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#COVID19 Korean Treatment Guidelines

If patients are old or have underlying conditions with serious symptoms, physicians should consider an antiviral treatment.…
For the antiviral treatment, the doctors recommended lopinavir 400mg/ritonavir 100mg (Kaletra two tablets, twice a day) or #chloroquine 500mg orally per day.
As chloroquine is not available in Korea, doctors could consider hydroxychloroquine 400mg orally per day, they said. There is no evidence that using lopinavir/ritonavir with chloroquine is more effective than monotherapies, they added.
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✔️#Biden is not a "moderate" #dem. He's running on a platform to the left of Obama & Hillary. If elected, he'd be the most #progressive president in our lifetimes.

This thread fact-checks a graphic circulated by #Sanders supporters that equates Biden & Trump.
✔️#Biden supports universal healthcare. He proposes adding a singlepayer Medicare option to the #ACA, open to individuals & employers. It could be immediately implemented, unlike #MedicareForAll which has a 4-yr transition.

✔️#Sanders introduced #M4A. It has 15 Senate votes.
✔️#Biden's plan to add singlepayer Medicare option to ACA follows the public/private hybrid that's most commonly used by countries with universal healthcare.

✔️Trump admin has filed suit to overturn the ACA & protections for people w/ preexisting conditions.
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1/ During times of crisis, people tend to flock to the extremes. It's what happened following the Great Depression in Germany, paving the way for Hitler to grow the Nazi party from a battered one to the party majority support and complete national control.
2/ There's a lot to consider during this #coronavirus outbreak, so I hope you read through at least some of what I have written. We run the risk of further polarizing our country politically––something which, from beyond surface-level, theoretically shouldn't happen.
3/ According to a study conducted by @politico, the majority of Americans approve of #Trump's #COVID19 response. That said, many, including me, believe that given his previous actions, mindset, and tools, should have taken definitive action even earlier.
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Whole lot of hot takes out there around #COVID19, foresight, and the #BlackSwan concept | Dear readers, I present to you...the hottest of hot takes: #coronavirus both "is and is not" a black swan, & this is the most reasonable, rigorous, & responsible view
But first, yes...foresight actually works! And not because it can help you "predict" the future, but precisely because it can help you understand complex phenomena and, at best, spot "emerging issues." See: &
And, the folks at @CSIS struck gold:… Unfortunate use of the word "predict," which literally means "say before" & should be banished from the vocabulary of all futurists. Great stuff from @BryanAlexander here:…
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I was not going to tweet about #COVID19 because I am not a virologist and, this is not really my area of work. But now EVERYONE is tweeting about this virus and even sharing biological data/papers that they don’t understand. So, I think it is important to clarify a few things.
The virus causing COVID19, SARS-CoV-2, is a product of natural evolution and not a product of deliberate genetic engineering (So, it was not made in any lab by an evil scientist). It is confirmed in this excellent article that was published two days back.…
Also, this virus is thought to be zoonotic (that spread from non-human animals to humans) in origin, but the animal reservoir is not yet known. Also, it is not only the “haram” animals that can be the “animal source” for epidemics.
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Turns out that this radio show/podcast of ours has a deep back catalogue of episodes that could double as lessons for remote classes! We’ve got history segments, social studies segments, even some material for English lit... So, teachers & parents: gather ‘round for a *thread*
Our 5-part series on poverty examines and debunks myths about self-sufficiency and virtue. Is America a land of opportunity? How do we understand will power and work ethic? Ben Franklin shows up. Great for history and civics classes.…
If you're looking for material on US core principles and founding documents, check out @OTMBrooke's conversation with historian Jill Lepore about "These Truths."
Key quote: "Our Republic does not pre-exist newspapers." !!!!!…
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@RI_News_Alert @FTSERussell @ecmilburn (in order to meet #ParisAgreement targets) we need to drasticly reduce the way we live, the way we consume energy, says Sylvain Chateau, Senior Dir., Head of Sustainable Investment Product Management @LSEGplc @Beyond_Ratings

#webinar #climate #fixedincome #sustainablefinance
@RI_News_Alert @FTSERussell @ecmilburn @LSEGplc @Beyond_Ratings the huge impact of #ClimateRisk on Government finances and expenditure being explained by Sylvain Chateau @LSEGplc @beyond_ratings

#webinar #climate #fixedincome #sustainablefinance
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1/ THREAD: The #COVID19 crisis is heartbreaking on many levels. My first thoughts are always with those whose health livelihoods are impacted. I'm also thinking about the economic impacts all of us are feeling.
2/ I'm also in awe all of you heroes working on the front lines. Health care workers. Grocery supply chain workers. Scientists working on fighting this disease and developing a vaccine. Anyone still working in a higher risk environment. You are amazing.
3/ But what's unfolding got me thinking about my #ClimateChange beat in a deeper way. Opportunity can be born from crisis.
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Now is the time to think big and deal with #ClimateChange.

One thing that hobbles the efforts to transform our societies is the belief that our productive capabilities are narrowly limited: that producing more wind turbines mean less consumer goods.

What if this is not true?
What if we can actually _increase_ the production of sustainable infrastructure without major impacts in the production of consumer and investment goods?

This is exactly like what was actually achieved in the U.S. industrial mobilization for the Second World War.
As can be seen in this chart, from an upcoming paper by @JWMason1 and @pigphilosophy , the U.S. war production increased substantially - enough to bury the Axis under a tide of steel and aluminium- with very little impact to civilian consumption. (See: )
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Brasil publica Revisão do Protocolo de Kyoto de 1999 e cria Comitê Técnico da Indústria de Baixo Carbono (Siga o fio!)

Bolsonaro publicou hoje o texto da Revisão do Protocolo de Kyoto, que levou 10 anos para ser aprovado pelo Congresso: (continua)…
O governo criou ainda o Comitê Técnico da Indústria de Baixo Carbono, que tem a função de servir como órgão consultivo e promover a articulação entre os setores público e privado na transição para uma economia de baixo carbono na indústria brasileira. (continua)
São funções do Comitê: orientar a implementação das políticas para uma economia de baixo carbono; subsidiar a posição brasileira nas negociações multilaterais; contribuir para a promoção dos ODS; propor ações para redução das emissões de gases efeito-estufa; propor estudos.(cont)
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Thread | While some people enjoyed #hailstorm in #Delhi with their children, a 10-year-old in Uttar Pradesh feared what his father (farmer) will do when he will see the destroyed crops in the morning.
#weather #India #ClimateChange @PARInetwork @hridayeshjoshi
This fear-stricken child assures his father that he will study hard and bring him out of the vicious cycle of farm loans. This child’s father – a landless farmer lost all his crops.

#hailstorm #rains #DelhiRains #weather #India #ClimateChange #ClimateCrisis #ClimateEmergency
Now he has to pay rent for the land, arrange money from a private lender to buy the seeds again and restart his life.

#India #agriculture #ClimateChange #ClimateCrisis #ClimateEmergency
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Crises like the #CoronaOutbreak should be an impetus to rethink our relationship to nature and the organization of our economy that is run by the principle of profit maximalization inherent in he DNA of capitalism. However that is not an automatic outcome as #ClimateChange shows
Deniers of climate change often do so with the argument that those who warn for climate change do so because in reality they want to push radical criticism of and alternatives to capitalism - but it is exactly the other way around…
Not climate change denial but logic that it can be business as usual is the real problem. Solutions like CO2 trading market mechanism (what happened to that argument?) are the problem. The denial that we have to put our lives and planet before profit is the problem.
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The In-depth Story Behind a Climate Fraud
Dr. John Robson investigates the claim that 97% of scientists, or "the world's scientists" agree that #ClimateChange is man-made and dangerous.

Frans Timmermans (#pvda ex-staatssecretaris BuZa 2007-2010).
Frenske hield ook vol dat 97% vd wetenschappers het eens waren over globalwarming 🤣
Echte wetenschappers vegen de vloer aan met de @PvdA onbenul 😉

The Communist Party USA has supported every Democratic candidate for US President from Roosevelt to #AlGore and avidly backed its support for the Democratic Party representatives of big business.
Communist Agenda Behind Climate Change Movement…
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Wired: Social distancing so that we do not overwhelm our healthcare system.

Tired: You have 12.75 hours to transition your classes to an online format, effectively kneecapping IT's ability to do anything as they are overwhelmed by faculty unprepared for this transition. 1/n
The first tweet is pretty specific to my university, but the following tweets are more general comments about how #highered should be handling this crisis.

If this is the threat that our leaders say it is, then we need to be decisive & find a way to close out the semester. 2/n
Forcing a sudden shift to online classes is not courageous & inspiring, it is exploitative. Extra, uncompensated labor on an indefinite basis for #faculty and #staff is unacceptable. 3/n
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The In-depth Story Behind a Climate Fraud
Dr. John Robson investigates the unsound origins and fundamental inaccuracy, even dishonesty, of the claim that 97% of scientists, or "the world's scientists" agree that #ClimateChange is man-made and dangerous.

The U.N.'s Global Warming War On #capitalism: An Important History Lesson
Timothy Wirth (former Clinton-Gore administration) said:
“We have got to ride the global warming issue. Even if the theory of #GlobalWarming is WRONG”.…
Hansen’s 1988 Testimony
Posted on June 6, 2018 by tonyheller
On June 23, 1988 NASA’s James Hansen gave his famous testimony to Congress which started the global warming scam in…
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#Biden was 1st to introduce a #ClimateChange bill. His 1986 Global Climate Protection Act died in committee, but Reagan signed a version of into law when Biden successfully attached it as an amendment to a State Dept funding bill. /thread…
#Biden, introducing his #GlobalWarming bill in Jan 1987: "Life on this planet exists only under highly specialized circumstances" & "even a small rise in temperature could disrupt the entire complicated environment that has nurtured life as we know it." @PolitiFact
In 1/87 Senate speech, #Biden said #ClimateChange was a bigger threat than the USSR: Reagan told Gorbachev "‘that if we had an invasion from Mars, both sides would put aside our differences.’ While not an exterrestrial threat, global warming could prove no less dangerous."
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KK Singh her father was arrested in 2015 in Manipur on charges of criminal case number 176 of 2015 u Sec 420 (Fraud), 324 (Assault) & 406 (Criminal breach of trust) for duping Indian & foreign dignitaries on the name of UNESCO. (2/n)…
KK Singh sets up an org called International Youth Committee and is on role as the Chairman. There are allegations by Indian & Foreign Youths of cheating them in the name of International Opportunities & taking money. The org gives away paid awards. Proofs in next thread. (3/n)
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#Biden has "outlined a suite of policies that, taken on their own terms, would be the most ambitious governing agenda of any modern #Democrat." If he wins, he'll be the "the most #progressive Democratic nominee in history."…
#Biden is "notably to the left" of #Hillary, #Obama, #Kerry & is advancing a #progressive platform. On #healthcare, his proposal for a public option would be a "significant expansion" of the #ACA & includes "expanded subsidies well into the middle class."…
#Biden has proposed a $1.7 trillion #ClimateChange plan "similar in scope to many candidates on his left." He has a $750 billion #education plan that includes increases to #teacher salaries & expanded access to #PreK. @reason 3/4/20
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Between 1993 & 2017, total freeway lane-miles in the 100 largest U.S. metro areas increased by 42% (31% more than the population growth of 32%). So, free-flow on highways resulted, right, DOTs? Wrong: congestion skyrocketed by 144% (4.5X higher than the population growth).

And yes: 42% is 31% higher than 32%. Errors with percentages, especially regarding #elections, are made constantly. OK, back to crushing the “building your way out of congestion” logic: #Nashville’s traffic delay increased by 329%, or ~5.5X the % increase in lane-miles added. 3/7
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In the midst of a busy news cycle, this development might get lost. But it could be a big deal for our no fossil fuels future: In Canada, Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway just decided against investing $3bn in a $6.7bn liquified natural gas export terminal near Quebec

Why did Buffett say no?

"projects like this faced intense backlash from citizens and politicians" and "few North American LNG projects expected to proceed to financing amid [..] pullback from equity investors"

Translation: Investors get #strandedasset risk of natural gas

Note that this comes 4 months after the European Investment Bank, largest multi-lateral bank globally, announced it will stop lending for ALL fossil fuels, including natural gas

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Those same veterans, coal miners, and rural Americans will receive healthcare under the Biden Administration. Protecting the Affordable Care Act, and making sure all Americans have access to affordable, quality heath care.

Everything will be centered around correcting America.
.@JoeBiden plan:

Providing Veterans World Class Health Care to Meet Their Specific Needs

Driving Progress to Eliminate Veterans Homelessness and Bring Down Suicide Rates

Creating Meaningful Employment and Educational Opportunities 

Improving VA Management and Accountability
.@JoeBiden plan:

Fully fund The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

Protect Medicaid & ensure beneficiaries can access home and community-based long-term care

Fund initiatives to train police officers to better de-escalate interactions with mentally ill people
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Amazonian and African *intact* forests are absorbing less carbon, than they sued to, thus contributing less to mitigate #ClimateChange Here goes a few thoughts on the new paper @nature…
@nature First and foremost, it is commendable the vast amount of data used in this paper. Data that was sampled in extreme #fieldwork conditions by dozens of people. Without these,such robust analyses would never be possible. It takes a lot of time, different grants and plenty dedication
@nature Second, long-term data curation was vital to make this paper possible. @ForestPlots is an example of how to store long-term data and on how to do multiple checks on data quality.
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Study blows 'greenhouse theory out of the water'
'All observed climatic changes have natural causes completely outside of human control', the assumption that greenhouse gases warm the atmosphere by trapping heat – is wrong…
Concentrations of #CO2 in the atmosphere were as high as 4,000 parts per million during the Cambrian period about 500 million years ago.
Global annual CO2 concentration is 415 ppm as of May 2019.

The Cambrian Period
It spanned the time between 543 to 490 million years ago. The Cambrian period marked an era of increasingly FAVORABLE planetary conditions, which encouraged an "EXPLOSION" OF LIFE.
Let it sink in !🤓…
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