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Prof. Devi Sridhar

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Professor & Chair of Global Public Health, Edinburgh Uni Med School. Director of @GlobalHealthGP. Views own. Author of new book 'Preventable': pre-order below.

Edin, Oxford, Wash DC, Miami
Joined August 2010
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Prof. Devi Sridhar
4 months ago
Happy Sat! ☀️ Exciting news- my new book ‘Preventable: The Politics of Pandemics and How to Stop the Next One’ now ready for pre-order! It goes inside the past 18 months of the pandemic & takes you around the world as the virus spread. Also discusses 🦦.
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Prof. Devi Sridhar
7 hours ago
Happy Sun! ☀️ 5K fast run, 45 mins weights, 60 mins yoga. Woke up thinking I had done all that, but no. Had just dreamt it all. Still count? 🤔
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@EricTopol
Eric Topol
19 hours ago
About 5 million children age 5-11 now vaccinated with their first dose (nearly ~1 million with 2nd dose) and I've yet to see a case of myocarditis reported 👍
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Prof. Devi Sridhar
22 hours ago
On travel, it would be great if countries across world could agree universal standard measures for entry & travel to find balance btwn continued int’l movement & safety. Uncertainty over what might change next is a problem.
@AlexInAir
Alex Macheras
22 hours ago
Breaking: UK will require ALL passengers to take a pre-departure test (either PCR or antigen) *up to 48 hours* before travel to the UK. ✈️🚨 — this policy is applicable to all passengers, effective Tue 7 Dec, 4am London time.
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Prof. Devi Sridhar
23 hours ago
School closures should be off the table. If there’s concern about COVID infection in children, there’s a safe and effective vaccine. UK should be offering parents choice *now* for 5-11s. Like other countries. I don’t get the complacency given importance of kids mixing & learning.
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Alan Smith
a day ago
“We often have to act before the data is telling us there is a problem” @NicolaSturgeon is hoping further restrictions won’t be needed to tackle the spread of Omicron but is stressing that it can’t be ruled out The FM says she has to be prepared to take unpopular decisions
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Prof. Devi Sridhar
a day ago
Happy Sat! ☀️ When all else fails, eat 🥞 &🫐. 😋
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Prof. Devi Sridhar
a day ago
Yes. I know. It feels endless with twists and turns and 😑😩. Back with some 🎄 cheer & ☀️ tomorrow. Keep going. Keep smiling.
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@lewis_goodall
Lewis Goodall
a day ago
From 7th December-9th January in Ireland nightclubs to close Social distancing in restaurants- table service only Masks worn when not at table Max of 50% capacity at cultural/sporting events Covid pass required for gyms Max of three households for indoor household mixing
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Prof. Devi Sridhar
a day ago
In some countries, COVID has resulted in weird division about who is 'healthy' & who has 'underlying health issues.' 'Acceptable' & 'unacceptable' deaths. People w/asthma, cancer, hypertension, diabetes, overweight, heart disease -> they're our family, our friends, our community.
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Becca Sellar
2 days ago
💪🦿 #IDPWD2021
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Scottish FA
2 days ago
“If I didn’t have football, I’d be a shell of myself.” When Rebecca Sellar was a year old, her right leg was amputated. Football isn’t just a part of her life – it has changed her life. #IDPWD2021
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@BBCRosAtkins
Ros Atkins
2 days ago
'Drinks, nibbles, games.' 1.5 million views for our video on how a No.10 Christmas party last December has become a controversy this December. Featuring reporting by @PippaCrerar @ChrisMasonBBC @BBCLauraK @Laura_K_Hughes and @peterwalker99.
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Prof. Devi Sridhar
2 days ago
No answers yet but please be kind & supportive to healthcare staff 🌈 . They put themselves at risk each day to help others & have faced wave after wave after wave. Think about how things feel & look to them. They’re also human.
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Prof. Devi Sridhar
2 days ago
Omicron latest: Looks more transmissible than delta. Likely to become dominant strain. Can re-infect those who had delta recently. Can infect fully vaccinated. Unsure if vaccines protect against severe infection but likely. Priority: vaccinate & slow impact on NHS over winter.
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Prof. Devi Sridhar
2 days ago
Just remember that certain politicians tell you want you want to hear emotionally bc they want to be popular. Scientists will tell you what you need to hear (based in data & analysis)- even if you dislike what’s being said.
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Prof. Devi Sridhar
3 days ago
Feeling like a 🦩 in the North Pole ❄️ today. Slipping & sliding around. Stay safe on the ice…
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Susanna Reid
3 days ago
The point about Christmas parties is that last year we weren’t allowed to gather, when those at Number 10 were going ahead. They ARE allowed this Christmas but the rules were very strict a year ago before widespread vaccination and people were desperately missing being together.
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Laura Hughes
3 days ago
One Downing Street insider tells the FT there were often get togethers in the evenings in No 10 while the country was in lockdown last Christmas. “It was the only place you could get together and socialise. They happened most Fridays."
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Pippa Crerar
4 days ago
EXCLUSIVE: Boris Johnson and his Downing Street staff have been accused of breaking Covid rules by attending parties at Number 10 in the run-up to last Christmas.
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