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Imran Khan @imrankhan Hackney, London

not that one. professional nerd. head of public engagement at @wellcometrust, trustee at @nesta_uk.

1,712 Following   41,292 Followers   19,614 Tweets

Joined Twitter 6/1/08


@FunSizeSuze Yep - read em and weep :/ https://t.co/ow9Rg3TqMK https://t.co/gslO2495KEthis was a really confusing pair of tweets to have in my timeline https://t.co/vHnzlnrDTb
3/29
2020
This is America; don’t catch you slippin’ up https://t.co/1dEJIvfYTRwe updated our coronavirus deaths tracker with a new chart — with epidemics, rate of change often matters more than… https://t.co/0EJ7Gyd9pD
Retweeted by Imran Khan @Steven_Swinford is this a new policy?Er, @guardian, at a time when people are upset and distraught can you try not to promote dangerous misinformation a… https://t.co/Xw84aCObfI @TheOxfordDom cc @martinaustwickThe @houseparty app keeps telling me that my friends are 'in the house'. I know they're in the house. We're all in… https://t.co/2UlCxcbHkLWent for a run this morning but @TowerHamletsNow have closed @VickyParkLondon due to people flouting the social dis… https://t.co/jmM0rvVWUS @IvvetM @BritSciAssoc I think Valia wins this round
3/27
2020
@grvlx001 Hi Jamie - can I dm you about something? @JamieBGall yep! @ZaichenLu will be there :) @mjrobbins Tried Splitwise?Her: "Yes, he was very good-looking" Me: "I mean, not quite what I asked... but I'll pass it on..." (2/2)Spoke to my mum (73, self-isolating) last night. Her: "Oh, and I think I saw your boss on the news yesterday" Me:… https://t.co/ZfqHUC9ucXIf you're in Hackney and want to volunteer to help @hackneycouncil look after our borough's most vulnerable during… https://t.co/GflHPtReGO
3/26
2020
The planet is healing 💓 https://t.co/g80gtynai0
Retweeted by Imran KhanFascinating and smart move by New Zealand Parliament: they’ve suspended their legislative programme and almost all… https://t.co/GRFdNeDs34
Retweeted by Imran Khanmood https://t.co/QBhTDLqm0F @munkeatlooi is it? 🤔 doesn't look that out of proportionOk so obvious health warning that this is unscientific, and representative only of the people that chose to take pa… https://t.co/4m66Px7T5vTesting times do not call for untested technologies. An open letter calling on @MattHancock @matthewsgould @NHSX to… https://t.co/zq6ut3rmbY
Retweeted by Imran Khandoes nature not have whatsapp https://t.co/QVreyNeYxN @munkeatlooi cheers mate, gonna listen later this weekLatest fear; getting too used to this and when it's all over, I won't actually -want- to see other people again. @munkeatlooi https://t.co/yE8xk6liIn
3/25
2020
@alicebell No idea but trying this tomorrow @JamieBGall @Tom_saunders @NCCPE @lesleyapaterson I've got a clash on Friday but will see if anyone from the team can joinanyone else getting lots of "sorry, our event is cancelled/postponed due to covid-19"... but for events you never s… https://t.co/7IwHtUh3PKDoes anyone know if there is list anywhere of freelancers who can provide public engagement training remotely, and… https://t.co/c7AU5FjI0Q
Retweeted by Imran KhanOnly reasonable Exit Strategy-Science,Research, Development,Distributed Manufacturing & ensure equitable affordable… https://t.co/icr6fewAIJ
Retweeted by Imran KhanUnexpected problem of home-working; I no longer have any excuse for why my plants keep dying. @rianna_walcott @ShomariLW @ExploreWellcome look forward to reading! @chimenesuleyman yeah - I guess for me it's the knowledge that there's nothing to be "missing out" on that helps? stay strong! x @chimenesuleyman I’ve got the opposite. First time in years I feel like I’ve been able to just sit back and play vi… https://t.co/uBGR8nb4tWRealised I should have said 'white' and 'non-white', given people might be answering in other countries tooThe replies have got me thinking. Have you had weird pseudo-science whatsapp chain messages from your family? Unscientific poll 👇🏾 @ladyhaja @jamesrbuk afaik dolphins have no shame https://t.co/dG8BpKu4yG @ladyhaja @jamesrbuk please tell me this wasn't the same dolphin
3/24
2020
@TweeterReynolds @soozaphone 😂Nothing reminds me of how bad I am at my job more than WhatsApp messages from my family 🤦🏽‍♂️ https://t.co/gYk83dQWb5 @DrHannahT Most of them are group ones - which isn’t impossible, I guess... but I feel like we’re doing video calls… https://t.co/jggiVIGZ3h @WanderingGaia @DrEmilyGrossman Agreed. Even if this *is* true, which is dubious - knowing people, they'll neck a f… https://t.co/4oKgHXtCnjReally struggling with my eyes 👀 Didn't appreciate that one benefit of having face-to-face meetings is that it for… https://t.co/RskfRRqQXmnot now, grandad 🤦🏾‍♂️ https://t.co/44EtoxzOa8... I think I need to put twitter down.Keep your hands. Stay at distance. Wash your home. https://t.co/mZSwl03H6Q
3/23
2020
Don’t know who needs to hear this (probably me) but it turns out you can just not go on twitter for half a day and… https://t.co/PL9TjdQzKJThis is too real https://t.co/bTZQVqnCwO
Retweeted by Imran KhanConsider it done https://t.co/xU1G5NPi25*Martin Luther look to camera* https://t.co/BaSn6kFvrs
Retweeted by Imran KhanAll of this makes me think that my twitter feed, or twitter in general, is (unsurprisingly) *massively* unrepresent… https://t.co/orRjEsEi04 @munkeatlooi https://t.co/KGRa6JGbPU
3/22
2020
@sunny_hundal This is still definitely going to hit the poorest hardest. Super rich may lose money in the stock mar… https://t.co/W4Flozg0QnGah. Please don't do this. Walked past @Broadway_Mkt today too and there were tons of stalls & shoppers. https://t.co/2sv9MF35amLovely morning for a run around east London ♥️ https://t.co/K5i0hcVu2M @Stephen_Curry Hope they’re doing ok, Stephen @martinrsmith Glad to hear you’re better - and hope the smell comes back!
3/21
2020
Did you know that this is how bats wee? I don’t know what else I expected and yet I’m still surprised https://t.co/E0IiEQ6YdW @lewisiwu https://t.co/Iwa9XEvKNBI wrote about the new coronavirus itself--where it came from, why it's behaving in the way it's behaving, how it in… https://t.co/ARk2tlwt0w
Retweeted by Imran Khan @sarahditum irony; the argument was won, but not by themOn top of everything else, now we know who the UK's first non-white PM is going to be. What a week.Great point, we should demand the virus give us a firm end date. https://t.co/SSzcYwzVEl
Retweeted by Imran KhanAt a time when there is a terrifying amount of misinformation here is a Twitter list (compiled by @wellcometrust) o… https://t.co/w8IK5PXRXq
Retweeted by Imran KhanFull info here: https://t.co/NBlZX5wUAa... of more and less strict social distancing measures could plausibly be effective [...] These would need to be in… https://t.co/WilADfUzZvThe government has published the scientific advice they're basing their #Covid19 response on. This *advice* on soc… https://t.co/WTDG8uwNh9YOUR RECOMMENDATIONS PLEASE! I'm building a reading list of non-fiction #books for people who want to understand… https://t.co/YPFaQzlaUG
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3/20
2020
Coronavirus info for @wellcometrust research grant holders/applicants 1. Costed extensions if you are ill, self-is… https://t.co/YZ6fdUDsen
Retweeted by Imran KhanProb going to be lost in the news cycle, but this is a shocking paper: "Risk of suicide increased by 13% after the… https://t.co/qV5ZNAjDxy
Retweeted by Imran KhanImagine going back in time to meet yourself from 3 months ago and trying explain what life is like nowWe won't beat the #COVID19 pandemic without vaccines and treatments. Here's how we can fill the $8bn funding gap to… https://t.co/wLlog2xidx
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3/19
2020
Here we have it: #COVID19 snake oil AI. (1) why is this AI? (2) If cameras could detect the virus, why would we nee… https://t.co/CU3u9SNu1h
Retweeted by Imran Khan @CEMatterson And learned how to write?! This is the last thing we need right now...Wellcome grantholders can find more information about the policies that we have put in place to support grantholder… https://t.co/xvq79dz2gn
Retweeted by Imran KhanAny advice, team @Tesco ? Even some assurance that you've escalated this? I see you're tweeting about mother's day, which is a start! @vishalgulati_ https://t.co/a1UsfTR9QaTurkish supermarket, literally across the road: "Welcome! We have preserved lemons from Morocco, fresh lentils fro… https://t.co/yhHYOfSZwlSerious question - do Turkish shops have a supply chain that operates in some kind of parallel reality? Mainstream… https://t.co/BGG4Pj0dXj @soozaphone @Jasmine_Grace_ Social distancing @anjahuja Obviously she's being a martyr and saying she's planning to at least go in until next week 🤦🏾‍♂️ managed… https://t.co/S2P8s4VTX6Working from home tip; buy whole milk. You deserve it. @welprich The interest will still build up; you could invest the money you would have used for payments, I guess, b… https://t.co/W67O3tX7Xw
3/18
2020
Hi @tesco! I know your priority right now is figuring out how to keep the nation fed... ... but my mum is over 70… https://t.co/wzV5QSshYMClosing up now @NHM_London and it’s surreal (and heart breaking) - not happened since the Second World War. We wil… https://t.co/EF22yvRDBM
Retweeted by Imran Khan @ankrishn1 I've not! Will take a lookOk - I've got an idea which actually might work. Force yourself to brush your teeth after any meals or daytime sna… https://t.co/pPhhWv1xbdif you're retweeting things like this, stop now: they're not true. The insurance firms have said that even if the g… https://t.co/RXgLqFCNKv
Retweeted by Imran Khan @StarkeyStardust I'm open plan :/Any tips on how to stop yourself snacking incessantly throughout the day, when you're working from home? https://t.co/GBboikU920https://t.co/eX4f9G65Hc
3/17
2020
"We emphasise that is not at all certain that suppression will succeed long term; no public health intervention wit… https://t.co/dlvXkqjCCM[... we estimate that for a national GB policy, social distancing would need to be in force for at least 2/3 of the… https://t.co/0RqH4zABdX"To avoid a rebound in transmission, these policies will need to be maintained until large stocks of vaccine are av… https://t.co/UT1z0IZKaU... with an eventual peak in critical care bed demand that is over 30 times greater than the max supply" "The more… https://t.co/27vbLegduiThat Imperial paper reads like a bad dream. A really bad dream. https://t.co/TuqtT22Dyt "For an uncontrolled epi… https://t.co/FwJnXVPO45 @munkeatlooi ... but... that won’t work. We won’t be able to lock the entire country down for -a year and a half-I have to confess I don’t follow... So the actual policy solution is we’re just in lockdown for 18 months now? https://t.co/H7EVmkUa7m
3/16
2020

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