by Dr Jennifer Smith | Traditionally clinicians do not test for respiratory viruses because testing does not inform patient treatment. In the case of the widespread PCR testing seen during the Covid-19 pandemic, the results should be evaluated in the context of clinical symptoms and possible exposure.
by Dr David Bell | Something is fundamentally wrong with the mindset of global health professionals, particularly those in positions of leadership. It has become normal to speak, repeat, and defend complete absurdity, as if illusions and fantasies are real. There are no sanctions for operating in this way – indeed it is proving highly successful.
by Dr David Bell and Emma McArthur | While the WHO works in the spotlight, the pandemic industry has been growing for over a decade and its expansion accelerates unabated. The WHO is almost a bit-player in a much larger game of public-private partnerships and financial incentives that are driving the pandemic gravy train forward.
With decades of experience as a global public health specialist, Dr. David Bell brings his insights into a conversation with Leon Fontaine on the Pandemic Treaty, conflicts of interest at the World Health Organization and the widespread loss of life that can be attributed to countries’ lockdowns, not viral infection.
by Dr David Bell & Domini Gordon | Medical ethics are about protecting society from medical malfeasance and the self-interest of the humans whom we trust to manage health. It is therefore disturbing when prominent people, in a prominent journal, tear up the concept of medical ethics and human rights norms.
Dr David Bell | Public health relies on trust which is maintained by telling the truth, giving accurate information and sound advice. Advertising relies on manipulating the truth to persuade people to buy a product they may not need. The WHO has adopted this latter course.
by David Bell | The societal changes of the past two years have been defined by, and led by, ‘public health.’ So it is right to look for public health analogies in the past to help understand what is happening, what the drivers are, and where they might lead.
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.
In line with the founding principles of the WHO and orthodox principles of public health, PANDA has decided to publish its submission for the INB hearings in advance, to encourage open debate in ensuring global pandemic preparedness is underpinned by a strong evidence base, which gives full consideration to the COVID-19 response.
“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?