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Helen Branswell
Sr writer, infectious diseases . Conspiracy theory free zone; I block rude, racism. Please consider Googling first. 🇨🇦
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Helen Branswell 7h
Replying to @KMFDT
Yes, heard, thanks. Wild, wild, wild story. You couldn't make this stuff up.
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Helen Branswell 7h
Thank you for the kind words.
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Helen Branswell 8h
Translation: cases are surging in the UK. The RECOVERY trial has been super valuable, generating answers about what works (and doesn't) in the treatment of Covid patients. Surging cases mean more answers. Good for the world, bad for Britain.
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Hilda Bastian Sep 19
Teachers in UAE public schools have been notified that they & their immediate families can register for Covid-19 vaccination under the emergency use authorization for Sinopharm vaccines. So can medical staff, police, & the judiciary
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Helen Branswell 12h
They're academics. I'm just a journalist.
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Susan Glasser 13h
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Eric Boodman 21h
No longer trusting FDA or CDC, the , which represents African-American docs, is creating its own task force to advise whether members should follow agencies' Covid-19 guidance.
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Helen Branswell 15h
Replying to @KatriBertram
EU countries joined en masse. France and Germany are in.
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Helen Branswell 16h
I think 2020 has hit maximum weird. I hope it has hit maximum weird. I don't know if I could cope with weirder than this.
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Helen Branswell 17h
156 countries representing 64% of the globe's population have committed to taking part in a vaccine purchasing pool, the COVAX Facility, run by , & . Notably absent: US, Russia, China.
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Helen Branswell 20h
The U.S. death toll from will officially cross the 200,000 mark today. In reality, Covid deaths topped 200,000 a while ago.
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Helen Branswell Sep 20
beyond brilliance. so, so, so pleased by all of this.
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Helen Branswell Sep 20
Replying to @timothycomeau
coz she's not that clever.
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Helen Branswell Sep 20
2020 sucks. No other way to describe it. But won a sh*t ton of Emmys. And that's a really lovely thing.
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Helen Branswell Sep 20
Replying to @VictoriaAhearn
Astonishing and so deserved! Fun to see the cast celebrating their well deserved accolades. Happy to think there's a room in Toronto where champagne is flowing and merriment prevails!
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Helen Branswell Sep 20
My wonderful former newsroom colleague on what was an extraordinary night for Canadian TV.
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Helen Branswell Sep 20
🍾🥂🎇🇨🇦💋
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Sandra Oh Sep 20
Dan Levy - a true Canadian, just apologized for winning!! Lol!!
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Dr. Tom Frieden Sep 20
Experts at CDC are continuing to do their best to provide good science. But interference by Washington undermines trust in the agency and makes it harder for us to stop the virus.
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Dan Diamond Sep 20
The Washington National Cathedral tolled its mourning bell 200 times today — once for every 1,000 deaths from COVID-19 in the United States. Full video:
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