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Reinfection, immune evasion, and protection of residents in LTC

This thread looks at multiple studies that help reveal why #SARS2 can #reinfect hosts and evade #immune response, #vaccine waning, and what protects residents in Ontario #longtermcare and #retirement homes. 🧵1/ Infographic showing hundred...
An unrolled one-page web view for this long thread that may be easier to read or share can be found here ( ). 2/
The 1st study looks at the protection of residents in Nursing (LTC) and Retirement homes in Ontario (… ). Their results add to accumulating knowledge that recent vaccination is important to maintain protective immunity in older adults. H/T: @MsMacrophage 3/
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Just started! It's not too late to join this wonderful free event on #SpaceMedicine. Now speaking: Lisa Campbell, President - #Canadian #Space Agency (CSA)
2/ Health is about well being Image
3/ Accelerated aging effects from living in space: 6 months in space ~ 10-20 years of aging on Earth. We don't know yet if it the aging stabilizes or continues. Open problem: no health solution for deep space missions. We need to create future deep space health systems. Image
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🕚Today at 11am PST we'll be discussing how #longtermcare facilities can better protect residents' rights, including the right to #vote. Watch the livestream 👇@justiceinaging @CalAging @annachodos…
Welcome to today's briefing in partnership with the @CAPublicHealth's #VaccinateAll58 campaign and @CalAging. Our first speaker today is Blanca Castro, CA State Long-Term Care Ombudsman and a "fierce defender" of the rights of longterm care facility residents.
Ombudsman is a Swedish word that means advocate, says Castro. There are about 300k people in CA, she notes, who go into some 12k long term care facilities in the state.
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How long is #COVID19 infectious? #COVID19infectionpersistence Those with SARS-CoV-2 are often advised to isolate for only a few days. But evidence is mounting that some people can continue to pass on the virus for much longer.…
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We’re back from the last day of the @UNECE Ministerial Conference on #Ageing, starting with the Opening of the Ministerial Segment!

✅ Follow this thread for key highlights throughout the day

✅ Or join the livestream:

#AddingLifeToYears #MIPAA20Rome
Ministers from the host of #MIPAA20Rome, Italy, are now speaking on the challenges but also the opportunities of population ageing.

We are on average living longer than ever before. The @UNDecadeAgeing is our opportunity to live these extra years with health & well-being.
@dienekeita (@UNFPA) provides a strong message: we must do for older people now what we want for ourselves when we are older.

#MIPAA, #MIPAA20Rome, and the @UNDecadeAgeing all show there is political will to improve the lives of older people. That will must be backed by action.
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We're back from the @UNECE Ministerial Conference on #Ageing 2022!

✅ Follow this thread for key highlights throughout the day

✅ Or join the conversation online on the conference livestream:

#AddingLifeToYears #MIPAA20Rome
Don't forget to join us at a #MIPAA20Rome side event TODAY if you want to learn more about the @UNDecadeAgeing:

🗓 16 June
⏰ 15:50 - 16:10 CEST

#AddingLifeToYears Invitation flyer for the UNECE Ministerial Conference on Age
Zsuzsanna Jakab (Deputy Director-General, @WHO) is now on screen, introducing the @UNDecadeAgeing and how it supports the implementation of the Madrid International Plan of Action on Ageing (#MIPAA) in the @UNECE region.

#MIPAA20Rome #AddingLifeToYears Zsuzsanna Jakab, Deputy Director-General of the World Health
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Did you miss the opportunity to make a nomination for the #HealthyAgeing50?

Good news – our call for nominations has been EXTENDED to 30 June! 🚨

Help us honor the heroes who are transforming the world to be a better place to grow older:

Learn more 🧵👇 Banner for the UN Decade of Healthy Ageing initiative "
The #HealthyAgeing50 aims to celebrate the unsung leaders working to make the @UNDecadeAgeing's goals a reality.

Make a nomination in:

👉 English:
👉 French:
👉 Spanish:
👉 Russian: Banner for the UN Decade of Healthy Ageing's "Healthy A
Q: Who can be nominated for the #HealthyAgeing50?

A: You can nominate yourself or someone else working in any sector, from any @UN Member State.

Nominations can be made under:

🔶 Combatting #Ageism
🔶 #AgeFriendly Environments
🔶 #IntegratedCare
🔶 #LongTermCare Banner for the UN Decade of Healthy Ageing initiative "
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Breaking: #Ontario


@fordnation, @Sflecce and @celliottability are collaborating to destroy

And more…

The cracks are beginning to show

Sure, there are some partisan apologists who justify this travesty

While we suffer…

Lack of proper #VaccineMandate

Allowing large groups to congregate unsafely

Refusing #PaidSickDays

Passing #bill124

And more…

Now our hospitals are overwhelmed, HCPs at the breaking point, No ambulances for emergencies


No #VaccineMandates

Insufficient #PPE

Hiding cases of #COVID19 from #parents and #students

No access to #PCRtest and limited #RAT kits

Our #children are at risk

They will get #Covid19

Some will get VERY SICK


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#Alberta - You would have to be blind to not see that the fear/jab campaign is the entry point to digital identity - a imperative of #4IR architecture / global digitalization.…

You can #lockdown & jab - but the crisis is in long-term care. #LTC

"Quietly making an appearance on the #Google Play & #Apple App store Tuesday, the #Alberta govt introduced its new AB Covid Records Verifier.
Starting Nov. 15, the #QR scanner will be the only accepted proof of #vaccination..."

The #Vaccination Credential Initiative / #VCI / #SmartHealthCards includes 294 additional corporations & institutions including #Apple, #Walmart, #Google, & the Province of #Ontario.

#GoodHealthPass #ID2020



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#LongCovid - a 🧵

I survived #COVID19, sure.

Over a year ago, I had a fever of almost 41C for a week, extreme fatigue, & severe myalgias. I was bedridden for that week. I lost my sense of smell & taste for a couple weeks as well.

I recovered uneventfully - or so I thought.
Over the next few months, I noticed I was getting more and more tired, to the point I worried about my function, and was referred to the #COVID19AB pulmonary clinic.

All tests were normal - lung function, walking, oxygen sats, bloodwork, chest X-ray.

I continued to get worse.
I became a surrogate for a friend and colleague, and was pregnant in November 2020 - my symptoms either got better due to the immune changes in pregnancy, or I became unaware due to the extreme stressor of working #LongTermCare #COVID19AB outbreaks every day for months.
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For the Love ❤️ of @JaniceDean 🙏🏼✌🏽🌹…
@GovKathyHochul Please trace the entire sequence of decisions. This also affects other states’ Governors using Dubious Powers to Direct Patient Flow in the Healthcare System.
The State Governors’ Actions were Contrary to All Precautions Nursing Facilities have in place for Influenza, another Highly Contagious Annual Virus deadly to Elders, Vulnerable People. If I was the Director of Nursing I would have Refused the order! Why Didn’t Anybody Refuse? 🤨
@MedicareGov @NYStateHealth @CDCgov @NYNHCARE @anajoy82121266 @ANANursingWorld @MedicareGov When Nurse or Nurse Aide reprimanded for breaking rules, How can This Chain of Command Not Be Scrutinized? Should Never Happen Again. #eldercare #LongTermCare Fin @threadreaderapp #unroll
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Reducing #COVID19 #Airborne #Transmission Risks on #PublicTransportation Buses
Wearing of #facemasks reduced the overall particle count released into the bus by an average of 50%, the dispersion distance by several feet and #aerosol particles by 84.36%. Image
🔝#SARSCoV2 Infects Human Engineered Heart Tissues and Models COVID-19 Myocarditis
#COVID19 can kill heart muscle cells, interfere with contraction. Details of how #coronavirus infects #heart: models of tissue damage may help develop potential therapies. Image
High-content screening of coronavirus genes for innate immune suppression reveals enhanced potency of SARS-CoV-2 proteins
196 protein products of seven coronaviruses: the genes encoded by #SARSCoV2 are generally more potent immune suppressors than others Image
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⚠️#Ocular #MRI Findings in Patients with Severe #COVID19: A Retrospective Multicenter Observational Study
All patients had nodules in the macular region, 8/9 (89%) had bilateral nodules, 2/9 (22%) had nodules outside the macular region. Screening needed. Image
⚠️🔝New-Onset #IgG #Autoantibodies in Hospitalized Patients with #COVID19
An international team of researchers studying COVID-19 has made a startling and pivotal discovery: The virus appears to cause the body to make weapons to attack its own tissues. Image
⚠️🔝Patterns of myocardial injury in recovered troponin-positive COVID-19 patients assessed by cardiovascular magnetic resonance
Damage to the heart found in more than half of #COVID19 patients discharged from hospital who show raised levels of troponin. Image
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This week, during a virtual round table with health care experts, Prime Minister @JustinTrudeau reaffirmed his commitment to establishing national standards for #LongTermCare.
During the discussion, @Canadians4LTC co-founder and #ScarbTO - Rouge Park resident @DrVivianS asked the Prime Minister what steps our government has taken to help protect the men and women in long-term care, and ensure their inherent dignity and rights are protected. (2/5)
When the #COVID19 pandemic is over, the women and men in long-term care will remain in these facilities.

Our government recognizes the importance of working together with provinces and territories to significantly elevate the existing standards of care across the country. (3/5)
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Long-term care in Ontario: "Every resident has the right to be treated with courtesy and respect and in a way that fully recognizes the resident's individuality and respects the resident's dignity." ..… #Ontario #LongTermCare #LongTermCrime #onpoli #ohealth
Long-term care in Ontario: "Every resident has the right to be protected from abuse. No one is allowed to abuse you physically, financially, sexually, verbally, or emotionally." #Ontario #LongTermCare #LongTermCrime #seniors #neglect #deaths #onpoli #onhealth
Long-term care in Ontario: "Every resident has the right not to be neglected by the licensee or staff. Neglect is when the home fails to give you the treatment, care, services, or help that you need for your health, safety, or well-being." #LongTermCare #seniors #onpoli #onhealth
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Tough choice: @GavinNewsom and @JoeBiden speaking at the same time...
Going w/@GavinNewsom budget talk:

"There's no better investment than #teacher preparation."

You have my attention...

Adding funds for Special Ed, Early Childhood and Preschool- "Historic investments".

Of the $13B in deferrals $9.2B will be paid off- if #CaLeg adopts proposal

$2B to support reopening schools for in-person teaching

Go on... #Budget2021
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1. Just finished my master’s thesis on the role of financialization in abysmal #LongTermCare (#LTC) outcomes, where I exposed the web of perverse incentives that led to this mess. Here's what I learned 👇
2. Long-term care homes have been hit disproportionately hard by the pandemic, suffering widespread outbreaks and far too many deaths. This has devastated residents, families, and care providers
3. In Canada, a lot of discussion has focused on the failures of the for-profit LTC industry, which fared significantly worse than municipal and non-profit homes
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Shortstaffed. Crowded. Crumbling infrastructure. Four residents to a room.

There needs to be an inquiry into Extendicare Parkside long-term care home. Now.

Almost every single resident and staff member at Parkside has tested positive for #COVID19SK. Many have died. (1/7)
And let’s be clear: the conditions that caused this didn’t come out of nowhere.

Workers, residents, and family members have been pointing out the failure of the Sask. Party government to address urgent needs and dangerous conditions for a long time. (2/7)
The issues at Parkside have been → years ← in the making.

Let’s look at the government’s own CEO Tour Reports of this facility, starting back in 2013. (3/7)
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There are so many tools still left in the toolbox that you have not used to lower the cases in our health regions @jjhorgan @DrBonnieHenry @adriandix
mandatory masks; ventilation upgrades; lower class sizes; remote learning options made widely available for parents so that they don't have to force their children back and schools having to reshuffle and reorganize for January
asymptomatic testing in schools; #COVIDAlert and asymptomatic testing in the community; releasing 900,000 rapid tests for elderly and #healthcare #careworkers in #LongTermCare homes
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#SANTASEESRED4BCED Drive and drop off a non-perishable food item or an unwrapped gift at your locally elected MLA’s office M-F next week. Your letters are also needed. This event focuses on concerns for Children and Staff in Public Schools not protected from #COVID19 and...
...getting Rapid Testing for Elders and Staff in #LongTermCare - write about both or choose one - Thank you for your upcoming participation!
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We are now bearing the consequences from multiple failures by our health leadership, @adriandix, @jjhorgan, @VCHhealthcare, @PHSAofBC . #bcpoli #bc #COVID19BC
The first being the choice of managing #COVID19 for hospital capacity instead of aiming for #COVIDzero.
Then within the management regime several others failures. First: insufficient testing. Frequent testing at #LongTermCare, and #hospitals would have saved many lives. A large scale deployment of neighbourhood testing centres for anyone who wants it woudl have curbed transmission.
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With Marion County #COVID positivity over 10%, @IndyMayorJoe announces new restrictions, effective Sunday:

--Bars limited to 25% capacity inside
--no karaoke
--max 6 people at tables
--all hospitality/entertainment venues must close at midnight (previously applied to bars/clubs)

--Organized gatherings (Colts games, weddings, funerals, etc.) capped at 25% capacity; no more than 50 people unless approved by @Marion_Health
--Other gatherings capped at 25 people
--no self-serve buffets or salad bars
-Church services capped at 75%
--Indoor visitation at #longtermcare requires negative #COVID test
--Gyms and clubs capped at 25% capacity

Afterschool activities also restricted, details shortly
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After skipping last week, @GovHolcomb is again holding a #coronavirus briefing, about to get underway. Among other things, he's expected to announce whether his #MaskUp order will be extended; it's currently set to expire Saturday.
Tech crew appears to have forgotten some things in the hiatus. :)
.@GovHolcomb: when we went to Stage 5 three weeks ago, #COVID numbers were trending in right direction; most counties at low risk, infection rates and hospitalizations dropping. But...
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1,172 new Indiana #coronavirus cases, the lowest one-day total in eight days; the last five days were the five highest ever. 6.1% of today's batch of tests came back positive, and 15.7% of 1st-time tests; both are the lowest in three days.
The 7-day positivity average, which runs a week behind, holds steady at 5.3% for a third straight day; it's the highest since Sep 8. The rate for 1st-time tests jumps to 9.6%, highest since May 27.
14 newly reported Indiana #coronavirus deaths bring the death toll to 3,609. Counting presumptive #COVID19 deaths, the total death toll is 3,836.
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