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A new #controversy! Reduced cases in #Ahmedabad due to #herdimmunity or due to #AmdavadAMC ! The fact is everything contributes a bit but mostly it’s the huma-virus coexistence ! Virus is learning to co-habitate by becoming milder ! As if it kills everyone whom it infect , 1/
#virus soon will not have many potential hosts .. so it’s important for virus survival too to mutate and become milder & less lethal ! So my opinion definitely #Covid_19 soon shall become like seasonal flu ! It will come and go periodically with drastically reduced serious cases!
So , some will have strong inherent immunity & will not get infected , some will get infected & then develop immunity , virus will become milder so as not to create serious disease and there will be some who shall still succumb to even mildest virus !!
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"Thank you for the opportunity to speak today, and I’d especially like to thank the #UnitedKingdom for hosting #GVS2020, and Prime Minister @BorisJohnson for his leadership in this vital area of public health"-@DrTedros #VaccinesWork
"This year marks 40 years since #smallpox became the first – and to date the only – human disease to be eradicated"-@DrTedros #GVS2020 #VaccinesWork

"This towering public health achievement was only possible because of the world’s first vaccine, developed by Edward Jenner in 1796.
Dr Jenner gave birth to one of the most powerful tools in the history of medicine"-@DrTedros #VaccinesWork #GVS2020

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Opening of the virtual #WHA73 with @DrTedros. #COVID19 pscp.tv/w/cZEDzTI2MTAy…
"Nurses & midwives have been on the frontlines of the fight against #COVID19, putting themselves in harm’s way. Many have made the ultimate sacrifice in service of humanity.
Please join me, wherever you are, in standing to show your appreciation for these health heroes"-@DrTedros
"We've come together as the nations of the 🌍 to confront the defining health crisis of our time. We come
in grief for those we've lost
with concern for those fighting for their lives
with determination to triumph over the common threat
with hope for the future"-@DrTedros #WHA73
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Health is such a precious commodity.
Healthy people can learn, work & support themselves & their families. When people are sick, they struggle & families & communities fall behind.

WHO is committed to achieving better health for everyone, everywhere! #WHA73
Who is WHO?
The World Health Organization (WHO) is the @UN's specialized agency for health, governed by 194 Member States. It provides science-based recommendations to protect people's health everywhere

#WHA73
#WHOImpact

The principle that all people should enjoy the highest standard of health, regardless of race, religion, political belief, economic or social condition has guided WHO’s work for the past 70+ years, since it was first set up as the lead agency for international health in the @UN.
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"Exactly 40 years ago today, on the 8th of May 1980, the World Health Assembly officially declared that “the world and all its peoples have won freedom from #smallpox”-@DrTedros

"#Smallpox is the first and, to date, the only human disease to be eradicated globally.

Until it was wiped out, smallpox had plagued humanity for at least 3000 years, killing 300 million people in the 20th century alone"-@DrTedros
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#OnThisDay 40 years ago, #smallpox was made history.

It's the only human disease to be eradicated so far.

A lesson we must take is: when the 🌍 unites behind science and public health measures we can defeat diseases and protect lives and livelihoods.
Commemorating #Smallpox Eradication – a legacy of hope, for #COVID19 and other diseases 👉 bit.ly/2SNzrR4

On 8 May 1980, the 33rd World Health Assembly officially declared: ‘The world and all its peoples have won freedom from smallpox.'

#Smallpox was ended, thanks to a 10-year global effort, spearheaded by the World Health Organization, that involved thousands of #healthworkers around the world who administered half a billion vaccinations to stamp out the disease. bit.ly/2SNzrR4
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RT: Revisiting #Anthrax '01 Scare W/ Fresh 👀

What justifies investing in #smallpox #vaccines & #antibiotics against #Anthrax (a bacteria), asks @Dennis_Kucinich

"We're preparing 4 something much more dramatic," responds #HHS Thompson

@EJKucinich

#FauciTheFraud on the 👉
By 2002, the criminal FBI investigation into the #anthrax scare fizzled.

"It's time for Americans to think the unthinkable: that the FBI has never been keen to identify the perpetrator because that perpetrator may, in fact, be the U.S. Govt itself"

globalresearch.ca/fort-detrick-s…
The #anthrax scare screamed of fuckery & the Hegalian Dialectic.

It was arguably used to pass the Patriot Act. To justify germ warfare research.

👀@ #Fauci & listen to #Thomspon when @Dennis_Kucinich asks about #FtDetrick, biological agents & public health

#Truthcoveredup
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"The Lancet‘s fraudulent concealment of genetics, and its own conflicting interests, while condemning #coronavirus conspiracy theorists, gives the appearance of “crisis capitalism,” and complicity in the COVID-19-SARS/HIV-1 #Wuhan ‘Event 201‘ biocrime." Image
The 'Scientific' arguments going on behind the scenes on #Covid_19 should be a wake-up call to the 'TRUE' dangers the world is being exposed to! 'BOTH' sides of the argument are labelling the other 'Conspiracy Theorists'. Only one of them can be! Image
The Lancet writes that "Conspiracy theories do nothing but create fear, rumours, and prejudice...." #Covid_19 Image
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Decades ago when healthcare workers used to go to door to door to immunize people against #Smallpox people used to run away, attack healthcare workers, deny getting immunised
When immunisation started for children parents were scared&had lot of questions
Same repeated now! 1/n
People are scared, they lack information they are not educated
When people lack information and education they will be scared or suffering 4m phobia
When people have insecurities they will be dependent on faith/babas r false prestige r some community/leader to boost their ego 2/n
Attack on healthcare workers is certainly condemnable and no excuses should be given to the culprits. But it's important to understand why they might have behaved like that.
Muslims are stereotyped, stigmatized now #CoronaOutbreak also used against them
3/n
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LIVE from WHO: Director-General @DrTedros addresses the 40th anniversary of #smallpox eradication pscp.tv/w/cMOK3DI2MTAy…
@DrTedros "Today, #smallpox is the only human disease ever eradicated, a testimony to what we can achieve when all nations work together.
When it comes to epidemic disease, we have a shared responsibility and a shared destiny."

-@DrTedros
@DrTedros @WHO_Europe @WHOSEARO @pahowho @WHOEMRO @WHOWPRO @WHOAFRO “Our experience with #smallpox informs the strategies and tools we now use to fight polio and Ebola, such as disease surveillance, health promotion, and ring vaccination.”

-@DrTedros
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This month, 40 years ago, #smallpox was confirmed to have been eradicated.
It was one of the deadliest diseases known to humans, and is still the only human disease to have been eradicated bit.ly/2H9bpKM

#VaccinesWork
@WHOSEARO @WHO_Europe @WHOAFRO @pahowho @WHOEMRO @WHOWPRO The eradication of #smallpox from the world was certified by the Global Commission, an independent panel of scientists drawn from 19 nations in December 1979 at WHO Headquarters, Geneva bit.ly/2H9bpKM
Five months later, in May 1980, the 33rd World Health Assembly issued its official declaration on behalf of all WHO Member States that ‘the world and all its peoples have won freedom from #smallpox

#VaccinesWork💪🏽
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"There are few greater gifts we can give future generations than to eradicate a disease. We ourselves know what that’s like. #Smallpox was only officially declared eradicated in 1980 – less than 40 years ago. And yet already, it is becoming a distant memory"-@DrTedros #RLMForum
"Every year, over 1 billion people are treated for a neglected tropical disease, & last year 8 countries eliminated at least one NTD.
In the mid-1980s there were almost 3.5M cases of guinea-worm in 20 countries. Last year, there were only 28 cases, in just 3 countries"-@DrTedros
"Onchocerciasis has been eliminated in 4 countries in @pahowho;
Lymphatic filariasis has been eliminated in 16 countries;
Trachoma has been eliminated in 9 countries;
The annual number of sleeping sickness cases has fallen from over 7k in 2012 to less than 1k in 2018"-@DrTedros
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I just had a coughing fit that was so intense that I now have little petechae around my eyes. All I could think was how there are kids whose parents refuse to vaccinate them who are getting #pertussis and their little bodies are being wracked by similar coughing fits. Awful.
How could anyone do that to their child? When you have #vaccines to keep your child from suffering or possibly dying, why wouldn't you get them? What could possibly be more important than your child's well-being?
Anti-science is so creepily punitive and medieval.
#Vaccines have been established science since 1798 when the #smallpox vaccine was discovered & literally saved the world.
YOU don't have #polio because of vaccines. YOU lived beyond 5 because of vaccines. Go to an historic graveyard--lots of dead kids.
Anti-vax is child abuse.
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Monday I made a decision I should have made in 2016: I will no longer engage people deliberately lying about anything, be it me, the election, the events of 2016, Trump.

Wilfull ignorance is not a good faith position.
I like to engage readers, but not on false premises.
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Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. None of us--myself included--is entitled to their own facts.

#FACT: Bernie Sanders lost the 2016 primary because he got 4M fewer votes. Period.
#FACT: Trump is a criminal. He was cited as a felon in the #MichaelCohen case. Period.
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#FACT: Trump is a racist. As far back as the 1970s Trump was investigated by the DOJ for racial bias. He consistently attacks black celebrities and athletes. He announced his candidacy for president by calling Mexican immigrants rapists, murderers and drug dealers.
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Vaccine-preventable diseases include:
Cervical cancer
Cholera
Diphtheria
Hep B
Influenza
Japanese encephalitis
Measles
Mumps
Pertussis
Pneumonia
Polio
Rabies
Rotavirus
Rubella
Tetanus
Typhoid
Varicella
Yellow Fever
#VaccinesWork!
It’s so important to keep vaccinating our children: if we don’t, diseases that have become uncommon in many countries will return.
#VaccinesWork!
Vaccines provide better immunity than natural infections, #VaccinesWork!
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For the anti-vaxxer crowd set lose by right wing Trumper @Cernovich--SCIENCE is real.

Vaccines aren't a matter of belief, they prevent killer diseases. Proven. Science.

If you want to kill children by not vaccinating them--AND pose a public health risk--move to Antarctica.
#Smallpox has been eradicated by #vaccines.
THAT one disease prior to vaccines wiped out 40% of the global population.

Our lives were saved by vaccines.
Annually about 3M lives are saved by #vaccines.
But another 3M die from preventable diseases by NOT being vaccinated. 1.5M of these deaths are in children under 5.

If you want children to live, get them vaccinated. Same for folks over 50.

Vaccines save lives.
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It's World Immunization Week!
Vaccine-preventable diseases include:
Cervical cancer
Cholera
Diphtheria
Hep B
Influenza
Japanese encephalitis
Measles
Mumps
Pertussis
Pneumonia
Polio
Rabies
Rotavirus
Rubella
Tetanus
Typhoid
Varicella
Yellow Fever
Protected together, #VaccinesWork!
Globally, 1 out of 10 children never receive any vaccination. This must change. #VaccinesWork to ensure #HealthForAll! bit.ly/2Gehs1F
It’s World Immunization Week! Through childhood, adolescence and into adulthood #VaccinesWork to protect health at every stage of life no matter where you live bit.ly/2Gehs1F #HealthForAll
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It’s World Immunization Week! Vaccinations save over 2-3 million lives every year around the world. Doing your part makes sure you, your family and your community stay disease-free. Protected Together, #VaccinesWork
Vaccine-preventable diseases include:
Cervical cancer
Cholera
Diphtheria
Hep B
Influenza
Japanese encephalitis
Measles
Mumps
Pertussis
Pneumonia
Polio
Rabies
Rotavirus
Rubella
Tetanus
Typhoid
Varicella
Yellow Fever
Here are 5 facts on vaccines you need to know
#VaccinesWork! An infographic describing how vaccines work
Vaccines prevent deadly diseases.
bit.ly/2EQ59ou
#VaccinesWork
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Vaccine-preventable diseases include:
Cervical cancer
Cholera
Diphtheria
Hep B
Influenza
Japanese encephalitis
Measles
Mumps
Pertussis
Pneumonia
Polio
Rabies
Rotavirus
Rubella
Tetanus
Typhoid
Varicella
Yellow Fever
#VaccinesWork!
bit.ly/2BeMD6W
Vaccines prevent deadly illnesses, #VaccinesWork.
1 in 10 infants worldwide did not receive any vaccines in 2016 putting them at serious risk of disease bit.ly/2tx4wsr
FACT: Immunization is one of the most successful and cost-effective means to help children grow into healthy adults. #VaccinesWork!
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