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Pandemic Podcast: Who has been pulling the strings of fear? With Laura Dodsworth

“Fear has, as we know, been the key driver underpinning the relentless Covid-19 response and on the Pandemic Podcast we’ve already taken several deep dives into its devastating — and continuing — impact.
Laura Dodsworth, whose new book A State of Fear paints a chilling picture of the strategies and tactics deliberately used to engineer compliance with the raft of draconian measures flowing from Boris Johnson’s first lockdown announcement in March last year. We will be exploring the roles of the multitude of advisors and the Behavioural Insights Team, also known as ‘the nudge unit’.”

The Conservative Woman: Fearmongering, false narrative and profiteering – The truth about Covid

The Conservative Woman: Fearmongering, false narrative and profiteering – The truth about Covid

In a way not done before, Nick Hudson pulls everything together from changing World Health Organisation recommendations to masks making no difference; from suppression measures shifting the disease burden on to the vulnerable, through to unnecessary vaccine programmes. By following the data and official communications from global organisations, he unravels what transpired to lead us into deleterious lockdowns, which continue to have enormous negative impacts across the world.

The Critic: The metrics of fear – how the UK has been scared into submission

The Critic: The metrics of fear – how the UK has been scared into submission

Fear is the most powerful of emotions and, as emotions are stronger than thoughts, fear can overpower the clearest of minds. We shouldn’t feel bad about being frightened. From an evolutionary perspective, it is key to our survival, it protects us from danger. And that is precisely what makes fear one of the most powerful tools in behavioural psychology.
Britain has been a world leader in behavioural insights since David Cameron set up the “nudge unit”. We now export behavioural psychology to governments and corporations around the world. The Government has used behavioural psychology to influence behaviour and encourage compliance during the Covid-19 epidemic. But has the nudge become a shove?

Taking Our Power Back: Interview with Nick Hudson

Taking Our Power Back: Interview with Nick Hudson

Taking our power back discusses the global response to the COVID pandemic, with Nick Hudson. Nick emphasies the importance of real scientific investigation. They discuss the harmful impacts of lockdown. Nick compares COVID responses to pandemic policies that were previously in place, without a holistic cost-benefit assessment. Peoplé’s ability to assess their own risk, has been taken away.

Anonymous – SOUTH AFRICA

I heard a devastating story last week whilst sitting in my local SAPS police station.   Three police officers were openly discussing a case they had received of a man who had just committed suicide, in his home in a nearby suburb, by way of a gunshot to the head....

Anonymous – USA

THE MUMPS SAVED MY GRANDFATHER'S LIFE In 1917, my grandfather, 17, lied about his age so he could enlist in the marines and fight in WWI. (He was supposed to be at least 18). He was assigned to a platoon. A week before he was to ship out, he came down with the mumps,...