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Devi Sridhar
+ Your AuthorsArchive @devisridhar Professor & Chair of Global Public Health, @EdinburghUni Medical School. Director of @GlobalHealthGP. Health governance, financing, policy, systems & security. Jun. 21, 2020 1 min read

A plea: if you are going to use my tweets in debates & to write stories, please use them in totality & accurately. Please don't edit them selectively to make a catchy headline, or misquote what I've said. This is why academics get frustrated & stop doing any media outreach.

Written 14 articles for the Guardian on COVID-19 & more in other newspapers. My views are clearly outlined on: school re-openings, test/trace/isolate, lockdown, second wave, future scenarios, protecting health workers, travel bans, shielding & new drugs. 

I've always spoken my mind- including on 15th March when community testing/tracing was stopped. I say what I believe is right for improved public health based on my expertise. 

Thanks all for your kind messages. Much appreciated. Now getting off twitter for today & will re-engage tomorrow.

You can follow @devisridhar.


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