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The #ZeroCOVID movement continues to grow. The government of Scotland is a powerful advocate and people in Ireland… https://t.co/UxLHkKnRub
Retweeted by Independent SAGEOk - https://t.co/6PlLg0TnIs have updated description of tests processed. It does NOT include unreturned tests sent… https://t.co/gq0whqTqqS
Retweeted by Independent SAGEIs there a zoom live producer out there who could help us out with a show on Friday - paid job? DM us here if you c… https://t.co/hHaPZPwwYf
8/5
2020
Independent SAGE has been urging action on test & trace for weeks. We believe a functioning find, test, trace, isol… https://t.co/ZjlBZlVnZ2 @DeenanDpillay "and others think the government is convinced that only the private sector can rise to the pandemic… https://t.co/oGCYtzwICg
8/4
2020
"Professor Susan Michie, of the Independent Sage group of scientists, said that “super-spreader areas” like indoor… https://t.co/3D3mWvaRZC"Last week, Independent Sage, a group of scientists who are publishing advice around Covid-19, called for England t… https://t.co/8NfcSa6CEs
8/3
2020
"The joint biosecurity centre seems to me to be a shadowy organisation, and we have no idea how exactly it operates… https://t.co/chWNXX7pD8"There's a sense of inconsistency, and there is a sense of illegitimacy, that this is favouring some groups over ot… https://t.co/P93kgm76Rd"The government is turning a lot of its fire power now onto the public, with draconian surveillance measures now it… https://t.co/pKAXkNN9ey"There's an inconsistency when people are being told you can go to pubs, which is not an appropriate place to celeb… https://t.co/rYJOq618rp"Our definition of getting the outbreak under control, is one case per a million people." Professor @GabrielScallyhttps://t.co/8LVp8vfYlVIt's a wrap! Thank you for joining us!There is a sense of illegitimacy here, that certain voices are louder than others, and this is catastrophic for res… https://t.co/Vg2w8kIXLPWhat is not apparent form the graphics you saw earlier is that the degree of hotspots is declining. But these estim… https://t.co/xaNhjbtpUCWe should not be encouraging travel between the different parts of the UK. Someone can arrive from anywhere in the… https://t.co/BmAQl4Dh93A visor has advantages in that you can see peoples' faces, especially for people with hearing deficiencies but as I… https://t.co/TdcLx8RIheIs a visor sufficient protection without a mask, indoors as well as out?Parliament should be scrutinising the joint biosecurity centre. there should be primary legislation. https://t.co/0GP4sBoTh4I can see absolutely no reason why the government shouldn't be as transparent as it possibly can in its response to… https://t.co/AJaKHAWBgvWhat organisations is the joint biosecurity centre joint between? It seems to be a shadowy organisation and we have… https://t.co/a65ZK4JgoCStaff must have a workplace safe coded charter. Some employers are very good but certain consistent standards must… https://t.co/H57oO3KKbWThe influx of students from many countries must be managed very carefully as we go into September. https://t.co/sxlbKr27sHThere are huge inconsistencies between different universities. The background risk must be as low as possible and l… https://t.co/gwIHGlrGKOUniversities are like any workplace - it has to be a matter for the employer and their staff, trade unions and thei… https://t.co/omairdBbbgThe universities are working closely with unions and public health departments - certainly in my university, this i… https://t.co/G0vxu1ncfKI dont have time to watch @IndependentSage’s live YouTube broadcast, but following this useful thread on here. Tha… https://t.co/tfATw3nixD
Retweeted by Independent SAGEI would expect that the lockdown in the North is based on local data but they should explain background to it. This… https://t.co/62tmgCtq66We need a strategy that integrates all the measures.We have a series of ad hoc measures of dither and drift and confusion.Everything should be oriented towards the question Sof how can we get our children back to school and re-establish… https://t.co/UwlW98WB2DOur measures are not tied together to form an effective strategy. Massive inequalities are still a huge problem. https://t.co/m0LqBEZpa3Children under five seem to spread the virus for much longer. Schools need hygiene and distancing measures in place. https://t.co/b1sMfXWB86We recommended outdoor schools and summer schools. We need better community data and effective test and trace. the… https://t.co/fNK5jHxXjzChildren are low risk and it's disgraceful that they're been deprived of education for six months. https://t.co/A7M1QIzXmeWe have just under a month to get to zero Covid before schools open https://t.co/It4a0gKCQDThe lack of strategy is a greater problem than the communication. Quickly reimposing restrictions is bad for public… https://t.co/hj9y4No0GIWe don't yet know when we're allowed to go out in Leicester. there is still a great deal of confusion. https://t.co/ppUN6VdkPEWhen so many people in these communities were about to celebrate Eid, the inconsistency and insensitivity are part… https://t.co/447C8RexMcThis is the least preparation that people have had. Sudden announcements are very damaging to trust in the leadersh… https://t.co/m2ioU85PCSThe latest lockdown was announced at 9.30pm at night, the night before Eid.We believe that zero is attainable and should be adopted by the UK government.Taiwan has eliminated the virus. They've had 100 days with no domestic cases. the same in New Zealand. But new case… https://t.co/343GutbpEnNorthern Ireland and Scotland have very low numbers. Our definition of the virus being under control is 1 case per million.Professor Scally: Zero Covid is still the indie sage policy - get the numbers as low as possible. https://t.co/qp5aBZFBgBWe are live now. Please join us! Questions on #manchesterlockdown & #ZeroCOVID & much more https://t.co/rbjDQsBQLAWhy the variations? Is it differences in testing policies? False positives are due to changing in testing policies… https://t.co/nmXPYPQNa7Hot spots in the SE, the Midlands and the North https://t.co/N63BfdojNUThe number of cases: the criteria for testing has changed so the definition of a case is an issue. https://t.co/TpxjPDAXlxAllyson Pollock is presenting this weeks numbers, in slides prepared by Christine Pagel.Independent SAGE https://t.co/p415TFzPB6For anyone in the new #lockdown zone in #GreaterManchester, #WestYorkshire and #EastLancashirehttps://t.co/Qn1UptHRHm
Retweeted by Independent SAGEDoes anyone from NW want to join our weekly briefing & ask a question?Independent SAGE will meet again today at 11.30am GMT. Watch here: Youtube: https://t.co/mvBCpTGLD0 #IndependentSAGE @Sir_David_KingAre you in the north of England and have you been locked down? IndependentSAGE wants to hear from you. #IndependentSAGE
7/31
2020
@lisanandy Hi Lisa, if you or your constituents have questions about the science, we invite you to come & ask them… https://t.co/29QmvNJstG
Retweeted by Independent SAGE @lisanandy Hi Lisa, if you or your constituents have questions about the science, we invite you to come & ask them… https://t.co/29QmvNJstGWill they, won’t they? In the meantime, Independent SAGE will be discussing what it all means at our weekly science… https://t.co/jFTy80qEAv.@AllysonPollock will present @chrischirp’s graphs showing latest govt data. And Prof Karl Friston will talk about… https://t.co/tNEqA0MbgQA second wave? Or a resurgence of the first? Please join Independent SAGE for our weekly science briefing at 11.30a… https://t.co/JPTrzLBkiMI have spoken about the fact that this is not a scientific word & introducing it in the context/for the purposes it… https://t.co/vEM4mS8CE4
Retweeted by Independent SAGEIndependent SAGE is inviting questions for tomorrow's briefing at 11.30am. Please tweet or DM us if you have questi… https://t.co/T1cmLucPIt
7/30
2020
An important research study and I am delighted that @uniofleicester is playing a leading role. @kamleshkhuntihttps://t.co/Nefrp6nORr
Retweeted by Independent SAGEQ&A with @devisridhar who has successfully pushed Scotland to pursue #ZeroCOVID. This is the approach that Independ… https://t.co/9TJfmo08Wz
7/29
2020
‘England and Wales should look at the Independent Sage group’s “Zero Covid” approach that Scotland and Northern Ire… https://t.co/FVSRkOKJwIThe Guardian editorial today urges England and Wales to consider the #ZeroCOVID approach advocated by… https://t.co/41wZ4UBwOH
Retweeted by Independent SAGENEW: @NicolaSturgeon has announced that she is trying to get all 4 nations to adopt #ZeroCOVID approach as set out… https://t.co/4hgSLM4ZZoWe are hugely grateful for the support that many of you have already given to @IndependentSage. There is so much mo… https://t.co/cMSf6hiMq0
Retweeted by Independent SAGE"England and Wales should look at the Independent Sage group’s “Zero Covid” approach that Scotland and Northern Ire… https://t.co/PWDf0J3omZ
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7/28
2020
NEW: ⁦⁦@sundaybusiness⁩ reports a ‘groundswell’ of support for #ZeroCOVID strategy in Northern Ireland following in… https://t.co/ZPWVldpuZj
7/26
2020
NI & Scotland now formally pursuing #ZeroCOVID and NI working with Rep of Ireland to do so. England & Wales should… https://t.co/V3anrPOKEg
Retweeted by Independent SAGEEven after months of control like things can escalate quickly. UK at a crunch point - how much work is govt prepare… https://t.co/F1biaqht7d
Retweeted by Independent SAGEAnd Israel, Australia & Japan all struggling to contain new outbreaks after periods of control. Outbreaks linked to… https://t.co/2inh1Tvv3M
Retweeted by Independent SAGEOther countries have been trying to live with a suppression strategy for longer than us - what have we learned? Sup… https://t.co/0tYFcJrPWp
Retweeted by Independent SAGELatest report has new info leading @RoyalStatSoc to estimate that only 30% of non-household contacts being reached.… https://t.co/yw4TQEF1Hw
Retweeted by Independent SAGECOVID cases are not spread evenly through the UK - less in Scotland & NI and very variable around England. 4/10 https://t.co/UrCN5fg25n
Retweeted by Independent SAGESo we don't know what the situation was over last 7 days. Have cases gone up only because there have been more peop… https://t.co/T44Zr07P02
Retweeted by Independent SAGEIs time to be v alarmed? Not *quite* yet. From NHS Test & Trace report we know number of people being tested has go… https://t.co/6dQrAKcSMa
Retweeted by Independent SAGETHREAD: Key points from my overview of latest #COVID19 numbers in the weekly @IndependentSage briefing. Firstly, fo… https://t.co/5nbX4Iifzn
Retweeted by Independent SAGEIt's a wrap! Thank you so much for joining us!Many countries in Europe have isolated people in hotels so they can be cared for and fed. There are obvious areas t… https://t.co/4d2Z7ouB5uWe're in a virtual steady state with the virus in the country that is far from zero Covid. The government really ne… https://t.co/SnfZe9ywnjElimination of infectious disease is possible and we have centuries of history of doing this with good public healt… https://t.co/yQZo5e03VHWe should have followed the principles of shoe leather epidemiology and then we would have the data. https://t.co/mtfHIFZdo3We've seen remarkable efforts of people to come together for the public good. The public aren't the problem, they a… https://t.co/T9Xuei9YJGHealth inequities across the country have been amplified and exacerbated by Covid. We need to think about addressin… https://t.co/DLoDXXTWj1I am less sanguine about a second wave then my colleagues. We should have systems in place that can be used for a l… https://t.co/evioyfLSddA properly functioning and resourced public health system is vital. If we learn one thing here, it's that the publ… https://t.co/OmkZNPommbThe evidence coming in week by week suggests that there will be a material herd immunity. We can therefore drill do… https://t.co/NPefmFR7LNThis week I've seen two studies that make me feel more optimistic about this virus. Reactivity of T-cells is quite… https://t.co/IbOwqWFIg3We need think of innovative ways to use the outdoors. We must encourage physical activities and think differently a… https://t.co/oBxHyjowa3Take your own towel to the swimming pool.It's important that people exercise. Gyms are more problematic than swimming pools for respiratory viruses. Equipme… https://t.co/9STPn4OyjTChlorine in swimming pools makes the virus unviable but the changing rooms are the problem. https://t.co/3P0enUy9iZIt's a matter of balancing risks. Many children are still unsymptomatic. By September when children go back to scho… https://t.co/QgwLvU3lHGQuestion - shielding five year old child with mild asthma. Should childhood asthma still be on the shielding list? https://t.co/su9TElUgSpThe cabinet met in a group larger than two households but our advice is still to meet in smaller groups with ventil… https://t.co/Sv8qjJQ1NaCan self-groups start to meet? Smaller groups perhaps but zoom is still best. https://t.co/sgTzjAmyY9Question: self-help groups - should they meet indoors again rather than online?So very sad, and unjust. https://t.co/cLQZKrXywx
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7/24
2020

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