In this special episode, Daniel Griffin answers listener questions on COVID-19 vaccines, vaccine misinformation, long COVID, masking and distancing, school safety, and much more.
Hosts: Daniel Griffin and Vincent Racaniello
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A close friend, vaccine hesitant, said to me yesterday, “I’ve heard that a lot of people have died after getting the vaccine.” I replied, “Yes, it’s true! And it often rains on a Tuesday!” He understood immediately, and laughed.
Interestingly, when I posted this story on YouTube, it was deleted — twice.
On counting. Daniel Griffin said 1 in 1000000 breakthrough cases. CDC reports 5914 on 161000000. In the Netherlands 54 currently hospitalized breakthrough cases. (Total population 17000000). What is it with breakthrough case counts? “We” do not seem to know even a ballpark figure?
Dr. Griffin said 1 in 1,000,000 deaths, not breakthrough cases, in those who have had the vaccination.
Hi dr griffin and the rest of the twiv crew
I really appreciate your clinical update and find them extremely helpful. Can I be greedy and ask for a non-US focus. my family has to make a choice between receiving AZ or wait for an unknown period of time for an mRNA vax as we are completely reliant on covax . My advice has been to take what’s available and so far only my dad has taken that advice, however I do not have a strong argument to make to the rest of my large family on why they should take the AZ vaccine , to them it is the leftover of rich countries and who can blame them now that most European and North American countries have stopped this vaccine , would it be possible to spend a bit more time on a twiv episode to review the safety and efficacy of the AZ vaccine , I think this would serve as an important PSA for millions of people with no mRNA vax access
What do you think about parents who vaccinate children under the age of 12 who are unable to be included in a study? The child has a parent who is a healthcare worker and he is very concerned about being infected. He is the 5’5 and 160# so larger than the average 11 year old. We have heard stories of parents taking their children for vaccines and using a different DOB since they do not verify DOB at most vaccination sites.