Professor Stanford School of Medicine. MD, PhD. Health policy: infectious diseases, COVID, health economics. Scientific freedom.

Stanford, CA, USA
Joined August 2021
Mortality from #COVID19 differs more than a thousand-fold between the old and young. Focused protection is the compassionate approach that balances COVID risks and collateral damage to public health. gbdeclaration.org/
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Aug. WSJ op-ed on zero-COVID -- still true: Smallpox eradication required global effort lasting decades. Nothing like this is possible today. It would require perpetual lockdown in every country. That’s too much to ask, especially of poor countries. wsj.com/articles/zero-covid-…
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In this wide-ranging interview, @DrJBhattacharya takes us through how COVID-19 started, how it spread throughout the world, the efficacy of lockdowns, the development and distribution of the vaccines, and the rise of the Delta variant. Watch now: invidious.fdn.fr/zG7XZ2JXZqY
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I agree that the decision to vax should take account of patient characteristics. Benefits and risks differ for patients. All the more reason to not force people to take them. Respect, data, and persuasion are the better way, even if the result is not what I might want.
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Replying to @MonicaGandhi9
There are two types of anti-vaxxers: 1. Those who say the vaccines don’t work and we shouldn’t get them. 2. Those who act like the vaccines don’t work and say we should keep bunkering down even after we get them.
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“Emergency visits for suspected suicide attempts increased nearly 51% among girls ages 12-17 years in early 2021 compared to the same period in 2019” U.S. kids health groups declare a national emergency in mental health, citing the toll of the pandemic: aappublications.org/news/202…
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un.org/africarenewal/magazin… Worst recession in Africa in over half a century New IMF Special Drawing Right (SDR) facility: "of the $650 billion worth of SDRs, only $33.6 billion are assigned to Africa" Only France & Portugal have given their SDA share to Africa -- still <10% of total
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Yes👇. @FLSurgeonGen is spot on & has been asking me & certainly many others to send data on masking kids in schools- he wants the truth. We don't have good data showing they prevent COVID spread & certainly have downsides for kids. 🧵 ( And OMG @GovRonDeSantis mentioned me?😯)
Florida's New Surgeon General Asks People To Step Away From What You Hear On TV For A Moment... And Listen To What He Has To Say About School Mask Mandates & The Data...
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VA preprint study (500k+ patients) confirms sharp decline in vax effectiveness vs. infection after 5 months. The study does not analyze protection vs. severe disease, but other studies (e.g. Kaiser study) confirms continuing protection vs. hosp. medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/…
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Recognizing the reality of immunity after COVID-recovery is a pro-vax position. Acknowledging this fact builds credibility so people believe it when you correctly say the vax protects vs. severe disease. Pushing cruel vax mandates, on the other hand, undermines that trust.
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this weekend YouTube censored my conversation with @DrJBhattacharya challenging vaccine mandates it was pro-vaccine but anti-mandate. fact-based. science-based. but that's not enough for Big Tech. you must fully comply with the groupthink or they will silence you. WATCH 🔽
.@SteveHiltonx: The only answer, as I've argued for years, is to break up big tech so their authoritarianism can no longer hurt our democracy and our society. Break them up into tiny pieces so everyone's voice can be heard. #NextRevFNC #SteveSays
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I have a crazy idea. Stay with me here. Still there? How about doctors continue to see all patients.
There are doctors in Germany that stop seeing VACCINATED patients!!! How are you supposed to even be a doctor if you s**t on evidence. Others stop seeing unvaccinated patients, which I think is unethical too. Also, why not use the visit to talk about vaccine??? #COVID19 #vaccine
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"We’ll be pretty close to fully vaccinated as a company without going through all the divisiveness of a mandate .. trusting your people .. and not forcing them over the loss of their jobs." - Ed Bastian, CEO of @Delta foxbusiness.com/media/delta-…
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I generally try to ignore terrible science, rather than risk amplifying it, but this is such an egregious example of many things that are wrong with COVID-19 mainstream science, that it may be worth a comment. 1/ news.harvard.edu/gazette/sto…
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theguardian.com/world/2021/o… "The loss of work and skyrocketing food prices, brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic, could lead to an increase in child stunting in the Pacific" How did the pandemic cause this, @Guardian? It was caused by destroying informal economies through lockdown
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It is a wonder that The Science™️ continues to ignore RCT science on masks & flu: "There is moderate certainty evidence that wearing a mask probably makes little or no difference to the outcome of lab‐confirmed influenza compared to not wearing a mask" cochranelibrary.com/cdsr/doi…
Ohio masks were so powerful they also had the same effect in Sweden! Stop embarrassing yourselves AAP.
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In Kaiser study vax effectiveness vs. infection drops to ~45% after 5 months, while vax effectiveness vs. hospitalization remains high (87%+) after 5 months. thelancet.com/journals/lance…
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Studies on individuals show that #COVID vaccines are great at preventing hospitalizations and death, but not great at preventing infection and disease. That explains why some highly vaccinated areas have many cases. fee.org/articles/vaccination…
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