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Covid-19: politicisation, “corruption,” and suppression of science | The BMJ

An almost unbelievably scathing BMJ editorial:

“When good science is suppressed by the medical-political complex, people die. Politicians and governments are suppressing science… for political and financial gain.

“Covid-19 has unleashed state corruption on a grand scale, and it is harmful to public health.1 Politicians and industry are responsible for this opportunistic embezzlement. So too are scientists and health experts. The pandemic has revealed how the medical-political complex can be manipulated in an emergency—a time when it is even more important to safeguard science….

“Globally, people, policies, and procurement are being corrupted by political and commercial agendas…

“Politicisation of science was enthusiastically deployed by some of history’s worst autocrats and dictators, and it is now regrettably commonplace in democracies.20 The medical-political complex tends towards suppression of science to aggrandise and enrich those in power. And, as the powerful become more successful, richer, and further intoxicated with power, the inconvenient truths of science are suppressed. When good science is suppressed, people die.”

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Danish study on face masks finally published: no statistically significant impact on SARS-CoV-2 infection prevention

The study was proposed for publication the Lancet, the New England Journal of Medicine and the American Medical Association’s journal JAMA. But all of them seemed to have “reasons” for not publishing the study.

The study started to gain attention by blogs and newspapers, and eventually got published by Annals of Internal Medicine.

Result? No statistically significant impact of masks in preventing SARS-CoV-2 infections.

Yet another study says Lockdowns have no impact on death rate

Results: Higher Covid death rates are observed in the [25/65°] latitude and in the [−35/−125°] longitude ranges. The national criteria most associated with death rate are life expectancy and its slowdown, public health context (metabolic and non-communicable diseases (NCD) burden vs. infectious diseases prevalence), economy (growth national product, financial support), and environment (temperature, ultra-violet index). Stringency of the measures settled to fight pandemia, including lockdown, did not appear to be linked with death rate.

Covid-19 Mortality: A Matter of Vulnerability Among Nations Facing Limited Margins of Adaptation

Mass testing for covid-19 in the UK | The BMJ

Mike Gill, former regional director of public health, England, Muir Gray, visiting professor

An unevaluated, underdesigned, and costly mess

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Vitamin D Supplementation Associated to Better Survival in Hospitalized Frail Elderly COVID-19 Patients: The GERIA-COVID Quasi-Experimental Study – PubMed

Regular bolus vitamin D supplementation was associated with less severe COVID-19 and better survival in frail elderly.
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Even a Military-Enforced Quarantine Can’t Stop the Virus, Study Reveals – AIER

“The lockdowners keep telling us to pay attention to the science. That’s what we are doing. When the results contradict their pro-compulsion narrative, they pretend that the studies do not exist and barrel ahead with…
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False-positive COVID-19 results: hidden problems and costs – The Lancet Respiratory Medicine

False-positive COVID-19 results: hidden problems and costs – The Lancet Respiratory Medicine
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Sir Desmond Swayne: British people do not worry too much about their liberties

This speech right here by conservative MP Sir Desmond Swayne says it very well. Many, like me, have realised early on that by intentionally mismanaging the pandemic with dictatorial acts typical of unfree countries like China, the real goal of western governments was to test how ready their citizens were to be treated as the cattle globalists need them to be. And the results are in; and it’s not looking good for freedom.

Selective and cross-reactive SARS-CoV-2 T cell epitopes in unexposed humans

Preexisting immune response to SARS-CoV-2
Robust T cell responses to the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) virus occur in most individuals with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Several studies have reported that some people who have not been exposed to SARS-CoV-2 have preexisting reactivity to SARS-CoV-2 sequences. The immunological mechanisms underlying this preexisting reactivity are not clear, but previous exposure to widely circulating common cold coronaviruses might be involved. Mateus et al. found that the preexisting reactivity against SARS-CoV-2 comes from memory T cells and that cross-reactive T cells can specifically recognize a SARS-CoV-2 epitope as well as the homologous epitope from a common cold coronavirus. These findings underline the importance of determining the impacts of preexisting immune memory in COVID-19 disease severity.

AAPS considers the possibility of a ‘casedemic’

Latest in a growing list of sceptics with regards to “a second wave of Covid” is the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, which says:

Will the huge rollout of COVID tests help end the pandemic—or assure that it will never end?

We have had pseudo-epidemics before. In 2006, much of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center was shut down, and 1,000 employees were furloughed or quarantined, because whooping cough was thought to be spreading like wildfire based on 142 positive PCR tests.

The employees also had cultures taken, and a couple weeks later not a single one had a positive culture for the slow-growing bacteria, Bordetella pertussis. There had simply been an outbreak of some other ordinary respiratory disease, not the dreaded whooping cough. Gina Kolata wrote in The New York Times“Faith in Quick Test Leads to Epidemic That Wasn’t.”

It is not so easy to culture a virus, and cultures of SARS-CoV-2 are not routinely done. Unlike in previous epidemics (SARS-CoV-1, H1N1 influenza, Ebola, or Zika), World Health Organization (WHO) guidance has no requirement or recommendation for a confirmatory test in COVID-19.

There is surprisingly little information on the false positive rate of PCR tests for COVID. That all lab tests have false positives should not be controversial, but this idea “has been entirely rejected by governments and the medical establishment, writes Mike Hearn.

For all tests, the predictive value of a positive test depends on the prevalence of disease. If most of the persons tested are free of disease, a positive test may be more likely to be a false than a true positive. This could at least partially explain the reports of large numbers of asymptomatic carriers of SARS-CoV-2.

Failure to recognize the problem of false positives has consequences—such as possible quarantining of uninfected with infected individuals.

The dreaded “second wave” might be a surge of false positive tests that are inevitable in mass screenings of healthy persons.

If you get a positive PCR result, you might want to get a confirmatory test, for example antibodies, especially if you are not sick. Positive or not, you might want to be sure you have adequate levels of vitamin D and zinc, and access to a physician willing to prescribe early home treatment.

For more information:

“What Does a Positive PCR Test Mean?”

COVID-19 Statistics and Facts: Meaningful or a Means of Manipulation?

COVID-19 Diagnosis

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