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Health "Physical Isolation" Nerd @GidMK Sydney, New South Wales

Epidemiologist. Blogger. Writer (Guardian, Observer etc). PhDing at @UoW Host of @senscipod Email gidmk.healthnerd@gmail.com he/him

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Joined Twitter 11/13/15


@statsepi What if my uncle is sane and we're all the crazy ones https://t.co/2cTDKjyQqV @MaartenvSmeden @TheSkepticalSc2 @TwitterSupport +1 ❤️ @dailyzad @DrSamanthaSeals @ashtroid22 It's probably because I learned Stata before R and there are some similariti… https://t.co/XR1Y8JwJ2DThe FDA has approved the first antibody test for COVID-19, from Cellex. It theoretically tells you if you've had it… https://t.co/m36bZLzdqW
Retweeted by Health 'Physical Isolation' NerdAs a statistician, I have a lot of expertise that may prove useful in the current pandemic. For instance, I've be… https://t.co/9ElJn7orLt
Retweeted by Health 'Physical Isolation' NerdWhat if every person was only allowed to own one house?
Retweeted by Health 'Physical Isolation' Nerd @DrSamanthaSeals @ashtroid22 If we're going for total utility, SAS or R are both far better, but learning to use SA… https://t.co/XVzy2xnD8w @DrSamanthaSeals @ashtroid22 I think it's just by far the easiest to use and quickest to pick up of the software th… https://t.co/70IhUhNDdI
4/3
2020
And then there's a large swathe of the North East that's stopped moving but has food deserts... @ADAlthousePhD @ashtroid22 How dare you. Swords or pistols?I find this super odd, because even from a relatively casual examination these two maps aren't that similar at all… https://t.co/iFtmTknIt1 @ashtroid22 Yes, it's true - you don't need to learn Stata to use it. Picking up the coding takes literally a day,… https://t.co/rCa3VMvL4r @ashtroid22 We know we're right - no need to prove it @ashtroid22 It'd be a great fight to watch https://t.co/fpzJqWYf7r @ashtroid22 Arguments over SAS/R/Stata @ktibus I suspect something like a thin cotton material would work best, but honestly it's really hard to say. I'd… https://t.co/Djjd1c2j9d @oz_f @Constababble ...it's not a worry for community spread, per se. That being said, I think you're definitely ri… https://t.co/jh5uEvJwsR @oz_f @Constababble Social considerations aside, there is a reasonable rationale for those suburbs having the highe… https://t.co/22gbeVotO7Seriously, I reckon if you tried to do this in many places in Australia people would simply throw away their phones and walk off @EpiEllie @edyong209 Also, best evidence from the only RCT of cloth masks is that they often become saturated due p… https://t.co/WqFD6YEQ8rDon Rothwell is a legend. He taught us intl maritime law during the Tampa crisis, when Australia also refusing to a… https://t.co/EYBZ3JuaP1
Retweeted by Health 'Physical Isolation' NerdIn South Korea, the health authorities can install an app on your phone that sends warnings if you leave a designat… https://t.co/lROxSDI2jSI cannot imagine many people in Australia/US/etc willingly giving the government access to their location data with… https://t.co/LyhGiUwVlkTake Singapore, for example. They asked people to download an app that tracked their location so other people could… https://t.co/PU2ZKgVl9pOne thing that's often overlooked, I think, is how most of the countries that are doing really well have deep and e… https://t.co/jpon4Hoko7The countries that are slowing the spread of #coronavirus have 1) extensive testing 2) relentless contact tracing a… https://t.co/7Df27EE1E9
Retweeted by Health 'Physical Isolation' Nerd @MackayIM @edrybicki @abwallis @heyprofbow @aslajoie @scopedbylarry @ACthelight @Dr_ColetteDavis @onisilloshttps://t.co/vgOkrgRwQiIf you are going to make/wear your own mask, use a high-quality fabric, clean it as much as possible, and have a sp… https://t.co/j0W5w3ISFZThis advice is, of course, primarily for healthcare workers who are using masks as a last resort, but I think is reasonable for anyoneWhich brings us to the key take-home IF YOU ARE GOING TO WEAR A HOME-MADE MASK, CLEAN IT OFTEN, AND HAVE A SPARE https://t.co/xqqvjUyiuOIt's also worth noting that, in this study, there was a higher rate of infection seen in cloth masks wearers even i… https://t.co/fPLrsbHfrUFor healthcare workers with no other option (the title is "last resort"), cloth masks may provide some physical bar… https://t.co/tbh2q4BTfRFirstly, it's pretty clear that, as protection for healthcare workers specifically, proper masks>home-made This is… https://t.co/LY1EOkKlNJThe lead author of the only RCT into cloth vs surgical masks has published a piece that has some very important mes… https://t.co/LlCkSEh4RHI'm glad someone's published a piece on this. Seeing the absolute venom spat at Carole Baskin continues to shock me. https://t.co/wm5Gcly8Sq
Retweeted by Health 'Physical Isolation' Nerd @MorganHassig https://t.co/EE3uOTx3VP @DrtmargTony Mostly data entry, things like thatInterviewing applicants for a low-level job next week It is extremely bleak So many wildly overqualified people a… https://t.co/fTXFukZKwRIf you've got any questions about the rationale behind the government's #COVID19au, then I can't recommend this exp… https://t.co/mQY48GREsq
Retweeted by Health 'Physical Isolation' Nerd @estolte @CaulfieldTim @JBuriak @confessedemu @merschrod @_taylorabbie_ @edmontonjournal @CMOH_Alberta @CDCgov @WHOhttps://t.co/pr8uqLIFEV @_captainscience It is the best food. I spent two weeks in South Korea last year and it was cabbagey heaven Apocal… https://t.co/nKnhagJdyi @_captainscience Send me yours I'll eat it all @BobbyBoop86 @EpiEllie @casualinfer Nope that's negative predictive value. Sensitivity is ratio of true negatives t… https://t.co/TQKKWSWO7n @_captainscience @TamarHaspel @One_Angry_Chef @YoniFreedhoff You too! Fortunately, indoors has lots of gin 😂 @MatthewJDalby Hahaha I love that interpretationTEN WAYS TO BOOST YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM DURING THE CORONAVIRUS OUTBREAK: 1. You 2. Can't 3. 'Boost' 4. Your 5. Immune… https://t.co/z7mMAeqC93
Retweeted by Health 'Physical Isolation' NerdI'm worried that people professing to be experts in "resilience" have not the slightest idea about the lived experi… https://t.co/WcYwiOHhwp
Retweeted by Health 'Physical Isolation' NerdImagine being a grown ass adult and deliberately scaring parents about the raisins they’re feeding their children d… https://t.co/we8ampbHQ0
Retweeted by Health 'Physical Isolation' NerdAll these people with diabetes and cardiovascular disease just mysteriously dropping dead of respiratory complicati… https://t.co/Oo2B8UPHSk @MaartenvSmeden Stop killing my dreams📊POLL: Ongoing debate on how aggressively public health should advise people for risk vs balancing how difficult or… https://t.co/TPXzBCfvIl
Retweeted by Health 'Physical Isolation' NerdWith all the downsides of COVID-19, I'm a touch pleased that I'm now only 86,000 followers away from the 100k mark… https://t.co/E3XsthG26e @drjohnm @juliaoftoronto Thanks! Glad you liked it 🙂And selected countries incl Australia https://t.co/6EObAKXjHXToday's graph of #COVID19 cases and rate of increase in Australia Still looking good, but also still too early to… https://t.co/TFAKlGeYaaTHERE ARE NO 'MIRACLE DRUGS' FOR CORONAVIRUS CAN PEOPLE PLEASE STOP SPREADING THIS ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUS MESSAGE TH… https://t.co/h3KsvNbMe9If you haven't seen @TamarHaspel @One_Angry_Chef @_captainscience @YoniFreedhoff @derridalicious My mum makes the most amazing charoset and she sent us all a bunch of it in preparation for lockdow… https://t.co/AUUdOI1eIK @derridalicious Yes! How will I keep the matza, maror, and charoset out of my face for an entire 2 hours of Judaism????? @TwitterSupport Hi @TwitterSupport Please verify me and other critical care surgeons sharing from the frontlines of… https://t.co/mGECKBztQD
Retweeted by Health 'Physical Isolation' Nerd @derridalicious We're doing a Seder via Zoom and I'm worried that without the in-person social pressure I won't be… https://t.co/nOCoWVa3mB @trentyarwood @engagedpractx Lol I didn't know that but I'm very unsurprised. If researching prison health taught m… https://t.co/6IyFVWGZst @MCBazacoPhD 😂😂😂😂Episode ideas! Vote for the one you want to see next. More #COVID19 content, or something different?
Retweeted by Health 'Physical Isolation' NerdNever thought I'd see a Liberal, conservative prime minister reading from the Communist Manifesto All it took was… https://t.co/3dfskFviIvSo weird how the #COVID19 strategies that people tend to like from Asian countries that are doing well seem to alig… https://t.co/qgoiPIq7xxFor you @MCBazacoPhD Spotted on an instant brownie batter box. I guess they could pasteurize their flour? https://t.co/1lkv6gCPOsShould Everyone Wear A Mask In Public? Maybe—But It’s Complicated via @forbes -Good read 👍👇👇 https://t.co/P60f2wQSUw
Retweeted by Health 'Physical Isolation' Nerd @ProfessorFunk @LusciousLani @tarahaelle's piece just out is also fab and well worth reading https://t.co/CCeRa87z6kOk, Twitter, you asked for it, I promised it, and here it is: 4200 words on #Masks. Should everyone wear masks? The… https://t.co/IiF02ppxh2
Retweeted by Health 'Physical Isolation' Nerd @Loop6019 @gregggonsalves I write a whole blog on that stuff. Put up a long read on masks yesterday https://t.co/yvGNIKofIe @whereisdaz Should've known better than to joke about libertarians, they're far too thin-skinned @EpiEllie Omg that's a brilliant idea! We can throw some probiotics in there as well! @sina_lana @engagedpractx I never included Japan in "Asia". Some Asian countries have done a truly woeful job, some a good one. @sina_lana @engagedpractx It actually seems like a great counter example to mask wearing - despite the extremely st… https://t.co/z0xcukAL7U @sina_lana @engagedpractx But Japan, as you pointed out, has been lax with testing. By definition this means that i… https://t.co/7x3lLmr3T4We're not even at the end of the beginning. https://t.co/6OY91sCOiO
Retweeted by Health 'Physical Isolation' Nerd @sina_lana @engagedpractx I mean... https://t.co/QYbsjPNK9iSocial isolation workout plans: - 100 push ups - 100 lunges - 100 sit ups - 100 squats - 50 burpees Social i… https://t.co/AZwsvODgzCModest COVID proposal: Every time a techie writes a Medium post modeling the epidemic, they must agree to let a ran… https://t.co/NFZ44m2WbU
Retweeted by Health 'Physical Isolation' Nerd @jasonology Lol love itNothing could happen at our hospitals without this dedicated team keeping staff and patients safe. Let's hear it fo… https://t.co/JwpjZRuA08
Retweeted by Health 'Physical Isolation' NerdWho's going to help me get this funded I can see a huge and booming market in the current #COVID19 pandemicMy idea (patent pending): Using AI to predict when people are about to publish poorly-researched and incorrect arti… https://t.co/MAuhicRH3GGiven that the entire tech world has decided they're epidemiologists, I thought I'd create an app (must be easy right?)A network meta-analysis is a study that compares different treatments against one another in a very large statistic… https://t.co/h5L2tQaoNeNo benefits (compared to one another): - low carb* - Weight Watchers - DASH - Mediterannean - Paleo - Zone… https://t.co/bSkg6X2ZCHOutside of a pandemic this would be MASSIVE news Network meta-analysis comparing dozens of popular diets against e… https://t.co/DRzHUsGmZj
4/2
2020
This push for #Masks4All is really gathering steam. We know what countries in Asia did to control their outbreaks—a… https://t.co/KsobnRV5GJ
Retweeted by Health 'Physical Isolation' NerdAnd this is how supplement scams and food fads are built: Nutrient A is involved, somehow, in Body Function X Foo… https://t.co/k0KnotshPg
Retweeted by Health 'Physical Isolation' Nerd @LeaMerone To be fair, I always loved the dad jokes 😂Told to me by my colleague A man tells his doctor "Help! I'm addicted to twitter" She replies "I'm sorry, I don't follow you" @cjsnowdon @SkeptInquirer @welovegv @CaulfieldTim Nah, airborne transmission and infectiousness don't go hand in ha… https://t.co/cnGewyTyS3No one: Absolutely no one: LITERALLY NO ONE IN THE WORLD: Pauline Hanson: I'm in a paddock look at me being cont… https://t.co/wol7D6ozmi @frogsandstars Hahaha omg don't say that he'll actually do it. Next minute he'll design a special outfit and an altar @MelissaLDavey @murpharoo Brownies are where it's at anyway @frogsandstars The Religion of Scott @cjsnowdon @SkeptInquirer @welovegv @CaulfieldTim It is something of a challenge to determine with any certainty, b… https://t.co/AKcTqdDaU1Now: talk about the spread of #coronavirus misinformation on @630CHED! cc @630CHED_CBG #COVID19 Warm up:… https://t.co/aN5KyuMueI
Retweeted by Health 'Physical Isolation' NerdICYMI I wrote a deep-dive into masks, why healthcare workers wear them, and why you probably don't need to FYI… https://t.co/dyi4RQr6tr
4/1
2020

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