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#COVID19 #Kinder #Schulöffnungen:
Zwischen 2 Stellungnahmen der @DGKJ_eV u. Partnern, DASS Schulen offen sein müssen, und WIE das gelingen kann, ein persönlicher Thread, der die Thematik #Kinder und #Infektionen etwas breiter beleuchten soll (Fakten/Meinung gekennzeichnet!)

1/24
Was wissen wir (Fakten)?

1. Bei Kindern wurden bislang in D. unterproportional viele #SARS_CoV2 Infektionen nachgewiesen. Ihr Anteil steigt aber.

2. Kinder infizieren sich womöglich weniger leicht als Erwachsene (weniger ACE2 Rezeptoren? andere Ursachen? noch unklar?)

2/24
3. Kinder scheiden vergleichbar viele Viren aus wie Erwachsene, sind möglicherweise genauso ansteckend (siehe @c_drosten), insbesondere Jugendliche

4. Kinder erkranken MIT SICHERHEIT nicht so schwer an #COVID19 wie Erwachsene

3/24
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OK folks, I don't think people are understanding the significance of this. So I'm going to give you some hints.

There is no *natural* medical or epidemiological explanation for flu cases to be (essentially) ZERO in winter in Australia...

(mini-thread)...
"Oh but we have been #socialdistancing".

No you haven't. You have been practising the same social distancing for #covid19 as for #influenza.

And, according to the modellers (sorry, @JohnsHopkins data reporters) these figures say it doesn't work.

So what's the explanation?
Flu is endemic. We get a different strain every year so we are never immune.

Despite this we get a vaccine that really really isn't effective, but we keep taking it (mandated, depending on your job)

community.cochrane.org/news/why-have-…
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@jesse_kroll @linseymarr @dylanhmorris @DrNeeltje As with anything, more knowledge is better. When we study #airborne contagions or #AirPollution many disciplines are required. Clinical, forensic, environmental, social, & occupational epidemiology all must be informed by all science. 1/
@jesse_kroll @linseymarr @dylanhmorris @DrNeeltje The preference of 1 observational association vs a 2nd (but 'newer') observational association (both being classified 'low level' evidence until dozens of associations are collected) when confronted with a novel #CoronaVirus or any other contagion is not
#ScienceBased. 2/
@jesse_kroll @linseymarr @dylanhmorris @DrNeeltje We must be prepared to quickly apply or adjust existing (i.e., #influenza) public health non-pharmaceutical recommendations to those of a new threat when we know the risk of harm from these interventions is low. 3/
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Why are young kids with summer birthdays less likely to get their #influenza shot? And why does it matter during #COVID19?

In our natural experiment published in @NEJM, @AnupamBJena @_JaeminWoo and I took a look at this interesting phenomenon... (THREAD)

nejm.org/doi/full/10.10…
Before getting into the details, if you want to skip ahead to the discussion of the #COVID19 vaccine and the ramifications of this study's findings on the ongoing and upcoming vaccination efforts, check out our piece in today's @washingtonpost. (2/n)

washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/…
Back to the study: the @CDCgov recommends children receive vaccines on a schedule, which coincides with annual checkups. For example, kids are recommended to get their vaccines against measles, mumps, rubella, and chickenpox at their 1 year visit. (3/n)

cdc.gov/vaccines/sched…
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Okay, I'm seeing a lot of "the end is nigh"-type posts as well as a lot of people misunderstanding this story, so let's talk about "pandemic potential" for #influenza viruses
bbc.com/news/health-53…
This is based on this report in @PNASNews. The paper is behind a paywall, unfortunately, but this isn't journal club: let's just go over the basics of #pandemic #flu.
pnas.org/content/early/…
Flu viruses are segmented, meaning their genomes are divided into 8 pieces of RNA. This means that if multiple flu strains infect the same host, they can basically shuffle their genes and form what we call reassortants.
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Super Thread:

#COVID19 Research.
#Pandemic

Pre Planning & The Events Timeline Leading to #lockdown

#Plandemic Image
Can We Create A #pandemic Free World? Dr. Tedros Ghebreyesus - WGS 2018

m.youtube.com/watch?v=3SbRgY… Image
The @WHO Warns We're Officially on The Path to a Global #pandemic

At any moment, a life-threatening global #pandemic could spring up and wipe out a significant amount of human life on this planet.

sciencealert.com/world-health-o…
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The following thread: Advocating for expanded @pharmacists immunization capabilities to close gaps in vaccine schedules that have been widened due to COVID-19. @RIpharmacists @RIHEALTH #vaccination #publichealth #pandemic #COVID19 Written by @alyssfalleni13 and @jefbratberg
The coronavirus pandemic has revealed a stark need for greater and more equitable community access for public health and primary care. ama-assn.org/delivering-car… @AmerMedicalAssn #equityandinclusion
Despite state and national shutdowns that dramatically reduced emergent, urgent and routine access to medical care and hours of operation, community pharmacies were universally deemed essential businesses and remained open.cdc.gov/coronavirus/20… @CDCgov #essentialservices
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#STUDY: A Child w/ #Kawasaki Disease (#KD) Following #FluShot

journals.lww.com/pidj/FullText/…

"Our patient developed postinfluenza vaccination KD. Post-Heb B & yellow fever vaccination KD have been reported. It's well known that flu vaccination can cause various types of vasculitides."
Case #STUDY, 2018: An infant presenting with #Kawasaki Disease (KD) following #influenza #vaccination

ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/P…

The present study describes a case of KD 24 h after immunization with influenza in 18-month old infant.

#InformedConsent #LearnTheRisk #VaccineInjured
Case #STUDY: #Kawasaki Disease (KD) in an iInfant following immunisation w/ #Hepatitis B vaccine

pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/14677029/

We describe a 35-day-old infant who developed KD one day after receiving his 2nd dose of HepB vaccine.

#InformedConsent #learnTheRisk #VaccineInjured
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#STUDY: A Child with Kawasaki Disease (KD) Following #FluShot

journals.lww.com/pidj/FullText/…

"Our patient developed postinfluenza vaccination KD. Post-Heb B & yellow fever vaccination KD have been reported. It's well known that flu vaccination can cause various types of vasculitides."
Case #STUDY: Kawasaki Disease (KD) in an iInfant following immunisation w/ #Hepatitis B vaccine

pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/14677029/

We describe a 35-day-old infant who developed KD one day after receiving his 2nd dose of HepB vaccine.

#InformedConsent #learnTheRisk #VaccineInjured
Case #STUDY, 2018: An infant presenting with #Kawasaki Disease (KD) following #influenza #vaccination

ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/P…

The present study describes a case of KD 24 h after immunization with influenza in 18-month old infant.

#InformedConsent #LearnTheRisk #VaccineInjured
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Great opinion piece explaining why the comparison of #covid19 and #influenza mortality rates are flawed in many ways by @jeremyfaust (1)

THREAD:

jamanetwork.com/journals/jamai…
Influenza deaths are commonly estimated, whereas #covid19 deaths are counted. Would be more correct to compare counted #covid19 deaths to counted #influenza deaths. (2)
The reported number of counted deaths due to #covid19 during week ending April 14 was 14,478. The mean counted number of #influenza deaths during peak weeks of last 7 seasons was 752.4 on average. That‘s a 20.5-fold increase! (4)
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A question which is often raised : Was it possible to anticipate the #coronavirus disaster as early as January ? Of course, and I will prove it in this thread... Picture = timeline of #covid19
2/5 In the period January-February, politicians and some experts often compared #covid19 with #influenza, consequently minimizing the problem. My best of citations :
3/5 Let us compare #covid19 (left) vs #influenza (right) with numbers already available by the end of January ! You observe already huge differences. My prefered one : immunity ! Since #covid19 is a new virus, WHO estimated that min 70% of the population will be touched.
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#STUDY: Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis (#ADEM) After #Influenza Vaccination

ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27252106

A case report of ADEM in a 42-yo woman within 3 weeks after seasonal #FluShot.

#LearnTheRisk #VaccineInjured #InformedConsent #WakeUp
ENCEPHALOMYELITIS is a well known side effect of #Flu vaccines

FLUAD #VPI, page 7:
fda.gov/media/94583/do…
or
fda.gov/media/94583/do…
or
wayback.archive-it.org/7993/201904250…

Encephalomyelitis, GBS, convulsions, neuritis, neuralgia, syncope etc.

#InformedConsent #LearnTheRisk #FluShot #ADEM Image
ENCEPHALOMYELITIS is a well known side effect of #Flu vaccines

FLUARIX #VPI, p.13-14:
fda.gov/media/115744/d…
or
fda.gov/media/115744/d…

Convulsion, encephalomyelitis, facial palsy/ paresis, GBS, myelitis, neuritis, neuropathy, syncope etc.

#ADEM #FluShot #InformedConsent Image
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"The live SARS-like coronavirus SL-CoV-WIV1 has been isolated for the first time from bat droppings; and such virus has been confirmed to invade the host cells through the ACE2 of human beings..." ImageImageImage
Bat Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome-Like Coronavirus WIV1
Encodes an Extra Accessory Protein, ORFX, Involved in Modulation of the Host Immune Response. (2016) #ZhengLiShi #PeterDaszak #EcoHealth
Funding: #NIAID 110964 ImageImageImageImage
In this study, we have developed a fast and cost-effective method
for reverse genetics of coronaviruses by combining two approaches developed by others..As the genomes can be divided into multiple short fragments, mutations can be introduced into individual
fragments easily. ImageImageImageImage
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A healthy #Florida girl was paralyzed by the #FluShot

newstarget.com/2016-06-29-a-h…

#ADEM is an auto-immune disease that occurs when the immune system "mistakenly attacks its own brain tissue," after a #vaccination or infection.

#LearnTheRisk
ENCEPHALOMYELITIS is a well known side effect of #Flu #vaccines

AFLURIA #VPI, p. 14:
fda.gov/media/117022/d…

Neuralgia, paresthesia, convulsions, encephalomyelitis, encephalopathy, neuritis/ neuropathy, transverse myelitis, & GBS

#InformedConsent #LearnTheRisk #FluShot #ADEM Image
#STUDY: Post-#vaccination Encephalomyelitis (#ADEM): Literature review & illustrative case (after the #FluShot)

ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18976924

ADEM has been associated w/ several #vaccines such as smallpox, DTP, polio, #HPV, MMR, #Flu, HepB etc.

#LearnTheRisk #InformedConsent Image
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The world expected an #influenza virus, but got #coronavirus! Here is my #thread on something new that I learnt about #pandemic #preparedness #plan. Did you know who had initiated a pandemic preparedness plan in 1999? Its @WHO :D Okay, here is what I found out! (1/n)
The WHO's plan was focused on tackling the #influenza virus, which was assumed to be the next big threat to the world. Remember #swineflu #birdflu? No harm, right? Here is what it read - who.int/influenza/prep… (2/n)
Based on this, many member countries, including #India, came up with theirs. I found a DRAFT influenza pandemic preparedness plan from India. I am not sure if this is authentic, but this has some information - medlineindia.com/influenza%20h1… (3/n)
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En #México, la pandemia de #covid_19mexico es un problema muy serio y lo tenemos que entender en su dimensión total.

En el siguiente hilo explico porqué ahora, igual que en 2009, las cifras de @HLGatell no cuadran, al tiempo que generan desconfianza e incertidumbre.

(1/6)
El día de ayer, el subsecretario #LópezGatell informó que en nuestro país la pandemia ha registrado 15,529 casos confirmados y un total de 1,434 defunciones.

Sin embargo, también ha dicho que el número de personas infectadas puede ser superior en 8 o en más de 30 veces.

(2/6)
La diferencia es tal, que se podría estimar una cifra de entre más de 120,000 y 500,000 personas contagiadas.

¡Por eso no se le puede creer!

(3/6)
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A healthy #Florida girl was paralyzed by the #FluShot

newstarget.com/2016-06-29-a-h…

#ADEM is an auto-immune disease that occurs when the immune system "mistakenly attacks its own brain tissue," after a #vaccination or infection.

#LearnTheRisk
#STUDY: Post-#vaccination Encephalomyelitis (#ADEM): Literature review & illustrative case (after the #FluShot)

ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18976924

ADEM has been associated w/ several #vaccines such as smallpox, DTP, polio, #HPV, MMR, #Flu, HepB etc.

#LearnTheRisk #VaccineInjury #WakeUp Image
#Illinois Teen, Christopher Bunch, Dies of #ADEM Three Weeks After #HPV #Vaccination

thevaccinereaction.org/2018/09/iowa-t…

Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis (ADEM) is a reported side effect of #Gardasil, listed in the Gardasil package insert.

#VaccineDeath #InformedConsent #LearnTheRisk Image
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High blood pressure, heart problems or diabetes, or chronic respiratory conditions gives a greater risk of serious illness from #COVID19 and #influenza.
Should we ban fast food and obesitas out of our lifestyle?🤔

theguardian.com/world/2020/mar…
In Chicago, 70% of #COVIDー19 Deaths Are Black
Underlying diseases like high bloodpressure, obesitas and diabetes

wbez.org/stories/in-chi…
The Epidemic of #obesity and #diabetes
Both obesity and diabetes mellitus are important independent risk factors for the development of cardiovascular disease.
#COVID19Pandemic

ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/P…
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THREAD:
#Influenza is an #ElectricalDisease
Part One
Foundation Source: #InvisibleRainbow
“The Invisible Rainbow : A History of #Electricity and Life”
by Arthur Firstenburg
First Printing Feb 2020
#HumanityIsNotAVirus
Preface:
Read the brief passages below for a mini-intro:
“Influenza is an Electrical Disease”
- “was thought to be non-contagious”
- had disappeared from 1847 until the first modern flu pandemic in 1889
- “fact it is not contagious”
1. Noah Webster -
“The Republics Scholar”
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I want to talk about 2 papers that highlight the role of mitochondria in what are likely the progression of symptoms assoc with #COVID19. Note these papers are not about #covid but highlight important pathways. 1/
1st paper - Intracellular ATP is req. 4 #mitochondrial #apoptotic pathways rat #cardiac #myocytes ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12909326 2/
Key findings: apoptosis and necrosis are part of the same pathway, initiated by same mito sequences but are distinguished by time and severity, where the delimiting factor is available intracellular #ATP. 3/
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#COVID19.

Important thread.

Q: What does #Imperial College, the World Economic Forum (#WEF), #Salesforce, #Sinovation Ventures (Chinese technology venture capital), #ABB (#automation technology), global artificial intelligence (#AI), all have in common?
A: #Vaccines, #EmergingMarkets, #gene editing - via the Fourth Industrial Revolution

[It is important to Important to note that on June 13, 2019 WEF officially partnered with the UN. On March 11 2020 it announced partnership w/ WHO to form "COVID Action Platform for business."
Jan 24 2019: "Imperial scientists present #vaccine revolution to world leaders at WEF in Davos"

Academics from Imperial's Network for Vaccine Research, joined heads of G20 & other states, #CEOs of #multinationals, members of int. orgs & other scientists at the #WEF meeting.
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⚠️Great news! @GileadSciences is donating 1.5 million doses of its experimental antiviral drug #remdesivir that could treat 140,000 #COVID19 patients. The drug will be FREE for "compassionate use, expanded access and clinical trials.”

#coronavirus
thehill.com/homenews/49120…
#Remdesivir inhibits viral replication by blocking the ability of the virus to make new copies of its RNA genetic code.

I spent nearly a decade developing a similar drug (galidesivir/BCX4430) to fight #Ebola & other deadly viruses like this #coronavirus.

Another drug in this same class (RNA-dependent polymerase inhibitor) is #favipiravir, approved in #Japan for the treatment of #influenza (another RNA virus).

Favipiravir reportedly was effective in treating #COVID19, so #remdesivir may also work.😃

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Starting a series on clinical Pearls I am gathering in #COVID19 patients based on experiences of many experts

Will add as we go along

Feel free to add your own observations/experiences

#covidclinicalpearls /1
Anosmia is likely the most specific #COVID19 related symptom
30% of patients have anosmia as their 1st symptom
#covidclinicalpearls /2
Around 90% of patients have fever.
50% maybe afebrile at the time of presentation
Fever tends to be very resistant to routine measures in hospitalized patients
There is no consensus that NSAIDs are to be avoided in #COVID2019 patients

#covidclinicalpearls /3
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OK! @ErinMcCreary and I have been giving weekly #COVIDー19 updates to the entirety of @UPMCnews. Until I figure out whether or not I can post the recording, here is a synopsis (thread follows). @IDPittStop @IDPittStop
Fever (defined as > 38C or > 100.4 F) in #COVIDー19 only happens in about HALF of cases. Do not rely on fever to rule #coronavirus in or out. The “more than 90 percent” data come from the papers from China, which defined fever as > 37.3—it’s in the methods!
Most (80% or so) have non-severe disease. Older patients are more likely to have severe disease. There's all this chatter about "comorbidities" (high blood pressure etc) being associated with severe disease, but tbh I wonder if this is just a signal of advanced age.
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