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Are we over-stating COVID-19 mortality?

Data and Metrics

A: No. It’s bad. ➡️ The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in the largest loss of life expectancy seen in many countries since World War II. ⬇️ U.S. males saw some of the worst losses—2.2 years of lost life expectancy in 2020. The drop was 1.65 years for U.S. females. We’ve talked about “excess mortality” in

J&J Vaccine: Real-world effectiveness and booster update

Vaccines

If you received the one-dose vaccine from Johnson & Johnson, we have some mostly good news. Johnson & Johnson/Janssen issued data recently showing that in the real world, a single dose of the J&J vaccine was 77-80% effective for preventing moderate symptomatic infections and 79-84% effective for preventing hospitalization after several months. This was a

Who is eligible for a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine?

Vaccines

Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett, a leading coronavirus researcher, kindly made this fantastic flow chart while preparing breakfast after a busy week of decisions in the US. The chart quickly summarizes who is eligible for a third dose of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine at this time. More information and decisions are expected in the weeks to come about