COVID-19 vaccine passports are not evidence-based and violate people’s freedom of choice

(Rapid response to a BMJ article, reproduced here) 08 April 2021 Maryanne Demasi Researcher, journalist Prof Peter Gøtzsche Institute for Scientific Freedom Copenhagen 2970, Denmark @MaryanneDemasi Dear Editor The conversation about COVID-19 vaccine passports has reached fever pitch, with many media outlets reporting that proof of vaccination may be required for entry into pubs, restaurants,…

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“Anti-vaxxer” letter about COVID-19 and the vaccines

An “anti-vaxxer” group of people, United Health Professionals, has sent a totally misleading letter to the governments in 30 countries. Peter Gøtzsche has highlighted the many falsehoods and nonsense statements in their letter. Open letter to President Jair Bolsonaro

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Serious editorial misconduct at Scientific American related to COVID-19

Peter C Gøtzsche writes: In March, the world’s most cited medical researcher, Professor John Ioannidis from Stanford University, became the subject of one of the worst witch hunts in newer medical history after he had published an opinion article about the COVID-19 pandemic. Journalists Jeanne Lenzer and Shannon Brownlee described this in an opinion piece…

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The coronavirus has created a nanny state

When the state knows best and violates human rights, we are on a dangerous course. History has shown that leaders who assure us that the situation is so serious that we must give up our freedom to gain security against an external or internal danger usually end up giving us neither freedom nor security but…

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Stop the corona hysteria and throw away the masks

Now we can no longer survive without looking like bank robbers when it comes to shopping. In a few years, we have gone from mask ban to mask in order to reduce the risk of becoming infected with coronavirus, but it probably does not work. Read article

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Why donate to the Institute for Scientific Freedom?

Abhishek Anand, PhD in computer science from Cornell University, Ithaca, had made a donation to the Institute and allowed me to tell why he did that. Many people donate their hard-earned money to charities with noble sounding names line the “Lupus Foundation” thinking that the money helps people with such diseases. Most of such organizations,…

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Australian of the Year takes on Big Food, says our diet is ‘killing us’

The nation’s flawed dietary guidelines have much to answer for, with more than 5000 people losing their lives “unnecessarily” from Type 2 diabetes in the past three months. With evidence showing diet can improve underlying health conditions, in a time of rising COVID-19 infections it is more important than ever to revise the dietary guidelines,…

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