Twitter Watch [accessed 19 May 2012 – 16:43]

Twitter Watch [accessed 19 May 2012 – 16:43]
Items of interest from a variety of twitter feeds associated with immunization, vaccines and global public health. This capture is highly selective and is by no means intended to be exhaustive.

Hashtags of Interest:
#WHA65 – for tweets on the World Health Assembly meeting in the week ahead in Geneva.
#WorldAIDSVaccineDay and #WAVD  – for tweets related to World AIDS Vaccine Day

USAID Global Health ‏@USAIDGH
A 50% effective vaccine combined w greater use of current HIV prev tools could prevent ~20M new HIV infections by 2030
4:30 PM – 19 May 12

Doctors w/o Borders ‏@MSF_USA
Global vaccine plan draws criticism: @NatureNews blog post on our vaccine report:

IAVI @AIDSvaccine
@NIAIDNews Tony Fauci’s #WorldAIDSVaccineDay / #HIV #vacccine Awareness Day statement: #WAVD
2:39 PM – 18 May 12

IAVI @AIDSvaccine
IAVI’s McGlynn in @USAIDGH blog on modeling impact on #WorldAIDSVaccineDay/HIV Vax Awareness Day: #WAVD #HIVvaximpact
10:30 AM – 18 May 12

USAID Global Health @USAIDGH
There are currently 71 ongoing clinical #HIV vaccine trials at different phases of development #WAVD
9:35 AM – 18 May 12

Arthur Caplan @ArthurCaplan
really going to spend time on ethics of testing anthrax vaccine on kids what an utter waste of time
7:12 PM – 17 May 12

Amanda Glassman ‏@glassmanamanda
Amanda Glassman on the difficult task of setting priorities at the WHO
10:20 AM – 17 May 12