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NEW: SO. NHS is NOT just short of protective gear and ventilators, per fascinating leaked memo by senior doctor; also #COVID19
#Coronavirus is NOT a "one organ" (lung only) disease - my latest via @FT 1/thread…
@FT First, the who/what etc

This is a 1,000-word memo from Prof Daniel Martin Intensive Care Lead for High Consequence Infectious Diseases at
Royal Free Hospital after a conference call with 80 other docs.

It is gripping for several reasons /2
It essentially reveals two things:

1) the shortages and pressures on the NHS, on staff and kit

2) how care is evolving and still under discussion by docs. It is not as simple as just 'deal with pneumonia'.

Take each in turn /3
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The wisdom I gleaned (or am gleaning) in during the #Covid_19 crisis, a thread. You can feel free to add…

1. Women by evolution are designed to be the stronger species.
2. One wrong leader can bring the strongest nation of the world to its knees.

3. The Western world we idolised isn’t as developed as we were made to believe.
4. China started & won the World War3 without a single bullet being fired.
5. Family i more important than anything else in the world.
6. Our home is the world’s safest zone 2/n
7. The developing world and within which too the economically challenged have better developed immunity than the more prosperous.
8. We Indian males should learn & participate more in the housekeeping chores, makes for happier families.
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⚠️ATENCIÓ: Tothom parla de l’enorme impacte que tindrà el #Covid_19 a les nostres vides però concretem quins seràn aquests canvis.

👉Avís: si et sents massa afectat pel confinament, et recomano NO continuar llegint aquest fil en aquests moments.

(2/15) Costa d’imaginar com canviarà el món que coneixíem quan poguem tornar a sortir, oi?

👉Doncs anem a veure alguns exemples pràctics:

Per començar, sembla que el confinament podria durar mesos. Es parla de períodes de reclusió intermitents fins que arribi una vacuna.
(3/15) Si això es confirma, el sector de l’oci, la restauració i els serveis pràcticament “desapareixerà” tal com el coneixíem fins ara.

La majoria de bars, restaurants, cafeteries i comerços no sobreviuràn. S’hauràn de reconvertir: servei a domicili, take-away, catering, etc.
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Sobre uso de #mascarillas #Covid_19: El Minsal recomendó usarlas a quienes salgan a lugares con + personas. Lo mismo hizo la CDC, el gobierno español, China y Japón. La OMS mantiene su posición respecto a que deben ser utilizadas por personal de salud y enfermos. Abro hilo 👇
1.- Todos los infectólogos coinciden: las mascarillas quirúrgicas, N95 o superiores, deben ser utilizadas por personal de salud y contagiados. Estos equipos de protección personal ya son escasos así que, si quiere usarlos, es mejor ver alternativas y conocer pros y contras. 👇
2.- IMPORTANTE: Usar mascarilla no reemplazará NUNCA el lavado de manos ni la distancia social. Esto es un complemento, así que no deje de tomar todas las medidas anteriores. Dicho eso, vamos a la pregunta que muchos se hacen...¿Todas las mascarillas protegen igual? 👇
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(1/n) Mise à jour: Données épidémiologiques du Grand-Est, comparaison à modèle SIR simple. (Le temps caractéristique a été considéré à 2.9 jours). On perçoit la chute du taux de contamination (R0), de 2.1 initialement à 1.4, puis autour de 1.2 cette la dernière semaine.
(2/n) En continuant sur cette tendance, inflexion prochaine du nombre d'hospitalisations et réanimations (c'est à dire diminution du nombre de nouvelles hospitalisations et réanimations par jour).
(3/n) Le nombre de décès par jour fluctue autour d'un plateau. Le taux de contamination R0 actuel, proche de 1, continuerait potentiellement à baisser vu les derniers points, et le délai attendu entre contaminations et évolution...? Représentation semilogarithmique, ici.
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1/I never tweet about personal issues—but this is way too important—I am COVID positive and asymptomatic and have been a caregiver for my husband @JagSinghMD who was critically ill with #COVID19. I've learned some things - please follow for more 1/25
2/ He is on day 25 of experiencing symptoms related to being COVID positive. I hope our experience with #coronavirus can be a resource for so many who are being impacted.
3/After experiencing #Covid_19 from the patient/caregiver end despite both of us being physicians at a major academic medical center, this has been a challenge like no other I have experienced.
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NOTÍCIA INCRÍVEL! Cientistas de universidades chinesas de Whuan dão um importante passo para a cura do COVID-19 ao utilizar anti-coagulantes no tratatamento da doença. Segue o fio. #Covid_19 #coronavirus
Observou-se no estudo que entre as vítimas fatais do novo coronavírus, há uma alta incidência de coagulação intravascular e tromboembolismo pulmonar. #coronavirus #Covid_19
No estudo, realizado com 449 pacientes com quadro grave de COVID-19, 99 receberam medicação anticoagulante, reduzindo significativamente a mortalidade em comparação com os pacientes que não foram submetidos ao tratamento. #Covid_19 #coronavirus
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1 Boy
with 3 different names
Died 3 different times
In 3 different Countries.

(Thread pinned to my profile)

Please verify everything.
This is not some sick joke.
I stumbled on this by accident.
Links if you wish to verify.

Boy 1
Conor Wilmot…
Boy 2
Ismail Mohamed AbdulWahib…
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It is quite unfortunate that the containment of coronavirus has been politicized by the Federal Government. While Lagos State received a grant of N10billion as a commercial hub,
Rivers State as the nation’s oil and gas hub that produces a greater percentage of the nation’s wealth has not received any support from the Federal Government.

One wonders why Federal Government should single out a state out of 36 States to give support. Does it mean that support will come when a State has a record of over 50 infected persons before it gets support.
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Is the youngest boy to die from #coronavirus a lie?

Why is a photo from a 15 year old boy's death in 2017 being used?

This is not to offend anyone, just want the truth

Ishmail Mohamad Abdulwahab
Died at the Age 13

This is the only pic that has been released

The boy in the picture is actually

Isaiah Gonzolas
Age 13
Known as Conor Wilmot

(Most likely to divert attention from his parents living undocumented in the country)

Tragically lost his life to suicide in 2017 playing an online game called "Blue Whale Challange"

A Gofundme to cover the funeral costs for Ismail has raised
$ 87,901.05 usd

@madinah_college Director and family friend Mark Stephenson set up the fundraiser.

Ismail the 13 year old boy is also being reported as a student at Madinah College.

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So in short, people have to choice but go back to work. There is no support for them, they need to fight #COVID19 and poverty, all alone.

That is why you cannot blame these passengers packed in a BRT bus this morning in Tehran. They need to feed their families.
Or these people going to work in a highway 7:35AM this morning in Tehran (9M).

The media only focuses on the fact that people not observing... not why they cannot - that is the real issue here.

You might wonder why they are not using some level of PPE? With bullish rhetoric from officials claiming victory against #COVID19 and lack of masks and gloves or them being very expensive. Yet ignorance is also a factor for some.
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In 2017,the @WorldBank Launched the First-Ever Pandemic Bonds to Support $500 Million Pandemic Emergency Financing Facility
Maturity July '20
Coupon 6m USD Libor +6.5%
#COVID2019 #COVID19KE #komeshakorona… via @WorldBank
#COVID2019 #COVID19KE #komeshakorona
".., the outbreak would need to last at least 12 weeks, and have more than 2,500 deaths for the riskier of the two bonds, and 250 deaths for the other. There must also be more than 20 deaths in a second country."…
For those interested. The prospectus is available here…
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Getting back to normal life will require knowing who is immune to #coronavirus and who isn't. Here's a thread on how #COVID19 tests work, how long after a #Covid_19 infection are they still valid, how to get one & what government can do to help get us back to work... 1/8
There are 2 tests for the actual #coronavirus:

1. Viral genetic material (RNA) is amplified by RT-PCR (real-time polymerase-chain-reaction). More virus, more fluorescence

2. Genetic material is read by a DNA sequencer to detect its abundance & genotype (~10 clades/types) 2/8
There's a 3rd type of RNA test being developed @mason_lab called RT-LAMP (Reverse Transcription Loop-mediated Isothermal Amplification). Advantages are simplicity, low cost, and insensitivity to contaminants from blood🩸or sputum 👄 3/8
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March 14th: *posted COVID-19 hoax, anti-socialism rant on FB*

April 2nd: *died of COVID-19, family asking for GoFundMe donations*

I post this not to mock Karen Kolb Sehlke's death, but to underscore the tragic risk one takes when taking this pandemic for granted. #RIP #StaySafe
Dying from a virus you called a hoax less than 2 wks ago is proof that life comes at you fast, but death comes at you faster. This pandemic isn't an issue about which we should be politically partisan. Let's be smart, vigilant, careful, & caring. COVID-19 is apolitical. #StaySafe
...and, NO, the #COVID_19 case of Karen Kolb Sehlke isn't itself a hoax. The following link is to her original FB post & you can read news of her death in the comments, with proof.…

#StaySafe #StayHome #coronavirus #covidhoax @realDonaldTrump @nowthisnews
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States MUST start tracking and reporting race data in connection with #Covid_19.

As of Friday morning, African Americans made up almost half of Milwaukee County’s 945 #Covid_19 cases and 81% of all 27 deaths in a county whose population is 26% Black.…
In Michigan, where the state’s population is 14% Black, African Americans made up 35% of cases and 40% of deaths as of Friday morning.

Both Detroit and #Flint, where a majority of residents are Black, have emerged as hot spots with high death tolls.…
New Orleans has the highest number of #coronavirus deaths per capita of all hard-hit cities in the nation -- twice the rate of NYC.

40% of the state’s deaths have occurred in Orleans Parish, where the majority of residents are African American.…
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“Into the valley of death rode the 600.”

600 of Britain’s finest cavalrymen, and the press went ballistic, at the stupidity of a poorly expressed order.

However it was just a poor communication. The intent was correct. The Turks were stealing British cannon at the end of a valley.

“Get the guns!”

Yet the cavalry charged down the other valley in the other direction to get the Russian guns, manned, primed, and shortly blowing them to bits.

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1/ New paper! "Social distancing to slow the U.S. #Covid_19 epidemic", led by Mark Siedner (@MGHMedicine @MonganInstitute @GlobalHealthMGH @mgh_id @AHRI_News) & @harlingg (@UCLGlobalHealth & @AHRI_News), w/ Zahra Reynolds, Rebecca Gilbert, & @atheendar (@PennMEHP @PennLDI)
2/ Social distancing is a mainstay of nonpharmaceutical public health intervention in epidemic settings. Most of you recognize this #FlattentheCurve figure from the @PNASNews paper by Richard Hatchett, Carter Mecher and Mark Lipsitch (@mlipsitch):…
3/ For more about social distancing, see this thread (among many, many informative threads on #Covid_19) by @NAChristakis:
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So my earlier Tweet about the MSM not interviewing any family members has gotten quite the response over on IG. Tons of people are telling me they know someone or have lost someone directly to this virus. Is there any way to know if they’re telling the truth? No, but I am...
... inclined to believe that these people have lost someone close to them. And for that I do send my condolences. With that said, my question still remains and is even broadened now. How do you know your grandfather died of #Covid_19 ? Because the doctor told you so? I’m not...
... denying people are dying. I’m questioning whether or not it’s this mystery virus. We can’t have it both ways folks. If you follow pages like mine it’s because you believe in “conspiracy theories” one way or the other. Being that my page is solely focused on Q and that...
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The modelling data shared by ON today highlights a basic conundrum re: gov't measures to limit the pandemic's spread. On the one hand, models tell us that lives - many lives - would be saved by decreeing lockdowns, fewer declared essential services, etc. #Covid_19 #cdnpoli
You might think therefore the moral imperative would be to dictate the imposition of those measures - basically shut people into their homes. And governments must surely be looking at the models and wondering if that's not the logical and correct thing to do #Covid_19 #cdnpoli
But it's just not that simple for decision-makers. The harder you squeeze, the more sand you spray from your clenched fist. Will such strict measures - taken pre-emptively to avoid greater rates of infection and mortality - be accepted by our society? #Covid_19 #cdnpoli
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Dear #FBPE friends,
are you #Covid_19 + at home, with mild or no symptoms? This excercize, explained by an ITA ICU doctor, could help you to prevent getting worse and necessity of ventilation. ITA lang, watch, then I'll try to explain in ENG
The virus works narrowing the lungs' alveoli, and today the main care is using ventilation and oxygen to keep them enlarged with a positive extra pressure
This simple exercize makes the lungs work enlarged with a little pressure to fight against the disease effect
This is important for Covid+ people even if with mild or no symptoms so that they can protect the lungs to try not to get worse and need mechanical support. We don't still know how the virus works so better to prevent even if you don't feel bad
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कोरोना मरीज़ों व उनके परिजनों से अपील!
देश के कुछ स्थानों पर डॉक्टरों व चिकित्साकर्मियों के साथ दुर्व्यवहार की ख़बरें चिंताजनक हैं।#Covid_19 मरीज़ों व उनके परिजनों से मेरी अपील है कि वे डॉक्टरों व अन्य चिकित्साकर्मियों के काम में बाधा उत्पन्न न करें #COVID19Pandemic @MoHFW_INDIA
हमें यह नहीं भूलना चाहिए कि #coronawarriors अपने निरंतर व निष्ठापूर्ण सेवा कार्य से #Covid_19 को नियंत्रित करने के भरसक प्रयास कर रहे हैं।उनके इस उल्लेखनीय योगदान की पीएम श्री नरेन्द्र मोदी जी ने भी खुलकर प्रशंसा की है।

@MoHFW_INDIA #COVID19Pandemic #COVID2019
देश के #coronawarriors के परिश्रम के कारण देश में 150 से अधिक #Covid_19 के रोगी स्वस्थ होकर अपने घरों को लौट गए हैं।

वास्तव में हमारे डॉक्टर व चिकित्साकर्मी कठिन परिस्थितियों में एक गंभीर चुनौती से निपटने के जटिल कार्य में जुटे हैं।

@MoHFW_INDIA #COVID19Pandemic #COVID2019
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The jist of this whole thing goes this way:
Led by the Trump admin, Republicans and Conservatives took #Covid_19 very seriously.
Led by Pelosi, Democrats and progressives downplayed it, lied about and misled the people on a whole host of vital issues like this👇🏼
Nancy Pelosi has thousands of people come to #Chinatown in order to play politics with the #WuhanVirus. How many thousands were infected simply because of that?…. #Covid_19
Democrats at large slandered @POTUS when he shut down travel from China early on:…
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Bon, il se passe un truc, et vous êtes plusieurs à m'en parler ...
Le mec sur la photo, c'est le capitaine de vaisseau Crozier, de l'US Navy.
Il faut rappeler ici que l'US Navy est l'armée la plus puissante du monde, notamment grâce à ses 11 porte-avions nucléaires.
Et Crozier, il commande l'un d'entre eux : l'USS Roosevelt.
Enfin commandait, jusqu'à hier. Parce qu'il y a eu un problème.
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@bigredwavenow Is there more to Corona than meets the eye, or rather a blind eye? What is the real "invisible enemy" @realDonaldTrump often refers to?
@bigredwavenow @realDonaldTrump If you look further into Q references of Corona to post 2017, Q responds with "BLIND EYES IN THE SKY".
@bigredwavenow @realDonaldTrump Was Q poking the C_A in the eyes?
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