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There is never a time or place for government intervention into private lives and the curtailing of individual rights and freedoms.
There is no "public good" in abdication of parental responsibility and granting dominion of your child or yourself to the state. 1/
At no time should caring conscientious parents relinquish their children or rights to parent to the state.

Make no mistake the (((Howard)))'s of the world won't stop at just force vaccination. Their true aim is to have children delivered into the waiting arms of the state. 2/
Purposefully mischaracterizing the bond between parent/child, diminishing and reducing it to a fabricated simplistic postulate of "property" shows these people out as the social facists they are.
Underlying all this is their notion of statism rule: "the state knows better." 3/
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1/? Just today a young woman posted a guy-wrenching account of her battle with meningococcemia. She advocated for the vaccine that quite literally saves lives every day. The antivaxxine cultists swarmed and spewed their hate and lies and bullied her until she deleted the post.
2/? What they do it disgusting and unacceptable. This survivor was posting her own story about her experience and was hoping to educate others so that they would not suffer as she did, and she did no ON HER OWN PAGE.
3/? Those of you who want to preach your propaganda, lies, and disinformation please keep it to your own pages and echo chambers and stop it with your mob mentality while Cyberbullying innocent people on their personal pages. It’s gross. And immature.
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A future for the world's children - report launch with @DrTedros…
@DrTedros "As this report shows, we’ve seen real progress in improving child health, but we also face serious challenges.

Around 8 million more children & adolescents are surviving than they were 30 years ago"-@DrTedros
@DrTedros @UNICEF @unicefchief @TheLancet @WHOAFRO @WHOSEARO @WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO @pahowho @WHOWPRO "Close to 9 in 10 children born today receive vaccines that protect them against some leading childhood killers"-@DrTedros #VaccinesWork
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@hannah_disch I’ve just been through and had a look at which might have been (at least in part) vaccine preventable...
Happy for input from more expert individuals!

Abortive and stillborn: got to be a quite few German measles in there, and due to diseases like flu.
@hannah_disch Ague: no vaccine (yet!) for malaria, but other candidates for the causative agent could be things like flu; which we do vaccinate against.
Bit with a mad dog: definite win for #vaccines here!
@hannah_disch Bloody flux, scowring and flux: rotavirus very much a contender and also cholera!
Again, a win for #vaccines
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I’m the mother of a high-support #autistic young adult. I’m going to give it to you straight about antivax disinfo: why it’s nonsense, why it’s dangerous, & why it’s hurtful—especially to people like my son.
This is going to be a thread.

#autism #VaccinesWork #Neurodiversity 1/
I want to talk about a critical aspect of vaccine advocacy, which is understanding how vaccine-autism misinformation hurts the amazing people in the #autistic communities in general, and people like my wonderful, happy, autistic son specifically. 2/
If more people understand that #autism is nothing to be afraid of & is part of human diversity—if we share more messages about accepting #autistic people like my son, who need significant support but also have unrecognized abilities and have always been part of our society… 3/
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I bet Brandy will get right on top of this & shame the mom 4 giving her daughter Tamiflu. @BrandyZadrozny.… #vaccineswork #tamiflu 1/5
Links to articles on dangers, side effects, and lawsuit against Tamiflu for lying.… 2/5
Early Death and Tamiflu:…. 3/5
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The #HPVvaccine does not cause serious neurological harms (specifically #POTS and #CRPS ). My children will most certainly get the #vaccine , I encourage everyone with children to ensure they’re protected.
Peter Gøtzsche has made outrageous claims about the #HPV vaccine.
Gøtzsche claimed the data he relied upon was in a PhD he supervised.
The PhD made no such claim; even when the protocol was modified to include a “post hoc exploratory harms analysis”; with help from Louise Brinth.
Even then it didn’t show serious neurological harms.
This paper looked at the VAERS data (Dec 2014 -Dec 2017):
“We identified 1 report of a possible case of CRPS..”
~28 million doses given.:…
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❗️Just what you’ve been waiting for❗️Sunday @BoggildLab #Tweetorial on Fever in the Returning Traveler!! 🤒✈️🏝🏖💉🦟🌞Buckle up, friends 😊🙏🙏 @MedTweetorials @AcademicChatter #AcademicChatter #MedTweetorials #Fever #Travel #VectorBorneDisease #VaccinesWork 1/23
2/23 Fever = hypothalamic thermostat reset to a ⬆️ temp in response to infection. It’s an adaptive biological response to pathogen invasion that assists w/ immunological control of infections. Most texts refer to fever as temp >38 C. See JAMA paper also:
3/23 Fever in returning travelers is common in our population due to high mobility & travel proclivities. We collectively log millions of miles of air and land transit annually to countries that have very different endemicity profiles for infectious diseases compared to 🇨🇦 or 🇺🇸
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Here are our #Top10 health tweets in 2019:

1⃣ #VaccinesWork

💪🏽reduce child deaths and disease
💪🏽protect against outbreaks
💪🏽prevent malnutrition
💪🏽defend against antimicrobial resistance
With vaccines, we are protected together!

#Top10 health tweets in 2019

2⃣ #MentalHealth

Every 40 seconds someone dies from #suicide.
This year, WHO launched the #40seconds campaign to raise awareness about the scale of suicide around the world and roles we can play in prevention.

#Top10 health tweets in 2019

3⃣ #PatientSafety

Every minute, 5 patients die because of unsafe care. This year, we marked the first ever #WorldPatientSafetyDay to speak up for patient safety!

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I have no tolerance for antivaxxers. Our kids face enough threats; they don’t need more. When 400 of these (mostly white) moms show up to protest testimony, I may have been a little blunt.
Video of Testimony of Kayyem Before Committee on Public Health… 1/
As a society, we cannot afford to view these pseudo scientists and faux religious adherents as mere public health threats. They are a threat to our public safety. We need stronger state laws around disclosure and religious and medical exceptions. 2/…
Our kids face gun violence, and opioids, and climate change. Happily, they do not face the public health harms that left generations before them deaf, blind, paralyzed, or dead. The people who would return us to those times aren’t just ignorant. They are dangerous. 3/
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This month, 40 years ago, #smallpox was confirmed to have been eradicated.
It was one of the deadliest diseases known to humans, and is still the only human disease to have been eradicated

@WHOSEARO @WHO_Europe @WHOAFRO @pahowho @WHOEMRO @WHOWPRO The eradication of #smallpox from the world was certified by the Global Commission, an independent panel of scientists drawn from 19 nations in December 1979 at WHO Headquarters, Geneva
Five months later, in May 1980, the 33rd World Health Assembly issued its official declaration on behalf of all WHO Member States that ‘the world and all its peoples have won freedom from #smallpox

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Worldwide more than 140,000 people died from #measles in 2018: new WHO and @CDCgov estimates.

Most deaths occurred among children under 5 years of age.

Babies and very young children are at greatest risk from #measles infections, with potential complications including pneumonia and encephalitis (a swelling of the brain), as well as lifelong disability - permanent brain damage, blindness or hearing loss
Recently published evidence shows that contracting the #measles virus can have further long-term health impacts, with the virus damaging the immune system’s memory for months or even years following infection
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#WHOPrequalification verifies that a health product meets international quality standards.
WHO prequalification covers:
💉 vaccines
🧫 in vitro diagnostics
🦟 vector control products…
@WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO @WHOAFRO @WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO @pahowho @UNICEF @UNFPA By guaranteeing quality, #WHOPrequalification helps ensure that procurement agencies like @UNICEF, @GlobalFund, @UNFPA and @UNITAID - buy quality-assured products and do not have to carry out quality assurance themselves, thereby saving time and money…
@WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO @WHOAFRO @WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO @pahowho @UNICEF @UNFPA @GlobalFund @UNITAID Many low- and middle-income countries also use #WHOPrequalification lists of products to guide national procurement of medical products…
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For many years I’ve been a scientist.

After studying Biomedicine, and then Medical Pathology science, I undertook postgrad studies in immunology and biochemical reactions in preterm neonates.

I’ve grown tired of #AntiVax pseudoscience, the destructiveness that their message
has caused in places like #Samoa with their current #Measles crisis, with 53 deaths in the last couple of weeks.

I’ve grown tired of the pompous self-righteousness of AVs posting images of themselves on Social Media, & thinking that they’re doing a great thing
by sending packets of Vitamin A over to Samoa, whilst it was their message, and visits by Taylor Winterstein & Robert F. Kennedy jr that has sparked this crisis.

I am sickened that AVs write Measles off as “just a RASH” whilst ignoring the fantastic work of
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#funvaxfact placebo thread: I wanted to only focus on childhood vaccine trials with "inert"/saline placebos in kids since AVers love the "no true Scotsman" fallacy (h/t @handmadekathy). In the process, I found some great historical vaccine trials. Enjoy. #vaccinehistory
Disclaimer: saline is not the only choice of placebo & there are ethical considerations as to why placebos are not always used in vaccine trials but I wanted to show just how many saline studies there are. #VaccinesAreSafe

Thorough review of the topic:…
First, there is the largest randomized placebo controlled trial ever conducted: the 1954 polio field trials. 1.8 million children were enrolled with 200,000 receiving saline placebo. The vaccine was an enormous success and now polio is on the brink of eradication #VaccinesWork
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This #WorldChildrensDay we celebrate 30 years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child.

Every child deserves a long and healthy life and that includes a right to:
👶Be safe
👶Clean Air

It's time for #HealthForAll children 🌍🌏🌎!
Every child has the right to be safe!
Experiencing violence in childhood impacts lifelong health and well-being. It is estimated that up to 1 BILLION 👧👦 have experienced physical, sexual or emotional violence or neglect in the past year.
We must #EndViolence! #WorldChildrensDay
@WHOAFRO @WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO @WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO @pahowho @DrTedros @UNICEF @unicefchief @UN Every child has the right to play!

Less 📱 screen time, more play ⚽ & recreation time 🚲 helps children to grow up healthy!

Help your child to #BeActive and healthy!

#HealthForAll #WorldChildrensDay
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👩🏻‍🍳🦠Mary Mallon, la mujer que "mataba con su saliva" y que fue considerada la encarnación de la maldad por la prensa
➡¿quién fue?
➡¿qué hizo?
➡¿qué aportó a la medicina?
#HistoriaMedicina #HilosDC6 🧵⤵
🌡La fiebre tifoidea (no confundir con el tifus) es una enfermedad infecciosa provocada por bacterias del género Salmonella. La bacteria ingresa por vía digestiva, llega al intestino y pasa a la sangre
🤕La enfermedad si no es tratada convenientemente puede causar fiebre muy alta, cefalea, exantema súbito, úlceras en el tracto digestivo, diarrea, hemorragia, perforación intestinal, choque séptico… y finalmente la muerte
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WHO prequalifies #Ebola vaccine, paving the way for its use in high-risk countries. #VaccinesWork
@WHOAFRO @OMSRDCONGO @MinSanteRDC @DrTedros @WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO @pahowho @WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO Prequalification means that the vaccine meets WHO standards for quality, safety and efficacy. @UN agencies and @gavi can procure the vaccine for at-risk countries based on this WHO recommendation. #VaccinesWork
@WHOAFRO @OMSRDCONGO @MinSanteRDC @DrTedros @WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO @pahowho @WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO @UN @gavi The injectable #Ebola vaccine, Ervebo, has been shown to be effective in protecting people from the Ebola Zaire virus and is recommended by the WHO Strategic Advisory Group of Experts (SAGE) for vaccines as part of a broader set of Ebola response tools.
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#Measles is highly contagious.
If you are travelling🧳🛫🚉🚘🚢, check your vaccination status.
Two doses of measles vaccine are needed to protect you against the disease

The best protection against #measles: two doses of the measles vaccine, which is often incorporated with #mumps and/or #rubella vaccines

If you are unsure of your #measles vaccination status, you should receive at least one dose of measles vaccine.
WHO recommends that travellers get vaccinated at least 15 days prior to travel🧳🛫🚉🚘🚢
Latest WHO #travel advice on measles➡️

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Con respecto al meme de la mañana, me preguntan:
¿Por qué no indicar antifludes (amantadina)?
Es una práctica común de indicarla "porque es un antiviral"...

mini influenzHILO!
Primero recordemos al virus de influenza.
Es un virus ARN monocatenario.
Se divide en tres subtipos determinados por el material del núcleo: A, B y C.
Influenza A virus (IAV) tiene subtipos determinados por los antígenos de superficie hemaglutinina (H) y neuraminidasa (N)...
Hay tres tipos de hemaglutininas (H1, H2, H3) que juegan el papel de unión a la célula. Las neuraminidasas (N1, N2) tienen el rol de penetrar a la célula.
Influenza A causa enfermedad moderada a grave y afecta a todos los grupos de edad.

Se conocen al menos 18 HA's y 11 NA's
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#Influenza may not always be thought of as a serious illness – the symptoms of headaches, runny nose, cough, muscle pain can make people confuse it with a heavy cold.

Make sure you're prepared for the #flu season. The most effective way to protect yourself is to get vaccinated!
What most of us think of as ‘the flu’ is seasonal #influenza, so called because it comes around in the coldest season twice a year and circulates year-round in the tropics and subtropics
@pahowho @WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO @WHOAFRO @WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO When a new virus emerges it can turn into a pandemic if:
➡️it easily infect people
➡️it spreads between people
➡️most people have no immunity against it.
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Few of us have seen an iron lung, let alone required one to live. This weekend I stumbled upon one at a surprising location: the wonderful art and history museum, .@MuseumLondon in Ontario. It was donated by .@LHSCCanada to remind the public of the scourge of polio.
@MuseumLondon @LHSCCanada Many different artificial respirators were built and marketed worldwide in the early-to-mid 20th century but the very first was the Drinker Respirator, named for Philip Drinker, an assistant professor of industrial hygiene at .@HarvardChanSPH in 1928.
@MuseumLondon @LHSCCanada @HarvardChanSPH Drinker had a background in chemical engineering and was faculty in the Department of Ventilation and Illumination. His published research prior to 1928 tended to focus on industrial pollution, temperature control, etc. Important stuff but pretty far afield from poliomyelitis.
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Friendly reminder: Herd immunity is LOVE!! 🐃♥️

I created some merch that will hopefully encourage people who can receive vaccinations to get them.…

All proceeds will support @DisVisibility

#FluSeason #VaccinesWork #VaccinesSaveLives #flu #fightflu 3 items in diagonal left to right: white ceramic mug, white hoodie sweatshirt, canvas tote, each with a graphic featuring two rows of red hearts and buffalo with text in the center that reads
Herd immunity protects entire communities by reducing the chances of being infected, especially for people who are immunocompromised and others who cannot take them.

"Every vaccinated person adds to the effectiveness of this community-level protection"… A graphic featuring two rows of red hearts and buffalo with text in the center that reads
I got my flu shot a few weeks ago because I get sick, I get SICK. For weeks, not to mention the time to regain strength & recover. As a disabled person, when a flu, bronchitis, or pneumonia can be deadly for me as well as millions of other chronically ill & older people.
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Live from #VaccinationSummit19 in Brussels 🇧🇪: Closing remarks with @DrTedros. #VaccinesWork…
@DrTedros "We must concentrate our efforts in the countries with the largest unimmunized populations. Reaching the un-vaccinated & under-vaccinated children, concentrated in a limited number of countries affected by conflict, poverty & fragility, will require new ways of working"-@DrTedros
@DrTedros @EU_Commission @EU_Health @JunckerEU @V_Andriukaitis "Global vaccination rates have flatlined at around 86% for the past decade. On one hand, that’s good news because it shows that despite everything we read about vaccine hesitancy, vaccination rates are holding firm"-@DrTedros at #VaccinationSummit19
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