COVID-19 updates for Wednesday, January 6
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I’ve written a lot in the last two weeks about and the uncertainty surrounding its exact effects. So let me talk about something that we can be pretty certain about: what we should be doing. New story is here: sciencemag.org/news/2021/01/v… Quick thread to come.
Additional cases of B.1.1.7 in San Diego. While worrying, these were found via targeted measures and not representative - we think the current prevalence is ~1%. This will increase in coming weeks and the genomics suggest substantial local transmission.
1. Our COVID-19 paper on Immunological memory to SARS-CoV-2 assessed for up to 8 months after infection is out today in ! science.sciencemag.org/content/early/…
Between October to November, more cases were reported in school staff in the UK than in the population overall. Rates (per 100,000 people) in Leeds were as follows: Primary staff: 1089 Secondary staff: 1750 Average for the area: 404
“Don’t leave vaccine in the fridge. Don’t leave vaccine in the vial.” — says people administering vaccines should follow prioritization guidelines ... to a point.