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Deadly Lockdowns: The Argument Is Lost

By Professor Ramesh Thakur On 8 October, I delivered a lecture on ‘Covid-19: A Data Driven Reality Check’ via Zoom to the World Bank-affiliated Global Development Learning Network. The webinar attracted 55 participants from five African and Asian countries, many… Continue Reading →

Victorian Government Faces Court Over Lockdowns

By Sonia Hickey from The Sydney Criminal Lawyers Blog The Victorian State Government is facing a number of court battles over the curfew and lockdowns imposed during stage four public health restrictions. A cafe owner has commenced civil proceedings against… Continue Reading →

Lockdowns Wrong: The World Experts Australia Ignored

The Great Barrington Declaration Some of the world’s most distinguished doctors and public health scientists have called on governments to stop the lockdowns which have had such a devastating impact on Australia. A public statement, known as The Great Barrington… Continue Reading →

Violent Australia: The Mob Rises

Australia has never seen anything like it. And somehow we’re all fine with it. This extremely distressing footage of yet another pregnant woman being violently and aggressively arrested in Melbourne went viral within hours yesterday and is likely to be… Continue Reading →

Melbourne Meltdown

Every single day, seemingly without end, more than five million people in Melbourne are suffering through the harshest lockdowns in the world. Metropolitan Melbourne residents may only leave their homes for a “valid” reason and must comply with a curfew… Continue Reading →

Open Letter From Doctors and Health Professionals to All Authorities in Belgium and the Belgian Media

We, Belgian doctors and health professionals, would like to express our serious concerns in this way, in connection with the state of affairs in recent months surrounding the outbreak of the SARS-CoV-2 virus. We call on politicians to be independently… Continue Reading →

Is Lockdown Worth the Pain? No, it’s a Sledgehammer

By Julian Savulescu, University of Oxford Melbourne’s lockdown has been described as one of the harshest in the world. And jurisdictions outside Australia have taken other measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 once case numbers have eased. So, in… Continue Reading →

Grassroots Dissent in a Time of Lockdown

By Tim Flynn, Illustrated by Michael Fitzjames The End the Lockdown Australia group on Facebook was formed in early April, mainly because of the fundamental belief of the founder Tim Flynn that “he had to do something”. In a time… Continue Reading →

Ten Killer Covid Facts

By Paul Collits Politicians are said to love “killer facts”.  And to want to “follow the science”.  Sadly, those running our Covid policy responses seem not to want to do either. An old boss of mine, an estimable Director General… Continue Reading →

COVID Lockdown: Victorian Premier May Have Lied About Curfew Advice

By Sydney Criminal Lawyers Both the Victorian Police Commissioner and the Victorian Chief Health Officer have embarrassed Premier Daniel Andrews by admitting on separate occasions to national media that the nightly curfews which have Melburnians locked in their homes between… Continue Reading →

Australia’s Virus Story Collapses: Sky News Goes Feral

With police blanketing the streets of Melbourne, citizens being assaulted by thugs in uniform, doors being broken down, a woman being dragged screaming from her car while millions in Melbourne remain shut down in the world’s most draconian and irrational… Continue Reading →

He Governs Best Who Governs Least

Civil Disobedience: The Ten Best Quotes of Henry David Thoreau Although the essay was written 168 years ago, the subject of Civil Disobedience is more relevant than ever. As people debate the scope of government power in regards to Covid-19 lockdowns, some… 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

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