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CDC finds patients with underlying conditions 12 times more likely to die of COVID-19

A published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last June 15, 2020 confirmed the disproportionate impact of the coronavirus on individuals with underlying medical conditions. According to the report, individuals with comorbidities were six times more likely to be hospitalized and 12 times more likely to die compared to otherwise healthy individuals. The […]

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The coronavirus has mutated: Here’s why you shouldn’t panic

In this article for The Atlantic, author Ed Yong collates statements from several experts to help us make sense of the reported mutations in SARS-COV-2. He also explores the impact of the April research released by scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory claiming the emergence of a more transmissible form of the new coronavirus.  Several experts think […]

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95% of deaths in UK have pre-existing condition

Latest figures released by the NHS England shows that an overwhelming majority – 95% – of all COVID deaths in England and Wales had serious co-morbidities. The new figures were published last June 4, 2020. Editor’s Note: This finding is no longer surprising as a similar result was reported by Italy in March [see 99% of coronavirus deaths […]

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More data gathered, more proof that early fatality estimates were massively exaggerated

In this May 23, 2020 article for Off Guardian, Kit Knightly reports that fatality rate for COVID-19 averages at 0.2% – a far cry from the WHO estimate of 3.4% in February and 1% of the Imperial College model.  Knightly also refers to large scale serological studies conducted in Boston, the Czech Republic, and Japan which […]

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Why you can’t trust UK’s daily COVID-19 deaths

As early as April, experts were already aware of the issues surrounding COVID-19 death reporting. This article from Off Guardian goes deeper into this issue by looking at the “daily death” reports.  According to the author, the reported “daily death toll” included days going as far back as six weeks. The author was also quick to add […]

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Fatality rates in Italy are misleading

In this March 25, 2020 article written by Peter Andrews for RT, he explains why the computed fatality rates in Italy are misleading. Firstly, he says that it is an accepted fact that confirmed coronavirus cases are underestimated as there is no way for countries to test its entire population. Second, Andrews says that the […]

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COVID-19 no longer a high consequence infectious disease

As of March 21, 2020, COVID-19 is no longer considered as a high consequence infectious disease (HCID) according to Public Health England. The decision to downgrade the category of COVID-19 came as new information about the disease has been discovered. Some of the factors that led to this decision include the low overall mortality rate, […]

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Global Study: No child known has passed coronavirus to adults

Alison Boast, Alasdair Munro, and Henry Goldstein has reviewed 319 scientific studies related to children and COVID-19.  From their research, they have discovered the following:  Very few children have COVID-19. This trend is true for many countries around the world and is confirmed by testing in South Korea, Iceland, and the Italian town of Vo. […]

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Dr. John Lee: We have no idea how many lives have been lost due to COVID-19

In this article for The Spectator, pathologist Dr. John Lee talks about the changes in UK’s death certification which happened early on in the pandemic. Dr. Lee says that for COVID-19 only, one doctor’s certification is necessary (whereas previous guidelines required two doctors to certify death). Care home providers, many of whom are not medically trained, […]

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Statement on the Education Situation of Children and Adolescents

4 June 2020 – Many countries around the world closed schools due to the current SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) pandemic. This was a logical response in the early days of the epidemic when there was a lack of data and many unknown variables concerning Covid-19. After the ensuing months of data collection and scientific evidence and analysis […]