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Woah..that was freaky but familiar. Was lying down & decided to get up to take pain meds for #endometriosis and #fibroids and it felt as painful to get up as the day after surgery. In kitchen, sweating, lightheaded. Quickly squatted to avoid passing out holding onto fridge door
..which swung open..but I did not fall. Then once head feeling better, stood up long enough to take meds...then walked, wobbly and lightheaded to chair. I can't quite feel my palms but that will come back. This probably gets to be called 10/10 pain..but maybe really an 8/10
Great..and a migraine too..scotoma.. taking a migraine med and lying down. Man, when it rains it pours.

Mother Nature is such a misogynist.

SO glad I did not decide to rent a car and try to go Finger Lakes this weekend to see peak foliage.
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This is the #DemPartyPlatform for 2020. This part is called: Strengthening and Supporting the Health Care Workforce
Only one party has a specific plan for ensuring the safety of our brave healthcare workers & first responders the other party has no plan at all 1/11
The #COVID19 pandemic has made plain to people across the country that our health care workers are heroes. 2/11 (cartoon by Mike Luckovich) #DemPartyPlatform #HealthcareHeroes
Our doctors and nurses,our home health aides & physician’s assistants,our public health professionals,our home care workers and nursing home workers, and our cleaners and service workers have shown up to work every day despite dire shortages of personal protective equipment. 3/11
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We are only a few days away from #WIMStrongerTogether #WIMSummit. Let's spotlight some of our incredible speakers. If you haven't registered yet, there is still time! If you can't attend all sessions live, they will be recorded and available for 1 year!
womeninmedicinesummit.org
Let's start with ER Physician, regular @CNN and @MSNBC contributor and @researchaffirm and @BrownDigiHealth leader, researcher, advocate, and healthcare leader Dr. @meganranney. Come and hear her speak on How We Can Join Together to Make Change. #womeninleadership
Dr. @DrBonnieMason is the VP if Diversity and Inclusion @acgme, founder of @beyondtheexamroom, orthopedic surgeon and national healthcare leader will be speaking on leadership. She has decades of experience educating mentoring and sponsoring the next generation of clinicians.
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Joe Biden has a plan to combat #COVID19.

You can read it here.
joebiden.com/covid-plan/

Here's a nice summary in graphics.

Free #testing for all with a national testing board. #BidenCoalition
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Doubling the number of drive-thru #testingsites for the #CoronavirusPandemic.
2/8
A serious #ContactTracing force of 100,000 people.

This also creates #Jobs.
3/8
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This is the #DemPartyPlatform for 2020. This section is called: Securing Universal Health Care Through a Public Option
Only one party has a specific plan for ensuring EVERY American will have access to quality healthcare as a human right..the other fights to TAKE IT AWAY. 1/10 Image
#Democrats believe we need to protect, strengthen, and build upon our bedrock health care programs, including the Affordable Care Act, Medicare, Medicaid, and the Veterans Affairs (VA) system.2/11 #DemPartyPlatform #Healthcare Image
Private insurers need real competition to ensure they have incentive to provide affordable, quality coverage to every American.3/11 #DemPartyPlatform #PublicOption #Healthcare Image
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@GOP @GOPChairwoman @realDonaldTrump you guys all want a #greateconomy and to be the party of jobs then do the right thing. Why would you let extended unemployment benefits lapse? You know that causes a #housing crisis. You dont want to fund testing either? That causes cases to
surge. It causes citizens unable to work. It causes children unable to go to school. But you want to cut off #testing for #Covid_19 #CoronaVirusUpdate . You know all of your actions and inactions make things worse not #MAGA. If you wonder why poll numbers are in the tank its bc
people know what youre doing to them. It seems like you all have abandoned America. Youve abandoned #HealthcareHeroes. Youve abandoned our nations #children . Youve abandoned our #nursinghomes. Youve abandoned #mothers and #fathers. Youve abandoned looking out for #Americans. You
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1/many This thread contains the words of my amazing sister who is a #nurse #essentialworker working in the trenches fighting #COVID19
She has been encountering life & death situations on a daily basis. Ppl need to open up their eyes & pay attention. #ItsOkayToNotBeOkay
2/ This is loss. This is loosing in OT with 38 seconds remaining on the clock, all the MVP players are in, but the other team intercepts and wins. The other team that won? Death. 5 nights in a row I battled the angel of death on someone very close to my age.
3/ 5 nights in a row I climbed on top of the bed in full PPE: gown, 3 masks, a face shield, goggles, and 2 pairs of gloves to physically try to circulate the epinephrine into your heart for it to restart.
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1/13 Our daughter is an #ICU #nurse on a #COVID19 unit at a suburban #Atlanta hospital. Since March on every shift she is facing disease and death on a massive constant scale, more in her young life than my wife and I—both physicians—ever had to cope with. We pray for her daily.
2/13 She is not particularly political, so when she called this week with a combination of fear, distress and anger about our #Georgia Governor’s position on masks we listened. And we had no answers. When she rhetorically asked what he was thinking we couldn’t say.
3/13 When she asked if he understood how many people are so ill from #coronavirus we had no idea. Then we realized our daughter is putting her life on the line daily like so many others and asked what would we do if God forbid we lost her as a result of her service.
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THREAD. A few highlights from and thoughts on this interesting @nytimes article, "U.S. Coronavirus Cases Are Rising Sharply, but Deaths Are Still Down."

nyti.ms/38sDEzT

#COVID #COVIDー19 #COVID19 #coronavirus
"After a minor late-spring lull, the number of confirmed #coronavirus cases in the United States is once again on the rise.... And yet the virus appears to be killing fewer of the people it infects."
"In April and May, #COVID19 led to as many as 3,000 deaths per day, and claimed the lives of roughly 7-8% of Americans known to have been infected. The number of daily deaths is now closer to 600, and the death rate is less than 5%."
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The latest: #COVID19 spikes in #Texas: This hospital has quadrupled capacity yet is almost full
latimes.com/world-nation/s…
2/Our previous story: This small Texas hospital is finding ways to save COVID-19 patients latimes.com/world-nation/s…
3/ We’ve added video by @Carolyn_Cole and photo galleries of #HealthcareHeroes sharing what it’s like to work the #COVID19 unit
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Patient: “My cloth mask is warm. May I have one of your surgical masks to wear instead?”

My staff: “No.”

Me (in my head): Did ya miss 2.5 months of news about #PPE shortages, lack of income stability, & crumbling #healthcare?!

ICYMI, follow thread... 1/15

#MedTwitter #onpoli Image
ICYMI, a chronological thread of advocacy re #healthcare in #Ontario

March 31st. I called CBC to ask them to report on how the covid19 pandemic was affecting healthcare in the community. @matthewkupfer interviewed me:
cbc.ca/news/canada/ot…

#MedTwitter #onpoli #Ontario 2/15
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The right to health must guide responses to #COVID19 pleased to contribute to this @TheLancet 📰 bit.ly/36HfPUa jointly with @Judith_Mesquita
@BenjaminMMeier @DainiusPuras & Luis Cabal @UNAIDS 🧵thread on key points @AE_Yamin @saralmdavis @mbachelet @ASteiner @DrTedros
1. #HumanRights scrutiny in the #COVID19 pandemic has largely focused on limitations of individual freedoms to protect public health,yet it is essential to look at the broader relevance of realising human rights to promote public health in the COVID-19 response. @DrMercyKorir
2.The right to health requires that health goods,services, & facilities are available in adequate numbers;accessible on a financial,geographical,& non-discriminatory basis; acceptable,including culturally appropriate & respectful of gender& medical ethics;& of good quality @P4HR
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1/3 #COVID19 key concerns in 🇨🇦: nationally epidemic growth continues to slow but outbreaks remain in long term care, shelters, workplaces, etc. Most worrying is community spread in & around hotspots, e.g. greater Toronto & Montreal areas.
2/3 Outbreaks represent closed settings where #publichealth measures can be targeted to #StoptheSpread, however community transmission presents additional challenges for #TestandTrace to control spread at the population level.
3/3 This is where everyone’s TIRELESS EFFORTS ARE NEEDED #DoYourPart:
#publichealth ➡️#testandTrace
#healthcareheroes ➡️treat & heal
You ↔ Me 2m. #TogetherApart #PhysicalDistancing #WashYourHands #CoughEtiquette #StayHomeIfSick
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1/5 #COVID19 key concerns in 🇨🇦: another weekend is ahead & reopening continues, but the ever present worry is that if we move too fast, relax too much, #COVID19 will rebound. We’ve got to be mindful of the hotspots!
2/5 Nationally, more than 50% of 🇨🇦’s #COVID19 cases are now recovered and daily case counts continue to decline but there are still active cases in 9 provinces. Québec & Ontario continue to report most (~ 95%) new cases & deaths.
3/5 Hotspots in and around our most populous cities, #Toronto & #Montreal, continue to smoulder, as #COVID19 exploits inequalities, taking hold in communities who experience overcrowding, lower incomes & health inequalities.
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Concerned #DeKalbCounty voting citizen here.
@tedterry1 Edward “Ted” Terry is *NOT* a good choice for County Commissioner District 6
Have q’s on any of the bullets below? Ask us. #VoteBlue but not no matter who!
#GApol #GAdems
Super District 6 Commissioner
#NoVote4TedTerry
Summary:
🚧 Super 6 Commish is his back-up plan after his failed #USSenate run
👩‍❤️‍👨 Believes #nepotism is #ethical when he appoints his girlfriend
🤢 Thinks being on tv’s @QueerEye makes him a hero (check his twitter bio) #HealthCareHeroes
🏢 Wants single family homes replaced with quadplexes (except his single family home)
🌲 Has a personal bias against pine trees, in GA
🤡 Uses political antics and strategies out of 🟠1’s book
🐀 Schemes system for unemployment $$$ after resigning as Mayor
#NoEthics #Corrupt
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@SpeakerPelosi and the #Democrats introduced a massive $3 trillion-dollar stimulus package called “The Heroes Act,” named in honor of the monies allotted to front-line emergency workers.
By: @hijodelcuervo
#Hero #HealthcareHeroes #healthcare #COVID19
mintpressnews.com/democrats-hero…
The new bill also seeks to repeal the egregious provisions included in the CARES Act, which allow hedge fund managers, real estate speculators, and business owners to apply them retroactively all the way back to 2017.
mintpressnews.com/breadlines-out…
The Democrats’ HEROES act actually goes further in undermining the help offered to small business owners by excluding the Paycheck Guarantee Act.
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SPECIAL REPORT: A new #ContactTracing program was recently unveiled in Massachusetts in partnership with Partners in Health, an NGO with links to US regime change operations, #BigPharma and the @ClintonFdn .
By: @hijodelcuervo
#COVID19 #HealthcareHeroes
mintpressnews.com/massachusetts-…
A graphic from the MA state website demonstrating how the #community #contacttracing program will work.
#thursdaymorning #COVID19 #InThisTogether Image
With such an intimate connection revolving around the @ClintonFdn healthcare projects, it should come as no surprise that @PIH ’s biggest donors and partners feature some of the largest pharmaceutical corporations currently set to profit from the #COVID19 pandemic.
@PIH_Rwanda Image
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1/8 Today marks the beginning of #NationalNursingWeek, when we take the opportunity to recognise & acknowledge the important role that nurses play in shaping & humanising development and delivery of health services. #Nurses2020
2/8 We all know that nurses deliver expert care with that special power of nurturing and we are very aware of the many sacrifices they have made to be there for their patients in every area of healthcare during the #COVID19 crisis.
#NationalNursingWeek #Nurses2020
3/8 #Nurses’ expertise and impact goes far beyond this, spanning every area of health services, from education, development of standards and guidelines, delivery of public health programs like vaccination... #NationalNursingWeek #Nurses2020
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SPECIAL REPORT: A number of the planet’s richest people, including #BILLIONAIRE co-founder of @PayPal @peterthiel, are escaping to New Zealand to shelter in luxury bunkers amid the #COVID 19 #pandemic.
By: @AlanRMacLeod
#USA
mintpressnews.com/super-rich-buy…
The new range of luxury private bunkers are dug deep underground in the countryside and are covered with earth, the point being that even neighbors will have no idea that they are there, let alone the general public. 
#coronavirus
#COVID19 #Food #TrumpLiesAmericansDie Image
Prices tend to start around $2 million and can reach up to $11 million for units that include luxury bathrooms, gun ranges, and swimming pools. Thiel himself chose instead to buy a bizarre-looking, $4.7 million home replete with a secure panic room. 
#HealthcareHeroes #Food Image
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“What the eye doesn't see and the mind doesn’t accept, DOES EXIST!”

👇 picture of the hands of Thomas Edison’s assistant. Later died from Cancer due exposure to the same ‘invisible’ X-Ray radiation

Why are we discussing this in 2020, during #Covid_19 ?

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Radiation is not visible to the human eye and neither is Coronavirus.

The size of the virus is about 0.1 um, smaller than a red blood cell and even some bacteria

Both can have devastating effects , if we do not protect ourselves

2/ Image
#Covid_19 can be transmitted by droplets >5 µm which can quickly form aerosols ≤5 µm.

Besides the well-known transmission by coughing and sneezing, the virus can be transmitted even during SPEECH….in fact the louder you speak, more are chances of transmission..

3/
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1/8 Today my remarks focus on the disproportionate impacts and severe outcomes of #COVID19 on seniors. It’s hard to calculate the hardships endured and the grief that remains for those we’ve lost. #OlderAdults
2/8 Prevention & control of #COVID19 in high-risk populations is crucial for controlling this & future pandemic waves. These outbreaks drive up the case fatality rate, accelerate spread, & continue to spillover into the community.
3/8 But it is older adults who bear the brunt of #COVID19. Though an estimated 20% of COVID-19 cases in Canada are linked to long-term care homes, over 80% of all deaths are among seniors residing in these settings. #ProtecttheVulnerable
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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

https://t.co/iwJFeCfwsG
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

https://t.co/LMXf6ZwcC0
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Hey guys I wrote a little something and I drew a little something. Hope you guys enjoy it.
14 days of quarantine: Love in the time of Corona
#extendlockdown #COVIDー19 #Covid_19 #mentalhealth #loveinthetimeofcorona
I have come back. into chaos. Just returned from the Holi holidays. First day into work after seven days. And they put me in quarantine. I hang my white coat.

It doesn’t feel the same

#lockdowneffect #Quarantine #spreadloveinthetimeofcorona
2/When I went home there was only one suspected case.

The Pandemic was mostly in Italy and US.

We were laughing how HOD have the most to fear before the holiday

Older age group.

#StayAtHomeSaveLives
#covid19nfld #LoveInTheTimeOfCorona
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