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Science journalist (@FT Contributing Writer), @senseaboutsci trustee. Proudly @speakrs4schools. Never knowingly underbold. Wash your hands, keep your distance

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Good Morning Britain poll has 80% saying the PM should sack Dominic Cummings.
Retweeted by Anjana AhujaThis is Tom Harwood, who’s been on the airwaves this morning saying everyone calling for Cummings’s resignation is… https://t.co/38L17eibg9
Retweeted by Anjana AhujaA brief thread about law, instincts, and regulations 1.
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5/25
2020
The #dominiccummings debacle has also united scientific and religious leaders in condemnation. No mean feat. https://t.co/rOt6XXzKKrThis is sew brilliant https://t.co/tqsrw68j8uI guess “campaigning newspapers” have got to stick together. https://t.co/djiQqWZlEv
Retweeted by Anjana AhujaApropos of nothing, just remembering that time that Trump said he could shoot someone on Fifth Avenue and get away with it...Palpably false. https://t.co/6TwVqwNBIlScreenshot it https://t.co/kXU81nX22TAs one of those involved in SPI-B, the Government advisory group on behavioural science, I can say that in a few sh… https://t.co/jU6y9aIbae
Retweeted by Anjana AhujaThe huge problem for PM Johnson is that he has driven a cart and horses through any contact tracing programme. Why… https://t.co/pQMwH2HzB1
Retweeted by Anjana AhujaSomeone’s getting sacked. But on the plus side they’ll never have to buy a pint for themselves again. https://t.co/2ZfXjy2Q0E
Retweeted by Anjana AhujaOk. Just going to put it out there. Today, I can’t help feeling a bit nervous. for the future of my country. Such… https://t.co/S1VJDGIiYaThat was Keir Starmer’s best press conference so far.
Retweeted by Anjana AhujaBoris Johnson on following “the instincts of every father” is an unspecified number of bridges too far
Retweeted by Anjana AhujaMe too. Insane. https://t.co/dAUVWymvNxOMG. Tory MP saying @BorisJohnson showed flawed judgement.I’ve yet to hear the Barnard Castle trip being denied - which I believe would very clearly have broken the guidance
Retweeted by Anjana AhujaNice sunny day tomorrow. There’ll be a lot of people following their instincts - all the way to the beach. 😎 ☀️Am sensing that DC has become the distraction everyone feared it would. It’s not going to go away is it?Madness. And quite extraordinary.
Retweeted by Anjana AhujaI can’t believe what I’ve just heard @imrankhan Not enjoying it all. Just angry at the clear message from the cabinet: that sacrifices are only for the little people.To be fair, this is quite clear. He does say ‘YOU’, not ‘WE’. https://t.co/IlqJMKoKFQ
Retweeted by Anjana AhujaI was looking for something clear and clear-eyed about the prospect for a #Covid19 vaccine and along comes ⁦this ex… https://t.co/7zLAFEmUUY
Retweeted by Anjana AhujaDo you mean: how many more jobs would he have been sacked from? Normal people don’t get free passes like that. G… https://t.co/c8INndtrgSOn a purely practical note, beautiful to see Mirror + Guardian completely and utterly outplay a group of people who… https://t.co/6N0UIGSdFu
Retweeted by Anjana AhujaAlso, can we all just take a teeny momentito to fully digest the fact this government is now complaining about "cam… https://t.co/CMb4wufXm2
Retweeted by Anjana AhujaForgive me for just working this out... ...but imagine throwing the time and machinery of government behind public… https://t.co/3OBljPbbhWDominic Cummings Must Go https://t.co/iMKYBOKbEV
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5/24
2020
Yes, this is what’s bothering me. It’s chilling. https://t.co/kPFEER1uLCWell done to @PippaCrerar for staying alert.
Retweeted by Anjana AhujaThe sheer beauty of telling part of the story, letting Cummings and cabinet mugs adapt their excuses to what they t… https://t.co/te6fCfmndi
Retweeted by Anjana AhujaThe former DPP is gathering evidence. Letter to the Cabinet secretary from @Keir_Starmer https://t.co/ENN6N2auua
Retweeted by Anjana AhujaThis was a watch-through-the-hands-dropped-jaw press conference. It is also a mistake, in my view, for Dr Jenny Har… https://t.co/1B7GYtWyWSYes and it is a public health disaster. https://t.co/ZKtfoynhGKThank you Cummings & Ferguson! We online analysts are grateful. We now have a live case study in how people deal wi… https://t.co/BY88ZGgZkF
Retweeted by Anjana AhujaNEW: A second report from Imperial a College into coming out of lockdown has been held back - partly because debate… https://t.co/g18EL5OWRb
Retweeted by Anjana AhujaOK, I've done the maths. On Dom's A1 tour he will have stopped at: Baldock Roadchef Grantham North Moto Barnsdale… https://t.co/diOJUUt6rw
Retweeted by Anjana AhujaFerguson didn’t even leave his house. The double standards are quite something to behold. https://t.co/PgvolsvfknI hope Neil Ferguson is kicking back and enjoying his bank holiday 😎 #ClassicDomSo brilliantly said by @garyyounge. True today (sadly) of too many prominent journalists. Breathless “source says… https://t.co/LZhPYWeuGC
Retweeted by Anjana AhujaGenuine question: Can a journalist explain to me why anyone would ever anonymously quote a government official in d… https://t.co/W38X62UVxZ
Retweeted by Anjana AhujaThe real scandal is when the BBC didn’t sack their science correspondent who stood within 2 metres of the actual vi… https://t.co/UQahRzQOfQ
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5/23
2020
Of niche interest: for us and the great @matthew_weaver, working with @DailyMirror and @PippaCrerar on this has bee… https://t.co/oLSwGCgd56
Retweeted by Anjana AhujaI know someone https://t.co/LDH1kblehDA sensitive column that looks at how reopening #COVIDー19 society requires risk management that doesn’t clash with m… https://t.co/LElcvUv0RKIn the future, if we have the evidence at the time of the policy, we will have a much better conversation from the… https://t.co/CHpbiv0gB1
Retweeted by Anjana AhujaSimon (a class act) asked Zuckerberg how he can tell advertisers his platform is the best ever to persuade consumer… https://t.co/MOxDsBw2pF
Retweeted by Anjana Ahuja“As action by the public is central to disease control, it is important that the public be kept in the loop and mad… https://t.co/13OIQWLWH3
Retweeted by Anjana AhujaMartin Wolf gives seven reasons why the UK's plunge into a no-deal Brexit is wrong. They all boil down to this:… https://t.co/uBUfIt2CtZ
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5/22
2020
Decency prevails. #NHSSurcharge https://t.co/h1D9BvjAIRIndpendent SAGE wants to hear from teenagers! What are your thoughts on going back to school? If you want to submit… https://t.co/jL8ziczHgV
Retweeted by Anjana Ahuja @SVRuparelia @FT @FinancialTimes The sources of data are listed on the chartsHigh US death rate from Covid-19 due to lack of funding for public health and prevalence of obesity and diabetes, C… https://t.co/k8NoY2R6b3
Retweeted by Anjana Ahuja#journalism matters https://t.co/fIjfM0zV9hThe UK "ventilator challenge" call to action of private manufacturers and consultants will cost taxpayers £450m des… https://t.co/nn1oPi8gI5
Retweeted by Anjana AhujaIn 1954 there was a little book published called "How to Lie with Statistics". Here's a pretty striking example of… https://t.co/rzD66Inap9
Retweeted by Anjana AhujaThe 'principle' behind the NHS surcharge is that migrants can and should always be treated poorly and unfairly if y… https://t.co/TprzzjD1e7
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5/21
2020
This is my fear. https://t.co/AsGnqUGmIM
Retweeted by Anjana AhujaThis is a great thread of practical advice and encouragement for pupils like my daughter, hoping to start #uni in t… https://t.co/MOMOGD5b0WThe best diagram of the #SARSCoV2 virus sucker, with its protein components, that I've seen Link to come later from… https://t.co/9NQNiZLiS3
Retweeted by Anjana Ahujaexcellent new site from @ONS bringing together links to bewildering array of sources on COVID mortality data for UK https://t.co/yGjFilN7On
Retweeted by Anjana Ahuja @SVRuparelia @FT @FinancialTimes There are many sources: here is one https://t.co/Cu1iBMfjb2We're recruiting for a policy and research manager to deliver Evidence Week and Transparency of Evidence, as well a… https://t.co/HDZn0fFL1Z
Retweeted by Anjana AhujaGrad student Lisa Piccirillo assigned herself a puzzle about the Conway knot as a homework problem. When she casual… https://t.co/7psN6KyE2b
Retweeted by Anjana AhujaSweden’s death toll unnerves its Nordic neighbours https://t.co/81Yaw0Fy2s via @financialtimes
Retweeted by Anjana AhujaWhen should British schools reopen? Here's what the science tells us. https://t.co/g5sS1i6waF
Retweeted by Anjana AhujaThis is a very clear, insightful & honest thread on why the care homes issue is considerably more complex than is p… https://t.co/wznOoJnYCvShift in tone on care homes as Buckland acknowledges govt prioritised testing in NHS over care homes, and shift in… https://t.co/dcvcCu6MzB
Retweeted by Anjana AhujaPlease help us! Independent SAGE wants to hear your concerns. The government wants children to start to return to s… https://t.co/iH1psHa2Rx
Retweeted by Anjana AhujaYou choose to be a teacher because you want to inspire children. You give up time, emotional energy on support, spe… https://t.co/8HOCgvNWKo
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5/20
2020
I bet they did this just to show they don't think the Oxford vaccine will work. https://t.co/sMS9BODX7Q
Retweeted by Anjana AhujaWe're making the June issue of @SciAm ✨free✨. Come for the coronavirus coverage, stay for how planets are made🪐, th… https://t.co/uh89tcvqnU
Retweeted by Anjana AhujaMy @FT column on what the schools row shows: that, in managing a pandemic, public trust is as vital as a vaccine.… https://t.co/fuiraEegnVThe reopening of schools is clearly a topic of great concerns for many. On Friday @IndependentSage will be holding… https://t.co/TFo9vNRI0d
Retweeted by Anjana AhujaAnyone interested in taking part in a London-based study (LSHTM) of the effects of social distancing on young peopl… https://t.co/AtaozbShuj
Retweeted by Anjana AhujaThere is confusion and suspicion about how scientific advice feeds into policy; how those policies are presented to… https://t.co/P63Gf1p3qP
Retweeted by Anjana Ahuja @debesh_man @FinancialTimes I should have made clear it was a reference to R rising back above 1 - thank youThe UK's data protection authority, the ICO, appears to be in trouble. It's sent notice saying it won't investigate… https://t.co/fmA7UwcFRN
Retweeted by Anjana AhujaEasyjet admits hack of 9m customers' data. While we await details, everyone should - Change your easyjet password… https://t.co/gQaUKwFe7I
Retweeted by Anjana AhujaGood news indeed, especially if #SARSCoV2 is anything like #Sars https://t.co/47SctZX40OAfter a party-goer in Seoul tested positive for #covid19 South Korea did more than 65,000 tests, uncovering 170 inf… https://t.co/PbI65CP98k
Retweeted by Anjana AhujaVery compelling: my instinct as a clinician is do no harm; as a scientist err on the side of caution: These are ear… https://t.co/Kzzo31FUN0
Retweeted by Anjana AhujaIt is dangerous to start targeting the scientists. He sounds as if he is choosing his words carefully. Why? Was the… https://t.co/4KViXM7IwPMerkel to FT in January: “I see the European Union as our life insurance”. Germany joining France in support for c… https://t.co/czNxNqvEs1
Retweeted by Anjana AhujaYes, I increasingly think about this too. Our children are paying a heavy price for the failure of leaders to act e… https://t.co/LF79nAlkVBi’m offering some FREE MENTORING for young radio broadcasters.. should be a lot of fun :) details here.. scroll do… https://t.co/h9u7sy4Yrs
Retweeted by Anjana Ahuja‘Following the science’ means being completely honest and transparent about uncertainty from the outset, sharing al… https://t.co/ldbPbOrQF1
Retweeted by Anjana AhujaNew Private Eye out Wednesday in which I will try & probably fail to write anything as satirically perfect as “we’r… https://t.co/fMDJYmI3LX
Retweeted by Anjana AhujaWhen you think about how much public health and scientific expertise the UK has, it is astonishing its response to… https://t.co/mjzZ9vgzCH
5/19
2020
Women know as much as men. However many may not fit the expected stereotype of an overconfident science communicato… https://t.co/qykb7NivKz
Retweeted by Anjana AhujaStriking work from Janine Aron & John Muellbauer, analysing data from EuroMOMO & @TheEconomist to show England (NB:… https://t.co/hhaTOhXIuJ
Retweeted by Anjana AhujaBrits will be the only citizens of a Western European country unable to travel, work, study and retire freely acros… https://t.co/m1MxIeFm7y
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5/18
2020
FT Editorial: Unlike Covid-19, the world has had ample evidence of the damaging effects of global warming. Governme… https://t.co/zNGWFsGkuN
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5/17
2020
German cafe tells customers to wear pool noodles to enforce social distancing. That is all. https://t.co/1uaiB6Za68
Retweeted by Anjana AhujaThe Germans must take some joy that others are miserable about not having their football back too. I bet they even… https://t.co/wQhexVqYGF
Retweeted by Anjana AhujaThis week's FT Magazine cover by @EdwardGLuce is a must read. We've just made it free for non-subscribers too. https://t.co/hQ83YhViQL
Retweeted by Anjana AhujaPlus the blogs read like the rebuttals of a petulant teenager who’s just learnt how to use bullet points https://t.co/Vdg0iImAMvTime and time again you go to Gov departments for a quote or info on a story and get nothing back. You have to chas… https://t.co/o9s7kmt3SP
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5/16
2020

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