COVID-19 updates for Monday, March 22
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Excellent news from the American trial of the AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine which confirms its safety and efficacy, with 79% protection against symptomatic illness and 100% protection against serious illness.
We have gone big to vaccinate the US. We need to undertake exactly such an effort abroad: an all-out response for an all-in global vaccination campaign. We have the production know-how, the logistics expertise, and the ability to rally the world.
Among most important stories happening rn --> Pharma giants lobbying Biden admin, other nations against eroding lucrative monopolies on covid vaccines So far, Biden siding w/ drug companies Poor nations face huge vaccine shortages et. al: washingtonpost.com/business/2021/…
American and European officials signed away opportunities that would have guaranteed access to coronavirus vaccines to billions of people in developing countries, a choice that could prolong the pandemic globally.
Becoming pretty clear now that dogs & cats can become infected by . Also, a London hospital had noticed a sharp uptick in the number of dogs and cats with myocarditis: From Dec 2020 to Feb 2021, the incidence jumped from 1.4% to 12.8%. 🧵 sciencemag.org/news/2021/03/m…
Latest updates and per-state vaccination rates: covidpath.net