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Each week I pull ~51000 tweets on US State mentions. Here's a collection of word clouds from tweets pulled on 2021-07-31. Each state + DC can be found in the replies!
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Average daily #COVID19 cases in #Indiana continue to rise at a pretty staggering rate. Up 351% (4.5 TIMES higher) in the last 34 days. This is by far the fastest rise in cases we've ever seen at the start of a "wave." /1
The next fastest increase during the start of a "wave" was the 34 days following 9/20/2020 when cases rose 207%. So cases are currently rising about 70% faster than we saw at the start of the Oct-Nov wave last year. /2
This also continues to be the fastest increase in #COVID19 positivity rate at the start of a wave we've seen. Test positivity has risen from 2.1% to 7.6% in the last 34 days (+5.5%). Next fastest increase was 9/20/2020 when positivity rate rose by 5.0% in the first 34 days. /3
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In the last 32 days, average daily #COVID19 cases in #Indiana are up 285% (189/day to 728/day) and the positivity rate has gone from 2.1% to 7.1%. Other than the start of the pandemic, this is the fastest growth in cases & positivity we've had at the start of a "wave" ever. Image
I'm just kinda eyeballing the start of every #COVID19 "wave" in #Indiana but something wild stands out.

In 2020, "waves" began on/around:
3/12, 6/21 and 9/20

In 2021, "waves" began on/around:
3/13, 6/22 and...?

Here's the graph (note logarithmic scale). Image
Here's a quick and dirty table of how the five "waves" of #COVID19 in #Indiana shown in the previous graph stack up over time in terms of growth in cases and positivity rate during the first 32 days of the wave. Image
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For each #Indiana county, here are number of #COVID19 cases per 100k people in the past 7 days. 32 (or 35%) of counties are below the CDC threshold. This is based on when cases were reported not when occurred. Image
Here's a full listing of the counties (since I know someone will ask). Image
I also should have said *currently* below the threshold. Ask me again in a week.
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Since the start of June, the trend in #COVID19 cases in #Indiana has been eerily similar to last year (2020 blue, 2021 red). That changed, however, over the last few days when instead of stalling (which happened last year at this time), the growth in cases accelerated. /1 Image
It's a similar story for the #COVID19 positivity rate in #Indiana. While we're at almost the exact same positivity rate now as one year ago, the trends are completely different. In 2020 positivity was flat or even declining slightly at this time. Now it's shooting up. /2 Image
How high might cases go? Here's what's it looks like in five other states right now (most of which have higher vaccination rates than Indiana). /3 Image
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Earlier this summer I was adamant that school would be reasonable without masks, even for the ages for which vaccines are not available.

I have changed my tune. A quick 🧵as to why.

Most data suggest that the SARS-CoV-2 virus affects kids in a generally quite benign way.

I know people get frustrated when COVID is compared to the flu, but for kids the data suggest the comparison is reasonable. And this accounts for "long COVID" and MIS-C.

So when I suggest that masks should be mandatory in school for kids, I am not worried about the health of my unvaccinated 6 and 11 year olds.

I am worried about it causing widespread community transmission and overwhelming hospitals.


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We’re seeing a rise in pediatric #COVID19 cases. Did we know this was coming? Yes, because: data
I stand by this statement from June 15th
🔥 Pediatric #COVID19 cases are rising. Delays in reporting from counties —> states —> CDC vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. So, if you’re looking at the national level, you’ll be *falsely* reassured. Examples from #Arkansas #California #Georgia #Nevada 👀⤵️

cc @PeterHotez
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= @e2978 #E2 =97=8FTodd @SenToddYoung The @SenateGOP congressman from #Indiana just launched his Senate campaign,and he did so with a splash, pulling in $1 million in the second quarter despite not being an official candidate yet. The even better news for
Former state @GOP chairman Eric @GovHolcomb, the top party opponent and
@ErstwhileCon favorite, raised just $200,000. @_InvestUP @erstwhilestyle @ErstwhileBlog @habbykins @ErstwhileThe @erstwhilee @erstwhileflack @erstwhile
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Increasing #COVID19 breakthrough cases is normal. In this thread we're going to look at how many breakthrough cases we should expect (in a statistical sense) as time goes on and why more breakthrough cases is NOT evidence vaccines are less effective than thought. [THREAD]
2/ I need to start by introducing the statistical concept of “expected value.” This is the statistically *most likely outcome to occur* for something you’re measuring when uncertainty is involved.
3/ For example, if you toss a coin 1,000 times, the expected value of the number of “tails” you'll get is 500. This doesn’t mean we’ll ALWAYS get exactly 500 tails out of 1,000 tosses, but it's extremely likely that the number you get will be very close to 500.
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On Friday @StateHealthIN and @IndianaMPH revised the "Variants" section of the #Indiana #COVID19 dashboard so it shows % of samples sequenced *in the current month* that were variants. This improvement makes it so much clearer than it was before! [1/5]
Here's some analysis I did a few weeks ago with the old version of the variant dashboard which I think highlights how difficult it was to interpret. This new version is so much more helpful and useful! Thank you @StateHealthIN & @IndianaMPH! [2/5]
So far in July 74.2% (!) of specimens tested were the Delta variant and only 6.7% weren't any variant of concern. So Delta is not only here but the dominant (by far) strain of #COVID19 in #Indiana. [3/5]
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🧵As coronavirus continues to kill thousands per day, it's important to humanize their deaths. This thread is dedicated to the 18-19 year old children that lost their lives to COVID. By telling their stories we'll ensure that their memories live on #SoulsLostToCovid.
Follow the hashtags #SoulsLostToCovid & #TheySurvivedCovid for more stories. You can help end this pandemic by encouraging others to #GetVaccinated 💉
🇺🇸 18 y.o. Yasmin Pena from Waterbury #Connecticut passed away from COVID in April 2020. She was a senior at Waterbury Arts Magnet School, where she sang, danced & acted in plays. “Her eyes had a spark. And she had an effervescence." #SoulsLostToCovid 1/33…
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This the second 🧵dedicated to precious children hospitalized with COVID and #MISC, but luckily #TheySurvivedCovid. Three other threads memorialize pediatric #SoulsLostToCovid. By telling their stories, we can learn from their experiences.
First thread of children that survived COVID
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🧵This is the 3rd thread dedicated to the precious children that have died from COVID during this never-ending pandemic. By telling their stories we'll ensure that their memories live on #SoulsLostToCovid
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This is really irresponsible. Over 125 adults & youth from a Galveston County #Texas church camp event have tested positive for COVID.

The Clear Creek Community Church youth ministry camp was held at a facility near Giddings, Texas, last month.… Image
"Additionally, hundreds more were exposed to COVID-19 at camp. And hundreds of others were likely exposed when infected people returned home from camp. We seek to remain in contact with those impacted"
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Sgt. Tom Sawyer died from COVID on June 17, 2021. For 24 years, he served his country in Iraq, Afghanistan, Kuwait & the Gulf War, and for the past 22 years, he was an active member of the Hammond Police Department in Indiana. #SoulsLostToCovid… ImageImageImage
Cautionary Tale: Joshua Garza, 43, from Sugarland, Texas previously declined vaccination then fell extremely ill to COVID requiring a double lung transplant in April. "If I knew what I know now, I would have definitely went through with the vaccination"… Image
Maria Elena Sifuentes, 57, mother of five, from Chicago was between vaccine doses when she contracted and died from COVID. She was a relentless advocate for health care and education, helping get new schools built in Albany Park. #SoulsLostToCovid… Image
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Here is the list of 175 Republicans who voted to cover up the violent attack on our Capitol and Democracy.
#ncpol #January6Commission #January6CommissionNow
Rep. Aderholt
Rep. Brooks
Rep. Carl
Rep. Moore
Rep. Palmer
Rep. Rogers
Rep. Young
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Last week #Indiana administered administered 266,419 total doses of the #COVID19 vaccine to Hoosiers, which newly vaccinated 110,316 people. This is the second week vaccination levels have declined. The J&J pause is one factor (see next) [1/10]
During the week before the J&J pause, #Indiana administered ~35k J&J doses. If we were to add those missed doses back in (see here) this improves things some, and we likely would have done even better than this considering the mass vaccination clinics that were scheduled [2/10]
But adjusting for the "pause" we're still seeing a slowing in vaccination. Is it a problem? Is it vaccine hesitancy? Not necessarily either. Exhibit 1 is this thread I posted yesterday on why we shouldn't worry so much (yet) about vaccine hesitancy. [3/10]
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How I Learned to Stop Worrying about Hesitancy and Love the Vaccine. [THREAD]
Let's be frank. The last four months have been a sprint to get those highest risk for #COVID19 in #Indiana vaccinated. But... we're past that now and into the marathon stage of vaccination. Worrying every dip in vaccination rate is a sign of hesitancy isn’t really helpful. [2/13]
Vaccine hesitancy MAY eventually be an obstacle in getting us to herd immunity for #COVID19, but even if it is (and I personally suspect it won’t be) it’s an obstacle we can overcome. [3/13]
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🚨BREAKING:📜'Multiple victims' reported after report of shots fired at FedEx facility in Indianapolis…
Police Arriving On The Scene At The Fed Ex Facility Near The Indianapolis International Airport

#Indianapolis | #Indiana

Witness Heard Several Gun Shots Before Seeing A Body On The Floor
#Indianapolis | #Indiana
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On #ThisWeekInFascism, #Indiana mobilizes against Klan, KKK flyers hit #SoCal, big report on 'White Lives Matter' + counter-protests, anti-racist group steals Confederate monument, #Virginia police caught using AI tech + Bundy grows far-Right network.…
This week's column does a good job of collecting news on fascist and neo-Nazi calls for 'White Lives Matter' demonstrations which Proud Boys are also supporting. Many cities seem to be totally disorganized. Check out this article from @jordangreennc:…
A KKK group in Orange County has also been promoting the White Lives Matter rally, pushing many anti-racists to call for a counter-demonstration in Huntington Beach.
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Yesterday #Indiana administered 45,394 total doses of the #COVID19 vaccine, which newly vaccinated 26,377
people. The 7-day average of daily newly vaccinated people (first & single doses) fell slightly to 24,841/day.[1/8]
22.5% of the total #Indiana population (all ages) are now fully or partially vaccinated for #COVID19. 14.5% are fully vaccinated. This does not include vaccinations done through the VA, but should mostly include everything else. [2/8]
The big news yesterday was the Governor announcing everyone age 16+ will be eligible for the vaccine starting March 31st (YAY!) and that all restrictions will be lifted April 6ht (huh?), well before they can be fully (or even partially) vaccinated. [3/8]
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With #Indiana opening #COVID19 vaccine eligibility to everyone age 16+ starting March 31st AND lifting all statewide restrictions (masks, distancing, etc.) on April 6th, let’s do some fun back-of-the-envelope calculations... [1/5]
*Best case* scenario first:
- Become eligible March 31
- Get same-day appointment (very unlikely)

Depending on the vaccine, earliest you could be “immune”?
April 14 (J&J)
April 28 (Pfizer)
May 5 (Moderna)

That’s 1-4 weeks AFTER all restrictions are lifted. [2/5]
More *reasonable* scenario:
- Become eligible March 31
- Book appointment 3 weeks out (current appointment availability)

Earliest you would be “immune”?
May 5 (J&J)
May 19 (Pfizer)
May 26 (Moderna)

That’s 4-7 weeks AFTER all restrictions are lifted. [3/5]
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Yesterday #Indiana administered 37,025 total doses of the #COVID19 vaccine, which newly vaccinated 23,244 people. The 7-day average of daily newly vaccinated people (first & single doses) is at 24,950/day.[1/9] Image
22.1% of the total #Indiana population (all ages) are now fully or partially vaccinated for #COVID19. 14.1% are fully vaccinated. This does not include vaccinations done through the VA, but should mostly include everything else. [2/9] Image
I posted a thread yesterday on why rapidly expanding #COVID19 vaccine eligibility in #Indiana should NOT be interpreted as slowing uptake due to vaccine hesitancy. If you missed it, you can find it here:
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If rapidly expanding eligibility isn’t a sign of slower uptake, why is #Indiana behind in terms of % of residents with at least one shot? IMO it's due to several compounding factors. They are (in approximate order of significance)... 🧵
(A) More restrictive eligibility. Our strict age-based eligibility has given us a more orderly rollout and ensured vaccinations went first to the highest risk. But, the tradeoff is that empty vaccination appointments pass by that wouldn’t in states that are more “mad rush.” [2/7]
Related to (A), older age groups also face greater logistic challenges with vaccination. Technology challenges with registering for appointments, mobility challenges, etc. Getting those age 70+ vaccinated takes longer in some ways than those that are younger. [3/7]
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