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All US states struggled during the pandemic, but were outcomes across states equal? Not according to analysis from @UW’s IHME examining state-by-state comparisons of health outcomes, education loss, & economic performance from Jan 1, 2020-July 31, 2022 🧵 Title: Did politics make a difference?   The states with the
The research examined how 5 🔑 areas affected each state’s pandemic performance:
-Social, racial & economic inequities
-Health care capacity
-Political influence
-COVID-19 mandates
-Economic & educational trade-offs
Did your state’s government make use of healthcare services for COVID-19 vaccinations?

Among states that voted Democrat in 2020, states with stronger health systems had the highest rates of vaccine uptake, but not among states that voted Republican. “The initial response from states in March of 2020 was fai
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1/3 This is Sam Bridges, the new vice chair of the #Maine #GOP and an 18-year-old #ChristianNationalist hoping to lure more young people to the party. Problem is, Sam is anti-gay marriage, anti-trans, and most recently, anti-drag show for adults. #mepolitics
2/3 Also, Sam says God encouraged him to run for GOP vice-chair as part of the far right coup d’etat that seized control of the @MaineGOP on Jan. 28. In E2 of the Disinfomaniacs podcast @aobrien2010 , @nathanTbernard and I...
speak to Sam, plus hear about the rest of the folks behind the GOP takeover. Listen via the Crash Program, wherever you get your podcasts.…
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1/Hey #Maine-frostbite and hypothermia are no joke.

You could lose a finger, a limb, or even die. Here's what you need to know.

First, cold-related ER visits are real. With the upcoming Arctic blast, we expect to see Mainers needing emergency care. Don't be one of them. Cold related ER visits
2/Let's start with hypothermia.

You can get it from being outside in cold temps. Hypothermia happens when your body loses heat faster than it’s produced.

When your body temp gets too low, it affects your brain.

You can't think clearly or move well, which is my baseline. It is cold outside.
3/This is why hypothermia is dangerous: you might not even know that it’s happening .

So know the warning signs of hypothermia: shivering, exhaustion, confusion, slurred speech, etc.
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1/Hey y'all - it's gonna be #cold in #Maine this Fri/Sat.

Dangerously cold. Some might even say wicked cold.

So like if you normally snow blow your driveway in shorts and flip flops while sipping a @dunkindonuts iced coffee, take note.
2/How #cold is it going to be?

Well, @Todd_Gutner (aka Hot Toddy) forecasts wind chills of -60F in the interior of #Maine, and a balmy -40F along the coast.

He bases his predictions on #science. So you know they must be right. I'm told he even uses a computer.
3/I mean, honestly, maybe -60F isn't *that* cold.

Here is a list of places that will still be colder: Mars.

For reference, it will be around -45F at the South Pole.

They've got it good down there.
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The second day of the 2022 White House Tribal Nations Summit is about to begin. Tune in!


#TribalNationsSummit #WHTNS
It looks like those streams are already down so for those tuning in from home or the office, try this one instead:

Or even try this one, which seems to be working:…
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2022 #Midterms Simulation: #ArtoftheGerrymander

A Republican House win will be built on gerrymanders (TX/GA/FL/TN/LA, etc.)

To illustrate the need for fair maps, I'm calculating the results using the 2022 votes, but if every state had a Democratic gerrymander. #ElectionTwitter ImageImageImageImage

I’ll apply the difference in Presidential margin to the House result. Thanks @davesredist @mikemathieu @vest_team + @DKElections @PoliticsWolf

Keen to see how my maps perform over the decade; tried to comply with state law if partisan intent were allowed to stand.
#ArtoftheGerrymander: #Alabama
Trump 62.0% - Biden 36.6%
Real delegation: 6R-1D
Gerrymandered: 5R-2D
Δ Share of D seats: 14% => 28%
Easy Democratic pick-up of a safe new African American seat.… ImageImageImage
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I know everyone (including myself) has been posting about Musk's disgusting tweet, but for the next 10 days we need to...
📣 MICHIGAN Democrats have a real shot at flipping BOTH the state House *and* Senate blue for the first time in forever. Help them finish strong by donating to some or all of these races TODAY:…
📣 You can also help Those Women From Michigan® at the top of the ticket as well!…
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#HurricaneFiona could approach #Bermuda from late Thursday into early Friday.

Here's what you need to know:
Bermuda has been placed under a Hurricane Watch and a Tropical Storm Warning. #HurricaneFiona Image
Even though #HurricaneFiona will stay hundreds of miles east of the U.S. East Coast, its indirect impacts will be felt along the Atlantic beaches from #Florida to #Maine. Image
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#COVID19 #VariantDashboard - #UnitedStates

TOP lineages (15-DAY TRENDS):

31.05% BA.5.2.1
17.11% BA.5.2
12.23% BA.5.1
9.03% BA.4.6
5.08% BA.5.5
5.03% BA.5.6
4.01% BA.5
2.19% BA.4.1
2.01% BF.5
1.50% BE.1


#OmicronUpdates 09/13/22
Top circulating lineages:

84.80% BA.5*
12.56% BA.4* [of which 9.03% BA.4.6]
0.94% BA.2.75* 👀
1.7% Others

Now the spotlight is on #Oregon, #NewHampshire, #Maine & #Maryland!

Week-over-week trend in new confirmed SARSCoV2 positive cases is >60%


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1 of 3: Last night's gathering of Christo-Fascists at "Constitution Hall" in Ellsworth #Maine featured covid-denialist and witch-hunter Rev. Greg Locke baptizing Jan. 6 insurrectionist Nick Blanchard (aka Corn Pop aka Jerry Boloshield aka #PartyPantsGnome) #mepolitics Image
Locke also baptized event host Tiffany Moody (failson Eric Brakey's longtime paid staffer) and multiple other chuds. The baptismal font: 150 gallon galvanized cattle watering trough. Image
Next up at Constitution Hall (owned by wannabe state rep John Linnehan) is Saturday's "Army of the Awakened" event featuring "Doctor" Christiane Northrup, along with convicted J6er Brandon Straka and Maine state Rep. Billy-Bob Faulkingham. Image
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1/@MEPublicHealth has identified #Maine's first case of #monkeypox in a York County male.

Maine CDC has been preparing for monkeypox for several weeks, given the international outbreak. So what is monkeypox? How does it spread? Who is a risk? What can we do to prevent it?
2/Monkeypox is a rare disease caused by infection with the monkeypox virus.

The #monkeypox virus is part of the same family of viruses that causes smallpox, though the diseases are different. The symptoms are milder, and monkeypox is rarely fatal.…
3/Monkeypox often causes a rash that can look like pimples or blisters that appears on the face, inside the mouth, and on other parts of the body. Individuals also report symptoms like fever, fatigue, and muscle aches.
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1/The logical implications of common arguments against #COVID19 #vaccines are worth considering. I focus on some of them here.
2/Argument #1: The approval process is corrupt!

What part of the process, specifically, is corrupt and how is that different from the pathway that other COVID therapeutics followed? For example, was the process that authorized monoclonal antibodies like bebtelovimab corrupt?
3/What about the process oral medicines like Paxlovid followed? What that corrupt, too? Remdesivir?

Would you be willing to take those other products if you got a serious case of #COVID? If so, why not vaccines?

What was uniquely corrupt about the vaccine pathway?
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1/Here's where we stand with #COVID19 in #Maine right now.

There are 223 people hospitalized w/COVID, 35 of whom are in the ICU and 2 on a ventilator.

Two weeks ago, there were 143 hospitalized. One thing different now as compared to prior surges is the severity level.
2/In prior waves, the number of patients in the ICU and on ventilators grew in tandem with overall numbers. But here, we have not seen the same parallel growth in the most severely ill patients.

Two weeks ago, there were 34 patients in the ICU and 5 on ventilators.
3/So our growth in hospitalizations has come from non-ICU/non-ventilated patients. They are still ill--make no mistake--since they are hospitalized.

Generally, the composition of those who are hospitalized now are older vaccinated individuals and younger, unvaccinated ones.
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1/There are some signs that the the levels of #COVID19 in #Maine may be starting to increase.

First, the most recent set of wastewater surveillance results showed uniform increases in viral levels across the state. This is different from the episodic spikes we've seen before.
2/The latest wastewater reports are here:…

and here:…
3/Second, hospitalizations have increased. As of this morning, there are 104 people in the hospital in #Maine w/#COVID19. Of them, 30 are in the ICU and 4 are on a ventilator.

These are nowhere near the levels that we saw in mid-Jan '22. But they are a recent increase.
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1/The @US_FDA and @CDCgov yesterday authorized 2nd #COVID19 #booster shots for certain individuals.

Here's a summary of who is eligible and what it all means.
2/A second booster of either the @pfizer or @moderna_tx vaccine is available for individuals 50 years and older at least 4 months after their first booster.…
3/Also, a second booster of the @pfizer vaccine may be given to those 12 and older who are immunocompromised at least 4 months after the first booster.…
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1/I’ve recently discussed the importance of having a plan to obtain #COVID19 therapeutics in case you contract COVID.

I’d like to expand on what these therapeutics are and what a plan of that sort looks like.
2/Getting #COVID19 used to mean isolation and perhaps hospitalization.

Today in #Maine, we have several treatment options available.

The key to successful treatment is *early testing* so you can receive *early treatment.*
3/In recent months, @US_FDA has authorized several medications for the treatment of mild-to-moderate COVID19.

The treatments vary—some are pills, some are infused.

And they vary by effectiveness, with some reducing #COVID19 hospitalization by >90%.
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The story of the #BuildBackBetter has yet to be written. Let’s examine the 50 Republican US Senators who are voting against lifting children out of poverty, education,elder care, affordable prescription drugs, child care & family leave? What does this mean for YOUR STATE? Image
#ALABAMA Sen. Richard Shelby is voting against the #ChildTaxCredit “The Center on Budget &Policy Priorities found making the program permanent would benefit 93% of #AL children,lift 162,000 #AL children above/closer to poverty line & benefit 480,000 #AL children under 17. Image
#ALABAMA Sen. Tommy Tuberville has offered you no solutions; he has admitted that he “wouldn’t have a clue” how to address the current pandemic and recently told people that $600 per week in federal unemployment benefits was just “too much.”… Image
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1/This evening, @MEPublicHealth confirmed the first five cases of the #Omicron #COVID19 variant in #Maine.

This finding was not unexpected, given that 40 other states have already detected it. Nor was it welcome.
2/Based on what we know about #Omicron's increased contagiousness, it's more important than ever to get vaccinated.

Based on what we know about the potential for "immune escape", it's more important than ever to get a booster.
3/And based on what we know about its severity (perhaps equivalent to Delta), it's more important than ever to wear a mask in indoor public settings.

Of the three monoclonal antibodies available, one (sotrovimab) retains activity against #Omicron.
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1/You have no doubt heard much lately about the recently designated #COVID19 #variant, #omicron.

I would like to distill what we know, what we do not know, and what this all means for you right now.
2/On 11/26/21, the @WHO officially designated B.1.1.529 (#omicron) a "variant of concern."

It cited a "large number of mutations, some of which are concerning" and "preliminary evidence" of "an increased risk of reinfection with this variant.."…
3/In short, scientists are concerned because #omicron exhibits an unusual number of mutations across the #SARSCoV2 genome, with >30 on the spike protein.

The spike is the part of the virus that allows it to gain access to human cells and reproduce. (h/t @_nference)
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1/A recurring refrain I hear about #COVID19 #vaccines is, "Why should I get the shot since I can still get COVID after?"

I want to discuss why that isn't exactly an accurate assessment why it doesn't accord with the way that most of us think about risk in our daily lives.
2/Let's start with the core notion: that you can still get #COVID19 after being fully #vaccinated.

That is true. But the statement lacks critical context. While you can still get COVID after getting a vaccine, you are MUCH less likely to do so.

The relative risk matters.
3/At baseline, the #COVID19 vaccines have an effectiveness of around 80-90%.

Vaccine effectiveness is a measure derived from clinical trials and calculates the relative risk of being affected in a vaccinated population vs. an unvaccinated one.…
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1/We are all tired of #COVID19. But the virus, sadly, is not done with us.

If you're looking to help your fellow Mainers through this difficult time, there's something you can do: volunteer with Maine Responds (
2/Maine Responds is our state's public health #volunteer network.

Hundreds of your neighbors are using their skills to help the entire state’s #publichealth system.

And it's an impressive, well-oiled machine. Some quick stats 👇🏾
3/Since March 2020, Maine Responds has built a #COVID19 response team of 519 activated #volunteers.

They've donated 38,917 hours during 6,474 shifts.

The #volunteers have carried out 34 distinct missions - both one-time as well as sustained, long-term efforts.
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1/Last Friday, the @FDACommissioner authorized @pfizer's #COVID19 #vaccine for children 5-11.

Tomorrow, an advisory committee to the @CDCDirector will discuss possible clinical recommendations for this vaccine.
2/@MEPublicHealth has been preparing for the arrival of this vaccine in #Maine.

One of the most common questions we receive is about the vaccine's safety.

Here is what parents should know today.
3/@pfizer's clinical trial supporting authorization enrolled 4647 children and followed them from an average of 2.4 weeks to over two months.
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North American Megadam Resistance Alliance and our international network urges Mainers to vote YES on Referendum Question 1 on November 2 to reject the New England Clean Energy Connect hydropower transmission corridor.

Full press release:…
To generate electricity for NECEC, Hydro-Quebec will use 61 dams and 28 reservoirs that have flooded and destroyed tens of thousands of square miles of boreal forests, wetlands, and taiga.

Hydropower destroys rivers and forests, violates Indigenous rights, and harms the climate.
Most of the dams are built on the ancestral lands of Indigenous Peoples in Canada without their consent and without compensation. The Innu, Atikamekw, and Anishinabek First Nations in Quebec oppose NECEC and are suing Hydro-Quebec for violations of their constitutional rights.
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