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A measles outbreak in central Ohio that sickened 85 children has been declared over, officials at Columbus Public Health announced Sunday. None of the...

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    MEASLES OUTBREAK OHIO DECLARED OVER: Reasons to 1) not push low-evidence interventions on the public through mandates and 2) to cover new data in media (e.g. Cochrane) is to increase trust in public health & the main way ID MDs combat infections: vaccines https://t.co/6NtvD9Rs3E - view on twitter

This ecologic study assesses the association of maternal tetanus toxoid, reduced diphtheria toxoid, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccination during pregnancy with the incidence of...

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    Here is link to CDC study: In 2011, pertussis vaccination (through Tdap) recommended pregnant women; ecological study -incidence of pertussis in infants <1 yrs 2010-2019 (infant vax starts 2 months so 0-2 month susceptible); maternal vax reduced incidence https://t.co/mcCSuq7gUd - view on twitter

On February 3rd, honor the path that female doctors have paved since 1849 as we recognize National Women Physicians...

When given during the third trimester of pregnancy, Tdap vaccination prevents more than three in four cases of whooping cough in infants younger than...

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    CDC study: Tdap vaccine during pregnancy lowers rate of whooping cough in newborns: Makes sense! We have been doing this (giving pertussis vaccine to pregnant women to protect neonates 0-2 months): CDC study shows this works https://t.co/cQp0VXPVdT - view on twitter

David Kessler reflects on nearly three years of fighting a pandemic and its political...

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    Dr. David Kessler (formerly at FDA, then UCSF, then White House COVID): "great success of the pandemic was Operation Warp Speed. … The rush to develop, produce and deliver vaccines is the signal American achievement of the pandemic — so consequential" https://t.co/aTvkv56Ihq - view on twitter

The Alpha and Delta variants were associated with an increased risk of hospitalization and severe disease. This risk decreased considerably with Omicron BA.1...

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    Omicron and severe disease: Many papers have shown Omicron less severe than alpha & delta (latter seem to be equivalent). Many papers on this but likely combination of less virulent + rising population immunity from vaccination & previous infection https://t.co/UyXXRn9X1Z - view on twitter

The world is “dangerously unprepared” for future pandemics, the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) say in a report...

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    All countries 'dangerously unprepared' for future pandemics, says IFRC. Agree & must work on all factors including degradation of trust in public health & media during pandemic. Clean, sober, non-fear based and data-based reporting will increase trust https://t.co/ySapJzJYNL - view on twitter

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A short summary of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby. This free synopsis covers all the crucial plot points of The Great...

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    THE GREAT GATSBY (Fitzgerald): "They were careless people, ... they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess" https://t.co/p4IxYhOHHp - view on twitter

Key messages We are uncertain whether wearing masks or N95/P2 respirators helps to slow the spread of respiratory viruses based on the studies we...

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    Cochrane review published this week on masks for .viruses (including COVID). In medical practice, Cochrane reviews considered rigorous in trying to consolidate evidence to date; hasn't received much attention from media; Cochrane used https://t.co/9Z1WKbhB7k - view on twitter

This case-control study examines change over time in estimated vaccine effectiveness against hospitalization and mortality caused by the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant among adults in...

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    SINOVAC VS PFIZER VACCINE IN HONG KONG: Whole virus vaccines: Covaxin, Sinovac, Sinopharm (others spike protein vax). Have data on Covaxin, not much on Sinovac (China)- Hong Kong study: 1) 3rd dose for older in Omicron important; 2) Sinovac good vaccine https://t.co/scPrUeatuw - view on twitter