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🧵I've been reflecting on working in a hospital before #LongCovid. People often go into #healthcare to help people, not knowing that the system doesn't always allow it. I haven't been able to work for 2 yrs, but I've spent time thinking about the problematic dynamic of it all. 1/
I worked as an #OT in both inpatient #rehabilitation & acute care. I saw a huge variety of injury & disease. I understood that illness could change a whole life, that it could happen to a previously healthy person. Still none of it prepared me for it happening in my own body. 2/
I did not know the extent of disability that #viruses can potentially cause, or learn about infection-triggered illnesses. Looking back, I can think of one patient who likely had #MECFS #POTS #PEM, though it was not listed in their chart as such. I'm sure there were others. 3/
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1/2 "Researchers at #Case_Western_Reserve_University found wide #genetic #variation in #SARSCoV2 #viruses among 360 patients whose #viral infections were genetically sequenced, showing that all individual #infections include multiple #variants of the #virus."
2/2 We are in a pandemic of unmitigated community transmission, a pandemic of denialism. We must suppress transmission.

#COVID19 #CovidIsNotOver #SARSCoV2 is #airborne #SafeIndoorAir #ventilation #HEPA #filtration #indoor #air #sanitation #rear #test #trace #isolate #Quarantine

H/T @LisaForKansas

We must complement vaccine induced protection, hybrid immunity and natural immunity with non-pharmaceutical interventions to suppress community transmission. We must!
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🧵#Antivirals are often a hot topic. They changed HIV care forever. They treat acute Covid. There is likely viral persistence in #LongCovid. We know #viruses contribute to/cause #MECFS, MS, Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, ALS, cancers, etc.

So why aren't there more antivirals? 🦠
- Safe, non-toxic antivirals are hard to develop
- Viruses mutate fast, getting the cells they infect to produce new copies of virus
- Many viruses go latent/dormant
- Antivirals block receptors so that viruses can't enter healthy #cells (they don't directly destroy virus) 2/7 Screenshot of chart comparing viruses and bacteria  Bacteria
- Antivirals must be taken quickly post-infection & access is often an issue
- Antivirals are expensive - e.g. In 2018, 12 wks of Hep C treatment cost $84,000. In 2021, Molnupiravir (a #Covid antiviral) cost $17.74 to produce. Merck charged the US government 40x this ($712)
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#Argentina, Ministry of #PublicHealth reported that an #outbreak of bilateral #pneumonia has been detected in six patients, without having been able to find its origin and #etiology.… RT @InfectiousDz
@InfectiousDz ''At this point, #covid19 and #influenza, both influenza A and B; and #HantaVirus'' have been ruled out.
@InfectiousDz ''One of the six cases has passed away, a #HCW.''
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Prof. Akiko Iwasaki @VirusesImmunity of @Yale @YaleMed is the keynote speaker of #IACFSME conference, presenting today on the immunology of Long COVID. #viruses #immunology #CovidIsNotOver #mecfs #LongCovid #COVID19 @itsbodypolitic
Dr. Iwasaki explains that SARS-Cov2 is “one of many unexplained post-acute infection syndromes [that]
occur after encounter with many distinct pathogens” (such as EBV, polio, & dengue). @NIH #LongCovid #LongCovidKids
Dr. Iwasaki says that COVID-19 can cause long-lasting symptoms involving almost all organs and cites @patientled research on symptomology of #LongCovid. @NIH #CovidIsNotOver
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New @polybioRF podcast 👉 I interviewed Dr. Diane Griffin: A Chair of Molecular Microbiology/Immunology at Johns Hopkins. We discuss RNA virus persistence w/ implications for LongCovid. Listen on Spotify (…) or watch on Youtube ()
2/ Diane explains how RNA from viruses such as measles, Ebola, Zika and SARS-CoV-2 can perisist in host cells for years after acute infection despite patients not being overtly infectious. This viral RNA is often transcriptionally active and can modulate the host immune response
3/ In fact these RNA #viruses have evolved many mechanisms to maintain RNA persistence in host cells. These include extending the lives of infected cells, or trimming parts of their genomes to better evade immune detection (paper below by Dr. Griffin):…
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1) How I cured my #LongCovid in 3mos after suffering for almost a year. This was my last hope. I researched what #Covid does to the body, came up with a list of "clinically studied" supplements and...
2) took them all. Firstly, I am not a MD. In March 2021 I caught Covid while working as a #frontline #healthcare worker. My symptoms of #brainfog, #fatigue, #jointpain, #muscleweakness, morning #stiffness happened after my recovery. At the time, this #postcovid #syndrome was...
3) was just starting to be discussed online. The the term #Longhauler was coined. Those in the #ME, #CFS, #Lyme #MCAS #community starting speaking out about the similarity of #symptoms with #LC. #Covidclinics started to sprout up, include one at the....
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People are asking me: what if we did a similar autopsy study to look for #viruses in ME/CFS? Well, several teams that performed single autopsy studies on #ME/CFS patients found evidence of persistent enterovirus infection in subject brain/body tissue
2/ Enteroviruses are (like SARS-CoV-2) single-stranded RNA viruses. They include the coxsackieviruses, poliovirus, echoviruses + rhinoviruses. These viruses cause about 10–15 million #infections each year in the USA alone
3/ This 1994 ME/CFS autopsy study identified positive PCR sequences with similarity to coxsackievirus B3 in samples from the #brainstem and hypothalamus (and also in muscle and heart tissue):…
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 11/18/2021…
Family spared trial over mummified remains of woman found on mattress…

#MentalCondition #JusticeSystem #UnitedKingdom
Where will the next pandemic begin? The Amazon rainforest offers troubling clues…

#pandemic #viruses #zoonosis #ClimateChange #deforestation #GlobalWarming
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I’ve seen some people tweet that #coronaviruses might not be capable of persistence. But over the past decades, coronavirus RNA/protein has been identified in a range of human samples after acute illness, and sometimes connected to chronic disease
2/ For example, this team found coronavirus RNA and/or antigen in both plaque + non-plaque areas of brainstem, cortex, and spinal cord samples obtained from patients with MS:… Image
3/ This team identified a range of DNA/RNA viruses in tissue samples obtained from healthy humans at autopsy. Coronavirus 229-E was found in brain, thyroid, heart, lung, stomach, adrenal gland, skin and blood samples:… Image
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@MBVanElzakker and I are excited that our new paper on biological factors that may contribute to the development of LongCovid/PASC was published today:…
2/ The paper details mechanisms by which RNA #viruses beyond just #SARS-CoV-2 have be connected to long-term health consequences.
3/ It also reviews literature on acute #COVID-19 and other virus-initiated chronic syndromes such as post-#Ebola syndrome or #ME/CFS to discuss different scenarios for #LongCovid/#PASC symptom development.
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Thanks @DrDavidACox for interviewing me for this article on #LongCovid. There’s also great info in the article on research showing #viral RNA in the brains of patients w/ post-SARS syndrome, and viral reservoirs in patients w/ post-Ebola Syndrome:…
2/ The article reads: “Amy Proal, a microbiologist who runs the @polybioRF which studies the causes of chronic inflammatory diseases, believes that small amounts of #pathogens that linger beyond the reach of the immune system in remote pockets of the body...
3/ “...known as reservoirs or anatomical sanctuaries, are at least partially responsible for a whole range of post-infectious syndromes. This includes long #Covid, but also a number of mysterious illnesses which have puzzled scientists for decades, such as chronic Lyme disease..
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Ultimate victims of media induced fear & politically correct #posturing will be our #children. "hygiene hypothesis: "when exposure to parasites, bacteria, & #viruses is limited early in life, children face a greater chance of [] allergies, asthma, & other #autoimmune diseases..." Image
Dec 10, 2020, Nature: "'#Children are very much adapted to respond — & very well equipped to respond — to new #viruses,' [] even when they are infected w/ #SARSCoV2, children are most likely to experience #mild or #asymptomatic illness." Image
"These children’s #immune systems see the #virus & mounts this really quick & effective immune response that shuts it down, before it has a chance to replicate to the point that it comes up positive on the swab diagnostic test",

Natural #Immunity is not a conspiracy theory.
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Critical thread on "Self-Spreading #Vaccines"

Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Center for #Health Security: Technologies to Address - Global Catastrophic Biological Risks, Oct 9, 2018

#biosurveillance "biological disruption" "bioterrorism events #bioengineering
"As a subset of infectious #disease emergencies, global catastrophic biological risk (#GCBR) is a special category of risk involving #biological #agents—whether naturally emerging or reemerging, deliberately created & released, or #laboratory engineered & escaped—..."

This "could lead to sudden, extraordinary, widespread disaster beyond the collective capability of national & int. orgs & the #privatesector to control."

"Global catastrophic biological risk", "transformational surveillance technologies"

#Foundations #CorporateConsolidation
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Do you see it yet? This is a permanent program ushering in digital passports, #surveillance, & a new #data economy, global in scale. #Vaccines are about emerging markets - not health. The bedrock of #4IR #biotechnology going forward.

"#Mask of the Future - World Economic Forum"
"BreathTech-S³ #smart-material sensor & #Bluetooth-connected app. allows users to monitor breathing #data in real-time... #IoT

#CO2 build-up - if air quality [] is reduced, the user will be alerted to find a safe place to take a breath of fresh air,..."
Chatham House Futurescape, 3-D digital model of London, 2021-2035. A jumbotron on left reminds (faceless) citizens to #test. 'VR holidays' which appear in 2060, "are already being rolled out today as a reaction to the restrictions on travel." [April 14, 2021] #4IR #GreatReset
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And so Day 3 of my story of God at work in my life as part of #OfGodAndMe #ThisNunsStory series. Yesterday mention of the book, The Silver Sword seems to have struck a chord with many so perhaps its not out of place to mention that today 7th April is #Worldhealthday 1/20
Ian Serraillier ended his talks by showing this photo with the words, ‘No child should ever again have that expression on his face’. My hope this the UK as host of the upcoming #G7 summit will prioritise Universal health care for all. #UCH 2/20
So back to my story. Living at home again and my dream of religious life gone out the window I applied and got a place for September at Brighton College of Education to do a cert ed in biological science & primary education 3/20
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1/ A: Celebrate the mild #flu season & take what we have learned this year to inform future behavior. Harmful germs are not going away. 🦠 Illness from bacteria & viruses that make us sick do not “strengthen” the #immune system & contribute to significant complications & death. Image
2/ The lack of infectious illnesses will not #weaken your #immunesystem. Public health measures to combat #COVID19 including social distancing, masks, & extra hand washing greatly reduced the incidence of some bad microbes that cause common infectious illnesses such as the flu.
3/ More than 15,000 US deaths attributed to the #flu were averted this year. Other common viruses, like rhinoviruses, did not decrease as consistently. #Bacteria & #viruses that cause illness will continue to exist.
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 02/24/2021…
The Awful Uncertainty of the Coronavirus Death Toll | The New Yorker…

#COVID19 #uncertainty #death
Climate-friendly foam building insulation may do more harm than good…

#insulation #foam #ClimateChange #consequences
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GAME'S OVER *******S: Indictments NOW | 2021-01-15 10:28 by Karl Denninger
- NIH has upgraded their recommen­da­tion and now considers #Ivermectin an option for use in #COVID-19.
- including Fauci, criminally prosecuted.… ImageImage
NIH Revises Treatment Guidelines for Ivermectin for the Treatment of #COVID-19 | 1d ago Detroit City Limits
- The NIH has upgraded their recommen­da­tion and now considers #Ivermectin an option for use in COVID-19.… ImageImage
Dr. Pierre Kory Senate Testimony On Early #COVID-19 Treatments | 9.12.2020
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Tesco, Asda and Waitrose join competitors to ban maskless customers from stores
- Five of the UK’s biggest supermarkets have now banned shoppers who refuse to wear face harmful #masks.…
Comprehensive analysis of 50 states shows greater spread with #mask mandates
- Masks are “sterilized” with Ethylene Oxide - a known carcinogen'
- The IARC classifies ethylene oxide into group 1, meaning it is a proven carcinogen.… ImageImageImageImage
1. Florida with no statewide mask mandate after the state said counties could no longer enforce mask mandates.
2. California’s had mask mandates for 6-8 months and it hasn’t mattered. - The people 'getting together thing' is disproven nonsense.… ImageImage
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I have received questions about how #viruses (eg. #SARSCoV2) jump species to move from animals (eg. bats) into humans. While it may seem like a simple process, a multitude of factors have to align to allow a #virus to successfully cross the species barrier.
. @rainamontana's review from 2017 is a great explainer of the complexity of this process:…
Several factors (represented in this figure by holes) have to align to enable a virus to jump species.
As far as #SARSCoV2 is concerned, while data supports a bat origin for the virus, the transmission route of the virus (how did the virus makes its way from bats into humans?) remains unknown. For a scientific explanation, read our forum article here:…
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Important paper 👉 A team in Tokyo took RNA-seq data from the Genomic-#Tissue Expression Project: a public resource created to study tissue-specific gene expression/regulation from 54 tissue types collected from 1000+ healthy individuals at autopsy:…
2/ They successfully identified 39 viral species in at least one tissue (tissue types included #brain, pituitary, esophagus, thyroid, #heart, breast, lung, kidney, adrenal gland, prostate, #nerve, adipose tissue, blood vessel, ovary, uterus etc)
3/ Viruses identified in the various tissue samples included EBV, HSV-1, Varicella, CMV, HHV6-A/B, HHV-7, HCV, HPV, adeno-associated virus...and 16 RNA #viruses including Respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), Parainfluenza Virus 3..
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