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#COVID19 #VariantDashboard - #UnitedStates

TOP lineages (15-DAY TRENDS):

56.27% BA.2.12.1**,
22.94% BA.2,
3.74% BA.5^^,
3.69% BA.2.3,
3.50% BA.2.12,
2.92% BA.4^^ and
2.72% BA.2.9

**S:L452Q; ^^S:L452R/F486V

Tracker: tinyurl.com/mryj4uu7

#OmicronUpdates 06/05/22
#OmicronVariantUpdates #UnitedStates 06/05/22

Top circulating lineages: BA.2.12.1, BA.2*, BA.5, BA.2.3, BA.2.12, BA.4 and BA.2.9

Proportion of BA.5/BA.4 is increasing

* includes recently designated BA.2.x.y
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Current research on microplastics is the stuff of nightmares-

They’re dangerous, they’re spread through our food, they're in the air... they’re everywhere

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#health #ClimateCrisis #PlasticPollution #food
Much of the research is trapped behind paywalls, and only reported on in a limited, fragmented pattern

-like so much else when large corporations cause environmental damage and impose widespread health impacts on the public

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#health #ClimateCrisis #PlasticPollution #food
The growing risks of microplastics are a direct function of an ongoing push by the same sociopathic corporations that are driving the climate crisis

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#health #ClimateCrisis #PlasticPollution #food
cnbc.com/2022/01/29/how…
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Closely monitoring new #omicron sub-lineages - BA.4 & BA.5 (first identified in #SouthAfrica)

No BA.4/BA.5 sequences identified in the #UnitedStates yet. But the key signature mutation Spike L452 is found in >400 BA.2 sequences in the past 3 months.

express.co.uk/news/science/1…
Key Mutations to follow

-Spike L452(R/M/Q)
-Spike L452R* and L452Q is prevalent in #Wastewater samples (will update in a separate thread)

*currently unassigned/unclassified/undesignated sequences and some of them are tagged "ML" by @GISAID

cov-spectrum.org/explore/United…
A quick look at the tree generated from the nextclade tool that @CorneliusRoemer point to earlier -- clades.nextstrain.org
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1/ A few weeks ago, we wrote about the limitations of the CDC NWSS Data tracker. We focused on two major gaps - metrics and context. Last week, the CDC published significant updates to their dashboard. @megan_b_diamond @RickABright
2/ So, how much of an improvement is this new dashboard? tl;dr These changes are a big step in the right direction! Let’s dive in.
3/ Metrics: the CDC added two new metrics — concentration of virus in #wastewater compared to historical levels & percent of samples w/ detectable #virus. They also separate sites w/ no recent data & those that started after the #Omicron surge, preventing misleading comparisons.
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1/ Worried about the recent spike in #COVID-19 #wastewater data in the US? We are too — but probably not for the reason you think #PandemicFreeFuture
2/ As you may have seen, the CDC’s wastewater dashboard indicates a dramatic increase in SARS-CoV-2 in sampling sites across states #PandemicFreeFuture
3/ This sudden rise has sparked concern among scientists and policymakers given that wastewater is an early predictor of cases. #PandemicFreeFuture
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📊Our #wastewater dashboard is updated! 👉 Check out biobot.io/data for the latest #COVID19 WW trends.

Data Analysis from our #epidemiology and #datascience teams: 👇 🧵1/4
As of Feb 16, 2022, our national #wastewater #data has fallen 📉 by 95% of the nationwide #omicron peak seen at New Years.🧵 2/4
National levels are back down to what we saw in summer 2021, which is 70% lower than the Delta peak (Sep 2021). BUT ‼️ wastewater concentrations are still 6.5X higher than levels seen during the trough of the pandemic (May 2021). 🧵 3/4
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When it comes to #wastewater (ww) detection, all COVID-19 variants — and more broadly, all respiratory viruses, are not created equal. 🧵
Going forward, we need combined approaches to track all sorts of viruses & microbes that threaten our health & our economies: air samplers, ww, and yes: direct samples from people, too (saliva, nasal swabs) & even animals #OneHealth. 2/
Importantly, however, I cannot stress enough the need to look beyond the pure technology driven solutions. It’s not just genome sequencing machines, library prep, read QC, 🧬 consensus assembly & phylogenetics. Community engagement & “buy-in” from general public is PIVOTAL. 3/
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As of 31 March 2021, B.C. has zero active long-term drinking water advisories affecting their public water system. Since November 2015, First Nation communities have lifted 20 long-term drinking water advisories from public systems on B.C. reserves. esemag.com/water/b-c-ends…
The 2nd-last advisory applied to Wet’suwet’en First Nation. In place since March 13, 2012, the advisory was lifted on March 18, 2021. fnha.ca/what-we-do/env…
32 Indigenous Communities Nearing End To Boiled Water Advisory thedailyscrum.ca/2021/08/04/32-…
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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 05/21/2021 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2021/05/20/dai…
Human wastewater feeding harmful algae blooms off of Southern California's coast

phys.org/news/2021-05-h…

#wastewater #algae #SouthernCalifornia
World first concept for rechargeable cement-based batteries

techxplore.com/news/2021-05-w…

#RechargeableBatteries #ConcreteStorage
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Meanwhile in #France,
"the peak of this second wave is over"

(according to the President in his Adress to the Nation):
Wait... "the peak is over" doesn´t mean "it´s back to normal"!

Confinement will only fall on December 15,
if there´s less than 5.000 new cases a day.
(today it´s ~9.000).

France is disappointed.🙁

Although they certainly can make it happen.
Meanwhile in #Switzerland:
(excess mortality of the second wave is significant)

Good news: fastest decrease in infections happens in the worst hit areas now.
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#Cabinet Briefing by Union Minister @PrakashJavdekar, today at ⏰ 3PM

@MIB_India @PIB_India @airnews_mumbai @DDSahyadri

#CabinetDecisions
Watch Live :

#CabinetDecision to provide production-linked incentive to 10 #manufacturing sectors

Will lead to increase in manufacturing, exports & income

Will help in creating #AatmaNirbharBharat

Will make Indian manufacturers globally competitive

- Union Minister @PrakashJavdekar
This historical decision will make India a manufacturing hub

Aim is to promote PPP in social & economic infrastructure leading to efficient creation of assets, ensuring operation & maintenance, make economically/socially essential projects commercially viable
- @PrakashJavdekar
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For a virus that presents "few to no symptoms" for the majority, "U.S. Orders Up to 600 Million Doses of #Pfizer, BioNTech Covid #Vaccine" (Bloomberg).

bloomberg.com/news/articles/…

So let's take a look at Pfizer.
"Pfizer is a publicly-traded global pharma corp.headquartered in NYC. Its revenues reached $52.5 billion in 2017. #Pfizer makes Advil, Xanax, #DepoProvera, Neosporin, #Lyrica & Dimetapp. Pfizer manufacturers more than 350 different pharmaceuticals & operates in 180 countries.
Pfizer's Lyrica, the new vallium, linked to depression, anxiety & suicide, now top pain medication on PBS. #Pregabalin #Addiction. Addicts of #hydromorphone (#Opioid) (Pfizer) have found a new addiction w/ #Lyrica. Capsules are opened, crushed & snorted.

thetimes.co.uk/article/drug-d…
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As #COVID19 cases are found to spread, #Melbourne (city of ~5 million) tries to contain them by going into #Lockdown.
(The interview features the idea of a dedicated #Quarantine building - that would actually help, I guess)...
"People acting as if the pandemic was over was 'not the answer, it is part of the problem' ".

"The virus had leaked from postcodes already under the stay-at-home orders to other parts of #Melbourne."
(and beyond, it is feared).
Due to #Melbourne's outbreak, neighbouring South Australia is about to completely close it's borders to #Victoria.

(Nearly) no exceptions. And those essential few who are allowed in, will have to wear facemasks the entire time...
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Vorpommern-Greifswald district (where rejections of #Gütersloh residents took place, yesterday)
has specific rules:
"Those who return from international risk areas (out of Germany) or whose Corona-Warning App has alerted them, need to report to authorites"
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In fact, Mecklenburg-Vorpommern's Corona-ordinance really prohibits entry of people from international risk areas AND german risk areas as well.
It's just not prominently featured on their websites.

(Overlooked that myself, hence deleted earlier tweet)
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People from #Gütersloh district may have to scrap all their holiday plans anyway...

An official #Lockdown is just being announced for the entire district.
(for one week, as of now)
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This 2019 report by the National Statistical Office presents the results of the survey Drinking Water, Sanitation, Hygiene & Housing Condition in India. The last such survey was taken in 2012 by the National Sample Survey Office.ruralindiaonline.org/library/resour…
Its objective was to understand the conditions necessary for a household to live a decent and #healthy life, and to develop indicators for such an assessment. For this purpose, the NSS examined the living conditions of households across India.
Information was collected on a range of parameters, including: the type, condition, and ‘tenurial status’ of the dwelling/residential unit, the drainage system of the unit, system of disposal of household wastewater and garbage, and problems of flies and mosquitoes.
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A taste of how @narendramodi is putting systems into place to ensure a better future for #India & preserve the #environment . #ModiFor2019
Have just come back after taking a round of a large #sewage treatment plant of a facility that's going under live monitoring
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The @PMOIndia ,@moefcc ,@CPCB_OFFICIAL & other statutory bodies have begun work on a massive interconnected net of sensors that will measure & monitor wastewater being generated & treated at all large commercial & industrial units in #India. 2/n
This system is designed to ensure no large #industry or facility can release untreated #sewage & harm the #environment.
The readings from the sensors will be monitored live at 7 locations including the @PMOIndia .
#ModiSarkarMeriSarkar
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