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New study found pre-existing SARS-CoV-2 immunity in general population

Findings of a new study published by Nature suggests that infection and exposure to coronaviruses induces long lasting memory T cells. Scientists from Duke-NUS Medical School in collaboration with the National University of Singapore Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, the Singapore General Hospital, and the National Centre for Infectious Disease, found SARS-CoV-2-specific T cells […]

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Is it really that deadly? Is a lockdown necessary?

Finally, a clear, concise, dissenting voice in mainsteam media is heard

The following is a 4-minute video of Sky News host Alan Jones slamming the dictatorial strategy adopted by Australia in its fight against the coronavirus. Jones says that Australians are sick and tired of the climate of fear and alarmism promoted by politicians. He then proceeds to cite the various evidences showing that lockdowns do […]

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New variant of SARS-COV-2 does not make patients sicker

The new SARS-COV-2 variant may be more infectious, but it is not any more deadly than the original. In every country where the new strain started, researchers discovered that it became the most prevalent form in that area.  It must be underscored, however, that despite the emergence of new SARS-COV-2 variants, there is no corresponding […]

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SARS-COV-2 may have lain dormant across the world for years

In this article written by Sarah Knapton for The Telegraph, she reports on the statements of Dr. Tom Jefferson, senior associate tutor at the Center for Evidence-Based Medicine at Oxford.  Dr. Jefferson says that there is a growing evidence that the virus was elsewhere before it emerged in Asia. He says that the coronavirus may have […]

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Is it really that deadly? The significance of host resistance

Why is Japan’s COVID-19 death rate mysteriously low?

In this article for BBC News, Rupert Wingfield-Hayes looks at the Japanese COVID-19 response and how the country was able to prevent massive deaths despite having the right conditions for rapid transmission of the virus – a huge elderly population, and jam-packed cities.  Some experts say that Japan’s culture of mask wearing, and Japanese mores on greetings […]

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Is it really that deadly? Global

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 […]