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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 04/14/2021…
How Asia came to dominate chipmaking and what the U.S. wants to do about it…

#chipmaking #asia #domination
Marginal ice zone fraction benchmarks sea ice and climate model skill…

#SeaIceAreas #ClimateChange #simulations #MarginalIceZoneFraction #modeling
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I would say that society is at fault. The government was not behind Jenny McCarthy, Oprah, Dr. Oz, etc.
#vaccine #VaccinesSaveLives #VaccinesWork #MedTwitter #ScienceTwitter
What the government DID do wrong: “#security” & espionage via vaccines Frankenstein monster unleashed on Muslims

If the US government does do things like this it’s not a “#conspiracy

...all while what led to #CapitolRiots was brewing 🤦🏻‍♀️

If Prius-driving Whole Foods-consuming suburbanites would STOP #misinformation #disinformation to #trauma ridden #refugee populations


the jobs of minority & Muslim doctors would not be so hard

This is lack of *societal* control
of the most privileged
who HARM
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In light of the Boston police Union leader child abuse, this is very plausible, even probable. I have 2x, on behalf of someone else, reported, via Title IX - the woman or gay man was not feeling safe enuf to report. Yes, there is blowback when one reports. But we can’t be silent.
I am a mandated reporter as a #pediatrician. I *must* report for my patients or face legal consequences. Am same for staff, students, trainees. But in #EmergencyMedicine who do I call if a child may be unsafe at home? Sometimes, cops. Are cops safe?…
I have seen #mentalhealth and entire life paths destroyed by abusers preying on children like: This happened to too many people I know. I have seen institutions intimidate, mislabel, bury stories of the victims. (Some predators wait until 18th birthday.)…
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1) Premier François Legault decided not to sugar-coat the #pandemic on Tuesday, warning Quebecers there will be “a lot of uncertainty over the next two months.” Legault spoke of the #COVID19 resurgence in the regions. In this thread, I will focus on what he didn’t speak about.
2) Legault spoke about how Quebecers in their 20s, 30s, and 40s are now being hospitalized for #COVID19 amid the variant-driven third wave. But he didn’t speak about the rise in cases in eldercare homes.…
3) As I wrote about in my @mtlgazette column tonight, Quebec’s eldercare residents are overdue their second vaccine shots, especially in regions where the more contagious variants are accelerating. Elders are also being hospitalized in high numbers, as the chart below shows. Image
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Had a fun time talking about #leadership in #STEM (at any stage of career), #BlackExcellence #WomenInSTEM #DEI #DiversityandInclusion to a range of students and faculty at @tennesseetech. Thanks for the invitation @JosephCSlater. Look forward to building further on this. Image
Talked about ways to take on community level leadership roles to develop skills in acquiring funding, managing a budget, team building, managing people, executing.

Know what you are good at and balance the rest with your team. Don’t try to be it all.
Particularly on #Twitter, being overt about terms like #bias or #BLM or #racism can result in blowback. That does not mean what you said was wrong rather others may have insecurity or have work to do. Manage your energy as an advocate. Avoid burnout.

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Been busy unsubscribing from emails & deleting hundreds of emails at a time.

The loss of my mail icon on my iPhone (still have not found it but have a new way to access it) has made me realize (since I was forgetting to check my mail without the visual cue) the overwhelm in it.
I am really good at skimming a lot of stuff and going right to the thing of use. I'd been tolerating SO much spam and with the various moves, not everything is quite as relevant. Being a journalist personality, I still remain curious - what is the @nypl doing, for instance?
With #pandemic, everything is virtual and accessible without being physically present in #NYC. I *might* "go" and wanted to have the option or the easy access so had not thought to unsubscribe. But wow is my inbox CROWDED.

Perhaps I will get under 100,000 unread emails soon.
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Global #junkfood: How the Western Food Industry is Making Poor Countries Fat
We investigate the new tactics of brands like #CocaCola, #McDonald’s and #DominoPizza.
(Why doesn't #BLM protest against this? Aha, the sponsor moneytrain?🤔)
According to the United Nations, contrary to what the woke fashion industry tells us, obesity is a “global pandemic in its own right.”…
Diabetes: Leading Cause of #Death in Mexico
"#Mexico is the world’s largest consumer of #soda- with each person consuming an average of 500 cans annually."…
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IMO #humans are #helpless in front of the #pandemic, but many won’t #learn any #lessons.
Humans will continue to #live as if nothing had happened.
That is more #scarier than one can imagine. Coz if you cannot #improve upon your #past you’re bound to #repeat same #mistake. 1/n
. #Nature will always try to #strike an #equilibrium which humans keep #disturbing.
Majority of the #brunt is faced by #generations who didn’t #commit the #mistake. 2/n
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We live in an attention #economy & what #Tweetiatricians have known for decades (#Twitter started in 2006): importance of drawing attention to factual science-based information as compared to #misinformation & #disinformation, especially on #vaccines…
You have to be fast & prolific to play catch up to this. I have 77K tweets, a moderate sized band of 6K followers interested enough to tolerate my volume but use of hashtags allows reach across Twittersphere. Trending hashtags = better for riding a way for that attention economy
If is unclear if we are now so siloed that tweets are ineffective with anti-vaxx. But not all anti-vaxx are QAnon
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“QAnon is ...a self-sustaining environment of #disinformation & #misinformation...

.. QAnon hijacks the architecture of social media..

..By controlling acceptable forms of information, QAnon traps its members in a downward spiral of radicalization.”…
“As P.W. Singer and Emerson Brooking describe in.. book Likewar: The Weaponization of #SocialMedia, this phenomenon of “junk” or “fake news” is not new. In 2016, a similar, but related, conspiracy known as “Pizzagate” resulted in a shooting at a DC area pizza parlor.” #SoMe
Above is not limited to academic articles

There has been an increase in #antiAsianhate crimes
targeting of #GOTV by minorities
including this attempt to intimidate me for my GOTV, by armed right wing

There was the #Nashvillebombing (with QAnon beliefs)
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Deutsche Bank 1/4: Turning to the week ahead now, the #pandemic will remain in focus as the new case count is still moving higher at the global level. In the week ending last Friday April 9, the numbers recorded by John Hopkins University showed a 4.45m increase in cases globally
Deutsche Bank 2/4: which compares with increases of 4.11m, 3.78m and 3.29m in the 3 weeks before that, so we’ve definitely seen an acceleration in the past month, although the rate of increase is still shy of the peaks in December and January.
Deutsche Bank 3/4: Some countries have been hit particularly badly by the latest wave, with India seeing another record 152,879 cases on Saturday. Japan is another that’s seen some sharp rises lately,
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1) Quebec’s Health Minister expressed concern on Sunday that 58% of new cases across the province are being identified in people under the age of 40 in the third wave. In this thread, I will show how #COVID19 hospitalizations are occurring here in younger age groups, too.
2) Quebec on Sunday posted a total of 608 #COVID19 hospitalizations, up by 25 since Saturday. The chart below shows that 10 of those hospitalizations occurred in Quebecers in their 30s. Still, the predominant group are those in their 60s, 20 years younger than in the first wave.
3) This is happening for two reasons. Many Quebecers in their 80s and 90s have already been vaccinated against #COVID19, although a good number are still being hospitalized for the #pandemic illness, as the chart below reveals.
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@gsdiment This is terrible.

All right, I'll share some updated data.
@gsdiment Where does the #pandemic stand today?

Let me offer some current stats.


@gsdiment Btw, I'm working from this #covid19 resources page I launched more than a year ago:…

I hope it's useful to other folks.

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(important thread) This thread is to spread a little known information that I believe deserves to be known by the general public, about the existence, or rather the know how for a treatment that's been buried by a #pharmaceutical cartel.
I am a German consultant in a laboratory in #California : in order to stay under the radar and spread this information as widely as possible before the firm notices, I will not name it,
and I will stay anonymous for the same reasons.
This laboratory operates under an unusual protocol : while people working in the labs and the executive team have the names of the molecules they work on, doctors, nurses and researchers in charge of testing do not.
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Also, btw, any woman who has been in c-suite in NYC has literally worked with/around people with mob connections.

I take a lot of stands & speak on things that people want to keep hidden.

If there were “dirt” on me to find, it would have been found & used against me already.
I’m super annoying that way (in many ways) to folks who align against me.

When you are Muslim, activist, female, not seeking anyone’s patronage or protection, you are always exposed, surveilled, at risk - it is unavoidable.

Protection is in transparency, ethics, standards
These are life’s trade offs, I avoid certain shackles or cages and in doing so, carefully check off certain boxes to stay protected. I have worked in #compliance vs #fraud & #abuse, and I have seen every tiny detail that gets people caught up in the system. Stay out of harm’s way
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One of those times a #tweetiatrician
entered anti-vaxx space to speak truth to conspiracy

Claiming victim status & “witch hunt!”, Wakefield rallied support via anti-system/science distrust

-> loyal mob of supporters, now cyberbullies (yet who claim to be bullied) #medtwitter
Experience of past medical harm is not itself evidence every doctor is bullying you. As a woman & WOC, in/out of hospitals as a child, there is tons of trauma & medical sexism & racism I have experienced

yet all that is erased/denied by those using one lens vs intersectionality
#tweetiatrician online for decades fighting fear & fake news #MedTwitter

doctors beaten down, made caricature of evil, gotten death threats @NicoleB_MD @DrToddWo

@AmerAcadPeds needs to step up on supporting clinicians vs #cyberbullying

Of online doc-celebs only @ZDoggMD helped
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1) Since April 1, the age group in Quebec reporting both the greatest number of #COVID19 hospitalizations and the sharpest increase are those in their 60s, according to the latest provincial data. This is a drop of 20 years from the first wave.
2) The data by Quebec’s public health institute shows a net increase of 80 #pandemic hospitalizations since the start of the month for a total of 583. This suggests the third wave is already having a deleterious effect on the province.
3) The number of #COVID19 deaths has risen by 61 to 10,737 in Quebec since April 1. In the eight days prior to the start of April, the number of deaths rose by 49. Again, this suggests the third wave is growing worse in Quebec.
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This “fertility” fake news has been going on since December, apparently.…
“CDC report found that 62% of nursing home workers are refusing the vaccine”

“...First responders in New Mexico have sued after a county official ordered firefighters, corrections officers and other first responders to receive injections.”

Lawsuits over staff mandates to vaccinate or mask boggle my mind.

This has been brewing for years.

There is SO much anti-science rampant within #healthcare staff more so in those “anti-establishment” on either extreme of political spectrum…
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I'm going to say this here because I sick of people getting all smug about #COVID #lockdowns and restrictions, notably after @enswelljones decided to compare it to the marshmallow test. This will be a thread
55 Days. That's how long I stayed in my house from March-May 2020.
It was difficult to not see family and friends, and it was made slightly easier by the fact I wasn't alone. But for 55 days I did not see or touch my significant other. 55 long days. I cried every night. I felt so alone and scared and lonely. It felt like we had broken up.
I found myself having anxiety attacks over whether or not I'd ever see him again. Direct Messaging elected officials to ask if there was a way I could break lockdown and see him. Thinking of excuses to get around potential barricades. Something.
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#BREAKING Pfizer seeks Covid-19 vaccine authorization for 12-15 year olds in US #pandemic Image
#UPDATE The request to the US Food and Drug Administration comes after Phase 3 clinical trials of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine in 12-15 year olds were 100 percent effective in warding off the disease, according to the companies #coronavirus
Europe's stuttering Covid-19 vaccine rollout faced multiple hurdles on Friday as EU regulators said they were reviewing side effects of the Johnson & Johnson shot and France further limited its use of the AstraZeneca jab #coronavirus
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I state, highlight, mark up, not insinuate
Why is someone who likely does not menstruate a sudden expert on #womenshealth to identify a WOC seeking #data #quality & #integrity as the women?
"Respecting" social science = using respectable methods, not online surveys.
What you see in the tweet and the "study" is ego, defensiveness & flagrant Dunning-Kruger effect for #womenshealth, #menstrualhealth, #COVID19, #vaccine #research.

The best way to demonstrate the value of a field is to be consistent on #quality not…
Academic language on #online #survey #data:
"systematically assess carelessness in a crowdsourced sample" Denial that quick & dirty is poor #quality is an odd use of time & ineffective. One could better defend one's merit, by delivering #quality per best practices and standards.
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LOVE being faculty at @MIT this semester for a class on #dataanalytics & #datascience. I tend to PM my mentees, especially women and #blackexcellence to start to prepare questions to ask. Too often people stay silent. Speak up. Never be embarrassed to show #curiosity.
Listening right now to mid-semester progress reports from teams and am feeling like such a proud #datascience #BigData #bigdataanalytics momma. Bear cubs doing good (well AND good in world)

LOVE that this is a space within @MIT that focuses on #SDoH and #equity.
Literally right now, hearing about a study on #socialmedia chatter as a driver of vaccines hesitancy driven by #Twitter - start postulate "cause/effect" by an incident that happens within days after a vaccine - like ppl automatically assume a death is "caused" by vaccine
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Adding the word "experience" to an online survey of biological & immunological mechanisms does not make it anthropology. People who are spreading online rumors about vaccines need to take a hard look at what they are doing. There are valid ways to collect health data. Use them.
There are real, concerning, harmful gaps in knowledge in #womenshealth. Bad data of the GIGO method of data collection for quick and dirty "research" on "vaccine side effect" merely replaces one harm with another harm.…
If collecting data, overtly on "vaccine" and "side effect" claiming causation from temporal relation
for "after" on something as highly variable as menses, w/ deliberate inclusion of perimenopause (known menstrual variation)
=methodology used by anti-vaxx…
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1) The impact of the third wave on Quebec hospitals thus far is not nearly as severe as what is going on in Ontario, but there are ominous signs the situation is deteriorating in the acute-care system here. In this thread, I will examine those signs.
2) As I report in my @mtlgazette column tonight, over-burdened Maisonneuve-Rosemont Hospital is now offloading #COVID19 patients to nearby Santa Cabrini Hospital. The reason is a severe shortage of nurses.…
3) In the past nine days, the number of #COVID hospitalizations in Quebec has jumped from 487 to 566. The biggest increase is being observed in the 60-to-69 age group, as you can glimpse from the chart below. In the first wave, it was patients in their 80s who were hospitalized.
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