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Lindsay Melvin
Internist , Assistant Professor , toddler mom. Toronto, ON. Interested in all things &
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Lindsay Melvin 10h
Replying to @apothecaryman
Thank you - this is very helpful!
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Janice Kwan 19h
1/ Ever wonder how effective those ubiquitous, pesky pop-ups actually are that remind you to order this or cancel that while on your EHR? We published a meta-analysis today in that helps answer this exact question. Read this short thread to find out more.
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Brian Wong 12h
Fantastic work by and others including our very own Lisha Lo at — Computerized decision support systems confer a nudge in the right direction but more work needed to realize full benefits
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Lindsay Melvin 12h
Replying to @KallirroiLaiya
Major love for those nurses who taught me so, so much over the years.
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Nathan Stall 14h
This is what the second wave looks like in Ontario's homes. There are now 22 homes in outbreak with 56 resident cases. In the last 72 hours there were 6 resident deaths. Urgent action is needed to prevent another catastrophe. Data sources:
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Abdu Sharkawy 18h
How about reducing ANY unnecessary gatherings to ZERO? The virus has no social etiquette or preferences. It'll crash your party if it's poorly planned no matter what your headcount is.
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David Frost 19h
I wish this paper had become obsolete. It hasn't... I hope our experience planning hospital units and covid medical teams in first wave helps others. Full text freely available. More at
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Andrew Morris 20h
Important things that are different now from April: - we are in the midst of expanding our healthcare system - we have kids of HCWs going to school with high likelihood of absenteeism We need to keep a VERY keen eye on HCW capacity (esp. ICUs and medical wards) this time round
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Lindsay Melvin 21h
Another good one that helps make decisions: if I find out a person I've socialized with subsequently tests positive for COVID, will I have been 'safe' in that setting?
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Irfan Dhalla 21h
Great advice from 1. Limit your contact with people who don't live with you 2. Ask yourself: is where I’m going somewhere I need to go or somewhere I want to go? 3. Ask yourself: am I going to be in a group that I know is too big to be safe?
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Irfan Dhalla Sep 16
Replying to @IrfanDhalla
Given that isn't good enough right now, we need blunter instruments in many areas while we improve . Some blunter instruments: -stop indoor dining -encourage work from home -lower social gathering limits -travel advisories -universities online
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healthydebate.ca Sep 14
As we stand on our balconies to applaud workers labouring through the , many believe they should be isolated from their communities/ families concludes the 1st study of the stigmatization of hcws.
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Lindsay Melvin Sep 14
V concerning trends, esp w upcoming Jewish High Holidays. Need swift action to minimize spread & protect the vulnerable. Looking to our Toronto synagogues to act responsibly (virtual services) in absence of govt action. Large indoor family gatherings should be discouraged.
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Michael Warner Sep 14
It is clearly time to press the pause button in affected (ie. where most people live) regions in the Province. If we open schools where the recommended public health measures (2m/smaller cohorts) cannot be implemented, we will be in major trouble.
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Dr. Lynora Saxinger 🇨🇦 Sep 12
Replying to @AntibioticDoc
Because if we went out or back to school or daycare with these minor symptoms and it WAS SARS-CoV-2, we might infect somebody else who could get really dreadfully sick. Or that somebodies grandma...who could die. So, that’s how Fall 2020 looks. Not easy -but could be much worse.
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Dr. Kevin Smith Sep 12
I’m worried. We’ve gone from zero (0) covid inpts for some weeks to seven (7) inpts - the majority in ICU. It’s time to act! We know how to turn the tide on increasing cases of Covid. Mask. Physically distance. Hand wash. Limit gatherings. Test. Trace. Isolate. Get serious
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David Frost Sep 12
Patients starting to be admitted with covid at my hospital and around Toronto. Time to close indoor restaurants/bars. If schools close before bars, we have our priorities wrong. Bold action now will save lives and may keep kids in school where they should be.
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Irfan Dhalla Sep 11
Please share these messages with friends & family: -stick to 1 social bubble -physical distancing, except in bubble -mask indoors, except in bubble -hand hygiene -get tested & stay home if symptoms 2800+ Ontarians have already died from Covid-19. Our actions can save lives.
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Lindsay Melvin Sep 11
Replying to @venuskev
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James Rassos Sep 11
Check out our paper on ICU to GIM transfers and now the blog post! Great job and Chaim Bell
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