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Jan 25 • 6 tweets • 2 min read
Australia pushes back school reopening due to omicron:
'It comes as Queenslanders wait for a return to school plan to be released this week before face-to-face classes begin on February 7, a two-week delay to avoid schools opening during the peak of the Omicron wave'
Jan 25 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
Omicron, BA2, Denmark: Admissions in the babies soaring in Denmark: as high as the 80+ age group! record highs by what looks like as much as 40x?
Interesting piece by Peter Doshi in the BMJ demanding that vaccine companies provide access to the raw data so we can all see the studies and assess the truth of the claims made:bmj.com/content/376/bm…
I really think this is unacceptable: if we had a genuine peer-review system than the data would be made available as standard:
Jan 24 • 10 tweets • 3 min read
The BA2,Omicron sub-variant is quickly becoming dominant in Denmark: a greater ability to evade immunity and higher transmissibility are known properties: However, the variant may also be associated with more severe disease & death given Denmark's data.
Pediatric infectious diseases specialist: 'omicron variant “attacks the [upper] airways more than the lungs, and younger children have smaller airways'
“We are seeing the shift towards more disease in younger children; that probably has to do with changes in the virus”
Utah is currently battling a child Omicron surge like many places where the variant has gone.
More than 50 babies admitted in just 2 weeks: a doubling of child admissions relative to any other time in the pandemic:
Jan 24 • 22 tweets • 5 min read
Omicron, South Africa New CDC report: 56% of babies & toddlers admitted—48.9% more likely to be hospitalised with Omicron than Delta—a whopping 82% more likely when compared to original Wuhan strain. Ages 6-17 are 25% more likely to be hospitalised than with Delta.
The report notes that case admission rates for babies and toddler with Omicron is 56.7% compared to 38.3% which is a relative increase in risk of 48.9%.
Compared to Wuhan original variant which is 31.3% the increase would be 82% (almost double).
Jan 24 • 6 tweets • 2 min read
BA2 subvariant in Denmark: now considered a 'variant under investigation in the UK' is becoming dominant: deaths in Denmark where deaths are the highest out of all Nordic countries: nearly doubling since start of Dec:
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I like how he says 'i know anecdotes don't mean much' well, there's plenty of data that shows that omicron is more severe in children from South Africa and the UK, and US, so it's not 'just anecdotal'
Jan 23 • 14 tweets • 3 min read
I'm sorry but this shows such a fundamental lack of understanding about omicron: the pattern is that is simply goes after younger people: AND IS also more severe in kids. For you guys who have followed the SA outbreak from the start you'll know this by now....
The 'classic' as I will call it omicron pattern is a as follows: it starts with low cases in kids and high admissions from those cases: the increase is usually around 3-3-5x in the space of a few week in terms of admissions.
Jan 23 • 13 tweets • 3 min read
The only reason that China is allowed to persue a zero policy is because Apple, and many other major corporations depend on Chinese production: and the CEOs and shareholders of the world know that they need Chinese production.
If China was to use the 'live with it at any cost' Apple wouldn't be able to make the new Macs and iPhones and Microsoft would take a massive hit. China supplies so much of the world's goods now that the world cannot afford for them to do what we are forced to endure.
Jan 23 • 7 tweets • 2 min read
Anybody want to tell me what the fold increase is? starting point is 0.15—end is 3.94 = ?
As a proportion of deaths—how many have died since the start of Dec?
Jan 23 • 17 tweets • 5 min read
Greece & Cyprus: Deltacron update: deaths in Cyprus and Greece continue to boom reaching the same heights as previous peaks: and are nearly double —or higher—those of comparable countries such as Italy and Spain:
Following yesterday's confirmation by Cypriot Professor who discovered the Deltacron variant that indeed it is not the result of a lab error—a quick investigation into the situation in Greece and Cyprus reveals some disturbing trends: high deaths, high cases, high admissions...
Jan 22 • 30 tweets • 7 min read
Deltacron,Greece. World-leading infectious disease expert who discovered Deltacron variant says that there's no 'solid evidence that it is not real' & continues to defend his discovery in a new piece by Nature journal that seeks to label Deltacron as the 'variant that wasn't'
The saga continues for Deltacron variant....
Since the announcement of a new variant by Greek Cypriot Professor Leondios Kostrikis which was nicknamed 'Deltacron' due to having features of both Delta & Omicron—a fight quickly ensued to cast doubt over the legitimacy of it.
Jan 22 • 7 tweets • 2 min read
The Greek Deltacron variant: in order t get the other side of the story I will write to prof Kostrikis and see what he has to say about it: hopefully get an interview for you guys so we can assess the situation.
I think the most interesting part of these new variant of concern stories is the rabid backlash they always receive: it shows a deep-rooted fear with in certain circles that a worse variant is already here...why?
Jan 22 • 23 tweets • 6 min read
Covid, Nottingham, UK: School Governor dies of Covid, leaving 3 children without a mother—one of which has special needs for whom she was also the primary carer.
2 of her children school attend the school for which she was Vice-Chair of Governors.
Cora Jones, who worked as Vice Chair of Governors & Creative Learning Governor for Queen Eleanor Primary School in Nottinghamshire died recently following hospitalisation for Covid in October.
Jan 22 • 4 tweets • 1 min read
OK, so just so we're all clear: it has been known for over a month that omicron is more severe in terms of hypoxia: we have demonstrated it using boosted outbreak data from Norway and South Africa: which demonstrated about 40% of those infected were struggling to breathe.
We've been trying to tell people for ages that the vaccines are being used as a way to justify so-called herd immunity: they are nowhere near as effective as people who are allegedly experts like to tell you: well this is the result.
I've been labelled as an anti-vaxxer for pointing out the vaccines are 1. nowhere near as effective as we are told 2. being used a way to justify mass atrocity: so long as a needle is in the arm mass deaths are ignored: 3. The elites know this: the vaccines...