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Feb 20 4 tweets 1 min read
"If you do this, we will be forced to think that mosques are being deserted on America's instructions," Mufti Kafayatullah told the crowd.

"We're ready to give our lives, but not ready to desert our mosques." Naveed Paracha, a 35-year-old employee of a garment shop, said he came to the mosque because he feels his faith is stronger than any virus. "Diseases come and go, but for Muslims, you always have to stand in front of God," he said.
Jul 4, 2023 12 tweets 2 min read
The problem with recommending vitamins, a vaccine, or no-carb (or any other) diet as a means to greater health - misunderstanding of the complexity to make something good and not harmful happen. All three ritual actions attempt to create a state of 𝘴𝘰𝘮𝘦-𝘣𝘰𝘥𝘺 that will be proclaimed healthy based on some limited assortment of random parameters. These parameters come to be from population statistics as random context-free averages tied to some outcomes.
Nov 12, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
Our future is glum. The progress will continue. Vaccines will keep saving us. We will be able to upgrade ourselves with spare body parts and change who we are. A little or a lot. We invest into drugs so we will keep on drugging. Masks work so they will stay. Those of us in the present state of mind will be the last men of our kind who refuse to progress but we are almost extinct.
Nov 10, 2022 6 tweets 2 min read
It is most odd to arrange your life to "prevent hospital care".
How does one care for a child that keeps a child well minute to minute, hour to hour, day to day, here and now? When a child is born, he belongs to the mother and should continue being on the mother most of the time There are tribes that care for children collectively, and multiple women nursing a child. We are not that tribe. In the West the care for a child falls on one woman. It is on that one woman that the well-being of that child depends.
Nov 9, 2022 112 tweets 36 min read
On Saturday, June 17, 1916, an official announcement of the existence of an epidemic polio infection was made in Brooklyn, New York. Over the course of that year, there were over 27,000 cases and more than 6,000 deaths due to polio in the US, with over 2,000 deaths in NYC alone. What can we make of this Wikipedia entry? Is this a story? Is this a fact? What is the relationship of this collection of words and symbols to scientific knowledge, practice, and the society that thinks we are scientific?…
Oct 18, 2022 7 tweets 2 min read
There are many ways to live. Accounting for uncertainty and knowing you have no chance at controlling complexity or being delusional. You can dwell in present reality. Or in a “matrix” of artificial devising of your own inflamed imagination. A study, a graph, chart, a collection of numbers are not reality.
Oct 18, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
What is a biomarker expert is unclear. As it is unclear what the significance of an elevated biomarker is in the absence of symptoms without any context and failing to meet the criteria for myocarditis, the primary outcome measure. Can and feel? The rise of a “subclinical myocarditis” as a potential disease of concern. Subclinical means it warrants no medical treatment. We could treat is as a disease of a number and treat the number.
Oct 17, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
Those who got vaccinated and feel either regret or remorse or feel duped, especially if they got vaccinated under duress, get a lot of sympathy now. Those who did not get vaccinated get the second round of hate.
Oct 17, 2022 11 tweets 3 min read
I planted these three trees at the same time. They came from the same stock and grow in the same geographic area. If I approach these trees as a public health epidemiologist, I would decide that two of the trees experience stunted growth. ImageImageImage I wound diligently take sap samples, identify deficient biomarkers, name them risk factors, write a lot of papers and pop materials that sap marker deficiencies are the risk factors for stunted growth.
Oct 17, 2022 4 tweets 2 min read
What is the most important lesson about data you can learn from this interview? Where was Peter Doshi in December 2020 and what was he up to?
Oct 17, 2022 10 tweets 2 min read
I do not think public health needs to worry about the loss of trust. Overwhelming majority of the American population did not extract themselves from the quite literal matrix in a sense of non-reality constructed through abstract concepts and statistics. Manipulate the numbers - your stray sheep will come into the fold.
Oct 17, 2022 8 tweets 2 min read
ORS became known in India as a “sweet killer” and continues to be tweaked to improve it. ORS if often promoted to the detriment of the primary way to prevent dehydration in children under five: a mother nursing a child at the breast. All other methods fall short. A mixture of water, salt, and sugar was promoted as a magical cure alongside with rice water, carrot soup, and what not.

One of the projects skewing emphasis what is good and what is subpar.

Think of “clean drinking water” in context.
Oct 17, 2022 8 tweets 2 min read
It is a curious document that consists of different parts. Each of the parts relates not to any facts of what we used to call reality but rather exercise in man’s folly rooted in imagination. It is embarrassing to consider taking it seriously. Transmission model takes a lot of assumptions (aka garbage in) and turns them into predictions (aka garbage out). Each of the assumptions can and often is untrue. The number of input parameters do not account for the complexity of reality.
Oct 17, 2022 8 tweets 2 min read
To understand the perception of disease, risk or danger, and how and if people do anything about it, we can look at a stroke. It is my general perception that an average person has no worry or fear of a stroke.

Compare these numbers for covid.… A certain set of behaviors predisposes one to having cardiovascular problems that may lead to a stroke. Yet no one worries too much about it despite a quite serious nature of a stroke. It is much more debilitating in a higher proportion of people than a cold.
Oct 16, 2022 6 tweets 1 min read
I had a colleague who underwent some bariatric surgery to lose weight. I never asked her any detailed questions. I only know what she volunteered as her story.
She had rheumatoid arthritis and was on some meds for it that suppressed her immune system at baseline pre-surgery. She felt great after surgery. Looked better. I’d see her eating some granola bars and drinking diet sodas. Eventually she started regaining weight. She went for routine colposcopy. They discovered some polyps. She went to get them removed.
Oct 16, 2022 41 tweets 14 min read
The problem of Covid-19 from the beginning was deliberate failure to put it in context of what we had known about this type of disease. Re-branding of a seasonal cold under the scary Wuhan flu then Covid-19 was an important part of panic making.

Many theories exist why the panic was created. It was multi-layer from legitimate concerns of people on the ground working at hospitals to higher-ups who might have had other motives.
Oct 16, 2022 5 tweets 2 min read
Doug set himself up for this discussion not because he got vaccinated but because he had simplistic linear thinking. There is a comment here and there that makes more sense than direct connection to vaccination which does not seem likely in this case. This comment makes a lot of sense.
Oct 16, 2022 16 tweets 4 min read
Oct 16, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
It is an embarrassment to be scribbling this. Image Did anyone run any studies on brains turning into liquid mush in NYC?
Oct 15, 2022 25 tweets 6 min read
Can I avoid prescribing/taking a drug? This question should happen mutually between a physician and a patient. Not what can I prescribe/take? You do not need to stage an experiment on yourself. Unless you do.
Oct 15, 2022 6 tweets 1 min read
“Nothing will happen if I just wear a mask for two weeks.”
When someone forces you to participate in some activity, no matter how good and if you find it sensible at the time, you may undergo powerful transformation to become someone you were not. It is the power of a ritual. Rituals are built into our society as much as they were in a tribe of thousands of years ago.