1/ After 10 yrs study, 100k in debt, I graduated as a doctor in spring 2020 at the start of pandemic.
I remember watching the heartbreaking scenes in Italy. A wave of infection was making its way around the world, soon to hit the UK.
2/ On March 24, 2020, then-Health Secretary Matt Hancock announced that all final-year medical students who met the General Medical Councils (GMC) outcomes to graduate were to be fast-tracked through graduation to be made available to help on the wards.
Mar 11 • 27 tweets • 9 min read
1/ The UK is descending into fascism. Our democratic freedoms are being threatened. Everyone living in the UK right now should be deeply concerned. Here’s why… 🧵
2/ Drumming up hate between the population and controlling the media to influence how people think (media propaganda), was a tactic employed by nazi Germany.
Nov 21, 2022 • 11 tweets • 3 min read
1. You can catch Covid multiple times.
2. Reinfections are common, not rare.
Nov 14, 2022 • 8 tweets • 7 min read
1/ The Department of Health holds no data on long COVID in NHS staff and has no intention of collating this data minhalexander.com/2022/11/12/the… 🧵
2/ “Frontline NHS staff injured by COVID19 whilst trying to keep services afloat despite government mismanagement of the pandemic, have been treated with disdain by the government..
Sep 23, 2022 • 6 tweets • 3 min read
1/ We are seeing an increase in strokes, PEs, DVTs, MI, even amongst the previously healthy. The risk factor? Covid infection. We know infection with SARS CoV-2 causes a pro thrombotic vasculitis. 🧵
2/ A report by Household Pulse Survey (HPS), conducted by Census Bureau in America, found 16 million working-aged Americans (18-65 years) currently have #LongCovid.
Of those affected, between 2-4 million, are unable to work due to the severity condition.
Mild Covid cardiovascular damage: A large-scale study of 150k people showed even a mild case of COVID-19 can substantially increase a person’s risk of cardiovascular problems - some 20 types in all - for at least a year after diagnosis..
Sep 18, 2022 • 4 tweets • 5 min read
A vaccine is a drug. And as with any drug, it carries risk of adverse reaction.#Vaccineinjury needs to be discussed openly & honestly. Failure to do so will erode trust in future vaccination programmes. Patients who performed there civic duty should not be abandoned or gaslighted
1/ A word of warning. It doesn’t matter on which side of the fence you sit - left or right - everyone living in the UK should be concerned right now. Current government have already removed our right to peacefully protest. Now they want to remove our #HumanRights 🧵
2/ The LCRI is a collaboration between Long Covid patients, researchers, and clinicians to rapidly and comprehensively study the topic of SARSCoV2 #viralpersistence in Long Covid and the general population.
Aug 14, 2022 • 15 tweets • 3 min read
New preprint in @medrxivpreprint which found circulating levels of components of #SARSCOV2 (viral RNA and spike protein) are associated and may contribute to the development of #LongCovid 🧵
1/3 In the first six weeks of Long Covid, I experienced neurological sleep apnoea. At night, I would stop breathing. My body would wake me from sleep, or the edge of sleep, to remind me to breathe.
2/3 At the time, I suspected brainstem involvement and recognised I was severely unwell even if no one else did. We now know Covid has a predilection for the brain stem, a region where ACE2 receptors are plentiful.
Jul 16, 2022 • 8 tweets • 10 min read
🚨NHS workers, you have a legal right to work in safe environments.
Section 44 of the Employment Rights Act 1996 states employees are entitled to down tools & stay off work on FULL PAY if their employer refuses to make their work place safe. Demand #FFP3.🧵 @TheBMA2/ It is wilful negligence to expose healthcare workers to a known deadly airborne pathogen. All public-facing NHS workers must be equipped with #RPE, including #FFP2#FFP3, given #COVIDisAirborne. @H_S_E
Jul 16, 2022 • 4 tweets • 2 min read
🚨Removing the right to peacefully protest.
🚨Advocating to remove human rights (these laws protect us all).
Be warned: This government aren’t just incompetent, they are slowly eroding out freedoms and basic human rights. #Fascism#Dictatorship 🧵
2/ To have sat there silently well he rode roughshod over our most valued conventions, traditions, and standards, while he once again thought it was churlish of us to expect him to abide by the network of obligation that binds us all, is absolutely breathtaking in its audacity.