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COVID Update September 6: This bug is beatable.

I talked to 3 lab directors, the FDA, 2 former FDA commish, 3 epis, 2 virologists & a senior White House scientist so I could give you a consensus on what we know. 1/
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COVID Update August 21: Public health is supposed to be above politics.

For now, health is nothing but politics. 1/
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Everything is a choice.
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COVID Update August 14: Right now there are at least 10 things more important than human lives.

Until we make our neighbors’ lives the most important thing we will suffer in many ways. 1/
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COVID Update August 13: Its long past time our government stopped learning on the job.

We’re 7 months and a lot of learnings into how COVID works & in so many places, every lesson must be relearned. 1/
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COVID Update August 5: We are at a place where virtually every death from here is preventable.

Improvement is ahead. But our slow fits & starts must be accelerated. 1/
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COVID UPDATE July 13: There are successful examples of taking on COVID-19.

And there is one story like no others. New York. 1/
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The CDC released a study of people who died of COVID-19 with the best first look at race, ethnicity & underlying conditions.

Summary coming. Then a link. Follow if interested.
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By now every American should have access to N-95 quality masks. Every day that passes is a scandal & an epic failure of indifference of our government.

Details to come soon. Follow here if interested.
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1/It's that time again, kids!

Time.

For.

Coronavirus Tweets From the Experts, 6/29/2020
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COVID Update June 22: In a lot of ways, COVID-19 is forcing us to answer the question— what kind of society are we?

Particulatly as the healthy, white & well off find ways to protect themselves will we look out for each other? 1/
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COVID Update June 19: Cases are rising & states are facing an onslaught as hospitalizations begin to grow.

The month ahead is likely to be filled with terrible loss. It’s time to address that and we might if only the president would care. 1/
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NEW: There are 3 state warnings worth issuing today for COVID. Not panic, but time to consider actions.

Arizona
Arkansas
Utah

Here’s why.

There is also good news.
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COVID Update May 25: State of the Union: as expected the early May openings are increasing hospitalizations.

Topics: the spread, science, the politics, the globe.1/
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COVID 19 Update May 22: The most dangerous current effect of the pandemic may be denial.

Denial this was bad. Denial it has killed significant number of people. Denial it might come back even stronger.

Most of all, denial that social distancing actions had a big impact.1/
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COVID Update May 12: The time to prepare for a second wave is now. 1/
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COVID Update May 7: The happy talk from the White House is hurting Americans who are being led to expect miracles like a vaccine by Fall rather than face the challenges head on. 1/
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COVID Update April 30: Today an hour with the head of vaccines at WHO. Much more if I can fit it in without too many tweets.

Coming soon with a couple potential small interruptions. 1/
#TestAndTrace EVERYWHERE NOW 🐇
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1/Tweets from the Experts, 4/23/2020
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COVID Update April 18: States are assuming they must figure out how to ramp testing capacity & manage contact tracing with little support more than they’re getting now.

How are they doing? Coming in a few. A short one I promise. 1/
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COVID Update April 10: I spent the day in conversations w some of the people on society’s margins. Criminal justice, nursing homes, people w disabilities. And on NY and NJ.

Going on @maddow on @maddow at 9:25E or so. Will tweet soon after if interested, follow here. 1/
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The US Inspector General whose job is to investigate and uncover the truth says the President is not telling the truth about the severe shortages hospitals face.
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COVID Update March 30: Tonight’s update is going get to the heart of how Trump decided to make the leap to start discussing the potential US death toll from Coronavirus.

I talked to Italy, the White House, US hospitals and others about what they see and what they expect. 1/
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March 28 COVID Update: This week & the month are going to be hard. We have to do our best to protect vulnerable populations & health care workers.

But a couple states I talked to today feel there is a real fork in the road. I will share what the paths seem to be.1/
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March 24 COVID Update: Based on calls with the WH, the Senate, testing companies, hospitals in Seattle, and people who have launched new capabilities.

Also much talk about avoiding too early an end to #StayHome without tanking the economy.1/
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March 21 COVID Update: I had an scientists & innovators trying to get as good a projection of the future that I could. It is wrong be definition. No one knows the future.

I also heard some about present: the Congressional bill, Admin plans & hospital realities. Here goes... 1/
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Currently experts expect over 1 million deaths in the U.S. since the virus was not contained & we cannot even test for it.

This will be recorded as a major preventable public health disaster. I will try to relate what I learned from a long day of calls about what is happening.

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