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Everyone keeps talking about covid becoming endemic, but as I listen to the conversation, it’s becoming more & more clear to me that very few of you know what “endemic” means. So here’s a thread on how pandemics end.
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Let’s get some diversity in the applicant pool. I am willing to do the work but need your help in identifying great BIPOC candidates. DM me.
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YES please!!!
Are you pregnant? Trying to get pregnant? COVID is particularly dangerous during pregnancy and we are heading into a winter surge, plus the uncertainty of omicron. Get your COVID (& flu) vaccine now! Work with pregnant people or on reproductive health? Help spread the word!
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Are you pregnant? Trying to get pregnant? COVID is particularly dangerous during pregnancy and we are heading into a winter surge, plus the uncertainty of omicron. Get your COVID (& flu) vaccine now! Work with pregnant people or on reproductive health? Help spread the word!
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It is awful that we have been kept separated from loved ones for 2 years by this pandemic. Today, I’m also thinking about how awful it is that families are separated by imprisonment. Surely a modern society could think of better way to deal with crime. npr.org/2021/09/02/103332620…
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7 in 10 favor mask mandates yet we lack them. 6 in 10 favor legal abortion yet we’re on a path toward its illegality. Fascists (composed of an alliance of reactionaries and wealthy) grab power and don’t care about democracy, the will of the majority, or rights.
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This is dangerous, b/c we can always do more to reduce morbidity & mortality attributable to the flu- esp among older adults & young children (this year, we are seeing flu AND RSV co-infections in kids). + we’re facing a surge in flu cases after 2 years of low vax coverage.
WALENSKY: "I think that we have seen now that this is likely to become an endemic disease here in the United States... We have many diseases that are endemic. Influenza being one of them. That cause us minor challenges year after year, and that we can handle and tackle."
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**COVID-19 Severe Weather Alert** 1) Remember last year's winter surge? There's now as much COVID-19 in the Boston area today as there was at last winter's peak. And it's only December. mwra.com/biobot/biobotdata.h…
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Kids’ second vaccine done ✅ So thankful 🌈🌼❤️ #GetVaccinated
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We’re still in a pandemic because it’s still unpredictable. ‘Endemic’ means predictable rates and disease spread. Whether high or low endemicity, we’re still not there for covid. And yes pandemics can last for years. Rather than continued denial we need structural mitigation.
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I just love plague poems so much. They really do a great job of capturing the feelings of living through covid. (PS please someone give them a book deal. I need a full published compendium of all the poems — maybe with some art work?)
So the emails you meant to write remain unsent So your report that is due is not finished So the dishes remain piled high in your overflowing sink So your to do list remains mostly undone You have survived another week of the plague And though that is not enough it is enough
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So the emails you meant to write remain unsent So your report that is due is not finished So the dishes remain piled high in your overflowing sink So your to do list remains mostly undone You have survived another week of the plague And though that is not enough it is enough
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This is the future I want
You ever been to a Black woman owned bookshop with a Black woman playing harp as you browse? harriettsbookshop.com #ElizabethSteiner
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I frequently see tweets debating the nature of racial disparities. Are they caused by fundamental biological differences? Are they the result of racism? I wanted to share my thoughts about these debates as a black man and as someone trained in statistics.
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Looks like an interesting paper & def gonna give it a read! I absolutely agree that our ability of studying “mechanism” is often much more limited than we want to believe & that we can often make better causal inference without trying to do mediation!
My paper, “Wishful Intelligibility, Black Boxes, and Epidemiological Explanation,” is out in @PhilSciJournal! It’s about the idea that mechanistic detail improves our understanding in epidemiological explanations. Spoiler: not always ( a 🧵) journals.uchicago.edu/doi/10…
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Fun thread. Tl;dr, when the air is full of ice instead of rain, the rainbows become icebows and look like pillars of light!
In January of this year, photos started bouncing round the internet of this deeply weird thing happening in the sky above Glasgow. Photoshop trickery? The bizarre truth: - yes, everyone really saw these - no, they're not faked or manmade - they absolutely don't exist. 🧵 1/
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Dr Ellie Murray, ScD retweeted
Looking for suggestions for #EpiCookieChallenge. #EpiTwitter - is there anything you've always wanted to see made into a cookie but it just hasn't happened yet? Everyone is welcome to use suggestions for the challenge
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3 of the 4 worst months for covid deaths among working-age adults were Aug, Sept, and Oct 2021. Many in-person workers were and still are unvaccinated. Between low initial wage, high death risk, and chronic understaffing and overwork, a 13% raise doesn't even begin to compensate
It’s not just jobs that are up. Wages are up, especially for the hardworking Americans often ignored in past recoveries. Workers in hotels and restaurants have seen their wages go up 13% this year.
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