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1) Public health authorities in Quebec are now desperately trying to avoid the nightmare scenario unfolding in the United States after bars reopened and #COVID cases surged in the tens of thousands. In this thread, I will warn of the risks of keeping bars open during the summer.
2) On Sunday, the head of public health in the Montérégie urged people who visited a Brossard pub on the evening of June 30 to get tested after at least two people who drank there became infected. Authorities are also investigating two large house parties on the South Shore.
3) Quebec’s chief public health officer, Dr. @ArrudaHoracio, revealed on Monday that contact tracers have so far reached 60 people in their #COVID investigation. This comes as the South Shore region reported 33 new cases, compared with eight in Montreal.
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1/ Our latest blog looks at @newcastlecc’s plans to create #SpaceForDistancing on #GosforthHighSt to allow shops to remain open & comply with the Government’s rules.…
2/ As well as enabling #PhysicalDistancing these changes will also enable walking & cycling as an alternative to driving. This is important if we want to avoid gridlock as public transport can not operate to normal capacity.…
3/ Key changes for GosHiSt:
Wider pavements RegentCentre-ElmfieldRd
Waiting areas bus queues
Protecting existing RegentCentre-ChristonRd cycle lane
New Pedestrian Crossing HenrySt-SpitalTer
Disallowing left turn lane at @GosforthHotel
Pavements might be 1way (this isn’t clear)
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#COVID19Lagos update as at 3rd of July, 2020

📍748 #COVID19 tests were conducted on 3rd July, 2020 out of which 87 new cases were confirmed at 11.63% positivity rate.

📍42,348 #COVID19 were conducted in Lagos till date out of which 10,926 turned out positive.
📍Out of the confirmed cases 1,695 patients have since been discharged from #COVID19Lagos care centres following full recovery.

📍6, 259 of the cases monitored in communities by #COVID19Lagos response team have either fully recovered or positively responding to treatments
📍365 of the cases are currently under isolation in public and private care centres.

📍However, 2,430 active cases in the communities are yet to turn up for admission in care centres either due to fear of stigmatisation or preference for home care treatments.
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1) In perhaps an ominous twist of fate, some regions outside Montreal — once the epicenter of the #pandemic in Canada — are beginning to report nearly as many cases or even more than those in the city. In this thread, I will try to explain what this could mean for everyone.
2) For the longest time, Montreal posted far more cases daily than any other region. That makes sense because the city is so densely populated, with many apartments and stores where the #coronavirus can spread easily. As of Saturday, though, that is sadly no longer the case.
3) On Saturday, Montreal posted 23 #COVID cases, as the orange line in the chart below shows. By comparison, the Montérégie, south of Montreal, reported 33 new cases. Now we know why Dr. @ArrudaHoracio held a news conference Friday in the Montérégie to express his concerns.
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Good morning #Nasvhille:

We warned two weeks ago of a notable shift in the growth of SARS-CoV-2 #coronavirus.

Today we will see the new growth phase is in effect. Follow the science and thread below. If you like what we do, please like and share the information.
Trend is stark & straightforward with another 3 record breakers.

1⃣ 4 consecutive days of SARS-CoV-2 #coronavirus (orange) at or above 343
2⃣ Highest case count to date is now 608
3⃣ Moving average is now at 353 per day

Adherence to #MaskUp and #PhysicalDistancing is crucial.
🗓️In the weekly chart, we sum the # of SARS-CoV-2 #coronavirus cases in #Nashville per week. It provides another perspective from the daily chart above.

It is clear that we had a very important week in our city's trajectory. Analysis from weeks ago helps us understand it.
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1) The Quebec Health Ministry released an ad Friday promoting face coverings on public transit. The ad shows a young woman wearing a mask on a bus. (See the screen shot below.) In this thread, I will continue with the subject of #COVID19 transmission among younger Montrealers.
2) Quebec’s chief public health officer, Dr. @ArrudaHoracio, confirmed at a news conference Friday what I reported in my Twitter thread yesterday: that a growing percentage of younger Quebecers are contracting #COVID19 as the province has reopened bars, nightclubs and gyms.
3) Dr. Julie Losier, the Montérégie's director of public health, noted investigators are finding more contacts among younger people who're infected with the #coronavirus, suggesting they’re not maintaining #PhysicalDistancing. There’s also been a spike in the rate of STDs.
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1) Although the #pandemic has been largely brought under control in Montreal, a new and disturbing trend is emerging. In this thread, I will address the phenomenon of mostly younger Montrealers, aged 20 to 29, who are now driving community transmission of the #coronavirus.
2) This age group comprises 12.5% of Quebec’s population. Yet it has made up 24.7% of all new #COVID19 cases in Montreal in the past three weeks, the biggest proportion by far of any demographic. Since June 12, 181 people in this age group tested positive for the #coronavirus.
3) By comparison, 29 Montrealers aged 70 to 79 developed #COVID19 during this period. This trend in younger Montrealers catching and spreading the #coronavirus suggests public health authorities need to re-think their strategy to prevent a possible second wave.
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1) Montreal posted 29 new #COVID cases Tuesday even though Quebec is screening far fewer people for the #pandemic illness. In contrast, Toronto recorded five cases as Ontario tests three to four times as much. In this thread, I'll focus on hot spots of community transmission.
2) For days now, Montreal’s long-term care centres and seniors’ residences haven’t declared any new #COVID infections. The number of active cases in those institutions stands at 40, down from 50 on Monday. But the #coronavirus is still circulating in communities across the city.
3) In the chart below by the Montreal public health department, community transmission is dropping overall. But it’s up slightly in absolute numbers in two densely populated boroughs: Plateau Mont-Royal and downtown Ville-Marie. This is something that needs to be monitored.
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1) Montreal posted a daily average of 30 #COVID cases since Thursday despite Quebec falling to fourth place among provinces in the number of screening tests it conducts. In this thread, I'll explain the potential fallout of reopening bars on #coronavirus transmission in the city.
2) Quebec’s decision to resume daily #COVID updates after four days following a public outcry has given us added perspective. The broken orange line below shows a total increase of 121 cases. One would have expected a lower average than 30 new cases a day. This is not reassuring.
3) What’s disappointing, if not disturbing, is that Quebec is now testing fewer people for #COVID per capita than Ontario, Alberta and Prince Edward Island. (See the chart below.) I reiterate: how can we keep track of the #pandemic if we’re testing less?
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.@DanielAndrewsMP just about to start today's #COVID19Vic briefing and the TV just froze. Shot across the bow that we will see an increase in numbers because we are doing a testing blitz. 7 in hospital, 1 in ICU, over 18,000 tests yesterday, saturday record. Thanks all Vic. 1/
Thanks each and everyone of the 40,000 people tested over past 2 days in the testing blitz. Shout out to other states helping us achieve the testing we need to. Thanks everyone. Boost in capacity very important #BetterTogether 2/
Thanks all Victorians who’ve comes forward and been tested. Helps us know where to target and how we keep Victoria safe, how we avoid going back to tighter restrictions. 3/
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1) In a stunning lack of transparency, Quebec has announced it will no longer make public each day its #COVID numbers on infections, deaths and tests. In this thread, I will explain why this not only hurts our democracy but undermines efforts to control this unstable #pandemic.
2) The Health Ministry chose to make this announcement on a holiday, la Fête nationale, explaining that it will release only weekly numbers from now on, every Thursday, starting on July 2. It's doing so despite the fact Quebec is still reporting #COVID deaths and cases daily.
3) Premier @francoislegault was justifiably criticized when he withheld for more than two weeks daily updates on #COVID outbreaks in the province’s long-term care centres and seniors’ residences during the peak of the #pandemic on the pretext this data had to be “cleaned up.”
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Long #MedEd #publichealth 🧵 might be applicable to where you live but is directed at my home town #Melbourne 🇦🇺

Melbourne’s R0 is now up 2.5 as per @JennyMikakos

That means every person with #COVID19 #COVID19Vic is infecting another 2.5 people. 1/…
Back in March Dr Angela Merkel used her communication skills & #STEM background to eloquently explain what R0 is and why even just a rise above 1 to 1.1, 1.2 or 1.3 is significant.

Worth watching interview 👇🏼which has subtitles for nonGerman speakers. 2/
Recapping: the current R0 of 2.5 in #Melbourne is very alarming.

Every person with #covid19 (test proven or not) will infect 2.5 people.

Fabulous gif by @siouxsiew @xtotl of @TheSpinoffTV shows the exponential increase well & what happens if we #StayAtHome 👇🏼H/T @simonahac 3/
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It's a hot topic why I'm not ordering a requirement to wear #masks at this time. To be clear, in alignment with @WHO, @PHAC_GC, & @CPHO_Canada, I absolutely recommend we wear #FaceCoverings when we can't keep 2 m #PhysicalDistancing. Here are 3 reasons why I don't require it: 1/8
1. Enforcement. A public health order requires a court filing and an appearance before a judge every time one wishes to enforce it on a person/business. An order would be basically unenforceable. If we don't enforce, it's effectively just a recommendation (already done that). 2/8
2. Strength of science. While science increasingly supports #facecoverings are likely effective at slowing #COVID19 spread, research is still weak. E.g. @TheLancet systematic review finds much potential benefit, but only “low certainty” that effective.… 3/8
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Ontario introduced #SocialCircles allowing up to 10 ppl to interact, without #PhysicalDistancing. The number of ppl you interact with matters and here’s why you should limit yourself to one circle
In the clip, "higher risk of infection" means an infected person can spread the virus if they come in contact with susceptible members of their social circle. The longer an infected person goes undetected w/o testing/self-isolation, the ⬆️the risk for members of their circle.
The risk of COVID-19 infection is not the same for everyone in any given social network. The risk will vary depending on many factors, including the number and type of interactions with an infected person.

More information on social circles: 👇👇…
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Seminars in Nephrology has an entire issue devoted to social media in the discipline of nephrology.

The mastermind @kidney_boy highlights the contents here:…
First up is @aoglasser @RJmdphilly @michellebr00ks (all #WomenInMedicine) who highlight opportunities for community, advocacy, and connection.

They review the "anatomy" and "physiology" of tweets too. :D

Next up is @stones__ and @hswapnil who discuss Twitter journal clubs (#JClub). "Clubbing" on Twitter can certainly be a lot more exciting, and definitely an alternative until we can all stop #PhysicalDistancing…
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1/8 Here’s the [fairly] simple math on why YOUR actions matter. 1 case of #COVID19 spread to ~3 people X 10 generations of spread (IF NO #PUBLICHEALTH MEASURES) = 88,573 cumulative cases & many deaths in just ~5 weeks. See how it happens:
2/8 Think of yourself as the red dot in the middle who could spread to 3 contacts IF no #publichealth measures. This shows just 3 generations of spread from 1 (YOU) to 39 other cases in just 12 days (~4 days btw. each generation).
3/8 The degree of #COVID19 CONTROL vs. SPREAD depends on the #Publichealth measures we all continue to take. Without #PhysicalDistancing, #Handwashing, #CoughEtiquette, & non-medical masks where recommended, here is what can happen:
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#PhysicalDistancing helps limit the spread of #COVID19 – this means we keep a distance of at least 1m from each other and avoid spending time in crowded places or in groups.

Protect yourself and others.  #BreakTheChain of transmission.  

We do not always know who may be sick with #coronavirus.  

That’s why it’s important to #StayHome and practice #PhysicalDistancing. If we must go out, e.g. to buy groceries or for medical reasons, we should stay at least 1m away from others. 

Staying at home as much as possible is the right thing to do now. Limiting gatherings with people outside your household – like group activities and religious events – can reduce the spread of #COVID19.

Protect yourself and others. Do your part. #StayHome.
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1) More than three months into the #pandemic, authorities in Montreal are now pursuing what appears to be a dicey strategy: easing up on #COVID19 testing while at the same time reopening the city to large gatherings. In this thread, I will try to explain why this is so risky.
2) This Friday, the city’s sprawling shopping malls will reopen, likely attracting large crowds. On that same date, Montreal’s public health department will discontinue its five mobile testing clinics that have roamed the city. At the very least, the optics don’t look good.
3) Would it not make more sense to keep the mobile clinics and ramp up testing for another two weeks to assess the impact of the mass reopening? Instead, the Quebec government reported on Tuesday its lowest number of #COVID analyses in weeks: 5,200.
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1) In what can only be described as a confusing news conference Monday, Quebec’s chief public health officer labored to explain changes to the province’s #PhysicalDistancing policy. In this thread, I will try to show how the new rules are bound to prove unworkable in practice.
2) Starting next Monday, there will be two exceptions to the two-metre #SocialDistancing rule. Gatherings of up to 50 will be permitted in venues outside of people’s houses. Dr. @ArrudaHoracio cited as an example a movie theatre, where a new 1.5-metre distance will be permitted.
3) Families and friends in a theatre could sit together in a social bubble, but the distance between different bubbles will be 1.5 metres, Arruda explained. This last rule was not spelled out explicitly in the government’s official statement released Monday.
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1) More than three weeks after stores reopened in Montreal and public gatherings of up to 10 people were permitted, the city reported 56 #COVID cases on Saturday, the lowest number in nearly three months. In this thread, I will argue we can’t take anything for granted.
2) The biggest fear of loosening confinement measures was that #COVID19 cases would spike again. That hasn’t happened in Montreal, except for sporadic outbreaks in long-term care centres, hospitals and Bordeaux prison. But that doesn’t mean we can afford to lower our guard.
3) The orange line in the chart below shows the epidemiological curve bending in Montreal, formerly the epicenter of the #pandemic in Canada. This is a tremendous turnaround, and credit goes to Dr. Mylène Drouin, head of the city’s public health department, and to Montrealers.
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1) It's a bold idea and one worth pursuing: make the flu vaccine available free to all Quebecers this year to lessen the burden on hospitals during the #COVID19 pandemic. Please click on my column below in the @mtlgazette.…
2) On Tuesday, Montreal continued to make great strides in controlling the #pandemic. Yet the #coronavirus will still be circulating during the flu season in the fall. So if we can reduce the number of people who get the flu, that would help matters considerably.
3) The metropolis declared its lowest number of new #COVID cases in 79 days on Tuesday: 63. (See the chart below). I must warn, however, that Quebec is once again testing far fewer individuals. The latest tally is just over 6,900. That’s shockingly low.
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#SahabatPengayoman, wabah Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) yang sedang melanda Indonesia dan negara lain di dunia, tentu meresahkan setiap manusia

Segala upaya pencegahan terhadap penyebaran virus corona dilakukan oleh seluruh elemen masyarakat. Tidak terkecuali para petugas serta warga binaan di UPT Pemasyarakatan Kemenkumham. Simak info berikut ya sob

1. Para warga binaan pemasyarakatan (WBP) turut membantu mengatasi ketersediaan alat pelindung diri (APD) yang semakin dibutuhkan, dengan memproduksi APD sendiri. Jumlahnya pun mencapai ratusan lho

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1) It was two weeks ago today that Premier @francoislegault allowed public gatherings of up to 10 people in Montreal, raising concerns this might lead to a spike in #COVID cases by now. In this thread I will examine whether this has occurred.
2) The short answer is that it hasn't, despite the fact authorities did increase #COVID testing. For the fifth day in a row the government missed its 14,000 daily sampling target. But authorities are still testing more than 12,000 people a day, including some who're asymptomatic.
3) One would expect by now the city would be reporting daily cases in the 400-to-500 range as a result of a loosening of confinement measures. On May 22, when the government allowed public gatherings, the city reported 349 #COVID cases.
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#CityofTO launches CaféTO plan to help create more outdoor space for local restaurants and bars. News release:…
Today, Mayor @JohnTory launched CaféTO a quick-start program that will make it easier for restaurant and bar owners to open patios, to expand them, and to access additional space for #physicaldistancing and for that matter revenue generation during the summer months ahead.
The program will provide more outdoor dining areas by identifying space in the public right-of-way and expediting the current application and permitting process for sidewalk cafés & parklets. City staff are getting ready now so that we can act quickly to help restaurants & bars.
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