Paediatric Registrar | Clinical Research Fellow Paediatric Infectious Diseases @southamptonCRF | Lead Fellow @covboost Trial | Husband and dad | No £COI

United Kingdom
Joined April 2013
Tonight, one of my 2 year old patients cried when I told them they could go home, because they were sad they couldn’t stay and play with me for longer Why would anyone choose a different medical specialty #paedsrocks
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Alasdair Munro retweeted
Very excited for the launch of this trial @unisouthampton @UHSFT . Hoping it will have a huge impact on #foodallergy
Today we have announced our first Natasha Clinical Trial, a ground-breaking £2.2m food immunotherapy study led by @unisouthampton @UoS_Medicine with the support of a consortium of food businesses. #makeallergyhistory bbc.co.uk/news/uk-61488820.a…
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Alasdair Munro retweeted
🚨Breaking News🚨 #IDWeek2022 Opening Plenary's Impressive Lineup Just Announced! Check out this all-star event scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 19, at 3:30 p.m. ET.
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Amazing to see @CherryAlviani on twitter! If you are interested in paediatric allergy she is a must follow! @ProfGRoberts @DFTBubbles @BSACI_Allergy @AllergyEaaci #allergies
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Looks like @IDWeek2022 has an absolutely amazing line up for it’s opening plenary! Some of the most informative communicators of the pandemic - gutted I can’t be there in person
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Alasdair Munro retweeted
A lack of systems thinking & an arrogant failure to engage with the disaster specialists will be incredibly costly. The way some folk have spoken about students as vectors of disease during the pandemic has been a disgrace. 1/2
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Alasdair Munro retweeted
While the linked article is interesting, it has a LOT of flaws - amply detailed in this thread. Those flaws among other things illustrate how a *definitive* end to the pandemic is likely not achievable with current tools
Everything that is wrong with Topol's piece in the @guardian, a 🧵
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When I was in Athens last week, we sat next to a couple of groups of Americans at dinner who were all complaining to each other about trying to find expensive pre-departure tests to go back home They could literally travel almost anywhere else in the world without them
To be clear, New Zealand -- an isolated archipelago and former Zero Covid country -- is now saying that pre-departure testing is basically useless, but the Biden administration continues to defend the policy for the United States, despite no testing at our land borders.
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Alasdair Munro retweeted
While the UK now has slightly lower vaccine uptake among its population than some EU countries, they still did a good job targeting the vulnerable without the social conflicts and damage to trust in public health caused by continental vaccine passports. Impressive work by NHS.
World beating science and incredible vaccine roll out Schools closed with pubs open and nursing home residents discharged without testing Characterised by such extreme successes and failures, how has the UK faired overall during the pandemic so far? alasdairmunro.substack.com/p…
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Alasdair Munro retweeted
Wieder ein brillantes Resümee über den Umgang mit corona in UK. Alles was unter „the Good“ gelistet ist, lief in D schlecht bis ganz schlecht. Lediglich in puncto lohnfortzahlung und ausreichendem Testen in der ersten Welle schnitt D mMn besser ab.
World beating science and incredible vaccine roll out Schools closed with pubs open and nursing home residents discharged without testing Characterised by such extreme successes and failures, how has the UK faired overall during the pandemic so far? alasdairmunro.substack.com/p…
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After 2 years, as the UK moves out of its emergency response phase of the #COVID19 pandemic we can try and summarise how it has fared so far Let's call it a mixed bag... 1/ alasdairmunro.substack.com/p…
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There are undoubtedly some positives The UK has contributed more scientifically than any other country This includes in vaccines, therapeutic clinical trials, surveillance, genomic sequencing and more 2/
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But boy there are some howlers - Fear based messaging - the effects of which are still being felt today - Draconian and unnecessary legal restrictions on civil liberties - Schools shut whilst pubs were open - Elderly people discharged to care homes without being tested 3/
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And in regards to managing the disease, we can claim no great victories but seem to have done pretty average overall Thanks to a disastrous first couple of waves, only to be saved by a world beating vaccine roll out We could have done better. It could have been worse. 4/
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Ultimately that sums up much of the UK pandemic Some astonishing successes, but complimented by some significant failures Worst is that the groups we failed the most were those we should have protected the most 5/ alasdairmunro.substack.com/p…
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You can read the whole 5 part series reviewing the UK pandemic response over it's first 2 years starting here If you enjoy it please subscribe and share 6/ alasdairmunro.substack.com/p…
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Alasdair Munro retweeted
Alongside the useless sacrificing of the interests of the youth, I believe this is also one of the main errors made in Belgium, potentially causing a long-lasting public health burden: the deliberate incitment of fear as an irresponsible pandemic management tool. 1/3
World beating science and incredible vaccine roll out Schools closed with pubs open and nursing home residents discharged without testing Characterised by such extreme successes and failures, how has the UK faired overall during the pandemic so far? alasdairmunro.substack.com/p…
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World beating science and incredible vaccine roll out Schools closed with pubs open and nursing home residents discharged without testing Characterised by such extreme successes and failures, how has the UK faired overall during the pandemic so far? alasdairmunro.substack.com/p…
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