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May 11 6 tweets 2 min read
🧵 This beating by Nathi to some of the most egregious scaremongering shills of the past 2 years is quite glorious. Of note is that if the modelers are correct* about excess deaths then we have pretty much the worst mortality in the world, further proving that their proposed solutions and interventions all failed as pointed out by @PanData19 and others early on. They simply can’t have their cake and eat it. If we outstripped everyone else in mortality despite some of the harshest lockdown policies then we’re a clear example that none of that worked.
May 9 6 tweets 1 min read
Here’s a hypothetical scenario 🧵:

A well person is involved in a major car accident. They’re taken to hospital where they’re stabilized and of course tested for the presence of that virus.

No, not HIV. No, not hepatitis.

Yes, yes, the one from jyna.

The test comes back +ve. From now on that patient is referred to as covid positive. They have no symptoms of the disease but they’re referred to as having it regardless as the primary starting point of every conversation about them and their management.

Public Health authorities record the case.
May 6 4 tweets 1 min read
The first prominent politician and/or corporate executive who comes out against masks, and especially against the masking of kids, will score a massive win.

Nobody barring a handful of individuals is in on this scam any longer and most people just need someone to rally around. It’s simply astonishing that none of our so-called leaders have taken this opportunity and guaranteed win.

Just come out and clearly say “masks don’t work, they hinder and can potentially harm children” and propose that everyone refuses to comply.
May 4 8 tweets 2 min read
John Steenhuisen inspects a broken water pipe just outside of Gqeberha (2022, colourised). John Steenhuisen at the site of a collapsed bridge due to a fraudulent tender just outside of Polokwane.
Apr 6 6 tweets 2 min read
This is how it’s going to play out: 🧵

As things stand there is no legislation to which regulations which require things like masks and a limit on gatherings are pinned. Thus those regulations are meaningless and unenforceable.

However Government knows most will just follow. For those who wish to take on these illegal regulations the only real route is going to court. It will take no less than 2 months to do this by which time the “30 days” period cited by Ramaphosa will have elapsed, making any legal challenge a literal waste of time.
Apr 4 4 tweets 1 min read
An incredible waste of time by the DA but if I were a betting man I’d put 100 bucks on someone senior in the party’s kid didn’t get into Medicine so they’re making a political statement out of it. You guys know little about health and always embarrass yourselves in this arena. Image Admission into Medicine is NEVER going to be seen as fair because it’s literally the most competitive space in the whole of undergraduate academia. Tens of thousands of applications for a couple of hundred available spots. The margin for success versus non entry is so tiny.
Mar 15 4 tweets 1 min read
So I’m led to believe that Roman Abramovich must be stripped of all his assets.

Can someone explain why?

Is it because he is loyal to Putin? And if so, is that how things work now?

No legal process, you’re just too close to someone we’re canceling so you’re being canceled too? I’m willing to believe that it’s entirely possible Abramovich didn’t come by his wealth in the most savoury of ways. I’m even willing to agree that if this can be proved he should lose any illegal gains.

I’m not however willing to dispense with the entire justice system.
Mar 13 4 tweets 1 min read
I’m not sure what @mphophalatse1 is actually doing. Joburg is visibly falling to pieces - as in every major road is littered with potholes, the sidewalks are lifted and covered in weeds, streetlights just don’t work anymore, and almost half of all traffic lights don’t work. And that’s just a slice of the issues which are obvious to anyone with eyes, but they are basics. If in the 6 months since coming to power you can’t even arrange for a missing manhole cover to be replaced on Oxford Road then it’s unlikely you’re the right person for the job.
Mar 7 4 tweets 1 min read
An update re challenging the forced masking of children:

- We have reliable information to suggest that Government is going to abandon this mandate next week
- Failing this we will be taking legal action against both State actors and associated education bodies.

Unmask kids. There is good data to show that the forced masking of children can be detrimental to their psychological well-being and social development.

Schools and representative bodies enforcing this policy under the guise of ‘it’s the law’ should note that this may not be protective.
Feb 3 24 tweets 10 min read
When some of us said at the start that lockdowns were a bad idea, would be ineffective, and would cause harm we were called names, accused of wanting people to die, and branded as mis and disinformation. Now a meta analysis by Johns Hopkins has vindicated this position. 🧵 For the sake of transparency and in case you would like to read the entire document here is a link to the study entitled ‘A Literature Review and Meta-Analysis of the Effects of Lockdowns on COVID-19 Mortality’ written by Herby, Jonung, and Hanke:

sites.krieger.jhu.edu/iae/files/2022…
Jan 26 5 tweets 1 min read
I like the IRR and I know many people who work there quite well. They do good work. However the think tank missed a trick over the last 2 years which I think points to a failing in the way they collect/analyse data, and perhaps even a fear of straying too far from consensus. 🧵 That the premier and most eminent classically liberal organisation in the country either actively or mistakenly avoided courting a diversity of views on COVID policy is indicative of a significant flaw in process.
Dec 31, 2021 40 tweets 7 min read
Here’s a thread of cliff notes for the @joerogan podcast with Dr Robert Malone. Would still recommend listening to the full episode but if you don’t have time right now this is how it went down. 🧵 Malone talks about becoming a MD and his early career working at the Salk Institute, specifically on RNA. Mentions his mRNA patents and his evolution from academic medicine into medical product development (clinical trials, drug development).
Dec 31, 2021 6 tweets 1 min read
I almost never get personal on this website so please excuse the self indulgence as I reflect on 2021. The last year has been difficult and challenging although punctuated by some lifelong achievements. As always I find you learn more from failure than you do from success, which has been no less true for this particular journey around the sun.
Dec 29, 2021 11 tweets 2 min read
Ambitious people are always looking for the next avenue to further themselves. In the case of the wealthy this becomes exponentially harder with increasing success. This is both a function of the rarity of unicorns (think Google, Facebook etc.) & the metrics at that level. 🧵 If you’re worth $10 then making a deal which will increase your wealth to $100k is a massive increase and success, but when you’re worth $100 million or $10 billion it’s not even worth looking at the things which won’t make a percentage change to your net wealth.
Dec 19, 2021 22 tweets 7 min read
Here is a thread on an advisory issued by the Medical Advisory Committee on COVID-19 (MAC) co-chaired by Professor Koleka Mlisana (NHLS) and Professor Marian Jacobs (UCT). 🧵

For transparency this is the full advisory sent to the Minister of Health on December 16 2021. ImageImageImageImage Unfortunately there are malicious people who are still trying to destroy my life & career for having opinions on a pandemic. As such a disclaimer that these are my own views as a citizen of a country with free speech rights. This thread is fair comment & not advice in any way.
Dec 9, 2021 9 tweets 2 min read
This doctor placement issue is a great example of the law of unintended consequences. Several years ago the Department of Health pushed for an increase in the number of graduates from medical schools, in part due to significant public pressure from advocacy groups. 🧵 The advocacy groups don’t generally have a good understanding of the system, and the politicians who control things are more inclined to make decisions which reflect well on them in the short term as opposed to whether these are good ideas in the long term.
Sep 11, 2021 5 tweets 1 min read
COVID is just the excuse for the collectivists to do what they always wanted to. By the time most people realise this it will likely be too late. No large scale historical atrocity happened overnight, but rather the environment for these transpired over months and years. It’s said that those who fail to learn from history are doomed to repeat it, however there is little evidence that humans as a species are capable of learning from history. Over thousands of years of recorded existence we’ve fallen into the same traps with miserable outcomes.
Sep 7, 2021 7 tweets 2 min read
Seen this graphic being shared prolifically. Don’t think it yet proves what many want it to. Only 11% of South Africans have been vaccinated, so to draw inferences of the impact that is having on current admissions is statistically unsound. However there’s a broader point. 🧵 Image The graphic shows admissions for COVID at Groote Schuur hospital. According to available data the facility has just short of 900 beds. It’s also the main referral centre for the Western Cape and surrounding provinces. Thus you’d expect it to be reflective of healthcare resources.
Jul 13, 2021 11 tweets 2 min read
Thread continued here:

It’s important to understand that a majority of people in the country live hand to mouth and that many who are fortunate enough to have a job are supporting not only themselves but spouses, children, and extended families. The disappearance of many millions of jobs almost overnight from the tourism and restaurant industries as well as all of the connected businesses which support and provide services created an unprecedented crisis. South Africans are industrious so they made plans and coped.
Jul 6, 2021 9 tweets 2 min read
The reason so many in our media and left wing block (but I repeat myself) get upset with the likes of Ernst Roets touring the US is that he threatens their narrative capture.

Most people go about their lives without being aware of such an entity but it is all around us. Narratives are the stories you’re sold on everything from whether you should like the American President to whether our President is doing a good job. For the most part the corporate media takes it upon themselves to direct the narrative - a form of capture.
Jun 11, 2021 5 tweets 3 min read
The #Takatso Consortium has just become a 51% (controlling) shareholder of South African Airways. The consortium is comprised of Harith General Partners and Global Aviation. Who, you ask?

Well let’s start with Harith. Their Chairman is Phillip Jabulani Moleketi, of the ANC. ImageImage Their Group Executive Director is Tshepo Mahloele. He too is formerly of the PIC and was allegedly involved in a number of questionable dealings. He’s also an ANC man of course. ImageImageImageImage