When and if the world has a COVID-19 vaccine, who should get it first? That question came into focus amongst scientists last week, reports sciencemag.org. A committee that makes vaccine use recommendations to the CDC wrestled with the issue. A virtual meeting regarding the fact that new data is coming forward left many stumped. The data suggests how fraught any prioritization is likely to be as this virus is complex and new.
US President Donald Trump has repeatedly argued that the increase in COVID-19 is because more tests are being carried out. But according to HuffPost, at least one prominent medical professional begs to differ. Dr. Tom Frieden is a former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. As a doctor, a scientist, an epidemiologist, I can tell you with 100% certainty that in most states where you’re seeing an increase, it is a real increase. It is not more tests. Dr.