B.1.1.7 is NOT a “UK variant”
B.1.351 is NOT a “South African variant”
P.1 is NOT a “Brazilian variant”
B.1.617.2 is NOT an “Indian variant”
SARS-CoV-2 is NOT a “China virus”
Referring to variants or viruses by where they were first detected should never be tolerated.
The pandemic is not over just because *you* are vaccinated.
Reminder: vaccines also prevent ?
An analogy to describe the ethical dilemma around #COVID19 booster shots from @WHO director @DrMikeRyan:
"We're planning to hand out extra life jackets to people who already have life jackets and leaving other people to drown without a life jacket. That's the ethical reality." https://t.co/8blZvqv0o1
The vaccination of the rich world does not mean the pandemic is over.
"The level of colonial mindset to say 'we can't give you something because we're afraid you won't use it,' I mean, seriously? In the middle of a pandemic?"
@WHO's @DrMikeRyan blasts those worried about donated vaccines being "wasted" in poorer countries with delivery challenges. https://t.co/mIXPCll0Gk
No vax, no service. ??
Starting today, New York City will require people to show proof of #COVID19 vaccination to enter restaurants, bars, gyms, music venues & more.
#NYC is the first major US city to issue such a vaccine mandate.
The Pfizer/BioNTech #COVID19 vaccine candidate looks promising but we still need to find out:
-How long immunity lasts
-How well it works for people who were previously exposed
-If it prevents severe disease
-Whether it prevents people from carrying #coronavirus without symptoms
The pandemic does not end for one country until it ends for every country.
“The inequitable distribution of vaccines is not just a moral outrage, it is also economically and epidemiologically self-defeating.”
"Until every community can access the vaccine, and until every community is connected to trustworthy information about the vaccine, then we are all at risk."
-Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex on #COVID19 vaccine equity.
Reminder: Thanks to vaccines, we can prevent ⬇
The pandemic does not end when YOU get vaccinated.
Discussing the #Tigray air strike & blockage of ambulances to evacuate the wounded, @DrTedros says @WHO is providing trauma & surgery supplies to a ? treating survivors.
"Attacks on civilians anywhere are completely unacceptable and so is denying them access to immediate care." https://t.co/YTUHBsl29Q
Today, ?? infectious disease expert Dr. Anthony Fauci joined the @WHO executive board meeting to announce that the US will remain a member.
He also praised WHO for its leadership during the #COVID19 pandemic. (? via @DrTedros)
"People ask me about vaccine hesitancy in #Africa...that's not the problem. There are no vaccines," says @WHO D-G @DrTedros, stressing that we can't focus on hesitancy, absorptive capacity or delivery as barriers when there aren't any #COVID19 vaccines.
"The problem is SUPPLY." https://t.co/Dj7fmkdat6
"I think it's important that we name these new variants appropriately and we don't call these the South African or UK variant. We need to use the names [B.1.351, B.1.1.7], because we don't want to stigmatize where the variants have been identified," -@WHO's @mvankerkhove #COVID19 https://t.co/xmCtY6l9vv
One country's high vaccination rate does not mean the pandemic is over for the world's other 195+ countries.
It's not vaccines OR mask, vaccines OR hand hygiene, vaccines OR distancing.
It's vaccines AND.