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zeynep tufekci Apr 15
Masks at all times. Not masks when you’re sick as the WHO still insists. Masks at all times whenever around people, especially indoors—grocery stores, public transportation, any workplace still operating.
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zeynep tufekci Apr 15
Replying to @zeynep
See here for the preprint of paper (I'm a co-author) reviewing the evidence for mask efficacy for source control—especially important for asymptomatic/presymptomatic cases unknowingly transmitting.
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zeynep tufekci Apr 16
Replying to @zeynep
Hong Kong. One of the most dense cities on the planet. A government that dragged its foot. Border with China that never closed. But the people all masked up early January. Four COVID deaths total! Four in all these months. NYC is past 10,000 known deaths.😢
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zeynep tufekci
Hong Kong is denser than NYC, relies on crowded mass transit, is not fully shut down, and had much more travel from Wuhan early on—and has had four known COVID deaths TOTAL in all these months. Four total. Don't let anyone say NYC tragedy was inevitable.
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zeynep tufekci Apr 18
Replying to @zeynep
Hong Kong uses practically nothing but crowded subways (and crowded ferries and buses) for transportation. They acted early and especially universally masked up early. Four total deaths so far.
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John Brown's Blood Apr 18
Replying to @zeynep @MaxBoot
How do they compare in terms of access to healthcare and underlying health problems? There are other variables, ya know.
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Tnetennba 😷 Apr 18
Replying to @zeynep @MaxBoot
How is it possible to believe stats from 'certain' countries?
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Tnetennba 😷 Apr 18
Replying to @zeynep @MaxBoot
1918 was only called Spanish because they were the only ones publishing info about the problem
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Moche8 Apr 18
Replying to @zeynep @MaxBoot
our for profit medical system is to blame
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May Li Apr 18
Certainly partly to blame! Along with Trump, NY local leaders, Europeans who didn’t close travel w China and, most of all, the Chinese govt.
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TheDutchessOfJunction Apr 18
Replying to @zeynep @MaxBoot
The other excuse is “ islands have the advantage.” Compare Great Britain with Japan. Germany better than Gr. Britain. It’s smart and swift response that matters. And after yesterday, smart and proactive citizenry, also.
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JCMach1 Apr 18
Replying to @zeynep @Slate
Because as soon as news broke, PEOPLE themselves donned masks and started social distancing
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