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Lockdown measures in Italy should be reversed says President of the World Doctors Federation

https://www.general-anzeiger-bonn.de/news/politik/deutschland/interview-mit-weltaerztepraesident-montgomery-ueber-corona-pandemie-ist-chaos_aid-49609561

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Hysteria has forced the UK into lockdown, crashed the economy and will kill more than coronavirus – The Sun

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/11282990/hysteria-has-forced-the-uk-into-lockdown-crashed-the-economy-and-will-kill-more-than-coronavirus/

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Confirmed Coronavirus Cases Is an ‘Almost Meaningless’ Metric – Bloomberg / Yahoo Finance

“The numbers are almost meaningless,” says Steve Goodman, a professor of epidemiology at Stanford University. There’s a huge reservoir of people who have mild cases, and would not likely seek testing, he says. The rate of increase in positive results reflect a mixed-up combination of increased testing rates and spread of the virus.

https://finance.yahoo.com/news/confirmed-coronavirus-cases-almost-meaningless-123550415.html

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Covid19 no more dangerous than influenza says German immunologist and toxicologist, Professor Stefan Hockertz

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Characteristics of COVID-19 positive deceased patients in Italy as of 17 March 2020 – 67/5000 – Epidemiology for Public Health Italy

https://www.epicentro.iss.it/coronavirus/bollettino/Report-COVID-2019_17_marzo-v2.pdf

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Corona virus COVID-19- hype and hysteria? – Prof. Dr. med. Sucharit Bhakdi

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Virologist Pablo Goldschmidt: deaths in Lombardy were due to poor health system, not virus

https://www.infobae.com/coronavirus/2020/03/28/para-un-prestigioso-cientifico-argentino-el-coronavirus-no-merece-que-el-planeta-este-en-un-estado-de-parate-total/

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UK’s youngest COVID-19 case was incorrectly reported – The Guardian

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/mar/27/chloe-middleton-death-21-year-old-not-recorded-nhs-covid-19-related

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Coronavirus disease 2019: the harms of exaggerated information and non‐evidence‐based measures

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/eci.13222

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Concern about powers in new UK Coronavirus laws – may include compulsory detention of children

Lawyers at the Russell Cooke law firm express concerns about new Coronavirus Regulations.

Background:

  • The Health Protection (Coronavirus) Regulations 2020 passed 10 Feb 2020
  • Regulations were made without a draft being laid and approved by Parliament and came into effect immediately.
  • This was permitted under the claim that it was necessary due to threat to human health from COVID-19.

Regulations:

  • Allow the Secretary of State or a registered public health consultant to impose compulsory detention and isolation of people suspected of having COVID-19.
  • Allow forced testing and screening for 48 hours.
  • Power to restrict a person’s travel and other activities and to restrict a person’s contact with specified people.
  • The police are given power under to enforce the regulations where a person is not willing to be isolated voluntarily using ‘reasonable force’.
  • An isolated or detained individual will not be free to leave.
  • Refusal to comply is a criminal offence punishable by a fine of up to £1,000.
  • There are also powers in the regulations which envisage the detention of children, which could present its own issues.

Source:

https://www.russell-cooke.co.uk/insight/briefings/2020/new-coronavirus-regulations-quarantine-measures-to-contain-the-virus/

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Panic must end says former Chair of Medical Virology at the University of Zurich

https://www.radioeins.de/programm/sendungen/die_profis/archivierte_sendungen/beitraege/corona-virus-kein-killervirus.html

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All-cause mortality levels in European countries

EuroMOMO is an agency that monitors deaths across Europe. The chart below compares death levels in week 2 of 2017 with week 14 of 2020. The darker blue means more deaths.

EuroMOMO European mortality bulletin week 14, 2020

https://www.euromomo.eu/index.html

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Flu vaccine may increase the risk of coronavirus disease – Elsevier

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0264410X19313647?via%3Dihub

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Steroids could do more harm than good in treating coronavirus – ScienceDaily

https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/02/200206110703.htm

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Measures are not based on science says Swiss infectious disease specialist

https://www.watson.ch/wissen/coronavirus/397549523-coronavirus-die-zahlen-zu-den-jungen-erkrankten-sind-irrefuehrend

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Influenza can spread faster than COVID-19 – WHO

https://www.who.int/news-room/q-a-detail/q-a-similarities-and-differences-covid-19-and-influenza

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Conflicts of interest and pandemic flu – BMJ

https://www.bmj.com/content/340/bmj.c2947

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Drug firms made ‘false H1N1 claims’ – Al Jazeera

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Diamond Princess 48% test-positive cases remained completely symptom-free – National Institute of Infectious Diseases Japan

https://www.niid.go.jp/niid/en/2019-ncov-e/9407-covid-dp-fe-01.html

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Other illness may have killed 99% of fatalities in Italy – Bloomberg

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-18/99-of-those-who-died-from-virus-had-other-illness-italy-says