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new: UK health minster #MattHancock announces that a #Covid19 vaccine being developed at Oxford uni will be formally trialled from this Thursday
#coronavirus #CoronaCrisisuk #f24
Hancock denies that UK declining to join EU PPE joint procurement scheme was a political decision
- contrary to statement earlier by Sir Simon McDonald, permanent under-secretary at UK's Foreign Office

Also says UK has now joined scheme
#coronavirus #coronavirusuk #EUcoronavirus
UK Health Sec @MattHancock said earlier the UK *has* joined EU joint procurement of #PPE...

Not so, says EU Commission spokesman @SKeersmaecker -tonight telling me UK govt *hasn’t* joined any of the EU joint procurement schemes set up amid #coronavirus response- see screenshot👇🏻
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Will overall UK deaths rise as a result of the #coronavirus ? Measuring deaths from ALL causes is the only way to remove measurement bias. We can’t know #COVID19 deaths accurately because we can’t accurately attribute deaths to the disease... /1

#CoronaVirusUK #CoronaCrisisuk
... and we can’t measure denominators (symptomatic patients or infected people) accurately because the basis of diagnosis changes, we can’t be sure when symptoms prove COVID-19 and we can’t blood-test the whole population... /2

#COVID19 #CoronaVirus
... But if this thing is going to change our population, total deaths will rise. And if they don’t, it’s not.

So here goes. All graphs compare total deaths in a calendar week against average deaths for the equivalent week for the previous 5 years. /3

#COVID19 #CoronaVirus
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The. Truth. Will. Out.

"At a private engagement at the end of February, Cummings outlined the government's strategy. Those present say it was "#herdimmunity, protect the economy & if that means some pensioners die, too bad." (The Sunday Times).
#COVID19 #Covid_19 #coronavirus
People horrified or surprised, haven’t been paying attention.

On 5/3, @BorisJohnson went on national TV & said: "One of the theories is, that perhaps you could take it on the chin, take it all in one go & allow the disease to move thro the population...”
“Let us brace ourselves to our duties, & so bear ourselves that, if Britain lasts for 1,000 years, men will still say, ‘This was their finest hour.’” CHURCHILL

“One of the theories is you could take it on the chin, take it all in one go, let it run though the population.”
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Let’s start from the top. The music business is like the finance industry 20 years ago. Unregulated by governments who misunderstand how it works. When I direct my anger at ‘the IFPI’, I’m talking about the Major Labels: @UMG, @sonymusic & @warnermusic.
They have been able to run the market based on their terms. They own more than two thirds of ALL recorded music. You may ask, but *how* have competition authorities allowed this to happen? Sadly the answer is: fuck knows.
They are presently making between 20 and 50 million dollars every single day from streaming and this is how they did it.
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Boris Johnson's #Covid19 response is a study in "dither and delay".

"Britain was given a head start to tackle the coronavirus as it spread through other countries.

Much of that time has been wasted"

@LBC #c4news #bbcaq #Newsnight

All 'journalists' who repeatedly told us Boris Johnson was "following the science", even tho' his actions contradicted those of almost every other nation, & criticism of him was biased & insincere:

You were wrong, & 1000s will now likely die because of it
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@peterjukes @BorisJohnson 1/. It was actually TEN days ago that @BorisJohnson first mentioned the ‘take in on the chin’ theory.

He told it to @Schofe & @hollywills on #ThisMorning on Thursday, 5 March.

A clip of him saying this was tweeted by @mvdct on the same day.

What happened next was remarkable...
@peterjukes @BorisJohnson @Schofe @hollywills @mvdct On Sunday evening, after a tip off from @CereinynOrd (follow her for #coronavirus), I tracked down the clip of the interview.

The clip beings with Boris saying: "One of the theories is, that perhaps you could take it on the chin, take it all in one go..."
@peterjukes @BorisJohnson @Schofe @hollywills @mvdct @CereinynOrd 3./ He goes on: "...& allow the disease, as it were, to move through the population, without taking as many draconian measures. I think we need to strike a balance."

To me there were two possible explanations for what Boris had said.

The second far more chilling than the first.
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