Lest We Forget

Not being a daily publication, we did not have the ‘pleasure’ of writing on the two year anniversary of that now most inauspicious of dates, 23 March 2020. If only the Prime Minister had stood up that Monday evening, ripped up his pre-prepared speech and stood firm – what an alternative reality that might have been!

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The review of the Human Rights Act

The Government is currently undertaking a review of the Human Rights Act (HRA)(1998) and has published a consultation document that describes why it believes change is required, together with its specific proposals for what should be included in a new ‘Bill of Rights’. Given the state overreach witnessed over the last two years under the guise of covid-19 restrictions – involving unprecedented infringements of people’s core rights and freedoms – the timing, rationale and content of the review should concern us all.

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Open Letter to the GMC

Sent 10 December 2021 To: Mr Charlie Massey,  CEO, General Medical Council Dear Mr Massey, I am writing to you to share with you a number of letters from a group of healthcare professionals and scientists who have written repeatedly to the MHRA and the JCVI around the decision making for covid-19 vaccines in children.  […]

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Can we rely on NIMS (National Immunisation Management Service) figures?

Changing the total population estimate results in large swings in the estimate of ‘case’ rates in the unvaccinated. Given the inability to be accurate within a few percentage points, and the uncertainty about whether the inaccuracies are overestimating or underestimating the total, the differences between populations is not as informative as the trend in rates within each of the populations.

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