Test & Trace: Where has the money gone?

27 October 2020 — The Lowdown

Evidence-based journalism and research on the NHS to create change.

This week, documents released to The Lowdown confirm that Serco has brought in under-qualified staff to clinical jobs within the struggling test and trace system. There are no financial penalties in their contract, whilst fines are in place for NHS trusts who fail to meet financial targets. There are scant details about how public money is being spent, and the government can only account for a third of the £12bn put aside for test and trace. The public deserves to know, please share our content where you can. Continue reading

Flu away: Scientists baffled at disappearance of influenza… but is it really gone, or just masked by Covid-19?

26 Oct, 2020 — RT

[Could it really be that the flu is being conflated with Covid-19? Just a thought. WB]

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.

There has been a 98% plummet in flu infections this year, dispelling fears of a Covid and flu ‘twin-demic’ about which many had warned. Experts say we can thank masks and social distancing. But does this really add up? Continue reading

A way to control COVID-19 (for now)

13 September 2020 — Dr Malcolm Kendrick

by Dr. Malcolm Kendrick

[Winter is coming]

In the flu pandemic at the end of World War One, the average age of death was twenty-eight [1]. In the UK, the average age of death from COVID19 is eighty-one for men, and eighty-four for women. Which is older than the average life expectancy in parts of the UK. These data are from the Office of National Statistics (ONS), as analysed and reported in the Daily Mail [2]. Continue reading

How dangerous is COVID19?

26 October 2020 — Dr. Malcolm Kendrick 

[What is the true Infection Fatality Rate]

This article appeared in Russia Today https://www.rt.com/op-ed/504167-facebook-fact-checkers-censorship/ I have made a couple of small changes to it

Facebook fact checkers censured me, and informed me I was wrong, when I said COVID infection fatality rate was around 0.1%. But what do the latest studies say?
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Covid-19 and the Political Utility of Fear

25 October 2020 — Craig Murray

The true mortality rate of covid-19 remains a matter of intense dispute, but it is undoubtedly true that a false public impression was given by the very high percentage of deaths among those who were tested positive, at the time when it was impossible to get tested unless you were seriously ill (or a member of society’s “elite”). When only those in danger of dying could get a test, it was of course not at all surprising that such a high percentage of those who tested positive died. It is astonishing how many articles are published with the entirely fake claim that the mortality rate of Covid-19 is 3.4%, based on that simple methodology. That same methodology will today, now testing is much more widely available to those who feel ill, give you results of under 1%. That is still an overestimate as very few indeed of the symptomless, or of those with mild symptoms, are even now being tested.

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World Doctors Alliance: Open Letter to UK Government, World Governments and Citizens of the World

24 October 2020 — World Doctors Alliance

Introduction

We were told initially that the premise for lockdown was to ‘flatten the curve’ and therefore protect the NHS from being overwhelmed.

It is clear that at no point was the National Health Service (NHS) in any danger of being overwhelmed, and since May 2020 covid wards have been largely empty; and crucially the death toll from covid has remained extremely low. Continue reading

The Cult of the Brave New Normal

23 October 2020 — Off Guardian

Dr Bruce Scott

Crowd wearing masks 2000x900

(Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group)

In March, it was just a three-week lockdown, to flatten the curve so as not to overwhelm the NHS. The narrative has quickly evolved. It has progressed from what seemed a reasonable idea of keeping NHS bed space free based on the completely false Neil Fergusson prediction that hospitals would be overwhelmed by patients suffering from COVID19.

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Covid-19: Do many people have pre-existing immunity?

22 October 2020 — BMJ

(Published 17 September 2020)

  1. Peter Doshi, associate editor

Author affiliations

  1. pdoshi@bmj.com

It seemed a truth universally acknowledged that the human population had no pre-existing immunity to SARS-CoV-2, but is that actually the case? Peter Doshi explores the emerging research on immunological responses

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Watch: The Moment for Change Is Now. Medical Doctors Speak Out

22 October, 2020 — Global Research

By ACU Kai Stuht Creative Caravan

On October 10, 2020, ACU2020.org announced the world doctors’ alliance in Berlin, Germany.

It is an alliance of medical doctors, scientists and peace activists who together claim that this COVID-19 affair is just not true.

And as medical doctors, it is their duty to speak out the truth.

Watch the video below. Continue reading