Physician, USC; Author of NYTimes Bestsellers: The End of Illness, A Short Guide to a Long Life & The Lucky Years; CBS News contributor - Text me @ 310-299-9322
Los Angeles, CA
Joined on 2 July, 2011
@DavidAgus I’m getting my second dose of moderna vaccine and my husband isn’t yet eligible for it. Can I still pass the virus to him after my second dose?
Yes, there is a chance you can transmit the virus- but will be much less than if you weren't vaccinated
Fantastic news- @JNJNews Covid-19 vaccine is available in our arsenal this week to fight the virus. An important & overlooked point is that this is a not-for-profit vaccine. Kudos to Alex Gorsky & Paul Stoffels for not taking advantage & trying to make a profit during a pandemic.
Do you think a #COVID vaccine booster is inevitable by the end of the year?
"I think either a booster or a third shot to keep the antibody levels high enough, is certainly inevitable. My gut is yeah, it's going to be by the end of the year." — Dr. @DavidAgus
I really trust what @DavidAgus says about Covid and the vaccines.
How significant an increase do you think we're likely to see?
"I think it's going to be real. We saw announced over the past day there are 7 new variants in the United States... this virus is zigging and zagging. I hope we can zig and zag with it." — Dr. @DavidAgus
There's been a dramatic downturn in #coronavirus cases and deaths in the U.S. but experts say new variants could cause those numbers to spike again.
Dr. @DavidAgus joins us to discuss more on the #COVID variants and the vaccine rollout across the country.
We are doing better at putting vaccines into arms but at current rate will take 10 months to get 75% coverage. We need @JNJNews & @AstraZeneca vaccines to receive EUA asap to save lives & protect from variant spread. Longer we wait the happier the regulators & the more lives lost
Most Covid-19 deaths are in the 50+ age group while most spread of the virus is age 20-49. As we vaccinate predominantly over age 65 (& I believe in protecting the vulnerable) we won't see a dramatic fall in # of cases until we vaccinate younger groups at end of national rollout
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