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The foreign/non-dom billionaire-owned UK "news" media exists to protect & prioritise the interests of a handful of greedy, cruel, & grotesquely wealthy elites against #SocialDemocracy. But don't take my word for it, listen to Leonard Trelawny Hobhouse & Albert Einstein: ImageImage
But what is 'social democracy'?

If you listened to representatives of the UK Govt, the right-wing UK media, or any of the usual 'outrage porn' culture war extremists, you'd think it was some kind of Marxist plot against humanity, because that's what voters are told to believe. Image
In reality, social democracy is the most successful, fair, & sensible political ideology to have come to prominence in the twentieth century, resulting in a sensible 'mixed economy', improvements in quality of life, & the reduction of wealth & opportunity #inequalities. Image
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Is #NHS #dentistry beyond crisis? Like rest of #primarycare, .@NHSEngland in its dominant position as market regulator has failed to manage the market. #NHS manages contracts, funding, nhs regulations, clinical policy, nhs #tech +entry & exit of workforce .@guardian 1/19
There will be those out there that’ll say but number of registrants has increased. That’ll suit nhs policy makers. Doesn’t account for people leaving NHS, working less hours for NHS, taking a career break or going into private practice or people taking up other careers 2/19
Certainly my experience in London is that many dentists don’t want stress of high needs #nhs practice. Are less likely to work full time & don’t want to work on abysmal NHS rates on offer in places like London. Many won’t be able to pay their rent /indemnity/ travel costs 3/19
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Looking forward to what should be a very timely discussion on the IFS's latest research geographic inequalities in labour market outcomes & how this may present challenges for the Govt's #LevellingUp agenda #IFSEvents
First @PJTheEconomist and the @NuffieldFound's @markfranks give a brief overview of the IFS #DeatonReview into inequalities, and why the Nuffield Foundation gave the review its financial support #IFSEvents
Franks recognises that #LevellingUp will only be delivered if we focus on multiple factors of #inequalities - age, gender, education, public services, jobs - not just place #IFSEvents
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🦠Quick thread 🧵 on latest #Covid19 #Omicron situation. Summary: inequalities and learning lessons! Please read & RT @CMPHN @ADPHUK @FPH @R_S_P_H 1/15
🦠Confirmed cases of #Covid19 in #Liverpool are the highest they have ever been, lots of people are off work sick, causing disruption to key services and the wider economy, and hospitalisations have jumped in the last week. Deaths will follow… 2/15
🦠It is clear that the #Omicron wave is well and truly upon us in the north west, following the experience in London and the South East 3/15
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A fascinating conversation between Jan-Werner Müller
@Princeton and Rahel Jaeggi @HumboldtUni on what is needed to (re)democratise our #democracies.
These are my key insights on what can be deduced from this for a strong progressive strategy 👇🏽
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As progressives, we have to be careful to use the concept of democratic #regression to describe the status quo of democracies. Rather than a regression, we currently witness an inability of democratic institutions to respond to systemic crises such as the climate crisis.
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There are two central aspects that constitute this crisis: On the one hand, key social institutions such as central banks, financial markets or schools lack democratic ordering principles and with that democratic legitimacy.
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A #THREAD on free-market fundamentalist ex-banker Sajid Javid's recent grotesque & condescending speech to the opaquely funded free market think tank, the Centre for Social Justice: "The hidden costs of #COVID19: the social backlog"

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The 'Centre for Social Justice' is another opaquely funded free-market think tank, co-founded by IDS, Tim Montgomerie, Mark Florman & Philippa Stroud, specialising in generating moral panics which demonise the poor using 'decision-based evidence making'.

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He starts off with condescending & insensitive remarks: "I’VE faced some challenges in MY time in government. The crisis of rough sleeping. The tragedy of #Grenfell. The injustice of #Windrush" - disgraceful episodes, caused primarily by deregulation & the Culture War Tory Govt.
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🧵 - on #Obesity #inequalities who they affect most and what can be done about it.
All the findings are in this new @TheKingsFund report, so let's pull out some of the key issues 👀👀
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Numbers of people who are obese are⬆️ rising in real and relative terms.
Since early 2000s overall overweight prevalence topped out at ~2/3 of adults, BUT - underlying trend is ⬆️ obese ppl as a proportion of overweight.
While the national picture is clear, it masks some deep inequalities...
➡️8 point gap in male obesity between most & least deprived.
➡️17 point gap for women.
➡️Women from most deprived experience the very highest rates at 39%.
And... the gap has widened significantly.
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1/ SRO vaccine Bolton - experience of #VaccineHesitancy thread. #WHO defines vaccine hesitancy as a “delay in acceptance or refusal of safe vaccines despite availability of vaccine services’’ As lead for vaccines in UK #covid hotspot #bolton this is of interest to people I meet
2/#WHO specifies complacency, convenience, confidence, and sociodemographic contexts as factors. #bolton is a diverse town with over 10 years life expectancy variance between rich and poor areas and hugely different healthy life expectancy #inequalities
3/ Feb 21 -data started to emerge that poorer parts town had lower uptake. People worried that misinformation, digital poverty, cultural beliefs etc meant people didn’t want the #vaccine in these areas. Other parts of town consistently hitting >95% uptake in eligible cohorts.
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In-depth individual interviews of 25 #women #workers at the Ambassador Bridge produced #breastcancer risk understandings & agency narratives.

Kathy said: “put us all together, and pretty soon you have just got lots of stories that all have the same ending.”

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The research captures & explains layered & multifactorial influences on women’s narratives of #breastcancer risks & related agency and to see how #health and health knowledge are constructed in a #nested set of relationships.

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Multiple information sources influenced #women’s #breastcancer risk and agency narratives.

Social, cultural & experiential information were all included.

#Workplace & #environmental exposures & socio-cultural aspects of work & environment were critical to the narratives.

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Perceptions of #inequality: 🇲🇽🇧🇷🇺🇸🇿🇦

A report from @AFD_France lays out one of the biggest problems for people interested in reducing #inequalities: Inaccurate public #perception of the problem.
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“The research finds that individuals have a relatively accurate perception of #poverty, but they substantially overestimate the prevalence of #affluence."

This research shows that people struggle to understand the extent and the depth of the #economic gulfs between us.
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The fantasy that people can bootstrap their circumstances and achieve some sort of affluent Dream - as has been shown repeatedly - is a myth reinforced by selective, highly publicized examples.
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link.springer.com/article/10.100…; jonathanmijs.com/information-an… @JonathanMijs @MikeSav47032563
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Thrilled to announce our new paper by Victoria Junquera and Adrienne Grêt-Regamey, "Assessing livelihood vulnerability using a Bayesian network: a case study in northern #Laos”, is now out in @ecologyandsociety1 ecologyandsociety.org/vol25/iss4/art… #openaccess #WomenInSTEM. Short thread👇
This work analyzes the effect of #cashcrop production on livelihood #vulnerability, which we define in terms of the probability distribution of household income.
We use a #Bayesian network to estimate the probability distribution of household income, conditional on biophysical (e.g., yield), household (e.g., agricultural land), and commodity price variables.
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Are elections coming up for you soon?

Please use your vote to improve social structures that affect prevention of #covid19 & social #Inequalities

Listen out for candidates with policies on:

💡worker’s rights: minimum living wage, PPE & *paid sick & maternity leave*
💡widespread free test, trace, isolate infrastructure with support for isolated people

💡 universal free health care

💡financial support for self-employed & small businesses

💡financial support for low income families
💡unemployment benefit

💡affordable decent housing

💡outreach programs for health care follow-up

💡proper taxation & redistribution of big business, multinationals & über high earners
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1/n The foundation of #सामाजिकन्याय is based on the urge to treat all human beings as equal. #Tweet4Bharat

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2/n The Nyāya Sūtras of Gotama focusing on knowledge and logic devided in five books.
1 - 16 categories of..
2 - Means & Object of..
3 - Intellect or Nature of..
4 - Rise of true..
5 - Balancing of Knowledge
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#Tweet4Bharat
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To mark #ODI60 anniversary we're launching a #GlobalReset Dialogue to discuss how to create more resilient, equal societies beyond #coronavirus. A brilliant opening to the conversation today: @SudanPMHamdok @MaryRobinsonCtr @rodrikdani & Noeleen Heyzer. 1/
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'Old international norms and rules of the game have been turned on their head… Global challenges require new, not outdated global responses.' @SudanPMHamdok odi.org/60/global-rese… #ODI60 #GlobalReset 2/ Image
'Covid-19 exacerbated existing inequalities but taught us that collective human behaviour matters, that government leadership matters, that science matters and that compassion and collaboration matter. ' @MaryRobinsonCtr odi.org/60/global-rese… #ODI60 #GlobalReset 3/ Image
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1. #digital #energy governance challenge number 2 - distributional effects and #inequalities. An enormously complex area that's hard to summarize in a tweet - really a whole PhD in its own right. (If you're doing this please say hello!) Full report - bit.ly/2A0KuQm.
2. Key point: digitalisation holds the potential to change the nature, spread and scale of existing energy distributional challenges, as well as introducing new ones. We must address this to facilitate a #JustTransition to #netzero.
3. Note: there is much more to be explored around this challenge that goes beyond my resources/knowledge. I'm looking for UK-based experts to participate in my second phase of research - if interested please contact me or sign up via the link in the report.
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🎉📣 Unveiling the Finalists of the 2019 UN #SDGAwards! 🔝 21 initiatives show how innovation, creativity & commitment lead to impactful SDG Action. 2000+ applications, the selection was harder than ever!

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Support your favs on the People's Choice Award!
Drone-based projects, crowdsourced stories of harassment & indicators on SDG progress ➡#SDGAwards VISUALIZERS are making complex concepts more readily understandable & affecting real change.

🤳Like & RT your favourite for the People's Choice Award! sdgactionawards.org
#SDGAwards STORYTELLERS are using #transmedia, immersive mediums & taking storytelling to the next level to make #inequalities, #migration, access to #water, or #climatechange impacts.

🤳Like & RT your favourite for the People's Choice Award
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announcing this week's topic - #validity of dementia diagnosis, and how does it relate to use of administrative databases for #dementia research!
1/n bit of basic #epidemiology first: Gold standard measures are used to assess the validity of alternative measurement #epitwitter
2/n BUT in #dementia research there is no clear gold standard --> so the question remains - what do we typically ise as the "gold standard" and what does it say about the alternative =administrative dabatases measure? Stay tuned for more!
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