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Happy & proud to share the results of our high level expert group our roadmap on towards stabilization of the #COVID19 #pandemic in the European Region #SARSCoV2 #Europe @WHO_Europe What are our 10 objectives (shortened, for full text see link): 1/
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1. Increasing as fast and massively as possible #vaccine coverage, close the vaccine gaps btw producing/high income countries & middle/low-income countries. No strong evidence for 3rd dose for all people but consider for vulnerable to keep them safe. 2/
Equity across countries should be seen as priority in Europe at this time. Before delivering 3rd doses, all at-risk populations in all countries of the region should be offered the first two doses of vaccine. 3/
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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.”
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@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
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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].”
bit.ly/38U3wpF
“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.”
bit.ly/38U3wpF
More:
“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.”
bit.ly/38U3wpF
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An impressive randomised study from Bangladesh proves the effectiveness of #masks, we' re told.
poverty-action.org/publication/im…
I don't think it shows a dramatic effect at all.
It doesn't prove they don't either!
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There's plenty of evidence masks work (labs, simulations, epidemiology, observational studies) as summarised by @fredericadnet in his NL 58 @ fr.calameo.com/accounts/62827…
from jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/…

The Bangladeshi study's methodology is impressively serious + thorough, but
2/7
as too often in med. literature, they sugarcoat the results by expressing them as relative risks.

Seroprevalence in symptomatic patients was 0.68% vs 0.76% in treatment and control groups respectively.

They don't tell but the real result is ...
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1) 🆘🆘🆘 SPOT THE DIFFERENCE 🆘🆘🆘

Without ANY mitigation measures in school, can we at LEAST ask for a decent list of symptoms to help families identify #COVID infection, please?

We are worried.

@NHSEngland @NHSuk @DorsetCCG @JimBethell @MattHancock @sajidjavid
2) The @CDCgov has a more comprehensive list to help families in the #USA identify infection, and they offer the #vaccine and #masks

#backtoschool #longcovid #longcovidkids
3) Here is our list - these are the symptoms families report their children and young people had.
And before the trolls their evening #LCK bashing YES we do believe ANY symptom could be #COVID
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1/210: Markus Kerber's Apollo 13

In March 2020, the German Ministry of the Interior @BMI_Bund issued a #strategypaper that weaponized fear in order to accomplish compliance with #COVID policies. The authors' emails were litigated under #FOIA request. My analysis. #MEGATHREAD ⬇️ Image
2/210: The @BMI_Bund emails have been released to the public as they were successfully sued by lawyer Niko Härting in a FOIA proceeding. They can be requested directly from @BMI_Bund/ @rki_de via @fragdenstaat. Download it here: bit.ly/3knoa6Y bit.ly/3Bd0rgj Image
3/210: The emails originated March 19-25, 2020. They are so explosive because they map the inner discourse of the @BMI_Bund's now infamous #COVID-19 taskforce, which produced several crucial domestic policy documents. bit.ly/2TT3R7O @OttoKolbl
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And again, @marwa_zaatari + @Poppendieck bring the 🔥. Yep, #masks are crucially important for everyone in #schools. But don't forget that airborne virus are still breathed out at lunch when masks are off. 👇👇👇

(A few more thoughts on #SchoolLunchOutside below in short 🧵)
2/ Idea for pool + hot tub pee came as an evolution from the analogy from @Poppendieck and morphed into a panel talk as part of a #DeltaSchoolsAirborne event this week when we talked about how to keep #schools safe from the ravages of #Delta this fall.
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My OpEd today
Yes, everyone needs to wear high-quality #masks in #schools, but that’s not the only urgent action necessary to keep kids safe -- we desperately need to focus on air quality by adding #HEPA filters & by addressing the risks at lunch time,🧵👇
denverpost.com/2021/08/19/sch…
2/ Opinion: As an aerosol scientist, I know schools need masks, HEPA filters and outdoor lunches

A link to the same OpEd, but with hyperlinks to various articles and support: bit.ly/3ATKzPD
#DeltaSchoolsAirborne #MasksInSchools #HEPAInSchools
denverpost.com/2021/08/19/sch…
3/ "We all want children to attend school in person & avoid bouncing to online modalities. To make that happen, [we] need to follow the near-unanimous advice ... to mandate indoor mask-wearing, install more portable HEPA filters, & institute safer lunchtime procedures ... ."
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Here's a thread taking down main arguments made during Matt Walsh'ss impassioned but misguided school board speech at MNPS Board THREAD
1/ “covid poses no risk to children at all”. Actually, CFR in pediatric cases is .03% to .26%, meaning between best case 1/3000 kids to worst case 1/384 kids w/ covid will die. downloads.aap.org/AAP/PDF/AAP%20…
2/ “what about the flu...CDC estimates 480 kids died from flu in 2019-2020.” Actual count was 199, which was a high in flu deaths. More kids <18 have died from Covid in past 18 months than from flu in past 3 years. khou.com/article/news/h…
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1/🧵 Ivermectin & Masks: A #COVID doctor’s opinion…
 
It’s not political. This is medical.
 
I’m a dad to 3 daughters w a brother who has Down syndrome. I validate parents who want kids to play freely in school & interact w/out a mask as if times were normal. But they aren’t…
2/ Ivermectin: I have good friends, dear people, who don’t believe they can get #Vaccinated because mRNA #Pfizer & #Moderna were safety tested w fetal cell lines, so they want to use Ivermectin instead.

IMPORTANT…
3/ The Fetal Cell line in question is HEK-293. It was NOT used to create the vaccines. It was used to test them, but so is nearly every other drug in your medicine cabinet, including Ivermectin. More about HEK-293…

bit.ly/3xRB2XG
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UK note!

#COVSIM project @NCState models how #DeltaVariant might spread through a school, and how different mitigation strategies could slow it down. covsim.hosted-wordpress.oit.ncsu.edu/school-level-m…

Slides & headlines...

'Masks and testing, when used in combination, can prevent 80% of new infections.' Image
#COVSIM project @NCState model headlines

What Does This Mean?

Presumably the UK government is aware of such research and has a view about how best to prepare young people, their schools, and their families for the new academic year.

Without #masks?
Without 12-15 #vaccinations? Image
#COVSIM project @NCState model headlines

What Does This Mean?

Presumably the UK government is aware of such research and has a view about how best to prepare young people, their schools, and their families for the new academic year.

Risks to parents & grandparents?
#LongCovid? Image
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Feeling helpless as a parent, trying to work w/ school guidance based on @CDPHE rec's that are often vague or misunderstand aerosol science (i.e. no mention of #lunch air risk; says misnomer AGPs esp. risky)

Could *someone* here ask an airborne scientist?
covid19.colorado.gov/practical-guid…
The struggle is a circle: Colorado (@CDPHE) bases guidance on @CDCgov, which is still mo's behind & catching up to an accurate understanding of airborne virus spread.

School district guided by state. So to get local school to budge, need CDC to improve. So, as a parent ... ?
The best #CDC guidance I found (from Aug. 5 👇) on #school meals or #lunch is vague and doesn't get at the real problem -- which is that when people take off #masks (when eating, esp. when sitting really close), exposure increases.
cdc.gov/coronavirus/20…
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Lots of questions about best #masks for kids at school. Practical answer: highest quality, tightest fit they will *wear*

No one answer, resources to consider as you look; short thread. #MaskUp #KidsMasks #MasksInSchools

(1/x) This by @CleanAirCrewOrg:
cleanaircrew.org/kids-masks/
2/ Recommendations, with accompanying video + data on #KidsMasks by @masknerd.

Data: drive.google.com/drive/folders/…
Thread w/ links:
Video:
3/ Article by @zoermalin summarizing children's #KN95 masks:
nbcnews.com/shopping/welln…
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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)
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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.
fonecta.fi/kartat/60.1703…
2/7. 2. #Stockmann Department Store #Pharmacy:
#Masks in use. No one has fallen ill, many have taken the voluntary #vaccine.
duckduckgo.com/?q=Stockman+Ap…
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Why it is important to equip day-care centres and #schools with mobile #air #filters: #Aerosol researchers launch position paper!

The scandal about the still insufficient equipment of day-care centres and #schools with #mobile #air #filters suggests that…
@realBertBlocken
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decision-makers in the ministries and administrations have still not understood how infections with the #coronavirus occur. The Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (#DFG, German Research Foundation) is now countering this
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with an information paper that explains the correlations in simple terms.
It clearly states that it is ⚠️#negligent to rely solely on window ventilation in educational institutions.⚠️
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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.
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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.

[Crickets]
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 docs.google.com/document/d/1oB…
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FACT: #Lockdown, #Masks, #selfisolate etc #Covid policies reduce life expectancy across the board - more than #Covid itself (even if you believe the official Covid stats). Explained here:
21stcenturywire.com/2021/08/05/rep…
And so….

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… if you strip-out all the misdiagnoses, fraudulent PCR Test data, and highly inflated and fraudulent “died with Covid” mortality numbers - then Lockdown/policies dwarf the supposed ‘novel’ coronavirus in terms of real harm done (in perpetuity) by orders of magnitude…

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… which is why after 18 months of what’s supposedly the most deadly pandemic ever - no Gov’t has dared do proper assessment study/report on harmful effects of Covid policy response. This is easily biggest gov’t scandal of modern times. What to do to these globalist fanatics?
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Even if #masks work, they don't work on kids who have no idea how to wear. Crumple them up. Shove in bags. Sneeze in/don't replace. Roll in dirt. Swap w/friends. Get sweaty, creating moist environment. Here's what other parents found on their kids' masks. rationalground.com/dangerous-path…
My collection of studies on #masks at this link. Feel free to share. This is getting old. As a country, can we please look at the #science? Quit accepting everything talking heads tells us w/o investigating for ourselves? docs.google.com/document/d/10q…
Note: If you email me at the gmail address attached to the document, I will not get the email. I set up that account for the sole purpose of creating this shareable document. 🙂
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Welcome to August and to the #Pennsylvania Member of Congress Tracking Report for the week ending 08/01/21.

We’re here to help you keep an eye on what our MoCs are saying🗣 and how they are voting🗳.
bit.ly/3ykbfZd
#MoCTrack 1/25
@IndivisiblePHL @IndivisibleLNH @pa_indivisible @IndivisibleBUX @TuesdaysToomey @indivisibleccpa @indiwhitpain @IndivisibleHCAN @fridays_fire @indivisiblefohi The #Pennsylvania #Indivisible Legislative Scorecard shows you how our MoCs vote re: the Indivisible principles of
1⃣equality
2⃣justice
3⃣compassion
4⃣inclusion
See how YOUR MoCs are doing and how they got these scores here.⬇️
#MoCTrack 2/25
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I know we’re supposed to be excited about the #Infrastructure agreement in the Senate, but I can’t help but think the #GOP succeeded in delaying and slicing it down to the bone.

This @NYTimes infographic tells the story.
#MoCTrack 3/25
learn more ➡️bit.ly/3firsGG
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Here is a link to the @MMWR with the data from the #Provincetown outbreak which led @CDCgov to change their recommendation on #Masks due to the #DeltaVariant

Here is a🧵highlighting the important points
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cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/7…
-There were 469 cases of #COVID19 in Barnstable, MA in July 2021
- 346 (74%) cases in fully #vaccinated
- #Sequencing in 119/133 (89%) specimens confirmed #DeltaVariant
-274 (79%) with breakthrough infection were symptomatic
-4/5 hospitalized were fully #vaccinated

2/
-Ct value similar in fully vax'd (127) vs. those not (84) (22.7 vs 21.5)
-Most cases in males (85%); median age 40
-Time from vax completion -> infection 86 d (6-178 d)
- Vax as cause for breakthrough
#PfizerBiontech (159,46%)
#Moderna (131,38%)
#Janssen (56,16%)

3/
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Time for another 🧵 on current state of #COVID19 in Greater #Cincinnati. Short summary of all - #CovidIsNotOver and the data point to presence of #DeltaVariant in our midst. Every indicator going in wrong direction. What can you do? #MaskUp #GetVaccinated. Ok here we go ...
Incidence (new cases per population per time) and R (measure of transmission) are both in problematic territory. Below see Hamilton Cty and 14 Cty region. Incidence highest since May, R remains >1 indicative of exponential spread. Increases all across region.
We also illustrate incidence by county according to @CDCgov thresholds. This measure multiples the daily incidence by 7 for a weekly incidence. See counties in region below. All now at least in yellow zone - where universal indoor masking is recommended. #MaskMandate
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