Professor Karol Sikora (@ProfKarolSikora)

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Oncologist for 50 years. CMO of @Rutherford_Hplc. Founding Dean and Professor of Medicine at @UoB_medic. Ex-director of the WHO Cancer Programme.

https://www.therutherford.com

London

2020-03-06 08:49:53

United Kingdom coronavirus (COVID-19) Monday infection trend.

Todays report of 352 infections is the lowest Monday since mid March and shows a 92% drop over the highest ever recorded Monday of 4,676 infections on the 20th April.

United Kingdom coronavirus (COVID-19) Monday infection trend. Todays report of 352 infections is the lowest Monday since mid March and shows a 92% drop over the highest ever recorded Monday of 4,676 infections on the 20th April.

16 reported fatalities today, compared to 25 15 38 55 111 on previous Mondays. 352 new cases recorded which is by far the lowest number we have seen for some time. There is no question that the presence of the virus is reducing and fast. Let's keep it that way.

People attack for me being too supportive of the guidelines, and others say I undermine them. It is possible to support a firm response, but also believe that now is the right time to carefully move forwards. This whole 'pick a side' mentality is so divisive. We need a balance!

I don't really mind the restrictions in the pub. It's fair to say I haven't hit the dance floor for some time, but having a pint and some food outside with the dog works quite well for us. Some people aren't happy, but I think it's a huge improvement on a few weeks ago!

A hugely important day in the #Cancer world with the influential @BBCPanorama Special Programme on tonight. 

Lockdown may be lifting the stress & worry for most, but for people affected by Cancer the killer, our concerns grow by the day.

A hugely important day in the  #Cancer world with the influential  @Panorama 🌐 Special Programme on tonight. Lockdown may be lifting the stress & worry for most, but for people affected by Cancer the killer, our concerns grow by the day.

It's good to see more and more coverage on the looming cancer crisis. Health Data Research UK estimate we could see at least 18,000 excess cancer deaths, potentially rising to 35,000. I've criticised stark predictions in the past, but I think it could easily be worse than that.

The Positive Professor ⁦⁦@ProfKarolSikora⁩: ‘Getting families back together is such a fantastic boost. Just a few months ago a summer holiday seemed like a fading dream. We’re all going to have to be extra careful, but this is a welcome step forward.’ #coronavirus

The Positive Professor ⁦⁦ @Professor Karol Sikora⁩: ‘Getting families back together is such a fantastic boost. Just a few months ago a summer holiday seemed like a fading dream. We’re all going to have to be extra careful, but this is a welcome step forward.’  #coronavirus

I married Alison 46 years ago today.

Three children and six grandchildren later we are still happily married.

The restaurants opened just in time, I'm taking her out to my favourite Thai place tonight.

The time has flown by, I wouldn't change a second.

I married Alison 46 years ago today. Three children and six grandchildren later we are still happily married. The restaurants opened just in time, I'm taking her out to my favourite Thai place tonight. The time has flown by, I wouldn't change a second.

First #pint post #lockdown. It has never tested so good before. Wonderful. #beer #SociallyDistant

First  #pint post  #lockdown. It has never tested so good before. Wonderful.  #beer  #SociallyDistant

The United Kingdom reported a weekly total of 4,593 #coronavirus (COVID-19) infections, that's a decrease of 32.7% over last week and 87.2% since w/e April 19th where 35,788 infections were reported.

The United Kingdom reported a weekly total of 4,593  #coronavirus (COVID-19) infections, that's a decrease of 32.7% over last week and 87.2% since w/e April 19th where 35,788 infections were reported.

Good to see a study which shows the risk of transmission from a cricket ball is low. It was authored by some top scientists from Imperial and other institutions, so it should give players comfort. It's a relief to see sense prevailing on lots of issues. https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/ball-is-not-a-vector-of-disease-new-scientific-study-shows-v5qs59tll

22 reported fatalities today, down from 36 43 36 77 115 on previous Sundays. 516 recorded new cases, again the lowest number since March. Despite everything, cases continue to fall. As we come out of lockdown, let's all do our bit to make sure that decline continues.

 @Professor Karol Sikora I’ve been after following your advice and now awaiting results. My hospital in York was literally empty...just me and the NHS staff. So yes, get checked.

I would like to see the Government ad people turn their minds to giving people the confidence to get themselves checked. We've all heard the spooky ads telling us to 'stay alert', let's hear some about getting cancers diagnosed. We need a new slogan about getting checked.

When I joined Twitter I had no idea what would happen, a friend said it would take months to get to 100 followers! Forget all the nonsense, through this platform I have reconnected with old friends and made new ones. I learn something new every day from you all, so thank you.

Morning everyone, not too many sore heads around I hope! I can't comment about elsewhere, but the Queen & Albert pub in Woburn Green was fantastic. People following the rules and having a good time. Hoping it went well for pub & restaurant owners across the country!

@ProfKarolSikora Last 6 weeks of UK COVID-19 infections based on day of report.

 @Professor Karol Sikora Last 6 weeks of UK COVID-19 infections based on day of report.

67 reported fatalities today, down from 100 130 183 207 on previous Saturdays. 624 recorded new cases - these are falling rapidly. We are seeing progress, so let's not throw it away. If we want it to continue, we all need to play our part. Enjoy your evening, but be sensible!

A great afternoon in the pub with the woman I first met as a student nurse 50 years ago.

And Chico! Have a good day everyone, please be sensible!

A great afternoon in the pub with the woman I first met as a student nurse 50 years ago. And Chico! Have a good day everyone, please be sensible!

We are washing our hands so much we are getting through the soap quicker than ever. It really is such an effective way to stop the spread of this virus. Not to mention good hand hygiene is something we should all be aiming for anyway!

Chico managed to finish off the job he started earlier this week.

He’s hoping he got away with it! 

Have a good day everyone.

Chico managed to finish off the job he started earlier this week. He’s hoping he got away with it! Have a good day everyone.

The Positive Professor ⁦@ProfKarolSikora⁩ on Super Saturday: ‘I don’t mean to sound negative, this is an enormous step forward for our country. But I plead for people to behave sensibly, otherwise everything will shut as quickly as it did in March.’ #coronavirus

The Positive Professor ⁦ @Professor Karol Sikora⁩ on Super Saturday: ‘I don’t mean to sound negative, this is an enormous step forward for our country. But I plead for people to behave sensibly, otherwise everything will shut as quickly as it did in March.’  #coronavirus

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