COVID-19 updates based on what experts on Twitter are talking about.
Administration officials confirm what we've been telling you for weeks: There aren't many doses available of the J&J vaccine at the moment and there won't be for awhile. @rachelcohrs reports on the 3rd #Covid19 vaccine to go into use in the US. https://t.co/Rz9zTq9Xwd— Helen Branswell (@HelenBranswell) March 1, 2021
New [PHE vaccine effectiveness surveillance] data show [both Pfizer and AZ) vaccines reduce severe COVID-19 in older adults [even after just first of two doses] https://t.co/qF0pdTlY7t Pre-print here: https://t.co/qQUzqbZeUj Bravo, @PHE_uk Immunisations team!— Jake Dunning (@OutbreakJake) March 1, 2021
"A man is brought in, short of breath. You’ll get his wife on FaceTime. This is the last time they’ll talk. Ever. You will have seen this enough to know that by now. You hold the phone up to his face. You hold his hand."@Craig_A_Spencer's year of Covid-19 https://t.co/R4uKM9s4n5— Sarah H Collins (@sarahphumphreys) March 1, 2021
I remember @RonaldKlain’s 2016 piece on pandemics; I didn’t realize Democracy had been an incubator of so many Team Biden ideas. Interesting story about @AndreiCherny @KennethBaer starting a journal — and all the progressive policy wonks who showed up. https://t.co/Tc2bXwrPHe— Dan Diamond (@ddiamond) March 1, 2021
1. #ACIP meeting today on #Covid19 vaccines. Some clarity on how much vaccine the US will have received by the end of March, & from which manufacturers. 240M doses by the end of March. Should be noted, over 96M of these doses have already been plugged into the system. pic.twitter.com/uzlNVjV9lV— Helen Branswell (@HelenBranswell) March 1, 2021
Our new piece @ForeignPolicy on democratizing vaccine production. G7 leaders struggling to address lack of #VaccinEquity but focused on sharing (or not) limited supply. Won't solve public health or political crisis without opening technology & know-how.https://t.co/HzOHqsp959— Matthew Kavanagh (@MMKavanagh) March 1, 2021
“Today, Ghana and Cote d'Ivoire started vaccinating health workers against #COVID19, becoming the first countries to start vaccination campaigns with doses supplied through COVAX”, says @DrTedros at @WHO presser. “A further 11 million doses will be delivered this week"— Kai Kupferschmidt (@kakape) March 1, 2021
Shoutout to all the amazing journalists who have been working to share accurate info in ways that don’t sensationalize things during COVID. We value you and it’s been a treat getting to chat with so many of you. Thanks for all you do.— Dr. Saskia Popescu (@SaskiaPopescu) March 1, 2021
Glad to see the same old folks criticizing. Of course I’m excited to promote the new guidance on ventilation-bc I believe pubhealth. And the issues weren’t w/aerosols, but with comms/terminology & what it means in PH & IP. The time for pettiness is over-some of us have work to do— Dr. Saskia Popescu (@SaskiaPopescu) March 2, 2021
I really don’t understand why this tenured, senior, distinguished academy member feels the need to attack repeatedly without provocation because of an interdisciplinary disagreement over terminology. It’s abusive and hurtful.— Dr. Angela Rasmussen (@angie_rasmussen) March 2, 2021
Good science journalists & communicators strive to empower people with information by helping them better understand the science, both the knowns and unknowns.— Dr. Angela Rasmussen (@angie_rasmussen) March 1, 2021
Laurie Garrett, from what I can tell, strives to scare the living shit out of people.
We are in a pandemic. It shouldnt take journalists to point out the unused capacity of vaccine manufacturers around the world. Pharma monopolies are blocking more vaccines being made by others who could make them. Fantastic and needed work by @mylcheng https://t.co/pIVOUVv0Gf— Anna Marriott (@Anna_Marriott) March 2, 2021
Facebook's fact-checking in action!— A Marm Kilpatrick (@DiseaseEcology) March 2, 2021
I contributed to fact check of WSJ article w/ @BillHanage @aetiology claiming we'd have herd immunity by April.
Today we received email by person complaining their sharing of article was flagged as “very low scientific credibility”.
Wonderful guidance from @WHO on ventilation. Here are a couple of pages for non-residential settings. All the things we've been talking about: minimum 10 L/s/person, open doors & windows for cross-ventilation, use exhaust fans, filtration. https://t.co/umMzhiqKza pic.twitter.com/UEZLahi87v— Linsey Marr (@linseymarr) March 1, 2021
Impressive logistics to stand up mass vaccination sites across the US. Drive-thru sites have advantages, but they also mean that people need a car, gas money, and a driver. Small mobile health teams sent into neighborhoods can extend the program's reach.https://t.co/e1pwRti6uf— Natalie E. Dean, PhD (@nataliexdean) March 1, 2021
Congratulations Cote d'Ivoire🇨🇮 for launching its #COVID19 vaccination campaign. Another historic moment for Africa!— WHO African Region (@WHOAFRO) March 1, 2021
504,000 vaccine doses were delivered to Abidjan through #COVAX. Frontline health workers & essential staff being among the first to receive the vaccine. pic.twitter.com/WkIruAwvpW
We worked with @UTMB_WRCEVA to write about #COVID19 variants at @cellhostmicrobe— The Menachery Lab (@TheMenacheryLab) March 1, 2021
The Variant Gambit: COVID's Next Move https://t.co/H59HTFqD28
The review considers why variants appear, catalogs mutations (UK, RSA, Brazil, & Cali) & describes experiments that may be pursued pic.twitter.com/ie85vkb3uf