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Former CSA and Foreign Secretary's Special Representative for Climate Change. Founder and Chair, Centre for Climate Repair at Cambridge (@RepairClimate).

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We are holding another public consultation tomorrow, do you have a question for our group of experts? https://t.co/kfdNnqrBOA
7/13
2020
Many have reached out to me asking how they can support. If you are able to help in any small way we promise to con… https://t.co/scNhaWJS8O
7/12
2020
Another great session today. You can catch up on YouTube if you missed it https://t.co/zGrl7NeF9g https://t.co/a27w4Rtjk8
Retweeted by Sir David KingLIVE NOW https://t.co/mEZrzkLK3iNEW: Independent SAGE will hold a briefing for press & public, 11.30 today. Prof Christina Pagel @chrischirp will r… https://t.co/5lY2DuyHUc
Retweeted by Sir David KingPlease join us if you are able and respond with any questions you may have. https://t.co/tz8zAEriFs
7/10
2020
We'll be live again tomorrow, do send you questions. https://t.co/vbOfTg3GARI joined @itvpeston last night, from the garden in the rain. The best bits are on this week's podcast. https://t.co/wNdRg8Bq9I“The best thing for the economy is getting rid of the virus.” @Sir_David_King, former CSA, tells @Peston that we n… https://t.co/22PMkFsQYO
Retweeted by Sir David King“I’m afraid the buck stops with the Prime Minister.” Former CSA and Head of @IndependentSage @Sir_David_King tell… https://t.co/hh6QTtFlBR
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7/9
2020
Live tonight on Twitter, later at 10.45 ITV. https://t.co/P2LHZuByN8 @ernestdecugnac @LockdownNo @GabrielScally @IndependentSage @ZackLKing No. Zero is your tolerance level. Success is… https://t.co/K5Zj7uB8kl
Retweeted by Sir David KingHave Ministers really given up on eliminating COVID 19 entirely? And are we lifting lockdown measures too early? J… https://t.co/OntGUe88fs
Retweeted by Sir David KingThese figures are extraordinary, it's vital we understand where this money was spent. https://t.co/XneJ2KfHHQA move towards a ZERO COVID UK should be something we are all striving for. https://t.co/BncqS3TYw6
7/8
2020
I spoke to prospect last week. The importance of the relationship between science, government and the public has ne… https://t.co/vhJ6JDeIv3Powerful report from @IndependentSage: 'Independent SAGE believes that the UK government must fundamentally change… https://t.co/7qxP97jWRT
Retweeted by Sir David KingExcellent session with a stellar cast. We must build a consensus toward zero COVID tolerance. Huge thanks to… https://t.co/ehVZO106ID.@Jeremy_Hunt , chair of select health committee, will be joining with chair of NI health committee, ex-chair Irela… https://t.co/RXAUCKSCqb
Retweeted by Sir David KingWe are live, with @devisridhar, @GabrielScally, @Jeremy_Hunt and more, hosted by @bmj_latest to discuss UK's COVID… https://t.co/M1XrWsM89SJoin us, today at 2pm. https://t.co/tiOMHxGUPX
7/7
2020
The evidence is clear, COVID19 is disproportionately affecting our BME communities. Our @IndependentSage experts ha… https://t.co/FGYsWzSUHFWe are simply not heeding the advice from our own report. https://t.co/U6mp5wW1QU
7/6
2020
Are you a journalist with a health or politics background who would like to work with Independent SAGE? We are hiri… https://t.co/pzO3wJOBqh
Retweeted by Sir David King“27,000 excess deaths are likely between now and next April” says former chief government scientific adviser, Sir D… https://t.co/p0csRHAWpx
Retweeted by Sir David KingFormer Chief Scientific Adviser, @Sir_David_King, on how the precious relationship between govt & science has gone… https://t.co/vpwsuvYT2m
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7/5
2020
this is an excellent graphic about different levels of risks for catching COVID through different activies. Let's s… https://t.co/ikTiQ37uN6
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7/4
2020
"I am actually quite concerned that the government seems to be hoping for the best without planning for the worst,… https://t.co/IQnaFZpTKr
Retweeted by Sir David KingNow live https://t.co/f70lWSI7skWe'll be live at 11.30 discussing the latest figures https://t.co/aoQV2xw3CI
7/3
2020
Super Saturday is coming up and restaurants, hairdressers and pubs will re-open for the first time since March. But… https://t.co/um3Z8xhm89
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7/2
2020
I spoke to the British Science Association earlier today about COVID19. https://t.co/mdy2OpJpKo
7/1
2020
We’re looking forward to hosting the #HuxleySummit Half-time Review tomorrow, presented by @SamiraAhmedUK asking a… https://t.co/vHOu5SJt5C
Retweeted by Sir David King @GabrielScally is absolutely right, there is an information vacuum that continues to grow. https://t.co/0hYB33s2UI
6/30
2020
Registration for our event on July 15th "Science and politics: how to bring them together, and keep them apart" is… https://t.co/19vcnpyFay
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6/29
2020
unexpected appearance here from an interview I filmed a few days ago about 4th July openings - still all true! al… https://t.co/FJ5HACh40D
Retweeted by Sir David King @twynkle4 @TimesMagazine We held a first briefing yesterday, the current plan is to hold on a weekly basis. You can… https://t.co/WFnGsXBqOuI sat down with @TimesMagazine last week to talk about the pandemic to date amongst other things. https://t.co/e0MhxnWvXw3 days ago: @CMO_England said he wd be surprised & delighted’ if UK not in same place next spring. @IndependentSagehttps://t.co/giQOz31Qyt
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6/27
2020
Join us at 12.30pm TODAY either on twitter or on YouTube at https://t.co/hdPbjuqMZo https://t.co/zqt1mW8cjL
Retweeted by Sir David KingNEW: Independent SAGE has analysed government’s latest published data & will present findings, 12.30pm today. Join… https://t.co/eZfBnRqAXe
Retweeted by Sir David KingWatch the latest briefing from Independent SAGE today at 12.30pm, on twitter or through our youtube channel (link b… https://t.co/BXOfcy4JFF
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6/26
2020
Tomorrow @IndependentSage will be holding a briefing, we invite you to join us. https://t.co/P0HWyk6Hwz"I think we are moving too fast. One thing we know we need is a test, trace and isolate system. Every country that… https://t.co/VqnJYs8d2q
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6/25
2020
In the midst of a deadly pandemic, the worst message you can possibly send is 'it's back to normal' - but that's pr… https://t.co/JIRqSO0yNI
Retweeted by Sir David KingLeaked PHE document suggests 7000 new infections per day and R value possibly above 1. https://t.co/RzXrpyubMq
Retweeted by Sir David Kingthis aspect is so often overlooked - COVID19 is not a benign disease and will have long lasting effects for many pe… https://t.co/Epnr1bnkNB
Retweeted by Sir David KingThis is unacceptable! Thousands of new cases each day & significant daily death toll is where England is today. We… https://t.co/uqOTWCQNsG
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6/24
2020
where I promise on live TV (ITV London News) not to go to the hairdresser... also need to work on my resting face.… https://t.co/jnIKLCSOp9
Retweeted by Sir David KingDelighted to be joining Glastonbury once again, virtually this time! https://t.co/96WZTm5rkP
6/23
2020
@blondiesup @paulwaugh @IndependentSage Political persuasion not a consideration when putting the group together. T… https://t.co/wBW4iqRSuCOf course, I am simply the chair and convenor of @IndependentSage, a group of 12 truly world leading scientists in… https://t.co/Md8HVlLbgZ
6/22
2020
Sir David King from @IndependentSage: “This is the most disastrous handling of any serious challenge to a governmen… https://t.co/4oTDqpnTcC
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6/20
2020
We identify critical failures in the current testing system. We believe ‘Test & Trace’ is insufficient. We have pub… https://t.co/evPA0ALNW4
Retweeted by Sir David KingA statement from Independent SAGE about today’s news regarding the app. We urge the government to respond to our s… https://t.co/O45lL72Fxf
Retweeted by Sir David KingIndependent SAGE member on the failure to publish test data https://t.co/No7TrcWMwL
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6/19
2020
On 13th March WHO's leader told countries to take a comprehensive approach. It took until 8th of June before the UK… https://t.co/ppsddfkswP
Retweeted by Sir David KingNEW: Independent SAGE publishes final report on contact tracing today. We judge current ‘Test & Trace’ scheme not f… https://t.co/AwQkYPETxQ
Retweeted by Sir David King‘Experts warn lifting lockdown measures is ‘premature’ while the pandemic is still growing in certain areas of the… https://t.co/DKgziNKSCO
Retweeted by Sir David King📢WEBINAR > What are the risks of environmental breakdown? Are we ready for it? Find out w/ @Sir_David_Kinghttps://t.co/xNJd8U760O
Retweeted by Sir David KingFind, Test, Trace, Isolate, Support. How does this system work and what are its challenges? Read the report from… https://t.co/LOd2PQKHub
Retweeted by Sir David KingJune track and trace launch 'irresponsible' says former Chief Scientific Adviser | by @JCrichtonSmithhttps://t.co/iIR8TdWmJT
Retweeted by Sir David King.@seneddhealth about to hear from representatives of @IndependentSage as part of investigation into handling of Cov… https://t.co/3scgcKB1MS
Retweeted by Sir David KingI recorded a podcast with the lovely people at @EinPod, we talked COVID19, climate change and my time in South Afri… https://t.co/G0Dmw8BfW8
6/18
2020
An excellent thread on why a proper Find, Test, Trace, Isolate and Support system is urgently needed before we cont… https://t.co/z5cEUmqEcD
6/16
2020
This is precisely the concern articulated by @Sir_David_King - that scientific advice to government was going throu… https://t.co/nUnk2wnUeN
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6/15
2020
It is a national scandal that @educationgovuk are leaving children languishing at home, with growing educational ga… https://t.co/Xz6nRJGwtK
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6/14
2020
Former Chief Scientific Adviser, Sir David King says 'we need to understand the behavioural science' behind easing… https://t.co/OLugMQiXjR
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6/12
2020
Dear @MattHancock how many TTI cases were identified by local PH teams and how many through the centralised contact… https://t.co/g1WVfmbxXI
Retweeted by Sir David King @leetoomey @LBC I was not told prior, I think it's fair to say I was disappointed.If the govt had found just 1 positive case and then traced all their contacts Matt Hancock would now be claiming th… https://t.co/lckXFYfpDd
Retweeted by Sir David KingIt is of course reasonable to expect teething problems but these figures are deeply misleading. This coupled with r… https://t.co/jlbj7bgORBWas very briefly on @SkyNews tonight as part of my role on @IndependentSage , commenting on the social bubble polic… https://t.co/g21GZfiI4c
Retweeted by Sir David King"I'm concerned that the public have been given a false sense of security, that we've got a functioning test and tra… https://t.co/oJ4zw7h7Bu
Retweeted by Sir David KingProf Neil Ferguson saying tens of thousands have died of Covid 19 because govt did not lock down earlier (when Ital… https://t.co/7mH29Td7ha
Retweeted by Sir David KingA powerful piece on Britain’s care home tragedy by @IndependentSage member, Professor @AllysonPollock https://t.co/r7JGZ4aeid
Retweeted by Sir David King @GMB @Sir_David_King People saying hindsight is a wonderful thing. But the FACTS were made clear to the Govt AT THE… https://t.co/gvANCGp6VQ
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6/11
2020
“(The total death count) would’ve been at least half what it was and I would say it would probably have been consid… https://t.co/ED0Z4XzVmX
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6/10
2020
Watch back our @IndependentSage public session here on Test, Track and Trace https://t.co/9ahMTUEkmpJoin us at 1pm today as @IndependentSage hold our latest public consultation on Test, Track and Trace with evidence… https://t.co/wy1WZSBOaBBREAKING: Britain is at ‘critical’ moment in COVID-19 crisis as new report from Independent SAGE says test, track &… https://t.co/sQ8NQqs7ET
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6/9
2020
#independentSAGE is looking to hear from GPs, councillors and community workers. DM us with your thoughts and quest… https://t.co/OJBBhoy1rR
Retweeted by Sir David KingWEBINAR - Hedging against climate and pandemic risks: scientific and investor perspectives Hear from one of the wo… https://t.co/KTG2y4KyJO
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6/8
2020
Help us with our next report https://t.co/IF12p0Z2vz
6/7
2020
I spoke to @newscientist about why there have been so many coronavirus deaths in the UK. We have been so badly let… https://t.co/AcUpD8WLcy
6/4
2020
The verdict on the UK response to the covid-19 crisis - @Sir_David_King: "I think it’s nothing short of a disgrace… https://t.co/2HSUOHBxD4
Retweeted by Sir David King"It's not world beating, it could miss very large proportion of cases, probably misses 2/3 of contacts. It's not fi… https://t.co/f9E4M5Wnx4
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6/3
2020
‘Might there be an argument that things are going ok?’ ‘Far from it.’ ‘So are we looking at second spike?’ ‘That… https://t.co/k8POjFDE2Q
Retweeted by Sir David KingPS link to the interview here: https://t.co/Q936rp2t0A
Retweeted by Sir David KingNew Covid infections ‘represent huge burden of potential disease at later point’ – UCL’s Prof Deenan Pillay tells… https://t.co/UByAuzBgcl
Retweeted by Sir David King'We cannot undo the lockdown where we are today which is roughly the point where we went into lockdown.'… https://t.co/CmgsL6pORC
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6/1
2020
Two members of the government SAGE, John Edmunds and Sir Jeremy Farrar, have said it is too early to lift the lockd… https://t.co/wgOrC1DIgV
Retweeted by Sir David KingTo those who dismiss my criticism of the Govt's handling of this crisis as 'scare-mongering', this is what the UK'… https://t.co/FRVm2ycm2w
Retweeted by Sir David King‘40,000 excess deaths could have been avoided if government had acted responsibly’, Prof Sir David King tells… https://t.co/E3jQsXNtlh
Retweeted by Sir David KingOn #C4News former CSA @Sir_David_King says unlock is wrong, that if we had this level of deaths at the start we wou… https://t.co/tBIvMIUA9e
Retweeted by Sir David King"We are really concerned that the level of infectivity across the country as a whole, is too high at the moment to… https://t.co/fUHrouCnCN
Retweeted by Sir David KingHere is my response on behalf of @IndependentSage to recent headlines. https://t.co/U9zjU586CHWe encourage schools and families to use our simple risk assessment tool to help decide if your school is ready to… https://t.co/T2ABWEQpNO
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5/29
2020
You can watch our press conference live now https://t.co/ahE1CiYccmIndependent SAGE - press conference 28.05 https://t.co/2W8mGrmT8F
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5/28
2020

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