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https://t.co/xvojLMnM9U Police brutality happens every day in the UK.😢 Sometimes it gets caught on camera. It is a… https://t.co/NrqmuYLdtQ
7/5
2020
@ggaaarrryyyy @AyoCaesar Friendly furry fomite
6/14
2020
@JoshuaVirasami As effective as tearing it down, the threat of tearing it down and disproportionate response @dr_michaelmarks @TheLancet @azraghani @onisillos @gpollara @DrNeilStone @FranciscoMarty_ @Dr_J_Underwoodhttps://t.co/ShUgLUwVoV
6/12
2020
Please do *not* speak for us. This is not an ‘up yours’ at all. As a doctor redeployed to ITU in the crisis, I’m gr… https://t.co/HcWcxp1UVj
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6/9
2020
@LukeEdeNoronha @sitainshort @AyoCaesar I think rona provides a unique opportunity for this rotten corruption to be… https://t.co/RWqvs0L08k @LukeEdeNoronha @sitainshort @AyoCaesar and Mark Bailie previously of RBS has some role that is not clear @LukeEdeNoronha @sitainshort @AyoCaesar to keep the thread going: Lord O'Shaughnessy is head of research for Test, Treat, Isolate
6/5
2020
How can GPs help ensure #covid19 #antibody tests are used wisely? 100,000 (or is it 200,000?) tests a day is only u… https://t.co/k68Cu6RrO2
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6/4
2020
Under new test & protect protocol, anyone within a 2m radius of the Business Secretary for longer than 15 mins need… https://t.co/vCUdFniEwK
Retweeted by Timesh PillayIf severity of disease is affected by the size of viral inoculum, might we be able to see a reduction in infection… https://t.co/t2Ip3uTPw4
6/3
2020
Look at this extraordinary graph. It shows levels of housing overcrowding plotted against COVID-19 mortality rates. https://t.co/EbeLSbjYID
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5/30
2020
An explainer on how COVID-19 is treated in hospital. 'Supportive care' is the mainstay of treatment, see diagram… https://t.co/hfGd1SDG9j
5/29
2020
The kid got ill in Durham after the family brought the virus from London. Hence risking patients and hcws in a&e th… https://t.co/hJCQaPbBjU @jonnyccollier @donnachadelong We can't rely on an individual knowing they have an infection. That's why the rules… https://t.co/EQvh0JahWv
5/28
2020
The Prime Minister said something today to the @CommonsLiaison that was both incredibly important and utterly shoc… https://t.co/mXaLqWguZX
Retweeted by Timesh PillayTime is ticking. DC has to go. For the sake of 1000s of lives when the second wave hits https://t.co/Be6kaxvaly
5/27
2020
*hasn't been spelled out 🙈The ‘Stay Home’ message was designed to prevent community transmission (in workplaces, shops, gyms, etc) *but also*… https://t.co/sAEKBCHjIaNo-one is blaming DC for seeking healthcare for his ill child. But by remaining in London, this could’ve happened i… https://t.co/W2voNDykxtAdd to this that hospitals are increasingly being recognised as hotspots for virus transmission, despite healthcare… https://t.co/dVIQDl15azFor months we have known coronavirus causes regional rather than national outbreaks. Take Wuhan, Lombardy, New York… https://t.co/y5o9wSYq34As a doctor following the Cummings scandal, I understand the anger it has caused for all sorts of reasons. But the… https://t.co/PWGlqNQiAq
5/26
2020
The government’s decision to scrap the immigration health surcharge for NHS & care workers must be extended to EVER… https://t.co/PQfETBGgBe
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5/22
2020
I hope you can help my get this message delivered to Mr, PM @BorisJohnson https://t.co/xUDl1rBPmu
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5/20
2020
@dr_michaelmarks Agree. Genetics may hint at mechanisms of immunity,. But will not explain most poor vs favourable… https://t.co/DIFjimy7BD
5/17
2020
@tomayates @GiladIsaacs I do wonder what % with non-severe disease develop detectable antibodies. And if not 100%,… https://t.co/szVvSuyeQY
5/15
2020
With the message ‘stay at home’ the risk from household transmission has decreased with time. The release of restri… https://t.co/b6VVic6Xo0Could class explain these differences? Possibly. Those working in the highest risk occupations may also be living i… https://t.co/k9onGsB2joSome may question these results given no adjustment was made for gender and ethnicity. But bear in mind, ethnicity… https://t.co/dDfTDXRSwMThe scariest thing here… the very groups at most risk of death are being told to go back to work (none of these job… https://t.co/7B6cyNYBLOThose at highest risk of dying from coronavirus? Carers, taxi drivers and chauffeurs, bus and coach drivers, chefs,… https://t.co/I9RJvwv33MThe latest Office of National Statistics report on *occupational* risk of death from COVID-19 makes for somber read… https://t.co/XMrudZgBvY
5/11
2020
This explainer is objectively the same as before. So why change the slogan from 'stay at home' to 'stay alert' and… https://t.co/0nbl7iVIh7
5/10
2020
https://t.co/jWMco1dzMS I like this graphic best!How do the tests work? A short article with beautiful graphics to explain how one test detects the coronavirus' g… https://t.co/pzc5SPmNHK
5/1
2020
There's a mystique around COVID-19 hospital treatment. ICU departments disagree about what's best. But there's litt… https://t.co/je7PwrXKiN
4/25
2020
One cooking spoon down, all part of the quest for protection for our carers and front line NHS staff 👏👏👏… https://t.co/atDF7vqXwxWhile we're having a #ClapForOurCarers let's #ChantForPPE too. We need action from the government. Now. https://t.co/Gv1cdnp5UuDon’t Applaud Us, Protect Us – #ChantforPPE https://t.co/D2L2XddPxl https://t.co/TWIGFe8yyz
Retweeted by Timesh PillayOwen Jones gets the tone spot on with this. What a great thinker @OwenJones84 #ChantforPPE https://t.co/LNN3aFET1AThis is great! Time for a serious think about self-testing? https://t.co/fYwJmnH21K
4/23
2020
As NHS front line workers, it’s such a boost to hear all the enthusiastic support at 8pm every Thursday. The Briti… https://t.co/ICJz0ct2H1
Retweeted by Timesh PillayApplauding won't protect our frontline staff. #ChantforPPE tomorrow evening at 8pm. We've been patient and genero… https://t.co/u8LwE6gI2CNEW Correspondence—Ethnicity and #COVID19: an urgent public health research priority M Pareek et al reviewed publi… https://t.co/RMhfMvUbL4
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4/22
2020
@tomayates @rob_aldridge @notromar @veclab_KEMRI_WT @mlipsitch @parks_tom My hunch based on minimal data 1. yes the… https://t.co/P6qT8FHgao @tomayates @rob_aldridge @notromar @veclab_KEMRI_WT @mlipsitch @parks_tom Neutralising abs only develop in 70% and… https://t.co/psihbtMk9Y @tomayates @p_openshaw @wendybarclay11 @anikasinga @rod_escombe @BolsoverE Equally, is culture over-sensitive? Migh… https://t.co/bebwM8eCQFTesting is useless without *action* on the basis of a positive result. Yet this am on R4 @SimonClarkeMP doesn't thi… https://t.co/FEWqCLy1hh
4/21
2020
V interested to hear others' thoughts on this! @tomayates Agree!Possible implications for transmission... in those with mild or no symptoms (generally younger folk): -antibody tes… https://t.co/d0ZOxau6PfMeanwhile, a neutralising (effective) antibody response is only seen in 70% of infected people with symptoms... and… https://t.co/wEBmat5mAgThere may be a significant amount of infection without symptoms: 211 pregnant women attending a New York hospital b… https://t.co/67cAupAW8QDay 118 since the first case of COVID-19 was admitted to a hospital in Wuhan, and the worst possible scenario of im… https://t.co/A76RQrbXNd
4/15
2020
Or maybe politics frames which scientific questions get asked, and 'following the science' is another example of po… https://t.co/0ewPZerFkh
4/13
2020
And no I'm not giving you a link to the paper...Publishing observational studies of experimental drugs in a pandemic is the clickbait of the academic world. Remdes… https://t.co/2kQNPtGJMxTesting your patience? There's a lot of talk about testing right now, and it's importance in controlling the coro… https://t.co/SDMX3U8OQU
4/11
2020
👏 Tax 👏 the 👏 rich 👏 already 👏
4/9
2020
Have seen cynicism towards covid-19 hospital meetings e.g. this mock-abstract. Call me a killjoy but I think hospit… https://t.co/ZcD4ItDjIN
4/6
2020
Thank you Resus Council UK. We need to have an honest conversation as a society about the likelihood of successful… https://t.co/w1WFD4Dv5q
4/1
2020
@SoSowemimo sounds like there have been reports of shortages of both types of PPE in various settings, just not on @SoSowemimo agree it's all about resources, and working out what the most efficient way of providing safe care isA more thorough review of the same issue has come along... with the same conclusion https://t.co/ROvQyOMlBq @SoSowemimo Hey btw! Feel weird replying, especially disagreeing, without saying hi and how are you! @SoSowemimo I think the above picture is appropriate PPE for that situation - swabbing - given evidence of droplet… https://t.co/OzkfAuowxoWho is at risk of severe COVID-19? Our team has summarised the latest evidence. We'll be updating as more data emer… https://t.co/RZIChsX69Q
3/31
2020
@MaoAnnabel Very generous offer. Testing is slowly getting better here. The infrastructure is poor because of years… https://t.co/v0QmKbx9TjA lab meeting with colleagues in China to work out what to do about this bloody virus! https://t.co/YUdsuwnaqQ @keirphilip No control arm... So was favipiravir better than nothing, or was umifenovir worse than nothing? @tomayates you're right, got confused, that's the one I meant. The Wang JAMA paper does not use adjusted analyses @tomayates Imagine there are people collating case series data and doing multivariate analysis? Only seen it applied in the JAMA paper n=138 @tomayates Same observation based on distribution of deaths in UK (west midlands hit hard), but is it confounded by co-morbidities? @AyoCaesar But Italy had added problem of significant movement of people from north to south when lockdown was ann… https://t.co/SB4ROpwxzK @AyoCaesar Could still be (1 week from infection to symptoms, 1 week from symptoms to admission with severe symptoms, 2 weeks on ITU)
3/30
2020
Timeline: 31.12.19 China informs WHO 24.01.20 Lancet case series describes high mortality in China 31.01.20 W… https://t.co/WiUA3AYBs6
3/29
2020
@sherenejm Yeah they might've done it at the start but contact tracing quickly failed. Hard to know but prob not do… https://t.co/JgLks7NyUa @sherenejm They did before, and now moved on to 'delay phase'... Can see how intensive contact tracing might be imp… https://t.co/fzuFOkyAuwEngland's public health system is lacking the resources, infrastructure, expertise and leadership to even test the… https://t.co/DGqv594p1v
3/28
2020
@paimadhu @StopTB Crazily high price !!
3/27
2020
@AeonicCurrent The deaths I quote are *despite* the TB vaccine, which is widely rolled out but as you can guess isn… https://t.co/D2WOpFMjGLWhy has TB snuck 'under the radar'. Why is it not seen as a threat? Because of who it kills. 7/7This community could only dream of seeing a coordinated global effort like we see against coronavirus to tackle the… https://t.co/viKEYjA8mr...as many in the global community trying to end TB shift their efforts towards the coronavirus pandemic, they will… https://t.co/NK5d8tptxrIn a worst case scenario, COVID-19 could take more lives than TB in 2020. This would be a tragedy 4/nTB is easily the number one infectious disease killer worldwide and has been for many years. 3/n(back of envelope calculation based on 2018 figures, and no it won't have changed much) 2/nSince the coronavirus outbreak was first recognised in late December, 350,000 people have died of a different respi… https://t.co/MgEWVggM7H
3/24
2020
Balanced review of ACE inhibitors, angiotensin receptor blockers and their potential to make COVID-19 worse...or be… https://t.co/YUf78RB2PP
3/22
2020
@dr_michaelmarks @gpollara @drnickeasom @sarahlogan76 @SMHopkins Should hcws have easier access to testing? Benefit… https://t.co/i4EhdWueRo
3/14
2020
@_AnishaGupta Probably not because it's a pneumonia not airway disease
3/13
2020
If schools close I fear kids will be taken to their grandparents' so parents can still work. Trouble is kids seem t… https://t.co/wibLfJEC4O
3/11
2020
@setalyas Some in the scientific community I've met, and lots of pop discourse, over-emphasise the importance of ge… https://t.co/Z8IFvUZn8V @setalyas I mean social darwinist sorry 😣 @setalyas Doesn't highlighting the current scientific consensus help discredit a self-claimed and sadly still widel… https://t.co/vRS9bEhg7d
2/19
2020
A stroke left Simba paralysed. He’s being charged £100,000. Help end charging in the NHS! - Sign the Petition!… https://t.co/yiWi7WNgyd
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2/4
2019
Nearly 1,300 doctors and nurses say 5 more years of Tories will 'finish off' NHS - time to save it? https://t.co/HK3fknQ62yAnd yep I'm in tears for the third time today, I know this family but didn't know their pain, 🌹Vote labour🌹 For the… https://t.co/gGz4Chhzua
12/11
2019
Real stories of suffering happening every day 😓 https://t.co/Ub7TDND09B
12/10
2019

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