"Unless a certain percentage of population gets vaccinated, it doesn't provide community-wide protection."
— @ProfHeidiLarson of @vaccine_trust on the importance of building confidence in #COVID19 vaccines.
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@Passionflower99 @UN @ProfHeidiLarson @vaccine_trust 500 million people became infected and 50 million people died? People survived, but a lot of people died also. Giving plasma to patients requires hospital monitoring- not feasible for wide use in a pandemic. It’s pretty likely that immunologists have considered all options....
@UN @ProfHeidiLarson @vaccine_trust Please explain how anyone survived the 1918 pandemic without a vaccine? At this stage of the COV19 pandemic, people should be tested for antibodies and blood plasma offered to people to support their immune systems too.
@UN @ProfHeidiLarson @vaccine_trust Any appointments are really difficult. When I had my bleeding benign tumor they tried to send me to kentucky instead of home then made me pay them to drive home. I missed about four weeks of work waiting the biopsy, 2nd lab and surgery. I couldn't make appointments.
@UN @ProfHeidiLarson @vaccine_trust My company's clinic doesn't anticipate seeing vaccines until maybe March at the earliest and because I'm a truck driver that's my best bet for vaccination. I can't wait list at home. I'm not there. It takes me too long to get there and the planning isn't specific enough
Population level (herd) immunity is not reached at just a single number, but critically depends on the vaccination strategy.
Preventing ICU overflow and breakdown of the health system requires vaccination efforts to be combined with non-pharmaceutical interventions.
#MorningJoe The ONLY reasons Republican Senators don't want to convict Trump is because they WANT HIM to get back into power so they can finish their agenda of maintaining THEIR OWN power, turn this country fascist and WE live under authoritarian rule. END OF STORY!