Oh wow, both RFK Jr and HighWire? 2 of my lead tormentors who try to incite violence against me and my family. The former publicly declared me the “OG Villain” last year on Instagram. The first time that FB/Instagram has taken a step towards dismantling the antiscience empire
A major reason they hate me so much is because I wrote “the book” which debunks their phony assertions about vaccines and autism and eats into their disinformation empire jhupbooks.press.jhu.edu/title/vaccines…
Hopefully this is only the beginning, and FB/Instagram and Twitter will now undertake a more substantive effort to dismantle the Antiscience disinformation empire. It’s our best chance to slow vaccine hesitancy and refusal, especially around #COVID19 immunizations.
In addition to our homegrown Antiscience terrorist groups, I’ve explained to both Biden Admin and UN agencies about doing something in regards to Putin and the Russian system of “weaponized health communication”. Details in my new @PLOSBiology paper journals.plos.org/plosbiology/ar…
I’ve spelled it all out in my new book just out from @JHUPress @JohnsHopkins Press. I just received my first copy and was thrilled to see a nice comment at the top from @CNN’s @drsanjaygupta that was a total surprise, really thrilled at that, thank you!

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11 Feb
Despite the unfortunate title, let me state emphatically, the scientists stand with the teachers. There’s no daylight between us. We are scientists in part because of our K-12 teachers. There’s no choice, our teachers/staff should be vaccinated, we must. washingtonpost.com/opinions/2021/…
We have opportunities to mobilize more vaccines, we should take advantage of this
With the variants coming, really important to vaccinate the teachers and staff, we should be able to do this quickly
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9 Feb
Don’t believe it: I promise you the 10 leading antivaccine Antiscience hate groups who target me, family, will still be operating as usual. FB, Twitter, Amazon, Instagram do the least possible, while creating an illusion of corporate social responsibility forbes.com/sites/rachelsa…
I can also promise: in a single high level zoom call with the leaders of FB, Amazon, Twitter, Instagram, immediately followed by 10 clicks for each organization, I can de-monetize and cripple the antivaccine and Antiscience movement in America
And they already know this
Read 4 tweets
7 Feb
The American people are smart but we are not mind readers: Now might be a good time to communicate the anticipated public health impact of the variants, the timelines for their emergence based on epidemiologic modeling, and detail the roadmap to vaccinating ahead of the variants
We went through piecemeal, one-off sound bites, 3-4 minute opinion-filled cable news interviews with in the last administration, this administration needs to find a way to communicate in a more substantive manner.
It's not complicated: It requires a single individual to summarize the current status, the biggest concerns in the coming months, what happens if we do nothing, what is being done to correct it. It's what I ask of my first year doctoral students.
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7 Feb
Wow, did @FoxNews @IngrahamAngle and the Murdoch Family give a prime time slot to the guy that publicly calls me on his Instagram the “OG Villain” (I had to look it up, it means the “original gangster”) and knowingly gleefully places me and my family in a daily path of threats?
They really do aspire to amplify Putin’s Russian systematic program of weaponized health communication designed to destabilize the US. I can’t remember when I’ve seen such deliberate contempt for America 🇺🇸
Fox must make a clean break with this nonsense. Otherwise they’ve abandoned all conservative values, or any awareness of how the greatness of our nation was built on science. If they don’t make change and unload the hate and antisemtism they are just in a race to the bottom
Read 4 tweets
6 Feb
1/10: My latest thinking after speaking with several important people on our current vaccine dilemma.
2/10: Right now, we just don't have sufficient vaccine supply to go around, and we need to clarify our goals. Later on as vaccine becomes available we can open it up to everyone but for now I think it helps to establish some national priorities.
3/10: Among the priorities:
1. Maximize reductions in hospitalizations and deaths, OR
2. Maximize reductions in community transmission, OR
3. Open the economy
Read 10 tweets
5 Feb
30 million doses by April? 100 million by June? I thought the whole point of Op Warp Speed was to “manufacture at risk”? It was supposed to be ready to roll out on the day of authorization. American taxpayers supposedly paid $billions, what am I missing? nytimes.com/live/2021/02/0…
Same with Novovax. Now we’re not supposed to get that until summer as well? And mRNA in the fall? What’s going on? With the variants arriving we need these vaccines now. Our vaccine is available
Since the beginning of Op Warp Speed I've said need to balance their portfolio. Too much emphasis on innovation, we need more "old school" vaccines that we know we can make at scale. We needed a recombinant protein vaccine like ours + whole inact virus. We can still do this...
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