My school has a 95 percent vaccination rate in a highly vaccinated area. We also have good ventilation. Should we remove the mask mandate?
Dear Dr. Daniel Griffin and Prof. Racaniello
Thank you so much for helping the world!
Here is my question:
– how safe is it to vaccinate my 3 year old with inactivated covid vaccine in China?
– Are there any solid clinical reports on the safety and efficacy of these inactivated vaccines for children below 5? What do they say?
– What’s your recommendation on this?
Thank you so so much!
Hello Doctors Griffin and Racaniello;
42F, 6C and sunny in Chapel Hill, NC.
I am a pissed off taxpayer. It looks like a few doctors are making money off of the vulnerable by pushing unproven COVID-19 treatments (see links to their websites). Personally I would like to see these people strung up by their short hairs, but I know that will not happen. To prescribe unproven drugs when we have 5 (Paxlovid, Sotrovimab, Remdesivir, Molnupiravir and bebtelovimab) drugs that work seems to be malpractice to this lay person.
So short of having their licenses’ to practice medicine revoked, I would like to know your opinion on the following: Have the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) only pay for treatments for COVID-19 that have been FDA approved, including EUAs, or for treatments in an approved clinical trial.
After the FDA lost their minds and approved aducanumab for Alzheimer’s, CMS saved the taxpayer and patients by only covering the drug when it is given as part of a clinical trial. This seems like a good compromise for ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine when treating COVID-19.
If you think this is reasonable, I will start writing to my congress people.
PS, any comment about bebtelovimab would be welcomed.
Time article about them:
Good afternoon from Mexico!
I have a doubt about booster shots. I have seen that in most developed countries the recommended booster is an mRNA vaccine. My problem is that in Mexico our government doesn’t want to spend money and is applying AstraZeneca and Sputnik V doses as boosters. I have read that those vaccines aren’t very effective against Omicron. I have been delaying my booster shot waiting to see if I could get an mRNA vaccine, but it has taken a long time. Could you please explain to me the benefits vs risks that an AstraZeneca or Sputnik V booster provides at this point of the pandemic? Why is an mRNA booster more effective against variants?
Looking forward to hearing your podcast. Thank you so much!