COVID-19 updates for Monday, January 4
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This was unsettling to report & write. On the one hand, there are public health needs — "don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." On the other, some serious people find the British vaccination plan cause for serious concern.
In case you were looking for a map of the spike protein mutations for B.1.1.7 ("UK variant"), the N501Y (South Africa, ZA variant) and others associated with human-to -animal transmission virological.org/t/mutations-ar… via
Thought-provoking op-ed by & on delaying 2nd dose of . Important: 21/28 days after 1st shot, both & are 80% to 90% effective, much better than many people think
Now that the Swedish🇸🇪 model has failed, it's time to ask who was pushing it, and why, by theguardian.com/commentisfree/… via
Airborne! OUTBREAK AT EMERGENCY DEPT—43 staffers infected at Kaiser ED in San Jose. All 43 positive in past week after party where one wore an air-powered costume and was asymptomatic. “Air-powered costumes will “obviously” no longer be allowed". sfchronicle.com/bayarea/articl…