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I do believe the official BA.5 death toll in the US is an undercount. Anyway, terminology: covid leading to death is critical/fatal covid. Severe covid can start mildly and results in hospitalization, prolonged disease, disability, and even death down the line #LongCovid
As the @potus said two weeks ago, boosters + at home tests + paxlovid — all free, all convenient — can protect us from severe Covid.
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The U.S. has reported 6.8K COVID deaths this month (NYT numbers). That translates to more Americans dying per week than died in the 9/11 terror attacks. This is the new normal, America's political leaders insist.
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In some countries, learning to live with COVID involves keeping their people alive.
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If I read 1 more article about #longcovid causing “lingering symptoms”. Or for “months”. How about causes debilitating incurable syndromes that disable you completely. And many who are 2+ yrs. I’m thankful for the awareness but they need to be more realistic to the devastation
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Fever, vomiting and umbilicated pustular lesions in an 8 yr old ....Will keep y'all posted but 😬 Buckle up #Maskup And I beg you, despite what the cdc says, continue 6 ft distancing
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APOLOGY NEEDED—I think @ReutersFacts owes everyone a big APOLOGY for posting a dubious “fact check” claiming that the CDC has never said #monkeypox is airborne whenever countless @CDCgov documents say airborne precautions needed. Shameful. ➡️Follow @PPEtoheros not @ReutersFacts
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.@ReutersFacts, you’ve confused fact checking to mean you only check some of the facts. Here are just a few CDC documents that mention Monkeypox being airborne & the need for airborne PPE. @DrEricDing. stacks.cdc.gov/view/cdc/3123… stacks.cdc.gov/view/cdc/1081… stacks.cdc.gov/view/cdc/2505…
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Monkeypox: are we starting to see tpoxx antiviral treatment rebound? If so, a potentially concerning development.
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yup, don't want kids getting 'immunity debt' to polio, hepatitis A, CMV, EBV, 'all childhood diseases', and COVID... early mass infection is key...
Replying to @TRyanGregory
Don’t worry. Sweden’s already on it. Agnes is a prominent nurse & is regularly quoted in the media (translation lower half)
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So not just MSM
Anyone can get monkeypox from having close or intimate contact with someone or touching contaminated materials with the monkeypox virus. (1/2)
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I am not tweeting this for sympathy. My sister, healthy, vibrant, young passed away from Covid complications this morning. She, along with so many others decided masking was no longer needed. Passed away from the virus most people think is gone or never existed. Please stay safe.
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England’s excess deaths during the month of July (source ONS): 2022: 6,260 2021: 2,109 2020: −1,018 Herd immunity has failed.
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Interesting exchange at the end. Truss apologises for being "mean about the media". Newton Dunn tells her "It's cheap. And you know it."
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Liz Truss now accusing Talk TV presenter and former Sun political editor Tom Newton Dunn of being “left wing” for asking why she’s ruling out extra help for people paying their energy bills.
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Why are people age 50+ at higher risk of severe Covid? A new @PNASNews study indicates their significant narrowing of T cell diversity in response to infections may be part of the explanation pnas.org/doi/10.1073/pnas.22…
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NEW VIRUS FOUND IN CHINA: 35 already infected: nearly 1 in 2 get liver failure: 1 in 12 get kidney failure: virus goes into multiple animals and is believed to have emerged from shrews and it may be 'potentially fatal' case fatality for similar viruses 'very high'
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Monkeypox is AIRBORNE
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GPs can’t stop the healthcare crisis, but if we fail to respect them it will get a lot worse.
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UK test and trace was money laundering, wasn it?
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Channel 4 Researchers have put together the top 20 Jeremy Corbyn speeches over the last 35 years. They show a remarkable consistency of principle. Journalism at its very very best.
Channel 4 News
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