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Jan 26

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Madhu Pai, MD, PhD @paimadhu - Wed Jan 26
Please watch these compelling economic reasons for equitably sharing Covid vaccines, tests & therapeutics @GitaGopinath nails it, again pic.twitter.com/id3oMzTO3E
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A Pandemic Of Inequity And Injustice: How Should The World Respond?
Dr. Ayoade Alakija, Co-chair African Union’s African Vaccine Delivery Alliance & WHO Special Envoy for ACT-Accelerator has been at the forefront of the struggle to ensure equitable access to...
https://www.forbes.com/sites/madhukarpai/2022/01/25/a-pandemic-of-inequity-and-injustice-how-should-the-world-respond/
Forbes Health @forbeshealth - Tue Jan 25
A Pandemic Of Inequity And Injustice: How Should The World Respond? forbes.com/sites/madhukar…
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Birgit Umaigba RN, MEd @birgitomo - Wed Jan 26
"We have failed to limit virus replication & spread by vaccinating only high-income countries (HICs) & the privileged in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). By doing so, we enabled the emergence of new variants". Great piece by @yodifiji & @paimadhu forbes.com/sites/madhukar…
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Jan 26

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Kyle Griffin @kylegriffin1 - Wed Jan 26
New York state has seen an 86% decrease in COVID cases since its Jan. 7 peak, when more than 90,000 cases were reported.
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Jan 26

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Chise 🧬🧫🦠💉 @sailorrooscout - Wed Jan 26
“Breakthrough” infections DO NOT mean vaccines don’t work. Remember, they are preventatives, NOT cures. One can still contract COVID once vaccinated. As long as that vaccine is preventing you from facing severe disease and worse, it IS working and doing what it was designed to.
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Jan 26

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Opinion | Schools can safely make masks optional with the CDC’s new guidelines
N95 respirators will protect people regardless of what others are doing.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2022/01/25/schools-safely-make-masks-optional-new-cdc-guidelines/
Amesh Adalja @AmeshAA - Wed Jan 26
“We urge public health and school officials to educate communities on one-way masking, emphasizing personal choice regarding self-protection and supporting those who choose to remain masked.” washingtonpost.com/opinions/2022/…
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Monica Gandhi MD, MPH @MonicaGandhi9 - Wed Jan 26
"Schools can now safely make masks optional with the CDC’s new guidelines" by ID MDs and others:-please remember how protective one-way masking is for the individual (N95, KN95, FFP2, KF94, double mask, cloth with polypropylene filter inside to change) washingtonpost.com/opinions/2022/…
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Jan 26

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Oni Blackstock MD MHS @oni_blackstock - Wed Jan 26
The death toll of COVID among children is not equal. Policies to prevent COVID transmission in schools protect ALL children, families, educators, and communities and especially those that continue to be most impacted by COVID #UrgencyOfEquity pic.twitter.com/Kfn88rqR7s
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Jan 25

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Antimicrobial resistance now causes more deaths than HIV/AIDS and malaria worldwide – new study
Latest numbers show antimicrobial resistant infections contributed to 4.95 million deaths globally in 2019.
https://www.gavi.org/vaccineswork/antimicrobial-resistance-now-causes-more-deaths-hivaids-and-malaria-worldwide-new
Seth Berkley @GaviSeth - Tue Jan 25
“The next pandemic is already here” - a new study has revealed that antimicrobial resistance now causes more deaths than HIV/AIDS and malaria worldwide. Vaccines are one of our best weapons against this deadly threat: bit.ly/3tUxzJt
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Jan 25

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How do death rates from COVID-19 differ between people who are vaccinated and those who are not?
To understand how the pandemic is evolving, it’s crucial to know how death rates from COVID-19 are affected by vaccination status.
https://ourworldindata.org/covid-deaths-by-vaccination
Our World in Data @OurWorldInData - Tue Jan 25
The COVID death rate by vaccination status in the US. [From our post by @redouad and @maxcroser on death rates by vaccination status: ourworldindata.org/covid-deaths-b…] pic.twitter.com/cxKWOhArM8
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Jan 25

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Dr. Birinder Narang MD CCFP @BirinderNarang - Tue Jan 25
1/ NEW: NACI Update - Vaccines Kids 5-11 - Strong recommendation for: - 2 doses for age 5-11 (at least 8 weeks interval) - 3 doses with 4-8 weeks intervals for those who are moderately-severely immunocompromised canada.ca/content/dam/ph…
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Jan 25

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Mark D. Levine @MarkLevineNYC - Tue Jan 25
Yes, NY State's mask mandate is tied up in court. But here's what you need to know: there's still a massive amount of covid spreading in NYC. 20k cases/day. Hospitals are still under enormous strain. So you should absolutely continue to wear your mask in indoor public settings.
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Jan 25

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HPV: Cervical Cancer Prevention | Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH)
Gardasil 9 does not eliminate the necessity for proper screening for head and neck cancers or other HPV-related type cancers as recommended by a healthcare provider. Contact your healthcare...
https://www.alabamapublichealth.gov/cancer/hpv.html
JCDH @jcdhtweets - Tue Jan 25
#DYK that there is a vaccine that can prevent cervical cancer? This type of cancer is caused by a common, sexually-transmitted virus called HPV. The HPV vaccine is recommended for boys and girls starting at age 11 to 12 years. Visit alabamapublichealth.gov/cancer/hpv.html for more information. pic.twitter.com/tcnoR7cQgq
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Jan 25

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SARS-CoV-2 infection and COVID-19 vaccination rates in pregnant women in Scotland - Nature Medicine
Findings from the COVID-19 in Pregnancy in Scotland (COPS) study reveals low levels of vaccination uptake by pregnant women compared to women in the general population and that not being...
https://www.nature.com/articles/s41591-021-01666-2
Nature Medicine @NatureMedicine - Tue Jan 25
COVID-19 in #Pregnancy in Scotland study reveals substantially lower #vaccine uptake in pregnant women than in the general female population and not being vaccinated is associated with increased risk of severe complications of #COVID19 in pregnancy. nature.com/articles/s4159…
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Jan 25

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ChildrensAL @ChildrensAL - Tue Jan 25
Children’s recommends the following to keep kids safe from the spread of the virus at school: Masking for students regardless of vaccination status; All others should wear masks inside buildings, especially around kids under 5; Full vaccination for all those older than age 5. pic.twitter.com/aw5AHXMULK
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Jan 25

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Teddy Yewdell @TYewdell - Tue Jan 25
Talking w/ @JonYewdell last night, I brought up a line from his recent TWIV w/ @profvrr that pierced through the soul crushing slow burn of pandemic life. "The immune system did not evolve to prevent a positive test". A profoundly obvious, incredibly thoughtful observation (1/8)
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Jan 25

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Two Covid Americas
The unvaccinated are less worried than the boosted, according to a poll.
https://www.nytimes.com/2022/01/25/briefing/covid-behavior-vaccinated-unvaccinated.html
Monica Gandhi MD, MPH @MonicaGandhi9 - Tue Jan 25
Two Covid Americas - Failure to take risk stratification by age into account & to tout the incredible effectiveness of the vaccines better (amazing vaccines) seem to be two major problems with the US pandemic response nytimes.com/2022/01/25/bri…
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Jan 25

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Children, COVID, and the urgency of normal
We have created an advocacy toolkit intended to help everyone who is in a position to affect policy decisions for schools and/or extracurricular activities for children. As scientists and...
https://www.urgencyofnormal.com
Monica Gandhi MD, MPH @MonicaGandhi9 - Tue Jan 25
A toolkit with an evidence-base on how to return children back to normal life after the Omicron surge in the US is done. With help from multiple pediatricians weighing in on vaccination, masks, testing, etc. Thanks urgencyofnormal.com
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Jan 24

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Eric Topol @EricTopol - Mon Jan 24
Good move by @US_FDA keeping up with the data. We need a lot more Sotrovimab, the only monoclonal antibody that has efficacy vs Omicron @FT by @kiranstacey pic.twitter.com/WBaQlQPyn8
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Jan 24

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Jeff Vergales @JVergales - Mon Jan 24
Lost in the “End Masks in School Debate”, is that one-way masking w/ well-fitting respirators (N95, etc) is profoundly effective at preventing infection. We have the tools to protect our vulnerable and it’s important that we always do. Right? @MonicaGandhi9 @j_g_allen
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Eric Topol @EricTopol - Mon Jan 24
How to reduce your chance of dying from Covid by 99%? Get vaccinated and a booster. One of the most impressive graphs I've seen for the impact of vaccination in the US pandemic (thanks @redouad @OurWorldinData for re-plotting my makeshift graph from earlier today) pic.twitter.com/MePRT06zg5
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Governor Phil Murphy @GovMurphy - Mon Jan 24
Cases are down by roughly two-thirds from two weeks ago. We’re also optimistic about the rate of transmission, which has fallen below one and continues to drop, as well as the test positivity rate. pic.twitter.com/FwroblQjFC
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Jan 24

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Exposed to omicron? You may be protected against future variants, says doctor
WASHINGTON (TND) — As the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention continue to push for Americans to be vaccinated against COVID-19, CDC director Dr. Rochelle Walensky recently announced...
https://thenationaldesk.com/news/health/exposed-to-omicron-you-may-be-protected-against-future-variants-says-doctor
Antwan Harris @aharrisTV - Mon Jan 24
🦠 #COVID19 & NATURAL IMMUNITY: “If you've been exposed to omicron, you've seen the entire virus, you are likely to be protected against another variant that comes.” - @MonicaGandhi9 on @TND thenationaldesk.com/news/health/ex…
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Jan 24

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HPV & Cervical Cancer: What You Need to Know - UAB Medicine News
HPV & Cervical Cancer: What You Need to Know - UAB Medicine News
https://www.uabmedicine.org/-/hpv-cervical-cancer-what-you-need-to-know
UAB OB/GYN @UABOBGYN - Mon Jan 24
It's #CervicalCancerAwarenessMonth. Do you know the signs and symptoms? Hear what you "need to know" about #cervicalcancer from our chair, @WarnerHuhUAB. bit.ly/3tRHAHm
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Jan 24

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COVID-19: endemic doesn’t mean harmless
Rosy assumptions endanger public health — policymakers must act now to shape the years to come.
https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-022-00155-x
Aris Katzourakis @ArisKatzourakis - Mon Jan 24
My piece on endemicity for @nature. I wrote about the use and misuse of this term, the assumptions it is often associated with, and how we can help shape the years to come. nature.com/articles/d4158…
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Jan 24

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COVID-19 OP-ED: Experts: End South Africa’s national state of disaster
On 15 March 2020, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa declared a national state of disaster in terms of the Disaster Management Act, to enable the government to develop a coordinated disaster...
https://www.dailymaverick.co.za/article/2022-01-23-experts-end-south-africas-national-state-of-disaster/
Monica Gandhi MD, MPH @MonicaGandhi9 - Mon Jan 24
How to de-escalate disaster protocols for a pandemic after the Omicron surge has passed in places of high immunity, from experts in S. Africa, with ongoing attention to vaccination, therapeutics, and the needs of children dailymaverick.co.za/article/2022-0…
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BNO Newsroom @BNODesk - Mon Jan 24
WHO chief says dangerous to assume we're in the endgame of the pandemic: "The conditions are ideal for more variants to emerge"
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Jan 24

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#192 - COVID Part 2: Masks, long COVID, boosters, mandates, treatments, and more - Peter Attia
“I think people are starving out there for honesty on this topic that's not tribal” - Marty Makary
https://peterattiamd.com/covid-part2/
Peter Attia @PeterAttiaMD - Mon Jan 24
[New Podcast] COVID Part 2: Masks, long COVID, boosters, mandates, treatments, and more with Drs. Marty Makary (@MartyMakary), Zubin Damania (@ZDoggMD), and Monica Gandhi (@MonicaGandhi9). Listen to the full episode here: bit.ly/344csJW #covid #omicron #covidvaccine pic.twitter.com/eLMIFEUCKJ
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Squawk Box @SquawkCNBC - Mon Jan 24
"We need to look at the things that have been the most divisive and might not necessarily be contributing the most to trying to reduce further spread in society," says @ScottGottliebMD on when it's time to relax pandemic policies. pic.twitter.com/kuXS63HCXs
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Dr Nisreen Alwan 🌻 @Dr2NisreenAlwan - Mon Jan 24
Parents get worried they might get in trouble if one of their kids tests positive for covid & they keep their sibling(s) from school. Worried they get penalised for doing the right public health approach & being thoughtful about protecting others. Such a sorry state of affairs :(
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Jan 24

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Fluvoxamine for Outpatient COVID-19 to Prevent Hospitalization: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Importance Widely available and affordable options for the outpatient management of COVID-19 are needed, particularly therapies that prevent hospitalization. Objective Perform a meta-analysis of...
https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2021.12.17.21268008v1
Monica Gandhi MD, MPH @MonicaGandhi9 - Mon Jan 24
Fluvoxamine for Outpatient COVID-19 to Prevent Hospitalization - "In this meta-analysis, there was a high probability (94.1% to 98.3%) that fluvoxamine reduces hospitalization with a risk ratio of 0.75" (25% reduction); makes difference medrxiv.org/content/10.110…
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Jan 24

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http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/us/in-school-transmission-extremely-rare-as-mass-starts-new-covid-19-at-home-tests-for-students-teachers/ar-AASTmTP
Monica Gandhi MD, MPH @MonicaGandhi9 - Mon Jan 24
Great leadership @CharlieBakerMA. "Students and staff individually identified as asymptomatic close contacts & repeatedly tested in school (Test & Stay) tested negative >90% of time (496,440/503,312 tests)". Supports @PolicyLabCHOP recent recs for schools a.msn.com/01/en-us/AASTm…
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prospective cohort study of COVID-19 vaccination, SARS-CoV-2 infection, and fertility
Abstract. Some reproductive-aged individuals remain unvaccinated against COVID-19 due to concerns about potential adverse effects on fertility. We examined the
https://academic.oup.com/aje/advance-article/doi/10.1093/aje/kwac011/6511811
Patrick Charles - ID Doctor @P_Charles_ID_Dr - Mon Jan 24
New study showing that COVID infections can reduce male fertility at least in the short-term. On the other hand, vaccines had no effect on fertility in either men or women. academic.oup.com/aje/advance-ar…
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Prof. Christina Pagel @chrischirp - Mon Jan 24
So, we're back - as predicted in mid Dec (!) - in two epidemics - a growing one in children (& flat in their parents' generation) and declining in everyone else. Unvaxxed children in schools have highest and fastest growing rates - ie 5-9 yr olds. Cases >2x higher than Dec. 1/5 pic.twitter.com/Aqyb8BIb8R
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Jan 23

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Fauci outlines pandemic long-term return to normal: 'best-case scenario' we learn to live with it
Fauci reiterated his belief that the omicron surge will peak by mid-February at the latest.
https://www.foxnews.com/health/fauci-pandemic-long-term-normal-live-with-it
Monica Gandhi MD, MPH @MonicaGandhi9 - Sun Jan 23
“Control means you're not eliminating it, not eradicating it," Fauci "But it gets down to such a low level that it's integrated into the general respiratory infections that we have learned to live with” I wrote WaPo piece Sept about these ID terms foxnews.com/health/fauci-p…
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Transcript: Dr. Scott Gottlieb on "Face the Nation," January 23, 2022
The following is a transcript of an interview with Dr. Scott Gottlieb that aired Sunday, January 23, 2022, on "Face the Nation."
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/transcript-dr-scott-gottlieb-face-the-nation-01-23-2022/
Monica Gandhi MD, MPH @MonicaGandhi9 - Sun Jan 23
Agree with @ScottGottliebMD that - as restrictions for adults are removed after Omicron surge & we transition from pandemic to endemic management (Newsom says 2/15, CA)- children should have their restrictions (like masks) removed (or optional) too like UK cbsnews.com/news/transcrip…
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Jan 23

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SARS-CoV-2 breakthrough infections elicit potent, broad and durable neutralizing antibody responses
Although infections among vaccinated individuals lead to milder COVID-19 symptoms relative to unvaccinated subjects, the specificity and durability of…
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0092867422000691
Monica Gandhi MD, MPH @MonicaGandhi9 - Sun Jan 23
"Breakthrough infections induce serum binding/ neutralizing antibody responses markedly more potent, durable and resilient to spike mutations observed in variants than those who received only two doses of vaccine" (if not exposed to Omicron, Covaxin vax) sciencedirect.com/science/articl…
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Monica Gandhi MD, MPH @MonicaGandhi9 - Sun Jan 23
Early assessment of the clinical severity of the SARS-CoV-2 omicron variant in S. Africa, Lancet. Individuals with Omicron vs previous infections 80% lower odds of being admitted to hospital, 70% lower odds of severe disease than Delta thelancet.com/journals/lance…
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Monica Gandhi MD, MPH @MonicaGandhi9 - Sun Jan 23
Data from UCSF sheds light on how many hospitalizations are ‘for’ COVID or ‘with’ COVID - "As more health systems across the country publish data on incidental cases..a standard definition is increasingly important..", UCSF calls on @CDCgov to standardize sfchronicle.com/bayarea/articl…
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Dr. Jeanne Noble @JeanneNoble18 - Sun Jan 23
A quick listen on why we need to put kids first in line when peeling away COVID restrictions post-Omicron omny.fm/shows/kcbsam-o…
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Covid News @covidgoodnews - Sun Jan 23
All US 🇺🇸 states spected to peak by mid-Feb "Anthony Fauci said there is hope the level of infection will be under control: you're not eliminating, but it gets down to a low level, that it's pa re t of the respiratory infections we live with" #COVID19 google.com/amp/s/abcnews.…
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UNICEF Africa @UNICEFAfrica - Sun Jan 23
#COVID19 is threatening children’s futures. Schools must remain open so children can continue learning + access the health, nutrition, psychosocial & wellbeing services they need. #DayofEducation pic.twitter.com/hmICOsHLvS
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Dr Nisreen Alwan 🌻 @Dr2NisreenAlwan - Sun Jan 23
Silencing tactics during the pandemic: 1. “What about”… 2. “This is alarmism” 3. “You’re being political” 4. “Stay in your lane” 5. “Don’t disagree with the leaders because the public will lose trust in science” 6. “You’re biased by your personal experience” What else?
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Dr Raghib Ali MD(Epi) MPH FRCP (UK) @drraghibali - Sun Jan 23
Good to see anti-virals now being used to help our most vulnerable patients. 'Combined with vaccines, however, antivirals promise to help ensure that Covid never again causes the kind of death and disruption we have seen during the past two years.' thetimes.co.uk/article/antivi…
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'I wasn't prepared for this': Experts say online abuse against women increased during pandemic
The movement online led to the emergence of new tools being used to target women.
https://www.thejournal.ie/online-abuse-5652201-Jan2022/
Katy Dineen @KDineenAu - Sun Jan 23
'I wasn't prepared for this': Experts say online abuse against women increased during pandemic (via @thejournal_ie) jrnl.ie/5652201
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Monica Gandhi MD, MPH @MonicaGandhi9 - Sun Jan 23
U.S. opposes plans to strengthen World Health Organization - disagree with this in any worldwide pandemic, under any administration reuters.com/world/us/exclu…
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Walker Bragman @WalkerBragman - Sat Jan 22
Whose COVID burnout we focus on matters. pic.twitter.com/kxYBF5hN5l
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Dr Nisreen Alwan 🌻 @Dr2NisreenAlwan - Sat Jan 22
Pls stop othering ‘the vulnerable’ as if it’s an optional burden or charity to protect them. Because: a)it’s ableist b)even 2y on we can’t accurately tell who exactly can get severe or Long Covid c)we’re all vulnerable at some point in our lives They are society. They are us.
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Colin Davis @ProfColinDavis - Sat Jan 22
The Covid rate for 5-9 year olds has gone over 2000 per 100K. (The actual rate of infection is several times higher, based on the ONS survey). The growth in cases shows no sign of slowing (currently doubling every 8 days), having accelerated soon after schools went back in Jan. pic.twitter.com/oWSzcegMym
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Dr Nisreen Alwan 🌻 @Dr2NisreenAlwan - Sat Jan 22
Let’s learn from history. How did previous pandemics end? 1. Mass vaccination 2. Deep scientific understanding 3. Public health control measures to stop spread 4. Better case finding 5. Community action Not through repeated infection with pontification about ‘natural’ immunity.
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Robert West @robertjwest - Sat Jan 22
In the UK approx 1 in 500 of its entire population has died from Covid so far. In Japan, with similar risk factors in terms of age etc, the figure is 1 in 7,000 and UK has suffered a larger fall in GDP. The main difference is how our governments have chosen to handle the pandemic
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