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In This Episode:
Dr. K provides commentary on the recent COVID developments, including the CDC s latest mask guidance for vaccinated people, plus updated information on the effectiveness and safety of COVID vaccination for older adults. She also addresses FAQs about coronavirus vaccination.
This episode covers:
- Why Dr. K has some concerns about the recent CDC mask update
- What to know about breakthrough COVID cases, which have affected nursing homes and are being undercounted
- The question of whether vaccinated people can transmit COVID
- Recent studies related to COVID safety & efficacy in older adults
- Why immunocompromised people might not be protected by the vaccine, especially if they have a blood cancer or are on medications that affect their B cells or T cells
- How to think about COVID risk: yours and you exposing others to COVID risk
- Answers to FAQs, including:
- Should I get vaccinated against COVID?
- Should my 90 year old mother get the COVID vaccine?
- How well does the vaccine work in older adults?
- Which vaccine is best for older adults? Which vaccine is safest?
- Should I worry that the vaccine might harm me (or my frail older parent)?
- Should I worry that I haven t responded enough to the vaccine?
- Dr. K s current recommendations regarding COVID vaccination and staying safe given current conditions
- Fully Vaccinated Adults 65 and Older Are 94% Less Likely to Be Hospitalized with COVID-19
- COVID-19 Vaccinations in the United States
- Interim Public Health Recommendations for Fully Vaccinated People
- Frequently Asked Questions about COVID-19 Vaccination
- Nursing Home Covid-19 Data Dashboard
- CDC Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (meeting slides on vaccine safety and efficacy topics are usually very informative; browse for the latest ones here)
- COVID-19 Vaccine Effectiveness studies (May 12, 2021; includes some nursing home studies)
- From medical journals:
- Impact and effectiveness of mRNA BNT162b2 vaccine against SARS-CoV-2 infections and COVID-19 cases, hospitalisations, and deaths following a nationwide vaccination campaign in Israel: an observational study using national surveillance data (Pfizer vaccine in Israel, May 2021)
- Researchers Tie Severe Immunosuppression to Chronic COVID-19 and Virus Variants (May 2021)
- New York Times:
- Other articles:
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