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Charles Holmes

@CharlesBHolmes

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Dir @Georgetown_CIGH; Fmr Chief Medical Officer @PEPFAR & Dep US Global AIDS Coord under Obama-Biden, CEO CIDRZ, ID doc working to save lives & end epidemics

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@CharlesBHolmes
Charles Holmes
a month ago
Grateful to be reunited w/ colleagues & friends in #Malawi. As productive as our virtual interactions have been over the last 2yrs, there is no substitute for in-person collaboration & a few laughs together after an incredible week. ⁦@MalawiGovt⁩ ⁦@CooperSmithOrg
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@CharlesBHolmes
Charles Holmes
18 hours ago
Thanks @ChrisCollinsGVA. And as you, @ProfAbdoolKarim, @JRatevosian & others have recently written about, building COVID programs with and from existing pandemic responses provides speed, value for money and coherence/sustainable pathways for partner governments.
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ChrisCollinsTowery
18 hours ago
Great from @CharlesBHolmes we must "ensure that our responses to new & existing pandemics are working hand-in-hand to support health systems that produce results" The Real Meaning of Omicron | Think Global Health @theglobalfight
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ChrisCollinsTowery
18 hours ago
Great from @CharlesBHolmes we must "ensure that our responses to new & existing pandemics are working hand-in-hand to support health systems that produce results" The Real Meaning of Omicron | Think Global Health @theglobalfight
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Charles Holmes
19 hours ago
#VaccineEquity is an urgent global imperative. Excited to see @USAID @PowerUSAID stepping up 🇺🇸 support for partner country vaccine delivery efforts 🙌
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@USAID
USAID
a day ago
The US has led the world in #COVID19 vaccination donations via #COVAX. Now, @USAID will continue our work to get shots in arms by providing health worker training, cold storage, public information campaigns and much more support for partner countries.
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Charles Holmes
2 days ago
👋👋 Hello clinical friends around the world. Please share #Omicron-related patient data on @WHO’s patient data platform. It’s essential that we share information to characterize the clinical features and outcomes of Omicron, ASAP. 🙏
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Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
2 days ago
Please share data on #Omicron to the @WHO patient data platform.
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Jason Grumet
2 days ago
Among Senator Dole’s many remarkable traits, his unique capacity for humor—no matter the circumstance—was essential to his leadership. Senator Dole’s advice that we should take the nation seriously, far more seriously than ourselves, has never been more important.
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@SaadOmer3
Saad B. Omer
2 days ago
There’ve been a few news stories talking about some low and low-middle income countries (referred together as LMICs) - particularly in Africa - “refusing” to accept COVID vaccine doses. On the other hand, vaccination rates in these countries remain low. Some context (and a🧵)
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Soumya Swaminathan
2 days ago
WE encourage all doctors taking care of #Omicron infected patients to submit data to the @WHO patient data platform. This will enable us to get accurate information about the clinical profile of this variant as quickly as possible. @mvankerkhove @PeterASinger @JeremyFarrar
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Helen Branswell
3 days ago
Lots of caveats; too soon to know. But early info from South Africa provide tantalizing hints that #Omicron may trigger milder illness. With thoughts from @MarionKoopmans, @AmeshAA & @PeterHotez.
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Madhu Pai, MD, PhD
4 days ago
YES “Nations simply cannot build needed local demand for COVID vaccines if supplies are unpredictable and entirely controlled by others” ⁦@CharlesBHolmes⁩ ⁦@ThinkGlobalHlth
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@LawrenceGostin
Lawrence Gostin
4 days ago
. @CharlesBHolmes in @ThinkGlobalHlth: The Real Meaning of Omicron Travel disruptions and shaky financial markets show the world isn't prepared, incl health systems, global supply chains, & realpolitik of domestic political behavior
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Céline Gounder, MD, ScM, FIDSA
4 days ago
My friend @CharlesBHolmes makes such an important point here. What we're calling "vaccine hesitancy" in low- & middle-income countries is often more about supply chain dysfunction, unpredictable access, & all the hurdles patients & providers have to jump.
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@Winnie_Byanyima
Winnie Byanyima
4 days ago
Thk you @POTUS for acknowledging that ending the social, racial, gender & economic inequalities faced by too many will not only help us #endAIDS but also minimize COVID-19’s impact & better position the world to handle diseases in the future. #WorldAIDSDay
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@WhiteHouse
The White House
6 days ago
Happening Now: President Biden delivers remarks to commemorate World AIDS Day.
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@ianrgreen
Ian Green
5 days ago
A welcome surprise that @ProfKevinFenton is going to be the National HIV lead overseeing the implementation of the HIV Action Plan. An inspired appointment
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Charles Holmes
4 days ago
Lastly, the Network for Genomic Surveillance in South Africa has shown the 🌍 the power of local science. We can end this & future pandemics faster if we invest in furthering local scientific capabilities &networks. /end
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