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'Abysmal' kids' vaccination rates put B.C. health care at risk burnabynow.com/local-news/aby… via @BurnabyNOW_News
“The numbers are abysmal for pediatric vaccination,” Filiatrault lays blame for the low vaccination rates on the messaging from provincial health officials throughout the pandemic. “They so much minimized COVID in children that parents have not vaccinated their kids”
“What it looks like we’ve been dealing with in children up till now was enterovirus and rhinovirus. What it’s showing in B.C. is that the curves are just trending up right now for RSV and influenza,” she said.
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⚠️📢⚗🚨Pls RT‼️
#CNN #NBC #CBS
#MSNBC #WomenWhoCode #WomenInSTEM #thelaundress
#IDTwitter @B0tSci
1/ "Some strains of PSEUDOMONAS are ANTIBIOTIC resistant, which can increase the seriousness of the infection. (Der) Pseudomonas can... contaminate & grow on LAUNDRY 👀
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2/& at high enough levels spreads via contact w/contaminated laundry/sheets/pillowcases/sleepwear, etc.

Pseudomonas also spreads by inhalation & can cause👉CYSTIC FIBROSIS‼️Per Consumer Reports, Pseudomonas a. is a VERY hardy bacteria +can grow in many different conditions.MORE
3/ #Pseudomonas
#AntibioticResistance #influencers
#thelaundress #RECALLED
#Fashion #MaskUp
#Washing
Consumer Reports, says Pseudomonas aeruginosa is a “very hardy bacteria,” which means it can grow in a lot of different conditions.
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🧵*NEW* AHS ICU Numbers updated! Currently 194 (+2) admitted into AHS ICU Beds. With 221 (-2) "OPEN" Beds - 27 Remaining Available - Capacity: 88%. 2 ICU beds have been taken offline, which I'm going to make a safe guess is due to staffing. Lets get this started! 1/
Rimbey Hospital OB Closure, has now been extended until February 2023 as of Friday! The area has been without OB services since September 20th 2021. Sundre, Lac La Biche, Westlock, Three Hills & Whitecourt are among others that remain closed as well. 2/
A Reminder that Cold Lake's Emergency Department, will close tomorrow (Nov 21) from 11pm to 7am November 22nd and again at 11pm on November 23rd until 7am November 24th. Physician shortages in the area are behind the multiple closures this month. 3/
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🧵*NEW* AHS ICU Numbers updated! Currently 192 (-2) admitted into AHS ICU Beds. With 223 (+3) "OPEN" Beds - 31 Remaining Available - Capacity: 86%. Apparently 3 ICU beds have come back online, after going 'offline' a couple of weeks ago! Lets get this show started! 1/
As reported on the AHS Influenza dashboard, there's currently 2,082 confirmed cases. Influenza A has the biggest jump going from 885 to 2093 cases in a week (+1191) and Influenza B going from 6 to 9 cases (+3) Hospitalizations jumped from 146 to 355 (+209) & ICU to 34 (+21) 2/
The sad news coming out of this, is a 4yr old has died from an Influenza infection along with 5 others in the province. From the ICU Stats Under 1 has 1 admission, 1-4yr old has 6, 5-9yr old has 3 & 10-19yr old has 4. 14 Under 1 & 47 children 1-4 have been hospitalized in AB. 3/
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I noted recently that claims about exceptionally high rates of RSV this year, caused by "immunity debt" and explaining the high number of children in hospital, is an empirical claim that requires data. Well, we now have this for Canada thanks to @Wikisteff (follow him btw!). 🧵
Here is a plot of RSV rates since winter 2013/2014. As you can see, it's a very regular seasonal pattern for all the years up to the start of the COVID pandemic. There was essentially no RSV two years ago when schools were closed (winter 2020/2021). Rates of RSV in Canada from...
And it's not just RSV. There was almost no flu or colds caused by other coronaviruses (not SARS2) two years ago either.

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📍RECORD—104,000 Americans missed work in Oct due to "childcare problems."

The record figure driven by many children falling sick #COVID, #flu, & #RSV—pediatric hospitals full.

This hurts worker and economic productivity—maybe stopping transmission good???

#BringBackMasks twitter.com/i/web/status/1… Image
Show us the data… @BLS_gov… this is the worse “missing work due to childcare” in over a decade. Maybe #MaskUp is good for the economy after all??? Hello @CDCDirector?

#BringBackMasks

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Why is the record labor disruption happening? Why are parents missing work? Because surging number of kids getting sick.

Protecting health ==> saving lives & saving the economy!!! Don’t let anyone deceive you they are not linked.

#BringBackMasks
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On flying—by far, your highest period of risk for catching an airborne virus is when ✈️ is on ground power and when you are boarding/deplaning—#MaskUp. Once the airplane’s own HEPA-filter air cleaning system starts circulating when taxiing or midair, it is safer. Open air vents!
2) Additionally, while the air in mid-flight on a modern aircraft is "probably" OK, though it still won't deal with near field transmission from the unmasked person coughing next to you or one row from you—before the air exchange system can suck up that air for disinfection.
3) Also, I don’t say the it is safe without a mask. Airplanes have newer and older air circulation systems. And if you sit near a bulkhead row, the air circulation is poorer too according to some studies. Mixing is unpredictable. That’s why #Masking with N95 safest.
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Dear ON,

Stop waiting for those who are behaving the way they are with #IStandWithCUPE 😷 to tell you to put #Masks back on to prevent airborne spread of airborne viruses.

A non-exhaustive🧵 of their behaviour so far:



pingthread.com/thread/1588918…
PHO

“increasing evidence that SARS-CoV-2 can cause immune dysregulation… a potential increase in acquired impaired immunity in the ON pop could have significant impact on the incidence & assoc burden of infectious diseases“

publichealthontario.ca/-/media/Docume…

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A Brief Story

The impact of the global pandemic was underestimated by most Western governments including Canada. The response was mismanaged, first with laissez-faire measures, disbelief and denial, then by panic buying and public health measures including lockdowns in 2020.
This was followed by wishful thinking that vaccines would solve the pandemic problem. In 2021, pro-vaccine public health messaging was directed to minimize public sentiment toward NPIs including Safe Air & Masks.
This “vax & relax” anti-NPI “return to normal” messaging continued to build even after it became apparent to governments that vaccines could not & would not stop the pandemic.

Finally, in 2022, mask mandates were dropped & public masking dropped from 80% to 5%.
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Hoy toca vuelo y ya sabemos que los momentos de embarque y desembarque son los de más riesgo, así que buena mascarilla FFP3 y protector ocular.

#MillionMaskMarch #MaskUp
Como se puede ver, los valores de CO2 aumentan rápidamente durante el proceso de embarque. Se llegan a valores de 2234 pppm y una vez que entra la ventilación empieza a bajar.

#MillionMaskMarch #MaskUp
Y remato el hilo con una gráfica del viaje completo, donde se ven tres picos hasta que llegamos a despegar, y funciona la ventilación de manera constante, y un último pico hasta que desembarcamos.
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The instinct to conform is a powerful survival tool given to you by your ancestors. Those that did conform got to stick with the clan and the protection that it offered. Those that did not conform were outcast and had to fend for themselves. 1/x
In most cases, being an outcast was a death sentence, and those that were outcast had their genes weeded out of existence. This meant that the gene to "fit in" and "conform" propagated and was successful in surviving. 2/x
This is the reason it feels difficult to mask when no one else is. Masking solo takes true courage because its counter-instinctive to stand out in a crowd. Standing out has always been dangerous to survival. 3/x
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#COVID19 #VariantDashboard - #UnitedStates

TOP lineages (15-DAY TRENDS):

17.0% BA.5.2.1
10.8% BA.5.2
10.7% BA.4.6
6.9% BA.5.1
2.7% BF.7
2.6% BF.10
2.5% BA.5.5
2.2% BQ.1
2.1% BA.5.6
2.1% BF.5

Tracker: tinyurl.com/mryj4uu7

#OmicronUpdates 10/20/22
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Sequence count by US State

Share of sequences with sample collection dates in the last 15 days.

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15 of the 2729 sequences are from opt-in voluntary airport screening with sample collections dates in the last 15 days

3 BQ.1.1 (NY, GA, CA)
1 BQ.1 (CA)

#MaskUp in✈️🛳️🚍🚉etc

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"I’m one of those folks you just won’t see without my mask.

But I really don’t like them."

Quick read: "Ugh, masks." By Ryan Murphy via ⁦@PoPNB_kindness

#MaskUp #COVIDisAirborne #BringBackMasks #cdnpoli open.substack.com/pub/popnb/p/ug…
"I, like so many, learned the things we can all do to make the world a safer place for everyone - family, friends, strangers, and ourselves.

I can’t unlearn those things just because I’m tired of knowing them."

#cdnpoli #covid19
"... I cannot imagine the guilt I would feel if I passed along a disease that killed a student’s grandparent.

I cannot imagine the guilt I would feel if I passed along a disease that seriously affected my months-old child’s quality of life.

So I mask - because I can."
#SARSCoV2
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#COVID19 #VariantDashboard - #UnitedStates

TOP lineages (15-DAY TRENDS):

17.1% BA.5.2.1
10.5% BA.5.2
10.3% BA.4.6
7.0% BA.5.1
2.6% BA.5.5
2.6% BF.10
2.5% BF.7
2.4% BQ.1.1
2.1% BQ.1
2.1% BF.5

Tracker: tinyurl.com/mryj4uu7
#OmicronUpdates 10/19/22
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Sequence count by US State

Share of sequences with sample collection dates in the last 15 days.

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21 of the 3203 sequences are from opt-in voluntary airport screening with sample collections dates in the last 15 days

3 BQ.1.1 (NY, GA, CA)
2 BQ.1 (NY, CA)
2 BM.1.1 (NJ)

#MaskUp in✈️🛳️🚍🚉etc

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#COVID19 #VariantDashboard - #UnitedStates

TOP lineages (15-DAY TRENDS):

17.4% BA.5.2.1
11.2% BA.5.2
10.1% BA.4.6
6.8% BA.5.1
2.9% BF.10
2.5% BF.7
2.4% BQ.1.1
2.3% BQ.1
2.2% BA.5.5
1.9% BF.26

Tracker: tinyurl.com/mryj4uu7

#OmicronUpdates 10/18/22
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Sequence count by US State

Share of sequences with sample collection dates in the last 15 days.

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7 of the 3263 sequences are from opt-in voluntary airport screening with sample collections dates in the last 15 days

1 BQ.1 (NY)
1 BM.1.1 (NJ)

#MaskUp in✈️🛳️🚍🚉etc

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Dear Friends,

I know this wave, Wave 8, seems like the same old same old but this time it's different.
We used to have a respite between waves during the summer for ppl and hospitals to recharge & regroup prior to the fall & winter onslaught. This time we didn't.
We used to finish a wave before we started the next one. This time we're starting a new wave on top of the current wave.
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#COVID19 #VariantDashboard - #UnitedStates

TOP lineages (15-DAY TRENDS):

19.0% BA.5.2.1
14.4% BA.5.2
11.8% BA.4.6
9.2% BA.5.1
3.9% BQ.1👀
3.0% BA.5
2.9% BF.7
2.6% BF.10
2.5% BQ.1.1👀

Tracker: tinyurl.com/mryj4uu7

#OmicronUpdates 10/12/22
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Sequence count by US State

#NewYork has uploaded a lion's share of sequences with sample collection dates in the last 15 days.

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32 of the 1820 sequences are from opt-in voluntary airport screening with sample collections dates in the last 15 days

4 BQ.1.1 (3-NY, 1-CA airport)
1 BQ.1 (NY)
1 BN.1 (CA)
1 BM.1.1 (NJ)
1 BA.2.75.2 (NJ)

#MaskUp in✈️🛳️🚍🚉etc

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Just tried to send a 2-week old baby in mild respiratory distress to a community ER. The ER doc told me they are having trouble transferring pedi patients to big hospitals & to send directly to a children's hospital.
This is only the beginning of #COVID19/Flu season #Medtwitter
Everyone #MaskUp indoors now to prevent the spread of COVID. The numbers in MA, recently increased in response to the school year starting without masks or mitigation measures in spite of our calls for more protections bostonglobe.com/2022/08/22/met… h/t @JuliaRaifman @jonlevyBU @FamCOSa Covid wastewater data from ...
The CDC "Community Levels" map suggests that Massachusetts is in medium, based on availability of hospital beds. But pediatric hospital beds fill more quickly...
We should #MaskUp when Covid transmission rates are high to slow spread and prevent surges. CDC community levels map of...
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#COVID19 #VariantDashboard - #UnitedStates

TOP lineages (15-DAY TRENDS):

17.0% BA.5.2.1
15.1% BA.5.2
12.5% BA.4.6
9.0% BA.5.1
3.6% BQ.1👀
2.9% BA.5
2.7% BF.10
2.6% BA.5.6
2.3% BF.7
2.0% BF.5.2.9

Tracker: tinyurl.com/mryj4uu7

#OmicronUpdates 10/11/22
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Sequence count by US State

#NewYork has uploaded a lion's share of sequences with sample collection dates in the last 15 days.

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29 of the 2626 sequences are from opt-in airport screening with sample collections dates in the last 15 days

3 BQ.1.1 (2-NY, 1-CA airport)
1 XBB (CA)
1 BA.2.3.20 (GA)
1 BN.1 (CA)
1 BY.1 (NJ)
1 BA.2.75.2 (NJ)

#MaskUp in✈️🛳️🚍🚉etc

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BREAKING—White House COVID Coordinator @AshishKJha46 is now discussing COVID—highlighting there are new strains popping up, he says, including those that can “evade” existing treatments. ➡️Anyone paying attention knows the looming crisis. Please get the new bivalent #Booster! ImageImage
2) Our team’s model shows late November is when variant cases will be surging very quickly again. “Pentagon model” is our nickname for the 5 fastest surging sub variants added together.

HT @JPWeiland Image
3) What about prior infection or hybrid immunity of combo infection+old vaccination against these new variants??? Bad news— the new variants are highly evasive against hybrid immunity too. Don’t count on hybrid immunity to protect you much. Get the new bivalent #booster. Image
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#COVID19 #VariantDashboard - #UnitedStates

TOP lineages (15-DAY TRENDS):

18.7% BA.5.2.1
14.3% BA.4.6⬆️
13.1% BA.5.2
8.8% BA.5.1
4.1% BQ.1👀
3.1% BF.7
2.7% BA.5.6
2.3% BQ.1.1👀
2.2% BF.10

Tracker: tinyurl.com/mryj4uu7

#OmicronUpdates 10/10/22

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Sequence count by US State

#NewYork has uploaded a lion's share of sequences with sample collection dates in the last 15 days.

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37 of the 2144 sequences are from opt-in airport screening with sample collections dates in the last 15 days

3 BQ.1.1 (2-NY, 1-CA airport)
2 XBB (NJ, CA)
1 BA.2.3.20 (GA)
1 BN.1 (CA)
1 BY.1 (NJ)
1 BM.1.1.1 (NJ)
1 BA.2.75.2 (NJ)

#MaskUp in✈️🛳️🚍🚉etc

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#COVID19 #VariantDashboard - #UnitedStates

TOP lineages (15-DAY TRENDS):

20.0% BA.5.2.1
12.7% BA.5.2
12.7% BA.4.6
8.6% BA.5.1
4.8% BQ.1👀
3.6% BF.7
2.6% BQ.1.1👀
2.1% BA.5.6
2.1% BF.10
1.8% BA.5

Tracker: tinyurl.com/mryj4uu7
#OmicronUpdates 10/09/22
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Charts represent #15DayTrends

~50% of sequences are from #NewYorkCity!

919 sequences out of 1825 total sequences uploaded in @GISAID from #USA with sample collection dates in the last 15 days!

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44 of the 1825 sequences are from opt-in airport screening

Mostly Asymptomatic

5 BQ.1.1 (2-NJ, 2-NY, 1-CA)
2 XBB (NJ, CA airport)
1 BA.2.3.20 (GA)
1 BN.1 (CA)
1 BY.1 (NJ)
1 BM.1.1.1 (NJ)
1 BA.2.75.2 (NJ)

Time to bring back Universal Masking in the Transportation Sector!

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#COVID19 #VariantDashboard - #UnitedStates

TOP lineages (15-DAY TRENDS):

23.3% BA.5.2.1
14.7% BA.5.2
13.0% BA.4.6
8.9% BA.5.1
2.8% BF.10
2.4% BA.5.5
2.4% BA.5.6
2.3% BF.7
2.1% BA.5.2.9
1.6% BA.5

Tracker: tinyurl.com/mryj4uu7
#OmicronUpdates 10/08/22
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Top circulating lineages (#15DayTrends)

78.6% BA.5*
13.0% BA.4.6*
2.3% BF.7*
1.7% BA.4*
1.3% BA.2.75*
1.3% BQ.1*
1.1% BQ.1.1*
0.2% XBB*
0.1% BA.2.3.30*

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.@CDCgov updated variant proportions estimates on 10/7/2022



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CDC #NOWCAST #VariantProportions Predictions
- #USA (updated on 10/07/22)

79.2% BA.5*
13.6% BA.4.6* ⬆️
4.6% BF.7*
1.8% BA.2.75* 👀
0.8% BA.4

Get #Boosted and #MaskUp

Source: covid.cdc.gov/covid-data-tra…

@CDCgov Image
Consistent with #COVID19 #VariantDashboard - #15DayTrends

Top circulating lineages (#15DayTrends)

80% BA.5*
12% BA.4.6*
2% BF.7*
1.5% BA.4*
1.3% BA.2.75*
1.1% BQ.1*
0.9% BQ.1.1*
0.3% BA.2.3.30*
0.1% XBB*

CDC Nowcast Estimates – Regions 1-4 & 7 are BA.4.6* Hotspots Image
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