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In Philadelphia the number of cases is NOT being reported accurately and any day now there is going to be an explosion of numbers. Test results are too slow and death certificates are not necessarily being issued as #COVID19, but respiratory and/or heart failure, pneumonia.
Plus, last week I discovered while researching a story that the majority of deaths here--nearly two-thirds--are POC. Getting data from communities of color and testing in those communities is slower. But that stat is not being reported.
Here are today's numbers for the tri-state:
PA: 11,150 cases, 150 deaths (far too low)
NJ: 37,505 cases, 917 deaths (also low)
DE: 673 cases, 14 deaths (seems low)
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After downplaying the threat of the deadly #coronavirus, US @Surgeon_General now warns: “This is going to be the hardest and saddest week of most Americans’ lives. This is going to be our Pearl Harbor moment, our 9/11.”

If only he’d warned this EARLIER.🤬
On February 1, US Surgeon General @JeromeAdamsMD downplayed the threat of the deadly #coronavirus, one of MANY dangerous missteps by the Trump Administration.

#coronavirus #COVID19 #CoronavirusPandemic

On March 1, Jerome Adams yet again downplayed the threat of the #CoronavirusPandemic, tweeting: "for the general public the immediate health risk is considered low."

Meanwhile, the deadly #coronavirus was spreading like wildfire UNDETECTED.🤬

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‼️The Trump Administration waited until MID-MARCH to begin placing bulk orders of N95 respirator #masks, ventilators and other critical equipment, squandering ~2 months.

Trump’s inaction is COSTING AMERICAN LIVES.🤬

#coronavirus #COVID19 #SendPPE…
Despite REPEATED warnings *since January* about the threat of this deadly #coronavirus, Trump refused to prepare.

We now have MASSIVE shortages of key equipment, and Trump *still* hasn’t invoked the #DefenseProductionAct to ramp up production of #PPE.🤬

Trump and cronies have urged state/local governments to buy their own #masks and ventilators.

Kush: “The notion of the federal stockpile was it’s supposed to be our stockpile. It’s not supposed to be state stockpiles that they then use.”🙄


#coronavirus #COVID19
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The #CoronavirusPandemic has taught us much:
1. We are strong, resilient nurturing
2. Life will go on
3. #COVID2019 deaths increase w/co-morbidities
4. Reports all over saying hospital traffic way down
5. Social distancing slows the spread
6. Big Pharma has been treating symptoms for years
7. We need to supplement health with better nutrition, not drugs
8. Vaccines are another big money grab by big Pharma
9. Boards of big Pharma include vaccine supporters like #BillGates
10. #BillGates is also a finder of the #coronavirus patent.
11. American economy turns the world.
12. The world has stopped. We are in suspended animation. Lack of income kills people. They starve.
13. We must get back to work, take appropriate measures to #SlowTheSpread
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Some communists & left liberals were asking what #RSS is doing in times of #CoronaCrisis?

This thread is for them. Have patience & read every tweet carefully.

Also remember, RSS has been there to help every Indian always, in each crisis we faced as nation.

In Gorakhpur, due to lockdown, when getting Chai also became almost impossible, Sangh Swayamsewaks distributed not even Chai but masks & food to #CoronaWarriors of @Uppolice. Food was also distributed at many bus stands for hungry people. #NationFirstForRSS
In Gorakhnath Hospital, one time meal for everyone is being provided by #SewaBharti. Migrant laborers going to other cities without food were provided food packets by #Sangh.
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Hello guys!

Here's another hopefully helpful/educational thread on #COVID19 transmission & quarantining! 

Few important points to be noted on the above topics to understand the situation better. 

#SciComm #MedEd #PatientEd #lka

¤Asymptomatic transmission is when a laboratory confirmed patient with #COVID19 who DOES NOT develop the typical symptoms during the course of the infection transmits the virus to another person. 

¤ Even though the occurence of this phenomenon is currently found to be rare, Asymptomatic carriers will pose a significant challenge for the public health officials in tracing and curbing the spread of the virus. 
This term can often be confused with Presymptomatic transmission.
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Why do some people die from #coronavirus/#COVID19, while others show no symptoms? Why did I end up critical in the ICU, while my husband had medium-level flu symptoms for a week?

#COVID19Pandemic #CoronavirusPandemic #CoronavirusUSA
It might not be just about age and health conditions; there could be a genetic influence as well. (Thanks to @larry_falbe for the interesting article.)

#COVID19 #COVID19Pandemic #coronavirus #CoronavirusPandemic #CoronavirusUSA
Suddenly getting lots of queries about my health (from folks not familiar with my story). I’m 44, not overweight, no smoking, no drugs, hardly any drinking. No health conditions except exercise-induced asthma, which I manage with an inhaler.
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⚠️#COVID19 deaths in the US continue to ACCELERATE with daily new death now exceeding #Italy.

No signs of slowing.

As I've warned, #coronavirus deaths will continue to skyrocket, until at least ~2-3 weeks AFTER we #FlattenTheCurve of new cases.

The next 4-6 weeks will be hell.
US #coronavirus death continue to DOUBLE every 3 days, with no signs of slowing.

#Italy locked down, and its #COVID19 death toll flattened.

@realDonaldTrump *still* hasn't ordered a nationwide #lockdown, and our death toll is SKYROCKETING.

INACTION = more people DIE.🤬
New daily #coronavirus cases in the US continue to ACCELERATE (~30,000 today), setting the global pace, albeit #China not accurate.

#COVID19 deaths will SKYROCKET for ~2-3 weeks *after* the number of new cases flattens.

Countries with #lockdowns were able to #FlattenTheCurve.👇🏼
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ThanQ @POTUS and the #Patriots, all of this horrific information is coming #DarkToLight.

My journey down the rabbit hole, like many others, has lead me to #BELIEVEinGOD. I thank #God everyday for #TheGreatAwakening that is finally upon me!

#SaveTheChildren #GodWins #bibleverse
I am presently reading the #Bible for the very first time. I am still in the Old Testament and reading #Psalms... What I want to share is what I just read. Psalms 63 -68 just blew my mind, in light of these last few days of revelation...

So many references to flesh-eating liars.
Psalm 63
9 Those who want to kill me will be destroyed;
they will go down to the depths of the earth.
10 They will be given over to the sword
and become food for jackals.
11 But the king will rejoice in God;
all who swear by God ... mouths of liars will be silenced.
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Follow this thread for details on #COVID19 testing centres in your state 👇🏥.

(In partnership with @DettolIndia)

#IndiaAgainstCOVID19 #ApniSurakshaApneHaath #CoronavirusPandemic
@DettolIndia Where to get tested for #COVID19? Follow this thread for details 👇.

(In partnership with @DettolIndia)

#IndiaAgainstCOVID19 #ApniSurakshaApneHaath #CoronavirusOutbreak
@DettolIndia For details about #COVID19 testing centres in your state, follow this thread 👇🏥.

(In partnership with @DettolIndia)

#IndiaAgainstCOVID19 #ApniSurakshaApneHaath #CoronavirusPandemic
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What is a #virus? How #small or #big are they? Take a look at this colourful #infographic aimed at #kids here -…
The image can be downloaded nd printed from -… #SciComm #LockdownLessons #COVID19 #ScienceFightsFiction
What exactly is a #coronavirus? How do these viruses affect the #RespiratorySystem? Here is an explainer #FunToLearn #ScienceFromHome
How does #soap exactly work against the #coronavirus? Lean about all the #lipids that fight the #virus to keep us healthy. So don't forget to #WashYourHands and #StaySafeStayHealthy
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#CoronavirusPandemic #coronavirus
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#CoronavirusPandemic #coronavirus
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#CoronavirusPandemic #coronavirus
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🔥BREAKING NEWS🔥Lawsuits against ⁦@FoxNews, ⁦@realDonaldTrump⁩ and Rupert Murdoch are going to become a tsunami soon. Their conspiracy theories are dangerous and made the #CoronavirusPandemic #1000xworse ‼️#FoxNewsClassAction…
The @FBI declared conspiracy theorists a threat to National Security. The @FBI made this declaration after @realDonaldTrump and @FoxNews radicalized Cesar Sayoc who mailed pipe bombs to Trump’s public “enemies list.” 🦠Latest conspiracy is the #CoronaHoax.
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1/ In as much as we had to combat the spread of #covid19 virus, the copy and paste #lockdown approach which most African countries adopted from Europe will destroy Afrika. People are starving with no hope of getting aid. The aftermath is now more scary than the virus itself.
2/ We made a mistake by adopting European methods to combat #coronavirus. I am truly concerned about the aftermath. We had to acknowledge our existing problems. The poverty, hunger and recession during the aftermath is what is going to kill Africans not the virus itself. @KDVAMBE
3/ African leaders need to restrategize and pay attention to our economic climate. We are not paying attention to our global financial positioning, we don't have the economic standing that Europe has. We can't afford to take care of our own people. #COVID2019 #CoronavirusPandemic
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This is a powerful thread about how social care world is becoming an (even closer) adjunct to the NHS during #Coronavirus #COVID2019 epidemic. It raises some important and difficult questions. 1/
The first is about frankness with the public.

NHS doctors on Covid frontlines are clear that these patients would almost certainly not get ventilated in hospital.

Even now, before the peak, am told prioritisation is already strong. Those with best shot get to ITU /2
This is not a random process - there are guidelines and score charts and ethical committees making evidence-based decisions.

But, per doc, estimate mortality of vented patients is around 50% - and the over 70s have much worse chances. See this on deaths by age from Times.
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Listening to these stories of people dying from their loved ones is just gutting.
@ErinBurnett is one of the toughest reporters in the business and she is crying on screen from her guest's story. And I am just sobbing.

I'm sure Burnett saw herself in this woman--they are the same age, both mothers of three. There was no reason for this 42 year old teacher to have died and left his wife a widow and his kids fatherless. This virus is just crushing so many families.
There is going to be so much resentment building across the country as more people die. It will be natural to blame those who refused to stay inside for our loved ones' sickness and/or death. Everyone is a carrier unless proven otherwise.
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⚠️#COVID19 deaths in #NYC are more than DOUBLING every 2 days, faster than *anywhere* else globally.

#Michigan (#Detroit) and NJ are also #coronavirus hot zones, followed #NewOrleans (LA).

As I've warned, the next 4-6 weeks will be hell.

🚨#COVID19 cases in the US are exploding *exponentially*, now at >20,000 new cases per day and RISING.

Until at least ~2-3 weeks after we #FlattenTheCurve of new #coronavirus cases, the number of **daily deaths will continue to surge**.

PLEASE #StayHome.🙏🏼

⚠️@realDonaldTrump FAILED to #lockdown nationwide, and @GOP governors FAILED to #lockdown some states, helping this deadly #coronavirus to spread EXPONENTIALLY.

More Americans will DIE because of their INACTION.🤬

#COVID19 #CoronavirusPandemic
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@realDonaldTrump Mr. Trump, I’m a Christian pastor and an American who loves this country. I beg you, sir, to do the following: (1) Issue a national stay-at-home order for April and May, exempting essentials like groceries, pharmacies, hospitals, energy suppliers, and utilities.
@realDonaldTrump (2) Use the authority you have through the Defense Production Act to order the manufacture of ventilators, masks, sanitizers, and other things needed by medical facilities, medical personnel, and ordinary Americans.
@realDonaldTrump On this second point, sir, there is no need to think that we will fall into socialism. Most Americans reject socialism. But in times of war, to save our country, great US presidents have taken extraordinary action to marshall America’s resources, ...
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Doctors & nurses are not only threatened by #coronavirus - they are being threatened & silenced by many hospital administrators when they talk to the media. This is NOT acceptable. Please RT & share. The @AHAAdvocacy must stop this.
@AHAAdvocacy Here's another article documenting this unfortunate and ill-conceived hospital censorship of concerned docs & nurses.…
@AHAAdvocacy Don't muzzle our docs & nurses at this important moment. Just don't.…
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I have previously said social cohesion will allow us to get back to ”normalcy’. While social cohesion still remains vital for better outcomes in this pandemic, I have decided to change my view on what was deemed as normal.

#Thread 1/n
I now hold the view that the global lockdowns is actually a good thing for humans. It gives people time to decompress from the capitalistic dog-eat-dog world that resembled a rat race. That wasn't a healthy way to live. 2/n
I still think conceptual capitalism can be a force for good, but we do need to deploy a more humane form of capitalism in place of what we have now. 3/n
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From my most recent reporting in Philadelphia: Nearly two-thirds of #COVID19 deaths are BIPOC.
I will be writing more about this as I get more details. Philly is majority black. My story is evolving on Philly & South Jersey (Camden is majority Latinx, etc).
From NJ, @PhilMurphyNJ is expressing his frustration that folks keep demanding why NJ/US is not SK. Not meaningful when compliance is still such an issue. "The need for compliance," is critical. Murphy says he talked with Dr. Fauci last night. Said he was "extremely helpful."
Murphy says he appreciates everyone who is "being non-partisan" and putting people over politics.

Murphy also says he hopes folks applying for unemployment that they processed 35k cases Thursday and to try to be patient, it's gonna happen, including extra $600, it will go thru.
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😱OMG. #Ecuador is so overwhelmed by #coronavirus infections that corpses have been left in the streets to rot. Ecuador confirms 2,700 #COVID19 cases and 93 deaths—60 in Guayaquil. But city officials say they recovered at least 400 bodies in recent days.…
😱Unconfirmed video purportedly shows bodies of #COVID19 victims being burned in the streets in #Ecuador.

#Guayaquil—a port city of 2.8 million and epicenter of Ecuador’s #coronavirus outbreak—is totally overwhelmed.


#Ecuador’s 1st #COVID19 case—confirmed on 2/29—a 70yo who‘d flown from #Italy and later died.

She lived near #Guayaquil where residents were slow to comply with governmental restrictions.

~370 nurses have been infected and 5 have died.😢

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⚠️#COVID19 deaths in #NYC continue to surge faster than *any* place on Earth, more than DOUBLING every 2 days.

#Michigan now a major US #coronavirus hot zone, followed by NJ and #Louisiana.

As I've warned, the next 4-6 weeks will be hell.

The number of new #coronavirus cases in the US continues to explode exponentially with no sign of slowing.

Each day brings more new #COVID19 cases than the prior day, now >20,000 new cases a day – the most in the world.😥

#Spain and #Italy have flattened the curve.

Total US #COVID19 cases continue to set the record and now represent *25% of ALL #coronavirus cases worldwide* (albeit #China doesn't report accurately).

@realDonaldTrump *still* hasn't ordered nationwide #lockdown.

New cases will continue to explode for at least 2-3 weeks.
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