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My day in the lab as a disabled person, a thread (feel free to RT).
I have cerebral palsy, autism (which I normally don't publicly admit), ADD and a learning disability. I'm also profoundly visually impaired. Those involved in #wormgate though it was ok to compare that joke to mocking the disabled.
This is just a form of tokenism from people who have NEVER in all their professional career, lifted so much as a finger to help this community.

Because some professors think it's ok to double down, I thought I'd do the sensible thing, and take you through my day in the lab.
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I've seen this floating around a lot on Twitter and it's frustrating to see science misappropriated like this. It's additionally damaging as many well-meaning folks might see it, think it's credible, and then choose not to wear masks. Well, let's look at the science (1/?). Image
Before I start, I'm not a doctor and this isn't medical advice. If you have a medical emergency, PLEASE GO SEE A DOCTOR. If any doctors or scientists would like to chime in, I'd love to hear your thoughts. I might be wrong and I'm always trying to learn (2/?)
Starting with the first study: (PMID 18500410).
1) The *lowest* recorded pulse oximeter reading was ~96% SpO2, which is in the normal range (95%+) (3/?)
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What are the most pressing scientific issues and debates around the mathematical modeling of #Coronavirus/#COVID19, and are we actually solving them? (thread) 0/n
#SciTwitter #AcademicTwitter #AcademicChatter #MathematicalModeling

(for those who prefer blog post format instead, a slightly edited version of this thread can be found here:… and…)
I am strongly in favor of distancing measures and -- in the absence of absolutely flawless test/tracing -- lockdowns, It's the only real tool available. I also strongly oppose *herd immunity* as a "strategy", and think we are likely not close nor should count on it. (thread) 1/n
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It's been clear for months that *something* has gone wrong with the @CDCgov's usual response to outbreaks.

But what? 1/x…
@CDCgov To find out, we reviewed thousands of emails, interviewed more than 100 state and federal officials and talked to public health experts, CDC employees (secretly, since the agency wouldn’t give us access), and medical workers. Here’s what we found. 2/x
@CDCgov The dominant narrative in #medtwitter #scitwitter #epitwitter has been that the CDC is being muzzled. And President Trump did try to seize the spotlight, dismissed findings, and suspected agency officials of leaking information to embarrass him. But... 3/x
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My sister @NessZim just asked my advice for herself, husband, Miss 7 and Miss 4 regarding the current smoke in Melbourne from the #bushfires so I’m going to collate several useful tweets and threads here I’ve seen from health experts. If anyone else has any info please add. 1/
Thanks @SotirisVard Professor of Environmental Population Health Australian National University @ANUPopHealth who tweeted these 6 useful tweets of 6 things we can do to protect ourselves from #bushfire #smoke #AirPollution linked here in a thread 🧵
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Friday #Medthread! I’ve been chatting lately that I should write a #tweetorial about how I’ve put my social media related/based activities on my academic/professional CV. So, without further ado... 1/x
these are excited times, & hopefully this won't be uncharted territory for too much longer as standards are set and more institutions embrace social media related activities...BUT for do you show your uniqueness and innovations via #medtwitter #SoMe?? 2/x
1⃣these are my opinions (grounded in experience & many discussions)
2⃣I use the OHSU CV template (Scholarship/Service/Teaching)
3⃣employers may not be ready to embrace

PS--bonus points--name the TV show the GIF is from!! (probably not known/respected enough...)
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An anniversary #Medthread!
One year ago today, I gave my OHSU #GrandRounds about #medtwitter for academic clinicians and immediately posted its accompanying #tweetorial.
My goodness, what a year!!
Some reflections and musings 1/x
an incredible year indeed, professionally AND personally--and definitely in no small part thanks to #medtwitter and the opportunity to prepare and give this talk about #SoMe
pardon my if the argument is getting a little circular...the coffee is still kicking in... 2/x
I truly truly had no idea. In probably a poor exam of my "beginning of the academic year commitment to say 'no' more often", I told my boss that I could fill the August 7th #GrandRounds slot on only a few weeks notice.

"Don't you have a talk about twitter prepared?"... 3/x
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I'm often asked by academics how to use Twitter. Rather than repeat the same stuff on different occasions, I decided to create a thread.
This is just my own personal experience so PLEASE join in, add your own thoughts/suggestions & ask questions!
1. Decide your purpose
Why are you using Twitter? What do you want out of it? If it's purely to read up on other people's work, find new research & catch the latest news, that's totally fine.
A good way to curate your feed is to create Twitter Lists…
2. Audience
If you want to go beyond reading to post your own content, decide on who you want to target. Who is interested in reading your tweets? Who do you want to get the attention of and why?
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OK #medtwitter #scitwitter #doubledocs #radonc and #newpi tweeps: I have been charged with discussing "Recruitment and Retention of Physician Scientists" in #radonc at a panel for @ASTRO_org #ASTRO20. What are we doing right? What could we improve?
DMs or public tweets welcomed! Would love to get a diverse cache of perspectives! Please spread the word! Apologies in advance if I missed some folks. I'm still getting the hang of this twitter thing.
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Now up is @BrytheFlyGuy on how to translate the hard science behind systematics and taxonomy to the public through #scicomm #SpnhcTdwgNZ
(You might remember him from the time he named a golden-butted fly af Beyonce.)
He compares radio interviews to kale: you probably don’t like it/them the first time, but then you know it’s good for you and eventually come to like it/them.
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