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Ultimate Freedom Day is forcing the most vulnerable into impossible situations.

How can we #StaySafe?
No testing. No isolating.

How can we judge our risks?
No ONS data, no government data.

How can we even access healthcare?
No masks.

With no masks and no isolating how can forced return to F2F work be viable in these circumstances?
We are choosing between #LivesAndLivelihoods

How can we send our children to school safely?
We are choosing between #educationANDlives

Why is the answer ONLY more vaccines?
Severely immunosuppressed may not have made a response to 4.

Where is the real world evidence this will make a difference?
No other country is offering 5 doses.

What about the other CV / CEV?
Vaccines waning.

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Results of our ballot for industrial action to defend #LivesAndLivelihoods @uniofleicester - to defend the University itself!
We passed the legal threshold with turnout of 56.3%. Of those voting, 69.7% voted for strike action; 84.1% voted for action short of a strike Image
This is a remarkable success given the challenges of holding a ballot open for less than a fortnight that included a 4-day bank holiday wkend, in the middle of a pandemic. Thanks to @leicesterucu members for this incredible effort!
#NoOneIsRedundant Image
The message to @uniofleicester executive board is clear: @NCanagarajah your "shaping for excellence" redundancy plans must stop. You've ignored a tsunami of dissent & tried to intimidate staff into submission. None of this is normal!
#WeAreTheUniversity Image
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Happy Tuesday! The latest focal S:N501 build is now updated with sequences from 11 Jan.
There are 101 new sequences in the 501Y.V1 (B.1.1.7 #b117) & 501Y.V2 variants.

Additionally, I'll include some updates on S:E484K in this thread.

There are 97 new non-UK sequences in 501Y.V1, including the first sequences in the cluster from Slovakia, Mexico, & Belgium, plus additional sequences from the Netherlands, Denmark, Australia, Spain, Ireland, & Sweden.

Slovakia has 10 sequences that fall in 501Y.V1 for the first time. These are closely linked, & likely indicate a single introduction and ongoing transmission (remember: vertical distance is not meaningful on the same branch - position of the 2 English samples is arbitrary).

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1/ "The release of the scientists' views caused a furore. Until then, it had not been known how strongly the government's scientific advisors has lobbied for a lockdown in September. The next day Labour backed the scientists & called for a shutdown."…
2/ It's a shame this article is behind a paywall, as it highlights critical moments in political #SARSCoV2 decision-making in the UK, & the impact of the false dichotomy that one can either save the economy or lives - rather than that reducing cases does both.
3/ As we've seen time & again in this pandemic, prioritizing actions based on the economy instead of impact on transmission has a tendency to come back to bite: 'back to normal' "now" is so often paid for with hospitalizations, deaths, & more severe restrictions later.
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We do not have to choose between lives & livelihoods when fighting #SARSCoV2 - through effective #TestTraceIsolate & suppression, we can allow *everyone* to take part in an open society.

Join myself & more than 80 other #COVID19 scientists & experts - sign the #JohnSnowMemo
Why 'John Snow'? It's not just because winter is coming! John Snow is considered one of the founders of epidemiology - he traced a cholera outbreak in London to a water pump & removed the handle to curb transmission. Quick effective action saves lives!
The letter says it best, but why do we stand against 'targeted shielding' & 'natural herd immunity'?
1. We do not fully understand immunity to #SARSCoV2 - we don't know how effective it is, or how long it lasts. It's irresponsible to lean on something we don't know will work.
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THREAD: Save #LivesAndLivelihoods #EndTheLockdown [1/17]

A letter to the Friends of the IRR: Lift lockdown to save #LivesAndLivelihoods… via @DailyFriendSA
[Save #LivesAndLivelihoods #EndTheLockdown 2/17]

Dear Friend of the IRR,

Last night President Ramaphosa announced how the government planned to extend South Africa’s economic lockdown. The government plans to follow a system with five levels of lockdown.
[Save #LivesAndLivelihoods #EndTheLockdown 3/17]

Currently, the country is at level 5 and the President said that from 1 May it would move to level 4. We have studied some government documents and fear that, in practice, there will be little difference between levels 5 and 4.
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