Trump supporters have successfully turned our USA #COVID19 world upside down.
After a year of calling #SARSCoV2 the "China Virus" they "leaked" unconfirmed info on the Wuhan Inst Virology that now has the media self-flagellating about "discounting the lab leak theory."
Then, they wove a false narrative about NIH funding gain-of-function experiments inside WIV that led to creation of a #COVID super-bug, which "leaked" spawning our pandemic.
And then it's "The Fauci Virus" -- all Tony Fauci's alleged idea, and financing.
Now #TonyFauci has gone from being America's #COVID19 hero to the target of hatred --even Donald #Trump Jr tweeted a slightly veiled call for killing Fauci.
As skeptical as you may be about the origins of the virus, consider who stands to gain from the new narrative. And lose.
Add this to the outcome of the "lab leak" vitriol directed now at #TonyFauci & @NIH…
And this: the new battle cry of the GOP: FIRE FAUCI.…

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28 May
Choice excerpts from @POTUS @JoeBiden speech yesterday in Cleveland:
"From a year of darkness, we're now emerging into the light. And I said from the very beginning: There's no chance -- no chance for this economy to come back unless we beat the #pandemic."
"And after administering 271 million doses of #vaccine in the first 120 days...cases are down now from January 83%. The number of deaths has fallen by 85%.
Schools are reopening. Businesses are reopening. Restaurants are reopening.
We've turned the tide..."
"...on the once-in-a-century #pandemic...(and) on a once-in-a-generation economic crisis. Families are beginning to be able to breathe just a little bit easier.
We still have work to do, but our future today is as bright & wide open as it ever has been."
Read 4 tweets
22 May
Two recently discovered #coronaviruses may have jumped from cats/dogs and pigs to people. These are not, as headlines claim, "new viruses" -- rather, they were found in samples taken from past pneumonia outbreaks. Good overview:…
2/ In 2017-18 in Sarawak, Malaysia a strange pneumonia epidemic hit, hospitalizing children.
Recent analysis of stored 2017 nasal swabs led to discovery of a #coronavirus that is a chimera, genetically from cats & dogs. It infected some children.… MORE
3/ In 2014 in a school in Haiti children developed high fevers. Recent analysis of samples from those kids revealed a previously unknown pig #coronavirus .
The spike protein of the virus appears to have adapted to human cells.…
Read 4 tweets
20 May
Why is the @JoeBiden administration doing such a lousy job with convincing the hesitant to get #COVID19 #vaccines?
Here's some messages I'd like to see.
Message 1: Worried you might give your kids or grandkids #COVID19 ?
Great news: The virus spreads via breathing, shared air. You can wear masks to cut that. AND, turns out the vaccines fill your nose & throat w/virus-killing antibodies, so you don't spread or harbor virus.
Message 2: All of those scary mutant forms -- variants -- of #COVID19 ? Looks like all of the vaccines used in the USA knock them out. Sometimes the immune response against a particular variant is weaker, but it still works.
Read 12 tweets
14 May
A 40-page analysis of 100s of 1000s of false social media postings aimed at discouraging #COVID19 #vaccine uptake finds that 65% of it traces to just 12 people -- and here's the names.
(Do with them what you will, says Centr for Countering Digital Hate)
And here are the Disinfo Dozen.
#1 - Joseph Mercola is a successful anti-vaccine entrepreneur, peddling dietary supplements
#2 is Robert F. Kennedy, Jr, a long-standing anti-vaxxer
Read 13 tweets
12 May
Advisory committee @CDCgov meeting now LIVE…
Regarding use of @pfizer #COVID19 #vaccine in children aged 12-18 years.
Efficacy in kids is 100%.…
"no serious adverse effects were observed" among 12-18 year old @pfizer #vaccine recipients…
Read 6 tweets
5 May
Three important @CDCgov studies just released, about the future of the U.S. #COVID19 epidemic.
First, CDC assembled 6 independent modeling teams to forecast the May to July epidemic, w/various assumptions about #vaccine uptake, mask use, opening up…
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2/ All 6 see the US epidemic peaking in May, and then steadily declining over the summer. What differs dramatically is the RATE of decline, hinging on vaccination rates & social distancing relaxations.…
2b/ “These scenarios show ongoing efforts to ^ #vaccination coverage & maintain physical distancing, masking, isolation & quarantine are warranted. As the #COVID19 #pandemic evolves & more data become available, future projections can provide improved publ hlth response.”
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