Just keeping track of #epitwitter. I RT the posts from epidemiologists, virologists, immunologists, aerosol scientists, and atmospheric chemists to name a few

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To the folks who are insistent on pretending that things are totes back to normal: What you remember as “normal” is never, ever coming back. I’m sorry if no one has told you this before now, but there is simply no going back. The before times are gone forever. 1/
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⚠️Geeeeezzz—2 healthcare workers who wore full PPE (N95, gloves, gown, goggles) got #monkeypox in 🇧🇷 after visiting monkeypox patient. Despite **washing hands**, the 2 female HCWs both positive days later. ➡️They didn’t sanitize the clipboard & sample box! wwwnc.cdc.gov/eid/article/28…
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I wish every single person in the West would listen to Putin's speech. Obviously, that won't happen so let me summarise as a professional translator for 10+ years. He states, as he has done from the outset, what his intentions and complaints are in the plainest terms possible.🧵
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When people go through terribly hard life experiences, other people often say, “I honestly don’t know how you did it, I couldn’t cope with that”. The truth is, no-one copes, they just survive anyway they can, one day at a time. There’s no special skill that makes it better.
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F*ck around & Find out
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I count 304 reported Omicron deaths in Ontario for the month of September up to the 29th. That has easily surpassed last September's reported total of 220 when Delta was dominant. Last October had 135 deaths. Our Omicron October count should pass that number very quickly.#covid19
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UPDATE 9/30. Convergent evolution in Omicron sublineages, 10 more sublineages added. Please report bugs. @TRyanGregory. @EricTopol @florian_krammer @Tuliodna @CorneliusRoemer @PeacockFlu @DrEricDing @kakape @SolidEvidence @ewencallaway @RobertoBurioni @mlipsitch @JeremyKonyndyk
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Another significant wave on the heals of back to back to back waves all year with essentially no break (not even in summer) ought to dispell the myth of "robust hybrid immunity" or "seasonality" for a virus that rapidly evolves immune escape. (It won't, but it ought to).
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Now, I'm not trying to minimize suffering. I can empathize - Just check out my resume. I'm simply doing what is so widely accepted in my country. Turning people into numbers so that we can measure impact and in the process dehumanize the loss and numb our senses. - It's sad.
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Heartbreaking: An immunocompromised 51 year old man spoke against lifting COVID-19 protections (e.g. mask mandates) to protect people like him. Protections were lifted & then…he died. 💔 Why don’t we value the lives of immunocompromised people the same way? One word: Ableism.
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SevereME peeps, what keeps your mind healthy? Like how do you occupy yourself? I’m not new to SevereME at all, but I’m currently finding it a struggle to find things to do that are “restful” but aren’t sleeping, or going on my phone. Thank you 💙 #pwME #MECFS #severeME
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I reluctantly watched this show and if I had a bingo card for how NOT to treat #longcovid I’d have had a full house. A thread 🧵1/
Steve, aged 41, is living with long covid symptoms and has lost fitness and strength. Can the How Long Will You Live team find ways to help? Tonight 8.30pm | #HLWYL
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I’ve played enough Legend of Zelda games to know that if you find an old flute you actually have to play it in order to right the wrongs of the past and continue on with your quest to save the world.
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My niece facetimed me this morning because her preschool teacher said that women marry men and she wanted to fact check that I married a girl. Hope her daycare is ready for the intensity of her "I told you so"
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found a dr who seemed like they'd be perfect for what I need, website said they take covid precautions, called to confirm, they said they weren't anymore bc of CDC guidelines, asked if they could wear a mask bc I have long covid, was told "no we have to be equitable to the staff"
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Did Walgreen's delete their Covid Tracker? My bookmark no longer works and a search did not help. Anyone know?
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