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Covid-19 Australia

Creating a New Slave Class: Workplaces in ‘post-lockdown’ Australia

By TOTT News Workplaces are looking very different from what they used to, as people begin to return to their jobs after months at home amid the coronavirus lockdown. From mandatory ‘COVID Safe’ guidelines and work-from-home normalities, to online surveillance… Continue Reading →

Lockdowns Could Kill More People Than COVID-19

By Professor Ramesh Thakur There has been a remarkable lack of observed statistical difference in the rates of death for countries, and for US states, that have and have not locked down. An assessment of the models used to project… Continue Reading →

Covert-19? Suspicion Abounds

With Ethan Nash of TOTT News Two months ago questioning the wisdom of government lockdowns in response to Covid-19 could easily get you banned from Facebook or Twitter. Google executives clearly stated they would be removing what they regarded as… Continue Reading →

COVID-19 Does Not Make it to the Top 50 Causes of Deaths in Australia. For This We Have Sacrificed Everything?

By Professor Ramesh Thakur If ever there was justification for a Royal Commission, this is it. Its primary term of reference should not be to apportion blame, but to identify how we can prepare better for the next big one. With 102… Continue Reading →

Lockdown Mea Culpa: Norway Sets an Example

By Professor Ramesh Thakur On 5 May, the Norwegian  Institute of Public Health published an important report on Norway’s experience of dealing with the Coronavirus crisis. The text that follows is a verbatim extract of the equivalent of the executive… Continue Reading →

Defective Modelling Throws Lockdowns into the Dustbin of Credibility

By Professor Ramesh Thakur On 26 May, Chief Medical Officer Brendan Murphy said if Australia’s mortality rate matched the UK’s, we’d have had 14,000 Covid-19 deaths. This is just tautological rubbish. It would be just as true and equally pointless to… Continue Reading →

Savage Blows to Australia’s Regional Media

Kristy Hess, Deakin University With swift and savage force, the COVID-19 pandemic has inadvertently attacked Australia’s local news media ecology, which was already battling a weakened immune system. As a researcher working on Australia’s largest academic study into the future… Continue Reading →

Australian Governments Urged to Address Fears for Prisoner Health and Safety

By Marie McInerney with Croakey Australian governments are facing renewed calls to dramatically cut the number of people held in prisons and other places of detention that are “potential disaster zones” in the coronavirus pandemic, particularly for Aboriginal and Torres… Continue Reading →

The Unfolding Catastrophe of Government Covid Hysteria

By Professor Ramesh Thakur The average seasonal flu has a fatality rate of 0.1%. On 5 March, based on the early data from Wuhan in China which had the first cluster of infections and deaths, the World Health Organisation (WHO)… Continue Reading →

The Biggest Mistake in History: Debating the Great Lockdown

By Professor Ramesh Thakur Early assumptions of extraordinary SARS-CoV-2 infectiousness and lethality have proven fallacious. Some are already calling the coronavirus lockdown “the Greatest Mistake in History.” The seductive numerical precision of the Imperial College London (ICL) March 16 model, with grim forecasts of… Continue Reading →

Lockdown Backlash: The Death of Empathy

There have been lockdown protests around the world, and numerous academics and pundits querying government responses to Covid-19, from the ever populist Fox News to highly credentialed epidemiologists. The Australian government, with its inconsistent messaging and highly confusing fear mongering,… Continue Reading →

Covert-19: Government stacks Covid Commission with Oil and Gas Mates

By Sandi Keane The Government is quietly blowing away years of environmental protections under cover of Covid. Its Covid Commission (NCCC) is stacked with executives from the gas and mining lobbies in what is turning out to be a bonanza… Continue Reading →

Australian Alternative Health Magazine Pulled from Supermarket Shelves

By TOTT News A magazine that publishes about complementary therapies, alternative medicines and protection against 5G was recently taken down from supermarket shelves across the country. Coles and Woolworths bowed to pressure from radio host Ben Fordham to pull ‘What… Continue Reading →

Lockdowns Can Be Cruel, Heartless, and Deadly

By Emeritus Professor Ramesh Thakur  Human beings are family- and community-oriented social animals. Sharing food and drink at home or in restaurants, enjoying the cinema, watching cricket, or appreciating a concert or a play are not optional add-ons but fundamental… Continue Reading →

Sound the Trumpets: Not All Experts Agree with the Australian Government’s Covid Stance

By Ramesh Thakur Cockwomble: A person, usually male, prone to making outrageously stupid statements and/or engaging in inappropriate behaviour while generally having a very high opinion of their own wisdom  and importance. Presently exemplified by Agent Orange who dwells in… Continue Reading →

World Experts Warn: Stop the Lockdowns

Panicked and irresponsible responses to Covid-19 are destroying the very societies they purport to protect, some of the world’s leading experts claim. The scientific community is increasingly coming out to condemn the societal wide shutdowns ordered by numerous, increasingly authoritarian… Continue Reading →

How Australia Got Covid-19 Completely and Totally Wrong

Experts Warn Against Authoritarian Madness None of it makes any sense. The streets are spookily quiet. The economy has been killed stone dead. People are being fined for going about their normal lives, even for being outside their homes without… Continue Reading →

Drones and the Police State Pandemic

By Ethan Nash with TOTT News It’s all Going Straight to a Totalitarian Hell As COVID-19 restrictions tighten across the world, governments are harnessing the potential of drones. From delivering medical supplies, to helping keep people indoors — drones can do a… Continue Reading →

Covid-19 Expands Power of the State

Australia’s Uber Surveillance Just Got Worse New reports have revealed authorities are incorporating smart phone tracking as a means to monitor and control COVID-19 ‘clusters’ in various locations. Agencies are requesting metadata reports from telecommunications giants, leading to growing concerns that… Continue Reading →

Covid-19: Australia’s Dismal Missteps and Mismanagement

By Jack Waterford It is too early for the official history of the impact of COVID-19 on Australia. We are not even at the end of the beginning, let alone the beginning of the end. Politicians and the independent experts… Continue Reading →

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