Flo Mask Pro Selfie 

Really stoked with this elastomeric respirator from Flo Mask. Everyday filter almost feels like no filter. Such a good fit! Especially with the halo strap I added. First mask that my glasses fit perfectly with. #respiratorup everyone ❤️

Some of you already asked, if #FediVision was a thing this year.#

Today I can tell you: Yes, it absolutely is! Go and follow @fedivision and pay our small websive fedivision.party a visit, and learn everything about this year's contest!

Spread the word! Enter your music! Have fun!

An appeal for help:

Trunk is an opt-in directory of people on Mastodon and the Fediverse looking for followers, organised into a large range of topics:

communitywiki.org/trunk

Anyone can ask to be added, and the admins of Trunk check the account (to screen out spam etc) and add them.

However, due to the need to check the contents of accounts, this Trunk only includes people who post mainly in English. It means they have to turn away a lot of non-English accounts.

The Trunk admins want to fix this situation.

Do you use a language other than English? Do you want to help make a version of Trunk in your own language?

The English Trunk admins can help you with the technical side, but they need people who speak other languages to moderate Trunks in those other languages.

➡️ Can you help? If so, get in touch with @kensanata who leads the Trunk project.

(There is a Spanish Trunk at trunkesp.chilemasto.casa but so far no other languages.)

#AskMastodon #AskFedi #AskFediverse

Acute COVID-19 lung disease: A pulmonary vasculopathy - not a respiratory pneumonia

Presentation by Dr Graham Lloyd-Jones, Director of Radiology Masterclass, given on November 11th 2020 at the annual (virtual) conference of the British Society for Haematology

youtu.be/2jROYLwUK20

COVID-19 is a vascular and not a respiratory disease. It effects a vulnerable endothelium which leads to hyper-coagulability and impaired fibrinolysis.

Dr Jaco Laubscher and Dr Johan Lourens

youtu.be/W1eH6DYQ1ro

Tons of community-managed pages, including detailed info about masks, filtration, RATs, etc

encycla.com/_explore

I have encountered more image descriptions on Mastodon in 24 hours than I have in Twitter in a couple of years. Seriously. I'm not exaggerating.
As a blind person, this means a lot to me. If you read this and you describe your images, thank you so, so, so much on behalf of all of us. If you don't, now you know you'll be helping random Internet strangers make sense of your posts by typing in a few more words than usual.

Covid anxiety 

As a person with a current investigation into autoimmunity and knowing how ridiculous public health has become I’m a li’l nervous. Managed to avoid (symptomatic) Covid so far in our household but the unsustainable whack-a-mole happening around the world doesn’t bode well for the future.
And yes, I know immunity doesn’t drop off immediately but I’m allowed to be concerned about waning protection. Covid is largely governed by human behaviour and for the most part we suck.

@rysiek @Gargron @mykd omg I just did it. That’s so simple but such a brilliant idea, ty. I’ve been wondering what rss was for for years. I did it with particular people I follow under a specific topic. That way I can have my Covid Careful ppl together ❤️ . It’s a shame we can’t follow people on twitter that way - you could have their posts show up on a feed and not have to sort through the mess. @trendless lookie!

@carbontwelve can I please create a list on #trunk called “Covid Careful”? Summary: “A place for people to find info about the Covid pandemic with legitimate scientists, health care workers as well as informed laypeople etc to follow who aren’t downplaying an infectious disease. #VaccinesPLUS

My friends!
Has Covid-19 forced you to wear glasses and a mask at the same time?

You may be entitled to condensation.

I recently published something about being Disabled while the Covid-19 Pandemic is being forgotten By "normal" people.

I figure a lot of you would love to read it, I scrubbed the medium link

scribe.rip/https%3A/you-ask-th

Dear new users:

It's alright to take your time and get up to speed on here. You don't have to hit the ground running. You might have picked up the habit of interacting with social media as it it were naturally a competitive performance--we all did--but the best thing about Mastodon and the fediverse beyond it is that it's not like that. Take some time to decompress.

It took me about six months to fully drop the armor that I'd been wearing from being on other sites. That was three years ago. This place changes lives.

Also, it's okay to be picky. Sign up at a new instance, if the first one you pick isn't the best fit possible. You'll find your home, and folks here understand it takes trial and error.

Above all, take a deep breath. What feels weird now will make sense pretty quickly.

Glad to have you.

: OSHA's Informal Rulemaking Hearing for Occupational Exposure to COVID-19 in Healthcare Settings D3: great presentations about Covid and healthcare that can relate to non-health care settings too. . Really important presentations from Kim Prather & Lisa Brosseau among others. Got some great screenshots and some folks have great links too: twitter.com/moonlightsiesta/st

A quick PSA:

Thanks to all the engineers, nurses, MDs, PhDs, etc who've taken so much time out of their lives to translate critically important information into common English for their fellow humans.

It's been a bright, shining light that's guiding us safely through.

Zeroes

COVID cautious Twitter refugees ♥️ COVID content, science, resources, advocacy; social, meetup, chat, etc.