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0.1% = rate of fatal #OD in the medical use of #opioids acc'g to 2019 research from Kaiser Permanente (link below).

Bwn 2006-2014, 41 of 31,142 died of OD, a rate of 5 per year. Risk stratification did not lower OD rates. Dose reductions were "inconsistent" (VonKorff). /thread
2,887 #vets died by #overdose or #suicide after their #opioid medicine was stopped by the VHA in FY2013 (90 fewer than on 9/11) (Oliva et al 2020).

Patients whose rx opioid was stopped were 3 times MORE likely to die by OD than those whose medicine continued (James 2019).
4.9% of discontinued patients died of OD.
1.7% of continued patients died of OD.

Discontinuation of rx #opioids was associated with 1.35 times the risk of death & 2.94 times the risk of fatal OD compared to patients whose rx continued (James et al 2019).
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#WATCH : Our Urban team recommends the new video series “Pop Culture Urbanism”with @PacificLegal. The urbanist @mnolangray of @UCLALuskin discusses "city planning, real and functional" 1/4
YT channel: youtube.com/user/PacLegalF…
Episode 1:“The Amazing Housing Politics of Spider-Man” addresses housing issues of New York City. A good explainer on how urban planning tools and regulations influence the market. Some of these issues and concepts are true for any cities 2/4

E1:
#Read: Our agenda for Reforming Urban #India gives insights on what applies to Indian cities. We recommend the essential steps to be taken for solving the core issues that hold our cities back. 3/4

Report here: bit.ly/Urban_Agenda
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* Thread on Bhartṛhari (" ಭರ್ತೃಹರಿ")

भर्तृहरि is a Sanskrit writer,
His famous works are:
1.Vākyapadīya
2. Śatakatraya
These three shataka are

Shringara shataka,
Niti shataka,
Vairagya shataka

I have listed some of best Bhartṛhari's Nitiśatakam.(ಕನ್ನಡ,eng, hindi)

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- - Bhartṛhari's Nitiśatakam .

Nitiśatakam contains 10 chapters, these 10 different chapter deals with different aspects of human beings like knowledge, mind, Thinking, how to behave in society and all. Image
ಅಜ್ಞಃ ಸುಖಮಾರಾಧ್ಯಃ ಸುಖತರಮಾರಾಧ್ಯತೇ ವಿಶೇಷಜ್ಞಃ |
ಜ್ಞಾನಲವದುರ್ವಿದಗ್ಧಂ ಬ್ರಹ್ಮಾಪಿ ನರಂ ನ ರಂಜಯತಿ || ImageImageImage
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If you read one #book before November's contentious, horrifying #election, "We #Recommend" you check out this seminal, groundbreaking one on #democracy and #voting by #RollingStone and #Guardian reporter Greg Palast!

amazon.com/gp/product/164…

#Vote #Votes #Elect #Fraud #Theft
In his inimitable, rousing, feisty fashion @Greg_Palast within chronicles past & present weaknesses & vulnerabilities of #voting in America & provides crucial instruction on how to assure yours gets counted and is not thrown out.

(Real possibilities you might be unaware of!)
The short, highly readable, artfully #illustrated work also contains an informative treasure trove of excellent research and #information regarding deceptive practices and unnerving implications, from willful #purging of #blacks, #seniors and #collegestudents from #voter rolls...
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#DoYouKnow @niteshtiwari22 is a graduate from @iitbombay in 1996 with a bachelor's degree in Metallurgy & Material Science Engineering. He joined advertising instead after graduation & later pursued film making. 1/n Image
His father was very angry for a longer period of time as he didn't pursue engineering however once he was talking about how the writers are writing beautiful lines like "aaj car badi hogayi aur beti bhi" referring to an @HDFCLIFE ad while talking to @niteshtiwari22 's brother 2/n
Even without knowing it's written by @niteshtiwari22 & then his brother revealing that you know Nitesh had written it Papa !
"Finally papa has loved your work & he finally approves your choice"
For many suchstories #read @kvpops #30secondthrillers
Watch
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#DoYouKnow The girl in this ad who starts dancing impromptu barging into the stadium when his boy friend hits over the boundary of a last ball & won the match for his team & a beautiful jingle in the background "Kuch khaas hai Zindegi",a young singer got his break in this? 1/n
The singer was not known those days,that's @Shankar_Live Lyrics by #PiyushPandey,the @90sKid born & brought up watching them,listening to the jingle.Video: @DairyMilkIn YouTube channel. #Read #30SecondThrillers by @kvpops for many such stories
The girl was mistaken as @JagiPanda for years however it is Shimona Rashi & the male model Arvin Tucker & yes as Piyush ji shared with @HyperPops @kvpops in the book Pradeep Bhushan ji supervised the recording who had also done the Hindi VO for the same @DairyMilkIn Image
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1/In sanctuary for #GeorgeFloyd #Houston funeral due to start in about an hour. Family and friends are wearing black and white, filing past the open, gold-plated casket. Everyone wearing masks. @AP and @HoustonChron posting photo.
2/Family and guests taking seats #GeorgeFloyd #Houston funeral. @JJWatt and @channingtatum spotted. @tylerperry Jamie Fox and @FloydMayweather expected.
3/ The latest from #GeorgeFloyd family and funeral in #Houston latimes.com/world-nation/s…
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How did Indian States organise their initial responses to #COVIDー19?

#Thread: Quick overview of the first administrative measures that governments took.

#Read: For full highlights, check out our note to discover State-wise strategies. bit.ly/IDFCIstatestra… 1/6 Image
Coordination: Most of the states set up general Task Forces and committees, or sector-wise groups (See Mizoram). A few of them organised bodies at the district level (See Bihar, Manipur) and empowered the local level bodies and officials (See Goa, Gujarat, Odisha). 2/6
#Transportation : All states closed their borders and stopped inter-district transportation systems. Most of them quickly developed passes for temporary exemptions on restricted movement to ensure essential services during the lockdown (See Chandigarh, Maharashtra) 3/6
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#Read | Our note documents Kerala’s response to the #COVIDpandemic: bit.ly/IDFCIKeralastr…

This #thread highlights how #Kerala worked to support the primary care and sanitation capacity of its health system (1/5) Image
Kerala converted educational institutions into temporary care centres, establishing #COVID19 Care Centres as early as 20 March to take care of those who had no residence in the state (2/5)

dhs.kerala.gov.in/wp-content/upl…
Sanitiser kiosks were set up in public places across Kerala by 21 March (3/5)

thehindu.com/news/cities/Th…
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#Read | You don’t want to miss these articles on your Sunday’s reading list:

First up, @ShankkarAiyar rounds up the geopolitics that played out in May and the opportunity for India and the world to redesign economic engagement:
newindianexpress.com/opinions/colum…
Closer to home, @PrakharMisra argues against government micromanagement in #Lockdown5. Instead, clear communication, no distinction b/w essential and non-essentials & providing flexibility to e-commerce companies to deliver anything, is required:
timesofindia.indiatimes.com/blogs/voices/l…
On post lockdown priorities, @harshita_a94 and @plamsonhall point out how cities need to be made liveable for India’s migrant and informal workers. Improvements across sanitation and sewage systems, quality of housing and jobs support are needed.
thewire.in/labour/lockdow…
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#Read | Our note documents Kerala’s response to the #COVIDpandemic: bit.ly/IDFCIKeralastr…

This #thread highlights how they took swift legal and regulatory decisions to support public health measures (1/6) Image
Kerala declared #COVID19 as a ​state calamity ​as early as 1 Feb : bit.ly/2zvMlN7 (2/6)
The Epidemic Diseases, COVID-19 Regulations, 2020 released on 21 March. This allowed the state to “restrict the duration of services in essential or emergency services such as banks, media, health care, food supply, electricity, water, fuel, etc.” bit.ly/3dcT6BP (3/6) Image
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In this thread, we look at some of #Japan's responses to #COVID19. (1/7)
#Read about other countries' strategies in our note bit.ly/IDFCIglobalstr… Image
Clear response goal and strategy: The ​goal of Japan’s strategy is to ​maximise suppression and minimise socio-economic damage (2/7)
(PDFs) bit.ly/36ER0Iz and bit.ly/3eq66UO Image
Citizen education​: The Japanese government published guidelines on techniques for washing ​hands​, ​coughing etiquette, ​and issued timely advisories for avoiding places with weak ​ventilation​ (3/7)
(PDFs) bit.ly/3gqKHgi and bit.ly/2LYVmkn Image
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#Read | We compiled a note on Kerala’s response to the #COVID-19 pandemic.

This #thread highlights their human resource management strategies. bit.ly/IDFCIKeralastr… (1/6) Image
Training modules were created for various job-roles in existing health care centres and Corona-specific care centres
bit.ly/2XCqmw2 (2/6)
The state enlisted volunteer retired doctors and duty of newly retired ones was extended by two months for helping on ad hoc basis
bit.ly/3d4tFCl (3/6)
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@USAmbIceland @usembreykjavik In #deathtotals this impostor leads.
At 100000 our nation bleeds.
As before: THERE’S NO PLAN.
Just this #ElCrappyTan
whose ineptness no one supersedes.

#CadetBoneSpurs 🏌🏻
@ArcticCouncil @landlaeknir @Landspitali @svasva @HouseForeign @SpeakerPelosi
@USAmbIceland @usembreykjavik @ArcticCouncil @landlaeknir @Landspitali @svasva @HouseForeign @SpeakerPelosi #Iceland’s strategy?
Try using SCIENCE.
Trump’s malfeasance?
It’s his failed appliance.
Donald flubbed the #pandemic. Response was anemic!
Upon Trump there exists no reliance.

@megtirrell @jonatlib @RUVfrettir
@KariStefans 👏🏻 @katrinjak 👏🏻 @VidirReynisson
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#Read | We compiled a note on Kerala’s response to the #COVID19Pandemic (bit.ly/IDFCIKeralastr…). Here's a #thread highlighting their #communications strategy (1/n) Image
To spread awareness about the virus, the #breakthechain campaign was launched, which found active participation from Kerala police as well: bit.ly/Keralabreakthe… (2/n)
Daily press bulletins (bit.ly/3gjk9h3), presentations, & creative quizzes (bit.ly/3df16SM) were disseminated among citizens. Care was taken to translate guidelines into local languages (3/n)
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🙏 @Metallica

Wherever I MAY Roam, The EARTH Will ALWAYS Be My Throne.

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🙏 @riseagainst

I Posted The Very #Two Lanterns You See Below , A Very Long Time Ago ..
By All Means, Surfs Up.
#READ The Transcript, The Proof Is All There..
I Know What You ALL Truly (THINK) Of Me, I ACCEPT.

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“...we’ll feature a never-before-broadcast talk by the late #ManningMarable on "How Capitalism Underdeveloped Black America.”

“In our lifetimes - working to end white supremacy and racial oppression.”
kboo.fm/media/41847-ou…
Here’s the full #ThreadForSurvivors - #unrolled to view on a single page with the @threadreaderapp, should it be easier for you to #read or #share. #Peace and #Solidarity!

#WeAreHomelandSecurity☮️
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#Occupy: A #MUST (long-) #READ !
Search for Truth on #Origin of #COVID19.
#Questions needing #Answers.

The #Truth has to come out.
We need ONE MORE #Brave #Edward #Snowdon
or #Chelsea #Manning, another #HERO
to leak the information.

>veteranstoday.com/2020/04/02/fac… <-via @veteranstoday
#Occupy: Serial: "The #Crumbling #Empire".
Episode: "#Final #Blow by a #Feral #Biowar-#Virus".

Despite #WHO obligations, the Empire's #CDC
refuses to #Show its #COVID19-#Origin-Patient Zero,
#Attacks the WHO itself & anyone requesting that information.

->unz.com/article/the-hu…
#Occupy: In Search of #Truth on the #Origin of #SARS_CoV_2.

The original #Strain, "A"
is not the Main-strain in China (= "B")
and is also found in the #US & #Australia.

#Genetic network analysis provides "snapshot"
of #COVID19-#Pandemic #Origins:

->shar.es/aHYg0X
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"At least six of Spain's 17 regions were at their limit of intensive care unit beds, and three more were close to it, authorities said. Crews of workers were frantically building more field hospitals."
oregonlive.com/coronavirus/20…
"Smaller U.S. cities are about to witness the rapid acceleration in coronavirus cases that New York is seeing."

"Nearly 15% (almost 13K) of all those infected in Spain are health care workers, hurting hospitals' efforts to help the tsunami of people gasping for breath."
"#Moscow went on its own lockdown Monday as all of Russia braced for sweeping nationwide restrictions. The Russian capital of 13 million accounts for over 1,200 of the country's more than 1,800 coronavirus cases."
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Looking for something to #read?
Here is a thread full of FREE READS from some of our authors:
Precious Little Things by @aptshadow:
A prequel to the magical novella Made Things (out now)!
tor.com/2019/11/20/pre…
St. Valentine, St. Abigail, St. Brigid by @clpolk:
All magical requests come with a price. A girl with witchcraft, no friends, and only her mother’s bees to confide in will pay whatever’s necessary to keep the girl she loves safe.
tor.com/2020/02/05/st-…
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#School closed in #GCC? Want to extend your use of #GoogleClassroom? building plans around distance learning? @texthelp have some fantastic ways to help. 4 tools, endless ways to help students and teachers, integrated into Classroom. Thread @teachmiddleeast @bsme #TeachUAEchat
1/ #Read&Write - build in essential literacy support and extended accessibility for all students right in the Classroom and Assignment window. R&W is also great to help teachers provide even richer feedback with VoiceNotes!
2/ #PDFReader - Annotate PDF’s with text, comments, notes, highlights and much more then create and share assignments in just a few clicks.
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If you simply want to extend your use of Google Classroom, or are building plans around school closures, @texthelp we have some fantastic ways to help. 4 tools, endless ways to help students and teachers, integrated into Classroom. Thread
1/ #Read&Write - build in essential literacy support and extended accessibility for all students right in the Classroom and Assignment window. R&W is also great to help teachers provide even richer feedback with VoiceNotes!
2/ #PDFReader - Annotate PDF’s with text, comments, notes, highlights and much more then create and share assignments in just a few clicks.
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