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Radiologist and Public Health Policy. CEO @Neoavatara Foundation Contributor to National Review. @NRO
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Jan 21 5 tweets 2 min read
Correct. And this effort started with Hillary, and was supported by Biden. This is not a party of free speech.

Adam Schiff And A Band Of Democrats Propose Overturning The First Amendment thefederalist.com/2023/01/20/ada… "Recall that Citizens United decision revolved around the federal government’s banning of a documentary critical of 2008 presidential candidate Hillary Clinton...now-Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan contended that the got had the right to censor books that “express advocacy.”
Jan 21 8 tweets 2 min read
Let me be clear: this may be one of the best articles from Vox I have ever read. Nuanced, balanced, very good scientific discussion. Kudos, @landmanspeaking.

Were bivalent boosters worth it? vox.com/science-and-he… via @voxdotcom "...All of this suggests that the people who got the bivalent vaccine last fall did better than those who didn’t...

All of this data comes from retrospective observational studies...People receiving or not receiving bivalent vaccine didn’t do so randomly — they self-selected..."
Jan 20 7 tweets 4 min read
Um...wow. A moment of scientific truth from journalist. Kudos to @latimes and @LouisSahagun for this nuanced, well written piece.

For all their ferocity, California storms were not likely caused by global warming, experts say latimes.com/environment/st… On the other hand, outlets like @NPR, @CNN, @NBC and others have wrongly stated (as a statement of scientific fact no less!) that this was caused by climate change alone. NPR may be the worst of all.
Jan 20 4 tweets 2 min read
Remember when people were furious that @elonmusk was laying off people at Twitter, and blaming him?

This past month, Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, Google, and almost everyone else has done the same. Not a peep of complaint.

cnb.cx/3klyyj0 Where are the reporters that are sitting outside the HQ of these companies, interviewing the newly laid off workers, like they were Twitter?

I am fine with doing that. What I am not fine with is these so called journalists only doing it when it is politically expedient.
Jan 19 6 tweets 1 min read
We all agree this was a bad thing, right? "Congress should direct the CDC to focus on its original mission: controlling communicable diseases. The CDC has a dozen different centers devoted to separate areas of interest. Only six of them deal directly with infectious diseases and response."
Jan 19 5 tweets 2 min read
I'm going to keep floating this because...I am starting to believe it.

But I am pretty sure I got booted from Facebook for something along these lines. There are many here that follow me there...and I almost never talked politics. That was my safe space.

I did talk COVID, especially when people asked me questions.

I never thought I'd get booted over talking medical stuff, but the more emails I see here about this stuff...?
Jan 18 7 tweets 2 min read
Good piece here. Again...NUANCE MATTERS PEOPLE. "69.1% of the total U.S. population has completed their primary COVID-19 vaccination series (including 94.1% of those 65+), a mere 15.9% of the total population has also gotten their updated bivalent booster shot as well...and even among seniors it's only at 39% nationally.:
Jan 18 5 tweets 1 min read
The Trump–Biden Comparisons Are Beside the Point nationalreview.com/2023/01/the-tr… "From DOJ standpoint, the failure to bring any charges against Clinton...was always going to make a Trump prosecution difficult to justify. Personally, I think the takeaway here is that Clinton should have been prosecuted, not that Trump is innocent. But that’s beside the point."
Jan 13 4 tweets 1 min read
1. DON'T FREAK OUT.
2. DON'T FREAK OUT.
3. CDC & FDA took too long to study this, but I applaud that they are doing it now.
4. My recommendations stand... Older people should get vaccinated. Others YMMV, talk to your doctor.

reuters.com/business/healt… This is exactly what VAERS and the surveillance system is supposed to do. At the slightest sign of problems, make an alert.

I know people don't believe this, but the system is working, albeit too slowly for my tastes.
Jan 13 5 tweets 2 min read
I blame Dems and GOP for this...I mean, how dare they demand he do his job?

Watchdog: Buttigieg refused meetings with Democrats and Republicans during paternity leave hotair.com/karen-townsend… Paternity leave is all week and good... But sorry, there are some jobs where you don't get that luxury.

If you can't do your job in those situations... Quit. Or at least, take a temporary leave of absence.
Jan 13 4 tweets 2 min read
First, I haven't taken a deep dive on the data. But given the low mortality rate in the younger age groups, I have raised this same suspicion before.

How Deadly Were the Covid Lockdowns? by Rob Arnott and @caseybmulligan wsj.com/articles/how-d… via @WSJopinion 'What are non-Covid excess deaths? During the pandemic, deaths from accidents, overdoses, alcoholism and homicide all soared, as did deaths from hypertension, heart disease and diabetes...produced excess deaths for these age groups of 16%, 19% and 11% respectively."
Jan 13 6 tweets 2 min read
Politico: Dems admit privately that Biden document violations "takes the whole Trump scandal off the table" hotair.com/ed-morrissey/2… "The two cases are not that much “markedly different,” and not all of the differences benefit Biden either. Both cases consist of the same underlying crime — violations of the Espionage Act by unauthorized possession and unsecure storage of classified material."
Jan 12 4 tweets 1 min read
Anyone that has cooked with induction (I do) knows that it is far worse than cooking with gas, objectively.

I invite Matt over to dinner where I will cook the same dishes on both devices, and see if he can objectively pick which one is better. There is a reason for this.

The charring process MATTERS. Especially for meat, but for other foods as well.

Induction just doesn't do a great job of that.
Jan 12 6 tweets 4 min read
My piece today @NRO on how our government has been actively suppressing and censoring even truthful scientific information because they are defending their own adopted narratives.

How the U.S. Government and Social Media Stifled the Covid Conversation nationalreview.com/2023/01/how-th… "In an astounding abuse of power, the Biden administration actively and directly targeted and tried to suppress debate regarding Covid-19 science, intentionally trying to punish or silence anyone whom they considered a dissenting voice."
Jan 12 6 tweets 2 min read
Sadly, they are far from the only ones. @DrJBhattacharya: "I should note here that my Stanford roots go way back...If you had asked me in March 2020 whether Stanford had an academic freedom problem in medicine or the sciences, I would have scoffed at the idea...I was naive then, but not now."
Jan 12 4 tweets 1 min read
Its time Japan re-enter the global theater. They need to do so, for their sake...and ours. @joshrogin

washingtonpost.com/opinions/2023/… "The objective is to raise deterrence against China and North Korea, in the hopes of stopping leaders in Beijing and Pyongyang from contemplating the use of violent aggression of the kind Russian President Vladimir Putin has unleashed in Ukraine.”
Jan 1 5 tweets 1 min read
For @UMichFootball:

- They likely return most of their coaching staff (pending)
- Return good part of their offense, including QB and RB (maybe Corum?)
- Return Defensive Secondary
- Add key transfer pieces

Probably top 5 to begin the year, definitely the Big 10 favorite. What they need:
- Coaches need to up their game...weren't ready tonight.
- Need key weapons on offense (health was a big deal tonight).
- Have to stick with their game plan and trust the system (they didn't tonight).
- Game prep for bowls needs to improve dramatically.
Dec 31, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
Depends.

Are they a Republican or a Democrat? I'M NOT EXAGGERATING.

"Sen. Dick Blumenthal (D-CT) told voters he served in Vietnam. This isn’t an ungenerous paraphrasing. In 2008, his exact words were, "I served in Vietnam." He never served in Vietnam."
Dec 31, 2022 5 tweets 2 min read
This tweet is downright embarrassing.

This is your reminder that there is little to no evidence that anything short of a complete shutdown of society has really shown to slow the spread of the virus much if at all. Oh, don't believe me?

There is now TONS of peer reviewed research on this, WORLDWIDE.

Follow the science.

medrxiv.org/content/10.110….
Dec 27, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
Joe Biden made a much stronger assertion about this same thing.

You are saying Biden was spreading misinformation... Correct? Biden's Surgeon General, head of the CDC, and head of NIAID (a little known guy named Anthony Fauci) said similar in summer of 2021.

But strangely no criticism of those people.
Dec 26, 2022 16 tweets 5 min read
This censorship literally stopped the debate and spread of good science.

The Left did not want to discuss science and evidence at the height of the pandemic, so suppressed anything that didn't fit with their political narratives.

It is a disgrace. They should be ashamed. There is no question this is true. We all knew it was true long before these files became public.

The govt didn't care what the science was. They only cared about how it politically affected them.