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A propos de la peur, des clivages, des biais cognitifs, des antivaxx, et de ceux qui les emmerdent. Je vous livre avec emotion mon tout premier Thread en 16 épisodes🤗. Soyez indulgents 💙 ou pas...

@dre_sunshine @Jack_Kalifa @Unereadu93 et ceux qui participent aux débats 0/16
Depuis 1 sem je découvre Twitter ses Spaces et ses Thread. Et je retrouve ici ce que je note chez mes patients antivaxx. De la peur et de la colère. Si je me mettais 2 min dans la tête d'une personne convaincue qu'une société secrète empoisonne le monde pour le manipuler 1/16
que tout ceci est orchestré, avec le sentiment d'être piégée par un systeme dictatorial qui lui ote ses libertés et voudrait s'approprier son corps et son libre arbitre en lui injectant de façon contrainte une substance dont elle a lu qu'elle était dangereuse, 2/16
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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.…
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#antivaxx efforts now even use #deepfake

to target #refugee, Black, religious minority communities

like measles outbreak in Minnesota in 2019: Wakefield was flown in TO spread #misinformation & #disinformation

Now: online fake accounts/fake identities vs #VaccinesWork
What has #healthcare been doing meanwhile?

#Medbikini: Teach (male Asian) med students to make fake accounts to cyberstalk trainees’ personal Facebook for: bikini
or “being political” or “religious” (#BLM)

➡️“model minority” pipeline for “shadow faculty” vs Blck @ayshakhoury
#Medbikini #research got flak for men vs women

BUT was ALSO fake acct #surveillance vs #BLM like drove out @ayshakhoury @uche_blackstock @nhannahjones

While academia has ignored #vaccineequity
➡️ongoing #pandemic & deaths in marginalized targeted by #antivaxx

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Good afternoon @Conservatives👋

In the last week myself & countless colleagues + 1000s of wonderful volunteers have been BOMBARDED by requests to DROP EVERYTHING & help w/ the mission for all adults to #GetBoostedNow, many of us giving up much needed days off.

Volunteers are needed for everything from car park attendants, to clearer uppers, through IT/admin experts to clinicians….there is a job for literally anyone (other than Mark Francois😳), who can spare a few hours!

@10DowningStreet @SteveBakerHW @Mark_J_Harper #MiriamCates
So, could I make a polite request & ask (with absolutely no due respect) that rather than offering 👏👏👏s with one hand & the perfect storm of unmitigated uncontrolled #COVID19 spread & an #NHS in crisis with the other…

@sajidjavid @DHSCgovuk @NHSEngland @MattHancock
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If you turned on @CP24, you may have seen my interview with @BeatriceVaisman about yesterday’s #antivaxx rally at Yonge-Dundas Square.

The event featuring Chris Sky culminated in efforts by unmasked people to storm the Eaton Centre in a show of “united noncompliance.”

At the outset of his speech, Chris Sky thanked @TorontoPolice @NiagRegPolice @OttawaPolice for “stepping up” & “showing they’re on side” with the movement.

Sky isn’t often bound by facts or reality, but his comments do raise questions about police behaviour towards #antivaxxers.
When asked how yesterday’s events fit into the grand scheme of things, I think it’s fair to say this was a predictable escalation of behaviour.

For over a year, #antivaxxers have been given practically free rein by @TorontoPolice. We shouldn’t be surprised at the emboldenment.
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Shortly after Chris Sky incited the crowd to “go do something” (such as storm restaurants or the mall), unmasked people from the audience tried forcing their way into @CadFairview Eaton Centre.

@blogTO @nowtoronto #cdnpoli #antivaxxers #JustSayNo
It occurs to me that this might not be obvious to everyone, so let me make it clear:

This isn’t the first time the man in the grey shirt at the Eaton Centre (Nick Smith) who enters at 0:16 has gotten into a scuffle with @TorontoPolice at an #antivaxx rally.

#cdnpoli Image
Now watch this video of Nick Smith at Queen’s Park on May 22, 2021.

Notice how *the cops* were accused of assault in preventing Smith from climbing the statue?

Notice how he didn’t face any consequences?

Notice how his behaviour is escalating?

#cdnpoli  #antivaxxers
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WARNING: Do not compare fat folks to antivaxxers. Stop suggesting that we are both a drain on resources and are taking up hospital beds. That's such a false equivalency. Fat people DO NOT CHOOSE to be fat. Nor can we DO SOMETHING to prevent us from getting sick. (1/3)
And before you start disagreeing...
There are numerous factors that control our weight. Very few of them are under our control. ALSO, there is no evidence that losing weight reduces your incidence of illness. We can't CONTROL our health. We are NOT a "drain" on resources. (2/3)
Now I understand that many people are afraid of the vaccine and have fallen for the #antivaxx propaganda. I'm not judging you. You don't deserve to be in hospital. You don't deserve to die. But you made a choice not to accept the vaccine. I did NOT make a choice to be fat. (3/3)
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1/🧵 EVIL & the #AntiVaxx Movement:
By no means do I think the #Unvaxxed patients filling our ICUs to capacity are evil. NO. But I do think there is evil involved in the misinformation leading many good, caring people to that decision. And I listen to each. Please hear me out.
2/ Philosophers define evil as “a deprivation of the rationality that proper human action requires individually and as a member of society.” In that sense, we can discuss choosing not to be vaccinated and “cooperation with evil.”
3/ Thus far, “cooperation with evil” has been used as an argument by some in the #antivaxx culture as a reason NOT to get #Vaccinated. The main argument is that Pfizer and Moderna were safety texted w the HEK-293 fetal cell line.
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THREAD on COVID-19 vaccines and #AntiVaxxers. Here we go… Image
A large study involving close to 2 million people in Israel shows that COVID vaccine is much safer than catching the virus.…
The death toll from #COVID19 in Oregon is climbing so rapidly in some counties that the state has organized delivery of one refrigerated truck to hold the bodies and is sending a second one.…
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4 months before Clement Attlee PM chaired the ratification of the UN Charter (#UNday) he noted:

"Every attempt to remedy crying evils was blocked by the same plea of 'freedom for the individual'

It was in fact freedom for the rich & slavery for the poor"
August 2016
➡️'CLEXIT aims
➡️to prevent ratification
➡️of the Paris global warming treaty
➡️promoted by the EU / UN
➡️and their green army'
-DeSmog Blog has been documenting the anti-climate movement (

Guardian article link (……) Image
3 years before #COP1 in Berlin:
Agenda 21 was adopted by world leaders after the 1992 Rio Earth Summit.

Agenda 30 was adopted in September 2015 and #COP21 gave us the UN Paris Climate Agreement

At #COP24 in 2018
2 veto powers (& Saudi Arabia & Kuwait) blocked the climate report Image
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Η οικογένεια μου και εγώ εδώ και ένα μήνα πήραμε την απόφαση να μην πλενόμαστε. Μπορεί να μην το γνωρίζετε αλλά το πλύσιμο του σώματος και των μαλλιών μακροχρόνια εμπεριέχει τρομερούς κινδύνους για την υγεία. Έχω κάθε νόμιμο συνταγματικό δικαίωμα
να μην πλένομαι. Γιατί να εμπιστευτώ τις μεγάλες βιομηχανίες καλλυντικών και προϊόντων, δε ξέρουμε τι βάζουν μέσα και τι προκαλούν στο DNA μας. Έχω άπειρα άρθρα που μιλάνε για την καταστροφή του PH και πως δημιουργούν καρκίνους. Δηλαδή οι νεάτερνταλ που δεν πλενόντουσαν πάθαν
τίποτα; Η Νέα Τάξη Πραγμάτων και το κεφάλαιο μας έχει πείσει οτι το σωματικό πλύσιμο είναι ανάγκη! ΕΧΟΥΜΕ ΧΑΣΕΙ ΤΟ ΠΡΑΓΜΑΤΙΚΟ ΜΑΣ ΑΡΩΜΑ! πλέον μπαίνω στα ΜΜΜ και όλοι οι πλυμένοι αποφεύγουν εμένα και τα παιδιά μου γιατί δεν αντέχουν ΤΗ ΠΡΑΓΜΑΤΙΚΗ ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ ΑΘΑΝΑΤΗ ΜΥΡΩΔΙΑ
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Le saviez-vous ? #LeSaviezVousCOVID

1️⃣Au vu du nombres de cris d’orfraies des #antivax et anti #PassSanitaire sur l’épidémie en #islande il est temps de faire un petit #thread sur ce magnifique pays très différent du notre
Et qui avait opté pour le #ZeroCovid
2️⃣D’abord leur système de soins est excellent mais on n’est pas du tout sur la même démographie médicale
🏥Taux de lits d’hôpitaux pour 1000 habitants près de 3 en Islande🇮🇸 contre + de 6 en France 🇫🇷

Une population de 350 000 habitants 🇮🇸 contre 67 millions en 🇫🇷 source @OECD
3️⃣Donc en valeur absolue on est sur du 1000-1200 lits pour l’Islande contre 400000 en 🇫🇷 source @InseeFr @OECD
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#GetVaccinated vs. #COVID. Vaccines stave off hospitalization, death and even worse for some people, sexual performance. Let's discuss some of the math, pros and cons, and adverse effects and that sexual performance thing. THREAD:…
2/ Most who are dying or are being hospitalized are unvaccinated. The vaccines don't give 100% immunity, but they are free, easy, painless and provide good protection. They also greatly decrease the impact of COVID if you do get it.…
3/ COVID vaccines don't magnetize you and are too small to insert a tracker. Regardless, the government can already track you through your phone, computer, email, credit cards, social media, etc., etc., etc. Fully vaccinated folks are now <1% of deaths.…
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THREAD: Dies of COVID #COVIDIOTS #COVIDIOTHallOfShame: 9 of 9 (100%) elected Federal or State elected officials dead of COVID are Republican/GOP. Let's visit some of them. Here's the first:
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@DrEricLevi @chrischirp Let's be clear:
* False equivalence. Very few countries have ever "locked down." Those very, very few that did it mostly right were able to close to (relative) normalcy much more quickly.

* The "lockdowns" have been so difficult because they have dragged on and on, weakened...
@DrEricLevi @chrischirp prematurely, and had to lock down again.

* Political ideologies, false beliefs about Economics, the worship of Econ/economy, i.e. the wealth of the very rich, have driven what should have been purely scientifically-based decisions about the pandemic and the lockdowns.

* Had...
@DrEricLevi @chrischirp every nation followed the plan I laid out, and that those few roughly did follow, in March 2020, #COVID19 would have been contained by sometime that summer and Delta probably would not exist.

* It is not too late to do it right:
1. Lock down all non-essential personnel com-...
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Connaissez vous l'hypocondrie ?

Je suis atteint de ce trouble depuis 15 ans pour des raisons isolées depuis.

Cependant, un sujet d'actualité me pousse à me livrer :

Les thèses #antivaxx des réseaux sociaux et leur impact (mauvais) sur ma vie et ma santé.

Et c'est dur.

Pour vous contextualiser et ainsi donner sens, commençons par le degré de mon inquiétude obsessionnelle.

Pour moi céphalée = possible rupture d'anévrisme, suivie régulièrement d'une crise de panique.

Alors oui tout le monde peut se poser la question, mais pour moi..

c'est une réelle et terrible obsession.

J'aime comprendre les choses qui m'entourent, j'ai soif de connaissance. Mais mon corps, lui... j'ai conscience de ne pas être le seul maître à bord... et d'en perdre le contrôle sans prévenir.

C'est très envahissant.

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Le média complotiste Agora TV a annoncé hier après-midi sur le réseau social VK que l'ancien pharmacien et figure des #antivaxx Serge Rader avait péri du Covid-19 à Pointe-à-Pitre (Guadeloupe). #Thread
Dominique Dupagne indique qu'il n'était pas vacciné :
Serge Rader s'était illustré ces dernières années en co-signant en 2015 un livre avec l'eurodéputée écologiste @MicheleRivasi sur le « racket des laboratoires pharmaceutiques »...
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😱 "LeGe ZiEkeNhUiSbEdDeN!" 😱

Het is vaak een argument om de #coronapandemie te minimaliseren of af te doen als een #hoax.

Onderzoek je in dit 🧵mee dit "bewijs"? 🧐

#FakeNews #OSINT #Geolocation #ViralVideo 1/...

We kruipen ook een paar keer 'in het hoofd' van een
bonafide journalist 🧐✅
en een
malafide complotdenker 🥸 ❌

(Tweets met de 'gedachten' van 🧐 en 🥸 zijn persoonlijk commentaar en vallen dus buiten de strikte #factcheck voor @Knack) 2/...
Op 21 april plaatst de Facebookpagina RT Dutch een video online met als titel 'Salvador: medisch personeel is het zat'.

De video toont een verpleegster die lege ziekenhuisbedden laat zien. Andere verpleegsters zingen in een vreemde taal. 🎶

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I’ve been following #antivaxx behaviour for some time now.
One scenario that gets played out over and over is that of a tragic death of a child, usually due to SIDS.
Grieving family looking for answers.
The #antivaxxers descend.
“Had they been vaccinated?”
Babies will often have been recently vaccinated, we vaccinate babies: at 8 weeks, at 12 weeks, at 16 weeks, at around a year.

People want a reason why, and sometimes there is no why.
Which only adds to the grief.
Now we have COVID-19 vaccines.
Some of those being offered it as a priority are the clinically vulnerable. People with pre-existing conditions.
Young vibrant adults.
And some of these people, these loved and cherished people will die.
Perhaps before they get the vaccine.
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Als je het hele fragment beluistert, hoor je idee opperen dat je «uit je hoofd, en naar je hart» moet komen…


#AltRight #Viruswaanzin #AntiVaxx

Ik vermoed dat t probleem met deze "wappies" (+ heel ALTRIGHT, trouwens) zwaar ligt bij de idee dat…

"t hoofd" niet nodig is, en
"t hart" is wat nu al "gevoeld wordt"

Het is opmerkelijk dat de aanhangers van deze en andere op lucht gestoelde, door woede gevoede, en vnl. door WITTE MIDDLE CLASS gepromote, theorieën steeds dezelfde kenmerken hebben

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And this .... a very large segment of our population has essentially joined a death cult called #Qanon. Sorry I'm done parsing words on this. It is a destructive anti-science anti-reality death cult & it is destroying our country from within #AntiMaskers
Besides the obvious anti-vaxxer insanity and destruction that an anti-science and anti-reality mentality wreaks on a countries ability to collectively solve problems ... the destruction at the individual family unit is also real #Qanon #antivaxx #covid19
This series of tweets between fellow "woke" #Qanon followers is just sad. Sad for this guy's little girl, sad for his wife, and sad for his friends and neighbors & this is happening all over the US. The conversation in sequence is attached. ImageImageImage
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Dr. Quick is the 7th county public health officer/director to resign since Mid-April.
The woman cited in this story, who read Dr. Quick's home address aloud during a County Board of Supervisors meeting last month, is Leigh Dundas. She led an organization called Advocates for Physician Rights opposing @DrPanMD's #SB276. She's #antivaxx, but it's more than that...
Leigh aggressively targeted Dr. Charity Dean, then the public health officer for Santa Barbara County. Dr. Dean endured a barrage of personal attacks and a lawsuit for enforcing #SB277…
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It’s always really credible when an #antivaxxer points to a paper as conclusive data (“breaking #science news) using a screenshot of the abstract that cuts off the name of the journal and doesn’t link to the study itself. Here’s why this is disingenuous:
If this paper is such a conclusive slam dunk, why wouldn’t you want your audience to go see the data in all its vaccine-damning glory? Well, @gorskon did so you don’t have to. There are...a LOT of problems with study design, analysis, and sampling.…
Then there’s the journal it’s published in...SAGE Open Medicine. This open access journal does put papers through peer review but it’s not...very stringent. This publishing model relies on authors paying for their papers to be published.…
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My undergrad major was the history of science: we learned how politics impacts data collection; power structures can silence truth; & science denialism isn't new.

Which is to say: This #covid19 moment isn't unique.

Take a journey thru history with me, towards hope:


The theories of Copernicus, Galileo, and Kepler (placing the sun at the center of the universe) eventually resulted in Galileo's excommunication.

And ps, Bruno (an early advocate of heliocentrism) was burned at the stake.…
But Galileo is no longer excommunicated, and we all (almost) accept that the earth is not at the center.
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