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#Event201 begins. Check it out online to participate virtually! centerforhealthsecurity.org/event201/ #pandemic #biosecurity
Global leaders in business and government have convened to address the pandemic situation. @T_Inglesby from @JHSPH_CHS Moderates. See the #Event201 website for details on the participants.
Global distribution of cases and deaths from #Event201
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Production has doubled since the '09' figures in this piece. It gets the basics right, that #Heroin lit the US opiate epidemic. #BigPharma Rx was kindling. #Fentanyl the accelerant. But it was bulk heroin that was the cause.
globalresearch.ca/a-conspiracy-t…
The true story has been so successfully suppressed, it must be via some degree of quasi-official connivance? By seizing & reporting only on Mexican-border trafficking, they're able to propagate the official lie, that Afghan #heroin doesn't make it to USA! Lol.
CDC figures show the #epidemiology of the #heroin epidemic, began in Midwest, NorthEast, 2007-10 & spread out. #Afghan 'white' powder from the 'Great White North', -not- the desultory flow of Mexican 'brown' from South America.
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It’s time for some #cartoonepi & #epiquiz fun!

Today, let’s talk about Difference-in-Difference analyses and how to use them to estimate the impact of policy changes!

Our example paper is from our May issue by @DrRitaHamad & colleagues.

#epiellie
I love this paper by @DrRitaHamad which tries to answer the question: did updating the allowed contents of the WIC package to include healthier options actually impact diet & nutrition during pregnancy?

Link👇🏼academic.oup.com/aje/article-ab…
First, some background for those of you not familiar with the WIC program.

WIC stands for “Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children”, and provides vouchers for specific food combos (‘packets’) for low-income pregnant women & kids <5yo in the US.
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Excited to hear @lisabodnar & @ProfMattFox’s #SPER2019 keynote!! Just as soon as the technical issues get fixed 😬😬
Is twitter a dumpster fire?
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A thread about infant readmissions to hospital in the UK. Prompted by a recent paper in @bmcseries #bmcpediatrics. I’ll talk thru the data & some wider issues that are the focus of debate in #infantfeeding - 1/n

bmcpediatr.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.11…
Why is this important? Well, there is a lot of discussion going on, mainly in mass media and social media, about possible relationships between #infantfeeding policy & practice and sufficiency of #breastfeeding in the early days/weeks of life 2/n
My personal interest in this area: while having my own kids, I trained & volunteered to provide #breastfeeding support locally and continue to follow the research and evolving discussions 3/n
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The Health Interventions in Volcanic Eruptions project has finished. It has been amazing and challenging in equal amounts!! I will be adding highlights to this thread over the coming days. Enjoy! #IVHHN
The consortium was made up of academic (@durham_uni, @GeofisicaUNAM, @univ_indonesia, Kagoshima Uni, @IOMworld) and stakeholder institutions (@PAHOemergencies, @pmi_diy @SaveChildren_ID) and funded by @Elrha/@wellcometrust/@DFID_UK.
The aim of the project was to determine the effectiveness of different kinds of respiratory protection worn by communities affected by eruptions, and to understand what cultural contexts influence people’s motivations to wear them. We worked in Indonesia, Mexico & Japan.
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announcing this week's topic - #validity of dementia diagnosis, and how does it relate to use of administrative databases for #dementia research!
1/n bit of basic #epidemiology first: Gold standard measures are used to assess the validity of alternative measurement #epitwitter
2/n BUT in #dementia research there is no clear gold standard --> so the question remains - what do we typically ise as the "gold standard" and what does it say about the alternative =administrative dabatases measure? Stay tuned for more!
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