Believing in impossible things – and COVID19

6th March 2021

“Alice laughed: “There’s no use trying,” she said; “one can’t believe impossible things.”

“I daresay you haven’t had much practice,” said the Queen. “When I was younger, I always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.”

1: ‘The Concept of Coronavirus Herd Immunity Is Deadly and Dangerous’

Since COVID19 first hurtled over the horizon, before landing upon us all with great force, I find that I have been asked to believe in many impossible things. First, I was told that attempting to create herd immunity was not achievable. It would also be extremely dangerous and would inevitably result in many hundreds of thousands of excess deaths.

Then the vaccines arrived at fantastical speed and I was told that mass vaccination, by creating herd immunity, would be the factor that would allow us to conquer COVID19 and return to normal life. I am not entirely sure which of these things is impossible, but one of them must be.

2: ‘Vaccines, on the other hand, are believed to induce stronger and longer lasting immunity.’

I was then told the vaccine would provide greater immunity than being infected with COVID19. Which was interesting. I am not sure if this is actually impossible, but it seemed unlikely that anyone could make such statements after about three hundred people had actually been studied, and just two months had passed.

At the time I was aware of two people proven to have been re-infected with COVID19, out of about ten million cases. So, getting infected certainly seemed to provide a pretty good degree of immunity. A re-infection rate of 0.00005%

I also know that vaccinations can only ever really create an attenuated response. Whereas a full-blown infection triggers a full-blown immune response. So, I think it is pretty close to impossible that vaccination can provide greater protection than that from getting the actual disease. Which is why I think it is utterly bonkers we are actually vaccinating people who have circulating antibodies in their blood.

3: ‘Universal mask use could save 130,000 U.S. lives by the end of February, new study estimates.

I am also being asked to believe that face masks are essential to stop the spread of COVID19 and prevent millions of deaths worldwide. The use of masks to prevent viral spread is something I actually researched in depth before COVID19 arrived (for various reasons), as did the WHO. They looked at non-pharmaceutical interventions for prevention of influenza, and produced a hefty report, which covered the use of masks.

Yes, I agree, influenza is not exactly the same as COVID19. But it is pretty much the same size of virus, and it is thought to spread in much the same way. Anyway, the WHO reported their views on masks in 2019, using data from randomised controlled trials (RCTs) – the gold standard.

‘Ten RCTs were included in the meta-analysis, and there was no evidence that facemasks are effective in reducing transmission of laboratory-confirmed influenza.

Since then, there has only been one RCT done on COVID19 transmission, in Denmark. It did not find any significant benefit from masks in reducing spread.

Never has a trial been subjected to such immediate and hostile reporting. Fact-checkers (whoever exactly they might be, or what understanding they have of medical research) immediately attacked it. One such, called PolitiFact, made the following judgement, which amused me.

“Social media posts claim, “The first randomized controlled trial of more than 6,000 individuals to assess the effectiveness of surgical face masks against SARS-CoV-2 infection found masks did not statistically significantly reduce the incidence of infection.”

The study concluded that wearing masks did not offer a very high level of personal protection to mask wearers in communities where wearing masks was not common practice. The study noted, however, that the data suggested masks provided some degree of self-protection.

We rate this claim Mostly False.

So, according to PolitiFact, masks provided self-protection, but not personal protection. An interesting concept. Note to self, try to find out the difference between these two things.

In fact, this was just one of hundreds of critical articles, with self-anointed fact checkers clearly desperate to pull it to pieces. Yes, we have now entered a world when political fact checkers feel free to attack and contradict the findings of scientific papers, using such scientific terms as ‘Mostly false.’ Maybe they should have called it ‘very unique’ at the same time. Or, like the curate’s egg, that was good in parts.

Ignoring the modern-day Spanish Inquisition, and their ill-informed criticisms, I will simply call this study. More evidence that face masks don’t work. Perhaps someone will come along with a study proving that face masks work. So far … nada. Another impossible thing.

4: As of the 2nd March 2021 there have been 122,953 deaths from COVID19 in the UK.

Unlike many people I have actually written COVID19 on death certificates. Mostly they have been educated guesses. On at least five of them, early last year, there had been no positive swab to go on. So, I was just going on probable symptoms. As were many other doctors at the time.

Which means that you can take five off that number for starters. Although, of course, once written, that is very much, that … when it comes to death certificates. In fact, early on in the pandemic, we were probably underdiagnosing as often as over diagnosing deaths from COVID19. Although no-one will ever know. With no positive swab – and few swabs were being done – and almost no post-mortems – you were simply guessing.

As for now … NOW we have the very strange concept that any death within twenty-eight days of a positive COVID19 swab is recorded as a COVID19 death. Simultaneously, I am told that if I have a positive test at work, and then take some time off work (I can never remember the latest guidance). I am not to have another swab for ninety days.

How so? Because it now seems (I actually knew this a long time ago), that swabs can remain positive for months after the infection has been and gone [or was maybe never there to begin with]. Or to put this another way, you can have a positive swab long after you have been infected – and recovered. There are just some bits of virus up your nose that can be magnified, through the wonders of the PCR test, into a positive result.

Which means that an elderly person, infected months ago, can be admitted to hospital for any reason whatsoever. The they can have a positive swab – everyone is swabbed. Then they can die, from whatever it was they were admitted for in the first place. Then, they will be recorded as a COVID19 death.

In truth, this is just the start of impossible things when it comes to the number of COVID19 deaths. Do not get me started on PCR cycle numbers, and false positives. We would be here all day.

Equally, how many people have truly died of COVID19, instead of simply with COVID19? If I painted a blue circle on your forehead, then you died, I would not say that you died of a blue circle painted on your forehead. I would say that you died with a blue circle painted on your forehead.

5: The Swedish COVID-19 Response Is a Disaster. It Shouldn’t Be a Model for the Rest of the World

This was actually the headline title from an article in TIME magazine. The article went on to state that ‘The Swedish way has yielded little but death and misery. And this situation has not been honestly portrayed to the Swedish people or to the rest of the world.’

Death and misery. Hmmmm, I might make this the title of my next book. Bound to be a best seller.

Yes, Sweden has been attacked from all sides with terrific venom, for holding out against imposing severe lockdown. How dare they… follow the WHO’s initial advice. That everyone else ignored.

So, have they done well with regard to COVID19 deaths? Not particularly. Have they done badly?Not particularly. On Worldometer they rank twenty fourth highest for deaths per million of the population. Which is pretty much bang on average for Western Europe.

One reason why they might not have appeared to do better is that, in the year 2019, they had their lowest rate of death for at least ten years. Three and a half thousand less in total than in 2018 . In Norway, a country  used to beat Sweden with, due to their very low COVID19 deaths there was no difference in death rate between 2018 and 2019. To be blunt, the elderly population in Sweden had some catching up to do.

Once you factor this in, the much-lauded difference in deaths, between Norway and Sweden, kind of disappears.

‘Our study shows that all-cause mortality was largely unchanged during the epidemic as compared to the previous four years in Norway and Sweden, two countries which employed very different strategies against the epidemic. Excess mortality from COVID-19 may be less pronounced than previously perceived in Sweden, and mortality displacement might explain part of the observed findings.’

In absolute figures. Sweden had

  • 92,185 deaths in 2018
  • 88,766 deaths in 2019
  • 97,941 deaths in 2020

A drop, then a rebound. Perhaps another way to look at the figures is to compare 2020 with a bad Swedish year in the past. In 2012, 91,938 people died. However, the population was lower at 9.5 million vs 10.2 million. So:

  • The absolute death rate in 2012 was 0.957%.
  • The absolute death rate in 2020 was 0.969%.

The difference between 2012 and 2020 is 0.012%. That is 120 extra deaths per million of the population, which is 1,224 people in population of 10.2 million. The statistics tell us that twelve thousand people died from COVID19 in Sweden. Maybe you can make all that add up. Frankly, I find it impossible.

6: Lockdowns have worked.

Before COVID19 came along, no country had ever attempted a lockdown – ever. So, no-one had any idea if such a thing could possibly work. There was no evidence, from anywhere, to support its use.

It was the Chinese who started it, and who claimed great success for their jackboot lockdown tactics. Well, they convinced me… not. Frankly, if I had to choose a country from which to obtain high quality, unbiased information, about anything, China would not feature in my top one hundred and ninety-four countries

But there you go, lockdown worked under the control of the kind and caring CCP. Hoorah, cheering all round, and the first person to stop cheering gets shot. Well, we don’t want any damned nay-sayers, do we? After that, according to almost everything I have read, everywhere, it worked for everyone else too. Remarkable.

Yes, it is certainly true you can find countries that locked down, closed their borders, and kept the rates low. That, however, is not proof of anything at all. The scientific method requires a little more rigour than this.

In fact, the main thing that scientific rigour requires is that you specifically do not go around looking for facts that support your hypothesis. Because that, I am afraid, is the exact opposite of science. What you need to do, instead, is to go around looking for facts that disprove your hypothesis. This is what Karl Popper called falsification.

For example, my hypothesis is that “all swans are white”. I seek, and find, only white swans. So, this makes my hypothesis is correct? No. What science requires you do is to hunt tirelessly for black swans. If you never find one, fine. However, you need to be aware that the moment you do, your hypothesis has just been disproven. In real life things are very rarely as simple as this, but that is the basic principle.

However, with lockdown (and I recognise that no two countries locked down in the same way) the hypothesis is that countries which did not lockdown will have higher rate of death for COVID19 than those that did.

So, let us look, first, at the countries with the highest rate of COVID19. Excluding very small countries e.g., San Marino, or Gibraltar, we have, in descending order of deaths per million of the population .

  • Czechia
  • Belgium
  • Slovenia
  • UK
  • Italy
  • Montenegro
  • Portugal
  • USA
  • Hungary
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • North Macedonia
  • Bulgaria
  • Spain
  • Mexico
  • Peru
  • Croatia
  • Slovakia
  • Panama
  • France

Every single country in this list carried out fairly strict lockdowns. The UK, apparently, has the strictest lockdown in the world, this winter.

Four countries that have been roundly criticized for having far less restrictive lockdowns are: Sweden, Japan, Belarus and Nicaragua (Realistically there are others, in poorer countries, where lockdowns have not happened – because they can’t afford it)

In these four ‘non-lockdowns’ countries, the death rate is, on average 391 per million.

In the top twenty ‘lockdown’ countries, the death rate is, on average 1,520 per million.

The only non-lockdown country in the top ninety for death rates is Sweden. It comes just below France, at number twenty-four.

Now, if the difference between lockdown and non-lockdown countries were ten per cent, or even fifty per cent, I would fully accept that there are many other variables that could explain such finding away. Although, of course, we should really look at a higher rate in the non-lockdown countries, not a lower rate.

Yet although this evidence is out there, I am being asked to believe that lockdowns work. At least the WHO agrees with me on this impossible thing. As Dr David Nabarro, the WHO special envoy on COVID19 said:

“We really do appeal to all world leaders, stop using lockdown as your primary method of control,” he said.

“Lockdowns have just one consequence that you must never ever belittle, and that is making poor people an awful lot poorer.”

Lockdowns, according to the WHO, in unguarded moments, have just one consequence. They make poor people an awful lot poorer.

‘Freedom is the freedom to say that two plus two makes four. If this is granted all else follows.’

367 thoughts on “Believing in impossible things – and COVID19

    1. Mark Wilson

      Malcolm, you are almost a saint in my eyes. Thank God for you. Some of the younger clergy would be with you all the way.

  1. AhNotepad

    I suppose rona has given people with spare time something to fill it, and given people such as yourself, far too much to distract from important things.

    I see it as a cover for something more problematic, unfortunately the power crazed nutters in government are able to run amuck.

    1. superquag

      Distraction from ‘The Great Reset’ a consolidation by the richest & greediest of more of the world’s wealth into their control. Simple….

  2. Jeremy May

    Just come at the right time this. Thank you Dr.
    I’m in the mood to start having a few heated discussions!

  3. MrChris

    Thanks for that.
    About lockdowns, difficult to arrive at any conclusion. In Belgium after the imposition of lockdown light endOctober 2020, the deaths fell away week after week, for the country to become an example to others. That was the aim, and the result is as desired.
    About face masks, when I see pure terror on the faces of those who meet a mask less person, I have to wonder.

    1. Simon Whyld

      But what does “pure terror” in the eyes of a brainwashed person have to do with scientific fact?

      1. Mr Chris

        It has nothing to do with what you call scientific fact, but a lot with people’s feelings which we should respect if it makes no difference to us

    2. John Bowman

      Post hoc ergo propter hoc.

      Activity of SARS CoV 2 started to decline as evidenced by a sharp decline of its presence in samples of sewage from around 17th October in Belgium (and elsewhere: France, Netherlands). Since infection to death is 21 to 28 days (plus reporting delays) do you think perhaps the decline in deaths during November were the result of reduced viral activity from mid-October… before ‘light’ lockdown and nothing to do with measures taken?

      There is a circular argument is there not? We need lockdowns to prevent spread of infection and deaths, then ‘Oh my goodness!’ infections and deaths are increasing so we need lockdown.

      If lockdowns/masks are so effective, why a year on do we still have them?

      1. Mr Chris

        Thank you for that.
        Since the purpose of this blog is dissemination of knowledge and not cheap gotcha moments, have you got the source for that, interesting in that France, Holland and Belgium have been on different trajectories since.
        About mask wearing, agree it is probably pointless, but since it is obligatory in shops here, and it keeps other people in the shop happy for the ten minutes I am there, why not?

        1. Paula

          Hi Mr Chris

          I thought I would attempt to answer your question ‘why not?’ in relation to the wearing of masks. Putting aside the question of benefit/harm, is there any justification for mandating them or complying with mandates purely to allay the fears of others?

          The campaign, realising the lack of evidence for masks protecting the wearer, came up with the (still unproven) concept of ‘source control’, ie, wearing a mask to protect others, and then after months of unrelenting campaigning we had mask mandates in the middle of the Summer – very little justification was given on health grounds, but there was a lot of talk of giving ‘confidence’ as we opened up.

          So, to come to the question of whether it is appropriate to continue wearing a mask to make others feel better, I contend that those who are still fearful long after the peak of the pandemic when deaths and cases are plummeting are in a state of irrational fear. It is not their fault. The UK government set out to deliberately frighten people from the start of the pandemic But the brutal truth is that pre-covid, anyone who said they would not go into a shop unless everyone else was wearing a mask, would be considered to be suffering from a form of mental illness.

          The recommended treatment for phobias and anxiety is gradual exposure in order to de-escalate the panic response and cognitive behavioural therapy. It is never to indulge the irrational fear. Of course this is very hard for loved ones and parents of anxious children, but in the end if you encourage avoidance, you are not helping.

          So, when I hear the oft-repeated exhortation to adopt a worthless policy for the sake of others’ fears, I say that the focus needs to be on those who are irrationally fearful, not on the healthy and rational people who have recognised the pointlessness of wearing a mask. Of course when it comes to mandates, civil disobedience has to be a personal choice. But the government can never mandate you to defend the policy. What do you think?

  4. Sarah Glazebrook

    Absolutely brilliant, as always. I’ve forwarded the article to all my family and friends that can bear the truth. Unfortunately, that’s only three people.

    1. theasdgamer

      What happens in a lab often doesn’t translate well to real life. Hence the Danish mask study has more weight than the lab study you referenced.

      I still have to wonder if the jets going towards the ears were captured by the apparatus in the study.

      And who fitted the masks–the general public or the researchers. Was there instruction?

  5. Martin Back

    We recently “celebrated” our lockdown anniversary here in South Africa. Did any one of us believe it would go on for a whole year? Like Covid, the lockdown has hit very unequally. For many people, it has been an inconvenience, but for some, their entire sector of the economy has been devastated, like travel and tourism, conventions and hospitality, and allied businesses like catering and publicity.

    We used to get two or three people going through our wheelie bins. Now it’s five or six. God knows what the last ones find, but they are ripping open garbage bags and eating what they find, then and there. And they are so thin. It used to be because of crystal meth or AIDS, now it’s just plain starvation.

    But I have no doubt our leaders will pat themselves on the back for a job well done, disaster averted, had to take the difficult decision, blah blah blah. And they will find plenty of career-minded opportunists to back them up.

  6. Jr

    Just read about a swedish mathematician to confess his model was wrong. There was no “flat and direct” way of virus spreading. If there was, Sweden would have had herd immunity by July. It evidently did not happen. Instead, there were “super spreaders” and no-tranmitters in an unpredictable fashion. I guess no model can assess that.
    We are all still learning, it seems. Since “Spanish” Flu 1918, how much have we actually advanced?

    1. lingulella

      Well, Hope-Simpson made the study of the Transmission of Influenza and wrote a book about it.
      Much ignored during the present crisis.
      As Dr Kendrick noted in an earlier post talking about the last person to die of Smallpox, it is impossible to stop the spread of aerosolised viruses without using the most extreme methods of protection, completely impractical at population scale.
      It has been a shocking waste of resources, lives, and interpersonal trust that, judging by the opinion polls, the guilty party is not being blamed for.

    2. Paul Murphy

      The models assume a static infectious agent – but this one mutated very quickly from something that killed 100% of those who came in contact with it to something close to it’s original form with a sub 1% IFR. That’s why you see outbreaks with higher infection and fatality rates here and there: those come from reservoirs a few generations behind the averages.

  7. andy

    The complete absence of any opposing thought, to the tyranny of government, the identical response in so many of the worlds developed countries ( we don’t ever talk about Africa ), and harsh police enforcement, makes me believe there is more to this than meets the eye

        1. Tina

          As with most things that don’t seem to make sense I tend to “follow the money”. Unfortunately, there are now vast fortunes being made on the back of the current madness, at the expense of ordinary people.

          1. Prudence Kitten

            Come to think of it, if every time Bozo, Unbalanced and Witless talk about how they are “following the Science” you mentally substitute “following the Money”…

  8. JDPatten

    Let’s look at just one item: Masks.

    What masks?

    To call a surgical mask a mask-to-block-COVID (Or influenza!) is nonsense. The same goes for cloth masks. The same goes for pretty much any such mask that hangs off your ears. I’d venture to say that not nearly one in ten mask-wearers is choosing well or wearing well, for the purpose.
    It’s no wonder that masks don’t work!

    Do a Randomized Controlled Trial with these: Well sized certified N95 masks that fit your shaved face-shape well, having two head bands and a moldable nose strip that’s properly contoured to seal that nose-to cheek valley that fogs your glasses.
    (That’s right, shaved. A beard will not filter out a virus.)
    It must be worn properly. Even otherwise smart people let their noses hang out. Duh.
    Well sized, well sealed, and properly worn, they are really quite comfortable.
    The ostensible purpose of mask wearing is to protect those around you as well as your own self-centered self. You might be one of those lucky symptom-free shedders. How do you know you’re not? Test results? Pff!

    So, now go out and do a properly designed trial. (Hah. Good luck with that!)

    1. Steve

      I am considering marketing a new 100% guaranteed CV-19 proof mask for the Covidian true believers. It consists of a see through plastic bag placed over the hear and fastened at the neck with ‘gaffer’ tape. I can safely guarantee 100% that no wearer of this mask will die from Covid.

          1. Gary Ogden

            Fast Eddy: Hilarious, but I hope he makes some money at it. There are plenty of damn fools in this world.

          2. AhNotepad

            The article has a word from the inventor, ““These helmets in a sense psychologically prepare us for the future destiny of our species,” says the 35-year-old.”

            I think he’s correct, it will prepare believers for their destiny, which is extinction.

          3. Fast Eddy

            Yes… the logical conclusion is that we have reached The Limits to Growth … and that those who run the show are executing on a ‘Compassionate Extinction Plan’ (CEP).

            It is not a sinister plan – otherwise how would you get snowflakes like Ardern and Trudeau to agree to it? Surely they must be convinced (probably at a Davos meeting some years ago) that the CEP was better than an uncontrolled collapse.

            One only need to google videos of riots (and Black Friday ‘shoppers’) –then imagine them without police or military — to understand what an unmanaged collapse would look like.

            We are railing against this because we embrace logic and reject delusional thinking. But are we not being illogical in pushing back? Not only is the fight futile … if it were possible to win… it would not be in our interests (if my theory above is correct)

            That said, I will not go quietly into the night … because that is not an option. I will not apply for a DelusiSTAN passport.

          4. AhNotepad

            If there is a CEP, the oligarchs and power crazed nutters, should have a quota of their number who should also suffer the same fate. They could draw lots, but to escape just because of their wealth or power, is not acceptable, whether or not “we are all in this together”.

          5. Fast Eddy

            I’ve done a fair amount of research on spent fuel ponds… I will post that in a moment…

            But I don’t think anyone gets out alive because they are the coup de grace.

            The Honchos could retire to luxury bunkers with Champagne and Caviar for a decade… but that would be nothing more than a high end prison cell… they’ve probably had the psychologists work out what would happen to them and declined …

            I suspect they will retire to their oak-paneled libraries… with cigars and fine whiskey … and wash down a handful of Oxycontin with their last gulp of Glenlivet…

            I have been expecting what is coming since GFC… and I have often joked that when as collapse arrives governments might distribute family packs of Oxy to everyone…

            No doubt that was suggested but rejected because most people would want to fight to live another day …. even though there is no other day — the oil is burned… and the wells are not abiotic.

            And those who refused to take the Oxy (every Alpha male on the planet… and there are lots of them) would rip each others faces off … torture rape enslave — then the survivors would die from radiation poisoning.

            So they took an executive decision (don’t they always) and voted for the CEP

          6. Fast Eddy

            Keep in mind … Chernobyl involved a reactor… and it was ultimately contained… fuel ponds are far more dangerous animals….

            The Fukushima nuclear catastrophe could have been far worse, it turns out, and experts say neither the nuclear industry nor its regulators are doing enough to prevent a calamitous nuclear fuel fire in America

            Japan’s chief cabinet secretary called it “the devil’s scenario.” Two weeks after the 11 March 2011 earthquake and tsunami devastated the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant, causing three nuclear reactors to melt down and release radioactive plumes, officials were bracing for even worse. They feared that spent fuel stored in the reactor halls would catch fire and send radioactive smoke across a much wider swath of eastern Japan, including Tokyo.


            Assuming a 50-100% Cs137 release during a spent fuel fire, [8] the consequence of the Cs-137 exceed those of the Chernobyl accident 8-17 times (2MCi release from Chernobyl). Based on the wedge model, the contaminated land areas can be estimated. [9] For example, for a scenario of a 50% Cs-137 release from a 400 t SNF pool, about 95,000 km² (as far as 1,350 km) would be contaminated above 15 Ci/km² (as compared to 10,000 km² contaminated area above 15 Ci/km² at Chernobyl).

            A typical 1 GWe PWR core contains about 80 t fuels. Each year about one third of the core fuel is discharged into the pool. A pool with 15 year storage capacity will hold about 400 t spent fuel. To estimate the Cs-137 inventory in the pool, for example, we assume the Cs137 inventory at shutdown is about 0.1 MCi/tU with a burn-up of 50,000 MWt-day/tU, thus the pool with 400 t of ten year old SNF would hold about 33 MCi Cs-137. [7]

            Containing radiation equivalent to 14,000 times the amount released in the atomic bomb attack on Hiroshima 68 years ago, more than 1,300 used fuel rod assemblies packed tightly together need to be removed from a building that is vulnerable to collapse, should another large earthquake hit the area.

            The problem is if the spent fuel gets too close, they will produce a fission reaction and explode with a force much larger than any fission bomb given the total amount of fuel on the site. All the fuel in all the reactors and all the storage pools at this site (1760 tons of Uranium per slide #4) would be consumed in such a mega-explosion. In comparison, Fat Man and Little Boy weapons dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki contained less than a hundred pounds each of fissile material – See more at:

            Once the fuel is uncovered, it could become hot enough to cause the metal cladding encasing the uranium fuel to rupture and catch fire, which in turn could further heat up the fuel until it suffers damage. Such an event could release large amounts of radioactive substances, such as cesium-137, into the environment.

            This would start in more recently discharged spent fuel, which is hotter than fuel that has been in the pool for a longer time. A typical spent fuel pool in the United States holds several hundred tons of fuel, so if a fire were to propagate from the hotter to the colder fuel a radioactive release could be very large.


            According to Dr. Kevin Crowley of the Nuclear and Radiation Studies Board, “successful terrorist attacks on spent fuel pools, though difficult, are possible. If an attack leads to a propagating zirconium cladding fire, it could result in the release of large amounts of radioactive material.”[12]

            The Nuclear Regulatory Commission after the September 11, 2001 attacks required American nuclear plants “to protect with high assurance” against specific threats involving certain numbers and capabilities of assailants. Plants were also required to “enhance the number of security officers” and to improve “access controls to the facilities”.

            The committee judges that successful terrorist attacks on spent fuel pools, though difficult, are possible. If an attack leads to a propagating zirconium cladding fire, it could result in the release of large amounts of radioactive material. The committee concluded that attacks by knowledgeable terrorists with access to appropriate technical means are possible. The committee identified several terrorist attack scenarios that it believed could partially or completely drain a spent fuel pool and lead to zirconium cladding fires. Details are provided in the committee’s classified report. I cannot discuss the details here.


            If any of the spent fuel rods in the pools do indeed catch fire, nuclear experts say, the high heat would loft the radiation in clouds that would spread the radioactivity.

            “It’s worse than a meltdown,” said David A. Lochbaum, a nuclear engineer at the Union of Concerned Scientists who worked as an instructor on the kinds of General Electric reactors used in Japan. “The reactor is inside thick walls, and the spent fuel of Reactors 1 and 3 is out in the open.”

            If you don’t cool the spent fuel, the temperature will rise and there may be a swift chain reaction that leads to spontaneous combustion–an explosion and fire of the spent fuel assemblies. Such a scenario would emit radioactive particles into the atmosphere.

            Pick your poison. Fresh fuel is hotter and more radioactive, but is only one fuel assembly. A pool of spent fuel will have dozens of assemblies. One report from Sankei News said that there are over 700 fuel assemblies stored in one pool at Fukushima. If they all caught fire, radioactive particles—including those lasting for as long as a decade—would be released into the air and eventually contaminate the land or, worse, be inhaled by people. “To me, the spent fuel is scarier. All those spent fuel assemblies are still extremely radioactive,” Dalnoki-Veress says.

            It has been known for more than two decades that, in case of a loss of water in the pool, convective air cooling would be relatively ineffective in such a “dense-packed” pool. Spent fuel recently discharged from a reactor could heat up relatively rapidly to temperatures at which the zircaloy fuel cladding could catch fire and the fuel’s volatile fission product, including 30-year half-life Cs, would be released.

            The fire could well spread to older spent fuel. The long-term land-contamination consequences of such an event could be significantly worse than those from Chernobyl.


            Today there are 103 active nuclear power reactors in the U.S. They generate 2,000 metric tons of spent nuclear waste per year and to date have accumulated 71,862 tons of spent fuel, according to industry data.[vi] Of that total, 54,696 tons are stored in cooling pools and only 17,166 tons in the relatively safer dry cask storage.

            Spent fuel fire on U.S. soil could dwarf impact of Fukushima

            A fire from spent fuel stored at a U.S. nuclear power plant could have catastrophic consequences, according to new simulations of such an event.

            A major fire “could dwarf the horrific consequences of the Fukushima accident,” says Edwin Lyman, a physicist at the Union of Concerned Scientists, a nonprofit in Washington, D.C. “We’re talking about trillion-dollar consequences,” says Frank von Hippel, a nuclear security expert at Princeton University, who teamed with Princeton’s Michael Schoeppner on the modeling exercise.

            ….the national academies’s report warns that spent fuel accumulating at U.S. nuclear plants is also vulnerable. After fuel is removed from a reactor core, the radioactive fission products continue to decay, generating heat. All nuclear power plants store the fuel onsite at the bottom of deep pools for at least 4 years while it slowly cools.

            To keep it safe, the academies report recommends that the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) and nuclear plant operators beef up systems for monitoring the pools and topping up water levels in case a facility is damaged. The panel also says plants should be ready to tighten security after a disaster.

            At most U.S. nuclear plants, spent fuel is densely packed in pools, heightening the fire risk. NRC has estimated that a major fire at the spent fuel pool at the Peach Bottom nuclear power plant in Pennsylvania would displace an estimated 3.46 million people from 31,000 square kilometers of contaminated land, an area larger than New Jersey. But Von Hippel and Schoeppner think that NRC has grossly underestimated the scale and societal costs of such a fire.

      1. Rick

        Still be chalked up to CV19 because the fools who wear them have been driving to otherwise empty test centres to see if their asymptomatic illness is still around. Bound to have a good number with a + test within 28days of wearing your failsafe mask! If you post this on Twatter it will be removed for encouraging suicide. I kid you not.

    2. barovsky

      Wrong! Even the NHS admits that masks do NOT protect the wearer (even if worn ‘properly’). At best and in theory, they may reduce the wearer from spreading the virus but there are no definitive proofs of this.

  9. Marjorie Daw

    Thank you Malcolm.
    Then there are the impossible things we are told about the vaccines that have arrived in the knick of time to save humanity from certain doom. Did you know that the Johnson & Johnson vaccine prevents 100% of deaths? NOW THAT’S A MIRACLE! No wonder people are lining up like lemmings over the cliff.

    1. spell100

      Merck found vaccine immunity less than infection immunity so it shut down its vaccine research.

      “Merck (NYSE: MRK), known as MSD outside the United States and Canada, today announced that the company is discontinuing development of its SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 vaccine candidates, V590 and V591……..

      This decision follows Merck’s review of findings from Phase 1 clinical studies for the vaccines. In these studies, both V590 and V591 were generally well tolerated, but the immune responses were inferior to those seen following natural infection and those reported for other SARS-CoV-2/COVID-19 vaccines. ”

      1. Prudence Kitten

        Sounds like an encouraging sign of corporate honesty! We should encourage Merck and others to behave that way.

      2. LA_Bob


        I remain open to the possibility Merck realized they were too far behind the other guys to make any money from their vaccine. Might just have been a decision to quit throwing good money after bad. I doubt we’ll really ever know.

        1. Paula

          I must be very cynical but your explanation was my first assumption LA_Bob! But I have always felt this will stand or fall on whether it’s ‘good business’ or not, so I am still heartened by the news that Merck judges this to be not worth their while. Of course people’s response to the pressure to mass vaccinate also plays a part. I really want to share this fantastic interview between Mike Graham on Talk Radio and James Miller, director of Adventure Island in Southend. The theme park made a clear statement about being against coerced vaccination and received a very positive response. This reinforces my suspicion that most people feel very uncomfortable about the mission-creep of mass vaccination, and was extremely heartening:

          1. LA_Bob

            Hi, Paula,

            Nice to see your theme park may be close to opening. Same here in SoCal. Disneyland is supposed to reopen, at least in a limited way, near the end of April.

            I’m noticing a little pressure here and there to get vaccinated. One friend made it out to be “thinking of others”. I find that a little odd since it is not resolved whether vaccination reduces or prevents infection and transmission. I’m suspicious enough of the mRNA vaccine that I plan to pass for the time being and see how things go with the multitudes stumbling over each to get jabbed. There is currently no “official” pressure to vaccinate.

            A few links that reinforce my reticence:

   (this is linked in the post above)

            The last article is more celebratory than not, but you get an idea how tricky the process is. Needs more testing in my opinion.

    2. Penny

      This is my third time of posting…a Professor Saul Faust (a name to conjure with) at Southampton University appeared on South Today a few weeks’ ago and said that ‘all/three’ (cannot rightly remember now) vaccines gave 100% protection against illness or death from Covid-19.

      1. barovsky

        But are these mRNA products really vaccines? It’s my understanding that a successful vaccine protects the vaccinated against the disease and furthermore, stops the vaccinated from spreading the infection. But the mRNA ‘vaccines’ do neither of these things! All they seem to do, is reduce the severity of the illness (unless of course, you die after being vaccinated). So how can they called vaccines? Inquiring mind wants to know.

        1. Gary Ogden

          barovsky: We simply do not know the answers to any of these questions, and we may never know, since, at least in the U.S., the control group participants have been offered the vaccine; most trials were single-blinded; in the case of the Pfizer, Pfizer employees were the ones who determined who fit the categories of infection (as Anthony Colpo pointed out, hundreds of trial participants mysteriously disappeared from the data). And, most importantly, the only endpoint for which we have even this limited amount of very short-term data is the numbers of symptomatic infections. None of them assessed transmissibility. A complete sham, these trials. A shocking and deadly corruption of science in the name of massive profits, for a condition deadly, for the most part, only for the frail elderly and those in poor metabolic health among the younger. This will not end well.

          1. barovsky

            Gary: It’s pretty obvious that a ‘vaccine’ that doesn’t give you immunity and merely attenuates the symptoms, obviously doesn’t make you non-infectious either! That’s why the manufacturers or the alleged experts won’t commit.

            See this in Florida:

            “Dozens in Central Florida Contract COVID-19 after Being Fully Vaccinated
            So-called breakthrough cases pop up in Orlando area”


            What a gigantic ripoff!! Perhaps as the reality sinks in, people will start to act.

          2. Fast Eddy

            Info comes from the NZ Ministry of Health (with input from the Ministry of Truth)… authorities admit it is ineffective….

            If a person is vaccinated against COVID-19, will they still be able to spread the virus to susceptible people?

            An ideal vaccine stops everyone from carrying and passing on the infection as well as protecting them from becoming seriously ill. It is currently unclear whether COVID vaccines only protect against symptomatic and severe disease, or if they can also stop all infection, including asymptomatic infection (i.e. showing no symptoms). If the vaccine is only able to stop the symptoms of the disease, but unable to stop the virus from infecting us and reproducing, then the virus may still be able to be spread.


            Let’s revisit the interview where Fauci gets tangled up in his lies on this subject…

            It is rather disturbing to see my HERO .. Fauci… gotcha’ed like this …. he’s only trying to do the right thing and pre-empt our misery by exterminating us… that might sound sinister… because hardly anybody can overcome their normalcy bias and imagine a world without food or electricity….

          3. Mary F Dyer

            It is not a true vaccine. It is an experimental messenger RNA gene therapy which will change our DNA forever! No one really knows what the consequences will be. How many deaths, how many autoimmune diseases in our future???? Sinister.

          4. Fast Eddy

            Actually … the people who foisted this lie on the world know EXACTLY what this ‘vaccine’ will do to us… because they developed years ago and have thoroughly tested it.

            These are the same people who commissioned this

            I have had a closer read of that since first posting it and what that is is not the overall plan — it is a series of obstacles that the planners understood they would run into when trying to convince 8B people that a ‘bad flu’ was up there with the Black Plague in terms of lethality.

            They also were seeking strategies to convince 8B people to ‘take the vaccine’ when for the vast majority of them … the vaccine would not be needed (even if it did what it supposedly does… ie. lessen severe symptoms).

            Have a scan through the ‘Food for Thought’ sections throughout the doc… essentially those are concerns… and the PR experts respond to them at length providing advice on how to overcome them…

            The Compassionate Extinction Plan has been exquisitely thought through … they have anticipated every possible blow back…

            This well-oiled machine is racing down the tracks at 1000km per hour…. and there is not stopping it … seems we will slam into the wall in Q3 … perhaps Q4…

            I am leaning towards the Bossche position – namely that pumping a leaky vaccine into billions is going to result in ‘Devil Covid’… and that is going to kill everyone…

            I struggle with the theory that the vaccine itself is lethal … if the plan is to compassionately extinct us and prevent mass violence…. then you fail if the devil is in the vaccine… because countries such as the UK that are closing in on 100% vaccinated… will obviously collapse before others… you kill off the UK and the global economy descends into total chaos…. and that is what they are trying to avoid.

            BTW – We have NEVER Been to the MOON (you should have this epiphany before you die).

            Buzz Aldrin confesses https:/

            Stanley Kubrick confesses

            Before anyone dismisses this as irrelevant – it is NOT. If ‘they’ can convince 8B people we have been to the moon … then they can easily convince them that Covid is the Black Plague.

  10. anglosvizzera

    Of course, the WHO recently changes its definition of “herd immunity” so that instead of previously saying (on 9 June 2020) that it happens…:

    “…when a population is immune either through vaccination or immunity developed through previous infection…”

    it was changed some time in 2020 to:

    “…also known as ‘population immunity’, is a concept used for vaccination, in which a population can be protected from a certain virus if a threshold of vaccination is reached.”

    But since then, it’s returned to something akin to the first version!

    Using “Wayback Machine”, you can find various changes:

    9 June 2020 version here –

    Amended version as of 15 October –

    And the latest version (updated 31 December 2020):

    All very odd – I suppose there were so many people pointing out the controversial change that they had to put natural immunity back in again (albeit with a caveat re Covid 19)

    1. Ty Rade

      thank you, I had not realised the WHO had done an almost reverse-ferret back near the original herd immunity definition. Ar$e covering if/when the miracle injections don’t work and governments must conjure some excuse to lift lockdown?

  11. daytonbrown

    I’m a huge fan. Love your posts. In this case I would love to get your opinion. I’m from the US. There happens to be a pretty good comparison between a lockdown state, and a non lockdown state. South Dakota, vs Vermont. Both very similar in population, age ranges, pop. density, etc. VERY different governors (although both republican) VT implemented some lockdowns, social distancing, mask wearing etc. SD, not at all. Current number of deaths in VT is about 200(deaths per 100K=33, SD is around 1900(100K=214) North Dakota 100K=190. So I know this is fairly anecdotal, but I’m wondering, say that masks actually don’t provide any real defense against transmission of COVID, maybe they have an unintended side effect. Something like people wearing masks stand 1.5 feet farther away from each other. Also, at least in the US, we didn’t have a flu season to speak of. Thoughts?

    1. Sergey

      I may be wrong, but it seems to me, that Vermont has more humid climate than Dakotas, isn’t it? This factor may be important due to different impact to the aerosol particles’ ability to spread. Also, the median age in population might be different, more old population will get harder now from this virus.

      1. Antony Sanderson

        Sergey . . the humidity thing (If you mean relative humidity) works the other way round. The lower the relative humidity the faster the droplets from the mouth/nose lose water . . . as the radius of the droplets get smaller the rate of evaporation increases exponentially. The smaller aerosol particles, down to individual virus particles, can travel for very large distances. The largest distance of travel of virus particles I have found recorded (1982) is of a foot and mouth infection (virus is about the same size as Sars-Cov-2) travelling from a farm in Brittany France to infect a farm on the Isle of Wight (UK) – Distance 300km.
        There are other examples of long range spread of viruses: small pox (Germany 1970) – From one patients room, up the side of a building, infecting 17 people over 3 floors, travelling up stairwells and along corridors. The route was confirmed using smoke.
        This makes the effectiveness of the 2m rule look pretty fanciful.
        Even the N95 masks are not designed to stop the 0.1micron CV19 virus particles. (They are only rated to stop 0.3 – and then only 95% of them)
        How many virus particles does it take to cause a CV19 infection? Nobody knows. There is a lot of wishful thinking and hand waving . . . “The big droplets are the dangerous ones, full of virus, but they will be stopped by the cloth mask” . . . but what about the virus particles floating about? Is it enough for one virus particle landing on the nasal mucosal layers of an unlucky, immune-compromised unfortunate to start a slow burn to infection?
        A couple of days ago I read a report of a group that was going to infect healthy volunteers to see if they could ascertain the level of inoculum necessary for infection. Whether they could get to investigating down to levels of a few virus particles is unlikely . . too difficult . . and the results could well strike horror in the NPI brigade.

        1. Sergey

          Yes, I know about this effect of humidity. In the more humid state, subsequently, will be less infected by these aerosol particles people. More than that, in the state with more humid (absolute humidity this time) air, droplets shall increase in size and faster fall to the ground by contrast with aerosols, and it will too lead to decreasing in the number of infected people.
          And yes, all this thing about aerosol as virus-bearer make almost all these… measures ineffective from the start.

        2. Gary Ogden

          Antony: Also, it must be the case that germ theory, as understood by most, and which underpins Medicine’s approach to infectious diseases, is simply wrong. That is, one microbe, one disease. Otherwise most people would be symptomatic, at least during winter, since we exist in a sea of microbes, gazillion of them. Every time we breathe, we breathe in gobs of them. Our skin is literally crawling with them. For our immune system and brain function, those which reside in our gut are vital. We wouldn’t be alive without them. But an entire industry has grown into a behemoth in the battle against these invisible enemies. And that behemoth is in charge of the morons we’ve put in public office and the voodoo scientists in charge of public health systems. “Virus Mania” gives a detailed history of all the viral disease scams we’ve had since Anthony Fauci started at NIAID in 1984. The attempt to scare the bejeezus out of everyone didn’t start with the ‘Rona in 2020. It started with HIV=AIDS, and Anthony Fauci was deeply involved in that deception from its inception in 1984. That they’ve largely succeeded this time is a testament to the power of fear and ignorance, and the utility of propaganda.

          1. Antony Sanderson

            I so agree Gary . . . Received my copy of Virus Mania last week . . They do seem to be on the right track. SAGE (Oh the irony of the name) and their behavioural scientists set out to create a climate of fear, arming the population with tools to ‘police’ their fellows’ adherence to masking and lockdown: Curtain twitching and finger pointing” . . . “Your actions/inactions will be responsible for killing people – I hope you are satisfied”.

            Last January/February I read the stats coming out of Wuhan and the Diamond Princess stats – breather a sigh of relief and concluded the vast majority of us (95%+) would be ok; the issue would be for those older with metabolic syndrome and diabetes. . .

            Then, once in lockdown, I read minutes of an early SAGE meeting (22 Mar) where they stated . .
            “A substantial number of people still do not feel sufficiently personally threatened; it could be that they are reassured by the low death rate in their demographic group ” . . YES YES YES – That’s me! . . “The perceived level of personal threat needs to be *increased* among those who are complacent, using hard-hitting emotional messaging” . . . “Goodness me! I have been targeted” . . .

            People have been coerced into a heightened level of fear – diving into driveways as I walk along the path . . . actually had one guy on a walk along a local estuary path holding up a 2m wand from a tree as a means of self protection! But now there seems to be no desire on the part of the Covid cabal to seek to diffuse their incredibly successful handiwork. Many people are so afraid they do not want to be ‘free’.

          2. Fast Eddy

            Let’s revisit the leak out of Canada…. everything is happening as predicted so this is a real leak.

            ‘We were told it was in the individuals best interest to participate’

            Let’s think about that in the context of what we are experiencing.

            Would all leaders of all countries as well as many experts and the entire MSM be on board with a sinister plan involving vaccinating 8B people with an experimental treatment (not even a vaccine). Would they be on board with a crazed agenda that involved destroying the global economy – as they have done (you cannot put cream back in a can) — effectively committing suicide – over what is basically a bad flu?

            Of course not. They are not idiots. Or fools.

            So we must assume they have a damn good reason for doing what they are doing. And they must believe it is in the interests of all 8B people.

            I am beginning to suspect they mean what they say when they suggest it is in everyone’s interest to get on board with the vaccine and the plan….

            See my earlier post on why.

            1:47 PM (7 hours ago) Original Message ‐‐‐‐‐‐‐ On Saturday, October 10, 2020 1:38 PM, (REMOVED) wrote:

            Dear (REMOVED),

            I want to provide you some very important information. I’m a committee member within the Liberal Party of Canada. I sit within several committee groups but the information I am providing is originating from the Strategic Planning committee (which is steered by the PMO).

            I need to start off by saying that I’m not happy doing this but I have to. As a Canadian and more importantly as a parent who wants a better future not only for my children but for other children as well.

            The other reason I am doing this is because roughly 30% of the committee members are not pleased with the direction this will take Canada, but our opinions have been ignored and they plan on moving forward toward their goals. They have also made it very clear that nothing will stop the planned outcomes.

            The road map and aim was set out by the PMO and is as follows:

            – Phase in secondary lock down restrictions on a rolling basis, starting with major metropolitan areas first and expanding outward. Expected by November 2020. Expected by December 2020.

            – Daily new cases of COVID-19 will surge beyond capacity of testing, including increases in COVID related deaths following the same growth curves. Expected by end of November 2020.

            – Complete and total secondary lock down (much stricter than the first and second rolling phase restrictions). Expected by end of December 2020 – early January 2021

            – Reform and expansion of the unemployment program to be transitioned into the universal basic income program. Expected by Q1 2021.

            – Projected COVID-19 mutation and/or co-infection with secondary virus (referred to as COVID-21) leading to a third wave with much higher mortality rate and higher rate of infection. Expected by February 2021.

            – Daily new cases of COVID-21 hospitalizations and COVID-19 and COVID-21 related deaths will exceed medical care facilities capacity. Expected Q1 – Q2 2021.

            – Enhanced lock down restrictions (referred to as Third Lock Down) will be implemented. Full travel restrictions will be imposed (including inter-province and inter-city). Expected Q2 2021.

            – Transitioning of individuals into the universal basic income program. Expected mid Q2 2021.

            – Projected supply chain break downs, inventory shortages, large economic instability. Expected late Q2 2021.

            – Deployment of military personnel into major metropolitan areas as well as all major roadways to establish travel checkpoints. Restrict travel and movement. Provide logistical support to the area. Expected by Q3 2021. Along with that provided road map the Strategic Planning committee was asked to design an effective way of transitioning Canadians to meet a unprecedented economic endeavor.

            One that would change the face of Canada and forever alter the lives of Canadians. What we were told was that in order to offset what was essentially an economic collapse on a international scale, that the federal government was going to offer Canadians a total debt relief.

            This is how it works: the federal government will offer to eliminate all personal debts (mortgages, loans, credit cards, etc) which all funding will be provided to Canada by the IMF under what will become known as the World Debt Reset program. In exchange for acceptance of this total debt forgiveness the individual would forfeit ownership of any and all property and assets forever.

            The individual would also have to agree to partake in the COVID-19 and COVID-21 vaccination schedule, which would provide the individual with unrestricted travel and unrestricted living even under a full lock down (through the use of photo identification referred to as Canada’s HealthPass).

            Committee members asked who would become the owner of the forfeited property and assets in that scenario and what would happen to lenders or financial institutions, we were simply told “the World Debt Reset program will handle all of the details”. Several committee members also questioned what would happen to individuals if they refused to participate in the World Debt Reset program, or the HealthPass, or the vaccination schedule, and the answer we got was very troubling.

            Essentially we were told it was our duty to make sure we came up with a plan to ensure that would never happen. We were told it was in the individuals best interest to participate. When several committee members pushed relentlessly to get an answer we were told that those who refused would first live under the lock down restrictions indefinitely.

            And that over a short period of time as more Canadians transitioned into the debt forgiveness program, the ones who refused to participate would be deemed a public safety risk and would be relocated into isolation facilities. Once in those facilities they would be given two options, participate in the debt forgiveness program and be released, or stay indefinitely in the isolation facility under the classification of a serious public health risk and have all their assets seized.

            So as you can imagine after hearing all of this it turned into quite the heated discussion and escalated beyond anything I’ve ever witnessed before. In the end it was implied by the PMO that the whole agenda will move forward no matter who agrees with it or not. That it wont just be Canada but in fact all nations will have similar roadmaps and agendas.

            That we need to take advantage of the situations before us to promote change on a grander scale for the betterment of everyone. The members who were opposed and ones who brought up key issues that would arise from such a thing were completely ignored. Our opinions and concerns were ignored. We were simply told to just do it.

            All I know is that I don’t like it and I think its going to place Canadians into a dark future.

            Vancouver, Canada· Posted October 14

        3. DaveL

          Interesting, but I think you got the mask thing wrong. HEPA grade masks are rated at 0.3 microns because it is the hardest size to filter, sizes bigger than 0.3 get stuck in the pores, sizes smaller are small enough to be subject to Brownian motion and tend to get driven into the mask material. That’s the way they are designed to work.

          You can do a simple Stokes law calculation assuming viruses with the density of water and 100 nm diameter and see for yourself that a virus stripped from a water droplet (or water stripped from it) will hang in the air indefinitely. This is consistent with your statement it can travel for miles. For me, knowing this, I have little fear of walking out in the open with no mask, because the density of such travelers (as in viruses per cubic meter) is so small the probability of enough a load to get an infection is tiny.

          I still believe the biggest danger is poorly ventilated spaces with lots of people (e.g. most restaurants, subways, office buildings, etc) and we know the “less developed” countries have less of this, while the “more developed” countries often have people who never venture outside (they have a garage in their house, get in their car to travel, so never outside). The poorer people (like here in Texas) live multiple people to a habitation, where the benefit of lockdowns is to make sure they infect each other. So a “developed country” is naturally more susceptible. But, as Dr Kendrick points out, the variables are nearly infinite, so hard to prove any one thing as the culprit.

          I don’t know what the answer is, but suspect just letting the thing run rampant would have resulted in the same number of deaths and illness, without destroying so many people’s livelihoods. A focus on survivability and treatment (with things like Ivermectin) and separate treatment centers from hospitals would have seemed a more sane approach than what was done.

      2. Gary Ogden

        Sergey: In my opinion the overall health (and age distribution) of a population is the most important factor in its resistance to infectious diseases, rather than climate.

        1. Sergey

          Well, as I heard, the decreasing of the “pandemic” in, at least, some European countries took place simultaneously with the humidity rising. It may be a coincidence, of course. Besides, climate impacts peoples’ health too.

    2. Elliot

      Well it’s very possible that the flu was just counted as covid. There’s little to differentiate between the two. Loss of smell? Is that enough? And since everyone is just looking for covid, and also using an unreliable PCR test, well you’ll get covid, not the flu.

      1. Steven Root

        Maybe, or maybe not. Flu is virtually non-existent in the US this 20-21 winter, per the CDC. If that is correct, it certainly begs the question of whether steps to combat spread of covid have had a big effect on flu. It seems to be a very significant observation, which should not be casually dismissed as likely just an erroneous observation. Let’s remain objective and try to learn something of value.

        1. lingulella

          I have read that the CDC lumps together influenza (for which there is an annual jab targeting known strains/variants) with ILI (influenza-like-illness) and pneumonia, and that while this gives in the order of several tens of thousands of deaths annually, the influenza part is only in the low hundreds. The suspicion is that this is being done to scare people into being jabbed with something that a jab exists for.
          What is clear is that it begs the questions “what is causing the tens of thousands of deaths from ILI and ‘pneumonia’?” And “why is nothing being done about the ‘beam’ of ILI and pneumonia when there is so much concentration on the ‘mote’ of influenza.

    3. Dazed and Confused

      Interesting! I don’t know much about SD, but I know a bit about Vermont. Population is about 600,000 in Vermont versus 900,000 in SD, and SD is eight times larger than Vermont, so what that means is that a doctor is never that far away. Vermont is always one of the “healthiest” states in the country, partly for it’s “access” to health care. Vermont is very health conscious and a large part of the population are “upper class liberal types” who migrated to Vermont from New York or Boston. Vermont has almost no industry or mining or any of that. Lots of second homes.

      The other large part of “native” Vermont are hunter/farmers, mostly dairy farmers, who work hard outside all day and are exposed to lots of bacteria because of the farm anmals. Both populations, the farmers and the “city liberals” enjoy clean air, clean water, and a rural life-style. Vermont has less “obesity,” than SD, which may be a factor here. Also Vermont is 95% white, whereas South Dakota is about 85% white. It appears non-white populations are hit harder by CV, but the numbers are never truly broken out by race. South Dakota has a large population of Native Americans, who have been hit disproportionately hard by CV, according to the news, but the reservations (which are technically sovereign nations) put there own CV rules in place. It would be interesting to study the differences!

      The vast bulk of deaths in Vermont were the frail elderly in care homes. 198 deaths out of 208 were in the over-60 population. 181 deaths were in the over 70 population. (It’s interesting that you always have to go digging for this information on average age of death–they don’t put it on the front page. Because if on the front page of the website it said “95% of the deaths are in people over 60, and 87% are in people over 70” younger people may not pay much attention to the CV.)

      The largest city is SD has 200,000 people roughly, and the largest city in Vermont has roughly 42,000. Vermont canceled all events and gatherings (of which there were few anyway) and has not encouraged people getting together. Deer hunters were told not share their blinds. However, a large part of the population are loners and are the sort who “do their own thing” and don’t listen to the govt anyway. (The state motto is “Freedom and Unity.” Good luck with that one.) Without looking at it specifically, I’d estimate that the death rates are mostly related to the demographics and overall health of the populations, rather than any specific NPI uses. But it would be a fascinating comparison. I suspect that if we all had access to the specific death statistics, including race, underlying conditions, etc., it would be relatively easy to tease out the differences. It could also be a matter of state health departments using different metrics for putting COVID on a DC. There are so many ways to spoil the statistics on this thing, that real, usable information i almost impossible to find.

    4. theasdgamer

      vermont…95% fair complected

      south dakota…85% fair complected

      probably a difference in vitamin D deficiency…south dakota didn’t get hit until fall/winter

  12. Dazed and Confused

    Thanks again, Malcolm. I rely on your sane assessments.

    I’m in the US and I also have been asked to believe many impossible things. Such as, currently we are told we CANNOT visit friends. Not one. Not for a minute. Of course, if you run into them while grocery shopping, that is perfectly safe. Have at it. Converse to your heart’s content while perusing the potatoes and cabbages. BUT DO NOT VISIT THEIR HOME! THERE IS DANGER THERE!

    One of the hardest things to wrap my head around is the inter-state travel restrictions. Each US state has different ways of “controlling” the virus. My state borders three other states which each have different rules. I live in a very small state, but I’m being told that I cannot travel to ANY OTHER STATE, for ANY length of time, unless I quarantine for 14 days when I return. Because it is so DANGEROUS. Similarly, people from other states are not allowed to visit my state.

    BUT, there are many, many exceptions to this rule, depending on how “necessary” it is for one to travel to or from the offending states. Such as if you need to travel for work, or to go to a pharmacy, or to go to college, or to see your children, or to deliver groceries in a big truck, or to visit a hospital, or to go to court, or to SHOP FOR A HOUSE, or…. well, you get the idea. You can do all of these things, daily, even multiple times a day, even visit several states if you want to and return home at night and set out again in the morning, without quarantine, ad infinitum. BUT, if you want to visit a store “for fun,” (not essential purposes), or if you want to go skiing, or if you want to stay in a B&B, or go to church, or if you want to visit friends, or attend a wedding or a funeral, or eat in a cafe, or walk on the beach, or go for a hike, or have any sort of “leisure” at all, THIS IS VERBOTEN! ARE YOU MAD?! TURN BACK!

    As the piece de resistance of impossibility, the exemptions to the quarantine rules DO NOT APPLY to everyone who is in the car, even if they travel together. So if you are driving to your job as a sex-worker in the neighboring state, and pick up three hitchhikers on your way, and one hitchhiker is a priest going to deliver last rights to a hermit in the woods, one is a future truck driver going to the Truck Driving Academy, and one is a dad going to visit his son in the hospital, ONLY THE PRIEST HAS TO QUARANTINE upon his return.

    Or, if a millionaire from “The State of Disease” is looking to buy a nice summer home by a lake, this person is free to enter my state and visit dozens of homes per day, shake hands, sign papers, go to banks, visit a hotel, eat at a restaurant, and spread his or her nasty germs all over the place, Carte Blanche, “Welcome Mr. Gates.” I, as a lowly mere resident of this accursed place, am not allowed even to fish on the other side of the river, for in the that place death hides.

    Another example would be the case of the “Nurse and the Truck Driver.” Elsie the Nurse lives in the Safe State but works in two medical clinics, one on each side of the border. M-W she works in the Safe State and then Th-F she works in the Plague Ridden Cesspool next door. She, or course, works with many sick even people, even ones with the dreaded CV. Her spouse is an interstate truck driver delivering English muffins and bagels to all the local markets in a 300-mile radius from his home. He also delivers pastries to institutions such as schools, hospitals and care homes. At night he returns home and reunites with his wife, where they share a kiss and a meal and contaminate everything in sight with their dangerous nasal excretions. In the morning, they each set off with a full sinus of recombined virus and leave with the light step of the righteous. Meanwhile, I have not left my house or seen anyone for months. Should I crawl over the border to pick a wildflower, I would be immediately and irrevocably contaminated.

    Lastly, is the case of the “Co-worker and Typhoid Mary.” I am forced to work from home now, as I have been for the last year, but there are still weekly brief trips made to the office. Many of my co-workers live in neighboring states, but they of course do not have to quarantine when they visit the office. They are exempt. But if I were to visit one of these exempt co-workers, in their home, I would be forced to quarantine for 14-days, because of the deadly virus, but the person with whom I visited, WOULD NOT have to quarantine. So, I have to self-isolate because I may have picked up a virus from a person who has it, but the person who I may have gotten it from, is allowed to return to work!

    Presumably, the virus is aware of your internal motivations and intentions, like a little red devil on your shoulder. If you are traveling for a GOVERNMENT DECREED OPTIONAL REASON, the virus will PUNISH you. If you are traveling for a GOVERNMENT APPROVED ESSENTIAL REASON, the virus will LEAVE YOU BE. Like a microscopic border guard who just needs a five-dollar bill and a “good reason” to let you through. What an amazing virus. Sentient. Omniscient. Omnipotent.

    Luckily for all of us here who live with this madness, the rules are entirely unenforced and unenforceable, because to try to enforce them would lead to riots and madness. There are many poor souls who take all of these rules to heart, but I fear they are the sort who never went anywhere anyway, and are grateful to THE STATE for giving them an excuse to hoard more plastic bags under their sofa and give their neighbors the evil eye.

    Thanks for what you do. Perhaps the end is near? Your advice to enjoy a bit of wine and try to relax has never been more valuable.

    1. kalochorio

      Thank you for your comments. They were very entertaining and gave me a good laugh, something much needed at the moment. It’s also nice to know that people all over the world are experiencing the same kind of stupidity I experience on a daily basis.

      My experience of today. Queuing to buy bread, outside, in the FRESH air. Why is everyone wearing a mask I wonder? Then I see the sign, everyone must wear a mask when approaching the kiosk window. Why? We are outside in the FRESH AIR?, in breezy English weather conditions. And everyone complies, except me. I despair.

      1. Dazed and Confused

        Thank you. I’m only trying to entertain, mostly, in the way comedians used to do before comedy was cancelled. My hero was (still is?) George Carlin. May he RIP. Yes, we have to wear masks here to go to the outside window to buy bread, as well. And then I hand the lady my money with my bare hands, and she hands me my bread and drinks with her bare hands, and a straw, and as I walk away I touch my mask to remove it; I tear off the paper with my teeth and shove everything into my mouth. And then rub my nose. The virus is no doubt intimidated by my bravado an has so far kept it’s distance. Lol.

        1. me oliveira

          Dazed and Confused,
          A very nice piece of humour. You have a gift for making us laugh. As Georges Carlin [a genius]; it is the Truth that counts.
          This is a mad, mad, world — the very name of a exceptional film. Remembering that film: people always run for money.

    2. Prudence Kitten


      Odd, that.

      If Mary visits Jane’s home, terrible consequences will follow. One or both of them will be stricken with the dread virus and probably die in agony – or, worse still, suffer the tortures of Long Covid for the next 20 years.

      If Jane visits Mary’s home, the same.

      Yet Jane and her family live happily and safely in her home, as do Mary and her family.


      1. Rose B

        And, of course, if Mary and Jane happen to work in the same office, grocery store, or other place of employment, they are perfectly safe as long as they maintain that 6 ft, or 2 meter, distance from each other! Neither will either ones family be adversely affected, because…. (whatever!)

      1. Prudence Kitten

        March 2020 was a bit late in the year for a pantomime – especially one that has continued for a year now.

        “Roll up! Roll up! Roll up! Hilarious Pantomime Antics!! Starring BOZO THE CLOWN, WITLESS, And UNBALANCED, with a cast of thousands! Come And Enjoy Their Zany Antics And Lack Of Simple Human Common Sense!”

    3. Junk girl

      Which state do you live in? California? If so no wonder droves of Covid prisoners are moving to Florida. Place is a disaster with Newsom. I have NO ONE around me that has any perspective at all. Even my hubby who was a science teacher. He told me—his wife of 54 years—there “would be war” if I did not get the vax. I believe both of us got very mild infections in January. He resists with all his self control that that did not happen. A war huh.

      1. Gary Ogden

        Junk girl: We are Californians. 92, 72, 59, and 34. Not one of us us will succumb to the quackery. And we now have enough signatures to get rid of Newsolini!

      2. Dazed and Confused

        I’m in New England, which in some places is very, very much like “Old” England. lol. Left California years ago. (I just found out that England is the size of Alabama and the whole UK the size of Michigan. I can’t get my head around what a huge influence such a small place has…

        I feel for you. If you have to get vaccinated, get the J&J one — it seems relatively harmless.

        Luckily my spouse is on the same page. We both think we had it last February. We never get sick, but then, we did. But we recovered, luckily. I credit it to a daily diet of eggs and sausages. lol Neither of us get flu shots or even visit doctors — knock on wood. Yes, we are “those people.” He tends to spray windex on his cuts and I’ve been known to use yogurt as a “miracle cure.” My spouse is from the “former USSR” and my family was from Texas. My grandmother and mother were nurses and they always said, “Stay away from hospitals!” He grew up where everything in the whole country was a bald-faced lie. So, basically, neither of us trust “experts” as far as we could throw them.

        I think if you grew up with normal, competent, intelligent adults surrounding you, and everything in your life has worked out “according to plan,” and you have had good luck taking the advice from “experts,” then you will tend to believe that authorities can be trusted to help you. But if you grow up surrounded by idiots and incompetents, and those around you were “unreliable narrators” and you’ve witnessed the unfortunate failure of experts, you will be more circumspect at following orders. That’s what this whole thing basically comes down to — do you trust “experts?” Do you believe authorities when they say they are “trying to help?” Or do you believe that the experts and authorities are just muddling along with mixed motivations and doubtful competency, like everybody else?

    1. Martin Back

      The Nature article doesn’t contradict what Dr Kendrick said. It said some measures reduced R, i.e. flattened the curve a bit. Or as Dr Kendrick put it, “Yes, it is certainly true you can find countries that locked down, closed their borders, and kept the rates low. “

      The real question is, was the lockdown worth it? And I think that is a question no one wants to touch with a bargepole, because it means assessing the value of old lives versus young lives, deaths versus unemployment and hardship, judging who “deserves” to live or die, those sort of ethical questions for which there are no uncontroversial answers.

    2. David Bailey

      Quoting from the abstract:
      “Assessing the effectiveness of non-pharmaceutical interventions (NPIs) to mitigate the spread of SARS-CoV-2 is critical to inform future preparedness response plans. Here we quantify the impact of 6,068 hierarchically coded NPIs implemented in 79 territories on the effective reproduction number, Rt, of COVID-19. We propose a modelling approach that combines four computational techniques merging statistical, inference and artificial intelligence tools. We validate our findings with two external datasets recording 42,151 additional NPIs from 226 countries. Our results indicate that a suitable combination of NPIs is necessary to curb the spread of the virus. Less disruptive and costly NPIs can be as effective as more intrusive, drastic, ones (for example, a national lockdown). Using country-specific ‘what-if’ scenarios, we assess how the effectiveness of NPIs depends on the local context such as timing of their adoption, opening the way for forecasting the effectiveness of future interventions.”

      If you want to conceal something scientific, throw in as much complexity as possible, and a little AI will help too.

    3. DevonshireDozer

      Does anybody still take ‘Nature’ seriously? In my book it’s now down there with ‘No Scientist’.

    4. AhNotepad

      Ths “studies” always manage to support their claims with questionable mathematics. How do I know they are questionable? Because I’m questioning them. The modelling fraternity put numbers in all sorts of places, and somehow think they are modelling reality. Have these people learnt anything? That numbers don’t do reality. They do fantasy, as this past dreadful year should show to anybody. Oh, no, couldn’t possibly be wrong, everything would have been much worse if we hadn’t had all these interventions. I call foul. This was all a fraud, personified by the likes of Fauci, predictor of “surprise” pandemics, and doublespeak from WHO and SAGE and SPI-B, all of whom care nothing for people.

    5. Dan Henderer

      There are studies that can “prove” anything they set out to prove depending on how data is acquired and interpreted. What is becoming less and less in doubt by anyone who thinks at all is the staggering collateral damage inflicted on the poor/developing world by the measures adopted by the developed world. The supposed benefits of the measures, if there are any, dwarf into insignificance compared to the costs. The rich world’s collective response to this particular virus is one of the supreme acts of self-centeredness in all history.

  13. Rosemary Wellman

    I really appreciate what you write Dr Kendrick It’s refreshingly honest and perhaps I shouldn’t say “enjoyable” when its has a serious heart and i’m a mere lay person.

  14. Steve

    And of course, another impossible thing to believe is when the Government says there will be no more lockdowns.

    1. Prudence Kitten

      Actually, I could go further. I could say that another impossible thing to believe is when the Government says anything.

    1. Bev

      Interesting that having clicked on that link, my browser wouldn’t allow me to backtrack to Malcolm’s blog at that point. I had to reload it and scroll down again to the post. Intentional?

      1. Prudence Kitten

        If you are using the latest version of Firefox (as I am), you will see a variety of unsettling and annoying events of that kind. I think it must be a bug, as Opera and Vivaldi show the same pages without any trouble.

        Of course your mileage may vary.

    2. Carole

      And most people who have experienced side effects haven’t told anyone because ‘I expected to feel something because that’s what vaccinations do. I’ll get over it and I won’t catch Covid thank God’

  15. Elizabeth Rostaing

    Brilliant article!! Unfortunately most of my friends believe only what the government and
    papers say they all scare of virus and being vaccinated!! Dreadful!!

    1. AhNotepad

      I’ve just listened to Gerald Celente saying “If you’re so stupid and ignorant to look up to a politician, (politics, poly = many, tics = sucking the blood), you don’t know what’s going on”. Very long video, but suits my bias.

  16. Gary Ogden

    Thank you, Dr. Kendrick. Boundless is the number of impossible things we’ve been told to believe. At least in the U.S., seventeen of the fifty states have the boot off their necks.

  17. David Bailey

    That is a brilliant article Malcolm! However you said,
    “Do not get me started on PCR cycle numbers, and false positives. We would be here all day.”

    I really do hope you do an article soon specifically on that point.

    I don’t even know where to get reliable data on the cycle numbers. Also, can the test operators dial in this number, or is it fixed insome other way?

  18. Tish Farrell

    I have a chum – sixty-ish, who has just spent several weeks at home without the need for serious professional medical intervention getting over SARSCov2, as in serious and debilitating coughing condition diagnosed by PCR test, all his family also suffering. He has now recovered and seems relieved that his doctor has called him in for vaccination, which was delayed for a month due to his getting the virus first. I’m thinking the world has gone stark-staring mad. Why do we no longer believe in our own immune systems. And what happened to the T-cell testing initiative?

    1. David Bailey

      Agreed, Tish.

      I hope your friend comes to no harm, but I have heard suggestions that getting COVID and being vaccinated (or the other way round) can cause problems that produce a runaway imune response.

  19. Dan Henderer

    Thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts Dr Kendrick. You are a beacon of light in a dark world. Your words aways have a ring of truth to them which will be recognized by the wise. I always dreamed of visiting Scotland until recently as I wish to vacation in a place where reason and thoughtfulness rule. I live in Oregon, US, which is not far from the bat bite craziness of your country, sad to say. Fortunately there are States where sanity is returning where we can visit when we find time.
    If I believed not in the Diety I would be thoroughly depressed to see the devolution of mankind. But I do and am not surprised by it. All the best Sir!

    1. Prudence Kitten

      I feel that Dr Kendrick is one of a smallish group of people who are leaders of “the reality-based community”, in the sense in which that community was denigrated by Karl Rove:

      “The aide said that guys like me were ‘in what we call the reality-based community,’ which he defined as people who ‘believe that solutions emerge from your judicious study of discernible reality.’ I nodded and murmured something about enlightenment principles and empiricism. He cut me off. ‘That’s not the way the world really works anymore,’ he continued. ‘We’re an empire now, and when we act, we create our own reality. And while you’re studying that reality ­ judiciously, as you will ­ we’ll act again, creating other new realities, which you can study too, and that’s how things will sort out. We’re history’s actors . . . and you, all of you, will be left to just study what we do.'”

      – Ronald Suskind (American journalist) reporting the comments of a White House aide (later identified as Karl Rove) [“Without A Doubt” by Ron Suskind, The New York Times Magazine, 17 October 2004].

      1. Dr. Malcolm Kendrick Post author

        I suppose it depends on what time scales you use (in answer to Karl Rove). I have always had the mindset of building a cathedral. I will likely not see it finished in my lifetime, but others will finish it, whilst the Karl Rove’s, and their false realities, will become thin dust blowing through the corridors of history.

        1. David Bailey

          One thing that might help you to build that cathedral, would be if there was a way to access the entire collection of your blogs, other than trying to use GOOGLE. Someone here created a web page with a complete list of links, but the last time I looked, the web page did not exist.

        2. me oliveira

          I felt warmed by your words. May I add something from Ingmar Bergman?

          There is an old story of how the cathedral of Chartres was struck by lightning and burned to the ground. Then thousands of people came from all points of the compass, like a giant procession of ants, and together they began to rebuild the cathedral on its old site. They worked until the building was completed.
          “Regardless of whether I believe or not, whether I am a Christian or not, I would play my part in the collective building of the cathedral.”

          Dr. Kendrick, you are a full Man.

  20. dearieme

    Masks: it’s probably wiser to look at research published before 2020. Once a subject becomes “hot” it attracts all sorts of undesirable researchers – many of whom won’t know what they are talking about – and it incentivises publications with results intended to support the fashionable cause of the day.

    As for lockdown, the human cost is likely to prove so huge that it can’t have made sense to gamble on it, at least after the first round. Unless you are a politician who finds himself under intense pressure from charlatan “scientists” and from an ignorant and hysterical media. Then the politician usually caves in. Incentives, innit, and human frailty?

  21. DevonshireDozer

    If someone dies within 28 days of receiving a positive C19 test, they are deemed to have died from covid.

    By the same standard, anybody who dies within 28 days of receiving a jab should be deemed to have died from the injection.

    BTW the injectees are not treated as well as lab rats from a scientific perspective. I understand that there is no proper database of jabbed people in the UK & their subsequent health, which is also unbelievable. Lab rats would have been properly observed & documented. Human beings . . . not so.

    1. Prudence Kitten

      “I understand that there is no proper database of jabbed people in the UK & their subsequent health…”

      Dr Vernon Coleman (“the old man in a chair”) says in his excellent short book about inoculation that this is quite deliberate. It ensures that no doctor, nurse or authority can be held accountable when someone is injured or killed by a vaccine; and that no one can establish which vaccine, and which batch of it, was responsible.

      Rather like the principle of the firing squad. One competent rifleman could easily execute a victim. But with a dozen, no one can be quite certain who inflicted the death blow.

    2. Gary Ogden

      DevonshireDozer: There is no post-marketing surveillance system in the U.S., either. Warp speed on the vaccines, snail’s pace on the surveillance. Actually there never will be a system. It would cut into profits.

  22. John

    Well, in general, I am inclined to believe nothing about anything any more and definitely not to believe anything, ever, said by any politician

    1. Prudence Kitten

      John, I believe you have reached the beginning of wisdom.

      “Put not thy trust in princes”… still less in any selfish, amoral jumped-up pocket Hitler of a politician.

    2. GnSks

      In the immortal words of George Carlin:

      “I have certain rules I live by. My first rule: I don’t believe anything the government tells me.”

  23. brainunwashed

    The recommendation to vaccinate individuals who have previously been infected with SARS-CoV-2, or who have an active SARS-CoV-2 infection, could be very dangerous, according to Dr. Hooman Noorchashm, who sent a public letter to the (US) FDA Commissioner detailing these risks.

    Reports in the medical literature have also highlighted the risk of pathogenic priming and antibody-dependent enhancement (ADE).

    For example, in:-

    “Out of the Frying Pan and Into the Fire? Due Diligence Warranted for ADE in COVID-19,”

    the authors explain:

    “ADE is an immunological phenomenon whereby a previous immune response to a virus can render an individual more susceptible to a subsequent analogous infection.

    Rather than viral recognition and clearance, the prior development of virus-specific antibodies at a non-neutralizing level can facilitate viral uptake, enhancing replication; a possible immune evasion strategy avoiding intracellular innate immune sensors, or pattern recognition receptors …

    ADE of SARS-CoV has also been described through a novel FcγRII-dependent and ACE2-independent cell entry mechanism. The authors state that this warrants concern in the safety evaluation of any candidate human vaccines against SARS-CoV … This also illustrates that ADE is not always indicative of disease pathology but raises concern for the immunocompromised.”

    Similarly, “Pathogenic Priming Likely Contributes to Serious and Critical Illness and Mortality in COVID-19 Via Autoimmunity,”

    published in the Journal of Translational Autoimmunity, warns that:

    “Failure of SARS and MERS vaccines in animal trials involved pathogenesis consistent with an immunological priming that could involve autoimmunity in lung tissues due to previous exposure to the SARS and MERS spike protein. Exposure pathogenesis to SARS-CoV-2 in COVID-19 likely will lead to similar outcomes.”

    We apparently don’t even know if antibody production is truly protective or pathogenic in coronavirus infections, according to a December 11, 2020, paper in the journal Vaccine: X, which states:

    “The first SARS-CoV-2 vaccine(s) will likely be licensed based on neutralizing antibodies in Phase 2 trials, but there are significant concerns about using antibody response in coronavirus infections as a sole metric of protective immunity.

    1. Gary Ogden

      Apparently the immune system response to natural viral infection involves non-specific natural killers cells which clear the virus by killing infected cells. Antibodies specific to the infectious agent aren’t produced until this point, when the infection is gone. Yet the efficacy of vaccines is based upon these specific antibody levels. Sounds topsy-turvy to me.

  24. rosemary wellman

    Thank you, Dr Kendrick for another marvellously clear and may I say “entertaining” article – not perhaps an appropriate thing to write when dealing with Covid matters. We have all been press-ganged into believing pretty impossible things, as you have outlined, for many months. Personally, I have been greatly cheered up by an item in today’s paper about 80year-olds who have been misbehaving, out and about enjoying themselves (ok, it was in the Telegraph so it may not be true! Gives me hope for future freedom.

  25. Aileen Burford-Mason

    Nonsense! You were not told to believe that herd immunity was impossible without unacceptable numbers of deaths. You were told that to achieve herd immunity naturally – i.e. through most of the population getting infected – was not possible without unacceptable numbers of deaths.

    The more infections there are, the greater potential for mutations in the virus. While most mutations are not advantageous to a virus, there more infections there are the more likely it is that the virus will mutate into a more contagious/lethal variant. Therefore natural herd immunity drives mutations whereas vaccination does not.

    The shambolic response to COVID in most countries is not better than what happened during the 1918-1919 pandemic. We are no further forward in controlling viral pandemics now than they were then. The only difference is all the misinformation/disinformation, wild theories and rumours that can circulate faster than any virus, thanks to the Internet and a scientifically illiterate media.

    I’ll be interested to read your posts once the pandemic has petered out and we are left with countless numbers of sickly “long-haulers” turning up in doctors’ offices and clinics and medicine has little or nothing to offer them. Many of these had mild cases originally.

    Aileen Burford-Mason

    1. AhNotepad

      Never mind the unsubstantiated predictions, there is enough to deal with from the 243,000+ adverse reactions already recorded in the UK.

    2. ellifeld

      actually lockdowns are preventing the spread and burnout of the virus thru healthy people, which causes mutations. Mutations are more transmissible but less lethal.

    3. Roland Ayers

      But evolutionary pressures are such that, over time, variants become more contagious and less lethal. If you are a pathogen, it’s not a great evolutionary strategy to kill all your hosts.

      1. Martin Back

        If you are a pathogen and have successfully replicated and shed, do you care whether your host lives or dies?

        On the other hand, when your mutant grandchildren come around next season, maybe it’s helpful if your host is still around. They might be able to reinfect it.

        It’s a tricky optimization problem. Replicate fast, producing massive quantities of virions in a short space of time but killing your host, versus slower below the radar replication so your host produces fewer virions but survives to move around and spread them wider. Could go either way.

  26. Jim

    “masks provided self-protection, but not personal protection.”
    I expect that means if you wear a mask it stops you touching stuff then sticking your fingers up you nose or in your mouth. Thereby protecting yourself. 😉

  27. Hasan

    Dr Kendrick another great article that draws our attention to a rational, logical and scientific analysis of this ‘fear-mongering’ charade called Covid-19.
    The goal posts are shifting again. The lock-downs may stay forever in some form. We are to give up our freedoms of hugging our loved ones or to go check on our elderly relatives or even enjoy a drink with our buddies. We are to wear masks, perhaps forever ?
    I am appalled by the flag bearers of freedom and liberty who wear it on their sleeves and are silent as a morgue when it comes to these draconian measures. All in the name of ‘keeping us safe’ !
    Perhaps this insanity defines this age and the majority who are happy to be living this new ‘normal’. As a minority group, struggling with the loss of common sense, logic and rational scientific approach to our human problems, this is a lot to handle ! Indeed, any injustice endorsed by a majority does not make it just!
    Thank you so much for your brilliant writings. I cant imagine what you must be going through as a medical practitioner, having to deal with this madness ‘in-house’.
    As a lawyer, I am saddened beyond words to see our freedoms and liberties stricken away with a stroke of a pen, without any recourse to the norms of justice !

    1. Prudence Kitten

      “The goal posts are shifting again. The lock-downs may stay forever in some form”.

      Half right. They may stay until the trials, followed by the imprisonments, fines, and exclusion from professional bodies.

      Failing that, there may eventually be lynchings. “Beware the anger of a patient man” – let alone several million of them.

      The famous passage from Robert Bolt’s play “A Man for all Seasons” comes to mind. Just substitute “virus” for “Devil”.

      Roper: So now you’d give the Devil benefit of law!
      More: Yes. What would you do? Cut a great road through the law to get after the Devil?
      Roper: I’d cut down every law in England to do that!
      More: Oh? And when the last law was down, and the Devil turned ’round on you, where would you hide, Roper, the laws all being flat? This country’s planted thick with laws from coast to coast– man’s laws, not God’s– and if you cut them down—and you’re just the man to do it—do you really think you could stand upright in the winds that would blow then? Yes, I’d give the Devil benefit of law, for my own safety’s sake.

      “He that hath ears to hear, let him hear”.

  28. Eggs ‘n beer

    A couple of comments about the Chinese virus vaccines.

    The vaccine industry has included a rare element of truth in their marketing. They are not claiming that the vaccines will prevent you from getting infected by the virus, but that it will reduce the severity of the disease if you do get it. The chances of death or hospitalisation are greatly diminished, is their claim. Although AZ have no valid data to back this up.

    There are two types of vaccine available; the mRNA (Pfizer and Moderna) and viral vector (the rest, including Sputnik V) and both vaccines invade your cells to replicate their active components. Both types are experimental, never having been used in humans until last year. Some of the Chinese vaccines are the traditional attenuated ones, but their latest is a VV vaccine.

    1. Prudence Kitten

      “The chances of death or hospitalisation are greatly diminished, is their claim”.

      Vaccination in Israel: Challenging mortality figures?
      Analysis by infectious disease specialist claims mismatch between data published by authorities and reality on the ground.

      ‘They claim that Pfizer’s shot causes “mortality hundreds of times greater in young people compared to mortality from coronavirus without the vaccine, and dozens of times more in the elderly, when the documented mortality from coronavirus is in the vicinity of the vaccine dose, thus adding greater mortality from heart attack, stroke, etc.”‘

      Different vaccine, of course. But the Israeli authorities are no fools. If the AstraZeneca vaccine is safer or more effective than the Pfizer one, why would they have chosen the Pifer one for everyone?

  29. Lynn Wright

    Back when this covidiocy started, I ran across an article by the late David Crowe, a Canadian biologist and researcher extraordinaire who deeply questioned the very existence of viruses. In this article, he was writing about the use of RT-PCR as a diagnostic tool. I had been cautious for decades of the shouts from on high every few years warning of a new infectious disease that was potentially lurking around every corner to take my life. Early 2020 it was no different, I was suspicious after hearing the cry of “Wolf!” too many times before. Remember Zika? What a dud.

    After that article, i started listening to The Infectious Myth podcast David hosted and began researching on my own. First, I read about PCR. I watched video interviews with Kary Mullis, the Nobel Prize winner in chemistry (1993) who invented this method of DNA replication (which is what PCR does). He publicly stated many times PCR was not a valid diagnostic tool for infectious disease. This lead me to the history of HIV/AIDS. I had no clue there was any controversy over the cause of AIDS. I was always wary of vaccination, though, and knew on an instinctual level it was not the answer for disease prevention. I have always considered it is an individual’s health and vitality that is of the utmost importance, their “milieu interieur” or terrain, not some floating nanoparticle blowing in the wind, the germ.
    I started reading about Bechamp and Pasteur, about pleomorphism. I read Virus Mania and The Invisible Rainbow where I learned that in 1918 studies were done in Boston to prove the infectivity of the Spanish flu on 100 healthy volunteers. It could not be shown to be contagious. Digging deeper, I learned that NO virus causing an infectious disease has ever been proven to occur using sound science and a natural setting. Boring a hole in a monkey’s skull and pouring in the blended spinal cord of a child said to have died from polio into this poor tortured creature’s brain then watch it die does not prove the infectivity of polio.
    On and on it goes. I learned that cell culture experiments in no way can show virus isolation yet that is what is used. Interpretation of electron micrographs are fraught with inconsistencies and misinterpretations and problems. Looking at stained and dead tissue with all manner of cellular debris in petri dishes contaminated with non-viral genetic material such as fetal bovine serum or African green monkey Vero E6 kidney cells or human fetal lung diploid cells, how can you point to one fuzzy microscopic dot and claim, “virus!”. It is begging the question on a grand scale. Virologists always assume virus, it is their starting point. They then contort their so-called studies to “prove” their presuppositions. Definitely NOT use of the scientific method.
    Just as claiming it was a virus causing CPE (cytopathic effect) in those same petri dishes, it is assuming the conclusion. When virologists see the cell cultures dissolve, die or fail to reproduce after inoculation with whatever unpurified goop they have from a patient sample, “It must be the virus!”. Do they even consider they might have starved the tissue culture or doused it with so much antibiotics that perhaps saline w/o any so-called virus added in might have produced the very same results? Alas, controls are not done.
    I read about Koch’s Postulates and how modern day magicians, I mean virologists, toss them aside as archaic relics, science of old. No longer needed, we have better methods of pulling a rabbit out of a hat! Why don’t masks or lockdowns work? It’s because there is no virus, there is no infectious disease. That’s why nothing in this SARS CoV-2 = Covid-19 narrative makes much, if any, sense. We have to go back hundreds of years and toss out germ theory and take a look with fresh eyes. But that’s a supertanker turn around for sure, especially when the elites in power can wield the fear of worldwide pandemic for economic, political and financial gain. If we don’t stop this madness now, understand human disease is one of toxicity/poisoning, malnutrition/starvation and chronic stress (you taught me this Dr Kendrick with your “What Really Causes Heart Disease?” posts) we are doomed to be repeated victims of the slave masters who will use MSM propagandists to spread fear far and wide. They are puppet masters whose influence is so great people discard all critical thinking and cower in fear, willing to give up their God given rights and place a dehumanizing, humiliating diaper across their face and live the “New Normal” with nary a complaint.
    First things first; before we discuss masks and lockdowns and vaccines and herd immunity and immunity passports and tracking and tracing and surveillance and bankruptcies of generations old family businesses and the ruination of millions of lives, especially the elderly and the third world poor, and the loss of our freedoms, our futures, our way of life – prove to me this one thing – particle x causes disease y. First you must isolate the virus particle. CDC has a public document that confesses this hasn’t been done. Dozens of FOI requests sent to research and public health institutions the world over have come up empty handed, All queried replied with words to the effect that they have no studies or papers that show virus isolation as requested.
    David Crowe often repeated that wonderful Alice in Wonderland quote, “Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” Indeed, the powers-that-be want us to believe in way more than six. The emperor has no clothes.

    1. Prudence Kitten

      There is a mighty chasm in human affairs. On one side are the true scientists, the earnest and honest seekers of truth. On the other side are the business people and politicians, to whom truth or its appearance are merely convenient tools to boost profits or increase their power.

      Neither group understands the other’s thinking at all. Indeed, this fact is the fundamental running gag that underlies every single “Dilbert” strip since 1989. (Yes, it’s been over 30 years!)

      What we have all witnessed since last March has been an attempted hostile takeover of science by business and politics. The professional liars have established control over those who profess to seek the truth for disinterested motives.

      Who was it who said, “Truth is our most valuable possession. Let us economise it”?

    2. Martin Back

      I’m sorry Lynn, but if you deny the existence of a virus then you have to fall back on the idea of spontaneous generation of disease, an old idea that Pasteur destroyed with incontrovertible evidence more than 150 years ago.

      Independent laboratories all around the world have purified SOMETHING from sick people, and sequenced its gene, and tracked how it has spread and mutated, and taken electron micrographs of it, and if it’s not a virus then it’s something very, very similar.

      1. Prudence Kitten

        I wouldn’t go so far as to say that viruses don’t exist. %There is far too much evidence of their existence and activities for that.

        But it is quite true that many, if not most, virus researchers are looking for a black cat in a dark room with no torch – while wearing strong sunglasses.

        Read any book on the subject, and you will be regaled by true stories of viruses misidentifed, viruses credited with illness caused by other things (such as pollution), viruses gaily escaping from supposedly impermeable laboratories, viruses infecting everyone inside such labs, and above all researchers chasing reputation, funding, preferment and fame without much concern for truth or safety.

        The “Covid-19” story has as many loose ends, non sequiturs and unjustified assumption as the Skripal and Navalny stories. (For which, see for example Disturbingly, it seems likely that we have the same people to thank for all of those fictitious concoctions.

      2. Gary Ogden

        Martin Back: Do you have a link to the electron micrographs? To the evidence of actual viral isolation? To the evidence of the sequencing of the entire genome? I have not seen any, and I certainly don’t trust any media, and only rarely scientific journals. If this evidence exists, it would be very interesting to see.

          1. AhNotepad

            All the on in colour can be discounted as electron microscopes don’t do colour, so they are no more than artist’s impressions. As for the others, how does anyone determine it is SARS cov-2 and not something else?

          2. Martin Back

            Ah, please, give us credit for a little bit of intelligence. Everyone knows that electron microscope images are artificially colorized to highlight certain aspects, they are not Kodachrome snaps.

            As for determining if it’s not “something else”, if independent checks by different laboratories agree, we can be reasonably certain the images are what they say they are.

      3. Lynn Wright

        In 2020 I also read “Bechamp or Pasteur? A Lost Chapter in the History of Biology”. The author claims Pasteur was a plagiarist and I have read elsewhere he committed fraud in his experiments. From:
        “Bechamp denied spontaneous generation, while Pasteur continued to believe it. Later Pasteur denied spontaneous generation, but he did not understand his own experiments. Those experiments were of no value against the arguments of the sponteparist Pouchet, which could be answered only by the microzymian theory. Pasteur never understood either the process of digestion nor that of fermentation, both of which processes were explained by Béchamp. By a curious imbroglio (was it intentional?) both of these discoveries have been ascribed to Pasteur.”
        Pasteur’s asked that his 102 laboratory notebooks be kept from outsiders but an heir left them to the Bibliotheque Nationale in Paris. They have been examined by Dr. Gerald L. Geison of Princeton University in a book titled, “The Private Science of Louis Pasteur”, $71 on amazon.

        This is a new subject for me, and one I will continue to research. I have only a basic understanding of Terrain Theory and of the concept of pleomorphism. Here goes: we have microbes/microzymas/bions (different names given by different researchers) within us that can change form and carry out necessary and vital functions such as the removal of dead and dying tissue, diseased cells, toxins, etc. Looking at electron micrographs of “virus”, exosome, extracellular vesicles, cellular debris and artifacts – they are quite indistinguishable. I wish I could attach some of the EMs to this post. They are the same size, shape, etc. Where did they come from? Inside the body or without? There is obviously something going on in people with disease, finding these particles, but what are they?

        As for purification, don’t think that has been done. Lots of genetic material in those cell cultures and patient samples. I have read a little about microfiltration of the supernatant (“denoting the liquid lying above a solid residue”) of cell culture, how it is centrifuged in a sucrose solution of a specific density and a band forms where “virus” should be found Difficult business working with the invisible. As far as I know, SARS CoV-2 has yet to be TRULY isolated purified and certainly never proven pathogenic.

        As for sequencing, look into Cristian Drosten and how he created the primers for the PCR being used around the world. He accomplished this in Jan 2020 when there were very few cases of the “novel infectious disease from China”. He used an accession from GenBank (denoted as being SARS 1) with a sample from one ill patient and then a computer algorithm was used to “align” the sequence, fill in the blanks so to speak. So we have one computer model (SARS 2) generated from another computer model (SARS 1). When I first read the term, “de novo assembler” I Googled it. After reading about the “Velvet from Illumina” I was convinced we were being played. The world shut down by some random group of letters spit out of a computer. 29,000+ base pairs in all. Amazing.

        Last week I looked at the number of known variants of SARS CoV-2 in the GESS database. There were over 551,000 variants. I wonder if they all have names?

        Possibly what we are seeing in those EMs is something the body produces because of an insult (toxin, air pollution, EMF radiation, GMO foods, who knows what in our toxic world or a mixture of poisons) in its effort to heal. This “thing” is fingered as the culprit, created by computer from something previously created by a computer, given a name and attached to an illness with almost too many symptoms to count (98 of “Long-haul Covid) of normal, historical, human sickness, call it a pandemic, lockdown the world and with a complicit media create FEAR and PANIC in the population. The result is a high death count from isolation, inappropriate use of intubation/ventilators, stress, alcohol abuse, opioid overdose, suicide, stress, anti-viral and other highly toxic drugs, on and on it goes. Heck, even call a gunshot wound to the head, falling off a ladder, motorcycle accident and complications of hip fracture – death by Covid-19. Oh, and use a fraudulent test to attach as many deaths as possible to this “novel virus”, even posthumously, and create a seemingly never ending casedemic. This, I am afraid, might never end unless we kill Germ Theory once and for all.

        1. Martin Back

          Lynn, you have clearly gone into the subject far deeper than I have, so I won’t comment any more on this thread.Just to add that I’m sticking to the conventional germ theory of disease, but remain open to alternatives.

  30. John Barr

    Unfortunately, Malcolm, you are preaching to the converted.
    I just wonder if the true facts will ever be told.
    The “experts” have too much reputation to lose and anyone attempting to postulate a different narrative will be labelled a Covid denier and by extension, an anti-vaxxer.
    Lives and jobs will be ruined.
    Unfortunately, as a GP here in Oz, I just keep my mouth shut. I don’t want to be retrained.

  31. BB

    The bodies are starting to pile up, all going according to plan, quite incredible that they are willing to list an adverse reaction to their vaccine as ‘Death’ and ‘Sudden Death’:

    AstraZeneca breakdown

    Click to access COVID-19_AstraZeneca_Vaccine_Analysis_Print.pdf

    Pfizer breakdown

    Click to access COVID-19_mRNA_Pfizer-_BioNTech_Vaccine_Analysis_Print__2_.pdf

    The bill for the state pension must be dropping every day.

  32. Garrett Connolly

    Thank you Sir. Easy to read. Easy to understand and entertaining. Going on screen in my waiting room on Monday.

  33. Sergey

    To daytonbrown.
    “RH average in VT is 71% vs 66% in SD. Probably not enough to explain the 6x difference in deaths per 100K”
    I cannot tell with certainty, but humidity (absolute and relative) shall be taken into account, I think, as well as median age of population and number of people with obesity, especially since it’s direct connection with sever cases of the covid is confirmed. In that line also fall other things, such as health condition of the population, sports etc. Not only anti-covid lockdowns and mandatory masks using.

    1. daytonbrown

      Good questions of course. But the reason I picked VT and ND are the similarities in pop. VT obesity (25-30%) SD (30-35%) slightly higher. Median age VT 41, SD 38. Pop of VT 629K SD – 899K VT 38.9% urban, SD – 56.7 urban. All of these differences are within pretty close limits. The one glaring difference between the 2 is one practiced mask wearing and social distancing, the other did not. And given that most RCT’s regarding mask wearing did NOT provide evidence that it worked, then what provided the protective effect? That’s what I’m interested in.

      1. Sergey

        It may be a cumulative effect, for example, from all sources. Anyway, would the result be attributed only, or mainly, to the lockdowns and masks, it should be proven by another states, countries, cities — in the whole world, but it doesn’t seem that it is the case.
        There was research in Germany, considering masks. In that research, they told that in one — only one, — city, Jena, they make the number of new cases decreasing rapidly and effectively. Other measures, that were used in that city, marked, if I remember correctly, as “insignificant”. But that research did not explain, how masks using cannot make such an effect in other cities — their decreasing of new cases was far from the spectacular sample from the Jena. Nevertheless, this fact did not move researchers to the conclusion that in the Jena were other factors in work, those factors, maybe, that they considered as “insignificant”.
        My thought here is quite simple: there shall be something else that allowed to diminish the cases and deaths in different places, something aside from the measures or working along with them. I, personally, had a look at the mandatory mask-wearing here, in Moscow, and did not find that after the start of that regime at the end of the spring or the end of the summer cases go down. Quite the contrary, in the spring there was a slight peak in the cases statistics, and in autumn and winter, it just went high without any visible effect of the mask-wearing.

  34. Fast Eddy

    Thanks for another excellent article.

    I have been thinking about Sweden… it’s been about a year since Covid surfaced there. They don’t do much to discourage the virus so surely they should have herd immunity by now?

    So why don’t then?

    Could it be… that new variants are being released on a regular basis?

    That’s what Mr Trudeau says in this … slip…

    It would upset the grand plan if a country overcame Covid with herd immunity … so it would make sense to release 1.0… 2.0… 3.0…. Devil Covid… South African Covid… Nightmare Covid!!!

    1. Prudence Kitten

      The important question is: how many people has it killed, and how many is it killing now?

      Probably not very many at all, except those unfortunates (like the infirm elderly in homes) who have been put in the line of fire by governments – rather like the goats that used be tethered as lures by tiger hunters.

      1. Fast Eddy

        Of Covid (not with) and with no comorbidities… next to none (give the last number I saw for the UK was 377).

  35. sunsetcitysue

    Thank you again Dr K. You are a true friend to those of us who want to know what is actually going on. If it weren’t for you and others like you, we would only know what the government, the media and the ‘experts’ tell us. Unless people have access to the information you (and others) give, most people would blindly believe them. I see it in my contacts and friends, most of whom are genuinely frightened. If I think their minds are even ajar, I pass on what I can. Sadly, a great many people fall literally into the category of the blind following the blind. Make sure you get your 8 hours Dr K. You work too hard, and we dont want you cracking up. Thanks again.

      1. Fast Eddy

        Smart guy … great presentation … but he is missing the punchline…

        This is part of a plan. Surely if he and others in the industry can work out the ‘dangers’ of these vaccines then those rolling them out would understand this. He is not the only rocket scientist…

        Throw in all the other inconsistencies and you would think he’d look at the Big Picture and have an epiphany….

        I suppose it is a bridge too far for even the smartest people to consider that our leaders would kill all of us.

        They will always ask ‘but why?’ ….

        And the answer is of course – we are burning 6 barrels of oil for every 1 we find’…. they will then say ‘but we have oil gluts – we have too much of it’ (not realizing a glut simply means we are pumping it out faster than we can use it…) ….

        And they will follow that with ‘and we will transition to renewable energy long before oil runs out’…

        Of course this is what they have been conditioned to think by the MSM and those who control it.

        It is pure bullshit. But not to them … this is hopium for the and they lap it up like thirsty dogs.

        It is impossible to convince them of the ‘why’ of this …. so it is impossible to convince them that our leaders are compassionately making us extinct with Covid as the cover…

        It’s like trying to explain to a dog how to drive a car … it really is.

  36. pawel

    Hi. Pfizer had contact signed in 2018 for covid vaccination. More vaccines coming from Pfozer and others. Bottom plan is to “test vaccines” for 8 diffrent strains of viruses. I am guessing will be 8 or 16 waves in sum up. Ahh forgot Pfizer as well paid 2,5 mld fine for some lies. Try to find in WHO guidlines what is Disiese X that links everything. We are living in bad times ;/

  37. Bill

    I suffered with Covid during the last two weeks of December 2020. I am presuming I have an immunity … for how long? I haven’t had the vaccine yet as it seemed bonkers to overload my immune system ! However… the big question is how long do I wait before having the vaccine ?

    1. AhNotepad

      Bill, at least until 2023 when the experiment is due to end, and then a bit longer until the data are released. Any earlier and you are an experiment. How do you know you had covid? Crisscross767 on a previous blog said the lab in which they worked had 1500 supposedly covid positive samples. No covid was found, they were all influenza type A or B.

    2. Her outdoors

      Look on this thread, do not have the vax, is self evident and scientifically proven. And that goes quadruple if you’ve had Covid. Unless you have a deeply ingrained death wish, in which case crack on, might as well have as many doses as are offered as the nails are in your coughin….

  38. Roland Ayers

    On death certificates, it would be interesting to know how much education goes into the educated guesswork, and how much work. Particularly on the “other disease or condition, if any, leading to” and “other significant conditions contributing to” sections. An exceptionally healthy 80 year-old might potentially have another two decades of life, one with a long list of “significant conditions”, another two days. We have to look at overall health to get a sensible perspective on the question of how serious a particular disease is.

  39. Andrew Denney

    More great and FACTUAL ( you won’t be thanked in the nhs for using the F word ) information with your brilliant sense of humour 👍. Your time and efforts are much appreciated from this unbeliever, ( I DO NOT follow the party line that covid is the new Black Death). It’s probably the ducking stool followed by a public stoning for me and thee.

  40. Jeanie

    Hi Dr K.As always the voice of logic as far as I’m concerned.
    This has truly been one of the most challenging periods of our lives and ive lived through a few of those personally with a Miriad of health issues,some serious some not but I’ve never had to resort to private medicine so much in my life just to get some reasonable access to the tests and care that has not been available because my gps have been stashed away safetly behind closed doors.Only this morning I’ve paid and ordered some blood tests which I need before I can see my private neurologist that another private consultant referred me to.These are all consultants with a foot in both nhs and private,I have to wait six months to see a neuro on nhs in my area but can book and see same week if I pay private,really pisses me off and no I don’t have a cash stash I save from our pension and use our savings to get the help I need.
    This week I contacted gp as I’d severe right sided groin pain,gave me antibiotics via a phone consultation took for 7 days no better,called again so he said come down if I’m Covid free,I am is he?, went down more antibiotics exactly same type,so I decided no I’m taking no more and arranged a private ultrasound scan for next day,I have kidney stones so didn’t want to mess around with this,had scan done didn’t see anything untoward so I asked radiographer” I have oesteoathritis in that hip ,shown by you’ve guessed it private dexa scan”,would that cause groin pain,she replied definately did your gp not discuss before handing you out pills like sweeties.,no he just wants me gone ASAP.
    This bloody virus. has caused so much discord in families every time we get a twinge it’s go get a test,why ? what will that prove other than upping their numbers with false positives.My own children have launched into us because we chose not to have the vax we are selfish,we are spreading it,we are putting a drain on the system,ironically they are the ones doing this because they insist on testing with every twinge.I can’t go and hug my grandchildren but they,the parents,can go to work they can go to football etc but that’s ok because the get tested!!We have listened to all the discussions fairly open minded I’d say but every single time are not convinced that this is not game playing,we choose not to play their games and thank god we have platforms like this with common sense and stars to back it up from you,people like you are that light at the end of the tunnel that keeps us positive so a huge thank you as always x

  41. Jeremy May

    Can anyone tell me why Flu had disappeared this season?
    Masks, lockdown, distancing, flu deaths recorded as Covid, children not mixing at school or elsewhere, increased flu jab uptake, the elderly and vulnerable being isolated?
    Perhaps a combination? But seems to have all but disappeared which is spooky.

    1. Gary Ogden

      Jeremy May: Both CDC and WHO simply stopped counting influenza deaths back in March, 2020. CDC did the same thing with the bird flu because they found hardly any cases, but lied and made up numbers. Sharyl Attkisson, of CBS News, investigated and reported on this on TV. Never again will any such report be allowed to be broadcast. Both CDC and WHO, along with FDA, are serial liars.

  42. KennieG

    Herd immunity through natural infection is a fool’s game. Promoting herd immunity to a pathogen through natural infection is not a valid public health strategy. At its very best, a strategy of herd immunity through natural infection by Covid 19 would lead to high mortality in all at risk persons. The elderly and those with current comorbidities would need to be sacrificed at the mortality rates known for this group. If herd immunity is achieved at this great cost, then we should expect Covid 19 to be endemic in our society, occasionally claiming lives like influenza or other infectious diseases. I believe that most people could live with this as an endemic disease, but I hope that most would not be willing to sacrifice the lives of so many currently at high risk of mortality from this virus.

    The concept of protecting these susceptible individuals until herd immunity is achieved is flawed. Long term care facilities and retirement homes would essentially be “herds” of susceptible hosts and even with herd immunity, an endemic virus will happen upon susceptible herds and lead to outbreaks. It is a fallacy that herd immunity leads to the disappearance of viruses, it only leads to reduced outbreaks. Prior to vaccination, measles, chickenpox, rubella and mumps were common infections in almost all children (children being the susceptible herd) despite these viruses having likely persisted for centuries. Our society did have herd immunity to these viruses, but they remained endemic and continued to infect susceptible hosts.

    Chickenpox is the only virus that I can think of where some people actively encouraged its spread in childhood (chickenpox parties) in order to gain immunity at an age where infection usually led to milder disease. The distinct difference between chickenpox and Covid 19 is that lifelong immunity to chickenpox is known (aside from shingles) whereas we don’t yet know the durability of immunity to Covid 19. Irrespective of this, the vast majority of adults and elderly already had immunity to chickenpox. Chickenpox parties did not endanger our adults or elderly, because they were already near 100% immune. Currently the vast majority of adults and elderly do not have immunity to Covid19. Suggestions to encourage the spread of Covid 19 ignore the inevitable sacrifice of many lives.

    1. anglosvizzera

      We also went to “Measles Parties” as children and all got it over with with no issues. Having decent vitamin A levels seems to one of the the keys as to whether or not complications occur. I suppose our daily dose of cod liver oil protected us to some extent.

      Those kinds of childhood illnesses were becoming milder all the time – in fact mumps had no symptoms at all in about 30% of people, and just mild, non-parotitis symptoms in another large chunk. I don’t recall having had it, and only remember one friend who had any swelling. Since the MMR, young adults are getting mumps as the vaccine-induced immunity wears off.

      As for the strategy of vaccinating EVERYONE against Covid, this professor of virology, immunology etc has serious concerns:

      Letter and slides from Vaccine Summit held in Ohio earlier this month:

      Video interview here –

      1. AhNotepad

        WARNING, that google drive link has a tracker in it denoted by “fbclid”. I t can work out which groups are contacting each other, and find how far the info spreads. Best find another way.

        1. Thunkit

          I opened the google drive link after deleting everything beyond “view” in the URL. Link still opens ok.

    2. AhNotepad

      Prior to vaccination, measles, chickenpox, rubella and mumps were common infections in almost all children (children being the susceptible herd) despite these viruses having likely persisted for centuries. Our society did have herd immunity to these viruses, but they remained endemic and continued to infect susceptible hosts.

      For the most part, all these diseases declined dramatically in the 20th century, and before vaccines for them were available. Where a mass vaccination exercise was done in Africa, children vaccinated against measles were less likely to die from measles, but were made more susceptible to other diseases.

      The measles vaccine was initially claimed to need only one shot to eradicate the disease, and the reason for doing it was not because of a public health benefit, but because it could be done. As we now now that claim was not fulfilled, yet similar claims are made for other diseases, which are also not fulfilled.

      How many times do people have to be fooled before they learn?

    3. Prudence Kitten

      “Prior to vaccination, measles, chickenpox, rubella and mumps were common infections in almost all children (children being the susceptible herd) despite these viruses having likely persisted for centuries. Our society did have herd immunity to these viruses, but they remained endemic and continued to infect susceptible hosts”.

      I suggest reading “Dissolving Illusions” by Humphries & Bystrianyk. It’s a sizeable book absolutely packed with concrete evidence. Among other things, it demonstrates clearly that the decrease of those diseases (and the near-disappearance of some) was almost entirely due to improvements in nutrition, housing, and public hygiene. Also, many infectious diseases have shown a definite trend to becoming less lethal with the passage of time.

      Another very instructive book is “The Rise & Fall of Modern Medicine” by James Le Fanu.

      The short summary is that while much credit has been given to vaccination and antibiotics (along with other “technical marvels”, by far the greatest contribution to the decline of infectious diseases has come from improving public health – the “terrain” – rather than fighting pathogens.

      With recent advances in biochemistry and other disciplines, it is now well known that every human body contains a seething mass of bacteria, viruses, fungi and other commensals. Occasionally some of these produce ill effects on human health; whether this is due to their extraordinary toxicity or to the weakness of the host is hardly understood.

      The evidence about Covid-19 strongly suggests that it falls into the second category – a disease that makes itself severely felt only when the host is gravely weakened. Therefore adopting methods intended to keep the virus out of the body are doomed to failure.

      1. ellifeld

        Yes this makes sense. The most affected have serious health issues, like diabetes and obesity. Of course the elderly are prone to anything that comes along.

  43. KennieG

    Immunity through natural infection vs vaccination. I guess common sense, in the absence of any real knowledge of viruses, would lead you to believe that the immunity acquired through natural infection must be better than that developed by vaccination. I suspect it is a bit of a mixed bag whereby some vaccines generate a more protective immune response than viruses and visa versa.

    The problem with viruses is that they evolve very quickly due to their relatively simple genomes. Many viruses, including coronaviruses, have adapted to deal with host immune systems. Like many viruses, the function of some of the viral proteins are to attenuate our immune systems by partially disabling both our innate and adaptive immune responses. Vaccines on the other hand are usually delivered with adjuvants and in the case of subunit vaccines, they deliver the viral proteins that most effectively lead to protective immunity without delivering the viral proteins that modulate or dampen our immune responses. So again, the common sense argument that natural infection must elicit a better immune response than vaccination is based on ignorance.

    Another important distinction between achieving immunity by vaccination as opposed to natural infection is that vaccination with the various Covd 19 vaccine candidates does not lead to infectious hosts that spread virus. While infection with Covid 19 may well end leading to good durable immunity, it comes at the cost of having an infected individual shedding virus that can infect susceptible hosts. With the degree of travel between regions and countries and the daily arrival of new human beings there will always be susceptible hosts.

    Finally, the back of the envelope calculation of the protective immunity of Covid 19 infection is false. The truth is that we have no good idea on the re-infection rate of Covid 19. It is likely quite low, not as low as your calculation, but low. The only data we have is from clinically significant cases or cases discovered by chance. Given that Covid 19 infection can lead to a wide spectrum from asymptomatic to hospitalization and death, how would one know if a Covid 19 diagnosis was their first exposure to the virus or whether they ever contracted Covid 19 subsequent to recovering from a diagnoses state? I would be inclined to think that reinfection is not common, but I would also be inclined to think that your calculation is flawed and somewhat meaningless.

    1. Paula

      KennieG, you seem unaware that the current crop of vaccines have not been shown to provide immunity at all. Even if they did, the announcement of the first candidate did not happen until November 2020. It would be helpful if you dealt with that reality. I am unsure of the value of a theoretical discussion about the benefits of vaccines that didn’t exist during the peak of the pandemic, and which still have not been shown to provide immunity.

  44. scotfly19

    Thank you Dr. Kendrick for your informative and extremely useful article. I look forward to reading all your articles and to sending them on to people who may not readily have access to the information you have access to and write about.

    It seems to me that more people are starting to ask questions rather than just accept the dominant narrative at face value. A long way to go perhaps before the majority rather than the minority ask questions your articles stimulate thinking which makes a big difference.

    1. Jeremy May

      There are now perhaps 2 wildebeast in the ‘asking questions marquee’ on the edge of the savannah while the rest of the herd migrates away into oblivion. (Mind you, this time last year they hadn’t even built the marquee.)

  45. KennieG

    Do mask reduce transmission? Do lockdowns work? I think that the balance of evidence is that they do work. The one Danish RCT of masks for Covid 19 protection is seriously flawed. It was only powered to detect a 50% reduction of risk, however the selection criteria for participants did not demand for participants who lived alone. When it comes to infectious disease, it matters little what precautions you take when you are outside your home if you cohabitate with someone who takes no precautions. Put more simply, if you live a monogamous life, your are not guaranteed to be free of sexually transmitted disease if your partner is not monogamous and exposes him/herself to external risks. Similarly, if you wear a mask and social distance when outside of your home (as demanded in this study) it matters little if you are cohabitating with someone who takes no precautions.

    The other great problem with the common sense logical arguments that we see all of the time is the one of endogeneity. Creating a list of countries with serious public health measures and showing that these same countries have a huge burden of disease is a false argument. Similarly, I imagine that I could show that when we look at all the countries of the world, those that have malaria intervention programs probably have the greatest problem with malaria. Similarly, areas of our cites that have drug overdose interventions clinics are probably the same areas that have the most deaths from drug overdoses. Similarly, if you look at the number of annual visits someone has to their doctor, you will likely find that those who see doctors more routinely have poorer health than those who rarely see their doctor. So clearly it is not true that malaria intervention programs are useless, that drug overdose intervention centres are ineffective, and that doctors are ineffective. The data is somewhat more complex than can be explained by common sense thinking.

    The data behind Covid 19 mortality is complex and likely involves initial disease burden determined by rates of international travel, the travel habits and social habits of the population, the degree of comorbidities in their population and many other parameters. The analysis of the effectiveness of both masks and lockdowns is contaminated with the artifact of endogeneity. Contrary to the notions of the tinfoil hat crowd, governments are loathe to introduce lockdowns or mask mandates. Often these measures have been introduced because of the severity of Covid 19 mortality figures. This is where endogeneity contaminates the data.

    1. Dr. Malcolm Kendrick Post author

      Thank you. I am though, aware aware of the concept of confounding variables. I wrote about them in my book Doctoring Data. I am aware that the Danish study was imperfect. On the other hand, you have all the other RCTs on the use of masks to prevent Covid19 infection to compare it with. Actually, sorry, that would be… none.

      Your use of Malaria is interesting. As far as I am aware – correct me on this – in order to get malaria you do need to be injected with the Malaria parasite via a mosquito. So, its kind of tricky to get infected in countries that do not have those mosquitos? Not sure what your point is here.

      I think I would simply ask you – with regard to masks. Which RCTs on the transmission of respiratory viruses do you feel has been the most persuasive? Or, to put it anther way, how have you come to your conclusion that masks are effective. With reference to specific studies please. At present I am using evidence, such as it exists, you are using none.

      1. JDPatten

        When I hit the nail with my hammer it gets driven into the wood.
        When I hit my thumb instead it hurts like Hell because it’s been discernibly damaged. :
        Simple examples of observational evidence of an observable reality.

        Not one person in my community of neighbors, friends, and relations has gotten a cold, flu, COVID-19, or even sniffles in the past year.
        All are mask wearers.
        Sorry. There is one exception. My daughter’s best friend came home from work symptom free and spread COVID through his family. He and his mom stayed at home, ill. His brother and his father were hospitalized.
        His brother is now home again recuperating.
        His father – dead.

        His work had not allowed masks.

        This is not the best evidence of course, not being a RCT.
        But, you yourself have indicated that anecdotal evidence has worth.

        1. David

          So you regard the effectiveness of masks, the difference perhaps of a few percent, as being a simple observation like hitting your thumb with a hammer? Do you buy face masks or make them like quilts, as granny used to do?

          1. JDPatten

            Nobody’s granny has access to the non-woven fabrics that are able to take an electrostatic charge that make N95s possible. I made sure that my circle of friends and relations had them.
            It’s the charge that does the job. Breathing through a filter fine enough to bar viruses would not be possible.

            What is the percent, as represented in my anecdote, of death for that father? You can quibble amongst your friends about mask percents if you like.

        2. Paula

          JD, I have a question – when you say his work had not allowed masks, do you mean they literally prohibited employees wearing them or that they didn’t mandate them? What kind of work was he doing?

          1. JDPatten

            Anyone wearing a mask was belittled and humiliated, including delivery guys, by the top boss down through foremen – anyone wishing to continue employment, of course. Coercion of the lowly worker, whatever his view on masks might be.

  46. Simon Whyld

    Thank you, thank you Dr Kendrick! A rare voice of sanity among the corrupt insanity of the world of Covid. Please keep going!

  47. Kim jones

    How refreshing to read common sense. Just wish the bloody government would., particularly here in Wales. Many thanks

    1. Dr. Malcolm Kendrick Post author

      I think ivermectin is beneficial, certainly. It will not, however, be the way out of this, because the mainstream meidco-pharmaceutical complex, will crush it’s use. Probably make it illegal to produce or prescribe, and strike-off any doctor prescribing it.

        1. AhNotepad

          “A concerning lack of safety data”. WTF? to date mare than 4,500,000,000 doses have been administered. Lack of safety data my ar$e.

          1. lingulella

            I don’t think they really care whether someone has conducted an RCT on ivermectin when they have evidence like the 14 fold drop in Covid deaths after the military ensured widespread use in Peru followed by the 13 fold increase when a change of government outlawed its use.
            If something ‘works’ who gives a flying fuck what some sciency person says.
            A similar thing happened in Austria (different drug) early last year except that the change in policy was quickly reversed to achieve the lower rates again.
            I seem to recall that transparency in RCTs is a comparatively new thing, and since it was forced on a reluctant industry e.g. statins seem to perform badly compared to in the days of no transparency and changing the endpoint goalposts. Dr. Kendrick pointed that out I think 😉

  48. ...

    The spread is happening among families, at home. So locking people in their houses would explain a higher infection rate. We in Texas were forcibly locked down for almost a week, in our houses, by Mother Nature, a few weeks back – blizzard of the century. Did the infection rate fall in the weeks after? No- it went up!

    This carnival side show BS needs to be brought to an end. The CCP is the entity behind this entire charade. They have infiltrated everything.

  49. anon

    Last April 4th I reasoned the following: given that the top priority of most adults is to keep children alive and well, and given the obviousness that this virus (whether artificial or a fluke of nature) spares them very much, then people will just cool off soon. But it did not happen. The impossible happened.

    To this day, adults, specially the teachers (the least reliable of the adults, in my opinion), still believe the gigantic, monstrous and grotesque lie that babies, kids and adolescents are at a high risk of dying from a never before seen disease caused by a totally new virus, for which there is no cross-immunity. This is impossible, but it is true. Adults are endangering the lives of their children because they cannot stop watching the news or leave the bloody phone aside. And they do not even realise it. They cannot accept the fact that they have been fooled by the greatest medical fraud in all the recorded History.

    For reasons of public health, all the media, including youtube and the social networks, must be shutdown for at least one year, which is the lower bound to be the time range needed for people to recover from the media-induced mental illness they are suffering at the moment. No one who defends coercion in this useless politicised medicine can defend also the right of the media to not be shutdown. They are as responsible of all the economic, moral and psychological damage as all the politicians. They must pay their debt with society. Very few journalists can be spared.

  50. David Bell

    On Sat, 6 Mar 2021 at 15:33, Dr. Malcolm Kendrick wrote:

    > Dr. Malcolm Kendrick posted: “6th March 2021 “Alice laughed: “There’s no > use trying,” she said; “one can’t believe impossible things.” “I daresay > you haven’t had much practice,” said the Queen. “When I was younger, I > always did it for half an hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve beli” >

  51. Paul Murphy

    Dr. Kendrick:

    Great stuff – I sent a link to this to my son, a true believer, with a note that said: “God, I love this guy”. I doubt he’ll read it, but he should.

    1. Jon Tilley

      What is the matter with young people? My daughter is the same, she has no interest fighting for her future. It’s all too late on the economy, but her civil rights and freedom of speech is still up for grabs.

  52. Jon Tilley

    Everything in this report, is exactly what people with common sense have been thinking for the past 12 months. Thanks for confirming.
    On another point, are there any views to why people are getting worse reactions to the vaccine after having the infection. I’m not sure what this means, but it must worry some scientists who consider antibody-dependent enhancement ADE a concern.

  53. rinksb22

    I have been using the same analogy for quite some time and am even working on an Alice meets Dr. Strangelove screenplay. The cast of characters is screaming for it.


  54. John Watkinson

    Thanks for being a voice of sanity yet again. Couldn’t agree more
    More sense to the masses please

  55. 20140501tw

    I don’t think you could set out the case against the dystopia we are trapped in, against all scientific understanding. Don’t think for a minute though, that those who support and propagate this situation are unaware of or don’t understand the truth, the reality of the situation. Put £300b on the table and you will find plenty of takers quite happy to say black is white, if that’s a permissible phrase to use in these post truth times.

  56. JDPatten

    As long as we’re putting forward our candidates for COVID-cure, I might as well put forward my favorite candidates:
    Nafamostat. Anti-coagulant and anti-viral.
    Cyproheptadine in particular among other early antihistamines. Works against serotonin toxicity – serotonin being an important precursor of the various cytokines that make bad COVID cases so bad.
    Look them up yourself. See that research on these is no better nor worse than other candidates theoretically proposed. The logic behind them is voluminous however.
    Whatcha wanna bet on, there being need but no evidence or history?

    1. Gary Ogden

      JDPatten: I searched cyproheptadine, and found nothing about the ‘Rona. Is there anything published?

        1. Gary Ogden

          JDPatten: Thanks. The corresponding author has certainly been in the trenches. What dooms this drug, though, is that it is “well-tolerated, inexpensive, and safe.” I’m not joking. Last June a Texas doctor, Richard Bartlett, found that the use of a well-tolerated, inexpensive, and safe asthma drug, budesonide, was very successful in treating his patients. He was interviewed on local TV; he contacted his state officials and Senator Cruz. He was essentially ignored. Now an Oxford University trial of budesonide has just been published. The trial was stopped early because it led to a 90% reduction in hospitalizations, and it would have been unethical to deny anyone this treatment. Would this have saved 450,000 deaths in the U.S.? Perhaps not, but the death toll would certainly have been much lower, since, outside of mismanaged nursing homes, most deaths were in hospital.

        1. Gary Ogden

          JDPatten: I dunno. Gettin’ old, I guess. A whole new rabbit hole to descend. Always good to learn something new.

    2. Her outdoors

      Have a read of Stephen Harrod Buhner’s treatise on using herbs through all the C stages, it’s freely available on his page. Educational

  57. Mike Smith

    “They” want this, the PCR testing is beneficial as it enables them to blindly justify it all. I’m waiting for the kids to go back to school and the R rate to increase just at the same time as a new variant comes out and it appears that our vaccines arent covering it and we must protect the NHS and hey presto back at square one, lockdown again. Meanwhile Heart Disease, Cancer, Mental Health and numerous other fatal illnesses go untreated. We have been truly sold down the river.
    I could easily see a time now where people actually start killing MPs as society slowly breaks down during the great reset.

    1. JDPatten

      Do not forget that, as Dr Malcolm has told us, statins are not altogether useless. They have anti-infammatory effects.
      Yeah, I know, inflammation is the early phase of healing . . . unless there’s too much of it.
      Sure, look upstream for the cause, but you can’t always be sure of the cause. So, a little anti-inflammation might hold the line in such a case.
      That said, there are better anti-inflammatories out there.

  58. Michael O'Hare

    How in the early stages is it likely that covid deaths were under reported. The guidence for death reporting is clear. If patient had symtoms and no other clear cause of death they were to be reported as Covid death. So under reporting could only come about if people dying of covid had no other clear cause of death and died of asymptomatic covid. Which is impossible, if they had no symptoms what killed them, it couldn’t be breathing difficulies, cyokine storm or any of the other ways covid kills as these are symptoms. So yet an other impossible thing to believe!

  59. pam

    the doc’s also say that acquired immunity (by vaccination) is more equipped to handle mutation (than natural immunity). this does not make sense to me. it’s like saying a pilot who learn to crash landing on a flight simulator is a better pilot who actually has landed a plane in adverse situations.

  60. Tatyana Attwood

    Dear Dr Kendrick,

    Just a short letter to thank you.. Your articles are always great, bringing a smile to my face despite world’s craziness. It is so refreshing to read an intelligent, well researched and well documented piece in times of total sensorship, fake news and mass hysteria.

    I’m sure there are people who criticise you (brainwashing maching is in 5th gear) but please keep going. You are a breath of fresh air to many people like myself and you are keeping us sane.

    Thank you for standing up! The world needs more like you right now.

    Best wishes,

    Tanya A. N. Ireland ________________________________

  61. Fast Eddy

    Another thought on this ‘vaccine’…. that all 8B of us are being urged to take.

    Initially I was thinking that when the Nightmare variant arrives… it would kill everyone – regardless of if you have been vaxxed and have the cytokine storm thundering through your body…

    But surely there would be quite a few unvaxxed people who would not contract the Nightmare….

    Might the PTB be thinking — we told you to get this vaccine — we spent tens of millions of dollars on advertising and PR to convince you it is safe…. we even hired Run DMC to make an admittedly amateur and rather sickening, rap song about how safe the vaccines are….

    We promised that you would be allowed to travel and return to a normal life if you just took the jab…

    What more could we have done other than perhaps held you down and forced you to take it… maybe we should have.

    But you resisted so guess what – your punishment is that you get to be alive when civilization collapses.

    You get to see what it’s like trying to live without electricity, petrol, food, etc… You get to experience epic violence… cannibalism… torture … enslavement …. and if you survive that … you’ll experience what dying from radiation poisoning feels like.

    You can’t say we didn’t tell you getting the vaccine was the smart thing to do.

    Maybe a bit harsh — perhaps they will still give us an easy way out and send Oxycontin to all the people who fill out the survey with a negative when asked if they intend to take the jab.

    1. Prudence Kitten

      Another possible theory is that the vaccine campaign is a kind of practical intelligence test.

      If the vaccines turn out to kill everyone who accepts them, the survivors might be the most intelligent, sceptical, or at least diligent in doing their research.

      1. anglosvizzera

        “Another possible theory is that the vaccine campaign is a kind of practical intelligence test.”

        Funnily enough, that thought had also crossed my mind!

      2. Fast Eddy

        Yes I have suggested that as well… but I am ruling it out because we are burning 6 barrels of oil for every 1 we find.

  62. Fast Eddy

    From the Hong Kong Govt Covid site:

    The COVID-19 situation warranted an emergency response. That does not mean any safety protocols or testing have been bypassed. While the development process has been expedited due to the high need for a vaccine, no short cuts have been taken. Indeed, there have been a lot of technological developments that allow vaccines to be developed much more quickly. All the ingredients in the vaccine, as well as the vaccine itself, have been fully checked and monitored to ensure its safety.

    So tech developments mean there is no longer a need to test for long term side effects… HOW COOL IS THAT!!!

    From the research data, it is concluded that the vaccine efficacy of preventing COVID-19 14 days after the completion of 2 doses of vaccination: the efficacy of preventing hospitalization, severe illness and death is 100.00%

    Come on guys … even the North Koreans know you can’t get 100% of the vote without losing credibility….

  63. johnplatinumgoss

    It is an Alice in Wonderland world. Because of telephone calls, texts and letters urging me to get the new wonderful untested vaccines I asked a clinician from the vaccination programme to give me some evidence why I should – that is, academic papers that stood scrutiny. She peomised she would but did not. The harassment has stopped but it is important that other people should have the information prior to vaccination.

    My questions covered points 3 and 6 in this blogpost for which I thank you.

  64. libertycap

    Fantastic article! People like yourself are like tiny lights amidst a void of darkness. The more people come forward and speak the truth. The more illumination is cast on the deceit and treachery.

    Keep up the good fight 👍

  65. John Patchett

    Over this past year, I have never come across so much twisted and shabby science in all my life. Especially the way the
    “experts” dismissed the well established Herd Immunity theory, which has been long held for decades and indeed taught to me during my microbiology and immunology lectures, and then to laud it again when it suits them.
    Sometimes I’m ashamed to call myself a scientist. If I had gone to my PhD viva with data as scrappily and poorly presented as is currently occurring, I would have been shown the door and laughed out of the room.🤨🤨

  66. Nigella P

    Yet another excellent piece. This is the kind of discussion and consideration that should be being had, at every level, as to what has happened over the past year.

    In my opinion, the media has fanned the flames of this ghastly illness and turned it into a set of polarised beliefs. They do this because it is much more exciting and clickworthy to have a raging fight between an ardent zero-Covider and a Covid-denier than it is to look at facts and have a solid and well-informed discussion. The media wants goodies and baddies, heroes and villains and people to be emotional and start believing things, because once you believe something, it has become part of your identity and it is hard to let go of!

    Where has critical thinking gone? What collective madness has taken hold of so many? I’m not anti-lockdown / anti-mask / anti-social distancing etc – if those are measures that are needed – but we should never, ever stumble into the situation we have done, with so little evidence to show that any of it will actually help or do less harm than the original problem.

    1. Jeremy May

      I’m inclined to agree Nigella. In my opinion, the problem was that the media fanned inaccurate flames. Horrific pictures from Wuhan and N. Italy were just that, horrific, but pretty isolated on a worldwide basis. Then the Ferguson 500,000 fanned the flames and the die was cast.

      Like you, I am not anti mask nor lockdown nor vaccination. IF they are based on credible science. I’m unconvinced about masks and pretty damn sure that lockdowns don’t work. I had a pfizer jab because I believed the claim that it lessens symptoms should I catch covid and if there’s an increased chance of me seeing my grandkids grow up, I’ll take it, however slim that chance.

      I hope the claims are right othewise I’ll be very annoyed, quite apart from being dead.

      1. theasdgamer

        If you don’t understand that the public health authorities have been manipulating the media and even conspiring with some, you haven’t been paying attention.

  67. Dennis Laviolette


    Dr. Nadir Ali – ‘Do statins prevent or cause heart disease? Should LDL be called “bad” Cholesterol?’ 191,494 views•27 Jun 20204.3K98SHARESAVEexcellent video

  68. theasdgamer

    Isn’t freedom of speech the right to say things that make people feel uncomfortable? Or speech that makes people fearful because they have been lying to us?

    Not speech that endangers life or limb, of course. No spurious yelling “fire” in a crowded auditorium.

  69. brian jones

    “In a study published this summer, Dr. William Li (Harvard, and an international team of researchers compared the lung tissues of people who died of COVID-19 with those of people who died of influenza. They found stark differences: The lung tissues of the COVID victims had nine times as many tiny blood clots (“microthrombi”) as those of the influenza victims, and the coronavirus-infected lungs also exhibited “severe endothelial injury.”

    Link to the study (from New England Journal of Medicine):

    This is to say, with all due respect, there are reams of studies that show that Covid is not just the case of a particularly bad and more contagious flu, as you seem to be implying with your skepticism of Covid deaths. Read the quoted paragraph above again please: 9 times as many blood clots in a Covid infected person than a person with influenza with lungs having “severe endothelial injury.”

    1. Paula

      “Covid is not just the case of a particularly bad and more contagious flu, as you seem to be implying with your skepticism of Covid deaths”.

      And there lies the problem. Any attempt to have a rational discussion about the counting of covid deaths is assumed to be an attempt to deny the seriousness of covid, even in the complete absence of any such comment. So by that token if I pointed out that ‘only’ 55 people died from Ebola in 2020 worldwide that means I think Ebola is just a bad case of flu? I don’t think it works like that.

    2. Fast Eddy

      Well well then…. if it is so simple to tell the difference from a flu vs a covid death then it’s time for thousands of autopsies to identify the flu deaths counted as covid — and we’ll need to claw back the 38k that hospitals have been getting paid for covid deaths.

      BTW – there are not various levels of death … mild and severe levels of death… death … is death. Whether it is from the flu or covid.

      So remind me of the point you are trying to make?

      As the good doctor has also said … you might want to see if there are any studies that contradict what you have found…. have you looked?

    3. Fast Eddy

      It seems that the flu is a fair bit more deadly than Covid (not that 188 deaths in a population of 75M is particularly deadly) … at least in young people:

      Child deaths tied to covid-19 remain remarkably low, months into U.S. pandemic

      As the United States’ covid-19 death toll moves relentlessly beyond 200,000, data shows that only about 100 children and teenagers have died of the disease, a fatality rate that is drawing wonder from clinicians and increasing interest among researchers hoping to understand why.

      Children are much more likely to die of homicides (there were 1,865 in 2016, according to government data), drowning (995) or even fires and burns (340).

      The numbers are all the more remarkable because respiratory diseases typically hit the young and the old hard, and children are often highly vulnerable to infectious disease. In this way, covid-19 is similar to the flu, which killed an estimated 24,000 to 62,000 people last winter, but 188 people age 17 and below.

      1. theasdgamer

        Interesting theory, but hardly “likely” based on current evidence. There would have to be investigatory studies and trials to test the theory and it might become “likely” at some point.

      2. Penny

        I recall reading that someone died after a coronavirus vaccination and they had tiny blood clots in their lungs. It was nothing to do with the vaccine, it seems. Any comments?

        I will post in here, for the fourth time (my three previous posts have not appeared) that I heard a Professor from Southampton University state on South Today that the vaccines are 100% effective at preventing infection and death; they confer immortality, it seems. Not even the pharmaceutical companies are claiming 100%; I’ve no idea where he got these numbers from.

        1. Fast Eddy

          And the vaccines cure cancer, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and so much more…

          The only thing they don’t seem to cure is Covid … because nearly everyone who dies now is dying from covid…

    4. Jerome Savage

      Gabor Erdosi – Master of Molecular Biology / Genetics refers to exposure of persons with metabolic syndrome to SARS 2 and how an already agitated endothelium of such persons suffers far in excess of what might apply to regular respiratory conditions.

  70. Simon Hoppe

    Thank you so much for speaking the truth on COVID & lockdowns – the world needs more people like you

    1. Craig

      .. plage of JUSTINIAN. (Pushed the Roman Empire over a cliff. )

      And all the other plagues, where are they now???

  71. Craig

    Btw I live in a country where all the Swans are black.

    But a black swan for Northerners: yes lockdowns have been tried before. The word ‘quarantine’ derives its meaning from the idea of isolating for 40 days. I live in a country where strong quarantine has given us some respite.

    And a snip about Shakespeare from the Guardian:

    ” spare a thought for those living through Elizabethan England. The bubonic plague closed down entertainment and sporting venues for months at a time on at least five separate occasions during William Shakespeare’s adult lifetime. Churches remained open – it was inconceivable anyone could be struck down with contagion while engaged in the practice of piety – but lockdowns, masks (of sorts), and what we now call social distancing were ominous and omnipresent facts of life for Shakespeare, who is understood to have written some of his greatest plays while in home quarantine.”

    1. Fast Eddy

      I assume you are in NZ – because I have seen the black swans here many times.

      Yes we have respite — however there is no unlocking without Covid returning — so we either unlock and let the tourists return (and as the Great Barrington scientists recommend – protect the at-risk) or we collapse the economy.

      Not locking has worked well for Sweden. We’d lose a few healthy people — and no doubt quite a few seriously ill people if we open up — but if we remain closed — the suffering will be epic.

      That said, get the vaccine – we have reached the Limits to Growth — and it’s better to take the delayed lethal injection and pass peacefully — that to experience the violence and starvation that will come when civilization collapses

      It is a lethal injection — otherwise why is the goal to inject 8B people when the vast majority of them are not at risk of dying or getting very sick if they contract Covid?

      1. lingulella

        That is certainly the opinion of
        The cytotoxicity of the cationic lipid in the lipid nanoparticles carrying the mRNA is just one of several issues with the Pfizer vaccine. Others include the lower quality of the mass produced vaccine compared to the vaccine used in the trials, not just the active mRNA but also the presence of impurities introduced during manufacture, but also the likelihood of entry to the nucleus and incorporation into DNA.
        The link is to an English translation of the discussion in the first part, which is followed by the original German.

  72. Geraint Hole

    Great article Dr Kendrick! A voice of sanity and reason in a world turned upside down with current group (mob) think – the new religion of COVID 19!!!

  73. Fast Eddy

    Oh my….. this fella is not some crazy guy in his basement … he worked here

    He is screaming into the wind… he will be ignored… I guarantee it … because what he is describing …. is already know by the WHO and top echelon people who have been tasked with rolling this out.

    The vaccines are fully tested … and they will do EXACTLY what they were engineered to do.

    KILL US. All 8B of us.

    Open Letter to the WHO Re: Covid Vaccines

    Geert Vanden Bossche, DMV, PhD, independent virologist and vaccine expert, formerly employed at GAVI and The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

    To all authorities, scientists and experts around the world, to whom this concerns: the entire world


    ‘From all of the above, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to imagine how the consequences of the
    extensive and erroneous human intervention in this pandemic are not going to wipe out large parts of our human population. One could only think of very few other strategies to achieve the same level of efficiency in turning a relatively harmless virus into a bioweapon of mass destruction.”

    Click to access Public_health_emergency_of_international_concert_Geert_Vanden_Bossche.01.pdf

        1. Fast Eddy

          Now that is odd… I hope I am not turning into another Joe Biden …. I am certain I copied it from page 5 (near the end…) … I do know I am sitting at my desk and in Queenstown… I can remember my name as well as that of my wife… so it is likely I did pull that from the letter.

          I am looking at the post on Lockdown Sceptics and they quote the same info when referencing that letter:

          Basically, we’ll very soon be confronted with a super-infectious virus that completely resists our most precious defence mechanism: The human immune system.

          From all of the above, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to imagine how the consequences of the extensive and erroneous human intervention in this pandemic are not going to wipe out large parts of our human population.

          It would appear that this section has been removed from the letter. Perhaps it was considered to be too extreme so they edited it out after the fact?

          1. AhNotepad

            Thanks Eddy, you are not suffering from the Biden mutant. It seems to be a way WordPress deals with videos and some other links. All I see on my iPad when looking at the blog is the video on offer, or in this case, page 1 of the letter, and I have no way of finding the link itself. Fortunately the link now shows in the email notification of your post, so I was able to see all of it from there.

            As you say vaccinating the world makes no sense unless it is for profit (malicious) or euthanasia (malicious). Interesting, Billy Goates has a foot on both camps.

        1. AhNotepad

          I am still not able to see ”‘From all of the above, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to imagine how the consequences of the extensive and erroneous human intervention in this pandemic are not going to wipe out large parts of our human population. One could only think of very few other strategies to achieve the same level of efficiency in turning a relatively harmless virus into a bioweapon of mass destruction.”

          It is not on the letter as shown, and I see only one page on an iPad.

          1. anglosvizzera

            I’ve just had another look and opened the link (as per below) on my computer and 5 pages are present. From page 4, paragraph 3:

            “From all of the above, it’s becoming increasingly difficult to imagine how the consequences of the extensive and erroneous human intervention in this pandemic are not going to wipe out large parts of our human population. One could only think of very few other strategies to achieve the same level of efficiency in turning a relatively harmless virus into a bioweapon of mass destruction.”

            All present and correct! I have no idea what you can see on an iPad as I don’t have one to check, I’m afraid.

            Click to access Geert_Vanden_Bossche_Open_Letter_WHO_March_6_2021.pdf

        2. Dr. John H

          Here’s a helpful trick.

          At the end of the URL for a link to a PDF add: #page=4 (or whatever page you want) and the link will jump to that page.

        3. Fast Eddy

          They are not because to accept what he is stating is to open the door to the gates of hell — because then the question needs to be … surely nobody can be so stupid as to follow this course of action that could wipe out enormous numbers of people — so why are they doing this?

          And that would invite in very dark thoughts… and then the authors of LS would start to think of their children … and how they are going to suffer and die… how there is no future… and all that nasty stuff.

          So they close that door and refuse to listen to the good Dr Bossche….

          But if he is correct — and he suggests we will start to see very dangerous mutations of Covid coming out of the countries that are pursuing intensive vaccine roll outs (Israel, UK, USA…) in a matter of weeks — not months…. then the LC people can block their eyes and ears and but that will not alter reality.

          The Leak out of Canada suggests big movements in Q2 in terms of virus lethality and virulence.

          Never bet against the leak….

          1. Dr. Malcolm Kendrick Post author

            Eddy. Could I ask that you restrict your posts somewhat…. thanks. A couple of big ones, or around five short ones a day. Thanks. I like your stuff, but I like things to be balanced out.

          2. Fast Eddy

            I’ll try my best… it’s just that I get so excited I can’t control myself at times!!!

          3. anglosvizzera

            Yes, Lockdown Sceptics aren’t “Vaccine Sceptics”. Dr Clare Craig has often tweeted that she and her family have all had the recommended vaccines in the past, so clearly she’s not going to suddenly do an about-turn on this one. As for “describes himself” – Dr Craig is a “diagnostic pathologist” although, as far as I’m aware, she’s not currently employed!

          1. Fast Eddy

            Interesting… he indicates that trying to lockdown a virus will cause it to mutate… it will adapt and actually become MORE Infectious… as it attempts to survive and find new hosts.

  74. Peter Fitt

    Thank you very sensible logical and as usual powerful argument. It’s just a pity there’s so many indoctrinated brainwashed sheep out there who refuse to listen.

  75. Cookie Boy

    It’s no use in highlighting the discrepancies in the Wuhan story, it’s like barking at the moon.

    Most people supper at the “official” mainstream table of information no matter how poison it is.

    I say leave the sheep to their fate and get on with your life.

    1. Philip Thackray

      Gary, Hello!

      And for those who have not seen this: .
      Ultraviolet (“B” wavelengths) is the best source of Vitamin B. Here in northern latitudes (Pennsylvania, USA) I use the Sperti lamp every few days when the sun is not sufficiently bright.


      1. Gary Ogden

        Phil: What concerns me is that apparently as we start to get ancient we no longer produce much vitamin D in our thin skin. I’m going to continue the supplement (5,000 IU vitamin D/ 50 mcg K2) year round. As far as I know there is no toxicity with good vitamin A status, but you know more about this than I do.

  76. Fast Eddy

    Now this is amusing … I guess the good folks behind Lockdown Sceptics don’t like what Geert has to say:

    Dr Geert Vanden Bossche describes himself as an independent virologist and vaccine expert who was formerly employed at GAVI and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

    ‘describes himself’ — perhaps they might google his name … he headed up a team researching Ebola with GAVI… he has dozens of published papers… etc…

    It’s not as if he was a grade 9 science teacher describing himself as a leading vaccine researcher…

    It just goes to show you that some people get it some of the time … but basically they are stooopid… not as stooopid as a CovIDIOT… but let’s say half as stooopid.

    To dismiss him in this manner without actually addressing the very specific points of science he posted in his letter to the WHO is just pathetic.

    I have bounced this off my Great Barrington contact this morning asking if they would support this position … the furthest they will go is to state that mass vaccinations are senseless when you have a disease that is not a problem for the vast majority of the population. Specifically they are not willing to take on Big Pharma and make claims in support of Bossche because there is no absolute certainty that what he is suggesting is going to happen. This correspondence was followed by a series of links with details of what happens when scientists have challenged Big Pharma…

    As I pointed out… Bossche obviously knows he is ruffling feathers… yet he is willing to do it … therefore he must have strong convictions regarding the harm these vaccines are likely to cause.

    In defence of Lockdown Sceptics… this is likely a bridge too far for them … to accept the Bossche thesis is to accept that our fearless leaders are not stupid or incompetent … rather that they are almost certainly malicious…. and that they want to exterminate all or at least large numbers of humans.

    Nobody wants to go to that dark corner. So they lash out at him.

  77. Jeremy May

    I note in Sky News this morning (10th March) 2 studies (neither peer reviewed) have ‘debunked’ Vitamin D as beneficial in the covid battle.
    In the first study I note that J Brent Richards of the Richards Research Group, appears to have a healthy ‘interest’ in the research. As declared in the paper,
    ‘JBR has served as an advisor to GlaxoSmithKline and Deerfield Capital. These agencies had no role in the design, implementation or interpretation of this study.’ Really?

    Paper one here:

  78. noitcnitxE

    Urgent Open Letter from Doctors and Scientists to the European Medicines Agency regarding COVID-19 Vaccine Safety Concerns

    Emer Cooke, Executive Director, European Medicines Agency, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    28 February 2021

    Dear Sirs/Mesdames,


    As physicians and scientists, we are supportive in principle of the use of new medical interventions which are appropriately developed and deployed, having obtained informed consent from the patient. This stance encompasses vaccines in the same way as therapeutics.
    We note that a wide range of side effects is being reported following vaccination of previously healthy younger individuals with the gene-based COVID-19 vaccines.

    Moreover, there have been numerous media reports from around the world of care homes being struck by COVID-19 within days of vaccination of residents. While we recognise that these occurrences might, every one of them, have been unfortunate coincidences, we are concerned that there has been and there continues to be inadequate scrutiny of the possible causes of illness or death under these circumstances, and especially so in the absence of post-mortems examinations.

    In particular, we question whether cardinal issues regarding the safety of the vaccines were adequately addressed prior to their approval by the European Medicines Agency (EMA).
    As a matter of great urgency, we herewith request that the EMA provide us with responses to the following issues:

  79. Fast Eddy

    Israel has rapidly deteriorated into a segregated culture that discriminates against people who have not received experimental COVID-19 vaccinations, say Israeli citizens who are reaching out for help on media platforms.

    “It’s very intense over here in Israel. I don’t know how much you see,” said Ilana Rachel Daniel in a video posted March 3rd on Bit Chute. “It’s terrible. It’s a very, very, very frightening situation.”

    “They’re making this green passport where half the population cannot get into theaters or malls or all sorts of things unless you have taken the vaccination. They are creating a medical Apartheid,” Daniel said.

    Part of a program dubbed Operation Back to Life , the “Green Pass” system restricts entry to registered gyms, theaters, hotels, restaurants, universities and secondary schools to holders of scannable vaccine passport only.

    “This is the first step back to an almost normal life,” Israeli Health Minister Yuli Edelstein said at a briefing about the program which began rolling out last week.

    The Israeli government announced a number of new rules on March 6 in a statement released jointly by the Prime Minister’s Office, the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Transportation. The government paper will be in effect until the next government review on March 20.

    Students in Grades 7 to 10 were to be allowed to return to classes this week in jurisdictions where 70% of the population over age 50 had been vaccinated.

    Universities and other educational institutions were to open for in-person classes as of Sunday to green pass holders only. Those who have not been vaccinated will be permitted to attend online classes only.

    Restaurants are to allow vaccinated green pass holders the right to eat indoors, while non-vaccinated people are allowed to eat outside only.

    Violators of the government order are to be fined 5000 New Israeli Shekels (NIS) which is about $1,500 USD.

    Israeli students have been required to have COVID vaccine injections to allow them to sit their end of high school matriculation exams, according to a BBC report in January. Matriculation exam results can affect whether or not they go to university and their placement in the compulsory military service.

    The passport is delivered by a government-run website which issues a green certificate featuring a high-security scannable QR code by text, email or regular mail delivery, according to a report in the Jerusalem Post.

    People in Israel are expected to present their green passport for scanning along with personal identification before entering registered businesses.

    The government statement issued Saturday said that the prohibition on the entry of Israelis by air to the country is cancelled (land crossings remain in place), allowing Israeli citizens and permanent residents to enter Israel.

    “Those holding vaccination or recovery certificates will be able to exit Israel freely,” however, the statement adds.

    Earlier in the month, Edelstein told the public that “vaccines won’t be mandatory, but anyone who forges a vaccine certificate will go to jail.”

    The Israeli Health Minister has also said that soon employers will be required to have their staff vaccinated, or to undergo coronavirus testing every 48 hours.

    Israel’s COVID-19 vaccination drive has been the fastest in the world where 10% of the population received experimental vaccines between December 19 and the end of 2020, and 50% of the country’s nine million residents had received at least one COVID vaccine shot by February 26, according to a statement by Health Minister Edelstein.

    “I agreed with my friend, Pfizer Chairman and CEO Albert Bourla, that we would bring shipment after shipment and complete the vaccination of the over-16 population in Israel during March,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tweeted on January 10.

    Pfizer’s Bourla canceled a scheduled trip to Israel because he has not received his second dose of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine, the Jerusalem Post reported on Sunday. The CEO said he did not want to “cut in line” for his company’s injection and has delayed his visit to the country where he is looking at establishing a manufacturing site.

    On February 24th the Israeli parliament passed a law allowing the government to share the names, addresses and phone numbers of people who had not received a COVID vaccine with other authorities in the ministries of education and welfare.

    “They’re making people wear an ankle bracelet, a security bracelet when they come back from travelling,” said Daniel who is affiliated with the Rapeh party. “It’s absolutely insane.”

    People are being offered electronic security ankle bracelets, similar to those worn by prisoners, to monitor their whereabouts after they travel outside of Israel instead of being forced to house in quarantine facilities, The Jerusalem Post reported February 25th.

    “We call it a ‘freedom bracelet’ because we are not locking anybody up, but rather giving them the opportunity to go home,” Ordan Trabelsi, president and CEO of SuperCom, the company behind the surveillance system told the paper.

    “They’re censoring us and attacking us and they won’t allow any media. Nothing. They took away the head of the party’s medical license,” said Ilana Rachel Daniel. Daniel is affiliated with the Israeli political party, Rapeh, which means “heal” in English.

    The Rapeh Party was founded by medical doctor Aryeh Avni whose medical license was revoked by Israel’s Health Ministry on February 24th when a judge ruled he was “a ‘stumbling block,’ whose behavior poses a real danger to public safety and health.”

    “They removed our platforms from Facebook and now they won’t let the media even write about us. So we want to ask all the international [inaudible] – anywhere we can get – to publicize what we are saying.”

    “If I stop to think about it I will cry you know,” said Daniel, who can be heard breaking down in tears. “We just keep fighting you know, fighting as much as we can.

    “We need everybody’s help because whatever happens here will happen everywhere,” she said. “So, we’re fighting for ourselves and we’re fighting for the whole world. We need to help…every hand on deck.” Daniel has since recorded an hour-long interview with British journalist James Delingpole.

    In another video, posted on the Facebook page Radiant Israel on February 18, Israeli Gilad Rosinger described the green passport system as a “pre-holocaust agenda.”

    “If you do not submit to this wicked, demonic, tyrannical agenda, if you choose to say, ‘you know what, I’m not ready to participate in this experimental program,’ then you are now considered a second class citizen in Israel,” Rosinger said.

    “My grandfather was the only survivor out of his whole family of the Holocaust and this is exactly how it started. With discrimination, with essential and non-essential businesses, with people saying that Jews are second class citizens,” he said.

    “Well, now it’s not about Jew, it’s not about Arab, it’s not about that. No, it’s about who will take the vaccination,” Rosinger said. “If you don’t do it, you’re wicked, you’re evil, you’re a second-class citizen.”

    High level Israeli government officials are talking about sending police to the homes of unvaccinated people and demanding that their names be released, Rosinger said.

    Despite its aggressive vaccination campaign, Israel enforced a strict third national lockdown on January 7, 2021 following a surge of new COVID cases. Israeli media reported that 4,500 people were diagnosed with COVID after receiving a first coronavirus vaccine, and that of those 375 were hospitalized.

    Calling the new Israeli society a “Twilight zone” that is being “cheered on” by mainstream media, he added that many people are afraid to speak out.

    “We need to sound the alarm,” said Rosinger. “Where are the international human rights courts on this? Where are the lawsuits? Where is the outrage? You don’t even have to believe in God to know that this is wrong.”

    “Israel, unfortunately has been used as a prototype for the nations because if it succeeds here it’s coming to a town near you, it’s coming to a country near you. It’s coming to your town,” Rosinger said. “That’s why you have to care.”

      1. Elliot

        the Palestinians that live in Gaza and the W. Bank, aren’t Israeli’s. Israel has about 21% of it’s population as Arabs, who are 100% citizens with full rights. They aren’t being treated any differently than other Israeli’s in this situation.

          1. Dr. Malcolm Kendrick Post author

            Indeed. Although I am not entirely sure what this means. The UK is a Christian/Protestant country that does not, for example, allow the Monarch to be a Roman Catholic. Our head of state is also the head of the Church of England – the Protestant/Anglican Church. In what way this actually means anything on a day to day perspective, to the lives of those who lives here? Most people, I believe, would be blissfully unaware that this situation even exists.

            I suppose I should just add the, as the Monarch of the UK is also the head of state of many other countries e.g. Antigua and Barbuda, Australia, Bahamas, Belize, Canada, Grenada, Jamaica, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Solomon Islands and Tuvalu. So, they must all be Protestant, Christian countries as well – that cannot have a Roman Catholic head of state..

          2. Jean Humphreys

            I have always understood that the Anglican Church is the established church, and is therefore for everyone – regardless of religion. As far as I know – and am available for correction – anyone not married can marry in an Anglican church – provided the Vicar is agreeable. As long as a person can say the words honestly, it is valid. As for Israel – we are up against the same old thing – is “Jewish” a race or a religion? Knowing the Jewish love of debate (Two jews: three opinions: goes the old saying, approximately) I doubt if we shall ever have a definitive answer to that one.

          3. ellifeld

            Whether it calls itself a Jewish state or not, the fact is “some 74.24% are Jews of all backgrounds (about 6,829,000 individuals), 20.95% are Arab of any religion other than Jewish (about 1,890,000 individuals), while the remaining 4.81% (about 434,000 individuals) are defined as “others”, including persons of Jewish ancestry deemed non-Jewish by religious law and persons of non-Jewish ancestry who are family members of Jewish immigrants (neither of which are registered at the Ministry of Interior as Jews), Christian non-Arabs, Muslim non-Arabs and all other residents who have neither an ethnic nor religious classification. And those 20.95% are full citizens of Israel, can even run for President, as there are some Arabs in the Israeli Knesset, their version of Congress in the US. Those living in Gaza and the W. Bank are not part of Israel.

    1. lingulella

      Has nobody noticed that it is Netanyahu doing absolutely anything to avoid a jail sentence for corruption that is driving his disregard for the risks to his electorate of the novel mRNA vaccines.

      1. ellifeld

        I’ve seen a video of an Israeli man who believes Netanyahu is actually using this to run his campaign on! That’s why it’s being pushed, politics in Israel.

  80. James Vivian

    Excellent. Thanks so much for the common sense, and the humorous presentation of it. Next question for you to tackle is why, in light of the nonsense you describe, has much of the world endorsed the CCP approach to virus control?

    1. Prudence Kitten

      One way or another, it’s political – and thus outwith Dr Kendrick’s domain of expertise.

      Scientific and medical matters can be argued and researched. Eventually some definite conclusion is usually reached.

      In politics, that never happens. All the issues are so vaguely defined, and most of the arguments so specious and fallacious, that no certain truth can ever be established.

  81. Martin Back

    Here is an html version of the Geert Vanden Bossche letter, for those who can’t read the pdf.

    I have read it but I find it very difficult to follow his reasoning. He seems to be saying that the current vaccine types will lead to the virus mutating into ever more deadly variants that will ultimately kill us all. The only defense is a new type of vaccine that targets the Natural Killer cells. AFAIK no such vaccine exists.

    Why exactly the virus should become more deadly I do not know. I can understand it evolving variants that can evade the common vaccine types, but there is no requirement for it to become more deadly. Since the flu vaccine was introduced, influenza has not steadily become more deadly. Some years it is bad, other years you hardly notice it. By the same reasoning, when it comes around again Covid might be more deadly or less deadly. It depends on random mutations. There is no selection pressure in the direction of greater deadliness.

    Incidentally, “Geert Vanden Bossche, DMV, PhD, independent virologist and vaccine expert, formerly employed at GAVI and The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundaton” doesn’t seem to have published any scientific papers, according to a search on,so his claim to expertise might be taken with a pinch of salt.

    1. Barry Sharp

      That is not how I read it at all. The main takeaway for me is that Prof Bossche. who is a pro vaxxer, says that specific antibodies, which are produced by the vaccine to combat covid19, severely compromise the non specific antibodies which we have in our natural immune system and any variants that enter our body later will not be combatted.

    2. Barry Sharp

      That is not how I read it. He seems to be suggesting that the vaccine produces specific antibodies to combat covid 19, but these also severely compromise the natural non-specific antibodies such that any future variants can cause illness and possibly death.

    3. cuew

      I have the feeling that he is controlled opposition, although I must stress I have no solid reasons to believe that. TPTB send someone or some information out that is on our side, so to speak, to get us all behind this new opposition, and down the line they either get soundly refuted, exposed or they cave in, as has happened with Swayne, Sumption, Hitchens etc. Every time this happens it makes the opposition look weak, unreasonable or like it’s going to collapse, in order to demoralise the rest of us.
      I suspect that’s what’s happening here, eventually all his points will be refuted and it will look like the “anti-vccers” have suffered another blow and our position is very weak. It’s all part of the psychological operations, is my suspicion.

    1. Prudence Kitten

      Elizabeth, over the decades I have developed quite sensitive “antennae” for bias and vested interests. My suspicion was aroused by the title “Open Democracy”; often, though not always, those who talk loudest about democracy are working for Western governments and corporations. They aim to put across the idea that only the USA and its allies are truly democratic, and that others are despotic, dictatorial, totalitarian, etc. A little thought puts that idea to rest: consider, for example, the recent US presidential election or the current government of the UK.

      Noam Chomsky explained years ago how it works. In Washington’s language, he said, a nation’s government is “democratic” if it does exactly what it is told to by Washington and US corporations. If, on the other hand, it dares to govern in the intrests of its own nation and people, that makes it “communist”. (Needless to say, communidsts are very bad by definition).

      If you look at the “Open Democracy” Web site, you will find this page:

      Some way down the page, you will see the magic name “Rockefeller”. For me, that says it all.

      Of course, you might want to read the article itself. I did, and I saw an unsupported claim that “Statistics prove beyond a shadow of doubt that the other Scandinavian countries, which enforced much stricter policies, have suffered considerably fewer losses”.

      Exactly the opposite of what all the actual statistics I have seen tend to show.

      The rest of the article is a witches’ brew of stories about how various people have said nasty things about Anders Tegnell and his colleagues.

      There isn’t a single shred of factual evidence in the whole nasty thing.

    2. Jerome Savage

      Pull out covid attributed deaths per million on worldometer and filter on Europe. If we data sort on a spreadsheet we note that Sweden comes in around no 21 in a the table. Excluding the minnows, Gibraltar, Lichtenstein, san Marino etc it comes in at around no 14.
      The first 6 includes the hard lockdowners eg. Belgium, UK, Spain, Italy and Portugal. At very bottom is zero lockdown, zero mask Belarus.

      1. David Bailey

        I am trying to understand those figures.

        Does lockdown actually make matters worse (loss of immune system challenges), or is it that the policy was only used in places where the situation was fairly bad?

        Whichever way, it shows the policy was a mistake. If you put someone in charge, and his only tool is a hammer, then he just hammers and hammers and hammers – never realising his mistake.

        1. Jerome Savage

          David – the number of variables – compounders are of an order that does not encourage analysis if certainty is what we are looking for. Given the kind of reporting we hav been subjected to on our viral friend am surprised that a lockdown lothario has not determined that Sweden would hav a much lower rate if only they had done (what the WHO said not to do) ie lock in & mask their citizens.
          I just conclude their lack of action, staying calm made no difference and possibly avoided other harms.

    3. lingulella

      Open democracy? Neither open nor democratic. Who bankrolls it is the question.
      We have reached ‘critical mass’ of supine stupidity, where the vast majority are unable to think for themselves or to think critically.
      I blame IBM, if they hadn’t put ‘wimps’ in a rubbish skip, then bin-diver Goates would never have risen to the point where he could kill or maim so many, often his own customers who ironically have contributed financially to their own dystopian fate.

  82. appplebungalow

    Thank God for Malcolm Kendrick. He has saved my sanity. I thought I was alone in my utter confusion and struggling to make sense of everything until I came across his blog – this latest publication is so logical and coherent – so I posted it on the Teachers’ Forum – they have called it “Disinformation”. What? That is the Teachers’ Forum that got axed (censored) from the Times Ed. Supplement just before last Christmas. Just deleted with no warning. Of course, the fora were full of those who ask the right questions… The new forum is on Pro boards and has none of those naughty questioners. It’s just a blob of teachers moaning about going back to school and fearing for their lives……

    1. AhNotepad

      That’s hilarious, post this link on the teachers’ forum. It is Brian Gerrish from, discussing with Debi Evans the immune system, v*****es, house imprisonment, government doublespeak, and a few other topics. If they think this blog is disinformation, they will have a meltdown when they see ukcolumn.

    2. AndrewH

      I find dumping a mass of information is too much for most people to handle in one go.
      I prefer to take snippets of what Dr. Kendrick has written in response to specific points re. lockdowns, ” the vaccine”, PCR testing etc.
      It’s much easier for them to read one or two specific points.
      You can then build on that. The good thing is that Dr. Kendrick also includes cross references.

  83. voza0db

    It’s funny when you talk about size of RNA!

    But it is pretty much the same size of virus,

    I’m quoting “them” so bare with me the “virus” word!

    The Influenza A viral genome consists of eight, single negative-strand RNAs that can range between 890 and 2340 nucleotides long

    The genome of SARS-CoV-2 (29,903 nucleotides 2, sequence number NC_045512)

    ONLY ~12 times bigger but ok…

  84. cuew

    I’ll try posting this again, because I think it got swallowed up by word pr ess last time; there is some very important data emerging that I think everyone should see:

    The conclusion is a bit below the last table, you can search for the paragraph beginning “We conclude that the…”.

    I can’t say too much for obvious reasons.

  85. elizabethhart

    This is an illuminating blog post by ‘A frontline NHS consultant’ on The Conservative Woman:
    Are doctors failing to record bad reactions to Covid jabs?
    The article includes:

    I have noticed that young doctors I work with are rather perversely trained not to respond to their instincts and clinical observations. The strict and immovable hierarchy within the NHS quickly instructs them that in this environment, the squeaky wheel definitely does not get the grease. It may find itself rolled out of the door, never to return. Working in a sector with only one potential employer, viz the NHS, this is not a risk many young medics would be prepared to take.
    Using the MHRA (Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency) reporting system for adverse effects following the vaccine is a shockingly unlikely thing to happen among hospital doctors where I work. From many discussions I have had over the years, I know that this is also the case in various hospitals where colleagues work. None have had any training in using the online system and many seem surprised to learn of its existence.
    The net result is that many adverse events do not get reported by medics. Most are not even noticed. There is no tradition of timelining the appearance of a problem and remarking any possible connection to the vaccine. Because the mantra ‘vaccines are safe’ is so embedded, both societally and medically, most in the medical fraternity struggle to envisage that a vaccine could have deleterious effects past the first 15 minutes of being injected. There is a collective spirit of self-censorship with respect to the Covid-jabs in particular. It is disquieting to say the least.

    1. cuew

      See also this:

      Click to access r18hs017045-lazarus-final-report-2011.pdf

      “Adverse events from drugs and vaccines are common, but underreported. Although 25% of ambulatory patients experience an adverse drug event, less than 0.3% of all adverse drug events and 1-13% of serious events are reported to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Likewise, fewer than 1% of vaccine adverse events are reported. Low reporting rates preclude or slow the identification of ‘problem’ drugs and vaccines that endanger public health. New surveillance methods for drug and vaccine adverse effects are needed. Barriers to reporting include a lack of clinician awareness, uncertainty about when and what to report, as well as the burdens of reporting: reporting is not part of clinicians’ usual workflow, takes time, and is duplicative. Proactive, spontaneous, automated adverse event reporting imbedded within EHRs and other information systems has the potential to speed the identification of problems with new drugs and more careful quantification of the risks of older drugs.

      “Unfortunately, there was never an opportunity to perform system performance assessments because the necessary CDC contacts were no longer available and the CDC consultants responsible for receiving data were no longer responsive to our multiple requests to proceed with testing and evaluation.”

      1. Clathrate

        I spoke with a colleague earlier (age low 50’s) who recently had his 1st AZ jab. Said he had a couple of days of belly ache later in the week (abdominal pain is a common side effect) and in a workshop had struggled concentrating / staying awake. I asked if he had filled in a Yellow Card – apart from not knowing what one was, he said it was likely to be coincidence.

        1. Carole

          We are now being asked to take people seriously who express a myriad of unrelated symptoms, as sufferers of long COVID even when they have not previously demonstrated any symptoms of the virus. In my observations of friends family and acquaintances we should be looking at long vaccine too. It is easy to put all symptoms down to an event – the vaccine, when you are looking for a relationship and yes coincidences do happen but I have not met anyone so far who has not had some reaction after the vaccine and not one person has completed the yellow card because they don’t know about it and they put incidences of extreme tiredness, sudden onset pain and neurological signs, headaches, joint pain, rectal bleeding, nausea and dizziness etc starting anytime in the 3 weeks after vaccine down to coincidence. All of these people were symptom free prior to this. Let’s hope the second instalment has less coincidental illness associated with it and long vaccine isn’t a thing.

          1. anglosvizzera

            I know someone who’s developed symptoms of “Long-Covid” after her vaccine.

            However, WHY don’t people know about the Yellow Card Scheme? It’s on the patient information leaflets that people are meant to be given when they get their vaccine. Actually, they’re meant to get the PIL before they’re vaccinated to provide their consent, but in reality are given it when they leave. So don’t they read them?

          2. AhNotepad

            People don’t know about much of anything because the only recommended site for information is the NHS. Nothing else. Not the .gov sites including MHRA, only the NHS, and that doesn’t have much useful info.

          3. Gary Ogden

            Carole: It is true in the U.S. as well. Only a tiny percentage of the public knows about VAERS, and very few doctors. They are not trained to recognize or report vaccine adverse events. Virtually everyone I know who has had the jab experienced a reportable adverse reaction, worse from the second dose, but none of these have been reported. Post-marketing surveillance of vaccines simply does not exist, as it does for drugs. God help us.

  86. Steve

    More impossible things to believe ?
    Late last year it was discussed here how the the number of cycles used for PCR testing was distorting the severity of the Flu pandemic. The UK was apparently using 45 cycles for PCR testing which almost guarantees a (false) positive result.
    Then the WHO updated it’s advice (in January ?) to recommend that a lower cycle count be used (30 to 35 cycles). As such, one would expect the number of detected ‘cases’ to fall dramatically.
    We now have the government and their cheerleaders spouting on about the success of the Vaccine rollout in reducing the number of ‘cases’.
    Should we believe it’s the vaccine or the change in PCR cycles that is reducing the number of ‘cases’ ?

    1. voza0db

      That Bill Gates Corporation – WHO – “recommendation” is from January 13 2021… link

      But since the very start of this global operation this is obvious to those that know how PCR can be manipulated to give the result one wants!

      I’ve made back in April 2020 this simple matrix to depict that reality…

      As for you last question: Indeed two things must be done when the miraculous jab is deployed:
      One either reduces the number of PCR amplifications being done or one changes the targets regions/primers and reduces the cycle threshold!

    2. cuew

      Didn’t they also state that if an asymptomatic person came back with a positive result that they should be re-tested? Another way to bring down the number of cases significantly. I believe it’s a result from statistics that if the prevalence is low then regardless of the specificity of the test it will give a high proportion of false positives (according to Robin Monotti on twitter), and so in some countries they’ve been mass testing asymptomatic cases knowing full well most of the positives will be a large number of false positives so they can scare the public with “cases”, implying that that is the number of sick or severely sick.

  87. Mary F Dyer

    Another sensible writing, Dr. Kendrick. Have you seen info re the Covid-19 organism is not a virus but a parasite, like Malaria’s parasite. And, that is why HCQ is an effective treatment. I’d love to know your take on this.

    1. Jean Humphreys

      Not to mention Ivermectin, which has been rubbished by the “experts” and is the stuff my OH used to buy at the agricultural suppliers when the poultry was suffering an infestation of gapeworms. Microscopic parasite – cured by that medicine. Virus? That would be what they want us to believe.

      1. Mary F Dyer

        Thank you Jean. I should have mentioned Ivermectin in addition to HCQ. Both treat parasites – isn’t that interesting. Not a virus?? So, is Covid-19 a virus, or not, that is the question.

  88. Mr Chris

    When you launched this episode on March 6, it was about believing impossible things. There is also the question of believing two contradictory things at the same time. For example I read in a comment on here that Anthony Colpo says the AZ vaccine is useless, but on Twitter I read that any continental réticence about the AZ vaccine is rubbish since British scientists have said that it is safe, and that EU leaders gave blood on their hands by not pumping people full of it. These two things seem impossible to be true at the same time. Who shouldI believe, or should I concentrate on changing the inner tube on my back wheel?

    1. Jerome Savage

      Mr C
      I dont see a contradiction.
      One says its rubbish, that doesn’t mean to say it’s not safe. Think ineffective but benign

  89. barovsky

    “I also know that vaccinations can only ever really create an attenuated response. Whereas a full-blown infection triggers a full-blown immune response. So, I think it is pretty close to impossible that vaccination can provide greater protection than that from getting the actual disease. Which is why I think it is utterly bonkers we are actually vaccinating people who have circulating antibodies in their blood.”

    Dr Kendrick, thanks for this! I’m being pestered by the NHS (and now my borough council) to get vaccinated, in spite of the fact that I’ve caught the bug last December, got treated with antibiotics and was fully recovered inside a couple of weeks, so why get ‘vaccinated’ (with the vaccine which ain’t quite a ‘real’ vaccine? Am I just cynical or are these mRNA ‘vaccines’ just like Kodak film used to be, we’re going to have to buy it every year from now on?

  90. Emperor

    The Vaccine Passport Propaganda Template

    With reports that President Joe Biden’s administration is planning for imposing a vaccine passport mandate in America, expect to see in the media a deluge of vaccine passport propaganda. What will that propaganda look like? A template illustrating several elements you can expect to see in the propaganda push was provided several weeks ago in a CNN interview.

    In the first week of March, host Fareed Zakaria and his guest Arthur Caplan provided at CNN a textbook example of how to present vaccine passport propaganda to the American people. Let’s look at some of the major elements of the propaganda template as demonstrated by Zakaria and Caplan.

    1) Include some short expression that the idea of vaccine passports can be troubling, but make sure to only bring this up superficially. This is accomplished in the CNN segment by starting with a clip from a short scene from the movie Casablanca. In the clip, a policeman asks to see a man’s “papers,” the man says he does not have them, and the policeman responds, “in that case we’ll have to ask you to come along.” Not shown is the remainder of the scene in which the accosted man, after presenting apparently expired papers, attempts to flee only to be gunned down. Not showing the full scene demonstrates the care demanded in the propaganda to not allow any depiction of potential dire consequences from imposing vaccine passports.

    2) Frame the imposing of a vaccine passport mandate as something that is both inevitable and threatens only minimal, if any, harm. Zakaria accomplishes this task with the first sentence he utters to begin the media segment. Zakaria states: “From Casablanca to today, a demand to produce personal documents can be uncomfortable, but, post-pandemic, it’s something we’ll all likely have to get more and more comfortable with.” Masterfully, Zakaria, in addition to minimizing the problems with passports as just causing discomfort, asserts that even that discomfort with time will disappear, suggesting objecting to vaccine passports is just an irrational or silly reaction.


  91. Gerry Stedman

    This is one man’s opinion. Where he received his statistics from could be either be from a biased or unbiased source. Maybe a combination of both. What, as a Doctor, did he do during the pandemic and how did he fair?

  92. mmec7

    The all ‘too-possible’ :-
    Sharing a note – further to the malfeasance of governments –
    “‘Three manufacturers’ Leaflets. In the leaflet that is supposedly to go to the person receiving the jab, death is not listed anywhere as a possible serious side effect. However, in all three of the leaflets meant for the person administering it death is mentioned as one of the first possible serious adverse effects. If people knew this would they be so quick to take it? So much for informed consent. If you look at one set of leaflets you’ve pretty much looked at them all. In Pfizer death is mentioned six times, seven times in Moderna and nine times and Johnson and Johnson.” As maybe seen in the following links :-

    (provider administering it)

    Click to access patient-leaflet.pdf
    (provider administering it)
    Johnson & Johnson…/Janssen+COVID-19…


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