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This is a powerful thread about how social care world is becoming an (even closer) adjunct to the NHS during #Coronavirus #COVID2019 epidemic. It raises some important and difficult questions. 1/
The first is about frankness with the public.

NHS doctors on Covid frontlines are clear that these patients would almost certainly not get ventilated in hospital.

Even now, before the peak, am told prioritisation is already strong. Those with best shot get to ITU /2
This is not a random process - there are guidelines and score charts and ethical committees making evidence-based decisions.

But, per doc, estimate mortality of vented patients is around 50% - and the over 70s have much worse chances. See this on deaths by age from Times.
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Listening to these stories of people dying from their loved ones is just gutting.
@ErinBurnett is one of the toughest reporters in the business and she is crying on screen from her guest's story. And I am just sobbing.

I'm sure Burnett saw herself in this woman--they are the same age, both mothers of three. There was no reason for this 42 year old teacher to have died and left his wife a widow and his kids fatherless. This virus is just crushing so many families.
There is going to be so much resentment building across the country as more people die. It will be natural to blame those who refused to stay inside for our loved ones' sickness and/or death. Everyone is a carrier unless proven otherwise.
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⚠️#COVID19 deaths in #NYC are more than DOUBLING every 2 days, faster than *anywhere* else globally.

#Michigan (#Detroit) and NJ are also #coronavirus hot zones, followed #NewOrleans (LA).

As I've warned, the next 4-6 weeks will be hell.

🚨#COVID19 cases in the US are exploding *exponentially*, now at >20,000 new cases per day and RISING.

Until at least ~2-3 weeks after we #FlattenTheCurve of new #coronavirus cases, the number of **daily deaths will continue to surge**.

PLEASE #StayHome.🙏🏼

⚠️@realDonaldTrump FAILED to #lockdown nationwide, and @GOP governors FAILED to #lockdown some states, helping this deadly #coronavirus to spread EXPONENTIALLY.

More Americans will DIE because of their INACTION.🤬

#COVID19 #CoronavirusPandemic
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@realDonaldTrump Mr. Trump, I’m a Christian pastor and an American who loves this country. I beg you, sir, to do the following: (1) Issue a national stay-at-home order for April and May, exempting essentials like groceries, pharmacies, hospitals, energy suppliers, and utilities.
@realDonaldTrump (2) Use the authority you have through the Defense Production Act to order the manufacture of ventilators, masks, sanitizers, and other things needed by medical facilities, medical personnel, and ordinary Americans.
@realDonaldTrump On this second point, sir, there is no need to think that we will fall into socialism. Most Americans reject socialism. But in times of war, to save our country, great US presidents have taken extraordinary action to marshall America’s resources, ...
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Doctors & nurses are not only threatened by #coronavirus - they are being threatened & silenced by many hospital administrators when they talk to the media. This is NOT acceptable. Please RT & share. The @AHAAdvocacy must stop this.
@AHAAdvocacy Here's another article documenting this unfortunate and ill-conceived hospital censorship of concerned docs & nurses.…
@AHAAdvocacy Don't muzzle our docs & nurses at this important moment. Just don't.…
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I have previously said social cohesion will allow us to get back to ”normalcy’. While social cohesion still remains vital for better outcomes in this pandemic, I have decided to change my view on what was deemed as normal.

#Thread 1/n
I now hold the view that the global lockdowns is actually a good thing for humans. It gives people time to decompress from the capitalistic dog-eat-dog world that resembled a rat race. That wasn't a healthy way to live. 2/n
I still think conceptual capitalism can be a force for good, but we do need to deploy a more humane form of capitalism in place of what we have now. 3/n
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From my most recent reporting in Philadelphia: Nearly two-thirds of #COVID19 deaths are BIPOC.
I will be writing more about this as I get more details. Philly is majority black. My story is evolving on Philly & South Jersey (Camden is majority Latinx, etc).
From NJ, @PhilMurphyNJ is expressing his frustration that folks keep demanding why NJ/US is not SK. Not meaningful when compliance is still such an issue. "The need for compliance," is critical. Murphy says he talked with Dr. Fauci last night. Said he was "extremely helpful."
Murphy says he appreciates everyone who is "being non-partisan" and putting people over politics.

Murphy also says he hopes folks applying for unemployment that they processed 35k cases Thursday and to try to be patient, it's gonna happen, including extra $600, it will go thru.
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😱OMG. #Ecuador is so overwhelmed by #coronavirus infections that corpses have been left in the streets to rot. Ecuador confirms 2,700 #COVID19 cases and 93 deaths—60 in Guayaquil. But city officials say they recovered at least 400 bodies in recent days.…
😱Unconfirmed video purportedly shows bodies of #COVID19 victims being burned in the streets in #Ecuador.

#Guayaquil—a port city of 2.8 million and epicenter of Ecuador’s #coronavirus outbreak—is totally overwhelmed.


#Ecuador’s 1st #COVID19 case—confirmed on 2/29—a 70yo who‘d flown from #Italy and later died.

She lived near #Guayaquil where residents were slow to comply with governmental restrictions.

~370 nurses have been infected and 5 have died.😢

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⚠️#COVID19 deaths in #NYC continue to surge faster than *any* place on Earth, more than DOUBLING every 2 days.

#Michigan now a major US #coronavirus hot zone, followed by NJ and #Louisiana.

As I've warned, the next 4-6 weeks will be hell.

The number of new #coronavirus cases in the US continues to explode exponentially with no sign of slowing.

Each day brings more new #COVID19 cases than the prior day, now >20,000 new cases a day – the most in the world.😥

#Spain and #Italy have flattened the curve.

Total US #COVID19 cases continue to set the record and now represent *25% of ALL #coronavirus cases worldwide* (albeit #China doesn't report accurately).

@realDonaldTrump *still* hasn't ordered nationwide #lockdown.

New cases will continue to explode for at least 2-3 weeks.
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As of April 2, the novel #coronavirus pandemic has spread across 203 countries and territories around the world, killing more than 47,200 individuals and infecting more than 9.4 lakh people.
Most, if not all transmission of the virus thus far, has been observed to have taken place when an individual has come into contact with respiratory droplets and droplet nuclei emitted by infected persons through coughing, sneezing, talking, and direct/indirect touching.
Meanwhile, several other modes of transmission have also been discussed and studied since the outbreak of #COVID19.
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New Orleans was my hometown for a while. At this time of year you walk down Prytania in the Garden District and smell the heady scent of Sweet Olive blooming. (The title of one of my books, that scent would stop me dead to take it in--it haunts me still.) These photos shock me.
If you've never lived there, or even visited, you can't imagine how eerie these photos are of a city during plague times. The French Quarter never closes. There was a Yellow Fever epidemic in New Orleans in the 19th century--it must have looked like this then. Haunting. #COVID19
The empty Café du Monde--I can't imagine it. No smell of chicory and beignets wafting through, battling against the smell of the Mississippi. Even on Ash Wednesday, when everyone is in church, repenting Mardi Gras and starting Lent, there is incredible bustle.
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1/ According to @FBI the National Instant Criminal Background Check System conducted 3.7 million screenings in March, the highest number recorded since its inception in 1998 as Americans panic-bought firearms in response to #CoronavirusPandemic

THREAD on why this is alarming
@FBI 2/ @NRA has spent weeks urging the public to panic-buy guns in response to the coronavirus pandemic as it works to rehabilitate its image and pump even more guns into our neighborhoods.
@FBI @NRA 3/ Panic-buying a gun can infect your home w/ something even more dangerous than coronavirus

While individuals defend themselves w/ a gun in less than 1% of crimes in which there is contact btwn assailant & victim, access to a gun 3x the risk of suicide & 2x the risk of homicide
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@RoxanaDaneshjou @StanfordPeds @StanfordEMED @MTYK079 @A_E_Urdaneta @DrEricWeiss @holly_cw @KASchertzer @michelle_feltes @MitaraiTsuyoshi @VivetaLobo @LalehG_MD @MikeGisondi #COVID19Update: durability of immunity:
Dr. Maldonado's answer: "we don't know"

Serologic test may help elucidate this question via IgM and IgG tests. Does it correlate with neutralizing antibodies?

So for now... we do not know. promising studies to come out by end of next week
@RoxanaDaneshjou @StanfordPeds @StanfordEMED @MTYK079 @A_E_Urdaneta @DrEricWeiss @holly_cw @KASchertzer @michelle_feltes @MitaraiTsuyoshi @VivetaLobo @LalehG_MD @MikeGisondi If you test #COVID19 positive, how soon can I re-integrate and be with my family?
Most people can come back to work at 14 days if symptoms are gone.
May come back at 7days WITH MASK if fever is gone and symptoms are improving.
Other options: test +/test -.
--Dr. Bonnie Maldonado
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. @DineshDSouza says this looks to him like elected officials is using the #CoronaVirusPandemic to deny citizens their basic liberties.
.@GovMikeHuckabee says @GovernorVA Wants to shut Virginia down an extra long time. It’s not even based off anyone’s recommendations other than his own.

Just remember he should Virginia down to June 10. The Republican primary is June 9.
.@DineshDSouza there’s rational fear of the pandemic. There’s also rational fear about what happens when civic order breaks down.
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1-Dear @narendramodi ji,

Updating some more inputs, we have gleaned from health policy researchers and first responders to the #CoronaCrisis all around the world.

We urge you to share it with your team to inform the forward strategy on #Coronaindia

@PMOIndia @drharshvardhan
2-As we begin April – almost everyone agrees that it will be a hard month as the #CoronaPandemic spreads across the globe.

The epidemic may calm down by July and August, but #ChinaVirus is likely to be seasonal and could return with a vengeance in the fall.

3-The next challenge then becomes - How do we crack the current outbreak, develop a plan to return to normal life, and ensure that the #wuhanvirus never poses the same threat again?

@AmitShah @myogiadityanath @SharmaBpv @shashankupadhy_
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Italy, UK, Spain, France took part in poignant clapping tributes. They went to their doorsteps & windows outpouring gratitude. Healthcare workers were applauded worldwide.
As millions of people were in voluntary isolation or lockdown, the clapping was a sign of raised spirits/1
On the other hand, Brazil erupted to the sound of banging pots and pans and shouts of "Bolsonaro out!" with housebound protesters expressing their anger toward the President. This was their way of un-bottling their pent-up frustration./2
In India, after indulging in all important events of kemcho Trump, Delhi riots, MP Govt toppling, (I might have missed out a few) Modi gave a 29 minute speech on #coronaviruspandemic urging people to express gratitude thru #ThaliBajao. Gratitude to whom??? Noone asked/3
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Rick: I think it's a national disgrace to not have a stockpile of necessary supplies or to be able to ramp up production for supplies.
Dr. Kelly Sennholz: He gave away everything we needed to China & now we're wearing garbage bags.
@MtnMD #CoronavirusPandemic #CoronaVirusUpdate
Dr. Kelly Sennholz: We're hearing stories of receiving masks that are not protective--they're not being tested to make sure they work. Doctors, nurses are buying their own to make sure they have protection.
@MtnMD #CoronavirusPandemic #CoronaVirusUpdate
Dr. Kelly Sennholz: Some good news: Our gov't & the CDC are reconsidering their stand on people wearing masks in public. Most people assume surgical masks are the same as N95 masks but they are not.
@MtnMD #CoronavirusPandemic #CoronaVirusUpdate
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I am a recovered #coronavirus case. It took 15 days of being sick before anyone believed me that something was wrong. My first symptoms were 5 days before Italy had any corona deaths and before we knew community spreading was occurring. I was very early on in this epidemic.
This is a consolidated version of what we experienced.

I had 2 peaks of the virus. At first it seemed like it was pretty rare but it seems to be a hallmark of more severe cases. Most of my friends were sick for 3-7 days, very cold like. For me it was unlike any cold or flu
I know 3 people who were as bad as I was and 3 that were worse. No deaths, but 1 still in the hospital. The severe cases are not like any cold or flu I have experienced

my experience by day:
Day1: light fever, sore throat, and dry cough
2: fever 101, cough and throat worse
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#जमात में जो india से बाहर के थे क्या एयरपोर्ट पर उन की जांच हुई थी?
अगर हुई थी तो रोका क्यू नही गया?

जब जमात की तरफ से जब पहले ही SHO ko लेटर दया गया था तो करवाई क्यू नही हुई? क्या लोगों के मरने का इंतजार हो रहा था?
Lockdown की वज़ह से लोग फंसे हुए हैं, सरकार की तरफ़ से भी बार बार कहा जा रहा है, जहां हैं, वहीं रहें, तो अगर #जमात वाले #निज़ामुद्दीन_मरकज़ में ही रह गए तो हल्ला क्यूं?

वेशनो देवी मंदिर में लोग "फंसे" होते हैं मगर #जमात वाले "छू पे" होते हैं, लफ्जो का ये फर्क क्यूं?
एक ही दिन में सिर्फ गुजरात से 50 हज़ार मज़दूर निकले, मीडिया चुप रही
मजदूरों पर केमिकल डाला गया, मीडिया तमाशा देखती रही
मज़दूर भुके प्यासे रास्ते में मर रहे थे, मीडिया स्टूडियो में अंत्राक्छी खेलती रही

मगर जैसे ही #निज़ामुद्दीन_मरकज़ का मामला सामने आया, मीडिया जग गई
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⚠️#COVID19 death toll in #NYC continues to skyrocket and is *more than doubling* every 2 days.

Sadly, deaths now surging in #Michigan, NJ, and #Louisiana, along with #California and #Florida (*still NOT locked down), as predicted.

NATIONWIDE #LockdownNow‼️

📸@jburnmurdoch @FT
Overall #COVID19 death toll in the US is *DOUBLING every 3 days*.

Multiple states, including #Florida with a high % older high-risk population, *still* have NOT locked down.

As outbreaks continue to flare across the US, our #coronavirus death toll could accelerate even more.😰
Number of #coronavirus cases in the US are SKYROCKETING faster than *any* country at the same point in the outbreak and are *DOUBLING ~2.5 days*.

Yet we *still* have NOT locked down.🤬

#LockdownNow #COVID19 #CoronavirusPandemic
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This is what happens to people who spit on produce during the #CoronavirusPandemic.

#coronavirus #CoronaVirusUpdates
FULL DISCLOSURE: This happened years ago.

But if it happened before the #CoronavirusOutbreak, it sure as hell should happen during the pandemic. So the warning still stands. 😉

The man allegedly spit on oranges and yelled, "I'd spit on your face" in Arabic.
For those of you who don't know, people spitting on food or other items is a big problem right now, which makes this tweet particularly relevant during the pandemic.

Here is one example of a lady spitting on bananas in a supermarket one week ago (March 23rd).
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The #CIA knew our fate when our federal, state & local "leaders" & politicians chose to #underdevelop the #MedicalResources required to sustain the lives of your family, community, state & nation. It's too late to cry about it. NOW WE MUST CHOOSE SURVIVAL.…
I'll bet you thought the following countries were LESS DEVELOPED than "America 2.9/1000 (2013)."💀

You were sold a load of steaming shit-covered lies.

Belarus: 11 beds/1,000 (2013)
China: 4.2 beds (2012)
Cuba: 5.2 beds (2014)
North Korea: 13.2 beds (2012)
"12 #OHSU staff test positive for #Coronavirus, more tests pending"

"...during a press conference by health care unions to emphasize the shortage of of the masks, gloves, gowns and other safety equipment needed to protect them from contracting the virus."…
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Q says [they] speak frm secret acnts, burner phones & games but how do [they] decipher msgs to each other?

I allowed logical key words guide me as [they] do?

I tied #Madonna’s #coronavirus #Quarantine #6 video to #Hillary #China #COVID19 #BillGates, close to #Adrenochrome
1️⃣Panicked typewritten msg: “it’s getting too close”
3️⃣ Jazz album to her left-‘Parker With Friends’ by #BillyParker

These took me 2 directions. Direction #1 first:

I looked up PARKER WITH FRIENDS & found💥children’s💥book “FRIENDS” by #TheronParker abt 2 boys..
...who meet in an ally, 1 deaf & they “WORK TOGETHER TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO COMMUNICATE”

What are the odds?

#Madonna #coronavirus
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1. Important analysis and conclusion by a Chinese expert: the #CCP could already have the #coronavirus strain as early as Sep 2019!
Main points:
1) Although a #CCP expert was using the fact that American scientists were able to develop a #Covid19 vaccine within 40 days to..
2... suggest that the #virus originated in the US, there is nothing strange for the US to develop mRNA-1273 vaccine in 40 days because for mRNA-1273 vaccine, it is normal.
2) However, the fact that Chen Wei, the Chinese military’s top epidemiologist and virologist, developed...
3...a recombinant vaccine brings about the real question. It needs 5 months to develop a recombinant vaccine. The production date of Chen Wei's vaccine was February 26, 2020. This means she already had the virus strain as early as last Sep...
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