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After 3 wks at school & school bus w Flomask on, lunch outside, portable air purifier, our middle-schooler has tested +ve w +sore throat. We've escaped this as family household until today.
I had called begging for his 4th dose 10d ago as he's 7.5 mos from 3rd shot. Denied. /1
My husband & I are negative & symp free so far.

1) Don't tell me it's not spread in schools.
2) I've been working in an outbreak ward for last month & have been safer at work than my kid at school.
3) Let us have ANY booster at 3-6 months. Enough hoarding/gatekeeping./3
4)Kids need school & activities for their formative development in their formative years.
Make them AS SAFE AS POSSIBLE via #CleanAir & #Masks for EVERYONE!
5)If you're going to go all in on vaccines, then for eff's sake, let us have autonomy on when to get our shots.
#bcpoli
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Do you know any #parents looking for better #masks for their kids this fall?

Check out all the helpful comments on this Tweet.

Best for many: @flo_mask & 3M Vflex 9105s
Popular: WellBefore, Powecom, Lutema, Vitacore

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The child #MentalHealth clinic I was helping out ended up purchasing the WellBefore masks. Useful in this context b/c they needed disposables in plenty of different sizes.

The clinic runs somewhere between 12-18 ACH to help w/ imperfect mask fit.
2/3
When @vitacoreinc heard about this, they donated >200 CAN99/CAN99e masks to the child mental health clinic!

Very kind. Thanks for supporting child mental health in New Orleans!
3/3 masks for children
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🧵⭐️⭐️⭐️ A list of my main #covid19 information threads with supporting evidence, practical advice, and resources.
1. Masks and Indoor Airborne Risks 😷

#Masks #CovidisAirborne #Omicron #onhealth #onted #N95
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🧵 #Masks: #CovidisAirborne
In advance of a potential fall/winter seasonal set of Omicron waves, this thread will share evidence, advice and reminders on how to up your game when it comes to masks and handling indoor airborne risks. #Covid19
1. Let's start by going back to a basic principle: the more your mask leaks, the less effective it is against aerosol transmission. This is why a new Swiss study found respirators (eg N95) masks to be superior to surgical masks for health care workers.
jamanetwork.com/journals/jaman… Image
2. This is reinforced by a study in California that found that those who wore N95 masks had a much lower risk of infection.
cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/7… Image
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A commentary thread on Jacinda's Labour email announcing the

'Give Up (almost) Completely'
approach to #COVID Management:
Jacinda comments in " ".
My comments after the **.
"Today we reached a major milestone in our COVID-19 journey, and I wanted to make sure you didn’t miss the news. I’ll talk more about what this means for you below, but if you’re short on time, you can read all the details here.
For more than two years, New Zealanders have lived with measures to control COVID-19, and there’s no question these efforts have saved thousands of lives." **Tens of thousands actually.

"While they weren’t always easy, these measures did the job we needed.
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Every man for himself.
It's amazing we've accepted that nothing can be done, even though we know indoor masking, boosters, CO2 monitoring, filtration all work.

nzherald.co.nz/nz/covid-19-ca…
To be clear we're accepting repeated infections, preventable hospitalisations, and chronic Covid.

Collateral damage accepted 'cause even simple interventions like #masks and #boosters were too much trouble.
Public health problems becoming an *individual's* problem.
What a rejection of civic responsibility and collective action.

If govt and society can't protect public health and safety, what is government there for? Merely to protect the interests of wealthy individuals?
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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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🧵 In advance of a potential fall/winter seasonal set of Omicron waves, this thread will begin to share facts, advice and reminders on how to up our game in areas that matter most, including masking and indoor air quality.
#Masks #CovidIsAirborne
1. Let's start by going back to a basic principle: the more your mask leaks, the less effective it is against aerosol transmission. This is why a new Swiss study found respirators (eg N95) masks to be superior to surgical masks in preventing infection for health care workers. Image
2. The effectiveness of a mask seal is key. Factors that can improve that include your choice of mask quality, proper size, comfort, having straps that go around the head (not ear loops), not having a beard, and knowing how to do a user fit test like this:
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I wear an N95 mask when I go to any public place indoors 💯. I have not been infected yet, I don't have to worry about long covid effects like cognitive impairment or heart issues. I like my brain and heart just the way they are, thank you.
#masks #maskswork
I don't go to some fake think tank run by libertarian fake science quacks or become enthralled by some social media post, I review the *best consensus scientific published research* available on masks. I've been doing that for two and a half years. Sample:
I know that someone saying they are "only" against mask mandates and not masks are being either disingenuous or fooled. Because when you remove the mandate and public health support against a contagious airborne disease, masks drop like flies and maskless will infect others. ImageImage
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@fordnation
@SylviaJonesMPP

#Wave7 of BA5 is here

#Wave8 of BA2.75 on its heels

Re/infection prevention of #SARS2 is your job on a population level



Please act #FASSST
Here’s what #SARS2 can do to our children now

H/T @itosettiMD_MBA



Re/infection prevention of #SARS2 is your job on a population level

Please act #FASSST
I don’t want #LongCovid for myself or my child,

which can happen no matter how mildly initially infected,

for which there is no treatment or cure

Re/infection prevention of #SARS2 is your job on a pop level

#LongCovid PHO=51-80%

publichealthontario.ca/-/media/Docume…

Please act #FASSST
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NZ Emergency Doctor Describes Crisis Caused By Lifting COVID Public Health Measures

scoop.co.nz/stories/HL2206…
The World Socialist Web Site recently spoke with Gary Payinda, an emergency doctor in Whangarei in Northland, one of the poorest areas of New Zealand, about the out-of-control spread of COVID-19 and the crisis in public hospitals.
In recent months, hospitals have been overwhelmed by COVID-19, influenza, and other respiratory illnesses.
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Can we talk about medical professionals refusing to treat patients unless they expose themselves to COVID? As a self-regulated profession, how has medicine accepted this? How is this not being sanctioned as unethical? How is this already normalized? 1/x
As Professional Engineers (PEng), another self-regulated profession in Canada, we learned that our duty to the public is Paramount and that our right to self-regulation depends on that priority being maintained. 2/x
The PEng system in Canada was modeled after medicine and law. Medical doctors were held as the reference most trusted professional by the general public, a standard we were to aspire to. 3/x
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1/🧵 95% COVID Immunity⁉️

@JAMA_current data show that in Dec 2021, 95% of US Blood Donors had Immunity from infection or vaccination.🧐
 
Then why do we have record high rates of #Omicron?
 
Does that mean we should have herd immunity?
 
Not so fast…
 
bit.ly/3n2o5HD
2/ First, we make estimates using a combination of the COVID spike Ab & nucleocapsid Ab to determine what proportion of our population is protected at a given time.

ie, either previous infection (nucleocapsid) or vaccination (spike Ab) or combined Infection & vaccination.
3/ But if there was 95% immunity in 2021, how did #Omicron go bonkers infecting so many in 2022?
 
The infection rates reflect #Evolution. The I ntense contagiousness of this variant & enhanced immune escape mutations plus waning protection from previous vaccination & infection.
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Let's try and pretend that Japan's high mask use has nothing to do with its success in limiting #covid19 deaths. Let's pretend this is because it's an island and that having the world's most populated city is irrelevant. Let's pretend they had full lockdowns (false). #Masks
Let's pretend it's because they are younger, so fewer die.
worlddata.info/average-age.php
But what about population density? Don't go there. Japan has the highest population density of any country with over 100 million people.
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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.”
bit.ly/3GbtGnm
“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…”
bit.ly/3GbtGnm
“…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…”
bit.ly/3GbtGnm
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🧵 If the use of airborne #PPE & improving air quality in healthcare settings are to be ‘optional’ & ‘a matter of personal choice’, then we should give strong consideration to applying the same rule to the following #MedTwitter #MedEd #TeamGP 1/n
1. Handwashing before, between & after patients (& audits of it)
2. Plastic gloves & aprons
3. ‘Bare below the elbows’
4. Jewellery
5. Hair above the collar
6. Mandatory training
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If you are recoiling in horror because
1. ‘Airborne transmission of COVID is controversial’
2. ‘The above are established evidence-based practices’
3. ‘COVID is mild, we can’t avoid it, we have to learn to live with it, we’re all vaccinated now anyway’,
then;
3/n
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What I have learned since being unwell myself has destroyed any faith I had in my profession’s leaders. I used to think that deep down most senior clinicians acted because they had the best interests of the patient, their colleagues & society at heart. That illusion is gone. 1/n
Be it the treatment of those with #MECFS #LongCovid #Fibromyalgia #POTS #MCAS #EDS #HSD #PansPandas #Lyme #FQtoxicity #vaccineinjuries & other so-called invisible illnesses; 2/n
the refusal of senior medics to stand up & protect colleagues, the public & schoolchildren from airborne spread of #SARSCoV2 as they are too afraid to displease those in the ivory towers of infection control, @UKHSA & @NHSE management & @UKgovcomms; 3/n
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@RobbieForChange lamented in a public lecture yesterday that US public health policy is constrained by what Americans are willing to do...
🤔 I would argue the chief constraint is @CDC inappropriately messaging safety with a pretty pastel map while we are in a surge 🧵
A recent poll showed that 74% of Americans would #MaskUp if we were in a surge.

ipsos.com/en-us/news-pol…
But @CDCgov hasn't declared a #Surge.

Instead of holding a press conference and sending alerts on social media about the impending threat of COVID in coming weeks, they "forecast" thousands of deaths.

COVID deaths are not rain. They are preventable.

cdc.gov/coronavirus/20…
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It has been an honour to walk alongside my friend & colleague of 21 years @BinitaKane & her daughter Jasmin on their courageous & inspiring journey. #LongCovid in adults children is real & serious. There are treatments available- sadly only for a fortunate few #TeamClots 1/n
(Everything I say is with the express permission of @BinitaKane). Jasmin is not the only child with #LongCovid who has been shown to have microclots & hyperactivated platelets. They are a consistent finding in kids & adults who have travelled for treatment to Germany & SA 2/n
Globally 100m are affected by this vile illness. In the U.K. alone this figure is estimated to be 1.8m, with 2/3rds reporting an adverse impact on their daily activities. 1% of primary & 2.7% of secondary school children fulfilled the criteria for #LongCovidKids 3/n
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1/🧵 What does it mean to be human?

How do I magnify human dignity?

I face this daily as we have dying ICU patients.

Recently 2 young men w #COVID, both progressive lung failure, chose not to be put on a ventilator.

Both young & fearful they wouldn’t survive if put on vent…
2/ I kept turning up HiFlow & Bipap. At one point each asked,

“What treatment is NEXT, Doc?”

Knowing I’d exhausted our solutions, I looked up again into each man’s eyes.

Honesty is the only way...

“Sir, your disease pushed beyond our tools. There’s no ‘next.’ No cure.”
3/ “What are you saying, Doc?

Then we went through his options again, which were narrow.

Talked with family, a holy time for all…still, no vent…

“Doc, are you saying I’m going to die? Wait, I want to go home.”
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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? toronto.citynews.ca/2022/04/05/ont…
#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." chop.edu/news/chop-rese…
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I am Rafee. An indigenous activist and herbalist.
My mission is reconnecting the indigenous American, falsely classified as black, back to land history and culture through the use of indigenous remedies. #FBA #ADOS #SaveMasonTN #SecureTheTribe order here👉🏾 linktr.ee/Autochthons
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