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Morning y’all.

I hope you got some rest and that your spirit finds comfort and joy today.

I consulted with some folks-healthcare and public health experts-about the thread that’s been going around.

Here’s the deal (short thread):
1. The numbers, *as far as we know* are real. They are based on the data we have now. That may change.

2. Though scary, they *are* a helpful projection for those looking for that info, and to understand the gravity of we don’t move urgently.

(2/)
3. And this is most important:

WE DO NOT HAVE TO MEET THAT OUTCOME IF EVERYONE DOES THEIR PART.

What is your part? Glad you asked.

(3/)
1. SOCIALLY DISTANCE YOURSELF to the very best of your ability WHETHER YOU HAVE SYMPTOMS OR NOT. Asymptomatic people can spread it. Healthy people getting it and spreading it increases the curve. It’s not a game, a hoax, or a government conspiracy. It is what’s best for EVERYONE.
2. CALL ON #CONGRESS TO PASS A THOROUGH STIMULUS.

It MUST INCLUDE:
-SIZABLE, DIRECT payments to people. The less people worry & have to go out, the better.
-PROTECTIONS for the elderly and chronically ill.
-RESOURCES FOR CREATION of the things we need now, like ventilators.
Others are playing their part too:
-developing vaccines
-making ventilators
-developing new tests
-treating early to reduce mortality
-providing funding like y’all did w #GivingSpree (more of this from the govt and uber wealthy pls)

again: we do NOT have to meet those outcomes!
So I’m going to share the thread again, but promise me:

1. You will only read it if/when you have the mental and spiritual capacity to swallow blunt info & access to your supports

2. Remember: these figures aren’t wrong, but they are NOT INEVITABLE IF WE ACT & do our part ❤️✊🏾
Boosting this also. Again, only read if/when you are ready.

I want to make sure the information I am passing is both accurate to the best we know and well rounded.

In all of this, have hope in the indomitable human spirit & our will to survive. ❤️✊🏾

Essentially, the major caveat is that models are never perfect. They use assumptions abt conditions & human behavior. If those assumptions are off OR *interrupted by positive human action,* the numbers can change.

They are useful in policy and understanding the *possible* risk.
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