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Now it’s a unanimous YES -- @US_FDA committee has voted on a new question re boosters recommending a third dose for those 65+ and people with high risk of severe covid-19. Note that this is for EUA not approval.
The vote is in from the @US_FDA committee re boosters and the majority has voted no to the question below. However, they reserved the right to amend the question being asked in a second round of voting.
I hate making predictions, but everyone wants one. The #boosters are likely to be ultimately ‘authorized’ by the FDA, but then officially ‘recommended’ only for certain age groups by the CDC. 11/11
Not to mention, the ethical questions of boosting in some countries, while others have not made nearly as much progress in vaccinating their vulnerable groups with even a single dose. 10/11 cnn.com/2021/08/04/hea…
Even so, FDA’s own briefing document suggests that in the United States, the vaccines still appear to hold up against severe disease and death. 9/11 fda.gov/media/152176/d…
Israel has vaccinated ~63% of the country and has been boosting since August. Still, daily cases are the highest we’ve seen. What happens next could be telling. 8/11
4) HOW MUCH DO BOOSTERS REDUCE TRANSMISSION? Along with that is the question of how to weigh Israeli data — which has shown evidence of both waning immunity and the ⬆️ protection of boosters against infection & severe disease. 7/11 nejm.org/doi/10.1056/NE…
As a recent Lancet editorial said: “A very short-term protective effect would not necessarily imply worthwhile long-term benefit.” 6/11 thelancet.com/journals/lance…
3) HOW LONG DOES THE BOOSTER EFFECT LAST?Hard to know because while we’ve seen boosters roll out in a few places around the world, it hasn’t been long enough to get good data. 5/11
Keep in mind that while we talk a lot about antibody levels, the immune system is much broader and has parts that can last a long time (like memory B and T cells). Antibodies alone don’t tell the whole story of immunity 4/11
2) HOW SEVERE ARE BREAKTHROUGH INFECTIONS?The most important function of a vaccine is to keep people out of the hospital. Still, there may be certain groups who are more vulnerable and could benefit from another dose. That means the #booster may be recommended for elderly. 3/11
1) TO WHAT EXTENT IS IMMUNITY WANING? For ex: a study this week led by Pfizer showed ~6% point ⬇️ in efficacy every 2 months (though protection against severe disease remained high). The Delta variant has also led to a rise in breakthrough infections. 2/11 nejm.org/doi/full/10.10…
The latest episode of the @cnnpodcasts series Chasing Life is trending on the podboard100.com charts @drsanjaygupta is joined by Dr June Spector as they discuss dealing with your health during extreme heat,a reality we will all be facing due to climate change Go listen
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What is the source of Covid-19? @drsanjaygupta asks the world’s scientists. CNN Special Report – The Origins of Covid-19 airs Sunday at 8 p.m. ET
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To boost or not to boost, that is the question the @US_FDA vaccine committee will be trying to answer this Friday. It won’t be easy. Give me a minute to talk you through the new data and what it really means:
also...@drsanjaygupta with perhaps the best line of the week: "I wish her cousin's friend well." twitter.com/JohnBerman/sta…
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According to @drsanjaygupta, there are five science-proven strategies—move, discover, relax, nourish, and connect—that you can start using today to build a stronger brain that will serve you well into your golden years. 😀#MondayMotivationn �#healthtcnn.com/2021/09/08/hea…Py
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“Every day I'm alive is a day I'm farther away from Francesca's life. It's hard to think about how she becomes more of a memory, with each day.” @KFILE shares his story of losing his daughter to cancer. Hear his conversation with @drsanjaygupta. cnn.it/2VBrzXf
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Looking forward to my conversation with @rightwayhc during #ReWorkHealth. We'll be discussing healthcare innovation and the industry trends that are here to stay. Come join! reworkhealth.com
6/ Later in the year, @drsanjaygupta brought our idea to the national stage, even pressing @CDCDirector & Tony Fauci on this during a widely viewed CNN townhall #BetterMasks cnn.com/2021/01/22/hea…
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20 years later, I can still remember standing on the streets of a city cloaked in grief. My assignment was to report from St. Vincent’s Hospital where doctors fought to save lives. Today, I choose to remember those heroes.
When faced with unthinkable grief, my dear friends and colleagues @KFILE and @Rene_MarshCNN channeled that grief into action. I don’t know if I could’ve found the strength, but so glad they did. Honored they joined us for Chasing Life's new season. cnn.it/3l3R6B4
Proud to participate in this hard but needed conversation with @drsanjaygupta and @Rene_MarshCNN on childhood cancer. twitter.com/cnn/status/143…
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Thank you to my dear friend ⁦@drsanjaygupta⁩ & his team for kicking off season 2 of the “Chasing Life” podcast w the topic of pediatric cancer. The episode so accurately captures the challenges of pediatric cancer in 30 min. Please take a listen #cnn podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/cha…
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Everyone asks if Covid-19 is here to stay. The real question is a more uncomfortable one: what are we willing to accept?
Another reason to get vaccinated: being fully vaccinated reduces odds of long-term Covid-19 symptoms by half thelancet.com/action/showPdf….
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Good news: We are getting there. 80% of the US population has antibodies. Take a look at how much from the vaccine, and how much from natural infection.
“What's becoming clear is that we, locally and globally, are not going to be able to stamp out the coronavirus completely.” Such an important piece by ⁦@drsanjayguptacnn.com/2021/08/20/hea…
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This is a great honest conversation about Covid, vaccines, horse meds & more w/ @drsanjaygupta. It's why @BertShowBert, @TheBertShow is at the top of their game. 1-podcasting segment 2-being fully transparent & providing a public service w/ no judgement: thebertshow.com/articles/dr-sa…
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After much discussion, deliberation & due diligence, we have arrived at a tough decision. Due to the impact Covid continues to have on the country, @MarcHodosh & I have decided to reschedule LIFE ITSELF for May 31-June 3, 2022. Please read our letter here: bit.ly/3jgEI0T
As a doctor said, after seeing this story: “everyone should see this and share it” cbsnews.com/news/covid-us-…
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A new @CDCMMWR study documents a case of how one unvaccinated teacher who sometimes didn't use their mask infected half of their students. We can keep kids safer in school when we all mask and get vaccinated.
This is exactly the point @DrPaulOffit makes when it comes to the question on whether we need boosters or not 2/2
I know #boosters are dominating headlines, but this graphic tells an important story. The dashed line is unvaccinated ppl in the hospital. Fully vaccinated ppl is the flat blue line. This is a reminder that when it comes to what matters most, the vaccines are doing their job. 1/2
News this morning for the ~14 million who received @JNJNews Covid-19 vaccine. The company says a small study showed a 9fold increase in antibodies with a 6 month booster. Still developing. cnn.com/2021/08/25/hea…
A major milestone: the first FDA-approved Covid-19 vaccine. This may convince more people to get vaccinated and give businesses and institutions more standing for vaccine mandates. fda.gov/emergency-prep…
It's hidden. 30 million Americans w/#COPD & half have no idea. With the pandemic it's even more important we find those with #COPD because they may be even more vulnerable. It's time to find the missing millions with the help of Ted Koppel and copdsos.org. #COPDSOS
The #AANS2021 Opening Session features @drsanjaygupta, neurosurgeon and @CNN chief medical correspondent. Follow along and join the conversation during the AANS Virtual Meeting!
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The top five things you should do to prepare for the fall. We spoke to @jeremyfaust, @linseymarr and @mtosterholm to collect their thoughts and link to the evidence. Their advice: learn to dance with #COVID19 cnn.com/2021/08/20/hea…
We spoke to several people in the world of infectious diseases to learn how they are personally planning for the fall. While they didn’t agree on everything, here are the top 5 things to do now #COVID19 cnn.com/2021/08/20/hea…
US health officials want to roll out Covid-19 vaccine boosters starting next month. Here’s a look at how they made this decision:
The term "breakthrough infection" is sometimes misinterpreted as a sign the vaccine is not working. For the public health community and the scientists who helped create the vaccines, it signifies just the opposite: proof the vaccine is doing its job. cnn.it/37O1GpL
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The U.S. Will Recommend that Most People Get a #COVID19 Booster 8 Months After Their Second Shot, A Policy Set to Begin With Nursing Home Residents And Health Care Workers in September, by @SharonLNYT nytimes.com/2021/08/16/us/… via @nytimes #vaccination
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Top admin health officials are coalescing around an agreement that most Americans should get a booster shot eight months after becoming fully vaccinated, according to two sources familiar with the discussions. Could be announced this week. All pending FDA authorization.
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