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Jul 17

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Prof. Devi Sridhar @devisridhar - Sun Jul 18
Baffled by this decision- we need transparency on the evidence & publication of the advice sent to ministers. UK again an outlier in the world (33% of 12-15y olds in US had one shot already, other countries steam ahead to prepare for new school year). reuters.com/world/uk/briti…
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Prof. Gavin Yamey MD MPH @GYamey - Sat Jul 17
Wow. The UK’s Joint Committee on Vaccines & Immunisation is advising AGAINST vaccinating teens. Baffling decision, given that the benefits are much greater than the risks. Delta has changed everything. reuters.com/world/uk/briti…
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Prof Francois Balloux @BallouxFrancois - Sat Jul 17
The JCVI may have carefully evaluated all the available evidence before reaching a difficult decision about child vaccination. Alternatively, they were infiltrated by alien reptiles from outer space intent on annihilating the human race. Difficult ... 🙄 reuters.com/world/uk/briti…
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Prof. Gavin Yamey MD MPH @GYamey - Sun Jul 18
All those BMJ opinion writers who wrote pieces urging that teens not be vaccinated will be celebrating today. They had impact. Meanwhile, the US, Israel, Singapore, France, Italy, Spain, etc, are vaccinating teens instead of letting them get infected. reuters.com/world/uk/briti…
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Aris Katzourakis @ArisKatzourakis - Sat Jul 17
Exceptionalism at its finest. British ministers decide against mass vaccination for teens - The Telegraph reuters.com/world/uk/briti…
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Stephen Griffin @SGriffin_Lab - Sat Jul 17
So... 1. Kids put in harms way, immunity that results is vastly inferior to two simple injections. 2. Population immunity v delta is already a challenge, now we're excluding <18s 🤦‍♂️ 3. W/o this, vulnerable and unvaccinated can't be protected. 4. Why? reuters.com/world/uk/briti…
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