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Professor of health law & science policy, speaker, TV host & author. Instagram: https://t.co/UBxEKYu9dT?… #GoScience! #ScienceUpFirst!
Feb 3 4 tweets 3 min read
The (not peer-reviewed) Hopkins study is everywhere. These critiques worth considering...

"Expert reaction to a preprint looking at the impact of lockdowns, as posted on the John Hopkins Krieger School of Arts and Sciences website" sciencemediacentre.org/expert-reactio… via @SMC_London Much-hyped "lockdowns don't work" analysis needs to be placed in context of broader literature. Other studies have found "lockdowns" (variously defined) have had > impact (egs):

journalofinfection.com/article/S0163-…

bmcmedicine.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.11…

nature.com/articles/s4158…

journals.plos.org/plosone/articl…
May 14, 2021 8 tweets 4 min read
Our team is studying how the media represented "natural herd immunity" as a public health policy option. @marco_zenone @jeremycsnyder @srmarcon

Our research continues (spoiler sum: lots of false balance!).

Many common myths appeared in press. They need to be debunked! 1/6 Natural herd immunity Myth 1: Effective strategy to end pandemic.

Reality: Nope. This approach would lead to millions of deaths and untold suffering. 2/6

#ScienceUpFirst!
Dec 26, 2020 4 tweets 5 min read
So disappointing to see #immuneboost bunk pushed during a pandemic.

"How to naturally boost your immune system" globalnews.ca/news/7486294/i… via @Globaltv @morningshowCA @jmacspeaks HT @DanielJDrucker

Eating healthy great, but science to support many of these claims iffy at best... Inaccurate immune boost nonsense circulating everywhere.

Our recent studies found 85.5% of websites provide inaccurate boost bunk: bmjopen.bmj.com/content/10/10/… cc @morningshowCA @carolynglobal

Instagram immune boost posts usually "devoid of sound science" aacijournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.11…