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Prof of EBM @UniofOxford, Director @CebmOxford, Editor in Chief of @BMJ_EBM, NHS Urgent Care Doc & all things evidence

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Spain's Covid-19 outbreak: regional differences and asymptomatics https://t.co/xLXRSchHvC @danielhowdon @oke_jason
9/19
2020
This is what it looks like in Oldham - shows restrictive measures didn't affect the outcome as the infection is cur… https://t.co/2d5li03Z3TDoes the resurgence of COVID-19 in Spain exhibit exponential growth? https://t.co/bbhCXk6zQa
9/18
2020
Hi @samblanchard9 Daily Mail article says I'm a former doctor - I'll be working as an urgent care GP this weekend… https://t.co/6wSzZhT8Dstotally confusing message in Oldham: come forward ‘even if you don’t have symptoms,’ but govt policy advises only g… https://t.co/94Fk4CqrWaHelpful summary - thanks https://t.co/aeieMrYKus
9/17
2020
Universal screening for SARS‐CoV‐2 infection: a rapid review - 2020 | Cochrane Library https://t.co/VA9nu84QQv 'The… https://t.co/vD5UmiTBMbDeath certificate data: COVID-19 as the underlying cause of death https://t.co/0q03swpp4L @danielhowdon @oke_jason
9/16
2020
REVEALED: NHS Test and Trace top team includes just one public health expert https://t.co/xoMdWRoq9bOut of 213 countries with Covid, China is 201st when it comes to cases per popn. - anyone have a good explanation for this anomaly?I'll be giving evidence to the Sci and Tech Committee on Thursday to revisit its scrutiny of coronavirus testing an… https://t.co/ijSiyu5rTcNumber of Covid hospital patients in Scotland slashed as stats overplayed total by 80 per cent https://t.co/eJXsevcZ7S
Retweeted by Carl HeneghanAt some point we’ll realise the need for an evidence-based approach: until then the ‘nonsense’ will continue https://t.co/wmrj6BEr95It’s not that hard to grasp - it’s just we’re finding it hard to find in the numbers https://t.co/TOmfIo4q9QJust informed, looks like from today, the Scottish government will stop counting patients who no longer have Covid.… https://t.co/LJzDagC1tAOf the registered deaths in Week 36, 78 mentioned COVID-19, the lowest in the last 25 weeks https://t.co/fT29DbILpJONS update: The number of deaths In England and Wales in the week ending 4 Sep was 7,739 - 16% below the 5-year av… https://t.co/hLBuPyFCDu
9/15
2020
Boris Johnson needs to bin the rule of six https://t.co/dSmPy7eDZw via @spectator
9/13
2020
When is Covid, Covid?  https://t.co/0ATixrzOzx
9/11
2020
Need I say more: ‘It is recommended that a greater focus be placed on evidence-based medicine rather than highly se… https://t.co/P4aEu06PqyI don't too often do this for a video - but this one is crucial. Can you maybe retweet pls and go to video to shar… https://t.co/sfjsV6gbVS
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9/10
2020
Declining COVID-19 Case Fatality Rates across all ages: analysis of German data https://t.co/lh0pQKCyQd @oke_jason @danielhowdon
9/9
2020
‘Could the bank holiday have, therefore, facilitated the increase due to delays in those coming forward for testing… https://t.co/PsOD0EV5FkCovid-19 cases and the weekend effect https://t.co/y708v5AKRj via @spectatorbefore panicking into knee jerk reactions just take a look at Spain's R number https://t.co/icL3O9RhQx https://t.co/HmC2se7ZfcONS Deaths registered week ending 28 Aug: 101 COVID deaths were registered, however, only 73 COVID deaths occurred… https://t.co/sMB6htIZgJONS Deaths registered week ending 28 Aug: 101 mentioned COVID-19, the lowest number in the last 24 weeks. Yet, nos… https://t.co/I2MWEPUybBSARS-CoV2 Testing: The Limit of Detection Matters - ‘LoDs of currently approved assays vary over 10,000-fold.’ https://t.co/qTJB31JbaPInteresting development: ‘All laboratories should determine the threshold for a positive result at the limit of det… https://t.co/58FZ30I3Id
9/8
2020
Worth a read - waiting for zero https://t.co/rgw3JoNtXqCovid-19 and the end of clinical medicine as we know it https://t.co/f74vz00rLz via @spectator
9/7
2020
@SkyNews 1/x For your readers, the research paper by Prof @carlheneghan et al that supports your great article toda… https://t.co/BxiHIwFv3V
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9/6
2020
Coronavirus tests 'may be picking up traces of dead virus' | UK News ⁦@MackayIM⁩ So “cases” may not be active cas… https://t.co/HOOY2JQpAr
Retweeted by Carl HeneghanSwab tests could be be picking up virus fragments which are no longer infectious according to research by ⁦… https://t.co/WCvOigG7Aa
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9/5
2020
From not separating symptomatic & asymptomatic #covid19 cases, to defining a case as a PCR+ result alone and moving… https://t.co/0N2sQaPl95
Retweeted by Carl HeneghanNo podemos seguir tomando solo el PCR como marcador para medir la incidencia de COVID en la población. Y no lo digo… https://t.co/08016JNMGw
Retweeted by Carl HeneghanViral cultures for COVID-19 infectivity assessment. Systematic review ‘strong relationship between cycle threshold… https://t.co/VwaLiq8fDgViral cultures for COVID-19 infectivity assessment. Systematic review | medRxiv ‘Infectivity is related to the date… https://t.co/OdhojEe5YxV pleased to announce the first in a series of Webinars from PODC. Register at -https://t.co/9scynXcDxV
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9/4
2020
Mass testing - or screening - is quite a complex intervention with some obvious potential benefits but also harms t… https://t.co/nxlG4KKuqm
Retweeted by Carl HeneghanJust informed about Scots data today. Review found nos. of confirmed patients in hospital includes past patients wi… https://t.co/jVwre2VQAY
9/3
2020
Some politicians are getting the message: “It’s possible to return a weak positive quite some time after you’ve rec… https://t.co/beMMv7wWaPONS Death registration update https://t.co/elfacijdWS - 88 COVID deaths occurred in the week ending the 21st August… https://t.co/rQ8x37ROgSIs Scotland overcounting the number of patients in hospital beds? https://t.co/WvuVSAAEcZ @danielhowdon @oke_jason
9/2
2020
We posted this: 'The Flaw in the reporting of Welsh data on Covid Hospital admissions and @CMOWales informs us they… https://t.co/7YkGnO2EbfAnother great informative piece by Prof C. Heneghan. Coronavirus cases are mounting but deaths remain stable. Why?… https://t.co/gGW4dC9tOK
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9/1
2020
This so needs sorting - UK care homes still denied Covid tests despite Hancock pledge, officials warn https://t.co/fKFP4nW4TMNicola Sturgeon has thrown children under bus in ‘deliberate attempt to make mischief’ https://t.co/Tr0BdGHoHd
Retweeted by Carl Heneghan29th May ‘Covid-19 spreading too fast to lift lockdown in England – Sage advisers’ said. It’s time to stop trying… https://t.co/psE5TjPGDMYep, it’s in our review on live culture vs PCR here https://t.co/pujdBXxKa1 ‘ ‘Infectivity appears to decline after… https://t.co/Q1BntwljL4
8/30
2020
A leaked government report, signed off by SAGE, suggests a "reasonable worst case scenario" of 85,000 deaths across… https://t.co/rWI0HPkCuh
Retweeted by Carl HeneghanEvidence for masks 'not very strong in either direction', says Deputy Chief Medical Officer - why isn’t the CMO, th… https://t.co/kMJgywzuqwWhere is the UK heading with Covid-19? My column. With thanks to @carlheneghan @wendybarclay11 and Prof Eleanor R… https://t.co/1pL4iAVt3f
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8/29
2020
@memoFlibble @carlheneghan Me too! 12th Aug, 8 positive tests found in all of Wales yet 45 admissions reported and… https://t.co/B6xmPD7ufF
Retweeted by Carl HeneghanLocal lockdowns based on arbitrary figures are punishing England's poorest | Carl Heneghan https://t.co/r2QlLmsvhF
Retweeted by Carl Heneghan“Analysis of NHS data reveals the deadly consequences of the government’s messaging to ‘stay at home, save lives, p… https://t.co/HnV1YxS0iX
Retweeted by Carl HeneghanThe Flaw in the reporting of Welsh data on Covid Hospital admissions https://t.co/eKEKlwZDMc
8/28
2020
Local lockdowns based on arbitrary figures are punishing England's poorest | Carl Heneghan https://t.co/r2QlLmsvhF
8/27
2020
ONS Deaths registered in England and Wales - 115 registered COVID deaths occurred in the week ending the 14th Augu… https://t.co/VY0MJq4D36Brilliant to see this @NIHRSPCR funded Evidence Synthesis Working Group article published, congratulations… https://t.co/YGEKpwGb3I
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8/25
2020
Thank you @N_Vargesson and @carlheneghan for your ground breaking research and the ongoing support you give to our… https://t.co/Q0Shm33sc7
Retweeted by Carl HeneghanThere is little debate that relevant financial or other interests can, and have, distorted medical research, educat… https://t.co/FVmqpQR1H3
Retweeted by Carl HeneghanCOVID-19: Death Data in England – Daily Update https://t.co/O69nDqRhqp 1 death reportd yesterday for hospitals in EnglandProf @carlheneghan led study, linking the pregnancy test drug, #Primodos, to malformations in babies born to mother… https://t.co/LiaxhbB7qZ
Retweeted by Carl HeneghanHere’s why education matters: By age 30 those with the highest education levels can expect to live four years longe… https://t.co/O4nAbXbKpj
8/24
2020
Yep, common assumption that medicine is evidence-based: couldn’t be any further from the truth - poor quality evi… https://t.co/2qPhRVjpbnWorking in urgent care this morning doing visits - it’s busy and back to normal consultation levels - reassuringly… https://t.co/Q6Uxmqkw6Y
8/23
2020
Well you’re on - https://t.co/zQ1fX3isryGovernment has paid private firms £6.5BILLION during COVID crisis https://t.co/sZlH1Ha1l6 I do not understand how… https://t.co/LFxKg19Nsx"An  investigation for the Government's Science Advisory Group for Emergencies (Sage) found that people were being… https://t.co/oXShBjl5AE
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8/22
2020
Hey, thanks https://t.co/mVbI8m3w5vEstimating the infection fatality ratio in England https://t.co/HGyHOcoUlb @danielhowdon @oke_jason
Retweeted by Carl HeneghanCOVID-19: Admissions to Hospital - Update https://t.co/sW97c7C0YS Patients in Hospital in England is under 500 for the first time.
Retweeted by Carl HeneghanIt's a mistake to think all positive Covid tests are the same https://t.co/KtONmDWI0N via @spectator
Retweeted by Carl Heneghansee https://t.co/BOvw4OtFRN Spain 616, UK 609, Italy 586 per Mill - Given the noise in the data I'd say they're the… https://t.co/2Smvh4WYTNfor interest 'Hot stuff bias' https://t.co/JRqFccElhpCOVID-19: Admissions to Hospital - Update https://t.co/sW97c7C0YS Patients in Hospital in England is under 500 for the first time.In addition to yesterday's CFR piece, here is another estimating the infection fatality ratio in England with… https://t.co/YhPrwGA1vS
Retweeted by Carl HeneghanEstimating the infection fatality ratio in England https://t.co/HGyHOcoUlb @danielhowdon @oke_jason“What’s ‘ascertainment bias’?” you ask. @Catalogofbias has it covered: https://t.co/bm3CXG4ykT https://t.co/5E8ae4bbq6
Retweeted by Carl HeneghanIt's a mistake to think all positive Covid tests are the same https://t.co/KtONmDWI0N via @spectator
8/21
2020
Why Oldham shouldn't go into Lockdown https://t.co/VVzzW18k8DSweden's disease expert says just wearing face masks could be 'very dangerous' https://t.co/bCsY7gZyXe via @nypostCould mass testing for Covid-19 do more harm than good? Prof @carlheneghan & Tom Jefferson, explain that whilst us… https://t.co/JCzZnpxauX
Retweeted by Carl HeneghanThe Declining Case Fatality Ratio in England https://t.co/f4h6RjXTpf @danielhowdonCovid-19: Deaths in England and Wales are lowest since pandemic began https://t.co/LLazwQDNlH @AndyBurnhamGM needs to hold is nerve in Oldham and make evidence-based policies - Political tensions simmer as Old… https://t.co/1R2UBwrxPv#BitterPill doco about #Primodos @SkyDocumentaries Mon 24th 9pm @TSculthorp @JasonFarrellSky @AndreRosso75 @alfus1 https://t.co/2jPfoAPcaX
Retweeted by Carl HeneghanProf @carlheneghan led study, linking the pregnancy test drug, #Primodos, to malformations in babies born to mother… https://t.co/7KCqWVX6Sz
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8/19
2020
@MrJMuir1 @Deano_123 @Rick82Ramirez @carlheneghan @DrEliDavid @MLevitt_NP2013 @ProfTimNoakes Weakness, lack of lead… https://t.co/j4viM9wEC9
Retweeted by Carl HeneghanThe increase in Deaths in the Home Setting: ONS Update: https://t.co/zvpe2D1uoe 'the large excess in private home… https://t.co/Nd0AgOqplV
8/18
2020
Looks good - informed evidence-based decision making matters more than ever. https://t.co/PMk6uBnu0pRecent systematic reviews reach same conclusions. "Few studies examine the use of face coverings in comm settings:… https://t.co/MTvvL5T8Y8
Retweeted by Carl HeneghanReducing uncertainties by taking part in high quality COVID trials matters - I’m signing up - and passing this on… https://t.co/2s3NfmCyZkYep, - there are too many experts commentating at the moment based on a poor understanding of the actual risks. -… https://t.co/AeRfczJIbjJust asking: there are 47,600 pubs in the UK (let's say 1000 week through the door) that's nearly 300M people in 6… https://t.co/rgD4TWSQ5l
8/17
2020
We need to ask serious questions about what lockdowns actually achieve https://t.co/Roqc9njoY6After 146 Days in Lockdown, Argentina Hasn’t Peaked: LatAm Wrap - Bloomberg https://t.co/O545uxOHlL
8/16
2020
Hancock axes ‘failing’ Public Health England - seems the final straw was the fiasco over the death figures https://t.co/EArBIIa1WrDid you go to @uniofoxford if so please sign this petition to encourage them to admit offer holders so that poor an… https://t.co/GoH5bZpeQb
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8/15
2020

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