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Remember Howard Dean, the progressive champion who campaigned on equitable health care and other desperately needed policies?

He's dead.

He's been replaced by Howard Dean, the not-a-lobbyist who won't tell anyone what he does for the giant lobbying firm Dentons.

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The old Howard Dean supported single-payer healthcare. The new Dean opposes it.

But then, that new Dean works for Dentons, the largest law firm in the world, alongside Newt Gingrich, as a "senior advisor" to the firm's lobbying arm.

theintercept.com/2016/01/14/how…

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Dentons lobbies for pretty unsavory characters, including Big Health. Dentons owes its world-beating scale to a 2015 merger with the massive Chinese law-firm Dacheng.

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One issue that I have with the current approach to vaccinating chronically ill and disabled folks is the simplistic understanding of both specific conditions and possible COVID-related impacts. 🧵
Some of us may not necessarily be more likely to die but may be much more likely to experience serious, longterm disability-compounding complications.

As usual, #EDS provides a great example of why the current approach is flawed.
Doctors hear EDS and think "just joints". Those of us with EDS know we also experience dysautonomia, mast cell dysfunction, immune irregularities, cardiovascular issues, and CFS/ME/longstanding fatigue -- among other things.
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For the past two weeks, my colleague @GretchenVogel1 and I have been trying to understand what researchers know so far about the rare cases of serious blood clotting observed in people that got the AstraZeneca #covid19 vaccine.

Our story is up here:
sciencemag.org/news/2021/03/c…
@GretchenVogel1 I believe that this is an important story but it is also a complicated one, that is easy to misconstrue. So before you comment or share, please read the whole piece or at least the thread that I‘m gonna attempt later, after I finally get some lunch…
sciencemag.org/news/2021/03/c…
@GretchenVogel1 Okay, let’s do this. Let’s start with caveats:
This is ongoing research. There is a lot we don’t know yet. But as in all things #covid19 we're rapidly learning more.
The paper by Greinacher and others has been submitted to a preprint server but not yet published or peer-reviewed.
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"NO ONE IS SAFE UNTIL EVERYONE IS"

Sekitar 75% suplai vaksin global baru digunakan oleh 10 negara saja dan masih ada 130 negara yang bahkan belum mendapatkan dosis pertama.

@CISDI_ID #VaccineEquity ImageImageImageImage
Kondisi keterbatasan vaksin mestinya menjadi pertimbangan utama bagi Pemerintah dalam menentukan sasaran penerima vaksin di Indonesia, termasuk membatalkan #VaksinMandiri.

#VaksinMandiriGakAdil #VaccineEquity ImageImageImageImage
"Herd immunity tidak akan bisa tercapai dengan #VaksinMandiri"
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Wow, this is an absolute game changer.

There's now a mRNA vaccine in the works for malaria.

Huge, huge news for Africa. 💚

academictimes.com/first-vaccine-…
There's now also new mRNA vaccines in the works for HIV, influenza & certain types of heart disease and cancer.

Covid has been unreservedly awful. But there is a glimmer of hope that this specific technological development will entirely change the world.

poz.com/article/scient…
None of this matters though without #VaccineEquity.

We must work to repair the evils of colonialism and global inequality caused by extractive capitalism.

Ramping up public health funding for poor countries is a moral necessity.

who.int/campaigns/annu…
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Good news: 1.7M #COVID19 #vaccine doses given in #LosAngeles!
Bad news: vaccination program is leaving behind Black and Hispanic seniors, perpetuating existing #healthdisparities

This is an *access* issue, as current system relies on technology, outreach, and transportation
These are the same maps we saw for access to testing and #COVID19 infections throughout the pandemic.

It is disheartening that the same communities that were hardest hit by the pandemic have the lowest access to #vaccines @skarlamangla

Community health should not be based upon community wealth, but we see this throughout our health system. Sadly, our vaccination program feeds directly into this system. We need to remove barriers to access for our underserved communities. @ronlin
latimes.com/california/sto…
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There is so much of discussion going on around that #private sector should be involved in #COVID #vaccination drive. #PrivateSector is already involved.

This thread is to discuss some of these aspects. (1/n)

@Milan_reports @snehamordani @epigiri @sujakrao @oommen @amitabhk87
Of total existing 10k vaccination centres, 2k are already in private sector.

There is plan to and would need more to come up in private sector when needed 50k are set up.

So, private sector is involved. 2/n
The discussion is happening as if involvement of pvt sector facilities will change everything.

The current challenge is not the shortage of facilities or vaccination centres but ‘hesitancy’ of people to come forward to get vaccination.

The challenge is different.
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I have a few thoughts I'd like to offer about #vaccine acceptance. To my fellow (esp White) clinicians who are asking, "What are your strategies for convincing #BIPOC communities to take the #COVID19 vaccine?" this thread is for us…
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First, I'd suggest that this is an unhelpful question & is racially problematic. It centers the holder of the mistrust as the target of the problem & intervention, not the system & history that caused the mistrust in the first place.

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For more context on appropriately framing the source of the problem (system, history not mistrust), See the following thread from @DrJessIsomMDMPH:



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