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After top 100 updates we will put the top 120 updates , we will start with a thread of top 100 & then move along .
It is a concerning since we may end up seeing either multiple pandemics together or relay race as new organisms try jump into humans ctd)
101/n Whie people like all of us were fighting #Covid , #Hepatitis in kids we all missed how 1284 people got #monkeypox with lethality of 4.5 % ctd)
102/n Interesting paper on efficacy of soaps shows that 1 min hand washing to be effective in cell free virus but not as much in intracellular virus doi.org/10.1016/S0166-…
Ctd)
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Top 100 updates about #MonkeyPox & why I think it has become the biggest outbreak in the last 50 years outside Africa , the earlier 70 are here

And I will start after 70 now in the thread below
71/n Biden finally comments on monkeypox , saying: "It's something that everybody should be concerned about."😢😢. So there is definitely more than we know , it is not everyday that the President comments on stuff. Ctd)
72/n A child has been rushed to the intensive care unit of a London hospital after they were diagnosed with monkeypox, as per reports. 😢😢 ctd)
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Why I feel we will have a much bigger outbreak of #MonkeyPox & top 70 updates ( we had 50 yesterday ) in the thread below . Let's start by what we already know & then go further

Ctd)
51/n Spain is seriously looking at whether the 80K strong LGBT community get together was a super spreader , they are also trying to find if one of the Saunas ( where gay men go for sex) has been the source , so the consequences are not due to genital spread but congregation ctd)
52/n The problem is its large number of likely reservoirs and things we probably can't entirely avoid including animal droppings : rats, mice, squirrels, shrews, opossums, ground hogs etc . So once it gets into a geographical location #monkeypox will be a tough nut ctd)
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Excellent OpEd by @linseymarr & @jljcolorado on the early and persistent confusion around the word "airborne" wrt the pandemic. It's a short overview on the effects of these miscomms across medical & disciplinary boundaries.
Some salient quotes, links (1/)
time.com/6162065/covid-…
2/ “This fundamental misunderstanding of the virus disastrously shaped the response during the first few months of the pandemic & continues to this day. We still see it now in the surface cleaning protocols that many have kept in place even while walking around without masks. …”
3/ “… There is a key explanation for this early error. In hospitals, the word “airborne” is associated w/ a rigid set of protective methods, incl. the use of N95 respirators by workers and negative pressure rooms for patients. These are resource-intensive and legally required.”
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AB has abandoned almost all COVID protections already, and decided to go even further and reduce reporting and transparency, with updates only 1/wk. The justification?

It's time. Our two years is up. We're basically safe enough now.
@CMOH_Alberta Mar 8

"We need to be able to hold two realities at the same time – one is that COVID is still a threat to take seriously and the other is that the COVID population risk has been reduced and we can move to seeing COVID as one risk among many."alberta.ca/release.cfm?xI…
"COVID population risk has been reduced"

Reduced compared to what precisely? Certainly the population risk is not lower than the risk at earlier times in the pandemic here.

Shall we compare our performance in Wave 5 to previous waves to determine population risk?
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Hastily dropping masks in schools - an easy thing that helps protect staff and kids (inc JKs who can’t get vaxxed, and many eligible kids who aren’t vaxxed) - seems like such a callous, thoughtless “end” to the pandemic. Here’s what my 6 year old said when we discussed it: 1/n🧵
This morning at breakfast, while my husband wrangled the preschooler, I told my 6 year old that on Mar 21, there likely would NOT be a mask rule in his school. I asked him how he felt about it, and what he wanted to do. Because now he had a choice. 2/n
This kid has seen his mommy come home with bruises on her face after 12+ hours in an N95. Two years of this. Our narrative on masks, from the start, has been: “My mask protects me, your mask protects you, our masks protect each other.” 3/n
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Russian #airborne #troops land in Ukraine's second city #Kharkiv | Mar 2
- Kharkiv, a largely Russian-speaking city near the Russian border, has a population of around 1.4 million.
24newshd.tv/02-Mar-2022/ru…
BREAKING | Russian #airborne troops land in #Kharkiv
facebook.com/IndiaToday/vid…
#Russian #paratroopers land in #Kharkiv after city is blitzed by rocket attacks | Mar 2
- No Ukrainian troops were killed in the gun battle, Kharkiv Region Police Chief Volodymyr Tymoshko told reporters on Wednesday.
lbc.co.uk/world-news/par…
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This has everything to do with $$ Improved ventilation has been spoken about in #Ontario almost from the beginning. @fordnation didn't want to spend the money on #ontarioschools, so they gambled that #COVID could be managed without having to retrofit schools or add #HEPA filters
COVID being #Airborne has been known for over a year, and yet they didn't provide essential PPE to you and your teachers.Testing could have kept you in school, but they chose not to implement a regimented testing system. Any kid born in 2004 who will be eligible to #vote
remember that this govt gambled away your highschool years, your rites of passages, your education, your emotional well-being and your physical well-being because they didn't think you were worth protecting. Show them your worth on June 2nd, 2022. #VoteFordOut2022
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Lire les lettres de mon arrière grand-père envoyées de Copenhague en 1918. Et tomber sur ces passages #GrippeEspagnole et la fermeture des lieux publics

[#ECOLE]
24 oct. 1918
La grippe espagnole sévit très fort ici. On a fermé les écoles et les théâtres. On parle de fermer
les églises. Le garçon de bureau et mon valet de chambre Harald sont à l'hôpital. Les soeurs catholiques leur ont fait de la place (...) Un des employés de l'attaché militaire a été si malade qu'on lui a donné l'extrême-onction.
Il est hors de danger maintenant. Le garçon de bureau avait été avec Harald voir sa fiancée dont les parents étaient malades. C'est ainsi qu'ils ont subi la contagion. Jusqu'ici ils ont la forte fiève sans complication.
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A 🧵 about my experience on aerosol research and airborne transmission of infectious diseases during my Ph.D. time, the academic struggles and challenges I faced pre-Covid and when it just emerged to proof that #COVIDisAirborne (1/13)
I started studying aerosols and infection control of aerosols at the Academic Center of Dentistry Amsterdam- ACTA (Dental Faculty of University of Amsterdam) in december 2015. Nobody back then cared about aerosols, but we did. (article in dutch) ntvt.nl/actueel/actuee…
In March 2019 I worked with @WCMQatar - team of Prof. Abu-Raddad- where we used the Wells-Riley equation adjusted by Rudnick & Milton with the aim to estimate transmission risk and effect of measures that apply to dental professionals. journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.11…
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The Dutch government spreading misinformation and showing they have a **completely outdated** understanding about COVID transmission.

There are ZERO proven cases of surface transmission, and @CDCgov has been telling us for a year that it is rare (cdc.gov/coronavirus/20…)
Transmission is dominantly #Airborne (thelancet.com/article/S0140-…), so the DOMINANT message needs to focus on ways to protect ourselves from airborne transmission.
This government misinformation (a problem in lots of countries) won't end until @WHO says VERY LOUD AND CLEAR that #COVIDisAirborne, as they have actually admitted:

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1/Big discovery during the pandemic was that the Coronavirus is #airborne: hitches ride in respiratory aerosols that can float a long time & infect from afar. But what do these tiny things look like? Using Supercomputer @ORNL, scientists are finding out nyti.ms/3xNoORm🧵
2/researchers created a model of the virus in aerosols from billions of 'virtual atoms'. They also included other molecules & proteins found in these aerosols. They ran simulations using Summit: one of world's fastest Supercomputers @ORNL, a Department of Energy National Lab.
3/scientists learned that the Delta Variant's Spike protein (the part that grabs human cells) behaves differently: it opens up wider than the original virus. This may allow Delta to infect more efficiently. They'll do these simulations with #Omicron, once its shape is deciphered.
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THE 1941 LOUISIANA MANEUVERS (Phase I)

The Battle of the Red River
“My god, Senator, that’s the reason I do it. I want the mistake [made] down in Louisiana, not over in Europe, and the only way to do this thing is to try it out, and it if doesn’t work, find out what we need to make it work.”

GEN George C. Marshall
General McNair would serve as the director of the 1941 GHQ Maneuvers, along with his deputy, General Clark.
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🚨 NEW 🇬🇧

Guidance on IP&C for seasonal respiratory infections including SARS-CoV-2

Welcome to the world of SEASONAL SARS2 [does this sound more 'cuddly' to you?] & alternative reality according to the IPC Cell.

🧵

gov.uk/government/pub…
Hot on the heels of the new campaign where dCMO @Thomas_Waite states:

'People with COVID-19 release virus particles into the air whenever they speak, breathe or cough & these can linger in unventilated settings.'

Will the IPC Cell sustain the AGP myth?

gov.uk/government/new…
Reviewing this on the fly...

'This guidance is intended to prevent transmission of seasonal respiratory viral infections focussing on influenza, SARS-CoV-2, & respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) in health & care settings'

Nice tactic: Try to remove focus on SARS2 alone
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“Children w/ underlying conditions are no less precious. Their parents don’t love them any less!”

Why these simple facts need to be stated in modern🇬🇧is beyond me…

But thank you so much for doing so @DrAmirKhanGP 🙏🏻💙

#COVIDisAirborne #ThinkSmoke #UnsafeSchools @reallorraine
More FACTS for “as long as it’s not my kid(s) that are effected” types…

ALL CHILDREN ARE PRECIOUS!

Children aren’t supposed to die.

🇬🇧schools, esp 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿, are still v unsafe.

Parents are being punished for trying to protect their kids from a highly contagious #airborne 🦠
Unless @nadhimzahawi @educationgovuk take immediate action, #COVID19 will almost inevitably reach every child & will also spread to family members & staff who may be vulnerable.

It shocks me that so many of us keep saying this & STILL no one is listening!

@halfon4harlowMP
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Thank you Dan, once again you’ve explained with absolute clarity one of the most significant failings of @10DowningStreet ‘s catastrophic #COVID19UK management.
@danielgoyal

1/22 - Sorry🙏🏻💙
I qualified as a GP in 1996, but no longer work in “normal” General Practice & have not done so since Oct 20.

I now spend 90% of my time as a “GP in A+E” & work in our 2 local UTCs.

I’ve also been part of the local #COVID “hot” services - in our #HotSite & doing home visits.
2/
From talking to my GP friends & colleagues, I believe my experience is not at all uncommon & has played a HUGE PART in the current #GPCrisis - both for the health & wellbeing of our patients but also for the recruitment/retainment AND wellbeing of GPs themselves.
#TeamGP
3/
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1-Hey👋@GillianKeegan yep, I know 😷s aren’t v comfortable when you wear them for hours - WE DO EXACTLY THAT DAY IN DAY OUT!
If you lot would stop behaving like spoilt children those of us trying to keep the #NHS going would have a better chance!

#COVIDisAirborne - oh yes it is!
2-I’ve just finished my 8th day of working out of 9…Not all were full days & yes, I know this is nothing special.

My point is, every single hour was spent wearing a 😷!!

Are you suggesting those of us in healthcare DON’T #WearAMask because IT’s UNCOMFORTABLE?

Really?
3- For the millionth time - #COVIDisAirborne (shouting now😬) - unless we all start accepting this FACT & behaving as if we care… A LOT OF PEOPLE are going to die unnecessarily….!

@Jeremy_Hunt - please can you point your party towards #airborne viral transmission reduction!
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The continual references to “with the benefit of hindsight” are simply not going to wash.

There are far too many of us who know EXACTLY WHAT HAPPENED & tragically STILL IS.

1/19…sorry!

@BorisJohnson @10DowningStreet @Conservatives @Jeremy_Hunt @SC_HealthSocial @Keir_Starmer
Mr Johnson may feel a degree of safety hidden away from scrutiny on holiday, but there are literally 1000s of us who’ve been begging for a pragmatic, intelligent & compassionate response to #COVID19UK - we will not go quietly!

@AppgCoronavirus @LaylaMoran @CarolineLucas
2/
There’s only so much insensitive, offensive & ignorant bluster we will tolerate…HONESTY & ACCOUNTABILITY are needed now.

The buck stops at the doors of @10DowningStreet, or maybe a luxury villa in #Marbella🤔?

@sajidjavid @CovidJusticeUK @CMO_England @uksciencechief
3/
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A quiet inclusion that #Covid19 is #airborne and trying to move on is not enough. It is okay to admit you were wrong if you want people to trust you ever again. Not doing so leads to unfair situations 1/
I am focusing on one such situation here that I shall refer to as droplet masking vs aerosol masking 2/
Masks under your nose - breathing, in itself also generates aerosols. It does not have to be big drops expelled from your mouth. So, cover both mouth and nose 3/ Image
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A short thread explaining #airborne precautions for a #layered approach of mitigation against #COVID19
Keep in mind that multiple layers is a key need. The more layers, the lower your risk 1/
2) Source elimination is always the first step we think of when dealing with an #airborne problem - no risk without an actual source in the space.
Again, these steps need not be perfect, but they reduce the chances of an infectious person being in the room.
3) Source control - when we cannot eliminate the source, we try to control it. It could be direct - like masks, use packed lunches, and it could be indirect like keeping a control on community levels using vaccination and surveillance like waste water testing
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For anyone who hasn’t realised just how deep the #BackToNormal lunacy runs, take a look at some of the “nearly 50” @Conservatives who are actively supporting @UsforThemUK’s dangerous & irresponsible campaign to make 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿schools #COVID19 MITIGATION-FREE!

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The ring-leader is @SteveBakerHW, of #CRG AND #ERG fame. Neither he or his #CRG mate @Mark_J_Harper appear to have any understanding of #airborne viral transmission.
Mr Harper’s clearly also a fan of the unscientific & reckless #LivingWithCovid mindset.

2/
But it’d be unfair to give @halfon4harlowMP ALL the credit for causing unnecessary harm & suffering.

Several other high profile @Conservatives are members of the @UsforThemUK support group.

Some of the “usual suspects”-
@MPIainDS @SirGrahamBrady @DesmondSwayne @EstherMcVey1

3/
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