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Since I will be enjoying friends, swimming, adult beverages and other festivities starting in about 3 hours until tomorrow evening (barring rain) I wanted to thank all of those that have served and sacrificed for our Country🙏🏻🇺🇸
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Thank you Dad🙏🏻🇺🇸
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Thank you Dad-in-Law🙏🏻🇺🇸
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"Yesterday, we concluded a very productive #WHA73.

We saw unprecedented solidarity with Heads of Government from around the world beaming into the World Health Assembly to discuss lessons, challenges and collective next steps to tackle the #COVID19 pandemic"-@DrTedros
"I want to thank
🇨🇭President @s_sommaruga
🇿🇦President @CyrilRamaphosa
🇨🇳President Xi
🇰🇷President @moonriver365
🇫🇷President @EmmanuelMacron
🇨🇴 President @IvanDuque
🇵🇾 President @MaritoAbdo
🇩🇪Chancellor Merkel
..."-@DrTedros #COVID19 #WHA73
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Opening of the virtual #WHA73 with @DrTedros. #COVID19…
"Nurses & midwives have been on the frontlines of the fight against #COVID19, putting themselves in harm’s way. Many have made the ultimate sacrifice in service of humanity.
Please join me, wherever you are, in standing to show your appreciation for these health heroes"-@DrTedros
"We've come together as the nations of the 🌍 to confront the defining health crisis of our time. We come
in grief for those we've lost
with concern for those fighting for their lives
with determination to triumph over the common threat
with hope for the future"-@DrTedros #WHA73
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1/ I don’t know if many Americans have actually seen the numbers.
As of today, we have 74,810 #American deaths.
Total Global deaths are 265,885*

The #USA makes up 28.1% of ALL global deaths from #COVID19

*Without true transparency from #China

But WHY?
2/ #SARSCoV2 does not have a particular affinity for #Americans.


Even Northern #Italy, who was overrun, has fought it back.
New York is almost like a separate country.
Excluding #NewYork from our data, cases in ALL other states are increasing.…
3/ #NewYork and other countries have proven that fighting the virus is possible.
#HongKong, #NewZealand, #Korea, #Germany, #Greece, even the #CzechRepublic have stopped the spread, and all with different strategies.
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We have been tracking the coronavirus/COVID19 outbreak VERY closely since it started in #China in January, and we have learnt a fair bit about what data to use and not use in the process = A THREAD.

A key point: There is no single source of data that is the best. The data is collected in a decentralized way. Hence, you have to think about which data is best for each jurisdiction (though it is nearly impossible to track them all individually).
Initially, the focus was on #China, and we relied on the official press release from the CDC in China and key individual provinces for the analysis of new cases and deaths and details about how the statistics were changing (diagnostic criteria etc).…
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I see some MDs/scientists dismissing #hydroxychloroquine as a potential treatment for #COVID-19 and that may be short-sighted. That's b/c studies on hydroxycholoroquine thus far haven’t considered a central mechanism of action by which the drug might help patients with COVID-19
2/ As far as I can tell, the main rationale for treating #COVID-19 with #hydroxychloroquine is this: chloroquine (a drug similar to hydroxychloroquine) was shown, in the lab, to be a zinc ionophore:…
3/ A zinc #ionophore is a compound that, in simple terms, creates a channel in the outer membrane of cells that allows #zinc to more easily move from the outside of the cell to the inside (it can help increase levels of intracellular zinc)
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1/N: My previous 9-country #COVID19 age-based case analysis was "static" due to data limitations, etc.

In this thread I present a dynamic analysis of case rates for high-risk age groups since the beginning of the pandemic in #Italy, #Spain, #Germany, #Canada & #Chile

2/N: Focus is on 60+ age groups because, due to higher CFRs, these account for 90-95% of all fatalities

To reduce fatalities in current AND future #COVID19 waves, it is critical to understand case dynamics & whether "real" and generalized and if so, what are possible drivers?
3/N: @AndreasShrugged beat me to presenting dynamic analysis for #Germany & started interesting discussion, which can now be generalized based on 4+ countries

F3 presents same data differently (distinct periods, excl <60), with same results - an increase in cases for 80+ group
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Check out #Japan #korea #taiwan test ready Asin countries have managed to keep the lockdown measures low, ie restaurants are still open 🙊🤷🏽‍♂️

They managed to keep the death toll low, as low as #flu rates

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Boarded flight today from #NewYork to #Beijing via #Incheon, here's a thread about my experience so far (in context of the #Covid19 #outbreak and measures that #countries, #airlines and #airports are taking for it).
Was surprised that there were no temperature checks or any other #Covid19-related tests for outbound passengers at @JFKairport (drastic contrast with airports in #Asia that have been checking temperature of every OUTBOUND passenger since ~2 months now).
One would expect a country like #USA to take its leadership role in the world more seriously. Shocked to see this lack of responsibility towards what is now a GLOBAL threat. (Also, no hand sanitizers at checkin counters like #Phuket airport had >1 month ago)
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Western Government's lax attitudes to public health & safety, as a secondary consideration to market integrity is being brutally exposed by effectiveness of response in Asia #COVIDー19 #CoronavirusOutbreak #Korea
Look at the trend of #Coronavirus spread in S Korea (everyone with symptoms gets #Covid19 testing) vs UK where only the v sick, footballers, CEOs & MPs get tested.
Containing #coronavirus: the lessons from Asia… #COVID_19UK
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14 countries have so far used some form of #castransfer and #basicincome program as #coronavirus response.

Here is what we know:

1. #Australia: one-time cash payment $750 to seniors, veterans and low-income people
2. #China: expanding Dibao program’s value and coverage for affected families

3. #Hong-Kong: one-off cash injection to all 7M adult residents

4. #Indonesia: expansions of e-food vouchers by 33% for 6 months
5. #Ireland: sick pay, illness benefit and supplementary benefits for workers affected by virus-related measures

6. #Italy: €600 childcare voucher for workers with children below age of 12

7. #Japan: ¥5,000 vouchers to those loading ¥20,000 for smartphone payments
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Today I came up with an idea to use existing data in a new way, and I'll start with my findings right away:

European countries are NOT detecting the vast majority of cases. The actual amount of cases in Europe is likely 3 to 7 times higher. I'll explain:
What I did is calculate the current ratios for South Korea, Italy, France and Spain, in three categories:
1) Confirmed cases (=people with #COVID19) / people on intensive care
2) People on intensive care with COVID / people who died due to COVID
3) Confirmed cases / COVID deaths
When visualizing the data in a 3D radar chart, it's easy to notice how the South Korean ratios which includes the amount of confirmed cases is way off, compared to Italy, France and Spain. The ratio of #COVID19 patients on intensive care/deaths is similar in all countries though.
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It is time for one long #Coronavirus update. I have been resisting doing this as (1) I do not want to add to the hysteria & the panic & (2) I don't believe in doomsday predictions. Moreover, things have been moving so fast, who knows what's what. BUT it's time for real talk...
Overall, #Coronavirus (the outbreak of #COVID19) is REAL. The effects on your daily life from the fallout will be REAL. The impact society, economics, & politics in 2020 will be severe & REAL. None of this is Fake News. None of this should be downplayed. (2/
People who are trying to silence REAL discussion are doing a disservice to the public interest. This is a 9/11 & 2008 level event in terms of its impact on domestic & international dynamics. This thread is not about creating panic but encouraging a smarter response. (3/
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#Coronavirus UPDATE & Resources
March 6th 9PM EST
The GLOBAL statistics:
-102,152 total in 🌎
-3,491have died🌎
-57,376 have recovered🌎
-80,651 Cases in 🇨🇳
-6,767 So #Korea
-4,747 #Iran
-4,636 #Italy
#Covid19nyc #NY #WA #CA #MA #TX #OK #IN #AZ
1/9 #US #COVIDー19 Stats 👇🏾
2a) #US #COVID19 Update
March 6th 9PM EST
-330 #Coronavirus cases in US
-26 states have confirmed cases
-98 new cases around the country
-15 have recovered
-14 have died #WA #CA
-US Citizens in Self-quarantine: 13,900+
-See Pandemic Prep Resources 👇🏾
#CoronavirusUSA #Seattle
2b) #US #COVID19 Update 03/06 9PM EST
State with most cases: #Washington - 84
County w/most cases: #KingCounty #WA
County w/most deaths: #Seattle
Most #coronavirus cases today: #CA
State with most self-quarantined individuals: #NY - 4,000
See Pandemic Prep Resources 👇🏾
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LIVE daily media briefing on #COVID19 with @DrTedros #coronavirus…
@DrTedros "The number of #COVID19 cases in 🇨🇳 continues to decline. Yesterday, 🇨🇳 reported 206 cases to WHO, the lowest since 22 January. Only 8 cases were reported outside Hubei province.

Outside 🇨🇳, a total of 8739 cases have been reported from 61 countries, with 127 deaths"-@DrTedros
@DrTedros "In the last 24 hours there were almost 9 times more #COVID19 cases reported outside #China than inside 🇨🇳.

The epidemics in the Republic of Korea, Italy, Iran and Japan are our greatest concern"-@DrTedros #coronavirus
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#Coronavirus briefing here underway.
"Everybody's tired of war," @POTUS begins on the topic of the #AfghanPeaceDeal.
@POTUS "Many lives over such a long period of time have been lost. I want to thank our wounded warriors," adds @POTUS. #AfghanPeaceDeal
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🚨🦠📢😷South #Korea ROK 😷📢🦠🚨

Coronavirus alert level to RED

1 US Forces Korea dependent has been dx'd w/ Coronavirus.

2/24 new thread #Covid_19 #COVID19Korea

@turnbolt11 @moneypenny_2020 @BabeReflex_8 @aHEMandias @RadChick4Cast @RMachArts @DoodlesTrks @SpicyNoodles2
🦠🚨📢😷Digital warriors:

Please feel free to add news, reports, updates, and new studies w/ sources .... local and global.

#Covid_19 #Covid19usa #COVID #COVID19Korea #COVID19China
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Daily media briefing on #COVID19 with @DrTedros…
@DrTedros "As of 6am GVA time this morning, #China has reported a total of 75,567 cases of #COVID19 to WHO, including 2,239 deaths.

In the past 24 hours, 🇨🇳 has reported 892 new confirmed cases and 118 deaths"-@DrTedros #coronavirus
@DrTedros "The significant 📉 in confirmed cases is partly due to another change in the way 🇨🇳 reports numbers.
Last week 🇨🇳 started reporting clinically-diagnosed cases, in addition to lab-confirmed cases. They have now switched back to reporting suspected & lab-confirmed cases"-@DrTedros
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Det är svårt att föreställa sig om det som sker i Kina. Uppenbarligen samlar de in dissidenter. All internet trafik är spärrad utom de källor som kommer via den kinesiska staten. Det som pågår i Kina angående #Coronavirus är en krigshandling av främmande makt.
Det här viruset är
gjord av människan. Ryssland, Indien, Taiwan vet att viruset innehåller HIV.

Därmed är skiten tillverkad av människan. Det sägs att den slår hårdare mot kinesiska män än mot andra raser, vilket betyder att denna "attack" kommer ej från deras egna led.

Fortsättning följer.
Russian scientists believe America created the Wuhan coronavirus to sabotage China… via @Dimsum Daily
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A thread about how well #China is playing the international game to become the most prominent economy in this decade, by @swardley.
@swardley Some key points about #China's long-run #strategy:

- For the #CPC (Communist Party of China) the #market is only a tool to leverage the power of the Chinese people, culture, and state, and not the holy sacred truth, as most western liberals believe. See @swardley's explanation.
@swardley - #China, through its CPC, acts as the #world's #biggest #buyer of goods & services, and hence, is able to impose its conditions (read law, prices, access to intellectual property, etc) to all multinationals that want to access the Chinese market, no matter how big they are.
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#China's total exports in 2018 were $2.65 trillion, of which approximately $477 billion went to the #USA, $441 billion went to the #EU, and $157 billion to #Japan. Add #SouthKorea and #India, and that is over 50% of Chinese exports.
China's strong economy depends on the good will of a handful of governments. Gradually increasing tariffs (or economic sanctions) on Chinese imports in these and other like-minded countries and the EU, if linked to demands for: 1) human rights improvements in #HongKong, ...
... #Xinjiang, and #Tibet; 2) military deescalation in the #SouthChinaSea and #EastChinaSea, the #Korea n peninsula, and #ArunachalPradesh; 3) progression down a truly democratic path for all of China; 4) improved conditions in China for global business; and ...
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Did the leader of the #UN say the #Holocaust didnt start with the #gas #chambers? So why dont you say when it did start? As the world ignored that #jews get hunted once again in #history.The mass #murrder begun with the gas the murrder of the #Nazi time begun with the Nazis
as it was announced that #Hitler took power what did you think happened? The #GESTAPO the secruity poliece of the Nazi hijaked and murrdered thousend of people mainly journalists and people witch fought in the ressistance to save the Weimar republic wich was doomed with the birth
because of the treaty of #Versailles and how you let the situation happen. People wich are #starving, #poor and have no #currency wth worth and nations occupied the industrial area of the #Rheinland, wich was the only one in #Germany.
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In #SDNY Magistrates Court, Mr Brito of Jersey City remains detained until financially responsible co-signer on $10,000 bond, simple assault and misdemeanor marijuana. New @SDNYLIVE hashtag, copyright / TM: #JailOrBail
#SDNY Mag Court still going at 5:18 pm. Colon Cruz wants bail, lawyer offers he'd turn in his passport. Mag Judge snarks,"That's big of him." Has two illegal re-entries. #JailOrBail
Magistrate Judge Moses denies application for bail by Jose Luis Colon-Cruz. Then asks his lawyer up for a sidebar, as another Mag Judge did. #mentors?
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I spoke to a South Korean student who says she has became the target of cyber-bullying and doxxing by mainland Chinese students for supporting the Hong Kong protests. She is not alone, other pro-protest students at many schools have had similar experiences. #HongKong #Korea
At another school, a student’s face was posted across campus, along w/ misogynistic slogans like “f*** me,” “I’m a parasitic slut” and “I’m a mentally ill person” .. while another school’s student says Chinese students threw coins at ppl, saying they could afford to. #hkprotest
We reached out to several schools who have yet to reply. One student believes staff won’t address the matter bc “Chinese students = money ”. At 71,000, mainland Chinese students make up the largest segment, or 44.4% of Korea’s int’l student body.
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