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Early June graphs from Christopher Bowyer

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Reader Christopher Bowyer has once again at the digital coalface making graphs, which he has sent to me. Some are based on NHS England data, and some on the ONS week 21 release. (Bear in mind that ‘with Covid-19’ deaths includes any death where the deceased was suspected of having Covid-19, even if it was […]

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Charlie Spedding: Are We Chasing the Wrong Man?

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This is an article by Charlie Spedding, whose blog can be found here. Charlie is a former pharmacist. He was also a champion long-distance runner in his younger days. He was the winner of the 1984 London Marathon, and he is an Olympic bronze medallist. Media attention has been focussed firmly on the misdemeanours of […]

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Sam Case: Covid Blinkered Syndrome

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This is an article by Sam Case (not his real name). I write as a former police officer now working in sport and health. Policed during the 80’s HIV epidemic and wasn’t even given a pair of rubber gloves. Justifying legislation to place healthy people into forced quarantine is something that should be resisted if […]

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Simon Anthony: Do lockdowns work?

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This is an article by Simon Anthony, a one-time theoretical physicist. Hector adds: I don’t agree with all of Simon’s analysis here, but you don’t have to write something I agree with to get published here. If you’re thinking of submitting a piece, see the details here. There’s been some disagreement about the justification for […]

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Andrew Mahon: Apparently, the NHS is ours. Which is great, I guess. Because we wouldn’t want it to be someone else’s, right?

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This is an article by Andrew Mahon. Andrew is a writer based in London, who has written for the Spectator, the Daily Wire, Human Life Review, New English Review, Brexit Central, Catholic Journal, Conservative Woman and others. The NHS is so ours. But why is it that we never hear of ‘our police’ or ‘our […]

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Dan C: The Comfort of Fear

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This is an article by Dan C, whose Twitter page is @SirDanofC. For over a century now, every generation has grown slightly more fearful of life, with innate levels of courage having been salami-sliced from birth as a result of the efforts of the nanny state. Until recently, I had wearily considered this an unfortunate […]