A curious paradox is that public attacks on prominent lockdown sceptics and scientists critical of government pandemic policy have intensified in inverse proportion to the welcome fall in covid infections, hospitalisations and deaths.
Despite three national lockdowns in England and similar restrictions in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland for nearly a whole year, we are allegedly still in the midst of a public health emergency. One academic who has been visible throughout on numerous TV programmes is Professor Susan Michie.
From the start, it has been clear that lockdowns are a policy which have devastating impacts on the poor. In the West, the poor have been on the receiving end of the suppression of rights to education, work, and a dignified life.
Well that got your attention.
There has been much talk about the Covid death rate in Britain, with statistics and comparisons being thrown about like confetti. Luckily we don’t need to rely on opinion pieces and random stats because the Office for National Statistics (ONS) produces excellent data which we can study ourselves.
Oliver has made himself quite a media profile, having written columns for most major newspapers and appearing on BBC and Sky TV, making him an ideal “human face” for the establishment propaganda campaign. But as I will show, these so-called refutations are a mixture of sleight-of-hand, half-truths and straight up lies.
If Professor Devi Sridhar is the beauty of the Covid superstars, Dr Gabriel Scally is most definitely one of the beasts.
In late December 2019 I travelled to Mexico from my adopted home in India to visit my ex-research student who had since become a professor. The idea was to catch up over the holiday season and then discuss collaborating on some research with a focus on indigenous mental health. By March 2020, those plans had to be abandoned as COVID held the world hostage and Mexico entered lockdown.