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#Miltwitter can be an echo chamber.

So if you are interested in #peacekeeping or the protection of civilians in conflict…

here’s a🧵 of 8 accounts I found useful to follow over the last year that will help prepare you for human security operations.
Who: @CivCenter
Centre for Civilians in Conflict

• reports
• analysis
• links to the wider protection of civilians community

Useful thread: how #COVID19 affected civilian protection activity around the world.
Who: @PDWilliamsGWU
Professor of international affairs, talking peace operations, Africa and the UN.

• Somalia analysis
• Ethiopia commentary
• UN peacekeeping activity

Useful thread: aims of, and comments on, the UN’s #SouthKorea Ministerial.
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1/ Next week, #SouthKorea🇰🇷 will (now virtually) host the 2021 @UNPeacekeeping🇺🇳 Ministerial meeting. The aims are to discuss key issues in #PeaceOperations + generate concrete pledges of assets & capabilities from 🇺🇳 Member States.
peacekeeping.un.org/en/2021-seoul-…
2/ The pledging summits began in 2014 and have significantly increased the capabilities registered in the UN's🇺🇳 strategic force generation system: the #Peacekeeping Capabilities Readiness System pcrs.un.org/SitePages/Home…
3/ Ideally, the UN🇺🇳 wants it Member States to offer capabilities that are most in demand in its #PeaceOperations and to fill capability gaps in existing missions. Here's the pledging guide for the 2021 ministerial peacekeeping.un.org/sites/default/…
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What's wrong with this headline? How about everything?
1. First, the prices are not actually down.
2. Why would #Biden WANT them down? If he believes use of fossil fuels is inherently evil & damaging, higher prices would mean we cut our use of them.

cnn.com/2021/11/18/inv…
3.#China is the world's top pollutant. Why would #Biden want #China to be engaged in anything related to fossil fuels?
4. #China gets its oil from #Iran. So essentially what we're seeing is the #Biden administration facilitating money laundering for the #IslamicRepublic.
5. So here's where the scheme breaks down: US is forced to cut oil & gas production forcing it to rely on other adversarial countries. #Biden gets to blame #Saudis & #Russia, without putting pressure on any of them, just humiliating himself. Then #Biden makes the #CCP the hero.
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 11/10/2021 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2021/11/10/dai…
‘Last, best, and final offer’ from Deere to UAW members

kwqc.com/2021/11/03/las…

#ContractNegotiations #ContractProposal
We’re Heading Straight for a Demi-Armageddon

theatlantic.com/science/archiv…

#ClimateChange #mitigation #consequences
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This thread is a list of nations that have vaccinated at least 70% of their populations, and how they're doing on a cases/deaths per day bases before and after during the #COVID19 #pandemic.
All vaccination rates are as of October 1, 2021.
All cases/deaths are as of October 20, 2021.
Data from the publicly available Our World in Data dataset.
github.com/owid/covid-19-…
#Andorra has seen a 25.3% drop in cases and a 56.7% drop in mortality.
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1/ #THREAD: #Submarine rescue ships in the Pacific

HQ-927 Yet Kieu sub rescue ship of the #Vietnamese Navy is the latest one

It supports #Vietnam's 6 Kilo-class submarines, it was just commissioned this year

Only Vietnam, #Singapore & #Malaysia have sub rescue ships in #ASEAN
2/ The Yet Kieu is designed to rescue submarines & surface ships, survey the seabed & search & recover undersea objects.

Built by the #Vietnamese 189 military owned shipyard.

It measures 94m long x 16m wide and has a displacement of 4,000 tons.
3/ The Republic of #Singapore Navy (RSN) operates the MV Swift Rescue, submarine support & rescue vessel (SSRV).

It is equipped with the deep-submergence rescue vehicle Deep Search and Rescue Six (DSAR 6)

Displacement: 4,290 tons
Length: 85 m
Completed on April 2009
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A chatter— Is it #Brahmos or is it not? 😶
#SouthKorea unveiled development of a “supersonic cruise missile” to improve its maritime def capabilities (Pic 3). Earlier, SK’s KSIII’s export version DSME3000 sub ws pitched to India’s #P75I project which cn launch Brahmos.👇 ImageImageImage
Report on what was pitched to India by S.Korea. navalnews.com/event-news/mad…
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1/26 🧵#CDNpoli #2Michaels #Elxn44

It's been hard for me to watch #CDNmedia coverage of the 2 Michaels, knowing there's a pointless media blackout that's resulted in widespread #disinformation & exploitation by partisan actors

This #thread is RE Spavor

2/26 🧵#CDNpoli #2Michaels #Elxn44

Canada has become a laughing stock to our global partners due to #CDNmedia suppression of facts about Spavor & Kovrig, that are available to everyone else in the world, including 🇨🇦, if we only bothered to google

archive.is/9IxGI
3/26 🧵#CDNpoli #Elxn44

I've known facts about the #2Michaels for some time & I declined to share earlier so it wouldn't impact Spavor & Kovrig's trials in #China. But that collective ignorance is being weaponized against voters & both sides have been disingenuous in recent news
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#China TV overhaul announced today banning mass "vote him/her off the island" type voting. Only a live audience can make selections. Shows training young performers to be stars: banned. Actors with "incorrect" political views: banned. "Effeminate" style male actors: banned.
There was a popular idol talent show here in #China which required fans to buy sponsored products in order to vote for their favourite young star. This led to some fans buying and then throwing out massive amounts of yoghurt. This type of voting is now prohibited.
"Sissy" men, "vulgar influencers" and those with "lapsed morals" have been banned from television shows in #China. Programme makers have been urged to steer away from "abnormal aesthetics" and inflating the pay of stars.
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Thursday's #Coronavirus megathread starts here with the best #Covid19 global analysis and round up available on Twitter.

First a little quiz, answer in the next Tweet:
Do you know which country has had the most recorded cases of Covid19 as a percentage of population?
So I hope there was no cheating... I'll leave some blank lines here too in case some later viewers don't want the answer just yet...
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So the nation with more #Covid19 cases than any other based on population is highly vaccinated #Seychelles at more than 20% infected.
Today I spent quite a long time being filmed/interviewed by @bbcturkce about #Covid19 and #Turkey. Not sure how much they will use, let's see.

Coincidentally the cameraman Efe, just happened to be in Kyiv as one of those using Ukraine for a 10 day stop off to avoid hotel prison!
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@GVDBossche Herd immunity is not happening with these vaccines, even the "experts" now admit.

Instead, herd mentality appears to be leading to a thinning of the herd: "natural selection of individuals capable of resisting C-19 disease" ImageImage
@GVDBossche #SouthKorea: "a rise in so-called “silent spreaders” within communities such as workplaces, indoor gyms, churches and nursing homes, leading to an increase in infections of unknown origin"

scmp.com/news/asia/arti… Image
@GVDBossche "our data indicate that Delta variants are especially well recognized by infection enhancing antibodies targeting the NTD, the possibility of ADE should be further investigated as it may represent a potential risk for mass vaccination during the current Delta variant pandemic." Image
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@GVDBossche "A new study has found that fully vaccinated people have their risk of infection from the COVID-19 Delta variant reduced by 50-60%."

businessinsider.com/covid-19-2-vac… Image
@GVDBossche "The COVID-19 delta variant is driving up infections among children in California and across the country, many of whom are too young to be vaccinated against the disease, just as they prepare to head back to classrooms this month."

mercurynews.com/2021/08/08/del… Image
@GVDBossche "Covid infection rates among kids have risen and children’s hospitals are seeing a spike in medical care needs among the young patients"

nbcnews.com/news/us-news/k… Image
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“the vaccine is less effective in preventing transmission, but ... still very effective in preventing hospitalization and severe cases”
timesofisrael.com/israeli-uk-dat…

It's hard to see how the vaccines can actually end the pandemic if they're driving the evolution of resistant variants. Image
#Israel, July 23: "The Health Ministry reported a rise in serious coronavirus cases on Friday"
haaretz.com/israel-news/.p…

@GVDBossche, April 28: "It's just a matter of weeks for a surge in Israel to occur due to resistance of the virus to vaccinal antibodies in vaccines" Image
@GVDBossche Provincetown, #Massachussetts: "a cluster of Covid-19 cases ...following the July 4th weekend ...two-thirds or more of these positive cases are people fully vaccinated"
wbur.org/hereandnow/202…

Also Provincetown: "the highest vaccination rate in the state"
masslive.com/capecod/2021/0… ImageImage
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China unveils 600 kph/370 mph High Speed Superfast #maglevtrain prototype makes public #debut, "Fastest Ground #Vehicle Globally": Report
Using electro-magnetic force, #maglev #TRAIN "levitates" above track & no contact between body and rail.
#Thread #tech #technology #Transport
China has been using maglev technology for almost 2 decades on very limited scale. Maglev train could go from Shanghai to #Beijing in 2.5 hours, versus 5.5 hours by high-speed rail. Self-developed by China and manufactured in coastal city of #Qingdao. @CRRC_global new model.
Cutting-edge #scientific and technological achievement in field of #railway transit in world. Train uses electromagnets to suspend itself above rails, and because there's no friction from contact with rail lines, train can run quietly and smoothly. Unveiled in glittery ceremony.
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"#SouthKorea posted its highest-ever number of new daily COVID-19 infections in the last 24 hours, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency said on Saturday, the third consecutive day of record highs in new infection cases."

reuters.com/world/asia-pac… Image
#USA: "Twenty-four states have seen an uptick of at least 10% in Covid-19 cases over the past week"

axios.com/covid-surge-us… Image
"#Russia on Saturday reported 752 coronavirus-related deaths, the most confirmed in a single day since the pandemic began"

reuters.com/world/russia-r… Image
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#India: "Delhi reported a surge in coronavirus (Covid-19) cases on Tuesday"

hindustantimes.com/cities/delhi-n… Image
#Indonesia: '"on the edge of a COVID-19 catastrophe" as the country navigates an uptick in the number of infections'

newsweek.com/red-cross-warn… Image
#Australia: "The Greater Darwin region has confirmed it is dealing with an outbreak of the Delta variant, a strain which experts warn is more infectious but "manageable" with the right restrictions."

abc.net.au/news/2021-06-2… Image
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@GregHuntMP / @TGAgovau pls note:
Reports are coming in that some batches of #varenicline (marketed as Champix or Chantix) have been recalled due to contamination with #nitrosamines.
[At low levels of - much lower than #cigarettes.]
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ema.europa.eu/en/news/suspen…
#Israel has issued a recall on those batches of #varenicline as has #Greece, while #SouthKorea is conducting an ongoing investigation..
Hopefully our TGA in #Australia is aware of the problem and is investigating as well.
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koreabiomed.com/news/articleVi…
But this thread is less about varenicline specifically and more about product recalls, quality control & #nicotine containing products such as #snus, #HTP / #HnB & (most) #eCigarettes. Product recalls are not possible in an illicit mkt or practical in a poorly regulated mkt.
3/
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Are these vaccines really able to end this pandemic? It's counterintuitive, but it's possible that they actually might be making it worse - by imposing evolutionary pressure in infected vaccinees that selects for more infectious & ultimately resistant variants of the virus. Image
"Some countries with the world’s highest vaccination rates are also battling devastating surges of Covid-19 and the highest death tolls, a worrying trend ... "

forbes.com/sites/robertha…
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"U.K. hospitalization numbers have ticked up and case numbers have risen 20% in the past week—though from a low base—as the variant takes hold in parts of the country, largely among younger people who haven’t yet received two vaccine doses."

wsj.com/articles/covid… Image
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[thread]

In the #USA and much of the so-called #1stWorld, we are in Act 4 of a 5 act Shakespeare epic we might call “Pandemia 2020.”...
In the #UK, they seem mired in Act 3, and in #Russia, #Brasil, #Peru, and parts of #Africa it is Act 2! In #india it seems they are against a wall at the height of the Act 1!...
Why is this so?
To determine this, we must begin in December 2019.

On 26 Dec 2021 the govt in #Taipei, #Taiwan warned every other govt on Earth that their intelligence had determined there was a vrus spreading in #Wuhan, #PRC & that they were banning all travel from #China...
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In November, the @nytimes published an article about efforts in Asia to fight back COVID. They mentioned specifically 3 countries (Hong Kong, Korea and Japan) and outlined long histories of policy implementation by health officials in these nations trying to combat infections
In the article, an epidemiologist from Hong Kong university is interviewed, an infectious disease specialist at Korea university in seoul is quoted, and there is a direct statement from the president of the Japan medical association. (this is important)
The strategies of local officials and leaders are outlined and nuance is applied to the successes and failures that officials in #hongkong #southkorea and #japan face in fighting back this deadly disease.
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#LIVE: @POTUS Biden hosts world leaders in the White House for virtual climate summit, on #EarthDay, for ways to slow #climatechange
twitter.com/i/broadcasts/1…
@POTUS #LIVE: King Salman will shortly be speaking at the virtual climate summit arab.news/zrqcf
@POTUS #LIVE: President @joeBiden says US will reduce emissions in half by the end of the current decade
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Conflict between #China & US increasingly likely and to deter that "a strong [US] military is the key" former US ambassador to #SouthKorea & former @INDOPACOM commander Harry Harris tells @CSIS

"It is essential"
#Beijing's buildup will have big consequences "unless we're there to head them off, not only us but our allies & partners in the region as well" per ret Amb Harry Harris
"We need to have the ability to have increased missile defense capabilities as well as an offensive missile, offensive capability" per Harris

"We need to build that out" he says, referring to threat from both #China & #NorthKorea
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#Southkorea #USA #Seoul #Military

South Korea agreed to increaae its payments for the stationing of military troops in SK by 13.9% or $870 million under the previouse agreement to $5 billion under the SMA (Special Measures Agreement).
The last SMA expired in late 2019, leaving the US troops stationed in the Asian country without a funding scheme. According to the new deal that will be in force until 2025, the Asian country will pay 1.183 trillion won ($1.03 billion) this year,
up from 1.038 trillion won in 2019, marking the first double-digit increase since 2002, the news agency reported.
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