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CORONA VIRUS NI KAZI YA MAABARA? WHY CHINA?

#PichaLinaanza CORONA VIRUS!True story hatimaye tumepata HIT SONG iliyosikilizwa na wote wazee,vijana,
watoto,wanasiasa,madaktari na wahuni wa skani.Mara ya mwisho tumepata hit song ya aina hii ilikuwa #MUZIKI ya Darassa ft Benpol. Image
Kabla ya hapo CONGO WALITULETEA ‘’TWANGA PHOTO WAAAAH,
ekotiteee,ekotiteee’’ ya Kofii olomide. au Mbele tukasikia DESPACITO…
Hii sio mara ya kwanza na huenda isiwe ya mwisho kusikia virusi kusambaa duniani kutoka nchi china. So
why CHINA?
Dunia imeshaingia kwenye process ya CHANJO na mjadala wake ni mkubwa na mzito .We unaamini nini?Ni hiari na maamuzi yako.Kwanini China ndo chanzo cha haya yote?
PICHA LINAANZA #2019 China wakijiandaa kudamshi na mwaka mpya ,BREAKING NEWZ watu walianza
kupata kikohozi kikavu
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#Pneumonia is the #1 infectious killer of kids – killing > 40,000 in #Somalia, #Guinea, #SouthSudan & #Chad in 2019

Introducing #PCV 💉would dramatically save lives - 92,000 by 2030!

What must be done: bit.ly/3ggUA1g

#EveryBreathCounts #VaccinesWork #AUSummit
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More than half of child #pneumonia deaths are in countries with < 60% #PCV coverage. These kids are paying with their lives!

These govts👇must introduce & protect >90% children with #PCV by 2025

More 👉 bit.ly/3ggUA1g

#EveryBreathCounts #VaccinesWork #AUSummit
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Introducing the #PCV 💉in #Somalia could avert 32,600 child deaths from #pneumonia, #meningitis & #sepsis

Prevention is key where just 23% of kids with pneumonia symptoms are taken for care. bit.ly/3ggUA1g

#EveryBreathCounts #VaccinesWork #AUSummit @MoH_Somalia
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Do you know all of these nuances of #pleuraldisease? Why is an #empyema distinct from a complicated #parapneumoniceffusion? What is #contarinisyndrome #explosivepleuritis #chyliform #pseudochylous? Are all #chylothorax milky? #pccm #pulmcrit #pulmonary
#pleuraldisease is fascinating and nuanced. First step is #lightscriteria which give favor to finding #exudates which tend to be more urgent. You only need one criterion, which maximizes #sensitivity. Meaningless statement: "It's an exudate only by protein." One criterion=exudate
(Like on Tinder, the more criteria you require, the more you narrow your pool, compromising sensitivity for specificity.) Transudates I will skip over. Most common #exudate is #parapneumoniceffusion #PPE. If there is or is likely to be #pneumonia, it's PPE. Next task is to...
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#idboardreview 50 M Texan welder w/ diarrhea, cough, dyspnea x2d, presented to ED, sepsis and rapid progression to resp fail & death <8hrs after presentation. CT necrotizing pneumonia. +GPR #idtwitter #meded #idmeded ImageImage
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It's #WorldPneumoniaDay

#Pneumonia accounts for 14% of all deaths of children under 5 years old, killing over 740 000 per year. It's the single largest infectious cause of death in children worldwide 🌎🌍🌏

👉bit.ly/2X7sJWL Image
It's #WorldPneumoniaDay

#Pneumonia is a form of acute respiratory infection that affects the lungs 🫁. It can be caused by a number of infectious agents, including viruses, bacteria, or fungi.

👉 bit.ly/2X7sJWL Image
It's #WorldPneumoniaDay

#Pneumonia affects 👦👧 and 👨‍👨‍👧 👨‍👩‍👦‍👦 everywhere, but it can be prevented with simple interventions:

💉 Immunization
🥦 Adequate nutrition
🔥 Reducing exposure to indoor air pollution
🏡 Improving housing conditions
🚭 Avoiding smoking near children Image
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World class ⁦@ClevelandClinic⁩ Hospital Medicine Grand Rounds - Update in #HospitalMedicine by Dr. Jessica Donato! A rising star! ⁦@BIDMC_IM⁩ ⁦@HarvardHospMed⁩ ⁦@CWRUSOM⁩ ⁦@SocietyHospMed
Is postop #afib associated w increased risk for CVA/TIA?
Is one #DOAC better than other for #afib?
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@werdendi Ko. sivu nyt myös arkistossa:
Tartuntatautirekisterin tilastotietokanta
archive.vn/ZRiab
@werdendi #Fimea @THLorg @STM_Uutiset @HUS_fi
Tartuntatautirekisterin tilastotietokanta: Raportointiryhmä 1,
#Covid19 - #koronavirus -infektiot: 2011/07 ja 2019/01.
- Miten ko. merkinnnät ovat syntyneet ja millä perusteella?
sampo.thl.fi/pivot/prod/fi/…
THL CC BY 4.0. 2021, Kuutio 03.08.2021
@werdendi @THLorg @STM_Uutiset @HUS_fi #Taiwan #CDC varoitti #WHO'ta email -kirjeellä:
- 'at least seven atypical #pneumonia, not #SARS' -tapauksista December 31, 2019, mutta THL'ssä rekisteröitiin #Covid19 -tapaus 8v. 5kk. aiemmin, 2011/07.
tinyurl.com/4z7h6vju
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This gentle man is Sir William Osler.. He has frequently been described as the “Father of Modern Medicine” and one of the "greatest diagnosticians ever to wield a stethoscope". What did he hv to say about #India ? @sanjeevsanyal @vipintukur @naveenthacker @EricTopol @mvankerkhove Image
His fascination for #India, The land of #Vishnu had no bounds..!! At each & every intellectual commentary he mentions about his interest in the values #India was known for @ProfSomashekhar @iapindia @IndianMedicalAs @MoHFW_INDIA @VirusesImmunity Image
In one of his essays; “Of India, of "Vishnu-land," what can one say in a few minutes? To the Hindoos we owe a debt which we can at any rate acknowledge; and even in medicine, many of our traditions and practices may be traced to them”. @drharshvardhan @PMOIndia @BharadwajSpeaks Image
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Tesco, Asda and Waitrose join competitors to ban maskless customers from stores
- Five of the UK’s biggest supermarkets have now banned shoppers who refuse to wear face harmful #masks.
metro.co.uk/2021/01/12/tes…
Comprehensive analysis of 50 states shows greater spread with #mask mandates
- Masks are “sterilized” with Ethylene Oxide - a known carcinogen'
- The IARC classifies ethylene oxide into group 1, meaning it is a proven carcinogen.
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1. Florida with no statewide mask mandate after the state said counties could no longer enforce mask mandates.
2. California’s had mask mandates for 6-8 months and it hasn’t mattered. - The people 'getting together thing' is disproven nonsense.
graviolateam.blogspot.com/2020/12/compre… ImageImage
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@CDCgov 1) My Mom had #BeenSmokingCigarettes for 30 #Years when she had gotten #pneumonia 2x's during the Winter of 1989-1990. Her doctor told her if she didn't #QuitSMOKING , she would #VeryLikely get #pneumonia again. Then, he Highly recommended that she #GiveNicotinePatchesATry . She
@CDCgov 2) decided to try them; for #ThreeEntireMonths , as the amount of #Nicotine in the patches is reduced each month; even though they caused her to get a small amount of hives! 😃 By that time, she was down to #Smoking 1 or 2 #Cigarettes a day; instead of her usual #PackADay Habit!
@CDCgov 3) And, back then, packs had 30 #Cigarettes in them! BUT, she had to keep a #PenInHerMouth every day; & leave the #SmokingLunchroom at work, too. And, for some odd reason, she used #CinnamonCandies to help herself, too. So, she was #TryingVeryHard to quit; using psychological
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#Cough 🫁🌬️ is important for ejecting foods and liquids from the #lungs to prevent #asphyxiation and #aspiration #pneumonia. In this tutorial, we will discuss why and how to assess voluntary #cough as a way to enhance your clinical #swallow evaluation. (Warning: long thread!) Image
Evaluating #cough is important three reasons. First, weak coughs (#dystussia) are associated with #dysphagia and #aspiration in many patient populations. Therefore, assessing cough can improve the accuracy of predicting and identifying someone with #dysphagia.
Second, assessing #cough provides a more holistic understanding of #airway protection. In other words, we should try to understand how well a patient with #dysphagia can clear #aspirate material from the airway, in addition to understanding how frequently/severely they aspirate. Image
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Some "conspiracists" always get it right!

Conspiracist, January 2020: "#RaTG13 virus looks like BtCoV/4991 described in an old paper that you didn't cite!" 📄

Average scientist, January 2020: 😴

Shi Zhengli, July 2020: "Yes, it was the same virus."

#SARSCoV2 #SARS2origins

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Conspiracist, May 2020: "Look, these sequences in database are dated 2017/2018. So you didn't sequence RaTG13 this year, as you wrote in the paper!" 🔬

Average scientist, May 2020: 😴

Shi Zhengli, July 2020: "Yes, actually we got the sequence in 2018."

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Conspiracist, May 2020: "Have a look at these Chinese theses we found on the internet: RaTG13 was found in a #mineshaft were people died of #pneumonia!" 😱

Average scientist, May 2020: 😴

Shi Zhengli, June 2020: "Oh yes we found it there, but.. well, the cause was a fungus"

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Today is #WorldPneumoniaDay

#Pneumonia alone kills more than 800 000 children every year, accounting for 15% of all deaths of children under 5 years old. It’s the single largest infectious cause of death in children 🌍🌍

👉bit.ly/2X7sJWL
#Pneumonia is a form of acute respiratory infection that affects the lungs. It can be caused by a number of infectious agents, including viruses, bacteria, or fungi.

👉 bit.ly/2X7sJWL

#WorldPneumoniaDay
Drops in immunization coverage during the #COVID19 pandemic - including vaccines for pertussis, Hib, pneumococcal & measles, puts millions of 👦👧🏾 at risk of infections, including #pneumonia.

#WorldPneumoniaDay
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China already had the coronavirus vaccine days before the first death in US.

Timeline: (Note the dates. Join the dots.)

20.01.03 #LiWenliang was reprimanded by #Wuhan police for "publishing untrue statements about seven confirmed #SARS cases at the #Huanan #Seafood #Market." 1/
20.01.05 @WHO reported a "#pneumonia of unknown cause" in #Wuhan and advised against #travel or #trade restrictions at the time.

20.01.15 @realDonaldTrump and #China's Vice Premier #LiuHe signed the US-China Phase One #tradedeal in #Washington DC. 2/

#CCPvirus #WuhanVirus
20.01.20 #XiJinping issued the FIRST public warning about the #coronavirus to Chinese citizens.

20.01.23 #China shut down #Wuhan. It also kept refusing to share the #viral samples. 3/



#CCPvirus #WuhanVirus #COVID19 #DistrustAndVerify
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@IHME_UW (Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation) and @UWMedicine (University of Washington’s School of Medicine), no lightweights, have come out with
global projections of #COVID19 by nation.
Short summary 👇

healthdata.org/news-release/f…
They modelled 3 scenarios:
1. Worse case:
- mask usage stays at current rates, and,
- governments continue relaxing social distancing requirements.
This leads to 4.0 million total deaths by the end of the year.
Best case:
- mask usage is near-universal, and,
- governments impose social distancing requirements when their daily death rate exceeds 8 per million.
This leads to 2.0 million total deaths if by the end of the year.
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 08/22/2020 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2020/08/22/dai…
So Far, 2020 Has Been Our Year of Magical Thinking | The Nation

thenation.com/article/societ…

#MagicalThinking #coronavirus
Complex systems science allows us to see new paths forward | Aeon Essays

aeon.co/essays/complex…

#coronavirus #SFI #complexity
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The problem with remote consulting is one of unknown unknowns—you don’t always know what you’re not seeing. Teleconsultations for all by ⁦@HelenRSalisbury⁩ ⁦@bmj_latestbmj.com/content/370/bm…
“Many of the clinical examinations I do are normal or confirm what I already suspect from the history, but I’m sometimes surprised by an unexpected finding.”
#Some of the most interesting parts of my job are when the chest exam that I thought would be normal reveals #pneumonia, or when I detect fast #AFib in the patient who just feels a little tired.”
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A series of images presented by an ID fellow to a faculty panel in the “Challenging Cases” session of the #MayoIDFellowsForum

The fellow asked the experts: What diagnosis comes to mind?

#IDTwitter, what do you think?
Clinical details, #MayoIDQ and MCQ to follow...
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Awesome list of potential pathogens... from staphylococcus / streptococcus to nocardia, TB, fungi (Mucor, Candida, endemics) and toxoplasma, and others.

Without knowing the host and scenario, all are possible. Thank you #IDTwitter.
Now let us learn about the case details..
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45M found unconscious.
PMH: alcohol use disorder. No IDU.
PE: T103F RR32 PR110
Meningismus.
Murmur. Rales.
No skin lesions.
WBC 27K.
Imaging (photo). No PFO.
CSF TNC 9450 /N92% /prot 150 / glu 20

Name the pathogen.
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Drug Controller General of India has given approval to the first fully indigenously developed Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Conjugate Vaccine. This is the first indigenously developed vaccine in the field of #pneumonia

@CDSCO_INDIA_INF @MoHFW_INDIA
This vaccine has been developed by M/s. Serum Institute of India Pvt. Ltd, Pune. @SerumInstIndia first obtained the approval of DCGI to conduct Phase I, Phase II & Phase III clinical trials of Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Conjugate #Vaccine in India
@CDSCO_INDIA_INF @MoHFW_INDIA
Earlier the demand of such #vaccine was substantially met by licensed importers in the country since the manufacturers were all vaccine companies based outside India.
#AtmaNirbharBharat
@MoHFW_INDIA @SerumInstIndia @CDSCO_INDIA_INF
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1-So as most of you know, we published in @NEJM this week. This was so important for us for many reasons but fist a recap/summary of the paper.nejm.org/doi/full/10.10…
2/In low resource settings, WHO recommends standard of care for management of common illnesses in non-school going children. These illnesses include diarrhoea, pneumonia, malnutrition ; among others.
3/ Pneumonia is commonly called ARI ( acute respiratory illness) and classified into no, mild or severe pneumonia. For our study we decided to study mild pneumonia.
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1/ How neglected is Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome research?

@NIH funding for ME/CFS in 2017 was ~$25mill

Fair funding relative to disease burden should be ~$350mill

That means #MECFS research was short-changed by $325,000,000 (14-fold!) in just ONE YEAR
2/ Buckle up!

@CenterRes analysis found that even though the disease burden of #MECFS was double that of HIV/AIDS, #AIDS research received ~$5billion in 2017

Thats a 20-fold shortfall, amounting to ~$4,975,000,000 lost #MECFS funding in just ONE YEAR!

pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32568148/
3/ And, the graph below shows that #MECFS research is woefully underfunded compared to similarly burdensome diseases

Note: the vertical Y-axis scale on the graph is logarithmic

So #IBS and #pneumonia actually receive 10x MORE funding than #MECFS

pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32568148/
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Over the past week I’ve been getting so many calls from friends all over asking me to diagnose if they are #COVID infected. Honestly I’m no doctor but just an early test mule on the virus. My Q&A typically ranges as follows. I hope it helps some of you from needless paranoia.
1/n First thing to iron out is the difference between #regularflu Vs #COVIDflu. I’ve done some research and found this helpful table for you guys. 90% of you have just a regular flu owing to seasonal changes. Don’t panic ! However if you’re in the 10% read on.
2/n Assuming all your symptoms are #COVID in nature immediately #homequarantine in a separate room. Testing is hard to get by in #MaharashtraBachao #Delhi so don’t bother waiting for your turn. Begin treatment for novel Corona while taking care of not infecting others around
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