WORRISOME—Australia suddenly saw 5 infections of the UK 🇬🇧 B117 variant among 4 quarantined travelers & a cleaner on the same floor—but get this—none of the 5 people occupied the same room!

(Whisper)—it’s airborne, & #B117 40-80% more contagious. #COVID19
2) To be clear, we’ve known #SARSCoV2 is airborne (and known for a while now, despite deniers & downplayers).

But the #b117 is even more transmissible.

aerosol study indicates that coronavirus is persistent and stable up to 16 hours in stagnant air.
3) 6 feet rule not enough indoors
4) Masks and aerosols demo
5) Mask and airborne science compilation video
6) VENTILATION is key. Both ventilation and masks needed to reduce risk indoors. But most buildings not ventilated well enough.

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15 Jan
📍Operation Warp Speed leaders waited more than two months to approve a plan to distribute and administer Covid-19 vaccines proposed by U.S. health officials leaving states with little time to implement a mass-vaccination campaign amid #COVID19 surge.

2) “State and local officials had been clamoring for months for help preparing for the largest vaccination program in U.S. history when the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention published a playbook in September to guide them.
3) “CDC had wanted to start helping states plan in June how to get people vaccinated. But OWS rebuffed plan for distributing vaccines. They adopted similar plan in August only after exploring other options—then held release of CDC’s playbook for 2 weeks for additional clearance
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15 Jan
BREAKING—The window-breacher of the Capitol siege has been arrested—a Proudboy member named Dominic ‘Spazzo’ Pezzola. He has been sought by FBI for a long time—FBI say his group had stated that they “would have killed Mike Pence if given the chance”.
2) Pezzola also encouraged rioters after smashing the glass protecting the west side of the building.

3) Yesterday, they also caught “the caveman” who used a flag to beat a DC police officer unconscious
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15 Jan
BREAKING—We are out of vaccine reserves! Trump HHS Sec Azar announced this week that the govt would begin releasing #COVID19 vaccine doses held in reserve for 2nd shots—but no such reserve existed!! Trump HHS had already shipped out reserves end of Dec!
washingtonpost.com/health/2021/01… Image
2) “Now, state and local officials across the country are realizing their limited vaccine supply will not immediately increase, dashing hopes of dramatically expanding access for millions of people.”
3) “Health officials in some cities and states were informed in recent days about the reality of the situation, while others are still in the dark.
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15 Jan
The Brazil 🇧🇷 Manaus #COVID19 epidemic is getting epically worse. And many scientists suspect it might be because of the new Brazil P1 variant of #SARSCoV2, which has many multiple mutations. Quick thread 🧵 theguardian.com/world/2021/jan…
2) Brazil has been hit really hard already. In Oct 2020, someone estimated Manaus 🇧🇷 already have hit potentially 76% already infected — some saying it’s basically been plowed so hard, it’s now at herd immunity levels (getting there the dangerous way). science.sciencemag.org/content/371/65…
3) yet suddenly mortality is suddenly spiking again after a period of relative flatness. And Manaus is even skews younger than other areas. So this is odd.... reuters.com/article/us-hea…
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15 Jan
BREAKING—Federal prosecutors in TX charge AF (Ret) Lt Col Larry Rendall Brock Jr. who stormed the Capitol carrying plastic zip-tie handcuffs. “He means to take hostages. He means to kidnap, restrain, perhaps execute members of the U.S. government”.
apnews.com/article/capito… Image
2) On the day do the Capitol Siege, he said “Patriots on the Capitol. Patriots storming. Men with guns need to shoot their way in.”
3) White privilege: the judge released him meantime to home confinement with “limited internet”. 🤦🏻‍♂️
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15 Jan
Sorry, Q Shaman, Trump can’t pardon your insurrection, no matter how much you beg. Nope nope nope. It’s in the US Constitution.

Organic food, keep enjoying them.

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2) No pardon for the “caveman” either.
3) Nor any pardon for the hypocritical firefighter.
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