📍BOOSTER—3rd dose data presented to @US_FDA panel - shows 17x fold & +2000 increase in neutralization with a 3rd dose booster, after waning seen after 2 doses. I wouldn’t want to stay at the 136 neutralization—I’d prefer protection at ~2300 neutralization level. #BoosterShots
2) Plus it seems the side effects after 3rd Pfizer shot dose is much less frequent and milder than after 2nd shot! This is great news.
3) This is why we see huge improvement in efficacy against #deltavariant with a 3rd dose. See 🧵 below
4) People will need a booster. We will soon be passing 6 months for millions.
5) We should have booster authorized age 50+ at minimum not just 65+. And for stopping infection we should have boosted everyone.

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18 Sep
Virus doesn’t care about “beliefs”—a Florida Republican official who battled against mask mandates, attacked the vaccine, attacked Fauci, and railed at CDC… has died of #COVID19 just one day after positive test. His wife and daughter are also infected.
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2) Ironic… he was also bookkeeping accountant for an anti-vaccine mandate GOP group. Karma… damn. forbes.com/sites/zachever…
3) Don’t become these statistics. Please #vaccinate and mask.
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18 Sep
BREAKING—Unvaxxed Brazil🇧🇷 President @jairbolsonaro is planning to defy NYC Mayor @BilldeBlasio’s vaccine requirement for all indoor gatherings. @USAmbUN Thomas-Greenfield is very worried & “concerned about the U.N. event being a superspreader event”. 🧵
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2) The Biden administration worries that this year's U.N. General Assembly could become a COVID-19 "superspreader event" as world leaders descend on New York City without necessarily abiding by local vaccine requirements. cbsnews.com/news/united-na…
3) On Friday, President Biden's U.N. Ambassador, @USAmbUN Linda Thomas-Greenfield, told CBS News at a press conference, "We are concerned about U.N. event being a superspreader event, and that we need to take all measures to ensure that it does not become a superspreader event."
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17 Sep
BREAKING—experts unanimously recommended #COVID19 booster be authorized for people 65 and older and those at high risk of severe disease—GOOD. However, voted against boosters for age 16-64 for 6+ months since 2nd shot—POOR DECISION. We see waning already.
2) The discussion highlighted the tensions that are likely to erupt once committee members discuss the data Friday afternoon.
“We know that there may be differing opinions about the interpretation of the data regarding the potential need for additional doses…”
3) “and we strongly encourage all the different viewpoints to be voiced and discussed, regarding the data which is complex and evolving,” said Peter Marks, the FDA official overseeing coronavirus vaccines.”
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17 Sep
đź“ŚFlorida is #1 in the rate of nursing home resident #COVID19 deaths & staff #COVID19 deaths in August.

Facts @GovRonDeSantis, brutal hard facts.
2) Florida is also #1 in nursing home staff cases. And #2 lowest in vaccinated staff.
3) we are burning 🔥 billions by not vaccinating folks… 5.7 billion in just 3 months.
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17 Sep
$5.7 billion could solve a lot of problems in this world… if only unvaccinated people didn’t burn all that money up in smoke, orphan countless kids, harm their future, and devastate the economy further by prolonging #COVID19. Please #vaccinate. 🧵
2) In August, the new analysis estimates that the preventable costs of treating unvaccinated patients in hospitals total $3.7 billion, almost twice than June & July combined. The total preventable costs for 3 months now an estimated $5.7 billion.
3) “The estimates draw on KFF’s analysis of U.S. Department of Health and Human Services data about COVID-19 hospital admissions… **each COVID hospitalization on average results in roughly $20,000** in hospital costs.” 👀
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17 Sep
đź“ŚFlorida is #1 in nursing home resident & staff #COVID19 deaths in August.

📌Florida is 2nd worst for nursing home staff vaccinations—only 48%.

📌Florida is #1 in new staff cases—94% of nursing homes had staff infected in August.

So @GovRonDeSantis?
2) BUT—“It’s hard to assess the current toll of the virus on people living and working inside long-term care facilities, as Florida stopped sharing this data with the public in May.” ⚠️
3) “Federal data used in the AARP report lags by about two weeks, and does not include information about the situation inside Florida’s assisted living facilities, which are not required to report to the national government.”
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