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More on false positives

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This is a continuation of my ‘A Beginner’s Guide to False Positives’ from two days ago. In that post I described how false positives can swamp true positives when the prevalence of the disease or condition in question is low. This was the situation in Britain with Covid for quite a few months. However, more […]

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Positive tests, admissions and deaths graphs from Christopher Bowyer (6 October)

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Hector Drummond Magazine reader and contributor Christopher Bowyer has done some more Covid-19 test result graphs based on the data at https://coronavirus.data.gov.uk/. The data was downloaded yesterday, 6 October, so it’s very up-to-date. (All graphs can be clicked to enlarge.) First, a health warning. The positive test data comes from PHE/NHS Track and Trace, and […]

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Andrew Mahon: The Canadian Casedemic

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Andrew Mahon 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. Apparently, there’s a second wave in Canada. Cases are soaring and more quarantine restrictions are needed. More self-isolation, more lockdowns, more social distancing, more […]

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Positive tests, admissions and deaths graphs from Christopher Bowyer (29 September)

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Hector Drummond Magazine reader and contributor Christopher Bowyer has done some more Covid-19 test result graphs based on the data at https://coronavirus.data.gov.uk/. (All graphs can be clicked to enlarge.) First let’s remind ourselves of the ridiculous graph presented by Vallance and Whitty on September 21 – this version is adjusted to apply to England only […]

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Nick Rendell: How much should we be prepared to spend to reduce the excess deaths from Covid 19?

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This is an article by Nick Rendell. nick.rendell@gmail.com When John Ashworth, the Labour Party’s Shadow Health Secretary, was interviewed at 07:35 on September 18th on the Today programme he said “We shouldn’t consider any levels of death acceptable”, and agreed with the interviewer that any economic sacrifice was worth it to save lives. It isn’t […]

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Mark Ashby: Operation Moonshot is here, and it’s a serious threat to personal freedom

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Mark Ashby is an independent researcher interested in upland and farmland ecology, and evidence synthesis. Leaked documents have revealed the details of Operation Moonshot, the UK governments newly proposed COVID-19 mass testing program1-4. The program involves dramatically increasing testing capacity from the current level of 350,000 COVID-19 tests per day to ten million tests per […]

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Positive tests, admissions and deaths graphs from Christopher Bowyer (23 September)

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Hector Drummond Magazine reader and contributor Christopher Bowyer has done some more Covid-19 test result graphs. Given the urgency of the situation at the moment these are very recent, they are from yesterday’s update at coronavirus.data.gov.uk.  (All graphs can be clicked to enlarge.) The first one looks at Covid-19 positive tests (blue), Covid hospital admissions […]