That kind of number was just unimaginable.
But, here we are.
And, now…we are here.
The thing that haunts me…is my steadfast belief that 90% of the last 500,000
DID NOT HAVE TO DIE.
They DID NOT HAVE TO DIE.
All those loved ones who didn’t have to go through the pain and loss.
Those deaths were unnecessary. 😪😪😪
In Alabama, emptiness claims a chair at a nurses station. It fills a teenager’s bedroom in Arizona, and floats over a wooded path in North Carolina. These are some of the spaces left behind in the U.S., where almost 1 million people have died of COVID-19. https://t.co/0Aee3enqYm
— The Associated Press (@AP) April 16, 2022
Long term COVID IS REAL
Dr Peter Hotez interview: Long covid will haunt us https://t.co/OIISB0GF7R
— Prof Peter Hotez MD PhD (@PeterHotez) April 16, 2022
Last month, I wrote about why much of the U.S. has normalized to mass COVID death. That piece was about big structural forces. But I wanted to do something more personal and human, to put faces and feelings to the losses. Hence the new piece. 2/ https://t.co/qLyrmK6ift
— Ed Yong (@edyong209) April 13, 2022
Brain scans now show that even a mild case of COVID-19 can shrink part of the brain, causing physical changes equivalent to a decade of aging
(Subscriber Exclusive) https://t.co/OQIBmEGALu
— National Geographic (@NatGeo) April 15, 2022
This is why Peanut was on lockdown, with no In-person school for over a year. How many children caught COVID during. OPEN THE SCHOOLS frenzy
and took it home to family members?😪
“I killed my mommy.” Said by a 9 yo girl during her 1st assessment. Mom died of COVID two wks after daughter tested (+). Intense guilt plus the invisibility of COVID deaths make children’s grief even more excruciating. This is an untold aspect of nearly 1 million pandemic deaths.
— Julie Kaplow, PhD, ABPP (@JulieKaplow) April 16, 2022
My healthy 27 year old, triple vaxed mask wearing son is 10 days full CoVid symptoms and hospitalized since Thursday night for throat so swollen he can’t eat or breathe well. So keep the mild bs to yourself and thank your stars if you haven’t suffered yet.
— Ruth Ann Morley (@4ramorley) April 9, 2022
First, regarding cases:
A look at @nycHealthy data makes it clear there’s been a rise in recent weeks.
Compared to the January Omicron tsunami, the number of new cases might look small… pic.twitter.com/NdTOr1VbHQ
— Craig Spencer MD MPH (@Craig_A_Spencer) April 10, 2022
I had to speak to my family who convinced the doc to prescribe it. His O2 sat was 65-75% at the time and getting worse daily
2 days after starting Paxlovid, he turned around
~12 days after first pos, he turned neg on rapid test
These drugs save lives remarkably well
— Michael Mina (@michaelmina_lab) April 10, 2022
This is from one of the disability advocates that I follow on TikTok:
— THEEElnoraOldSchool (@OldElnora) April 17, 2022