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1/🧵 #COVID “Swiss Cheese” Model of Protection

Important in #Delta surge❗️
The protection you seek from #COVID19 is NOT “all or none.” It exists on a continuum. Each decision ⬆️ or ⬇️ your vulnerability to an evolving #virus 🦠.
2/ On a bus this week, the man next to me was huddle up, scared & covered. He said, “I’m petrified because I don’t have any antibodies yet, but I don’t want to be in an experiment.” I thought, “well, you’re consenting to an experiment by getting on a bus without #Vaccination.”
3/ He took a chance, and we all do. I’m not perfect at my protection plan either. At a public meeting this week, I took my mask off to speak & the person next to me promptly coughed. I though, “Unvaccinated?”

@Sketchplanator designed this original model for COVID risk reduction.
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1/ A good decision by the Speaker and @ParliamentZim As legislators, we must be in the forefront of compliance to lockdown measures to mitigate the spread of Covid-19. Image
2/ As directed, MPs can use this opportunity to go to the ground in their constituencies, especially those who’ve never and galvanise Govt’s efforts to encourage and create awareness on the need to be vaccinated against Covid-19 as well as on the enhanced lockdown measures
3/ However this initiative must be implemented in a controlled and safe environment to prevent virus transmission. It is said that the Delta variant is more virulent and possibly remains airborne for a period, therefore gatherings as directed by @edmnangagwa must not be convened
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स्वास्थ्य सेवा महानिदेशालय #DGHS @MoHFW_INDIA द्वारा #COVID19 रोगियों के प्रबंधन के लिए व्यापक दिशानिर्देश जारी किए गए हैं जिसमें लक्षणों की गंभीरता के आधार पर रोगियों का इलाज, जांच और निगरानी कैसे करें वर्णित है।

दिशानिर्देश स्पर्शोन्मुख, हल्के, मध्यम या गंभीर लक्षणों वाले रोगियों के लिए #COVID19 के संभावित लक्षणों को वर्गीकृत करता है।

स्पर्शोन्मुख और हल्के से बीमार के लिए- घर पर अलगाव की सिफारिश की गई है।

घर पर कोविड19 को प्रबंधित करने के उपायों के लिए:
हल्के लक्षणों वाले रोगियों के लिए दिशानिर्देश में बुखार, सांस फूलना, SpO2, BP या किसी भी लक्षण के बिगड़ने के लिए स्व-निगरानी के लिए स्व-देखभाल प्रदर्शन का विवरण दिया है।

यदि लक्षण बने रहते हैं या बिगड़ जाते हैं, तो चिकित्सा जांच की आवश्यकता हो सकती है।
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Comprehensive Guidelines for Management of #COVID19 patients has been released by Director-General for Health Services (#DGHS), @MoHFW_INDIA.

Depending upon the severity of symptoms, it guides how to treat, investigate & monitor patients.

The guideline categorises the possible symptoms of #COVID19 for patients with Asymptomatic, Mild, Moderate or Severe symptoms.

For Asymptomatic & Mildly ill- Home isolation for care recommended.

For Home Care Tips to manage COVID19 by @PrinSciAdvOff:
For patients with Mild Symptoms, the guideline details a #selfcare performa for Self-monitoring for fever, breathlessness, SpO2, BP or worsening of any symptoms.

If symptoms persist or worsen, further medical investigations may be required.

#COVID19 #IndiaFightsCorona
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A metal ion orients SARS-CoV-2 mRNA to ensure accurate 2′-O methylation of its first nucleotide
The #SARSCoV2 #coronavirus is able to utilize the changes in metal ion concentrations to disguise itself in the human host body thus evading immune responses. Image
Efficacy of #clarithromycin on #COVID19 pneumonia without oxygen administration; protocol for multicenter, open-label, randomized-controlled, 3-armed parallel group comparison, exploratory trial #CAMECOVID
Japan Registry of Clinical Trials jRCTs071210011 Image
The influence of #HLA genotype on the severity of #COVID19 infection
A genetic link has been discovered explaining why some people catch #Covid but don't get sick. The gene is found three times as often in people who are #asymptomatic. Image
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🔝5 Concerns about #SARSCoV2 #Biology: A Call to Pause, Deliberate, and Revise Policy─This review is intended both as a basic resource and to initiate an open and critical dialog about SARS-CoV-2 biology for an independent and public call to action.…
Structural basis of ribosomal #frameshifting during translation of the #SARSCoV2 #RNA #genome
A unique feature of the SARS-CoV-2 genome controls protein synthesis and presents an "Achilles heel" of the virus. Image
Brainstem neuropathology in two cases of #COVID19: #SARSCoV2 trafficking between #brain and #lung
Neuropathologic evidence strongly suggests that the pathophysiology of COVID-19 related respiratory failure includes a neurogenic component. Image
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Reducing #COVID19 #Airborne #Transmission Risks on #PublicTransportation Buses
Wearing of #facemasks reduced the overall particle count released into the bus by an average of 50%, the dispersion distance by several feet and #aerosol particles by 84.36%. Image
🔝#SARSCoV2 Infects Human Engineered Heart Tissues and Models COVID-19 Myocarditis
#COVID19 can kill heart muscle cells, interfere with contraction. Details of how #coronavirus infects #heart: models of tissue damage may help develop potential therapies. Image
High-content screening of coronavirus genes for innate immune suppression reveals enhanced potency of SARS-CoV-2 proteins
196 protein products of seven coronaviruses: the genes encoded by #SARSCoV2 are generally more potent immune suppressors than others Image
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⚠️#Ocular #MRI Findings in Patients with Severe #COVID19: A Retrospective Multicenter Observational Study
All patients had nodules in the macular region, 8/9 (89%) had bilateral nodules, 2/9 (22%) had nodules outside the macular region. Screening needed. Image
⚠️🔝New-Onset #IgG #Autoantibodies in Hospitalized Patients with #COVID19
An international team of researchers studying COVID-19 has made a startling and pivotal discovery: The virus appears to cause the body to make weapons to attack its own tissues. Image
⚠️🔝Patterns of myocardial injury in recovered troponin-positive COVID-19 patients assessed by cardiovascular magnetic resonance
Damage to the heart found in more than half of #COVID19 patients discharged from hospital who show raised levels of troponin. Image
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The new UK variant, also known as the #GreatBarringtonVariant, may be more deadly.

If indeed true—but even if it’s 'just' more transmissible & not more deadly—it looks like that whole Herd Immunity thing was just a really baaad idea. 🧵


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Guys, you don't want this virus. I'm now on day 8 and I had to leave the breakfast table this morning because I don't have the strength to sit up.
It's not fun to be this sick, it's also not fun for your kids to have to deal with it. Especially over Christmas.
My entire body including my hair and my eyeballs HURTS. I can't stop coughing. Can't smell or taste anything. Have no appetite.
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I want to share my story with you; I think given my last post it is important. I am a participant in a Phase 3 clinical trial for a #COVIDVaccine. I did not make the decision lightly; I am a wife and a mom to two young kids. Admittedly, my husband was not happy! #COVID19 1/18
I know that communities of color, and in particular, my community, the black community, has a myriad of reasons to not trust medicine, and to not trust this vaccine. My ancestors have been experimented on and have been hurt by doctors in the name of science. 2/18
For me, this was the most profound reason to join a trial; I wanted to be able to show my community that the vaccine is safe, and that this is a step we can all take to help curb the spread of #COVID19. I reached out to someone who was able to connect me with a study PI 3/18
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Multiple #COVID19 vaccines are being developed and manufactured in the United States, and the first vaccines could be cleared for use by the FDA in the coming weeks. (1/6) #hounews Image
... Initial doses will be allocated for critical populations, including health care workers, other essential workers, and people more likely to develop severe disease, like older adults and those with underlying health conditions. (2/6) Image
... As vaccine availability increases in 2021, people will be able to get vaccinated at doctor’s offices, pharmacies, hospitals and other “usual” sites. Vaccine will be provided at no cost by CDC and shipped directly to vaccine providers along with supplies. (3/6)
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1/ It's sad how quickly Covid patients are overwhelming hospitals across America.
I wanted to understand the scope so I searched local news sites around the country and found anecdote after anecdote illustrating the dire situation...

(Please consider sharing this thread) 👉 The Vermont National Guard constructs a 200-bed facility for
2/ In El Paso, overstretched hospitals are airlifting patients halfway across Texas, after a 100-bed ICU at the convention center filled up.

One of the destinations? Austin, nearly 600 miles away, farther than NYC to Ohio...… (KFOX El Paso)
3/ El Paso's morgues are paying jail inmates $2/hour to transport a backlog of bodies awaiting autopsy.…  (El Paso Times)

The Office of Medical Examiner has even posted job ads for "Morgue Attendants."…
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1/x With #COVID19 cases skyrocketing all over the US, holiday meals are going to be very dangerous. To show the risks of meeting indoors I used an #aerosol box model to estimate relative the risks.

Maybe this can help you re-think your plans to gather.…
2/x The #WellsRiley model has been used for decades, was put online recently by @jljcolorado & others as a #COVID19 viral aerosol transmission tool. In July I re-wrote the model onto a different platform @Wavemetrics #IgorPro so I could manipulate faster.
3/x Modeled only room-mixed #aerosol (not droplet spray or aerosol plume; these add risk).

Results highlights:
- No matter the room size, infection for 10 people is at least 40% or much more
- If #superspreader there, everyone will be infected
- Outside, risk drops dramatically
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Hospitals in Ohio are very busy right now. More than 3000 people are currently admitted in OH from #COVID19. While we have surge capacity and we are lucky our state has a strong system plan to take care of more people, this impacts health for anyone sick in Ohio. 1/10
The impact goes well beyond the health effects of #COVID19 itself on people and their loved ones. It isn't just about having room or staff to admit COVID patients. It is also about the care that all people who are hospitalized receive. 2/10
3000 extra people in the hospitals means that we are all working at our maximum capacity. It means that we have to rush from person to person as there are always many waiting to be seen. 3/10
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Thread/ Colleges, testing, & why we need caution.

I am FAR LESS worried about the students. I worry about this -

"One major risk is that infections could spread to at-risk faculty and staff and those in the surrounding community."

The national figures that we have come to rely on are more reliable but subject to MUCH more challenging interpretation than at any time.

A LARGE percent (20% of Illinois in this article) of current tests are from colleges doing MASSIVE testing, in some cases. 2/8
This is reducing the positive rate, giving us a less reliable indicator. We know from hospitalization and death data a lot about infections that happened in early to mid August, and that news is good. But what is happening NOW? I don't think we know enough. 3/8
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The answer? Yes, masks work.

#COVID19 spread best practices as per science

@ISNAHQ #MuslimTwitter ImageImageImageImage
#COVID19 prevention best practices as per science

@ISNAHQ #MuslimTwitter ImageImageImageImage
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So I became ill with #COVID19 4 months ago. I thought that I'd beaten it and started to feel better. I hadn't though. My condition worsened and I was very ill.
I had developed pneumonia and pleurisy after having #COVID19 and lve spent the last 4 months fighting this.
I've rebounded 5 times and as a result of this I've got scarring on my lungs and my heart is inflamed.
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To all of us in the health sector, I pray we manage PATIENTS/PEOPLE not #COVID19 🙏🏾 To the President, the tragedy, SIR,will not be in how many got infected but in how many lost their lives UNCOUNTED as we COUNTED 😔YES to #primarycare capacity - #NotLockdown @StateHouseKenya
1. Information and patient management guidelines and health workers support starting at the lowest health facility upwards #NotLockdown @MOH_Kenya
2. Pulse oximeters at all health facilities to identify patients in IMMEDIATE danger who need referral or high flow oxygen - patients are collapsing waiting for results 😢 - temperature scanners at hospitals casualty inadequate on their own #NotLockdown @MOH_Kenya
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With #colleges reopening in the fall during the #COVID19 pandemic, we wanted to know:

What are students’ preferences and expectations for the fall semester?

Many #schools surveyed students earlier in the summer when evaluating reopening plans. However, the trajectory of #COVID19 looked very different than it does currently.

So, how have students been feeling recently?
We had 398 undergraduate @GeorgiaTechISyE students (incl. incoming freshmen >= 18 y.o.) complete our survey (~30% response rate)

~51 % of respondents were female students

~85 % were domestic students

~ 48% / 23% / 14%/ 15% were rising
seniors/juniors/sophs/incoming freshmen
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1/many This thread contains the words of my amazing sister who is a #nurse #essentialworker working in the trenches fighting #COVID19
She has been encountering life & death situations on a daily basis. Ppl need to open up their eyes & pay attention. #ItsOkayToNotBeOkay
2/ This is loss. This is loosing in OT with 38 seconds remaining on the clock, all the MVP players are in, but the other team intercepts and wins. The other team that won? Death. 5 nights in a row I battled the angel of death on someone very close to my age.
3/ 5 nights in a row I climbed on top of the bed in full PPE: gown, 3 masks, a face shield, goggles, and 2 pairs of gloves to physically try to circulate the epinephrine into your heart for it to restart.
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It’s 100days tomorrow since my best mate of 21yrs sent me a series of whatsapp messages at 4am just before she was tubed. I’ve mostly gone with the ‘yep I’m fine’ line. In truth, it’s all felt a bit surreal going from ‘oh it’s ok she’ll just be tubed for a few days’, to sheer
horror when she crashed onto ecmo. By day 14 on ecmo and no improvement that went to a weird acceptance of the probable outcome. That became an ecmo Groundhog for 34days. A really dark few months, which has turned into extremely cautious hope in the last couple of weeks.
I wibbled a little bit yesterday when she thanked me for looking after her hubbie and toddler and that I was one of two ppl she called that night to ask to look out for them. Me and her brother. 🤷🏻‍♀️
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1/ Q. Do face shields work & are they better than masks?

Most media attention has focused on the use of masks. We're here to report: Face shields are protective too!⁠
2/ Face shields create a transparent rigid plastic barrier that covers the entire face from ear to ear & from forehead to the bottom of the chin. ⁠

The shield physically blocks viral entry (through eyes, nose, or mouth) & reduces auto-inoculation from touching one's face. ⁠
3/ ⁠Simulation studies indicate that face shields are effective at preventing inhalation of cough aerosol droplets, with one estimate showing 96% protection from viral exposure within 18 inches of a cough.
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At @MountVernon.
DYK: #GWMountVernon is owned & maintained in trust for the people of the US by the Mount Vernon Ladies' Association, a private/non-profit organization.
Join me & help preserve George Washington's home & legacy.
👉… Image
Get ready for a #TwitterTour

The mansion is closed due to #Covid19, but perhaps a 📷 or two from the grounds of the home of America’s first president, George Washington, & perhaps the most visited historic home in the USA: Mount Vernon @MountVernon in Virginia.
#StayTuned! ImageImage
Ok... let’s get started.
A #TwitterTour of Mount Vernon #GWMountVernon @MountVernon 🇺🇸 to follow…
Thread. The home of George & Martha Washington & the most popular historic home in America.

Note: The mansion itself is temporarily closed but check out: Image
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