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Fearmonger alarmist zealot activist doctor Zerocovidista. Mild GP Emergency doc in 🇦🇺 @CO2Guerrillas. CO2 Radical website below for conflict of interest.
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May 19 6 tweets 2 min read
BERGER'S FIRST LAW OF PANDEMIC AWARDS
"The level of any award or honour given for service during the pandemic is directly proportional to the numbers of people killed by the negligence, ignorance or psychopathy of the recipient of that award." BERGER'S SECOND LAW OF PANDEMIC AWARDS
"Stemming from Berger's First Law, no individual who has rendered valuable service to humanity during the pandemic shall receive any award whatsoever in perpetuity."
May 19 6 tweets 2 min read
CAN YOU KEEP A SECRET?

You know we're all having to talk about "suppressing transmission" now because otherwise we get called "Zero Covid Zealots", "Zero Covidistas", bedwetters etc etc?

Well, there are only three states of community transmission: R greater than 1 - exponential growth
R equals 1 - steady state
R less than 1 - exponential decline

Keeping it at exactly R equals 1 is effectively impossible, like balancing on the head of a pin, so let's discount that.

That leaves R greater than 1 and R less than 1.
May 17 6 tweets 2 min read
1/ The mood is changing rapidly in Australia. The dissonance between what people have been told ("It's over", "It's mild", "It's just a cold") and what they are actually experiencing (hospital collapse, schools closing, personal and family experiences of severe illness), 2/ combined with more and more evidence in the public domain of severe short and long-term effects (hepatitis in kids, long covid etc), means that the fiction that we are "back to normal" and "the pandemic is over" cannot be sustained.
May 17 6 tweets 2 min read
1/ WHAT IS THE PRIORITY OF QUEENSLAND HEALTH?
In the 17 days of May so far, Queensland Health has reported 89 deaths from COVID.



This is the list of topics it has tweeted about in that time:

* Necrotising fasciitis
* Flu x2
* Fainting
* Asking for help 2/ * Calcium
* "The Nasal Cycle" (?!!!)
* Headaches
* International Nurses Day x2
* Salmonella in Eggs
* What to expect when recovering from COVID
* Ryan's Rule
* Mother's Day
* Yawning
* Hand Hygiene
* International Midwives Day x2
* Mental wellbeing through gardening
May 13 20 tweets 4 min read
1/ HOSPITAL IN THE HOME (HITH) IN VICTORIA IS IN A STATE OF COLLAPSE

These are the messages to me this evening from a friend who works in the system. The words speak for themselves.

“HITH list unmanageable today, worst I’ve ever seen. This is it. Total collapse coming” 2/ “We aren’t coping, just doing the best we can, nothing else we can do but watch”

“the HITH list is overflowing, we are taking two days to get to priority 1s which are the immunocompromised. Regionally there is no access to Paxlovid in big centres or smaller regions”
May 5 5 tweets 2 min read
Hi everyone, this video is called "It's over". It was made by a friend of mine.

Please watch it and share it as widely as you can. It's really important.

Sound on! Video on Facebook - please share it there.
facebook.com/647814987/vide…
Apr 28 8 tweets 3 min read
1/Trying very hard to downplay the possibility of a COVID link, because if it does turn out to be related a LOT of people who told us it was fine to infect the kids and even that it was necessary to do so to "build a pool of immunity", are going to be in a very difficult position 2/ It is incomprehensible that adenovirus serology has been done on the hepatitis kids in the UK, but COVID serology is still not available. I don't like conspiracy theories, but this is just weird. Know any other novel viruses that may be implicated in this?

@louisa_pollock
Apr 26 4 tweets 1 min read
1/ WE ARE LOSING THE MEME WAR
"School closures have destroyed kids' mental health"
"Shadow pandemic"
"Get infected and get it over with"
"It's a flu"
"Omicron is mild"
"Viruses always get weaker"
"Pandemic's over"
"Lockdowns caused the hepatitis"
People, this is a meme war. 2/ And we are losing the meme war badly. It starts early, really early and then the memes are pumped through all the channels - media, compliant experts, politicians, day and night, over and over, until they stick. And then pumped more and more to embed them like concrete.
Apr 23 4 tweets 1 min read
Oh sure. Adenovirus 41, not previously a cause of fulminant hepatitis in kids, suddenly causes it in 12 countries simultaneously. Anyone know a new virus which could be helping it out? If this isn't up there as a leading hypothesis then you need to go back to detective school: Image
Apr 19 4 tweets 3 min read
@DrLeanaWen, you might want to look at the behaviour of your gallant champion, Dr Alasdair Munro. I forced him to apologise publicly for his hypocrisy in that very editorial he now has the gall to cite. "Shameless" does not begin to encompass his conduct.

bmj.com/content/372/bm… @DrLeanaWen I mean, any normal person exposed for this level of sanctimonious hypocrisy in such a humiliating fashion would dig a large hole, cover themselves in earth and never venture out again. But, no, Dr. Munro is out there trying to score points WITH THE VERY SAME ARTICLE.
Apr 18 4 tweets 2 min read
Only just caught up with this. What kind of psychopath interacts with a sick child without a mask these days? Image @RCHMelbourne do you have an explanation for why you allow the man who has interacted with the most people in Australia in the last week, to sit close to a child who is presumably undergoing chemotherapy WITHOUT A MASK?
Apr 17 4 tweets 1 min read
1/ The solutions to this pandemic AND ALL FUTURE AIRBORNE PANDEMICS are cheap, and readily and rapidly implementable. Yet, we choose repeated infection with a novel, multi-system pathogen. Why? 2/ "cheap, and readily and rapidly implementable" 👇
Apr 16 9 tweets 2 min read
1/ A LITTLE THOUGHT EXPERIMENT, IF YOU WILL...
Let's say this spate of fulminant hepatitis in very young children in the UK and elsewhere turns out to be COVID-related. (It's hardly a stretch to think it might - we already know COVID does cause hepatitis.) 2/ Now, we know that viruses which cause hepatitis can, and frequently do, cause liver cancer many decades later. These viruses include Hepatitis B, C and probably EBV.
Apr 16 4 tweets 1 min read
1/ No-one is going to be surprised if this turns out to be COVID-related. And, if so, it will highlight our inability to plan for the near certainty of serious "unknown unknowns". Some of us have been saying this since the start. See next tweet(s).
Apr 15 6 tweets 2 min read
1/ ON ADVOCACY
You find when you're an insistent activist/advocate that people who will never change the world are all full of advice and shushing and frowns about how you need to "tone it down". You're making them uncomfortable and annoyed, you see. 2/ And what's really striking is how much more annoyed your advocacy makes them than whatever unjust thing you're advocating about. You're disturbing the familiar, smooth waters, even stirring up the base of the swamp and releasing foul odours which cannot be ignored.
Apr 6 6 tweets 1 min read
1/ Globally, three medical specialties, at least, have serious questions to answer after their conduct so far. First up is INFECTIOUS DISEASES. Your FAILURE to act on the science and take a precautionary approach has killed millions and continues to kill and wreak economic... 2/ ... and social havoc. The goal of the speciality is to treat and PREVENT infectious disease, not promote it, ya dingbats! DOH!

Next to take a bow is PUBLIC HEALTH. You had a great heritage and you blew it by deciding you wanted to be medical civil servants...
Mar 28 6 tweets 2 min read
1/ This guy does not have a clue. In December, he said it was inevitable and necessary that the virus must spread so that people would develop immunity and the virus would "become endemic". 2/ Now, as we face yet another wave, schools are collapsing and individuals are getting reinfected at short intervals, he says we will face waves of infection for years and he has known this all along. Except he didn't. His story has completely changed.

Mar 21 5 tweets 2 min read
1/ So the UK's latest MANDATORY infection protection manual specifies SURGICAL MASK only for the routine care of COVID patients, with AIRBORNE PPE to be used only for the now debunked concept of Aerosol Generating Procedures. These people are psychopaths. See rest of thread. 2/ The "debate", if there ever actually was one, about the need for AIRBORNE PROTECTION for HCWs looking after COVID patients has long been over. If the people writing the manual in the UK are unable to accept this fact because it offends their narcissistic self belief...
Mar 21 9 tweets 2 min read
1/ WHY OUR "LET IT RIP" APPROACH TO COVID IS SO BIZARRE
I don't think people realise quite how odd this all is. The history of medicine is one of relentless improvement in health, against seemingly improbable odds. In my 30 years as a doctor, just some of the things I have seen: 2/ Deaths from meningococcal disease all but disappear
Morbidity and mortality in children from Haemophilus all but disappear
Emergency admissions with crashing heart failure all but disappear
Ischaemic heart disease turn from a deadly killer into a manageable chronic disease
Mar 19 6 tweets 1 min read
I am often asked how I think this will all pan out. This is what I think:

A. Base case
Successive waves, new variants, the agony grinds on for years, gradually people get sick of being sick, chronic ill health burden snowballs. Airborne mitigations gradually introduced... 2/ ... society eventually adapts and returns to basic public health principles of disease suppression. Elimination eventually occurs. Those who predicted all this will continue to be vilified, honours will be heaped upon the killers.