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1/2 #Vaccines are amazing. They make normal activities - like #carehome and #amateur community #singing #choirs safe. Not just business. So what do you make of @DCMS ban >6 in new guidance? #COVID19 @DCMSArts
2/3 There is probably no easier setting for doing an #outbreak investigation than a #choir. @MakingMusic_UK & others have well developed risk assessments. Ask @BarbaraEifler Around 300k people sing weekly - more than football (more women tho....)
3/3 my earlier analysis on #choirs #sti even more relevant in vaccine era. It's time to realise the benefits of our #vaccination programme for #singing - a low cost and life enhancing activity open to all! jackiecassell.com/choirs-coronav… (also listen at 17 mins bbc.co.uk/programmes/m00…)
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1/ However we would just *love* to see orphan #ivermectin licensed as first line for #scabies. #Carehome outbreaks are a nightmare jackiecassell.com/scabies-in-car… @merck @michaelghead @MedVetAcarology
2/ And you'll be amazed how many people have had #scabies if you start the conversation. Here's more about our work on #scabies and the need for #ivermectin. (Don't miss out the #ScabiesOpera) @Merck
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This nationwide complete analysis of all adult deaths in #England & #Wales has found that the #COVID pandemic has resulted in an abrupt inflation in acute #cardiovascular deaths above that expected for the time of year. heart.bmj.com/content/early/…
That is, about 2000 additional deaths over a 4 month period.
Nearly half of the deaths occurred outside of the #hospital setting, either at #home or in #carehomes.
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Mystery woman knew. What a filthy piece of toerag.

Johnson's parsletongue on #carehome staff was skin crawling

Too cowardly to face his mess, #Johnson now wants to blame others.

The #CareHomeScandal top 5* Government acts of negligence
(of ~ 50 total)
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New to this?
You've got bits and pieces:

🔵 20,000 dead
🔵 Maybe they'd be dead anyway
🔵 didn't the Government throw a ring of protection around
🔵 PPE
🔵 And we defended the #NHS
🔵 it was unprecedented?

Sound right?

Congrats!
UKGov PR has worked.

What actually happened?
Let's just start this year Jan 1, to even do that you need to pretend the existing problems, effects of austerity e.g. reduced base level track and trace capability had no bearing.

They did.

But it helps isolate what Johnson and gang were directly answerable for
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When I started working on #scabies outbreaks in #carehomes some of my colleagues thought it was a weird, marginal interest. Now with #COVID19 it's changing. Everyone's realising that infection is a big deal in these #EndOfLife settings. Image
#Carehomes for older people are hard to study. Residents often have #dementia, staff are run off their feet, #consent to research is difficult - brilliant colleagues including @MedVetAcarology sorted this academic.oup.com/phe/article-ab…
Life expectancy on entry to a #carehome for older people is typically 8 months - these settings are largely #LastHomes. Everyone needs a plan for what will and won't happen for the common things likely to make them ill or deteriorate. #CPR probably not part of it
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My mantra has been : #COVID19: People who make bad decisions continue to make bad decisions.

Their latest = #carehomes

It's part of the "we're following the science" ritual. But are we? You don't need to dig much to say: I'm sorry, we ain't following the right scientists
I need a lot of tweets for the record. But if you want the short version it's this:

The scientists we need - the ones with feet-on-the-ground experience in slowing #COVID19, keeping care homes safe? Our Government has excluded them.

No, I'm not kidding.
let's get into it:
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I shout at the TV, again.
Our "Medical Advisor" had just said at UKGov's #coronavirus press conference, we had nothing to learn from "developing markets" in the strategy for #covid19

She helped. No real scientist could ever say that
I'll try to make this interesting
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