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Anthony Costello
Doctor, Speaker, Author The Social Edge. Ex-Director, WHO. Professor, UCL. Co-chair Lancet Climate Countdown. On Independent SAGE. Tweets/RT≠endorsement
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Paul Krugman 4h
Many people have probably heard about the Great Barrington Declaration, denouncing social distancing and calling for "herd immunity." It's popular with the White House, and it's the product of a Koch-linked think tank 1/
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Marcus Rashford MBE 3h
📍North West London
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Anthony Costello 5h
Replying to @globalhlthtwit
And why 2000 UK paediatricians are outraged and signed a letter complaining against government policy. (9)
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Anthony Costello 5h
Replying to @globalhlthtwit
This is not an issue about charity. Nor even just about justice. It's a much broader question about economic success, sustainability and whether we want to give all of our children a better world to live in. (8)
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Anthony Costello 5h
Replying to @globalhlthtwit
And here is their bible, the economic guidebook for the Conservative right wing neoliberals currently running the US and British government, from the US philosopher Ayn Rand. (7)
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Anthony Costello 5h
Replying to @globalhlthtwit
And here are the responses of some of the 322 MPs who astonishingly voted against good nutrition for our children and for a strong future economy. (6)
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Anthony Costello 5h
Replying to @globalhlthtwit
So when Marcus Rashford and his mother Melanie want British children not to go hungry they are seeking not only justice but a better economy for all of us. (5)
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Anthony Costello 5h
Replying to @globalhlthtwit
And now a diagram from the economist James Heckman who won the Nobel prize for showing the huge economic benefits from investing in early child development and good nutrition. (4)
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Anthony Costello 5h
Replying to @globalhlthtwit
As a paediatrician I've learned how our children's brains are exquisitively sensitive to hunger and malnutrition. (3)
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Anthony Costello 5h
Replying to @globalhlthtwit
Here is a summary of influences on children as they develop. From the Lancet Commission 'A Future for our Children?" (2)
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Anthony Costello 5h
On hunger, child development and our economy (1)
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Anthony Costello 23h
Government employ Boston Consulting Group for £1.2million for strategy implementation at COP 26 for climate change action. Yet BCG advises many of the world's oil companies and Oil and Gas UK. Massive conflict of interest.
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Eric Topol Oct 23
A new American pandemic record 83,010 cases reported today
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Tim Colbourn Oct 23
Great to see out. Participatory learning and action cycles with women s groups can prevent neonatal (& maternal) deaths in low-resource settings and are highly cost-effective: just $135 to $1627 per neonatal life-year saved. Governments and donors should invest in them.
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Anthony Costello Oct 23
Nice summary of the arguments against herd immunity from the government’s scientific advisers on official SAGE.
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UCL & the UN Sustainable Development Goals Oct 23
And that's it for Week 1 of Beyond Boundaries: Realising the UN Sustainable Development Goals! 🌍🇺🇳 A huge thank you to all of our brilliant speakers - and to our attendees for joining us. We'll be back with Session 6 on Monday at 12.30pm GMT (please note the time-zone change).
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Anthony Costello Oct 23
Amnesty report suggests discharge of elderly patients to care homes is not being properly monitored.
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Mariana Mazzucato Oct 23
Hope I am not jinxing this but hey, why not dream big time. Need a vision and a plan on how to get there (beginning with Trump losing, but that ain't enough). My piece out today in Time magazine.
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Rochelle A. Burgess Oct 23
is a brilliant person who has inspired us to act & reminded us what community can do. But we can't stop at local mobilisation. That is what the government wants - for US to clean up THEIR mess. Community spirit also means we push the government to BE BETTER.
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Anthony Costello Oct 23
The petition requires 100,000 signatories to trigger a debate in Parliament.
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