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Jul 7, 2021 43 tweets 21 min read
How the UK government, media and scientists were complicit in misleading the British public after Europe raised concerns about the #Oxford #AstraZeneca #Vaccine

A semi-satirical 🧵in the form of a PR crisis management guide, created using real quotes from March and April 2021 Image The situation:

Norway has made nightmarishly specific statements about blood clots they found in AstraZeneca recipients

The clots are really unusual and serious and will put people off the 🇬🇧 vaccine which would be a disaster for the UK roll out - and a knock to national pride Image
Jul 5, 2021 10 tweets 4 min read
#AstraZenaca #vaccine and Guillain-Barre Syndrome: are the UK authorities missing a clear safety signal?

GBS can be caused by certain infections and there is also a small associated risk with some vaccinations, notably influenza.

What about the Covid vaccines? In the UK the two main vaccines are AZ and Pfizer

The table below compares the incidence of GBS per million doses of each vaccine

GBS is reported 5 times as often after AZ than Pfizer

But could there be differences in the people who got AZ / Pfizer that could explain this?
Jun 1, 2021 12 tweets 5 min read
DVT as a feature of #VITT: unusual in the UK / Europe yet common in Australia - could cases have been missed?

NB this is a loose theory, not an assertion

Here are some observations On 20 May ATAGI reported a breakdown of types of clot seen in 🇦🇺 VITT cases

Of 21 confirmed + 3 probable cases, DVT was present in 12 (50%)

Even excl. probables + assuming all 3 included DVT, that would mean DVT present in minimum 9 / 21 = 43% VITT cases
May 12, 2021 9 tweets 5 min read
As an add-on to my thread explaining why regulators are unlikely to detect an increase in the risk of blood clots generally due to the #AstraZenecaVaccine (annotated 100% with #JurassicPark GIFs!) I present:

Hang on a minute, *does* AZ increase overall clot risk??

[thread] The previous thread outlined how the analysis done by #EMA and #MHRA to detect an increase in the incidence of #BloodClots after AZ was crap because they forgot they were dealing with vaccine reporting (reports filed *if* someone suspects vax link) and…
May 11, 2021 21 tweets 5 min read
If AstraZeneca increased the risk of common blood clots, as well as the rare and dangerous ones, would we even know about it?

[thread] The focus of the blood clot risk of the AstraZeneca vaccine has been on the clots in unusual (and dangerous) sites such as the brain and abdomen that have been found alongside low platelets (thrombocytopenia)
Apr 21, 2021 22 tweets 5 min read
Oxford’s Dodgy Dossier (Part 1): How Oxford University researchers twisted facts and manipulated statistics to make the Oxford vaccine look better and mRNA vaccines look worse

Last week a group of Oxford scientists released a pre-print comparing the incidence of dangerous (1/x) blood clots in the two weeks following 1) a Covid diagnosis 2) vaccination with the Oxford vaccine 3) vaccination with an mRNA vaccine


While the main headline grabber of the report was the claim that Covid infection carries a higher risk of blood (2/x)