COVID-19 updates for Thursday, February 18
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I’m really struggling with this idea of a race to vaccinate everyone HERE now. Yes, we all want vaccine asap. But while we are discussing how soon we can immunize everyone in Germany or the US, health workers are dying in countries with zero doses so far.
We thought B.1.1.7's increased infectiousness was due to higher viral load. New data from players and staff, with frequent sampling, suggests it's related to delayed clearance, longer duration of infections dash.harvard.edu/handle/1/37366… and colleagues
"This is going to explode." A next wave of vaccines will soon be put into use, vaxes that will be both far easier to use & somewhat less protective than the first two. The messaging about these vaccines is going to be a huge challenge, experts fear.
BREAKING: More than a dozen experts are calling on the Biden administration to take immediate action to limit airborne transmission of the virus in high-risk settings like meatpacking plants and prisons
Here's a close look at the most pressing scientific questions about the impact of widespread COVID-19 vaccination. Hospitalization rates. Transmission. Herd Immunity. Durability. Variants. Return to "normal." Read all about 'em. sciencemag.org/news/2021/02/h…