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Mar 30, 2023 4 tweets 2 min read
Why are the public health and medical communities signing us all up for this? I don’t get it. It’s not like this is a rare anecdotal story. It’s common. Check out the literature.

Meta-analysis: frontiersin.org/articles/10.33…
Feb 16, 2023 4 tweets 2 min read
We have a Constitution that is meant to protect us from this.

There can be no immunity for police officers who behave like thugs. These police officers should be prison inmates by now for their actions and complicity. That they aren’t shows you how deep the rot goes. These Constitutional rights — freedom from arbitrary imprisonment, the right to due process — derive from the Magna Carta from 1215. These rights are the foundation of a civil society in which people are not subject to the whims of the powerful. Watch:
Dec 1, 2022 5 tweets 1 min read
Next up: norovirus outbreaks on cruise ships are the result of immunity debt. 🤡 Also: Travelers diarrhea occurs because people in developed countries aren’t exposed to a myriad of water-borne pathogens.
Nov 10, 2022 6 tweets 2 min read
I ask every contractor who comes to my house to wear an N95 mask, and I provide them with one.

I also run my Corsi box, HEPA filters, and open windows.

I wear my own N95 for several hours after they leave. 1/ This past week a contractor coming on a repeat visit thanked me for the Aura mask I had previously given him—he said he wore it for days and it was the most comfortable N95 he had ever worn. I told him he could buy them at Home Depot. 2/
Oct 19, 2022 6 tweets 3 min read
Medicine has an #ableism problem “Some doctors said their office scales could not accommodate wheelchairs, so they had told patients to go to a supermarket, a grain elevator, a cattle processing plant or a zoo to be weighed, or they would tell a new patient the practice was closed.” Image
Oct 17, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
Ebola’s mode of transmission has a lot more in common with the modes of transmission of diarrheal viruses and hepatitis B than it does with Covid. The vast majority of people are infected by taking care of sick people or by touching dead bodies during funerals. While airborne transmission may potentially occur in close contact with sick people, this is relatively uncommon (though given the consequences, it is prudent for all health care workers taking care of Ebola patients to use respiratory PPE—along with head-to-toe coverings).
Sep 22, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
Extrapolated from the VA study, and estimated 6.6 million Americans got brain injuries from Covid.

What happens with multiple infections? Will we even have an uninfected control group to study? reuters.com/business/healt… “Memory impairments, commonly referred to as brain fog, were the most common symptom. Compared with the control groups, people infected with COVID had a 77% higher risk of developing memory problems.”
Aug 15, 2022 19 tweets 5 min read
🧵I have been accused of “spreading misinformation” because I have expressed concern about monkeypox entering the urban rat population

People making this accusation are absolutely certain that urban rats (Rattus norvegicus, or Norway rats) are not susceptible to monkeypox. 1/19 Huh? Seem that the CDC is not so sure.
cdc.gov/poxvirus/monke…

Why is that? Let’s take a critical look at the published data on monkeypox and Norway rats (the ones that live in sewers). 2/19
Aug 9, 2022 11 tweets 4 min read
This thread is for y’all who are still losing your minds about putting bleach in the toilet.

Urine contains mostly urea. Urea is a stable chemical that only reacts slowly with bleach (1% per hour under dilute conditions). pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/21115186/

“BUT URINE CONTAINS AMMONIA!” Photo of Brooks Brothers riot that helped throw the 2000 ele Urine contains a *homeopathic* amount of ammonia compared to household ammonia.

This popular ammonia cleaner contains 5% ammonia.

(previously 5-10% was common, but available concentrations have gone down in recent years, maybe due to safety, maybe due to water being cheaper). Parson's ammonia bottle and documentation of 5% concentratio
Aug 3, 2022 6 tweets 2 min read
Amazing how people call @DrEricDing a “scaremonger” given the data on decreasing life expectancy since the pandemic hit (and this is just for 2020). pbs.org/newshour/amp/h… And with Covid being the leading cause of death in early 2021 kff.org/coronavirus-co…
Jul 31, 2022 17 tweets 6 min read
So I recently deleted a tweet not because it was wrong but because I was busy and didn’t have time to deal with the idiotic misinformation that was being spread by some of the responses.

Looking at you @RyanMarino DM’ed Ryan to give him information that showed that he was wrong, but he was rude and combative, so now I have to set things straight on the public forum.
Jul 26, 2022 4 tweets 2 min read
Taiwan still holding against Covid. Population of 23 million, 4 million cases total, 8600 deaths.

USA population 330 million, ???cases???, over 1 millions deaths.

If we had the same death rate as Taiwan, it would be 120,000.

Taiwan's death rate is 10% of the the USA's. They haven't given up, and are recommending continued protective measures after vaccination. cdc.gov.tw/En
Jul 25, 2022 13 tweets 4 min read
Thread🧵on modes of pathogen transmission. #monkeypox

Transmission is messy, and there is no single mode that pathogens employ to invade a body. Indeed, modes can change.

Plague provides a great example of this: it occurs in multiple forms, depending on transmission route. 1/13 Image All are caused by the bacterium Yersenia pestis

Bubonic plague occurs when infected fleas bite a person, or the bacteria enter through a break in the skin. Infection causes characteristic "buboes"

Preventative strategy would be flea and rat control. 2/13 cdc.gov/plague/symptom… Image
Jul 24, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
Rural toddlers historically comprised most monkeypox cases in Africa.

We should really be thinking about fecal-oral transmission. Fecal-oral transmission happens with eating cock and sucking pussy. These are common sexual behaviors. Orogenital contact is not a perversion, and is not limited to MSM.
Jul 23, 2022 4 tweets 2 min read
Finally:

W.H.O. Declares Monkeypox Spread a Global Health Emergency

Yet we have the hopium dealers telling us this is an STD limited to MSM.

SMDH. nytimes.com/2022/07/23/hea… Couldn’t agree more:
Jul 7, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
Carte Blanche to allow hospitals to allow patients to be needlessly infected in hospitals due to inadequate preventative measures.

And this is just for the usual nosocomial infx; they don’t want to even consider nosocomial Covid transmission whilst in the midst of the pandemic. I can’t even read this article in one sitting because I just want to explode at the insanity 🤯
Jul 4, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
Wild that people don’t understand that WW2 was a war of colonization that took place in Europe, Asia, and North Africa.

Wars are predominantly about colonization: killing and enslaving people for their land and resources, by people who felt it was their right to do so. Thankfully WW2 showed Europeans and the world just how bad this concept was, and the need to end it.

It’s not a coincidence that there was widespread decolonization after the end of WW2.
Jun 27, 2022 6 tweets 2 min read
People: it’s not enough to simply wear N95 masks or elastomerics now. You need to get fit tested or do qualitative fit testing on yourself at home. You need to make sure there are no gaps in the seal.

Here is how:
1) get an aerosolizer (3M fit testing)
2) get test solution Those two will set up back around $120, so try to pool resources with like-minded people.

For the testing hood, you can use a simple kitchen garbage bag or similar item.

You can find instructions here: multimedia.3m.com/mws/media/1658…
Jun 19, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
Covid will not be tamed until we have treatments that eradicate its reservoirs of persistence in the body. Our experience with HIV and TB shows that this is very difficult and potentially impossible.

Avoiding infection is the only logical strategy right now. And even if we develop treatments that can control the virus in these reservoirs, we know, again from TB and HIV, that we will face the constant risk of treatment resistance developing.
Jun 12, 2022 4 tweets 1 min read
Wild that the anti-abortion movement was started in the mid-1800s by a misogynist male physician who wanted to muscle in on the midwifery business.

He used the AMA to further his cause — medicine has a history of being a powerful guild that loves a racket podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/thr… Prior to the establishment of OB/GYN as a medical specialty, women’s health issues were nearly exclusively managed by women.

Women gave birth at home with women family members and midwives.

Women “restored their menses” with herbs provided by midwives.

Men were not involved.
May 24, 2022 7 tweets 2 min read
This DVM got monkeypox by handling an infected prairie dog. He had fever and some blisters that didn’t seem right. If you were to shake his hand or touch surfaces that he had touched when he had these blisters, you could get infected. wisn.com/amp/article/20… If such blisters are uncovered, virus could be shed like dust, leading to inhalational infection. However, if the lesions are covered by clothing or bandages, the inhalational route will be significantly reduced.