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In 1998, two Stanford students published "The Anatomy of a Large-Scale Hypertextual Web Search Engine," in which they wrote, "Advertising funded search engines will be inherently biased towards the advertisers and away from the needs of consumers." 1/ A modified version of Hiero...
If you'd like an essay-formatted version of this thread to read or share, here's a link to it on, my surveillance-free, ad-free, tracker-free blog:… 2/
The co-authors were Lawrence Page and Sergey Brin, and the "large-scale hypertextual web search-engine" they were describing was their new project, which they called "#Google." They were 100% correct - prescient, even! 3/
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🥳En nu ook in het Nederlands 🇳🇱

Het #Gatenkaasmodel laat zien dat er altijd meerdere #maatregelen nodig zijn 🧀 om virusverspreiding te remmen

#AlleenSamen #COVID19 🦠

CCBY4.0 @MackayIM, vrij vertaald door @AlmaTostmann van @Radboudumc & @SoniaBoender van @rki_de
[er stond al wel een NL versie op de figshare maar dit was een oudere versie]

hier is het #SwissCheeseModel in allerlei talen te vinden! ⬇️…
De #Basismaatregelen = de volgende 🧀plakken:
-Testen bij klachten (+thuis #isolatie positieve test)
-Basishygiëne (netjes hoesten, handen wassen)
-#Isolatie en “voorzichtig” na risicocontact

en 😷 waar nodig…
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Worth reading again. The #Swisscheese model is a guide for our strategy to quell #covid19 & other pandemics (#monkeypox?)
No single intervention is perfect.
Each layer may have holes.
But the pile will provide.
Pick well your pile!…

2/ Resounding words from authors,
@NAChristakis @MackayIM

Novembre 2020:
"It’s important to understand that a vaccine, on its own, won’t be enough to rapidly extinguish a pandemic as pernicious as Covid-19.
3/ Great graphics with layers of cheese.
Original graphic of October 2020
@MackayIM… Image
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Using Twitter during the #COVID19 pandemic?

With @cc_martell and @DanielRhysThom1, I wrote a perspective piece on social media for (field) epidemiologists #SoMe4epi


@THLorg @rki_de @PublicHealthW @ECDC_EU #EPIET #WorldFieldEpidemiologyDay
We reflect on social media/@Twitter for epidemiologists working on the #COVID19 response

We introduce the field of social media to those not currently using social media in their public health practice:

So please share outside of the Twitterverse as well!

#SoMe4epi #OpenAccess
Why this piece?

🌍 #COVID19 is the 1st pandemic in the social media age

🕵️‍♂️ Field epi now also includes an online field

👨‍💻 Social media can be a powerful tool for epidemiologists #SoMe4epi

🤝 Key usages of Twitter include #SciComm and professional development #EpiTwitter
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Wuhan implemented the #SwissCheeseModel model using multi-faceted interventions to suppress the outbreak by dropping the R value from 3.5 before intervention=> 0.1 in 6 wks => zero confirmed cases in 7.5 wks. Effective implementation & high compliance(1/)

The multi-faceted intervention Swiss cheese slices used in Wuhan include: mask wearing, social distancing(lockdown), testing, tracing, isolation and quarantine, and universal screening. They were implemented with high compliance. Students have been back to school since September
The tweet in April about multi-faceted interventions.

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Let’s talk about the “Swiss cheese model” of combatting the COVID-19 pandemic. This is a classic conceptualization of how to cope with hazards, and it powerfully illustrates several features of what we are facing in the pandemic. #SwissCheeseModel (Image h/t @MackayIM) 1/
What is required to stop the spread of a pathogen like SARS-CoV-2 is achieving some kind of (minimum) threshold level of response sufficient to achieve a deflection in the trajectory of the epidemic, to bring it under control. 2/
A combination of “contact reduction” interventions (eg, school closures, gathering bans) and “transmission reduction” interventions (eg, handwashing, masking) is required. These are “non-pharmaceutical interventions” (NPI), in contrast to things like medicines and vaccines. 3/
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