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The U.S. Department of Labor is asking YOU the important questions!

Please Vote For Us & Our Recommendations!…

Recommendations put forward for the #LongCOVID community came from your participation over the last 2.5 years! Please help elevate those needs! Image
You do need to register to vote which you can do here

We have put together a video " C-19LAP: Navigating the Department of Labor (DOL) Long COVID Online Dialogue" which you can also find here!
If you feel @C19LH_Advocacy should be involved in informing stakeholders,we need you to go vote for us! Unfortunately, votes will be considered, and we do want to ensure we have a seat at the table to advocate for you! Image
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"We may need to develop techniques to ensure deep learning models won’t have dangerous goals, before they are powerful enough to be transformative." -- Ajeya Cotra…
What COVID Hospitalization Numbers Are Missing - The Atlantic…
#COVID19, #CaseCount, #HealthcareWorkers, #JobBurnout, #HospitalizationCount
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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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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 01/26/2022…
Frequency of Adverse Events in the Placebo Arms of COVID-19 Vaccine Trials: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis | Clinical Pharmacy and Pharmacology | JAMA Network Open | JAMA Network…

#COVID19, #VaccineTrials, #AdverseEvents, #PlaceboArms
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I got home this morning after an overnight shift in the pediatric emergency department.

I rarely share personal reflections based on my clinical work as a #pediatrician via @twitter, but I'm allowing myself this exception.

#omicron #COVID19Qc #N95sForAll

A thread 🧵 1/21...
2/ I started my winter holiday stretch of shifts by working on #Christmas evening and finished it by ringing in the #NewYear last night while taking care of sick & injured children with a phenomenal (but overworked & somewhat demoralized team) at the children's hospital.
3/ Let me re-iterate at the outset that I've always been opposed to @francoislegault @coalitionavenir's imposition of the #curfew because of its harmful impacts on many of the most marginalized people in society.…
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This is what targeted racial harassment looks like: nitpicking things like “smiled” or “wore clothes like a celebrity, as a celebrity” or “bought cookware.” It is part of the “gold digger” narrative.
This is common in #healthcare#professionalism” where there is hazing & bullying by racist &/or classist made up non-rules lacking standards…yet people are called “breaking the rules.”

It’s exactly how bullies operate: double standards, mislabel/smear, exclude, marginalize.
In the U.K., “BAME” includes the formerly colonized, thus making race constructs or power different from U.S. as latter had race-based chattel slavery.

Thing is, those formerly colonized have many who have internalized self hate & racism.…
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‘Im just a nurse’

A nurse working in #PedsICU >19 years had nowhere to park for her shift on Tues morning
Leaves hospital at 8.15pm, 13 hrs after arriving, car has been towed by clampers
Phone charge runs out, walks 3km in pouring rain to Garda station
Garda locate her car 5km away
She walks back to hospital, charges phone, pays release fee, walks to the car, soaked and freezing

Gets home to her worried family at 11pm
My colleague recounted this to me today, how she cried with cold and fatigue while waiting for phone to charge

But mostly she spoke about how small, insignificant and undervalued it made her feel
‘Just a nurse’
#ICU #icunurse
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🔴Transmissibility or Virulence : What should really worry us ?
Since these two have been widely discussed, given #omicron is around. A short explainer 👇.
3 plots below - from ~2x of Rt value and 1/2 of hospitalization rates (less virulent) to basal value (~ Delta wave)
Rt is the effective reproductive no.
One could clearly see why 2x Rt would create a sharper and ⏫rate of hospitalizations.
For a less virulent and highly transmissible variant, assuming 1/2x hospitalization rate, this would still create a significant wave of hospitalizations.
A much detailed mathematical basis to this was discussed in the past by @AdamJKucharski
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Pres of the Council of Ministers Italy "The advances we have made are at risk b/c of #COVID19 - #Italy is committed thru @g20org to "rekindle the spirit" that led to the creation of the @GlobalFund" "Sufficient, sustainable and predictable funding needed." HEAR HEAR
@oumajoyce2 speaking now: "I am humbled that Global Fund continues to engage and put us as civil society at the centre of the response - as we celebrate #GlobalFund20 I celebrate the 44 mn lives saved - amazing progress."
To learn more about @oumajoyce2 and her story and why she supports the @GlobalFund…
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In the pandemic era, how has Modi govt treated India's #HealthcareWorkers?

I wanted to find out.

1st stop - in UP’s Bareilly with deceased ASHA worker Shanti Gangwar’s family.

#Thread 🧶
Shanti took govt’s fight against COVID to the grassroots – till she could not, due to the virus.

Over 4 months but her family has not received ANY of the promised support from govt – despite asking.

Are there more like Shanti? What has been done? What has been ignored?
Let’s start by remembering that this was a govt that, with a lot of fanfare, told us – they would stand with #HealthcareWorkers

Modi’s exhortation to bang plates and light lamps? Military helicopters over hospitals – to shower our medical personnel with petals? Remember?
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I went to the #RoyalAlexandriaHospital today to support the hospital staff being #harassed by #AntiVaxxers. I stayed until shortly after 3 pm but the time I was there was... Eventful.

#AbLeg #RAH #Antimaskers #PPC
First, we met THIS "gentleman," who I will call Mr. PPC because he showed up in a grey convertible with a #PPC sign on the dashboard, and a decal at the top of the windshield saying Wildrose. He parked on the grass and came out with a megaphone straight for us. Image
Mr. PPC here gave us three different sob stories about a cousin who relapsed into opioids, a brother-in-law who shot himself, and a third person I don't remember, who died.

Mr. PPC was very adamant (yet completely unclear) that all three deaths were a result of "the lockdown."
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"Unfortunately, current numbers & trends indicate that “long-haul Covid” is our next public health disaster in the making. To understand the landscape, we can... apply the lessons of past failures in approaching postinfection chronic disease syndromes."…
#MedTwitter if you want to understand the landscape & better understand the next public health disaster, we can help you.

Want to learn more about ME/CFS mentioned in the @NEJM?

We have curated info for healthcare providers here:…

We know this is a rough time to be a healthcare provider with so much being asked of you. How about learning through a Sundance award winning documentary? @unrestfilm is on @netflix & medical education credits are available here:

#MedEd #MedTwitter
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For the trolls who insist us #MDs, #scientists, #academics and #healthcareworkers are fascists/communists/nazis/ etc.

We absolutely DONT want more lockdowns (who does?)

We want to protect kids w #publichealth (isolation, testing, masks) until they can be #vaccinated

Schools had to be closed twice because cases exploded out of control. Far more disruptive for every parent, employer & society. Far more damaging for our kids mental health, education, & lives.

how have we gotten to the point where we can’t agree to protect our own CHILDREN??
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👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻 Posting the confidential anonymous safeguarding concerns from health professionals around the world RE: safeguarding children, medicalisation, ethics, therapy, ethical & moral dilemmas, workplace harassment, board/licensing harassment & any other related matters #donoharm
I speak with #HealthCareWorkers #professionals in Australia, New Zealand, Canada, the United States, Europe, the UK, Sweden, Finland, amongst others. Their stories, POV & voices deserve to be heard and this is their space. I will tweet comment, field of work and country only.
“I am a board member of ***** , a clinical psychologist and supervisor. I have raised my concern several times with the board and each time falls on deaf ears. Nearing retirement and may speak publicly at that time”, Clinical Consultant Psychologist, Supervisor, USA
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देशातील #COVID19 परिस्थितीविषयक तयारी आणि अद्ययावत माहितीसंदर्भात @MoHFW_INDIA ची पत्रकारपरिषद.

वेळ: 4:00 वाजता

पाहा #PIB च्या



@PIBMumbai @OfficeOf_MM
#COVID19 च्या दुसऱ्या लाटेत देशातील दैनंदिन रुग्णसंख्येत घट होत आहे.

7 मे रोजीच्या आठवड्यात 4,14,188 रुग्णांची नोंद झालेली होती.

गेल्या 24 तासांत रुग्णांची नोंद-43,393

- सह सचिव, @MoHFW_INDIA

#COVID19 रुग्णसंख्येत सातत्याने घट.

1-7 मे या आठवड्यातील रुग्णसंख्या = 3,89,803

3-9 जुलै या आठवड्यातील रुग्णसंख्या= 42,100

🔶रुग्णसंख्येत गेल्या आठवड्यात सरासरी 8% नी घट झाली.
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 05/04/2021…
‘We are witnessing a crime against humanity’: Arundhati Roy on India’s Covid catastrophe…

#COVID19 #PandemicResponse #india #consequences
India’s massive COVID surge puzzles scientists…

#COVID19 #surge #india #research
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Press briefing on the actions taken, preparedness and updates on #COVID19 to start shortly


@airnews_mumbai @airnews_arngbad @airnews_nagpur @airnews_pune
7 out of top 10 districts with Active #COVID19 cases are from #Maharashtra, while one each are from #Karnataka, #Chhattisgarh and #Delhi

Bengaluru Urban

: Secretary, @MoHFW_INDIA
India still among the lowest in terms cases or deaths per million population globally. Among the larger population countries, we still remain among the lowest in terms of cases per million population: Secretary, @MoHFW_INDIA
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Collaboration with @Dolores_McKeen
"Supporting Vulnerable Physicians during COVID19"
@CJA_Journal @CASUpdate

@CMA_Docs endorsed @CASUpdate Statement accompanies :

A Thread
Risk estimates for infection, hospitalization and mortality during #COVID19.
#HealthCareWorkers with or caring-for someone with these conditions at higher risk are #shielding
Picture courtesy: @EricTopol | @TheEconomist

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@JillianHortonMD shares this eloquently. 🙏🏽
[heroism] vs. [martyrdom]
"I never expected that COVID would help me understand the line between those two things. It was hard to define, but when I drew it, I knew it."

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WATCH LIVE: Pascaline Muhindura, RN brings her experience as a frontline nurse to the @EdLaborCmte Workforce Protections Subcommittee hearing "Clearing the Air: Science-Based Strategies to Protect Workers from #Covid19 Infections."

NNU member Pascaline Muhindura, RN to the subcommittee:

1️⃣ My employer has failed to #ProtectNurses.
2️⃣ @CDCgov and @OSHA_DOL have also failed to protect us.
3️⃣ The CDC and OSHA must take 💥immediate💥 steps to ensure that nurses and other workers get the protections we need.
Muhindura continued:

For more than a year, I have been caring for patients in a #Covid unit in my hospital.

EVERY SINGLE NURSE & #HealthCareWorker in my unit contracted Covid because we were not given the protections we need.

My colleague Celia, lost her life.🕯️❤️
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Two weeks ago I lost a patient. I don’t know why we say “lost”. She died. She died from a rapid and severe #COVID19 infection. She was 78 and was the “mayor” of her block. Loved by her neighbors, by her family of 5 children and 10 grandchildren.

Mrs. H. was independent, lived alone, healthy except for well-treated high blood pressure and “the sugar”- diet-controlled diabetes. She was Hispanic and spoke mainly Spanish during my brief interview with her, she was too short of breath to answer too many questions.

She didn’t have an appointment to get her #COVIDvaccine yet, but shamefully the 22 yo that #Philadelphia hired to manage our life-saving vaccine program already had his #vaccine, instead of Mrs. H. Diverting #vaccines to the young, white well off and healthy has consequences.
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Just finished another >90h week on hospital #GIM service in a #COVID19 pandemic. A few thoughts:
1. Hospitals are still full, but there’s a sense of reprieve, less chaos, anxiety/stress not quite so bad.


2. Front line #healthcareworkers getting vaccinated

3. Less primary COVID infections = good, but x2 parallel #pandemics now
a. Like in Summer, the collective #Mentalhealth burden is fierce. Intentional overdoses, alcohol, stress, isolation, anxiety/depression, unemployment

b. #COVID related complications: affecting every organ...
5. #publichealth measures are working, but come w sig costs to population health in other forms. #vaccines are coming, but slower than we’d all like so we must double-down on what we have for now

6. We all agree that #COVID is hard, but it’s clearly harder for some in society
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