Devi Sridhar

Devi Sridhar

@devisridhar

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Professor & Chair of Global Public Health, @EdinburghUni Medical School. Director of @GlobalHealthGP. Health governance, financing, policy, systems & security.

Edin, Oxford, Wash DC, Miami
Joined on August 03, 2010
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Inside 100 Tweets

Time between tweets:
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Average replies
25
Average retweets
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Average likes
660
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Clear data from past 6 months that unless you solve your public health problem you’re not going to solve your economic problems. Economy, society & health go together. Win in all 3, or lose in all 3. https://t.co/9dJSw26eJ8

New study on effectiveness of shielding as a sole strategy: "75% of deaths were associated with moderate risk criteria for which shielding was not advised. >25% of entire population would have needed to be effectively shielded to prevent >80% of deaths." https://t.co/3mURlWPSMf

Quoted @bbcquestiontime

“Unless you solve your public health problem you’re not going to solve your economic problems.” Public health professor @devisridhar says the UK should look at countries like Taiwan and South Korea, that controlled the virus and had “minimal” economic impact. https://t.co/PIzmzhWQdq

If only I could retweet this 1000 times... https://t.co/pfRZvXZQRE

Quoted @MaxCRoser

Iceland is now suffering a steep rise in COVID-19 cases. [→ https://t.co/H0hYt3Jeni] Around 100(!) of these new cases were traced back to a tourist couple who tested positive on arrival and were asked to self-isolate, but did not do as they were told: https://t.co/NAW7s6YaIN https://t.co/aiffITnrU4

Iceland is now suffering a steep rise in COVID-19 cases.
[→ https://t.co/H0hYt3Jeni]

Around 100(!) of these new cases were traced back to a tourist couple who tested positive on arrival and were asked to self-isolate, but did not do as they were told: https://t.co/NAW7s6YaIN https://t.co/aiffITnrU4

Whoa. Iceland’s newest spike is traceable to two tourists who didn’t isolate like they were supposed to. We really can’t trust people to “use their best judgment” because our judgment is always going to be what’s best for *us* and not for the collective #COVID19 #Iceland https://t.co/A756r5lV5l

People have latched onto ‘herd immunity’ as the silver bullet out of this crisis- psychologically I understand people want to outsmart this virus & listen to comfortable lies. Here’s my take on what this really means for each of us. https://t.co/v44ipVFlJx

"Finally, the argument is strong for countries adopting a so-called zero-COVID strategy, which aims to eliminate domestic transmission...challenging but is an important aspiration." This is b/c of re-infection, Long COVID (disability burden) & economic impact.

Clear and sensible by @devisridhar here. As she says, economists agree. I said this back in March: https://t.co/tZGiuSwWRa https://t.co/mXeMz8Q5a0

👉🏿Without #MassTesting, the #Coronavirus Pandemic Will Keep Spreading, Countries such as #SouthKorea that test thousands of ppl per day have slowed the outbreak. Other nations must adopt #Seoul’s model before it’s too late. BY DEVI SRIDHAR MARCH 23, 2020, https://t.co/mQ27BYMAen

Quoted @devisridhar

For those who think stopping community transmission is impossible -> look to East Asia. UK & US spend more time debating how serious COVID-19 is rather than working together to develop solutions (mass test/trace/isolate) to stop transmission & to prevent re-importation. https://t.co/szEDMDrJZw

100 x this 👇 East Asia has the expertise to beat this horrible disease. Life is normal in #Taiwan. Vietnam, South Korea, Singapore have all successfully pushed it back. Cld western govts pls just pick up the phone to them? And wear a mask! 😷 https://t.co/lYlzWNBN2X

Quoted @CarlosdelRio7

You can watch the Fireside chat we did today with Dr. Fauci here. https://t.co/kt02XKFgsw

"The enemy is the virus. The enemy is not the public health community. The public health measures are the gateway… to opening up the economy" https://t.co/6LJ1vUtCNC

@NickWheelhouse1 @BioMickWatson @smiffy_73 @devisridhar Independent scientists role is to advise.Decisions must be made by elected politicians.Must be clear,transparent & honest when decisions do follow advice & who that advice comes from. Following 'the science' not clear enough. When not following science be clear that is the case

Another brilliant, level-headed piece by @devisridhar. Why are government leaders not listening? https://t.co/grvMQGTVAo

Martin Sandbu’s Free Lunch: Strategic indecisiveness is fatal in a pandemic https://t.co/73RWabnkjd

Quoted @BNODesk

NEW: Vietnam has reached 3 weeks without community transmission of coronavirus

For those who think stopping community transmission is impossible -> look to East Asia. UK & US spend more time debating how serious COVID-19 is rather than working together to develop solutions (mass test/trace/isolate) to stop transmission & to prevent re-importation. https://t.co/szEDMDrJZw

Quoted @SkyNews

“Maximum suppression of this virus is the optimal strategy.” Professor Devi Sridhar explains why she believes herd immunity is not an “appropriate way forward” in tackling #COVID19. Get more on the latest restrictions: https://t.co/vldZFRNEAj https://t.co/L96aOQQB3x

"Why would you want to put the young through that to be a part of the herd?" Logical, compelling and well articulated take on 'herd immunity'. https://t.co/ekuJcEcByR

@devisridhar Sweden to implement localised lockdowns, including school closures, and strict limits to the size of gatherings. https://t.co/wDxc2l9X8q

Also worth noting that lockdown measures/restrictions didn't cause all the non-COVID harm. Places with lighter restrictions still took non-COVID harms (e.g. economic hit). The problem is the virus. Countries controlling & eliminating it (like Taiwan) are managing best overall.

Quoted @devisridhar

Sweden & New Zealand actually have something in common: scientific advisors in both countries did not think a vaccine would be available soon enough, so they chose their final objective. Sweden chose trying to build immunity through letting virus go, while NZ chose elimination.

Thinking about this issue today as debate over COVID v. non-COVID harm continues. Ironically, Sweden moves towards strong control model & away from 'herd immunity'- I guess b/c of Long COVID & cases of re-infection. https://t.co/uPFYzZmwAU

Relaxing lockdowns or reintroducing restrictions are tough decisions for society.  

But these choices must be strategic, says @devisridhar, because we can’t have it all | #Covid19 

➡️ ️ https://t.co/Rv51781dDt https://t.co/UGlO0KDQsZ

Relaxing lockdowns or reintroducing restrictions are tough decisions for society. But these choices must be strategic, says @devisridhar, because we can’t have it all | #Covid19 ➡️ ️ https://t.co/Rv51781dDt https://t.co/UGlO0KDQsZ

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