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Half of funding in science should go to studying the cognitive dissonance and mental illness of "scientists" like Peter.

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He's got Covid three times and has had every booster and the last case was the worst of all. So the vaccines and boosters didn't prevent infection, nor did they make his last case less severe or mild. It appears he's never taken off his N-95 mask so those didn't prevent him from getting infected multiple times. He also makes clear that he doesn't hang around people who are unmasked or unvaccinated ... and he still got Covid three times.

His statement that lockdowns a week earlier in the UK would have saved 25,000 to 35,000 lives is the whopper of them all.

I guess he doesn't believe in "early spread" like I do. What we had, according to him and other "experts," was "late spread" in the UK (in March and April 2020) and this spread was super contagious and lethal .... all at once.

Like other posters have said, thanks for saving these "receipts."

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I've said this before. I wish Trump had said "Wear a Mask...lock down, and keep the kids from going to schools!" Then the entire academia/prof doctor's org would have done the EXACT opposite to claim virtue signaling award. Weingarten would have SCREAMED that teachers need to teach (laughable, I know, but play along) And we would have maintained sanity as a society. Instead...this happened.

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Love that you're keeping the receipts!

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Another sick burn from Dr. Prasad 🤣

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Who regularily gets the flu 2x a year?

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Proof of what I’ve told young folks for years when they ask me if med school was hard. “No, a chimp can get through med school, but med school will not teach it or you common sense.” What an absolutely clueless man.

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But reputable scientists (people in academia and elsewhere) don't want to "waste" their time checking other people's errors because they don't get recognition, promotion or tenure for repeating and verifying (or failing to verify) prior results.

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I struggle with these posts from Dr. Prasad. While it is incredibly satisfying to see idiots called out with Twitter receipts, I do worry that this is not the best and healthiest use of time for either the writer or the reader. I have stopped following a number of COVID policy skeptics. Not because the where wrong (they clearly weren’t), but because I was spending too much time reading them and getting angry and it was adversely impacting other areas of my life.

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Tyrants begin as pathetic little creatures who are given an opportunity.

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Dr Prassad provides much needed and excellent critical appraisal. I am regularly enlightened by his indefatigable efforts.

But I find this kind of post mystifying. The victim here was wrong on many counts. He persisted and doubled down. Yes, he has proven himself to be misguided and ultimately incorrect. His call for error checking is ironic. Agreed.

I have screwed up as an “expert” physician many times albeit not so publicly. Some of my advice to patients, in hindsight, was shockingly, embarrassingly flawed.

How is it helpful to offer up this selection of tweets for ridicule? How are these ad hominem attacks getting us closer to the truth?

“mental illness”, “deranged midwit”, “Fool”, “clueless”, “so stupid”, “Tyrants”, “pathetic little creatures”, “failed unit”, “stupid as dogs”, “indoctrinated”, “clueless”, “sheep”, “idiot”, “moronic”.

Can we not publicly hold bad ideas to account without encouraging this kind of degradation?

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Prof. Prasad; I agree. But, there is a stubborn cultural barrier to overcome; Our reluctance to cross the “thin blue line”, (original reference is about police who wont snitch, but public health out-performs police on blue line issue). Earlier this week, I pressed a PhD Psychologist colleague for comment on my pediatric-Trans statement. He refused. Recently, I tried to get same colleague to comment on a psychological assessment that I discovered to be fake. Refusal, as if he were married to APA Director. In 2020 before Covid, I respectfully corrected my department director who mistakenly reported a very high number of AIDS Deaths for 2019. A colleague, (PhD epidemiologist)expressed shock that I corrected the boss. When information is correct, everyone wins.

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I prefer he continues to mask. So I know to stay far far away from him. I hope he also has a "hate has no home here" sign on his front lawn, again so I can stay far far away. I want to keep half my money instead of proving this guy is lost. He proves it already. No need to spend a penny on it. He is doing it for us.

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How can smart people like him be so stupid?

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Just another failed unit from our HC educational system.

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I gotta say I sure am grateful I have had a “questionable” Guillain-Barré as part of my medical history - nobody bothers me about flu or Covid shots anymore.

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