✝️ Doctor (MB.BCh 1994) in lockdown since 2010 due to illness #pwME #MillionsMissing #fobw #severeME Retweet/Like does not imply endorsement.

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Major trouble in Alaska as all ICU beds in Anchorage are full. Anchorage serves as the healthcare hub for the entire state. Alaskans flown there for cardiac cath, trauma, etc. Next closest major center is Seattle. npr.org/2021/09/16/103776505…
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1 in 500* British people have died of Covid-19 * A = UK deaths within 28 days of a positive test = 134,647 B = Deaths with COVID-19 on the death certificate = 157,669 C = ONS population estimate = 67,081,000 C/A = 1:498 C/B = 1:425 coronavirus.data.gov.uk/deta… ons.gov.uk/peoplepopulationa…
The pandemic marks another grim milestone: 1 in 500 Americans have died of covid-19 washingtonpost.com/health/in…
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Living under this government is like taking a daily challenge to see if you can retain your sense of patriotism under punishingly difficult conditions.
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Speaking to @bbcworldservice @rebeccakesby1 “There are ~20 ppl in the world w/ the power to end the pandemic globally by deciding WHO gets to make the vaccines,WHERE they will go & to whom 1st? HICs have given 61x more doses per inhabitant than LICs”Podcast produced by @benjieguy
@OksanaPyzikUCL joins @JoeMillerJr and @rebeccakesby1 on @bbcworldservice Business Daily Podcast “the future of vaccines.” Pyzik:”The next step is to invest in development of LMIC Pharma manufacturing supported by tech transfer to achieve #VaccinEquity”⬇️ bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/w3ct1j…
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NEW: M&S is closing 11 stores in France Blames “lengthy & complex export processes” after #Brexit Here’s part of the company’s statement
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Excellent discussion about what "deconditioning" is for #pwME and in relation to GET ⬇️
“GET assumes that CFS/ME is perpetuated by deconditioning (lack of fitness), reduced physical strength and altered perception of effort consequent upon reduced physical activity” – Graded Exercise Therapy Manual Deconditioning... a rambling thread... /1
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According to new court filing, US Justice Dept reports 6,000 grand jury subpoenas have been issued so far in Jan 6th prosecutions.... seeking "financial records, telephone records, electronic communications service provider records and travel records" A *firehose* of records
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When discussing future pandemics, we need to be careful not to simply focus on what countries should have done against COVID in 2020. Because next pandemic may well be very different… 1/
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and @VikiLovesFACS her brilliant explainer on female fertility, pregnancy and breastfeeding [link to living Google doc] ⤵️
As an immunologist working on pregnancy, I know people have a lot of questions about the #COVID19 #vaccine, #fertility, #pregnancy and #breastfeeding... 💉🤰🏻🤱🏾 This explainer summarises what we know so far (it's reassuring!) and I update it regularly... drive.google.com/file/d/1_wH…
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The brilliant @VikiLovesFACS Tweet on male fertility following #ballsgate - WITH receipts [references]
In the wake of #ballsgate, this is just a reminder that 🍆 3 studies have found no reduction in sperm quality after #COVID19 #vaccination (compared to before vaccination) 🍆 But COVID 🦠 can cause testicular swelling and reduce sperm quality. #fertility
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Word on the street (my street) is teens have heard vaccines affect fertility & are worried. There is ZERO evidence COVID vaccines affect fertility. 👏 👏 👏 It’s an unfounded & unevidenced rumour made up by a couple prominent anti-vaxxers last year. @CDCgov for more info ⤵️
Replying to @CDCgov
FACT: You should get vaccinated against #COVID19 if you’re trying to get pregnant now or in the future. No evidence to date shows that any vaccines, including COVID-19 vaccines, can cause fertility problems in men or women. More: bit.ly/3iTYwaa.
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COVID-19 cases ONLY in CHILDREN, ONLY in GEORGIA, ONLY in the last MONTH: 29,823 THE ACADEMY OF PEDIATRICS: "[We don't know the] longer-term impacts of the pandemic on children—including ways the virus may harm the long-term health of infected children." cnn.com/2021/09/15/us/covid-…
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The @Pfizer @US_FDA booster documents fda.gov/media/152161/downloa… reviews all data on effectiveness (VE) vs infection —waning immunity not related to Delta, just a matter of time, 6% reduction of VE every 2 months —restoration to 95% VE by 3rd shot —recommends booster for all age 16+
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Aside from the fact that it's totally unsustainable to let the disease rip through communities, we as a society don't have to accept the idea that people can dictate that we have to get sick and it only matters if the illness is severe. Don't normalise this, it's really wrong! 😬
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the impact of dose interval in the over 80s is *really striking*
NEW: lots of news recently on waning immunity against infection, but a study has now landed from Public Health England on how vaccines are faring against *severe disease & death* This chart summarises key findings, but the paper is a real goldmine, so let’s dig into more detail:
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NEW: lots of news recently on waning immunity against infection, but a study has now landed from Public Health England on how vaccines are faring against *severe disease & death* This chart summarises key findings, but the paper is a real goldmine, so let’s dig into more detail:
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This is a fundamental bias we have that we need to get over. Just because we know someone it doesn’t mean we know they don’t have covid.
Sajid Javid says it's fine for Tory MPs not to wear masks in the Commons chamber because "they're not strangers"
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Exclusive: More patients should expect their operations to be cancelled, warns @RCoAPresident as she tells me a lack of anaesthetists could scupper attempts to bring down the record backlog independent.co.uk/news/healt…
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