Facts Not Fear

Next to “do no harm”, one of the first principles of public health was always to promote facts in order to allay public fears related to infectious disease. That was until 2020, when suddenly the world closed down in the name of fear. The documentary trustWHO offers some explanation to the background of this, as … More Facts Not Fear

Public Health In Action

Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore USA organised this debate between three epidemiologists. An open discussion of differing ideas debated with civility and intelligence, lots of great perspective and insight in this one hour video. Epidemiologists Debating Pandemic Response We have to have an open discussion. This attempt to suppress people we disagree with has to … More Public Health In Action

Horror and Hysteria

At no time in years of public health training and experience did I ever hear of using “lockdown” as a strategy to control an epidemic. In 2003 just after the SARS epidemic, I remember being fascinated by an article about China. A local mayor announced he was going to lockdown his city a few days … More Horror and Hysteria

Declarations of Dissent

They started out as Covid Doctors Network but have revamped and renamed. Today’s Statement of the Australian Covid Medical Network speaks for me 100% and I am so thankful for them. Meanwhile, three of the brightest lights through all of this, pre-eminent disease epidemiologists, Professors Martin Kulldorff (Harvard University), Sunetra Gupta (Oxford University) and Jay … More Declarations of Dissent