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Measuring blood pressure is hard, and getting it right is critical. Can we do it with a smartwatch? That technology is “not ready for primetime yet,” says Jordana Cohen, MD, MSCE.
Some evidence that the protection of the Covid19 vaccine wanes comes from observational studies — and so we must view our inferences critically, says Jeffrey Morris, PhD. In everyday life, participants aren’t randomized to account for different ages, behaviors, etc. We need careful modelling and thorough data “to de-convolve all these things.”
A new study showed that older Israelis who received a third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine are much less likely to test positive for SARS-CoV-2 or to develop severe COVID-19 than are those who have had only two shots. Susan Ellenberg, PhD, commented.
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