Yeadon joins other scientists in castigating governments for following Ferguson's model, the assumptions of which all worldwide lockdowns are based on. One of these scientists is Dr. Johan Giesecke, former chief scientist for the European Center for Disease Control and Prevention, who called Ferguson's model "the most influential scientific paper" in memory, and also "one of the most wrong." It was Ferguson's model which held that "mitigation" measures were necessary, i.e. social distancing and business closures, in order to prevent, for example, over 2.2 million people dying from COVID in the US. Ferguson predicted that Sweden would pay a terrible price for no lockdown, with 40,000 COVID deaths by May 1, and 100,000 by June. Sweden's death count is under 6,000. The Swedish government says this coincides to a mild flu season. Although initially higher, Sweden now has a lower death rate per-capita than the US, which it achieved without the terrific economic damage still ongoing in the US. Sweden never closed restaurants, bars, sports, most schools, or movie theaters. The government never ordered people to wear masks. Tyler Durden
In the last three years, Big Pharma has shelled out nearly $2 billion to medics for these ‘speaker-related services'. While pharmaceutical companies claim that these company-sponsored speaker programs merely educate other healthcare providers about the benefits, risks and proper usage of medicines, the US regulators are skeptical. Already, numerous companies including Novartis and Salix Pharmaceuticals have been investigated and forced to pay out multi-million dollar settlements. This is after their speaker programs were found to be in violation of the anti-kickback statute, designed to prevent pharmaceutical companies offering remuneration in return for doctors drumming up business...
However, the social costs of this latest episode in medicine as big business are enormous. Part of the authority of doctors rests on their supposed altruism. People trust doctors and follow their advice because they are supposed to be driven by the interests of the patient, rather than those of their pocketbooks. If patients are unable to trust their doctors' prescriptions, the authority of the medical profession as a whole, including the important role it plays in society, comes into question. Is it any wonder that so many people have begun to turn away from proven healthcare interventions like vaccines if pharmaceutical companies are so ethically blasé? - Ashley Frawley
Staunch Brexiteer Steve Baker MP said that the poll was "unbelievable" in "several senses". The Conservative MP went on to proclaim that he "will oppose compulsory vaccination against COVID19" if the measure is presented in Parliament. Baker went on to quote British author and Christian theologian C.S. Lewis who said: "Of all tyrannies, a tyranny exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive... Those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end, for they do so with the approval of their own conscience." Kurt Zindulka
Warp Speed's official guidance discusses at length its phased plan for engaging the public and addressing issues of "vaccine hesitancy." According to the Warp Speed document entitled "From the Factory to the Frontlines," "strategic communications and public messaging are critical to ensure maximum acceptance of vaccines, requiring a saturation of messaging across the national media." It also states that "working with established partners-especially those that are trusted sources for target audiences-is critical to advancing public understanding of, access to, and acceptance of eventual vaccines" and that "identifying the right messages to promote vaccine confidence, countering misinformation, and targeting outreach to vulnerable and at-risk populations will be necessary to achieve high coverage." Whitney Webb
I am transgender myself so I know the devastating impact that gender dysphoria can have on mental health, but I am not so naïve to think that it is caused by some metaphysical gender identity that cannot be proved nor falsified. It is a psychological condition that needs to be treated as any other.
Youngsters who may be desperate for treatment that may make it impossible for them to have children of their own need to be heard in the same way as those who are trying to refuse the blood that will save their lives. Opinions are important but the child's best interests are determined by what is clinically indicated and what will least restrict their future options. When they reach adulthood, they may be competent to make those decisions about their own bodies. But while they are still children, adults have a responsibility to keep them safe. - Debbie Hayton
The latest analysis published by Britain's Office for National Statistics found that more than 26,000 "extra" deaths occurred in private homes this year, while simultaneously hospital deaths have been lower than usual.
"More men than normal are dying at home from heart disease in England and Wales, and more women are dying from dementia and Alzheimer's, figures show," the report says.
The Center for Countering Digital Hate rose to international attention over the summer after it was reported by NBC News that the British "anti-hate" non-profit was behind a campaign to blacklist conservative websites in America from Google ads ahead of the presidential election. The CCDH, which is linked to the British government and top members of the Labour Party, listed Breitbart News, World Net Daily, The Gateway Pundit, American Thinker, American Greatness, and The Federalist, in its "Defund Racism" campaign. Kurt Zindulka
A poll by Pew Research in September found that just one in five American adults would "definitely" take a vaccine if it were offered to them. A whopping 49 percent would refuse the shot, with 24 percent saying they would "definitely not" take it. Of the nearly half who would shun the vaccine, 76 percent said they were concerned about potential side effects. Unlike traditional vaccines, which use an inactive form of the pathogen they protect against, Pfizer's offering is an mRNA vaccine. These vaccines are untested on a mass basis, and work by introducing a strand of RNA into the body's cells, where it then tells the person's DNA how to begin making antibodies. Researchers at Cambridge University state that side effects could include "inflammation or autoimmune reactions." Even if the public is receptive to a vaccine, Fauci told Tapper that masks and social distancing are here to stay for the near future. R.T.
Ralph Lopez:In a stunning development, a former Chief Science Officer for the pharmaceutical giant Pfizer says "there is no science to suggest a second wave should happen." The "Big Pharma" insider asserts that false positive results from inherently unreliable COVID tests are being used to manufacture a "second wave" based on "new cases."
Dr. Michael Yeadon replied in a recent public social media comment to a colleague in the UK, "All vaccines against the SARS-COV-2 virus are by definition novel. No candidate vaccine has been... in development for more than a few months." Yeadon then went on to declare, "If any such vaccine is approved for use under any circumstances that are not EXPLICITLY experimental, I believe that recipients are being misled to a criminal extent. This is because there are precisely zero human volunteers for...whom there could possibly be more than a few months past-dose safety information." William F Engdahl