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Physicist. Interest in complex systems, climate change, energy, water, pandemics, and technological innovation to address the challenges of our times.
Nov 15, 2022 45 tweets 9 min read
1/ 🧵IV. Call for a Revolution of the mechanisms governing which information is reinforced and most widely spread to address challenges involving climate change and #LongCovid.

This thread is part 4 of 7 of the mother thread #FreshStart2PublicDebate. 2/ The complacency with respect to climate change has been exposing one of the main weaknesses of many societies and their political and legal systems. The pandemic has further exposed this weakness.
Nov 11, 2022 11 tweets 4 min read
1/ 🧵How much would you trust Harvard as a source of information as opposed to your family and friends?

Well, today, Harvard Medical School published an article as a part of its continuing coverage of COVID-19.

I would like to cite a few sentences. 2/ "Currently, published medical literature suggests that #LongCovid occurs in 5 to 80 percent of patients following an infection. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention suggests that nearly one in five American adults who have had COVID-19 now have long COVID.
Nov 9, 2022 10 tweets 2 min read
/ 🧵I. The two false binaries (“the double binary fallacy”) upon which public health responses to #SARSCoV2 mostly have been based on so far

This thread is part 1 of 7 of the mother thread #FreshStart2PublicDebate. / This subthread conjectures that public health responses have been relying on an overly simplistic understanding of immunity and of health, respectively.
Nov 9, 2022 18 tweets 3 min read
/ 🧵A call for a fresh start to a public debate amidst an unfolding public health disaster

We need to discuss the future of public health. / A global public health disaster has been and still is haunting us. At best, learning from it will allow us to understand more about how to deal with the unfolding climate disaster.
Nov 9, 2022 46 tweets 10 min read
/ 🧵III. Why is immunity not “binary” (immune vs not immune against a pathogen)?

This thread is part 3 of 7 of the mother thread #FreshStart2PublicDebate. / Our immune system has two arms: the innate immune system and the adaptive immune system. The innate immune system is the first line of defense. It sends out the alarm that something is wrong. It generally recognizes patterns in cells that help sort self from pathogens.
Nov 9, 2022 134 tweets 38 min read
/🧵II. Why is health not “binary” (alive vs. seriously sick / dead)?

This thread is part 2 of 7 of the mother thread #FreshStart2PublicDebate.

It is about a nuanced understanding of health in terms of a complex state and about the effect of SARS-CoV-2 infections. / The state of health involves, for example, the state of the microbiome and it is characterized by a degree of inflammation / oxidative stress, and it is defined along the spectrum of aging / senescence.
Oct 14, 2022 14 tweets 3 min read
1/ 🧵 on China’s oral vaccine


by CanSino Inc.

that received an emergency authorization in China. 2/ Booster vaccination with Convidecia Air (Ad5-nCoV) induced a superior T-cell response and neutralizing antibody responses compared to those induced by the homologous inactivated vaccine booster or heterologous recombinant protein vaccine booster.
Oct 14, 2022 17 tweets 4 min read
1/ 🧵Jetzt beginnt eine neue Welle.

Dass @Karl_Lauterbach am 8. Oktober 2022 nicht wusste, dass im November eine Welle (BQ1.1, XBB, ...) Deutschland treffen wird, darf man wohl getrost als unmöglich erachten.

2/ Es am 8.10 als eine zunehmende Unwahrscheinlichkeit zu bezeichnen, dass BA.5 die einzige Variante in der Zeit bis zum nächsten Sommer bleibt, war nicht ein scherzhafter Euphemismus.
Oct 11, 2022 7 tweets 2 min read
1/ Should you worry about MediumCovid or about #LongCovid?

As a young, healthy, bivalently boosted physician, you may not need to worry about being strapped to a ventilator. The primary worry is thus not ShortCovid.… 2/ However, even a mild case of the disease could shorten your life, or leave you with chronic fatigue, breathing trouble, and brain fog. Devastating symptoms can persist for months.
Oct 11, 2022 15 tweets 5 min read
1/ 🧵 Reality Check:

Ist es jetzt ein guter Zeitpunkt, um die Maske endlich abzulegen und wieder Indoorevents wie 2019 durchzführen?

Zunächst kann man ja mal einen Blick auf den
Pandemieradar des @rki_de werfen.

Die 7-Tagesinzidenz wächst. Wie wir wissen ist das noch BA.5.2. Image 2/ Knapp jeder zweite Test ist positiv. Das heißt, je mehr man testet, desto mehr Infizierte findet man.

Das bedeutet, dass die Dunkelziffer sehr hoch ist. Das tatsächliche Ausmaß des Infektionsgeschehens lässt sich aber an den Abwasserdaten gut erkennen. Image
Sep 30, 2022 17 tweets 8 min read
1/ 🧵Die Pandemie sei laut @stohr_klaus vorbei, wenn die gesundheitlichen Auswirkungen von #Covid19 denen von anderen Atemwegserkrankungen gleichen.

Das klingt ansprechend. Das ist was wir wollen.

Aber hier verbirgt sich noch ein Missverständnis.

2/ Zunächst nur am Rande:

Eine Pandemie ist dadurch gekennzeichnet, dass ein Erreger in globalen Wellen auftritt.

Es geht in diesem Kontext um die gesundheitlichen Auswirkungen von #SARSCov2, also in erster Linie um #PASC (post acute sequlae), also um #LongCovid.
Sep 28, 2022 34 tweets 6 min read
1/ Bats may be the key to understanding #LongCovid.

64 million years of adaptive evolution have shaped the host defence system of bats to balance defence and tolerance, which has resulted in a unique ability to act as an ideal reservoir host for viruses. 2/ Bats have a long lifespan relative to body size, a low rae of tumorigenesis, and an exceptional ability to host viruses without presenting clinical disease.

Bats host more zoonotic pathogens than any other known mammalian species.
Feb 28, 2022 24 tweets 4 min read
1/ 🧵 How immune and how safe are you?

Denial about the presence of SARS-CoV-2 is omnipresent.

You would like to know where you stand, stay vigilent, and know exactly what to do, to keep on protecting your health despite living in a surrounding with SARS-CoV-2? 2/ The World Health Network @TheWHN will keep on providing you with the most important information about how to stay healthy and safe.

The scientists of the @CovidActionGrp stay on top of the most recent scientific developments and provide you with summarized key insights.
Feb 11, 2022 16 tweets 3 min read
1/ 🧵 Why does China have a "zero tolerance" policy for letting Sars-CoV-2 spread and infect people?

And how will it go on in China?

I enjoy the fact that we can get information from scientists from all around the globe.

Let us listen to what Wu Zunyou has to say. 2/ Wu Zunyou is the Chief Epidemiologist of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention.

He states that treating Sars2 as a “big flu” dilutes the pandemic and is highly detrimental to its prevention and control.
Jan 18, 2022 9 tweets 3 min read
1/ Should we rely on vaccines only, in order to be able to reopen the economy and society or should we understand vaccines as one of several tools to deal with #SARSCoV2? 2/ As of the fall of 2021 the dominant narrative described in the news media is that of a vaccine alone strategy. This has been particularly true in the United States and Europe, where vaccines have been viewed as the key to reopening the economy and society.
Jan 8, 2022 6 tweets 3 min read
1/ Nein, das lässt sich so nicht stehen lassen. Das wäre irreführend und damit gefährlich, da es eine nicht bestehende Sicherheit vorgaukelt. Bei der zitierten Studie wurde eine Senkung zum 60% von #LongCovid-Symptomen ggü. Ungefimpften angegeben. 2/ Die Impfung senkt gemäß der zitierten Studie das Risiko für unmittelbar in Erscheinung tretende Symptome von #LongCovid. Es ist jedoch alarmierend, dass der Schutz nur partiell ist. Hinzu kommt vor allem, dass es auch weitere Studien gibt.
Nov 26, 2021 5 tweets 3 min read
#IcebergWhistleBlowers: please help (by RT) win whistle blowers with more reach. The Western world needs to fundamentally address #SARSCoV2 by using an elimination strategy. We need a domino effect of whistle blowers winning whistle blowers with more reach.

1/5 Eventually, this will force decision makers to understand that we need an elimination strategy.

China will manage.

If you cherish the Western world: become a whistle blower. Use the momentum of the media coverage on the nu variant B.1.1.529.

Nov 21, 2021 44 tweets 16 min read
🧵on why and how to avoid natural infection and Long-COVID.

You may start wanting to consider SARS-CoV-2 an iceberg (COVID-19 = tip; Long-COVID (PASC), especially Neuro-LC lurking) ramming our Western health systems & social systems.

1/n Vaccines offer excellent protection against COVID-19 and also against Long-COVID (if you vaccinate frequently). Thus, get vaxxed as often as possible. In fact, Western countries are (at best) heading for this solution: „gigavaxxing“ (there will be an obligation).

Nov 19, 2021 7 tweets 2 min read
SARS-CoV-2 ist ein Eisberg.

Spitze: COVID-19
Unter Wasser: Long-COVID (PASC)


1/6 Häufig betrifft Long-COVID (PASC) das Gehirn

Nov 18, 2021 4 tweets 1 min read
Zitat: "(...) Zudem wissen wir heute schon, dass sich die Zahl der Intensivpatienten in den nächsten Tagen und Wochen immens erhöhen wird. Den weiteren Anstieg in den kommenden Tagen können wir schon heute nicht mehr verhindern, selbst nicht durch den härtesten Lockdown. 1/4 Wir werden deshalb nicht umhinkommen, die Regelversorgung flächendeckend weiter einzuschränken. Das wird auch für andere Patienten gravierende Folgen haben. Es geht nicht darum, Panik zu erzeugen. 2/4