Professional Science Writers' Recent Top Tweets

Updated: 2020-Apr-08 13:41 UTC. Entries: 20. Based on tweets of Professional Science Writers on Twitter. Feedback: @TrueSciPhi.

Professional Science Writers' tweets from past 7 days most retweeted per follower:

1. One retweet per 16 followers:

Social Distancing Might Stop. And Start. And Stop. And Start. Until We Have A Vaccine. https://t.co/UGGZDZml4r via @dvergano

“We need to figure out how we are going to live in a time of plague.” pic.twitter.com/Qk7gBZnIML

— Dan Vergano (@dvergano) April 1, 2020

2. One retweet per 17 followers:

Countries that have universal TB vaccine policies see fewer coronavirus cases and deaths, study shows.

My story: https://t.co/nZcCF8jFYC

Other measures are needed and more important. But the correlation is striking. It's like masks vs no masks but for BCG vaccine instead. pic.twitter.com/GbkFiGPPNb

— Akshat Rathi (@AkshatRathi) April 2, 2020

3. One retweet per 31 followers:

When I prepared the code for this analysis and chart yesterday, I was expecting to see a spike in estimated gun sales in response to uncertainty around #COVID19. But this is something else ...https://t.co/ehLAmxufIG pic.twitter.com/WwbLEPyk52

— Peter Aldhous (@paldhous) April 1, 2020

4. One retweet per 31 followers:

"I, a Black man, cannot walk into a store with a bandana covering the greater part of my face if I also expect to walk out of that store. The situation isn’t safe.”

Yet another way in which self-protection from #covid19 is a function of privilege. https://t.co/NQ3Zvmsx94

— Maryn McKenna (@marynmck) April 6, 2020

5. One retweet per 34 followers:

The horrible truth is that a govt that has glorified incompetence, filling the highest offices of the land with the likes of Johnson, Raab, Gove & Grayling, is unlikely to suddenly become competent. But, if it would just stop lying to us, that would be a step in right direction.

— Marcus Chown (@marcuschown) April 1, 2020

6. One retweet per 35 followers:

Holy hell is that irresponsible. https://t.co/aO25r9zgnc

— Tara Haelle (@tarahaelle) April 5, 2020

7. One retweet per 37 followers:

Former FDA @ScottGottliebMD asks to hire & train 1000s of new workers to bolster CONTACT TRACING to stop #coronavirus spread. We can't ease social distancing w/out it. After enough deaths & economic destruction, the gov't will learn public health 101. https://t.co/z26noqygrY

— Amy Maxmen (@amymaxmen) April 7, 2020

8. One retweet per 40 followers:

I'm sorry, folks, may I scream for a moment? I CAN'T FUCKING BELIEVE THAT ER STAFF AT BELLEVUE HOSPITAL IN NYC HAD TO DO A GOFUNDME TO GET N95 RESPIRATORS. AND THEY STILL DON'T HAVE ENOUGH TESTS. The Trump adminstration are straight-up mass murderers. https://t.co/mPr04YHWXV

— Steve Silberman (@stevesilberman) April 3, 2020

9. One retweet per 41 followers:

Note the original tweet’s date. https://t.co/BhBuuCVh52

— Tara Haelle (@tarahaelle) April 4, 2020

10. One retweet per 43 followers:

UPDATE to @stephaniemlee & @dvergano's story about how the gov't is only sending states enough Abbott 5-min testing devices to test up to 5,500 people:

An HHS rep said it's bc "we wanted to leave market share...to purchase through the commercial sector." https://t.co/B4d159PeUJ

— Azeen Ghorayshi (@azeen) April 4, 2020

11. One retweet per 44 followers:

"Ms. Silva, who has spent much of her life in the United States evading law enforcement, now carries a letter from her employer in her wallet, declaring that the Department of Homeland Security considers her 'critical to the food supply chain.' ”https://t.co/NCAHu033t5

— Kendra "Gloom is My Beat" Pierre-Louis (@KendraWrites) April 4, 2020

12. One retweet per 47 followers:

Our planet under a pandemic: less seismic activity from the rumble of daily life, cleaner air, profoundly quieter cities and oceans, too https://t.co/8Aqbar9icp

— Marina Koren (@marinakoren) April 2, 2020

13. One retweet per 47 followers:

There is no magic money tree. Austerity is unavoidable. We can't write off NHS "debt". Homelessness is too complex a problem to solve. We can't give nurses a pay rise...

One by one the lies told us have been exposed.

If there's one thing you remember afterwards, remember this.

— Marcus Chown (@marcuschown) April 6, 2020

14. One retweet per 50 followers:

Ok, Twitter, you asked for it, I promised it, and here it is: 4200 words on #Masks. Should everyone wear masks? The simple answer is there is no simple answer, but we're getting there. #Masks4All #coronavirus #COVID19 https://t.co/DRp0Xx3Yvf

— Tara Haelle (@tarahaelle) April 2, 2020

15. One retweet per 54 followers:

Most of the world isn't allowed to leave their homes and the Wisconsin GOP still wanted hundreds of thousands of people to stand in line for hours and then mash the same buttons so they could keep power.

We're all incredulous and I am not sure we are incredulous enough.

— Dave Levitan (@davelevitan) April 7, 2020

16. One retweet per 56 followers:

The 1995 Sagan passage on my mind this morning, from “The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark" pic.twitter.com/nGZi60qzN0

— Sheril Kirshenbaum (@Sheril_) April 3, 2020

17. One retweet per 58 followers:

The next time someone tells you they have an amazing immune system and could never be felled by #COVID19, send them this article. In a 'cytokine storm' it's an overreactive immune system that betrays us: https://t.co/uuznJeCWGN

— Roxanne Khamsi (@rkhamsi) April 1, 2020

18. One retweet per 59 followers:

NYC home deaths aren’t being counted toward #COVID19 toll but “200 city residents are now dying at home each day, compared to 20 to 25 such deaths before the pandemic” https://t.co/kqIrrFZikp

— Roxanne Khamsi (@rkhamsi) April 7, 2020

19. One retweet per 61 followers:

Terrible news out of #Ecuador. “They said the pandemic wouldn’t hit Latin America so hard because we’re used to illnesses, because it’s hot, because the population is young, etc, etc...Look at what’s happening." ht @gyude_moore #COVID19 #coronavirus https://t.co/ddYsP9qRlq

— Amy Maxmen (@amymaxmen) April 3, 2020

20. One retweet per 65 followers:

Well, this tweet has worn well. https://t.co/NWgpOSBPgT

— Steve Silberman (@stevesilberman) April 3, 2020