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Cities are closing streets to cars, opening them to walking + cycling to enable #SocialDistancingNow in our urban spaces. With thanks to @Lelievre_Adrien here is a massive list of them. Shamefully NONE in the UK @Heidi_LDN @willnorman @AndyBurnhamGM @GreenJennyJones 1/12
2/12 Bogota, Colombia has added 22km of pop up bike lanes to deal with #SocialDistancingNow #COVIDー19
3/12 Mexico City has added a 2km pop-up bike lanes to deal with #Social_Distancing #COVIDー19
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While I understand #coronavirus is deadly serious, and #SocialDistancingNow is very important, there are a total of 165,000 cases of #ChineseVirus in the entire country.
In 2017 alone, there were 47,000 plus suicides. I remain very concerned the #CureIsWorseThanDisease
Start giving low doses of #Hydroxychloroquine as prophylatic for health care professionals and immediate doses of that and #Zpak to those who test positive. They are both long-tested safe drugs.
Open all doctors & dentists offices now to keep people out of emergency rooms
Compare, for example, numbers from leading causes of death in US-published by the @CDCgov for 2017--not to mention hundreds of thousands of abortions.
Meanwhile, #DomesticViolence is escalating. Job losses will trigger suicides from despair. People can't meet basic needs.
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Back to basics public health measures IF only @POTUS would listen !
Rule 1: Listen to your scientists! Public Health experts should do daily briefings NOT @realDonaldTrump or @VP Politicians must step aside and let scientists lead the war against #COVID19 @DrDzul @ProfAdeeba ImageImage
Rule 2: Enforce extreme NOT slow and/or incremental #SocialDistancing like Italy!

eg Clear Florida’s beaches.

China lockdown the #COVID19 epicenter #Wuhan and sent 40,000 HealthCare Providers #HCP to assist Image
Rule 3: Like Malaysia lockdown dangerous #HotSpots.

#MCO enforces #StayHome orders.

Provide and ensure food, medicines etc delivery to quarantined, old, poor, infirmed and their families

Go into #freeze mode or risk overwhelmed and overburdened hospitals like Italy, Spain ImageImage
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☯️Mental Health Resources: Hotline Numbers

🔻Disaster Distress
🔻Suicide Prevention
🔻Domestic Violence

💥Graphics and links to share

Reach out by phone and on-line for 24/7 free counseling while #SocialDistancing

#MentalHealth Resources: Part II

♦️Suicide Prevention Helpline♦️

Available 24/7
On-line Chat available
Multi-lingual Counseling
Alcohol/Substance abuse
Support for Significant others

You are not alone. Reach out!


#Mentalhealth Resources Part III

♦️Transgender Hotline♦️

Peer support counseling by Trans-identified counselors
Available for identity counseling (It is ok to be unsure)
US and Canada

Hours available listed below by time zone

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1/The absolute key to beating this pandemic is testing to identify any and all positive patients, isolating them until they test negative. This will temporize the pandemic allowing us time to develop therapeutic drugs, study therapeutics in clinical trials, and develop a vaccine
2/Lessons from Singapore and Wuhan,China should serve as lessons for us here. Containment is always the primary objective. Let us not give up on containment.
Mitigation is not appropriate for #coronavirus. That maybe okay for the flu, but not #COVIDー19
3/ We must test, test, and test some more. We must identify all positives and isolate them until they test negative. We must use technology and track all their potential exposed contacts and test/quarantine them. Social distancing, lockdown, and testing will contain this disease.
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A short story [featuring you!] on the importance #SocialDistancingNow, why you must #StayHomeSaveLives, & why official ‘cases’ are a delayed version of the true numbers. (1/10)

#FlattenTheCuve #PlankTheCurve #COVIDー19 #COVID19 #COVID19outbreak #COVID19Ontario
[Day 0] You go to the video game store today & the person ahead of you coughs (mildly symptomatic #COVID19) & touches the pinpad on the credit card machine. You touch it too, maybe rub your nose later on the way to your car. Congratulations, you are now infected. (2/10)
[Day 1-4] The incubation period of #COVID19 is up to 14 days, average 5 days. No symptoms - means you go to work, then have coffee with your neighbour & babysit your niece. Everyone is healthy, so it’s fine, right? (3/10)
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Ein Brief nach #Oesterreich in Zeiten der #COVID19 Krise

Ich lebe in Edinburgh, der Hauptstadt Schottlands, wo der Wind fast immer weht und der Virus leise wütet. „Ihr seids spät dran.“ Eh. Großbritannien hat wie immer einen ganz eigenen Lösungsweg eingeschlagen...
fundierend auf der Theorie der Herdenimmunität. Die (Menschen)- Herde ist dann immun, wenn der Großteil der Bevölkerung durch eine Impfung oder Infektion immunisiert wurde. Nun hat das hiesige Gesundheitssystem allerdings nur 6.6 Intensivbetten pro 100.000 Personen zur Verfügung.
Wenn also zu viele auf einmal krank werden… dann gibt es keine Herdenimmunität, sondern nur Chaos und Leichenwägen. Ich mache mir aber keine Sorgen, denn wenn ich aus meinem Küchenfenster hinausschaue, sehe ich das Dach der Holyrood Distillery. ...
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1. This History Thread is about epidemics & pandemics + significant disease outbreaks in Burma (Myanmar.) Historical epidemiology incl. plague, smallpox, cholera, HIV/AIDS, influenza. Malaria not included as more endemic (locally present) than epidemic (& rates its own thread.)
2. Thado Minbya young King/Founder of Ava died in smallpox epidemic circa 1367. Arakan used variola smallpox inoculation, captives of 1785 Burmese invasion brought practice to Burma. British colonial smallpox vaccination campaigns limited until 1920s. Certified eradicated 1977.
3. Plague bacillus (endemic Burma) in fleas carried by rodents. 3rd Plague Pandemic (12 million dead) spread from neighboring Yunnan 1855 thru China, beyond by ship. 1906 alone 8,637 reported plague deaths Burma.
@Jonathan_Saha on British Colonial photos:…
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My non-Twitter alter ego is as a Paramedic for my town FD. I am on the front lines so to speak. So, I obviously study things that I may encounter, and was reviewing Coronavirus on the CDC website to prepare. I found this tidbit that should be shared.
“Risk factors for severe illness are not yet clear, although older patients and those with chronic medical conditions may be at higher risk for severe illness. Among more than 44,000 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in China as of Feb 11, 2020, most occurred among patients aged
30–69 years (77.8%), and approximately 19% were severely or critically ill [9]. Case-fatality proportion among cases aged ≥60 years was: 60-69 years: 3.6%; 70-79 years: 8%; ≥80 years: 14.8%. Patients who reported no underlying medical conditions had an overall case fatality of
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Realized how companies living in denial about the potential risk #COVID19Bangalore could pose when I worked on this copy. #COVID2019 #covidindia #Covid #SocialDistancingNow
To ensure that companies offer WFH options to its employees, a group of my well-meaning friends from came together to collect the data on companies who are not offering WFH for its employees.
#COVID2019 #covidindia #Covid #SocialDistancingNow
If you feel you can work from home and your company is not letting you or being vague about it, fill this form:
#COVID2019 #covidindia #Covid #SocialDistancingNow
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Some evangelical/Pentecostal churches met in person yesterday; defying CDC recommendations not to gather in large groups and stay 6ft apart. Their justification? “We’re stronger than this virus.” 1/
#COVID19 #SocialDistancingNow #VirtualChurch
But I don’t believe this defiance comes from strength. It comes from fear of change—from the same place, deep down, that compels some to despise anyone or any policy that threatens routines of life. Change is their gut-level enemy. #COVID19 #SocialDistancingNow #VirtualChurch 2/
Within these communities, the ability to fight the tide and maintain sameness is considered “strength”. 3/
#COVID19 #SocialDistancingNow #virtualchurch
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Just because you're young doesn't mean you're immune to #COVIDー19.


🔹 #asthma & #diabetes make even young people #HighRisk for serious complications

1/3 #HighRiskCovid19 #SocialDistancingNow
Symptoms may be so mild for young people that THEY AREN'T NOTICED.

So people who DON'T KNOW they're infected & contagious go about normal activities & infect others: parents, grandparents, people with asthma, lung disease (ex: asthma), diabetes, etc. 2/3 #FlattenTheCurve
#SocialDistancing ISN'T JUST ABOUT YOU.

It's about EVERYONE in your community.

It's about making it safer FOR OTHERS.

Don't be a #carrier.

Don't send me to the hospital because I had to go get my prescriptions.

Don't infect your parents & grandparents. #StayTheFHome 3/3
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Germany's Robert Koch Institute estimated last week that up to around 70% of the population could become infected over the course of the next several months, so to better understand what that means for the US, I've done some back of the envelope calculations.
First, the baseline annual mortality rate for the US is 3.8 deaths/1000 population, so around 2.8M per year from all causes. That's a baseline, meaning COVID-19 deaths would be in addition to that number. It's also the normal scenario that healthcare staffing is based off of.
First I wanted to look at a moderate scenario, so I considered a 50% infection rate and a case fatality rate (CFR) of 1%. The latter is well below the crude CFR of 3.5% WHO was reporting, but assumes improved surveillance (& a healthcare system that's not overwhelmed.
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1. Name ucin kopculikden uzak durmalydygynyn in gowy mysaly Koreada boldy.

Koreada bir bolnoy (Patient 31) gyzgyny ba yone #COVID19 virus testi etdirenok we kopculige cykya. Son name bolyamy?

Koreada suwagtky viruslylaryn 80%ne yeke ozu sebap bolar. ImageImage
2. Asakda patient 31in virusy nadip basga adamlara yokasdyrandygyny @Reuters gowy edip yazypdyr.

Son ucin gayrat edip #SocialDistancingNow. Dogan dost gaty gorer diyman!

Sonky tuykulik sakal ezmez! ImageImageImage
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My fellow Malaysians 🇲🇾

Pls RT if you can.

I want this message re #COVIDー19 to go out.

Many of the people in power are too afraid of making the difficult but right decisions. They are thinking as politicians, not as leaders.

COVID19 cases will increase. A lot. Although the virus itself hasn’t changed, people will start dying if there are insufficient critical care beds.

There are less than 1000 ICU beds in all of Malaysia. If the numbers spike, our healthcare system will be overwhelmed.
We will start to convert wards to ICUs, doctors and nurses will drop from exhaustion, choices will have to be made re who gets life support and who doesn’t.

That’s why social distancing is essential - it will slow growth & buy us time. In some cases, enough time to save lives
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Virusam organizma girende su yagday bolya. Leukocytes (white blood cells) (tkm: leykositler) parazide hujum edyaler. Seretmek gyzykly!
#SocialDistancingNow #COVID19
Leukocytes bizim immun sistemamyzyn gylycly galkanly goragcylary. Immuniteti guyclendirmek diymek solary guyclendirmek diymek. Onda name durmak yok, hereket edelin. #Turkmenistan #CoronaVirusUpdates
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Check these simulations out to see why #SocialDistancingNow is imperative to #FlattenTheCurve in order to give our healthcare infrastructure and especially our healthcare workers a fighting chance against #COVID19

#CoronavirusPandemic #CoronaVirusUpdate
This is what happens when it’s just a free for all. #COVID19 rapidly spreading among the population, no social distancing

This is BAD mainly because it will completely overwhelm our healthcare system and workers

This is what happens when a quarter of our population moves around normally and the other 3/4 adopts #SocialDistancing

#COVID19 #CoronaVirusUpdates
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1/ Decided to test the @nytimes #COVID19 model on what happens if we take social distancing seriously, today.

1st video shows the decrease of peak infections/total deaths.

With aggressive social distancing, peak from 9m to 513k; deaths from 982k to 51k…
2/ Second video shows what happens the longer we delay #socialdistancing measures, even if we were doing an aggressive social distancing approach.

Deaths increase from 51k to 706k if we delayed implementing social distancing for a few months. Peak goes back up to over 9m cases.
3/ Third video shows how spreading the case load relates to ICU bed capacity, which here is estimated at 95k for the country.

With social distancing, your peak ICU caseload decreases from 366k to 261k.

That is by spreading out 100m total infections from 18 weeks to 18 months.
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#SocialDistancingNow could be the kindest thing you could do - #flatteningthecurve could be life saving!
But it doesn’t have to mean social isolation - Here’s some ideas on how to stay social and supportive… stay kind in chalk on the pavement
Sure, some of you might be connected to your community already - great!
But if not no time like the present to start.

(#ComCom peeps are already all over this - @KezNoo @MerrynGott @CormacRussell @PHPalCare )
Drop a letter or note into neighbours letter boxes with your details and let them know how you can help.
A meal, grocery drop, loo paper, veggies from your yard, board game swap etc

Maybe you can set up a what’s app group, or street Facebook group so you can stay connected?
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