In COVID-19 clinical update #58, Daniel Griffin provides the latest update on the J&J vaccine pause, healthcare worker deaths, children and COVID, physical inactivity associated with higher risk, using monoclonal antibodies for prophylaxis, and shows us how to properly wear a face mask.
Hosts: Daniel Griffin and Vincent Racaniello
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- Healthcare worker deaths (Guardian) 1:38
- Children and adolescent disease severity (JAMA) 5:51
- Physical inactivity and increased disease risk (BMJ) 17:57
- Expansion of Pfizer/BioNTech EUA (pdf) 9:17
- Thrombosis after ChAdOX1 vaccine (NEJM) 23:45
- Your guide to masks (CDC) 14:23
- Phase 3 mAb prevention trial (Regeneron) 31:55
- Letters read on TWiV 744 37:55
- Timestamps by Jolene. Thanks!
Intro music is by Ronald Jenkees
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Great presentation. What of double masking which we see on Politicians -the cloth mask over a surgical mask. There is a surgical mask rolled up also . -With regards to J and J and Astrazeneca Oxford how many vaccines were given to 18-48 because if a one million were given and six got Cerebral Vein Thrombosis the incidence is more than 1 in 160,000 . -Denmark quoted 1 in 40,000 -enough to do a platlet count on everyone on day 4 after vaccination .
Adenovirus-induced thrombocytopenia: the role of von Willebrand factor and P-selectin in mediating accelerated platelet clearance https://ashpublications.org/blood/article/109/7/2832/125650/Adenovirus-induced-thrombocytopenia-the-role-of
Happened almost every time they did things via intravenous administration. So it could be due to faulty administration of vaccines into veins and not the muscle.
To Doctor Griffin:
This time of year in the Ohio River valley, the trees are blooming and this is the time of year for me to be on allergy meds Montelukast with OTC Zyrtec and Benadryl. When I took my two Pfizer shots I was on these two drugs. Did this reduce the effectiveness of the vaccine?
Note that my reaction to the 2nd vaccine shot was miled, i.e., just a slightly stiff neck the following day.
Eric Otto | Milford, Ohio
Hi Dr Griffin,
Thanks for the update! I have 2 questions:
I hear you that double masking with 2 surgical masks is out but what about a surgical mask and a cloth mask?
The other is… if an exposure is defined as over 15 minutes (within 6 feet) even if masks are worn – what about health professionals? I feel like these exposures happen all the time in the clinical setting. Is the exposure defined differently if someone is partially or fully vaccinated? Thanks!