HI, your loving reality check here!

It doesn’t make sense that we know how to reduce COVID19 transmission and yet as a society we are not doing any of those things. Minimum: keep masking indoors in public with a KN95, N95 (US), or FFP2 (UK), ventilate, vaccinate, and filter the air. Also, extra points if you stay home more than you go out, avoid crowds and large groups.

@thesunshinesushi "Protection against severe illness and death was, in fact, the original goal of vaccines. When I spoke with vaccine experts as the trials were under way last summer, they universally told me to temper expectations. Vaccines against respiratory viruses rarely protect against full infection because they are better at inducing immunity in the lungs than in the nose, where respiratory viruses gain their first foothold."

@thesunshinesushi Peter Hotez, dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine says, “Ideally, you want an antiviral vaccine to do two things... 1st, reduce the likelihood you will get severely ill & go to the hospital (aka personal protection), 2, prevent infection and therefore interrupt disease transmission (aka R0).”...Moderna’s chief medical officer even admitted that, “Our trial will not demonstrate prevention of transmission.”

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