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Twitter Thread: Computational/System Biologist Shares Thoughts On COVID-19

Twitter user @BallouxFrancois works as a computational/system biologist, who additionally spent 5 years modeling world class pandemic responses. He proceeds to break down all the things that he (doesn't) know. Just a little bit terrifying. 

Computational biologist breaks down how he sees the Coronavirus shaking out | Francois Balloux @BallouxFrancois should be qualified comment on covid-19 pandemic computational/system biologist working on infectious diseases and have spent five years world class 'pandemic response modelling' unit this thread will summarise believe don't) know 1/12) 10:39 PM Mar 14, 2020 Twitter Web App 19.4K Retweets 46.3K Likes Francois Balloux @BallouxFrancois Mar 14 Replying BallouxFrancois After having spent
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Stupidest Things People Have Done Because Of Coronavirus

Someone on AskReddit asked for pharmacists to share the dumbest things that they've seen people doing in response to the Coronavirus. Basically, people have shed their common sense and traded it for mindless superstition and general stupidity. Apparently, a lot of folks are subscribing to the belief that toilet paper can help them ward off the perils of the Coronavirus. Right on. 

The dumbest things that people have done because of Coronavirus | reddit posted by NyxPetalSpike Buying newborn size disposable diapers use as masks | image of a scientist wearing a hair net looking into a microscope
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Twitter Thread On American Healthcare Vs Everywhere Else In The World

This Twitter thread highlights some of the differences experienced with the American healthcare system vs other places in the world. Not only that, but it maps out how a vacation could potentially be cheaper than a visit to the dentist to fix up those teeth. 

Twitter thread highlights the differences of American healthcare vs everywhere else in the world | tweet by Kyle McLain @FarmboyinJapan An American client mine experienced medical emergency while Tokyo insisted go hospital. However, she tears, screaming she couldn't afford and absolutely didn't want go grand total her uninsured emergency room visit Tokyo 33
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Twitter Thread Shares Knowledge On N95 Masks

Wonder if this thread on how to go about making sure an N95 mask will go viral. All in all, Leora Horwitz, has shared a helpful series of tips on how to navigate those N95 masks for people that aren't familiar with the process. 

Twitter thread shares knowledge on N95 masks | Leora Horwitz @leorahorwitzmd Non medical friends, let's have chat about masks. So bought yourself box N95 masks and think good COVID19. Let tell my hospital makes do EVERY YEAR make sure my N95 mask fits (yes, they come sizes Watch out: long thread ahead!
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What an inconsiderate moron. James Potok, 28, of Vaughan, Ontario messed up big time. Potok claims he was trying to create a viral video while on his flight to Jamaica, by telling people on the plane that he might be sick with the coronavirus. The flight was forced to return to Ontario. Potok has since been charged with mischief and breach of recognizance. 

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Guy On Twitter Details Infuriating Medical Insurance Experience

Twitter user @AdamWeinstein went ahead and detailed his unbelievably frustrating experience trying to navigate using his health insurance. He ends up having to jump through all kinds of frustrating hoops. Definitely gives off the impression that the insurance is doing anything but helping his cause. 

Guy on Twitter describes his very frustrating experience trying to use his health insurance | tweet by AdamWeinstein Them copay CT scan will be $500 Whaaaat? No way. Who'd talk at my insurance? Them s cash self-pay rate, if don't use insurance? Them: Uh 300
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Heartwarming Story About Mom Surviving A Stroke

It doesn't get much more heartwarming than this story about a mom surviving a terribly frightening stroke. She manages to get just the kind of clutch care that she desperately needed in a life-defining moment. 

A heartwarming story about a mom suffering a stroke and getting clutch care in a crucial moment | tweet by Liam Healy drliamhealy "Mammy's not well" 5 year old Priya has FaceTimed her Dad, Damian, using family iPad. Damian is on his way work s been busy few weeks family.
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Stuff That Got Magnet-ed into MRI Machines

Magnets, how do they work? All the time, and very powerfully. Here are some very expensive mistakes that resulted in people and things getting magnet-ed all up in there. For some more misfortune, failures, mistakes and messes, here are unfortunate moments of failure and chaos.

People and objects that got sucked into MRI machines.
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British people were asked how much they think US healthcare costs. Their guesses were wildly low, and the video ends up serving as a disheartening testament to the insanity of some of the healthcare costs in the US. 

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Medical Professionals and Bystanders Share the Weirdest Pregnancy Misconceptions They've Witnessed

You don't need to be a doctor, nurse or midwife to know where babies come from. That said, some people are way too old, and in some cases have too many kids, to not know the most basic information. How are people so bad at this. It's okay when kids ask hilarious questions in sex-ed because they're just learning, but this is too far. People have strange relationships with their doctors, going as far to deny really WTF stuff.

Medical professionals and people tell stories of stupid pregnancy misconceptions.
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Twitter Users Describe The Most Expensive Healthcare They've Received

Twitter users are sharing their most expensive experiences with getting healthcare in America. Some people might say it's the most backward thing about America.

Twitter users share their most expensive experiences with receiving healthcare in America.
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Twitter Users Share The Most Absurd Medical Bills They've Received

We're talking medical bills as big as houses. The resulting insights from people about the kinds of medical bills they've received, are filled to the brim with obscene amounts of money. 

Twitter users share the most ridiculous medical bills they've received.
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Colin goes ahead and explains that the outbreak of lung disease is apparently not due to people smoking nicotine products, but actually from people vaping contaminants in black market THC oils. 

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Strange Things People's Bodies Do That Aren't Quite Right But Not Worth A Doctor's Visit

Someone on AskReddit asked for people to share those strange things that their bodies do that aren't quite right, but don't necessarily warrant a visit to the doctor's office. The resulting insights might do an effective job at reassuring you that our bodies are actually just bizarre machines that come with their own series of weird glitches; but aren't life-threatening. 

Strange things that people's bodies do that aren't quite right, but also aren't worth a visit to the doctor's office.
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Karen Tries To Withhold Benefits From Diabetic Man, Gets Scolded By Her Area Director

This diabetic man found himself face to face with a coldhearted and vindictive Karen who seemed hellbent on making other people's lives around her miserable. Sounds like the typical Karen move. Fortunately he was able to take his revenge on this Karen who wasn't medically qualified at all, and said that he wouldn't receive his benefits cause he "didn't take medication" for diabetes. 

Long story short, the Area Director eavesdropped on his meeting with Karen and ultimately caught her acting way out of line. She was nothing but a spineless coward when having to deal with the blowback for her actions. 

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