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1/ Today we welcome @DrBMBrawner as a guest Nerdy Girl to discuss racial disparities and #COVID19. She is an Associate Professor at the @PennNursing and a nurse practitioner.

Q. Why are we seeing such disparities in #COVID cases and deaths?
2/ A. One word: racism. Individual, institutional, and structural.
There is no biological basis for “race,” even though people in these groups can share genetic traits. Race is a socially constructed way to categorize people that has changed over time, location, etc.
3/ This presents a challenge when these categorizations were used to deem non-Whites to be inferior, with laws and systems put in place to enforce and maintain this declaration.
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What prevents #COVID19 spread?
And to what extent?
An exceptional systematic analysis of 172 global studies in ~26,000 people (not randomized trials)
—Physical distancing > 1 m; & more the better
—Masks (N95 > surgical/cotton)
—Eye protection… @TheLancet
Accompanying editorial "the best specific evidence for #COVID19 prevention"
@KirbyInstitute's MacIntyre and Wang @UNSW
Unfortunately, both @WHO & @CDCgov have given very poor guidance for both the #healthcare workforce and the public on masks (and have not emphasized eye protection to date)
+ coverage @nytimes by @apoorva_nyc…
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Remember the outstanding #breakthechain graphic from @SiouxsieW @XTOTL @TheSpinoffTV?
To do that we need help from a mega-force of contact tracers… by @PaulSisson @sdut w/ @sdutgraphics @CristinaByvik and Michelle Guerrero
In our @RockefellerFdn national action plan we called for a Covid Community Healthcare Corps of hundreds of thousands of people…
We have 40 million Americans unemployed. Why can't we get serious about this?
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#CentralPark Cindy Confrontation Goes Viral, as White Woman Calls Cops on Black Man Over Dog Leash…
1. #AmyCooper since you are on #administrativeleave from your job #FranklinTempleton I have some fil.s that you might screen at home. 2 by @ava #The13th is on @YouTube for free. #WhenTheySeeUs is in @netflix pperhaps you have account with them.
2. Dear #AmyCooper,
hello it's me again. Ever hear of #PhilandoCastile? There's a shirt film on him. His fiancee made it. It's free too, since you're recently/currently unemployed.
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What does #ChronicIllness ‘look’ like. What do those in #ChronicPain ‘look’ like. So many misconceptions by public & those in #Healthcare. I can’t tell you the comments ‘she looks fine’, ‘he doesn’t look like he is in pain’ these misconceptions can harm those seeking 1/ Image
care and they can perpetuate the #stigma shared in society. There is NO ‘look’. There are many ‘faces’ of #chronicpain & #ChronicIllness. These are at best superficial as you don’t know the amount of work outings take or amount of times special events cancelled. 2/ Image
Even when they are doing ‘well’ it’s a struggle. Shared with their permission. A life w #ChronicIllness #ChronicPain Image
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Thank you @ColleenKraft for being consistently vocal 💪🏼💪🏿💪🏽

Let’s work on #tweetiatrician #advocacy training by @AmerAcadPeds to have more robust & effective strategies vs increasing backlash & #bullying
as experienced by @NicoleB_MD @DrToddWo, worse for #minoritiesinmedicine
From @bfrist on #LinkedIn: concerning loss of scientific #integrity by political agendas

#scicomm teaching has been to “avoid politics” = sitting in sidelines

why engaged #tweetiatrician were a separate species apart from other #STEM professionals…
We need to be multidisciplinary like work with school nurse leader @RobinCogan

When I have taught official @AmerAcadPeds guidelines to trainees in hospital settings & staff member has walked by, they assumed “political” & “unprofessional” when per AAP
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Taking a short break from #COVID19 to get back to my primary area of interest—#AI in medicine—and some new, interesting stuff this week
1. Deep learning about the kidneys through the eyes… @LancetDigitalH 1st report on this potential
2. While on #AI-eyes, our Medicine and the Machine podcast with @pearsekeane @Moorfields @UCL, an AI-leading ophthalmologist researcher, about where we are and headed; w/ my colleague @cuttingforstone @Medscape w/ transcript…
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Reimagining Indian health insurance (HI) - a thread on the HI landscape and opportunities Down pointing backhand index #insuretech #healthcare #insurance
Full blog can be found here -…
@banglani @Stellaris_VP
(1/n) Indian healthcare spend is $120bn with $90bn coming out of the pocket of consumers. Many people get pushed into poverty each year due to healthcare expenses. Financial products around healthcare financing, including Health Insurance (HI), are severely underdeveloped
(2/n) HI is a $6.4bn market in India growing at 22% CAGR. With aggregate net incurred claims ratio at 90%-100%, HI pays for less than 5% of the healthcare spend in the country - which brings us to low penetration of HI in India
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Building on the original thread by @BaumannAna ( which presents great background info and asks “What are your "to go" papers for #healthcare #disparities?”

Follow our (#ISCC2019 & @DrRachelShelton) collective thinking in #impsci and #healthequity -

The @AcademyHealth blog ( by Kim Dumont, @allisonjmetz, Beadsie Woo, provides 5 key recommendations:

☯️Align terminology for equal footing

📢Elevate equity concerns

🌾Cultivate relationships

💸Shift funding incentives

➡️⬅️Promote exchange

The chapter on #racial #ethnic minorities in the @rcbrownson textbook (, highlights challenges in pursuing #healthequity focused work in #academia, by Toni Yancey @DrChandraFord LaShawnta Bell-Lewis. Follow Dr. Ford’s work:

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Marketers hired by hospitals can be new source of exploitation

They know that the most credibility is with nurses & doctors

So will use employees for marketing & extension of hospital brand

But quick to penalize same employees for own, personal use of #SoMe

=Value extraction
I mean, personally, I built my reputation outside of hospital activities

I created, as volunteer, used no hospital or university resources, paid my own travel or obtained community grants, then yes, was recognized internally after creating external success, like this:
Or like this - I do all of this on own. No one trained me. I pay membership fees to LinkedIn

If I were to mess up, I’d need to deal with consequences from hospital, licensing bodies, etc

Wherever I go, I contribute to good optics & metrics…
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Important! Largest study yet on #Covid_19 fatality shows top risks:
1. Age, BY FAR the highest
2. Cancers of the blood
3. Male
4. Obesity
5. Diabetes
I will say it again: Aging is a disease & it is treatable. Yes, treatable. 1/n #healthcare @bengoldacre
Striking finding: smoking makes little difference to #Covid_19 fatality, so it can’t explain bias in male deaths (What can? Hint: males age faster). 2/n
For smoking, error bar on the hazard ratio chart is close to zero, so smoking is probably not protective either, as some have speculated. 3/n
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Love, LOVE @NicoleB_MD for doing this. Shout out to @DrToddWo & @DrJCoftheDC too for their savvy outreach to youth patients- am especially impressed with @DrJCoftheDC of @OHSUNews as a role model in communities of color. @AmerAcadPeds #TikTok #tweetiatrician #Pediatrics
*This* is what it means to create “safe space” - no shaming or judgement, only encouragement, kindness, affirmation from a #tweetiatrician who shares that she too was a #teenmom.
Meet patients where they are.
Be a role model.

@NicoleB_MD @AmerAcadPeds
Am learning so much from @DrJCoftheDC of @OHSUNews - on engaging youth through new forms of #socialmedia like #TikTok and being a role model for #BlackExcellence here in partnership with @NFL players @NFLPA
@AmerAcadPeds #blackmensmiling
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THREAD. How much does treating a serious case of #COVID cost? Here’s a (partial) figure.

First, a pleasant surprise regarding #HealthInsurance - how often does that happen? My insurer, @UHC, has waived cost-sharing for #COVID19 TREATMENT (not just testing):
I logged into @UHC today and found a slew of Explanations of Benefits (EOBs) with a nominal total cost of more than $320,000 for my #COVID19 hospitalization. Bills are still coming in, so that’s not a final figure.

#coronavirus #Covid_19 #COVID #healthcare
But under “You May Owe” on the EOBs, I saw $0, $0, $0 - i.e., @UHC isn’t hitting me with any co-pays for #Covid19 treatment. I was prepared/expecting to shell out my out-of-pocket max ($6,000 in-network, $12,000 out-of-network).

#coronavirus #COVID
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Today!! @ucdavisbiology #CovidTownHall guest Dr. Lisa Ikemoto, @UCDavisLaw Martin Luther King Jr. Professor & @FRIUCDavis Advisory Board member! We'll talk #pandemic #bioethics, #healthcare & #publichealth law and policy. 3:30PT for live-streaming link:
Happening now! Dr. Lisa Ikemoto discusses pandemic bioethics and law with us for @ucdavisbiology
#CovidTownHall! Livestream from 3:30-5pm PT. Join us!!
Dr. Ikemoto was awarded a B.A. in English (American Studies) and History at UCLA, a Juris Doctor from our very own UC Davis Law School, and a Master of Laws from Columbia University’s School of Law.
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Umbereen S Nehal MD MPH: who is this person? Several people have been asking

A thread

Where am I from? Hooboy.
Let’s say, citizen of the world, human ping pong ball. Third culture kid. Genetic mutt

Born: 🇺🇸
🇵🇰 parents - when my parents born colonial rule, pre-Pakistan
To thoroughly annoy my Twitter bestie, @DrvanTilburg

Am an ENFP - a cross between Snoopy, Robin Willians, Ellen Degeneres, Dr. Seuss, Charles Dickens, Upton Sinclair

I border on ENTP - love new info and love to challenge in order to break through barriers or limitations
My great-grandfather was given title "Khan Bahadur" (brave). As a judge, a brown man under Colonial rule, he threw the book at a British attorney. "Learn the law" if in his courtroom. Hence my stiff moral backbone

My mom & me:

(She loves this song)
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1/8 #COVID19 key concerns in 🇨🇦: despite a jump ↑ in the daily case count, with Quebec reporting >1,300 back-dated cases, our current case doubling time is 20 days, slowed from 3-5 day doubling early on in the epidemic.
2/8 As we inch closer to social & economic reopening, many people are feeling a range of emotions from excited anticipation to nervous apprehension. Mixed feelings are understandable, given uncertainties that lay ahead. #COVIDCoping
3/8 Our collective efforts have slowed the growth of #COVID19 overall. In some places, the epidemic has been brought under good control & the time is right for a cautious reopening. #publichealth
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There has been a disagreement on parent having to be involved in a teenage child life of having to have an abortion because do there age. Parents have decided for this teenger what is best for them. #njcurj #Parenthood #teenagers
Some teenger do not agree on having an abortion. There willing to maintain the child on their own without having a parent involved. #Njcurj #teenage law
Parents involved in there child life has a high risk of the child doing a illegal abortion that affect the life of both baby and mother. The laws have provided an agreement form for the parent to decide on the child's choice. #Njcurj #parentinvolvement
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Dominican Republic girls have a very high risk of not surviving during the abortion. Doctors will require a consent form for the women to have a decision for the women.#Njcurj #MyBodyMyRight's
Hospitals are not taken good care on their services on having girls who are going to do abortion and girls who are having their baby’s all in the same room #illegal #DominicanRepublic #NeedSolutionNeedRegularisation
Girls do not have power over their body’s choices. The lawmakers in the Dominican Republic have mentioned that every man should decide whether the girl should have an abortion or not.#Njcurj #lawmakers #socialchange
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Women have been taught the concept of silencing for centuries. Women were not allowed to make decisions about their own bodies and were ultimately subjected to oppression...especially women of color! #silencingvsspeaking #njcurj #oppression
This issue still exists today! Women deserve to have their voices heard. Reproductive justice cannot be accomplished because women continue to be silenced. #njcurj #unheardvoices #endsilencing
Women have been hindered from adequate healthcare, abortion rights, and reproductive care as a result of being silenced. Women not having access is an indirect way to silence women. Women deserve to be free from oppression. #njcurj #reproductivecare #abortion #healthcare
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Mega Dump

Manufacturing a crisis

#UseDiscernment #ThinkForYourself
The Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Epidemic Cover-up: How a Little Newspaper Solved the Biggest Scientific and Political Mystery of Our Time…
The Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Epidemic Cover-up Volume Two: The Origins of Totalitarianism in Science and Medicine…
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[1/n] @HCWSurvey 🏥⚕️: We are a group of researchers based at the @Cambridge_Uni, @UniofExeter, and @UofGlasgow. We would like to better understand how healthcare workers are being affected by the #COVID19 pandemic in the 🇬🇧. Image
[2/n] We would greatly appreciate your help in #retweeting this tweet, so that we can reach as many #HealthcareWorkers as possible. As the #pandemic unfolds, getting as many respondents to the #survey is important.
[3/n] By retweeting this tweet, you will help greatly in this endeavour. More information on the survey can be found here:
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My article @BSI_social highlights the #policy implicatns & this being a "Y2K moment" for Ind medtech industry to #Indigenise. We shldn't miss the boat @PMOIndia @drharshvardhan @kiranshaw @amitabhk87 @vijaychandru @vijai63 @PrinSciAdvGoI @GKangInd pg39
We've built amazing infra in #translational #biology over the last decade- a portfolio of #nationalassets @THSTIFaridabad @csir_ncl #ShriChitraTirunalMedicalInst supported by our science & innov agencies @IndiaDST @DBTIndia @CSIR_IND @dgcsirIndia @Ashutos61 @RenuSwarup @rramanan
S&T #incubators have shown amazing leadership & response esp connecting with local communities & fast decisions to help #startups @venture_center @PremnathV6 @DeepanwitaC @IKP_SciencePark @SINEIITB @abandopa @CCAMP_Bangalore be it #facemask #PPE #IKP-ICO fund or @IndiaDST #CAWACH
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Things I am over - hypocrisy and inconsistency

1) If peaceful #protest on the steps of government buildings is a right, than it also is on a football field #TakeAKnee, in a park, etc

#Thread #equity #rant (1/8)
2) If we ban #guns from some buildings in the interest of security, that means for all people - not just those that aren't white

3) If #BlueLivesMatter, do not risk our brave protectors’ health by protesting near them without #masks

#MichiganProtest (2/8)
4) If you are not wearing #facemasks given your personal #liberty, than why do women not get extended the same for #Reproductiverights

5) If all life is sacred, than why would we sacrifice 2-3% of our population by #ReopenAmerica too quickly?

#COVID__19 #pandemic (3/8)
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WEF coverage on #COVID19 is like a lesson learned of the #TheLeft championing #Globalist ideals thru the lens of COVID19 (catalyst) climate (destination)

#GlobalistLeft view the pandemic as a stepping stone to change policies on health, social, economics

#thread ...
Jun 2019: A new agreement with WEF World Economic Forum gave multinational corporations influence over matters of global governance. #WEF & #UN signed a memo of understanding to partner with each other. UN quietly turned itself into a public-private partnership
2008 Labour #British PM Gordon Brown & #French President Nicolas Sarkozy made calls for a new International Governance System for a (#WEF Global Redesign) to overhaul the int'l financial architecture” akin to the 1944 Bretton Woods…
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