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As more #hospitals drop universal #masking requirements, I see many patients, family members, and medical staff who are rightly concerned.

🧵This thread has my best advice for protecting yourself from #COVID in high-risk settings.

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Big Picture - Top 10 Tips if you're new to thinking about the importance of #mask quality, size, and fit in high-risk settings

#FitTesting is not always needed but becomes extremely valuable if the following apply:
▫️ Prolonged time period
▫️ Others are unmasked
▫️ Indoor air quality is bad or not tested personally

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I had to describe my AuDHD child's school masking to a psychologist yesterday and I came up with a pretty efficient analogy. At school she is beautiful origami. Everybody loves to look at the origami, and marvel at how pleasant it is, but nobody thinks about the complicated...1/4
processes it took for her to fold that way. They just like to look at the origami and feel pleased with themselves that they're keeping the origami in one piece all day every day.
When she gets home, when she's with me, she knows I can help her unfold. I can open up all the...2/4
pieces that she's been hiding away all day. And she can just be paper, with no expectations. Just herself.
But what I forgot to tell the psychologist, was that every day the lines get folded over and over, and the lines become creases and then eventually they scar the paper.
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Let’s talk about mental health services and #autistic children shall we? A 🧵1/9
Fact: #Autistic children are human, they have emotions, they experience pain, love, joy, anger, fear. HUMAN EMOTIONS. 2/9
Fact: #Autistic children have different #sensory and #communication experiences of the world than #neurotypical children. The world is set up for neurotypical people but autistic children will often try very hard to fit into the world around them. #Masking 3/9
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Subtle signs that could have indicated that I’m #autistic, but were missed when I was growing up…🧵

#ActuallyAutistic #Masking

- Overly shy.
- Only wanting one friend from a young age.
- Not understanding other’s intentions/real feelings.
- Reading the same series of books over and over.
- Being very talented at writing and art.
- Often in my own fantasy world.
- Being quite passive.

- Playing games frequently and getting very upset if I couldn’t.
- Fitting in with the school outcasts, rather than the popular kids.
- Strange eating habits (e.g., eating the same food, not feeling hunger).
- Frequent overwhelm at school, but not outwardly shown.
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1/ There has been a lot of incorrect information lately regarding the use of masks on public transportation. I'll try to put this in the proper perspective here. Upon multiple requests, here are may two latest threads in English about #masks and #masking on #publictransport
2/ Masks are an effective means of preventing infection. However, masks are not only used for self-protection, but also for the protection of others, because masks
1) have a multiplicative effect, i.e. the filter effect is strongly increased if the infected person and the
3/ healthy person both wear a mask
2) are not 100% effective, i.e. it is very important whether the aerosol load in a room is low (high number of mask wearers) or high (few mask wearers).
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On flying—by far, your highest period of risk for catching an airborne virus is when ✈️ is on ground power and when you are boarding/deplaning—#MaskUp. Once the airplane’s own HEPA-filter air cleaning system starts circulating when taxiing or midair, it is safer. Open air vents!
2) Additionally, while the air in mid-flight on a modern aircraft is "probably" OK, though it still won't deal with near field transmission from the unmasked person coughing next to you or one row from you—before the air exchange system can suck up that air for disinfection.
3) Also, I don’t say the it is safe without a mask. Airplanes have newer and older air circulation systems. And if you sit near a bulkhead row, the air circulation is poorer too according to some studies. Mixing is unpredictable. That’s why #Masking with N95 safest.
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Neurodivergent #masking (e.g., forcing eye contact, following a conversation script, tic suppression) is a symptom of society’s intolerance towards observable characteristics that don’t align with normative standards of ‘acceptable’, able-bodied behaviour.
Neurodivergent people are conditioned to “be normal” in order to survive, feel safe, or be accepted. However, this in itself presents challenges. When we mask, our condition is often missed, we face identity erasure, challenges setting boundaries, and poor mental health.
If we’re lucky enough to reach a stage in our life when we can finally be our authentic self, we have likely faced most (if not all) of these hardships. Meanwhile, it can take years to learn who we really are, while simultaneously unlearning these engrained masking strategies.
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Also, fangen wir mal hinten an, Ich werde jetzt nach und nach #Literatur zu den #Luftreinigern twittern, um die Diskussion zu substantivieren.

I'll do that mainly in English, at times in German.

Let's start. (AC-1) Nature News, October 2021.
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Of course, this is only a #News article in @Nature. The paper, at that time only a preprint, now appeared here:

AC-2 =
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In this work, authos state "Here we present
the first data providing evidence for the removal of SARS-CoV-2 and microbial bioaerosols from the air using portable air filters with UV sterilization on a COVID-19 ward."

I think this is true, in the paper actually particles...
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El #Asperger o #Autismodealtofuncionamiento no es una enfermedad o un problema en sí mismo. De hecho, la mayoría de #Aspies estamos orgullosos de serlo. El problema lo crea nuestro entorno cuando no nos comprende y nos rechaza o nos fuerza a comportarnos y pensar como ellos.
Para que nos comprendan, antes debemos hacerlo nosotros mismos. Pero eso no es tampoco garantía de éxito; es requisito necesario, pero no suficiente. Tal vez algunos no quieran hacer el esfuerzo de comprendernos, o tal vez no queramos compartir nuestro diagnóstico con cualquiera.
Sea como fuere, debemos buscar apoyo profesional y documentarnos (algo que sabemos hacer muy bien) acerca de nuestros procesos mentales, nuestras necesidades, nuestros puntos fuertes y débiles. Hacer un DAFO de nosotros mismos y buscar estrategias que nos alejen de la ansiedad.
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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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Our team continues to monitor #COVID19 regional transmission & hospitalization data in this period of expected increased transmission with early spring holidays and travel.

Here’s what they’re seeing (1/7) 🧵⤵️
There are clear indications of increasing #COVID19 transmission in the Philadelphia region through our school-based testing program, as well as rising emergency department visits in the Northeast.

But to date, these increasing emergency department visits have been nowhere near the levels of Dec-Jan & have not been accompanied by significant changes in daily hospital admissions, which are still low.

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1/ There is no country with better results than Sweden.

It explains the radical framing against Sweden. Such evidence must be attacked.

So claim the opposite as most CCN watching people can't read graphs.

Dear Swedes: defend your country against this cabal!
2/ Let's add all countries? Here we go.

Which line is lowest? Is it the green one? That's Sweden.

Welcome to Sweden dear anti freedom, anti democracy #nocovid clan.
3/ Subset Sweden versus the #nocovid #nofreedom #nodemocracy #nolaw #lockdown #masking #childmasking #schoolclosures #CCP #WHO #WEF #curfew #policeviolance #mandates #QR radicals.

Truth cannot be supressed regardless how many propaganda news articles people write.
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Yes we do feel. We feel too much and sometimes too big for our bodies. It is socially unacceptable for us to show our authentic selves so we suppress our emotions to blend in; it hurts. #autismawareness #masking #actuallyautistic #fullspectrumofemotions tbc
It is physically exhausting but more importantly it is heartbreaking. We live a life where being surrounded by friendly people is lonely because we wear a mask of society’s design. We often go unloved because we go unknown. We are sad. #autism #fullspectrumofemotions tbc
And when the sadness becomes too much - but we still need to be accepted by society in order to grow, earn, provide, LIVE - we shut the emotions down completely. We become only actors. Sometimes we forget who we are. #autismawareness #actuallyautistic #fullspectrumofemotions tbc
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Autismo e o mundo das Fadas 🧵👇

Existe uma antiga lenda celta que diz que quando as fadas visitavam o mundo dos humanos, trocavam seus filhos pelos filhos destes, levando as crianças humanas ao seu mundo.
As crianças fadas tinham dificuldades de se adaptarem ao novo mundo e muitas vezes ficavam presas entre os dois.

Ficar perdido neste meio, dificultava sua comunicação com os humanos.
Algumas até conseguiam falar; outras apenas repetiam o que lhes diziam, como se fossem o reflexo de um espelho mágico; haviam também aquelas que falavam uma língua inteligível pelos humanos, provavelmente, o idioma das fadas; e existiam também as que não soltavam um único som.
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Excellent List of Studies Showing the ineffectiveness and harms of #masks
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Listen to this amazing 9 year talk about what wearing #masks in #school was like
#Fauci knew #MasksDontWork yet pushed for #mask mandates

Are you getting it yet?

They wanted you in fear to push an agenda
Wake Up #America
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1/🧵🎥 Politicians & Media are sending messages to take down #COVID protections.

In US it’s premature. Why?

📍>50% adults are NOT protected w #Booster
📍>75% of kids 5-11 are NOT fully #Vaccinated
📍Feb 8th >3,000 died
📍>17,000 dead in past week
📍>60,000 💀 January

2/ Last week I had moments where I thought, “It really is sad that society has to keep masking up & those poor kids in school haven’t seen people smile in so long.”

THEN…I thought about how dangerous it is for #CovidKids who get #longCovid to have to live that way.

3/ People continue to contract #Covid from children who skate through #Omicron initially while adults spend 3 weeks in ICU & die.

Denmark 🇩🇰 Israel 🇮🇱 South Africa 🇿🇦 will be safer faster.

US 🇺🇸 will lag behind by YEARS.

Messaging about an end to the pandemic is premature!
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“The Sonoma County Sheriff has officially opened a criminal investigation into the charges of MURDER and CRIMES AGAINST HUMANITY regarding the Covid injections” 🔥

- Michelle Ford

(Post 1 of many) ⬇️

#Covid #Covid19 #CrimesAgainstHumanity
Michelle Ford:
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“after I petitioned them to stand up for the PEOPLE and enforce the law. 
We have a case number!!!!

So similar to the UK we can now place ads in papers in local Nextdoor listings - essentially EVERYWHERE and

#Covid-19 #Fraud
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Michelle Ford:

“ask anyone who has experienced adverse effects to the injections that they can now report it as evidence OF A CRIME.  

I need help creating an action team ASAP to help get this information OUT TO THE PEOPLE OF CALIFORNIA

#Scam #CovidScam
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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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FYI: even with mild #covid people still have to stay home from work/school! This is why schools are closing & businesses scaling back- WE DONT HAVE ENOUGH PEOPLE RESOURCES! Even with #mitigation/#vaccination mass infection isn’t the answer- we want lower RATES of infection
The calls for uncoupling infections & hospitalizations are necessary as we will be living with #COVID19 forever- BUT RIGHT NOW THERE IS A LOT OF CIRCULATING #VIRUS! To address THIS issue we need everyone to use all mitigation measures: #masking, #testing, #stayhome if sick.
Reading piece after piece about why we can’t close schools & how we want no #masks are premature! No one wants to shut it down. But we need tools AT SCALE. That means counties & states need massive influx of #masks & #tests& people to administer tests, #contacttracers too
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Read this.
#suicide among #students in #highered.
Then TRY, just TRY, to explain to me why #masking/#distancing/#quarantine/#remoteschool are necessary
It's not just the littlest ones, who don't even know what it means to go to school without a #mask
It's not just the elementary students, who aren't growing or developing normally
It's not just the middle school kids. This is when they're supposed to be stretching their wings. It's also the last chance to catch academic issues before high school
It's not just high school students, who are supposed to be getting ready to launch
Or college students, striking out on their own for the first time.

It's Every. Single. One. of them
It's time, even with #omicron, to be done with rules and mandates.
Let our kids be kids
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1/Pleased to share our work, systematically comparing the three US FDA EUA vaccines with regards humoral and cellular immunogenicity, and effectiveness in >40M individuals from public health reports.
@GaihaLab, @BalazsLab, @MGHPathology @CAPRISAOfficial…
2/ We compared the immunogenicity and effectiveness of moderna (mRNA1273), Pfizer (BNT162b2) and J&J (Ad26.COV2.S) vaccines. Crucially, we have control groups with and without prior infection in the immunogenicity studies, standardized assays, multiple different assays etc.
3/ We find a significant hierarchy where Moderna > Pfizer >>>J&J by binding antibodies (spike or RBD, by multiple assays), neutralization of wildtype or variants (incl. delta), and CD4+ T-cells.
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 11/10/2021…
‘Last, best, and final offer’ from Deere to UAW members…

#ContractNegotiations #ContractProposal
We’re Heading Straight for a Demi-Armageddon…

#ClimateChange #mitigation #consequences
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