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Ramesh Thakur

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 →

Australian Medical Association’s Reputation Destroyed in Covid Chaos

Do No harm. So goes the most basic maxim of medical practice. Yet many hundreds of Australian practitioners have done exactly that, with senior health bureaucrats standing side by side with the nation’s grandstanding politicians as they impose draconian, counterproductive… 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 →

India’s COVID-19 Experience

By Professor Ramesh Thakur On 15 September, India had over 5.1 million COVID-19 infections, behind only the United States; and 83,000 deaths, behind the United States and Brazil. The country recorded a mortality rate of 60 deaths per million, compared to… Continue Reading →

The Tyranny of Coronophobia

Professor Ramesh Thakur: The Interview Australia is in chaos from one end to the other, borders closed and the economy tanking, with millions of people in Melbourne under some of the world’s most draconian lockdowns and those who dare to… 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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Lives Versus Lives

By Ramesh Thakur with Pearls and Irritations When did the world’s media and politicians become collective versions of Lance Corporal Jones in the British comedy series Dad’s Army, screaming: Don’t panic! Don’t panic!? Colour me contrarian, but since the 2003 Iraq… Continue Reading →

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