Dr Tess Lawrie - we don’t need the vaccines when there are safe, cheap and effective treatments for COVID19. #ivermectin costs 3 cents per pill and you need 5 pills to treat one person. It stops infection, treats C19 and reduces deaths. 1/4
@BIRDGroupUK
Adverse events from Ivermectin vs adverse events from the COVID19 vaccines 2/4
"Low-certainty evidence found ivermectin prophylaxis reduced COVID-19 infection by an average 86%"
"Meta-analysis of 15 trials found ivermectin reduced risk of death compared with no ivermectin" 3/4
@BIRDGroupUK
journals.lww.com/americantherap…
"Meta-analyses based on 18 randomized controlled treatment trials of ivermectin in COVID-19 have found large, statistically significant reductions in mortality, time to clinical recovery, and time to viral clearance."
4/4
@PierreKory @Covid19Critical
ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/P…

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16 Sep
"There could be risks if boosters are widely introduced too soon, or too frequently, especially with vaccines that can have immune-mediated side-effects (such as myocarditis or Guillain-Barre syndrome"
Yet politicians have started rolling out boosters.1/4
scribd.com/document/52499…
"Current evidence does not, therefore, appear to show a need for boosting in the general population, in which efficacy against severe disease remains high... reductions in neutralising antibody titre do not necessarily predict reductions in vaccine efficacy over time" 2/4
"protection against severe disease is mediated not only by antibody responses, which might be relatively short-lived for some vaccines, but also by memory responses and cell-mediated immunity, which are generally longer lived." 3/4
Read 4 tweets
13 Sep
No need to take the injection for the 'greater good' if you've already had COVID.

Dr Peter McCullough: "COVID-19 vaccine is dangerous for those who have already had COVID-19 and have recovered with inferred robust, complete, and durable immunity." 1/n
americaoutloud.com/risks-of-vacci…
"COVID-19 vaccination is contraindicated in COVID-19 survivors" Dr Peter McCullough
1) immunity is robust following natural infection
2) higher reporting of adverse events following vaccination in recovered patients
2/n
"Prior COVID-19 infection but not ongoing Long-COVID symptoms were associated with an increase in the risk of self-reported adverse events following BNT162b2/Pfizer vaccination."
3/n
medrxiv.org/content/10.110…
Read 10 tweets
27 Aug
"Interventions without an evidence base are arbitrary acts of power"
"both the alleged benefits & harms of interventions should be rigorously evaluated and the benefits shown to be proportionate before it is legitimate to act. When in doubt, do nothing."1/
socialsciencespace.com/2021/08/covid-…
"I have yet to see a study that identifies a clear and unequivocal benefit from a mask mandate in the form of an obvious inflection point attributable to the intervention." @rwjdingwall 2/n
thefederalist.com/2020/10/29/the…
"First, they discriminate against a large group of people with communicative disabilities of speech and hearing, with neurodisabilities" 3/n
Read 6 tweets
24 Aug
Many (+) & a few (-) procedures in @khda's protocol for #Dubai schools for 2021-2022. What does science say?
Is Dubai upholding its 'inclusive city' ambition?
@MOEducationUAE @mohapuae @ncemauae
@DXBMediaOffice @HamdanMohammed
@HHshkmohd @DHA_Dubai 1/n
khda.gov.ae/CMS/WebParts/T…
First, let's celebrate!!!
The following will be allowed now:
1) swimming lessons + the use of changing rooms and showers
2) Special events, festivals, celebrations, performances & assemblies
3) After-school activities
4) School trips
5) camps and sports tournaments
@khda 2/n
6) school buses will go operate at 100% capacity
7) catering services
Congratulations to all parents and students for your hard-earned freedoms. 3/n
Read 24 tweets
23 Aug
Dear Lizzie,
Pregnancy is a very special time for a new mom, the last thing you need is to feel anxious. I hope you enjoy this rite of passage to motherhood... listen to your baby's heartbeat and feel those little kicks...
1/n
lizzieastin.com/post/i-had-ter…
Unfortunately, Govt set out to fear-monger their populations:
"The perceived level of personal threat needs to be increased among those who are complacent, using hard‐hitting emotional messaging" 2/n
ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/P…
This launched into action the NOCEBO EFFECT:
the worsening of symptoms and disease outcomes as a result of negative psychological expectations.
If you believe Covid is very deadly, that could make you experience worse outcomes... 3/n
ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/P…
Read 20 tweets
23 Aug
@NCEMAUAE has set unscientific, inhumane and abusive mandates that cause great harm to children and young people in the #UAE.
unvaccinated <12 + vaccinated >12 — 1 PCR test/month
unvaccinated >12 —- 1 PCR test/ week
What is the logic behind this?
1/n
@HHshkmohd
@HamdanMohammed
@MOEducationUAE @khda @mohapuae
@uaegov @DHA_Dubai
1) what's the point of doing the PCR test once/month. It's not a pregnancy test!
2) testing asymptomatic people is useless. It leads to many false positives.
3) asymptomatic people are not the main drivers of disease
2/n
4)PCR tests cannot diagnose infectiousness. They can only detect pieces of genetic material
5)individuals can have a positive test for up to 3 months following an infection despite having recovered and no longer being infectious
6)high Ct > 30 lead mostly to false (+) results
3/n
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