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Don't Come Around Here No More

We detected serum Spike Protein (up to 35 DAYS POST-VAXX) and sACE2 in all Vaxxine Induced Thrombocytopenia Thrombosis patients, and respectively in 2 and 3 out of 7 vaxxed Healthy Controls. ONLY PLATELETS FROM one NON-VAXXED HC expressed ACE2.>
VITT sera MARKEDLY ACTIVATED PLATELETS and this activation was inhibited by both anti-SP and anti-FcγRIIA blocking antibodies. The thrombus showed positive immunohistochemical labelling of platelets using an anti-SP antibody with REDUCED ACE2 expression, compared to a thrombus>
from a pre-pandemic stroke patient. Markers of ENDOTHELIAL DYSFUNCTION, NETs and hypercoagulability state were PRESENT IN ALL VITT sera.
#EVIDENCE that DNA vaxx-encoded SC2 Spike Protein is detectable in VITT sera (several weeks post-vaxx) in a platelet-rich thrombus...
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Building Expertise

Even if you are someone who dabbles in multiple topics, you can still build expertise.

Find HOW from the following threads🧵
1/ If you have multiple interests, it means you are more curious than others.

In fact, I had to go past 200 books to understand my keen interest in (cognitive + behavioral) psychology, neuroscience, and philosophy.

And mind you, I’m an economist by training.

So Have Patience!
2/ If you are still struggling to pick a topic, then choose a topic based on something you already find fascinating and love to learn.

For instance, if your bookshelf is filled with leadership & Development books, then there lies the hint.
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Just a quick thread on #evidence and #public #health interventions in the context of #COVID19. Some have suggested that common interventions, such as #masking, require a #randomized #controlled #trial before asking people, particularly #children to do this. 1/
To mask or not to mask, that is the question. Wait, I think we need more information, we should conduct an RCT before answering that query. Well...it depends. 2/
There is a trade-off here: what is the benefit collecting more evidence vs. the benefit of making a decision now with the information you have in hand? 3/
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#FieldNotes/thread

Don't lose hope my friends - there're a ton of good doctors and nurses out there. They're just usually discouraged from communicating with each other, their patients or are are forced to relocate.

The "good ones"/best ones have always been the #whistleblowers
I'm not mad at the nurses that abused me, I'm disappointed that they're letting down their own ideals. You can always tell when a person's betrayed their own ideals, they broadcast that in everything that they do, even sub-consciously.
Totally Unrelated Sidenote: I reminded the rude 20-something guards at the hospital yesterday, prior to them kicking me about "#ColdReading". A topic I'd suggest they and LEO's look at before interacting with me again.
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The #GPDPR #GPdata upload will still be going ahead, but it will no longer be starting on 1 September 2021 - the programme will have to meet 3 (or 4) #tests first instead:

digital.nhs.uk/news-and-event…
We'll let you do the diff between the "criteria" laid out in the announcement on @NHSDigital website and the "key areas of work" listed in the letter to GPs from @Jochurchill4 this afternoon:

file-eu.clickdimensions.com/hscicgovuk-amn…
Which will all make the oral evidence session in front of @CommonsHealth Committee tomorrow morning quite interesting...

committees.parliament.uk/event/5286/for…

See you there!
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Superpower or 🤡? "Pakistan’s army & its Inter-Services Intelligence(ISI) play key role in Taliban offensive. Without logistical support from Pakistan, the Taliban would be hard-pressed to operate in such a widespread way". epaper.timesgroup.com/Olive/ODN/TheE…
2/usa Superpower or 🤡? "Of course, Pakistan has been the Taliban’s patron since its creation in the 1990s.
It is impossible to defeat the Taliban as long as Pakistan provides sanctuary and safety, training, equipment and funds for the Taliban."..3/
3/usa #Clownanalysis101 🤡 "Pakistan cannot be defeated, as it is a nuclear-armed State and has the fifth-largest population in world. ...It is curious that Biden has so little to engage with Pakistan. He has yet to talk with Imran Khan." ☝🏼superpower is going to fight #China?😭
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Would we have seen this on the #BBC? An extraordinary double whammy on #police corruption this evening as #C4 News devotes most of its programme to hard-hitting reports exposing the #Met’s failure to investigate two stories involving serious #crime
& the concealment of vital #evidence.
One was the report finding them guilty of institutional #corruption in the case of the unsolved murder of Daniel #Morgan, a private detective, briefed to investigate police corruption, found dead with an axe in his head;
the other that of #Epstein and #Maxwell’s grooming activities in the #UK, which the Met have been prompted to investigate by victims and with a wealth of evidence collected by #C4 News.
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FORMER HEAD OF MI6, RICHARD #DEARLOVE, EXPECTS THE PUBLIC TO:
1. Forget all about his faked #WMD evidence which led to over a million people being killed in the 2003 #Iraq war and occupation.
AND
2. Believe in his anti-China, evidence-free, Covid-19 Wuhan lab leak conspiracy theory.
"President #Biden's intelligence service order relating to the Wuhan lab leak theory was issued the same day that Prime Minister Boris# Johnson's former chief adviser, Dominic #Cummings,
gave evidence before a parliamentary committee in which he confirmed a government policy to allow tens of thousands to die from #Covid-19."
Britain's intelligence services are “assisting” #US investigations into whether Covid-19 was “leaked” from a Chinese laboratory,
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This is a message to those threatening to illegally release or suggest that they'll illegally release *my* sealed Pers Military Records...

Please lookup the National Secrets Act and how it applies to Veterans upon their completion of service before any chuds do anything stupid.
Active duties that may be considering sharing sealed info? National Secrets Act applies to you currently, along with the #NatDefAct violating it could be used as Grounds for your Dishonourable Discharge/"Drum-out" or even potential #Treason charges.

Choose your actions wisely.
One such goof's already committed to writing about me: "...his recruiter should have been shot in the face..."

That was a folly committed by a long-retired Artillery NCM from Quebec.
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While the "numbers" are plummeting & horror news about #India has fallen silent, some media flood us with news that 🇮🇳#Ivermectin has been removed from the list of #Covid_19-#therapeutics.
ndtv.com/india-news/ive…
What's really going on?
🧵Thread:
theblaze.com/op-ed/horowitz…
2/ Back on 4/28/21, the Indian Ministry of Health included #Ivermectin in the list of treatment options for asymptomatic and mildly ill #Covid_19 cases:
3/9 Despite a low #vaccination rate at that time, the "numbers" dropped steeply since then. Wherever #Ivermectin was introduced in #India, the situation improved very rapidly, due of course to other causes:
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1/ Shared few insights emerging from community-based #COVID care that some communities have begun in #Adivasi populations in #Chamarajanagar with support from #ZillaPanchayat in live video interaction with #Karnataka #GramPanchayats thanks to @gokRDPR
2/ #COVID19 care needs to be rational & #evidence-based but also respectful & dignified; these are not aspects we have done well with in our #HealthSystem & hence need special attention;
3/ Dignified & respectful care requires an awareness of diverse socio-economic & cultural contexts at individual, household, neighbourhood & societal levels; we haven't substantively engaged with (#caste #gender #disability #sexuality #privacy )-aware care at systemic level
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1/ Joining some wonderful people from what I am seeing as a diverse group of researchers at the #EditorialBoard of @PLOSGPH; journal has given itself the tall order of “addresses inequities in public health and makes impactful research accessible to all… (1/n) #Threads
2/ In words of @paimadhu "the journal will amplify the voices of underrepresented and historically excluded communities and prioritize equity, diversity, and inclusion at all levels"; I am highly skeptical of this,
3/ yet I am thrilled that a #PublicHealth journal would give itself such a vision; #Knowledge #Science #Evidence all reproduce the same kind of social hierarchies that drive unfair accumulation of resources in our society
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Will we EVER learn about #PublicHealth?
3rd wave “expert” committee is nearly-ALL #Pediatricians (to keep Devi Shetty’s non-#evidence-based assertion on #children will be entirely affected), #AllMale #Manel, nearly-all #clinicians headed by #PrivateSector #Cardiologist
I request this committee members:
- Please QUESTION Devi Shetty’s credentials to lead this
- Please hold to account #Manel #AllMale membership
- Please include #RuralHealth #CommunityHealth #PublicHealth
- Expertise is NOT only CLINICAL; also social; include grounded voices
Unfortunately no time & bandwidth; but putting this out there
We need:
- campaign for a DIVERSE expert committee including #Citizen #CommunityEngagement #Dalit #Adivasi voices
- Devi Shetty’s position as Chair is NOT tenable; appoint a #PublicHealth expert in his place
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Our #MentalHealth system uses force on at least half of all inpatients.

One ‘justification’ I’ve heard from psychs is this:

“If we didn’t use compulsory treatment we’d be neglecting people.”

Is that so?

Let me call out this dreadful argument on #neglect... (a thread)

1/7 Graphic with text. It says: “if we don’t hurt you, we’
Check your #paternalism.

Thinking you know what’s best for others is paternalism. How can you possibly know? Many of us have healed without you.

Try trusting that your patients are the experts on their own lives.

That’s not neglect, it’s respect.

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Check your #hypocrisy.

The mental health system is already a master of neglect.

You ignore trauma, abuse, homelessness, poverty & other social issues.

You don’t offer talking therapies, peer support or crisis respite. Just meds & shocks.

That’s actually neglect. Sheesh.

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Daily Bookmarks to GAVNet 05/19/2021 greeneracresvaluenetwork.wordpress.com/2021/05/19/dai…
Why The Vaccines are a Home Run Despite the Yankees’ Outbreak

theinsight.org/p/why-the-vacc…

#COVID19 #vaccines #infection
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As of May 3 #AxumCriminalInvestigation led by Federal Attorney General @FAGEthiopia has collected testimonies of 95 witnesses and documentary evidence. Discovered #TPLF trained and deployed about 2,500 para-military personnel in major cities of the region. 1/6
#AxumCriminalInvestigation found that #TPFL “trained” 1,500 youth to shoot guns during the period from 10 to 18 November 2020 to confront #ENDF. 2/6
#AxumCriminalInvestigation recorded testimonies of 116 victims of #rape and identified members of the #FederalPolice and EENDF involved in the crime. Cases with #FederalPolice transferred to the Regional Prosecution Office, members of #ENDF transferred to military court. 3/6
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🧵 “How can I improve #PICC safety in my hospital?”

I’ve received many questions like this following the recent publication of our @BMJ_Qual_Saf paper showing how we did this in 50+ hospitals.

qualitysafety.bmj.com/content/early/…

Today, we released the formula (Thread)
@BMJ_Qual_Saf First, head over to improvePICC.com and click on “Implementation” in the top menu - this will take you to the Roadmap for Quality Improvement. Image
@BMJ_Qual_Saf Then, pause for a moment.

You’re about to go on a journey - a #qualityimprovement journey.

Look for your markers, prepare yourself for change! Image
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How can places use the Levelling Up Fund to deliver economic growth?
@DanniMason11's latest blog summarises the key takeaways from @whatworksgrowth's #evidence briefing on Levelling Up Fund interventions and impacts.
A short thread 🔽
whatworksgrowth.org/blog/the-level…
🔹 Levelling up and transport investment…
Evidence shows transport projects are one of the best eligible interventions to result in positive economic outcomes, although impacts are highly context-dependent.
🔹 Levelling up and physical regeneration…
Evidence shows that the physical regeneration of public spaces is unlikely to deliver much economic growth, but can have positive impacts for residents’ quality of life.
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Announcement from @fordnation sank my heart today. As an ER doctor, person of color and #Scarborough native, I feel defeated 😢. The measures are not going to get wave 3 under control. #BIPOC #ERdoc @SHNcares @torontolife @JustinTrudeau @SCMirror 1/
When I landed as an #immigrant in #Canada, my life started in #Scarborough. My parents (#heros) struggled to find jobs that matched their education. That didn't stop them from working hard / hustling even if it meant 2 jobs at times to keep bills paid and food on the table. 2/
My family lived in an apt building that had mostly racialized/middle-low income families (#affordability). Not much social distancing when large crowds wait for elevators (#EssentialWorkers) or use the shared laundry facilities. This pandemic brings back those vivid memories 3/
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A #thread on our recent paper in @PLOSNTDs examining ecological #evidence-base for #DiseaseControl management practices for #KyasanurForestDisease #AcademicTwitter #Scicomm #OneHealth; paper led by @SarahBurthe from @MonkeyFever_ consortium
#Diseasecontrol strategies originate through endorsements by Governments/academia/authorities; they're often not field-tested robustly; even when they are, evidence is limited to one sector (cf. #OneHealth #Intersectoral approaches);
#publichealth approaches ought to be contextual & their effectiveness ought to be evaluated, yet strategies for disease control often spread through word of mouth and are sometimes untested;
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At #GlobalScienceCongress #ScientificThinkingAndAction we talked about the relationships between relatability, trust, #scicomm, communicating about pseudoscience, and changing people's minds.
Regarding all the above, the last one, I'd like to share a story.
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It was the eve of the third and last day at our country's largest #science festival held by @Akademie_ved_CR.
I was at our skeptic organization's stand, when an older gentleman approached me, among the last visitors there.
"I'm an engineer", he introduced himself.
"Do you believe in #aliens?" he continued, without pause.
I smile and reply, my voice box tired: "We can't rule out their existence, the Universe is a big place."
The engineer leans over my table, wagging his eyebrows conspiratorially: "But do YOU believe that they are among us?"
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1/A retired #oncology professor from a Govt. College. Now dabbles in #Ayurveda. Runs an 'ashram' in Kerala to 'treat' #cancer patients. He refers a patient with BCLC-C stage liver cancer 2me. A nice letter 4 further management. Patient has advanced cancer
Systemic therapy option+
2/ I spent 50 mins with patient/family - discuss prognosis, comfort care - the works. Once patient left 4som blood tests, I tell family, separately, regarding end of life care, once the time comes. They wer sad but contend. Very crunched 4money. So best option - they cudnt afford
3/ Best approved option for advanced liver cancer is Atezo+Bevaci - too expensive. So they tuk next good option - Lenvatinib - affordable for them. I sent a detailed letter with plans, along with patient son, to the evidence-based turned #ayurveda oncology professor.
#MedTwitter
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Adiktologie Journal Issue 3-4, December 2020 is out. This issue features research articles on building prevention and health literacy systems.

Learn more: ow.ly/drU450DV8eJ
#Prevention #Treatment #Addiction #Research @Journal_Adi

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Adiktologie Journal
Issue 3-4, December 2020

Editorial: From Prevention Programmes to Health Literacy Promotion adiktologie-journal.eu/wp-content/upl…

#Prevention #Treatment #Addiction #Research @Journal_Adi

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Adiktologie Journal
Issue 3-4, December 2020

#Alcohol Consumption among #Slovak #Schoolchildren: Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the Unplugged Programme

adiktologie-journal.eu/wp-content/upl…

#Prevention #Treatment #Addiction #Research @Journal_Adi

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