Coronavirus Fact-Check #4: “Why are so many healthcare workers dying?”

27 April 2020 — Off Guardian

Media reports paint a picture of healthcare workers being hit very hard by the pandemic, but the statistics suggest otherwise

The deaths of doctors, nurses and other medical workers has been a major talking point since the pandemic began.

It started in Italy, where a website was set up listing the deaths of doctors who “died on the frontlines”.

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Statewatch: States of Control the dark side of pandemic politics: Webinar 29 April

27 April 2020 — Statewatch News (10/20)


Dear Statewatchers,

We hope you and your loved ones are well in these turbulent times.

This Wednesday, our friends at the Transnational Institute will be hosting a webinar to examine the repressive measures taken by states across the globe to address the coronavirus pandemic. The event starts at 16:00 Central European Time this Wednesday, 29 April. Statewatch is co-sponsoring the event, for which you can register online here:
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Yes, the UK’s weekly death toll during Covid-19 is high

26 April 2020 — RT

But it’s been worse in the past and we didn’t shut down the economy then

By Peter Andrews, Irish science journalist and writer based in London. He has a background in the life sciences, and graduated from the University of Glasgow with a degree in genetics

The death statistics being used by supporters of a prolonged lockdown, whatever the costs to our jobs, businesses and health, need careful and sober analysis. They raise more questions than they answer.

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Covid-19 has a grandma, grandpa and great grandpa. Where are they? By M.K. Bhadrakumar

21 April 2020 — Indian Punchline

The 76-day Covid-19 shutdown in Wuhan, China, was lifted on April 7, 2020.

The search for the genesis of Covid-19 is developing into an epic story. Thanks to the insinuations by the US President Donald Trump — ‘China virus’, ‘Wuhan virus’, etc. — that were explosive in their political and strategic content, Beijing is now more determined than ever to get to the bottom of the story.

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Netanyahu’s coalition deal paves the way to annexation

27 April 2020 — Jonathan Cook

With his rival Benny Gantz now on side and few checks in place, the prime minister is all set to rule with an iron fist

The National – 27 April 2020

Only weeks ago, Benjamin Netanyahu was a hair’s breadth from being ousted from the Israeli Prime Minister’s Office in disgrace, after 11 years of continuous rule. But after a dramatic turnaround in fortunes last week – that saw him signing a pact with Benny Gantz, his chief political rival – Netanyahu has begun to rapidly consolidate his power.

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Prof. Neil Ferguson defends UK Coronavirus lockdown strategy

25 April 2020 — Youtube

Earlier this month, Swedish epidemiologist Johan Giesecke claimed in an interview with UnHerd that the UK was wrong to implement its lockdown measures, and singled out Professor Neil Ferguson’s Imperial study for being too pessimistic in its prediction of 500k corona deaths. Describing it as “not very good”, Giesecke was surprised it had such an impact on policymakers.
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This Week in The Guardian #5 – Coronavirus Special

26 April 2020 — Off Guardian

This week we discover that female leaders are better at beating viruses, that censorship is good for your health and that not all scientists are created equal

Our weekly feature rounding up the more shallow and vapid aspects of The Guardian‘s nonsense was one of the unnamed early victims of the coronavirus. When all the headlines are about the same thing, there suddenly seems little point in highlighting the silliest examples. Plus…there’s only so many hours in a day.

But now we’re back.

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Tory party implosion and the blame game – here’s what’s coming next

26 April 2020 — True Publica

Tory party implosion and the blame game - here's what's next

By TruePublica Editor: The weakness of the Boris Johnson government has been thrown into the light in the last few weeks and it is deflecting from the task at hand – to manage the ongoing COVID-19 crisis that, by the end of wave one of several waves, is likely to have killed some 50,000 people.

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