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1/30 In two forthcoming pieces, I examine #Japan's response to the #COVID19 #coronavirus #pandemic. I'll summarize the main non-theoretical points here (long thread alert!).
2/30 #Japan’s figures have always looked good compared to many other countries, which initially led to suspicion that the ‘real’ numbers of #COVID19 #coronavirus infections & death were being played down.
3/30 #Tokyo Metropolitan Government at least has now released full #COVID19 figures, including general death rates, seeming to put this argument to rest (but these figures are also now being challenged). japantimes.co.jp/news/2020/05/0…
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🚨🚨[1/n] We are a team of researchers based @UniofExeter, @Cambridge_Uni and @UofGlasgow studying the impact of the #COVID19 pandemic on the #health and #wellbeing of healthcare workers.
[2/n] If you are a #HCW in the UK, we would like to invite you to participate in our @HCWSurvey to understand how the #COVID19 pandemic is affecting you: tinyurl.com/HCWSurvey. Thank you so much for all your work!
[n/n] If you are not a #HCW, please #RT and spread the word so that #HCWs are aware of this survey: sites.google.com/view/hcws. Thank you! #wellbeing #healthcareworkers @TheBMA @GMC @NHSuk @TheDA_UK @NHSDevonCCG @RDEhospitals
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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: sites.google.com/view/hcws.
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1) B.C. made this critical, life-saving change to staffing in #LongTermCare on Mar. 31.

@AndrewRankinCB@nsgov took 2 weeks to enact another PHAC guideline to limit nursing home workers from working at multiple LTC facilities. That #COVID19NS thechronicleherald.ca/news/ns-govern…
2) policy came into effect in Nova Scotia on April 23.

(In early April, many Nova Scotians were asking why NS wasn’t adopting the BC model, which included ensuring our #HealthcareHeroes were giving FT hrs at 1 facility. #nspoli
3) As early as March 13, Nova Scotia healthcare unions were united in their call to @nshealth for PPE’s - #N95masks specifically - for all frontline workers.

Those calls were ignored.

@cupenovascotia @NS_nurses @NSGEU @UniforTheUnion @NSNDP #nshealth
nsnu.ca/sites/default/…
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I am incredibly excited and humbled that the @US_FDA has approved trials of the drug my lab discovered (@pulmotect PUL-042) to fight #COVID19 #pneumonia in diagnosed patients (NCT04312997) and exposed #HealthcareWorkers and contacts (NCT04313023).
This has taken herculean effort by the @pulmotect team to get through the regulatory steps and by the @MDAndersonNews team to prepare for implementation.
A special thanks to all Evans Lab members, past and present, members of the Dickey lab, and the MD Anderson Department of Pulmonary Medicine, as well as all of our colleagues, collaborators and supporters. I truly think this will benefit people, and you all contributed critically
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Deloitte, 2017: "Operations will cease to be delivered by humans."

Deloitte: The #Future of Operations, Deloitte Global Impact Report, Nov 13 2017

#FourthIndustrialRevolution
#ControlledDemolition

#Covid19 is the conduit to the #4IR now in full motion. As people come to terms w/ what is being forced upon humanity, we will soon regret that we did not unite to oppose to draconian lockdowns/expanding surveillance that will serve to protect/insulate ruling classes from revolt.
#UBI (universal basic income) is a tool designed by the rich to stave off #Molotov cocktails - while at the same time enriching themselves even further. The ruling class knows full well what they are unleashing - but the citizenry does not.

#ControlledDemolition
#2020Reset
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I put a photo thread together to describe the themes that emerged during a 34 hours-long stent in the hospital I just completed. 1/
Loneliness.
During my residency at @MGHMedicine I started a habit of taking a break by walking the halls late at night when on call. My hospital is noticeably more empty at night in the non-patient care areas. I enjoy the casual encounters that take place here. It was lonely. 2/
“I don’t know.”
The loneliness in the hallways reflects the isolation you feel as an attending managing #COVID19 pts. Past medschool, I’ve never spent so much time saying, “I don’t know.” We’re still learning about this disease. It feels like you’re in a black box at times. 3/
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I was feeling overwhelmed by all the laypress articles about #moralinjury and #burnout in frontline health care workers during #Covid_19 so I decided to do a deep dive into the literature on the mental health of workers during pandemics.

Here's what I found. #thread

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Seriously, so many laypress articles.

What evidence do we have on this, and further, what evidence do we have on strategies that mitigate these mental health issues in health care workers?

I presented these data the @UChicagoMed @UCCancerCenter grand rounds last week.

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@UChicagoMed @UCCancerCenter But first, some definitions to set the stage:

Burnout, initially described by Dr. Maslach as the prolonged physical and psychological exhaustion related to a person's work. Not specific to medicine, although the definition has been honed for medicine (see slide). #burnout

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I've had too many patients die in these past weeks. As a physician, you would think it gets easier to tell families that their loved one died the more times you have to do it.

It doesn't.

#COVID19 #EmergencyMedicine @HarborUCLAEM @californiaacep
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I've been running code after code, but most patients don't make it. After coming out of the room, I finally start humanizing the situation and gathering the strength to speak to family members to deliver the bad news. It is then when I realize that a human life was lost
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What hurts the most is having to deliver the news outside of the hospital or by phone. Most of my patients aren't allowed to have their loved ones at their side when they are nearing death or even after because of the pandemic
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1/Reflecting on the interview w/@CathMckenna on @OttawaMorning on Fri w/@RobynBresnahan about the importance of getting back on track with significant investment into #infrastructure spending. I’d like to encourage a #genderlens & propose we also invest in our #careinfrastructure
2/According to Minister @cathmckenna’s mandate letter, and indeed all Minister’s mandate letters, it states, “You will apply Gender-based Analysis Plus (GBA+) in the decisions that you make.” pm.gc.ca/en/mandate-let…
3/Infrastructure spending that focuses on ‘shovel ready’ projects (the Minister’s words) in the construction & trades sectors disproportionately ends up supporting men’s jobs, as men dominate these sectors. If this is our primary focus, it will have a #genderinequity effect.
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Wondering what's going on with your doctors' offices and clinics?

How are you supposed to see the doctor or other care provider if you're also supposed to #StayAtHome?

What even is #telehealth?

Let's talk a bit about what's going on in outpatient medicine during #COVID19.
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You've heard a little (though probably not the worst parts) about what our frontline #healthcareworkers are experiencing. It’s harrowing at best, and in reality, it's a complete crumbling of our healthcare system to take optimal care of its patients and its workforce.
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What you may not be hearing as much about in the media, but will affect every one of you, is what’s happening with clinics and outpatient care.

Because almost everything has changed.
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What does clinician care and kindness during #COVID19 look like?
Based off #DFTBClinicianCare panel last week.
A comic #tweetorial...

#wellbeing #HealthCareWorkers #Medtwitter #FOAMped
Thanks @DFTBubbles @LizCrowe2 @FreerMary @AlysColeKing @DrJaneMunro @Global_EM @TessaRDavis
Why is #COVID19 so emotionally draining for #healthworkers and so many of us? Information overload, frequent change and pending uncertainty about what the future (and all those graphs) hold. 2/6
So many things we need to consider and plan for....
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**SOME CORONA VIRUS REALITY**
I appreciate your time reading this thread. Not many of my followers interact w/my posts, but I feel if I reach just 1 person & it helps, or keeps even just a few people complying with the #StayHome orders issued around the world - I must write this.
I'm a healthcare worker. I work at a hospital in the epicenter of the #CoronavirusOutbreak in the #NewYorkCity area. Today I have symptoms of having contracted #COVIDー19. It was inevitable. My hospital has dozens of patients & staff that are positive & that I've been exposed to.
I am terrified. I am immunocompromised. I have no ability to fight this. I am an #EssentialWorker - a state employee - and was advised by my doctors very early on to stay home because of the severe impact this virus could have on me. I did not heed the advice. Here is why:
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@EpiKelley What about non-healthcare workers and members of the public wearing surgical gloves?

Perhaps, not of the same quality as your thread but here’s my quick go at something that concerns me about people wearing gloves...

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@EpiKelley Some people, essentially wasting them as a potentially vital resource (for #HealthcareHeroes) in near future, have NO clue why they’re wearing them!

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@EpiKelley Example, yesterday:
Person in grocery store was wearing latex gloves as they picked fruit, while they held their grocery list IN THEIR MOUTH.
They proceeded to alternatively, & repetitively, hold the piece of paper in their gloved hands & then their mouth!

3/...
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The latest installment in #LatsCovid19Journal by yours truly, @DavidLat aka #CoronaBoy:

"How To Be A Good Patient."

#Coronavirus #Coronavirus2020 #healthcare #HealthcareHeroes #Covid19 #Covid_19
I'll use this acronym (partly because I could really use some Percocet right now for rib-cage pain from my cough): PERCOS.

#LatsCovid19Journal #Coronavirus #CoronaVirus2020 #healthcare #HealthcareHeroes #Covid19 #Covid_19
"P" stands for "Positive." It's a cliche, but true: much of life comes down to your attitude. You can be positive (or at least stoic), or you can complain constantly. What's better?

#Coronavirus #Cornavirus2020 #Covid19 #Covid_19 #LatsCovid19Journal
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1) Do people who survive the infection become immune to the virus?"

nytimes.com/2020/03/25/hea…
2) "The answer is a qualified yes, with some significant unknowns. That's important for several reasons. People who are confirmed to be immune could venture from their homes and help shore up the work force until a vaccine becomes available, for example...
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In particular, #healthcareworkers who are known to be immune could continue to care for the severely ill."
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I spent the afternoon with many @HopkinsMedicine colleagues making #ppe for the staff. I am sharing (with permission) the steps and materials for making faceshields of your own. We are all in this together. ❤️💪🏼 #PPEshortage #ppeisnotoptional #PedsICU #covid19 #ICU #healthcare
@AOC @BarackObama @HillaryClinton @SenSchumer @SenateDems @JoeBiden @3M we need your help! The #PPEshortage is real and many of us are helping make #ppe to keep our colleagues in #healthcare safe. #GetMePPE #ppeisnotoptional #WeNeedPPE
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Hugely welcome announcements from @IMFNews - this will make an enormous difference to the ability of many countries to prepare for and respond to #COVID2019
imf.org/en/News/Articl…
Along side that made by the @WorldBank - a real demonstration of the critical role of Multilateral Financial Institutions at the time of a global crisis.
worldbank.org/en/news/press-…
Together these will support countries, national and regional health systems and more. The moves by @IMFNews & @WorldBank are unprecedented, at scale & hugely welcome.
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Ah, the #EuropeanParliamentElection knocks at the door! Let’s see who is #campaigning for what…In #Italy, a #rightwingcoalition calls for a #guaranteedincome, #largerpensions, and resistance to the heavy-handed #austerityprograms enforced by the #EuropeanUnion.
In #France, some #rightwinggroups champion #fight against #climatechange, decry #exploitation of #foreignworkers, growing #economicinequality. What about the #centerright and #centerleft parties? #Polls show they will lose their #majority, and the Euroskeptics bag 30+% of seats.
However, #Euroskeptic, like #populist, is a term that obscures more than it reveals. #Spain’s leftist #Podemos isn’t likely to break bread with #Italy’s rightist #NorthernLeague-#M5S, but both are considered #Euroskeptic. Some are really #wolves but wear #sheepskins.
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