My tweet March 18:

Where? Where do you get tested?
Reply from Mark Urban (BBC)
No simple answer to that yet Michael, it will still be largely hospital based. They are still very short of testing kits, but I would be surprised if testing doesn’t rise well above 25k a day in time
March 20
Day 5 No change.All food and drink tastes like metallic sick. Shakes. Aches. Beware paracetomol o/d. Sweats.
March 21
Day 6 Someone has outsourced their barking dog Lukewarm water is a definite comfort. Not so many aches and shakes.
Mar 22
Day7 Can’t stop my thermostat from crashing:icy hands, hot head.Freezing cold sweats.Under the covers for bed-breaking shakes. Image of war hero biting on a hankie, while best mate plunges live charcoal into the wound to cauterise it.Emerge as dawn breaks over grape stalks
March 23
Day 8 Have had no chest pains No persistent cough So all along it could have been a heavy flu and not corona. Today the fevers are ebbing. In their place a deep muscle exhaustion. In every corner.
March 24
Day 9 starts with morning of endless thirsts. Fevers controlled by meds. Even my eyelids complaining they’re tired. Every other muscle from toes to scalp shouting, And me. And me. And me. And me.
March 25
Day 10 Salivary glands have packed up. All usual diluting, softening, moistening functions gone. Pancake mode offers relief: that is, lying as flat as one for as long as possible.
March 26
Day 11 Gallons of water. Extreme feebleness. Heaven can be a blob of houmous.
March 27
Day 12 The year’s seasons roll by in a night: sweats, freezes, sweats, freezes. Wondered whose mouth I had: I didn’t remember it as made of sandpaper. Water is as good as ever.

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Just in case there are people who want to make me into a lock down zealot, I'll just say that I don't know anymore than any other non-expert whether that's the right thing to do now, or whether it should have been better some time ago. That's for real experts.
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At the time that 'Rule Britannia' was written, 'Britons never...will be slaves' was a triumphalist cry that 'we' were superior to those who were slaves - the peoples forcibly taken from Africa to the Caribbean and the Americas where they were bought and sold and forced to labour
There have been loud objections to the satirical use (or misuse) of the Nazi slogan 'Arbeit macht frei' as it was felt that it was an insult to the descendants of Nazi victims. Surely 'Rule Britannia' is as much if not worse an insult to the descendants of slaves.
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1/ The immunity principle works on the basis that a person produces enough antibodies to consume the virus and the body retains the capacity to produce these specific antibodies should more of that virus enter the body.
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3/ ...cut the 'success' of the polio virus down and in many countries 'out'. The vaccine works on the basis of creating a 'false infection' ie very mild, but the person produces the antibodies which then in most cases are there in the body should some polio virus turn up.
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1/ Hi John. You DM'd me in October with this:
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2/But I put everything in writing, so you will have the opportunity to assess.
@LordJohnMann 3/You said that you wouldn't 'be giving a running commentary...' and yet, when I look at your timeline, it's full of retweets and comments. You've given the example of Rees-Mogg: not a thing. Why would that be? @LordJohnMann
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Hello again, John. Do you remember you DM'd me, reassuring me that you were dealing with the Rees-Mogg matter and that you won't be commenting on individual cases. So far, though, nothing in Rees-Mogg and lots of comments on individual cases. @LordJohnMann
@LordJohnMann As this was several weeks ago and we have an election coming up, it does seem like a very strange case of selectivity going on. You seem to have left out or overlooked Rees-Mogg (and other cases) from your tweets. @LordJohnMann
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On Oct10 you wrote to me: "As indep advisor I will not be giving a running commentary on Corbyn, Williamson , Rees Mogg or anyone else." Nov 15 on your time line you commented on an individual case of a Tory candidate you deemed to be antisemitic. What's going on? @LordJohnMann
@LordJohnMann If you are in fact commenting on individual cases, could you please comment on Suella Braverman, Crispin Blunt, Toby Young, Priti Patel, Toby Young, Rees-Mogg and Dominic Cummings. Look forward to reading what you have to say: @LordJohnMann
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