COVID-19 updates for Thursday, April 15
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What rich countries call caution looks to health officials in many poorer nations like a devastating gamble with the survival of citizens against Covid-19.
A group of 175 former world leaders and Nobel laureates is urging the US to take “urgent action” to suspend intellectual property rights for Covid-19 vaccines to help boost global inoculation rates ft.com/content/43fd53… via
. 's vaccine advisers opted not to recommend resuming use of the J&J vaccine, saying they didn't have enough information to make a decision. "They punted," said , who said the move sends the wrong message about the vaccine.
Our new paper on characterising the "Brazil Variant" P.1 is published today! science.sciencemag.org/content/early/… we summarised the main findings previously here
CADDE Project @CaddeProjectCADDE preprint. A SARS-CoV-2 lineage of concern is growing rapidly in Manaus and across Brazil. Using a combination of genomic and epidemiological data, we characterise the emergence and altered characteristics of this new variant, P.1. Here is a short thread of our findings. 1/8 https://t.co/tftkw319eB
The used 3 virus simulation tests to see how disperses inside aircraft, and the, "model predicts a 23% to 57% reduction in exposure to viable virus particles when middle seats are kept vacant." Airlines are removing empty seats, though.
Latest updates and per-state vaccination rates: covidpath.net