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PhDropout @rockefelleruniv. Wife and Mom of 3. Conservative because liberal. Massachusetts political refugee.
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Feb 14 12 tweets 3 min read
Effective immediately, I am withdrawing my candidacy. In search of normal, will be relocating to Austin, TX. This move is 100% due to the policies of the last 2 yrs.

We have no faith in the political and cultural leadership of this state.
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We have been unable to protect our children from the shrapnel of fear emanating from the media & Beacon Hill.

Our kids are set to be un-masked on 2/28. But I can't trust that. All it will take to undo, is a louder, more potent constituency making its demands known.
Jan 26 5 tweets 2 min read
Reminder: Hi-vax rates DON'T translate to Low unemployment. The opposite.

10 Most-Vaxed States STILL have 70% HIGHER unemployment, than the 10 Least-Vaxed States.

Least-Vaxed, are now LOWER than the pre-pandemic nat'l avg in Dec 2019, of 3.6%.

Jan 14 4 tweets 3 min read
Why are you pushing forward with these totally unnecessary policies @wutrain?

You continually call people who oppose your vax mandates racist, yet your vax mandates exclude fully 1/3 of black and hispanic Bostonians?

Who's racist? Who's included?

mass.gov/doc/weekly-cov… 2/
What's more, new data makes it clear that at no point, are vaxed protected from omicron--rather at higher risk for infection. Why would you want to do that?
Jan 11 7 tweets 3 min read
Looking at 10 MOST-VAXED states, and 10 LEAST-VAXED states, we see that comparing Year-of-Year % change, there is virtually NO DIFFERENCE...

Except that NOW, the 10 most-vaxed have nearly 400% HIGHER cases than last year, where 10 LEAST-vaxed, "only" up 112%. Image 2/
The large difference (nearly 4x) b/n % increase in YoY cases b/n 10 most-vaxed & 10 least-vaxed may be explained by vaxes negative efficacy (increased likelihood of infection) for omicron.

Neg efficacy means more vax = more cases--which we see.
Dec 21, 2021 7 tweets 4 min read
During last year's surge, MA reduced staffed beds from 17,248 to 14,700. We have been continually reducing staffed beds since. Vax mandates are CAUSING this, not the other way around. 2/
Michelle Wu is saying we need vax mandates, b/c of over-whelmed hospitals in Boston. But if they are overwhelmed, it is not with COVID.

Is she willfully mis-informed?

Dec 20, 2021 18 tweets 6 min read
Boston's punitive new 12+ vax mandate won't improve health. It WILL disproportionately impact Blacks (64%) and Hispanics (66%), who are vaccinated at far lower rates than Asians (90%) & whites (72%).

So much for Mayor Wu's inclusivity agenda.

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This isn’t about health. At-risk Bostonians HAVE taken care of themselves. 95% of 50+ & 99% of 65+ have gotten one shot

It's likely many who didn’t get the 2nd shot didn't get it due to adverse events, on the advice of their docs

"Suck it" says Wu.

Dec 17, 2021 5 tweets 2 min read
Wow, CDC mask science is REALLY embarrassing. The USS Theodore Roosevelt mask study, which has been used WIDELY by the CDC to claim 70% effectiveness, did their math wrong... Even their numbers only show 30%. EEK! Because, their math is wrong... 2/
Let's just go through the math. The un-masked group tested positive at 80.8%, the masked group at 55.8%. 55.8 is 30.9% that 80.8. So the risk reduction is 30.9%, and the OR is 0.7. ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/P…
Nov 23, 2021 12 tweets 3 min read
Some ideas and recipes for Thanksgiving, as you are planning...

Several years ago, we started breaking up Thanksgiving into two meals--lunch (nap) then dinner.

I like to do lots and lots of courses, and we found we couldn't eat it all at one sitting. Recipes follow... 2/
we start with a cheese course, that we eat while I am shucking oysters.

We have 14 people coming this year, and unfortunately, despite trying hard to convince them they did not like them our kids like oysters, so this takes a while.
Nov 23, 2021 5 tweets 3 min read
Europe's vaunted health care system may be the issue...

This article notes that 562 of Austria's 600 ICU beds are in-use by COVID patients.

Alabama--half the pop of Austria--has 1500 ICU beds. At their peak (summer & winter), 55% of ICU capacity--843-- was in use by COVID pts. ImageImage And yet, we see that last winter, Austria maxed out 709 COVID ICU patients on 11/25 (boy that sounds seasonal).

Suggesting that perhaps, what we are seeing is that like the US, ICU capacity fluctuates in Europe.

iconcepts.at/covid19/index_… Image
Nov 18, 2021 5 tweets 2 min read
Ever wonder why kids routinely have higher case rates? Because they are tested at SIGNIFICANTLY HIGHER RATES.

Here in Mass, kids are tested at 2-3x the rate of other ages. (except 80+ who are 99%+ vaxed here).

mass.gov/doc/covid-19-r… 2/
Kids represents 31% of the cases, but 38% of the tests--and only 23% of the population--34% vaxed.

Every other age group <70 is tested proportionally less than pop. Most are STILL over represented for cases--despite testing 2-3x less than kids.
Nov 18, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
Reminder of the scale of the "emergency" here in MA that requires the wholesale exclusion of the unvaccinated from society. Orange are COVID patients. Note that hospitals have chosen not to add back the 30% reduction in staffed ICU beds from last winter

app.powerbi.com/view?r=eyJrIjo… My guess is this is where we are going (FL, summer wave).
Nov 12, 2021 10 tweets 2 min read
Parents won't.

BUT we have to MOBILIZE. We have to VOTE, and we have to DONATE to candidates who will ACT.

Let me explain a little...

W/my campaign, I have been calling large donors (R). These are the people who fund elections, who vote. You should be TERRIFIED. 2/
These people, the establishment (R or D) have felt NOTHING over the past year. They don't care that your kids haven't been in school. They don't have them, or theirs were. Their net worth's have doubled. They like the masks--it makes them feel safe, secure, superior.
Nov 10, 2021 12 tweets 6 min read
History may not be poetic, but boy does it rhyme.

Following: 8 pages of an article written by an NYC doctor during the peak of the gov't alcohol poisonings of the Prohibition era.

If this quote isn't enough to whet your appetite, I don't know what is.

jstor.org/stable/2511063… Image 2/

Below is pretty much the rallying cry of #TeamReality

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Nov 5, 2021 13 tweets 7 min read
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#TeamReality 🎅holiday party🎅? HELL YES! December 4th, Newbury, NH.

Yes, it’s a campaign fundraiser, but it's going to be 🌲incredible!🌲

AND you’ll be helping to send a card-carrying member of #TeamReality to Congress to fight the CDC.

reunitedfortheholidays.com 2/
Now, let me tell you why it’s going to be incredible.
1) Fireworks
2) Mulled wine
3) 500 Members of #TeamReality+kids
4) Ice skating performance (!)
5) I'm doing it. You thought I was good at data analysis? Wait till you attend my parties


Nov 5, 2021 9 tweets 4 min read
Lies, damn lies & stuff the Biden Administration says.


The 10 MOST vaxed states (~40 M) have 70% HIGHER UNEMPLOYMENT than the states w/the LEAST VAXED 40 M.

AND there’s no relationship to cases (b/c seasonal).

But it gets worse. Both of these groups STARTED w/= unemployment rates.

The EXCESS unemployment is literally 4x higher in the 10 most vaxed states, than the least vaxed. This translates to nearly 850,000 people who are unemployed in these states.
Nov 1, 2021 9 tweets 3 min read
Woke @ 3:00 am to do a virtual townhall in Uganda.

What I learned was the true extent of the danger of the mantra "wait for the vax"

In Uganda, schools are still closed. Kids <12 are barred from churches. Vaccine mandates are being implemented, but 0.8% of pop is fully-vaxed 2/
I always thought in poorer countries, they weren't really implementing these policies, which could only ever function in a terribly rich country (with robots).

I was wrong.

Every bad idea is being done there, but 10x worse than it was here. They STILL have lockdowns.
Oct 22, 2021 7 tweets 2 min read
- still probably better for at-risk
- kids’ super-power is their immune systems (esp for CoV2). If vax may lessen this, w/no clinical benefit…?
- shows yet another problem w/mandates: create strong incentive to sweep all issues under the rug

boriquagato.substack.com/p/original-ant… 2/
We have seen this happen before, so this is not a wild proposition.

Oct 14, 2021 18 tweets 7 min read
What we are currently suffering, is a pandemic of the unelected.

There is no off-ramp for any of these restrictions—and they all know it.

Because the problem is political, the solution must also be. So I'm running for congress.

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This is my call to Team Reality. Politicians, the media, the only thing they pay attention to is $$. If they see $$ flooding an anti-mandate, pro-liberty candidate in Rochelle Walensky’s back yard, they WILL pay attention. emilyburns.vote
Oct 7, 2021 6 tweets 2 min read
Just looked @ CDC's AZ school-mask study. What a load of garbage. Here’s why:

-No info on actual # of cases, or # of kids in school
-No info on testing levels
-52% of schools WITH mask reqs were small (<850) vs. 13% in No-Mask Schools
-Case rates 2.4x in no-Mask Areas 2/
When numbers are missing, it tells you something. The key number here SHOULD be, number of cases/child. That they chose outbreaks instead is...fishy. That 52% of masked schools were small, vs. 13% of un-masked, is important. Fewer kids in schools = Outbreak less likely.
Sep 30, 2021 5 tweets 2 min read
Just 5.8% of all hospitalizations for COVID-like illness from Jan-June were in SARS-CoV-2+ UNvaxed patients --1.4% were vaxed.

Of those hospitalized & tested, 53% were vaxed, 47% un-vaxed. Testing rates were 12% higher among unvaxed than vaxed.

nejm.org/doi/full/10.10… Image 2/
This study is interesting in many other ways. The CDC only counts 13 days+ second day as vaccinated. That means, looking at this, they would say ~5% of all CoV+ patients are vaxed. But if we count all people w/any vax, it's actually 19%, and vaxed are tested at lower rates. Image
Sep 20, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
In Florida 99.9% of 65+ are vaxed w/1 dose

Yet, 65+ makes up 63% of deaths (6536) from 7/22-9/9/21.

FL has ~4.4 M 65+. 0.1% unvaxed ~ 4400

If this were a pandemic of the unvaxed, that would mean 150% of them are now dead. Pre-7/22, ~30K FL Cv19 65+ deaths (of 4.4M) or 0.6% Image 2/
It's important to remember the CDC counts anyone as un-vaxed if they are <14days post second vax.

Definitions matter, and the CDC is using this one to paint a false picture of what's happening.

h/t @MisterCommodity @AllenCo66273228