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Doctor Debunks Ten Coronavirus Myths

Faheem Younus, is the Chief Quality Officer and Chief of Infectious Diseases at University of Maryland (UCH). He shared a Twitter thread that aims to debunk 10 common myths surrounding the Coronavirus. Hopefully, folks catch wind of this information and work to spread it to others that might be caught up in the otherwise disorienting whirlwind of misinformation. If you're looking for more information about the Coronavirus, check the CDC for regular updates

Doctor debunks multiple Coronavirus myths on Twitter with facts | Separating facts and fiction started this tweet Faheem Younus, MD @FaheemYounus So hearing many myths about #COVID-19 and would like quickly clear record. Coronavirus will go away Sumer months. Wrong. Previous pandemics didn't follow weather patterns plus as enter summer, there will be winter Southern Hemisphere. Virus is global. O137K 12:06 AM Mar 17, 2020
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Quarantine Moment: People Share Their Most Meaningful Possessions

Here we are with a fresh and wholesome self quarantine moment. In this particular case, people on Twitter are sharing images of their most valued possessions. People collect some pretty dang cool things. We're talking armor, swords, strange packs of cigs, stuffed animals, etc. Pretty much anything you can think of. 

People on Twitter share images and updates of their most meaningful possessions | tweet by Isaac Fitzgerald @lsaacFitzgerald l'l go first. This is small) sword given by King Bhutan over decade ago.
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Brit Living In Italy Talks Some Sense About Coronavirus

Coronavirus has inspired all kinds of irrational responses hatched from a place of pure and senseless hysteria. Some folks are trying to spread the logic and the facts amidst the storm of otherwise confusing and conflicting information. This British woman living in Italy, decided to share a Facebook post about what life looks like while living in a place that's on lockdown. 

Brit living in Italy during Coronavirus lockdown talks some sense about the results | As Brit living Italy, here are some things need know: Our supermarkets HAVE STAYED OPEN. They are on slightly reduced hours and have queue get yes s ball-ache) but they are OPEN. EVERY DAY. Deliveries continue arrive so fucks sake, shop like NORMAL HUMAN BEINGS!
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Twitter Thread: A Registered Nurse's Tips On Treating The Coronavirus

A registered nurse pulled through with a seriously helpful Twitter thread on what to do if one gets the Coronavirus. If anything, this information could do wonders for anyone caught up in a stressful predicament of not knowing what to believe, with conflicting information coming from all over the place. 

A registered nurse shares a helpful Twitter thread on how to manage having the Coronavirus | smashingteacups @smasheroteacups know all tired hearing/talking about but one thing T HAVEN'T really seen going around is advice happens if DO get coronavirus (many us will only advice try AVOID So as friendly neighborhood RN wee thread: 7:06 AM 11 Mar 20 Twitter iPhone Tweet reply
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Look at those brilliant, glowing mountains of TP. It looks like this particular warehouse is in no short supply. How about that Dutch laughter? The icing on the cake really. 

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People's Absurd Journal Entries From Self-Quarantine

People are taking to Twitter to share their "journal entries" amidst this self-quarantined time. The resulting insights reflect the wide range of emotions that encircle self-isolation. It can be a strange time. Maybe one of self reflection, and where you are almost forced to slow everything down to such a point where you can find yourself evaluating how you got to where you are; and ultimately, maybe identify what is important to you. 

People share their journal entries from self-quarantine on Twitter | Sir Michael @Michael1979 QUARANTINE DIARY Day 1:1 have stocked up on enough non-perishable food and supplies last months, maybe years, so can remain isolation as long as takes see out this pandemic Day 1+ 45 minutes am supermarket because wanted Twix
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Twitter Thread: Italy's Coronavirus Experience

Twitter user @JasonYanowitz shared a Twitter thread that details the progression of Coronavirus over in Italy, and what's been seen of how it's impacted the area, and the people living there. 

Twitter thread breaks down the progression of Italy's Coronavirus experience | Yano @JasonYanowitz If still hanging with friends, going restaurants/bars, and acting like this isn't big deal, get shit together following thread is taken an Italian citizen. As they put rest world have no idea 's coming." As think everybody knows, Italy is on quarantine because coronavirus outbreak. This situation is bad, but 's worse is seeing rest world behaving as if isn't going happen them know thinking because
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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.