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#Arlington #COVID19 #Cases

1/ Unlike Omicron wave, the BA.2 & BA.2.12.1 surge has produced a sustained high level of illness impacting @APSVirginia in May, especially as the system reduced isolation and guaranteed that identified contagious people would return to infect others.
#Arlington #COVID19 #Cases

2/ North Arlington schools saw largest % of their student bodies infected w/COVID. (CDC estimates actual cases 2.3x-9x higher than reported in VA, so these are undercounts.)

Largely unmasked #Discovery, #Taylor, and #Jamestown lead % infected.
#Arlington #COVID19 #Cases

3/ By numbers, #Yorktown High School has many more cases than its peer high schools among students.

High schools also have more staff, and had the most staff cases. Shocking numbers of staff at elementary schools have also gotten sick this year.
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#Arlington #COVID19 #Cases

VDH outbreak list now reports 78 linked COVID-19 cases, the result of attending or working at #Taylor elementary school in late April and May. It’s one of the larger documented school outbreaks in Virginia since they began keeping track.
#Arlington #COVID19 #Cases

VDH outbreak list now reports 41 linked COVID-19 cases, the result of attending or working at #ArlingtonTraditional elementary school in May.

The new variants are so contagious spread to family members is extremely common after exposure at school.
#Arlington #COVID19 #Cases

VDH outbreak list now reports 19 linked COVID-19 cases, the result of attending or working at #Discovery elementary school in May.

Why are we tolerating so much COVID in schools and putting infectious kids & teachers back into schools every week?
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#Arlington #COVID19 #Cases

😡: Almost no students who are exposed are being told directly of exposures or quarantined.

We encourage parents w/COVID+ kids to DIY your own reporting to parents and families where you can; assume APS isn't going to notify exposed. It's up to you. Image
#Arlington #COVID19 #Cases

The worst school, with >13% of its students catching COVID in Jan, is #Montessori Public School.

MPSA was found to be one of the worst schools for ventilation + parents reported a lack of implementation for outdoor lunch in Jan. for some classes. ImageImage
#Arlington #COVID19 #Cases

So far, YTD, two dozen Arlington public schools have had more than 10% of their student body test positive for COVID-19.

In such an environment, removing masks when community transmission is so high seems like the ultimate folly. Image
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💡🚲🧵 @ArlingtonVA @BikeArlington @USDOT. In May, I bought an #ebike. I named it #SlayerPete after our bike-loving Secretary of Transportation, @SecretaryPete. Image
I ride #SlayerPete to my office in DC, for errands, and, yes, for exercise. While #Arlington #Virginia has a great network of paths and trails, it still lacks the kind of secure bike storage/parking recently opened at the East Falls Church Metro @wmata. Image
In fact, safe/secure bike parking/storage is the biggest impediment to me using my #ebike even more.
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#BREAKING
Washington DC Metro Car Derails, Passengers to Walk Along Tracks to Exit Tunnel

#Sputnik #BreakingNews #WashingtonDC
sputniknews.com/20211012/washi…
Washington DC Metro train derails on #BlueLine in #Virginia

A #Metro train has derailed on the Blue line & service is now suspended between the Pentagon & Foggy Bottom metro stops. The derailment happened near the Arlington Cemetery around 5pm.
#WashingtonDC #Breaking
#BREAKING
A subway train derailed underground outside #WashingtonDC, forcing passengers to walk almost half a mile through the tunnel to safety

The derailment occurred on the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority's (#WMATA) Blue Line
#Sputnik #BreakingNews
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1/ This is why we need to #AlertTheClass, and the lack of mandatory #COVID19 #testing for all in place before opening #schools here may be a big mistake.

The #DeltaVariant is surging in #Arlington County, but the people who spread it "feel just fine."

nature.com/articles/d4158…
2/ #Delta's #KillerAdvantage:

Infected folks spread 🦠 for 1.8 days before they ever get first symptom.

Symptoms show up 5.8 days AFTER infection, on average, says Hong Kong research team.

Spreaders also have far higher viral load.
74% infections from presymptomatic spread
3/ One bit of good news in this: Vaccinated individuals were 65% less likely to infect someone, but the estimate is based on a very small sample size.
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Who's #unvaccinated in #Arlington?

13,540 babies/preK <4yoa (100%)
20,181 kids (ALL <12 +teens to 19) (38%)
8,957 young adults, age 20-24 (56%)
25,156 age 25-34 (46%)
12,605 age 35-44 (33%)
15,892 age 45-64 (30%)
4,519 age 65-84 (20%)
1,115 of 85+ (35%)

TOTAL: 100,051 unvaxed
There isn't a record of some of the federally distributed shots, so our amount of vaccinated could be greater for some of the adults. Maybe 5% more? 10%?

90,000 unvaccinated is still plenty for a virus to attack.

Sources:
projects.arlingtonva.us/wp-content/upl…
data.virginia.gov/Government/VDH…
Unlike our neighbors in DC and Maryland, we have no indoor mask mandate. We are fully open. The bars and restaurants are full. With indoor gatherings and back to school full-time, there is a lot of human fuel for #DeltaVariant to burn through and spread rapidly in our community.
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Memorial Day #MemorialDay #MemorialDay2021 nice pic of an #fda building, NRC and CIST buildings on this brisk morning.. #israel #joffe #fda #mondaythoughts #mdw #MondayMorning #bing #NeverGiveUp Israel Joffe fda
We checked out the JFK memorial, and Arlington National Cemetery... Truly an experience I won't forget

#MemorialDay2021 #MemorialDay #arlington
Passed by the White House :)

#MemorialDay2021 #israel #joffe #MondayMorning
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🔴 #DIRECT - C'est le jour J pour Joe #Biden ! Suivez la cérémonie d'investiture du 46ème président des #EtatsUnis 🇺🇸

#Inauguration twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1…
🇺🇸 Un président s'en va, un autre arrive. Suivez cette journée historique sur notre #liveblog ⤵️

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#InaugurationDay
Où se trouve Donald #Trump ? Le président américain (pour quelques minutes encore), qui n'assistera pas à la cérémonie d'investiture de Joe #Biden, a pris un vol vers #MarALago.

➡️ Précisions avec Emmanuel Saint-Martin, envoyé spécial de @FRANCE24
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Now we know Trump mocked a man's #disability because he feels "disgust for those who have suffered." As president, he told staff "not to include wounded #veterans" in an event because “Nobody wants to see that."

Trump's views of #vets: reporting from @TheAtlantic (thread)
.@FoxNews @AP & other media organizations have verified @TheAtlantic's reporting that Trump lied when he said he couldn't reach a French cemetery to honor America's war dead. In fact, "he feared his hair would become disheveled in the rain."
“Why should I go to that cemetery? It’s filled with losers," Trump told senior staff members," referring to America's WWI fallen. During the same 2018 trip, he referred to the "more than 1,800 marines who lost their lives at Belleau Wood as 'suckers' for getting killed."
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THREAD: We're keeping track of the Democrats and progressives who have filed to be on the ballot for the 2020 primary! Here's our list so far ⬇️

#txlege #txsen #2020Election

progresstexas.org/blog/building-…
2/ TX has been trending Democratic for years, and it’s because of the work of organizers & advocates. Because of them, 2020 is a possible tipping point!

We can turn TX blue, but it won’t happen without even more work from even more progressives. #txlege #txsen #2020Election
3/ Up first, those who have filed for U.S. Congress:

TX-10 (#ATX): @MikeSiegelTX
TX-23 (#Helotes): Efrain V. Valdez
TX-31 (#RoundRock): @donnaimamTX

#txlege #txsen #2020Election
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First, #blackface. Then, #sexualassault allegations. Now, threats of impeachment. I’ve got the latest information on the chaos in the #Commonwealth all morning on @wusa9 #GetUpDC Image
#Virginia @LGJustinFairfax could soon be on the way to losing his job if one #Arlington lawmaker gets his way.

@HopeforVirginia is planning to introduce articles of impeachment against #Fairfax today.

The 39-year-old is facing sexual assault allegations from two women. @wusa9 Image
If those articles of impeachment are introduced against Fairfax today, we could see a vote as early as tomorrow.

That resolution would kick off hearings on the allegations. A committee would have to recommend impeachment, and the full house would have to vote @wusa9 Image
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