📍 New CDC guidance now admits fomite (surface) transmission of #SARSCoV2 is very rare and low. Glad science is updating.

This also means droplets and aerosols (Microdroplets) are the the main #COVID19 culprits.

2) This is why we need to focus on airborne transmission much much more. Some insist 6 feet is enough but countless studies show 6 feet is not. This is a virus that floats in the air.
3) restaurant transmission from 20 feet away. This is 3x the “safe” distance of 6 feet we always hear about. We need better ventilation and air disinfection.

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8 Apr
🏒New—25 hockey players and staff of NHL Vancouver @Canucks team are now confirmed positive for #COVID19. All cases traced to a single source, which is an variant awaiting formal confirmation which type (previously #P1 mentioned by multiple reporters). 🧵 nhl.com/canucks/news/c… Image
2) “An ongoing investigation by Vancouver Coastal Health and club contact tracing staff attributes the source infection to a single individual obtained in a community setting, which has since been identified by public health as a public exposure location.
3) “The Canucks are grateful for the continued support of local public health officials, the NHL and NHLPA and encourage everyone to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 by following health orders. COVID-19 infections are rising in BC.
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7 Apr
Disgusting—While Brazil 🇧🇷 had 4000+ #COVID19 deaths yesterday, Bolsonaro today decided to bash LGBT on HIV, claims there’s no vaccine for all the world, none in Africa (false—many vaccine trials done in 🇿🇦), & continues to push unproven drug therapies.

#Sosbrazil #Sosbrasil
2) There is a reason why I said “Brazil is like a Fukushima, it can put the whole world at risk”. theintercept.com/2021/04/05/ent…
3) I agree with @MiguelNicolelis — Brazil’s COVID crisis is like a Fukushima disaster that is going out of control.
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7 Apr
Michigan confirmed new hospitalizations for #COVID19 has soared an alarming +43% in just one week!

It’s now more than double the national US per 100 bed rate (12 vs 5).

Nursing home staff cases also up +8% in one week. Positivity up 4% points in one week. Not good. Image
2) Moreover, hospital admissions among 18-39 year olds are also up substantial % in the last 2 weeks (see dark orange below).

healthdata.gov/Community/COVI… Image
3) Here is Michigan cases now versus one month ago... huge surge. #COVID19 Image
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7 Apr
📍HUGE STUDY—One in 3 #COVID19 survivors received a neurological diagnosis within 6 months of infection—1 in 8 with first ever diagnosis, says study of 230,000 patient records. Also COVID patients had higher risk of dementia, anxiety, Parkinson’s vs flu.🧵
thelancet.com/action/showPdf… Image
2) Across all patients, #COVID19 infected (vs other respiratory infections) yielded higher risk for these diagnoses:

📌brain hemorrhage
📌ischemic stroke
📌Myoneural/muscle disease
📌Substance use
📌Parkinson’s (vs RTI) Image
3) Moreover, the higher risks are not just for hospitalized patients. Even in **non-hospitalized #COVID19**, higher risks of these outcomes were still found:

Any brain hemorrhage
Ischemic stroke
Parkinson’s (vs flu)
Nerve disorders
Substance use
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7 Apr
💡Proposal—what if the Biden @StateDept authorized all US Embassies and Consulate abroad to share US #COVID19 vaccines? It could technically skirting the Trump WH contractual bans against donating & using them outside of “US Territories”. I hope @SecBlinken @ABlinken considers.
2) And not just US citizens would be eligible. But maybe there can be a section of US embassies / consulates that can offer it to non-Americans too theoretically if they came to the Embassy. There is no “citizens only” clause, just a “US territory” clause.
3) In addition, US military bases abroad. And maybe US entry Pre-clearance zones in which are considered as having “entered the US”.

I know embassies and military bases are still consider foreign soil, but they are under official US sovereign control. It’s grey area for sure.
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7 Apr
📍NEW—We now know why US cannot share its #COVID19 vaccines with the world—Trump WH had forced legal contracts that blocks US doses by Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, J&J from being donated. Hence 🇨🇦&🇲🇽 only got “loans”, despite >45 mil dose US surplus. 🧵
vanityfair.com/news/2021/04/w… Image
2) “The contracts the Trump administration signed with the vaccine manufacturers prohibit the U.S. from sharing its surplus doses with the rest of the world. According to contract language VF has obtained, the agreements with Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca, & Janssen state:
3) ““The Government may not use, or authorize the use of, any products or materials provided under this Project Agreement, unless such use occurs in the United States” or U.S. territories.
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