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Prof. Devi Sridhar

@devisridhar

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Professor & Chair of Global Public Health, Edinburgh Uni Med School. Director of @GlobalHealthGP . Views own. Author of 'Preventable' 🌈: link below.

Edin, Oxford, Wash DC, Miami
Joined August 2010
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@devisridhar
Prof. Devi Sridhar
13 days ago
Happy Mon! ☀️ Thanks for the lovely messages- much appreciated. Time to now focus on broader issues in global public health & well-being esp those affecting low and middle income countries & impacting those that have the least in all societies 🌍.
@VikingBooksUK
Viking Books UK
14 days ago
We’re absolutely delighted to share that #Preventable is officially a Sunday Times bestseller – huge congratulations @devisridhar ! Pick up your copy of this bestseller here:
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@devisridhar
Prof. Devi Sridhar
8 hours ago
No- don’t think any govt is pursuing ‘herd immunity’ now. Of course it’s better no one gets COVID- it’s an awful disease. But how does one avoid omicron while also earning a living, wanting to be part of society and mix with others? That’s the challenge.
@ChrisBetteley
Chris Betteley
9 hours ago
@devisridhar Do you think herd immunity is now the unspoken policy??
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Prof. Devi Sridhar
9 hours ago
Why ‘shielding the elderly & vulnerable’ alone & letting the ‘young and healthy’ just get covid was a terrible idea -> everyone should have had the chance to be vaccinated & protected prior to infection.
@Atul_Gawande
Atul Gawande
2 days ago
“Covid-19 was the leading medical cause of death among all US residents under age 55 during 2021.” Since the start of the pandemic there has been a 30% increase in all-cause mortality among US adults ages 18-49, and a 26% increase among adults ages 50-64.
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@devisridhar
Prof. Devi Sridhar
14 hours ago
Most definitely- cake particularly special 😋
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@MattLangham
Matt Langham
15 hours ago
@devisridhar did you enjoy Eurovision, Prof?
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@BirnamBookFest
Birnam Book Festival
27 days ago
Prof Devi Sridhar's book 'Preventable' is the Radio 4 Book of the Week. And we are very excited that she will be at our festival's Opening Night on Friday 20th May! Get your tickets while you can! #birnambookfest #preventable
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@BirnamBookFest
Birnam Book Festival
23 days ago
Looking forward to hearing more from Prof @devisridhar live @birnamarts on 20th May. It's going to be a really interesting session.
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@devisridhar
Prof. Devi Sridhar
a day ago
👇🏼 Incredibly effective antivirals but still need to get rapid testing & adequate pill supply into pharmacies across the world. As well as awareness to seek testing & medication early on.
@DrTomFrieden
Dr. Tom Frieden
a day ago
Studies show Paxlovid may be nearly 90% effective at reducing the risk of serious illness or death from Covid. But the sooner you get it, the better it's going to work. Everyone over age 65 or with an underlying condition should take it as soon as they know they have Covid.
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@KatriBertram
Katri Bertram
a day ago
Why is this all important? For me the key sentences.
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@KatriBertram
Katri Bertram
a day ago
Gone into print in August 2021, the book is a reminder of harrowing images (and for many very real personal experiences and losses). I sadly think many of these have already been forgotten, just a few months later.
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@KatriBertram
Katri Bertram
a day ago
A few reflections on and highlights from Preventable by @devisridhar #Covid19 #pandemics #globalhealth
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@georgeeaton
George Eaton
a day ago
Studies consistently show that state school pupils outperform private school pupils with similar A-level results at university.
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@IsaacATFlorence
Isaac Florence
a day ago
A good reminder that at @UKHSA we’re often rolling from one incident to the next, but at times like this, many of us are working on Covid, paediatric hepatitis, and now monkeypox, all at the same time.
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@devisridhar
Prof. Devi Sridhar
a day ago
For sure- any tips on maximising the #Eurovision fun?
@MattLangham
Matt Langham
a day ago
@devisridhar Are you watching Eurovision tonight, Prof?
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Prof. Devi Sridhar
a day ago
Happy Sat! ☀️ for Americans emailing about Preventable 🌈- it’s out in print on 21st July or already available for e-readers & on audible -
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