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“In the last quarter century—there’ve only been seven truly new vaccines introduced globally into clinical practice.”—@Merck CEO Ken Frazier w/#Harvard Business School’s @tsedal on the grave disservice done to the public w/over promising a #COVID19 vaccine
“You’re one of four African American CEOs in the #Fortune500—does it make a difference to ‘our ppl’ that you’re in the room?”—@Merck CEO Ken Frazier w/#Harvard Business School’s @tsedal discussing the issue of race in America post-#GeorgeFloyd
nb: @wkamaubell @staceyabrams
@tsedal: What does it take to find a reliable vaccine?
@Merck’s Frazier: It takes a lot of time—(I think) the record for the fastest vaccine ever brought to market was Merck in the mump’s [#MMR #MMRV] vaccine, it took about 4yrs; our most recent vaccine for Ebola took 5.5yrs. Image
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How does a city's trauma system come together to both prepare for the expected surge of the #COVIDー19 #pandemic & manage the ongoing #epidemic of #gunviolence & other trauma?

Through a great collaborative effort, we published the #Philadelphia experience in @JTraumAcuteSurg

The full paper is published ahead of print here:…

It represents the importance of #teamwork in ensuring a robust, rapid, coordinated effort to manage an evolving threat

Our publication timing coincides with a brutal #July4th weekend where #Philadelphia saw over 30 people shot including several children

But how did the #pandemic and #socialdistancing mandate affect trauma volume in our centers?
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Our latest Visual Investigation reconstructs how @PhillyPolice violated its own use-of-force guidelines by using tear gas & pepper spray on a nonviolent group of protesters in #Philadelphia, some of whom were trapped on a highway. Watch what happened.…
We went to the site, interviewed witnesses and analyzed dozens of videos. Many thanks to the witnesses Drew, Diamonik, Elias & Callan, who talked to us. Special thanks to Sunny Singh @hate5six — who filmed the whole episode — and to @rohinihaar for her analysis.
.@amnesty recently interviewed a former police officer, Graham Dossett, for its new website: Here’s an excerpt in which he spells out how not to use tear gas. Amnesty categorized the Philly incident as “unlawful police violence”:…
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#Breaking #BreakingNews @FBI
#NishaPatel &Family MURDERED in Hit at her home left dead in pool
Former Director of Strategic Customer Marketing & later Director of National Accounts at Teva was PIVOTAL PERSON fixing prices of 99 drugs &tap her relationships…
MASSIVE STORY behind this case!
#NishaPatel, a foot soldier who was hired by #Teva’s #Philadelphia area marketing department in 2013 and is alleged to have fixed the prices of 99 different drugs the KEY PERSON in BIGGEST price fixing #DOJ Scandal in history has been wiped out!
Found dead drowned in her pool (32) along with her father (62) & 8 year old daughter, the pool only waist high 3.5 feet deep, ruled NOT a possible electrocution, seems to be a HIT JOB for her role at the pivotal player & database & relationship holder for the biggest players
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I filmed this yesterday in #Philadelphia. For those of you who don't trust media, here it is from someone who isn't media.

A peaceful #GeorgeFloydprotest. #Police arrived & beat #protesters. The stories are true, this is happening.…

#GeorgeFloyd #protest
I will separately upload the entire video of the peaceful protest to when the violence started, which will contain some of the video footage I already posted so you'll see that the editing was completely honest. Then nobody can deny what is in the video or make excuses for it.
I don't have any agenda. Most of my followers are politically right-wing and this video will make them angry at me. It is in my interest to keep quiet about what I witnessed, but I have uploaded the video because as an American who cares about his country, I cannot remain silent.
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Former Chinese Official, Jianjun Qiao, Extradited to the US to Face Charges of Laundering Millions of Dollars of Stolen Money #DOJ #Philadelphia #EB5Scams…
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I will be providing continued updates regarding the civil unrest in Philadelphia, right here.
The National Guard arrived in Philadelphia, today at 6:00 AM.

They have been seen in Center City on JFK Boulevard and outside City Hall. #Philly
Large police presence on 10th and Broad in Philly. Police are prepared for any violence, which may emerge. #Philadelphia

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Philly police pin young black man to the ground with their knees, swat our field reporter with a baton for filming the scene.

"Beat it."

"I'm a journalist, sir!"

"I don't care what you are. Beat it."
We’ve ended our ground reporting from Philadelphia for the night due to repeated assaults by officers on our reporter making it unsafe and impractical to continue. Our Philly staff is safe at home now but Philly Police made it clear our 1st Amendment press freedoms are suspended
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#GeorgeFloyd protesters have halted a long line of cars along the Interstate 579 over the Allegheny River in #Pittsburgh.

A car is on fire outside PPG Paints Arena.

Stay tuned to @TribLIVE for developing coverage. Also: @dillonswriting & @nsmallwoodphoto
UPDATE: Traffic cleared by police on I-579 — but an ambulance just reached the off-ramp to treat an injured man near the intersection of Route 28/Chesnut Street.

Several #protesters told me that a car driver got inpatient and rammed into the protester.

Tristen Nesmith, 23, of Beaver Falls said he saw a car strike one of the fellow #protesters along the I-579/Veterans Bridge over the Allegheny River.

The driver got frustrated, “started reviving up his engine and just hit my man for no reason. He wasn’t doing anything wrong.”
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when I tweet somethin like this I don't mean IT jokingly or something about me personally. I mean the sim ITself is bubblin... IT gives you all the signs you need if you just pay attention to IT now. ❤️🌊🔥🔥🔥👀
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@realDonaldTrump The people of the #KeyStone #State, true home of the Capitol of these UNITED STATES and the city of brotherly love #PHILADELPHIA says @GovernorTomWolf has shown his hand and sealed his fate.

Cc. @WhiteHouse @POTUS #OPENPANOW @RED_IN_PA @WestPaAnglers #WWG1WGA
@realDonaldTrump @GovernorTomWolf @WhiteHouse @POTUS @RED_IN_PA @WestPaAnglers And one other thing Wolf, we love these #UNITEDSTATES & our state and would NEVER BETRAY IT. NOT FOR LOVE. NOT FOR MONEY. Not for nuthin. #TRAITOR
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Fellow Vets,

There are white nationalists who have served in the military & hiding among active duty

Many have become radicalized by the WN ideology

It likely began with an ambiguous boogaloo "joke"

Or a 3% meeting

Or the perversion of an oath

There is a sickness growing
They are teaching "vet bros" to cosplay online as veterans

They disgrace OUR service by creating a false narrative that their online "service" is much more important

They seek to drown out ACTUAL veterans so that THEY can define patriotism

They are easy to recognize if you look...

They typically pose as SF, MI or CI
And use "security clearance" as the excuse for anonymity 🙄

They'll try to say that because of your MOS, that your service somehow counts less

They'll overuse "POG" or misspel acronyms
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ICYMI back on Feb. 7, 2020, I published: "A Harvester of Sorrow – First Wave of the SARS 2.0 Novel Coronavirus" / #COVID19 #1918Pandemic #Pandemic #Coronavirus #SARS… Image
San Francisco had the 1918 flu under control. And then it lifted the restrictions #COVID19 #1918Pandemic #Pandemic #Coronavirus #SARS…
#COVID19 #1918Pandemic #Pandemic #Coronavirus #2ndWave no kidding, use summer as a time to prep just in case, no matter what anyone says, bc a virus is much smarter than any of you...
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This is a MUST SEE video on the #Coronavirus in Italy. The #ICU intensivist explains the epidemic and treatment- Report From The Front Lines @JAMA_current - YouTube #Covid_19 #COVIDー19 #COVID
This is a good summary but somewhat inconsistent to what we have been hearing on #twitter about #italy. The question about triaging those sick and above 60 yo was NOT answered directly. He said the goal was for everyone to get an ICU bed but was that successful? 1/
There are many pictures of hazmat suits which is somewhat different and more aggressive than the reports we have been hearing about #coronavirus in Lombardy 2/
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The US Attorney for the Eastern District of PA is having a press conference right now to announce public corruption charges against 4 people.

I'm looking for further details and will post in this thread.

Oh, here's more, including who was charged:

#Philadelphia City Councilman Kenyatta Johnson

Dawn Chavous (Johnson's wife)

Abdur Rahim Islam and Shahied Dawan (former execs of Universal Community Homes))

Looks like Johnson and his wife were expecting to be charged soon:…
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#Thread The list is long on the “things” #MayorPete didn’t know while mayor of #SouthBend. It would be an #SNL skit IF he wasn’t a front runner for POTUS
2/ This is some of wat I knw: From the time I was a kindergarten student in #SBCSC— the district was & still is under a desegregation order 🤦🏾‍♂️
3/ And, for the ppl in the back, segregation doesn’t happen in schools, it happens in neighborhoods. #MayorPete is the mayor of every (segregated) neighborhood in #SouthBend
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The #Philadelphia police department twice released an illegal alien who is a repeat sexual predator of children and ignored ICE detainers.

Good going, #Philly - is this what you want in your neighborhood?
Deputy AG Rosen recently mentioned the lawlessness of the commie Philly DA & I’ve seen several US Attys mention him as well. The Philly DA Larry Krasnodar is the one who danced in his office after becoming a sanctuary city. A sanctuary for child rapists.

Ughh’s supposed to be Larry Krasner and that is what I typed, but of course it was “autocorrected.”
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This Sunday is the 33rd annual @AIDSWalkPhilly—here's a #thread about a different kind of #AIDS walk in #Philadelphia—the city's first candlelight AIDS vigil, in 1986.

#twitterstorians #everythinghasahistory…
@AIDSWalkPhilly The first Candlelight Walk for #AIDS in #Philadelphia took place on September 25, 1986. Earlier that month, the Department of Public Health reported 479 cases of AIDS in the Philadelphia area, and 298 had died.

See video of the walk:

@AIDSWalkPhilly Of reported cases, 50% were African American—ten points higher than their share of the total #Philadelphia population. But #AIDS agencies were predominantly white, and rooted in the #Gayborhood, which was itself seen as a mostly white space.
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Today is National Latinx AIDS Awareness Day; many of the same factors driving #HIV in Black communities are driving it in Latinx communities as well.

“The way to move forward is to really tackle and address the structural issues.” — @latinoactivist…
@latinoactivist The fights against #AIDS in Black and Latino communities have also been historically linked. In #Philadelphia, Programa Esfurezo was modeled on @bebashi, one of the country’s first Black AIDS service orgs.
@latinoactivist @bebashi In this clip, @bebashi founder Rashidah Abdul Khabeer (formerly Hassan) talks about the links between her group and others, such as @Congreso1977…
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Starting a formal #impeachment inquiry is necessary because we have to stop the damage Trump has been doing to our government, to our Constitution, to our democracy.…
To add to @Eugene_Robinson‘s points, both President Truman and legendary Speaker Sam Rayburn used to say, “A jackass can kick a barn down, but it takes a carpenter to build one.”

The work of rebuilding must start with cleansing the Oval Office.
@Eugene_Robinson 3/
An allegation of trying to use the power of the presidency against another country, in the context of withholding funds that Congress approved, to create dirt on a political opponent – this is incredibly serious and must be investigated.
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I've been struggling to write this for days (weeks?) now. And though we have gun deaths every single day here in #Philadelphia, tonight's ongoing standoff in North Philly has finally given me the words I've been searching for. (1/?)
Gun violence in our nation is a public health crisis. We must address it that way. When we treated deaths from car accidents that way, when we studied it, formed hypotheses, tested them, and changed our laws based on the results, those deaths were reduced significantly. (2/?)
We must take a scientific, evidence-based approach & we must solve this problem. It IS solvable; the people of this country want to solve it; some politicians even want to solve it. The only ones who don't want to solve it are the NRA and the people in their pockets. (3/?)
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