We looked inside some of the tweets by @LawrenceGostin and here's what we found interesting.
Inside 100 Tweets
We may need to periodically update vaccines & provide boosters, complicating the global vaccine enormously. Rich countries may be close to herd immunity by year's end. But the poor will be left far behind, w/ enormous health, econ, & diplomatic impacts. https://t.co/rtVyJCI1D6
It's unrealistic to think we'll get to global herd immunity soon, if ever. Many poor countries may not fully vaccinate their pops until 2024. Even then, the virus may become endemic. There are so many challenges https://t.co/0CrA12eyzh
"The World Health Organization: A History" provides the definitive analysis of @WHO’s turbulent political #History at the forefront of #GlobalHealth. Read our review in @AMJPublicHealth, examining WHO's evolving leadership in #GlobalHealthGovernance. https://t.co/eIhbj16NuY https://t.co/COO8on6VnI
Fauci's Statement to @WHO Exec Bd: "The US will cease the drawdown of staff seconded to WHO & will resume regular engagement of USG personnel w/ WHO both directly & through our WHO Collaborating Centers." As director of WHO Center on Nat'l & Global Health Law, I am delighted.
Equitable distribution of the #COVID19 vaccine not only needs to happen around the world, but also within countries’ own borders. Those most vulnerable, including refugees and other marginalized communities, cannot be left behind.
While it’s great news that the U.S. under Pres. Biden will join COVAX, it needs more teeth. We’ve seen that even COVAX participants have become part of the problem of hoarding vaccines. The more supplies rich nations procure, the fewer doses remain for those relying on COVAX. https://t.co/HILSVuh0Gf
Leaders will want to prioritize their own people. However, only by vaccinating the world’s population can destabilizing global trends caused by #COVID19 be reversed. Unchecked spread of disease in low-income countries also hinders global economic recovery and undermines security. https://t.co/ebPslVsFet
In the global response to #COVID19, no one should be left behind In @ForeignAffairs, @EricFriedman18, @SuerieMoon, & I argue why wealthy countries should equitably distribute vaccines. It's not just a humanitarian gesture but is in our national interests https://t.co/s0m2ZzJ2iV https://t.co/htR13wVVjp
US needs far better genomic surveillance. Investing in surveillance at @CDCgov & state/local/tribal health depts is crucial. We can't find what we don't actively look for.
Biden’s #COVID19 plan to vaccinate 100 mil in a 100 days lacks bold ambition. We can & should, double , even triple, that number. But I wholeheartedly support him. Unlike Trump, he will under promise & over deliver. We must stand in support.