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🧵 current #Corona #Krankenhaus Ausbrüche
#Covid #Hospitals Outbreaks :
England, UK :

Southern Health Trust, Petersfield, cares for 35 patients with #Covid-19 in #hospital

Southern Health Trust, Petersfield pflegt 35 Patienten mit #Corona im #Krankenhaus

#Corona Ausbrüche wurden im Cambridge Memorial Hospital und im St Mary's General Hospital gemeldet.
#COVID outbreaks have been declared at Cambridge Memorial #Hospital and St Mary's General Hospital in Kitchener…
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Breaking: #Ontario


@fordnation, @Sflecce and @celliottability are collaborating to destroy

And more…

The cracks are beginning to show

Sure, there are some partisan apologists who justify this travesty

While we suffer…

Lack of proper #VaccineMandate

Allowing large groups to congregate unsafely

Refusing #PaidSickDays

Passing #bill124

And more…

Now our hospitals are overwhelmed, HCPs at the breaking point, No ambulances for emergencies


No #VaccineMandates

Insufficient #PPE

Hiding cases of #COVID19 from #parents and #students

No access to #PCRtest and limited #RAT kits

Our #children are at risk

They will get #Covid19

Some will get VERY SICK


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Weekend Digest

Name the pathogen.

5 clues

Airborne precautions
Cough, coryza, conjunctivitis
Secondary bacterial pneumonia
Vitamin A deficiency
#VaccinesWork Image
#Measles #morbillivirus
Single stranded RNA virus

Humans are the only known natural hosts for the virus

Disease: measles

Fever, malaise
Cough, #coryza, conjunctivitis
Enanthem: #Koplik spots

Exanthem: erythematous maculopapular blanching (#morbilliform) rash; cephalocaudal spread; generally spares palm and soles
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Weekend Digest

Name the pathogen and its treatment.

1. Grows within protozoa
2. Decorative fountains
3. Hotel stay during travel
4. Cough + diarrhea
5. Antigen test
#Legionella species

Aerobic “intracellular” GNB
>60 species

L. #pneumophila serogroup 1 - most common cause of human illness (water exposure)

L. #longbeachae (ANZ / soil, potting mix and compost exposure)
#Legionella #pneumophila

Lakes. Streams. Reservoirs.

In water:
1. Planktonic
2. Biofilms
3. Intracellular in protozoa / free-living amoeba (protects bacteria from disinfection)
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Using Twitter during the #COVID19 pandemic?

With @cc_martell and @DanielRhysThom1, I wrote a perspective piece on social media for (field) epidemiologists #SoMe4epi


@THLorg @rki_de @PublicHealthW @ECDC_EU #EPIET #WorldFieldEpidemiologyDay
We reflect on social media/@Twitter for epidemiologists working on the #COVID19 response

We introduce the field of social media to those not currently using social media in their public health practice:

So please share outside of the Twitterverse as well!

#SoMe4epi #OpenAccess
Why this piece?

🌍 #COVID19 is the 1st pandemic in the social media age

🕵️‍♂️ Field epi now also includes an online field

👨‍💻 Social media can be a powerful tool for epidemiologists #SoMe4epi

🤝 Key usages of Twitter include #SciComm and professional development #EpiTwitter
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The @TheLancet has created a #COVID19 Commission, with mostly predictable members, chaired by Jeffrey Sachs. It has 12 Taskforces. One studies viral origins debate-- its 1st rpt has no conclusions, but a research wish-list.
2/ There are now so many #COVID19 intl commissions & task forces out there that I doubt anyone can keep track, or read all their reports. Everything is couched in UN-speak -- "might have," "could have", "may in the future."
Jeff Sachs writes:
"The question about origins..."
3/ " not about one govt or another, much less a geopolitical issue or a matter of blaming China & exonerating the US. If there was indeed a laboratory-related release of #SARSCoV2, it may well have occurred in a project funded by the US govt, using methods developed..."
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🔺3k workers (20-69 yrs) perished in #CdnPoli pandemic @CPHO_Canada. Hard to get good official #OSH info . Using #ONpoli @WSIB injury reports & PHU data from
@TOPublicHealth &
to estimate where fatalities might b . #TOpoli #PaidLeave #SickPlan #COVIDZero Image
#Pandemic #ONpoli work hotspots inc warehouse, transport, health, #OntEd, manu, construction, stores & offices. Adj fatalities for #excessdeath as per @MoriartyLab . #DayOfMourning @FredHahnCUPE @HarveyBischof @ETFOpresident @aefopresidence @OECTAProv @SharleenStewart @FolkDawson Image
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Meanwhile in #France,
"the peak of this second wave is over"

(according to the President in his Adress to the Nation):
Wait... "the peak is over" doesn´t mean "it´s back to normal"!

Confinement will only fall on December 15,
if there´s less than 5.000 new cases a day.
(today it´s ~9.000).

France is disappointed.🙁

Although they certainly can make it happen.
Meanwhile in #Switzerland:
(excess mortality of the second wave is significant)

Good news: fastest decrease in infections happens in the worst hit areas now.
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As #COVID19 cases are found to spread, #Melbourne (city of ~5 million) tries to contain them by going into #Lockdown.
(The interview features the idea of a dedicated #Quarantine building - that would actually help, I guess)...
"People acting as if the pandemic was over was 'not the answer, it is part of the problem' ".

"The virus had leaked from postcodes already under the stay-at-home orders to other parts of #Melbourne."
(and beyond, it is feared).
Due to #Melbourne's outbreak, neighbouring South Australia is about to completely close it's borders to #Victoria.

(Nearly) no exceptions. And those essential few who are allowed in, will have to wear facemasks the entire time...
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Vorpommern-Greifswald district (where rejections of #Gütersloh residents took place, yesterday)
has specific rules:
"Those who return from international risk areas (out of Germany) or whose Corona-Warning App has alerted them, need to report to authorites" Image
In fact, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern's Corona-ordinance really prohibits entry of people from international risk areas AND german risk areas as well.
It's just not prominently featured on their websites.

(Overlooked that myself, hence deleted earlier tweet)… Image
People from #Gütersloh district may have to scrap all their holiday plans anyway...

An official #Lockdown is just being announced for the entire district.
(for one week, as of now)
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Let’s talk about the proverbial elephant in the room RE #CompassionateRelease of persons incarcerated in #prisons in the midst of #COVID19. A [long] thread with thanks to @briewsf @DrNovisky @GeriPowerMD 1/21
While a partnership between @FAMMFoundation @NACDL @WashLaw4CR is tackling petitions in the @OfficialFBOP Why don’t we see governors and other leadership extending release to many of the #vulnerable housed in state #prisons? 2/21
By #vulnerable, I mean those persons who meet #CDC guidelines for greatest risk of serious illness due to #COVID19 -- persons over 65 (#olderadults), those with #chronichealth problems including severe #asthma #liverdisease or are #immunocompromised (#hepatitis) 3/21
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Thank you @PlzSolveCFS for including me this video that helps people better understand the devastating and debilitating disease #ME/CFS:… Image
2/ A growing body of evidence indicates thst #ME/CFS involves neuroinflammation, possibly connected to the activity of #viral pathogens capable of persisting in the central nervous system (CNS):…
3/ There have been dozens of #ME/CFS #outbreaks over the years, many connected to #enteroviruses, coxsackie #viruses and even respiratory viruses (w/ enterovirus found in the brain of patients via autopsy in some cases) Image
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To help explain the value of #CDC to the stock market-obsessed Trump administration, in Nov 2018 colleagues and I wrote this article about the links between global health security & the US economy, including effects on jobs, tourism, travel, and education.…
We even made it an infographic, so they could understand how devastating a global outbreak could be on various sectors, at-a-glance.…
We broke all of this down for individual states and shared this analysis widely on the Hill. Here's a piece of the one for #NewYork. Image
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Hey #weather research scientists! We are looking for your expertise! Are you interested in wind/temp profile at night? Are you using or wishing to use doppler on wheel? We could have something to propose to you! #severeweather #aeroecology #DOW 1/n
I'm a research scientist in #forest #ecology at the @cflscf (@NRCan). With a high-expertise team, we are looking at the dispersal patterns of the most important pests in eastern North American conifer forests: the #sprucebudworm. 2/
@cflscf @NRCan #Sprucebudworm #outbreaks occur every ca 30-40 years and can last 5 to 15 years. The last major outbreak (1969-92) covered 55 M ha (yes MILLIONS !) and resulted in tremendous losses in the forest sector. (below: area defoliated in 1975). 3/
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Today at IIT Bombay to discuss ethical, social, cultural, governance, regulation and public engagement perspectives in #ArtificialIntelligence applications in #healthcare
@IndJMedEthics @iitbombay
Surajit Nundy speaks on Ethical Adventures in Health AI. On his own and his group's experiences dealing with ethical issues in AI applications in healthcare
Ashish Shrivastava from CSTEP Bangalore speaks on AI deployment in large development programs: a case study from Karnataka on dealing with malnutrition
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