It’s not too late

1/18/2022 6:05:00 PM

“With the pandemic far from over, public health agencies must take corrective action: gather and share the data, avoid any further infighting, provide consistent, unified communication... It isn’t too late to get all of this on track.' @EricTopol

“With the pandemic far from over, public health agencies must take corrective action: gather and share the data, avoid any further infighting, provide consistent, unified communication... It isn’t too late to get all of this on track.' EricTopol

As the Biden administration took office last January, with the pandemic peaking at more than 130,000 COVID-19 hospitalizations in the United States, there were high hopes for a new plan of “sticking to the science” and expectations that public health policies, communication, and trust would return to levels not seen for many years. That didn’t happen. Why?

The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), led by Secretary Xavier Becerra, has chosen to avoid mandating that data be collected. Is this unwillingness a reaction to fear of political backlash? Amid an ongoing public health crisis, this inaction is unacceptable.

Mr. Becerra has also shirked other responsibilities. There has been obvious in-fighting between the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the CDC, and the White House COVID-19 Response Team about issues ranging from booster shot recommendations to isolation guidelines that omit any testing for the virus. A leader of HHS should be mediating such conflicts, with the goal of a single, consistent, and unified public message. That, along with data that justify government decisions, would promote clarity and trust.

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EricTopol Data can be manipulated especially by the government, they deserve no trust and will get none EricTopol Do you live in a bubble? Have you not seen how quickly everything was politicized? How everything was immediately economized? 🥱...boring. EricTopol The best option is to deny antivaccers any sort of treatment. They choose not to get vaccinated, we can choose not to protect them any longer and we can choose not to treat them. I hope governments will stop giving a shit about these morons soon.

EricTopol - Bounoure, past Director of Research at the National Center of Scientific Research, France: 'Evolutionism is a fairy tale for grownups. This theory has helped nothing in the progress of science. It is useless.' ('Le Monde Et La Vie,' Oct 1963) EricTopol Most health juristictions would benefit from greater transparency and colloboration..

EricTopol Finally somebody is thinking EricTopol Depends on what data, when, where and by whom... biases in data collection can support misconceptions... I'm surprised Science publishes this statement EricTopol I admire the optimism inherent in the idea that data will reduce infighting, but I disagree. We don’t disagree because of a lack of data. We disagree because the people dealing in disinformation and misinformation need us to disagree.

EricTopol I agree, and surprisingly, I’m not alone! EricTopol Eric Topol who has been consistently wrong throughout the Pandemic should not be given the space to talk... The only reason why he is because of white male privilege. Eric Topol is consistently slow on data that others have to pick up where he lacks.

EricTopol Second paragraph regarding Omicron, 'we haven't a clue as to whether and to what extent hospitalizations are being prevented by vaccinations,' and then later 'Now with Omicron wave, for which booster shots have 90% effectiveness against hospitalizations,...' Which is it

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EricTopol 850 thousand people say otherwise EricTopol Data means nothing if this pandemic has taught us anything....data can be deleted, massaged, forged to support the 'wanted' result. The damage is done, no one believes 'public health agencies' that have a political agenda behind their decisions! EricTopol Exactly

EricTopol Hi, I am a structural engineer from Iran who have many ideas. I have summarized some of my ideas on my twitter(I suggest look at the idea of generating electricity by gravity). I want to work with companies and investors. Do you want to cooperate? EricTopol no, data that justify government decisions is just cherry picking and bias confirmation. I want the government to justify and declare each every decision which is restricting basic human rights as long it is held with the only aim being to end said restrictions asap again.

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EricTopol Everyone ought to read trishgreenhalgh Paper . What U.K. Govt did was apply Koch’s ideaology and GBD let it rip. Droplet over aerosol’s/ Wash you hands over masks. That is why U.K. failed. None / little of U.K. Govts advice was correct. Scrub school chairs over masks & Jabs. EricTopol what's done is done

EricTopol EricTopol - didn’t our health agencies fail us? No one stood up to trump & quit in 12/19 - 2/20, when we lost our only chance to prevent pandemic Not just Fauci, Birx, Redfield & Hahn but all scientists & civil servants CDCgov, US_FDA & HHSGov chose job security over lives

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EricTopol onpoli ontario GovCanHealth EricTopol What if you don’t dig data to justify the existing actions, but look at the data to figure out actual proper preventive actions.. EricTopol Look at the number of upvotes and retweets. It's too late. EricTopol According to the report this is enormous

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For one, managing a public health crisis requires a navigational system based as closely as possible on real-time capture, analytics, and sharing of essential and relevant information.We may earn a commission if you make a purchase from the links on this page.Elsa and friends campaign for funding for mental health hubs 'I felt knocked down' Elsa Arnold, 20, from east London, was 15 when she started self-harming after being bullied at school.By.

But during the Omicron wave, we haven’t a clue as to whether and to what extent hospitalizations are being prevented by vaccinations and boosters. The president and leading members of public health agencies have made numerous statements and public appearances throughout the pandemic, but not a single word has been uttered about fixing the profoundly deficient data systems.. In May 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) declared that there would be close tracking of all hospitalizations and deaths among the vaccinated. Her school referred her to adolescent mental health services but she was refused help for not being unwell enough, before she got even worse. That never happened, though not because of the CDC. that 2020's Galaxy Tab S7 is still worth considering by certain Android tablet buyers. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), led by Secretary Xavier Becerra, has chosen to avoid mandating that data be collected.

Is this unwillingness a reaction to fear of political backlash? Amid an ongoing public health crisis, this inaction is unacceptable. If a recent rumor proves accurate, the"regular-sized". Eventually she opted for private treatment. Mr. Becerra has also shirked other responsibilities. There has been obvious in-fighting between the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the CDC, and the White House COVID-19 Response Team about issues ranging from booster shot recommendations to isolation guidelines that omit any testing for the virus. Elsa is now at university, and says she doesn't feel as trapped or as misunderstood as she was at school. A leader of HHS should be mediating such conflicts, with the goal of a single, consistent, and unified public message.

That, along with data that justify government decisions, would promote clarity and trust. The CDC, as the primary agency that provides the public with pandemic guidance, is not exempt from responsibility. "This new guideline is an opportunity to make things better, particularly from the point of view of assessment and aftercare. In August 2021, President Biden, with support of the White House team, NIH, CDC, and FDA, announced that all adults would get booster shots 6 months after their primary vaccination. Six months became 8 months, then 5 months—or perhaps the plan would be limited to certain vaccines or to certain age groups, or was not necessary at all. Is it any wonder that only 23% of Americans have received a booster—in contrast to more than 50% of people in many other countries, including the United Kingdom, Israel, Ireland, and Denmark? Data from Israel’s Ministry of Health, available in late July and August during the Delta wave, made it abundantly clear that boosters would be necessary for preventing symptomatic infections and severe disease, but it took until late November for the CDC to announce that all vaccinated adults should get a booster shot. These assessments try to understand why that person has self-harmed and ensures they receive the care they need, while giving information to family members about their condition.

This inevitably led to preventable hospitalizations and deaths. Now with the Omicron wave, for which booster shots have about 90% effectiveness against hospitalization, the mistakes and delays in communication have become magnified. Millions of Americans would have been far better protected against severe disease from both Delta and Omicron had the FDA and CDC followed the data. "These guidelines set out a way for every person who self-harms to be able to get the support and treatment they need. The recent gaffe with the truncated isolation guidance—10 days abruptly cut to 5—was of lesser severity with respect to endangering people, but the lack of any science or evidence to back up the change added to public confusion. Simply acknowledging that despite the uncertainty, it is necessary to take some action to maintain essential workers and the health care workforce in face of the onslaught, would have helped immensely.

Furthermore, recognition of best practices for isolation from other countries, using testing for two consecutive days as guidance, would have been helpful." How to spot self-harm Look out for unexpected cuts and bruises Watch for low self-esteem and someone who seems withdrawn Ways to avoid self-harm Try talking about your feelings to a friend, family member or volunteer Try calming breathing exercises or other things you find relaxing to reduce feelings of anxiety Write down your feelings - no-one else needs to see it Distract yourself by going out for a walk, listening to music, or doing something else that interests you Treatments for self-harm Talk to a health professional such as a GP and they will discuss the best options, including self-help or support groups. But the unwillingness to do so has been thematic, and particularly ironic given the void of American data or, in many cases, sound practices, like masking. The world was alerted by the South African biomedical community of Omicron’s extreme infectiousness in November, but there has yet to be a recommendation for improved, medical-quality masking. With the pandemic far from over, public health agencies must take corrective action: gather and share the data, avoid any further infighting, provide consistent, unified communication, and have the Secretary of HHS be an integral part of the pandemic response. It isn’t too late to get all of this on track.

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