Prof, MD, PhD, Dir. of the Institute of Global Health at the University of Geneva, and Deputy Dir. of the Swiss School of PH, Zürich - Tweets express my views

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Antoine FLAHAULT retweeted
so mild the @US_FDA is suddenly scrambling to increase the number of vaccine x5 by changing mode of administration...
Today, we issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) of JYNNEOS vaccine to allow healthcare providers to use the vaccine by intradermal injection for individuals 18 years of age and older who are determined to be at high risk for monkeypox infection. fda.gov/news-events/press-an…
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Antoine FLAHAULT retweeted
11,013 deaths were registered in England and Wales in the week ending 29 July 2022. This was 18.0% above the five-year average (1,678 excess deaths) ow.ly/JCf150KfBvj Of these, 810 mentioned #COVID19 on the death certificate, accounting for 7.4% of all deaths.
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Antoine FLAHAULT retweeted
In Deutschland wurden vom 26.06.-24.7.2022 (4 Wochen) 9 #PIMS/#MISC-Fälle gemeldet, vom 24.7.-7.8.2022 (2 Wochen) 17 Fälle. [Die Zahlen aus Österreich werden seit dem Frühjahr 2021 nicht mehr veröffentlicht. #Covid19at] dgpi.de/pims-survey-update/
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0/26 🧵During the pandemic so far, what % of Excess Dead had Covid? Maybe 70%? Perhaps even 85%? It was actually ~100%! Technically, it could be *over* 100%, since, statistically, some would have died anyway (of other causes). Graphically, it would look something like this:
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Un fil intéressant pour envisager les scénarios #COVID19 de l’automne et l’hiver prochains. La compétition entre les sous-variants d’#Omicron pourrait voir deux finalistes s’annoncer: #BA275 et #BA46.
Some updated figures on growth advantage of some SARS-CoV2 variants of concern, inferred from @GISAID data. Omicron subvariant BA.2.75 intent on becoming dominant in parts of Asia & Oceania, but BA.4.6 causing some competition in Europe, the Middle East & North America. 🧵
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1/2 - “Although B cell diversity predictably narrowed, significant narrowing of αβ and γδ T cell diversity was unexpectedly observed only in those aged over 50, which is a major inflexion point for #COVID19–associated mortality…” pnas.org/doi/10.1073/pnas.22…
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2/2 - “…Such a discrepancy in how older persons mount T cell responses to a new virus may be considered a risk factor for the elderly [for severe forms of #COVID19], particularly vis-à-vis new virus variants against which T cell immunity may be particularly important.”
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Antoine FLAHAULT retweeted
80 personnes pour sauver un béluga c’est magnifique. Combien pour sauver de la faim chaque enfant du monde?
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L'État de Victoria en Australie offre des masques N95 gratuits. Une initiative qui a eu lieu au Manitoba, en Autriche et en Allemagne. Une façon intelligente et bienveillante de "vivre avec le virus". @cdube_sante @vmarissal @monsefderraji @joel_arseneau @Santepub_Mtl
N95 and KN95 masks will be provided for free through state-run testing sites, community health services and on PT. @7NewsMelbourne
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1/9 - “More than half of the human diseases caused by pathogens have been worsened at some point by the sort of impacts associated with the climate crisis, a new and exhaustive study of the link between disease and climatic hazards has found.” theguardian.com/environment/…
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2/9 - “Diseases such as Zika, malaria, dengue, chikungunya and even #COVID19 have been aggravated by climate impacts such as heatwaves, wildfires, extreme rainfall and floods, the paper found.”
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3/9 - “Global heating and changed rainfall patterns are expanding the range of disease vectors such as mosquitoes, ticks and fleas, resulting in the spread of malaria, Lyme disease, West Nile virus and other conditions.”
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4/9 - “Storms and flooding have displaced people, bringing them closer to pathogens that cause outbreaks of gastroenteritis and cholera, […] while drought can lead to poor sanitation, resulting in dysentery, typhoid fever and other diseases.”
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5/9 - “Of the 375 different infectious diseases mentioned in these papers, the researchers found that 218, more than half, have been aggravated by climatic impacts now being made more common by global heating.”
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7/9 - “There [are] probably multiple ways that the climate crisis worsened the spread of Covid, such as habitat disturbances by fire and flood that dislodge wildlife, such as disease-carrying bats, into new areas closer to humans.”
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8/9 - “Climate science has shown that climate change makes more parts of the world too hot, too dry, too wet and, ultimately, too unsuitable for people to sustain their livelihoods.”
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9/9 - “Mass migrations of people may spur infectious outbreaks of all kinds, from meningitis to HIV. In short, an unstable climate creates fertile ground for infectious disease to establish roots in and spread.”
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#MonkeypoxVirus Le temps de doublement des cas est resté constant (15-16 jours) depuis un mois. C’est le signe d’une croissance soutenue et constante (croissance exponentielle) de la courbe épidémique au niveau mondial. 8-23 juillet: 15 jours 23 juillet-8 août: 16 jours
#MonkeypoxVirus Le 30 juillet dernier, nous avions prédit pour aujourd’hui (9 août): - 36’558 cas dans 99 pays, - 31’428 ont été rapportés dans 93 pays; [FR] 4’209 prédits (2’423 rapportés) [CA] 1’092 (957); [BE] 495 (482); [CH] 347 (335).
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