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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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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 […]

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Recommendation for physicians and authorities for the treatment of COVID-19

The following article was published by the Swiss Policy Research (SPR) last July 2, 2020 and was updated last September 4, 2020. In it, SPR offers a protocol for the treatment of COVID-19. The website says that this protocol has been developed through available evidence and clinical experience. SPR also explains why and how specific drugs […]

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German virologist: Coronavirus infectiousness over in five days

In his podcast published at the beginning of September, top German virologist Christian Drosten suggested the shortening of quarantine periods as people suspected of having COVID-19 are no longer infectious after five (5) days. Drosten also says that he is confident that coronavirus patients get immunity and that reinfection is very rare. In response to […]

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New study shows immunity to COVID-19 higher than antibody tests show

A new study from the Karolinska Institutet and Karolinska University Hospital shows that mild or asymptomatic COVID-19 patients have T-cell immunity against the new coronavirus even if they test negative for antibodies. The study, which was published at the scientific journal Cell shows that twice as many people have developed T-cell immunity than those detected […]

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How media has us thinking all wrong about the coronavirus

In this opinion piece written for The Washington Post, Emily Oster, a professor of economics at Brown University explains how our penchance for the surprising and unexpected was “indulged” by the media in its reporting about the pandemic, which in turn led us to irrational decisions. The focus on the “surprises”, Oster says, made us […]

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Is Sweden’s coronavirus response finally silencing the doubters?

In this article for The Telegraph, author Richard Orange reports that Sweden’s case rate has fallen below that of Denmark and Norway, registering 12 new cases per million compared to 18 for Denmark and 14 for Norway. Meanwhile, COVID deaths in Sweden are averaging at two to three per day, down from over a hundred […]