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CDC updates planning scenarios, shows IFR lower than flu

A September 10, 2020 update of the CDC planning scenarios shows that the infection fatality ratio (IFR) for COVID-19 is lower than that of flu. Summarized in the table below is the IFR and survival rate of COVID-19 patients categorized according to age. Age of Patients Infection Fatality Ratio (IFR) Survival Rate 0-19 years 0.00003% […]

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The truth about COVID-19: What data and science tells us

In this 30+ minute video, Ivor Cummings, a top health professional whose main advocacy is to make health science understandble for lay people, explains to us why the SARS-CoV-2 epidemic is over for many countries and why the talk of a “second wave” is false. By looking at the data from various sources, and comparing […]

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Facebook cracks down on groups giving health advise

In a statement released September 17, 2020, Facebook said that it will restrict the spread of groups that give health advise, as well a those that spread violence. “It’s crucial that people get their health information from authoritative sources”, the statement says. Starting September 17, health groups will no longer show up in the platform’s recommendations. […]

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Top German virologist says we can beat coronavirus without lockdowns

In an interview with The Telegraph, Professor Hendrick Streeck, director of Germany’s Institute of Virology at Bonn University says, “It is time to stop all this alarmism. We can outsmart the virus using all our knowledge”. Meanwhile, as several politicians in Europe renew the call for lockdowns in the face of increasing SARS-CoV-2 infection. Streeck […]

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Belarus president reveals IMF/World Bank loans come with conditions for COVID-19 lockdowns

An article published by the Belarusian Telegraph Agency last June 19, 2020 reveals that the IMF/World Bank has attached quarantines, isolation, and curfews as a condition for the loans it offers countries. President Aleksandr Lukashenko, often referred to as the last tyrant in Europe, turned down the offer by saying, “We hear the demands, for […]

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The epidemic is over in Sweden

In an interview with Denmark’s Politiken, Professor Kim Sneppen of the Neils Bohr Institute in Copenhagen said, “There is some evidence that the Swedes have built up a degree of immunity to the virus which, along with what else they are doing to stop the spread, is enough to control the disease”. He adds, “Perhaps […]

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Lancet: 19 countries have suppressed community transmission of coronavirus

A new report published by The Lancet shows 19 countries, including Taiwan, China, New Zealand, Pakistan, Finland, Cuba, and Rwanda have effectively suppressed the community transmission of the new coronavirus. The Philippines, Sweden, India, Switzerland, Germany, and 30 other states are categorized under “moderate transmission”. The report, which will be presented to the 75th session […]

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Mark Woolhouse: We must follow the Swedish model

In this article for The Telegraph, Mark Woolhouse, chair of the Infectious Disease Epidemiology at the University of Edinburgh and member of the UK’s SPI-M and Scotland’s COVID-19 Advisory Group, slams the government’s refusal to lift lockdowns. He says, “It is profoundly disappointing that six months into this pandemic, having rejected every alternative proposal, we […]

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WHO mask study seriously flawed

This article initially published by the Swiss Policy Research last September 9, 2020 and updated September 13, 2020 debunks the WHO-commissioned study published by The Lancet last June 2020. According to SPR, the Lancet study was utilized by various governments as basis for mandatory masking policies, but this study is flawed on various levels and […]

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Sweden’s economy in much better shape than the rest of Europe

In this report for Newsweek published last August 6, 2020, author Soo Kim says that Sweden’s economy is outperforming the rest of Europe. Like it’s neighbors, the country experienced a decline in its Gross Domestic Product (GDP), but Sweden is not yet in recession. Editor’s Note: Remember the article published by the New York Times in […]