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The High Court has granted us permission to challenge the Government's decision to continue doing business with #Supermax, the Malaysian #PPE glove manufacturer with a documented history of slavery in its supply chains.

This is why it matters ⬇️
Thanks to @WilsonsLondon for their legal assistance, and to you, @allthecitizens, for your invaluable support.

If you want to help us sustain the costs of this legal challenge, you can donate here ko-fi.com/thecitizens
🙏🙏🙏
Our legal action has been covered on @TimesRadio by the brilliant by @MattChorley, who interviewed @WilsonsLondon's partner Nusrat Uddin on the case.

Have a listen here - it's the first 4 mins!
thetimes.co.uk/radio/show/202…
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1/14 I hesitated at voicing my opinion on this rather contentious issue…

But I feel that without individual testimonies, we will fail to understand why some GPs (myself included) feel mainstream primary care is no longer for them.

#GPCrisis
@HelenRSalisbury @MartinRCGP @rcgp
2/ Obvs the relentless vilification from the MSM hasn’t helped, esp the claim by some that the number of ‘part-time’ GPs is the problem.

Those on the inside know that a typical day is 11-12hrs long & a ‘half-day’ is regularly 7-8, but hey, let’s not let facts get in the way.
3/ & I don’t suppose those of us who volunteered to work f2f in acute #COVID services within the community in spring 2020 will forget that our pleas for effective #PPE were repeatedly ignored & dismissed by govt, PHE, NHSE, HSE & senior advisors.

@CMO_England @MattHancock @UKHSA
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🧵 If the use of airborne #PPE & improving air quality in healthcare settings are to be ‘optional’ & ‘a matter of personal choice’, then we should give strong consideration to applying the same rule to the following #MedTwitter #MedEd #TeamGP 1/n
1. Handwashing before, between & after patients (& audits of it)
2. Plastic gloves & aprons
3. ‘Bare below the elbows’
4. Jewellery
5. Hair above the collar
6. Mandatory training
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If you are recoiling in horror because
1. ‘Airborne transmission of COVID is controversial’
2. ‘The above are established evidence-based practices’
3. ‘COVID is mild, we can’t avoid it, we have to learn to live with it, we’re all vaccinated now anyway’,
then;
3/n
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What I have learned since being unwell myself has destroyed any faith I had in my profession’s leaders. I used to think that deep down most senior clinicians acted because they had the best interests of the patient, their colleagues & society at heart. That illusion is gone. 1/n
Be it the treatment of those with #MECFS #LongCovid #Fibromyalgia #POTS #MCAS #EDS #HSD #PansPandas #Lyme #FQtoxicity #vaccineinjuries & other so-called invisible illnesses; 2/n
the refusal of senior medics to stand up & protect colleagues, the public & schoolchildren from airborne spread of #SARSCoV2 as they are too afraid to displease those in the ivory towers of infection control, @UKHSA & @NHSE management & @UKgovcomms; 3/n
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[#BreakingNews] L'#eolien et le #solaire en 2021/22, ce sont 14,4 Mds€ de revenus en plus pour l'Etat ! Une nouvelle ressource bienvenue pour financer la limitation des prix de l’électricité à 4% et protéger le #pouvoirdachat des 🇫🇷.
On vous explique 🧵 #Thread (1/7) 👇
Une taxe existe pour soutenir les #EnR en fonction des prix du marché ➡️ #CSPE. Avec la crise de l'#énergie les prix ne cessent de grimper. Les taxes sont en même temps revues à la baisse par @CRE_energie. Pourquoi à la baisse ? Parce que les #EnR auj. rapportent à l'Etat (2/7)
En France il existe un mécanisme #GagnantGagnant pour l'#éolien et l'Etat : le complément de rémunération. Il permet un soutien public vers les #EnR en 🇫🇷 et fixe un prix cible lors des appels d'offres. Voici comment cela fonctionne ⬇️ (3/7)
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1/🧵about #NHS culture and being liberated;many of you know me or follow me for leading the #Bolton #covidvaccine programme. What many don’t know was that on March 23rd 2020 the day we went into first #lockdown I stepped up from deputy To interim clinical director @BoltonCCG
2/working from home armed with a laptop and a mobile like many I began to meet and run meetings with the ‘system’ to respond to the #pandemic. At the start we met daily. All of us apprehensive. First task? Empty the hospital beds. I thought it was all a bit dramatic. At first.
3/battled for #PPE we didn’t have,thought of imaginative ways to pipe more oxygen into wards, we increased homecare beds to get people moving quicker, planned for mortuary space we soon were to need; we were doing #NHS things we’d never imagined at a speed never before possible
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The @CDCgov is listening! Today, @EthnicMediaSvc hosts a roundtable with Bhutanese, Burmese, and Uyghur refugees and how these communities have managed the pandemic. #refugees #COVID19 #healthequity #publichealth #RIM
Speakers include: Faustina Palmatier, Karen Society of Buffalo; Aung M. Naing, President and Co-founder, Network of Myanmar American Associations @netmaa Sudarshan Pyakurel, Executive Director, Bhutanese Community of Central Ohio
Also: Parshuram Chamlagai: Bhutanese Community Association of Pittsburgh; Omer Kanat, Founder and President, Uyghur Human Rights Project @Omerkanat1 @uyghurproject
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A few mths before getting #LongCovid in Nov 20 I was a frontline NHS respiratory consultant; 6am gym goer; couldn’t sit still, always travelling the world with my wife & 2 gorgeous children. Sep 21- bedbound, gastroparesis, complete sound & light intolerance, bladder incontinence ImageImage
post-viral urticaria that made me suicidal, pericarditis, angina, cognitive impairment, crippling #POTS resistant to all medication, renal impairment, impaired glucose tolerance, intolerant of most foods. Was waiting for life to end. Got v little help from @NHSEngland 2/n
Have spent over £35,000 on supplements, private specialists & experimental treatment in Germany. I am better but still housebound, 50% bedbound, with work or family life a distant dream. Yet I am one of the lucky ones- had the resources to give myself a fighting chance 3/n
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The EU is sanctioning 378 Russians over the #Ukraine invasion, the UK has sanctioned 5. @BorisJohnson and half his cabinet are a national security risk. Image
Rogue is currently in #Ukraine. If you want to support our work see our links. As well as intelligence gathering, Rogue plans to buy supplies for the locals he comes into contact with our reserves. mi6rogue.com/donate
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What did you do when the far-right came, what will you tell your children's children when they ask you "what did you do" ... Image
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🧵 1/19 Oh, so you've been "touched by #Covid19?"

Did you say goodbye to a loved one via a computer screen? Did you drop them off at an ER only to see them next, in person, in a coffin?

@MarkedByCovid
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2/ Did your loved one catch Covid and die just weeks before they were able to get a vaccine because the US has failed to deliver on #VaccineEquity? @JanethNunezdelP @MarkedByCovid

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3/ Was your mother, a #HealthCareHero, forced to reuse #PPE while confronting patients who refused to mask because their governor @GregAbbott_TX said it wasn't necessary? @itsmefi @MarkedByCovid

cnn.com/2020/07/27/opi…
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WTF🤬; 9 Billion pounds in PPE has been written of by the uk government during the pandemic. #PPE 😷#KatiePersinger #CovidInquiryNow #WalkTheWall
That was money our desperately unprepared pandemic response & healthcare systems could have used!
The very thing that could have saved peoples lives. ❤️‍🩹
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What's the name for a country where there's
1 rule for the rule makers & another for the rest of us?

A country that claps for #nhsheroes but can't pay them

A country that hates babies fleeing our bombs, not the people selling them

A country with 1.8 million destitute children?
A tale of 2 #Covid UK
England has:

- 10 million adults /4.2 million children in poverty
-10 million "precariously employed"
-5.5 million paid below living wage
-4.7 on furlough
- 22,000 fewer NHS beds
-4.5 million waiting for treatment

1,000 Billionaires made
£2.7 TRILLION
"A firm that was set up by a former secretary of Baroness Mone has been awarded a £122 million contract to supply PPE to the NHS – just 44 days after it was set up.

PPE Medpro was started by Anthony Page on the day he quit as the.."

From 2020

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thelondoneconomic.com/politics/seven…
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I recognize a lot of names in the list of authors

Classmates

Colleagues

Mentors

They are wise, and know far more about #InfectiousDiseases and #epidemiology than I do

It is important to look at what this report does and does not say

covid19-sciencetable.ca/wp-content/upl…

@COVIDSciOntario
I don’t think there is anyone who would disagree with the message in these slides

Closing schools is a bad thing

Remote learning is disruptive and can lead to worse educational outcomes

As with everything in this #pandemic, poor and marginalized families far worst

But…
In this slide the #ScienceTable argues that vaccination reduces the risks to children

Currently less than 50% of the 5-11 cohort is double vaccinated

Once again the risk is greatest for our #children with comorbidities or low socioeconomic status

They admit they don’t know…
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Breaking: #Ontario

Literally

@fordnation, @Sflecce and @celliottability are collaborating to destroy

#PublicEducation
#Healthcare
#LongTermCare
And more…

The cracks are beginning to show

Sure, there are some partisan apologists who justify this travesty

While we suffer…
#Healthcare

Lack of proper #VaccineMandate

Allowing large groups to congregate unsafely

Refusing #PaidSickDays

Passing #bill124

And more…

Now our hospitals are overwhelmed, HCPs at the breaking point, No ambulances for emergencies

#FordFailedOntario
#Education

No #VaccineMandates

Insufficient #PPE

Hiding cases of #COVID19 from #parents and #students

No access to #PCRtest and limited #RAT kits

Our #children are at risk

They will get #Covid19

Some will get VERY SICK

#FordfailedOntario

#onted
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1/7 How to be a GP while 'living with covid' take 2 (common experiences listed). 1. spend all day attempting to use video with pts who can't use video because the government removed phone rebates for 'hotspots' and redefined hotspots so you aren't one when you hit 80% double vax
2/7 even though you have tens of thousands cases a day in your state 2. play covid 'whamageddon' - how long can you avoid an exposure by family/friends etc (just like everyone else or by a pt. if you cannot avoid an exposure; good luck-now you have to test/isolate/maybe work
3/7 depending on where you live. 3. if that happens NO CARE for your patients. 4. Spend all your spare minutes attempting to get #PPE. If the government actually delivered you some you could a. avoid exposure b. attempt to keep working c. not get sick yourself. However you do
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#PrimeMinister do you really understand the seriousness & gravity of what you’ve done?

You have today signed the unnecessary death warrants of 1000s of innocent ppl & consigned many 1000s of others to long term debilitating illness.🧵
@BorisJohnson @10DowningStreet @sajidjavid
2-Despite the determination to use a #RideTheWave analogy…

THIS IS NOT A GAME!

The lives (& avoidable deaths) of ordinary people may not bother you #PrimeMinister but they do bother my #NHS colleagues & I, & it pains us not to be able to care for people appropriately & safely.
3-The #NHS is NOT “in danger of being overwhelmed”

IT IS OVERWHELMED RIGHT NOW!

How anyone w/ even an iota of understanding of healthcare can’t see, that for ppl having an MI or other v serious event the need to make their own way to 🏥 is both UNSAFE & UNACCEPTABLE!
#nhscrisis
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This 👇👇👇 (h/t @joemd)

Also, at midcareer female success is threatening to men our age AND to younger men who rely on patriarchal patronage systems. Women, overpoliced by the system, then, yes, are tougher bosses AND we *do* tend to adhere more closely to ethics.

I do do all:
On #MedTwitter there is a pattern of “callouts”, yes vs all genders & ages, but also pattern of misogyny and misogynoir. It happens towards nurses & doctors alike. One of the reasons I connected with @ShrimpBrokkoli is because I saw a yt male resident ridiculing her online.
I saw that behavior being taught by NON-clinical faculty & that REALLY crossed a line.
If you are a woman + nurse + frontline + Black/WOC, you already live with so much violence towards you. Added online made up drama from a trainee vs nurse?
No, no, & no.
webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/…
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This is what targeted racial harassment looks like: nitpicking things like “smiled” or “wore clothes like a celebrity, as a celebrity” or “bought cookware.” It is part of the “gold digger” narrative.
This is common in #healthcare#professionalism” where there is hazing & bullying by racist &/or classist made up non-rules lacking standards…yet people are called “breaking the rules.”

It’s exactly how bullies operate: double standards, mislabel/smear, exclude, marginalize.
In the U.K., “BAME” includes the formerly colonized, thus making race constructs or power different from U.S. as latter had race-based chattel slavery.

Thing is, those formerly colonized have many who have internalized self hate & racism.

psycnet.apa.org/record/2021-69…
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Good evening #PrimeMinister,

How’s that number crunching going?

Have you seen the up to date figures on #NHS staff sickness in London?

What are yours thoughts on the sustainability of healthcare in the capital over the next few weeks?

#COVID19
@BorisJohnson @sajidjavid
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What about cases Mr Johnson..Are you pleased w/ how case numbers are rising?

119,789 is without doubt a WORLD BEATING NUMBER so I guess you must be proud?

In fact the number of ppl who’ll be forced to isolate this #Christmas is truly SPECTACULAR 👏!

#Covid19UK @DHSCgovuk
2/
And hospitalisations?

1,004 today alone.
6,299 in the last 7 days….!

That’s going to hit hospitals very hard especially as more #NHS staff go off sick w/ or due to #COVID.

Would you want to spend #Christmas in hospital, ill & afraid with no visitors?

@CMO_England
3/
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This 👇🏽👇🏿👇🏻 This is why #BLM exists & why “implicit bias” is not only real but it kills

Why, when you see it, say something, do something
The system changes not by sharing tweets & hashtags but actions & consequences & removal of toxicity from the system

Follow #BlackTwitter
Above #MedEd #TikTok improvement: #citeblackwomen who lead this work (not only utilized the savior mindset of Black & brown as victims) #Blackexcellence @citeblackwomen center Black women
Send #SoMe traffic to Black creators & activists. #healthcare twitter.com/i/lists/122380…
Take #sharethemic initiative. It allowed #Blackexcellence to speak thru #influencer accounts to large followings for a day. I looked at before/after numbers, it did NOT drive any additional traffic to the actual accounts of those voices. Resurfacing this:

https://t.co/VZ26WWNxRP
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⚖️ TFG intentionally sabotaged the #COVID response by hobbling experts, while continually lying about the danger facing the nation, in order to "keep his numbers down"
#WarCrimes
#AbuseOfPower
#GrossNegligence
#DerelictionOfDuty
#CrimesAgainstHumanity
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🏴‍☠️ Apr 30 2020
Committee on Foreign Affairs
Dear Mr. Vice President
There is mounting evidence that the critical shortages of surgical masks and other personal protective equipment are being exacerbated by the unregulated export of such medical supplies
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from the United States. There are first-hand news reports of traders and profiteers diverting supplies to the highest bidder overseas and away from our physicians, nurses, and first responders who are risking their lives to treat Americans with life-threatening viral infections.
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Do you know all of these nuances of #pleuraldisease? Why is an #empyema distinct from a complicated #parapneumoniceffusion? What is #contarinisyndrome #explosivepleuritis #chyliform #pseudochylous? Are all #chylothorax milky? #pccm #pulmcrit #pulmonary
#pleuraldisease is fascinating and nuanced. First step is #lightscriteria which give favor to finding #exudates which tend to be more urgent. You only need one criterion, which maximizes #sensitivity. Meaningless statement: "It's an exudate only by protein." One criterion=exudate
(Like on Tinder, the more criteria you require, the more you narrow your pool, compromising sensitivity for specificity.) Transudates I will skip over. Most common #exudate is #parapneumoniceffusion #PPE. If there is or is likely to be #pneumonia, it's PPE. Next task is to...
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Festive hustings here at st Johns Methodist church in #Whitchurch. #libdems @helenhalcrow up first with introduction. Time for #NorthShropshire to stop being taken for granted, support farmers & invest in rail & buses.
Next @DuncanKer . Talks about his experience in local govt as a social workerchief exec. Moved to #NorthShropshire in 2012, made a rundown chapel into an arts & community centre. Elected first #green on #oswestry town & then @ShropCouncil . Lists some campaigns, agst fracking,
Agst NHS cuts,& trying to save the ambulance station. In May 2021 @TheGreenParty was the only one to win seats in #NorthShropshire . Now 12 of 18 seats on #oswestry town council. #Greens can win elections & when they do people vote for more.
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