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Medicine was weaponized&politicized over a decade ago easy, not everything is mental health. Folks can't get meds that work for PTSD&pain, etc cz of all the BS @realDonaldTrump

Trump OKs 2 Laws Aimed at Helping Veteran Mental Health and Reducing Suicide…
Please listen for the love of God, there's a bunch of busybody assholes in everyone's doctor's offices. They're even performing major surgeries&not giving pain meds that work afterwards, cheap/generic meds that have been around many yrs @realDonaldTrump
#StandUpForYourPeople 🙏🇺🇸
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This is the #DemPartyPlatform for 2020.This part is called: Investing in Health Science and Research/Dems have a specific plan for ensuring our scientific agencies &partners have the funding &support they need/the other has been openly hostile to science &medical expertise 1/11
Scientific research is at the heart of medicine—and of health care. #Democrats want the United States to be at the forefront of scientific research and discovery for the benefit of our people, our economy, and our global competitiveness. 2/11 #DemPartyPlatform #ScienceMatters
#Democrats will support increased &sustainable funding for health &medical research &federal grants across agencies, including at the National Cancer Institute &other components of the National Institutes of Health (NIH),the CDC &the Agency for Health Care Research &Quality. 3/11
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This is the #DemPartyPlatform for 2020. This section deals with Investing in the Engines of #JobCreation Only one party has a specific plan for rebuilding the great American #MiddleClass. ..the other has a loyalty pledge to a con man whose lies cost so many American lives. 1/10
The United States has long been a world leader in science, technology, research, and innovation. 2/10 #DemPartyPlatform #ScienceTwitter #ScienceMatters
Dems oppose the Trump efforts to undermine federal scientific research institutions,apply political screens to research grants & interfere w/work of career scientists/actions which have a chilling effect on scientific discovery &are damaging to U.S. economic competitiveness. 3/10
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11 Ways Trump’s Condition Undermines Our Republic By Vince Greenwood, Ph.D. -- a thread:

#DutyToInform #DutyToWarn #UnfitToBePresident
1. Because of his greater than normal need for stimulation and impulsivity, disruptions to our government’s legal, financial, and administrative functions will accumulate.
2. In the exercise of his duties — at every choice point — power and dominance will prevail over others’ welfare. #DutyToInform
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Mind boggling case
13-year old girl
5 - 6 years on #ayurvedic treatment (shown below) for #Epilepsy. #Ayurveda promised no more #seizure.
Now jaundice, fluid in abdomen, dark pigmentation
#livertwitter #MedTwitter #MedEd #Science #ScienceMatters #pathology #MedicalStudent
#liver #biopsy
Diagnosis: severe #alcohol #hepatitis and underlying #incomplete septal #cirrhosis (rare, #hepatoportal sclerosis) - 2 diseases in one liver! #radiology
See retrieved #Ayurveda #drugs analysis results.
#Chemicals & #Toxicology analysis
#alcohol content - total 26.17 % v/v
#Arsenic content - total 2461.367 mg/kg
Single highest #Herbal #medicine - Arsenic was 1982.44 mg/kg
Two #ayurvedic drugs also contained #CLONAZEPAM - a modern medicine with anti seizure property😞
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In developed #countries, #government policies to restrict private behavior in response to #COVID-19 have had no effect in reducing #deaths at all. Excess all-cause mortality is actually associated, though insignificantly, with increasing restrictiveness.
In developed #countries, #deaths caused by #COVID-19 have had no — zero – correlation with #government policies of increasing restrictiveness such as #lockdowns.
Given the statistical #evidence, it is reasonable to infer, in the absence of contrary statistical evidence, that increasing restrictiveness does not decrease mortality. Any assumption or assertion that it does is not following the #science – and #ScienceMatters.
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1/The public is gripped with fear and righteousness. The awakened scientists dwell amongst each other converting the converted in circles. Other scientists snore in deep hibernation. Science is weeping. The media is enslaved. @HooverInst @FatEmperor @freddiesayers @PanData19
2/Governments play their disgraceful game of politics... while WHO sits on its pedestal unscathed. What a conundrum? What is the way out? @MLevitt_NP2013 @hendrikstreeck @SWAtlasHoover @ProfKarolSikora @SunetraGupta @InProportion2 @HaraldofW @daniellevitt22 @TonyRobbins
3/Why aren’t governments listening to all the evidence? Why are they disregarding all these experts? Maybe @neil_ferguson can speak out the truth. They seem to listen to him. Say the truth Neil. #ScienceMatters #scienceisdead @imperialcollege
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A great, scientifically accurate overview of the #COVID19 vaccine development process. Thankful as always for @NIHDirector at the helm.…
Re quick timeline to human trials:

"That’s really an amazing part of the science.

While it seems like this all happened in a blink of an eye, 65 days, it was built on years of basic science work...." #ScienceMatters
Re timeline for release to public:

"the real important point is that for the phase 3 trial, there are no timesavers. One must enroll 30,000 people and watch them over months in a very rigorous, placebo-controlled environment" #VaccinesWork #SafetyFirst
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We might finally know why the coronavirus spread is out of control again | via @BGR… ImageImageImageImage
U.S. COVID-19 deaths likely higher than reported, study shows | via @Reuters #ThinkSmart #StayHome #FlattenTheCurve #ScienceFacts
Coronavirus autopsies: A story of 38 brains, 87 lungs and 42 hearts | via @washingtonpost #COVIDFacts #ScienceMatters…
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You cannot ignore.....
Our inability to understand and grasp something doesn't mean that it doesn't exist.

#mystery #cognitiveload
West has yet to understand paranormal phenomenon.

Ancient civilizations has achieved so much that still today we are unable to understand and comprehend.

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🧵If the administration followed science, instead of Stephen Miller, we'd be in much better shape

On 3/'18 @ODNIgov warned of impending coronavirus-like pandemic (From DNI👇)

2018 was also the 1918 flu centennial - opportune time for Dep. of Homeland Security to bolster... Image
...the nation's defenses. Instead, DHS was busy separating children from parents at the border - one of our darkest hours

After a court told DHS to stop and to track/reunify families, the administration had to scramble and gave the job to @HHSGov's pandemic unit (From OIG👇) Image
..that unit: Office of Assistant Secretary for Preparadness and Response (ASPR👇) exists to protect the nation against threats like the one DNI warned about, not cleaning up Stephen Miller's mess

And when the pandemic hit, we found ourselves woefully unprepared

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Really interesting paper from my home state: incidence of respiratory viruses (including RSV & old-school coronaviruses) peaks FIRST in little kids, THEN in older kids, THEN in adults.

This finding, of course, has implications for #COVID19. Stay tuned.
(Limitation: "The cases analyzed in our study were all medically attended illnesses, which do not reflect asymptomatic cases or all mild cases.... Moreover, care practitioners may have been more likely to test for respiratory virus in children compared with adults.")


it also builds on itself, and should always be taken with a grain of salt
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Like many, I’ve had some extra fee time these days... After rebinging @theofficenbc and #theofficereunion I was inspired.

A thread of Trump’s handling of the #coronavirus (#COVID19) pandemic, as told by Michael Scott. #TheOffice
Way back in 2018, Trump decided it was a good idea to disassemble the #Pandemic Response Team – created by the Obama administration in case there was “an airborne disease that is deadly.” This can’t go wrong! #thiswaspreventable
Trump does nothing to replace this. He plays golf and insults people on Twitter – just the normal things that presidents do right?
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The Trump administration’s EPA is touting their progress in improving air quality, but let us be clear, the progress that has been made is no thanks to the current administration. #EPAat50 #AQAW2020
When you look beyond this tweet, the hypocrisy becomes very clear. While cheering clean air progress, the Trump administration and EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler are engaging in a full-on assault on clean air and other public health protections.
Three recent attacks include:
❌Rolling back vehicle efficiency standards
❌Refusing to strengthen particulate matter air pollution standards
❌Undermining power plant mercury protections…
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Some scientists and reporters are saying smoking might protect because you'd expect more smokers in the hospital. Come now. 17 - 46% of smokers lie to their doctors about smoking...
#COVID_19 #FactsMatter #CoronaVirusUpdate ...1/3
Statistics lie and so do patients. Other classic lies include:
* 43% about exercising
* 38% about not drinking alcohol
* 29% about the number of sexual partners
Studies based on questionnaires are flawed...2/3
...@US_FDA warns that smoking makes #Covid_19 symptoms worse. This isn't rocket science. If you can't breathe from #COVID and your lungs are dirty and fibrotic, what do you expect? ...3/3
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I knew the 5G conspiracy theory sounded familiar. #ScienceMatters Image
Miasmatic theory is why plague doctors wore the masks. At that time they didn’t know the causative agent was a bacteria called Yersinia pestis. They thought it was a smell. Yet their theory and PPE was more helpful than the 5G one.
When huge scary things happen sometimes it can feel like there’s something going on behind it. But we have so much science, so many basic things like soap and clean water to wash our hands to be thankful for. Check facts, proper sources. #checkyourselfbeforeyoureckyourself
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The evidence for and against cloth mask use in the general public. 🧵
#Masks4All #epitwitter #AcademicTwitter #AcademicChatter
@mollywood @kairyssdal @Marketplace
The strongest scientific evidence comes from systematic reviews, which look at cumulative results from many studies, followed by randomized controlled trials, then observational studies, laboratory experiments, and then case studies.
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Listening now to the COVID-19 Conversations from the National Academy of Medicine and the American Public Health Association. Today's is on social distancing practices. Focusing on #science #ScienceMatters
CDC: Virus shedding in greatest at time of symptom onset. burden of illness from asymptomatic shedding is not known at this time. Transmission from airborne or surface deposited droplets. Not from fecal transmission.
CDC: Nonpharmaceutical interventions = social distancing. decrease personal interaction. Take Personal Responsibility. Avoid close contact with people who are sick, avoid touching your face, wash hands a lot.
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#Covid_19 1/n: I hear the ppl with heated emotions, even if some of these tweets are no longer available. Let me clarify things. Once. Firstly, I am not from 🇨🇳. I came from a country that the WHO holds up as a gold standard for containing #COIVD19. Singapore. Why gold-standard?
#Covid_19 2/n:Because S’pore gov’t base their policies on science. One (!) case... and the entire gov’t went into action. It was the very first country to ban travelers & even TRANSITs from China in Jan. @SingaporeAir also proactively said it won’t fly to major internat’l hubs...
#Covid_19 3/n: when only a couple dozen cases have been detected. 1 dozen=12. This is responsible world citizenship.

Did China try suppressing info on the outbreak in the early days? Absolutely. This is a matter of public record. Should trade in wild-life be banned. Absolutely.
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@azeem @Peston @tomstandage And there are many more questions to ask!
@azeem @Peston @tomstandage You can't lament citizens electing presidents or PMs who do not believe in science & when you have the opportunity to explain the science and modelling which would go behind considering #herdimmunity as a "strategy" you don't disclose your assumptions & model #sciencematters 1/n
@azeem @Peston @tomstandage There is already a pre-print on @medrxivpreprint looking at "getting to zero" with #COVID19 via @RanuDhillon et al. You can see that Days to get there depend on percentage of herd immunisation, R0 and testing/isolation. What assumption is the @CMO_England making here 2/n
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Trump & Coronavirus; A Portrait of Leadership in a Time of Crisis

Jan 20: 3 dead; 200 infected.

Trump Jan 21: It's "totally under control... it's going to be just fine."

Jan 22: 17 dead, 550 infected.

Jan 24: 26 dead, 830 infected.

World Health Organization Jan 30: Coronavirus is a "global emergency." 170 dead. 7,711 infected.

Jan 31: New infections confirmed in 4 additional countries.

Trump Jan 31: "Working closely with China and others on Coronavirus outbreak. Only 5 people in U.S., all in good recovery."

Feb 1: New infections confirmed in eight additional countries. 259 dead, 11,791 infected.

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We live in a microbial world.

There are germs that live on us, in us and with us.

Some make us sick, others don't, and some even help keep us healthy.

#PlayWithYourMicrobes #CUSuperbugs

@CdfScienceFest @FoRhiwbinaLib

Sometimes they work and kill the germs that make us sick.

But sometimes they fail because more and more germs are becoming resistant.

Antimicrobial resistance affects everyone and is one of the biggest global health challenges.



They are everywhere.

In our ears.
In our noses.
On the floors of our houses.
And on the paws of our cats.


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1. @ExtinctionR Having looked at some of your policies & grievances my advice to you as a scientist is to do your own research before you jump to conclusions; resist the temptation to go down a EnergyDeadEnd path before really appreciating after years of research life's realities
2. @ExtinctionR scenario has come about through a few scientists exaggerating #ClimateChange which is a natural phenomena that has occurred since Earth had an atmosphere; one of the variables keeping us warm is yes photosynthesising #TraceGas #CO2 as well as water vapour (clouds)
3. @ExtinctionR Earth's CO2 levels vary over time & currently only 0.041% or to make it sound larger 410ppm on average; at levels below 200ppm to 150ppm #photosynthesis ceases & all life relying on plants will die off.
Many other variables are involved with #ClimateChange e.g.Sun
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