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⚠️The number of US daily #COVID19 deaths continues to rise above *all* other countries (#China not accurate).

As I've warned, daily deaths will keep rising until ~2 weeks AFTER we #FlattenTheCurve of new #coronavirus cases.

The next 3-5 weeks will be horrible.

🤞🏼A glimmer of hope: new daily US #coronavirus cases are still rising but the curve *may* to be starting to flatten. Countries with #lockdowns were able to #FlattenTheCurve BEFORE us.

Daily #COVID19 death toll will continue to rise until ~2-3 weeks after this curve flattens.👇🏼
Another glimmer of good news: the total number of US #coronavirus deaths appeared to be starting to flatten yesterday and that trend *may* be continuing.🙏🏼

Sadly, we now have more deaths than #Italy and likely will surpass #Spain.😰

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⚠️The number of daily #COVID19 deaths in the US now exceeds *all* other countries (#China not accurate).

Sadly, daily #coronavirus deaths will continue to rise, until ~2 weeks AFTER we #FlattenTheCurve of new cases.

The next 3-5 weeks will be brutal.

A glimmer of good news: the curve of the total number of US #coronavirus deaths may be starting to flatten (yesterday's below). Let's hope that trend continues.🙏🏼

Unfortunately, we remain on track have more deaths than #Italy or #Spain.

🤞🏼Another glimmer of hope: new daily #coronavirus cases in the US are still rising but the curve *appears* to be starting to flatten. Sadly, we are still setting the global pace (#China not accurate).

Countries with #lockdowns were able to #FlattenTheCurve BEFORE us.

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1/ Was going to write about volatility modeling today, but was thinking about the world more broadly. So thought I would share this basic question

What three industries/areas are most in need of (or, would you like to see) change post the #Covid-19 pandemic?
2/ A couple of warnings

1st.) This is a long thread
2nd.) I have outlined some changes (be forwarned…this is my idealism coming through)
3/ While we are going through these rough times with #COVID19 it is a perfect time to change things that, prior to the virus, seemed impossible. The world is going through a global reset, and so it would be a wasted opportunity for us not to think about fixing problems that ...
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#COVID19 lockdowns and quarantines seem to be reducing crime rates outside.

But inside - at home - increased rates of domestic abuse are a reminder of another kind of global pandemic: violence against women and children.

Home has never been safe for everyone. #coronavirus
Crime drops in lockdown, domestic violence risk climbs… #COVID19 #coronavirus
Reported domestic violence cases jumped 30% during lockdown in #France.

In #Paris alone, they were up 36%.

#COVID19 #coronavirus h/t @AchmatX…
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THREAD. A week ago I wrote this on the contribution that #migrants and #refugees make to the response to #coronavirus. Since then I have been collecting information on HOW this happens in different countries to learn for the future.
#migration #COVID19…
At @ODIdev we will be tracking and analysing these actions/innovations, for now here is an overview

First up the #USA where #NY state takes action allowing qualified graduates of foreign medical schools to contribute to the #Covid_19 emergency response…
Still in the #USA, the State Department is on the lookout for medical professionals abroad willing to work in the #US. As long as they have a valid visa....mhh.....🙄

#COVID19 #migration #keyworkers #coronavirus

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THREAD: @MIT researchers recently published a paper trying to explain how weather may or may not impact the spread of #COVID19. They updated some of the data just this week. Here's a summary of what they found.
SO FAR: thru March 22, 90% of #COVID19 cases recorded in places with a temperature range of 3-17ºC (37-63ºF). The researchers note that 83% of testing, however, has been done in non-tropical countries. That may skew data.
MORE: despite that, researchers point out that warmer places like #Australia, #Singapore, and #Bahrain have done extensive testing per capita, and those positive rates are lower than colder places like the #UnitedStates and #Europe.
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From tomorrow all people in #Hubei (except #Wuhan) who have green code health clearance can leave the Province. People in #Wuhan city can leave on the 8th of April. The #coronavirus lockdown down there is finally coming to an end. #China #covid19
So, for the people of #Wuhan, by the time they lift the #coronavirus lockdown on the 8th of April they will have been under that restriction for 76 days. It’s been a tough slog for that city and for all of #Hubei Province.
How’s this for both ends of the #coronavirus tunnel: #Sydney’s Taronga Zoo and #Perth Zoo close as #Beijing Zoo re-opens. #China #covid19 #Australia
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The @CDCgov @WHO and @NSWHealth put personal hygiene as one of the major strategies to slow the spread of #COVIDー19
Here in Australia we have a nationwide shortage of ethanol and other ingredients to make hand sanitiser, hand wash, antibacterial wipes etc.
Last Thursday we mobilised at Atelier. We are a #cloudmanufacturing platform that virtualises manufacturing resources globally to make dynamic #supplychains to produce personal care products.
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“We know that for people affected by family violence, social distancing and self-isolation measures can pose increased risk.”

This is about #Australia but it applies globally right now especially with #COVIDー19 #coronavirus

h/t @DsSayed…
Following reports of domestic abuse as much as tripling in #China during recent periods of isolation, advocacy groups in #Australia have been urging state and federal governments to act swiftly to better protect vulnerable women. #coronavirus #COVIDー19
For people who are experiencing domestic violence, mandatory lockdowns to curb the spread of #COVIDー19 have trapped them in their homes with their abusers, isolated from the people and the resources that could help them.… #coronavirus
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MAR 22 #COVID19 #MDTHREAD 1: GLOBAL 316,659 w 13,600 DEATHS Beginning at 9AM Most stories WaPo Live Updates.
Derek Hawkins, Kim Bellware, Lateshia Beachum, Adam Taylor and Brittany Shammas
Or link is in tweet SEE EARTHQUAKE in #Croatia below
MAR 22 #COVIDー19 #MDTHREAD 2: #Trump still #MAGA lying. “I invoked the Defense Production Act, and last night, we put it into gear,” Trump said on FRI Infomercial. NO, per @FEMA chief
“No. We haven’t yet,” FEMA Admin #Gaynor said Sunday on @CNN’s #SOTU “State of the Union.”
MAR 22 #COVIDー19 #MDTHREAD 3: #DUBAI#UAE flagship carrier, #Emirates, announced Sunday that it would move to suspend all passenger flights by Wed in response to #COVID19 .
we cannot viably operate passenger services until countries re-open their borders.
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1/ How early and how often have country leaders tweeted about #Coronavirus?

I downloaded the tweets of 9 Presidents and PMs, hand-coded them as Virus or Non-Virus, and plotted daily tweets from January 1 to March 16.

2/ Key Insights 1

- 🇰🇷@moonriver365, 🇯🇵@AbeShinzo & 🇸🇬@leehsienloong tweet less in general but have used 50%+ of all tweets since January 1 for virus-related information

- #Singapore & #SouthKorea leaders have been tweeting steady flows of prep & risk info since late January
3/ Key Insights 2

- 🇫🇷 @EmmanuelMacron, 🇬🇧@BorisJohnson & 🇺🇸@realDonaldTrump were slowest to ramp up virus-related tweets

- 🇫🇷 Macron’s first tweet about the virus (Feb 27 - see below) was almost one month later than that of all other leaders except 🇬🇧Johnson (Feb 18)
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14 countries have so far used some form of #castransfer and #basicincome program as #coronavirus response.

Here is what we know:

1. #Australia: one-time cash payment $750 to seniors, veterans and low-income people
2. #China: expanding Dibao program’s value and coverage for affected families

3. #Hong-Kong: one-off cash injection to all 7M adult residents

4. #Indonesia: expansions of e-food vouchers by 33% for 6 months
5. #Ireland: sick pay, illness benefit and supplementary benefits for workers affected by virus-related measures

6. #Italy: €600 childcare voucher for workers with children below age of 12

7. #Japan: ¥5,000 vouchers to those loading ¥20,000 for smartphone payments
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Day 1: I use twitter @melaniejward to keep up with space news and advertise events I run, but still am still relatively new to the twitter game. I'll start the the week with this about me thread that can double as a highlight for some amazing space happenings in Australia!
One of the aforementioned events happens to be coming up, a #women in #engineering highlight in honour of #WomensHistoryMonth. As young professionals officer for @aiaa I've been arranging this panel for two months, and very excited to be moderating this Thursday. #WomenInSTEM
Been passionate about space since I was a kid, even went to #spacecamp at the Challenger Learning Center. This is where I met Dr Sally Ride, she was the second grown up (the first being my mum) that encouraged my dream not to go to #space but instead to support those who do.
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#Covid_19 #BreakingNews
Scientific reports from the #Wuhan Virology Lab confirm,
HIV was introduced into the COV virus strain or SARS.

#Covid_19 needs to be examined from the HIV markers in the report.

The lab is only 30 miles from the #WuhanCoronovirus 1st report

This is the full scientific report
Where they talk about adding HIV to the SARS virus

Scientific report # 2
It begins off in the first paragraph talking about how the HIV was introduced to the wars virus.
It is an extension of their research from report 1.

Where is the media on This?
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Coronavirus = I give Up.

Every Political leader , every Elite, & every star that catches Coronavirus are signalling to the White hats that they are willing to cooperate with them.

The end is near, the Storm is upon us.


Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has coronavirus.
He is the first member of the Australian government to return a positive test for COVID-19

It's official, #Australian Politician #PeterDutton is infected with Coronavirus. 🤔
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Who should you follow for info on #Coronavirus?

Here is a list of people I am following who have enriched my understanding of the medical, public health, and economic impacts of #COVID19 in the #US and #Canada.

I’d love to hear who you are following. Please share! 1/14
I’ve provided a brief description and rationale for each follow. You can subscribe to my list here:…

I strongly suggest you also follow public health orgs/officials like @NIAIDNews @CDCgov and @CPHO_Canada and local agencies or news outlets you trust. 2/14
Trevor Bedford @trvrb is a professor at @UW using computational biology and genomics to understand the spread of COVID-19 in Washington State and elsewhere. His research has allowed me to understand the virus' spread in the absence of solid testing data. 3/14
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#COVID_19 Chris legt uit wat exponentiele groei betekent en wat de impact zal zijn op het gezondheidssystem #Niet_in_journaal #NPORadio1 #nieuwsuur #Teletekst Coronavirus: Why The US Is In Deep Trouble via @YouTube
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MAR 5 #CoronavirusOutbreak MD THREAD 1: Latest ARGIS Map 3/5 6:53AM .. NOTE #China not supplying DEATHS update.FIRST SEE #IMF Report from yesterday.. AND Breaking #Boris suspends #British #Parliament .. IS #Iran totally sure that Vendor from #Wuhan had come to HolyDays before?
MAR 5 #CoronavirusOutbreak MD THREAD 2:
Yesterday's MD THREAD:
by MD trained during #HIV #AIDS Epidemic When we had to fight YEARS for Research, and Treatment.
Still do @VP #Pence killed many in #Indiana in 2015 #maddow @seattletimes @sfchronicle
MAR 5 #CoronavirusOutbreak MD THREAD 3: WaPo Mapping as I note above I like ARGIS JohnsHopkins Map better but this is US alone... HEADS UP..SCARY folks...
While #ImpeachedForLife #IMPOTUS45 #Trump and @VP Pence are clueless @maddow @CNN @votevets
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Hey Australia, what are we #panicbuying tomorrow. I need a heads up.

#coronavirus #COVIDー19 #auspol
I might start #panicbuying avocados. If you're gonna go crazy. May as well do it right.
#coronavirus #Australia
Plus, I'll grow the seeds and I'll have all the avocados in about 10 years.
#coronavirus #toiletpapergate #Australia
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If you've been following #Global #Capital #Markets, you'll have noted a significant rebound in some of the world's key stock market indices. This follows a "correction" in the wake of #COVID19. The rebound largely comes on the back of #CentralBank commitment to "lower for longer"
While #CentralBank commitment to "lower for longer" might help rally markets today, it is still imperative for us to consider the #Global #MonetaryPolicy #Toolbox and if policy makers will have enough space to "keep cutting" or providing "stimulus" moving forward.
Below are #CentralBank meeting dates for March 1st to 7th 2020. From this list, Banks that usually "move the needle" as it where, are Bank of #Australia & the Bank of #Canada. As it so happens, Bank of Australia cut policy rate by 25bps to 0.5% citing #COVID19 as downside risk.
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THREAD: #Chinese research vessel Xiang Yang Hong 01 tracked in waters near Christmas Island off Western #Australia

Mapping strategically important waters off the Western Australian coast where submarines are known to regularly transit - Via @mazzaboz…
In January and February, officials closely tracked the movements of the oceanographic ship as it conducted deepwater surveys in the Indian Ocean near Christmas Island and the Australian mainland.
An Australian Border Force (ABF) spokesperson told the ABC it was aware of the Chinese vessel's presence and confirmed it had stayed within international waters.
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Over the last 12 months, @isabellasaund and I have had the privilege of working with @socprogress to develop Australia's first Social Progress Index.… @CSIsocialimpact
@isabellasaund @socprogress @CSIsocialimpact Why measure #socialprogress? We live in a country that prioritises economic growth and #GDP over pretty much everything else. The logic goes that if economic progress increases, so should social progress.
@isabellasaund @socprogress @CSIsocialimpact But we know that's not the case - we know that the mining boom, while contributing to 28 years of unprecedented economic growth, has also had ongoing impacts on communities and the environment where mining companies have now left.
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1/9 Okay #auspol
At the election you rejected Labor because you were 'frightened' of a HONEST team who TOLD you EXACTLY how they wanted to make #Australia FAIRER for ALL?

You're SCARED of My Health Record..

Yet THIS Govt has GIVEN YOUR private information - the data of EVERY
2/9.. Australian to O/S PRIVATE CORPORATIONS like Serco & Concentrix - when they OUT-SOURCED Centrelink Call Centres in 2016/17…
Did the LNP ask YOU if it was OKAY? Did they TAKE this to an ELECTION as ACTUAL POLICY?
To be scrutinised PUBLICLY?
Again at..
3/9 ..the LAST election - few KNOWN policies but MANY 'ideas' (privatisation of ACATs) which they chose NOT to tell US…
Think Centrelink outsourcing DOESN'T affect you? You're a tradie who runs your OWN business & will 'NEVER' NEED Centrelink?
You think?
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There's a seasonality to many respiratory #viruses. Will #SARSCoV2 [#COVID19] follow a similar pattern? We hope so BUT we don't really know. We know when air is humid / warm ➡️droplets gather more moisture ➡️too heavy to stay airborne / fall more quickly➡️transmission harder.
There was a significant correlation between #SARS cases & environmental temperature. A sharp rise or decrease in the environmental temperature related to the cold spell led to an increase of SARS cases because of the possible influence of the weather on the human immune system.
Plus the winter season has a profound effect on how human #genes work - this may explain why some illnesses are aggravated in the #winter. During cold, winter months, genes involved with #immunity & specifically #inflammation were more active.…
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