Reporter @nytimes on mainly #covid19 Winner 2019 Victor Cohn Prize. Before: Founding EIC @Spectrum, co-founder @CultureDish DMs open OR Apoorva@NYTimes.com
NEW: The world is caught in a sprint between vaccines and variants, and the shots eventually will win, scientists say. But it is increasingly clear that the next few weeks is likely to be painful.
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Virus Variants Threaten to Draw Out the Pandemic, Scientists Say: Declining infection rates overall masked a rise in more contagious forms of the coronavirus. Vaxx will stop the spread, if Americans postpone celebration just a bit longer. nytimes.com/2021/04/03/hea…
This Saturday @nytimes article by @apoorva_nyc & @benjmueller – about the current condition the US is in regarding the #coronavirus pandemic & how Americans have been lulled into a false sense of security about near-term success – is a must-read.
#Coronavirus Variants Threaten to Draw Out the Pandemic, Scientists Say. Declining infection rates overall masked a rise in more contagious forms of the virus, by @apoorva_nyc @benjmueller nytimes.com/2021/04/03/hea…
Epidemiologist & Health Economist. Health Policy & Justice. Senior Fellow, FAS. Former 16 yrs @Harvard. @JohnsHopkins & @HarvardEPI alum. COVID updates Jan’20-
Sobering words: “It is increasingly clear that the next few months will be painful... variants are spreading, carrying mutations that make #COVID19 both more contagious & in some cases more deadly.”
Great honest writing by @apoorva_nyc. Stay safe friends.
2) “Even as vaccines were authorized late last year, illuminating a path to the pandemic’s end, variants were trouncing Britain, South Africa and Brazil. New variants have continued to pop up — in California one week, in New York and Oregon the next.”
4) “At the moment, most vaccines appear to be effective against the variants. But public health officials are deeply worried that future iterations of the virus may be more resistant to the immune response, requiring booster shots or even new vaccines.”