public health nurse • just here for the dogs • CHI/STL

Missouri, USA
Joined July 2012
This paragraph is an utter indictment of where our 9-1-1 system is at in St. Louis currently. Citizens unable to reach the PSAP, so the run a traumatic arrest themselves, direct traffic, and wait for 9-1-1 to call them back. Enough is enough.
Replying to @STL_PJ
Also, it really sucked to read this paragraph.
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We love to see it
Looks like @CoriBush is absolutely CRUSHING Steve Roberts in STL County absentees. 😎
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Having @dr_demetre in this senior leadership role for the monkeypox response is welcome news. He is an activist physician who has deep experience leading successful HIV/AIDS initiatives.
New tonight: Tomorrow Biden will announce that the official White House coordinator for the monkeypox outbreak will be former acting FEMA administrator Robert Fenton. His deputy will be Dr. Demetre Daskalakis, a CDC official
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This is stigma unfolding in front of our eyes: the idea that there are people who are innocent and deserve care, and guilty, undeserving people. These attitudes linger for decades, as we know with HIV. Puritanical moralizing will only worsen the outbreak. Gay men deserve care.
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In addition to the Multi-Agency Resource Centers in Wentzville (Aug. 2) & Florissant (Aug. 3), a MARC will open in University City at Centennial Commons on Aug. 4, 3-8 p.m. Anyone impacted by the flooding can go to any of the 3️⃣ MARCs to receive disaster recovery resources.
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Texting you six unrelated thoughts in a row, all preceded with "Also:" is my love language, and I'm so sorry. ❤️
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Left Bank Books, like many shops and homes in St Louis, was hit hard by the historic flood levels. Please support them if you can!
Please shop online or donate to our flood recovery as we are still working to get the floor ready for browsing. Y’all are the best! #indiebookstore #aftertheflood #leftbankbooks #breakmysoul
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When covid struck, @LeftBankBooks set me up to sign books outside to avoid a plague. Now they are handling a flood. They have stuck it out during multiple signs of the apocalypse. They are a St Louis legend and deserve full support!
You, too, can get a copy of HIDING IN PLAIN SIGHT that I personally autographed in a St Louis back alley across from a dumpster! 😀 New signed copies available here: left-bank.com/signed-hiding-…
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This investigation was 7-months in the making, what was most shocking to us is the extent of Russia’s subversion of the Sudanese state, it’s entrenching of Sudan’s Generals at the expense of the hopes for Democracy. While the US - and the world - watch on. cnn.com/2022/07/29/africa/su…
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🌍 An estimated 1.5 million people have contracted HIV worldwide in 2021, according to a @UNAIDS report. ⭕️ The number of new cases has dropped to 3.6% compared to 2021, the slowest rate of decline since 2016. 👉Around 38.4 million people were living with HIV in 2021.
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Demand that Hockey Canada release whatever NDAs are in place and name and ban the one player connected to FOUR SA claims (accounting for $1M in settlements)
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The time to develop a vaccine and antivirals for #marburg virus disease is now, not in the future when it affects western countries and a PHEIC is triggered 🤷🏽‍♀️ These outbreaks do not happen without warning. #marburg in #Ghana is exactly that. nytimes.com/article/marburg-…
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Cook County reported the first confirmed case of a person with monkeypox in Cook County jail. There are 5,500 people incarcerated in that jail, today.
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the head of UNAIDS struggled to board a flight to the international AIDS conference. Lol. That’s how racism works, it stupefies.
I’m @ Geneva airport, at the gate, boarding pass in hand on my way to #unaids2022, I’m almost refused to board, all docs scrutinised over &over again, calls made…. I board last. Hundreds of people in the South have been denied visas & won’t attend #UNAIDS2022 Unjust, racist!
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Important science occurring:
well now I have to go stare at all my pictures of cheetah paws
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absolutely absurd to say that prioritizing a scarce monkeypox vaccine for gay and bisexual men is like what happened during the AIDS crisis. for the love of god, read a book
Remember when the same demographic was singled out for AIDS (despite anyone being at risk) and it perpetuated societies hatred toward them? Given the current state of the US, this isn’t a good thing.
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Cale retweeted
Flash Flood Emergency for STL County. 2-6 inches of rain is producing widespread flash flooding! @FOX2now #stlwx This is Schuetz road and Adie Road in Maryland Heights.
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Whatever you’re working toward, you can do it, even if it’s so big that it feels impossible. You just have to get to the next checkpoint.
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Vaccine derived polio stems from INADEQUATE vaccine coverage. Don’t allow anti vaxxers and conspiracy theorists to derail this. And get vaccinated.
A #polio case has been identified in NY State for the first time since 2013. It is NOT wildtype virus -- it is #vaccine derived virus. Vigorous surveillance underway. statnews.com/2022/07/21/n-y-…
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