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Always so inspiring listening to Dr. Anthony Fauci. Sharing his wisdom and decades of experience at the very fore front of fighting to end the #HIV #Epidemic
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The global statistics on #HIV show that our work is far from done. We must do more to #EtHE
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#COVID has had a profound impact on rolling back progress on the fight against #HIV
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On July 21st, I’ll go LIVE on the #μltradelic podcast (@UltradelicHQ) to discuss @michaelpollan’s new @netflix series #HowToChangeYourMind. Why? #HTCYM clearly failed to address the growing #epidemic of #SexualAssault within the #psychedelic community. #MeToo

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2/ Back in May of last year, @michaelpollan publicly discussed his belief that there is “value” in “inoculating the public against inevitable negative stories” about #psychedelics including “sexual abuse in the treatment room” 🚩 🚩 🚩

Inoculate = make immune to, right? 🚩 🚩 🚩 Image
3/ In 1963, Bob Dylan poetically asked listeners across the globe

“How many times can a man turn his head and pretend that he just doesn't see? [...] How many ears must one man have before he can hear people cry? [...] The answer, my friend, is blowin' in the wind.”
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1/ @michaelpollan's highly-expected @netflix series #HowToChangeYourMind just premiered! 📺🍄 Despite near-universal praise, #HTCYM is rife with errors & borders on historical revisionism 🤥

A critique 🤔🧵 #LSD #MDMA #Peyote #Mescaline #Psilocybin #Mushrooms #Psychedelic @MAPS
2/ Before I get started, I'll give everyone a little bit of background information. @michaelpollan released a non-fiction work entitled "How to Change Your Mind" in May of 2018. Before the end of that year, his book about #psychedelic drugs became a @nytimes bestseller. Image
3/ @michaelpollan achieved massive coverage for this self-described "mental travelogue" of his #psychedelic experiences. Soon enough, Mr. Pollan became a prominent figure w/in the so-called "Psychedelic Renaissance". In the process, he gained a rather interesting reputation. Image
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🧵 "Transient dynamics: the key to ecological understanding"

Today's Colloquium by SFI External Professor Alan Hastings (@UCDavis, @theNASciences)

Streaming now on our YouTube channel:

#Ecology #ComplexSystems
@ucdavis @theNASciences "One might say that natural ecological #systems *don't exist anymore*..."

SFI External Prof Alan Hastings @eco_hastings (@UCDavis), criticizes classical approaches to deterministic/equilibrium ecological models, streaming now:

@ucdavis @theNASciences @eco_hastings "The long-term behavior of the #epidemic is not what you want to focus on. Let's focus instead on dynamics at shorter timescales."

SFI External Prof Alan Hastings @eco_hastings
(@UCDavis), criticizes conventional ecological models, streaming now:
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TY @innodim for inviting me to speak! My cognitive PEM wouldn’t let me be great but I appreciate her encouragement & summary! Want to be sure my main points are clear in re to Black Maternal #Mental Health, Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders #PMADs, & disparities.#AIMART #BMHW22
I am no expert, so I'll share what I know. Black mothers are more at risk of #PMADs & are less likely to receive treatment b/c the structural social & economic inequities as a result of #antiBlack #racism & #misogynoir in this white supremacist patriarchal society.#BMHW22
“Close to 40% of Black mothers will suffer from postpartum depression [(PPD)]” OR ‘Systemic racism & sexism harm Black mothers which manifest as PPD for a reported ~40%.’ Addressing these risk factors associated w PMAD is key:
Lack of access to high-quality medical care
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Thread: Thoughts on #valuebased & #patientcenteredcare

Within #healthcare & #advocacy there seems to be a great deal of discussion on both #valuebased care & #PCC. #Healthcare costs have skyrocketed’ & thus a need to #reduce. I am not an #economist but as a #caregiver I 1/
definitely have seen ‘waste’. From my POV costs will continue to skyrocket even if #valuebased care is implemented. One reason (again not an economist) is the vulture ‘istic’ aspect of industries profiting from our system. The other reason is that our system is not centered 2/
around the #patient or patients needs. Thus, if the value based metric is reduced hospital admissions, this, on the face seems straight forth, however if the patients needs are not taken into account but only focused on established metric, costs could (& I will argue often r) 3/
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കെ.ആർ ഗൗരിയമ്മ എന്ന മുപ്പത്തിമൂന്നുകാരി 68 വർഷം മുൻപ് തിരുകൊച്ചി നിയമസഭയിൽ നടത്തിയ ഒരു പ്രസംഗമാണ്.

മന്തുള്ള വീട്ടിലെ പെണ്ണിന്റെ പേറെടുക്കാൻ പോകുന്ന മിഡ് വൈഫുമാർ ചെയ്യുന്നത് എന്താണെന്നു നിങ്ങൾക്കറിയുമോ, മിസ്റ്റർ ഗോവിന്ദ മേനോൻ (പനമ്പിള്ളി)? വേണ്ട കോളറയുള്ള വീട്ടിൽ?
അല്ലെങ്കിൽ വസൂരിയുള്ള വീട്ടിൽ? അവിടെയൊക്കെ പേറ് നടക്കുന്നുണ്ടെന്നെങ്കിലും നിങ്ങൾ അറിയുന്നുണ്ടോ മിസ്റ്റർ ഗോവിന്ദ മേനോൻ?

'ഒന്നും വേണ്ട.... നാട്ടിൽ കോളറയുണ്ട്, വസൂരിയുണ്ട്, പ്‌ളേഗുണ്ട് എന്നെങ്കിലും നിങ്ങൾ അറിയുന്നുണ്ടോ?
ഇതിനൊക്കെ ഇടയിലൂടെ ഇന്ന് ഓരോ വീട്ടിലും കയറിയിറങ്ങാൻ ധൈര്യം ഈ മിഡ് വൈഫുമാർക്കു മാത്രമേയുള്ളു. അവർ നിങ്ങൾ ഭരണക്കാരേപ്പോലെ അറച്ചു നിൽക്കില്ല. ഓരോ വീട്ടിലും പോകും. പക്ഷേ, അവർക്ക് ആഴ്ചയിൽ നാലു നാഴി അരി കൊടുക്കണം എന്നു പറഞ്ഞാൽ നിങ്ങൾ ഖജനാവിനുമേൽ കെട്ടിപ്പിടിച്ചു പൂണ്ടുകിടക്കും.
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Here's the latest episode of #COVID19 : Updates from Singapore
This series of webinars is brought to you by @WHOGOARN and @NUSMedicine

It's hosted by @profdalefisher , Prof. David Allen, and Dr. Louisa Sun
Watch here:
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Today @DrMikeRyan -- who heads up @WHO #COVID19 response -- received Ireland's Trócaire’s Romero Award. His speech was extraordinary. Some is in the clip below. And in a thread, here are key transcriptions.
#COVID19 does not discriminate. We too cannot, must not, discriminate in our fight against this #pandemic. Doing so will only work in the pandemic’s favour. The last eight months have shown us that unity, not singularity, defeats pandemics.”
“We are pushing nature to its limit. We are pushing population to its limit. We’re pushing communities to their limits. We’re stressing the environment. We are creating the conditions in which epidemics flourish. We’re forcing & pushing people to migrate away from..."
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11,000 Pages of Evidence Filed in Landmark #5G Case Against FCC | January 22
- A landmark case against the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) contests these statements and asserts that the harms are proven and that an #epidemic of sickness exists.… ImageImage
Study Shows Direct Correlation between #5G networks and “#Coronavirus” Outbreaks | April 24, 2020
Author: Bartomeu Payeras i Cifre1
Available at… ImageImageImageImage
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 01/14/2021…
Dr. Duncan Robertson on Twitter and ThreadReader: We need to treat the new variant as a new pandemic, and recalibrate our response accordingly.…

#COVID19 #variant #epidemic
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 10/29/2020…
Covid-19 expert Akiko Iwasaki fights a different virus: sexism in science…

#science #sexism #virus
Waiting for the Help That Was Promised in Eastern Kentucky | The New Yorker…

#stimulus #COVID19 #help #kentucky
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 10/22/2020…
A digital reconstruction of the 1630–1631 large plague outbreak in Venice | Scientific Reports…

#reconstruction #venice #epidemic
Religion, Violence, Tolerance & Progress: Nothing to do with Theology | by Nassim Nicholas Taleb | INCERTO | Oct, 2020 | Medium…

#tolerance #religion #theology #violence
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This is of course - how most politely to put it - poppycock. Yes, the official so-called active cases count is dropping but that is not because India has the epidemic under control. New cases, officially, are at 85 k plus per day, deaths at 1100 a day.
Unofficially, of course, no one has a clue what the real numbers are. This is just the kind of false optimism and pseudo-science that today's Lancet editorial is all about. India is shoring up big real problems.…
This fetish with recovered cases is a peculiar affliction of those who want to put a falsely positive spin on the #epidemic. #Coronavirus infection is an illness that naturally recovers, (unless it kills). Recovery does not mean a bounce back to vigorous health for 10-15% of..
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#India's #Coronavirus #epidemic charts for today, 24 September: Image
But India is fast gaining on America's lead. Image
While maintaining its Number One position in the 1-day #Infections league: Image
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Another day when 92.5 thousand #Newcases of #Coronavirus were reported but the Active cases count fell by 3,140. There were 1133 deaths and of course these are part of the drop in active cases!! #India's #Coronavirus #epidemic in a single chart: Image
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After the Birthday Party yesterday, when the hangover lifts the reality bites. This #Coronavirus #epidemic in #India shows no sign of abating; another 96k new infections as we march towards #6MillionCorona cases by the end of September. And that's just the Reported numbers. Image
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No let-up. #India #Coronavirus #epidemic. Above 95k new cases for 3 straight days now, brings the total to 3 days short of the #5millionCases point. Image
As of yesterday, the world league table for cumulative cases of #Coronavirus infections reported looked like this:: Image
But in terms of the latest single day cases reported, India is firmly in the lead. Image
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Another daily record has been set by #India's #Coronavirus #epidemic. Yesterday there were a whopping 78,761 new infections taking the total to above 3.5Million well on course for the 4 Million prediction by 5 September.
Over the last 5 days the compound daily growth rate has been 2.27% per day. That sounds tiny but such is the power of compound growth that at 2.27% per day the doubling time (to 7 million cases) is 30 days. So we COULD be looking at 7 Million by early Oct.
In the last 14 days we added almost a MIllion new cases (well 9.53 lakhs actually) That figure is more than the cumulative total number of infections in all countries except Brazil America, and by a narrow whisker, Russia.
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There are many ways to understand the scale of #India's #Coronavirus #epidemic. First, the basic numbers: Another 76,472 cases added 24 hours to 8.00 am today, bringing the total to #3.4Million. Image
That puts #India miles ahead of every country except Brazil (3.81M) and USA (6.1M). But India is ahead of even Briazil and USA in terms of new cases yesterday:
India: 76,472
Brazil: 48,112
USA: 49,601 Image
In the last 14 days #India has ADDED 9,40,000 cases. By tomorrow, India's Last 14 days New cases will exceed the total number of infections recorded in any country except Brazil and USA Image
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It is widely believed in #India that the mortality from #Coronavirus is low, under 2%. Many commentators take the reported numbers, 51k deaths, 2.65 million infection as of today, and derive a mortality risk of 1.9%. This is of course silly, because 32% of that 2.65M are recent
32% of 2.65M occurred in the last 14 days. But even of you factor that in the mortality is low (2.8%). Deaths may be under-counted and under-reported, but so may cases especially the asymptomatic ones that may never come to attention. But all of this misses an important point
The actual risk of serious illness or death contingent upon catching #Coronavirus is not so important as the behaviour of people as a consequence of their perception of that risk and its unacceptability and avoidability. The fact is that India is now at a stage where #Coronavirus
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