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Today we cremated my father, who died this past weekend after suffering effects of #LongCovid accelerating his dementia & other health problems. He went from an adventurer to a cripple in a matter of months. A 🧵 1/
He got COVID spring of ‘21 before being fully immunized. Initially seemed like he recovered, but clearly more trouble with memory, weakness, motivation.…
And then this sudden lack of desire to move became harder to overcome his weakness. @HeidiEngel4 @IcuPerme @ellenhillegass would have loved to have had PT prioritized for him. We knew he needed but he lacked motivation & resources…
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NCRB - National #Crime Records Bureau releases data on crimes every year. The data tells a dark tale of crimes against #women. The dignity of women is non negotiable. The #Constitution of #India guarantees Right to #Life and Personal #Liberty to all #Indians. Image
Recently released figures by the National Crime Records Bureau show that an average of 93 rapes takes place every single day. #RaiseVoiceAgainstRapes Image
Our hon'ble Courts have held that Rape is a crime against the basic postulates of human rights and is an unlawful intrusion onto the right to privacy and sanctity of a female as guaranteed under Article 21 of the #ConstitutionofIndia Image
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Good morning!

It’s the year 2021 and the BC government still thinks rent costs $375 a month.
I’m in Victoria today and a non-profit CEO recently told me there are zero permanent supportive housing units for women here.

Can that be true? In a major and modern capital city like this?

Nothing to offer at all?
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1/🧵 People ask me, “What’s the main purpose of treating #COVID ICU pts with the #A2Fbundle? (a daily safety checklist of ⬇️ sedation & ⬆️ mobilization). It’s to prevent #PICS related dementia, PTSD, depression & reduce suffering in #LongCOVID.

HOW? What is the philosophy?
2/ For patients it’s about magnifying their #dignity and self-worth by liberating them sooner from us (our treatments that put them through a depersonalization chamber). For HCWs, it’s about purity of service, avoiding hypocrisy, and better self-sacrifice for our patients.
3/ Waking people up and walking them w family at their side in PPE (even inside a room if #COVID+) allows them to feel alive again. Repersonalized! Human. Seen. Drives away #delirium & #brainfog. Wouldn’t you want this?
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I would like to talk about the main objective of #NRF which unfortunately it does seem like people are painting a different picture. #NRF is fighting for #freedom, #dignity & #peace of #Afghanistan. NRF are against any type of extremism & extremism ideology 1/5
Former #ANSF prideful soldiers who were sold by Ghani gov and were betrayed by them. Are from every ethnicity of Afg they are currently part of #NRF so the rational, baseless & uneducated opinion that #NRF is against a specific tribe is absolutely erroneous. 2/5
The main objective has always been that #Resistance will start from #Panjshir and slowly but surely it will take over Afg. #NRF is not fighting for a specific tribe or a specific part of Afg but they are fighting for all of Afg. 3/5
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1/🧵 I’m surrounded by an #AntiVaxxer govt now willing to hurt kids!
👎 My home state of #Tennessee made the BONEHEADED decision to halt outreach to kids on ALL #Vaccination, NOT just #COVID19. I’ve lived here since 1997. I’m embarrassed, angry & sad.
2/ Our Department of Health is halting “all adolescent vaccine outreach for ALL diseases.” What? So we aren’t going to protect our precious kids against Tetanus, Pertussis, Diphtheria, Rotavirus, H flu, hepatitis, pneumonia, meningitis, HPV (which leads to cancer)?

3/ GONE are Postcards to teens to remind them to get a second #COVID #Vaccine shot...but adults still get the postcards. Why? “Potential solicitation to a minor.” WHAT? No, this is called #PublicHealth.

Why should adults get promotions toward #wellness and not kids?

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Here's a fun #NINO - the UK's National Insurance Number - [Thread] to start the weekend 👇

Maybe I should do an #NHSnumber one sometime? It's a fascinating story, which (ironically) starts with these...
[With thanks to @guy_herbert, @TomSamaki, @PrivacyMatters & others for encouragement!]

Before I start a geeky 'deep dive' on the #NHSnumber, to provide some (personal/professional) context that will hopefully become apparent, I'll just drop these two images here:
So, to begin.

After the Second World War, in a time when we started to think (again) what a #civilised society would be, and when our leaders tried to agree #principles like #UDHR that might prevent the recurrence of genocide, and support #dignity and #HumanRights for all...
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I am getting this question a lot from different media outlets: What are Palestinians after, why are they protesting?

Let me try to simplify it in a way people around the world may be able to relate to.


Palestinians want what @NelsonMandela and #SteveBeko wanted: #Freedom.

Palestinians want what #MalcolmX and #MLK fought for: #Dignity & #Equality

Palestinians are struggling for what #Gandhi & #FrantzFanon fought for: #EndingColonialism

Palestinians are struggling for… 2/
Palestinians are struggling for what Simone de Beauvoir & Sojourner Truth fought for: #EndingSubjugation

Palestinians are struggling for what George Washington and Simon Bolivar fought for: #PeoplesRule #EndingAuthoritarianism

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JEDER hat den gleichen RESPEKT verdient!
Aber wer mich vorsätzlich respektlos behandelt, darf in der Zukunft erstmal auch von mir keinen Respekt erwarten.
Und trotzdem:

Manchmal behandelt man jemanden auch unbeabsichtigt oder aus einer "schlechten Laune" heraus respektlos.
Für mich kann/muss ich sogar sagen, dass ich besonders in einem Teil meiner Schulzeit respektlos behandelt wurde und deshalb fällt es mir selbst manchmal schwer, angemessen respektvoll zu reagieren, da mir ein wirklich sicherer Umgang mit Respekt fehlt.
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It's not surprising to me that @nytimes would essentially publish an advertisement for physician-assisted suicide. What does surprise me is how advocates fail to see how culturally formative some of these views are 1/ #hapc #hpm #MedTwitter…
The life of one person who "could no longer stand, feed or toilet himself" was described as "protracted dying." It's difficult to discern when one actually starts to die. It's a conversation worth having. 2/
However, to emphasize that dying begins when one loses independence places an immense burden on some of the most vulnerable people. Surely it's the case that dying eventually entails loss of independence, but the converse can't always be true. 3/
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Migrant "Protection" Protocols (MPP) Survivor Stories #1:

1/ Gabriel and family survived the trek north only to be trapped in Mexico by Trump’s cruel America. Will they now get to cross into the US?


Updates by @Enrevolucion_33 in thread...
2/ UPDATE 25 FEB: "Hi Sarah, I already registered on the UNHCR website. I received a call yesterday, asking me for more information. They said that my application is in process and to wait for another communication. It is the US gov that will decide when we cross." #WeCanWelcome
3/ UPDATE #2: "They say that today the first group of 25 people will pass to the US from Matamoros. In 16 months of waiting, it is the first time that there is positive news. We feel very happy since this marks the beginning of the end."

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In light of the recent events involving the owners of #Cannoli and their manager,
we at the Centre for Labour Research (CLR), in the interest of protecting the
fundamental human #right to #dignity, condemn any and all forms of #harassment.
The viral video in which the owners of Cannoli are seen singling out and
humiliating their manager due to his inability to speak the colonisers language for
their entertainment depicts a form of #workplaceharassment. Such behaviour is
It is the responsibility of the employer to ensure that each and every employee,
regardless of their #employment status, the sector of employment, or their
occupation feel safe, respected and included at the workplace.
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2.1/x That there is #negligible risk of #asymptomatic transmission

was ALSO stated by Beda M #Stadler,
fmr director of Institute Immunology at the University of Bern, biologist and prof emeritus
and medical professional in Switzerland…

3.1/x A study on infectivity of #asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 carriers


In summary, all the 455 contacts were excluded from SARS-CoV-2 infection and we conclude that the infectivity of some asymptomatic SARS-CoV-2 carriers might be weak“
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@Apple wants to silence #political opinions, that it should also stop manufacturing black and yellow #iPhones, and only make products in blue, red and white.” 1/n

@SolomonYue⁩ ⁦…
『但近日經理限制口罩款式,黃色、寫有香港字樣、及有「#FDNOL」(Five Demands, Not One Less縮寫、五大訴求缺一不可)字樣的口罩均屬禁止之列,但藍色口罩則獲允許。』 3/n

@Apple Store禁員工戴港產黃口罩 職員證肖像不許穿黑黃色衫…
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I have never cried so much - #Dreamers #DACA #undocumented #immigrants We need to find our heart again as a nation. #DemConvention #dignity #respect #humanity
"Immigration is our origin story." AMEN @BarackObama #DemConvention
#Immigrants get the job done. We are MADE of immigrants. "Out of many, one." Welcome the stranger. Period. (Don't TELL me you're "religious" if you are not for protecting the stranger) #DemConvention
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Personal "data #ownership" - "pure" or otherwise - is a #misnomer, and #rights frameworks clearly struggle when predicated upon notions of #DataSubjects - and when the #value (to others) of information about us lies largely in its #relationships (to others').
I'd unpack @martintisne's first point a bit further; the impacts we experience are of course based in the way we are #discriminated (for or against) by those who treat us as members of a #class by virtue of shared #characteristics on which they pass #judgement - but is that...
..."more" about "other people's #data" or more about the #judgements, and who's making 'em?

While I share concerns around 'purely' individual(istic) rights - "every woman for herself"! - the perils of #GroupRights lie in the degree to which they can undermine what must remain...
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I'd like to share a lesson in patient/client/child/person centered care by my neice & nephew after my daughter tripped in the park & scraped knees.
1. Niece asks: Can I help you with your knees? (A=Yes) 'tell me when you're ready'. Niece smiles.
2. Niece explains procedure Image
(Dabbing with wet paper towel) and adds, 'this may hurt a little but it's only water and its really important to clean, you're doing great.
3. Nephew adds: ' when I get hurt I like to think of happy things. Let's see. What is your favourite thing on the whole world?
*procedure continues. A distracted by thinking of her favorite thing*
4. Niece explains next step: 'im going to put on bandaids now so we can keep playing. Do you want to run up the hill after?'
5. Niece & nephew both provide encouragement A
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To mark #ODI60 anniversary we're launching a #GlobalReset Dialogue to discuss how to create more resilient, equal societies beyond #coronavirus. A brilliant opening to the conversation today: @SudanPMHamdok @MaryRobinsonCtr @rodrikdani & Noeleen Heyzer. 1/…
'Old international norms and rules of the game have been turned on their head… Global challenges require new, not outdated global responses.' @SudanPMHamdok… #ODI60 #GlobalReset 2/ Image
'Covid-19 exacerbated existing inequalities but taught us that collective human behaviour matters, that government leadership matters, that science matters and that compassion and collaboration matter. ' @MaryRobinsonCtr… #ODI60 #GlobalReset 3/ Image
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Food stamps. I needed some new art for the living room, so I used images related to food stamps to make a digital collage and had it printed on canvas; I like how it turned out. Why food stamps? I wanted to reclaim the power of the images. #poverty #dignity #kindness Image
I have a complicated relationship with food stamps (today we call it SNAP). I’m grateful we had food stamps so we could eat when I was young. There’s one painful memory I can’t shake.
Mom sent me to a grocery store in Greenwood in 1984 with a shopping list and a handful of food stamps which she’d torn out of the booklet they come in.
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1] Received the news of the demise of #Burundi #Pres #PierreNkuruzinza with mixed feelings.

Whereas i immediately felt compassion for his loved one, can't help but feel ashamed as an #African.

Like many others, his #Presidency captured what is wrong with #African #politics. Image
2] For those not aware, #PresNkuruzinza had just finished his controversial 3rd term which began in 2015.

Many #Burundians were massacred for opposing his last term.

He had become obsessed with his #Presidency like many other #African despots.

Ofcourse #AU just watched. Image
3] Before #PresNkuruzinza stepped down, he pushed #Burundi into an election in the middle of #covid_19

He recklessly held rallies all over #Burundi

@WHO officials who cautioned his reckless conduct where simply expelled from #Burundi.

For him, #covid_19 was just a distraction. Image
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#MMT economists have been saying for decades that a #JobGuarantee is an automatic stabilizer. When the private sector is laying off millions of workers, the Federal government must step in as the employer of last resort.
You take people as they are, where they are, and you do on-the-job paid training at a living wage & benefits for anyone ready, willing, and able to work. During a #pandemic, one of the most important jobs under the #JobGuarantee system is to #StayHome.
There are also millions of jobs that can be done remotely and safely right now (e.g. emergency call centers, wellness checks, testing/tracing/isolating for #COVID19, weatherizing vacant buildings, installing rooftop solar on every school and gov building,..
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It is a desperate pitched #battle that #humanity is waging to stop the deadly advance of the #coronavirus.

Since its appearance in #Wuhan #China three months ago, the pandemic has infected one million people and killed 50,000, on a planet inhabited by 6 billion human beings.
Much of the world's population today is #besieged in cities, entrenched in their homes, as an extreme measure to escape the #plague & save lives.

We’re living, without a doubt, a time of tension & psychological crisis, while science, in a fight against the clock, is looking in
medicine for a solution to the challenges of the #pandemic.

The coronavirus is telling the world, in all shades, that #life is more important than #capital, because without life there is no factory.

Salvation is in human #solidarity and not in the perversity of Donald #Trump,
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I had the good fortune to fly Business Class for a portion of my trip today & then I went back to economy. I generally don't fly business 'cause my account balance scoffs at the idea & I recognise the privilege of flying about anyway. I noticed some things I share in this #Thread
There are some #HumanRights paralells that can be drawn from my experience today. To be on the same page, #HumanRights advocates fight for dignity of everyone, regardless of their social status. That we all should live with basic comfort (not luxury). So. My flight observations:
1/ Space. On business class, you get enough space to lie flat - at least 6ft per person. You've your own space, separate from other passengers. You've drawers for a book & charging spots for a phone. There's a privacy screen that isolates you from your neighbour. #Dignity
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1 to 40 - Attempted coup in Venezuela with support from the US - 2019🤨👇🏼…
41 - Attempted coup in Venezuela with support from the US - 2019🤨👇🏼…
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