by Russell Lamberti | A real-world economic and financial disaster is unfolding in Sri Lanka. Like countless crises before, this one is man-made. Lockdowns inflicted direct harm on almost the entire planet, but Sri Lanka is perhaps the first to feel so painfully the inevitable aftershocks of one of history’s greatest follies.
When the World Health Organization declared the pandemic, they signalled to governments around the world that they must take action to protect their populations from a pandemic disease. Did they also alert a global network of public/private partnerships that their opportunity had arrived? What are the costs of the pandemic response and did some see it as the justification they sought to pursue their ambitions?
This review attempts to empower you with key information to help you assess the World Health Organization’s candidacy as an authoritative global public health organisation.
by Dr David Thunder | If a class of experts with privileged access to policymakers goes badly wrong in its judgments, this may inflict significant harms on those affected by the policies and behaviour they recommend. However, the harms inflicted by official experts during the pandemic could have been hugely mitigated if expert advice had been given a more modest and humble role in the political process, and if expert committees had incorporated a much wider range of expert opinion.
by Dr David Bell | The compliance thus achieved by the WHO has been vital to achieving a successful concentration of wealth, benefitting not just its major sponsors, but also the army of global health staff who have remained obedient throughout.
by Dr David Bell | The mechanisms for increasing direct WHO control of pandemics through the International Health Regulations and the WHO Pandemic Treaty have strong backing from private sector funders of the WHO and from many national governments. And the most likely scenario for preventing the adoption of the two new mechanisms is for populations in democratic States to stimulate open debate.
The proposed Health Act amendments threaten pandemic measures for any respiratory disease. If that is not the world you want to live in, ultimately, you will need to change it by standing up.
by Dr Piers Robinson | As debate over ‘The Science’ has increased, people are questioning whether there was more to COVID-19 in terms of underlying agendas, in particular with respect to global-level actors. Was it incompetence or coordination?
“We are all in this together”. But what if this crisis has been hijacked by those with vested financial interests, with the aid of conflicted media? What if some people are actually having a really good pandemic and are profiting from the suffering?
A fabulously informative one hour discussion between Nick Hudson and Rob Verkerk – that covers a broad arena of issues, from the danger of forcing so many people to have a cyclops vision of health, through to omicron, business and societal impacts, and some of the big questions of the day, including what’s happening to human consciousness.