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Know someone having a baby soon? CONGRATULATIONS! 🍼🍼🍼

As hospitals drop universal COVID protections, these are my top 7 tips for protecting unmaskable un-vaxable newborns from #nosocomial (hospital-acquired) COVID.

What did I miss?

THREAD of Top 7 Tips 🧵
Tip #1 – Determine your #mask rules. Some parents require staff to #N95. Compliance would vary by region/hospital. Prep for what you’ll say if staff don’t comply.

With our newborn twins, we supplied medical staff w/free N95s & tests. Nobody wanted N95s; 1 took a #RAT. 🤣
Tip #2 – U.S. hospitals SHOULD have excellent ventilation (air cleaning) by reg. But HVAC repair doesn’t have a CPT code. Many of my best & worst air quality readings are from hospitals.

Consider buying a #CO2monitor, read on that hashtag, & follow @joeyfox85 for basic tips.
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Join us today 8/22 at 12EST for a virtual webinar and press conference to call for a #COVID preparedness plan for a safe Fall and Winter in MA! #mapoli…
w/@jonlevyBU @JuliaRaifman @FamCOSa @Lzj961 @ToriCowger @DPC_MA @Harvardfxb @MassNurses @massteacher Flyer states "Massachusetts Public Health and Community
It's time to take #COVID seriously amid CDC warnings of 100 million COVID infections and a predicted resurgence of flu, which threaten to strain the health system this…
Instead @MASchoolsK12 have stopped testing and decided to let kids with #COVID return to class after 5 days only, while they are likely still contagious according to @CDCgov's own data.
This is a recipe for outbreaks! 🤒🤒🤒…
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I don’t know where to start with this profoundly ignorant selfish stupid tweet from @EstherMcVey1 who clearly has no compassion for the 100,000s of people who died or were damaged by #COVID19Pandemic - not least those unprotected in the #NHS due to lack of #PPE early on 1/
#masks do work. We reduced transmission in in centre #haemodialysis #patients radically once they wore masks door to door. 3% of all such #patients died in the first wave Esther & we were told off for giving them masks. 80+ #patients died at our centre alone. It was brutal 2/
Don’t take my word for it (though I’m way more expert than you @EstherMcVey1) - read this thread from @trishgreenhalgh who is a world expert on how #Covid19 is airborne & how #masks protect yourself AND others

And the please correct your dangerous ignorant tweet 3/
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About the fate of those who refuse to participate in the world debt reset program, healthpass or the #vaccination schedule: "Indefinitely" in isolation until one complies and having "all their assets seized"
- a 🧵 Image
You can see how they are tracking the progress of their agenda on the lower left corner of the document. Image
The fake pretense for isolation and asset seizure: the "Shielding Approach" Image
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@NPR is doing its annual reading and tweeting of the #DeclarationOfIndependence. 246 years ago a group of men felt it so important that they risked everything to defy a King & start a path for a democratic republic. Today we’re seeing those values attacked by the stolen #SCOTUS
The #AntiDemocraticParty of the GOP passing laws & ideas to circumnavigate the will of #Americans. On this #IndependenceDay2022, it is time to not celebrate what happened 246 years ago, but to honor it by standing up for our #FellowAmericans ensuring that #Rights and #Freedoms
Are actually for all of us. #Autonomy is a #Right. Not being shot because you look dangerous or are frightened or just went to school #Right. Loving yourself & having your ability to have your own family is a #Right. #Healthcare is a #HumanRight (#AbortionIsHealthcare)
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1/🧵Is Paxlovid Rebound real?👇

Short answer: I say Yes @JAMA_current

It’s when you go from COVID ++ to - to ++ after Treatment.
Prior to #Omicron & Pax, rebound seemed rare.
We need more data.
This article has pearls I want to share…
2/ 1st “If you’re ++, you must assume you’re infectious to others,” he explained.

“PCR test confirmed his positive rapid Ag test & it was back to jail for Dr. Ho.”
Recently, similar cases have been reported & @CDCgov issued a health advisory May 24:
3/ There are just way too many anecdotal cases to ignore.

In recent weeks, prominent physicians in the US including @tmprowell @Bob_Wachter @PeterHotez have all discussed the reality of #PaxlovidRebound.

Yet, @pfizer downplays this & the early papers don’t mention it.
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Via @voxdotcom:
“On Thursday, @CDCgov recommended those living in communities w/ high levels of infection wear face #masks indoors in public settings, even though the federal mask mandate is no longer in effect after it was overturned by a federal judge.”
“Research shows that #masks, if used correctly, can be a valuable tool for reducing the spread of the virus. But the CDC’s #mask recommendation for people living in areas w/ high risks of Covid-19 this week was met with mixed responses online…”
“…Some have criticized the agency’s inconsistency in its #masking policy, while others tried to paint the CDC’s motives as political, pointing to the upcoming midterm elections…”
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Why I feel we will have a much bigger outbreak of #MonkeyPox & top 70 updates ( we had 50 yesterday ) in the thread below . Let's start by what we already know & then go further

51/n Spain is seriously looking at whether the 80K strong LGBT community get together was a super spreader , they are also trying to find if one of the Saunas ( where gay men go for sex) has been the source , so the consequences are not due to genital spread but congregation ctd)
52/n The problem is its large number of likely reservoirs and things we probably can't entirely avoid including animal droppings : rats, mice, squirrels, shrews, opossums, ground hogs etc . So once it gets into a geographical location #monkeypox will be a tough nut ctd)
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1/🧵 WAKE UP - #COVID is a Ball & Chain for heart disease & stroke.
This 154,000 pt study & others solidify COVID as a PREDICTOR of a variety of CardioVascular Dzs.
Translation: #LongCOVID pts suffer heart attacks, strokes & much more.
2/ SHOCKER: Amazing work scientifically. Every med student is taught to gauge Cardiovascular risk history: Smoking, Obesity, HTN, Cholesterol, Family History…

Add COVID to the list. Solid data from @NatureMedicine of US Veterans used >11M contemporary + historical controls!
3/ Main figure shows both hazard ratios & excess burden per 1,000 persons of highlighted types of problems like strokes, V Tach & #POTS, myocarditis, heart attacks, heart failure & blood clots in 154,000 people 30 days after COVID vs. 5,637,647 contemporary controls.
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I have been asked a number of great questions! So let’s go through each point of my “Care & Feeding of an #N95 #Mask”. Bending or crumbling breaks apart the polypropylene fiber bonds, the magic fiber that filters out & traps the virus using electrostatic charge. @DrEricDing 1/12 Image
Electrostatic charge is like a magnet for the virus. #N95 masks do not rely on layers to filter. 90% of their viral filtering ability is due to this electrostatic charge! If you damage this charge the masks become about as effective as a cloth mask. 2/12…
Washing these masks is destroying them. The agitation breaks apart the polypropylene bonds, opening up the filter, it also permanently destroys the ability for the polypropylene to maintain the electrostatic charge. If they are soiled, please dispose. 3/12
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A species of Freedom loving Canadians

Imagine that a species of strong, freedom loving Canadians actually exists and better yet, that they are in such great abundance.
Strong, hard working Canadians have come together in Ottawa to reassert dominion over their nation, once again to wrestle control from occupation by and of an elite alien political monarchy.
Imagine that amongst them are black and brown people who do not believe that they are oppressed due to the color of their skin. Notice that they do not topple statues and burn cities as do BLM political mercenaries.
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CO2 Meter Reads Dangerous Levels within minutes

Imagine what this is doing to your child, wearing it all day!

Take The #Masks Off Immediately

#UnmaskOurChildren #Mask #UnmaskYourChildren #Unmask
#UnmaskOurKids #MasksInSchool
#MasksDontWork #MaskMandate…
The stain of the forced #masking of children will forever live on as an unparalleled and unequivocal moral abomination. A society that mainstreams institutionalized child abuse is a society that does not deserve to exist
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1/🧵 BEWARE: Mild” COVID can cause #LongCOVID‼️

@Nature study of N=147 (31 w LongCOVID) found Covid infection exerts unique & prolonged effects on our innate & adaptive immune system over 8 months later.

This may drive Long Covid.
2/ Obviously, Acute COVID-19, caused by infection w SARS-CoV-2 is characterized by wide ranging severity from asymptomatic to fatal. Our immune response (big or little) to the virus drives the pathology that can kill us.
3/ We know that the acute infection causes pronounced immune system problems w lowering lymph cells and rising inflammatory mediators that can cause organ damage.

This is why I have to put so many people on ventilators & dialysis.

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The forging of a new social contract. "New normal" requires constant threat w/ potential emergency lurking behind every piece of plexiglass. A new frame in which global #surveillance expands under guise of health w/ bodily autonomy placed under corporate domain. #McKinsey #Reset

Oct 5, 2021, Johns Hopkins: "It is important to have a ready supply & surge manufacturing capacity of high-quality devices when severe or catastrophic respiratory epidemics emerge."

"#Social #Science of Cultural Change"

"A change in normative #behavior is needed if the goal is to increase public mask use after the pandemic. Some have called this the “culture of safety” in #healthcare; the same behaviors would apply to the general public." [p. 19]
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CDC came out with another incremental update on #mask & #respirator guidance today:…

Clarifies N95s aren't in short supply & can be worn again!

It's still not perfect, but it feels like we're at least inching in the right direction. Some thoughts via a🧵.
2/ New statement that most respirators (i.e. #N95s) "are disposable and should be discarded WHEN they are dirty, damaged, or difficult to breathe through."

So you CAN #ReuseN95s‼️
See, e.g.:

That's *much* better guidance than to toss after a single use!
3/ Also clearly states that:
"Loosely woven cloth products provide the least protection ... and well-fitting NIOSH-approved respirators (including #N95s) offer the highest level of protection."

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Face masks do not work and are dangerous to health, a thread.

A May 2020 meta-study on pandemic influenza published by the US CDC found that face masks had no effect, neither as personal protective equipment nor as a source control.…
A Danish randomized controlled trial with 6000 participants, published in the Annals of Internal Medicine in November 2020, found no statistically significant effect of high-quality medical face masks against SARS-CoV-2 infection in a community setting.…
Large randomized controlled trial apprx. 8000 participants, published in October 2020 in PLOS One, found that face masks “did not seem to be effective against laboratory-confirmed viral respiratory infections nor against clinical respiratory infection.”…
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1/🧵🎥 A young mom suffering #COVID. Her husband is scared.

We need to prevent serious long-term complications. Her new normal will likely include PTSD, Dementia, Depression & severe physical disability. (shown w Perm)

Not so “mild” ➡️ Do you want this?

2/ what you need to know about ICUs, #PICS and #LongCOVID prevention:

I wrote this @thedailybeast piece👇 to help empower you as patients & families. It’ll tell you what you need to know & ask your team for amid the chaos and confusion.

There’s more…
3/ This patient on 100% O2 and high-dose propofol & fentanyl did not need both agents. When able, we try to avoid prop & benzos. We stopped Prop, continued Fentanyl & added dexmedetomidine because it’s shorter acting & won’t build up so much in her brain.

This is the #A2Fbundle.
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1/🧵 You test positive for #COVID.

Should you take the COVID Pill?
Two free options available soon from stores like Walmart:
1. Paxlovid + Ritonavir
2. Molnupiravir

Who takes them?
Vaxxed or Unvaxxed?
Whats the deal?

Read this new thread to accompany data I posted👇
2/ Once available, people should take eg Paxlovid (2x daily for 5 days regimen) if they

1. are symptomatic
2. have 1 risk factor for progression to severe disease or 60 years and older
3. do not have severe liver and kidney disease.
3/ That’s who was studied. The Paxlovid study is not out yet so I’m waiting to read the list of risk factors but it’s stuff like obesity, immunosuppression, diabetes, asthma & hypertension.

Will this drug benefit people at less risk? Probably but we don’t know yet definitively.
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1/🧵 Brain + Body damage in #COVID & Critical Illness
Sepsis -bacterial, viral, fungal- can cause rapid-onset #dementia. Finishing this test should be easy at her age but Millions of brain cells are damaged!

Protect yourself & others: #Vaxx + #Mask

H/T @trishla_17 for helping
2/ Our brain depends on a delicate balance of blood flow, nutrients & oxygen. When someone gets critically ill w #Covid or from other causes, that balance is dramatically disrupted. Small blood clots, dropping oxygen levels cause 🧠 damage.
3/ It’s odd to me that people don’t see severe COVID as a form of VIRAL SEPSIS. Sepsis is when infection of any kind causes your organs to begin to fail – lungs, brain, heart, kidneys.  It’s EXACTLY what we see day-in day-out in the COVID ICU.
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#Pakistan case numbers ⬆️by 50%.The ripples of 5th🌊 have begun. We detected #Omicron in samples as early as Dec 6. It has a doubling time of 1.5-3 days, much faster than Delta. How do we brace ourselves? Recipe is the same: #mask #SocialDistancing #boosterdose as eligible 1/
Who should get the vaccine? Anyone who is 12 and above. Who should get a booster? 1:Immunocompromised (all ELIGIBLE age groups)
2: Those 50 years & above
3: Healthcare workers
*Booster when last vaccine give at least more 6 months ago 2/
Recovering from Covid? Wait for 28 days before getting a booster.
All vaccines being offered as boosters: Sinopharm, Sinovac, Pfizer or Moderna 3/
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Following my @guardianopinion article, people asked which #mask I recommend. I won't recommend a specific brand or model but I can recommend features of masks that will enhance comfort and fit. This🧵relates to industry-certified masks. 1/…
2/ Firstly, what do I mean by 'industry-certified'? These respirators conform to (and have passed tests for) industry standards of filtration efficiency (at a minimum). To cut a long story short, mainly #N95/N99 (US), #FFP2/FFP3 (Europe/UK) & KF94 (Korea).…
3/ Although these masks pass tests for how well they filter (capture) particles & aerosol, and all are excellent at doing this, the actual effectiveness of your mask also depends on how well it seals to your face. This also depends on your face shape/size.… Image
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