Professional Science Writers' Recent Top Tweets

Updated: 2022-Jan-26 15:14 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 21 followers:

"If I die, I die, but I’m not going to be controlled," Meatloaf said last year. And then he died of Covid. https://t.co/r1MMt8CtqH

— Amy Maxmen, PhD (@amymaxmen) January 21, 2022

2. One retweet per 25 followers:

Yes. An NYT editor told me explicitly that I needed to be careful because climate as a subject was already seen too close to an activist desk. Made it almost impossible to layer on additional contexts like economic inequities and racism. https://t.co/C7N478qV00

— Kendra "Gloom is My Beat" Pierre-Louis (@KendraWrites) January 22, 2022

3. One retweet per 25 followers:

NEW: Nuclear-test monitors tell @NPR the Tonga eruption is “the biggest thing that we’ve ever seen.”

The data they cite points to a much larger explosion than earlier estimates: possibly of 50 Megatons OR MORE!!https://t.co/mNPsgpe1EJ pic.twitter.com/NmFD2obuYw

— Geoff Brumfiel (@gbrumfiel) January 21, 2022

4. One retweet per 28 followers:

FDA ends for now use of two monoclonal antibodies made by Regeneron and Eli Lilly -- due to ineffectiveness against omicron.

Important to note that sotrovimab — a monoclonal antibody made by GlaxoSmithKline and Vir Biotechnology — still works https://t.co/kKAfeYXmJg

— Nsikan Akpan, PhD (@MoNscience) January 24, 2022

5. One retweet per 37 followers:

Que me entero ahora de que los POSITIVOS en test de auto diagnóstico NO los registran en Sanidad (al menos en la CAM) y, por lo tanto, mi certificado COVID no lo incluirá.

Me dicen por teléfono que me ponga refuerzo una semana después de la enfermedad.

¿Estamos locos?

— luis_quevedo (@luis_quevedo) January 20, 2022

6. One retweet per 50 followers:

facebook american robin discourse, summarized pic.twitter.com/s3ILoMACvE

— ryan (@RyanFMandelbaum) January 19, 2022

7. One retweet per 50 followers:

Almost everything about Tonga's recent volcanic eruption has left scientists scratching their heads, from the sonic boom to the baffling tsunami.

And it all happened from about an hour of volcanic fury.

I dig into the many mysteries @NatGeohttps://t.co/y14NIIzEtk

— Maya Wei-Haas, Ph.D. (@WeiPoints) January 20, 2022

8. One retweet per 52 followers:

BREAKING: New CDC data suggest unvaccinated people 50+ are about 45x more likely to end up in the hospital than those who got a booster.

These are the first real-world data on boosters in the U.S.https://t.co/pBQCP9ounU

— Apoorva Mandavilli (@apoorva_nyc) January 21, 2022

9. One retweet per 72 followers:

News: A truck hauling 100 imported lab monkeys crashed in PA, three escaped and were killed, one woman is sick after exposure to the monkeys, PETA has called for an end to importing and using monkeys for lab experiments https://t.co/lQzvT98iAQ

— Doug Main (@Douglas_Main) January 25, 2022

10. One retweet per 77 followers:

Just saw someone say they're wearing a surgical mask under their N95 mask. I cannot stress enough how much you should not do this. It completely disrupts the seal.

Don't wear a second mask over your (K)N95 either, it's not more effective and it can disrupt the seal.

— Erin Biba (@erinbiba) January 22, 2022

11. One retweet per 100 followers:

Important: The border wall stopped a Mexican gray wolf from migrating south

This is the first proof of the obvious: the wall prevents wildlife from making necessary migrations/movements

And what about the millions of animals not wearing GPS collars? https://t.co/SkyRg6rNP3

— Doug Main (@Douglas_Main) January 21, 2022

12. One retweet per 108 followers:

Next month @BishopsgateInst is going to fill the Curve gallery @BarbicanCentre with PHYSICAL LGBTQ+ HISTORY like badges, personal diaries, nightclub posters and, of course, the log books from @switchboardLGBT — so cool! https://t.co/6fCHyZMVWD pic.twitter.com/fy6yB2t2xE

— Adam Zmith (@AdamZmith) January 21, 2022

13. One retweet per 113 followers:

NEW: Last Saturday, a Tongan volcano unleashed a 10-megaton blast, a shockwave that traveled the world, tsunamis in two ocean basins, and a 34-mile-high ash plume. What triggered this cataclysm?

Here's how scientists are going to find out. Me, for @WIRED https://t.co/Ro7OHmroO5

— Dr Robin George Andrews 🌋 (@SquigglyVolcano) January 20, 2022

14. One retweet per 123 followers:

Please share far and wide: this is the first story from journalists at Tonga’s leading news agency after the colossal blast: “We were stuck in the seafront office as the many tsunamis came in - too late to get out…The event is etched in our memories.” #HungaTongaHungaHaapai https://t.co/Pm2IG42nwQ

— Maya Wei-Haas, Ph.D. (@WeiPoints) January 22, 2022

15. One retweet per 124 followers:

Are you burnt out? Do you feel intensely, chronically angry about inaction on climate change? So angry, you can feel your blood sizzle in your veins? Yeah, me too. This story looks at how we can see that anger as fierce love and transform it into action. https://t.co/a3lm5hixw0

— Emma Marris (@Emma_Marris) January 25, 2022

16. One retweet per 141 followers:

no it’s their house https://t.co/GOQ6pD9mDj

— Doug Main (@Douglas_Main) January 23, 2022

17. One retweet per 142 followers:

“Imagine Africans working so hard to contribute to a database used to make or update vaccines, and then we don’t get access to the vaccines. It’s very demoralizing.” - Christian Happi @acegid in Nigeria.

I wrote this 9 months ago & STILL just 2% of Nigerians are fully vaxxed. https://t.co/MJpCYAm51r

— Amy Maxmen, PhD (@amymaxmen) January 25, 2022

18. One retweet per 161 followers:

P.S. sotrovimab still works **and is still authorized**

— Nsikan Akpan, PhD (@MoNscience) January 25, 2022

19. One retweet per 173 followers:

Good to see @TheGrahamNash respond so firmly to RFK Jr.'s theft and perversion of his iconic song "Chicago" to spread lies and disinformation about #COVID19 and #vaccines. Go get 'em, Graham. And thanks to @PeterHotez for bringing it to public attention. https://t.co/cxd7azYJSN pic.twitter.com/21iETWFjc1

— Steve Silberman (@stevesilberman) January 22, 2022

20. One retweet per 174 followers:

🚨I've had a frankly worrying number of messages from people who think the answer to the hospital crisis is simple: deny care to unvaccinated people.

I talked to ethicists and health-care workers about why this is a terrible, unconscionable idea. 1/https://t.co/Qo9dqvuPwV

— Ed Yong (@edyong209) January 20, 2022