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The next vulnerable population that the Trump admin wants to imprison so for-profit prison companies can profit and Trump can distract from his #corruption -

the #Homeless. 1/4
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This is ostensibly to control #disease & sanitation problems.

However, US migrant detention facilities don't plan to vaccinate for #flu prior to flu season, although 3 kids have DIED from flu related complications. 2/4
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And over 900 cases of #mumps have been documented at 57 migrant detention facilities. #epidemic 3/4 #outbreak
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I debated sharing but decided there are important lessons within. Yesterday, I came face-to-face w/ the #overdose epidemic. Shortish story... I was one of the first people on the scene of two 40-ish men slumped over in their work van that was stopped on the hwy.
Alone with kids in the car, I was waved down by a panicked commuter. I stopped & was joined by two other men. Both driver & passenger were unresponsive. Driver had shallow breathing but passenger had no pulse or respiration. We pulled him out of the car & I started 2-person CPR.
It was evident they had overdosed. While I keep a trauma/GSW kit in the car, I do not carry #Naloxone. So all we could do is continue CPR (about 6 cycles) before EMTs arrived, at which point he had a weak radial pulse. Shaken, I shook hands & went on my way. So lessons/thoughts:
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I'd like to offer an alternative perspective on the world of Anna and Elsa in @Disney's "Frozen:"

Elsa was a leper, and a traumatic brain injury suffered as a child led Anna to experience a fanciful world divorced from reality.

A #PublicHealth thread: (Ping @Surgeon_General)
Arendelle is beautiful, +almost certainly represents Norway in the mid-1800s. Opposite to the rest of Northern Europe, leprosy was prevalent-indeed, rampant-in Norway well into the mid-19th Century. In 1816, Norwegian leprosariums were called "graveyards for the living."
Confined to her room all day, covered from head-to-toe with long robes and forbidden to touch anything without wearing her gloves, it's no stretch to imagine that young Princess Elsa was stricken at a young age with this disease that raged across the Norwegian countryside.
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