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“The only other virus that attacks and kills T-cells is HIV, which causes AIDS, said Katzenback.”

Maybe repeatedly infecting our kids with SARSCoV2 wasn’t such a great idea?

Guess we’ll find out.

#Covid #LongCovid #LongCovidKids #Health #CovidIsntOver…
“With the loss of these T-cells, we are now more vulnerable to all of these other infections, other viruses, other bacteria,” said Katzenback.

#Covid #LongCovid #Health #Strep #StrepA #Flu #pneumonia
“Individuals who are infected with COVID have many fewer T-cells,” said Katzenback. “That’s a problem for us because T-cells are a really important part of our immune system that helps defend us against infection.”
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My #Covid illness in November 2022 was probably one of the most severe “mild” cases.

I want to document and share my story because covid was “supposed” to affect me no more than the flu according to the media.

Here’s my story:
I’m 30, generally healthy aside from episodic migraines with aura and depression, 4 times vaxxed, and I took Paxlovid.

I didn’t intend to take Paxlovid but on day 2, I almost fainted shortly after walking into my bathroom. I knew this wasn’t normal for a “mild” infection.
I had every symptom and then some. Everything except vomiting and losing my taste & smell.

After starting Paxlovid, I felt better but I was still sick. It took 9 days to test negative.

After 4 days of testing negative and starting to feel worse again, I tested positive again.
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🟦 Deaths due to Influenza & Pneumonia P&I

🟩 Deaths due to COVID-19

England & Wales 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿

This after 25 Million doses of #Flu vaccine last winter….

The mask is slipping to reveal the true culprit ….

Source: ONS Image
The Government claimed that #FLU disappeared in 2020, because it was ‘out-competed’ by COVID-19

If that was true, then how have Covid & Flu been able to co-exist almost equally for the last 8 months?

Is it because we just stopped testing for Covid?

Was the Flu always here?
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No-one does a better job at exposing this trick as @I_Am_JohnCullen - in both 🇺🇸 and across the globe 🌍⬇️
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1. #Flu activity remains low in the US. A short thread on the data for the week ending March 11, which @CDCgov issued today.
The percentage of people seeking care for #influenza-like illness remains below the epidemic threshold. Early start, early end to this season.
2. I'm still watching to see if there is going to be a #flu B spring surge; so far no real sign of it. About one-fifth of the viruses tested last week were flu B, which is higher than earlier in the season. But one-fifth of a low number is a low number, as you can see here.
3. Another 7 children have died from #flu this season. The current total for the season is 132 and it's likely the tally will continue to grow. There's often a long delay between when a child dies from flu and when @CDCgov is informed.
(Data is CDC's, graph is mine)
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😷Respiratory virus data in these tweets are from Sullivan Nicolaides Pathology (SNP) lab weekly report.
😷They service #Queensland, northern New South Wales and wider Darwin area and Alice Springs
😷A reminder that whatever respiratory signs & symptoms bring a patient in for a test/Doctor's visit - many very different respiratory viruses can cause that disease. Only a good pathology laboratory test has a hope of identifying a cause.
🧬Detailed public-facing PCR data from a private lab in Queensland, Australia (thankyou🙏) showing #Flu % positivity around 6%↔ (about 1 in 16 samples tested are FluA or FluB positive).
•FluB showing its spiky face but FluA dominating
•RSV and rhinovirus number⬆
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1. #Flu activity has dropped off dramatically since its peak around Thanksgiving, but this odd early season still can't seem to bring itself to an end. For the 6th week in a row it is hovering just above the epidemic threshold.
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2. That said, rhinoviruses & human coronaviruses are causing more #influenza-like illness right now than #flu is, according to the Biofire syndromic trends.
3. @CDCgov has been informed of 2 more pediatric #flu deaths; both kids died in early December. So far this season there have been 117 confirmed flu deaths in children. This graph (mine, with data from CDC) gives you a picture of how this year compares to others re: kids.
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1. @CDCgov has been told of 4 more children who died from #flu this season, bringing the 2022-23 total to 115 so far. There have been years with a higher pediatric death toll, but it's tragic to see so many kids die from flu. No word on their vaccination status. (Graph = mine)
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2. @CDCgov's latest FluView report, out today, reports that #flu activity is low in most parts of the country. In the few places where it isn't low, it has declined from the previous week. It remains to be seen if flu season is effectively over or if there's more to come. Image
3. Oddly, though, the epi curve has not yet slipped below the epidemic threshold. Strange to see it skip along just above the threshold for 5 weeks running. Image
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1. #Flu activity is at low levels now in most of the country, but the percentage of visits to health providers that are for flu-like illnesses is still limping along just above the epidemic threshold level for the 4th week in a row.
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2. #H3N2 viruses, which have been dominant all season, have really declined. In the week ending Feb. 11, #H1N1 viruses made up the bulk of the illness-causing viruses. There's an uptick in #fluB viruses, but they make up a very small proportion of viruses so far this season.
3. @CDCgov was informed of another 5 pediatric #flu deaths last week, bringing the season total to 111. Unfortunately this number will likely continue to climb for a bit.
This graph is mine — shows how this season's pediatric flu deaths compare to previous seasons.
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CDC rewrites history on the #Spanishflu :

"With no vaccine to protect against #flu infection and no antibiotics to treat 2ndary bacterial infections that can be associated with influenza infections, control efforts worldwide were limited to NPIs ..." 1/
" ...isolation, quarantine, good personal hygiene, use of disinfectants, and limitations of public gatherings" That's very odd, there is no mention of the widespread use of #ventilation during the #SpanishFlu era
This is a curious omission since… 2/
....During & after the #Spanishflu , extraordinary efforts were made to design excellent ventilation in all public spaces including vaudeville halls 3/
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1. #Flu activity in most parts of the country is now low, @CDCgov reports in its latest FluView update, for the week ending Feb. 4. For the 3rd week in a row the rate of outpatient visits that are for flu-like illnesses has hovered just above the epidemic threshold. Image
2. That said, most of the country is reporting minimal or low activity. NYC, NM and Puerto Rico are outliers on that. You can find the FluView report here:… Image
3. Another 9 pediatric #flu deaths have been reported to @CDCgov, bringing the season's total to 106 so far. The days of low pediatric flu deaths are clearly over. This total is in the low end of the range of what was seen in flu seasons before Covid.
graph = mine, data ex CDC. Image
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1. #Flu activity continues to decline across the US, though the percentage of outpatient visits for #influenza-like activity is hovering just over the epidemic threshold. There's always a chance of more flu, especially flu B, but for now the big wave is pretty much done.
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2. #Flu outbreaks reported from long-term care facilities has dropped down considerably, a sign there's less flu circulating. Those are the folks who are most vulnerable, so this is a good thing.
3. The other highly vulnerable population is young kids. @CDCgov was notified of 6 additional pediatric #flu deaths in the week ending Jan. 28; they bring the season total to 97 so far. Sad to see pediatric flu deaths heading back towards pre-Covid levels.
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1. A #flu 🧵:
Activity continued its sharp decline in the week ending Jan 21. It's barely over the epidemic threshold at this point nationally; in 6 regions it's below it. But for the fact that we've seen little #fluB activity, it would be tempting to guess flu season is over. Image
2. But virtually all — 99.5% — of the #flu activity so far this season has been caused by flu A. There hasn't been much flu B since the first half of the 2019-20 season. In the Before Times, it was common to see flu B in late winter, early spring. This year? Ask me in June.
3. This #flu season took off like a bat outta hell in October, peaking Thanksgiving week. Activity reached a high apex, but the drop off has been swift. The image on the left shows #influenza-like illness the week ending Jan. 7. On the right, the week ending Jan. 21. ImageImage
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This is a threaded version of Chapter 19, titled,

“Our “Prenatal” Air:

“Prenatal “Pollution” Become Toxic Environment, Worldwide Oxygen Insufficiencies...

"People *Are* Dying from Oxygen Deprivation”

READ BOOK…… #psychology #climate #prenatal

PA 19/1
of the book, *Psychology of Apocalypse:

*Ecopsychology, Activism, & the Prenatal Roots of Humanicide*

by Michael Adzema

READ BOOK… #psychology #climate #prenatal #environment #anthro #pollution #womb #Earth #FetalMalnutrition #GreenHouseEffect

PA 19/2
“[*Quotes/highlights:*] “…there are reasons, deeply rooted in our psyche, that would make us the penultimate Prometheans on Earth.” []

READ BOOK…… #psychology #climate #prenatal #environment #anthro #pollution #womb #Earth #FetalMalnutrition

PA 19/3
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THREAD: #Virology: Unmasking a 100+ Year Old Lie

Everything You Think You Know About Disease Is Likely Wrong.

#vaccinegenocide #vaccines #vaccinedeath #PfizerLiedPeopleDied #thread…
We Need To Base Our Understanding of Reality Upon Reality, Not Manipulation.

Everything You Think You Know About Disease Is Likely Wrong....
In order to understand the world around us as the truth about it is emerging from a 100+ year slumber, it’s going to be important to challenge ideas that have absolutely zero basis in reality.

I will start off by saying that we have been duped - ALL OF US.
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1. Time for a #flu 🧵
#Influenza A, which started circulating at high levels earlier this season than in any season since the 2009 #H1N1 pandemic, is declining as quickly as it climbed. In several parts of the country, doctor visits for flu-like illness are below epidemic levels.
2. It is truly remarkable to see the map of #flu-like activity show so little red in the 2nd week of Jan. It is like this year's flu season shifted forward 2 months or so.
Last week on the left. Same week in 2018, on the right, as the 2017-18 season started to take off.
3. Canada is seeing the same phenomenon, reports @BogochIsaac, who raises a key question: Virtually all the #flu activity so far has been #influenza A. Do we have a flu B wave in store? Pre-Covid, flu B often hit late in the season, after flu A had moved through. Will it this yr?
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🚨🚨 #Scotland has just reported our HIGHEST EVER weekly death figure !!!

2020 deaths recorded in Week 2 of 2023 !!

The highest weekly death rate on record!

What is going on? What is killing hundreds of extra Scots EVERY week!!

It’s answer time Nicola Sturgeon !!

Source: National Records of Scotland - a 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿Government organisation

2020 deaths in ONE WEEK!

Average weekly deaths in Scotland is 1,100!!!… Image
Weekly deaths by Age in #Scotland

We are seeing increased death counts across all ages 15+

What is causing this enormous excess?

Source: #NRS 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Image
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1. A #flu 🧵
Flu activity continues to decline in most parts of the US.
Virtually all of the flu transmission so far has been influenza A, which means we could get some flu B activity later, in a smaller wave. That was not uncommon in flu years pre-Covid.
2. Then again, some years there's a single, sharp wave of flu activity and once it's done, we're done. That's what happened in 2017-2018, which was a severe flu season. (This season, so far, has not been a severe season. It has been an unusually early season.)
3. Five more kids have died from #flu, bringing the total to 79 to date. That's a shock after the first 2 years of the Covid pandemic when only 45 pediatric flu deaths were reported.
But 79 is still low compared to pre-Covid years. The big year (left) was the H1N1 pandemic.
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1. A #flu thread:
US activity continued to decline in the week ending Dec. 31. The current wave of flu — caused exclusively by flu A viruses — has peaked. In pre-Covid times, it was common to see a second peak with flu B late in the season, March-ish. Will that happen in 2023? 🤷‍♀️
2. Another 13 children have died from #flu this year. These deaths bring the 2022-23 total to 74. Too high, but still low by pre-Covid standards, when 100 to 200 pediatric deaths were reported/year. The new deaths occurred over 9 weeks but were reported to @CDCgov last week.
3. The drop off in outpatient visits for #influenza-like illnesses has been happening primarily in kids, teens & young adults, the age groups that have fueled this fall & early winter's sharp peak of #flu activity.
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1. A short #flu tweet:
While flu activity remains high around the US, the decline that began a few weeks ago continues. 6.1% of visits to HCPs for the week ending Dec. 24 were for #influenza-like illnesses, down from 6.3% the previous week. Image
2. The percentage of long-term care facilities reporting #flu outbreaks has also dropped off a little, which is a very good piece of news. Image
3. The bad news: 14 more children have died from #influenza this #flu season. The deaths occurred over the past 6 weeks but were reported to @CDCgov last week. So far this season 61 kids have died from flu. An awful toll, but still low compared to most pre-Covid years. Image
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Cases are on the rise! FluTracking HK crowdsourced #COVID community monitoring will be best guide to HK COVID rates when lab PCR tests are overwhelmed. @lauriechenwords @hongkong_news @FishMonkeyCow_ @AshleyDudarenok @anitacheunghk @ofarry @judychan45 @dominictsz @gmleunghku🧵1/6 Line graph showing self reported fever and cough rates from
FluTracking HK’s 400 participants complete a 20 second online survey on respiratory illness every week. The FluTracking website shows respiratory illness rates are rapidly rising.
#Covid #Covid19 #flu #Influenza #HongKong
🧵2/6 Screenshot of the FluTracking Hong Kong website
To help FluTracking HK track this wave more effectively, please tag/email/message 2 friends or work colleagues and ask them to join. More participants permit impact analysis by younger and older age groups.
#Covid #Covid19 #flu #Influenza #HongKong 🧵3/6
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How can I stay safe during the holidays?

➡️Think in terms of harm reduction. Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good.

#covid #rsv #flu #HolidaysAreComing

2/ Just in time for Christmas, #COVID is again on the rise.

#Flu and #RSV may be peaking—but remember that there are often as many cases *after* a peak as before it.…
3/ How can we enjoy moments w/ family & friends & lower the risk of illness?

💥 Small steps you take to reduce risk are worthwhile. A little bit better…is a little bit better.

Prevention steps that work for COVID will reduce the risk of RSV, flu, & many other nasty viruses.
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1/26 See below for this #Flu #CME #Tweetorial supported by an educational grant from Genentech and contributed to by @RogerSeheult.

See full CME info:
#MedTwitter #MedEd Image
2/Let’s begin!

1918 Pandemic: Naomi Barnett of Brockton, MA, learned her fiancé Jacob Julian (a soldier at Camp Upton, NY, about to go to war) had influenza, so she raced to help him. She died 2 days after arriving at the camp from influenza. He died 30 minutes later.
3/Influenza is an acute respiratory illness with significant morbidity and mortality, especially via transmission from loved ones. The CDC estimated that in the 2019-2020 (pre-COVID) US flu season, 62,000 flu-related deaths occurred. Image
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1. It's Friday. Let's talk #flu.
Gonna keep this short because I wrote a story about what today's FluView report from @CDCgov shows. You can read that piece here.…
2. Nine more children have died from #flu this season; the total to-date is 30. That's number will rise; but it's still well below the total of most pre-Covid flu seasons. Still, as @CDCgov's Lynnette Brammer told me today: “We never like to see that number go up.” Image
3. You can see here how visits to health care providers for #influenza-like illnesses has declined over the past two weeks. You can also see some seasons have a couple of peaks. What will this one look like? Ask me in June. Image
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1/🧵Our speed in understanding Long COVID is accelerating‼️
Here I cover a smorgasbord of recent COVID data on…
📍Brain Aging
Knowledge is Power.

We are all at risk of losing Brain Power from #LongCOVID.

Let’s learn…
2/ COVID ages our brains 😫
Cognitive decline is part of growing old, but this is scary.
Hot new data w age-matched uninfected control ICU patients show how COVID is associated w Molecular Signatures of an Aging Brain.
See Fig 2 a/b/c BELOW
3/ Genetics

This study included normal controls. Gene expression changes occur during acute COVID19 in hospital that are associated w subsequent LongCOVID.

This was especially seen in antibody producing Plasma Cells, which explained symptom clusters.
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