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Our Public Health Agencies Should Follow The Science

By Matthew Yglesias

Photo by James Gathany, Judy Schmidt, USCDCP on Pixnio


From Matthew Yglesias at Slow Boring

On dose-spacing, testing, and treatment recommendations, we’re behind the curve
Unfortunately, that is not the only area in which the United States is currently “following the procedural path of least resistance” rather than the science. The good news is that the majority of 5 to 11-year-olds would almost certainly be fine even unvaccinated, so sub-optimal dosing isn’t a huge deal in practice. The bad news is that with omicron bearing down on us, there is a very high chance that the pandemic — which continued to be quite deadly during the fall lull — is going to get quite a bit worse soon. And the country could really use its public health institutions firing on all cylinders.

Read more at Slow Boring