Brian Monteith

Outsourcing our pandemic response to ‘WHO’ risks unaccountable lockdowns on steriods

By Brian monteith – 4 minute read AFTER ALL WE have witnessed these last two years there are only two ways we can choose to manage our public health response to global pandemics.  The first is to recognise we were patronised, manipulated, lied to, censored, sometimes criminalised or put under effective house arrest, unable to see …

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Masks found wanting in comparative study of 35 countries

YET ANOTHER study has been published pulling down the claims of effectiveness of mask wearing and consequently mask mandates as a worthwhile medical intervention to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Published in the medical journal Cureus, the peer-reviewed ‘Correlation Between Mask Compliance and COVID-19 Outcomes in Europe’ is naturally causing a stir. Authored by Beny Spira, …

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Four tables that show why Lockdowns should never happen again

A STUDY of NHS data by the BMA tells a story of how the NHS is struggling to cope with the backlog of patients and procedures that was caused by the various lockdowns and restrictions in response to the Covid pandemic. The government was repeatedly warned by Recovery and many healthcare specialists that this would …

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High Court decision marks the start of justice over pandemic restrictions

THE HIGH COURT ruling that the Government broke the law by discharging Covid-positive patients into care homes will not be the last defeat the Government will suffer as the process of inquiry and accountability begins. The private action brought by two bereaved daughters of victims of Covid, both resident in separate care homes that received …

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An Easter tale unmasked

On this Easter Weekend we lighten the mood a little after our heart-wrenching ‘Testimonies’ with this light-hearted tale that came to your editor from a supporter… “I JUST FLEW from Vancouver to Sydney on Air Canada for Easter. It was an interesting experience to say the least. (Air Canada is rather like British Airways – …

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Devolving the pandemic response was a tragic error that weaponised it

WHEN IT COMES to learning lessons from the UK’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic of 2020-22 one of the least talked about in London but most important for those furthest away from the capital is how not just the management but also the policy was devolved to Cardiff, Belfast and Edinburgh. The result of taking …

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In reality the ‘cost-of-living-crisis’ is a ‘cost-of-lockdown-crisis’

THERE are many reasons for the rate of inflation to be growing in the UK – but whatever your political disposition it would be a clear act of self-delusion to deny that lockdowns and accompanying restrictions have not played a substantive part in what we are experiencing.  Today’s announcement that the year-on-year inflation rate for …

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