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Your daily reminder that "everyone can choose to wear a mask if they want" isn't an effective public health strategy. My N95 will only protect me for 16 minutes if I'm around an unmasked infected person in an indoor unventilated space.
We keep making the same mistakes over and over again.
"Health authorities in Africa say they are treating the expanding monkeypox outbreak there as an emergency and are calling on rich countries to share the world’s limited supply of vaccines in an effort to avoid the glaring equity problems..."
Americans who refused to vote for Hillary Clinton must be feeling pretty good right now... #ohwait.
SCOTUS this week:
- Only states can regulate abortion
- States can’t regulate firearms
- The Environmental Protection Agency can’t protect the environment
- States have power over Indian Country
- Miranda rights aren’t *really* necessary
What an unmitigated disaster.
So if Fauci can get a second course of Paxlovid but nobody else can, is anyone going to finally ask questions about how the people making public health decisions have a different standard of care than everyone else?
In Canada, the singular reliance on vaccines to control COVID-19 “obviously hasn’t worked,” Dr. Ladha said. “It’s important to realize we need layers of protection – and masks are an essential layer.”