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My #Missouri #COVID19 tracking site has been fully updated for Friday, 7/24 -….

The 7-day averages of new cases statewide and in the meso regions all reached new highs yet again yesterday. 1/6
This does not include the ~1350 new cases reported today 👆, which will continue drive these trends upward. 2/6
There are two new additions to the website that I want to announce.

First, Nodaway County has been added to the northern MO plots, and Marion will be added tomorrow. Both are adding about 4 new cases per day on average, the highest right now in northern MO. 3/6
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My #Missouri #COVID19 tracking site has been fully updated for Sunday, 7/12 -….

The 7-day averages of new cases reached new highs again tonight statewide and in the St. Louis meso region. 1/3
For my neighbors in #StLouis, please pay particular attention to the 7-day averages of new cases - at or near all time highs with steady recent growth in not just the city and county, but in St. Charles, St. Clair, Madison, Jefferson, and Franklin counties as well. 2/3
If you want to check on regional trends, testing data, and hospitalization metrics, please check the website 👆👆.

There is now a disparities sub-page as well, meaning all of my data and plots are now available to be explored.

My next #COVID19 thread will be Tuesday 7/14. 3/3
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My #Missouri #COVID19 tracking site has been fully updated for Saturday, 7/11 -….

The 7-day averages of new cases reached new highs again yesterday in each of the three meta “regions” of Missouri I plot 👇. 1/5
However, when you interpret these trends, please be cognizant of the caveats I posted yesterday in the third tweet of my non-thread thread. 2/5
Also of note - the 7-day averages of new cases that I pointed out yesterday in #StLouis and #KansasCity continued to climb in the latest data update. 3/5
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What the ‘black-on-black crime’ fallacy misses about race and gun deaths #moleg@MomsDemand#mogov #Missouri…
I’ve heard the racist “what about black on black crime” fallacy so often from people who oppose stronger gun violence prevention laws. Instead we see the current rush in Missouri for laws that are advertised as “tough on crime” but don’t address the real issue.
We are seeing skyrocketing gun violence in Missouri, but too many misunderstand the scope and nature of the problem. As this article points out, most gun deaths in the U.S. are actually suicides by gun. Here in Missouri, 56% of gun deaths are suicides.
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Long #Missouri #COVID19 evening update 🧵 for Thursday, 7/7. I’ve pushed updates to all metrics to the website -….

The statewide 7-day average is basically unchanged, though the #KansasCity average hit another new peak value yesterday. 1/19
Expect this status quo to change tomorrow, as we absorb the 773 new cases in today’s DHSS release (which aren’t in my data tonight). @erinheff's reporting for @stltoday indicates that the state believes that this a backlog due to the holiday weekend. 2/19…
What matters more than our single day values is the trend - this may indeed be an outlier day in terms of raw numbers, but we’ll have to see what the next week brings in terms of new cases. 3/19
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Short #Missouri #COVID19 evening update 🧵 for Tuesday, 6/30. I’ve pushed updates to all metrics to the website -….

The statewide 7-day average jumped significantly to a new peak, with #KansasCity hitting a new peak, #StLouis at its highest point… 1/15
… since early May, and the outstate trend up as well, though it a bit short of its peak three days ago.

Every county in SW MO that I have been focusing on added cases yesterday. 2/15
In SE MO, Butler County added 24 new cases yesterday - easily the largest single day bump there - and is averaging over 5 new cases per day right now. Perry and Cape Girardeau have both continued to add new cases, too. 3/15
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Short #Missouri #COVID19 evening update 🧵 for Tuesday, 6/16. I’ve pushed updates to all metrics to the website -….

The headline - outstate cases hit another new peak today - we’re averaging ~84 new cases per day outside of #StLouis and #KansasCity. 1/
The statewide 7-day average plots have a noticeable anomaly on the green trend line - a drop then spike back up ☝️ that is artifact from the largely missed day of reporting Sunday that I mentioned in my 🧵 yesterday. I don’t think yesterday’s data release overcompensates... 2/17 dumping more new cases than we would expect. Instead, this is reversion of the mean - i.e. our 7-day averages right now are probably a bit lower than they would have been had the state provided the regular update to their dashboard on Sunday, but not by all that much. 3/17
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1. The past week hasn’t been easy. “The fires of frustration and discord,” once again, “are burning in every city, North and South.” As a Hong Konger deeply disturbed by the death of #GeorgeFloyd in #Minnesota, I stand with those who march for #BlackLivesMatter.
2. Systematic racism in the U.S. is real. The present moment has deep historical roots stretching back to before the country’s founding. I can only try my best to empathize with the pain this has inflicted on so many, even as I’ll never fully understand the plight.
3. For those of us watching the events unfold, scenes of confrontation and bloodshed can be traumatic: State violence feels all too familiar ever since the anti-extradition demonstrations broke out around this time last year in #HongKong.
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*loads Twitter to see what’s happening in the US*
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1/Last night a Police station was taken over by protesters and demolished. The Police had to flee
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Trump Rally Thread courtesy of @OANN for your viewing pleasure! Let’s share the message! 1/8 @POTUS @realDonaldTrump #OANN #Ohio
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1/ THREAD: Memorial Day in a Pandemic

I often struggle with #MemorialDay. With the calls for celebration and happiness on this day. For BBQs and summer fun.

Because nothing about this day is happy.

This day is about #grief. About tragedy. About #death and loss.

🇺🇸 😔 😢
2/ Above all, it is a day of RESPECT. Because Americans gave their lives in service to protect the citizens and country of the United States.

The lives they previously dreamt of were cut short. And that selfless gift of life is one of the highest honors to serve your country. Image
3/ But their husbands and wives will never kiss their spouses again. Their children will never hug their mothers or fathers again. It doesn’t change the visceral grief of parents losing their children to #prematuredeath. #memorialdayweekend2020 Image
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Meanwhile, here in #Missouri:

Despite a major spike in active positive cases of #COVIDー19 in #AudrainCounty (from 22 to 46 on Friday, alone, in a county of ~25K), testing numbers **WILL NOT BE REPORTED AGAIN UNTIL MAY 26**, because of #MemorialDayWeekend.

Also (per @MexLedgerCD): During this sudden uptick, Audrain Co.'s drive-thru testing site at St. Mary’s Hospital, in Mexico, Mo., "will be closed Monday in observance of #MemorialDay."

The next closest testing site is in Columbia — 40 MILES AWAY.

The outbreak in question centers around #AnimalFeedingOperations in Paris, Mo. and Thompson, Mo., owned by @BrennemanPork, which is based in Washington, Iowa.

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Short #Missouri #COVID19 evening update 🧵 for Wednesday, 5/13, covering testing data for MO, #StLouis zip code and individual-level outcomes, and #STL hospitalization data -….

We’ve got more hospitalization metric improvements today despite… 1/7
… a jump in the number of new admissions ☝️. These jumps have happened before, even when the overall trend is downward. Focus on that trend and not the absolute change. Metrics for sickest patients, ICUs and ventilator use, also continued their downward trajectories 👇. 2/7
Worse news on the testing front, where we are failing to expand testing and have falling from our recent peak numbers on the 7-day average of new tests. On the plus side, our % positive is dropping, but we really need to expand our testing capacity and are failing to do so. 3/7
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The CDC’s proposed criteria for reopening states (…) recommends a downward trajectory of #COVID19 cases within a 14-day period (among other criteria). We reviewed case counts over the past 14 days for states reopening today

thread 👇
#Florida (fail) #Indiana (fail) #Kansas (fail) #Missouri (fail)
#Nebraska (fail) #NewHampshire (fail) #WestVirginia (fail)
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Here is my #Missouri #COVID 🧵 for Monday, 5/4. To see the interactive maps, head over to the MO tracking site -….

Since Missouri “reopens” today, with the statewide #StayAtHome order lifted, I want to take stock of our data.

I don’t want to bury the lede, though - as of “reopening” day, we:

❌ do not have reliable, public hospitalization or symptom data,
❌ have not increased testing volume in weeks, and
❌ have significant increases in cases in multiple regions around the state.

The state’s highest rates are in Saline County ☝️☝️, where an outbreak several meatpacking plants has led to nearly 200 cases. An earlier meatpacking outbreak in Moniteau County seems to have subsided based on the data we have at hand. 3/22
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Nightly #COVID19 update for #Missouri with data through 4/28 has been pushed to my tracking site. Will have a full 🧵 in the morning, but wanted to share that the 7-day average of new cases in MO, not including the #StLouis metro, hit a new peak yesterday of 74.71 cases. 1/3
You can see updated versions of my plots and interactive maps, along with zip code and individual level data for #StLouis that is current as of tonight (it will be a day ahead from now on), on the site -… 2/3
Incase you missed it, there has been a change to my data sources and methodology, and so the timing of updates will be different from tonight on. My thread from this morning has all the details on these changes! 3/3
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Here is my #Missouri #COVID 🧵 for Tuesday, 4/28. To see the interactive maps, head over to the MO tracking site -….

Today, we have a special Parson’s reopening edition of the thread, with two plots showing new cases in MO 👇: 1/16
Specifically, the plots ☝️ show a 7-day average of new cases in MO on both a log and a linear scale. They break apart all of MO’s new cases, and only new cases outside of the #StLouis metro (since that is where many reported cases are). I’ve labeled peak dates as well. 2/16
Part of the White House’s plan is to identify “data-driven” metrics that show improvement in states, one of which is whether new cases are declining. I don’t know if states got more guidance than what is on the White House’s website… 3/16
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His name was Dennis Wilson. He was a retired school superintendent. He went to Urgent Care 3 times and was denied a test because he didn’t fit the “criteria.” The last time he went in an Ambulance. He died 5 days later because in Kansas sick people can’t get tested.
We hear these stories daily now.
Americans are dying because by the time they are tested , it’s too late to save them. If you or your family gets sick, you will likely not get a test. You won’t fit the #CDC guidelines. Isn’t it time to change the rules?
We know we are beyond guidelines. We have #CommunitySpread everywhere. Yet, we have few numbers to show because we don’t give the tests to know. What can we do? What can WE DO NOW to save lives? The talking points of POTUS today was save the economy.
Can we just save people 1st?
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THREAD: 1/n. I have a self-quarantined central #Ohio client who was on the #CarnivalValor cruise with this man. I believe that our #Columbus community needs to know of her experience with #Carnival and @OHdeptofhealth.

I will be updating this thread as I find out more.
2/ My client is female, between 45-50 years old. Before I continue, people should know that she has been in public places in central #Ohio for days. She found out from a friend this morning who had seen this morning's @ColumbusHealth #COVID19 announcement. Places she's been:
3/ Sunday March 9th: @Costco at #Polaris; #Costco in #PlainCity; #Aldi in #Delaware.

Wed. March 12th, after work: @TommysPizzaOhio but not yet sure which location.
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#NFLCombine key measurements thread…

2. #Oregon TE Jacob Breeland

Height: 6-4 7/8
Weight: 252
Hand: 9 7/8
Arm: 32 5/8
Wingspan: 78 1/8
#NFLCombine key measurements thread…

3. #FloridaAtlantic TE Harrison Bryant

Height: 6-4 6/8
Weight: 243
Hand: 9 4/8
Arm: 30 5/8
Wingspan: 74
#NFLCombine key measurements thread…

4. #Washington TE Hunter Bryant

Height: 6-2 2/8
Weight: 248
Hand: 10 right hand (pinky deformation), 10 3/8 left hand
Arm: 32
Wingspan: 76 4/8
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#Missouri #moleg

Peter Merideth (HD80):

“Just watched as numerous reps voted yes on a bill passing through committee that they don’t support. It’s so frustrating how the budget chair and leadership use their leverage on other issues to make members support things
they know are bad policy.

The bill was to take about 3% of the SLPS and KCP budgets and transfer it to the charter schools in their districts. The argument for doing so being that it makes all of the per pupil dollars follow the students that go to the charter schools
(currently a small share of local dollars stays with the districts).

While this change sounds fair and “equal,” the problem is it’s not so simple to think that charters and traditional public schools have all the same costs and therefore deserve all the same public funding.
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Thread with facts about this move.
ERS & NIFA don’t need to be “close to producers” as farmers are not their stakeholders. Their stakeholders are Congress, USDA policy officials, & researchers, all of which reside in DC & who use their research to create policy for the benefit of farmers.
As Laura Dodson, a USDA researcher has said, “We do a national level of research. Suggesting we could be better researchers seeing a single cornfield in one state is wrong. We are in service of national agriculture, we service all, not just one region or a specific few.”
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