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Like many, I’ve had some extra fee time these days... After rebinging @theofficenbc and #theofficereunion I was inspired.

A thread of Trump’s handling of the #coronavirus (#COVID19) pandemic, as told by Michael Scott. #TheOffice
Way back in 2018, Trump decided it was a good idea to disassemble the #Pandemic Response Team – created by the Obama administration in case there was “an airborne disease that is deadly.” This can’t go wrong! #thiswaspreventable
Trump does nothing to replace this. He plays golf and insults people on Twitter – just the normal things that presidents do right?
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Centre for Road Research Institute's guidelines to a #NewNormal Lane in Public Transport

@CSIRCRRI has proposed measures to be followed, post #lockdown to ensure #PhysicalDistancing and #StopTheSpread

.@CSIRCRRI guidelines #StopTheSpread

1. E-rickshaw/auto/taxi can use plastic sheet between driver - commuter & between commuters for #PhysicalDistancing

2. Staggered timings for office-goers

3.Increased stopping time for commuter boarding/alighting

How to reduce demand for public transport?

1.Ecourage short trips by intermediate public transport modes (cycle rickshaws, autos, etc.)
2. A dedicated path / lane should be allotted for faster movement of such vehicles

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2/3 of the #Austin area’s #COVID19 deaths were among nursing home patients and staff, according to Dean Johnston of Dell Medical School.
2. I pieced together a timeline of events from local articles.

On March 24, staff members learned that a Nursing Asst at West Oaks Nursing Home and Rehab Facility had been infected w #COVID19
2. "During the visit on March 26, the inspector found the facility (West Oaks) had violated critical infection control practices, including failing to isolate a sick patient, not sanitizing their hands, and not properly disposing of protective gear."…
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@SpeakerPelosi⁩ & the ⁦@TheDemocrats⁩ apparently think they can’t talk with a mask. And they broke any and all universal precautions for wearing a mask.
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#COVID19 update as of 6:00 pm: #Austin now has 744 confirmed cases, up 54 from yesterday. We remain at 9 deaths & have had 133 people recover. We are starting to see an increase in cases in the 40-59 age range, & while cases are rising, they’ve been at a steady rate (1/7) Image
Yesterday, @austintexasgov used the Warn Central TX notification system to remind people to stay indoors. To learn more and sign up for future notifications visit this link: (2/7)
Speaking of staying in, our ‘Stay Home, Work Safe” order expires in the next few days. You can expect that both myself & @JudgeEckhardt will extend the order for a bit longer. Stay tuned for more soon (3/7) Image
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General Principles of #ProtectHealthCareWorkers have always applied to first responders in prior #resuscitation guidelines. Remember, first things first:

👉Assess the safety of the scene, make sure that victim, yourself and bystanders are safe


Minimize the number of people in the room

👉 Whenever able, mechanical CPR devices can reduce the number of rescuers required & provide consistent high-quality compressions
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Our organization has always advocated against over-incarceration.

But what #COVID19 uncovered is: our country’s obsession with locking people up in jails and prisons as a first response to everything is NOT a solution--it actually endangers us all.
Mental health, addiction, homelessness; each requires commitments to $$$ and support of real, thoughtful solutions.

But for this thread, let's talk about the safe reduction of incarceration as an overdue imperative, and the necessary response to protect from #COVID19.
Very simply, state govts need to #stopthespread w/ safe releases of people whose incarceration in prisons and jails serves NO public safety purpose + actually undermines our health and safety.
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My fellow Alabamians, effective at 5 p.m. TOMORROW, I am mandating a #StayAtHome order for our entire state. Read the order here:…. #alpolitics #TogetherAL
Since March 6, we’ve taken several aggressive actions to reduce the spread of #COVID19. Dr. Harris & I have tried everything we knew to do to keep from having to take this next step. But late yesterday, it became obvious that more had to be done. #alpolitics #TogetherAL
I can’t say this anymore clearly—#COVID19 is an imminent threat to our way of life, & you need to understand that we’re past urging people to stay home. It is NOW the law. #alpolitics #TogetherAL
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THREAD: I want to be as open & accountable as possible to the people of Massachusetts' Second District about what actions my team and I have taken to address the #COVID19 crisis.

Here's a list of some of what we've been up to. (1/?)
2/ Before we had any confirmed cases of #COVID19 in #MA02, I organized an emergency conference call with health care providers to discuss whether or not they had the information, tools, and resources needed to keep our community safe.
3/ Massachusetts needs a robust, coordinated federal response to this crisis. So the day after my conference call, our Congressional Delegation asked the @WhiteHouse Coronavirus Task Force to take urgent & specific steps to help our state respond. ⤵️
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This week we are in the process of converting our New York, North Carolina and Massachusetts factories from manufacturing ties, shirts and suits to now making masks and gowns. #BrooksBrothers

Learn more:
We plan to use these facilities to produce up to 150,000 masks per day on an ongoing basis, to help increase access to protective gear for health care workers and others battling the spread of COVID-19 at the nation’s hospitals and other facilities.
As part of this effort, Brooks Brothers has partnered with, a coalition of volunteer CEOs working in Washington, D.C. and around the U.S. to catalyze actions and support the government in response to COVID-19. #StopTheSpread
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THREAD: Our plan to reopen America. April we must stick with measures to #StopTheSpread and @POTUS committed to that plan. We must break this epidemic. Once we have sustained reduction in cases for two weeks we can start to relax most restrictive measures…
April will be a hard month but we'll get through it. May we can start to turn corner. By summer, normal life can begin to return. We need to support the vulnerable, help those hurt by shutdowns, maintain our healthcare workers. Our full plan is found here:…
At same time, we need to build the technology to make sure this doesn't become epidemic again and thwart outbreaks. That turns on therapeutics that are obtainable like a recombinant antibody drug; and a massive testing system that Congress needs to build.…
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1/n I get asked often, by neighbors, family, and even the security guards at work- when will this be over, and what does success look like in regards to #coronavirus? The most honest answer is, it depends. The rest doesn’t fit into a sound bite or a tweet, but here goes...
2/n Short term success is actually easy to define though harder to do.

It’s all about flattening the curve & raising the bar so local response capacity isn’t overwhelmed. Must be done at federal, state and local levels- no one entity can do it alone, & requires citizen buy in.
3/n Flattening the curve means driving down acute demand for #COVID19 care, e.g. by ⬇️ elective procedures, ⬆️ telehealth, & social distancing + good hand/ cough hygiene to #stopthespread.

Success can be tracked by daily case, hospitalization & death counts + rates of ⬆️ or ⬇️
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1/7 The lockdown explained: What is a lockdown? #StopTheSpread #CoronaVirusSA
2/7 The lockdown explained: What is the purpose of a lockdown? #StopTheSpread #CoronaVirusSA
3/7 The lockdown explained: What will I be able to do under a lockdown? #StopTheSpread #CoronaVirusSA
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1/n A note on testing- not all labs are reporting yet (or promptly), but the ones that do, report that 90% of tests (which are usually people exposed or w/ symptoms) are #COVID19 negative. That means even among the highest risk people, most don’t have #coronavirus...
2/n Experts say that also means you can estimate total daily tests run in U.S. by multiplying daily new cases reported by 10 since 10% of tests reported are positive (it is likely all positive tests are being reported, even if all negatives are not)...
3/n On Monday ~ 1000 new cases were reported, likely reflecting ~10,000 tests run. Friday over 5000 new cases were reported, reflecting at least 50,000 tests run daily. With the strength of the commercial sector coming online, testing capacity increased 10 fold in 5 days...
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Norman, we need to talk. A week ago I declared our city was in a state of emergency. 3 days later we made the incredibly difficult choice to close some businesses, because the coronavirus is 3X more contagious than the flu and the ONLY way to slow its spread is social distancing.
Fast forward to today. It’s 10pm, and I’m getting messages from a local physician begging me to do what I can to get more personal protective equipment (PPE) for the hospital. They even sent me sewing instructions for making “pocket masks,” because the need is that severe.
Then they said “I went to Harbor Freight yesterday to get some makeshift PPE for when we run out, & it looked like a regular day w/ parking lots/streets full. I stopped in the Walmart parking lot but it was nearly full so I didn’t go in. People aren’t taking it seriously enough.”
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A Very Sexy Beginner's Guide to BDSM Words. ... Since all that terminology can be intimidating for newcomers, let's start with the basics: “BDSM” stands for bondage and discipline, dominance and submission, sadism and masochism
#SaturdayThoughts #Ashawo
1* Hair Pulling

You might have already started this BDSM 1.0 level play: Hair pulling. A lot of people reach for the hair automatically in the throes of the passion.

Miette suggests hair pulling as a good way to start getting into kinky play. #SaturdayThoughts #Ashawo
It’s easy, doesn’t require any toys, and can be as gentle or as rough as you want it to be.

Of course this (like every other type of BDSM play) requires conversation before doing it. Don't just jump in and yank on someone's hair. #SaturdayThoughts #Ashawo #SaturdayMotivation
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🇳🇬Mikel Obi 🗨️ on Trabzonspor:

“I was told to meet with president. He asked me to take it down (Instagram post).

“I told him I wasn’t going to do that. It’s my opinion. This's how I feel.I have freedom of speech.I can express my opinion."

• It's a thread ...

“I wanted to win league too but at this point in time, we 've to think about what is more important: to save peoples’ lives.

“I want to help in any way I can to defeat this virus. For us to be out there playing; I don’t think we are helping the global situation."

"I don’t feel it is right for us to play football.

“UEFA has postponed football. How come they are still playing in Turkey? It’s not right at all.

"But Trabzonspor were not having it — for me, they don’t care. I told them I wanted to go home."

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⚠️ THREAD: President @realDonaldTrump took decisive action from the beginning to protect Americans from the Chinese coronavirus.

While Democrats & the media were obsessed with impeachment, President Trump was focused on Americans' health.

Check out the timeline:
January 6: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) issued a travel notice for Wuhan, China due to the spreading coronavirus
January 7: The CDC established a coronavirus incident management system to better share and respond to information about the virus
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Y’ello RwOT, it’s been a minute!😊

Over the last few days we have been in discussions with @RwandaICT, @CentralBankRw & @RURA_RWANDA on how best @MTNRwanda can help support the Government’s efforts to #StopTheSpread of the #Coronavirus.
@MTNRwanda is happy to announce, effective 19th March 2020, all #MTNMoMo transactions related to sending money to others, transferring money between your mobile wallet and bank account, as well as when you pay for any goods or services using #MoMoPay will be FREE!
We will also during this time support all sellers to onboard onto #MoMoPay, so they can start accepting #MTNMoMo as a payment option. Whenever you walk into a shop - pls start by asking if you can pay via #MTNMoMo, this is FREE to the seller and FREE to you as a customer.
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My faith Islam offers a deep philosophy on personal & social hygiene that I believe, if widely practiced, can help #StopTheSpread of #COVIDー19 virus.

Whatever your faith (or no faith) consider adopting these practical steps so we can protect ourselves & each other


For starters, Prophet Muhammad (sa) taught, "If you hear of an outbreak of plague in a land, do not enter it. But if the plague breaks out in a place while you are in it, do not leave that place."

In other words, Quarantine 101. Let's limit travel as much as humanly possible

Likewise, Prophet Muhammad (sa) taught, "Cleanliness is half of faith."

IOW, we cannot be good human beings unless we practice good hygiene across the board. Accordingly, Islam lays down clear (even strict) guidelines on how to practice good hygiene

Specifically, that means

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Here is how the air (and virus-containing droplets) mix when two people 1m (~3ft) apart are simply talking, and why #SocialDistancing is important to #FlattenTheCurve and #stopthespread of #COVID19. See thread for laughing, coughing, and sneezing. #seeingisbelieving #StayHome
Here is what happens in the air in front of a person sneezing; this is how virus-containing droplets spread and why #SocialDistancing is important to #FlattenTheCurve and #stopthespread of #COVID19. See thread for talking, coughing, and laughing. #seeingisbelieving #StayHome 2/4
Here is what happens in the air in front of a person coughing; this is how virus-containing droplets spread and why #SocialDistancing is important to #FlattenTheCurve and #stopthespread of #COVID19. See thread for talking, sneezing, and laughing. #seeingisbelieving #StayHome 3/4
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Experts are saying we must aim to #StopTheSpread rather than just #FlattenTheCurve. So here's the new GIF by @XTOTL and me. Explanation & important links in the thread below. Please share far and wide & translate if you can! #Covid_19 #COVID2019
Here's the paper in the @TheLancet paper our graphic is based on:… #StopTheSpread #FlattenTheCurve #Covid_19 #COVID2019
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We all have a role to play in fighting the spread of #COVID_19. Check out our updated guidance, help us get the word out, and together we can #StopTheSpread
We strongly encourage people to cancel gatherings with 250+ attendees.
Where possible, folks should postpone any event where people will be in close contact with others. Help us fight the spread by practicing social distancing.
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