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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 5/22/2020-2…

Early Herd Immunity against COVID-19: A Dangerous Misconception - Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center…
Robot reminds visitors of safe distancing measures in Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park, Singapore News & Top Stories - The Straits Times…
#singapore #distance #dystopian #robot
A Much-Hyped COVID-19 Drug Is Almost Identical to a Black-Market Cat Cure…
#china #drug #blackmarket #coronavirus
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Nigeria has made a lot of progress in preparing and responding to disease outbreaks and epidemics. I remember my early days of public health; some 15yrs ago it's @WHONigeria that prepared and shared the #weeklyepidemiological report for Nigeria... a thread!
For every outbreak or public health emergency in Nigeria, we heard more about @WHO who appeared to be at the forefront with @Fmohnigeria and its agencies; old #NPI which merged with @NphcdaNG fought #polio with the support of @WHO @UNICEF @Rotary etc.
#Clap4NCDC 2/20
With time the #Epidemiology unit of @Fmohnigeria grew in strength and capacity to lead the response. They also produced and sent out the weekly epidemiology reports for Nigeria, which hitherto was shared by @WHONigeria in collaboration with FMOH for sure. #Clap4NCDC
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WHO's mission is to
promote health,
keep the 🌍 safe,
serve the vulnerable.

By 2023 we aim for:

1B more people benefiting from #HealthForAll

1B more people better protected from health emergencies

1B more people living with better health & well-being.

To achieve 1B more people benefiting from #HealthForAll:
WHO welcomes:
- #UNGA 2019 political declaration on Universal Health Coverage
-@IPUparliament Resolution on UHC
WHO Results Report 2018-2019:

Although access to health services has expanded, the 🌍 is still far short of the 1B target & financial protection has weakened.
SO WHO has created a special programme on primary health care to provide more broad-based support to countries.
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Regular #covid19 presser @WHO starts with @drtedros talking about World Health Assembly which ended yesterday (and was held virtually for the first time): "We saw unprecedented solidarity”, he says then thanks a long list of presidents and prime ministers for taking part.
@WHO @DrTedros Says if #WHA73 resolution is implemented it would ensure "a more coherent, coordinated and fairer #COVID19 response that saves both lives and livelihoods"
@WHO @DrTedros Mentions 4 points from #WHA73 resolution:
1. ensure fair distribution of essential health technologies
2. harness international treaties (incl. TRIPS)
3. classify #covid19 vaccines as global public good
4. collaborate to promote private and public R&D
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"Yesterday, we concluded a very productive #WHA73.

We saw unprecedented solidarity with Heads of Government from around the world beaming into the World Health Assembly to discuss lessons, challenges and collective next steps to tackle the #COVID19 pandemic"-@DrTedros
"I want to thank
🇨🇭President @s_sommaruga
🇿🇦President @CyrilRamaphosa
🇨🇳President Xi
🇰🇷President @moonriver365
🇫🇷President @EmmanuelMacron
🇨🇴 President @IvanDuque
🇵🇾 President @MaritoAbdo
🇩🇪Chancellor Merkel
..."-@DrTedros #COVID19 #WHA73
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Opening of the virtual #WHA73 with @DrTedros. #COVID19…
"Nurses & midwives have been on the frontlines of the fight against #COVID19, putting themselves in harm’s way. Many have made the ultimate sacrifice in service of humanity.
Please join me, wherever you are, in standing to show your appreciation for these health heroes"-@DrTedros
"We've come together as the nations of the 🌍 to confront the defining health crisis of our time. We come
in grief for those we've lost
with concern for those fighting for their lives
with determination to triumph over the common threat
with hope for the future"-@DrTedros #WHA73
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The @GeriSoc recommendations seem appropriate. Despite (or because of) the need to avoid further virus transmission (and therefore visits from outside), GPs should have the possibility to safely visit residents.…
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A lot of information which is crucial for symptom assessment and management relies on observation: facial expression, posture, breathing... So we have to be present there (even though we receive most valuable information from care home staff).
@DanMundayNG @GeriSoc
One of the questions I have which still remains unanswered is: should we test EVERYONE in care homes, regardless of symptoms, so that we can have a baseline of the situation in these facilities?
@DanMundayNG @GeriSoc
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"Yesterday was #InternationalNursesDay and a moment to celebrate those critical frontline health workers saving the lives of people with #COVID19, #Ebola and many other diseases"-@DrTedros

"As the world celebrated nurses, I was shocked and appalled to hear of the attack on an @MSF hospital in #Afghanistan, which led to the deaths of nurses, mothers and babies"-@DrTedros #NotATarget
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Health is such a precious commodity.
Healthy people can learn, work & support themselves & their families. When people are sick, they struggle & families & communities fall behind.

WHO is committed to achieving better health for everyone, everywhere! #WHA73
Who is WHO?
The World Health Organization (WHO) is the @UN's specialized agency for health, governed by 194 Member States. It provides science-based recommendations to protect people's health everywhere


The principle that all people should enjoy the highest standard of health, regardless of race, religion, political belief, economic or social condition has guided WHO’s work for the past 70+ years, since it was first set up as the lead agency for international health in the @UN.
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 05/11/2020 -2

Early Herd Immunity against COVID-19: A Dangerous Misconception - Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center…
Robot reminds visitors of safe distancing measures in Bishan-Ang Mo Kio Park, Singapore News & Top Stories - The Straits Times…
#Singapore #Distance #dystopian #Robot
A Much-Hyped COVID-19 Drug Is Almost Identical to a Black-Market Cat Cure…
#China #drugs #blackmarket #coronavirus
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Peter Piot, one of the discoverers of #Ebola, has been fighting viruses around the world for more than 40 years. Then, this March, he fell ill with #covid19. “This one will change my life”, he says. (interview first appeared in Belgian magazine Knack).…
“I ended up in an isolation room in the antechamber of the intensive care department. You’re tired, so you’re resigned to your fate. You completely surrender to the nursing staff. You live in a routine from syringe to infusion and you hope you make it.”
“At home, I cried for a long time. I also slept badly for a while. The risk that something could still go seriously wrong keeps going through your head. “
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"Exactly 40 years ago today, on the 8th of May 1980, the World Health Assembly officially declared that “the world and all its peoples have won freedom from #smallpox”-@DrTedros

"#Smallpox is the first and, to date, the only human disease to be eradicated globally.

Until it was wiped out, smallpox had plagued humanity for at least 3000 years, killing 300 million people in the 20th century alone"-@DrTedros
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Speaking of #decolonizing global health, here is an excellent case study of what is wrong & needs to change.

Review on #Ebola @NEJM

3 authors, 0 from Africa (which has endured every single Ebola outbreak!)…
Review on #Ebola @DiseasePrimers

11 authors, 1 from Africa…
Not only should researchers/authors 'wake up' and see this problem, but journals also have to be accountable for such skewed authorship that favors HIC folks, even for issues that concern LMICs.

But journals themselves are run by folks in HICs. See:…
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#COVID19 IS not a "#China not China" thing.
#BillGates & #FAUCI #BIRX #CDC #NIH FUNDED #Wuhan's #WHO accredited BSL4 Lab to do this work, AND planted staff 1 of who is now #Fakebook #Science Director banning ppl for mentioning Wuhan made or even Vitamin C.
China complicit
At the same time the above CORRUPT cabal was doing this virus work, #BillGates ALSO held the event 201 just before military games in #Wuhan outlining pandemic. #CDC hired Pandemic officers all over the country beginning Nov 15th in advance preparation for the grandstanding.
#China at same time was stealing Virus tech from #Canada, #Harvard, #France & other locations, FOR YEARS including Crisper tech. They ALSO Bought off #CharlesLieber to teach them & Set up the Lab with Crisper, MicroChip tech, Virus Engineering, etc. Vials stolen fr #Harvard
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A short thread

1/ Throughout my time working on #covid19 response here in Massachusetts, I have come back time & time again to this single video by the head of the WHO epidemics response, @DrMikeRyan

If there's only one thing you watch, let it be this:
2/ @HelenBranswell wrote a great piece on him during his management of the last #Ebola outbreak.

A lot of people will talk a lot about epidemic response, but many have not worked in communities, on the ground.

Mike Ryan has truly walked the walk.…
3/ "The lessons I've learned after so many Ebola outbreaks in my career:

Be fast.

Have no regrets.

You must be the first mover.

The virus will always get you if you don't move quickly."
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"Nothing Is Random.

Everything Has Meaning

Misspelling(s) matter. Has @realDonaldTrump ever made a statement that hasn't been proven to be correct (future)?"

#QAnon #GreatAwakening #TheGreatAwakening #WWG1WGA #TheStormIsComing #MAGA #KAG2020 #ChinaVirus
Nothing is a coincidence.
We are at war.
SA cut the strings.
They are scrambling for cover and using any means necessary out of their remaining power/control.
God bless.

#QAnon #GreatAwakening #TheGreatAwakening #WWG1WGA #TheStormIsHere #TheMoreYouKnow #SilentWar
Nothing is random.

Everything has meaning.



#QAnon #TheGreatAwakening #WWG1WGA #CalmBeforeTheStorm #TheMoreYouKnow
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1/ #Ebola RNA was found in the aqueous humor of the eye, and persistence was describe in the CNS, #placenta, and in semen up to 565 days post-acute EVD, highlighting the need to investigate the parameters of EBOV clearance from immune-privileged organs.…
2/ Case series from prior epidemics report an 89%–93% case fatality rate among pregnant women, and perinatal mortality is 100%. No reports have been published of neonates surviving trans-placental #Ebola Virus Disease for longer than 19 days. (😮🤯)
3/ Maternal immunoglobulins M are poorly transported through placental villi and the fetal secretory immune system starts producing immunoglobulin M around the 20th week of gestation.…
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There have been 2 types of #covid19 cases at the bedside that have been very tough

1/ those who literally *cannot* social distance bc of immense social challenges

2/ those who did not social distance bc they chose not to

cc @bmj_latest…
2/ The first is not new. We know that health inequities kill. #covid19 is no exception. It is easy to say #stayhome (I have tweeted it many times)- but for patients that live w/ 5 others in 1 bathroom, home can be a dangerous place once someone gets infected.
3/ We are seeing the failure to address inequities resurface all over the world. Today in @nytimes w/ #Singapore migrant workers who are cramped together in tiny living quarters.

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When @ossjohnson & I wrote #GettingtoZeroBook on our work on the #Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone, little did we know that we would soon be battling another infectious disease #COVID19, me in #SouthSudan and Oliver in South Africa. Here are some of the lessons we are trying to apply
1. We need to monitor and mitigate the negative side-effects of preventative measures.
Measures aiming to prevent #COVID19 like lockdowns, banning public transport & closing shops, can create unemployment, raise food prices and threaten livelihoods of already vulnerable people.
So each preventative measure must be analysed in terms of its prevention benefit vs. its cost for the population to try to find the best balance. And then we need to try to mitigate the impact on the newly vulnerable people as much as we can.
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DIGG: The #FauciFiles: #Ebola Fears W/ @RonanFarrow

Flashback. It's '14 on the heels of 'the African Plague' reaching America by way of 2 missionaries, including #DrKentBrantly.

Here Ronan asks #Fauci what "experimental serums" managed to save them.
Watch... 👇
#FauciFiles & #Ebola

Where to start. 🤔Unlike countless nameless blacks who died starting in '76 in Zaire & later in Liberia in '14,
2 American missionaries survived.

They became household names & reportedly were the first to receive #ZMapp.…
What happened to the antibody cocktail Zmapp?

"Experimental #Ebola Drug May Benefit Patients, but Insufficient Data"

Because of fewer Ebola cases, the study couldn't enroll enough peeps for round 2. #Fauci presented findings.

Initial study missing:
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"First of all, we’re pleased to have interpretation services available in Portuguese today, and I’d like to welcome all Portuguese-speaking journalists.

WHO remains committed to providing access to as much as information as possible, in as many languages as possible"-@DrTedros
"I’ve said since the beginning that the most important resource in the fight against #COVID19 is solidarity.

The launch of the Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator on Friday was a powerful demonstration of that solidarity"-@DrTedros
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World Economic Forum: "Lockdown is the world's biggest #psychological #experiment - & we will pay the price"

Apr 9 2020 "With some 2.6 billion people around the world in some kind of #lockdown, we are conducting arguably the largest psychological experiment ever"

"Unfortunately, we already have a good idea of its results. In late Feb 2020, right before EU countries mandated various forms of lockdowns, The Lancet published a review of 24 studies documenting the #psychological impact of quarantine."

"The findings offer a glimpse of what is brewing in hundreds of millions of households around the world...

people who are #quarantined are very likely to develop a wide range of symptoms of #psychological #stress and #disorder..."

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1. Genetic sequence analysis is shedding a bit of light on how the recent string of #Ebola cases at Beni may have started. @WHO reports the new cases are linked to infections from July 2019. That raises two possibilities.
2. The 1st is that an #Ebola survivor who had virus remaining in his/her system infected someone else. This can happen. It's often a man, infecting a sexual partner. Ebola can linger in what are known as immune-privileged sites — the eyeball, testicles.…
3. The second possibility @MinSanteRDC & @WHO are looking at is that someone who had #Ebola in July 2019 relapsed and infected others. It would seem if that was the case then that infection was missed. Meanwhile, 1 of the 6 new cases remains at large — a risk of more spread.
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1/x Very interesting. Explains why patients suddenly take a severe turn for the worse. Appears they are developing #bloodclots; from “swiping on their phones” to coding in minutes. #COVID19 @washingtonpost…
2/x Doctors #COVID19: “Increasingly convinced that covid-19 attacks not only the lungs, but also the kidneys, heart, intestines, liver and brain....Patients who by all conventional measures seem to have mild disease deteriorating within minutes and dying at home.” Id.
3/x “They describe patients with startlingly low oxygen levels -so low that they would normally be unconscious or near death -talking & swiping on their phones...With no clear patterns in terms of age or chronic conditions, some scientists now hypothesize [#COVID changes blood.]”
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