There you have it— "The risk of severe consequences from #LongCovid are very significant to young people", says UK 🇬🇧 Health Secretary Matt Hancock. #COVID19
2) 1 in 7 infected have long Covid at 12 weeks in UK ONS survey.
3) American Academy of Pediatrics now recommends all kids to be examined for post #COVID19 assessment before any physical activity. #LongCovid #LongCovidKids

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10 Apr
Explosion of #B117 across Europe.

We epidemiologists have been shouting from the rooftops since December to no avail. Evidence was clear as day. Now we are in middle of another global surge for the 8th week in a row. #COVID19
2) And it’s not just Europe... India 🇮🇳 and Brazil and countless other places seeing surges driven likely by variants.
3) Anyone remember this damn thread?! How there is a new emerging pandemic surge because variants like #B117 is bifurcating the pandemic into two? Countless didn’t listen.
Read 9 tweets
10 Apr
⚠️Dangerously negligent! “With the surging number of COVID-19 variants, (BC 🇨🇦 health chief) Dr Henry said BC would cease tracking individual variants, & proceed on assumption that variants are now dominant in community transmission.” This is so wrong🧵… Image
2) “Our strategy moving forward, given this high rate of (variants of concern) that we’re seeing in British Columbia, will be to no longer routinely sequence for confirmation. We just assume those screened positives will be the variants,” she said.
3) Why is this so damn wrong? Because we need to know which variants there are to know the properties of their transmission speed, track severity, possible Reinfection breakthroughs, and if mitigation working for what types.
Read 11 tweets
10 Apr
📍ITALY 🇮🇹 SCHOOL REOPENING: Nationwide in Italy, 15-20 days after schools reopened, #COVID19 surged. The “rate of growth of daily #SARSCoV2 cases in all Italian regions provides some evidence in favor of a link between school reopening and resurgence”.

Detailed 🧵 by @DGBassani Image
2) 70% of Italy region saw surges after reopening. The mean time delay was just 16 days!
3) the other regions still had increases. Just longer or shorter time delays.
Read 5 tweets
9 Apr
“yippee!!!” ~the disgusting email Trump advisor wrote to Trump’s Asst Health Secretary after pressuring and forcing CDC leaders to muzzle the opening sentence of a report about spread of #COVID19 among younger people & blunt data unfavorable to Trump. 🧵… Image
2) “Trump appointees in the Department of Health and Human Services last year privately touted their efforts to block or alter scientists’ reports on the coronavirus to more closely align with then-President Donald Trump’s more optimistic messages about the outbreak”
3) “Even as career government scientists worked to combat the virus, a cadre of Trump appointees was attempting to blunt the scientists’ messages, edit their findings and equip the president with an alternate set of talking points.
Read 6 tweets
9 Apr
💡GOOD NEWS: Pfizer has filed with the FDA to seek emergency use authorization for adolescents ages 12-15 for its #COVID19 vaccine! Trial so far shows ~100% efficacy (18 cases in placebo, 0 in vaccine group). Pfizer applying for worldwide approvals too. 🧵… Image
2) The plans is: “Pending regulatory decision, our hope is to make this vaccine available to the 12-15-year-old age group **before the start of the 2021 school year**.”
3) “BNT162b2 was well tolerated with side effects generally consistent with those observed in participants 16 to 25 years of age. All participants in the trial will continue to be monitored for long-term protection
and safety for an additional two years after their second dose.”
Read 4 tweets
9 Apr
Being vaccinated does NOT mean that you can have a relationship w/ an underage girl & pay her to “travel” w/ you as a Congressman—then show off nude photos to colleagues while sitting on the floor of the US House of Representatives.

(Billboard @maddogpac)
2) Catch up with the drama.…
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