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“COVID-19 and Airborne Transmission: Science Rejected, Lives Lost. Can Society Do Better?”

From Clinical Infectious Diseases


H/T @DFisman
“This is an account that should be heard of an important struggle: the struggle of a large group of experts who came together at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic to warn the world about the risk of airborne transmission and the consequences of ignoring it.”
“We alerted the World Health Organization (WHO) about the potential significance of the airborne transmission of SARS-CoV-2 & the urgent need to control it, but our concerns were dismissed.”
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“Rethinking COVID hegemony” 1/2/2023…

H/T @sameo416

“Earlier this year, writing for The Canberra Times, I proposed the idea of “COVID Hegemony” to explain the transformation of our pandemic outlook…
…Hegemony, in short, refers to the dominance maintained by those in power to ensure that their preferred worldview is seen as natural, inevitable & beneficial to all, largely by manufacturing the consent of the people.”
“COVID Hegemony, then, can be understood as the normalisation of widespread infection achieved by those with power through coercive persuasion, to gain our consent and even approval…
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“Shielding under endemic SARS-CoV-2 conditions is easier said than done: a model-based analysis”…
“As the #C19 pandemic continues unabated, many governments & PH bodies worldwide have ceased to implement concerted measures for limiting viral spread, placing the onus instead on the individual…
… In this paper, we examine the feasibility of this proposition using an agent-based model to simulate the impact of individual shielding behaviors on reinfection frequency.”
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“Long COVID Has Never Been Taken Seriously. Here’s Where It Left Us

I’m 28 and one of many disabled from the pandemic. We need a public health plan for this.”

H/T @TheTyee


“Before the pandemic, I was a law student who spent my weekdays studying for long hours and my weekends hiking or cycling. When I developed COVID-19 symptoms in late March 2020, my case was mild….”
“But then I never got better. The sore throat never went away, and the shortness of breath and fatigue would get better only to get worse again.”
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If you saw this headline, or one like it, you might reasonably have thought the world has gone mad. The inside of the Earth is spinning backwards?
*But that is not at all what the actual research says.*
[a short thread] #RealityCheck Misleading tweet headline f...
Key point: Earth's core rotates at almost exactly the same rate as the rest of the planet. Did in the past, still does so now. It rotates at the same speed to within 0.001%!
But even the research paper is confusing on that point: #RealityCheck… Schematic of Earth's interi...
What's interesting here is that Earth's inner core rotates *almost* the same as the surface, but not *exactly* the same. It may rotate a tiny bit faster or slower -- and that's not apocalyptic, but it sure is interesting.… #Earth #Core Cutaway illustration of Ear...
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As a google-born 90s kid I haven’t spend much of my time in mines but I’m quite accustomed to data mining.

I hope that you haven’t spent much of your time worrying about @JohnLeePettim13 thread.

Earth will not be destroyed because of energy transition related mining.🧵1/26
That being said, I respect the ones who have done the “heavy-lifting” as we need more some of the industrial minerals, but seems that the years spent in mines doesn't correlate with the knowledge of the mineral requirements, availability or the scale. 2/
For the context the thread has got more than 5 million views and 20k retweets.

It has been shared by many prolific influencers such as @DecoupleMedia and @vtchakarova who commented: "Decarbonization means the great acceleration of dirty mining." 3/
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6 MINUTESafterMIDNIGHT May31,2017 #Trump tweeted "Despite the constant negative press #covfefe" He deleted the tweet 6HOURS later but implied that its wording was intentional
At 06:09 AM He deleted the original&Tweeted:"Who can figure out the true meaning of 'covfefe' ??? Enjoy!"…
Inferno Premiered on October 28, 2016, ten years after release of The Da Vinci Code

“Q” post 1 appeared on October 28, 2017…

Fond of saying sometimes great “Plans” Start as “Prayers”

WTF 🤷‍♂️ but honestly WTF… Image
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#RealityCheck | Foreign Universities In India: Costs, Admission, Quality - In Conversation With M Jagadesh Kumar, UGC Chairman

Watch LIVE:
.@OnReality_Check | University Grants Commission Chairperson M Jagadesh Kumar on foreign university campuses in India

.@OnReality_Check | University Grants Commission Chairperson M Jagadesh Kumar on foreign university campuses in India

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#RealityCheck: Counter to naïve, disempowering stories, we CAN end SARS-CoV-2 just like SARS. The virus isn't novel. It worked so well in 2003, most never noticed that international travel surveillance is key.

Follow the Precautionary Principle: N95 grade PPE and eye protection. ImageImage
End the SARS pandemic fast to be able to mitigate climate breakdown. Maybe this can help:
Once you sort out SARS, go back to climate. Promise, it won’t be boring. There is no logical or ethical alternative.
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🔴 Watch | #RealityCheck: Gehlot vs Pilot - Can Congress Risk Punishing Gehlot For "Gaddar" Remarks?
.@OnReality_Check | Congress MP Abhishek Singhvi (@DrAMSinghvi) reacts to Ashok Gehlot's explosive interview with NDTV

#NDTVExclusive #GehlotToNDTV
.@OnReality_Check | Congress MP Abhishek Singhvi (@DrAMSinghvi) reacts to Ashok Gehlot's explosive interview with NDTV

#NDTVExclusive #GehlotToNDTV
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Dr.Ilya Sandra Perlingieri.
researcher, lecturer,author..
Dedicated her life to raising public awareness of the realities of covert chemical spraying #GeoEngineering The links between chronic exposure to invisible environmental toxins & the dramatic increase in human illness.
@RealGeoEngWatch @GeoengWatch “The Assault on Our Health – Environmental Illness and Aerosol Pollution – Connecting the Dots”:

#GeoEngineering @RealGeoEngWatch @GeoengWatch
#warfare on #humanity #DepopulationAgenda #ClimateEmergency #Sustainability #Agenda2030 #wakeup
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Nasira Javed Iqbal daughter-in-law of Allama Sir Muhammad Iqbal and retired Judge of LHC
I'll tell you what crime you committed Dear IK.I've been asking why IK had to be removed immediately rather than wait for 16 months to complete the term. So here is the answer. Image
To understand this first let’s cover two concepts

1) What is Petrodollar. It’s an agreement signed between King Faisal and President Nixon in 1974.

Saudi responsibility was to convince all OPEC countries to sell oil in US dollars and not accept any other currency or gold.
All proceeds from sale will be deposited in US banks or Federal Reserve. (Then there is a lengthy formula how the OPEC county do withdrawals. We can go over it some other time) This increase the demand for USD because for any country to buy oil they first have to buy USD. This +
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I have a few words to say:
I unreservedly and unqualifiedly support #BalochRights and hope to continue doing so.
That I comment on what happens here is because I live here and I sink or swim with all; I intend to stay here regardless.
That the #PTIGovernment
was ousted is something to be happy about because it wasn't an individual but a cabal of arrogant incompetents who played with lives and futures of all and deserved to be ousted the way they were.
That said, the new isn't new but the old and should be assessed not on what
it says and promises but see what it does for there have been too many unkept and broken promises to take them at their word
کویئی تمہاری تم یوں جوٹھے وعدے کرتا
تم ہی منصفی سے کہدو تمہیں اعتبار ہوتا
There so many issues which demand immediate attention which among others
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1/20🧵 I have some pretty big news to share #Thread #CDNpoli

I finally have all my specialized test results & it's much worse than anyone hoped or predicted. My life is going to be cut rather short due to physical complications with cancer & political complications with #Covid19
2/20 🧵#CDNpoli #Cancer #COVID19

In the past 2 months, my lung cancer tumor has already grown. But yesterday we finally learned why I was falling & what injured my leg & back to make them so painful & too weak to walk anymore

I don't just have lung cancer. There's more...
3/20🧵#CDNpoli #Cancer #COVID19

In addition to the lung tumor, my left leg & hip are riddled with cancer. It began in my right leg too. All lymph nodes have cancer. Two spots in my spine have cancer (T5 & T12). Cancer in my left rib & right shoulder. 3 tumors in my liver as well
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Safeguarding Women’s spaces and Sexual Predators: Answer to @GreenJennyJones… Also… Thread follows.
Thank you for your question:

“When I ask Trans activists if it's wrong when males *falsely* Self ID as female, gain access to female spaces, assault and rape already vulnerable women, they say, well rape is wrong. So ... why not put in safeguards?” (Twitter, 20/09/21)
This is an important question for everybody with a stake in fairness and safety, all of us. Trans people are also failed by manipulators who would abuse policies put in place for them, whether amongst their midst or not; but so long as people do lie then safeguards [needed].
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Negative campaigns come and go, right? I'm responding again, round two of something started as a Young Greens motion supported by "93%" (21 members) & ended up with member trying to get extra ammunition from GMC, who have now weighed in for me:… patient-centred care
Also available as pdf… Summary here: Recently a Party member wrote to the GMC in an attempt to undermine the position I took in a statement of 19 July 2021, about maintaining professional boundaries in patient care settings.
I distinguished between the expression of general solidarity with LGBTIQ+ community through wearing of a rainbow lanyard, say, and sharing of personal data about one’s own sexuality in a patient-care setting (also to express solidarity).
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Voting for @TheGreenParty leadership ballot closes in just few days! Vote for #RealityCheck on
✳ Climate Emergency
🗽 Women's Sex-based Rights
🎓 Free Speech
Vote @ShahrarAli for Leader #1. Vote Shahrar Ali for Leader...
Best reason to vote for @ShahrarAli?
Worst bad reason you may have heard not to vote for @ShahrarAli? Here are some, despite fact he can define woman, got 24% last year & already deputy before.
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One of the most striking features of name-calling & bullying are the number of things that would need to have been false to make them true. That a lifelong campaigner against discrimination suddenly became a bigot overnight or that they never really were good. #RealityCheck
Or that people, so many of them, really are that hateful, spiteful & deceitful as their accusers would allege. We must say NO! to these smears, their perpetrators & enablers who damage the very causes they claim to represent.
We must all, in wherever small way we can, find courage to do this. Else we may just wake up one morning to find we don't know what to believe or what to stand up for. If we were to lose our sense of justice that would be some loss.
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By popular demand, my closing speech to Greens of Colour hustings.

CW - initiating a difficult conversation around whether the Party has a problem with very idea of an ethnic minority leader. #RealityCheck
I think that in politics as in life, it's important to have a proper sense of your own worth. I hope nobody would dispute that. I see great confidence in the candidates before me for good reason. I share that confidence in myself.
Let me show you a couple of things that I've done during my time in the party [picks up and shows two bestselling books in green politics]. I know policy inside out, I've given lots of talks and I've represented the party in the media.
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This is America’s leverage over Taliban & also loans to Pakistan thru World Bank/IMF. Fool are those who think DC doesnt call the shots in Af-Pak, its going per their script broadly !
Those who think Goras dont have leverage should read about City of London & Britain’s Financial Empire thru which Anglo American establishment still rules the world. The CCP (a western implant) is Pygmy in front of them. The sun never set on British Empire it still exists.
This is how Anglo American Establishment still rules the world. And you think Pygmy’s like ISI defeated them. Ha Ha Ha 😈
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Eve of Leadership Ballot: Open Letter from Shahrar Ali (personal not official GPEW) to Siân Berry. A courteous appeal to Siân on her Negative Voting Announcement, Resignation Letter & Fostering Active Debate. #RealityCheck @sianberry
Can also be read here… Open Letter from Shahrar Ali to Siân Berry - Page 1 - NegatOpen Letter from Shahrar Ali to Siân Berry - Page 2 - your Open Letter from Shahrar Ali to Siân Berry - Page 3 - FosteOpen Letter from Shahrar Ali to Siân Berry - Page 4 - unsol
PDF statement also here…. Edited thread follows. #RealityCheck
Negative voting in Leadership elections

I was disappointed and upset to see you (Siân) actively campaigning yesterday (31 August) against three of the leadership candidates, including me, by publicly advocating that members should place RON ahead of us.
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Watch: Shahrar Ali on necessity for fostering mature debate on women's sex-based rights - for its own sake & to help make us credible political force on climate emergency. We need to be reality-based in all our policies. #RealityCheck 👇
One of key planks of my campaign, as some of you I hoipe will have noticed, is women's rights. And I deliberately talk about it as women's rights. This party has become hostile to women who want to talk about the threats that they feel towards their single sex or same-sex spaces.
We have to be at the forefront of politics in this increasingly hostile environment, to say no, we can have a mature debate. There's nothing transphobic about talking about the protected characteristic of sex as enshrined in the Equality Act.
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REALITY CHECK: Shahrar Ali standing for Leader of @TheGreenParty to prioritise
✅ Climate & Ecological Emergency 💚
✅ Debating Culture - internal & external 👏
✅ Welcome Women Back! 💚
#RealityCheck #WelcomeWomenBack Join 👉 by 27 Aug to Vote ❎ Shahrar Ali standing as Leader of Green Party of England & W
@TheGreenParty "I’ve been political for as long as I can remember. As a child, when I’ve asked my parents why people in faraway lands fought with one another it must have been out of incredulity that a planet, which bore such riches, could be cause for any kind of disharmony."
@TheGreenParty "Why didn’t people just get on? Though older and wiser about widespread inequality, this question still bugs me today – whether in awe of the mechanics of our planetary ecosystem or fascinated by human nature and motivation."
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(Toxische) Männlichkeit als Risiko für #Innovationen: am Beispiel des Rollkoffers – Thread, weil muss.

Der Rollkoffer soll in den 1970ern erfunden worden sein. Durchsetzen konnte er sich lange nicht, was den „Erfinder“ verzweifeln ließ. Weil: "Koffer werden getragen. Punkt." 1/9
Und noch wichtiger: "*Richtige Männer* tragen die Koffer ihrer Frauen eh!“ Es war „unmännlich“ einen Koffer zu rollen. Und die Industrie einfach nahm an, Frauen würden nicht alleine reisen. (🤯) Also keine Daseinsberechtigung für den Rollkoffer – bis ein Pilot... 2/9
Ende der 1980er Gefallen an einer rollenden Cabin Bag fand. Kein *Rollkoffer*, sondern *Teil des beruflichen Equipments* von Piloten… 3/9 #nowyouknow
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