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Cardiac EP also against avoidable death & illness | Fighting KOL research misconduct | https://t.co/VCg1WiEH9w | No COI | #COVIDisAirborne Clean air geek
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Jun 14 5 tweets 2 min read
Day 2 @covidinquiryuk: witness statements online

Prof Jimmy Whitworth & Dr Charlotte Hammer [p36] make an 'interesting' (i.e., exposing their bias &/or COI) statement concerning future recommendations
'Engagement...with academic research groups is needed so that key unanswered Qs arising during the early stages of an epidemic can be rapidly addressed. An example from the COVID-19 epidemic would have been to determine the role of airborne and droplet spread of infection'

Jun 13 25 tweets 7 min read
Day 1 @covidinquiryuk


'This statement seeks to highlight four key areas
that the BMA considers should be explored...to identify what went wrong...


covid19.public-inquiry.uk/documents/tran… 1. 'Failure to prepare adequately for a range of pandemic threats'

'One consequence of the predominant focus on an influenza-style pandemic was that the UK's response to Covid-19 failed to properly consider the potential for aerosol transmission of the virus'

Mar 28 11 tweets 4 min read
What have I learned since Jan 2020?

🚨In a crisis, ‘outside track’ expertise can act as a crucial sense check & can be life saving

🚨When ‘inside track’ experts stop listening to pain in the ass [sometimes] dissenting voices from scientists outside the field, disaster awaits The fact that key opinion leaders at WHO, CDC etc energetically devoted themselves to advertising a never proven & obviously flawed hypothesis of predominant large droplet & fomite transmission, yet as early as Apr 2020 my then 9yo kids knew SARS2 was airborne, is mind boggling
Feb 12 5 tweets 2 min read

'How Covid-19 is transmitted

🇬🇧 Gov document 24 Jun 2020

Aerosol transmission - fine droplets of liquid containing virus are breathed out, form an aerosol & are carried through the air. You may become infected if you breathe these in'

/1 Image Anyone interested in accountability for countless harms following still ongoing anti-reality IPC measures?

This June 2020 document has a nice authorship evidence trail of who in 🇬🇧 leadership could & should have done better at communicating the risks of airborne SARS2

Feb 6 6 tweets 3 min read
From an expert on wordplay, Tom Jefferson, this is good

Use of the word ‘exactly’ allows the suggestion that our knowledge of respiratory viral biology is so lacking in detail that we can’t define & deliver transmission preventative measures

Extending his logic to my job

/1 No cardiac electrophysiologist knows *exactly* why any individual patient gets AF (a rhythm disturbance typically causing lifestyle limiting symptoms & conferring a >> risk of stroke - risk varies)

Therefore, I should get another job, where there are no such unknowns
Dec 24, 2022 17 tweets 3 min read
In the face of negligent leadership leading to hundreds of preventable deaths EVERY WEEK, I would like to share a story of how, against the odds, a dedicated team of NHS professionals once tried to save a single life 🧵 It was ~15y ago & I was a registrar on call for cardiology

A consultant at a neighbouring hospital called me to explain that he had a lady whose heart was being compressed by a blood clot in the pericardial space (the sac around the heart)

Her BP was very low, & dropping
Dec 23, 2022 5 tweets 4 min read
🚨Two new FOIA rejections: public interest disclosure

@beisgovuk 'Working safely during COVID19' guidance

10 Jul 2020

Increased risk of AEROSOL TRANSMISSION likely from 'people needing to unduly raise their voices to each other'

Q: Source data please?
A: 'No' @beisgovuk 'Working safely during COVID19' guidance

22 Jun 2021

'Section 6.1 PPE
COVID-19 is a different type of risk to the risks you normally face in a workplace. You do not need to manage this risk by using PPE.’

Q: Source data please?
A: 'No'

@CSA_HSE @BamptonKevin
Dec 22, 2022 8 tweets 2 min read
It’s hard to explain how important it is for me to see this handwriting at Christmas

It’s a miracle really It will be 6yrs ago in March

Heart failure, already on amiodarone for VT suppression, fancy pacemaker-defibrillator (CRT-D) & presenting with slow VT

Over the course of the weekend he slipped into pulmonary oedema (his lungs filled up with fluid)
Dec 3, 2022 11 tweets 4 min read
25th March 2020*

"Hi JVT. It's a bit late; what's up?"

"Steve, we need your help. Bloody medics are kicking off about the guidance change. They're refusing to see patients without FFP3"

"I thought the airborne HCID declassification was meant to sort that?"

[*Unverified date] "Seems not. Twitter is kicking off; probably the source for this. Too many cottoning on the the fact that coughing releases aerosols & these have to be assumed to be infectious"

"Shit. We don't have enough even for ICU right now; what do you need from me?"

"A letter"
Nov 7, 2022 7 tweets 3 min read
"I am glad that in the UK we never mandated masks for young children

Thankfully @UKHSA / PHE and, yes, our politicians, made it more about science/evidence and an appropriate interpretation of the precautionary principle than partisan politics/tribalism"

Let me tell you a story 🚨DfE FOI

My Q: On page 7 of the 9 Dec 2021 updated Schools COVID-19 operational guidance is stated:

'Health advice continues to be that children in primary schools should not be asked to wear face coverings.'

Please send details of this 'health advice'.

Reply: No.

Hot 🥔?
Oct 15, 2022 8 tweets 3 min read
Superb expose of historical documents from @WHO & @CDCgov confirming bad science: THERE NEVER WAS EVIDENCE of droplet transmission

So why wouldn’t WHO IPAC teams listen to the 239 scientists telling them that SARS2 was airborne, July 2020? Why did WHO governance processes permit @allegranzib, Conly et al to produce yet more anti-reality guidance on transmission?

Why did WHO governance processes finally allow this vital news of inhalation transmission to reside in a remote Q&A section of their site, 30 Apr 2021?
Aug 1, 2022 27 tweets 12 min read
🚨FOIs: I'll be brief

This figure was the trigger, plus text already mentioned in the linked tweet

That spike in HCW infections [Alpha, more transmissible & virulent than wild type SARS2] Dec 2020 pre-vaccine availability, is from workplace exposure


We know this because of the dose-proximity response effect noted:

☣️The greater the time in contact with known SARS2 +ve patients, the greater the risk

☣️Infection risk almost 2x greater for those working in ambulance services, ED/in-patient wards

...wearing surgical masks

Jul 15, 2022 4 tweets 4 min read

🚨But face masks work:

✅ 3x fewer outbreaks

✅ Significantly lower case & hospitalisation rates in wider community amongst children & adults

@karamballes @benking01 @mishwoz @trishgreenhalgh @dgurdasani1 It’s a scandal that @UKHSA teams’ [led by @SMHopkins] Oct 2021 evidence summary stating that face masks reduce transmission in all settings, was used by DfE as ‘health advice *against* face masks in primary school age children’

I have the FOI response to prove it
Jul 14, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
‘Right now most of the ambulance services and large urban hospitals are struggling to manage, as are workplaces with people off sick

Slowing down the spread would give people on the frontline a chance to regroup, and catch their breath

‘Right now we are risk of burning out the very people who can assist those in need of care.

Governments and politicians need to take an upper hand here and do what is right for everyone, and act to ensure as many as possible are going to get through this safe, and well.’

Jul 2, 2022 24 tweets 8 min read
In science, as in life, the most interesting details & surprises often come from secrets; what's never seen the light of day

I think now's the right time for one such 'secret' to be revealed

It concerns @WHO teams, & the word 'airborne'


Cast your mind back to 2021

We're in ongoing #COVIDisAirborne denial

☣️WHO 'It's NOT airborne' tweet Mar 2020
✅Pushback from aerosol scientists July 2020
☣️WHO reactionary COVID19 IPC work of bias fiction, July 2020, denying airborne transmission beyond AGPs

Jul 1, 2022 4 tweets 2 min read
Sick of anti-mask 'get back to normal' shite from your employer?

Oct 2021 SAGE

✅'all types of face coverings are, to some extent, effective in reducing transmission of SARS-CoV-2 in both healthcare & public, community settings...'


gov.uk/government/pub… '– this is through a combination of source control and protection to the wearer (high confidence)'


Jun 24, 2022 10 tweets 4 min read
Revealing interview with JVT 07:55 @BBCr4today

Gov-linked advisers will be looking at ICU admission rates & lethality of SARS2; case numbers alone won’t influence policy making



1. Long Covid will obliterate the workforce. It will, sorry

2. Even if vaccinated, every SARS2 infection risks later hospital attendance & have you been to an ED recently, or tried to call an ambulance?

ANYTHING increasing pressure is to be avoided - it’s a catastrophe even now
Jun 21, 2022 5 tweets 3 min read

'1. I write to inform you that the NHS Scotland & Social Care Life Assurance Scheme 2020 will be closed on 30 June 2022.'

☣️Because you're worth it?


sehd.scot.nhs.uk/dl/DL(2022)17.… 'Background

2. Scottish Ministers established a special temporary scheme that provided death in service benefits for relevant persons working for, or providing services on behalf of, an NHS Scotland Health Board, Special Health Board,'

Jun 13, 2022 4 tweets 2 min read
Today I asked my kids if they would be OK wearing face masks in class

Son, 11, was fine; started pimping his FFP2 with his favourite Pokémon

Twin sister’s head dropped & lower lip wobbled

“I’m scared the girls will whisper & it makes me think that what I am doing is wrong” 😢 How have public agencies colluded with Gov so effectively, that instead of being recognised as an act of mutual respect & concern for others, wearing a face mask can be seen as a cause for shame?
Jun 13, 2022 9 tweets 3 min read
‘The Law Commission published reforms to outdated & unclear laws governing misconduct in public office on 4 Dec 2020’


gov.uk/government/pub… ‘The reforms would introduce two new statutory offences to replace the ancient common law offence, provide greater clarity, & target the most serious forms of misconduct in public office’


Jun 13, 2022 4 tweets 10 min read
The pandemic has taught us that economic & human health are inextricably linked

It’s also shown that for good health, clean food & water aren’t enough: we need clean air


Will MPs provide the investment, or condemn us to poorer & sicker lives? Thank you @CathNoakes @CIBSE @BESAGroup @IMechE @RAEngNews & team

Cc @trishgreenhalgh @dgurdasani1 @chrischirp @SusanMichie @LizStokoe @SGriffin_Lab @globalhlthtwit @Kit_Yates_Maths @Zubhaque @BinitaKane @microlabdoc @EvonneTCurran @TalkJennie @lisabutcher9 @jimmcmanusph