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In academia, we don't say "I love you", we say "I downloaded the PDF for you".
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The fate of all those papers:
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A vaccine is NOT a "get out of jail free" card for a pandemic. We so have to wear masks, distance, wash our hands, and avoid touching our faces. With no vaccine, if everyone got COVID, about 6 million people in the US would die. 7/
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Influenza is a significant burden on the population, but #COVID19 has had a vastly larger effect. Follow the science. Get the facts. 🔗 jhsph.edu/covid-19/articles/…
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Is this real life? 🤯 wow. I am so so grateful.
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thoughtsofaphd retweeted
I've written a new article describing what we know about children, schools, & #COVID19. ➡️ Children & adults are equally susceptible, & likely transmit the virus at the same rate. ➡️ Schools are a driver of the second wave in Europe, Canada, & elsewhere. theconversation.com/children…
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Wondering how all those papers in my 2017 to read folder are doing
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If you are awaiting the results of a Covid test and hey, you may even be feeling better. Please don’t come to school, work or hang out. Not like a cold. We need to get this message out there. This needs to be on all screening forms @CPHO_Canada @TOPublicHealth @celliottability
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#Canadians As of Nov 20, here are the odds of death in Canadians diagnosed with #COVID19 Without the help of every single one of us, many more will die. Protect your loved ones, neighbours, friends, colleagues and fellow Canadians. If you can, STAY HOME
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thoughtsofaphd retweeted
COVID fatigue is a real & we’re all exhausted, but I suspect a lot is actually *decision* fatigue. The absence of clear rules, information, and guidance means having to think through our every action to decide what feels safest. Good leadership would give us all a break.
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So kids can hang out with 30 kids in a classroom but none at home? Seniors are to be isolated at home except for one person, but go to Walmart and be indoors with dozens? @fordnation #COVIDOntario
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A thread I really love on pandemics having a beginning, middle and an end. We're in the middle. This isn't a new "normal", not forever.
A thread...great news on the vaccine front this week, but perhaps a good time to remind folks that this is NOT the new normal, and that pandemics have a beginning, a middle and an end. We are in the middle now; the end will come.
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I don't know if it's just me, but "the new normal" isn't getting easier the longer we do this. "The new normal" ignores the cumulative weight of everything we've been going through for the last 8 months. "Normal" implies we should be used to this. None of this is normal.
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A thread I really love on pandemics having a beginning, middle and an end. We're in the middle. This isn't a new "normal", not forever.
A thread...great news on the vaccine front this week, but perhaps a good time to remind folks that this is NOT the new normal, and that pandemics have a beginning, a middle and an end. We are in the middle now; the end will come.
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⭐️⭐️ FACT-CHECK ⭐️⭐️ 🗣CLAIM @Sflecce: “85% of schools have never had a COVID case.” 👍FACT COVID-19 has been found in 2071 of our 4828 schools. “57% of schools have never had a COVID case.” A blatant lie by Ontario’s Minister of Education.
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“Science is a method...just because it comes out in a peer-reviewed journal, that doesn’t mean it’s settled. All studies have their limitations, & the peer-review process itself has its limitations.” -Me A thoughtful & excellent piece by @MerylKornfield. washingtonpost.com/health/20…
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