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A quick lesson in medical statistics for those of you who believe the current "second wave" scare story out of #Victoria.

It starts with the concepts of sensitivity, specificity and positive predictive value.

Even doctors struggle with this..
Each medical test that you have has a built-in level of accuracy (and therefore inaccuracy). Most tests will identify most people with a disease correctly and also without a disease correctly. But no tests are perfect.

The #Theranos story for example (but I digress)...
Sensitivity is the probability that the test will be positive in people with a disease.

The "pick up rate" if you will. Usually this is high. Expect 100% but we are seeing reports of 50-70% in #covid19

So, of 100 people with Covid, 30 could test negative.
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1/ Covid (@UCSF) Chronicles, Day 80

Local update: @UCSFHospitals, just 8 pts, 3 vented, no change from yesterday. In SF, cases still steady at ~20-30/d; and still no new deaths in a week (cumulative cases in Fig). 43 pts in hospitals, up 4 from yest; ICU pts 16, down from 19.
2/ What caught my eye this week:

US cases downtrending a bit (Fig L). It's a little better than it looks, since + test rate is falling faster (Fig R)(ie, some cases due to ↑ testing). But still hotspots, & we’ve not yet seen full effects of reopening & protest-related cases.
3/ On the other hand, getting worse outside U.S., w/ major surges in South America (mostly Brazil; also Peru, Chile, & Colombia) and India (Fig). Also in Sweden; architect of the widely criticized “herd immunity” plan said he was “reconsidering” approach: bit.ly/3h1eVXl
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Q says [they] speak frm secret acnts, burner phones & games but how do [they] decipher msgs to each other?

I allowed logical key words guide me as [they] do?

I tied #Madonna’s #coronavirus #Quarantine #6 video to #Hillary #China #COVID19 #BillGates, close to #Adrenochrome
1️⃣Panicked typewritten msg: “it’s getting too close”
2️⃣#BillGates
3️⃣ Jazz album to her left-‘Parker With Friends’ by #BillyParker

These took me 2 directions. Direction #1 first:

I looked up PARKER WITH FRIENDS & found💥children’s💥book “FRIENDS” by #TheronParker abt 2 boys..
...who meet in an ally, 1 deaf & they “WORK TOGETHER TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO COMMUNICATE”

What are the odds?

#Madonna #coronavirus
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#DavidBoies law firm #BoiesSchillerFlexner crosses ethical line in #HarveyWeinstein case directing private intelligence company #BlackCube blackcube.com to spy on victims of sexual abuse and reporters who were investigating #Weinstein's actions.
huffpost.com/entry/new-york…
Fraudsters #Theranos board member #DavidBoies and his firm employed heavy-handed tactics, surveillance of witnesses, journalists, intimidation tactics, and other practices, acting as an extension of #Theranos, raising conflict of interest concerns.
abovethelaw.com/2018/09/david-…
#DavidBoies and firm are also central players in #BidenCorruption scandal.

#HunterBiden was shoe-horned onto #Burisma board by first advising on "corporate reform initiatives" in his capacity at law firm #BoiesSchillerFlexner.
realclearinvestigations.com/articles/2019/…
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My friend and colleague Margot Cleveland continues to unearth unholy alliances between the press, Democrats & "Deep State" operatives in the Obama administration & Hillary Clinton campaign, using illegal means to destroy a duly-elected president, @realDonaldTrump.
My column this week will add to that, @RonanFarrow"s exposé of corruption at @NBCNews trying to bury the #HarveyWeinstein story, PLUS @JohnCarreyrou's accounts of Democrat lawyer #DavidBoies trying to kill the #Theranos story (@JoeBiden plays a role in that one)
PLUS the press' AND California's Democrat-controlled government's willingness to ignore the deaths of TWO black men at the home of major Democratic fundraiser/bundler Ed Buck.
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@jerome_corsi @realDonaldTrump +@DCHammer4, Quiet globalist law firm and 'hub' #BoiesSchiller bsfllp.com arranged for 'counsel' #HunterBiden to join #Burisma, used services of #FusionGPS in #Theranos case, defended #HarveyWeinstein, and #Gore in Supreme Court Bush v. Gore justsecurity.org/66271/timeline…
@jerome_corsi @realDonaldTrump @DCHammer4 Opposing sides may stop divulging useful after today's #Zelensky #Trump meeting. But #BoiesSchiller is generally regarded as 'badass' by both sides. Even leftist #NewYorkTimes and others left whining over unethical conduct in #HarveyWeinstein case.
huffpost.com/entry/new-york…
@jerome_corsi @realDonaldTrump @DCHammer4 #BoiesSchiller partner #HeatherKing, gen counsel at defunct scam #Theranos, was a senior adviser for #HillaryClinton. Chuck Ross joins the melee in article linking 'list' tactic used in #Ukraine with #FusionGPS #BoiesSchiller #GeorgeSoros and others:
dailycaller.com/2018/12/12/dem…
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Oh dear.
It's Q & A Time

More people traumatized by
Elizabeth Holmes.

Seriously,
the chiqq got ithues.

Stanford professor
Phyllis Gardner🗣️
star in Theranos saga

"Holmes troubled her 4 years."

mercurynews.com/2019/06/03/she…
Gardner’s blunt criticism of
Theranos + its disgraced founder,
Elizabeth Holmes,
have made her a favorite
among those
who have closely followed
the blood testing company’s downfall.

mercurynews.com/2019/06/03/she…
Erika Cheung🗣️

“Theranos takes
[confidentiality] + secrecy
2 extreme level
that has always made me scared
2 say anything,” she wrote.

Her ltr would trigger
surprise inspec of lab
just days later.
marketwatch.com/story/theranos…
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'Bad Bot' (part II) by @DrMurphy11

The story of a dangerously flawed #eHealth AI Chatbot.

A THREAD about #HealthTech #Hype, #AI #Governance & #MedicalDevice #PatientSafety.

Read on, or see the single tweet summary👇0/45
This thread follows on from a prior thread ('Bad Bot' - part I) & picks up the Babylon story from the #BabylonAITest event which was held on the 27th June 2018.

'Bad Bot' (part I) - 👇 1/45
The #BabylonAITest event was held at @RCPLondon & promised to reveal to the world, Babylon's latest "ground breaking research" & "the most exciting advances in Artificial Intelligence".

Dr Murphy was expecting Big Things from @babylonhealth...

2/45
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Thread.
Selected list of #indictments for June 14 and June 15, 2018
👇
1. "Danville, VA – Federal, state and local authorities announced this afternoon the largest and most significant federal prosecution of organized gang activity in the Western District of Virginia in at least a decade."

justice.gov/usao-wdva/pr/e…
2a. Former Hospital Owner Sentenced to over 5 Years in Prison for Orchestrating Scheme that Paid over $40 Million in Illegal Kickbacks to Doctors, Other Medical Professionals for Spinal Surgery Referrals

#healthcarefraud #kickbacks #PacificHospital
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