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Professor Karol Sikora
Oncologist for 50 years. CMO of . Founding Dean and Professor of Medicine at . Ex-director of the WHO Cancer Programme.
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Professor Karol Sikora retweeted
UK COVID-19 5h
United Kingdom Pillar 1 (PHE labs, NHS hospitals and health and care workers) COVID-19 infections by date reported. Pillar 1 infections have fallen 85% since the 1st June and 17% over the last 2 weeks. A very good statistic to track the most serious case trend.
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Professor Karol Sikora 7h
Replying to @carlheneghan
Really superb work . None of this would have come to light without you and Prof Loke.
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Carl Heneghan 7h
ONS Death Data update and Disparity with PHE –
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Ed Conway 14h
Replying to @DHSCgovuk @ONS
A reminder not to get too panicked by the official count of daily deaths, which is still running at c.65 deaths a day. Remember: PHE are over-counting daily deaths. The considerably less dodgy count puts it at around 19 a day. Not great, but 3x less awful
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Hits Manchester News 17h
It's thought thousands of people don't know they have cancer because of the sheer scale of disruption to testing during the pandemic. Our investigation has found 3,000,000 people are now waiting to be screened. spoke to our Chief Reporter
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Professor Karol Sikora 10h
The excellent COVID-19 Symptom Study app, which has been accurate before, has UK infections at almost as low as a month ago. Most importantly the trajectory is down. It registered the small rise we've seen recently, so it's good news that they think it's on the way down.
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Professor Karol Sikora 12h
I'm going to have a moan. I see so many discarded masks, plastic gloves, cigarettes, plastic cups everywhere. More than ever before I'm sure. Stop littering! There are bins everywhere, use them. Someone has to clear it up. It's just making someone else's day more difficult.
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Professor Karol Sikora 12h
I do worry that decisions like this are being made to try and please everyone. Having three separate death counts, with the ONS stats on top of that, will lead to so much confusion. It's fair to say the Government's handling of the numbers has not been great.
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Mike Moran MBE 14h
We must maintain perspective on new case figures. It evidently does not warrant the fear that we are seeing. We have too much to lose if we overreact, the cancer backlog is enormous. Cancer services urgently require more support. My thoughts-
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David Paton 15h
ONS have updated their all settings date-of-death series up to 31 July. Deaths in England now below 20 per day. Latest dates subject to further updates but 18 deaths on 28 July. The discredited (& officially suspended) PHE series reports 48 for that date, 2.7 times higher!
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Professor Karol Sikora 15h
Here's the useful weekly graph from the ONS showing fatalities by the actual date of death, rather than the date reported. The more recent days may increase as more deaths are registered. It's been awful, but I think it's important for people to see the improvement.
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Office for National Statistics (ONS) 15h
Replying to @ONS
Of the deaths registered in Week 31, 193 mention on the death certificate (2.2% of all deaths). This has fallen since the previous week (Week 30) when 2.4% of all deaths mentioned COVID-19
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Professor Karol Sikora 15h
I've seen lots of people on here who I thought were respectful and thoughtful, be so unnecessarily rude and aggressive. I will never understand taking time out of your day to be unpleasant to people on the internet. I see a huge number of tweets I disagree with. That's life!
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Professor Karol Sikora 16h
This relentless heat is tough going, London has been absolutely baking. It's so important to keep hydrated in this sort of weather. Look after yourselves. A very British response - we like it hot, but not too hot!
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Steve Brown Aug 10
(1/7) Testing update (catching up from the weekend). The random testing & case number generator has been cranked up to the max. Following a spike in +ve rate yesterday, things are back to normal today. Weekly average positivity 0.582% is the lowest since 23/07:
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Mike Moran MBE Aug 10
None of us know what will happen with the virus. But one thing is for sure: We have to find a way to ensure cancer services continue where needed, whatever happens. The backlog is already enormous, another shutdown of vital screenings/treatment is simply not an option.
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Professor Karol Sikora Aug 10
After a higher figure yesterday (1062), new cases are at 816 today. Down from 938 last Monday. England down from 856 to 699. Gov figures show we had the most ever pillar 2 tests processed (109,488). With local hotspots, more tests and usual lag we are seeing fluctuations.
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Andy Gaya Aug 10
There are around 450 deaths a day from cancer in the UK, that's one every few minutes. Every two minutes someone is diagnosed with cancer, that will be far more infrequent now unfortunately. Lots of Coronavirus stats are thrown around, but cancer seems to be forgotten about.
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Professor Karol Sikora Aug 10
According to the Government's own figures, the daily testing capacity is 338,413. Yesterday 165,176 tests were processed. Use the capacity. (Don't be surprised to find more cases!) Why not test people on arrival from Spain, Belgium etc and then some time after? Others do it.
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Professor Karol Sikora Aug 10
When I talk about cancer, lots of people say 'oh, but it isn't an infectious disease'. To be frank, if people are dying because they aren't getting the treatment they need, does it matter? It's a lazy response. Cancer will kill far more people than the virus ever will.
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