very helpful practical thread on masks.
I've just bought a load of disposable surgical masks and will be double masking in shops (surgical masks under cloth mask) now.
In Germany, the state sent vouchers for buying medical masks to 30 million people. https://www.bloombergquint.com/onweb/germany-toughens-mask-rules-in-hopes-of-slowing-virus-spread https://twitter.com/DrEricDing/status/1353186978519539712
SWITCH TO PREMIUM MASKS—I’ve been saying it for months. We need to switch to KN95, KF94, or European FFP2 masks ASAP. The new #b117 #COVID19 is just too contagious. Cloth isn’t enough anymore folks. Germany 🇩🇪 & Austria 🇦🇹 mandating on all public transits. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/europe-coronavirus-masks-regulations/2021/01/20/23463c08-5a74-11eb-a849-6f9423a75ffd_story.html
1348 deaths today
These are really sad statistics
14 days in a row that we have had more than 1000 deaths per day
During the first wave we had more than a 1000 deaths on one day in April
Many people around the world have taken great satisfaction in seeing this video of professional-level snowballing today. https://twitter.com/Reevellp/status/1353007339339739138
Did the previous president literally try to overthrow the U.S. government 2½ weeks ago or did I hallucinate that
These types of harassment campaigns, usually led by the right wing press, make up a significant and concerted campaign to silence journalists who are almost always female, queer and/or POC. It’s beyond time for employers to recognize that and stop doing their bidding.
The NYT refusing to stand up for its own journalists against bad faith harassment campaigns by the very people who call the free press the “enemy of the people” is shameful. https://twitter.com/wolfe321/status/1352826925836873737
Well, NYT may not be standing behind me, but I’m left getting messages like this:
Author: Fuck You (IP: 18.104.22.168, http://251.sub-174-228-5.myvzw.com)
Lauren Wolfe is an ugly cunt that should do the world a favor by developing cancer up her smelly twat!
So many incredible scenes from Russia today.
Pro-Navalny protests in Yakutsk, via @Andrew__Roth
Temperature in Yakutsk right now: -52C.
Actor, writer, director, fool. Less ranty version at https://t.co/BYepJwQHP7…
I for one am amazed that a government that gave billions to firms with links to the Tories for faulty PPE and inadequate school meals should give £198m+ to a firm founded by Tory donor for dodgy laptops. https://goodlawproject.org/update/computacenter-laptops/
In which the government’s attempts to deflect the blame for kneecapping the music industry is completely exposed:
Israeli settlements are being vaccinated yet Palestinians living metres away are not.
I've tabled a motion urging the British government to call out this injustice. We must ensure Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza are vaccinated against COVID-19.
A government guide to when you can and can’t make comparisons with other countries:
CAN’T MAKE COMPARISONS:
CAN MAKE COMPARISONS:
Hancock: UK has vaccinated more people in past three days than France has in total 💉🇬🇧🇫🇷 #Ridge
307 days since New Zealand closed borders
310 days since Australia closed borders
359 days since first UK Covid case
Huge queues at UK airports
People waived through without checks
Boris Johnson has shown great leadership on borders
“Sack people in Britain and create jobs and investment in the EU”
✅ 425,596 vaccine doses yesterday
✅ 6,329,968 doses in all so far
✅ 8.8% of population already had first dose
It’s almost as if letting the NHS take control of health roll-outs instead of private companies run by your pals is a good idea.
Femi Oluwole 🇬🇧Law grad "Do-Gooder" Calling out #Brexit and Boris & Farage's lies & lack of humanity in @Independent/@theIpaper/@LondonEconomic Ex @OFOCbrexit
The speed at which Remainers are being proven right worries me:
1) We're only 4 weeks in. If things continue to go downhill at this speed...☠️😱
2) The damage may slow down in a few months and go back to the expected slow bleed. But many people may see that as good by comparison.
@JoshSavageMusic and thousands of other British musicians want you to know... they see what you've done to them.
It’s meeee again. The one bit I would take back is ‘within a year’ ok... SNP win in may, probs not enough time to break off from the Union. Otherwise, I see the U.K. collapsing first. https://twitter.com/femi_sorry/status/1353490172202135553
Project Fear is in fact no fiction.
British business are tangled in £7 billion a year in red, white & blue Brexit tape, exports are delayed and jobs & companies move to the EU. https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2021/jan/24/bill-for-boris-johnson-brexit-is-coming-punishingly-steep?CMP=Share_AndroidApp_Other&fbclid=IwAR3jDramU9ujKGwJbl6VD3mVexcoblil1TKwQnnHwwqe-DHGrFDQxbALepo
OMG. Why did I never think of that!
The UK is likely to collapse before the EU does... And it'll happen because of a Brexit that was sold on the idea that the EU was about to collapse!
What an actual JOKE!!!
How does anyone who opposes Boris Johnson not realise that whimsical stories like him getting stuck on a zip-wire, tackling children or being on comedy shows... are what humanised this assault-aiding, fire-for-lying colonialist enough to get elected?!
Put the phone (cord) down!🤭
Labour need to do far more than tell the Govt to ‘get a grip’ or sort out ‘dither and delay’.
Brexit outcomes aren’t primarily a problem of execution but design - the problem is Brexit itself, made worse by their choice of its hardest form. /1