BMJ: If we are no longer following the science, what are we following?

British ministers have now abandoned any pretence that they are “following the science” on Covid-19.

In their minutes from 10 February 2022, the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) warned against removing access to free testing as it would make it harder for people to take precautionary measures and increase anxiety among those who are clinically vulnerable....More...

UK Covid dashboard figures “totally misleading and should be abandoned”

The head of the ZOE Covid app in Great Britain, Tim Spector, took aim at the UK government’s Covid dashboard figures today, saying they are “totally misleading and should be abandoned”....More...

Preprint: Evidence of widespread data tampering in Covid-19 records

“Screening all countries in the WHO dataset for evidence of underdispersion yields 21 country with statistically significant underdispersion. Most of the countries in this list are known, based on the excess mortality data, to strongly undercount Covid deaths

We believe that the most likely explanation for observed underdispersion patterns is deliberate data tampering, when a country or a region did not report the same values as were in fact internally obtained....More...

USA: CDC quietly backs away from herd immunity

The prospects for meeting a clear herd-immunity target are “very complicated,” said Dr. Jefferson Jones, a medical officer on the CDC’s COVID-19 Epidemiology Task Force....More...

Austria: lockdown for the unvaccinated announced

UPDATE: ** Austria to go head with plan to lockdown the unvaccinated across the entire country **  

Austria announces lockdown of the unvaccinated for the entire country – “random checks will be carried out”

Austria will impose a nationwide lockdown for people who have not been vaccinated against COVID-19, becoming the first country in the world to do so, Chancellor Alexander Schallenberg announced on Friday.

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Austria: more than 50% of Covid hospital patients are double vaccinated

“The number of infections among vaccinated people is too high. More than 50 percent of hospital patients are double vaccinated and the number of infections among those vaccinated is too high,” says Austrian oncologist Richard Greil....More...

Covid-19 pandemic used to test propaganda techniques on Canadians

Canadian military leaders saw the pandemic as a unique opportunity to test out propaganda techniques on an unsuspecting public, a newly released Canadian Forces report concludes. ...More...