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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 […]

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Positive tests vs admissions vs deaths, graph from Christopher Bowyer (mid-September)

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Hector Drummond Magazine reader and contributor Christopher Bowyer has done some more graphs using data from coronavirus.data.gov.uk. (Graphs can be clicked to enlarge.) The first one looks at Covid-19 positive tests (blue), Covid hospital admissions (green), and Covid deaths (red) for England. You can see that there’s been a slight increase in hospital admissions since […]

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Mark Ashby: Are the news headlines true? Is the refusal to wear a facemask linked to sociopathy?

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Mark Ashby is an independent researcher interested in upland and farmland ecology, and evidence synthesis.  A couple of weeks ago, you may have noticed the stream of headlines suggesting that the refusal to wear a face mask is linked to sociopathy or sociopathic tendencies1-8. These headlines were written in response to the findings of a […]

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Positive tests vs admissions vs deaths, graph from Christopher Bowyer (start September)

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Christopher has sent me another graph, this one looks at Covid-19 positive tests (blue), Covid hospital admissions (green), and Covid deaths (red) for England. Data from https://coronavirus.data.gov.uk/ If you can see the black plague in there you have better eyesight than me. (“But wait two weeks!” is the endless-loop response this sort of graph gets […]