Before you decide that you’re worried about that new “mutation”, please listen to professor of virology, Vincent Racaniello, replacing governmental bad science with some good science. 1/7
Some key points: No reason to expect greater transmissibility, a change in the ages of people at risk or greater virulence. This is neither a mutation nor a new strain. 2/7
Epidemiological measurement is not a sound basis for assessing the impact of the changes. 3/7
You have to ask why NERVTAG in the UK put such a salacious spin on this, and why the DoH and MAC in SA chose to do the same, spending an hour on national television making similar errors. 4/7
In the latter case, they threw in some bad immunology (on reinfections), and a mumbled admission that their evidence on virulence and age was “anecdotal”, but this didn’t stop @DrZweliMkhize from lying to the nation that the youth were at equal risk now. 5/7
The main thing to worry about, then, is that governments are using bad science to scaremonger like this. They know media will go to town on the “deadly, wild mutation” that will “kill kids”. They want such misinformation to happen. Why? 6/7
As so often in the sorry saga that has been Covid policy response, basic principles of public health have been trampled upon by politicized and corrupt institutions. This is what they should be observing: 7/7

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17 Dec
This thread details a social experiment of sorts. PANDA members have dropped bombshell after bombshell in recent weeks, with nary a peep out of media or the lockdown zealots of social media. Let’s recap on @Pandata19’s recent messages: pandata.org
We pointed out that basic epidemiology predicts that lockdowns will cause Covid mortality to increase, by shifting disease burden onto the vulnerable. Our forthcoming paper shows how this has played out in the international data:
This is not new. Our advisory board member, @MartinKulldorf, has been making the consequential case for the benefits of focused protection since early April!
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When a handful of scientists were ejected from South Africa's Ministerial Advisory Committee, we were hopeful that they would speak out against the malarkey. Instead, the "Scientists Collective" are inflaming it, as @PanData19 describes here: 1/10 dailyfriend.co.za/2020/12/07/a-f…
The condescending tone and overdose of misinformation in the article we reference tells us a lot about how South Africa came to adopt such a catastrophic response to a virus that presents no significant threat to the vast majority of its population: 2/10 dailymaverick.co.za/article/2020-1…
The SC have been right in pointing out that South Africa's lockdown had clearly not been responsible for the long wait for its winter outbreak, cautioned against overhyping second waves and spoken against immunity passports and travel quarantine. This is sound. 3/10
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The embedded thread is not getting the traction it deserves. This is probably owing to its technical nature. Its importance cannot be overstated. Instead of retweeting the header, this time I retweet one of its bombshells: 1/6
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Months ago, I'd heard a story that labs were testing with one primer, but ignored it as laughable. This image shows exactly that happening, in Italy. 3/6
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The @WHO admitted the same in a moment of honesty that was comically brief: 3/7
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Here's a reminder that the entire edifice of PCR testing is tumbling down. Do spend some time browsing this site. The molecular biology aspects are challenging, but you'll get the drift. 1/8 @Pandata19 cormandrostenreview.com
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As seasonal endemism takes hold we can triangulate on the medico-legal fraud that is underway: 3/8
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