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#PredictiveProgrammming | Courtesy of Corrupt #Hollywood who works W/ #CDC & #WHO

Just coincidence? Think Again!

*novel #virus
*#bsl4 lab
*Smuggled vials in socks -- @velocirapture23
*manufactured food shortages

"When the Chips Are Down, These 'Civilized People' WIll Eat Eachother."



"I am Not A Monster, I am Just Ahead of the Curve"

#PredictiveProgramming #hollywoodisevil


FULL courtesy of @MasterAtWorkINC

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📢🎉The work of #Bat1K is featured on the cover in the latest issue of @nature: “Six reference-quality #genomes reveal evolution of #bat adaptations” 🦇🧬 #bats Our thread 👇 on the… 📸: Olivier Farcy(1/n) Image
📢Have you ever wondered how 🦇 manage to do what they do? #bats have extraordinary adaptations, including powered #flight, laryngeal #echolocation, #vocal #learning and an exceptional #longevity with unique #immunity and resistance to #cancer! 📸: @DanielWhitby5 (2/n) Image
A #Bat1K team led by @Sonja_Vernes @EmmaTeeling1 @hillermich @TheGeneMyers has just published the raw genetic material that codes for these unique 🦇 adaptations and #superpowers in @nature! #bats #genomics #cool! (3/n) Image
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 6/13/2020-2…

For Experts Who Study Coronaviruses, a Grim Vindication…

#coronavirus #vindication #bats #experts
Megathrust shear force controls mountain height at convergent plate margins | Nature…

#plate #height #tectonic #mountain
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🔴#Crisanti: "#Riaperture senza criterio, colpa non è dei ragazzi"
"È una polemica a senso unico. Io l’ho ignorata fino all'ultimo, ma quando vengono dette delle bugie a fini politici, con sprezzo di tutte le sofferenze e dei morti, rispondo indignato.
🤾‍♂️"Altro che Decreto Rilancio" i Professionisti in rivolta
23 mag | TG4 | Rete 4

#DecretoRilancio: è botta e risposta tra #governo e #professionisti.
🚨La beffa dei #rimborsi e le #aziende chiudono
23 mag | TG4 | Rete 4

#Coronavirus: economia sempre più in ginocchio ed esplode la rabbia degli #imprenditori.
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@CalgaryResponse Bat houses are helpful in areas where few roosting opportunities exist (i.e., no old trees) esp in combination with good foraging habitat (wetlands, riparian or natural areas).
@CalgaryResponse Joining our #citizenscience project which involves reporting bat roosts, counting bats as they exit and sending us samples of bat guano will help us monitor populations and possibly protect significant colonies.
@CalgaryResponse Research suggests that "fat bats" do better overwinter in the face of white-nose syndrome. So keeping wetlands, ponds and other waterbodies pollution free & productive (especially in late summer) will help foraging bats be more successful & get nice and FAT before winter!
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Rhinolophus rehabilitation scheme.
Due to #Covid19 Rhinolophus has recently received bad press for no good reason.
By the way, there are >100 Rhinolophus species in Africa, Asia, Europe, Oceania.
They have some incredible abilities (see thread).
What is you preferred species?
Rhinolophus species use a highly sophisticated echolocation system. They use the so-called Doppler shift effect to differentiate in the frequency range the call they emit from the returning echos. This means they can emit call and receive+process echoes at the same time! #bats
Given that they emit their echolocation calls through their nose (they can also emit through the mouth by the way), they can eat and echolocate at the same time.
Bon appetit!
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Today at #CovidTownHall: @JonnaMazet! #Epidemiologist & executive director of @OneHealthUCD at #1 vet school @ucdavisvetmed. On board of directors for @GlobalVirome, served on #USAIDPredict to find emerging viruses before they spread to humans. 1/3…
More from @JonnaMazet:
@TEDMED talk “What If We Could Immunize the World Against Pandemics?"
@KnowableMag (4.16.20)…
@KCBSRadio (4.6.20)…
@OneHealthUCD #COVID19 Town Hall (4.9.20)
For those who can't attend today's #CovidTownHall at 3:30pm PDT with @JonnaMazet, you can access all recorded meetings ~24hr after here:…,
including those with @phylogenomics, @DrABrashear, @JamesEKHildreth, @sociovirology, & Brad Pollock 3/3
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A #thread on the origin of the Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome #coronavirus-2 #SARSCoV2, the #virus causing #COVID19. SARS-CoV-2 was identified early January 2020; genetic sequence shared publicly on 11 January. #scicomm [image 감사합니다 @IBS_media] @Virologist_11 @dirgarambe
Full genetic sequence of #SARSCoV2 from early human cases & sequences of other virus isolated from human cases from China & all over the world since then show that SARS-CoV-2 has an ecological origin in #bats.
All available evidence to date suggests that #SARSCoV2 #coronavirus has a natural animal origin and is not a manipulated or constructed virus.…
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Ever heard of ‘em? They were a weapon the U.S. intended to use against Japan in World War II and, as the name suggests, they were bombs delivered by our friends: the bat. A thread. 1/

#bats #history #WWII #savethebats #lovebats #GiveBatsABreak Image
The idea of a bat bomb was born in the imagination of a dental surgeon, Lytle S. Adams, who wrote that bats were “the lowest form of animal life” and therefore found their highest calling in helping the U.S. win the war with Japan. (📸 2/ Image
After presidential approval, the project was placed under the care of the U.S. Army Air Force. Mammologists tested the load-bearing capabilities of different bats and chose the Mexican free-tailed bat because of how much weight they could carry in flight. (📸 Wikipedia) 3/ Image
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Are #Bats and #Rodents special reservoirs? New study found that "Animal orders of established importance as zoonotic reservoirs including bats and rodents were UNEXCEPTIONAL, maintaining numbers of zoonoses that closely matched expectations for mammalian groups of their size. 1/n
More host species = more viral species all together. As simple as that!
"[...] reservoir species richness was correlated with both the number of zoonotic viruses (65.5% of deviance) and the viral richness (56.4% of deviance) of different reservoir orders" 2/n
"variation in the number of zoonoses maintained by each reservoir group was consistent with a largely host-neutral model, whereby more species-rich reservoir groups host more virus species and therefore a larger number of zoonotic species". 3/n
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1/11 Since you ask seriously, I will try to explain my views in detail. I think that your questions aren't framed appropriately, for several reasons. Regarding the #COVID_19 outbreak, we should be evaluating human behaviour instead of #bats.
2/11 A more appropriate question might be: “What are the broad benefits (including social, cultural, environmental, and financial) of people farming, trapping, trading, and consuming wild animals, and flying long-distance frequently, compared to the costs of these behaviours?”
3/11 Regarding "benefits from bats", other wildlife, or nature in general, I think it is a dangerous route to try to translate them into their economic value, because that is too limited.
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Ich bin Fledermauskundler und werde in diesen Tagen viel auf die Corona-Krise und Fledermäuse angesprochen.

Gerade jetzt ist es wichtiger denn je, sich mit den Fakten zu beschäftigen
und nicht vorschnell über Fledermäuse zu urteilen

Ein Thread dazu: 1/5
Heute hat das Eurobats-Sekretariat und der Bundesverband Fledermauskunde jeweils eine Stellungnahme abgegeben.

Hier ein paar Fakten zu Covid19 und Fledermäusen 🦇
Der Schutz der Fledermäuse ist nach wie vor sehr wichtig, da Fledermäuse sehr viele Ökosystem-Aufgaben wahrnehmen.
Die spielen eine wichtige Rolle in der Insekten-Regulierung ("Schadinsekten") und nehmen weltweit wichtige Funktionen bei der Bestäubung wahr.

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Dear #Bat1K community! Facing the current situation we have something to share with you. Please keep on reading this thread on #bats and #COVIDー19 🦇👇 1/n
We all find ourselves in the midst of a #global #pandemic. Our life is changing and we all have to adapt. Meanwhile, we get to hear the news, densely packed with the #coronavirus, the disease it causes, and also: #bats. 2/n
#Researchers around the globe are doing their best to quickly understand the virus and its outbreak. Nevertheless, the rush to report and communicate complex scientific results has sometimes led to confusion, mistrust and ultimately even fear and hatred towards #bats 3/n
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Global shifts in mammalian population trends reveal key predictors of virus spillover risk. Out in Proc Royal Society B @RSocPublishing @CKreuderJohnson @EpiCenterUCD @PREDICTproject @OneHealthUCD @ucdavisvetmed @LairmoreDVMDean @NIH…
Co-authors include @petaleeh @PanditPranav, @SmileyTierra, Julie Rushmore, Cristin Young, and Megan Doyle. The study was supported by @PREDICTproject and @NIH
The study concludes that the exploitation of natural habitats is not only a conservation issue, but an important driver of spillover transmission zoonotic viruses. Here is a thread that discusses three key points highlighted from study.
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In light of the (continued) bad rep that #bats are receiving due to #Covid_19, I think it's of critical importance to remind ourselves why bats are necessary parts of a healthy ecosystem, and how they benefit humans directly. A thread 👇👇
1. Let's start by recognizing that, among all mammals, bats are 2nd only to rodents in species richness. There are > 1,300 species of bats recognized currently. This comprises almost 1/5 of the world's mammal species, with >175 genera arranged in 20 families. So, lots of bats.
2. For so many bats to exist, they had to undergo “niche partitioning” so they wouldn’t outcompete each other for resources. So, each species evolved differences in form, or the way they look, & function, or the ‘way of life’ they follow, incl. where they are & what they eat
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Dear @nytimes @cnn @vice @newsroomnz @thescientistllc @businessinsider @bbcnews @LaVanguardia @diariARA @NatureNews @sciencemagazine I suggest to every one of you to carefully and honestly think and reply to a very simple question regarding #bats #conservation #virus & #ethics.
"A casual family wth 2 lovely children lives in the countryside, near a cave hosting thousands of bats. They never had an issue with them and don't know much about bats... but now they've read your most recent news and headings about #coronavirus. What would they immediately do?"
Let me give my personal view as a bat ecologist "They would probably seal the cave or massively kill as many bats as possible. Some could hopefully escape, but the colony wouldn't definitely be back." But don't misunderstand me. It is 100% logical, and I would have done the same.
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There have been no recent changes to my portfolio holdings, but here's a reminder for anyone who is interested. From largest to smallest. Top five positions = 53% of total. Top 10 = 80%.

12 Nov 2018: added #RMV
22 Nov 2018: added #BPM
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@hskulkarni @NitinSeam @KaminskiMed @Twitter We could do the following to make #BATS (Best of @atscommunity Tweetorial series) a reality:
1. Participants do a tweetorial (5-15 threaded tweets) or many at their convenience over a time period.
2. They submit links to their tweetorials (2 per participant max) to ATS 1/
@hskulkarni @NitinSeam @KaminskiMed @Twitter @atscommunity 3. A committee judges them using a pre determined template (originality, relevance, use of enhancements such as links pictures and polls), engagement (RTs likes and comments) etc
4. Top 5 participants are invited for a final round where they have to do a three part challenge 2/
@hskulkarni @NitinSeam @KaminskiMed @Twitter @atscommunity 5. Part 1: share a #twerl: single educational tweet
6. Part 2: Summarize a recent ATS publication in one tweet (using whatever means necessary: VA, video, infographics)
7. Part 3: A tweetorial connecting physiology/anatomy/biochem to clinical practice or similar challenge 3/
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1...#QCHistoryEngages On why I chose an MA in Library Science and History - My love of History was not sparked from a single visit to a museum, but rather continuous interactions with educational institutions.
2...My first memory of such a place was a visit to the @FloridaMuseum in Gainesville. The two exhibits I recall from the trip were displays on #bats and #dinosaurs, two things many 8 year olds enjoy. Still have the bat book from the trip.
3...My parents would always encourage visits to the #library as I had an interest for reading from a young age (not sure how they inspired that from the beginning - gladtheydid). This turned into an opportunity for me to discover new topics such as astronomy and other sciences.
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