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Assoc. Prof. Dave Hawkes
Virologist and science advocate using evidence to tackle questions about life. Trying to prevent cervical cancer one HPV test at a time. Opinions are my own.
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Assoc. Prof. Dave Hawkes Sep 13
Oh dear, you know so little about the field you can’t even understand basic job titles? I’m a virologist , that’s a scientist not someone who administers vaccines. Calling papers essays? You wish you could say you wrote a paper don’t you?
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Assoc. Prof. Dave Hawkes Sep 12
Again, you keep trying to push this back onto me. You made claim, you provide the evidence . You still haven’t answered question about qualifications or experience. I don’t think I’ll respond until you answer this simplest of questions
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Assoc. Prof. Dave Hawkes Sep 12
I’m on holidays at the beach. Qualifications? Experience?
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Assoc. Prof. Dave Hawkes Sep 12
Again, so qualifications and experience? I write papers about vaccine safety so kinda rules me out of being a troll hon
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Assoc. Prof. Dave Hawkes Sep 12
Yeah, probably why he’s dodging question about qualifications and experience. He just has no idea how evidence and science work
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Assoc. Prof. Dave Hawkes Sep 11
Oh dear, once we work through a method working out the specific criteria of what would be acceptable evidence suddenly you and bobbing and weaving. I’ll wait
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Assoc. Prof. Dave Hawkes Sep 11
Oh, and what were your qualifications/experience relevant to vaccines/infectious diseases etc?
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Assoc. Prof. Dave Hawkes Sep 11
Ah, nope. The idea is that you come up with the criteria for what you think would be a reasonable case demonstrating (not proving) herd immunity. I’ve started it and am happy to discuss until we reach something we can measure studies against
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Assoc. Prof. Dave Hawkes Sep 11
What is ‘solid’? Herd immunity is not 100% or nothing, it’s a spectra based on the pathogen, time of exposure and a range of other things.
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Assoc. Prof. Dave Hawkes Sep 11
Ok, stop being vague , what holes do you see? What criteria do you think needs to be considered. No single paper will conclude anything comprehensively but having you ‘consider it’ isn’t worth much. Do you have any relevant qualifications? Experience?
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Assoc. Prof. Dave Hawkes Sep 11
As I said, what will you accept as proof of herd immunity? If one group of a population is vaccinated and disease drops in another group that is no vaccinated in the same population?
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Assoc. Prof. Dave Hawkes Sep 11
I do distance running so my blood pressure is great!
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Assoc. Prof. Dave Hawkes Sep 11
Yep, but I’m not easily fooled. I’ll keep at this person to justify their claims
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Assoc. Prof. Dave Hawkes Sep 10
I’m happy to provide evidence but let’s work out whether you’d accept it? Let’s say a vaccine is given to only one group in a population but we see a drop in the disease in another unvaccinated group in the same population - work that convince you?
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Assoc. Prof. Dave Hawkes Sep 10
Ah still trying to dodge - if you have so much evidence why not just state it?
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Assoc. Prof. Dave Hawkes Sep 10
I’ve already stated - scientific data published in a peer reviewed scientific journal
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Assoc. Prof. Dave Hawkes Sep 10
Oh dear, bait and switch - really hon? I’ve been doing this a while. Your claim, your burden of proof I’ll wait
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Assoc. Prof. Dave Hawkes Sep 10
Ok, so two unverified websites and a meme? I was talking about scientific studies published in peer reviewed scientific journals - or as we like to call it, science . I’ll wait
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Assoc. Prof. Dave Hawkes Sep 10
Oh sweetie, you made the claim, it is your burden of proof. Additionally herd immunity is the established view so if you dispute it , again, it’s your burden of proof. I can wait
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Assoc. Prof. Dave Hawkes Sep 10
Ok, so you want to debate the science, let’s go. Happy to start with Herd Immunity if you’d like. Which peer reviewed scientific article do you think best presents data that herd immunity doesn’t exist/work
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