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Trisha Greenhalgh
4 months ago
LONG THREAD on masks. Mute if not interested. Do masks work? Why do some people claim they don’t work? Do they cause harm? What kinds of masks should we wear? How does masking need to change now we know that Covid is airborne? When can we stop wearing them? Get your popcorn. 1/
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Trisha Greenhalgh
6 hours ago
Here’s my #NewProfilePic in an upgraded mask. #OmicronIsAirborne and is more transmissible than Delta. We all need better-fitting, high-filtration masks, worn indoors (especially on public transport).
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@svscarpino
Sam Scarpino #BLM
a day ago
Today I’m thankful that South African leaders shared data quickly. We need to respond w/ resources to help them control transmission, not sanctions & bans. Trust, collaboration, and support is how we get ahead of B.1.1.529 & whatever else #COVID19 has in store for us.
@JeremyFarrar
Jeremy Farrar
a day ago
South Africa needs to be praised, offered whatever support is needed & acknowledged for the quality & speed of the public health & genomic science in SA, sharing the data immediately, supporting the region & the world. Not criticised, have sanctions or other restrictions imposed
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Trisha Greenhalgh
7 hours ago
What Azeem said.
@Azeem_Majeed
Professor Azeem Majeed
15 hours ago
One of the key lessons from the emergence of the new B.1.1.159 variant in Southern Africa is that if we don’t address the enormous global inequity in access to Covid-19 vaccines, other variants may emerge that are highly infectious or against which vaccines work less well.
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@dgurdasani1
Deepti Gurdasani
7 hours ago
This is what's been wrong with every aspect of UK pandemic policy- Not taking action because we're waiting for evidence & greater certainty. That's not what you do in a pandemic. By the time you have irrefutable evidence its far too late. Better to act first, and then assess.
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Trisha Greenhalgh
7 hours ago
I stand corrected. Botswana is a middle-income country!
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Trisha Greenhalgh
8 hours ago
Botswana, a low-income country, detected the 4 cases of #Omicron through “routine pre-travel testing” (which I don’t think we do in UK). All four were double vaxed.
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Trisha Greenhalgh
8 hours ago
Botswana, a low-income country, detected the 4 cases of #Omicron through “routine pre-travel testing” (which I don’t think we do in UK). All four were double vaxed.
@CC_The_Jackal
Carlos The Jackal 🇮🇹🇨🇱🇩🇪
8 hours ago
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Trisha Greenhalgh
8 hours ago
Aged well.
@NateSilver538
Nate Silver
3 months ago
Already worrying about the Omicron Variant which doesn't exist yet just to stay ahead of the curve.
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Trisha Greenhalgh
9 hours ago
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@mvankerkhove
Maria Van Kerkhove
9 hours ago
Following the meeting of the @WHO TAG-VE today, WHO classifies B.1.1.529 as a variant of concern named Omicron. We call for increased surveillance and genetic testing & thank 🇿🇦 for sharing their work in real time. More information can be found here⬇️
@mvankerkhove
Maria Van Kerkhove
20 hours ago
I thank researchers from 🇿🇦 and 🇧🇼 for sharing information with @WHO & the world about B.1.1.529 variant that has been recently detected. We will convene our TAG-VE again today to discuss Everyone out there: do not discriminate against countries that share their findings openly
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@HarrySpoelstra
Harry Spoelstra
11 hours ago
Breaking: ECDC has designated B.1.1.529 today as a #VOC
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Trisha Greenhalgh
9 hours ago
Great piece on the new variant from Kit:
@Kit_Yates_Maths
Kit Yates
10 hours ago
My op-ed just out in @guardian "The emergence of this new variant reinforces the message that should have always been the overriding mantra of our pandemic response: nowhere is safe until everywhere is safe."
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Trisha Greenhalgh
a day ago
Important point about #B11529 - we must apply the precautionary principle. Waiting for certainty will mean it’s too late to act. This is the super-transmissible, potentially vaccine-resistant new strain of Covid.
@chrischirp
Prof. Christina Pagel
a day ago
If it's a false alarm, then we can step down response in a few weeks. But this is our window to act. As with Delta (and B.1.1.529 seems to spreading as or more quickly), waiting for certainty risks waiting too long. 15/16
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Trisha Greenhalgh
10 hours ago
Please report this abusive tweet. Then block. TY
@LucilleMacquoid
Lucille MacQuoid
10 hours ago
@chrischirp 😭 Pagel’s like a pig in shit when a new variant arises.
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@chrischirp
Prof. Christina Pagel
11 hours ago
Some thoughts about Nu and bad timing, benefit of delaying spread & what we should do... 1/5
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@dgurdasani1
Deepti Gurdasani
13 hours ago
I know people will accuse me of 'fearmongering', but I'm really concerned by the potential threat posed by Nu: Why? TL;DR -The rapid growth to dominance/near dominance in multiple parts of SA -growth accompanied by increase in R -accumulation of mutations - many of concern 🧵
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