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Dr. Anne Rimoin

Infectious Disease Epidemiologist, Professor @UCLAFSPH Director, Center for Global & Immigrant Health. Pandemic preparedness, emerging infections, global health

Los Angeles or Kinshasa

Joined on 3 October, 2008

http://www.ph.ucla.edu/epi/faculty/rimoin/rimoin.html

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Quoted @angie_rasmussen

There's been a lot of discussion about how to communicate uncertainty about vaccines/transmission, guidance for vaccinated people, how to increase vaccine demand/address hesitancy, & what vaccines mean for the "end" of the pandemic.

Here are my thoughts. I call it "the well."

Replying to @aetiology: Great points here. I understand everyone wants this to be over. But so far, we don't know if vaccines stop transmission. Lik…

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Great points here. I understand everyone wants this to be over. But so far, we don't know if vaccines stop transmission. Likely they do as noted, but we need to confirm that. Only a small % of people have been vaccinated, & deaths are still rising in 30 states. Stay the course.

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Replying to @RonaldKlain: The fight against COVID will be lengthy, filled with more loss, and yield results slowly. All we can promise is that we w…

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The fight against COVID will be lengthy, filled with more loss, and yield results slowly. All we can promise is that we will have a plan starting on day one, be candid about what’s happening, and work like hell.

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Quoted @DrTomFrieden

Covid Epi Weekly: Could Covid Kill 1 Million Americans?

New strains are a shot across the bow. A message from the virus: We outnumber you. We’re more persistent. We change and adapt.

It’s up to us: Fight smarter. Collaborate. Protect ourselves and each other better. 1/thread

Important thread by @DrTomFrieden -former CDC Director - a must read.

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Quoted @bhrenton

Here are the key parts of President-elect @JoeBiden's Covid-19 vaccination plan.

Here's a great summary of @JoeBiden 's #COVID19 #vaccination plan from fellow @Middlebury grad @bhrenton.

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Replying to @DrLeanaWen: BREAKING: 5 actions of pres-elect @JoeBiden's vaccine plan:
-Expand criteria to 65+ & essential workers
-Increase vaccinati…

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BREAKING: 5 actions of pres-elect @JoeBiden's vaccine plan:
-Expand criteria to 65+ & essential workers
-Increase vaccination sites (100 federally-supported sites) especially to areas hardest hit
-Fully activate local pharmacies
-Ramp up supply w DPA
-Full transparency

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Replying to @EricTopol: We may have finally hit the apex after was has seemed like interminable ascent. For now. Post-holiday surge. @COVID19Trackin

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We may have finally hit the apex after was has seemed like interminable ascent. For now. Post-holiday surge. @COVID19Tracking

But it is time to double down defense vs the B.1.1.7 superspreader strain. That is what is next up.

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Replying to @PNASNews: Perspective: Mask wearing, in conjunction with hygiene, distancing, and contact tracing, can substantially reduce #COVID19 tr…

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Replying to @DrTomFrieden: ~23,000 dead in the past week. If this trend continues or worsens, that's at least 100,000 dead per month. 500,000 dead b…

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~23,000 dead in the past week. If this trend continues or worsens, that's at least 100,000 dead per month. 500,000 dead by March 1 or before. Don't become numb to the numbers.

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Quoted @jeremyphoward

Our paper, "An evidence review of face masks against COVID-19", written by a cross-disciplinary team of 19 international experts, was published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences today.

No time for the paper? Then read this thread!

So proud to be a co-author on this paper, “An evidence review of face masks against COVID-19”, published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences @PNASNews today.

(Spoiler alert: #masks work, so #MaskUp).

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Perspective: Mask wearing, in conjunction with hygiene, distancing, and contact tracing, can substantially reduce #COVID19 transmission by reducing infected aerosol and droplet emission. In PNAS:

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Quoted @latimes

The post-Christmas surge of coronavirus cases is worsening considerably in Los Angeles County. The coming days are expected to be critical in determining how bad this next surge will get and how much it will affect conditions at hospitals.

Angelenos:“The number of people dying from #COVID19 daily is now exceeding the avg. number of deaths in LA County for all other causes, including heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes, car crashes, suicides + homicides, which is ~170 deaths/day.”

Please #stayhome if you can.

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Replying to @latimes: With hospital morgues and funeral homes full and deaths mounting, California struggles to store the bodies of COVID-19 victims…

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With hospital morgues and funeral homes full and deaths mounting, California struggles to store the bodies of COVID-19 victims.

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Feeling very grateful to have received my first #COVID19 #vaccine dose. My arm is a little sore, but otherwise no side effects.
Please get #vaccinated when it’s your turn. If you have questions about the vaccine or the process please ask. I’ll be happy to share my experience.

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Quoted @DrJohnTorres

Great conversation on "Doc to Doc" with Dr Anne Rimoin @arimoin , epidemiologist at UCLA. Talked about the surge, vaccines and the new variant. Answered the question "if you and I have the vaccine can we hang out".

Thanks @DrJohnTorres for hosting me on “Doc to Doc”. We had a great conversation on the current #COVID19 surge in Los Angeles, new variants and the vaccine.

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Quoted @kakape

I’ve written a lot in the last two weeks about #B117 and the uncertainty surrounding its exact effects.
So let me talk about something that we can be pretty certain about: what we should be doing.
New story is here:
Quick thread to come.

A very important thread and article by @kakape about #B117 variant and implications.

Bottom line: “So what is it we should be doing to keep #B117 from spreading or to prepare for it? Well, what we should have been doing all along: pushing infections down to very low levels.”

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Quoted @lapublichealth

One in five residents currently tested is infected with COVID-19. Your bubble is not as safe as you think it is. Don't meet up with those outside your household.

Listen up, Angelenos, because this is important: “One in five residents currently tested is infected with #COVID-19. Your bubble is not as safe as you think it is. “

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Replying to @latimes: There are eight Home Depots in L.A. County with active outbreaks and ten outbreaks at Target locations in L.A. County have bee…

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There are eight Home Depots in L.A. County with active outbreaks and ten outbreaks at Target locations in L.A. County have been reported recently, with 217 staff members infected.

Read more:

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Thanks @AlexWitt for hosting me on @MSNBC this morning to talk about the implications of the LA #COVID19 surge for our beleaguered hospitals and the importance of the more contagious #SARSCoV2 variant for further spread here in LA and nationally.

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Replying to @JenAshleyWright: After 2020 I'm never going to question why they keep opening up Jurassic Park despite obvious safety issues.

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Quoted @ASlavitt

2020 was all about taking a bad situation & making it worse.

2021 will be about taking a bad situation and making it better.

Well said @ASlavitt!👇🏼

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After 2020 I'm never going to question why they keep opening up Jurassic Park despite obvious safety issues.

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