Every time I hear the data about educational loss for children during the year of virtual learning, I ask a very simple question- was it because of virtual learning or because of the pandemic.
The most proximal thing always gets blamed.
My thoughts...
Could it be that children just dont learn well during a pandemic, no matter what mode education is delivered? If their caregivers are being hospitalized and/or dying, could that be to blame for the educational losses we are seeing?
Could the fact that 1 in 310 Black children, 1 in 168 Native children, and 1 in 412 Hispanic children, lost a caregiver compared to 1 in 753 White children, explain any of the racial gaps we saw in last year's educational loss data?
But COVID doesn't affect kids, they say.

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24 Jul
An @EpiEllie tweet from a while ago is the inspiration for mine today.
The biggest thing I got wrong during the pandemic was public & political support. I just knew since the world finally understood epidemics & pandemics, they would also realize the importance of public health
I figured public health would be funded at levels necessary to actually protect the public's health. The nation would come together around the importance of universal Healthcare. We would understand that in a society, your health impacts my health.
I predicted we would have real conversations and possibly move the needle on paid sick leave and addressing social determinants of health.

I would have never guessed that instead we would have states legislating power away from public health departments DURING A PANDEMIC!
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30 Jun
My sister & niece finally got vaxxed! My sis was the most vaccine hesitant person I know, and she makes the healthcare decisions for my niece.
My sis was afraid, not uneducated, not didn't care, and def didn't deserve death bc she had fear of medicine that never served her well.
She was cautious, created a buble with 1 family and never ventured outside of it without her N95 mask, face shield, gloves. She washed her hands often, and used contact free everything.
She bought at home Covid test as soon as they hit the market.
She knew covid was real...
but also knew medicine harms Black people, sometimes just for the heck of it.
History didnt need to teach her this (but it did), she had her own experiences. Like the nurse who called her miscarriage "a blessing" or the residents who had her pushing in active labor for 7 hrs...
Read 7 tweets
18 Jun
Many of yall are awaking to a day off for a holiday you never celebrated before.
I've celebrate #Juneteenth #JubileeDay my entire life. I love the parades that many major cities have, but we also had personal family traditions too. Here's my family's approach.
We start by hanging two Juneteenth flags. First, the official Juneteenth flag is red, white, and blue with 1 star burting through. Second the variations flag that comes in red, black, and green, colors that remind us of Africa.
We talk about the colors both flags represent.
The traditional flag has the colors of America, because we are American. This country is prosperous because of 400 years of unpaid or underpaid labor from our ancestors. We are as American as it gets, and our contributions are what made America the force that it is.
Read 16 tweets
23 Apr
I cleared my schedule to watch ACIP discuss the J&J vaccine.
I'll try to live tweet important portions for those who didn't take the day off.
Interesting comparison slide between AZ and J&J clot epidemiology and symptoms
Good question about age difference between AZ and J&J clots.
Could the difference in mean age be related to the timing and rollout of J&J vaccine and not be a function of age. Older ppl got mRNA vaccines bc the came out first.
Answer- more to come on that later today.
Read 35 tweets
16 Mar
My college's motto is "I'll find a way or make one." @ClarkAtlanta
This motto has allowed me to think outside the box in all aspects of my life. But this has been most useful during the pandemic.
I have a nothing is impossible take.
How does this stance help?
Well 3ft v 6 ft debate. Why are are debating this? To get more kids in in-person learning. What else could achieve this goal? Maybe utilize all the empty buildings we drive past everyday. My work building is green and healthy building designated with amazing ventilation.
It's sitting empty. Why not host schools in these buildings? Vaccination- could we vaccinate at places people already go? Pop up clinics at grocery store parking lots? Mobile clinics in hard to reach areas? mass Vaccination sites in large housing complexes?
Read 4 tweets
4 Mar
Okay, I'm about to start listening.
Thanks @AmyBaugher for bringing this podcast to my attention, and thanks @statsepi for preparing me for the offenses I'm about to hear.

And to think, this was released during #BlackHistoryMonth

🧵 live tweeting this podcast
Title: #StructuralRacism for Doctors- What is it?
1st the title is distressing. Why are we still asking what is it? Why aren't we focused on addressing it? Still defining something that is clear, noted in research, & pervasive is problematic & stalls progress.
Pressing play now
"We discussed structural racism. Going into this interview I didn't understand the concept." I'm confused, who are you? There's no introduction of the narrator. What field is he from? What work does he do? Does he interact with patients & not understand this life & death concept?
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