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  • Lancet paper on Chloroquine is overhyped - Real World Data should not be a black box

    05/29/2020 9:44:40 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Melwy: Data Against Disease ^ | 05/27/2020 | Mostapha Benhenda
    The use of Real World Evidence in Covid-19 is growing, and that’s a good thing. Properly implemented, RWE has the potential to deliver solid results faster than Randomized Controlled Trials, as I explained in a .css-mckguv{-webkit-transition:background 0.25s var(--ease-in-out-quad),color 0.25s var(--ease-in-out-quad);transition:background 0.25s var(--ease-in-out-quad),color 0.25s var(--ease-in-out-quad);color:var(--theme-ui-colors-accent,#6166DC);}.css-mckguv:visited{color:var(--theme-ui-colors-accent,#6166DC);opacity:0.85;}.css-mckguv:hover,.css-mckguv:focus{-webkit-text-decoration:underline;text-decoration:underline;}previous blog post.So I couldn’t miss the largest observational study published to date on the effects of (hydroxy-)chloroquine, in 96 032 hospitalised Covid-19 patients, from an international registry comprising 671 hospitals in six continents:Mehra, M. R., Desai, S. S., Ruschitzka, F., & Patel, A. N. (2020). ‘Hydroxychloroquine or chloroquine with or without a macrolide for treatment of...
  • One Month Later: Top Israeli Mathematician Predicted COVID-19 Peaks After 40 Days With or Without Economic Lockdowns — And He Was Right!

    05/28/2020 9:23:36 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 25 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 05/28/2020 | Jim Hoft
    Israeli mathematician Isaac Ben-IsraelTop Israeli mathematician Isaac Ben-Israel predicted in mid-April (April 15) that the deadly COVID-19 virus peaks after around 40 days independent of the society locking down their economy or not. Via Ned Nikolov. A leading Israeli math Prof. compared the evolution of #COVID19 epidemics in different countries and found that the virus follows the same pattern regardless of the mitigation measurements adopted by Governments, i.e. an economic lockdown has NO effect!https://t.co/Dv2nh9hNv5— Ned Nikolov, Ph.D. (@NikolovScience) April 15, 2020 The Times of Israel reported: A prominent Israeli mathematician, analyst and former general claims simple statistical analysis demonstrates...
  • The Results of Using Hydroxychloroquine: A Look at COVID-19 Mortality in Paris, Marseille, New York and Montreal

    05/28/2020 8:36:01 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    The France Soir newspaper published an article “COVID-19 : Marseille 5 – Paris 1 juste les chiffres” – using a soccer score analogy, making Marseille de clear winner over Paris when it comes to fighting the coronavirus. While the numbers for Paris are clearly bad, those for New York and Montreal are even worse, as we analyze in the second section of the article. COVID mortality is found to be 5 times higher in Paris than in Marseille: 751 deaths per million in Paris, versus 147 deaths per million in Marseille. http://www.francesoir.fr/societe-sante/marseille-5-paris-1-juste-les-chiffres The table compiled by France Soir shows...
  • Spain WILL NOT ban Hydroxychloroquine to treat Covid-19, unlike other European nations spooked by reported side effects

    05/28/2020 9:46:58 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    RT News ^ | 05/28/2020 | George Frey @Reuters
    The Spanish health watchdog has said it sees no reason to stop the use of hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), the potentially dangerous medicine touted as a Covid-19 treatment by the US president. Several European nations, including France, Italy and Belgium, have decided to suspend prescription of the anti-malaria drug, which came to international prominence after US President Donald Trump said the medicine could be used to tackle Covid-19 and that he himself was taking it. The Spanish health watchdog, AEMPS, said the paper published by the magazine Lancet, which warned about health risks associated with HCQ, was not conclusive enough to stop...
  • Russia WILL NOT ban hydroxychloroquine, drug taken by US President Trump, for use in treating Covid-19 Despite WHO suspension of trials

    05/28/2020 9:43:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 7 replies
    RT News ^ | 05/28/2020 | Jonny Tickle
    Russia’s Health Ministry announced it will not ban hydroxychloroquine, seen by some as potentially dangerous. The drug, touted by US President Trump, has been suspended for use in treating Covid-19 in France, Italy, and Belgium. On Thursday, the Russian Health Ministry stated on its website that hydroxychloroquine’s effectiveness and safety in the treatment of coronavirus is continually being monitored, but the ministry is not taking any steps towards outlawing it. This decision is in sharp contrast to moves made by some European countries which, due to safety concerns, have completely stopped the prescription of the drug to fight the coronavirus....
  • After First Downplaying the China Coronavirus, Then Greatly Overstating Its Mortality Rate, the WHO Is Now Playing Politics with Hydroxychloroquine in its List of Possible Cures for COVID-19

    05/27/2020 10:11:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 05/27/2020 | Joe Hoft
    The World Health Organization (WHO), under the leadership of Ethiopian politician and Director General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, cannot be trusted. It has become another untrustworthy corrupt globalist enterprise. Spread of the new coronavirus that originated in China has not yet reached a level that would deem it a global public health emergency, the World Health Organization said on Thursday. The virus has sickened more than 600 people, and 25 have died.“Now is not the time. It’s too early to consider that this event is a public health emergency of international concern,” Didier Houssin, chair of the WHO emergency committee, said...
  • The CDC Slashed the COVID-19 Fatality Rate to a Fraction of Earlier Estimate Used to Justify Lockdowns

    05/27/2020 9:57:08 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 23 replies
    Mises Institute ^ | 05/27/2020 | Ryan McMaken
    Governments throughout the world and across the US justified extreme, draconian, undemocratic, and unconstitutional (in most US states) "lockdown" and stay-at-home orders on the grounds that the COVID-19 virus was exceptionally fatal.In March, the World Health Organization (WHO) was... Governments throughout the world and across the US justified extreme, draconian, undemocratic, and unconstitutional (in most US states) "lockdown" and stay-at-home orders on the grounds that the COVID-19 virus was exceptionally fatal.In March, the World Health Organization (WHO) was claiming that the fatality rate was a very high 3.4 percent.Yet as time went on, it became increasingly clear that such high...
  • The Campaign Against HCQ (Hydroxychloroquine)

    05/27/2020 9:10:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    The COVID-19 pandemic has brought out many disturbing features of our society. Misinformation, or perhaps more accurately, disinformation, abounds in the service of agendas ranging from those who interpret the virus as a useful ploy for the construction of a police state, to Big Pharma and its allies who are moving us toward mass vaccinations, to the narcissistic views of those who would sacrifice the elderly and ill rather than to be inconvenienced by being denied access to bars and beaches. Every aspect of the pandemic, including Trump's own use of HCQ, is being used against the President of the...
  • Focus on the Covid-19 Death Rate: Wise Public Policy Is Being Thwarted By Bad, Perhaps Intentionally Bad, Data

    05/26/2020 8:05:33 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    American Institute of Economic Research ^ | 05/26/2020 | Gregory van Kipnis
    In the saga of the virus and the lockdown, the wisdom of the crowds, that is the wisdom of each of us, was thwarted by bad data, perhaps intentionally bad. On the other hand, the ersatz wisdom of the collective bureaucracy in federal, state and local health agencies was based on crafted data. In the end data didn’t matter, as the bureaucracies were more concerned with their natural territorial imperative, which is to rule and control. The most frightening aspect of the coronavirus-19 (COVID-19) epidemic in the US is that it brought about exaggeratedly heightened fear of death. That fear,...
  • Johns Hopkins Covid-19 Death Toll Does NOT Include States’ Downward Adjustments, Ignores Fundamental Flaws in Data

    05/25/2020 8:55:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 05/25/2020 | Jim Hoft
    Memorial Day stories in the Associated Press and the New York Times each claim that the U.S. death toll from the Wuhan COVID-19 virus is approaching 100,000. AP says it’s “nearly 100,000.” The Times, dramatically invoking language reminiscent of the Iraq War, says that “America is fast approaching a grim milestone … of 100,000 lives lost.” The AP directly cites Johns Hopkins’ COVID Dashboard as its data source. The Times also uses the Dashboard’s data, but rarely acknowledges it. Following these two outlets’ lead, hundreds, if not thousands, of establishment media outlets and leftist platforms act as if the JH...
  • Question about the virus

    05/25/2020 2:42:43 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 77 replies
    5/25/20 | Kartographer
    I asked this question on a thread, but I like to pose it to FR as a whole: WHY with the crowded sleeping next to one another, often sharing food no mask, no social distancing, washing hands is to laugh there is little more than third world sanitary conditions and facilities in these camps. There is rampant drug and alcohol abuse. There is certainly no proper diet, most are in general poor health already. In fact they are living in the exact opposite conditions of those we are being told are required to control the spread of the virus. So...
  • What is the 2,000-year-old brown mystery liquid found in ancient Chinese tomb? Scientists test substance found buried with warrior and his sword in 221BC

    05/25/2020 9:48:59 AM PDT · by kevcol · 68 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | May 25, 2020 | Sophie Tanno
    Chinese archaeologists have unearthed a 2,000-year-old swan-shaped bronze vessel which they say contains more than 3 litres of a mysterious liquid. Researchers with the Sanmenxia Archaeology Institute in Central China's Henan Province announced the discovery of the intact grave on May 21. Tests are now being carried out to determine what the liquid is.
  • Is Covid-19 Dying Out? Vaccine manufacturers may not be able to test successfully because hardly anyone is getting the virus

    05/24/2020 8:36:29 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    Powerline Blog ^ | 05/24/2020 | John Hinderaker
    Is COVID-19 Dying Out? From the U.K. comes the extraordinary news that vaccine manufacturers may not be able to test their vaccines successfully because hardly anyone is getting the Wuhan virus: Hopes that a vaccine for the coronavirus could be ready by September are hanging in the balance, as the scientists developing it are concerned that a slowdown in the rate of infection in the general population could invalidate the human trials currently taking place.Prof. Adrian Hill, Director of the Oxford UniversityÂ’s Jenner Institute, has told The Telegraph that there is only a 50-50 chance that the vaccine his team...
  • THE COST OF QUARANTINE: ‘We’ve Seen A Year’s Worth Of Suicide Attempts In The Last Four Weeks,’ California Doc Says

    05/24/2020 9:07:24 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 05/24/2020 | Eric A. Blair
    Trauma doctors at a northern California medical center say the hospital has seen a huge spike in suicide attempts amid the coronavirus COVID-19 lockdowns. Dr. Mike deBoisblanc, head of the trauma at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek near San Francisco, said the loss of more than 37 million jobs across the country amid state shutdowns of businesses deemed “nonessential” and lengthy lockdowns have affected mental health.“We’ve never seen numbers like this, in such a short period of time,” he said. “I mean we’ve seen a year’s worth of suicide attempts in the last four weeks,” deBoisblanc told ABC-7....
  • New CDC Figures Show Fauci’s Dishonest COVID-19 Projections Were Garbage

    05/23/2020 3:52:29 PM PDT · by Michal T · 69 replies
    RedState ^ | May 23, 2020 | Michael Thau
    The CDC is now saying COVID-19's fatality rate is a fraction of the number Fauci used to panic us into lockdown. Moreover, we now know for sure that he never believed any of the garbage he peddled to us.
  • The Hardest Thing About This Lockdown May Be Admitting to Ourselves That It Accomplished Absolutely Nothing

    05/23/2020 1:12:54 PM PDT · by Michal T · 93 replies
    RedState ^ | May 23, 2020 | Michael Thau
    This lockdown was senseless in every conceivable way. It was totally unnecessary, wouldn't have helped had it been, and completely unworkable regardless. Time to end it now and make sure nothing like this ever happens again.
  • The new race to contact E.T.

    05/21/2020 4:46:49 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 87 replies
    Hot air.com ^ | May 21, 2020 | JAZZ SHAW
    In an article over at Space.com, Leonard David describes a new development in the efforts by humans to contact extraterrestrial life elsewhere in the galaxy. While the SETI program (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) has been in operation for decades, the results thus far have been mostly disappointing. There was a brief flurry of excitement in 1977 when “the WOW signal” was received, but in later years even that one has been called into question. Now, however, there’s a new player in the game. China has constructed the largest single-dish radio telescope in the world and they are reportedly gearing up...
  • Video: Bill Gates Claims That His COVID-19 Vaccine Side Effects Might Affect 700K People

    05/21/2020 3:32:40 PM PDT · by USA Conservative · 43 replies
    Conservative US ^ | 05.21.2020 | Alex Hall
    Mr. Gates, 64, the Microsoft co-founder, has now become the star of an explosion of conspiracy theories about the coronavirus outbreak. In posts on YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter, he is being portrayed as the creator of Covid-19, as a profiteer from a virus vaccine, and as part of a dastardly plot to use the illness to cull or surveil the global population. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has pledged millions of dollars to companies developing potential novel coronavirus vaccines. In an interview on April 9 on CNBC, Gates spoke theoretically about how many people might experience side effects from...
  • EXCLUSIVE: The China Coronavirus Is No Spanish Flu – Worldwide It’s Not Yet as Deadly as a Seasonal Flu

    05/21/2020 11:43:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 05/21/2020 | Joe Hoft
    The China coronavirus, with 330,000 deaths worldwide, is not even close to the Spanish flu of 1918, which had an estimated 35 million deaths worldwide. This is not because of social distancing – it’s because the coronavirus is not yet as deadly as the seasonal flu! A comparison of data available as of today, shows that the China coronavirus is not as deadly as the Spanish flu of 1918. As a matter of fact, it’s not as deadly as the seasonal flu.In 1918 the world suffered from the Spanish flu. The flu devastated the Western world as was reported by...
  • Universities try to block Congress from accessing documents detailing their ties to China

    05/21/2020 7:55:06 AM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 19 replies
    The College Fix ^ | May 20, 2020 | Christian Schneider
    Attorneys for universities under investigation by the U.S. Department of Education are trying to block Congress from obtaining records that detail the schools’ ties with China, according to a May 19 letter exclusively obtained by The College Fix. The letter, written by the Education Department’s General Counsel Reed Rubinstein, tells lawmakers who requested the documents that the universities’ lawyers “claimed Freedom of Information Act exemptions and legal privileges to block record production to Congress.” Rubinstein wrote that some schools may be overly aggressive in marking some documents “confidential” or “privileged.”