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 when YOU get vaccinated.
"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
The pandemic isn't over just because you're vaccinated.
The pandemic isn't over just because you're over it.
FDA released info on Pfizer’s #COVID19 vaccine:
1️⃣ Efficacy 52% after 1st dose, 95% after 2nd. Some efficacy w/n 10 days.
2️⃣ Effective regardless of race, gender, weight or age.
3️⃣ No serious adverse events. Aches, fevers most likely after 2nd dose. nytimes.com/2020/12/08/hea…..
Racism & inequality in employment, finance, education and other areas cost the US more than $16 TRILLION over the last two decades according to Citigroup economists. bloomberg.com/news/articles/…..
The pandemic is not over for anyone until it's over for everyone.
All of the public health measures (masks, distancing, hand hygiene) need to remain in place while we roll out #COVID19 vaccines, says @WHO's @mvankerkhove. "If the last week tells us anything, it's that this virus will rebound, if we let it. We cannot allow it to take off again." https://t.co/7BdiugjL0z
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Racism is a public health crisis.
The @WHO's chief scientist @doctorsoumya says we should take a balanced approach & avoid panicking over #COVID19 variants.
"This is what viruses do, they evolve. But our ability to track this evolution has become so much better... manufacturers are evaluating vaccines closely." https://t.co/zqfZwNHc0G
Regarding vaccinating health workers, @mvankerkhove said at today's @WHO #COVID19 briefing that "the recommendation is #HealthWorkers receive vaccinations [first] & make sure that we reach all health workers in all countries before we reach all populations in some countries." https://t.co/GClFAVz15L
"This is a small world now. A village, a global village. And we need to help one another. It's only through solidarity and unity that we can defeat this pandemic. It's not through a 'me first' attitude."
-@WHO Director-General @DrTedros today. #COVID19 #ACTogether #VaccinEquity https://t.co/Tk7kTWubbH
The pandemic won't end anywhere until it ends everywhere.
A new #COVID19 variant was identified in #Brazil, prompting new travel bans & concern among experts.
As @devisridhar says, the world has become "the virus’s playground to mutate and evolve, especially in countries which have allowed higher prevalence.”
"In the last week, we’ve seen an 11% increase in transmission around the 🌍.
Now is not the time to let up. We must continue to do everything we can to drive transmission down. If we give this virus an opportunity to spread, it will," -@WHO #COVID19 technical lead @mvankerkhove https://t.co/hlVRtAYP9A
Vaccines are a human right. PERIOD.