Epidemiologist & health economist. Global health security. Co-founder @TheWHN. COVID updates since Jan ‘20 nym.ag/3olszuo

Washington DC & Virginia
Joined January 2009
The “HOLY MOTHER OF GOD” tweet was exactly 1 year ago today. For those who have been with me this past year, I hope and pray your families are safe. Let’s work together to end this pandemic. #COVID19 nymag.com/intelligencer/amp/…
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“90% of Americans, regardless of political party, want universal background checks. But we are being held hostage by 50 (Republican) senators in Washington despite what we the American people want. It’s pathetic, & I’ve had enough!” #Uvalde #UvaldeMassacre
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Also, @GovAbbott is equally pathetically embarrassing for stoking for more guns. @GregAbbott_TX can goto hell, but I’ll settle for @BetoORourke going to replace him.
GOTO HELL @GregAbbott_TX— you have blood on your hands. History remembers how you stoked the fires for more guns 👇. Now 19 kids and 2 teachers are dead—murdered in cold blood at Robb Elementary School. YOU— @GovAbbott—ARE AN EMBARRASSMENT TO AMERICA. #UvaldeMassacre
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Eric Feigl-Ding retweeted
Uvalde: AR-15 Buffalo: AR-15 Boulder: AR-15 Orlando: AR-15 Parkland: AR-15 Las Vegas: AR-15 Aurora, CO: AR-15 Sandy Hook: AR-15 Waffle House: AR-15 San Bernardino: AR-15 Midland/Odessa: AR-15 Poway synagogue: AR-15 Sutherland Springs: AR-15 Tree of Life Synagogue: AR-15
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GOTO HELL @GregAbbott_TX— you have blood on your hands. History remembers how you stoked the fires for more guns 👇. Now 19 kids and 2 teachers are dead—murdered in cold blood at Robb Elementary School. YOU— @GovAbbott—ARE AN EMBARRASSMENT TO AMERICA. #UvaldeMassacre
I'm EMBARRASSED: Texas #2 in nation for new gun purchases, behind CALIFORNIA. Let's pick up the pace Texans. @NRA blog.chron.com/narcoconfiden…
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There is no such thing as being “pro-life” while supporting laws that let children be shot in their schools, elders in grocery stores, worshippers in their houses of faith, survivors by abusers, or anyone in a crowded place. It is an idolatry of violence. And it must end.
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Monkeypox outbreak was waiting to happen, say scientists Proportion of people protected has fallen substantially in decades since smallpox vaccination ended (which offered cross protection against #monkeypox) theguardian.com/world/2022/m…
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My god the stone cold arrogance + idiocy in one screenshot— FACT: cholera was once a serious pandemic disease. a.k.a “Tell me you don’t know wtf you’re talking about without saying “I don’t know wtf I’m talking about” (paraphrasing @DFisman). HT @CPita3 @amandalhu
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2) How bad was cholera pandemics historically? MILLIONS of peoples died.l across 7 different cholera pandemics.
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Wait for the HAMMER 🔨 at the end… this reminds me of the infamous Milgram electric shock experiment. Although not true pain, the perception of pain-inducing action caused mental anguish in the research participant that he screamed. The brain 🧠 is incredible. Avatar someday?
Body transfer illusion The illusion of owning a part/or entire body other than one's own sight, touch and proprioception (a sense of body position) all combine to convince this person that a rubber hand is their body part 1/🧵 🔈This video has sound
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This reads like an assassination
"Videos obtained by CNN, corroborated by testimony from eight eyewitnesses, an audio forensic analyst and an explosive weapons expert, suggest that Abu Akleh was shot dead in a targeted attack by Israeli forces." cnn.com/2022/05/24/middleeas…
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“I’m stunned by this. Every day I wake up and there are more countries infected..This is not the kind of spread we’ve seen in West Africa, so there may be something new happening in the West,” African scientists baffled by monkeypox cases in Europe, US abcnews.go.com/Health/wireSt…
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📍Monkeypox cases worldwide: cumulative to date. Nothing to see here. Everyone look away. But very cool new #monkeypox dashboard. HT @OurWorldInData @MaxCRoser ourworldindata.org/monkeypox
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2) Another key dashboard is the @BNONews #monkeypox data tracker which also lists suspected and probable and daily cases. And the data is worrying if you follow the trend closely and look at looming numbers.
📍 Doubling in 3 days—#Monkeypox cases have >doubled, grown, or appeared in over 15 countries—“no way” you say? Just compare last Friday morning case count versus today’s Monday count (top)—@BNONews data doesn’t lie. Not fear mongering—let’s be cautious🙏 bnonews.com/monkeypox/
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3) Another 3rd #monkeypox dashboard is run by @Antonio_Caramia — it tracks daily cases and visualizes it by country as well. The spike in UK 🇬🇧 is very worrisome if you consider 11 cases reported last Friday and it jumped to 35 new additional cases Monday.
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2) Meanwhile, here are the growth of case by date. The surge in UK is the most incredible— from 11 new cases Friday to 36 new cases on Monday. It doesn’t seem to be dying down. HT @Antonio_Caramia ilpandacentrostudio.it/uk.ht…
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4) Another really good #monkeypox dashboard. A picture is worth a thousand words… and what a worrisome picture it is.
📍Monkeypox cases worldwide: cumulative to date. Nothing to see here. Everyone look away. But very cool new #monkeypox dashboard. HT @OurWorldInData @MaxCRoser ourworldindata.org/monkeypox
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4) And @cv19comm agrees that #monkeypox is treated by CDC as potentially aerosol-transmission, but it’s a distraction because she thinks we are ignoring the far bigger risk of bloodborne and other forms of transmission. I agree aerosol is much lower with MP than with coronavirus.
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So, we need to know QUICKLY what these risks are and put proper precautions in place across several industries and maybe society generally like we did w/ HIV. This #MonkeyPoxIsAirborne thing frustrates me because its a major distraction. We're already treating it as airborne.
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5) Monkeypox is spread “efficiently by touch of bodily fluids” - in addition by a host of other direct contact methods. 😬 @cv19comm
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It's sexually transmitted and you can catch it from sharing dirty needles, but it also spreads well by contact and droplet transmission. Monkeypox spreads by scratches, bites, sex, placental transfer, and efficiently by touch of bodily fluids and it's bloodborne in animal models.
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6) Also, the poop 💩 droppings of RATS 🐀 , MICE 🐁, SQUIRRELS 🐿, SHREWS, GROUNDHOGS, OPPOSSUMS, PORCUPINES… all known animal reservoirs of monkeypox. that’s a lot.
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It's likely reservoirs are things you probably can't entirely avoid (especially their droppings): rats, mice, squirrels, shrews, opossums, ground hogs, etc. Also porcupines (for our UK folks). Youtube tells me they the have the docile ones you can pet. Ours are vicious! 😉🤣
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7) #Monkeypox anything to worry about? Not if we pretend this graph doesn’t exist.
📍Monkeypox cases worldwide: cumulative to date. Nothing to see here. Everyone look away. But very cool new #monkeypox dashboard. HT @OurWorldInData @MaxCRoser ourworldindata.org/monkeypox
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