RT Madhu Pai, MD, PhD
This is a media release (not complete data, not peer-reviewed), but important because it is from a randomized trial (which we have been waiting for!):

BCG vaccine does not protect vulnerable elderly people against COVID-19 @MarcBonten @CTI_UMCUtrecht umcutrecht.nl/nl/over-ons/nieu
twitter.com/paimadhu/status/13

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Re @71johnny @GardnerRonan @MrTea25594152 @FergalBowers @rtenews like i said, see the latest vaccine news from israel that was out yesterday. all indications are that these vaccines reduce transmission. twitter.com/hbdchick/status/13

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the eu wants member states to ramp up vaccination efforts. hope that they do! 👍

70% of population should be vaccinated by summer - EU rte.ie/news/2021/0119/1190747- twitter.com/hbdchick/status/13

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Re @71johnny @GardnerRonan @MrTea25594152 @FergalBowers @rtenews ...the latest findings from israel. twitter.com/hbdchick/status/13

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Re @71johnny @GardnerRonan @MrTea25594152 @FergalBowers @rtenews the mrna vaccines are not example of gene therapy. the messenger rna does not enter the cell nucleus, so it won’t affect your dna. doesn’t last long in the cell’s cytoplasm, either.

it’s likely that these vaccines will reduce transmission since they’ll reduce viral load. see... twitter.com/hbdchick/status/13

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RT JayMan
Oh come now, many people were disastrously wrong and that cost millions of lives.

Dr. Saskia Popescu: It’s fascinating to me to see people pull up tweets from Feb 2020 as a means to try and discredit people working in pandemic response. Our guidance evolves with the data and science, which is at a rapid pace during a pandemic of a novel disease. (1/3)
twitter.com/JayMan471/status/1

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RT Fionna O'Leary, 🕯🇪🇺
Re @andrew_croxford EXCELLENT 👏

I was thinking about one of your earlier explanations when I read this (v large) study y’day.

30K cases, 58K contacts
Presymtomatic most infectious

—age ≥ 60 and infants most likely TO GET infected
—age thelancet.com/journals/laninf/ twitter.com/fascinatorfun/stat

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RT Andrew💙Croxford
Back to this: It goes without saying that preventing infection prevents transmission. A vaccine that TRULY prevents infection rolled out in a population will put up roadblocks all over the place, breaking chains of transmission easily. We all get that.

Andrew💙Croxford: Ok there’s a misunderstanding I can see brewing....

Prevention of infection and reduction in transmission are NOT the same thing.
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RT Deepti Gurdasani
Very concerning report - 47 cases of the 501Y.V2 (variant arisen from South Africa) reported in surveillance within the UK. This is the variant with the E484K mutation that has been associated with significant escape from antibodies in the laboratory. 🧵 gov.uk/government/news/confirm twitter.com/dgurdasani1/status

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RT JayMan
Thread

Trevor Bedford: At this point, the countries with most genomic data to analyze spread of the variant virus belonging to
cov-lineages.org twitter.com/JayMan471/status/1

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RT Randall Parker
Of course vaccination eliminated smallpox: The Universal League of Antivaccinators was founded in France in 1880 to oppose proposals to make the smallpox vaccine obligatory.

Rebecca Ballhaus: Just 422,000 people have received the vaccine in France in more than three weeks since European regulators authorized the drug. A big reason: 40% of the public says they don’t want the vaccine.
wsj.com/articles/france-once-a..

RT Randall Parker
As more infectious strains of SARS-CoV-2 spread will East Asian societies still be able to suppress spread? At what level of R0 would their controls fail?

Bloomberg: JUST IN: Hong Kong will extend outbreak-control measures as cases surge

The Asian financial hub reported 107 Covid-19 infections on Monday, the most in a month
trib.al/CC4WIF1 twitter.com/futurepundit/statu Kong

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RT Max Roser
In the United Arab Emirates and Israel more than 1% of the population received the COVID vaccine every single day in the last week.

→ Our COVID vaccination page ourworldindata.org/covid-vacci
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RT Dr Nisreen Alwan 🌻
Re 2/ Covid patients were 3 times more likely to get a post-discharge diagnosis of cardiovascular disease & liver disease, twice as likely for kidney disease & 1.5 times more likely for diabetes. They were 3.5 times more likely to be re-admitted to hospital compared to controls. twitter.com/Dr2NisreenAlwan/st

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RT Dr Nisreen Alwan 🌻
1/ study @DanAyoubkhani et al:
47,780 hospitalised patients (out of which 4,745 ICU) matched to controls in England. Mean follow up 140 days. 29% re-admitted and 12% died following discharge. The rate of death was 8 times higher post covid compared to controls twitter.com/Dr2NisreenAlwan/st

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