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Dear @ImmunizeBC @bc_pharmacy @CDCofBC ->
I have a few Q's: (begin thread)
1/ Can you confirm whether #QIIV (high dose Fluzone) #SeasonalFluShots will be available in #BC?
(I read today via @RexallDrugstore "only in ONT" Will they be avail in BC at some point as well?) @BCPoli
Q: 2/@CDCofBC (and my doc) "Recommends Quadrivalent Inactivated Influenza Vaccine (QIIV) (Fluzone)" for ppl (like me) w/conditions such as:
65+, diabetes, asthma, RA ...
3/Specifically, I'd like clarification - if it in fact high dose *is/will be* available...who qualifies? Is it any/everyone 65+,or only those in #LTC, assisted living/1st nations?
This clip via @bc_pharmacy is confusing...
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An average of ~3500 Canadians die from the flu in a typical year.

That number sounds so small in the wake of #COVID19, but that's a lot of people lost to a preventable illness.

But this year all our illness prevention efforts wiped out the flu. Compare to previous years. 1/5
People over 65, kids under 5, pregnant women, and people with underlying health concerns are at greatest risk from the flu's most serious complications, but risk isn't absolute and perfectly healthy younger adults die from this preventable disease, too. 2/5

#ForJudeForEveryone
I don't know what the flu might look like in the next year or two, but my hope is that the lessons we've learned through the pandemic will carry forward and we'll do a better job protecting ourselves and each other. In all this devastation, we saved kids this year. 3/5
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We👏 Dont👏 Trust👏 You👏

Why dont we trust the CV vaccine?

Heres what I see on a daily basis
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The #flushot increases your chance of getting Covid.

Increased Risk of Noninfluenza Respiratory Virus Infections Associated With Receipt of Inactivated Influenza Vaccine
academic.oup.com/cid/article/54…
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The real pandemic is false positives and a highly problematic test.
#PCRTESTSCAMDEMIC
State Lab Finds 90 Positive COVID-19 Test Results Were False 62.5% false positives.
msn.com/en-us/health/m…
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Thread of public education messaging which can help us get #COVIDー19 under control.

Misconception #1: how #COVIDー19 is spread.

-covid is like glitter. When someone coughs or sneezes, talks loudly, sings, glitter is released into the air and lingers in the shared air.
Misconception #2: come back if “worse or short of breath”

-Most people can’t quantify short of breath, esp if they’ve never felt short of breath before

-Walk in place for 1 min.Sing your ABCs. If you can’t finish song or steps w/o breathing hard, you need to be seen immediately
Misconception #3: only old or unhealthy people die from #COVIDー19

-Everyone is at risk for #COVIDー19. I have cared for healthy 20,30&40 year olds who have died from covid or are now discharged home on oxygen because their lungs are destroyed.

-PS. Every age is a spreader.
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.@IndyMayorJoe: local capacity limits & midnight closing order for bars and restaurants will continue. Unlike much of Indiana, Indy #coronavirus numbers aren't rising, but they aren't dropping much either, hovering at or just above 5%. @Marion_Health wants sustained rate below 5.
Hogsett reiterates recommendation, announced previously, to "get creative" with #Halloween celebrations rather than face-to-face #trickortreating.
Hogsett: "One of the great challenges of the #COVID era is putting our neighbors' health ahead of our own comfort. I can't make anyone do that, but I can and will ask."
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1/ Q: How can I boost my immune system?

A: Today we focus on the importance of sleep health as an evidence-based strategy for improving your immune system during the COVID-19 pandemic.
2/ * Long-term sleep deficiency is associated with a range of co-morbidities (type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular disease, dementia) that put you at higher susceptibility & more severe outcomes of COVID-19.
3/ You can reduce your risk factors for these comorbidities by practicing good health behaviors, such as prioritizing sleep, exercise, and a diet rich in fruits and vegetables) Even little changes in lifestyle can add up over time.
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A #SaturdayThoughts 🧵 on a common #Flu FAQ.

Q: What about people who get a seasonal flu vaccine and still get sick with flu symptoms?

A: There are several reasons why someone might get flu symptoms, even after being vaccinated against flu...👇🏽
(1/?) cdc.gov/flu/prevent/mi…
One reason is that you can become ill from other viruses besides flu- e.g. rhinoviruses, which are associated w/ common cold, cause symptoms similar to flu, & also spread and cause illness during #flu season. The flu vaccine only protects against flu, not other illnesses. (2/?)
A second explanation is that you can be exposed to #flu viruses shortly before getting vaccinated, or in the 2 week period afterwards that it takes to develop immune protection. This exposure may mean you become ill with flu before protection from vaccination takes effect. (3/?)
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.@IndyMayorJoe announcing some loosening of #coronavirus restrictions. The announcement comes two days after @GovHolcomb announced he'll lift most statewide restrictions tomorrow.
Hogsett: Indy will increase capacity limits starting Monday. Restaurants/bars/nightclubs can seat up to 50% indoors, full capacity outside. Museums, gyms and entertainment venues can open at 50%.
Live entertainment can resume, with #socialdistancing precautions in place, including 10-foot buffer between stage and audience.

Churches and funerals move to 75% capacity indoors (there's already no cap outdoors). Midnight closing for restaurants and bars remains in place.
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Does anyone have insight about the rationale here?

If flumist is just as effective this year, why not offer it as a covered alternative?

If it isn't, why offer for a price?

#onpoli #flushot Image
@carlyaluis can you offer any information on this? I'll get a lot of questions from parents.
Would anyone be able to look into this? Last year flumist was unavailable in Canada and I was asked about it constantly. This particular situation will raise a lot of questions. Curious about cost.

@ColinDMello @CityCynthia @robertbenzie @CBCQueensPark @cristina_CP24 @l_stone
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Alright. I'm seeing a lot of reaction and questions re: today's announcement from @fordnation re: the #flushot. Let's talk about it.
1) 'Why is the #flushot a top priority in their pandemic response?'

It's early September and we're already stretched beyond our testing capacity, before flu season has started. Symptoms for flu and COVID are similar, and fewer flu cases means fewer people needing COVID tests.
2) 'What does the flu have to do with #COVID19?'

They're 2 different *serious* respiratory illnesses. Early this year we heard a lot of 'just a flu' or '*not* just a flu'. Please forget this phrase. Flu kills ~3500 Canadians each year. We don't know what both together are like.
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I have had some fascinating discussions today, and now I'm curious. This year, are you MORE or LESS likely to get your #FluShot?
What about your family?
Comments welcome. Cc @EggerDC
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Mysterious ‘Suicide’ Of Dr. Fauci’s Right-Hand Man At NIAID | Madison Area Lyme Support Group madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2020/08/01/mys…
“We have seen people dying across the country of the flu, and the one thing nearly all of them have in common is they got the flu shot.”

gumshoenews.com/2020/08/15/sus…
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Thanks @SenAlexander, @PattyMurray, @GOPHELP & @HELPCmteDems for a productive discussion on the importance of vaccines today.

#ICYMI, my message was simple: #VaccinesWork!
My central message today was that equitable vaccination of America’s children and adults against preventable diseases is safe, smart, good for the economy – and critical in our fight against #COVID19.

Watch via @cspan: c-span.org/video/?c490558…
To ensure the benefits of vaccines for all Americans, we MUST acknowledge and address obstacles to vaccination, and in particular, those encountered by racial and ethnic minority communities.
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.@GovHolcomb's weekly #coronavirus briefing about to begin.
Indiana will spend $30M to add up to 95 more #coronavirus testing sites.
.@StateHealthIN is beta-testing a school #COVID dashboard. Hasn't gone live for the public yet.
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.@GovHolcomb's weekly #coronavirus briefing about to begin.
Holcomb begins by praising @INSBOE vote this morning to ensure full funding to schools holding classes online due to the pandemic. bit.ly/3gLXx7O
ISDH Commissioner Kris Box: new "COVID score" map will go live on ISDH dashboard overnight.
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.@yoyoel and @nickpickles we appreciate the extra measures you're taking to combat misinformation on this platform, but why isn't there a way to report it when we see it? It's a huge problem, in original posts and replies. Let us flag it for #COVID19 and all #publichealth issues.
Misinformation about #publichealth is deadly. I lost my son to the flu four years ago in an area with only ~34% #flushot uptake. Many don't take #fluprevention seriously b/c of misinformation.

Link: updated approach to misleading information on @Twitter:
blog.twitter.com/en_us/topics/p…
Misinformation and disinformation spread quickly on social media and it's hard to push back on it. We need your help. Please give us better tools and let us help you by flagging posts that put lives at risk. No family should be in our shoes. Thank you for your time.
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GM America. Want to know more on masks? 😷

Surgical masks don’t provide YOU respiratory protection against diseases like #Coronavirus. They protect others from YOUR cough.

N95 masks require special “fit” testing. Wearing improperly can lead to ⬆️ face touching, & ⬆️ risk! Image
People are buying masks because they are worried & want to protect themselves. I get it. But here are some better/ proven ways to ⬇️ your risk of #Coronavirus AND #flu

1) Wash hands frequently 🧼 🤚
2) Stay away from those who are sick 🤒
3) Clean surfaces
Get your #FluShot
You are still MUCH more likely to be exposed to #flu than #Coronavirus.

Getting your #FluShot (it’s not too late) = ⬇️ risk of hospitalization, & the healthier you are, the ⬇️ your risk if you do get #Covid19. Also helps communities as you’ll likely use ⬇️ medical resources!
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On this final #VaxFactsFebruary of 2020, let’s recap:
#VaccinesDontCauseAutism
✅No US #vaccines given to kids are made in China
✅Vaccines do not cause ppl to change gender
✅Vaccines are not toxic
#VaccinesSaveLives
✅>9/10 parents choose to vaccinate
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#VaccinesCauseAdults
✅US #vaccines are made in Canada, Belgium, Australia, France and the US
✅Vaccines prevent diseases that can be deadly to babies and children
✅BEST was to protect children is to vaccinate according to the CDC schedule— others are not evidence-based
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#VaccinesWork! MMR, for example, is 97% effective in preventing #measles
#FluShot prevents ~50% of #flu and reduces hospitalization and death from flu by 65%
#HIB vaccine effectively ended HIB meningitis within just a few years
✅2 of 3 polio strains are GONE! Amazing!
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1/3 #FluWatch: #flu activity remains high in 🇨🇦, though most indicators show similar or slightly decreased activity compared to the previous reporting week. ow.ly/nJPF50yusyH

#handwashing #elbowsneeze #flushot #stayhomeifsick Image
2/3 Interim estimates of 2019/20 vaccine effectiveness in 🇨🇦 indicate this year’s #flushot has provided substantial protection against medically-attended influenza illness during the early part of the season.
3/3 🇨🇦’s early #flu season vaccine effectiveness (VE) estimates were: 58% overall for any influenza type, 44% for flu A(H1N1), 62% for flu A(H3N2), and 69% for flu B. See the full report for more details and VE by age group: ow.ly/YwWg50yusLj #vaccineswork
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Doctors and health agencies tell you the #flushot is the best protection against the #flu. Turns out their sources may not be of the "reliable" type.
Show them the #science.
Study link below 👇
1. Incidence of confirmed #influenza virus infections - no difference between the two groups. The #flu vaccine didn’t work any better than the placebo to prevent the #flu. The saline placebo worked as well as the flu #vaccine. 👇💉
2. Incidence of non-influenza acute respiratory #viral infections (enterovirus&coxsackie) - BIG difference: those #vaccinated with the #flu vaccine had 340% increased incidence of non-influenza type infections compared to the saline placebo group.👇💉
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I'm betting that in 2 years, #2019nC0V #coronavirus will have gone from epidemic to pandemic to endemic. statnews.com/2020/02/04/two… We'll be asking patients if they've had their #influenza #flushot & coronavirus #vaccine. Here's hoping #vaccine hesitancy/skepticism abates.
We can't keep a country on lockdown forever. #2019nCoV #coronavirus will eventually spread. We need to figure out how to get people to trust #vaccines STAT. #vaccineswork #2019nCoV #coronavirus #CoronavirusOutbreak Image
How we frame messages about #vaccination is really important. pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/133/4/… Such messaging can backfire if too aggressive. Communication needs to be tailored to specific groups. #2019nCoV #coronavirus #CoronavirusOutbreak
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(1/4) Good #SundayMorning! This week’s #SundaySpotlight on #PublicHealth highlights the other respiratory virus lurking – the flu! More via @business: bloomberg.com/news/articles/…
@business (2/4) First, I want everyone to know that all of @HHSGov is working together on a coordinated response to the #coronavirus. For the latest information, visit @CDCgov: cdc.gov/coronavirus/20…
@business @HHSGov @CDCgov (3/4) But as @business reports, we are also in the midst of #flu season. This flu season has been a bit unusual in that it started earlier than normal and has seen surges in less common strains.
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THREAD: The #nCoV2019 #CoronavirusOutbreak is a signal-to-noise problem. Signal = #coronavirus. Noise = cough/cold/#influenza/#flu/#pneumonia. How do you pick up the signal when there's so much noise?
Reduce the noise! Get your #flushot #influenza vaccination. If you're over 65 (or have other reasons to be high-risk), get your #pneumonia shot. It'll make it easier to detect #nCoV2019 #coronavirus and control #CoronavirusOutbreak.
We have a lot of room for improvement re: vaccinating against the #flu #influenza in this country. Only ~63% of kids & ~45% of adults got vaccinated in the U.S. last year. cdc.gov/flu/fluvaxview… #nCoV2019 #coronavirus #CoronavirusOutbreak
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THREAD: People keep asking me how they can protect themselves from the #nCoV19 #coronavirus. This is not a disease that can be addressed at an individual level. This is a public health problem that requires a community/societal response.
Yes, please wash your hands. Get your #flushot #influenza #vaccination (& if you're over 65, your #pneumonia shot, too).
We're worried about protecting ourselves and our families, but to do that, we need to be thinking much bigger. #nCoV2019 #coronavirus
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