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1/4 During the months of restrictions, schools, workplaces, businesses and other public settings modified spaces and implemented protocols and policies to reduce the risk of #COVID19 spreading. #COVIDLife #COVIDLiving
2/4 As individual Canadians, we likewise modified our behaviours and became adept at practicing personal protective measures including #PhysicalDistancing, good #HandHygiene, #CoughEtiquette & #MaskOn where appropriate.
3/4 The challenge now is to stay the course, no matter how weary we may feel, because #PublicHealth efforts are not enough on their own; keeping #COVID19 at manageable levels in #Canada DEPENDS ON ALL OF US. #SlowBurn #AllinThisTogether
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This is the #DemPartyPlatform for 2020. This section is called: Ending Poverty Only one party has a specific plan for ending the scourge of poverty for poor and #WorkingAmericans..the other has a loyalty oath to a corrupt billionaire 1/16
#Democrats remain committed to ending poverty and enabling all Americans to live up to their God-given potential. 2/10 #DemPartyPlatform #EndPoverty
#Democrats recognize that the official poverty rate, as measured &communicated by the federal gov, fails to capture critical needs like housing,education,health care,transportation,energy &other necessities,therefore understates the true share of Americans living in poverty. 3/10
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1/4 #COVID19 key concerns in 🇨🇦: today #GOC provided an update on COVID-19 #epidemiology in Canada as well as an update to the modelling we are using to inform planning and approaches for ongoing epidemic control.…
2/4 #COVID19 daily case counts are increasing at an accelerated rate. Though Monday’s daily case count included over 459 weekend cases, 1,307 cases were new on Monday, bringing the latest 7-day average to 1,058 cases
3/4 Though some increase in #COVID19 cases was expected with reopening, the accelerated rate of epidemic growth is concerning and will escalate unless #PublicHealth AND individual precautions are strengthened + we work together!
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Experts warn the efforts need more time and will pose a #PublicHealth challenge, claiming they could “be even worse than the problems with #testing & #PPE.”
by Raul Diego @hijodelcuervo… #CovidVaccine #vaccine #covidbriefing #COVID19 #Covid_19 #coronavirus
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An experimental new vaccine developed jointly with the US government claims to be able to change human DNA and could be deployed as early as next year through a DARPA-funded, injectable biochip.
by Raul Diego… #covidbriefing #COVID19vaccine
Recently-appointed #HHS spokesperson, #MichaelCaputo, went on a wild rant over social media to plant a number of bizarre ideas in Americans’ minds as the partisan #Coronavirus messaging wars intensify.
by Raul Diego @hijodelcuervo… #covidbriefing #COVID19
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1/5 Here is a short check list of the top things we all need to be doing to improve our position on the #COVID19 defence and to get #Canada back on the safer #SlowBurn:
2/5 #StayHome and away from others if you develop any symptoms of #COVID19, even if mild. Consult your local #publichealth authority for information on testing in your area. Find out more about symptoms here:…
3/5 Rethink your bubble. Limit your #ContactBubble to just the people who are in your existing household and/or your small, consistent and trusted in-person contacts. Smaller is safer. Quality over quantity. #COVID19
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1/3 #COVID19 key concerns in 🇨🇦: Today, in lieu of a daily in-person update to the media, I have issued a Monday statement on how Canadians need to help #PublicHealth by improving our COVID-19 defence game. See my full statement:…
2/3 With 875 new #COVID19 cases reported across #Canada yesterday and more expected as weekend numbers come in from some provinces today, we are just now seeing the transmission that occurred up to two weeks ago.
3/3 Now is the time to improve our adherence to personal protective practices. #PublicHealth authorities can’t solve this without Canadians on the defence, we all need to work together to get back on the safer #SlowBurn. #BePartoftheSolution
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Today (or maybe yesterday, or maybe a few days before that), our country hit 200,000 #COVID19 deaths.

It's a sobering number. It's the population of a small city. It's 67 times the number who died in 9/11. It's 200,000 families' lives changed.

>A thread on what comes next:🧵
We know it didn't have to be this way. The US has ~4% of the world's population, but ~23% of the world's #COVID19 deaths.

But here we are.…
Reasons for our failures are innumerable:
* lack of early national strategy for detection of the virus
* lack of public trust of the gov't
* lack of smart utilization of strategic stockpiles
* continued underfunding of #publichealth…
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Adding to this. I see some resurfacing of the voices who felt she should have retired prior to 2016

It was on the rest of us to do our part..

..not for us to tell a woman (who worked 3-5x harder to get to her position than her peers on the same Bench) to leave early
She had a point.

“When that suggestion is made, I ask the question: Who do you think that the President could nominate that could get through the Republican Senate? ‘Who you would prefer on the court [rather] than me?”…
#RBG was describing #gametheory here because she considered her move as well as all the other players’ moves and what the Nash equilibrium would be in the “prisoner’s dilemma” would the move being suggested to her really result in the outcomes others wanted? Image
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🧵 WEEK 3 in my HISTORICAL ROOTS OF HEALTH INEQUITIES class at @umichsph, 'Foundations and Framings.' We had 6 readings to discuss how critical race theory, power, and intersectionality are essential foundations for discussion on the health inequities. 🧵1/n
1st assigned reading was an amazing article by @nhannahjones from #1619Project to give overview on legacy of slavery and racism in this country. 2/n…
"Our founding ideals of liberty and equality were false when they were written. Black Americans fought to make them true. Without this struggle, America would have no democracy at all." -@nhannahjones #1619Project. So important given this nonsense 👇🏼 3/n…
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This Government, which trumpets the transformative power of 'data-driven' #prediction, does seem awfully crap at predicting the obvious.

It's also pretty difficult to credibly claim to be "following the science" when you can't even be bothered to read it...
...and if the new head of the 'National Institute for Health Protection' can't spot the utterly bleedin' obvious, then maybe she's in the wrong job?

Let's hope her replacement has some actual #PublicHealth credentials!
This afternoon's full evidence session at @CommonsSTC:…

(Apart from the closed part at the beginning, of course.)
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1/4 #COVID19 key concerns in 🇨🇦: Today, in lieu of a daily in-person update to the media, I have issued a Thursday statement on the concerning ongoing increase in new cases being reported daily. See the full statement here:…
2/4 In the spring, Canadians acted decisively and together to help the country slow the spread of the virus. By following #publichealth advice, cases of #COVID19 steadily declined through the late spring and early summer.
3/4 Now increasing case counts, including 944 new cases reported across Canada yesterday have put the 7-day average up to 779 new cases daily, telling us it’s time for everyone to redouble our efforts to #SlowtheSpread of #COVID19.
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My kids went back to school this week. Half in-person, half distance learning.

There's lots of consternation on all sides about this decision in the midst of #COVID19.

A thread.
Half the parents are horrified that we aren't fully in person. Distance learning is tough, and feels pointless to them: "no one here has #COVID19" and "my family is healthy" and "I need my kid to be in school for [my work/my sanity/my kid's mental health/my kid's safety]"
The other half are horrified that ANYONE is back.

I have, for example, been told that: "the school will have blood on its hands."

I have been told "19 people tested + already" ignoring that those tests cannot physically be due to school reopening (they opened on Monday!)
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1/4 Since the pandemic began, #publichealth officials like myself have talked a lot about what each one of us can do to protect ourselves, our families and our communities from #COVID19. #physicaldistancing #handwashing #MaskOn…
2/4 Being tested when you are experiencing symptoms of #COVID19 is an act of kindness - it means you are choosing to not only protect yourself, but also protect those around you. #BePartoftheSolution #COVIDKindness
3/4 When a #COVID19 test comes back positive, that starts the process of local #publichealth notifying others who may have been exposed, so contacts can take steps to self-isolate and get tested if they develop symptoms. #TestandTrace
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1/6 #COVID19 key concerns in 🇨🇦: Today, in lieu of a daily in-person update to the media, I have issued a Wednesday statement on the importance of getting testing if you have symptoms/exposure history. See the full statement here:…
2/6 Over six million Canadians have been tested for #COVID19 over the past several months, with over 300,000 people currently being tested each week across 🇨🇦. Thank you to all Canadians who made the decision to get tested.
3/6 Getting tested is one of the most important measures we can take if we have symptoms, or think we’ve been exposed to someone with #COVID19. Online COVID-19 self-assessment tools can help you decide whether & how to get tested.
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1/4 #COVID19 key concerns in 🇨🇦: case numbers have continued on an upward trend and the acceleration in cases in several regions is concerning. We must act now to put the brakes on this acceleration. Read today’s remarks:…
2/4 Recent #COVID19 outbreaks have been linked to gatherings, such as private social events & celebrations, and indoor community events that require significant #testandtrace efforts by #publichealth to interrupt chains of transmission.
3/4 With important holidays and gatherings approaching this Fall, Canadians want to know how they can gather more safely and ensure that an event remains a happy memory --- days, weeks and years later. Don’t invite #COVID19!
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1/6 #COVID19 key concerns in 🇨🇦 : Today, in lieu of a daily in-person update to the media, I have issued a Monday statement urging all Canadians to keep up our collective efforts to control the spread of #COVID19. Read the statement here:…
2/6 #COVID19 is not gone. Be aware of the risks for exposure in your area and make informed decisions based on the latest advice, including recommendations of local #publichealth authorities in your area. #COVIDwise…
3/6 We cannot let our guard down now. We have worked too hard and come too far. Continue good #publichealth practices to reduce your risk of getting infected and spreading the infection to others. #BePartoftheSolution
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Speaking at a #webinar on the Indian Health Financing Landscape, @CafeEconomics makes the following observations relating to 1) #FiscalCapacity 2) #PoliticalEconomy 3) #Federalism (1/n)

@dvararesearch @IndiaSpend
India's #PublicHealthExpenditure is well predicted by its income, however compared to neighbours and other #LMICS, its public health spending is lower. This is despite India's Tax/GDP ratio gradually rising over the years. (2/n)
The post-reform Indian fiscal agenda has been to switch away from #PhysicalCapital to #HumanCapital with increased reliance on the private sector to generate employment. Job growth however has been inadequate and the state's approach to #HumanCapital has been compensatory (3/n)
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Today is the start of #SHW2020! Each day this week, I'll be tweeting about Britain's long, tempestuous and ever-so-slightly bonkers love–hate relationship with its #sexualhealth.

Darlings, brace yourselves. 💋 #SHW20 Image
We begin with the Victorians, who, contrary to popular belief, were obsessed with sex. In the C19, the only known #STIs were syphilis and gonorrhoea. Diagnosis depended on observable symptoms (no blood tests/smears). Effective treatments were non-existent. Image: @ExploreWellcome Image
In 1864 the British government introduced the Contagious Diseases Acts, intended to protect the armed forces through 'regulation' of 'common prostitutes'. The Acts gave police almost-unlimited discretionary powers to arrest any woman they thought might be soliciting. Image: HCPP Image
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1/3 Just one person infected with #COVID19, even if only experiencing mild symptoms, can start a chain reaction of exposures & infections, spreading to many people in their homes, workplaces, communities and other settings.
2/3 It’s on all of us to keep #COVID19 epidemic growth in check! We need to keep our #ContactBubble small and keep up #publichealth practices: #PhysicalDistancing, #handwashing and #MaskOn where distancing is difficult.
3/3 It is safest to keep to our existing close #ContactBubble, so indoor gatherings with extended family and friends, may not be right for every Canadian or every family. Read #COVID19 risks and precautions in my updated backgrounder:…
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1/4 In recent weeks, the slow, steady increase in average #COVID19 daily case counts gives us cause for concern. As colder weather shifts more activities indoors, we’ll need to be even more vigilant in following #publichealth guidance.…
2/4 With an average of > 630 #COVID19 cases now being reported daily across 🇨🇦, this metric has ↑ by > 20% compared to last week and > 65% compared to 4 weeks ago, when an average of just >380 cases were reported daily.
3/4 Increased disease activity, poses a risk for accelerated or #exponential epidemic growth. This fast-paced growth, as we experienced during Apr/May, is difficult to control with #TestandTrace and can throw us off the #SlowBurn path.
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1/5 #COVID19 key concerns in 🇨🇦: Today, in lieu of a daily in-person update to the media, I have issued a Saturday statement discussing the COVID-19 disease activity trends. Read the statement in full here:…
2/5 We are closely monitoring disease trends to inform/adjust/adapt public health actions essential to interrupting new chains of #COVID19 transmission. But public health actions aren’t enough on their own. #BePartofTheSolution
3/5 Keeping the #COVID19 infection rate low to maintain the epidemic on a controlled, #SlowBurn requires the continued commitment of all Canadians. #StrongerTogether
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1/5 #COVID19 key concerns in 🇨🇦: our built environment has a significant impact on our health - when designed well these spaces can help to improve our physical and mental health.
2/5 When the physical spaces where we live, work, study and play are designed with public health in mind, they can benefit our mental health; access to exercise, nutrition and healthcare; and exposure to infectious diseases. #BuildUp
3/5 #GOC’s recently announced Canada Healthy Communities Initiative aims to help governments and community partners advance the goal of healthier living environments during the #COVID19 pandemic.…
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Thread: Heading into work today to try to do a job that the law describes one way but my HSE job contract describes completely differently. If I & other #publichealth specialists in Ireland work to our HSE job contract we cannot provide an appropriate response to #COVID19 1/9
I will for now continue to work as a consultant despite the fact that my employer @HSELive @CcoHse @paulreiddublin does not recognise or acknowledge the job I & other #publichealth specialists do 2/9
The last 24hours have been incredibly upsetting. Heading back into work today when the state @DonnellyStephen @roinnslainte @ronan_glynn @mmcgrathtd @MichealMartinTD has publicly turned their back yet again on #publichealth despite previous platitudes is so so difficult 3/9
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It’s starting! Watch State of Black and Brown America: A National Townhall on Environmental Justice & Frontline Communities 👇 #EnvironmentalJustice…
What's #EnvironmentalJustice?

Environmental justice is the fair treatment & meaningful involvement of all marginalized & communities of color in the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies.…
As the #COVID19 crisis continues to unfold, we are seeing how inequities play out in our world. The pandemic is having a disproportionate impact on low-income communities of color–the same communities that face more frequent and more severe environmental impacts and injustices.
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