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⚠️UPGRADE IN WARNING—@WHO has finally upgrading the highly contagious #B1617 variant spreading in India as a "variant of concern" at the global level. Prelim studies show it can spread more easily, & “some evidence it may able to evade vaccines”. #COVID19…
2) @mvankerkhove said WHO will provide more details in its weekly situation report on Tues, and variant, B.1.617, has been found in studies to spread more easily than the original virus and there is some evidence it may able to evade some of the protections provided by vaccines.
3) "And as such we are classifying this as a variant of concern at the global level," @mvankerkhove said. "Even though there is increased transmissibility demonstrated by some preliminary studies, we need much more information— so we need more targeted sequencing to be done."
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Doctors in India are concerned about an increase in a highly fatal fungal infection affecting cases & recently recovered from #COVID19. Mucormycosis, is a mold that attacks the respiratory tract, potentially eroding facial structures & harming the brain.🧵…
2) “It is a fungus that has a strong relation to diabetes,” he added. “If the person is not diabetic, it is very uncommon that the person would have mucormycosis.”
3) Dr. K. Srinath Reddy, who leads the Public Health Foundation of India, said a large number of the recent reported mucormycosis cases were of hospitalized coronavirus patients who had been discharged after their recovery.
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Very Shocking visuals emerging out of RUIA hospital in #Tirupati in #AndhraPradesh as oxygen supply was disrupted due to a technical glitch. Patient attendants’ tried to revive the patients! According to reports, at least 10 dead and 13 critical in the ICU. #COVID19
According to the superintendent, 9 #COVID19 and 3 non-Covid patients in the ICU died. Another 15 continue to be critical. Hospital authorities say that oxygen was stalled for 5mins but lives have been lost. Sheer negligence! Terrible @ArogyaAndhra @AndhraPradeshCM
I generally don’t share such videos BUT this has to be told/showed. This is horrific. The world has to watch how negligent our Govts have become! So cruel! This isn’t oxygen shortage, this isn’t technical error! This is murder.
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Manitoba announced 502 new cases of #COVID19 and 4 more deaths on Monday, May 10, 2021.

Active cases: 3,771
Total caseload: 42,451
Recovered: 37,683
Deaths: 997
Manitoba #COVID19 patients in hospital: 215 (up 5)

In ICU: 60 (up 8)

ICU COVID patients are now near same peak from second wave in the fall.
Five-day Manitoba #COVID19 test-positivity rate: 11.6 per cent (up 0.7 percentage points)

Winnipeg rate: 13.8 per cent

Tests completed Sunday: 3,787
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🇫🇷 #coronavirus France

🛑France #Covid_19 : Nette baisse des admissions, surtout en Soins Critiques. Tout baisse✅ !

💠En 24h -> 3 292 Cas et 293 Décès

BilanCovid au 10/05 :

☣️5 780 379 Cas
💀106 684 Décès
🩹351 795 Retour à🏡

#COVID__19 #COVIDー19 #COVID19 #France

Rappels importants :

🔴SPF fournit un nombre de cas en 24 heures, peut importe la date des tests revenus positifs.

🔵SI DEP donne un nombre de cas par date de prélèvements (date du test), mais pour raison de vérification, ils sont donnés à J-3.

🟩Point Vaccination à J-1 en France💉

Au 09/05 :

17 814 854 personnes ont reçues au moins une doses de vaccin contre la #Covid
➡️C'est donc +164 042 en 24 heures.

7 765 912 personnes ont reçues deux doses contre la #COVID19
➡️C'est donc +54 027 en 24 heures.

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Heute wollen wir uns das neuste Video von Schwindelarzt Bodo #Schiffmann, der sich gerade in #Tansania befindet, anschauen.

Nehmt euch ein Glas Adrenochrom und dann geht es auch schon los.

Es wird ein sehr sehr langer Thread aufgrund der Schwurbel-Desinformations-Dichte.
"Wenn ich mir die Schlangen vor den Impfzentren anschaue, sowohl in Baden-Württemberg wie auch in Berlin, dann ist das glaube ich mein letzter Versuch Menschen davon zu überzeugen, dass sie hier ihren größten Fehler ihres Lebens machen."
Jede Impfung ist ein weiterer Sargnagel für die Querdenken-Bewegung.

Denn ohne Einschränkungen (nachdem eine Herdenimmunität erreicht ist) gibt es auch keinen Grund sich Querdenken-Demos oder Videos auf Telegram anzutun.

Leider bleiben dann auch für manche die Spenden aus.
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Manitoba is making a fourth round of bridge grant payments to businesses affected by the pandemic. Up to $5K per business. #COVID19
The province says this amounts to $75M and says $286M has spent so far on bridge grants.
The province also providing $2,000 more as a top-up for restaurants "to help cover the costs of food waste, employee wages, maintenance or insurance," it says in a statement.

About 1,800 restaurants could see this funding, estimated at $3.6M.
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Zum Wochenstart noch ein kleines #covid19-Impfupdate. In der vergangenen Woche sind 4,82 Mio. Dosen verimpft worden, so viele wie noch nie. Trotzdem waren die Zahlen etwas enttäuschend, weil eigentlich die zugesagten Liefermengen 1/ ImageImageImage
mindestens 5,5 Mio. erlaubt hätten. Vor allem lag die Zahl der für die Hausarztpraxen vorgesehenen Impfdosen eigentlich 50 % höher als in der Vorwoche. Da hätte man sich mehr erhoffen können. 2/
Während in den Vorwochen die Hausarztpraxen jeweils deutlich mehr Impfstoffe bestellt hatten, als zur Verfügung standen, war dies vergangene Woche nicht der Fall. Bei #Biontech lagen die Bestellungen höher als die verfügbaren Mengen, bei #Astrazeneca aber wohl spürbar darunter.3/
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There is no link between #5G technology and spread of #COVID19: Govt
Ministry of Communications says, it has come to its notice that several misleading messages are being circulated on #socialmedia claiming that second wave of coronavirus has been caused by testing of #5G mobile towers. It says, these messages are false & absolutely not correct.
Ministry of Communications urges general public not to be misguided by false information and rumours spread in this matter. It said, the claims linking #5G technology with #COVID19 pandemic are false and have no scientific basis.
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The Tamil Nadu govt has issued a new protocol for treatment and management of #covid19 patients. It’s important we know the key points - so we can avoid panic and know what to do if a loved one contracts the virus.

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1. Any patient with SPO2 > 96 should NOT be admitted in a hospital. Quarantine at home. Proning for 8-16 hrs a day.

2. SPO2 between 90-94: to be admitted in nearest PHCs/Covid Care Centres with O2 support.

3. If SPO2 falls below 90: admit in a Covid hospital. Call 104.
Similar step down criteria will be followed too. Those in Covid hospitals weaning off oxygen will be sent to PHC with O2 beds, so more critical patients can occupy hospital/ICU beds.

Can be discharged if patient is able to maintain SPO2>92, without O2 support for 3 days
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"Hindutva Science" 🤦🏽‍♂️

Hindu group hosts cow urine drinking party to ward off coronavirus

Some members of Prime Minister Modi's Hindu nationalist party have claimed that cow urine & dung can prevent & cure COVID-19.…
Government recommends Homoeopathy, Ayurveda to ‘prevent’ coronavirus infection - The Hindu

30 Jan 2020…
‘For curing coronavirus, global leaders must drink cow urine’: Hindu Mahasabha chief.

While medical practitioners across the world have said there is no cure as such for coronavirus, for COVID-19.
New Delhi MAR 14, 2020…
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1/1 #Covid19 #Ddimer

D-dimer (or D dimer) is a fibrin degradation product (or FDP), a small protein fragment present in the blood after a blood clot is degraded by fibrinolysis

It is so named because it contains two D fragments of the fibrin protein joined by a cross-link

Why Get Tested?

To help rule out clotting (thrombotic) episodes and to help diagnose conditions related to thrombosis

When To Get Tested?

When you have symptoms of a blood clot or a condition that causes blood clots, such as




To monitor treatment
1/3 #Covid19 and D-Dimer

Covid19 mostly is mild

Moderate to severe Covid19 leads to excessive immune activation about a week to 10 days after onset of illness

Excessive immune activation damaged lungs causing breathing difficulty and increased risk of clotting Image
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Useful tip for researchers - include an #EasyRead summary to make your research more accessible for people with learning disabilities. You can also re-use the text to summarise your research on twitter. Thread with an e.g. 👇#AcademicTwitter #AcademicChatter
Recent report written with @B_Rohwerder & others on the impact of #COVID19 on people with disabilities in #Nepal and #Bangladesh 🇧🇩🇳🇵♿️…
We asked 35 people with disabilities in Bangladesh (20 people) and Nepal (15 people) to tell us about their lives during the COVID-19 outbreak. They had different disabilities such as deafblindness, intellectual disabilities and psychosocial disabilities.
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Parlons un peu de #Cybersécurité
Tout le monde connait le #Phishing mais connaissez-vous le #SMiShing ?
Explications ⬇️
A l'origine, le phishing ou hameçonnage est une technique utilisée par des escrocs pour obtenir des renseignements personnels dans le but de réaliser diverses fraudes à l’identité ou des escroqueries. ⬇️…
Le mode opérateur repose sur le fait de faire croire à la victime qu’elle s’adresse à un tiers de confiance (banque, administration diverse, etc) afin de lui soutirer des données personnelles. ⬇️
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🇮🇹⛔️ Dopo i duemila sbarchi di #migranti a Lampedusa di questo fine settimana, impazza l'hashtag #lamorgesedimettiti.

Chi lo usa probabilmente non ha capito nulla, o quasi nulla, di come funzionino le migrazioni nel Mediterraneo centrale.

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Primo, da Salvini a Lamorgese il ruolo "attivo" dell'Italia nei soccorsi in mare non è cambiato.
Più dell'85% delle persone sbarcate in Italia lo fa in maniera autonoma, cioè non aiutato da nessuno.
Queste persone arriverebbero comunque, non ci sono "blocchi navali" che tengano. Image
Secondo, la "dissuasione" nei confronti delle navi Ong è ai massimi di sempre.
Da fine 2019 in avanti sono state tra 3 e 7 le navi bloccate in porto, tra sequestri e fermi amministrativi.

Dov'è lo strombazzato "effetto annuncio" che incoraggerebbe i #migranti a partire? 🤷‍♂️ Image
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Uttarakhand High Court hearing petitions on COVID-19 management in the State

#COVID19 #CovidIndia #Uttarakhand Image
Counsel for petitioner Shiv Bhatt making submissions before Bench of Chief Justice Raghvendra Chauhan and Justice AK Verma

#COVID19 #CovidIndia #Uttarakhand
Below poverty line people in Uttarakhand cannot afford treatment in private hospitals and COVID treatment facilities

#COVID19 #CovidIndia #Uttarakhand
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1/ 🧵 What is “Brain Fog” in #COVID19: discussion, papers & pts
 Brain Fog is a non-medical term but it works since it’s what pts describe. Whether in a ward, ICU on a vent, or months later as a #LongHauler w #LongCOVID, they are “in a fog.”

2/ Medically this is #Delirium acutely and #Dementia chronically + various forms of neuropsychological impairment coupled with #depression and #PTSD.
Our paper: Image
3/ Scientifically, it’s millions of neurons sick, dying or dead. This is depersonalizing & devastating. Fig A shows MRI 3 mos after ICU in pt w/out delirium vs B shows ICU pt w #Delirium. Duration of delirium predicted loss of 🧠 tissue.

Our MRI study - Image
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🚨🚨🇬🇧🇪🇺🚛🚛🚛🚛🚛🚛 🇪🇺🇬🇧🚨🚨🚨

Exodus of EU truckers leaves UK hauliers facing acute driver shortages - it’s a story of #COVID19 #Brexit and HMRC tax reforms.

So what now?? Stay with me. /1
First, the problem: this is what Alex Veitch of @LogisticsUKNews and @RHARodMcKenzie of Road Haulage Association call an "acute" shortage of HGV drivers that -- as we open up from #Covid19 -- could be come a "hurricane" of shortages. Why now? /2
@LogisticsUKNews @RHARodMcKenzie Well it's a triple whammy of factors:

1. Brexit/Covid (EU drivers which UK was reliant upon going home)

2. Covid. 28,000 HGV tests missed during lockdown

3. Brexit/Immigration: no legal route to recruit foreign HGV drivers /3
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#MadrasHighCourt to shortly hear suo motu case concerning #COVID19 management in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.

Matter is before Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee and Justice Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy.

Track thread for live updates. Image
Bench assembles.

AG R Shanmugasundaram: We have filed an additional status report.

843 oxygen beds, govt to create about 12k additional beds, may be ready by May 15th, AG Shanmugasundaram submits.

Govt has written for revising oxygen allocation for Tamil Nadu, has written for increasing allocation to 500 MT oxygen, AG submits.

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Kerala HC to shortly take up a plea on overpricing of medical treatment in private hospitals amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The matter has been listed for judgment at 1:45 pm today.

#privatehospitals Image
A Division Bench of Justices Devan Ramachandran and Kauser Edappagth will hear the matter.

Find out what happened in the previous hearing here:…

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Delhi High Court is hearing petitions concerning #COVID19 in the national capital.

Hearing before Justices Vipin Sanghi and Rekha Palli.

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Any augmentation anywhere is going to cost...why don't you.. is this (Indira Gandhi Super Speciality) not your hospital: Court

We will file a status report. This is all in response: Senior Adv Rahul Mehra for Delhi govt.
Court asks about augmenting the number of doctors.


Some instructions we have, some are awaited : Mehra
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Ohne die großangelegte Impfung von Kindern und Jugendlichen ist ein geregelter Schulbesuch im nächsten Schuljahr kaum möglich - das hat der Ärztetag beschlossen. Dabei geht es zwar nicht um die Gesundheit der Kinder - um die ging es in der gesamten Pandemie noch nie - sondern um
die Angst der Erwachsenen vor dem Nachwuchs. Kinder erkranken seltener bis gar nicht schwer an #COVID19 und haben sich auch durch zahlreiche Studien (vor allem auch unsere RKI interne Kita-Studie) nicht als Pandemietreiber herausgestellt. Tatsache ist:
Ansteckungen fanden und finden kaum in den Schulen statt, sondern im häuslichen Umfeld, wie eine aktuelle Untersuchung aus München zeigt. Die Zahl der intensivmedizinisch behandelten Kinder lässt sich beinahe an einer Hand abzählen. Dazu kommt, dass
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Delhi High Court begins hearing Delhi riots accused Natasha Narwal's plea for interim bail following the death of her father.

#NatashaNarwal #COVID19 #DelhiRiots

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In the pleading, we had sought interim bail on the ground that the father is down with #COVID19. Unfortunately, he passed away last evening. The brother also has COVID: Adv Adit Pujari for Natasha Narwal.

Hearing before Justices Siddharth Mridul and Anup J Bhambhani.

Issue is whether she can participate in the cremation.. the brother also has #COVID19 : Court
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