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A Critical Analysis of the Covid Response

A Critical Analysis of the Covid Response

Since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 global pandemic, many issues have arisen that run contrary to historical precedents and known and practiced public health principles of the last century. This article discusses some of these issues.

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....

Burning Platform | Don’t PANDA to Big Pharma

Burning Platform | Don’t PANDA to Big Pharma

Nick Hudson (PANDA) joins the Burning Platform to discuss what the data suggest about the effectiveness of lockdowns on a cost-to-benefit ratio. There’s a discussion around the media’s role in stoking pandemic panic, before moving on to the subject of a vaccine – its viability given a rapid public uptake after an equally rapid turnaround, and big Pharma’s push to get a solution to market without it first being peer reviewed.

Facts -not fear- will stop the pandemic

Facts -not fear- will stop the pandemic

The media relish negative news. “If it bleeds it leads” still holds, and perhaps it’s never been truer than in the COVID-19 era. Every day the news highlights the spread of the virus and tells the sad stories of some of its victims.

COVID-19, The Vaccine and the Betrayal of Sub-Saharan Africa

COVID-19, The Vaccine and the Betrayal of Sub-Saharan Africa

The ‘Global Health Community’ that previously prioritised diseases such as HIV, TB and the big child killer, malaria, implicitly considers avoidable deaths due to interrupted healthcare an acceptable cost in the attempt to reduce transmission of SARS-COV-2.

A Miscarriage of Diagnosis

A Miscarriage of Diagnosis

PCR testing for COVID-19 aims to detect individuals with a high likelihood of being infectious. However, false positive test results lead to false diagnoses, unnecessary measures and distort the overall picture of the pandemic.

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