The Lancet censors Gaza health letter after pro-Israel pressure

1 October 2020 — The Electronic Intifada

Omar Karmi

A doctor wearing a face mask is taking a boy's temperature

A doctor in Gaza City is using a temperature test machine to test a boy for coronavirus. Ashraf Amra APA images

With a fresh spike in the number of coronavirus infections, Gaza is yet again facing the very real prospect that its healthcare system will be overwhelmed.

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If you are reading this, you might be a Conspiracy Theorist

21 August, 2020 — Dissident Voice

by John Steppling

…a permanent modern scenario: apocalypse looms . . . and it doesn’t occur.
— Susan Sontag, AIDs and its Metaphors, 1989

I should not misuse this opportunity to give you a lecture about, say, logic. I call this a misuse, for to explain a scientific matter to you it would need a course of lectures and not an hour’s paper. Another alternative would have been to give you what’s called a popular scientific lecture, that is a lecture intended to make you believe that you understand a thing which actually you don’t understand, and to gratify what I believe to be one of the lowest desires of modern people, namely the superficial curiosity about the latest discoveries of science. I rejected these alternatives.
— Ludwig Wittgenstein, A Lecture on Ethics, 1929

If you’re reading this, then you’ve probably been called a conspiracy theorist. Also you’ve been derided and shamed for questioning the “science” of the Covid debacle.

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LancetGate: “Scientific Corona Lies” and Big Pharma Corruption. Hydroxychloroquine versus Gilead’s Remdesivir

5 July 2020 — Global Research

By Prof Michel Chossudovsky

Introduction

There is an ongoing battle to suppress Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), a cheap and effective drug for the treatment of Covid-19. The campaign against HCQ is carried out through slanderous political statements, media smears, not to mention an authoritative peer reviewed “evaluation”  published on May 22nd by The Lancet, which was based on fake figures and test trials.

The study was allegedly based on data analysis of 96,032 patients hospitalized with COVID-19 between Dec 20, 2019, and April 14, 2020 from 671 hospitals Worldwide. The database had been fabricated. The objective was to kill the Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) cure on behalf of Big Pharma.

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I’ve lost all trust in medical research

4 July 2020 — RT

The financial muscle of Big Pharma has been busy distorting science during the pandemic

By Malcolm Kendrick, doctor and author who works as a GP in the National Health Service in England. His blog can be read here and his book, ‘Doctoring Data – How to Sort Out Medical Advice from Medical Nonsense,’ is available here.

Evidence that a cheap, over-the-counter anti-malarial drug costing £7 combats Covid-19 gets trashed. Why? Because the pharmaceutical giants want to sell you a treatment costing nearly £2,000. It’s criminal.

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Doctors treating Julian Assange in London faced intimidation and state surveillance

25 February 2020 — True Publica

By Laura Tieman: This week’s edition of the Lancet—the world’s pre-eminent peer-reviewed medical journal—carries a letter from 117 medical doctors in 18 countries, renewing their call for urgent action to save the life of WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange. Their letter appears less than one week before the start of the US extradition hearing in London that may decide Assange’s fate.

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Media Lens: Maelstrom Of Vitriol – The BBC Smears Media Lens

3 May 2006 — Media Lens

On April 28, BBC online published an article by David Fuller titled, ‘Virtual war follows Iraq conflict,’ (news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/newsnight/4951320.stm)

The article discussed challenges made by Media Lens and others to the website Iraq Body Count (IBC) which had released a “rebuttal” of criticisms the previous day (www.iraqbodycount.net/editorial/defended/). Continue reading

Media Lens: Iraq Body Count – A shame becoming shameful

10 April 2006 — Media Lens

John Pilger And A Leading Epidemiologist Challenge IBC

Noam Chomsky once observed:

“If you are not offending people who ought to be offended, you’re doing something wrong.”
(www.journalism.sfsu.edu/www/pubs/gater/spring95/apr27/chom.htm)

One indication that the Iraq Body Count (IBC) project is doing something wrong is that it is deemed, not merely inoffensive, but is eagerly embraced by people who really ought to be offended. Continue reading