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2. We're brought up with Heroes

So what is a Hero, and why does this matter?
late 14c, "man of superhuman strength or physical courage," from Old French heroe (14c, Modern French héros), from Latin heros (plural heroes) "hero, demi-god, illustrious man"
"from Greek hērōs (plural hērōes) "demi-god," a variant singular of which was hērōe. This is of uncertain origin; perhaps originally "defender, protector" and from PIE root *ser- (1) "to protect," but Beekes writes that it is "Probably a Pre-Greek word."

Achilles during the Trojan War 300 BC

The man, the myth, the mortal

But where does reality end and fiction begin Image
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New WHO-@UNICEF report reveals 50% of healthcare facilities around the world 🌏🌍🌎 lack basic hygiene services with water & soap or alcohol-based hand rub.

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Without access to basic hygiene services, more than 3.8 billion people face greater risk of infection while using these facilities.

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Hygiene in healthcare facilities is key to pandemic recovery, prevention and readiness. The basics include:

🚰 safe water
🚽 clean toilets
🚮 safely managed waste

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A thread 🧵 on #omicron #covid #mask #vaccines Almost 2 years since the initial Covid concerns, what we’ve had is governments across the world being reactive (and slowly) not pro-active. So why is this #omicron different, and what is the concern? @DrMarthaGulati @mmamas1973 /2
Multiple mutations have happened- we didn’t get from #delta to #omicron overnight, the other variant were monitored, but not alarming… and scientists kept observing… but not shouting out- now they are, time to be listened, and here are the concerns @AnastasiaSMihai @iamritu /3
#omicron has 32 mutations in its spike protein. These include E484A, K417N and N440K, which are might the virus to escape detection from antibodies… and herein lies the question… WILL THE VACCINES WORK? WILL NATURAL IMMUNITY WORK? @N_Dietis @LynnGreigMiller /4
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This is scandalous.

"#EmergencyUseVaccine" - as response to polio outbreaks - caused by vaccines.

Nov 13 2020: "#WHO today listed the nOPV2 vaccine for emergency use to address the rising cases of a vaccine-derived polio strain in a # of African & E. Mediterranean countries."
"The emergency use listing, or #EUL, is the first of its kind for a vaccine & paves the way for potential listing of #COVID19 #vaccines."

Children in impoverished/destabilized countries are given an oral vaccine - discontinued in wealthy countries decades ago.

Aired on CBC, 44 yrs ago.

Dr. Jonas #Salk, July 6, 1977:

"We have known now since 1961 in the US, and prior to that in other countries, that the live virus #vaccine for #polio, does cause the disease itself." 👇

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March 2021, UN: "the disruption to #health services provision & access & the rising #food insecurity could lead to additional 253,500 – 1,157,000 #child #deaths & 12,200 – 56,700 #maternal deaths, globally."

#Lockdowns #SavingLives #SouthAsia #Genocide Image
"As a result of these disruptions in South Asia, #child #mortality could potentially increase by 18–40% & maternal mortality by 14–52%, over the next year."

1996, Albright: "We think the price is worth it."

2021, #Bourgeoisie, #together: "We think the price is worth it." Image
"Across #SouthAsia [], an estimated 89,434 additional #stillbirths are anticipated as a result of reduced coverage of essential *SRMNCH services.

...unsafe abortions are also expected to increase [] by more than 50%."

[*Sexual, Reproductive, Maternal, #Neonatal & Child Health] Image
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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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1/5 #COVID19 key concerns in 🇨🇦: With continued acceleration of infection rates in several areas + still rising hospitalizations & deaths, ↓ close contacts + keeping ↑ protections is everyone’s responsibility to save lives! #Everyday #COVIDhero…
2/5 The #COVID19 virus spreads from an infected person through respiratory droplets & aerosols created when an infected person coughs, sneezes, sings, shouts, or talks. Larger gatherings and indoor settings pose a higher risk.…
3/5 Droplets vary in size from large droplets that fall to the ground rapidly (within seconds or minutes) near the infected person, to smaller droplets, sometimes called aerosols, which linger in the air under some circumstances. #COVID19
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Today is #GlobalHandwashingDay🧼
Washing your hands regularly with 🧼 and 💦 is one of the most important and most basic steps keeping safe from #COVID19 and many other pathogens.
Thanks @DisneyJunior's Doc McStuffins for this cute video!
Let's wash your hands with Doc McStuffins!

WHO and @DisneyJunior remind children around 🌍🌏🌎 of the importance of thorough handwashing in preventing the spread of germs and disease, including #COVID19.

More info 👉
How to handwash?

Use soap and water for at least 40-60 seconds

#GlobalHandwashingDay🧼 #COVID19
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1/5 #COVID19 key concerns in 🇨🇦: National daily case counts continue to ↑ steeply, with an avg. of more than 1,800 new cases being reported daily during the most recent 7 days. The number of cases hospitalized has also increased.…
2/5 An average of 585 individuals with #COVID19 were in Canadian hospitals on any given day and 14 deaths were reported daily over the past week.
3/5 New cases in Ontario and Quebec account for over 80% of the cases reported nationally over the past week. BUT, no matter the trajectory of your jurisdiction, we must all remain vigilant and committed to protect one another. #StrongerTogether
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"Overnight we heard that the @POTUS, Donald Trump and , @FLOTUS, Melania Trump tested positive for #COVID19.

I want to start today by wishing them both a full and swift recovery"-@DrTedros

"The world is still grappling with the #COVID19 pandemic.

Every week we’re adding approximately two million cases and as you know the world passed the tragic milestone of one million deaths this week. We mourn the loss of so many"-@DrTedros
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1/4 #COVID19 key concerns in 🇨🇦: today #GOC provided an update on COVID-19 #epidemiology in Canada as well as an update to the modelling we are using to inform planning and approaches for ongoing epidemic control.…
2/4 #COVID19 daily case counts are increasing at an accelerated rate. Though Monday’s daily case count included over 459 weekend cases, 1,307 cases were new on Monday, bringing the latest 7-day average to 1,058 cases
3/4 Though some increase in #COVID19 cases was expected with reopening, the accelerated rate of epidemic growth is concerning and will escalate unless #PublicHealth AND individual precautions are strengthened + we work together!
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1/5 Here is a short check list of the top things we all need to be doing to improve our position on the #COVID19 defence and to get #Canada back on the safer #SlowBurn:
2/5 #StayHome and away from others if you develop any symptoms of #COVID19, even if mild. Consult your local #publichealth authority for information on testing in your area. Find out more about symptoms here:…
3/5 Rethink your bubble. Limit your #ContactBubble to just the people who are in your existing household and/or your small, consistent and trusted in-person contacts. Smaller is safer. Quality over quantity. #COVID19
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1/3 The ongoing increase in #COVID19 daily case counts in #Canada indicates accelerated epidemic growth. Now is the time for each of us to redouble our efforts to slow the spread of the virus. Increase your #COVIDKnowHow…
2/3 All Canadians need to #BePartoftheSolution: keep your number of contacts low and consistently follow proven effective measures to slow the spread: maintain #PhysicalDistancing, #handwashing and #MaskOn, as appropriate.
3/3 We’ve come too far and lost too much to give up now – let’s reconfirm our commitment to work #TogetherApart and redouble our efforts to knock #COVID19 daily case counts back down to the #SlowBurn. #BePartoftheSolution
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1/4 Since the pandemic began, #publichealth officials like myself have talked a lot about what each one of us can do to protect ourselves, our families and our communities from #COVID19. #physicaldistancing #handwashing #MaskOn…
2/4 Being tested when you are experiencing symptoms of #COVID19 is an act of kindness - it means you are choosing to not only protect yourself, but also protect those around you. #BePartoftheSolution #COVIDKindness
3/4 When a #COVID19 test comes back positive, that starts the process of local #publichealth notifying others who may have been exposed, so contacts can take steps to self-isolate and get tested if they develop symptoms. #TestandTrace
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1/5 If you are thinking of hosting an event for people outside of your #contactbubble, ask yourself if you, someone in your household, or someone you are inviting may be at high risk of developing complications from #COVID19.…
2/5 People at high risk include #olderadults, people of any age with compromised immune systems or chronic medical conditions & people living with obesity. Think twice about attending/hosting a gathering if you/others are at high risk.…
3/5 The next best thing hosts can do to reduce risk is to go with safer options, like virtual events or outdoor events. With colder weather, gathering outdoors, while bundled up will reduce #COVID19 risk. Let’s get creative!
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1/6 #COVID19 key concerns in 🇨🇦 : Today, in lieu of a daily in-person update to the media, I have issued a Monday statement urging all Canadians to keep up our collective efforts to control the spread of #COVID19. Read the statement here:…
2/6 #COVID19 is not gone. Be aware of the risks for exposure in your area and make informed decisions based on the latest advice, including recommendations of local #publichealth authorities in your area. #COVIDwise…
3/6 We cannot let our guard down now. We have worked too hard and come too far. Continue good #publichealth practices to reduce your risk of getting infected and spreading the infection to others. #BePartoftheSolution
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1/3 #COVID19 key concerns in 🇨🇦: Today, in lieu of a daily in-person update to the media, I have issued a Sunday statement discussing COVID-19 outbreak settings and things we can do to reduce spread. Read the statement here:…
2/3 Canadians have become adept at public health practices to prevent #COVID19 spread, i.e. #PhysicalDistancing keeping contacts ↓ by keeping to our #ContactBubble, #handwashing, and using good #CoughEtiquette incl. #MaskOn.
3/3 Our challenge now is to guard against #COVIDfatigue that can lead us to relax personal precautions. As we shift more of our activities indoors, we need to increase our awareness of COVID-19 risk factors in reopened settings.…
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1/3 Just one person infected with #COVID19, even if only experiencing mild symptoms, can start a chain reaction of exposures & infections, spreading to many people in their homes, workplaces, communities and other settings.
2/3 It’s on all of us to keep #COVID19 epidemic growth in check! We need to keep our #ContactBubble small and keep up #publichealth practices: #PhysicalDistancing, #handwashing and #MaskOn where distancing is difficult.
3/3 It is safest to keep to our existing close #ContactBubble, so indoor gatherings with extended family and friends, may not be right for every Canadian or every family. Read #COVID19 risks and precautions in my updated backgrounder:…
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9/gpc Intensity of exposure to Corona virus matters. Which is why all household members get sick if they don't take precautions during home quarantine of one member. It's also why bars, party rooms & public bathrooms are most dangerous.
10/gpc This means we will have to follow the five safety precautions mentioned in first tweet & repeated in 🧵, even after new cases decline(ie for 6-12 months) :
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1/3 If you are #pregnant, or thinking of becoming pregnant, consider additional precautions to protect yourself beyond practicing #PhysicalDistancing, frequent #handwashing, & wearing a mask when distancing is not possible. #MaskOn #COVID19
2/3 As always during #COVID19 try to avoid crowded places, and talk to your doctor, obstetrician or midwife about the possibility of telephone or videoconference appointments.…
3/3 If you have or suspect you have #COVID19, your best source of health information is your primary health care provider. The Government of Canada also has an online self-assessment tool.
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1/4 I would like to thank provincial authorities, local school boards, and educators who have been working overtime to reconfigure schools in order to lower the risk of transmitting #COVID19 in these settings. #StrongerTogether
2/4 Although 🇨🇦 is striving to maintain a #SlowBurn, the average daily case count has been increasing recently. This is concerning. When #COVID19 cases occur, including in schools, it is a reflection of what is happening in the community.
3/4 The key to keeping #COVID19 at a manageable level is for each and every one of us to keep up effective #publichealth practices at home, at work and in the public spaces we frequent. #COVIDKnowHow…
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1/3 While most of us are enjoying #LabourDay many of 🇨🇦’s #FrontLineWorkers are on the job today keeping us and our loved ones safe. It’s up to us to #DoYourPart, by keeping #COVID19 on #SlowBurn through #fall. #TestandTrace
2/3 #COVID19 will take a mile if we give it an inch. We can all reduce the risk of COVID-19 in our communities. Small acts like #handwashing, #PhysicalDistancing, #MaskOn when and where needed have big impacts.
3/3 Downloading the free #COVIDAlert exposure app will give you information to help protect yourself. 2.2 million Canadians are already using it.…
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1/3 #LabourDay is the unofficial start of fall for many. Thanks to the actions of Canadians this spring and summer, #COVID19 activity remains on a #SlowBurn. But fall brings colder weather as well as indoor events and activities.
2/3 When gathering with people beyond your #ContactBubble it’s important to keep up with #publichealth practices, #PhysicalDistancing ↔ 2m, #handwashing, & wearing a mask. BUT if you have symptoms, stay home!
3/3 Before you attend ask yourself if you, or someone in your #ContactBubble, is at high risk of developing complications from #COVID19; then think about if and how you will be able to maintain public health practices to stay safer.
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1/4 #COVID19 key concerns in 🇨🇦: On this #LabourDay Monday in lieu of a daily in-person update to the media, I have issued a statement discussing how we can lower our risk during the coming fall. Read my statement in full here:…
2/4 Due to reduced reporting to #PHAC over the #LabourDay holiday, new daily case numbers will be updated tomorrow. However, as of Friday, the 7-day average is now 545 cases reported daily, exceeding the mid-July bump.
3/4 The increase in average daily case reports reminds us that #COVID19 is still with us, looking for an opportunity to make a comeback. Following #publichealth guidance is crucial to keeping COVID-19 on a #slowburn.…
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