A study out of RIVM (Netherlands) shows vaccine efficacy for full vaccination in regards to the Delta variant against ICU admission was 97% and against hospitalization was 95%. Vaccine efficacy was high in ALL age groups and did NOT show waning with time even after four months.🧵

👮‍♀️GPD 125th ANNIVERSARY PARADE👮‍♀️

THANKS to police here & across CT who put their safety at risk to keep us safe. It’s more clear than ever how important good police are to keeping us safe. That's why I'm calling for a special session to fix our laws & reduce rising crime in CT.

Just a reminder a UConn project went over budget by $30 million who has been held responsible? Anyone????@GovNedLamont @CTDems @CTGOP @CTSenateGOP @YankeeInstitute @ctnewsjunkie

The Connecticut Democrats' economy is not working for middle class families. The solution is not more of the same. There is a better way.
#CTSenateGOP #Connecticut #ctjobs #cteconomy

A remarkable display of strength and bravery by star U.S. gymnasts, and sexual abuse survivors, during testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee today.

Take a minute to watch our story from @ABC7NY

With ~70% counted in CA, the margin for "No" looks like it will be similar to Gavin Newsom's margin when he was elected in 2018. But at least in the exit poll, the composition of his coalition is different:

Finally, the researchers looked at efficacy against death, and again the results are good news.
• Very little waning for Pfizer, even among elderly
• Only modest waning for AZ, and still 80% protection at 5-months-plus since second dose

Was hoping not to see this. Since the vax mandate announcement, vaccination rates are down. So far the the buzz of a requirement is not helping the cause. While well-intended, we have to consider to real-world perception of mandates and how it may polarize some. Carrot>>Stick??

Remembering the wonderful people we lost 20 years ago and all of the heroes who sacrificed to save lives and make our nation safer. The victims of the 9/11 attacks are always in our memories and prayers. ❤️🇺🇸

CT Dems are pushing for a $100 million new tax on working and middle class families. Thank you to all who joined us in #stratford today to #StopTheGasTaxCT. Keep speaking out! Sign the petition at http://stopthegastaxct.com. Join us next week in #easthaven @ryanfazio @CTSenateGOP

Shootings in broad daylight on Summer St. in downtown Stamford! New and unacceptable. Homicides also up 27% in New Haven & 69% in Hartford in 2021 YTD. The state gov’t is failing to support local police and help keep everyone safe.

@DLeonhardt did nice job in am @nytimes on real risk of breakthrus: ~1/5000/d. Easy for folks to hear "vax is now ~75% effective vs. symptomatic Covid" & wrongly think they have a 25% chance of Covid. Risk is low enuf to live life, hi enuf to be careful.

A teenager receives her first dose of the Pfizer vaccine in Troy, Mich.

One in 5,000

The real chances of a breakthrough infection.

www.nytimes.com

.@CTDems can't brag they passed a bipartisan no-new-tax budget on one hand & then pass a $90M highway mileage tax in the summer & a $100M gas tax in the fall. The middle class is getting crushed w/ taxes & inflation & Dems are making it intentionally & unnecessarily worse.

Twitter feed video..@CTDems can't brag they passed a bipartisan no-new-tax budget on one hand & then pass a $90M highway mileage tax in the summer & a $100M gas tax in the fall. The middle class is getting crushed w/ taxes & inflation & Dems are making it intentionally & unnecessarily worse.
CT Senate Republicans@CTSenateGOP

“This is a $100-million tax that the governor is looking to put on the middle class.” — @21KevinKelly Rally with us on Wed. Sept. 8 at 4pm #stopthegastaxct http://stopthegastaxct.com

CTDOT is developing a Master Plan to improve the Stamford Transportation Center & we want to hear from you today! Your responses to this user survey will help shape a transformative vision for future improvements http://metroquestsurvey.com/y6i0j Just click here & let your voice be heard!

Impressive new Vaccine Effectiveness Results from Denmark

Infection (Delta)
➡️Pfizer-BioNTech: 84.6% (83.8-85.3)
➡️Moderna: 88.9% (86.6-90.9)

Hospitalization (Delta)
➡️Pfizer-BioNTech: 94.4% (92.5-95.8)
➡️Moderna: 100% (0-100)

@sailorrooscout

https://files.ssi.dk/covid19/gennembrudsinfektion/rapport/gennembrudsinfektion-covid19-uge35-2021-83op

Various areas of Greenwich saw between 4-8 inches of rain in a 9 hour period. Crews worked through night and continue today.

Please be careful, and use 911 for emergencies, and 203.622.622.8004 for non-emergencies.

Thanks GPD, GFD, GEMS, DPW, Parks, Fleet, and volunteer units.

Please do not attempt to go out for any reason right now as we are having historic flooding all over the area and have several cars stuck in the middle of the roads. GPD and GFD out assisting.

We have closed many roads.

Please call GPD at 203.622.8001 if not able to get 911.

"Half of in-person learners were proficient in math, compared to about 1/3rd & 1/5th of hybrid & remote students, respectively...Test data show achievement was substantially lower last year than it was in 2019...The trend was independent of student need"

State data shows student learning in CT hindered by the pandemic

New state assessment data suggests student achievement suffered, particularly in math,...

www.greenwichtime.com

@CTGOP The amount my family lost due to the tax is equal to 1 to 2 weeks of summer camp for my son. We need camp since we both work so we needed to cut costs elsewhere else. This tax took money from people who need it to pay bills.

Two CT small biz owners I ran into today:

-"My employees HATE the Paid Leave Act (2019). They need the money (0.5% tax) & want to work."
-"I can't find workers & am going to have to close for months if nothing changes."

CT's left-wing policies are killing workers & small biz.

If you're having a bad week, just be thankful you're not a #Mets fan getting booed by your own players while paying $14 for a beer and $100 to sit in the upper deck in order to fund those players' $10 million salaries! And if you're a #Mets fan, I hope your week gets better!

Apropos of the pro-TCI email I just got, look at this. Sorry, adding CT to this is not going to result in a 26% reduction of emissions. It will just make it more expensive to live here, while causing a fuel shortage.

WATCH: My interview on @NBCConnecticut’s Face The Facts discussing the biggest issues facing voters: Sky-high electricity costs, rising health insurance premiums, and stagnating school test scores. CT can do better!

Banning mound visits is such a painfully obvious rule change #MLB should make--unless they think fans are clamoring for more useless dead time. ⚾️

🙏🏽 Praying for the people of southern Louisiana facing a category 4 hurricane. Hope they got out and are staying safe.

Tune in on Sunday morning! @ryanfazio joins @mikehydeck on @NBCConnecticut to talk about his new role serving as State Senator and how he plans to make positive change for our state and all those he serves.

We need more compassion in politics, and we need to listen to each other more

That’s how we improve.

Yesterday, I was holding a press conference by Penn Station when it was interrupted by a young man dealing with mental/emotional issues

Here was my response:

I was honored to be sworn in as state senator for my home district yesterday. While our state faces immense challenges, I am confident that with a positive change to our state government that Connecticut can succeed in the future like never before. 🇺🇸

Republican Ryan Fazio takes the oath of office as a new state senator

Ryan Fazio now represents the 36th Senate District, which includes Greenwich and parts of...

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The Greenwich RTC congratulates Ryan Fazio on being sworn in today as our State Senator! We know Ryan will do a great job in Hartford and we could not be more proud!!

Pray for the U.S.Marines killed and injured in today’s terrorist attacks in #Afghanistan. Their sacrifice in service to our nation can never be repaid. Those working to free Americans and our allies represent the best of us and we must work hard to live up to their example.

@ryanfazio sworn in as NEW State Senator for 36th district: Greenwich, Stamford & New Canaan. Tribute to his grandma who passed away yesterday. She was the last of 21 children. A Catholic Irish Family living through Great Depression. @WTNH

In Greenwich, memorials are out and flags are at half staff for former longtime fire chief Dan Warzoha — a well-known face on @News12CT. He died suddenly Saturday night during storm planning for TS Henri

A look back today on News 12 CT

It is with great sadness that I announce the passing of Greenwich Emergency Management Operations Director, Dan Warzoha. 

We ask that everyone please keep the Warzoha family in your thoughts and prayers today.

Rest peacefully, Chief.

Under @CTDems leadership, Connecticut is #5 in unemployment: 7.3%.

Over the past 13 years of Democrat leadership, we have not even recovered the jobs lost in the 08-09 recession.

CT ranks #2 in highest overall tax burden.

See the problem? Time to fix it.

VOTE REPUBLICAN. https://twitter.com/kerpen/status/1428723739512934409

Under @CTDems leadership, Connecticut is #5 in unemployment: 7.3%.

Over the past 13 years of Democrat leadership, we have not even recovered the jobs lost in the 08-09 recession. 

CT ranks #2 in highest overall tax burden. 

See the problem? Time to fix it.

VOTE REPUBLICAN. https://t.co/x4U1EHQ6ZH
Phil Kerpen@kerpen

⚠️Hurricane Warnings issued for New London, Middlesex, & New Haven Counties. Tropical Storm warning issued for Fairfield County. Now is the time to Prepare and Stay Informed:
📲Sign up for CT Alert: http://portal.ct.gov/ctalert
📲Download CT Prepares: http://portal.ct.gov/CTPrepares https://twitter.com/NHC_Atlantic/status/1428827418433753089

⚠️Hurricane Warnings issued for New London, Middlesex, & New Haven Counties. Tropical Storm warning issued for Fairfield County. Now is the time to Prepare and Stay Informed: 
📲Sign up for CT Alert: https://t.co/Z4n977xBe7
📲Download CT Prepares: https://t.co/mzkNxGlWqL https://t.co/PTr6U3R77u
National Hurricane Center@NHC_Atlantic

Here are the 5 PM EDT August 20th Key Messages for Tropical Storm #Henri. Parts of the Hurricane Watch area has been updated to a Hurricane Warning for portions of Long Island and Connecticut.

Latest Advisory: http://hurricanes.gov/#Henri

u.s. has done 1M+ vaccine doses on consecutive days for the first time since june 30/july 1 https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/us/covid-19-vaccine-doses.html

SPEAK OUT against health insurance rate increases.
CT Democrats have stood in the way of reforms to reduce health care costs for years. It's past time for a better way on health care affordability. All families deserve better.

How to testify: https://ctsenaterepublicans.com/2021/08/health-insurance-rate-hikes-speak-out/

Real-world data out of Denmark shows overall vaccine effectiveness (both doses) against SARS-CoV-2:

Preventing Hospitalization:
Alpha- Pfizer 86%, Moderna 97%
Delta- Pfizer 94%, Moderna 97%

Preventing Infection:
Alpha- Pfizer 81%, Moderna 96%
Delta- Pfizer 79%, Moderna 88%

Acceptance Speech: My remarks on Election Night thanking our community and my supporters. I am ready to get to work for a positive change in CT.

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