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@BBCWorld I know Steve Wolf but he is wrong. Race is NOT a social construct as #CRT claimed. Health disparities are largely genetic. No single gene for race but African Americans have different gene network for hormone D that regulates immune system. #COVIDdeaths tracked D
Access to insurance & health care are factors & exposure risk, but sets of genes differ in different races. Sanofi Dengue fever vaccine worked well in Mex, Latin American. But in SE Asia it failed. Cause found to be genetic differences. It’s nonsense to claim race isn’t genetic.
I organized a conference on gene networks& disease in 2010. The Human Genome sequenced genes. The research on gene networks has developed over the last 20+ years. The peer reviewed literature in PubMed has hundreds of research papers on the genetic factors in health disparities.
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Back to reporting after ~4 weeks of battling the virus, being a caregiver to 3 in family, finding hospital beds, labs, struggling to seek info about hospitalised parents. All this in a small town. Was lucky though to have eventually found resources & recover. Many are not #Thread
The chaos, health infra in JSR, my hometown & a fairly developed city, has given a 1st hand experience of healthcare in small towns. Doesn't end at lack of infra. Sheer negligence & under-preparedness both by govt & ppl is beyond belief. Story same across tier 2&3 towns in India
#Covidcrisis has fiercely moved from big cities to small towns - those having limited experience of 1st wave, were complacent & poorly educated about the outbreak. Health infra broken, unable to take the load, processes are slowing. 2020 was just taken as a one-off historic event
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#CovidKim Outrage du jour. @KimReynoldsIA refused 2 fund cautionary testing at nursing homes. Instead, $450K was diverted from #CARESAct to pay #IaGov staffing already paid by #IaLegis, then she hid shift! She got greedy. Folks will die. #IaPolitics #IaGov…
Half of all #Iowa #CovidDeaths occur in #NursingHomes and #CovidKim cut testing for Nursing Homes and took the money that it could have been used for to expand her personal staff budget. #IaPolitics #IaGov @IAGovernor @IowaGOP #COVID19 #Covid19IA
#CovidKim set the stage for general destitution of #NursingHome lives by gutting travel allowances for #NursingHomeInspectors shortly after she became governor in 2017. How can you inspect nursing homes if you cannot visit them?? #NLM #NursingHomeLivesMatter #IaPolitics #IaGov
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My day went from OK to really bad in a matter of mins. Right now I'm so pissed off I can barely sit quietly. I'll fill in later but I'm so angry. 😡 😡 And feel like just crying right now. #angrytweet
When is the dying going to stop? When are my friends going to be safe? When is my family going to be OK? When will this covid19 just fucking DIE? #CovidDeaths
I'm about to have a nervous break down!!!
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So it's 409am and I still can't sleep. I talked with several doctors through out the night, because my father has had severe respitory illness, covid just made it even worse. Doctors say there is no chance for dad to breathe on his own ever again.
Now the decision me and mom will make is when to pull the plug and neither of us want too. Docs say he's only going to get worse and he will suffer the worse it gets. I feel like I would be killing my daddy. I don't know what to do!?!?! 😭 #CovidDeaths #COVID19 @JoeBiden help me!
I been crying all night and weeping, been in pain and agony, it really is the hardest thing I will ever have to do thus far. My daddy was a couregous dad, he loved his family so much. Our family is in so much pain. I wish I could give my life up so dad could live. Just not poss.
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🧵For everyone in #Arizona, #Florida, #Georgia, #Texas etc who are not aware of #COVID, please take the time to read my journal entries from the frontlines of the pandemic in NYC beginning in March, where 20,000 people died in 10 weeks. 1/
We needed intubation teams of anesthesiologists because there were so many intubations.. 20-30 per day. There was a fear of running out of sedation medications 2/
Patients on ventilators needed access, so we had a "lines team" of surgeons place central lines so that patients could receive propofol, antibiotics, vasopressors. 3/
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