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Jul 25

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Ash Paul @pash22 - Sun Jul 25
How We Know That the COVID-19 Vaccines Work: Saying that the COVID-19 vaccines work is more than just cheerleading; there are many studies to back it up mcgill.ca/oss/article/co…
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Dr. Richard Corsi @CorsIAQ - Sun Jul 25
1/ Recently heard advertisement for a device that removes 99+% of virus that causes COVID-19 from treated air. To many this might sound like the device removes 99% of viruses in room or building air. This is highly unlikely in a real-world setting.
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Jul 25

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Pilgrims, politics and the Covid-19 pandemic
The coronavirus does not distinguish between a pilgrim, a pub-goer and a politician. Nor between a secular soccer fan attending a tournament or a believer marching alongside other believers. What...
https://www.deccanherald.com/opinion/pilgrims-politics-and-the-covid-19-pandemic-1008933.html
Ash Paul @pash22 - Sun Jul 25
Pilgrims, politics and the Covid-19 pandemic in IND deccanherald.com/opinion/pilgri…
Jul 25

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Prof. Gavin Yamey MD MPH @GYamey - Sun Jul 25
Our 5 year old son attends a Durham public school. With cases rising again in NC I’m relieved to see that: ▪️Masks will be mandatory for students, staff & teachers ▪️Infected kids must isolate at home ▪️Kids exposed to known cases must quarantine Public health done right 👏
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Jul 25

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Southeast Asia turning away from Chinese vaccines as delta variant surges
Doubts in China's backyard could deal a blow to Beijing’s vaccine diplomacy efforts
https://www.telegraph.co.uk/world-news/2021/07/23/southeast-asia-ending-reliance-chinese-vaccines-delta-variant/
Nicola Smith @niccijsmith - Sun Jul 25
Southeast Asian nations are reducing their reliance on Chinese vaccines as the delta variant surges but, as @bencowling88 points out - while vaccine shortages persist, we can't let the “perfect be the enemy of the good” All vaccines are saving lives 1/ telegraph.co.uk/world-news/202…
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Jul 25

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The Economist @TheEconomist - Sun Jul 25
Can fear of covid-19 trump fear of the vaccine? econ.st/3kQzudr
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Julián A. Fernández-Niño @JFernandeznino - Sun Jul 25
Dos fotos con 30 años de diferencia. 1991 con el gran Carl Sagan hablando sobre el cosmos. 2021 recibiendo la vacuna contra el covid-19. El Dalai Lama escucha a la ciencia. pic.twitter.com/SbERcaQPkA
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Jul 25

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Woodland Bar Shuts Down After Maskless, Unvaccinated Customers Infect Staff With COVID-19
Two customers walked into a Yolo County bar unvaccinated and COVID-positive. Days later, the manager said the bar is shut down after employees became infected.
https://sacramento.cbslocal.com/2021/07/22/woodland-bar-maskless-covid-infection/
Jonathan Eisen @phylogenomics - Sun Jul 25
Reading: Woodland Bar Shuts Down After Maskless, Unvaccinated Customers Infect Staff With COVID-19 cbsloc.al/3hYF5wp#.YPzXz…
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Jul 25

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Poverty in the UK is 'systematic' and 'tragic', says UN special rapporteur
The UK's social safety net has been "deliberately removed", says a UN-commissioned report on the UK.
https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-48354692
Prof. Gavin Yamey MD MPH @GYamey - Sun Jul 25
There’s a PhD dissertation to be written based upon/around the word “cower” It would, of course, touch on a decade of Tory rule, British neoliberalism, vicious cuts to public services, Brexit, pandemic mismanagement & the marginalization of the vulnerable bbc.com/news/uk-483546…
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Dr Vyom Sharma (ethnic mum) @drvyom - Sun Jul 25
Not watching presser. Anyone ask about masks for quarantine drivers?
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Jul 25

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Professor Adrian Esterman FACE @profesterman - Sun Jul 25
Another 3 new local cases in SA after 23,000 tests. All 3 were in quarantine the whole time they were infectious. Lockdown almost certain to end Tuesday night.
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Jul 25

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Tanya Selak @GongGasGirl - Sun Jul 25
There’s a teenager in intensive care with covid. My 12 yo will be vaccinated as soon as it’s her turn. #GetVaccinatedNow
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Jul 25

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Madhu Pai, MD, PhD @paimadhu - Sun Jul 25
Globally, over 4 million people (in reality, easily 10M+) have died of Covid-19 Delta variant is devastating country after another And yet, there are people (including leaders) still denying the pandemic, denying science, against masks, vaccines & public health Makes me sick
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Decreased infectivity following BNT162b2 vaccination: A prospective cohort study in Israel
BNT162b2 was shown to be 92% effective in preventing COVID-19. Prioritizing vaccine rollout, and achievement of herd immunity depend on SARS-CoV-2 transmission reduction. The vaccine's effect on...
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8261633/
David States @statesdj - Sun Jul 25
Important paper from Israel. The Pfizer vaccine significantly reduces infectivity of breakthrough cases, but probably not enough to prevent sustained transmission of delta. We’re all likely to be exposed to the virus, get vaccinated before it finds you ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/P…
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Saad B. Omer @SaadOmer3 - Sun Jul 25
Here’s what keeps me up at night: a post-Delta variant for which vaccines have lower effectiveness for severe outcomes overlapping with the Northern hemisphere winter. We are increasing the possibility of such a variant emerging by not acting urgently on global vaccine equity.
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Gavin Coote @GavinCoote - Sun Jul 25
As epidemiologist Catherine Bennett told me on Friday - this lockdown is working. The numbers today bear that out. Yes, it's north of a hundred a day, but it's now just a case of preventing any new links in the chain of transmission. There's hope
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Jul 25

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thelonevirologist @thelonevirologi - Sun Jul 25
#COVID19 #SARSCoV2: 194835755 cases (+540331) (104491 in China (excl. Hongkong and Macau) & 194731264 confirmed cases in other countries) & 4167679 (+1098224/07) deaths (CFR: 2.13%) as of 24 July with data from @ECDC_Outbreaks, @WHO, @ProMED_mail & JH CSSE.
Jul 25

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thelonevirologist @thelonevirologi - Sun Jul 25
#Covid19usa: 35184628 (+36736 (143499 cases Puerto Rico, 4375 cases US VI, 183 cases Northern Mariana Islands, 8501 cases Guam, 4 American Samoa)/ 626711 (+149) deaths (5050794 active cases/ 29507123 recoveries) (CFR: 1.78%) reported by state PHD & @ProMED_mail as of 24 July
Jul 25

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Professor Adrian Esterman FACE @profesterman - Sun Jul 25
141 local cases in NSW after 102,000 tests. Tragically, 2 deaths including a woman in her 30's. The 5-day moving average at a high of 130, and the Reff up again to 1.3. 89 were infectious at least part of the time in the community. 43 people now in the ICU, 8 aged under 30.
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Jul 25

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Melanie Tait @MelanieTait - Sun Jul 25
How devastating. A woman in her thirties, with no pre-existing conditions has died in NSW of COVID19.
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Jul 25

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Overtime: Dr. Jeanne Marrazzo discusses COVID-19 boosters
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https://www.fullcourtgreta.com/video/2021/07/25/overtime-dr-jeanne-marrazzo-discusses-covid-boosters/
Greta Van Susteren @greta - Sun Jul 25
Overtime: Dr. Jeanne Marrazzo discusses COVID-19 boosters fullcourtgreta.com/video/2021/07/…
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Jul 25

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Jim Malo @thejimmalo - Sun Jul 25
I find it very disappointing that vaccinating the global south is often framed as the right thing to do because the emergence of new variants could put us rich countries at risk and not the right thing to do because millions of people will get sick and potentially die
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Jul 25

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The Week with Joshua Johnson @TheWeekMSNBC - Sun Jul 25
Pres. Biden said the Covid-19 vaccines should have full FDA approval by September or October. “That’s not going to cut it,” @EricTopol tells @NBCJoshua, “We can’t wait until late August, September, October. The Delta wave will have passed by then.” pic.twitter.com/pynfMfdOgY
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Jul 25

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MSF: No COVID-19 booster shots anywhere before healthcare workers and vulnerable people everywhere have access
Governments and pharma should not plan COVID-19 vaccine booster shots before all healthcare workers and vulnerable people globally have access to vaccination.
https://msfaccess.org/msf-no-covid-19-booster-shots-anywhere-healthcare-workers-and-vulnerable-people-everywhere-have
Madhu Pai, MD, PhD @paimadhu - Sun Jul 25
"Leaders of governments that have already vaccinated well beyond the most vulnerable people need to stop & take a look at this dramatic global imbalance in access to vaccines before moving forward with efforts to offer boosters" @MSF_access @kateelder msfaccess.org/msf-no-covid-1… pic.twitter.com/YpnCsbXPyJ
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Jul 25

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Masks & PPE
Pieter Peach @DrPieterPeach - Sun Jul 25
It may seem low yield to Victorians given we may begin lifting restrictions soon, but it’s time we push additive risk mitigation measures like indoor air quality (ventilation + filtration) and #bettermasks, seeing them as ways to reduce the probability & duration of restrictions.
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Jul 24

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Dr Vyom Sharma (ethnic mum) @drvyom - Sat Jul 24
1 in 5 health workers have NOT had their first dose, in a health network that includes hospital designated to treat all COVID-19 patients in South Australia. What is the problem? Access? Hesitancy? abc.net.au/news/2021-07-2…
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Jul 24

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Amesh Adalja @AmeshAA - Sat Jul 24
Breakthru #COVID19 “infections” are expected. Vaccines aren’t bug zappers. Some low level infection is likely to occur alerting immune system of intruder. These “infections” are mostly non-productive, aborted, & medically insignificant. Stop testing the asymptomatic vaccinated!
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Jul 24

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Jake Dunning @OutbreakJake - Sat Jul 24
BBC News "Taxpayers to bear Covid cost for decades to come, say MPs" bbc.co.uk/news/uk-579581… I know DHSC Comms always issues a reply saying what it has done well rather than ever admitting to having done anything badly, but its first, bold sentence is a blatant lie, isn't it? pic.twitter.com/uxIvRo6Yyy
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Jul 24

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Eric Feigl-Ding @DrEricDing - Sat Jul 24
📍NEAR VERTICAL—The South is now seeing #DeltaVariant in its true vertical exponential form. So many not vaxxed. Short of lockdowns, it now all comes down to masks, ventilation & air disinfection—but if Delta has R0=6, it’s hard to bend curve; if R0=8, it’s almost impossible.🧵 pic.twitter.com/73PpjRxcuH
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Jul 24

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From 'gold standard' to 'national emergency' — the five weeks that changed everything
When NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet strutted into Parliament to deliver this year's state budget on June 22, the mood was one of unbridled optimism. Just a month later, the outlook is very...
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-07-25/covid19-delta-variant-lockdowns-how-we-got-here/100318394
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From COVID-19 'gold standard' to ‘a national emergency’ — the five weeks that changed everything abc.net.au/news/2021-07-2…
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Fiona Russell @Fiona_M_Russell - Sat Jul 24
Israel & UK #COVID vaccination rates likely to explain Delta outbreaks in each country. Israel: nearly 80% of >20y vaccinated. UK: 80% of 40+y vaccinated but only 30-55% of 18-39y vaccinated. UK needs much higher vaccination rates in young adults to prevent transmission 1/ pic.twitter.com/ujL9wTUkkU
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Kathy Eagar @k_eagar - Sat Jul 24
Does anyone know whether the Commonwealth is still vaccinating aged care residents with Pfizer rather than AstraZeneca? @ACSANational @WarrigalCEO @PaulSadlerCnslt @WLB236 @AgedCareQuality @AHSRI_UOW
Jul 24

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Infectious Diseases @InfectiousDz - Sat Jul 24
It's not all bad news. 91% of those over 65 in Florida are vaccinated (though it could always be higher).
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Jul 24

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Brian Ferguson @viropractor - Sat Jul 24
70% UK adults fully vaccinated is a triumph. pic.twitter.com/X5cZv938MG
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Prof. Peter Doherty @ProfPCDoherty - Sat Jul 24
#Insiders Any vaccine won't have an effect for at least 2-4 weeks. Hindsight is useless, but NSW needs to lock down now as hard and aggressively as Victoria has done.
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Fears Sydney anti-lockdown protest could be 'superspreader event'
It will be at least 48 hours until health officials can assess the impact of Saturday's anti-lockdown rally which was condemned by the Police Minister as "a whole lot of halfwits" participating in...
https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-07-25/sydney-anti-lockdown-rally-could-be-covid-19-superspreader-event/100321006
MJA Editor in Chief @MJA_Editor - Sat Jul 24
Fears Sydney anti-lockdown protest could be 'superspreader event'. Won’t know for a number of days. Can’t trace a crowds contacts. People from all over Sydney. Plain stupid. abc.net.au/news/2021-07-2…
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Dr. Tom Frieden @DrTomFrieden - Sat Jul 24
Layers of protection can help us avoid the threats posed by the Delta variant. That means getting vaccinated, and also masking and distancing when appropriate—especially in schools and crowded indoor spaces.
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Patrick Charles - ID Doctor @P_Charles_ID_Dr - Sat Jul 24
The immunity you get after being vaccinated for COVID-19 looks to be better than the immunity you get after recovering from the infection. On average, the antibody levels are 10 times higher post-vaccines than post-recovery. 1/4
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Scott Gottlieb, MD @ScottGottliebMD - Sat Jul 24
Testing is way down and more tests being done are at home antigen that aren’t reported. With hospitals saturated in South, even as more vulnerable people are protected by vaccines, it all suggests there’s far more infection then detected, and we’re deeper into this Delta wave pic.twitter.com/S3JxK77M1t
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Poll: Most Unvaccinated Americans Don't Want Shots
Most Americans who haven’t been vaccinated against COVID-19 say they are unlikely to get the shots and doubt they would work against the aggressive delta variant despite evidence they do,...
https://www.voanews.com/covid-19-pandemic/poll-most-unvaccinated-americans-dont-want-shots
Prof Peter Hotez MD PhD @PeterHotez - Sat Jul 24
I predict in coming weeks as delta consumes the nation, reports of unvaccinated young people in hospitals ICUs rise, esp in conservative strongholds, some of the resistance defiance to COVID19 vaccinations will eventually melt. But what a terrible price voanews.com/covid-19-pande…
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Texas Has Seen Nearly 9,000 COVID-19 Deaths Since February. All But 43 Were Unvaccinated People | Houston Public Media
Preliminary data shows 99.5% of COVID-related deaths in Texas were among unvaccinated people, according to the Department of State Health Services.
https://www.houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/health-science/2021/07/22/403863/texas-has-seen-nearly-9000-covid-19-deaths-since-february-all-but-43-were-unvaccinated-people/
Dr. Tom Frieden @DrTomFrieden - Sat Jul 24
More evidence of the astonishing effectiveness of vaccines: 99.5% of Texans who have died from Covid since early February were unvaccinated. bit.ly/3kNqc1Z
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LenaSun @bylenasun - Sat Jul 24
Texas Has Seen Nearly 9,000 COVID-19 Deaths Since February. All But 43 Were Unvaccinated People – Houston Public Media houstonpublicmedia.org/articles/news/…
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Tips on picking good photos for vaccine stories
Those who have known me long enough have, at some point or another, heard one of my diatribes about poorly chosen vaccine photos in the media. These photos often feature screaming babies, wincing m…
https://healthjournalism.org/blog/2021/06/tips-on-picking-good-photos-for-vaccine-stories/
Madhu Pai, MD, PhD @paimadhu - Sat Jul 24
They could have used a better photo I wish more media groups would read "Tips on picking good photos for vaccine stories" by @tarahaelle healthjournalism.org/blog/2021/06/t… pic.twitter.com/Azq8AGBqj4
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Professor Adrian Esterman FACE @profesterman - Sat Jul 24
Happy Sunday. A wet day in Adelaide again. Another 11 local cases in Victoria overnight, all in quarantine, after 32,000 tests. The 5-day moving average is down to 17, and the Reff is 1 - yay! However, authorities concerned that the protest march may lead to superspreading event
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Quarantine program, borders and airports - Clinical Excellence Commission
COVID-19 infection prevention and control guidance and resources for personnel working for the Australian Borders, Sydney Airport and the Quarantine Hotel Program.
https://www.cec.health.nsw.gov.au/keep-patients-safe/COVID-19/quarantine-program-border-and-airports
Dr Vyom Sharma (ethnic mum) @drvyom - Sat Jul 24
Important Question for today’s presser #covidnsw: This lockdown happened due to infection control breach of a bus driver, so why do guidelines state Quarantine transport drivers only wear surgical masks and not N95 respirators for airborne precautions? cec.health.nsw.gov.au/keep-patients-… pic.twitter.com/wNpNL2o5FT
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𝙹𝚘𝚎 𝚅𝚒𝚙𝚘𝚗𝚍 @jvipondmd - Sat Jul 24
After 24 hours of time to contemplate yesterday's events, I feel I need to share some of my thoughts for what it means for the pandemic, Albertans, and our democracy. 1/
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Anti-vaccinationists past and present
Edward Jenner was largely responsible for introducing vaccination to the medical community, and widespread vaccination began in the early 1800s
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1123944/
Jason 𝑻𝒉𝒆 𝑮𝒆𝒓𝒎 𝑮𝒖𝒚 Tetro @JATetro - Sat Jul 24
If you feel the current surge from those opposed to #COVID19 #vaccines is unprecedented, it's not. This is historically expected. Also, it will disappear as the toll grows greater on their populace. Nothing changes minds faster than illness and death. 1/3 ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/P…
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Eddie Burkhalter @BurkhalterEddie - Sat Jul 24
I know I said I was taking a break from Twitter, but this is important. Alabama's COVID hospitalizations increased 286% since July 1, from 204 to 788 today. Get get vaccinated or you might well become one of those in a hospital bed wishing like hell they had. pic.twitter.com/xTme4QaSOD
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Dr Michelle Ananda-Rajah @rajah_mich - Sat Jul 24
Nsw will not return to zero. It will seed delta through the rest of australia. Internal borders will remain closed but incursions will occur to other states as vaccinations ramp up. We will be living w Covid by the end of the year. Paint a credible alternative.
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