1/ Before my critical case of Covid-19, I had a resolution to walk or run at least 25 miles a week, which averages out to around 3.5 miles a day. And I generally adhered to it.
2/ From 2015-2019, I basically managed to keep this resolution. Here are the years and my average daily walking/running totals (per the handy Health app in my iPhone).

2015: 4.2
2016: 3.7
2017: 4.3
2018: 3.8
2019: 3.9
3/ In 2020, thanks to Covid, I averaged just 2.4 miles a day. I did hardly any walking in March, much of which I spent in the hospital, and April, the first month of my recovery (when I could barely walk across the house or up a single flight of stairs).
4/ But in 2021, I’m doing much better. Year to date, I’m averaging 3.1 miles/day, and as you can see, the trend is upward.
5/ So I have now officially reinstated my 25 miles/week resolution. I’ve met that goal each week for the past 5 weeks; here is last week (3.9 miles):
6/ I still can’t go very fast when I try to run; my best speed is 10 minutes/mile, more of a jog. But I hope to gradually get faster, and I’m glad to be increasing my distance. Walking or jogging are good forms of exercise for me, even if they’re not running.
7/ My breathing and heart rate issues have gotten much, much better. I feel comfortable now with all the forms of exercise I used to do (jogging/running, group fitness classes, solo workouts); I just do them less intensely, modify a lot, take breaks, etc.
8/ I’m not back to my pre-Covid baseline, and it’s possible I’ll never quite return to it. But that’s okay.

I’m just glad that I can walk and (kinda) run again. And I’ll keep putting in my 25+ miles a week.
9/ For everyone out there who is still struggling with #LongCovid, I’m keeping you in my thoughts and prayers, and I hope you feel stronger soon.

I feel much better these days—but it took me more than a year to get here.
10/ We might never be the same. But we are still here.

I can’t run very fast. But I can once again run with my son on the beach.

And that is no small blessing.

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Is anyone aware of research on the susceptibility to the Delta variant of people who had a natural infection of #COVID19 (seropositive) and then got fully vaccinated with an mRNA vaccine on top of that?

Asking for a friend.
Cc’ing @florian_krammer @DrTomFrieden @VirusesImmunity @apoorva_nyc who have been insightful in the past.
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1/ An important update regarding the hiring as a #SCOTUS clerk of Jessica (Jessie) Garland, daughter of Attorney General Merrick Garland, by Justice Kagan.

From Patricia McCabe of the Supreme Court Public Information Office:
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3/ The key points:

(a) Justice Kagan hired Jessica Garland BEFORE #MerrickGarland was AG (and before @JoeBiden was elected president.

(b) Jessie Garland won't clerk for Justice Kagan at #SCOTUS during Merrick Garland's tenure as AG.
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1/ Everyone keeps assuming that Justice Stephen Breyer will retire from #SCOTUS either this year or, as is looking more likely right now, next year.

But what is the basis for this assumption? Might Justice Breyer stick around for several more years?
2/ In his recent interview with @JoanBiskupic of @CNN, all Justice Breyer said was that (a) he hasn't decided on when to retire and (b) he would consider his health and the needs of #SCOTUS in deciding.

What do those factors say right now about retirement?
3/ Justice Breyer seems active and healthy, and he's still making meaningful contributions at #SCOTUS.

This past Term, he wrote opinions for the Court in such major cases as CA v. TX (the big ACA case), Mahanoy v. BL (student free speech), Google v. Oracle.
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1/ THREAD. Today marks the seventh anniversary of the murder of law professor Dan Markel.

He touched so many lives, as reflected in these recollections from those of us who were lucky enough to know him.

2/ Seven years later, not everyone involved in this horrific crime has been brought to justice.

Here is a statement just issued by Dan's parents, Ruth and Phil Markel, through their lawyers, Orin Snyder and Matt Benjamin of @GibsonDunn.
3/ Here is a video version of the Markel family's statement, posted on the “Justice for Dan” Facebook page.

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1/ THREAD. Some of the coverage connecting the departure of John Demers as head of the Justice Department’s National Security Division to the uproar over the DOJ leak investigations is a bit misleading.
2/ Look at all of these headlines, which imply that John Demers’s departure was prompted by the furor over the leak investigations, Apple/Google subpoenas, etc.
3/ But then read this @nytimes by @ktbenner, which has the right facts (even if the headline and sad-face photo, which Benner isn’t responsible for, reinforce the narrative that John Demers’s departure is tied to the scandal).

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1/ THREAD. I'm conducting a poll for my newsletter/blog, Original Jurisdiction (if you're not familiar with the subject, read the rest of this thread):

Did you like Judge Kenneth Lee's opinion in Briseño v. Henderson (9th Cir.)? #appellatetwitter
2/ Here's a link to Judge Lee's opinion in Briseño v. Henderson, so you can check it out for yourself before reading the commentary:

3/ Here's @Ross_Todd of Litigation Daily on Briseño v. Henderson:

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