Your Local Epidemiologist

Your Local Epidemiologist
Providing a direct line of science to you
Created 08 Feb 2021
  • What booster should I get? Data from ACIP may help
    21 Oct 20211 day ago • 5 min read • 63 5
    There’s been a ton of meetings re: COVID19 boosters. VRBPAC met last week (here are my cliff notes). FDA made their decision yesterday. ACIP (the external advisory committee to the CDC) met today. The...
  • Why didn’t Powell’s vaccine work?
    19 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 122 7
    Colin Powell passed away yesterday from COVID19. He joined 7,178 other fully vaccinated people that have succumbed to COVID19 in the Untied States. Why didn’t his vaccine work? There are two main reas...
  • State of Affairs: Oct 17
    18 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 75 13
    The Delta wave continues to decrease in the United States. Cases have now declined 51% since its peak and now we’re averaging 86,000 daily cases. This is a welcome reprieve, but 86,000 per day is stil...
  • FDA Meetings: Cliff notes for the Moderna booster, J&J booster, and mixing
    15 Oct 2021 • 6 min read • 59 8
    On Tuesday night I’m thrilled to join the President of the American Academy of Pediatrics to discuss COVID19 vaccine for young kids. This event is free and hosted by Scary Mommy. This event typically ...
  • Mixing vaccines: The study we've all been waiting for
    13 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 89 18
    Up until now, we had two big unanswered questions regarding COVID19 vaccines in the United States: Can we safely mix vaccines? For example, if you had an original Johnson and Johnson (J&J) vaccine can...
  • Mu vs. Delta. Does it call for a Delta booster?
    12 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 55 14
    Thanks to all 57,262 (!!) of you that have already completed the “Who are you?” survey. I know there were a few times we broke Google because of high traffic. So, if you are one of those people who co...
  • Who are you?
    10 Oct 2021 • < 1 min read • 73 5
    I started YLE in March 2020 and have been writing in my spare time nonstop for 19 months. What started off as an email to faculty/students/staff, morphed into a Facebook page, which morphed into a new...
  • A sober COVID19 statistic: 140,000 children without their caregiver
    09 Oct 2021 • 2 min read • 75 14
    Most COVID19 deaths occur among adults, so a lot of attention has been focused on mitigating risks for them. However, that doesn’t mean kids won’t be impacted for years to come. Undue burden has been ...
  • Go get your flu shot. Especially this year.
    08 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 50 8
    Flu (i.e. influenza) season is right around the corner. According to the CDC, only one state (Wyoming) has moderate influenza spread while the rest of the United States has minimal spread. While influ...
  • Why do we have waves? And was this the final one?
    05 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 85 21
    Subscribe now For the first time since mid-summer, all indicators (test positivity rate, cases, hospitalizations, deaths) in the United States are decreasing. A welcome ending to this Delta wave. And ...
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