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1/🧵🎥 REFLECTION on Fear & Love – what connects 9/11 & #COVID19?
On #Sept11, 2,996 died. 412 were 1st responders running INTO danger.


WHY did they do this? Listen to my patient Col. Correa👇

HINT: it was NOT religion, politics, or patriotism.
2/ When someone around us needs help, the only universally unifying response is #LOVE.

Wells of love (see pics 👇) must be what we drawn on to achieve success in serving others, whether on 9/11 or in this #Pandemic.
Pics by Robert Mecea & @marklennihan
3/🎥 I cared for 9/11 hero Colonel Victor Correa as he died in our @VA hospital years later. His story is told in #EveryDeepDrawnBreath. He carried men out of the Pentagon saving lives. Watch more of his testimonial…
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I just had a screaming, yelling, pushing incident with two drunk males late teens/early 29’s at the Calmar Fas Gas in @LeducCounty owned by @ParklandCorp.

You got it, no masks. Belligerent & foul mouthed. Cashier asked him to grab one, ‘I’m not wearing a f*****g mask.’

1/ 🧵
‘Why the f**k should I wear a mask?’ Because it’s law right now I replied. ‘It’s not a f*****g law.’

Cashiers didn’t have their masks on when I entered the store. Two @RCMPAlberta cruisers in town from @CityofLeduc & staff refused to call them or let me to use the ☎️to call 911.
Claimed they weren’t allowed to let customers use their ☎️ which is BS. I’ve used it before as has anyone who asked.

I10+ complaints about this location during our last mask mandate.

Yes we have a local bylaw 👮‍♀️. No, he doesn’t do his job - he educates - for 1+ yrs-same people.
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“One study…found…#schools that required #masking had…37% lower incidence of #COVID19…Another study…found…high levels of #mask wearing among students helped keep…rate of in-school spread…to under 1%…as…cases were surging in the wider community.”
@mgodoyh goes on:
“Not masking could be disastrous for schools, says Julie Swann, a department head and professor at North Carolina State University who leads a #COVID19 forecasting team funded by the @CDCgov
Adding handful (4) of tweets from experts on #Masks in #Schools 🧵here:
1st, former @Surgeon_General @JeromeAdamsMD reminds us #PPE good enough for doctors in the hospital can help mitigate spread in our schools, including high quality, fitted & authentic #N95 #masks.
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By @JuliaRaifman, @asosin, @gregggonsalves, Brandon Marshall, Elizabeth Samuels, Tania Strout in @usatodayopinion:
#Mask policies…reduce…#COVID19 transmission, which is associated w/ reduced child hospitalizations & reduced hospitalizations for [all].”
“Keeping child…cases down not only prevents COVID-19 from reaching children…but helps keep schools open & parents at work…Smart policies can manage the pandemic future and avoid a continued state in which the pandemic threatens to fill our hospitals.”
“We are a group of public health researchers & physicians living and working on COVID-19 in each of the New England states. We call on NE governors – and governors across the country – to implement data-driven indoor #mask policies for everyone.”
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1/13 I’m peering thru the Venetian blind again. A meditative focus on the world below. I’ve always been an observer of the ways & means by which media sources can create and direct public opinion. ATM both the #mask Vs #nomask & #vax Vs #novax camps are being played #Gaslighting
2/13 Both the #mask Vs #nomask & #vax Vs #novax camps are too polarized along political & social lines to recognize the #gaslighting being carried out across the political-economic-social spectrum.
3/13 In all the years I’ve been peering thru the Venetian blind I can't recall a single moment in history where public attention has been targeted at a single issue for such an extended period of time #Covid #mask Vs #nomask & #vax Vs #novax #Gaslighting
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Report on a #Delta outbreak in elementary #school

80% of kids in front 2 rows infected!

- Can we pls take school precautions seriously?
- Kids <12 yrs unvaxxed & vulnerable
- Don't take off your mask (to read aloud)!
- Wear a (good) mask **correctly** 👇…
2/ This MMWR report ⬆️ seems scary & catches attention. Good. We need to pay attention.

- Delta is very contagious & kids get sick
- Vax is critical for everyone possible
- But vax isn't silver bullet alone. Even vaxxed can transmit
The good news next ...…
3/ #Schools can help w/ layers:
- Good, tight masks reduce room risk & at inhale
- Also distance, good ventilation, room filtration, outside meals

Risky w/ unvaxxed kids in schools at all -- but no question if schools & teachers don't take this seriously
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1/🧵 #COVID “Swiss Cheese” Model of Protection

Important in #Delta surge❗️
The protection you seek from #COVID19 is NOT “all or none.” It exists on a continuum. Each decision ⬆️ or ⬇️ your vulnerability to an evolving #virus 🦠.
2/ On a bus this week, the man next to me was huddle up, scared & covered. He said, “I’m petrified because I don’t have any antibodies yet, but I don’t want to be in an experiment.” I thought, “well, you’re consenting to an experiment by getting on a bus without #Vaccination.”
3/ He took a chance, and we all do. I’m not perfect at my protection plan either. At a public meeting this week, I took my mask off to speak & the person next to me promptly coughed. I though, “Unvaccinated?”

@Sketchplanator designed this original model for COVID risk reduction.
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The #mask argument has become a situation that's out of control. A thread 🧵

One side, people argue that they work and will bring the pandemic under control - just wear them! The other side, people argue they don't work - They're ridiculous for aerosols! (1/11)
Here's the problem, and why it is so polarizing - they're both right (and both wrong).

Confused? So is just about everyone (I even make these mistakes - guilty).

It is a false dichotomy. Arguing about masks will only continue to be divisive and is unproductive. (2/x)
You can amass an arsenal of many studies and experts in various fields stating they can and do work for mitigating transmission.

The same is also true of the argument against masks being effective for aerosolized virus. Many experts and many studies will say masks = bad. (3/11)
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Live: International dream team of air quality experts talking about how we're not doing enough to prevent #delta transmission in schools
Worst-case scenario: Children's hospitals overloaded with 1/3th the beds needed, and 1/5th the PICU beds needed
Delta primarily spreads through #aerosol inhalation. The 6-ft rule is insufficient. The 15-min rule is insufficient. If someone must eat indoors, they should not talk. The infectious person does not have to be in the room at the same time as you
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1/🧵Over 1M people have now read about Autumn in 🧵👇, a #LongCOVID survivor who hopes to inspire us w her passion for life!

She recorded 3 short 🎥 while still in hospital:

“I’m gonna do it. I won’t have these arms, but I’m gonna do everything I wanted before #COVID happened.”
2/🎥 Autumn’s thoughts on #COVID19:

“It’s real. Wear your #mask and get a #vaccination…to protect you and someone else.”

Enough said, right?!
3/🎥 Her primary goal in life?

“#1 on the list is to provide & give my kids the best they’ve ever had.”
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1/🧵 How Contagious is #Delta? @NPRHealth
Let’s compare Ro (R nought) i.e. in a gathering of all vulnerable people, how many get infected? Now some math!👇

Ebola/Flu = 2
Original #COVID19 = 3
#DeltaVariant COVID = 6 to 7
Chicken Pox = 10
2/ The difference between R0 of 3 and 6 is massive. With original COVID, 1 person infects 3 who infects 3 more. After 2 rounds, cases would rise by nine (3 x 3 = 9). After 3 rounds, cases rise by 27 (3 x 3 x 3 = 27)…
3/ But with delta, 1 person infects 6, who each infect 6 more people. So after 2 rounds, there are 36 (6 x 6 = 36) and after 3 it surges to 216 (6 x 6 x 6 = 216).

Ro of 7 gives you 343!
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2/☝️This shows about a 1% transmission rate while all kids were wearing masks in this study.
The caveat (in the earlier data we reviewed) was surveillance testing wasn’t utilized to catch many asymptomatic kids. In places where testing was used, like Omaha, they found 6x cases.
3/ Other studies found COVID-19 infected many more kids than known. Serology in MS found >10x COVID-19 cases in kids as known. (Many MS kids getting reinfected; devastating outcomes.)

INOVA/GMU study: HUGE undercount here.
Any known exposure = kid ~3x more likely infected Image
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Ex. tempore #Covid street survey in the #Helsinki downtown. The most densely populated area in #Finland | Aug 10, (1/7)… Image
1/7. Bank: The front desk, cashier and familiar security guard say no bank staff have had infections, no forced #vaccinations, but almost everyone wear a #mask.…
2/7. 2. #Stockmann Department Store #Pharmacy:
#Masks in use. No one has fallen ill, many have taken the voluntary #vaccine.…
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Typical #mask argument on Twitter:

Pro-masker: Wear the damn mask! Why don't you care about others?

Me: Here's a list of studies. No evidence they stop spread. Happy to look at a return study if you have one.

PM: [Sends link]

Me: That's a YouTube video. I cited studies.
Pro-masker: #Masks work. It's been proven over & over. Are you a doctor? Why question doctors? Typical anti-masker refusing to accept evidence. You'd have a problem with any link I sent. You're so stupid [adds insults]

Me: But I was the one citing actual studies.

I have, indeed, collected many studies in one place. More efficient than tweeting quotes over & over. Note: the email address on the Google doc is not one I will ever respond to. I created it for single purpose of making this shareable doc. #masks…
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Color-coded map reveals where #Americans need to wear #masks again, and where you can go #maskless, outside of schools | 8 hours ago
- The #CDC is now recommending that #FullyVaccinated people put their masks back on when indoors in public,…
#CDC: Fully #vaccinated Americans should wear #masks indoors in areas with high transmission | Jul 27
- The new guidance is a direct response to the growing number of Delta variant cases across the country, specifically among #unvaccinated individuals.…
#CDC: #DivideAndRule - a strategy that breaks up existing power structures.
- Also, #mRNAvaccines do not prevent the spread of the #DeltaVariant, but why are the (damaging) #unvaccinated undeservedly released from #mask use.… Image
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I despair of being free of the coronavirus.

Not because we lack the tech, but because we lack the will.

Things which make no sense to me, things which seem cruel or outright monstrous and I am forced to ask: why?

Welcome to #SpeakingTheUnspeakable.
• The #pandemic hasn't ended.

#Governments, due to corporate pressures, are forcing people back to work.

• You may be #vaccinated, but you are NOT safe.

• The #coronavirus will last longer, cost more & kill millions more people worldwide.
@FoxNews's #disinformation efforts have proven to be more effective at misleading people than our government has been at leading them.

• Unchecked #misinformation and #socialmedia have been integral to developing the failed rhetoric on the vaccination effort.
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With Australia focused on controlling multiple COVID-19 outbreaks in 2021, cast your mind back to Melbourne mid-2020. In 8 weeks between 14 June & 10 August, Victoria recorded 13,078 cases of COVID-19 with daily cases peaking at 686 on 5th August - almost all in Melbourne. 1/11 Image
In response: 1) ‘Stage 3’ restrictions - social venues shut, public gatherings barred, stay at home orders – were introduced in select areas on 1 July & across Melbourne on 8 July; 2) mandatory #masks introduced on 22 July; & 3) restrictions strengthened in early August. 2/11 Image
What evolved in Melbourne in 2020 represents one of the most successful public health responses to COVID-19 globally. By October daily case numbers were mostly in single figures & in November no new cases were detected. So what was the turning point for Melbourne? 3/11
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Why should vaccinated people wear masks? Seven points outlined by @Bob_Wachter in article by @amyjeangraff & in 🧵 with his reasoning below.

I'm still very careful about taking off my #N95 mask in mixed settings & support #mask mandates for schools.…
1) The rate of breakthrough infections is small but very real.
2) The rate of breakthrough infections with delta is likely somewhat higher than with the original virus; this number is still being debated.
3) Delta might be more likely to lead to a serious infection than the original virus.
4) Though the chances of long COVID with a breakthrough infection seem to be low, there is no rigorous evidence on this & we certainly have seen mild primary infections cause prolonged symptoms.
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Should you still wear a #mask, even if you're vaxxed?

Answer isn't just about science, but also your risk tolerance & philosophy of humans. Nice overview by @olgakhazan w/ (contrasting) comments below by Profs @linseymarr @cmyeaton @j_g_allen @ashishkjha…
"According to Rivers, the vaccinated should keep masking indoors in these places until children under the age of 12 can get vaccinated. 'I don’t think we should give up on mitigation until we can offer kids the same protection afforded to everyone else,' says @cmyeaton."
"Though your heart might not break for your local anti-vaccine conspiracy theorists, 2 - 4% of American adults are immunocompromised, which means the COVID-19 vaccines do not work as well for them. By masking, you are ... also protecting kids & the immunocompromised." @olgakhazan
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‘Young girls with #autism are more likely to experience a decrease in symptom severity over time compared to boys’? Uhhhh… nope, girls learn how to #mask and #camouflage #autistic mash’s #actuallyautistic #asd #autisticgirls #neurodivergent…
This is why I’m training professionals what to look for, the questions to ask, social camouflaging, the different subtypes and how 2e gifted kids improve over time.
This is in direct opposition the recent study that #Autism comes out in #adolescence in teen #autisticgirls which is also untrue:… it’s just glaringly obvious in many teens but there are always #redflags autisticwomen #autisticgirls #actuallyautistic #adhd
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1/? I spent some time last night reviewing my tweets since the start of the #pandemic; several things jumped out but nothing more than how the lack of #antigen case data from @HealthyLivingMo until March understated the situation. #COVID19Missouri #COVID19 #DeltaVariant
@HealthyLivingMo 2/? The first #COVID19Missouri case was March 7, 2020. Officials had been anticipating it and @GovParsonMO & @DrSamPage held a news conference about it #COVID19 #moleg
@HealthyLivingMo @GovParsonMO @DrSamPage 3/? In November, I tracked the progress of #COVID19Missouri cases, showing the reported cases/day on March 14 (1 week later) and the 14th of each month afterward. #COVID19 @HealthyLivingMo #moleg
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Daily New Cases continue to show a Declining trend during #2ndWave

Only 34,703 new cases reported in the last 24 hours

Less than 50,000 cases being reported everyday for the past 9 days


The number of districts reporting >100 new cases on a daily basis, have come down from 531 (as on week ending May 4, 2021) to 262 (as on week ending June 4, 2021) and then to 91 ( as on week ending July 4, 2021): Joint Secretary, @MoHFW_INDIA

In India, 80% new cases are being reported from 90 Districts.

It indicates that infection is now spreading in a localised manner within limited geographical area, calling for need of focused attention in these areas

There are 15 such districts in #Maharashtra

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*एक मास्क 😷 असा ही असावा*
की तो मनालाही लावता यावा
मनाला लोभणारे विचार, अगदी
फिल्टर करूनच, आत यावेत .

प्रत्येक विचारात एक ऑक्सिजन
पातळी असते. जी मनाला वेळो
वेळी प्रसन्न ठेवते.मनातील ऑक्सि
मिटरने, त्या विचारातील ऑक्सिजन
पातळी वेळोवेळी चेक करता यावी
दिवसभर वेगवेगळ्या विषयांचा
अन विचारांचा भडिमार झालेल्या,
थकलेल्या मनाला, आपुलकीचं
आणि प्रेमाचं सॅनिटायजर लावता
यावं म्हणजे मनावरील ताणतणा
वाचे विषाणू निघून जातीलकधीतरी
मनाच्या स्वास्थ्यासाठी मौन धारण करून लॉकडाऊन करून घ्यावं, यामुळे मनःशांती
मिळून मनातील प्रदूषणही निघून जाइल
प्रेम, माया, आपुलकी अन मैत्री...
यांना मनातल्या कप्प्यात काय
मचं क्वारान्टाईन करून ठेवावं....
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