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SYSTEMIC FAILURE REPORT CARD

2+ years into #COVID19 ,

which we have all suffered through collectively and hugely,

institutions are failing monstrously,

at protecting children,

whom you take more care with,

not less.

#MAIM
#LongCovidKids

#onted
What’s changed?

Is it milder?

No

“Omicron as severe as other COVID variants -large U.S. study”

reuters.com/business/healt…

researchsquare.com/article/rs-160…

Can kids <5 get a 💉?

No

Boosters 5-11?

No

Can you still get #LongCovidKids even if 💉?

Yes

=need more protections
So do we still need to prevent

transmission & infection

in PS & daycares

b/c more care with kids

not less

b/c #LongCovidKids

right?

Yes

“Of all the myths associated with COVID-19, 1 of the earliest was that the virus is harmless for children”

theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/op…
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Crap—Monkeypox is likely aerosol airborne. Study indicates monkeypox is aerosol stable for up to 90 HOURS and remain infective during that time. I pray we’ve learned our lesson with #COVIDisAirborne and don’t repeat the droplet vs airborne 2 year nonsense. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/P…
2) to be clear, this is a study done in an artificial chamber with device that can aerosolize virus particles. It simulates respiratory aerosols but not “real world” per se. But we should take PRECAUTIONARY PRINCIPLE- just like we should have from the beginning with coronavirus.
3) why all the talk about #monkeypox? Well the CDC and the UK health agencies are worried about an expanding outbreak in Europe. It’s community transmission now— and they can’t link all the cases together. See thread 🧵 below 👇
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Looking forward to the case study on #OriginOfCovid - how a small group of scientists managed to create a mass illusion of scientific consensus via groupthink and connections with prominent science journalists/writers.
Agreed that the public needs to know that scientific uncertainty prevails for some period while data/evidence is collected.

Surprised during the pandemic that some of our top experts don't seem to know this and try to manufacture scientific certainty.
I'm not sure that #SciComm folks could've predicted that some of the worst misinformation during the pandemic would've come from experts instead of mis/disinformants.
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🧵 on repeat infections, negative lateral flow & #PCR tests, and the use of #COVID19 antibody tests. An n=1 experience #OmicronVariant #LongCovid #MedTwitter #TeamGP #psychtwitter #LongCovidKids #COVIDisAirborne #CovidIsNotOver 1/n
I had acute #COViD19 in Nov 2020, PCR +ve. Developed #LongCovid a month after. Had one dose #Pfizer Feb ‘21 which gave me new symptoms. Out of interest I had my anti-spike antibodies done May ‘21- they were above the upper limit the assay could measure 2/n
With the passage of time my antibodies dwindled. I had them rechecked in Dec 2021- both nucleocapsid & spike antibodies were below the protective limit. Therefore I had no protective antibodies. 3/n
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I’m with @Billius27

How can you NOT have #maskmandate in schools & daycares

And have elsewhere?

#COVIDisAirborne

@CPHO_Canada = #LongCovid as high as 50%

=No treatment/cure

More care with kids
Not less



#6thWave

#MAIM
#LongCovidKids

#onted
Many said

No #maskmandate
=bad idea for kids’ safety

Proven true

Re/infection=more #LongCovidKids risk

=no treatment/cure

@CPHO_Canada as high as 50%

#Omicron NOT mild

researchsquare.com/article/rs-160…

H/T @MerlinofCanada @MoriartyLab
@LauraMiers 🧵

ImageImage
🧵

Voices=spoke out against removing #maskmandate for the safety of kids

We need those voices to keep speaking out

As proven true

Please

Re/infection=more #LongCovidKids risk

=no treatment/cure

@CPHO_Canada as high as 50%

#Omicron NOT mild

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🧵 If the use of airborne #PPE & improving air quality in healthcare settings are to be ‘optional’ & ‘a matter of personal choice’, then we should give strong consideration to applying the same rule to the following #MedTwitter #MedEd #TeamGP 1/n
1. Handwashing before, between & after patients (& audits of it)
2. Plastic gloves & aprons
3. ‘Bare below the elbows’
4. Jewellery
5. Hair above the collar
6. Mandatory training
2/n
If you are recoiling in horror because
1. ‘Airborne transmission of COVID is controversial’
2. ‘The above are established evidence-based practices’
3. ‘COVID is mild, we can’t avoid it, we have to learn to live with it, we’re all vaccinated now anyway’,
then;
3/n
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@TRyanGregory Toxic hubristic aggressive persecution & denialism based on faulty dogma in ID world is a feature, not a bug. It’s been going on for centuries. The road is littered w examples

1800s
John Snow - water
Ignaz Semmelweis - hands
Lister & Pasteur - germs
@TRyanGregory 1900s
Wells & Wells, Riley - airborne risk & mitigation

2000s
Li, Filiatrault, Campbell - SARS1 airborne

Morawska, MacIntyre - Resp viruses airborne

Boulder, Jimenez, Prather, Marr - SARS2 airborne
@TRyanGregory In a keynote presentation at isrp2022.vfairs.com last week SARS1 outbreaks in Toronto were blamed squarely on droplet dogma & toxic relations between Toronto ID world & everyone else in sharp contrast to open-mindedness & collaborative relations between BC ID & others. 🤷‍♂️
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What I have learned since being unwell myself has destroyed any faith I had in my profession’s leaders. I used to think that deep down most senior clinicians acted because they had the best interests of the patient, their colleagues & society at heart. That illusion is gone. 1/n
Be it the treatment of those with #MECFS #LongCovid #Fibromyalgia #POTS #MCAS #EDS #HSD #PansPandas #Lyme #FQtoxicity #vaccineinjuries & other so-called invisible illnesses; 2/n
the refusal of senior medics to stand up & protect colleagues, the public & schoolchildren from airborne spread of #SARSCoV2 as they are too afraid to displease those in the ivory towers of infection control, @UKHSA & @NHSE management & @UKgovcomms; 3/n
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Note, they are a non-profit, or not-for-profit, etc
Or some similar structure. Seems B-Corp is for profit but for social causes. We do not have those in Canada.

Anyway point is, for social benefit and cleans air.

smartairfilters.com/en/about/our-s…
Or you can build a Corsi-Rosenthal box w/ a box fan and 5 filters for cost of the materials and time to build it.

Plans are free.

If gov won't do anything, we will.

#COVIDisAirborne
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Φανταστείτε ένα μέλος της Επιτροπής να είχε την εντιμότητα να πει:
- κάναμε λάθος που σας είπαμε να πλένετε χέρια αντί να φοράτε FFP2
- κάναμε λάθος που σας είπαμε ότι με το εμβόλιο θα τελειώσει η πανδημία
- κάναμε λάθος που σας είπαμε ότι είναι ασφαλές να μολυνθούν τα παιδιά σας
- κάναμε λάθος που δε σας είπαμε ότι ο SARS-CoV-2 αφήνει αναπηρία #LongCovid
- κάναμε λάθος που δε σας εξηγήσαμε τον τρόπο μετάδοσης του ιού #COVIDisAirborne
- κάναμε λάθος που δε ρίξαμε βάρος στη δημιουργία υποδομών εξαερισμού/φίλτρανσης του αέρα σε όλους τους δημόσιους χώρους
- κάναμε λάθος που δεν σας εξηγήσαμε ότι είστε ευάλωτοι όλοι, όχι μόνο οι ηλικιωμένοι
- κάναμε λάθος που στους αρρώστους σας δίναμε υδροξυχλωροκίνη, κολχικίνη και άλλες ψευδοθεραπείες με το κιλό
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BC CDC - Centre for Disease Collusion / Death Creation
May 4, 2022
bccdc.ca/resource-galle…

Are you fucking kidding me?!!!!

#COVIDisAirborne #bcpoli
🧐🧐🧐
Uh, BC Centre for Disease Collusion / Death Creation says you are infectious for 10 (TEN) days after onset of symptoms.

So we have a bunch of infectious people running around school & work. I mean, we do anyway, because no one can get tested 🙃

bccdc.ca/resource-galle…
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"Dr Henry - there have been numerous research reports lately flagging very serious outcomes from COVID infection in children & pregnant people. Can you comment on the following studies?"
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It's March 790, 2020. TL; DR. I'm leaving the #Covid19 ward again wondering why, how & if we will look forward to a day when we can (confidently) say "it'll be better next year". A 🧵 on what a "new normal" is & when it might happen. 1/
First a look back on the history of major pandemics. Even w/ a fraction of our present day resources in medicine & health infrastructure, the flu pandemic of 1918 had its share of similarities to this one because, well - humans are humans. 2/
1918 Flu was due to an H1N1 variant w/ Avian gene influence but the origin was not known till well after infecting 500 M people (1/3 of global population) & killing at least 50 M too. Doubt of origin fueled doubts of existence & potential threat. 3/
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@opcouncil

Happy Tuesday,

With warmer weather, I am looking forward to your announcement that #safelunch & #safesnacks are moving outside.

Because you can.

Why wouldn’t you?



#6ThWave
#MAIM
#LongCovidkids
#onted
Context

Please make a #SafeLunch & snack plan outdoors,

b/c you can

Why wouldn’t you?

#LongCovidKids as high as 1 in 4

Data=80,071 kids, 21 studies, 4 continents

euronews.com/next/2022/03/1…

Govt of Canada=No treatment/cure

canada.ca/en/public-heal…

#6thWave
#MAIM
#onted
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Do you spend time inside? OF COURSE YOU DO! You should check out our paper that looks at the amount of #coronavirus #sarscov2 #COVID19 in rooms with COVID+ individuals

nature.com/articles/s4159…

🧵🧵🧵🧵 (1/18)
We had the opportunity to track individuals as they occupied the isolation dormitory on the
@uoregon campus for testing positive for #COVID19 (2/18)
We collected environmental surface swabs, petri settling plates, and active air samples using the
@thermofisher #AerosolSense

nytimes.com/2021/03/24/hea… (3/18)
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Thank YOU for being a part of my morning routine for 2+ years.☕️📈😊

But this is the end of my 10am #COVID19 updates...
1/🧵
I’m still closely following the stats (especially wastewater levels, & hosp/ICU) & may still post info periodically, but I can’t commit to a schedule anymore.

Also, my data sheet is so big that it barely loads!🤯
2/
I’m so inspired by the kind & caring people here - from the beginning, you have helped to share knowledge to keep each other safe.💨😷#COVIDisAirborne

At a time when we are physically apart, you created a community to support one another. 🫂

So thank you again, my friends.
3/
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@OPCouncil

Happy Monday

With warmer weather, I am looking forward to your announcement that #safelunch & #safesnacks are moving outside.

Because you can.



#6thWave
#MAIM
#LongCovidkids
#onted ImageImage
@OPCouncil

Context:

Please make a #SafeLunch plan outdoors for children,

because you can:

Safe Lunch has always been a concern,

and has never been properly resolved.

H/T @LisaPetsinis:

toronto.com/news/as-kids-r…

#6ThWave
#MAIM
#LongCovidKids
#onted
@kprather88

Lunch = High Risk in her #CovidIsAirborne #SafeSchool plan

Bio:
Aerosol science leading expert
30 yrs experience
240+ publications on aerosols
#CovidIsAirborne interdisciplinary papers
Elected to the APS “for promoting useful knowledge” ImageImage
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It has been an honour to walk alongside my friend & colleague of 21 years @BinitaKane & her daughter Jasmin on their courageous & inspiring journey. #LongCovid in adults children is real & serious. There are treatments available- sadly only for a fortunate few #TeamClots 1/n
(Everything I say is with the express permission of @BinitaKane). Jasmin is not the only child with #LongCovid who has been shown to have microclots & hyperactivated platelets. They are a consistent finding in kids & adults who have travelled for treatment to Germany & SA 2/n
Globally 100m are affected by this vile illness. In the U.K. alone this figure is estimated to be 1.8m, with 2/3rds reporting an adverse impact on their daily activities. 1% of primary & 2.7% of secondary school children fulfilled the criteria for #LongCovidKids 3/n
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🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️

Vaccines Mandated but Not Masks in New Hollywood COVID Safety Agreement thewrap.com/vaccines-manda…
Won’t end well.

Won’t end.
It’s weird Bc music/ TV business protocols have been REALLY good. Lots of testing, hepa filters, KN95s or better required. Hollywood knows #COVIDisAirborne.

THIS ⬆️ , however, makes NO sense and is a huge mistake.
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Slides & words from my @OSHA_DOL testimony on April 28, 2022. I really hope it helps as there is no excuse to not fully protect healthcare & essential workers from airborne transmission of this virus. All workers deserve full protection. #COVIDisAirborne

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No magic outsoors.

Now that GBD folk made SARS-CoV-2 highly transmissible we see more outdoor transmission.

It was happening before, just as low probability. Now it's higher because GBD folk made it much better virus.
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BREAKING—US Secretary of State Antony Blinken has just tested positive for #COVID19. He recently attended the @whca dinner event with 2600+ people, where reporters from many media outlets have also now tested positive. ➡️ This Vf headline was on point. #WHCD #COVIDisAirborne Image
2) We epidemiologists and aerosol scientists have warned about the poor ventilation and high density being a bad setup for almost guaranteed transmission at @whca dinner if anyone in the audience had subclinical (undetected) virus. And indeed the superspreading event happened.
3) ’The nation’s most distinguished super spreader event’. @Trevornoah was spot on in his opening lines of his #WHCD speech.

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Wild that a parent called my school on Friday to excuse their kid from a pep rally but made sure it was still okay for them to go to prom.

Teachers & students at Prom have been out this week w/ #COVID19.

Our Prom was a super spreader event, for our staff & students. #LCPS
I also cannot fathom the level of selfish entitlement that would give someone the nerve to send their kid to Prom knowing their kid was positive for #Covid.

I’m so tired of my own long term health & that of my children being put at risk because of the entitlement in Loudoun.
I can’t tell if it’s because they’re selfish assholes or if they don’t realize #COVIDisAirborne but my guess is a healthy dose of the former with at least a little bit of the latter.

#LCPS has dropped all masking & mitigation & won’t change even though numbers are rising again.
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