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

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

Ten Reasons to End the Lockdown Now

May 12th, 2020

Dr John Lee, recently retired pathologist and former NHS consultant pathologist, wrote an insightful article about the numbers in order to bring some clarity at a time when media hysteria was at its zenith. We quoted him in our own ongoing analysis of the numbers. In the face of a rising death rate, Continue reading

UK Govt: We are guided by the science. What science?

May 5th, 2020

The UK has been under lockdown / house arrest for six long weeks, the economy has been put on hold, income has vanished, parents are now teachers and people isolated from their friends and families. By and large the Brits, encouraged by Johnson’s evocation of the war-time “your country needs you”, Continue reading

Is a Vaccine the answer to COVID19?

May 3rd, 2020

It is now a fundamental assumption amongst governments and health experts world wide that a new vaccine for COVID-19 is the only solution to the current pandemic crisis. Billions of dollars, backed by taxpayers money and through philanthropic donations are being channelled to pharmaceutical companies to fast track a new vaccine to the market Continue reading

UK update: Watching the language of COVID

April 29th, 2020

Spyglass language of covidAs the country decides how to unlock, the government is discussing possible strategies of ongoing social isolation, the social bubble, lockdown scenarios, and possible quarantine with forced removals from homes or care homes. An article in The Guardian, on April 30th quoted, “Social bubbles’ of small groups could be Continue reading