COVID-19 updates for Sunday, April 11
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Study of a nursing home outbreak. A person sent to vaccinate residents was likely infected. 73 of 76 residents received at least one dose of the Pfizer-BNT vaccine, but this wasn’t enough to prevent deaths in 5 people who tested positive on day 20. academic.oup.com/cid/advance-ar…
With so many thanks to all participants & study sites, our study key message - previous SARS-CoV-2 infection associated with 84% lower risk of re-infection, median protective effect observed for 7 months. Much more to follow!
The rare infections after covid vaccination newyorker.com/news/our-colum… 's landing in the 1% club w/ anosmia "Just think where we’d be without the vaccine. It’s a miracle. This is probably the single greatest biomedical triumph in history, a rabbit-out-of-a-hat story”
In Israel, real-world evidence on VOCs and vaccine protection: Mainly, B.1.351 enriched in infected vaccinated individuals, but this is offset by lack of ability of this variant to spread. medrxiv.org/content/10.110… More details:
In which I make the case for normalization of masks when we're sick, when there are outbreaks of , or even in flu season.
Latest updates and per-state vaccination rates: covidpath.net