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“The only other virus that attacks and kills T-cells is HIV, which causes AIDS, said Katzenback.”

Maybe repeatedly infecting our kids with SARSCoV2 wasn’t such a great idea?

Guess we’ll find out.

#Covid #LongCovid #LongCovidKids #Health #CovidIsntOver…
“With the loss of these T-cells, we are now more vulnerable to all of these other infections, other viruses, other bacteria,” said Katzenback.

#Covid #LongCovid #Health #Strep #StrepA #Flu #pneumonia
“Individuals who are infected with COVID have many fewer T-cells,” said Katzenback. “That’s a problem for us because T-cells are a really important part of our immune system that helps defend us against infection.”
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The death of every child is an enormous tragedy.

In 2021:
♦️ 5 million children died before their 5th birthday
♦️ 2.1 million older children & young people lost their lives

That’s 1 loss every 4.4 seconds!

Most of these deaths were preventable with access to quality healthcare
Some good news…

Globally, since 2000:
↘️ The under-five mortality rate fell by 50%
↘️ Mortality rates in older children & youth dropped by 36%
↘️ Stillbirth rates decreased by 35%

However, gains have reduced significantly since 2010.

👉 A doctor is using s stethoscope to examine a baby that is la
Guess what?

Where you are born dramatically shapes your chances of surviving into childhood.

Sub-Saharan Africa and Southern Asia are shouldering the heaviest burdens of stillbirths and child deaths.

👉 Illustration of a health worker holding the hand of a sadden
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1. Sorry, no time to do English subtitles, but here is a summary of what this girl in #Beijing says: On Dec 17, My dad was very sick. We went to 3 hospitals to no avail. 1st hospital is Chaoyang Hospital. Minimum waiting time 4 hours. We had to go to 2nd one, Huayin Hospital.
2. During the time my dad got an infusion there, 6 died. But they didn't have a bed. We returned, & tried to find a hospital that still had a bed. I went to Huayin in the night again to buy medicine. I saw several elderly ppl waiting. But I am afraid they will die before
3. they can enter the hospital. I then went to Civil Aviation Hospital. They ran out of oxygen already. A doctor said, your dad's illness is serious. We don't have a bed. You can go inside to check. You even don't have a place to stand there, let alone a bed. Go to
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It's #WorldPneumoniaDay

#Pneumonia causes more than 1 in 10 deaths of children below 5 years of age, killing over 740000 per year.

#DYK? It is the single largest infectious cause of death in children worldwide? 🌎🌍🌏

@WHO_Europe @pahowho @WHOEMRO @WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO @WHOAFRO It's #WorldPneumoniaDay

#Pneumonia is a form of acute respiratory infection affecting the lungs 🫁. It can be caused by several infectious agents, including viruses, bacteria, or fungi.

#Pneumonia affects children & families everywhere.
It can be prevented. Here’s how:
💉 Immunization
🥦 Adequate nutrition, inc. breastfeeding
🔥 Reducing exposure to indoor air pollution
🏡 Improving housing conditions
🚭 Avoiding smoking near children
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#PichaLinaanza CORONA VIRUS!True story hatimaye tumepata HIT SONG iliyosikilizwa na wote wazee,vijana,
watoto,wanasiasa,madaktari na wahuni wa skani.Mara ya mwisho tumepata hit song ya aina hii ilikuwa #MUZIKI ya Darassa ft Benpol. Image
ekotiteee,ekotiteee’’ ya Kofii olomide. au Mbele tukasikia DESPACITO…
Hii sio mara ya kwanza na huenda isiwe ya mwisho kusikia virusi kusambaa duniani kutoka nchi china. So
why CHINA?
Dunia imeshaingia kwenye process ya CHANJO na mjadala wake ni mkubwa na mzito .We unaamini nini?Ni hiari na maamuzi yako.Kwanini China ndo chanzo cha haya yote?
PICHA LINAANZA #2019 China wakijiandaa kudamshi na mwaka mpya ,BREAKING NEWZ watu walianza
kupata kikohozi kikavu
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#Pneumonia is the #1 infectious killer of kids – killing > 40,000 in #Somalia, #Guinea, #SouthSudan & #Chad in 2019

Introducing #PCV 💉would dramatically save lives - 92,000 by 2030!

What must be done:

#EveryBreathCounts #VaccinesWork #AUSummit
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More than half of child #pneumonia deaths are in countries with < 60% #PCV coverage. These kids are paying with their lives!

These govts👇must introduce & protect >90% children with #PCV by 2025

More 👉

#EveryBreathCounts #VaccinesWork #AUSummit
Introducing the #PCV 💉in #Somalia could avert 32,600 child deaths from #pneumonia, #meningitis & #sepsis

Prevention is key where just 23% of kids with pneumonia symptoms are taken for care.

#EveryBreathCounts #VaccinesWork #AUSummit @MoH_Somalia
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Do you know all of these nuances of #pleuraldisease? Why is an #empyema distinct from a complicated #parapneumoniceffusion? What is #contarinisyndrome #explosivepleuritis #chyliform #pseudochylous? Are all #chylothorax milky? #pccm #pulmcrit #pulmonary
#pleuraldisease is fascinating and nuanced. First step is #lightscriteria which give favor to finding #exudates which tend to be more urgent. You only need one criterion, which maximizes #sensitivity. Meaningless statement: "It's an exudate only by protein." One criterion=exudate
(Like on Tinder, the more criteria you require, the more you narrow your pool, compromising sensitivity for specificity.) Transudates I will skip over. Most common #exudate is #parapneumoniceffusion #PPE. If there is or is likely to be #pneumonia, it's PPE. Next task is to...
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#idboardreview 50 M Texan welder w/ diarrhea, cough, dyspnea x2d, presented to ED, sepsis and rapid progression to resp fail & death <8hrs after presentation. CT necrotizing pneumonia. +GPR #idtwitter #meded #idmeded ImageImage
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It's #WorldPneumoniaDay

#Pneumonia accounts for 14% of all deaths of children under 5 years old, killing over 740 000 per year. It's the single largest infectious cause of death in children worldwide 🌎🌍🌏

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It's #WorldPneumoniaDay

#Pneumonia is a form of acute respiratory infection that affects the lungs 🫁. It can be caused by a number of infectious agents, including viruses, bacteria, or fungi.

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It's #WorldPneumoniaDay

#Pneumonia affects 👦👧 and 👨‍👨‍👧 👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 everywhere, but it can be prevented with simple interventions:

💉 Immunization
🥦 Adequate nutrition
🔥 Reducing exposure to indoor air pollution
🏡 Improving housing conditions
🚭 Avoiding smoking near children Image
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World class ⁦@ClevelandClinic⁩ Hospital Medicine Grand Rounds - Update in #HospitalMedicine by Dr. Jessica Donato! A rising star! ⁦@BIDMC_IM⁩ ⁦@HarvardHospMed⁩ ⁦@CWRUSOM⁩ ⁦@SocietyHospMed
Is postop #afib associated w increased risk for CVA/TIA?
Is one #DOAC better than other for #afib?
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@werdendi Ko. sivu nyt myös arkistossa:
Tartuntatautirekisterin tilastotietokanta
@werdendi #Fimea @THLorg @STM_Uutiset @HUS_fi
Tartuntatautirekisterin tilastotietokanta: Raportointiryhmä 1,
#Covid19 - #koronavirus -infektiot: 2011/07 ja 2019/01.
- Miten ko. merkinnnät ovat syntyneet ja millä perusteella?…
THL CC BY 4.0. 2021, Kuutio 03.08.2021
@werdendi @THLorg @STM_Uutiset @HUS_fi #Taiwan #CDC varoitti #WHO'ta email -kirjeellä:
- 'at least seven atypical #pneumonia, not #SARS' -tapauksista December 31, 2019, mutta THL'ssä rekisteröitiin #Covid19 -tapaus 8v. 5kk. aiemmin, 2011/07.
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This gentle man is Sir William Osler.. He has frequently been described as the “Father of Modern Medicine” and one of the "greatest diagnosticians ever to wield a stethoscope". What did he hv to say about #India ? @sanjeevsanyal @vipintukur @naveenthacker @EricTopol @mvankerkhove Image
His fascination for #India, The land of #Vishnu had no bounds..!! At each & every intellectual commentary he mentions about his interest in the values #India was known for @ProfSomashekhar @iapindia @IndianMedicalAs @MoHFW_INDIA @VirusesImmunity Image
In one of his essays; “Of India, of "Vishnu-land," what can one say in a few minutes? To the Hindoos we owe a debt which we can at any rate acknowledge; and even in medicine, many of our traditions and practices may be traced to them”. @drharshvardhan @PMOIndia @BharadwajSpeaks Image
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#Wuhan #China or #FortDetrick #USA or elsewhere. Who knows where it came from.

1: 2018 - two researchers with the United States Army Medical Research Institute of #Infectious Disease at #FortDetrick put forth an ominous warning about #Coronavirus.…
2: Augyst 2019 - Deadly Germ Research is Shut Down at US Army Lab (FortDetrick) Over Safety Concerns.…
3: June 2019 - across the state border in #Greensprings Retirement Community - Sick residents had symptoms such as #coughs, #fevers and #pneumonia. #Fairfax County Health Dept said Wed afternoon those who died were older with complex health problems.…
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Tesco, Asda and Waitrose join competitors to ban maskless customers from stores
- Five of the UK’s biggest supermarkets have now banned shoppers who refuse to wear face harmful #masks.…
Comprehensive analysis of 50 states shows greater spread with #mask mandates
- Masks are “sterilized” with Ethylene Oxide - a known carcinogen'
- The IARC classifies ethylene oxide into group 1, meaning it is a proven carcinogen.… ImageImageImageImage
1. Florida with no statewide mask mandate after the state said counties could no longer enforce mask mandates.
2. California’s had mask mandates for 6-8 months and it hasn’t mattered. - The people 'getting together thing' is disproven nonsense.… ImageImage
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@CDCgov 1) My Mom had #BeenSmokingCigarettes for 30 #Years when she had gotten #pneumonia 2x's during the Winter of 1989-1990. Her doctor told her if she didn't #QuitSMOKING , she would #VeryLikely get #pneumonia again. Then, he Highly recommended that she #GiveNicotinePatchesATry . She
@CDCgov 2) decided to try them; for #ThreeEntireMonths , as the amount of #Nicotine in the patches is reduced each month; even though they caused her to get a small amount of hives! 😃 By that time, she was down to #Smoking 1 or 2 #Cigarettes a day; instead of her usual #PackADay Habit!
@CDCgov 3) And, back then, packs had 30 #Cigarettes in them! BUT, she had to keep a #PenInHerMouth every day; & leave the #SmokingLunchroom at work, too. And, for some odd reason, she used #CinnamonCandies to help herself, too. So, she was #TryingVeryHard to quit; using psychological
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#Cough 🫁🌬️ is important for ejecting foods and liquids from the #lungs to prevent #asphyxiation and #aspiration #pneumonia. In this tutorial, we will discuss why and how to assess voluntary #cough as a way to enhance your clinical #swallow evaluation. (Warning: long thread!) Image
Evaluating #cough is important three reasons. First, weak coughs (#dystussia) are associated with #dysphagia and #aspiration in many patient populations. Therefore, assessing cough can improve the accuracy of predicting and identifying someone with #dysphagia.
Second, assessing #cough provides a more holistic understanding of #airway protection. In other words, we should try to understand how well a patient with #dysphagia can clear #aspirate material from the airway, in addition to understanding how frequently/severely they aspirate. Image
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Some "conspiracists" always get it right!

Conspiracist, January 2020: "#RaTG13 virus looks like BtCoV/4991 described in an old paper that you didn't cite!" 📄

Average scientist, January 2020: 😴

Shi Zhengli, July 2020: "Yes, it was the same virus."

#SARSCoV2 #SARS2origins

Conspiracist, May 2020: "Look, these sequences in database are dated 2017/2018. So you didn't sequence RaTG13 this year, as you wrote in the paper!" 🔬

Average scientist, May 2020: 😴

Shi Zhengli, July 2020: "Yes, actually we got the sequence in 2018."

Conspiracist, May 2020: "Have a look at these Chinese theses we found on the internet: RaTG13 was found in a #mineshaft were people died of #pneumonia!" 😱

Average scientist, May 2020: 😴

Shi Zhengli, June 2020: "Oh yes we found it there, but.. well, the cause was a fungus"

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Today is #WorldPneumoniaDay

#Pneumonia alone kills more than 800 000 children every year, accounting for 15% of all deaths of children under 5 years old. It’s the single largest infectious cause of death in children 🌍🌍

#Pneumonia is a form of acute respiratory infection that affects the lungs. It can be caused by a number of infectious agents, including viruses, bacteria, or fungi.


Drops in immunization coverage during the #COVID19 pandemic - including vaccines for pertussis, Hib, pneumococcal & measles, puts millions of 👦👧🏾 at risk of infections, including #pneumonia.

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China already had the coronavirus vaccine days before the first death in US.

Timeline: (Note the dates. Join the dots.)

20.01.03 #LiWenliang was reprimanded by #Wuhan police for "publishing untrue statements about seven confirmed #SARS cases at the #Huanan #Seafood #Market." 1/
20.01.05 @WHO reported a "#pneumonia of unknown cause" in #Wuhan and advised against #travel or #trade restrictions at the time.

20.01.15 @realDonaldTrump and #China's Vice Premier #LiuHe signed the US-China Phase One #tradedeal in #Washington DC. 2/

#CCPvirus #WuhanVirus
20.01.20 #XiJinping issued the FIRST public warning about the #coronavirus to Chinese citizens.

20.01.23 #China shut down #Wuhan. It also kept refusing to share the #viral samples. 3/

#CCPvirus #WuhanVirus #COVID19 #DistrustAndVerify
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@IHME_UW (Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation) and @UWMedicine (University of Washington’s School of Medicine), no lightweights, have come out with
global projections of #COVID19 by nation.
Short summary 👇…
They modelled 3 scenarios:
1. Worse case:
- mask usage stays at current rates, and,
- governments continue relaxing social distancing requirements.
This leads to 4.0 million total deaths by the end of the year.
Best case:
- mask usage is near-universal, and,
- governments impose social distancing requirements when their daily death rate exceeds 8 per million.
This leads to 2.0 million total deaths if by the end of the year.
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 08/22/2020…
So Far, 2020 Has Been Our Year of Magical Thinking | The Nation…

#MagicalThinking #coronavirus
Complex systems science allows us to see new paths forward | Aeon Essays…

#coronavirus #SFI #complexity
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The problem with remote consulting is one of unknown unknowns—you don’t always know what you’re not seeing. Teleconsultations for all by ⁦@HelenRSalisbury⁩ ⁦…
“Many of the clinical examinations I do are normal or confirm what I already suspect from the history, but I’m sometimes surprised by an unexpected finding.”
#Some of the most interesting parts of my job are when the chest exam that I thought would be normal reveals #pneumonia, or when I detect fast #AFib in the patient who just feels a little tired.”
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A series of images presented by an ID fellow to a faculty panel in the “Challenging Cases” session of the #MayoIDFellowsForum

The fellow asked the experts: What diagnosis comes to mind?

#IDTwitter, what do you think?
Clinical details, #MayoIDQ and MCQ to follow...
Awesome list of potential pathogens... from staphylococcus / streptococcus to nocardia, TB, fungi (Mucor, Candida, endemics) and toxoplasma, and others.

Without knowing the host and scenario, all are possible. Thank you #IDTwitter.
Now let us learn about the case details..
45M found unconscious.
PMH: alcohol use disorder. No IDU.
PE: T103F RR32 PR110
Murmur. Rales.
No skin lesions.
WBC 27K.
Imaging (photo). No PFO.
CSF TNC 9450 /N92% /prot 150 / glu 20

Name the pathogen.
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