Fact or Fiction – the Asymptomatic Spreaders?

July 27th, 2020

With so much information from so many different sources regarding COVID19, knowing the truth is challenging. This is especially difficult when it comes to understanding the mechanisms of virus transmission and how easily it spreads. The significance of this is crucial as it impacts the whole strategy Continue reading

Physicians for Informed Consent COVID19 Factsheet CFR 0.26%

July 1st, 2020

Physicians for Informed Consent have issued a COVID19 fact sheet to help make sense of the current situation. In May the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimated the Case Fatality Rate of COVID19 to be at 0.26%, not much higher than a busy flu season. The fact sheet includes 25 rock solid references from official sources that support what we have been saying since the beginning. Continue reading

Flu vaccine increases the risk of COVID19 – research

June 25th, 2020

The flu vaccine has become a familiar refrain every year as winter approaches. This year the flu vaccine has already been recommended as a way of helping to protect the NHS from a “second wave” of COVID19. The US government recommends the flu vaccine every year for all age groups and this year will be no exception. The rationale is that those Continue reading

What are we doing to our children?

June 19th, 2020

As children are returning to school throughout the world, many parents are still concerned about COVID19 and reluctant to let them go. Even young children are being asked to conform to social distancing, mask wearing and other mitigation behaviours, when all evidence Continue reading

Contact Tracing: a Bad Idea at the Wrong Time

June 9th, 2020

Contact tracing is now a central part of most government agendas in the monitoring and control of the COVID19 outbreak. It involves widespread tracing, testing and isolation. Is it too late for this strategy and does this level of monitoring and surveillance pose a threat to our privacy? Continue reading

What’s Happening in Africa? Govts Reject Lockdown

June 7th, 2020

An Overview of the Impact of Covid-19 on sub-Saharan Africa. Much of the attention on the COVID19 pandemic has focused on Europe, the US and China with the greatest number of deaths in Europe and the USA. However, Africa, the largest continent, has remained relatively Continue reading

The devastating COVID19 care home crisis

June 5th, 2020

On May 13th, the UK newspaper, The Guardian, reported the death toll in UK care homes may be double the official figure and could be as high as 22,000. The UK deaths from COVID19 now total almost 40,000, the highest in Europe.  Continue reading

5 Steps to Unlock the UK?

May 28th, 2020

Our comments on the UK Strategy:  In April the UK government outlined the following 5 steps needed to unlock the country. As of May 13th, the UK has loosened the lockdown restrictions but many restrictions remain in place. Are the government’s plans realistic or is it simply delaying releasing Continue reading

Prof Gupta, Oxford – COVID on its way out

May 23rd, 2020

Unherd spoke to Professor Gupta, Professor of Theoretical Epidemiology at Oxford University and head of the team that challenged the Imperial College’s prediction that triggered the global lockdown. She discusses anti-bodies, Infection Fatality rate, Lockdown, the UK government’s Continue reading

Sweden and Tanzania: resisting lockdown

May 20th, 2020

Sweden has stood out as an alternative example of how to deal with COVID19. Instead of imposing a full lockdown, based on the recommendations and mathematical models of experts in the field, they chose a more voluntary form of social distancing, closing large gatherings and protecting the elderly, but otherwise Continue reading

Pharma monopoly? Medical colonialism? Alive and well

May 17th, 2020

‘I believe you have to be willing to be misunderstood if you’re going to innovate.’ ~ Jeff Bezos
The WHO announced the world is in the grip of a devastating pandemic, millions of deaths are predicted and in order to stop the spread of SARS-cov-2, the virus that causes COVID19, the world’s economy Continue reading