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The more I think about airlines abruptly allowing mask removal w/o warning—mid-flight for many—the angrier I get. People who are #immunocompromised had no choice not to travel or to upgrade their protection at that point. Some will go on to die. As an oncologist, I am enraged.
If you haven’t had #cancer or been a caregiver to someone with it, you don’t know how much people endure. I’m a breast oncologist. Our patients have breasts amputated, lose their fertility, go bald, risk nerve damage, infection, & more from chemo, because they want to live.
The fact that the airlines made a corporate decision to drop masks w/o warning—any airline could’ve chosen to give crew/passengers hrs or days of notice—disgusts me. For an industry that prides itself on safety, this is a fail.

@Delta @united @SouthwestAir @AmericanAir @JetBlue
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 04/12/2022…
Woman who drew up Schindler's lists during Holocaust dies at 107 | Second world war | The Guardian…
#MimiReinhardt, #SchindlersList, #obituary
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We have another skittish little #bunny! Our beautiful Tony here is v #shy about sharing #sources, and since I am v #gentle, as an act of #goodfaith, i’ll go first and see if we can ease him in!

A #funfunfun "I'll Show You Mine If You Show Me Yours" game for #SundayFunday🎀
Before we really get going... #Muffin were you aware that #Omicron is leading to a big increase in #pediatric hospital admissions?…
#Bunny, you weren’t #serious about #Covid re: children, were you?

Researchers "have found elevated levels of a biomarker related to blood vessel damage in children with SARS-CoV-2 infection, even if the children had minimal or no symptoms of COVID-19."…
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🔊Heads up, at 11am PST we'll look at the new BA.2 #Covid variant, which now accounts for more than 50% of new infections in New York/New England, and almost 35% in California. Join us here @EthnicMediaSvc or via FB @LcacNews @StanfordChild
Welcome to today's briefing, "The BA.2 #Variant Gains Ground: Are We Heading Back to the Future?"
You can follow the discussion on Twitter @EthnicMediaSvc or via FB Live
A question from our moderator @sunita37 on how the BA.2 #variant emerged. "BA.2 is similar to #omicron that shares a common ancestor with #omicron but it is an ancestor that we do not know," says @DrBenNeuman
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@ETFOeducators : @fordnation lifted the #MaskMandates in schools too soon.

Also ETFO: We're going to have an in-person event in the middle of the 6th wave where masks are recommended but NOT REQUIRED. 1/

#CovidIsNotOver @DisruptingEtfo #onted
@ETFOeducators may as well just tell the public they were lying when they said schools weren't safe. They just destroyed their credibility by holding an event that doesn't exceed the safety protocol of @fordnation which they keep saying is too low. 2/
Best of luck to Educators trying to expose health & safety issues in schools when their own union doesn't behave as though they believe that crowded, indoor, unmasked spaces are a problem during a pandemic.

@ETFOeducators @DisruptingEtfo #onted #CovidIsNotOver
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There was a test of lifting #maskmandates and other reqts when a government relied too much on vaccines, it was called "Best Summer Ever". It did not go so well as I recall. Alberta was forced to backtrack later but not before ICUs were in crisis.
(chart R.Fletcher, CBC) Image
(For those not familiar with infections and cases, the return of mask mandates slowed transmission but it takes time (2-3 weeks) to show up on trend curves, as we see the peak and decline here after masks return.)
If you were tracking my response during such a time, you will find plenty of evidence that I strongly warned against this move and predicted what would happen. I also stressed that those responsible resign. They never did.
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@MayorFrey signed Emergency Regulation 2022-7 immediately lifting the City’s mask requirement established in Emergency Regulation No. 2022-1, which has been in place since January 5, 2022. #Minneapolis
Yet,in local "news"articles it states "The City of Minneapolis will continue to uphold mask mandates for City employees and City-managed buildings. Visitors and employees in City-managed buildings will still be "required" to wear a mask.
Exactly what are "City Managed Buildings" enforcing?
Emergency Regulation 2022-1 is hereby rescinded and has no continuing applicability or effect!
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This is the face of why we need to continue masking in schools. When we talk about the most vulnerable, the immunocompromised, Arri is one of these kids. She has asthma. Everytime she is exposed to a cold or respiratory virus, this is her reality. #MaskMandates #CovidIsNotOver
Arri's mom spoke to us about getting a call from school this week that EMS was on the way because her oxygen sats were <90%. "This is what it’s like from normal day to day activity. Every time she gets a cold we end up in the ER. I wouldn’t wish this on anyone or their kid."
"With that said if I see one more post complaining about masks being required somewhere, or how happy someone is because there poor child can finally take the mask off at school because it’s been so horrible wearing one….I’m going to lose my shit."
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I felt terribly sick on Saturday. Sore throat, flu symptoms, heavy head. My rapid test is negative. All my friends have #COVID19. Literally everyone. 349 cases in my kids school last week.Overcrowded and zero #ventilation. Sick teachers & sick kids. @ScholaEuropaea @JHahnEU
On Sunday the Far right of 🇪🇺 comes to Brussels to create appalling chaos. The unspeakable violence...the politicians scape goating others... It's a lawless crowd & they don't hear our prayers. 2/
Belgian 🇧🇪Twitter Pandemic experts fight over CST: vaccine obligations. Yeah, in this first world, this is the drama. My right to not wear a face covering or take a vaccine. Not about the health consequences of the children & vulnerable. 😥 3/
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The case for #fraud charges in #Ontario

The following 🧵will attempt to establish that @fordnation & members of his cabinet including, but not limited to, @celliottability WILLFULLY & KNOWINGLY "by deceit, falsehood or other fraudulent means" defrauded the public AND...

...significantly "affecting public markets" via those INTENTIONAL fraudulent actions.

Further, as #Canada 's most populous province by a significant margin - #Ontario 's COVID-19 data also makes up a significant portion of the national data on cases, hospitalizations, etc.

#Ontario 's COVID-19 data therefore not only has a significant impact on the markets within the province, but nationally AND internationally to the degree of Canada's impact on trade & international markets.

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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 01/16/2022…
What complexity science says about what makes a winning team | Aeon Essays…

#ComplexityScience, #WinningTeams, #AeonEssay
Our behaviour in bulk is more predictable than we like to imagine | Aeon Essays…

#HumanBehavior, #BehaviorPatterns, #predictability
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 01/15/2022…
Doomsday Glacier in Antarctica Could Collapse Soon: New Research - Rolling Stone…

#ThwaitesGlacierCollapse, #antartica, #IceShelf, #ClimateChange
America’s Divisions May Have Passed the Tipping Point…

#PartisanPolitics, #tribalism, #polarization, #TippingPoint, #CivilWar
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#Vaccines are clearly NOT the promised "way out".
They haven't just moved those goal posts around the field - but to different fields all together!

#Lockdowns, shutdowns, school closures & other restrictions are NOT the way out.

#Masks are clearly NOT the way out.

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What IS our "way out" is for @fordnation , @celliottability & @JustinTrudeau to show:

1) HUMILITY - to admit that they have made mistakes...not just at the beginning, but each step of the way...from repeated #Lockdowns , #shortcutvaccines , #VaccineMandates ,...

... #VaccinePassports , #MaskMandates , capacity limits, plexiglass barriers, etc. - NONE of which has the scientific merit to meet the threshold of a "reasonable limits" on the freedoms of those in #Ontario & #Canada - as they can NOT be "demonstrably justified".

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Imagine if...
1) ... @fordnation or @JustinTrudeau would have NOT accepted a #shortcutvaccine that was quicker to make, but provided INFERIOR immunity compared to traditional vaccines?

2) ... @fordnation & @JustinTrudeau had heeded the warnings that mass vaccination with this #shortcutvaccine would likely (& predictably) eventually provide the selective advantage for variants like #Omicron - which would lead to a #pandemicofthevaccinated ?

3) ... @fordnation & @JustinTrudeau had actually "followed the science" and NOT dictated #vaccinemanates prior to evaluation of real-world data?

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Truthfully, I’m feeling more bitter than sweet entering this new year, especially when I compare it to how much hope I had entering 2021. I rounded out my last two weeks of the year on the general medicine wards, taking care of both COVID and non-COVID patients. My experiences:
-Escalating care for COVID patients but ALSO:
-Taking care of an unstable post arrest patient for 1.5 hours on the floor because there were no immediate ICU beds
-Self doing Q1H checks on patients not stable enough for the floor because there were no immediate ICU/SDU beds
-Unable to discharge patients swiftly with anything beyond a “home with no services” dispo because everything from STR to psych to delivery of equipment is back logged (seeing a theme here?)
-Extreme medication shortages, including blood. Only getting a HALF unit at a time…
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1/ It wasn't a conspiracy theory, it was a #CrimeAgainstHumanity...and it came from Florida. 🧵

The GOP started lying about COVID when Trump called it a "hoax". THAT lie has cost hundreds of thousands of American🇺🇲 lives. It also made them and their friends billions $$.

2/ Trump said it was a hoax on Feb 27, 2020. Community transmission was being confirmed in multiple cities in the US. Around the world, case numbers were increasing exponentially everywhere one was found, and economic disruptions began roiling global financial markets.

3/ Four Republican Senators on the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee who knew how bad the virus was, sold their stocks ahead of a market collapse which saw equity valuations plunge up to 40% worldwide in a matter of weeks.

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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 12/11/2021…
Rain to replace snow in the Arctic as climate heats, study finds…

#Arctic, #rain, #snow, #ClimateChange, #models
The United States Is Not “a Nation of Immigrants”…

#USA, #immigrants, #multiculturalism, #ColonialHistory, #settlers
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The #Omicron variant has been found in Colorado, thx to thorough surveillance by @CDPHE.

Omicron cases now detected in three counties in the US. I live in one of them. Seems like a great*time to take both individual & collective responsibility to slow spread. How?
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2/ Don't freak out. It's "not a time for panic, a time for caution." You have some indiv control over your COVID health risk:
✅ Vax + boost yourself & family
✅ Wear a tight-fitting, high-quality mask
When possible:
✅ Avoid crowded areas
✅ Move meetings outside
✅ Open windows
3/ Loads of resources on what high-quality mask to choose & the #COVIDisAirborne safety protocols that you can follow.

A couple example recent threads on #BetterMasks:
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"Mask mandates are back for the Denver metro area. Here are the types of masks you should be wearing."
Article by @oscarcontrarius for @DenverChannel

Me: Although any mask can help some … just ditch your old one & upgrade to better fit & quality.
2/ On the subject of #BetterMasks and new #MaskMandates, I recently gathered a bit more info & motivation in this thread:
3/ Messages by @Sandyboots2020 are spot on; we need #BetterMasks

Cloth?: “So that is about as much use as a chocolate teapot” 🫖
N95 or FFP2+: Let's just suck it up and decide to wear better masks, for everyone's sake.
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Just watched the full recording of @CMOH_Alberta's presentation yesterday to Alberta family doctors on the current state of #COVID19AB (still accessible here):
I do appreciate Dr Hinshaw acknowledging her mistake - Thank you.
But issues remain.
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Some of these issues are serious and have already been discussed by other commentators:
I’ll point out some other concerns I still have that may have not yet been expressed, or needs reinforcement.
@CMOH_Alberta is still comparing pediatric COVID with sports injuries.
This is a false comparison:
-Kids can’t spread sports injuries to other kids, or to society at large.
-We’re doing our best to prevent sports injuries (helmets, etc) and are not doing so for COVID.
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#COVID19 and kids: "This virus scares me. Some of my friends have gotten it. My grandmother got it and was really sick. I think we should all do what we can to stop this. I’m wearing my mask at school. Hope I can get the vaccine soon.” -- Jim, 14. (1/7)
Kids and #MaskMandates: "Coronavirus has hurt all of us. I hate missing school. All of us are wearing masks. Not sure when kids can get the vaccine. I hope it’s soon.” -- Lauren, 12
Kids and #vaccination: "My mom and dad think the virus is under control now. They keep telling me not to worry about it. They let me wear my mask but they don’t push it. I don’t think they’ve been vaccinated. I hope they will let me get the shot.” -- Mike, 15 (3/7)
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Dear #epitwitter and kids #MaskMandates Twitter,

Please look at this 👇graph of covid transmission risk amongst 15,000 kids within bubbles, and tell me:

*What age group of children were mandated to wear masks at school/pre-school😷?* Image
Looking at the data in this graph, which age group of children in this study were mandated to wear masks at school or pre-school?
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I'm going to try to do one more thread today on masking vs vaccination as primary tool against delta and then I am planning to let it go (for the weekend at least.) I know almost no one agrees with me and almost no one wants to hear it.
Despite the fact that our government and media are pretending the pandemic is over currently there are more Americans hospitalized for Covid then EVER. EVEN IF this policy focus on vaccination resulted in people rushing to get vaccines it would take at least 5 weeks for effect.
In contrast to vaccines, lockdowns and mask mandates have immediate effect. We SHOULD have a #NationalLockdown but at the very least schools should be closed and we should have a #NationalMaskMandate. The government should provide free grade 95 masks and fine noncompliance.
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