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May 21 11 tweets 4 min read
CEO that scored a massive bonus for price gouging Americans for rapid antigen tests while ignoring safety concerns at baby formula plant is *sorry* for the shortage that was engineered, in part, by his industry's lobbying of the Trump administration in order to limit competition "Abbott CEO pocketed nearly $25 million last year"

"Abbott Laboratories CEO Robert Ford received a $4.5 million raise last year as the medical device company saw sales surge amid rising demand for its COVID-19 BinaxNOW tests."

chicagobusiness.com/health-care/ab…
May 21 6 tweets 2 min read
I've seen *a lot* of reactions to this callous statement about maternal death rates among Black women but one group is conspicuously silent: White researchers that recently received federal grants to conduct health equity research based on little-to-no relevant experience Image This is where all that grant funding that should have gone to BIPOC researchers, but was awarded to opportunistic self-anointed allies comes into play. The receipts exist, but they've been collected by BIPOC researchers that are not getting interviewed b/c they don't fit the mold
May 21 5 tweets 1 min read
Dear journalists: when your "expert" source offers anecdotal evidence, as in the example below, it is your responsibility to ask them how many COVID cases are actually being reported by their hospital. Do your job. Stop platforming clout-chasing quacks. We've been through this before. These clout-chasers draw sweeping conclusions based entirely on their personal experience, which is gleaned from a few shifts per month. That's *not* data, that's an anecdote. Stop reporting their bullshit— it's misinformation that causes real harm
May 21 4 tweets 1 min read
Sleep well $TSLA shareholders ImageImage Just so we're all on the same page: M*sk is engaging in a transparent attempt to get the woman he assaulted to break the terms of their agreement. If she bites, which I hope she doesn't, he can try to reclaim the money and seek additional damages. He's trying to ruin her life.
May 21 7 tweets 1 min read
Earlier this week, our streaming service decided we had moved from California to Atlanta, GA and we're learning *soooo* much about Georgia politics just by watching the commercials.

For instance, Sen Warnock seems to be paying for his commercials, while Mitch McConnell's /1 Super PAC seems to be paying for most of the attack ads on Sen Warnock /2
May 21 9 tweets 2 min read
On this point: I’ve been thinking about sharing some specific examples of things that our family does to get out of the house.

Not sure if folks on here would find that helpful or not. And certainly don’t want to suggest that what our family does is *the only* safe way to go An example: We have a 3.5 year-old but we’re not avoiding indoor public spaces, like museums, altogether. We’re just very intentional about *which* museums we visit, and the time of day. We go to museums with outdoor areas and try to arrive at/around opening time. Here’s why 2/n
May 21 8 tweets 2 min read
Not sure who needs to hear this but if you’ve been extremely careful to avoid COVID and you’re growing tired/frustrated, you should know that you’re not alone. Federal policy shifted the burden of pandemic mitigation onto individuals— that’s exhausting, by design. It’s unjust, and this isn’t how public health is supposed to work.
May 20 5 tweets 2 min read
Are we still doing that whole separation of church and state thing or...nah?

How about that tax exemption? That still a thing?

(Asking for a friend who was raised Catholic)
May 20 5 tweets 2 min read
🔥 Oracle’s Larry Ellison, "the billionaire GOP donor participated along with Fox’s Sean Hannity and Sen. Lindsey Graham, according to court filings and a participant"
May 20 10 tweets 3 min read
There's an interesting new trend I've noticed in the data. Unlike other surges, I'm noticing what I'm calling an "Oh shit!" moment— where people seem to realize that there's a surge, and they seem to adjust their behavior
(1/n) Image Here's a close-up of the flattening of the % positivity curve for 12-17 year-olds in the Northeast

2/n Image
May 20 9 tweets 3 min read
I'm concerned that we're on the verge of another Omicron-scale surge. Here's why (1/n) Cases and % positivity are high *and* rising /2 Image
May 20 4 tweets 1 min read
Nobody:

Absolutely nobody:

Bill deBlasio: This guy is running for Congress Image
May 20 12 tweets 3 min read
::taps the sign:: Paxlovid rebound is real, and far more common than the manufacturer (or White House) is willing to admit.

Get your vaccination doses and wear a mask. Don't buy the hype about a drug that has only been shown effective for *unvaccinated* persons
May 19 10 tweets 5 min read
Musk, who recently went on a sex club crawl while in Berlin, sexually harassed and propositioned a flight attendant.

Article by @RichMcHugh for @BusinessInsider
h/t @alexanderchee

businessinsider.com/spacex-paid-25… ICYMI: Here’s an article about the sex club craw— vice.com/en/article/y3v…
May 19 10 tweets 3 min read
For folks keeping track at home: Elon acquires ~9% stake in Twitter w/o disclosing the purchase as required by SEC, makes a profit, joins Twitter Board, leaves Board, makes unconditional $44b hostile takeover offer, loses billions in crypto/tech crash, and longer has $44b to burn So now he's scrambling for financing, but he's $14 billion short. So he picks a fight about bots, which invites scrutiny of his own account and reveals that 70% of his followers are fake/spam (read: paid troll farms) and another 5%-10% are inactive.
May 19 15 tweets 4 min read
If you’re still following COVID minimizers— those that tell you that COVID is mild or that try to downplay severity by drawing distinctions without a difference (e.g. hospitalizations "for" vs. "with")— now’s the time to unfollow them. They’ve been lying for clout, here’s proof: The "breaking" part of this news is the result of a U.S.-based study, but make not mistake about it: there’s been a preponderance of data from peer nations for more than a year. We knew this was going to happen, and that’s why I and dozens of other COVID experts and advocates 2/n
May 19 5 tweets 2 min read
Long COVID is a well-characterized (if poorly understood) clinical diagnosis around the world. It is not an American phenomenon, no matter how many Twitter randos claim it is Some countries, like Mexico, even have government-funded #LongCOVID clinics where patients can be evaluated and treated

gob.mx/imss/prensa/ot…
May 18 15 tweets 3 min read
Something tells me Rep. Johnson has never seen a baby die during childbirth. I have. It was a tragic outcome that nobody wanted— certainly not the grieving mother. If anti-abortionists have their way, however, her 2 older children would have been left without a mother. 1/n This event took place while I was on my OB/Gyn rotation during my intern year at a busy county hospital. Despite being home to Tesla HQ, Facebook, and Google, Silicon Valley is unapologetically a region of have-and-have-nots. This pregnant mother of 2 lacked health insurance. 2/n
May 18 6 tweets 1 min read
Thank you @megtirrell for asking about Paxlovid rebound Thank you @tamarakeithNPR for pressing for clarity, and asking about under 5 yrs vaccination
May 18 4 tweets 1 min read
Everyone should have a short list of people you just don't fuck with. Also, Liz Cheney should be on everyone's list. On deck: Matt Gaetz

thedailybeast.com/florida-rep-ma…
May 17 4 tweets 2 min read
This explains a lot: 70% of *Elon Musk's* 93 million followers are fake or spam, according to this independent analysis. That's more than 3X higher than any of the datasets used for comparison

h/t @davitydave 👀👀👀 Twitter bots helped build the cult of Elon Musk and Tesla. But who’s creating them? via @latimes

latimes.com/business/story…