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New virus = pandemic = bad? Known virus = endemic= not a big problem? It's more complicated than this, but it may be human that after the profound global experience of the #COVID19 #pandemic we will always compare any emerging or re-emerging pathogen #SARSCoV2.
Understandable, yet wrong & potentially dangerous. Every emerging event is unique & every pathogen has its own characteristics. Pathogens may not cause the same type of outbreak in two different geographic locations or in two different populations. What has worked in one epidemic
does not necessarily work in another one. There is no "one-size-fits-all" solution to emerging pathogens & also no outbreak is solely controlled by a single measure, be it a vaccine or a drug, only. In the beginning of an outbreak it be dangerous to rely on data from other events
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So I wasn’t that worried a few hrs ago. This dials it up a little.

For anyone who has ever played the collaborative board game #Pandemic, you may know how it goes when there’s uncontrolled spread of one pathogen throughout 🌎 & then outbreak of a new one in mult countries. 😖
The current #monkeypox outbreak now includes cases in #UK, #Spain, #Portugal, #Canada, #US…from what I’m reading, this sounds like person-to-person transmission, which historically was thought to be rare, & evidence of community spread. Wow. #MedTwitter

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Smallpox vaccination provides at least partial protection against #monkeypox, but routine smallpox vaccination in the 🇺🇸 stopped in 1972. Most Americans under age 50, including myself, are not #vaccinated.
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Vous prendrez bien une 3ème pandémie en dessert ?

Après 4 cas londoniens, la GB remonte 7 cas de variole du singe, l'Espagne 8 cas, le Portugal 5 cas + 20 suspects, et 6 suspects aux USA.

#Monkeypox #Pandemic #Pandemie #Variole

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En Afrique tropicale, où elle est endémique, sa mortalité va jusqu'à 10%. Pas de traitement. Le vaccin contre la variole protège en partie mais... nous l'avons arrêté en 1980.

Chez l'humain, les symptômes sont similaires à la variole.

#Monkeypox #Pandemic #Pandemie #Variole Image
Et c'est reparti...

UPDATE :

L'Espagne signale désormais 23 cas présentant des symptômes (+15).

#Monkeypox #Pandemic #Pandemie #Variole

theguardian.com/world/2022/may….
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We have either rapid re-infection, or rebound #Covid19 after Paxlovid, in my own 🏡 . Vaxxed & boosted. Symptoms & rapid test pos 5/2, 5d of Pax 5/4-5/8, all symptoms gone, neg rapid test x 2 5/8 & 5/9.

5/16 new symptoms & RAT instantly pos (📸). Our #MedTwitter 🏡 is weary. Image
By the way, the right answer is not “So Paxlovid doesn’t work.” It works very well to ⬇️ risk of severe illness, which matters a lot. And right answer is not “so let’s just give 10d.” Right answer is we need data to understand this phenomenon & direct rational antiviral use.
I’m sharing this because:
👉Anecdotes can generate scientific hypotheses that THEN MUST BE STUDIED WITH RIGOR &
👉The public needs to know for #publichealth reasons that, one way or another, we can end up symptomatic & contagious again a wk after apparent #COVID19 recovery.
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1/ This arrived from @JBPritzker and it's going on the lawn. It's gushing enthusiasm for a candidate I don't normally indulge but I've gotten very weary of the "@GovPritzker Sucks" signs.

#Pritzker's done an outstanding job ... if you care about governing. Image
2/ Under #Pritzker #Illinois is paying its bills on-time for the first time in **years.**

(Yes, the stimulus money helped. But it was used thriftfully to pay debt, not to buy something new.)

kwqc.com/2021/04/28/ill…
3/ Under #Pritzker #Illinois's bond rating has steadily been improved. This is the biggest tax cut you'll get that never gets a headline. It saves **you** money.

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As #pandemic induced #digitaltransformation rush abates, SaaS companies face tough YoY growth comparables
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#economic headwinds
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Normalization of valuations back to pre-pandemic levels.

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$TEAM : Atlassian had a massive run to over 60x EV/Sales (NTM).

22E Rev: 2.8B
23E Rev: 3.5B @ 26% gr
GM 85% range
EBITDA margin : 25% for 2022 but decelerating to teens in 2023

Src: @Sentieo
#SaaS #software #tech #news #Nasdaq $NDX $IGV #hypergrowth #growth #trendwhizo Image
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$SNOW: Snowflake ran to over 120x EV/Sales (NTM) but normalizing to 24x, a premium to data peers due to superior growth profile

22E Rev: 1.22B
23E Rev: 2B (66% gr)
22E GM 60-70%

Src: @Sentieo
#SaaS #software #tech #news #Nasdaq $NDX $IGV #hypergrowth #growth #trendwhizo Image
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Lots of chatter in my feed & my DMs this AM about Paxlovid & “rebound.” Let’s be mindful of the diff ways this term is getting used & interpreted, #MedTwitter. Some are referring to return of symptoms after feeling better, others to triggering more severe symptoms… /1
Others are using “rebound” to mean going from rapid test neg (not contagious) back to positive (contagious) again; still others are using it to mean increased short-term risk of new infection w/ same #Covidvariant. People are suggesting alt dosing, duration. Stop, stop, stop. /2
Learn from #pandemic yr 1&2. This conversation has gotten way ahead of the data. We risk inadvertent #publichealth harm from the mis/dis-info machinery if we speak/act imprecisely here, esp without data. Next tweet has an article w/ a good summary of what we do & don’t know. /3
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EMA Press Briefing on COVID-19 related activities, 5 May 2022 twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1…
#COVID19 infections are still in the millions worldwide. This pandemic is far from over. COVID-19 will continue to impact our lives. #EMAPresser #pandemic
Vaccines are a central pillar of the response to the #pandemic. Nearly half a million lives among people 60 years of age and older have been saved in Europe thanks to #vaccination. #COVID19 #EMAPresser
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🧵1/ Here’s your “Big Picture” of COVID & Long COVID for 2022

See my new Figure👇 summarizing #COVID19 Management & Outcomes

Two years in & we have splendid choices.

Stay in peaceful waters of prevention (green) or risk treacherous cliffs of #LongCOVID & Death (red & black)…
2/ Knowledge is Power, and our knowledge has grown dramatically.

Let’s take a look at where we were just 2 years ago - even though it seems like 20 yrs ago.

April 2020: our approach & understanding of COVID looked like this👇.

We didn’t even know about #LongCOVID yet 🤯
3/ Remember, with #LongCOVID, your brain & heart are at stake.

@JohnsHopkinsSPH reports on emerging data: “COVID doesn’t discriminate when it comes to heart problems.”

Anyone affected may develop clots, arrhythmias & strokes >1 yr later.

Link &🧵below
bit.ly/3KzYcbp
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🧵Whenever I mention the #Covid_19 #pandemic and its death toll, I get replies that say, "Yeah, but what about the cancer deaths?!"

This makes me so unbelievably angry, so

Yea, what about them?!?
I tell you!
2/

Twice in this pandemic the person I love most in this world was diagnosed with cancer.

Twice (on top of the terror you feel anyway) we were terrified whether they'd be able to receive (normally available) treatment.

Once, because the ICUs were filled with Covid patients,
3/

...the next time, because so much staff were ill with it that the university hospital (one of the largest in the country) couldn't guarantee the surgery could take place.

So if you care about cancer patients AT ALL, you wear a mask, get a vaccine & stay out of hospital.
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Invited to a destination wedding earlier in Apr. Awesome place that holds a special place in my ❤️(Vail). Lots of people I miss. All #vaxxed. Many boosted. No masks required. No rapid tests. Declined. One positive couple next AM. Groom & all but 4 guests got #COVID19. #pandemic
In care you’re wondering who did NOT get infected, the common elements were 4 doses of #COVID19 vaccine OR known/suspected past infection + 3 doses of vaccine, with last dose being recent.
That includes the bride. But if you want to know how to put that “in sickness and in health” thing in action, having discordant #COVID19 test results when you should be honeymooning is one way. 🤒👎

I now know where Paxlovid is & isn’t available is about a third of US states.
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🇨🇭 is going through a self-satisfied spell about its handling of the #pandemic.
The comparative mildness of lockdown measures contributed to a robust economic performance.
And now we can even lay claim to the lowest #Covid19 death toll in the region.
Still, all wasn't well.
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When compared to other smallish high-income European countries, our #Covid19 death toll compares much less favourably.
And the main reason is clear: the catastrophic second wave in late 2020, costing some 8,000 🇨🇭 lives and 20,000 hospitalisations.
2/n
Tragically, the second wave ran rampant just a few weeks before the launch of the vaccination campaign (HT @MarcBrup).
3/n
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We are LIVE tweeting the panel discussion with @carlbildt, @MalikAshok, Ming-Shih Shen, @DCTwining, @LisaCurtisDC, @LynnKuok

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.@LynnKuok: The #US has put working towards a common cause with its closest allies at the centre of advancing its national interest. The strength of the US as well as its partners matter.

#Raisina2022
.@carlbildt: If you look at the handling of the #Russia crisis, we are flying together. We are closer than in the past, covering all aspects of #security. There is a significant strengthening of #NATO and #transatlantic aspects of security.

#Raisina2022
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We are LIVE tweeting the panel discussion with @GeoffreyOnyeama, @jayantsinha, @RVlahutin, Tadashi Maeda, @P_Orliange, @GarimaMo

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.@RVlahutin: We have gone through multiple crises in the last few years—but they have served as great catalysers. We have seen how the #EU is shaping its response to these crises, and the EU is now at a moment of reckoning. #Raisina2022
.@RVlahutin: Infrastructure is a strategic tool & we have to treat it like that. Connectivity is not just primarily about things like railways, but it is also about the system of values underpinned by transparency, stability & the ability to make sovereign choices

#Raisina2022
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We are LIVE tweeting the panel discussion with @smritiirani @ctgchatter, Kwati Candith Mashego-Dlamini @drvanitasharma @ShombiSharp and @Chandrika0501

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Kwati Candith Mashego-Dlamini: In #SouthAfrica, we have space for #women & struggle side by side with men. #Women need to be seen as individuals. Empowerment of women is not a side agenda, but we need to focus on how we can help them have their own space & strength. #Raisina2022
.@ctgchatter: We require political will, affirmative action, and policy changes to empower #women. I believe, empowered women, empower women.

#Raisina2022 @ril_foundation
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Good morning and welcome to the final day of #Raisina2022. We will be starting with the Welcome Address by Meenakashi Lekhi (@M_Lekhi)

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.@M_Lekhi: The last two years have seen turbulent times, and the #pandemic has taken a toll on our lives. We have witnessed a 180-degree change but it has made us resilient, letting us know we can overcome difficulty.

#Raisina2022
.@M_Lekhi: The world is one big family, it is all about respecting each other's values and boundaries. This is the very basis of our #diplomacy.

#Raisina2022
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#Raisina2022 | Check out the interesting and diverse discussions lined up for tomorrow at the #RaisinaDialogue2022

Let's debate, discuss and deliberate!

Find the AGENDA here: orfonline.org/raisina-dialog… Image
We kickstart the final day of #Raisina2022 with a Welcome Address by Meenakashi Lekhi (@M_Lekhi), Minister of State, Ministry of External Affairs, India.

Find the AGENDA here: orfonline.org/raisina-dialog… Image
How are current & #emtech shaping our assessments of risks, alliances & national security?

Join @TimSCahill1, Adm R Hari Kumar, @CDF_Aust, Gen Koji Yamazaki, Adm John C. Aquilino (@INDOPACOM), Air Marshal Luc De Rancourt, @Lisa_Singh for an exciting discussion at #Raisina2022 Image
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The 2021 Ontario Student Drug Use and Health Survey (#OSDUHS) asked over 2,000 Ontario students in grades 7 to 12 about their mental and physical wellbeing, as well as risk behaviours. Findings show that the #pandemic has had a major impact on youth. 🧵1/
The 2021 #OSDUHS Report reveals that the majority of Ontario students surveyed feel depressed about the future because of COVID-19. 🧵2/
The #OSDUHS data were gathered between March and June 2021. The ensuing report provides a snapshot of student mental health and substance use during a period of at-home learning. 🧵3/
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With #Raisina2022 in full swing, @orfonline is delighted to announce the #RaisinaEdit— a selection of commentaries that unpack, interpret, & problematise contemporary global developments.

Edited by @anahitakhanna95 & @PreetiLourdes.

#RaisinaDialogue
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#Putin has clearly underestimated the resolve of the #Ukrainian leadership & citizens to fight back, while also receiving widespread criticism in the form of major sanctions from the broader European community and beyond: @AlicaKizekova or-f.org/103372
Julia De Clerck-Sachsse: Beyond #Europe’s immediate allies, support in defending the current order will be hard to come by. But convincing these countries is crucial if its geopolitical awakening is to translate into a more prominent geopolitical posture. orfonline.org/expert-speak/e…
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We are LIVE tweeting the panel discussion with @AHuitfeldt, @AnzeLog, @HonTonyAbbott, @SanjayVermalFS, @GERonAsia, and @MZZRS

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#Raisina2022
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#Raisina2022 #RaisinaDialogue #TerraNova
Peter Grk (@MZZRS): We are embarking on the unknown with the ongoing #foodcrisis, dysfunctional #multilateral organisations & the #pandemic.
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We are LIVE tweeting this panel discussion with @AHuitfeldt @anuahsa .@MathiasCormann @SantiagoCafiero @amitabhk87 and @IlaPatnaik.

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#Raisina2022 #RaisinaDialogue #TerraNova
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.@IlaPatnaik: The next industrial revolution cannot be based on #fossil questions. The question is how can we meet the #SDG goals while shifting to a greener economic system.

#Raisina2022
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Good morning and welcome to Day 2 of #Raisina2022.

We will be starting with the Welcome Address by V. Muraleedharan (@MOS_MEA).

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.@MOS_MEA: #Foreignpolicy begins at home. The days of debates in the court are gone, and now the people are forming the decisions. Foreign policy is now driven by the people.

#Raisina2022
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Good evening & welcome to the Inaugural Session of the 7th edition of the #RaisinaDialogue 2022.

We are LIVE tweeting the session with @vonderleyen, President @EU_Commission, @SunjoyJ, Chairman @orfonline & @samirsaran, President @orfonline.

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.@samirsaran: #Global institutions created in the 20th century were no longer able to protect us from the challenges of the 21st century. We need to refocus, reengage, and rewire our world.

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With #Raisina2022 kickstarting today, @orfonline is delighted to announce the launch of the 6th edition of our flagship annual journal of essays, the #RaisinaFiles.

Edited by @samirsaran and @anahitakhanna95.

Click here to read: or-f.org/103384 Image
Are the contours of a new geopolitical formation—the DragonBear—characterised by deepening relations between #China & #Russia in key strategic areas, now increasingly visible? If so, what are #Putin's geopolitical choices?

From @vtchakarova

#Raisina2022 or-f.org/103384
To forestall ceding more manufacturing output and control over critical #supplychains to #China, other nations must be prepared to rethink long-standing conventions about international #trade, writes Jeffrey Jeb Nadaner.

#Raisina2022 #RaisinaDialogue2022
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