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As if you needed reminding.…

'A well-sealed FFP2/3 [N95/N99] mask is the single greatest tool humankind has come up with to prevent initial infection, further spread and mutations - as well as an endless pandemic.'

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I hadn't realised that the 'Vax-Only and Nothing Else' crew were a thing; or that they are so incredibly toxic & wrong-headed; and as dangerous as any of the other extremist Covid bands.

A thread on putting them right: and why vax-and-mask matters. ImageImageImageImage
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'Endemic Delusion' in Denmark - coming to a continent / country / city / town / village / house near you, if it isn't already in your living-room.

#ElastomericBulletproof ImageImageImageImage

Q & A.

Not sure why anyone would focus on one particular continent when this happens to be a global pandemic.

When Pi?

#ButtonUp #N95 #FFP3 #GoElastomeric #P100 ImageImageImageImage
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A rash of mask tweets 🧵.

On elastomeric masks, N95s, KN95s, FFP2s, KF94s, care and fit, sourcing, testing, real-world examples & tips, warnings, children's masks, cute alternatives - and why you might want to upgrade now.

#facemask #facemasks #Masks #COVIDisAirborne Image
Why you might want to strengthen your first and most important line of defense.

Bear in mind the type of people you are sharing your supermarket air with.

#facemask #facemasks #Mask #Masks #MaskUp #COVIDisAirborne ImageImageImageImage
One of the best primers on new mask technology in one short interview.…

Teases out technical classifications of 'hi-fi' (high-filtration) masks such as N95s, KN95s or KF94s - and why cloth & surgical masks are not an option now.

Think '2022', not '1918'. Image
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Shall we play @Conservatives #COVIDIdiocy snap @AdamBienkov ?

Anyone can play….

Guess which of the 38 #Tory MPs who voted AGAINST requiring 😷s in most public spaces during a pandemic ALSO voted for schools to have NO MITIGATIONS & are indeed PRO-#COVID!
You won’t be surprised to see this lot grinning back at you.

@SirGrahamBrady & his #UsForThemUK cheer leader pal @stevebaker (of ERG/CRG fame), @DesmondSwayne (“more ppl are killed in car crashes”).
Ofcourse IDS wouldn’t be @MPIainDS if he didn’t vote against the common good.
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Moving on…

@EstherMcVey1 @Pauline_Latham @PhilipDaviesUK @gregsmith_uk

Don’t be fooled by their smiles.

With the knowledge that #COVIDisAirborne & a new variant on the loose, only a dangerous or selfish fool would want to remove all protections 10 days before #Christmas!
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As @BorisJohnson wakes, smug in the knowledge that he’s successfully confused/mislead & betrayed the 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿public yet again, we must sadly acknowledge that beyond this inward looking nation there are leaders who actually care, who put their ppl first.

@NicolaSturgeon is one of them.
Do read this🧵from @danielgoyal & tell others that there IS another way.

#LivingWithCovid a la Johnson means no longer living for some alive today & life-changing chronic symptoms for many others.

The non-COVID death toll will ⬆️ & pressure on the #NHS will become unmanageable.
I urge you to write to your MP, esp if they are @Conservatives, explain that a #VaccinesOnly strategy to will fail, has indeed already failed.

We need a MULTILAYERED #VaccinesPlus approach, & we need it URGENTLY.

Please do it today!
Thank you 🙏🏻💙

@10DowningStreet @sajidjavid
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What is it that so many @Conservatives, incl @nadhimzahawi, don’t understand about airborne🦠 transmission?
Just how simple do we need to make it?


#VentilationMatters #MasksSaveLives #OmicronVariant

@BorisJohnson @sajidjavid @DonaldC73785137 @educationgovuk
I suspect that most 5yr olds would understand if you showed them this👇🏼

We keep on saying “It’s not rocket science”…because it really isn’t! A #VaccinesOnly approach is simply not enough, it never was. We need MULTILAYERED mitigations, a #vaccinesPLUS strategy.

How such inadequate protections for the youngest members of society can be justified by reference to one’s own school days beats me.
@DonaldC73785137 clearly doesn’t understand the science of airborne transmission!

Maybe this from @VickiGSP will help?

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This is absolutely tragic but wholly predictable!

Public health messaging has been/remains woeful.

Group singing must be one of the highest risk activities & performing an entire concert w/ an audience of 300 was a recipe for disaster.

@UKHSA @SMHopkins @GOVUK @DHSCgovuk
Whilst this may be the fault of @UKHSA (formerly PHE), the PM & many MPs have repeatedly endorsed the incorrect view that we can safely mix indoors without wearing a mask.

#COVIDisAirborne #MasksSaveLives #VentilationMatters

@10DowningStreet @BorisJohnson @Conservatives
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You could be forgiven for thinking this is safe👇🏼because you’d assume the PM would follow the rules?

But @BorisJohnson & his motley crew don’t want to invest in improving ventilation, & they certainly don’t want to do anything to protect others or to ⬇️ pressure on the #NHS.
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1-Don’t get me wrong, I’m v pleased that @UKParliament are now taking #COVID seriously & doing SOME of the simple things we know ⬇️ transmission.

#Masks #SocialDistancing #WorkFromHome

Assuming everyone working on the estate is >18, the vast majority will be doubly vaccinated.
2-So tell me, why are pupils (largely unvaccinated), education staff & families of both not afforded such protections?
I searched the #DfE website HOPING for advice on 😷s, social distancing, options for CV/CEV pupils & staff to work/learn from home, ventilation?
3- But NOTHING, just👇🏼from @nadhimzahawi in the last few days re LFTs, NO MENTION of any other mitigations at all.

#COVIDVaccination has only just begun in the 12-15s, so what are CV/CEV pupils, staff & those with CV/CEV family members to do?

Maybe the @UKHSA can help….?
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1-Hey👋@GillianKeegan yep, I know 😷s aren’t v comfortable when you wear them for hours - WE DO EXACTLY THAT DAY IN DAY OUT!
If you lot would stop behaving like spoilt children those of us trying to keep the #NHS going would have a better chance!

#COVIDisAirborne - oh yes it is!
2-I’ve just finished my 8th day of working out of 9…Not all were full days & yes, I know this is nothing special.

My point is, every single hour was spent wearing a 😷!!

Are you suggesting those of us in healthcare DON’T #WearAMask because IT’s UNCOMFORTABLE?

3- For the millionth time - #COVIDisAirborne (shouting now😬) - unless we all start accepting this FACT & behaving as if we care… A LOT OF PEOPLE are going to die unnecessarily….!

@Jeremy_Hunt - please can you point your party towards #airborne viral transmission reduction!
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1/8 What ppl need to realise now is that @sajidjavid & @BorisJohnson have made it crystal clear that they’re absolutely cushty w/ AVOIDABLE PREVENTABLE DEATHS & SUFFERING OF ANY KIND - #COVID & non-#Covid.



@10DowningStreet @Conservatives
2/ To completely ignore the desperate pleas of so many clinicians & healthcare leaders about the situation ON THE GROUND IN THE #NHS NOW…shows a level contempt for our expertise & professionalism that is hard to put into polite words.

@ShaunLintern @NHSConfed @rupert_pearse
3/ The really frightening thing is that unlike @sajidjavid & countless @Conservatives repeating ad nauseam the “We are watching the figures very closely” b*ll*cks, we know exactly what such grotesque #WilfulNegligence will actually lead to.

@HZiauddeen @DrNeenaJha @drmeenalviz
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Well this is interesting…

I didn’t know that @richardm56 was a signatory on this letter👇🏼 from #UsForThemUK to the then Education Secretary @GavinWilliamson regarding the use of 😷s in UK schools?

@susannareid100 @DrHilaryJones @benshephard @GMB…
Would one expect someone with a record of being a #COVIDMinimiser & of spreading #COVIDDisinformation to be presenting a daily breakfast programme with such a large audience?

IMO it’s a question @GMB & @richardm56 must answer!

@SunderlandLolly @mariannaspring @ITV
The list includes some of the usual suspects of course ….@hartgroup_org members - no surprises there!

@DrHoenderkamp & #AllisonPearson obviously wouldn’t have wanted to miss out.

I almost smiled when I saw the name of my old friend #FrancisHoar - such a nice chap!
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Now I’m getting really angry @GavinWilliamson @educationgovuk

This document isn’t t worth the paper/screen it’s written on!

Who advised you on this unscientific, dangerous nonsense?

@PHE_uk by any chance?
The same PHE that has failed HCPs on #PPE throughout the pandemic?
Just for a moment put the children, staff & families who’re being unnecessarily exposed to #COVID19 day after day in schools that are almost completely MITIGATION FREE.

Who’ll be caring for #COVID patients in the INEVITABLE, but AVOIDABLE surge that we’re at the start of?
WHO Mr Williamson?

My HCP/NHS colleagues have for 18/12, & will continue to, put our lives, & those of our loved ones, at ⬆️risk to provide the care that patients w/ #COVID19 need across ALL healthcare settings & in their homes.

Day in day out!

@TheDA_UK @sbattrawden
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For anyone who hasn’t realised just how deep the #BackToNormal lunacy runs, take a look at some of the “nearly 50” @Conservatives who are actively supporting @UsforThemUK’s dangerous & irresponsible campaign to make 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿schools #COVID19 MITIGATION-FREE!

The ring-leader is @SteveBakerHW, of #CRG AND #ERG fame. Neither he or his #CRG mate @Mark_J_Harper appear to have any understanding of #airborne viral transmission.
Mr Harper’s clearly also a fan of the unscientific & reckless #LivingWithCovid mindset.

But it’d be unfair to give @halfon4harlowMP ALL the credit for causing unnecessary harm & suffering.

Several other high profile @Conservatives are members of the @UsforThemUK support group.

Some of the “usual suspects”-
@MPIainDS @SirGrahamBrady @DesmondSwayne @EstherMcVey1

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It’s exactly the same as absolutely ludicrous instructions to the 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿public to “proceed with caution” & “remain vigilant” given by @BorisJohnson & @Conservatives in July.


@10DowningStreet @sajidjavid @RishiSunak @CMO_England @uksciencechief
In the weeks since Jul 19, we’ve seen the slow but sure abandonment of #COVID restrictions
V few 😷s in indoor public places, 5-10% ppl are still wearing them, if that.

Festivals are happening, nightclubs are open, there’s virtually nothing that’s out of #Covid19UK bounds.
#SocialDistancing gone!

Restrictions on numbers gathering anywhere gone!

“But don’t worry guys, as long as you wash your hands singing Happy Birthday” & coat yourself liberally in hand gel, the #DeltaVariant (OF AN AIRBORNE🦠) won’t get you!”
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Mr Williamson, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to contain my horror at #DfE plans for the return to 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿schools this week.

Such insincere tweets are deeply offensive to anyone who’s been personally affected by serious acute #COVID, #LongCovid or been bereaved by it.
Suggesting schools “get back to a greater sense of normality…” during a pandemic of an #airborne 🦠reveals a marked lack of scientific understanding of the issues & is an utterly disingenuous way to present the situation to parents & children who deserve far better.
And to those of us caring for patients to w/ #COVID19 whilst simultaneously trying to tackle the ever growing mountain of non-#COVID care (STILL in sub-optimal #PPE) it is a huge slap in the face.
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Good afternoon @RishiSunak & @BorisJohnson

Claims that “we can’t control the spread of the virus.The virus is doing what’s doing….”, that we must learn to “live w/ #COVID” & exert “personal responsibility” are incorrect, disingenuous & dangerous!
@BBCNewsnight @simakotecha
What you actually mean is that YOU (& your government) have deliberately CHOSEN to prioritise the ECONOMY over the HEALTH & WELLBEING of the British ppl…..but are dishonestly & patronisingly pretending there is no other option?

@10DowningStreet @sajidjavid @Conservatives

W/ easy access to scientists & public health experts, anyone used to researching, looking for & assessing evidence, can find plentiful, accessible information on how to reduce #coronavirus transmission!

For highly educated ppl like yourselves, it would be an absolute doddle!
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I’m right behind you @Sandyboots2020👏

Just imagine what school improvements £37bn would’ve bought @BorisJohnson ?

Maybe there isn’t a #Tory MP or donor w/ an interest in #ventilation systems, #HEPA filters, CO2 monitors etc?

Is it just not lucrative enough @Conservatives?
I’m surprised none of the VIP #PPE contract beneficiaries didn’t spot an opportunity to make some extra cash supplying schools with FRSM😷s knowing #COVIDisAirborne ?

For those foolishly continuing to block out the truth of #COVID19UK, this👇🏼isn’t what “recovery” looks like.
The ONLY CONCLUSION one can draw from #DfE advice is that UNMITIGATED #coronavirus TRANSMISSION in 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿/🇬🇧schools IS THE PLAN for the 21/22 academic year!

The HUMAN collateral damage’s been “baked in”- lives lost, chronic debilitating illness, orphaned children…ALL AVOIDABLE.
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Relying on food delivery and travel on @sainsburys @ubereats_uk and @Uber since #COVID19 kicked in. Do you have a current policy on mask wearing for your drivers? None of them are wearing them. Is there any way I can request deliveries from people wearing masks? #MasksSaveLives
So you’re saying that wearing a mask is a personal choice for anyone delivering my groceries and if I order from you I have no say in it? @sainsburys #MasksSaveLives
I’ve been lazy about this. Instead of putting up with @sainsburys disregard for customers safety I should be researching alternatives. I live in SW4. If you use another nearby supermarket that respects safety - please post your reviews. @Tesco @IcelandinUK @Morrisons @asda etc…
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THIS!!! Still the best song ever — and best 2 minutes you’ll spend all day, week, month, and year.

(Created and sung by @NoahLLindquist &

#WearAMask    #BeautyandtheBeast #COVID19 #MaskUp #MasksSaveLives

2) Since that video premiered last year, I would add that we should now use PREMIUM high filtration KN95 / KF94 / FFP2 masks or better. Many countries in Europe already had mandated these premium masks in Jan 2021 already. We should too, especially when many others don’t mask.
3) Another strategy is to DOUBLE MASK. I first recommended it in October 2020, and the anti-mask haters came out in force trashing me… they also trashed Biden too, but hey…
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Who writes this nonsense @PHE_uk?


We’re the ONLY country in the world who has simultaneously removed ALL MITIGATIONS, STOPPED ppl isolating if they have a #COVID contact but are vaccinated & have numbers like these👇🏼.

I live & work in the #NorthEast - there’s a lot of #COVID about & our healthcare services are under significant pressure.

BUT I can go just about ANYWHERE without a 😷 & have to hope no one coughs in my face!

What is about #COVIDisAirborne that your comms team don’t understand?
I can go to a shop, a restaurant/bar, on a train/bus, a theatre/cinema etc….WITHOUT a 😷.

AND if I get #COVID non of my close contacts who are doubly vaccinated need to isolate?
➡️My husband can even go to work as an optometrist (getting close to ppl’s faces) IF I HAVE #COVID!
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Relieved to get a vaccine booster today at the Williamson Co. Dept of Health, esp since my high-risk 16yo’s school has no virtual option & no mask mandate this year. His school starts tomorrow.🧵
It is nothing short of miraculous that our son is alive. He was born in 2005 w/ what his specialist calls “the most severe birth disorder compatible with life”-a 1 in 400,000 condition. Within that, his variables place him in the 5th percentile. 2/
It is a tragedy of our age my son was displaced from his birth family because they lacked access to adequate health care for his disability. The care facility that received him made his name a prayer, in case he died on the drive to the hospital.
He lived. 3/
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I’m not sure which bit of the #Covid_19 picture you’re missing #PrimeMinister but maybe listening to @mvankerkhove @WHO will help👇🏼?

YOUR CHOICES have made 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 #COVID MITIGATION-FREE! An international pariah pursuing an unconscionable, unnecessary, unethical experiment!
Your idea of #LivingWithCovid will, WITHOUT QUESTION, result in MANY MORE AVOIDABLE DEATHS & countless cases of #LongCovid.
Young adults, pregnant women, CHILDREN….

Non-#COVID healthcare disrupted & delayed further.

Is that the aim?
@10DowningStreet @sajidjavid @Jeremy_Hunt
Please look at these charts/figures.
When schools/universities reopen in coming weeks, the situation will get far worse. Many students have had only 1💉, the majority of children will have had none.
Children & young ppl here have been thrown to the #COVID wolves @BorisJohnson
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@dr_musgrave,I’m struggling to see how you can justify tweeting these comments as a medical practitioner…It is almost as if you are living/working in a parallel universe?

In the NorthEast the #NHS is under huge pressure & elective surgery has again been cancelled due to #Covid.
A v good friend/teacher (doubly vaccinated)has recently been v unwell, she caught #COVID19 from a pupil in her class.
Many other teachers in the school became ill.

In the few weeks before the end of term, #COVID19 literally ripped through #NorthEast schools & communities.
I am certain that no one wants children to be off school unnecessarily but if cases in school children spiral out of control once more, education will almost certainly be disrupted, again affecting children in the most deprived areas the most.
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I read with interest the @thetimes article on #schools which claimed triumphantly that daily #LateralFlowTests of close #COVID contacts is as good as or better at reducing ongoing transmission & that indeed “Schools do not spread COVID”.
Here is the article incase you can’t see it because it’s behind a paywall.

Have a read….
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