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Today’s important tweets
15) Outbreak—47 positive #COVID19 of a 188 seat Vistara flight from New Delhi to Hong Kong have tested positive, after all tested negative 72 hours prior. The scariest thing? Only 8 detected before they began quarantine. 39 only identified later during hotel quarantine, 22 at day 12!
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14) Also good time to remind people that vaccines WORK, but for mild/asymptomatic transmission, they are not always perfect, as NZ ministry of health noted.
Do vaccines lower transmission? YES, absolutely. How much? By a lot—75% to 94% in recent studies. Do vaccines completely eliminate any and all transmission? NO. That is why we still need to mask after vaccinating until cases are very low or zero.
13) VENTILATION is key. Both ventilation and masks needed to reduce risk indoors. But most buildings not ventilated well enough. Airplanes usually good filtration but not when airplane is on the ground after passengers disembarked.