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Are you worried about #Covid risk travelling abroad and, especially, on planes? Here's a short #facemask 🧵... yes, it has been a while!

I recently travelled long-haul to Nepal and Indonesia (same trip) and was very concerned about getting Covid. I didn't get #COVID19! 1/
2/ I was worried because I haven't had Covid yet, so I didn't know how ill I would be. But, I was also worried because my work insurance didn't cover extra costs associated with quarantine, which was mandatory in Indonesia ... and I wanted to get home for my holiday!
3/ My main mitigation measure was masks but I also asked the project team in Nepal & Indonesia if we could eat outdoors/ in private rooms in restaurants and we took enough LFTs for the team to test every day. In both Nepal & Indonesia it was still mandated to wear masks indoors.
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Spent more time in the garden today. Insect populations are booming! A bit of sunshine really helps to lift the spirits.
#Hoverfly Image
Had a run of 3 good days, but just tried doing *some* of the things my lungs had allowed me to do over the weekend & over-did it by fixing the ball-cock in the toilet cistern! Lowered my guard; lungs are tight again (first time in 10 days) & I'm lightheaded. #PulmonaryEmbolism
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A rash of mask tweets 🧵.

On elastomeric masks, N95s, KN95s, FFP2s, KF94s, care and fit, sourcing, testing, real-world examples & tips, warnings, children's masks, cute alternatives - and why you might want to upgrade now.

#facemask #facemasks #Masks #COVIDisAirborne Image
Why you might want to strengthen your first and most important line of defense.

Bear in mind the type of people you are sharing your supermarket air with.

#facemask #facemasks #Mask #Masks #MaskUp #COVIDisAirborne ImageImageImageImage
One of the best primers on new mask technology in one short interview.…

Teases out technical classifications of 'hi-fi' (high-filtration) masks such as N95s, KN95s or KF94s - and why cloth & surgical masks are not an option now.

Think '2022', not '1918'. Image
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With UK regs changing to mandatory #masks, here's a short 🧵to answer the question: can you wear a disposable #facemask more than once? The answer is YES. Many manufacturers state that masks should be disposed of after 8 hours but this is not true. Read on to find out why ... 1/ Image
2/ Certified #masks (e.g. N95/N99, FFP2/FFP3) are manufactured for workers exposed to harmful airborne particles in industry or healthcare settings. The masks are designed to be worn for one shift (usually 8 hours) and then disposed of. Photo: @3MUK Image
3/ Unless a mask has become clogged full of particles in a very high exposure scenario (e.g. mining, construction) or the worker is in a contaminated front-line healthcare setting, it is still perfectly useable after 8 hours, unless it is broken. Photo: John Hamlett Image
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A metal ion orients SARS-CoV-2 mRNA to ensure accurate 2′-O methylation of its first nucleotide
The #SARSCoV2 #coronavirus is able to utilize the changes in metal ion concentrations to disguise itself in the human host body thus evading immune responses. Image
Efficacy of #clarithromycin on #COVID19 pneumonia without oxygen administration; protocol for multicenter, open-label, randomized-controlled, 3-armed parallel group comparison, exploratory trial #CAMECOVID
Japan Registry of Clinical Trials jRCTs071210011 Image
The influence of #HLA genotype on the severity of #COVID19 infection
A genetic link has been discovered explaining why some people catch #Covid but don't get sick. The gene is found three times as often in people who are #asymptomatic. Image
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🔝5 Concerns about #SARSCoV2 #Biology: A Call to Pause, Deliberate, and Revise Policy─This review is intended both as a basic resource and to initiate an open and critical dialog about SARS-CoV-2 biology for an independent and public call to action.…
Structural basis of ribosomal #frameshifting during translation of the #SARSCoV2 #RNA #genome
A unique feature of the SARS-CoV-2 genome controls protein synthesis and presents an "Achilles heel" of the virus. Image
Brainstem neuropathology in two cases of #COVID19: #SARSCoV2 trafficking between #brain and #lung
Neuropathologic evidence strongly suggests that the pathophysiology of COVID-19 related respiratory failure includes a neurogenic component. Image
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Reducing #COVID19 #Airborne #Transmission Risks on #PublicTransportation Buses
Wearing of #facemasks reduced the overall particle count released into the bus by an average of 50%, the dispersion distance by several feet and #aerosol particles by 84.36%. Image
🔝#SARSCoV2 Infects Human Engineered Heart Tissues and Models COVID-19 Myocarditis
#COVID19 can kill heart muscle cells, interfere with contraction. Details of how #coronavirus infects #heart: models of tissue damage may help develop potential therapies. Image
High-content screening of coronavirus genes for innate immune suppression reveals enhanced potency of SARS-CoV-2 proteins
196 protein products of seven coronaviruses: the genes encoded by #SARSCoV2 are generally more potent immune suppressors than others Image
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⚠️#Ocular #MRI Findings in Patients with Severe #COVID19: A Retrospective Multicenter Observational Study
All patients had nodules in the macular region, 8/9 (89%) had bilateral nodules, 2/9 (22%) had nodules outside the macular region. Screening needed. Image
⚠️🔝New-Onset #IgG #Autoantibodies in Hospitalized Patients with #COVID19
An international team of researchers studying COVID-19 has made a startling and pivotal discovery: The virus appears to cause the body to make weapons to attack its own tissues. Image
⚠️🔝Patterns of myocardial injury in recovered troponin-positive COVID-19 patients assessed by cardiovascular magnetic resonance
Damage to the heart found in more than half of #COVID19 patients discharged from hospital who show raised levels of troponin. Image
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Tesco, Asda and Waitrose join competitors to ban maskless customers from stores
- Five of the UK’s biggest supermarkets have now banned shoppers who refuse to wear face harmful #masks.…
Comprehensive analysis of 50 states shows greater spread with #mask mandates
- Masks are “sterilized” with Ethylene Oxide - a known carcinogen'
- The IARC classifies ethylene oxide into group 1, meaning it is a proven carcinogen.… ImageImageImageImage
1. Florida with no statewide mask mandate after the state said counties could no longer enforce mask mandates.
2. California’s had mask mandates for 6-8 months and it hasn’t mattered. - The people 'getting together thing' is disproven nonsense.… ImageImage
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BJP leader and MLA from Rajasthan's Rajsamand, Kiran Maheshwari passes away at Medanta Hospital in Haryana's Gurugram. She was undergoing treatment after testing positive for #COVID19.

Follow #COVID19 updates here👇…
Tamil Nadu government extends #COVID19 related restrictions till December 30 and Chennai's Marina Beach is set to reopen after December 14.

Follow #COVID19 updates here👇…
" #COVID19 Positivity rate is down to 7.24% from 15.26%. It has become less than half since November 7, which is a sign of relief as it means that the outbreak is on the perpetual decline," said Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain.
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I find this quite interesting; the estimates for the association between wearing a #mask and some coronavirus infection in non-hc setting (0.56, 95% CI: 0.40-0.79) is roughly the same magnitude as the association for #bicyclehelmet and head injury (0.49, 95% CI: 0.42-0.57) 1/9
Are they both confounded? You bet. But they're also both mechanistically plausible. And there's some major issues with conducting RCTs for both. Ethical reasons for helmets, and for masks, statistical power issues (adherence, sample size, disease prevalence) seem pretty bad 2/9
With helmets, the people wearing them probably have some different characteristics than non-users, that causes confounding. Probably they're more cautious and take less risks in traffic. It's also possible that for some individuals, helmet causes risk compensation... 3/9
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“There’s been a sharp rise in the number of people not eligible for a test coming forward for testing”

@MattHancock blames people without #COVID symptoms getting tested inappropriately for current testing fiasco

That’s right folks. It’s our fault again!
This pattern of blaming the public for not following govt guidelines has been used throughout

And it’s not just the public who are blamed by @BorisJohnson’s govt

NHS staff were blamed for the shortage of PPE because Hancock said they were using too much.
The most obscene attempt to shift blame has been @BorisJohnson on #CareHomeScandal. He claimed:

- “clinicians made the final decision” to discharge from hospitals

- care homes didn't "follow procedures"

- scientists didn’t know about asymptomatic spread
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I’ve decided to do a thread on masks to show how harmful they can be, I fully expect to get mocked/attacked for my beliefs, that’s fine, just know all you trolls I won’t be entertaining you, you’ll just get muted.
I’m posting research, not arguing with brain dead idiots.
#NoMasks Image
One thing to understand is that this is a satanic ritual...even if you don’t believe in God & the devil etc, those in power do & do their utmost to serve it, their ‘god’ & they are truly evil.…
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Love them or loathe them, face coverings have been used to protect us from all sorts of harmful material in the air for a very long time. [Thread] #facecoverings #facemask Face covering with scissors. © Lizzie Enfield.
Face coverings as a way of protecting respiratory health go back at least 2,000 years. The Roman philosopher Pliny the Elder used animal-bladder skins as masks to filter dust from toxic minerals used at the time for pigmentation in decorations. #facecoverings Caius Plinius Secundus. Lithograph by Dumont.
In his travelogue, Italian explorer Marco Polo (1254–1324) described the servants attending to the Chinese emperor and his entourage wearing silk scarves to cover their mouths and noses to prevent their breath from contaminating the food they prepared. #facecoverings The book of Ser Marco Polo, the Venetian : concerning the ki
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Late every night -- as I finish sorting my photos at #Flickr -- a darkness comes over me. Often it comes without subject. This mood is impossible to visualize in a photograph because outsiders expect a cause for every #depression. There is none.
"Cautious" is the title I gave to the last photo. It's the proper state of mind for the times. We need to be cautious. I have been inside since the 7th of July due to #COVID19, avoiding my fellow human beings who walk around without masks, merrily spreading infection.
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There's a group on #Flickr whose title always gives me a laugh: "Narcissism in Color". When I make selfies, I have to admit that I am very much like Narcissus of mythology: the person who looks at them the most is me. This audience leans over the edge of the pool and dreams.
There's a strong association between #narcissism and dreams in #mythology. Many of us dream of that face in the pool, giving it fame that we think we deserve. The Instagrams of young people attract many likes. But this is no country for old men.
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I take my #selfies for the purpose of building my #selfesteem. I know I am not more beautiful than other people. I know I am not more popular. The number of friends who view the my #photography is very small. But they are survival of sorts.
#photography #photograph #mask #facemask #WearADamnMask
#mummy Joel Sax shared a photo with you from the Flickr app! Check it out: Image
Yes, I am a wreck sometimes. I don't believe in taking the pains to look like a person who I am not. If my hair is a mess, then it is a mess. That is how I am. Many people cannot afford to be like I am. They cannot afford to let their #depression show.
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It's nice to see the locals are following the advice on wearing a mask.
GIF: The Wicker Man (1973)
#WearADamnMask #facemask
It's nice to see the local children being sensible and wearing their masks.
GIF: The Wicker Man (1973)
#WearADamnMask #facemask
It's nice to see the local ladies sensibly wearing their masks as they frolic through the fields. Bravo!
GIF: The Wicker Man (1973)
#WearADamnMask #facemask
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I get why the Big Brexiteers are against making #facemasks mandatory...
Binding yourself to rules made collectively for the common good at the expense of selfish exceptionalism is so off-brand for them.
I mean, these are the same people who think the visual appearance of a PassPort is more important than the ports it lets you pass.
So OF COURSE they think seeing someone's smile (visual well-being) is more important than them actually being healthy.
These are the same people who made up things the EU was supposedly about to force us to do despite clear evidence they were lying.
So OF COURSE they would say a #facemask is the first step toward permanent facial sneeze catchers.🙄
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In the same week the govt were saying it was absolutely fine to go to the Cheltenham Festival, one person was calling on the UK to follow WHO advice, impose a lockdown, screen arrivals at airports & wear face masks.

That person?


#CapriceWasRight #Covid_19
This clip is from 15 March

Since the start, the govt have tried to claim ownership of “the science” with Vallance, Whitty, Harries, Doyle etc. saying things that often contradicted WHO guidance & defied logic.

Every so often the science “would change”!
This is why the public have become so confused.

Stanley Johnson & Caprice were being invited to tell us what they thought!

Even though Caprice was quoting a WHO in the @FT she was mocked.

Rather than being given clear scientific facts, we are fed spin.
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Four months after Caprice said it & three months after Gary Lineker said it, the govt finally see sense. #CapriceWasRight
This was @OliverDowden telling @piersmorgan that the reason for finally banning mass gatherings & closing pubs was that “the science had changed”.

This is not true.

The science has remained the same.

It tells us if we do not take measures (e.g. set out by WHO) people will die.
A guide to face masks.

Which one should you wear?
#facemask #facemasks #Facecoverings #COVID19 #coronavirus #Covid_19 #COVID (via @ContainmentNow) Image
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