Author, deputy editor/head of digital strategy at @TheEconomist, co-host of "The Secret History of the Future", drummer, gamer, lapsed programmer. Views my own
Joined on 30 October, 2008
An important, very positive finding published in the @NEJM:
The data on the BioNTech/Pfizer vaccine shows that 1 dose is 92.6% effective after 2 weeks. That is excellent and almost as good as 2 doses (94.8%).
Replying to @spignal: Data shows a single dose of BioNTech/Pfizeri is just about as effective as two.
Given the shortage of vaccines, Europe should…
Data shows a single dose of BioNTech/Pfizeri is just about as effective as two.
Given the shortage of vaccines, Europe should stop second doses now.
2/3 of all jabs in France today are second doses. These would be vastly more effective if they became someone else's first dose.
I'm really proud of the story @skueffner and I wrote for @TheEconomist this week with reporting from deep in the Ecuadorean Amazon. Rising demand for wind power, especially in China, led to out-of-control logging of balsa wood. It's used in turbine blades.
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