to 120 meters, requires a 1.5V battery.
Too big.
Smallest Bluetooth transmitter runs on 0.6 milliwatt battery but needs a 14 mm antenna.
Too big.
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