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Nine (9) states are dealing with critical staffing shortages in at least 1 out of every 5 hospitals: #Alabama, #Arizona, #Louisiana, #Missouri, #NewMexico, #Oklahoma, #RhodeIsland, #SouthCarolina, and #WestVirginia Image
*Note* the shortages are not necessarily due to COVID

Colors:

Yellow = # of hospitals indicating “yes” to critical staffing shortage
Blue = # of hospitals indicating “no” to critical staffing shortage
Gray = # of hospitals that did not report yes or no
#Florida hospitals are reporting that 1 in 5 of their patients has #COVID19 (on average) Image
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🧵/This is a thread that covers a few related topics
🔸#DeltaVariant in kids (+RSV)
🔸#LongCovid in fully vaccinated persons (+”brain fog”)
🔸#COVIDisAirborne
2/ The #DeltaVariant wave is different in kids: they're getting sicker, faster. Looking at the trends in hospitalizations (yellow) and new admissions (cyan) 👀⤵️ Note how quickly both lines are rising, and how the curve differs from any other point since we started tracking this
3/ As of yesterday, more children were in the hospital with #COVID19 than at any point since February 25, 2021 (yellow); more children were admitted with COVID-19 than at any point since February 12, 2021 (cyan)

source: HHS
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Each week I pull ~51000 tweets on US State mentions. Here's a collection of word clouds from tweets pulled on 2021-07-31. Each state + DC can be found in the replies!
#Python #USA #WordCloud #TwitterData
Each week I pull ~51000 tweets on US State mentions. Here's the word cloud for #Alabama from tweets pulled on 2021-07-31!
#Python #WordCloud #TwitterData
Each week I pull ~51000 tweets on US State mentions. Here's the word cloud for #Alaska from tweets pulled on 2021-07-31!
#Python #WordCloud #TwitterData
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In the last 32 days, average daily #COVID19 cases in #Indiana are up 285% (189/day to 728/day) and the positivity rate has gone from 2.1% to 7.1%. Other than the start of the pandemic, this is the fastest growth in cases & positivity we've had at the start of a "wave" ever. Image
I'm just kinda eyeballing the start of every #COVID19 "wave" in #Indiana but something wild stands out.

In 2020, "waves" began on/around:
3/12, 6/21 and 9/20

In 2021, "waves" began on/around:
3/13, 6/22 and...?

Here's the graph (note logarithmic scale). Image
Here's a quick and dirty table of how the five "waves" of #COVID19 in #Indiana shown in the previous graph stack up over time in terms of growth in cases and positivity rate during the first 32 days of the wave. Image
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Expect indoor mask mandates nationwide in the upcoming weeks for BOTH vaccinated and unvaccinated people as the #DeltaVariant continues to run rampant across the country.
I told him as an expert in the field I strongly recommend wearing a mask, but he just kept bringing up his "rights"
In some states, masks are being HIGHLY recommended rather than mandated.
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Closely tracking the delta+ lineages now across the world, one of the lineages AY.3 seems to be emerging in the United States of America. This tweetorial is to summarise the observations. I will be updating this thread as new evidence emerges.
Thanks Image
The interest in looking at this lineage closely comes from the fact that this lineage has been on the rise in USA in recent weeks.
Thanks @Unusual_Times for pointing this. Image
AY.3 seems to be localized to some states, like #Mississippi and #Missouri with nearby states slowly picking up. Image
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Just so we’re all on the same page: the #COVID19 surge in #Missouri will last at least another week…and the situation will deteriorate quickly in #Florida, #Louisiana, and #Oklahoma over the next week or so

Get #vaccinated and #WearAMask
I say this because there are large pockets where #COVID19 case rates have more than doubled in the last 7 days. In addition, there are surrounding areas (“halos”) where the test positivity is rising quickly. It’s behaving like a ripple effect 👀⤵️

source: CDC
If you think #Missouri is struggling with the surge in #COVID19 hospitalizations, just wait until you see what happens in #Louisiana and #Oklahoma in a few weeks

Get #vaccinated and #WearAMask
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@TravisZimpfer @MOLegDems @PeterforMO @TeamBosleyMO79 @RepSheenBean @Ingridburnett @Fogle4MO @MaggieforMO @KWindham85 @Manlove4M @SarahUnsicker @cmillburg The options for Parson’s incentive?
None sounded terribly inventive.
Just expand #Medicaid
— like Oklahoma made;
it’s universally preventive!
On taxpayers no irony’s lost to
hear -Mike- bellyache about cost.
#MedicaidExpansion 🇺🇸🗽⚖️
@mikeparson @MoSenDems
@TravisZimpfer @MOLegDems @PeterforMO @TeamBosleyMO79 @RepSheenBean @Ingridburnett @Fogle4MO @MaggieforMO @KWindham85 @Manlove4M @SarahUnsicker @cmillburg @mikeparson @MoSenDems Mike’s attention to detail is keen.
“½” 🤔 the state has now had its 💉.
While Mike’s PPP “loan”
helped bring federal funds home, 👀
he now owns the 💵 free and clean.
Textbook cases of hypocrisy?
Mike’s subsidized aristocracy!
@MoRural 👇🏼 @AuditorGalloway
@TravisZimpfer @MOLegDems @PeterforMO @TeamBosleyMO79 @RepSheenBean @Ingridburnett @Fogle4MO @MaggieforMO @KWindham85 @Manlove4M @SarahUnsicker @cmillburg @mikeparson @MoSenDems @Morural @AuditorGalloway Vintage shows I enjoyed in my youth seen in retrospect reveal a truth: by preparing too late, final outcomes aren’t great. I hope you won’t find me uncouth if I ask where #Missouri will land under 57’s “steady hand.”

🏁🚔⛔️|😬📈🏥

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We’re seeing a rise in pediatric #COVID19 cases. Did we know this was coming? Yes, because: data
I stand by this statement from June 15th
🔥 Pediatric #COVID19 cases are rising. Delays in reporting from counties —> states —> CDC vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. So, if you’re looking at the national level, you’ll be *falsely* reassured. Examples from #Arkansas #California #Georgia #Nevada 👀⤵️

cc @PeterHotez
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The #DeltaVariant is 10 times as infectious than the original strain of COVID & rampant in #Missouri. Look at this graph. Once the Springfield mask mandate expired and people began gathering, hospitalizations surged. At this point, a statewide mask mandate should be reinstated.
A mask mandate should be reinstated in Missouri because:
1. #DeltaVariant cases & hospitalizations are surging
2. A person vaccinated today, will need 6 weeks until fully vaccinated and protected against the virus
3. Children under 12 are ineligible for vaccination
It's very important for people living in areas with high transmission of the #DeltaVariant to remain vigilant and adhere to the following:
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I’ve updated my #Missouri #COVID19 website for Tuesday, 7/20 - slu-opengis.github.io/covid_daily_vi…. A few highlights are below 👇.

We’ve now plowed past 2,000 new cases per day on average in the last week, a place we were last at this past winter. 68% of new cases are outstate. 1/19
Recall that comparisons across time are hard because of various testing shifts. What is striking, though, is we have achieved significant transmission without either of our two largest cities being major contributors. This has been a rural and smaller metro outbreak so far. 2/19
Rates around both Joplin and Springfield continue to hold at very high rates, with some counties (especially around Springfield) showing small upticks yesterday. There are also at least three counties around Springfield at all-time highs (with caveats again about comparisons). 3/
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I’ve updated my #Missouri #COVID19 website for Monday, 7/19 - slu-opengis.github.io/covid_daily_vi…. A few hospitalization trends to note are below 👇.

Our statewide and regional 7-day averages climbed again yesterday, inching closer to 2k new cases per day on average statewide. 1/11
A reminder to folks that the New York Times data (my source) runs a day behind, so today’s data reflect cases reported by Missouri on Sunday. Lots of small drops in a number of regions, as we’d expect. 2/11
Last night, I shared my concerns about the rapid increase in new cases in the Jefferson City metro area. I want to point out that Columbia is also seeing an increase as well. 3/11
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Covid is raging in Missouri. We are the national hot spot. MO has the 3rd highest rate of gun deaths, and we haven’t funded Medicaid expansion.

In spite of this, we are here in the Capitol at a public hearing for Critical Race Theory, where public testimony isn’t allowed. #MoLeg
We’re approximately 3 minutes into the first testimony, and right-wing extremist Dr. Mary Byrne has already thrown out Marxism and leftist extremism.
A spox from MO DESE testifies that #CriticalRaceTheory is not being taught in #Missouri k-12 schools. He also points out that the low % of Black and Brown educators compared to the higher % of Black and Brown students needs to be improved. ALL children need representation. #MoLeg
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I’ve updated my #Missouri #COVID19 website for Sunday, 7/18 - slu-opengis.github.io/covid_daily_vi…. A few very, very concerning points 👇.

Our statewide and regional 7-day averages climbed again yesterday. We’re now getting close to 2k new cases per day on average statewide.

1/10 ImageImageImageImage
Honestly, I am a bit shocked because of the temporal shifts we’re used to seeing - slowdowns in reporting on the weekends. There is a bit of that, but also some areas that saw big increases reported. 2/10
A good example of this mix is in the Ozark Mountains, where Ozark County has had an accelerating accumulation of new cases since about the 10th of July. Other counties saw the expected drops yesterday, but rates remain quite high. 3/10 ImageImageImage
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I have to dig around two open data portals (HHS and CDC) just to answer basic questions like:
🔸What’s the COVID-19 case rate for children under 12?

🔸What’s the COVID-19 hospitalization rate for children under 12?

::sigh::
#COVID19 Chart: Children 12-15 years old— Cases per 100K & percentage *fully vaccinated* 👀⤵️
#COVID19 Chart: Children 16-17 years old— Cases per 100K & percentage *fully vaccinated* 👀⤵️
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⚠️ Just so we're all on the same page: hospitalizations are also rising in states that hit the President's goal of 70% of adults w/ 1+ shot

🔸Only *fully* vax'ed persons are protected from #DeltaVariant
🔸Several states have large % of *partially* vax'ed + large % kids < 12 yo
#COVID19 hospitalizations are *rising* in #Florida, #Texas, #California, #Missouri and #Nevada

Percentage of adults w/ 1+ dose:
75.8% California
65.7% Florida
62.8% Nevada
62.2% Texas
56.6% Missouri
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🇺🇸 Olivia Guidry was an Emergency Room Nurse at Ochsner Lafayette General in #Louisiana w/ a contagious laugh & smile that lit up the room. She died from COVID this week. She leaves a pregnant sister & parents currently sick as well #SoulsLostToCovid theadvocate.com/acadiana/news/… ImageImageImage
Lafayette Parish and the state have a vaccination rate of about 36%, below the national vaccination rate of nearly 50%.
To add: Olivia Guidry was an emergency room nurse against vaccination that spread misinformation: “It manipulates your DNA at the tiniest molecular level. Do. Not. Get. It. It's not safe." Her death was preventable. Vaccines are safe and don’t manipulate your DNA. #GetVaccinated
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Just so we’re all on the same page: Los Angeles County's #COVID19 test positivity was already rising when Gov. Newsom celebrated California’s reopening by visiting Universal Studios Hollywood

This marks the 3rd time the state ignores data for political expediency Image
#COVID19 hospitalizations in LA County are rising

both charts are from LA County’s Public health department, btw:
publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavi… Image
#COVID19 *DEATHS* in LA County are rising
#DeltaVariant is not messing around

src: publichealth.lacounty.gov/media/Coronavi… Image
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.@HealthyLivingMo giving #DeltaVariant briefing w/top officials, including acting director Robert Knodell, @RobertKnodell, & George Turabelidze, state epidemiologist; Knodell says 'no requests' for ventilators, staffing support thru @VizientInc contract #moleg #COVID19Missouri
@HealthyLivingMo @RobertKnodell @VizientInc Turabelidze now giving info on #DeltaVariant: "This is the most transmissible variant so far since the beginning of the #pandemic....(it) shows ability to crate problems in highly vaccinated countries." #COVID19Missouri #moleg
@HealthyLivingMo @RobertKnodell @VizientInc Turabelidze: "We are seeing trends of infection moving from rural & small town Missouri to metro areas"; where there are higher vaccination rates; may be less severe. "We do not things to turn around very quickly." #DeltaVariant #COVID19Missouri #moleg #COVID19 @HealthyLivingMo
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This the second 🧵dedicated to precious children hospitalized with COVID and #MISC, but luckily #TheySurvivedCovid. Three other threads memorialize pediatric #SoulsLostToCovid. By telling their stories, we can learn from their experiences.
First thread of children that survived COVID
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In Springfield #Missouri, Mercy Hospital now has 120 Covid patients; 5% fully vaccinated. Two COVID ICUs and Step Down Units. Almost everyone in the ICU on ventilators. Sadly, numbers will rise among the unvaccinated. The #DeltaVariant is 96% of new cases in Missouri.
Mercy Hospital announced mandatory vaccinations by September 30
It's also important to note that if you're admitted because of COVID then you're sick. Your oxygen saturation is less than 90%. One way, hospitals have kept occupancy manageable is by discharging patients with home oxygen canisters and pulse oximeters.
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I’ve updated my #Missouri #COVID19 website for Monday, 7/5 - slu-opengis.github.io/covid_daily_vi…. A few highlights are below 👇.

Our statewide 7-day average is headed towards 1,000 new cases per day, with increases in all 3 meso regions. “Outstate” remains most concerning, though. 1/12
In that broad “outstate” swath, there are now three areas of greatest growth in new cases - NW MO around St. Jo, Mid-MO, and SW MO. Of these, SW MO is by far the most concerning. 2/12
In NW MO, what started in Worth County has spread, with steep increases in Adair, Buchanan, Gentry, and Holt counties. 3/12
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🧵This is the 3rd thread dedicated to the precious children that have died from COVID during this never-ending pandemic. By telling their stories we'll ensure that their memories live on #SoulsLostToCovid
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This is really irresponsible. Over 125 adults & youth from a Galveston County #Texas church camp event have tested positive for COVID.

The Clear Creek Community Church youth ministry camp was held at a facility near Giddings, Texas, last month. abc13.com/clear-creek-co… Image
"Additionally, hundreds more were exposed to COVID-19 at camp. And hundreds of others were likely exposed when infected people returned home from camp. We seek to remain in contact with those impacted"
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