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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.
2/ Enjeti calls me "anti-science".
Self-described "populist right" advocate -- a politics buff, not a scientist or MD.…
He has never been a fan of masking and social distancing, and he argues that the plateau we've reached, downturn in many States..
3/ 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
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"
"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
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..."
"...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"
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
- 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
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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