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New Twitter CEO Linda Yaccarino on COVID-19 vaccines (see comments below):

"Know the facts! The @AdCouncil is working to inform Americans on why we MUST embrace an FDA-approved #Covid vaccine..."

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Continued: New Twitter CEO Linda Yaccarino on COVID-19 vaccines and masks.

She was "proud of the vaccine education (indoctrination) initiative."

Hashtags posted:

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1/n Eventually, people will get alarmed by this, or claim it's exaggerated. So here's a short explainer. Yes, repeated covid infection tends to badly age parts of your immune system, causing a deficiency compared to normality. That's the first part.

2/ No, obviously (as yet) the immune deficiency caused by repeated covid is not on the same level as what HIV/AIDS causes. It is, however, quite bad for you, & fits in very well with the observation that covid worsens your average risks of death by 10 years.
3/ We've known quite a long while that covid is pretty damn bad on your immune system for many people. None of this is new, none of it a surprise. Read this thread in full.

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The political right has weaponized public health response to a global pandemic of a novel & mutating virus that will continue to put devastating stress levels on healthcare systems & HCWs. #BringBackMasks #COVIDIsAirborne #CovidIsntOver
#SARSCoV2 is neurotrophic. It damages the brain as well as other organs in the body. Catching #COVIDIsAirborne, must be avoided if at all possible. You will not be better off for catching it. Instead, you run the risk of long term consequences. #BringBackMasks #CovidIsntOver
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Last week, Florida's Governor Ron DeSantis convened a panel of 'experts' to try and prove mRNA vaccines are unsafe.

We wanted to point out some key myths which illustrate how they continue to mislead people. 🧵
Many of their claims center around distorting the real side-effect of myocarditis. The first is this narrative that history has shown that this side effect is riskier for kids than the virus.

We *know* this is false. AAP data show most kids 12-17 were fully vaccinated by August.
At this point, national data showed only 543 confirmed cases of vaccine-associated myocarditis in kids. And since 0-11 year olds are at very low risk for this event, there would be a limit to its scale.

Contrast this with 170000+ reported pediatric hospitalizations from COVID.
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NEW: @UKHSA study on #StrepA in kids ⤵️

Nasal flu vaccine DOES NOT increase risk of strep A in kids 💉

Flu infection can cause strep A as secondary infection. 🦠

Flu vaccine can prevent flu, and indirectly prevent strep A infection. #GetVaccinated…
You may have seen rumours circulating widely on TikTok, Facebook and Twitter

That nasal flu vaccine (the live attenuated vaccine [LAIV]) used in children causes strep

These unfounded rumours do nothing but stoke fear in responsible parents who want to protect their children
This appears to be based on one study:
1) in mice
2) using a different LAIV to what we use in kids
3) on Strep pneumoniae (which is different to Strep aureus and does not cause scarlet fever or iGAS)
3) measures URTI carriage - does not equal infection
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“Doctors are calling on the Biden administration to declare an emergency in response to an “alarming surge” of children hospitalized with respiratory syncytial virus and flu this season.”…

This is a crisis #pedsTwitter #RSV #Flu #Covid_19 #GetVaccinated
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📍Huge 10k Scottish study finds 1 in 20 people who had been sick with #COVID reported **not recovering at all**, and another 4 in 10 said they had not fully recovered from their infections many months later. #LongCovid is damn serious and real.…
2) People with previous symptomatic Covid infections reported certain persistent symptoms, such as breathlessness, palpitations and confusion or difficulty concentrating, at a rate roughly 3 times as high as uninfected people in surveys from 6 to 18 months later, the study found.
3) those patients also experienced elevated risks of more than 20 other symptoms relating to the heart, respiratory health, muscle aches, mental health and the sensory system. #LongCovid
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⚠️We are headed for a bad flu season. Cases are surging MUCH EARLIER than last year. This winter will be a double whammy of both #flu & #COVID & and likely RSV too. Did you get your flu shot yet? This year’s shot is a good match for the strain too. #GetVaccinated 🙏 Image
North America and Europe’s flu season is going to be bad - we know because Australia’s flu season last few months was epic bad. ERs are overwhelmed and nurses are breaking down crying. That’s how bad. 😢
Pediatric hospitalizations are already surging in the US. Fever medicines are nearly sold out in Canada. If you don’t think there is a very bad winter coming, and if you don’t act to get protected soon, you are not prepared for what this winter will bring. #BringBackMasks
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It took my legs a few minutes to warm up this morning, but glad to report that long morning walks remain easy, in contrast to later in the day. #Totnes is waking up beautifully ☀️
5 miles walked this morning, with no adverse effects. Then strimmed & mowed a lawn. Great to not be worried about my heart and lungs as I got a real workout from the gardening. However, I'm mindful of the warnings of some with #LongCovid that I should continue to pace myself.
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Had my winter Covid "Spikevax bivalent original/Omicron" booster yesterday, 16 hours ago.
This is my blog to help inform those worried about having the vaccine, amuse those easily amused and annoy those that follow the anti-vax cult.
1. It hurt, did you know they push a hollow-tipped metal dagger into you?
Seriously, it was like a pinprick, nothing. I had the injection at a pharmacy booked via the NHS site. My only complaint was that I had to travel over 4 miles, when there ought to be nearer places.
2. They were very efficient. On arrival (10 mins early) I was given an information leaflet and form to complete to say that I was not allergic to ingredients, pregnant or had any of the contra-indicators. Ticked "No" to all boxes and was good to go. 👇
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FDA has extended emergency auth of Novavax #vaccine to age 12-17y. Given as 2 doses 3w apart, it was 78% effective in preventing confirmed symptomatic #COVID19 7d after dose 2. It is a protein-based vaccine like many familiar vaccines in use for decades, e.g. tetanus. #MedTwitter
Those under 18 are much less likely to be fully #vaccinated against #COVID19 than adults in the US, even though we now have vaccines authorized & recommended for kids as young as 6 mos. We'll see fewer kids missing school this fall/winter the more we #GetVaccinated now.
When I am trying to decide about something outside of #MedTwitter, I ask what professionals in that field do themselves. In case that approach is helpful to you, here's a poll.

Doctors: did you get your eligible kids #vaccinated against #COVID19?
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Reasons why my 6 month old baby was vaccinated for #COVID19 today, a thread by a mom and a doctor.

Read on...🧵

1. Safety: The Moderna vaccine was tested on over 11 000 kids and they found no 'red flag' side effects. The usual was seen like a sore limb or fussing/crying. But even more serious side effects in older age groups, like Myocarditis, was not found in under 5 yrs old

2. Efficacy: The vaccine isn't as effective against the new variants, it's true. However in the 6mo - 2 yrs group, it had about 51% efficacy against Omicron variants. That's similar to some years of the flu vaccine & we know the flu vax helps reduce severity & spread

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For the first time in nearly a decade, we have a case of #polio in an unvaccinated adult. Per CDC, ~1 in 14 US 2y olds are currently NOT fully vaxxed & thus at risk. The US polio vaccine is safe & effective. Please verify you & your kids are up to date.…
#Polio most commonly spreads via the "fecal-oral" route which usually means not washing hands after using toilet then eating (or biting nails or, for kids, thumbsucking) but may also spread via airborne route. #WashYourHands #GetVaccinated #MedTwitter…
There are no meds to treat polio, it's all prevention. Here's info from CDC about #polio, but a better use of your time would just be to ensure you/kids are fully vaxxed. The IPV vaccine is highly effective & safe, & then you can go back to not thinking about it. #VaccinesWork
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Buffalo Tops shooting; eight killed. AR-15 #2A Truth Social – You can't carry loaded #guns at #ShotShow (America's biggest gun show), #Glock, Mars-a-Lago, US Army bases, etc. (all places w/ lots of security) as they fear gun nuts!…
2/ #2A #2ndAmendment - #NRA #SCOTUS / Supreme Court, legislators, executives, etc., for open carry, concealed carry, etc., must ensure THE EXACT SAME LAWS APPLY IN THEIR OFFICES, HOMES and at all times around them, and THEY MUST HAVE NO SECURITY. That’s how the rest of us feel.
3/ Texas, Georgia, etc., have enacted or will permit carry handguns without a license or training Why stop there? How about allowing anyone to drive, do brain surgery, teach school, fly an airliner or be a cop or governor? #GunSense #2A #Idiots #Trump…
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I am a dr who has dedicated her career to people w/ #cancer.
I am the grateful daughter of a #lymphoma survivor.
I have #asthma.
Why wouldn't I #wearamask if it might prevent an illness, death, or #longcovid disability?
If you find masks uncomfortable, I can suggest some to try.
(And then I'm going to talk to you for the ENTIRE flight & all the way down the terminal to baggage claim & ground transportation about masks, so be ready if you're in the seat next to me & do this. Might be better just to #WearAMask.😂)

#MedTwitter #TrueStory
And then when I change your mind, you'll be in an airplane thumbs-up selfie with me wearing your favorite of the several brands of spare N95 masks I have in my backpack.
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1/7 Two years after the first national lockdown, it’s fantastic that we can live a more normal life safely, largely thanks to the #COVIDvaccine. But many Londoners remain defenceless to the harm of #COVID19 by being unvaccinated or incompletely vaccinated.…
2/7 Recent data from @ONS lays out the ongoing disparities between adults in London who have had the vaccine and not had the vaccine. Ethnicity, age and deprivation all play a complex role in how likely somebody is to go and get vaccinated.

Data here ➡️… There is a clear ethnic disparity amongst unvaccinated adultIn every ethnic group, adults aged 18-29 had the biggest proThe proportion of unvaccinated adults in London was higher i
3/7 The proportion of unvaccinated Londoners was higher in the most deprived than least deprived.

But worryingly, even the most affluent Black Caribbean & Black African Londoners were up to 2x as likely to be unvaccinated when compared to the most deprived of other ethnicities. Despite being in the most affluent group, some of London’s
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I'm happy to say that this will be my last #Omicron update.


I read the ER and inpatient films from 11pm last night until 3:30pm today.

Of the 29 ER chest X-rays, only 1 had findings consistent with a COVID-19 pneumonia.



#Omicron #COVID19
Hospitalizations continue to decrease despite a return to in class schooling and graduated reopening.


#COVID19 #Omicron…
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1,346 children have died from COVID. 434 of these kids were too young to get vaccinated. 10,000s critically ill but survived. 6,000 suffered life threatening multisystem inflammatory syndrome. Several suffer from Long Covid. #GetVaccinated #MaskUp…
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The #ConvoyForFreedom2022 decided to block Marine Atlantic's entrance with their convoy. Keep in mind this does not consist of any semi's. All I could see was the same #antivaxxers who have been covid denier's for the last year in local social media groups. /1

I decided I would drive over to see who was involved and why? @nsgov clearly released an injunction against any blockades or 'slow roll convoys'. Why would these guys just blatantly ignore that? So I put my 'trigger' mask on and headed down after a 20 min drive. /2

Some "Freedom Fighters" decided to walk up in support at the bridge. When I asked what they are supporting I was told "freedom for our children". I replied with "your children look pretty free to me". The person quickly turned and walked away. /3

#GoHomeFluTruxKlan #GoHomeConvoy ImageImage
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In #Mississippi a bill expanding death benefits to include HEALTHCARE workers that DIED from COVID... DIED in committee. Currently, the bill ONLY includes firefighters and law enforcement, DESPITE healthcare workers face-to-face with COVID over 2 yrs.…
The proposal stated that any cause of death would be covered under the America’s First Responders Act of 2020. Currently, it ONLY includes firefighters and law enforcement.
.@CTZebra has documented the 1000s of healthcare workers that gave their lives for this country to treat patients with COVID19. I'll share some of the stories of the families from her post who would benefit from this bill.
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In 2017 I had open heart surgery to remove my pericardium that was constricting my heart. The day after surgery my left lung collapsed. I was wide awake as the doctor cut my chest and inserted a tube to help me breathe.
Two days after that I went into respiratory failure with hypoxia and had systemic inflammatory response syndrome. They called my mom to the hospital in the middle of the night because they didn’t know if I’d make it.
I was in so much pain, I couldn’t breathe, and I was hallucinating. I truly thought I was going to die that night. I fought like hell to be here and still have to fight to be here every single day.
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It's been 2 weeks since my last evening and overnight call and WOW, what a difference that short time makes in this fast moving Omicron wave.

Here are my observations.


@HRHospital #Omicron #COVID19
First, let's talk numbers.

Far fewer patients were coming in with COVID related complaints and only 23 patients in my 8hrs sample got chest X-rays.

That's down from 40 patients/8hrs 2 weeks ago, and 50 patients/8hrs the week prior.

The crowd is thinning out.

Of those patients that did get chest X-rays, 20 showed no evidence of a COVID pneumonia, and only 3 showed mild pneumonias which were not even definitively COVID pneumonias.

There were no moderate or severe pneumonias.

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🧵 I’m not sure what I’m about to say has been made clear to ppl w/o a science or #MedTwitter background. It may be a genuine source of confusion (ie good faith questions), so here goes. Many are saying “If #Omicron makes a given person less sick (which appears to be true)…” /1
“Shouldn’t we just go ahead & get it over with? You know, masks off & almost everyone gets infected & then we’ll be done with it?” I get why someone might think or ask that. It makes sense. But it’s not the right thing to do, & here’s why. /2
There are the things you have prob heard before: even a tiny % of infected ppl dying is a lot of dead if most of the 🇺🇸 (or the 🌍 ) gets #Omicron. And there are overwhelmed hospitals, which cause deaths for other reasons. But this 🧵 isn’t about any of that. /3
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