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Saagar Enjeti claims the public health syst is contributing to "anti-vax" sentiment across the country. And at 5:08 in this vid, he attacks me. His claim? Masks & social distancing aren't key to lowering #COVID19 risk, mixed messages frm @CDCgov suck.
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2/ Enjeti calls me "anti-science".
Self-described "populist right" advocate -- a politics buff, not a scientist or MD. thewire.in/world/american…
He has never been a fan of masking and social distancing, and he argues that the plateau we've reached, downturn in many States..
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3/...is due to the #COVID19 #vaccines.
He blames @POTUS @CDCgov & #TonyFauci for mixed messages leading people to opt for masks etc instead of vax.
The problems w/his argument are many. 1: There is a large overlap between anti-maskers & anti-vaxers. In Dec2020 polls it was..
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Now #TonyFauci is addressing @WhiteHouse presser, talking about #COVID19 #vaccines & OWS.
Highly effective vaccines, "have crushed" diseases like measles and polio.
OWS has backed 6 candidate vaxes. 2 of them "extraordinarily impressive" - Moderna & Pfizer. Image
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Reviews data on Moderna and Pfizer vaccine data -- "almost to the level of what we see with #measles" #vaccine, 98% effective.
Only way to get an effective program is when ppl take the vaccine. There is reticence in the public. "Speed did not compromise at all the safety"
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"Who looked at the data?" It was an independent body -- with no allegiance to anyone. Now @FDA studying.
"We need to put to rest any concept that this was rushed in an inapprop. way."
"The cavalry is on the way."
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All right, ENOUGH.
Death threats & attacks on #TonyFauci have been dreadful, but now #SteveBannon has ratcheted it WAY up, on live video, calling out his troops.
RT this thread w @greg_folkers & @NIHDirector on it
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2/ Show your support for Dr. Anthony Fauci, Director of @NIAID -- RT this thread w/ @greg_folkers @NIHDirector

Here's why:
#SteveBannon said on live video that firing Fauci & Wray (FBI Director) wasn’t enough:
“I actually want to go a step farther but..."
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"...the president is a kind-hearted man & a good man. I’d actually like to go back to the old times of Tudor England. I’d put the heads on pikes, right? I’d put them at the 2 corners of the @WhiteHouse as a warning to federal bureaucrats, you either get w/the program..."
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A #WarpSpeed press conf starting momentarily @CDCgov w @HHSGov Sec. #Azar and @CDCDirector #Redfield & Dep Dir Jay Butler.
The @FDA vaccine advisory comm meets tomorrow. And a volunteer in @AstraZeneca trial in Brazil died. Waiting for the presser....will thread from here.
Starting. Redfield: "#COVID19 is the most significant public health challenge our nation has faced in 100 years."
"It's been a difficult year for Americans, but we are going to through this on the other side."
"remain diligent...protect ourselves"
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3/ Dep Dir @CDCgov Jay Butler:
Speaks wearing 😷
"we're seeing a distressing trend"
220,000 deaths
>75% of country has ^ed cases
National ^ 60,000/day, "in all parts of the country"
"we get tired of wearing masks, but it's more important than ever"
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This is from @Craig_A_Spencer who treated 100s of #COVID19 ER cases in NYC's peak epidemic. Here's what's weird about @POTUS treatment so far:
- nobody has consulted the world's top expert #TonyFauci & neither of #Trump's docs (Conley, Dooley) have apparently treated this b4
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- There is limited evidence that remdesivir actually works, but if it helps it's when used in early stage disease;
- There is NO proof (yet) that Regeneron's monoclonal antibodies work, but some reason to think early stage admin is best;
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- Steroids like dexamethasone stifle the immune system, so it is usually considered dangerous to use them in early stage #COVID19 when the body is hopefully making antibodies. UK std-of-care is to use in acute cases;
- Nobody has provided lung scan info, so...
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The @HumanVaccineProject lab mtg is today is Shane Crotty from La Jolla Institute is speaking on T cell immunity for COVID. 100% of survivors make CD4 resps., 70% CD8 against broad viral antigens. And never-infected make CD4 reaps based on Common Cold histories.
Here's my take on this:
- the immune response to #COVID19 involves both antibodies & the T cellular arm of the system;
- blood samples from pre-COVID 2015 show high levels of reacting T cells (CD4 & CD8): Why?
- it's likely T-cell reactions to common cold viruses, not COVID
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Are the high reactions anti-common cold good news or bad for #COVID19 vaccines & long term immunity for survivors? Well, it's clear an effective #vaccine will need to trigger BOTH antibody & T cell resps.
BUT common colds circulate all the time, and despite having had..
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@nataliexdean Natalie, I completely agree that scientists need to do a better job of communicating what their models say. The Oxford study from a couple of days ago was a disaster waiting to happen, as @FT ably demonstrated with their poor reporting.
@nataliexdean @FT That said, I think the number one problem right now is that the pandemic situation has been so thoroughly politicized that as soon as someone proposes a model or draws an inference, it is immediately picked up and pigeonholed into a political claim often by bad actors.
@nataliexdean @FT What happened the Imperial College report this morning is a striking example. After a few hours trying to head that off, I felt so discouraged about the whole thing that I sat down and wrote out this thread:
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