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1/ Pat, I appreciate you’re busy, but as one of the patients you care about, I wanted to point something out that will have robbed your nurses of the sympathy & support of millions in the UK.
Many of your members are making a mockery of your protestations that👇
2/ you care about patient safety. Not talking about the strikes, but about most nurses (and doctors) opting out of masking in their every day duties to protect CEVs who are highly susceptible to Covid.
There are 1.2 million of us in the UK, and the last figure I saw for 👇
3/ Long Covid sufferers was 1.9 million. But that was a couple of weeks ago. Have you seen the WHO statement last week that global stats are likely to be “hundreds of millions”? So, anyway, the 3+ million of highly covid vulnerable in the UK doesn’t include the millions of👇
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Well, bang goes another...but, at least vulnerable people in the US and other countries benefitted from months of protection, approaching normality...the UK was still trying to find its conviction...cilgivimab worked vs BA.5.
The good news is that FDA are demanding stockpiles
are retained to counter further evolution, wise move.
I've obv not seen the data, but I'm assured by a trusted source that current variants really do escape this...other long-lasting m'abs exist tho...just saying!
AZ has another Evusheld like med in the pipeline, and I hope there
are others being developed. Prevention is ALWAYS better than cure. Small molecule drugs require rapid intense therapy to clear virus. You could argue that folks with Evusheld have a similar scenario to most of the population, loads of Abs, never enough n'abs...😔...abs don't
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This is a really important paper. Some have said it's a bad news story...
The question is should £1bn have been spent on this drug in 2021 following just a prelim analysis of a much smaller trial...
However, before we start, bravo @ChrisColButler & team👏…
First, a little on molnupiravir (Lagevrio).
This is a nucleoside drug, or "nuc", originally named EIDD-2801 by scientists at Emory University. It was named Molnupiravir after Thor's hammer, Mjölnir.
Nucs are the building blocks of genetic material, so RNA or DNA. Nucs are a well
established class of agents used against RNA viruses as they target a unique feature of these viruses - the RNA dependent RNA polymerase, an enzyme that makes more RNA using RNA as a template. We don't have these in mammalian cells, so the idea is you can target this selectively
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Falta 1⃣ día para que la #ComisiónDeLaVerdad @ComisionVerdadC nos presente a la sociedad su #InformeFinal sobre el conflicto armado interno de Colombia #ParaQueNoSeRepita.

¿Por qué este #28J debería quedar en la memoria colectiva? Se los contamos aquí: Image
1⃣Porque, sea cual sea el contenido del #InformeFinal, la #ComisiónDeLaVerdad es un hecho singular, un nuevo intento por reconstruir. Necesitamos esos relatos. Nos asomamos al pasado para entender qué nos pasó y mirar con más atención al futuro.
2⃣ Porque nos confronta sobre qué nos pasó desde la mirada del conflicto armado. Image
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Professor John Edwards, epidemiologist on Radio4Today talking about #Covid waves. Says, vaccines would still work (without adaptation to new variants presumably) says problem going forward is immunosuppressed patients. Why does Gov need to test #Evusheld when this is the answer?
It is time the @BBCFergusWalsh @BBCHughPym investigated why the a government refuse to procure @evusheld4theuk when the only people unable to live with #Covid are the clinically extremely vulnerable who don’t respond or can’t have the standard Covid vaccination.
The standard vaccines aren’t withdrawn, tested and adapted each time a new variant appears AND YET, the excuse for not rolling out #Evusheld is that it was approved before Omicron and more data is required. The real reason appears to be the Gov won’t pay for it.
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If I see just ONE MORE PERSON in this Country tell me there's ANY reason for NOT isolating when they've got Covid OR any other communicable diseases, imma find them AND THROW THEM IN THE FUCKIN SEA.

There's foodbanks. They deliver, and if not, ask your local Councillor for help.
It's IMMORAL & downright SELFISH to go around spreading ANY illness that can KILL others - including flu as well as Covid, monkeypox, chickenpox...

And it is PERFECTLY plausible to not go outdoors while poorly; I've had to Shield since February 2020. I go out once a month. I
can do EVERYTHING from my home, for 27+ days in a row. Isolating for a few days is the BAREST MINIMUM COMPASSION we should show our fellow human beings, particukarly those of us that are #CEV.

Come at me with exvuses as to why ANYONE can't do it, and imma SCREAM AT YOU.
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@disableddaddy @DrNeenaJha So? There's still a food bank, and food shopping doesn't cost more than £160/month max's IMMORAL AND SELFISH to go to work with Covid, whether you're getting paid OR NOT.

If you are willing to infect people that can DIE of Covid, you're immoral & selfish if you do
@disableddaddy @DrNeenaJha not do what it takes to protect them.

People need to remrmber it's called PUBLIC HEALTH for a reason - because it's LITERALLY impossible to manage the risks alone, and requires everyone working together to keep the #CEV safe. We shouldn't NEED laws & mandates to do so. It's just
@disableddaddy @DrNeenaJha WHAT YOU DO.

When my family came down with Swine Flu one after the other, when you still had to isolate, I ended up having to take 3 weeks off work unpaid to look after myself & my kids & so I DIDN'T INFECT ANYONE & NOR DID MY KIDS.

If I as a Lone Parent with then 3 kids, 2
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💊1/When you're in BC, it feels like The Amazing Race for Paxlovid if you test Cov+🦠and elig for this antiviral.😏Here's my experience. #BCpoli Yup, for those who hv seen my prev tweets, after my son caught Covid fr #BCed school 2 wks ago & ripped through all my fam, 🦠got me🤦🏻‍♀️
💊2/Tested 05/24, a faint T-line so once I saw Cov+ I knew had to act fast, due time sensitivity Paxlovid must be taken within 5-7d of symp (already helped dad get a box last wk)so I made calls to pharms to confirm who has ONE box(yes, seems many only gets 1 at a time) Found one
3/at Shoppers but within 5m they clbk that box is gone as just recvd a fax Rx for it. May hv 1 arrive 05/26. Next, get hold of a GP for prescription. My doc is overbooked, not avail til 26th. Called 1-888-Covid-19, person got my info, confirmed elig & said may take @Protect_BC
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It has been an honour to walk alongside my friend & colleague of 21 years @BinitaKane & her daughter Jasmin on their courageous & inspiring journey. #LongCovid in adults children is real & serious. There are treatments available- sadly only for a fortunate few #TeamClots 1/n
(Everything I say is with the express permission of @BinitaKane). Jasmin is not the only child with #LongCovid who has been shown to have microclots & hyperactivated platelets. They are a consistent finding in kids & adults who have travelled for treatment to Germany & SA 2/n
Globally 100m are affected by this vile illness. In the U.K. alone this figure is estimated to be 1.8m, with 2/3rds reporting an adverse impact on their daily activities. 1% of primary & 2.7% of secondary school children fulfilled the criteria for #LongCovidKids 3/n
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@AlisonGeorge10 Thank U for speaking up for our children. Besides you and @dgurdasani1 there seems to be too few professionals willing to do this. It's mental torture for our children with #CEV family members to be thrust into a UK-wide version of #RussianRoulette in schools 1/
Every day, they are frightened to death, along with their families, that this might be the day, they bring the virus home that could kill Mum, or that they become sufferers of #LongCovidKids How is it ethical or even LEGAL to make our children's lives a living hell like this? 2/
Even if they are fortunate enough to dodge the bullet of SARS-COV2, the repercussions from being forced in to this terrifying situation every day alone, will have implications on their mental health for years, and that of their anxious families. 3/
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