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Biden team announcing they will release all available vaccine doses.
This is the right approach
Keeping half the doses in reserve out of a fear of a national manufacturing collapse is un-necessary.
Get doses out to the vulnerable quickly
Larry Brilliant MD, MPH
Sat Jan 09
Agree. 400m mRNA doses ordered for USA. WHO today said 2nd Moderna dose can be delayed to 6 weeks. With >4000 deaths/day in USA most important is to get 200 m first doses given to Americans and then follow ASAP with second doses. twitter.com/ashishkjha/sta…
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Maybe this is a good development, but I can't help think it's all just so CONFUSING:
Biden admin will aim to release every available dose of the vaccine instead of holding them back to ensure second doses are available.
@apoorva_nyc If you look at work from @SalomonJA and @AshTuite in @AnnalsofIM helps explain the mentality. If done well, should not have a significant delay in 2nd doses for the majority of people. acpjournals.org/doi/10.7326/m2…
@jabarocas @apoorva_nyc @AshTuite @AnnalsofIM Yes - this shift should take place mostly behind the scenes, with the result being more available supply at state and local levels. As we modeled in our paper, the aim is really to get more people to first doses early and second doses on time, *not* to alter the dosing schedule.
@jabarocas @SalomonJA @AshTuite @AnnalsofIM I don't disagree, especially if they can invoke the defense production act and move quickly. I just mean from a public perspective, there are so many mixed messages between OWS, FDA and now Biden admin
Associate Director Global Health @KFF. @SAISHopkins Prof. U.S. & International Health Policy, Health Security, Infectious Disease Epidemiology
Big change may be coming to the pace of US vaccine distribution. The Biden team looking release all available vaccines on hand, instead of holding back the second doses.
Biden to share "additional details next week"
Big questions with this news:
-will manufacturing, allocation keep up enough to ensure those who received a 1st dose receive the 2nd dose on time?
-will state vaccine distribution efforts be able to absorb the influx and administer all these new doses equitably, efficiently?
Interesting. With twice the number of doses suddenly heading out the door to states each week, the need to dramatically reimagine/expand the delivery model ASAP (cough, mass vaccination, cough) becomes even greater. twitter.com/joshmich/statu…
Vaccine Scientist-Pediatrician-Author, Prof Dean @BCM_TropMed @TexasChildrens, Univ Prof @Baylor, Hagler Inst Advanced Study @TAMU, Founding Editor @PLOSNTDs
1/3 This should not be viewed as an endorsement of administering the mRNA vaccines as a single dose vaccines. Looking at levels of virus neutralizing antibodies, in a single dose they cannot be expected to reliably protect. cnn.com/2021/01/08/pol…
Dr. Beth S. Linas(she/her)
Fri Jan 08
PhD/MHS Infectious Disease & Digital Health Epidemiologist |#SciComm| @AAAS_STPF, @JohnsHopkinsSPH,& @BrandeisU alum | @500womensci |she/her/hers/Dr
I understand why this is being done (applaud the leadership), but will it lead to further delays of allowing people to become fully vaccinated against #COVID19? I hope not- but that is way above my pay grade to know/understand... cnn.com/2021/01/08/pol…
Dr. Beth S. Linas(she/her)
Fri Jan 08
@jabarocas @SalomonJA @AshTuite @AnnalsofIM Great news, let’s do it! “Under a steady vaccine supply of 6 million doses per week, the flexible strategy would result in an additional 23% to 29% of #COVID19 cases averted compared with the fixed strategy”
This is a prudent move that will help expand Covid vaccine access to more high risk patients at a time when the epidemic is worsening, and the vaccine can be an important backstop. twitter.com/vplus/status/1…