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Congrats to the team out of #southkorea for completing a huge #COVID19 💉 #myocarditis study on their entire population to better characterize immunization myocarditis for all of us. Let's talk about what the paper really showed, instead of what the pundits think it showed.
I know how much work it is to coordinate all the moving parts and all the healthcare professionals to put together something like this, so if you ever meet this team, they deserve a digital round of applause.
The primary objective was to look at the medium term and long term outcomes of COVID vaccine myocarditis, count the amount, stratify by age, and find out what the most severe outcomes were. There were several levels of results, some of which confirm other studies, others are new:
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US, #SouthKorea sounding the alarm -again- about #NorthKorea|n #cyber actors targeting think tanks, academia & the media

@NSAGov @FBI & ROK intel services say they are seeing sustained info gathering/spearphishing efforts from #DPRK impersonators

The main #DPRK threat is coming from #cyber actors known as Kimsuky, THALLIU or VELVETCHOLLIMA

"...strategically impersonating legitimate sources to collect intelligence on geopolitical events, foreign policy strategies & security developments" per @NSA_CSDirector Rob Joyce
Per a joint #cyber advisory, the spearphishing efforts "provides the [#NorthKorea|n] regime with broad intelligence collection and espionage capabilities"
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Washington Declaration

H.E. Mr @President_KR President of South Korea, during an official state visit to the #UnitedStates, linked an important agreement with the #USA to strengthen and enhance the overall security of the #Koreanpeninsula vis-à-vis #NorthKorea. Image
The "#WashingtonDeclaration," as it is being called, is a set of new measures to boost #USROK cooperation on military training, information sharing, and strategic asset movements.
The agreement also involves periodic deployments of #US #nuclearsubmarines in the maritime territory of #SouthKorea, providing a US nuclear umbrella for the country against #NorthKorea.
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Tracking #SARSCoV2 #Lineages - Globally

Top lineages -#20DayTrends (#G20):

XBB.1.5 (36.6%)⬇️
XBB.1.9.1 (11.5%)⬆️
EG.1 (4.7%)⬆️
XBB.1.16 (4.4%)⬆️
XBB.1.9.2 (3.1%)
XBB.2.3 (1.8%)
XBB.1.5.13 (1.6%)
XBB.1.16.1 (1.5%)…

Updated 04/29/23 Image
Granular details #Global #20DayTrends

This analysis includes all designated #SARSCoV2 sequences submitted to @GISAID with sample collection dates on or after 04/09/2023 (14,137 sequences) Image
#USA, #Austria, #France & #Canada have submitted a lion's share of sequences with sample collection dates on or after 04/09/2023 ...followed by #UnitedKingdom, #Australia, #Germany, #Sweden, #SouthKorea, #Singapore, #China, #Spain Image
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“US propaganda paints a false picture, not only of the #DPRK, but also of the Republic of #Korea.
It doesn't tell you that #SouthKorea is not an organically created Korean state, but a state created by Washington to serve US aims: an American Korea.
It doesn't tell you that for…… ImageImage
“Stone illustrates how the eruption of full-scale war on the Korean Peninsula advanced U.S. geopolitical interests and those of its key Asian clients. The country had been unnaturally divided by the U.S. in 1945 in order to protect its control of Japan and to provide a beachhead…… Image
The willingness to believe the most ridiculous propaganda about anything related to Kim is amazingly. Image
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Tracking #SARSCoV2 #Lineages - Globally

Top lineages -#20DayTrends (#G20):

XBB.1.5 (46.4%)⬇️
XBB.1.9.1 (10.1%)⬆️
XBB.1.16 (4.9%)⬆️
EG.1 (3.7%)⬆️
CH.1.1 (2.3%)⬇️
XBB.1.9.2 (2.3%)
XBB.2.3 (1.3%)⬆️


Updated 04/15/23 Image
Granular details #Global #20DayTrends

This analysis includes all designated #SARSCoV2 sequences submitted to @GISAID with sample collection dates on or after 03/26/2023 (15,505 sequences) Image
#USA, #Austria, #UnitedKingdom & #Canada have submitted a lion's share of sequences with sample collection dates on or after 03/26/2023 ...followed by #Germany, #France, #India, #Italy, #Australia, #Sweden, #Denmark, #Singapore, #SouthKorea, #Spain, #Netherlands Image
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Tracking XBB.1.16* (#Arcturus) over time - Globally

Total Sequences: 205

Spotted in #India, #USA, #UnitedKingdom, #Singapore, #Australia, #SouthKorea, #Denmark, #Italy, #Ireland, #Germany, #Canada, #Austria


Updated: 03/17/2023
XBB.1.5* & XBB.1.16* Mutational Profile
Early days & low sequence count, however everything points to the next top dog!

Likely scenario:
XBB.1.16* is poised to outcompete XBB.1.5* and other circulating lineages (including XBB.1.9.1*)
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In another tweet which I will append below, I write about the dizzying diplomacy that #Eritrea #Sudan #Somalia #SouthSudan are going thru. Here, I am going to include momentous changes all happening at once. A New World Order?

This happened, via #China…
“Last week, #SaudiArabia and #Iran announced that they would reëstablish diplomatic relations after seven years of severed ties. The two nations pledged to reopen their embassies and also agreed to begin coöperating in areas such as security and trade.”
(3) Then #SouthKorea and #Japan decided that focus on the future is more paramount than letting your interpretation of history keep u estranged for 12 yrs. #NorthKorea shot an ICBM to remind them yeah, we should meet.…

Reason over passion.
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#SouthKorea made a significant move today on #Japan relations, saying its own govt will compensate victims of Japanese forced labor during WWII, ending a years-long feud on the issue.

Is it progress? Why I'm pessimistic 🧵/1…
President Yoon @President_KR justified based on national interest, esp Korea's future challenges re: NK & China, & how Japan is now a country that shares "universal values" w/ South Korea. US applauded the move. What could possibly be wrong w/ that? /2
On the one hand, this appears to be a classic example of @EunbinChung 's theory of national identity affirmation (NIA) in her book, Pride, Not Prejudice, in which she argues that affirming one's own national identity/pride can help overcome past conflicts/tensions. /3
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To the @SECGov staff who know that crypto assets and services, by their very nature, can’t comply w/ existing securities regs, but feel they have no choice but to bring enforcement actions under existing law: there is a better way.
In the ‘90s, Congress gave the SEC broad authority to exempt entire classes of securities from the federal securities laws. And the SEC has used it. In 2004, asset-backed securities – securities backed by things like mortgages – were new, but had quickly grown to a $416B market.
After years of ABS no-action letters and feedback to ABS issuers on their registration applications, the SEC finally recognized that a new set of rules was needed - the existing ones simply didn't work given ABS' unique features.
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This is how it started on 24/02/22.

But it was a day later on 25/02/22, a year ago today, that, thanks to @bbcnickrobinson,
I heard a first signal of hope amid the unfolding horror.

I wondered if, for #Ukraine, it could be different this time ...
On 25/02/22 as I was pushing my sleeping daughter in her stroller, listening to @BBCr4today, Nick Robinson spoke from the roof of the hotel where he was holed up in #Kyiv.

And, looking over the city, he said something that stopped me in my tracks.
@bbcnickrobinson urged listeners to follow his gaze as he looked over this ‘modern, dynamic and vibrant European city’ ...

now, this may not seem like much, but for anyone who has followed #Ukraine for a long time, its significance would have been immediately apparent.

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⭐️Kim Jong-un's sister threatened to intensify missile launches into the Pacific Ocean in response to U.S. moves - CTAC
#NorthKorea #USA #SouthKorea Image
"Recently, the movement of U.S. strategic strike assets on the Korean Peninsula has been intensifying," Kim Yo-jeong noted. She said Pyongyang is "carefully considering their impact on the security" of the DPRK and will take "appropriate responses."
"The frequency of using the Pacific Ocean as our range depends on the nature of U.S. troop action," she added, assuring that Pyongyang's "will not change" to hold "fanatics aggravating the situation" to account.
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Today during the new phase of #UkraineRussiaWar, I'll talk about why Nordic, Eastern Europeans and Central Asians want #Russia to be disintegrated, and how pro-Russian supporters seek to undermine these narratives. Thread. 🧵 Image
The map of Russia is very big. Including the Kaliningrad exclave, Russia borders 13 countries on land and one country at the sea. However, Tsarist and Soviet conquests also led to Russia having some sort of influence beyond the border. Image
Being an inland empire, Russia expanded via land, a different compared to typical Western maritime empires. And Russia has, for a long time, treated its colonies in a brutal, repressive manner. ImageImageImageImage
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🧵Loved working on this one - The widespread use of #Starlink by Ukrainian troops in defending against Russia is accelerating development of drone warfare, according to experts. Here are the benefits, risks & legal challenges of its militarization:…
2. While SpaceX likely never ruled out potential military use, it was not a case they emphasized. Today, there's no question that Starlink’s prominence in #Ukraine war has militaries all over the world considering & looking to make greater use of it.
3. Currently, Starlink antennas are too large/too heavy for small drones. However, there has been momentum from the defense industry to experiment. In Nov. #Canadian company RDARS, announced that it had successfully integrated Starlink equipment to its Eagle Nest ground station.
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The meeting is suspended to hear from the High Rep for Disarmament Affairs @INakamitsu on "Our Common Agenda" and how it relates to the #SpaceThreatsOEWG
Read the "Our Common Agenda" report by the UNSG here:…
A key message from the report is that governance and regulatory regimes require updating in line with this new era of space activity to preserve outer space as a global common.
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Topic 1: norms, rules, and principles derived from existing legal and normative frameworks

#Mexico emphasizes principles in Article 1 of the #OST.

#PAROS and primacy of peaceful use are key. Rejects placement of weapons in outer space and celestial bodies. esp. those with indiscriminate effects.
#Mexico supports giving legal principles greater precision, and the adoption of norms as interim step to legal instrument to ban weapons in space and use of force and prohibit war

#IHL. Public exchange of info. Supports DA ASAT test moratorium as interim step to legal agreement.
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🧵Don't send the fighter jets: I speak to drone experts & Hanwha Defense to make sense of the reasons behind #SouthKorea's failure to shoot down the North's drones on Dec 26. and what it must do to ensure this doesn't happen again. Latest for @defense_news…
2. While it’s unlikely the South’s military was unaware of NK drone development efforts, the “sophistication of the systems as well as their ability to swarm and evade detection” did come as a surprise, said Ken Gause from the US-based Center for Naval Analyses.
3. Gause said that this suggests “NK has benefitted from outside technology, potentially from Russia or Iran.” @David_Hambling also noted that #Russia’s use of Iranian drones against UKR “is likely to encourage NK to 📈 efforts in this direction, posing an asymmetric threat."
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🧵Weeks ago I set out on the quest to find out concretely what European states are doing to restock national ammo stocks in the face of growing shortages. Here are 4 trends that emerged from Czech R, Norway, UK, Germany, France, Romania, Slovakia & Poland…
2. Based on interviews/research: states have opted to 1) hire more workers to increase production levels of national factories and overall workforce; 2) are placing long-term orders to European ammo producers to expand their production capability; 3) adding manufacturing lines.
3. Amongst the ones to have opted for the 1st option is #Czech Republic, who announced recently that it would be welcoming “thousands” of #Ukrainian experts and workers into the country to raise manufacturing speed and military capacity.
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#Pakistan Instability Update |

Pakistan started #NewYear2023 under the fog of intense rumors that the Establishment can bring in a govt of technocrats to take unpopular economic decisions to stave off default and to help parties in ruling coalition avoid losing popularity. /1
#Pakistan's boldest experiment in technocratic govt was probably Establishment-backed #ImranKhan's 2019-2022 tenure, where every economic theory and bizarre foreign policy notion popular among Pakistanis were tested, with spectacular failure. /2
Instead of hiding behind a possible technocratic setup, the political leaders, parties, and Establishment can consider the inevitable: Taking on the unpopular decisions, in economy+governance+foreign policy.

Own it instead of brushing it under a technocratic govt. /3
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🇰🇷❌🇰🇵 What do we know so far about the recent drone intrusion?

Five drones intruded the air space of South Korea. The UAVs flew over the Military Demarcation Line separating the two Koreas and were spotted in the areas of Gimpo, Ganghwa Island and Paju. 1/9.
🇰🇷❌🇰🇵At least one flew over the airspace of Seoul. Then one UAV proceeded back to the North, while another four disappeared from radars. 2/9.
🇰🇷❌🇰🇵 The ROK responded with fighter jets and attack helicopters. The video above shows North Korean UAV being pursued by such air assets. The South Korean military also fired several warning shots. 3/9.
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#FIFAWorldCup #Qatar2022

#SouthKorea 🇰🇷 vs #Portugal 🇵🇹
From the Education City Stadium

Team news and more coming up soon -

Follow live score and updates:
#FIFAWorldCup #Qatar2022 #KORPOR

#CristianoRonaldo starts!

South Korea vs Portgual line-ups announced

Follow live score and updates:
#FIFAWorldCup #Qatar2022 #KORPOR

GOAL! Ricardo Horta puts #Portugal ahead


Follow live score and updates:
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As a follow-up to my article on the #WorldCup2022 for @PillarCatholic, a couple of notes on religious aspects of this tournament.…
1. This is the first time the World Cup is being played in a Muslim country, and only the second outside of the traditionally Christian world. The first was South Korea & Japan in 2002.
2. 2002 also marked the furthest a traditionally Muslim country ever progressed in the World Cup, with #Turkey placing 3rd, after beating South Korea in a very exciting game.
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CPR being given to stampede victims at
#SouthKorea .
2. Level of uncontrollable crowd
#breaking #Itaewon #stampede @ #Halloween large number of victims given CPR treatment .
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People Suffered Cardiac Arrest in #Itaewon #SouthKorea;

It's unclear how many people ve died, as 1000s gathered ahead of #Halloween parties;

#Southkorea #HalloweenHavoc
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