📍BOOSTERS sharply cut risk of both infections & cuts risk of severe #COVID19—lowering ⬇️ risk >10-fold, versus 2 doses alone.

📌Look how fast cases drop once 3rd Pfizer #BoosterShots rolled out in 🇮🇱.

📌Look how much severe illness drops in both elderly & non-elderly adults.
2) What happens if we don’t boost? Infection risks rises (efficacy drops) in anyone who is not a 12-15 teenager.
3) I had warned about efficacy drops in May and June. But the data became even more sharply clear in July as Delta hit 🇮🇱 hard (Israel has the best Pfizer shot data and breakthrough database).

We need to do the 3rd shot boost for Pfizer for sure.
4) Why do we desperately boosters? Because of resurgence of #COVID19 that will inevitably come. And it’s already happening in UK.

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Serious red flags🚩 to spot bad health officials—

🚩Coronavirus isn’t airborne🚩
🚩Just stay 6 feet🚩
🚩Don’t worry about variants🚩
🚩Can’t get reinfected🚩
🚩No need to mask indoors🚩
🚩”Learn to live” with the virus🚩
🚩Kids are practically immune🚩
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2) Until we all recognize that #COVIDisAirborne (which should not be political)… we are going to be screwed by the pandemic for a long time.
3) In other words… “Until we recognise that #COVID19 is airborne we are setting ourselves up for repeated failure”
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BREAKING—a panel of outside experts advised the FDA on Friday to authorize a booster dose of the Johnson & Johnson #COVID19 vaccine for people 18+, with a recommendation it be given at least 2 months after the first shot. FDA expected to authorize 🧵
2) The unanimous recommendation will now be taken up by the FDA, which is expected to make a decision within days — a decision that will clarify the path forward for the 14 million people in US who have received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, many of whom have felt left behind.
3) A CDC the analysis found that while the Johnson & Johnson vaccine offered a strong shield of protection, it was somewhat weaker than the other products. covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tra…
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💡WOW—3rd/4th grade ‘Science Olympiad’ on “Disease Detectives” requires kids to: “📊Calculate disease risk & frequencies as a ratio, proportion, incidence proportion (attack rate), incidence rate, prevalence rate, mortality rate”! ➡️Who here did epidemiology as a 8-10 year old?!
2) Like seriously - who among you can even do that epidemiology now, not to mention in 3rd or 4th grade elementary school?!

P.s. most MDs can’t even do these epidemiology calculations well.
3) To be fair, I didn’t decide to pursue epidemiology until I majored in @JohnsHopkinsPHS at @JohnsHopkins. But I did have a NEJM subscription starting in middle school. But 3rd/4th grade learning intro epidemiology 101 is hardcore.
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3) @ATT = white nationalism and vaccine disinformation. Pass it on.
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3) The researchers looked at Covid-19 rates and policies between March and November 2020, as well as when specific states’ Covid-19 cases peaked.
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