This is me at the White House today. New shoes and all. Trying to keep my cool. I am so overwhelmingly honored and humbled to represent epidemiology…
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This week was…heavy. As one colleague pointed out, “Watching the shift from COVID-19 as a medical and science problem to a moral one is the most taxing…
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This newsletter keeps growing to levels I never imagined. Welcome to the newcomers! For those who have been on this journey with me for 2.5 years…
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I hope everyone in the States had a fantastic Thanksgiving (even if you’re a Dallas Cowboys football fan). I hate to ruin the holiday, but… We have a…
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Masks A post or two ago I mentioned a meta-analysis about masks and forgot to include a hyperlink to the study. I know many of you are looking for it…
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This fall, everyone should get a bivalent COVID-19 booster. And, really, that’s all you need to know: Get a vaccine. Any bivalent vaccine. This fall…
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DOSE 1 IS DONE!! My pandemic babies joined Elmo and got their first COVID19 vaccine today! These past 2.5 years have been so hard, but this milestone…
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Today the FDA external advisory committee, called VRBPAC, met to discuss and vote on the safety and effectiveness of two COVID19 vaccines (Moderna and…
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BA.5 has arrived. An estimated 10-15% of Americans will be infected. Unfortunately, hospitalizations and death will follow, albeit at lower rates than…
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I received thousands of emails, messages, and comments after my last post, all asking, essentially, the same thing: Is there any hope? So, I interrupt…
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Si quiere leer la versión en español, pulse aquí. It looks like Omicron has peaked in the United States and in many countries across the globe. Case…
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We’re coming to the end of a wave. The CDC is changing guidance. Schools are removing mask mandates. More than 253 million people have at least one dose…
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