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Thread: Predicting #COVID deaths in the US from 8k to 100k.

I started predicting the US COVID death toll ~2 months ago. All of my predictions to date have proven accurate. The most painful predictions I have ever made.

Why have we failed to stop the #coronavirus in the US?

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My first prediction on Apr 4 (toll @ 8k) was for the Easter Sunday (20k):

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In my Apr 12 thread (toll @ 20k), I explained the fundamental systems concepts for the #coronavirus epidemic:

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THREAD: For @politico I mapped out which countries are doing best when both their health and economic #coronavirus outcomes are considered - see here, with @beatricezjin.

#Vietnam is the clear best performer; the US ranks just 24th of 30.… #COVID
#1 Vietnam: The easy ranking leader as the biggest country with no COVID-19 deaths (95m), barely 300 cases, and economy still set to grow 2.7% in 2020.
#2 is #Taiwan: They avoided the need for a full lockdown by taking early action in January, proving that containment was possible despite proximity and other links with China. Still, with 70 percent of GDP linked to exports, Taiwan's economy is on track to shrink 4 percent.
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A #Germany based #Baloch separatist has uploaded pictures of multiple civilians in order to identify them for kidnapping and killing.
(Note: Faces have been blurred by us).
They are alleged to have informed #Pakistani security forces about the whereabouts of #BLA terrorists [1]
The caption left by the separatist is explicit about getting the faces identified and reported to separatists (likely BLA).
Given the account's other posts celebrating deaths of pro-government forces, it is clear that these civilians will be hunted. [2],
The rest of the caption also implies their goal.
The account is affiliated with the #balochliberationarmy (BLA) since it posts their activities and in support of them. (Example attached)

The Telegram channel and group mentioned in the previous caption shares BLA & UBA videos.[3]
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Das RKI veröffentlichte Forschungsstand und klare Richtlinien zum Thema Kinder, #Schulen und #COVID19 (7.05): die Lage ist wenig erforscht, doch sprechen wichtige Faktoren dafür, dass Kinder relevant zu einer Verbreitung von COVID-19 beitragen:
#CoronaVirusDE #Coronakrise #Corona
"Es besteht damit die Gefahr, dass sich SARS-CoV-2 effektiv unter Kindern und Jugendlichen in Betreuungs- und Bildungseinrichtungen ausbreitet." Von einer nachfolgenden Ausbreitung in den Familien und der Bevölkerung sei auszugehen.
#schuloeffnung #schulboykottDE #Germany
"Es besteht auf Basis bisher publizierter Studien jedoch kein Grund zu der Annahme, dass sich COVID-19 nicht effektiv unter Schüler*innen" ... und darüber hinaus verbreiten kann."
#Sachsen #schuloeffnungen #coronavirus #COVID19
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#Germany #Arabic #clans #criminality

Due to the corona-related closures, more and more pubs are in need of existence. Arab clans could now take advantage of this in North Rhine-Westphalia, says clan expert Ralf Ghadban.
They bring bars under their control with large sums of black money. The State Criminal Police Office is also alarmed. It always sounds irritating, and yet it is a sad fact: Germany is considered a paradise for organized crime.
The legal and institutional instruments to combat corruption and economic crime in Germany are still far behind other EU nations. In addition, in hardly any other European country it is still possible to handle large amounts of cash so unnoticed.
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Before I left #Turkey, for 2 months, I warned of this (and more coming). The problem: every single person there, locked-down 24X7, hiding under blankets, unable or willing to hear a single word. Never seen this level of fear & compliance, anywhere; ever.
Not a single protest. Not a single person questioning. Not a single person engaged in critical thinking. Not one. Everyone, every single person, willingly, and fear-ridden, went into 24X7 lockdown unquestioningly. Wow. Horror. Simply horrifying.
Between #Germany, #Qatar and #China, they will be gobbling down this country that was left un-defended and in-spoken for by its own people. So sad and frustrating for me. Because I loved #Turkey
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Coming late to the story but I can’t be the ONLY one thinking the “Hamiltonian” “Game-Changing” [insert your superlative here] Franco-German #RecoveryFund proposal is in fact neither “a Hamilton moment” nor Game-Changing nor, in fact, even adequate ... “Much Ado About Not Much”
It only offers a modest (and temporary) increase in the spending ceiling of the European Commission budget 4 a limited period of time to borrow and and transfer an additional euro 500 billion over 3-4 years. As a % of EU GDP it’s less than 1% of GDP/ year so macro insignificant
There are limits to how asymmetric the grants can be with no country likely to get more than twice its share so 2% of GDP or so. Is that helpful to a country like Spain of Italy? Yes! Is that game changing? Not at all. In economies contracting by 10%-20% its a palliative at best
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With sweat & blood of thousands of #Pakistanis, peace has been restored in our tribal areas along the border with #Afghanistan.

But #Pakistan haters in #Kabul are hellbent on creating ethnic discord & lawlessness in our towns & cities with online spread of ethnic propaganda.

Objective is simple:

To fuel anti state misinformation in #Pakistan using millions of dollars in coordination with #Indian intel.

#NDS agents have laid an elaborate network & Imtiaz Wazir is their key operatives working as a go between of #PTM leadership & Afghan officials.

Other two officials who oversee international promotion of #PTM propaganda are ex Afghan Amb to #US Hamdullah Mohib currently serving as the National Security Adviser to Afghan President
His former deputy Majeed Qarar the cultural attaché at Afghan Embassy in Washington DC.

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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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1. News: Senators Want Details On President Trump's SECRET POWERS. The day he declared the COVID-19 pandemic a national emergency, he made a cryptic remark,

“I have the right to do a lot of things that people don’t even know about”… #Trump #News #PANIC
2. News: WHOA! Gavin Newsom looks to CLOSE PRISONS amid budget woes… #Trump #News #CoronaVirus
3. News: Michael Flynn adversary’s law firm backs Democrats, having contributed $240,000 in the 2019-20 election cycle, almost all to Democrats or left-leaning causes, the filings show.… #Trump #News #ObamaGate #FreeFlynn
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🇩🇪 #GERMANY – More than 2,000 demonstrators opposed in #Munich at the anti-lockdown measures of the #Merkel government. The police have already encircled individual groups.

#Resistance #COVIDー19 #FreedomofExpression
#GERMANY#LIVE from the protest in #Stuttgart against lockdown measures of the #Merkel regime.

#GERMANY – Peaceful gathering of anti-lockdown protesters at the #CannstatterWasen.

People demand basic rights as the Merkel government restrict normal life.

#Resistance #coronavirus
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#Germany #Russia #EU @GazpromDE #NordStream2 #NorthStream2

The prospect is fading that the Nord Stream 2 Baltic Sea pipeline leading from Russia to Germany can be operated as planned.
On Friday, the Federal Network Agency in Bonn rejected an application from Gazprom's subsidiary Nord Stream 2 AG to exempt the project in German territorial waters from the applicable EU regulation. The third gas directive prohibits, among other things,
that suppliers and pipeline operators are the same as in the case of Gazprom and Nord Stream 2. It also enables network access for other suppliers and makes specifications for cost regulation.
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#Germany #Russia #Berlin #Bundestag #Hacker #attack #consequences.

It was Russian hackers who captured data from the Bundestag administration five years ago, including numerous emails from Chancellor Merkel's office. It now reacts and calls the attack "outrageous".
Chancellor Angela Merkel blamed Russia for the hacker attack on the Bundestag five years ago and threatened the consequences. The fact that the traces of the attack led to Russian intelligence five years ago was "more than unpleasant",
said the former CDU leader in Question Time of the Bundestag - she found it "outrageous". Such an incident "naturally disrupts trustful cooperation," said the Chancellor. "Of course, we reserve the right to take measures against Russia."
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Speech in the #parliament of #Austria by #HerbertKickl:
"Herr Präsident,..Hohes Haus:..ich freue mich über die heutige #Sondersitzung―Kollege #Wöginger―vielleicht gerade deshalb auch weil ich sehe, dass es für manche eine Art Ärgernis darstellt―unter anderem für Dich―weil es
> für manche eine Art unzumutbare Belästigung darstellt.

Aber―das schreibe ich ihnen in Ihr koalitionäres Stammbuch hinein!―an diese Form der parlamentarischen Belästigung werden sie sich gewöhnen müssen, Herr #Wöginger!
Und Kollegin #Maurer! [applause]
> Denn das ist ein stück parlamentarische Normalität, und das Gegenteil des #Ausnahmezustand​es, der in Ihren gehirnen herumschwebt.

Und ich sage Ihnen eines: Es gibt auch genügend Bedarf für eine solche Sitzung,
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Thread: Dump bad equations. They lead to bad decisions.

On May 10, Mr. @BorisJohnson proposed a simple equation to determine #COVID Alert Level. He then explained how the reopening policy could be shaped based on this "Threat Level".

In this thread, I will explain why this equation is not only wrong, but is also completely unnecessary — especially when we have clear alternative measures that can guide #COVID policies and decisions.

* Fast forward to tweet # 11 if you already know Dimensional Analysis.

One of the first subjects in physics is "Dimensional Analysis". It needs to be emphasized more in high school and college physics courses.

See this @wikipedia article for a technical description:…

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#FunFact #Germany (My Country)

Germany the country were you have on 65% of all Autobahns (like a Highway) no speedlimits and still one of the lowest traffic deaths in the world. And likely the only place you have often to pay to use public restrooms.
Germany is also one of the most dentsly populated countrys in the world with 83 millions simply due ee have no gigantic citys. Biggest is Berlin (3mil) followed by Hamburg (2mil). Also the first printed book ever made was written in German also the first magazine ever made 1663.
Also a funny thing but many know as JFK visited Berlin, he infamously said “Ich bin ein Berliner,” which also translates in some Areas in to “I am a jelly donut.” The first foregin documentry of Berlin in the 1570s in its early days was as "not inviting swamp area with no worth"
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#Impfen #Impfzwang #Grundgesetz #Grundrechte #Widerstand2020 #Widerstand

2,5 Mio Patienten konnten nicht operiert werden, obwohl nötig.
Folge: nach Schätzungen 5.000 und bis zu 125.000 Patienten werden sterben oder sind schon tot infolge #Lockdown!…
#Impfen #Impfzwang #Grundgesetz #Grundrechte #Widerstand2020 #Widerstand

Gestern #Fake, heute Wahrheit: Der große #Corona-Lügen-Report
Selten wurden #FakeNews so schnell zur regierungsamtlichen Wahrheit wie in Zeiten von #Corona.…
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After the controversial Karlsruhe ruling on the European Central Bank, EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen is investigating infringement proceedings against Germany.
This emerges from a letter from the Leyens to the Green European politician Sven Giegold, which is available. "I take this very seriously," the Saturday letter said. The German Federal Constitutional Court had criticized the ECB's billion-dollar government bond purchases on
Tuesday, and for the first time opposed a judgment of the European Court of Justice. Unlike the ECJ, the Karlsruhe judges decided that the central bank had overstretched its mandate.
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🇩🇪 #GERMANY – Today the biggest protest to date against #lockdown measures is taking place in #Stuttgart.

50,000 people have registered. The police only allowed 10,000 participants.

The protest begins at 3:30 p.m.

#Merkel's MSM told these people Nazis.
🇩🇪 #GERMANY – In #Munich too, many people gather today on the world - famous #Marienplatz to protest against the #lockdown measures of the #Merkel govt.

#COVID19 #coronavirus
URGENT 🇩🇪 #GERMANY#Merkel's #regime forces hindering peaceful protester (location unknown) to participate against #lockdown measures.

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Without a country to call their own, the Donauschwaben have an identity problem. The Donauschwaben, anglicized “Danube Swabians”, came into existence in the 17th and 18th century when German pioneers settled in Habsburg, Hungary. #danubeswabian #german #donauschwaben
German troops, commanded by Prince Eugene of Savoy, a Frenchman in service of the Austro-Hungarian dual-monarchy in command of German troops, had recovered land from 150 years of Turkish misrule. #danubeswabian #german #donauschwaben
In the aftermath of the Second World War, the Donauschwaben were divided, stripped of their possessions and expelled from their homelands. #danubeswabian #expelledgermans #justiceforgermans #German
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1/ I don’t know if many Americans have actually seen the numbers.
As of today, we have 74,810 #American deaths.
Total Global deaths are 265,885*

The #USA makes up 28.1% of ALL global deaths from #COVID19

*Without true transparency from #China

But WHY?
2/ #SARSCoV2 does not have a particular affinity for #Americans.


Even Northern #Italy, who was overrun, has fought it back.
New York is almost like a separate country.
Excluding #NewYork from our data, cases in ALL other states are increasing.…
3/ #NewYork and other countries have proven that fighting the virus is possible.
#HongKong, #NewZealand, #Korea, #Germany, #Greece, even the #CzechRepublic have stopped the spread, and all with different strategies.
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Lebanon Appoints the German Ambassador Dr. Georg Birgelen @GermanEmbBeirut!!!

Just recently, German Federal Interior Minister Horst Seehofer (CSU) passed a so-called ban on Hezbollah.
Followers of the group are therefore no longer allowed to be active in Germany. The Lebanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs has now invited Georg Birgelen, the German ambassador to Beirut, to a conversation.
The Lebanese Foreign Minister Nassif Chitti wanted "further clarifications" to the German decision, reported the state Lebanese news agency NNA. Accordingly,
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1. just want to remind you what *5Eyes* means in these days #5Eyes hit the headlines due to #Trump blaming #China and suggesting #COVID leaked from a #Wuhan lab. The #Snowden files contributed to shed light on #5Eyes
2. #5Eyes is an alliance between US,UK,Canada,Australia,New Zealand to share SIGINT=intelligence collected by the US,UK,Canada,Australia,New Zealand agencies specialised in intercepting signals(communications between people+electronic signals). NSA (US),GCHQ(UK),etc
3. countries like #France or #Germany or #Italy are NOT #5Eyes, but rather #14Eyes, an alliance called "SIGINT Seniors", including: #5Eyes+Sweden,Norway,Denmark,France,Belgium,Netherland, Germany,Italy,Spain
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A short #thread on the #Karlsruhe decision on the legality of the @ecb's #QE #PSPP ... (NOT #PEPP or #Covid QE)

My overall assessment ...

It's not good ... 3 or 4 /10 where 10/10 would have been carte blanche for the #ECB and 0/0 "QE is verboten", a disaster for the #Eurozone
First the headline bombshell "ECB decisions on the Public Sector Purchase Programme exceed EU competences" is a BIG deal ... the @BVerfG has directly accused the @ecb of violating the #EU constitution and the @EUCourtPress and #German government of complicity in this violation!
More precisely, #BverfG says the #ECB violated Art 5(1) and 5(4) on "#proportionality" by failing to demonstrate that it considered the "economic effects" of #QE before launching it, and that #Germany and the #ECJ failed to hold the Governing Council of the #ECB to this standard!
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