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"Today, WHO is launching the Access Initiative for Quitting Tobacco, which aims to help the world's 1.3 billion tobacco users quit during the #COVID19 pandemic"-@DrTedros #NoTobacco bit.ly/3iRzHcP
"This initiative will help people freely access the resources they need to quit tobacco, like nicotine replacement therapy and access to a digital health worker for advice"-@DrTedros #NoTobacco bit.ly/3iRzHcP
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Ok. #MotherEarth needs her own THREAD.
I'm gonna post my latest find here.
Blow your mind.
From #MurderHornets to #MurderMosquitos to #MicroplasticRain.In fact I just started the last 2hashtags.Shit's gettingWeird& I'm about 2 share it all together.#BlueTeam must win. 4Man&Earth
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A new outbreak of #Ebola is occurring in Équateur province, #DRC. 6 cases detected so far, including 4 deaths. WHO surge team already on the ground supporting the response: bit.ly/2MwnjjT
Contact tracing in Mbandaka, #DRC is underway. Work is ongoing to send additional supplies to support the government-led response to this new #Ebola outbreak. 25 more people expected to arrive tomorrow. bit.ly/2MwnjjT
This announcement comes as a long & complex #Ebola outbreak in eastern #DRC is in its final phase (on 14 May,@MinSanteRDC began the 42-day countdown to the declaration of the end of that outbreak), while the 🇨🇩 also battles #COVID19 & the 🌍’s largest #measles outbreak.
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Nigeria has made a lot of progress in preparing and responding to disease outbreaks and epidemics. I remember my early days of public health; some 15yrs ago it's @WHONigeria that prepared and shared the #weeklyepidemiological report for Nigeria... a thread!
1/20
#Clap4NCDC
For every outbreak or public health emergency in Nigeria, we heard more about @WHO who appeared to be at the forefront with @Fmohnigeria and its agencies; old #NPI which merged with @NphcdaNG fought #polio with the support of @WHO @UNICEF @Rotary etc.
#Clap4NCDC 2/20
With time the #Epidemiology unit of @Fmohnigeria grew in strength and capacity to lead the response. They also produced and sent out the weekly epidemiology reports for Nigeria, which hitherto was shared by @WHONigeria in collaboration with FMOH for sure. #Clap4NCDC
3/20
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#Covid19 presser @WHO starts with @DrTedros saying he was “shocked and appalled" to hear of attack on @MSF hospital in Afghanistan. “Civilians and health workers should never be a target”, he says. “We need peace for health and health for peace. We need it now."
@WHO @DrTedros @MSF "I urge all stakeholders to put aside politics and prioritize peace, a global ceasefire and ending this pandemic together”, says @DrTedros and leads a minute of silence.
@WHO @DrTedros @MSF Mentions the annual World Health Statistics published today by @WHO.
Good news:
"Better maternal and child healthcare has led to a halving of child mortality since the year 2000”.
Biggest gains reported in low-income countries.
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1. Going to turn this into a short thread about the very real potential for knock-on — amplifying — health damage in the developing world due to the #Covid19 pandemic.
2. The @Imperial_JIDEA also estimated the impact on HIV, TB & malaria in low & middle income countries if #Covid19 disrupts preventive health care. They conclude in high-burden settings, deaths to HIV, TB & malaria could rise by 10%, 20% & 36% over 5 yrs. imperial.ac.uk/mrc-global-inf…
3. Leslie Roberts has already done some terrific reporting in @ScienceInsider looking at the impact the #Covid19 pandemic will have on #polio eradication & vaccination campaigns for #measles & other vaccine preventable disease. sciencemag.org/news/2020/04/p…
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At least 7 teams are developing #SARSCoV2 #vaccines using a weakened / inactivated virus. Several existing vaccines are made this way, i.e. #measles & #polio #vaccine. Sinovac Biotech started to test an inactivated SARS-CoV-2 #COVID19 vaccine. #scicomm
At least 25 groups are working on viral-vector #SARSCoV2 #COVID19 #vaccines. A #virus such as #measles or #adenovirus is genetically engineered so it can produce #coronavirus #proteins in the body. These #viruses are weakened so they CANNOT cause disease.
At least 20 teams are using genetic instructions (#DNA or #RNA) for a #SARSCoV2 #coronavirus #protein that prompts an immune response. The nucleic acid is inserted into human cells, which churn out copies of the #virus protein; most encode the virus’s spike protein. #COVID19
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"First of all, we’re pleased to have interpretation services available in Portuguese today, and I’d like to welcome all Portuguese-speaking journalists.

WHO remains committed to providing access to as much as information as possible, in as many languages as possible"-@DrTedros
"I’ve said since the beginning that the most important resource in the fight against #COVID19 is solidarity.

The launch of the Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator on Friday was a powerful demonstration of that solidarity"-@DrTedros
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A thing won't save us, systems will - a thread co-sponsored by @nitanother : A collective 2.5 decades of studying measles in LMICs has shown us that individual things (vaccines/tests/drones) are not sufficient to eradicate a virus nor provide for the health of populations 1/
Measles has had a highly effective vaccine for over 50 years; has had effective serological tests (with a meaningful correlate of immunity) for decades, but that has not been enough to eliminate a virus that kills 100s of children a day worldwide 2/
Individual things (technological solutions) are exciting and provide hope. We anxiously await their discovery, praise the discoverers. But things alone, without plans for scale-up, equitable distribution, and sustainability are operationally useless 3/
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Ahead of #WorldImmunizationWeek, WHO warns:

Shutting down immunization services in the #COVID19 pandemic risks triggering a resurgence of diseases that can be prevented with safe and effective vaccines
👉 bit.ly/34ZRQyX

#VaccinesWork for all!
When immunization services are disrupted, even for brief periods during emergencies, the risk of vaccine-preventable disease outbreaks, such as #measles and #polio, increases.
👉 bit.ly/34ZRQyX

#VaccinesWork for all!
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More than 117 million children risk missing out on #measles vaccines, as #COVID19 surges: @MeaslesRubella Initiative

👉🏼 bit.ly/3cfNjup

#coronavirus

New WHO guidelines endorsed by the Strategic Advisory Group of Experts on Immunization aim to help countries to sustain immunization activities during the #COVID19 pandemic

👉🏽 bit.ly/3a8yXL5

#coronavirus
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Brote de Sarampión en México
67 casos en la CDMX
#Measles

gob.mx/cms/uploads/at…
Abro Hilo
1/
Enfermedad viral respiratoria aguda, exantemática. Causada por virus RNA cadena simple negativa, envuelto, no segmentado, Género: Morbillivirus, Fam: Paramyxoviridae. Desde 2009 solo se han detectado circulando 13 de 24 genotipos conocidos.
2/Humano es el único huésped natural. Transmisión 🗣 respiratoria gotas (corta distancia) y vía aérea (pequeñas partículas suspendidas como aerosoles en aire hasta por 2 horas)
R0 más elevado de 9 a 18, altamente contagioso
thelancet.com/journals/lance…
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On this final #VaxFactsFebruary of 2020, let’s recap:
#VaccinesDontCauseAutism
✅No US #vaccines given to kids are made in China
✅Vaccines do not cause ppl to change gender
✅Vaccines are not toxic
#VaccinesSaveLives
✅>9/10 parents choose to vaccinate
1/
2/
#VaccinesCauseAdults
✅US #vaccines are made in Canada, Belgium, Australia, France and the US
✅Vaccines prevent diseases that can be deadly to babies and children
✅BEST was to protect children is to vaccinate according to the CDC schedule— others are not evidence-based
3/
#VaccinesWork! MMR, for example, is 97% effective in preventing #measles
#FluShot prevents ~50% of #flu and reduces hospitalization and death from flu by 65%
#HIB vaccine effectively ended HIB meningitis within just a few years
✅2 of 3 polio strains are GONE! Amazing!
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A future for the world's children - report launch with @DrTedros pscp.tv/w/cR0uCDI2MTAy…
@DrTedros "As this report shows, we’ve seen real progress in improving child health, but we also face serious challenges.

Around 8 million more children & adolescents are surviving than they were 30 years ago"-@DrTedros
@DrTedros @UNICEF @unicefchief @TheLancet @WHOAFRO @WHOSEARO @WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO @pahowho @WHOWPRO "Close to 9 in 10 children born today receive vaccines that protect them against some leading childhood killers"-@DrTedros #VaccinesWork
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@hannah_disch I’ve just been through and had a look at which might have been (at least in part) vaccine preventable...
Happy for input from more expert individuals!

Abortive and stillborn: got to be a quite few German measles in there, and due to diseases like flu.
1/
@hannah_disch Ague: no vaccine (yet!) for malaria, but other candidates for the causative agent could be things like flu; which we do vaccinate against.
Bit with a mad dog: definite win for #vaccines here!
❤️💉❤️💉❤️💉❤️
#VaccinesWork
#VaccinesSaveLives
2/
@hannah_disch Bloody flux, scowring and flux: rotavirus very much a contender and also cholera!
Again, a win for #vaccines
#VaccinesSaveLives
❤️💉❤️💉❤️
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@DrTedros 🚨 "The Emergency Committee on the #Ebola has advised that the outbreak in #DRC continues to be a public health emergency of international concern, and I have accepted that advice"-@DrTedros
@DrTedros "As I said yesterday, as long as there is a single case of #Ebola in an area as insecure & unstable as eastern #DRC, the potential remains for a much larger epidemic.

WHO’s risk assessment is that the risk of spread is high nationally & regionally & low globally"-@DrTedros
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Vaccines Fail/Spread Disease & U Want 2 Bar My Kid From School?

Exposing the Vaccine Lie

A Tweet Series By The Epigenetic Whisperer

Tell me lies tell me sweet little lies
- Fleetwood Mac

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The vax construct is built w/a flimsy house of cards that takes just the slightest breeze of awareness 2 send it a tumbling down

- EW

The 300 yr vax hoax is the biggest lie ever perpetrated on its ppl

- EW

The vax program is a Potemkin village which hides the truth
- EW

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I run out of adjectives, descriptors, & eye-catching words sometimes to try to shake ppl from their slumber on 1 of the greatest lies ever told by the few to the many: vaccines save lives & r safe/effective.

They’ve never saved a single life nor r they safe or effective.

3
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Part 1 - Optimal Nutrition Vs Vaccines 2 Protect Against Infectious Disease

The topic of vax’s is an entirely reductive 1. Whether ur pro- or anti-vax, it’s likely u fall into the trap 2 argue 4 or against vax’s like it’s the only game in town.

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Vaccines are not only the most divisive issue of our times, it also tends to dominate the health conversation wrt infectious diseases. How did micronutrients get pushed aside?

Well it may have something to do w/food & supplements not being “patentable”.

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The supplement industry is a multi-billion $ biz whereas the pharma/vax industry is a trillion $ biz. Big Pharma dominates ad budgets, politicians in Congress & has successfully established group think wrt vax’s & infectious disease.

I’ve never been a fan of group think.

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Last week, it was an honour to host the Honourable Minister of Health, Dr. Osagie Ehanire at our @NCDCgov National Reference Laboratory (NRL)

Deeply grateful for HMH's leadership and commitment to strengthen Nigeria’s public health lab network

#NCDCSundayReflections ImageImageImageImage
With our network of labs mostly for epidemic prone diseases we support;

* Supply chain management
* Preventive & corrective maintenance
* Training & capacity building
* Standardisation of testing methods

& other functions

We’re building a public health lab network,for #Nigeria ImageImage
While hosting the Honourable Minister at the National Reference Lab, we shared our commitment to build on the structure we have developed for the NCDC network of labs and ensure improved coverage across #Nigeria ImageImage
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Part 1 - Optimal Nutrition Vs Vaccines 2 Protect Against Infectious Disease

The topic of vax’s is an entirely reductive 1. Whether ur pro- or anti-vax, it’s likely u fall into the trap 2 argue 4 or against vax’s like it’s the only game in town.

1
Vaccines are not only the most divisive issue of our times, it also tends to dominate the health conversation wrt infectious diseases. How did micronutrients get pushed aside?

Well it may have something to do w/food & supplements not being “patentable”.

2
The supplement industry is a multi-billion $ biz whereas the pharma/vax industry is a trillion $ biz. Big Pharma dominates ad budgets, politicians in Congress & has successfully established group think wrt vax’s & infectious disease.

I’ve never been a fan of group think.

3
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Despite serious challenges, there’s been plenty of good global health news in 2019 bit.ly/2Q3dKdk
@WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO @WHOAFRO @WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO @pahowho World leaders from 193 countries adopted the broadest-ever set of health commitments.
The political declaration on #HealthForAll aims to ensure that everyone, everywhere can access quality healthcare, and that no one is pushed into poverty by health costs
@WHO_Europe @WHOEMRO @WHOAFRO @WHOSEARO @WHOWPRO @pahowho With WHO support
#Greece🇬🇷
#India🇮🇳
#Kenya🇰🇪
#Philippines🇵🇭
took decisive steps towards expanding health coverage in 2019 bit.ly/2Q3dKdk #HealthForAll #WHOImpact
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LIVE from WHO: Director-General @DrTedros addresses the 40th anniversary of #smallpox eradication pscp.tv/w/cMOK3DI2MTAy…
@DrTedros "Today, #smallpox is the only human disease ever eradicated, a testimony to what we can achieve when all nations work together.
When it comes to epidemic disease, we have a shared responsibility and a shared destiny."

-@DrTedros
@DrTedros @WHO_Europe @WHOSEARO @pahowho @WHOEMRO @WHOWPRO @WHOAFRO “Our experience with #smallpox informs the strategies and tools we now use to fight polio and Ebola, such as disease surveillance, health promotion, and ring vaccination.”

-@DrTedros
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Lets recap the real #SamoaMeasles story, shall we?
🔴 June 2018, nurse mixes #MMR vaccine w paralyzing med instead of sterile water
🔴2 babies die
🔴Rumors spread that MMR caused deaths
🔴Scared parents stop vaccinating and immunization rate plummets
🔴July 2018 US antivaxxer @delbigtree shares false story on @HighWireTalk stating deaths were due to #MMR vaccine
🔴June 2019 US antivaxxer @RobertKennedyJr visits #Samoa to reinforce that falsehood
🔴By Oct 2019 Samoan immunization rate is 31%
🔴Oct 2019 infectious traveler from New Zealand arrives on Samoa, starting outbreak
🔴Nov 15 Samoa declares state of emergency and begins mass vaccination
🔴Nov 17 Samoa shuts down schools indefinitely
🔴Nov 18 1,000 cases, 16 dead (mostly young children), 114 new cases in 24h
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Worldwide more than 140,000 people died from #measles in 2018: new WHO and @CDCgov estimates.

Most deaths occurred among children under 5 years of age.

Read more 👉🏼 bit.ly/2Pfya2l
Babies and very young children are at greatest risk from #measles infections, with potential complications including pneumonia and encephalitis (a swelling of the brain), as well as lifelong disability - permanent brain damage, blindness or hearing loss bit.ly/2Pfya2l
Recently published evidence shows that contracting the #measles virus can have further long-term health impacts, with the virus damaging the immune system’s memory for months or even years following infection bit.ly/2Pfya2l
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