Vaccine Efficacy at Reducing Viral Transmission

Will covid-19 vaccines save lives? Current trials aren’t designed to tell us | The BMJ - clinical trial limitations including never studying transmissionWhat do we know about covid vaccines and preventing transmission? | The BMJCovid-19 vaccine tracker ( - interactive chart comparing vaccination rates country by countryStudy: Vaccinated people can carry as much virus as others | AP NewsJabs do not reduce risk of passing Covid within household, study suggests | Coronavirus | The Guardian - Study: Community transmission and viral load kinetics of the SARS-CoV-2 delta (B.1.617.2) variant in vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals in the UK: a prospective, longitudinal, cohort study - The Lancet Infectious DiseasesFauci on the Delta variant, same viral load as unvaxxed - YouTubeFauci: Amount of virus in breakthrough delta cases ‘almost identical’ to unvaccinated | The HillIncreases in COVID-19 are unrelated to levels of vaccination across 68 countries and 2947 counties in the United States ( - highly vaccinated communities were just as likely to have high cases as low cases (no correlation) during DeltaGibraltar cancels Christmas celebrations amid COVID surge ( - region with 100% vaccination rate during Delta experienced surging casesWaterford city district has State’s highest rate of Covid-19 infections ( - region with 99.7% vaccination rate during Delta experienced surging casesCOVID vaccines cut the risk of transmitting Delta — but not for long ( Attack Rates, Transmission, Incubation and Serial Interval Periods of first SARS-CoV-2 Omicron variant cases in a northern region of Spain. | Research Square - unvaccinated and vaccinated have the same capacity to transmit the virusIsraeli Hospital: 4th Vaccination Does Not Prevent Spread of Omicron ( used in much of the world no match for omicron variant | YaleNewsCDC streamlines COVID-19 guidance to help the public better protect themselves and understand their risk | CDC Online Newsroom | CDC - updated guidance from the CDC makes no distinction between vaccinated and unvaccinatedPfizer director admits vaccine was never tested on preventing transmission. / TwitterPfizer didn’t know if Covid vaccine stopped transmission before rollout | Daily TelegraphPfizer CEO Albert Bourla states "our COVID-19 vaccine was 100% effective in preventing #COVID19 cases in South Africa. 100%!" / TwitterPfizer CEO Albert Bourla announces "I have tested positive for COVID" / TwitterPfizer CEO Albert Bourla tests positive for Covid-19 again | CNNJapan tops weekly world ranking for Covid-19 cases - Asia News Network and Japan Is Now Reporting More Covid Cases Than Any Other Country ( - highly vaccinated Japan experiences multiple waves of soaring cases in 2022

Vaccine Efficacy at Reducing Hospitalizations & Deaths

Will covid-19 vaccines save lives? Current trials aren’t designed to tell us | The BMJWaning Immunity after the BNT162b2 Vaccine in Israel | NEJM - protection provided by Pfizer vaccine wanes quicklyCOVID-19 vaccine benefits exaggerated, say experts ( - thorough explanation of Relative Risk Reduction vs Absolute Risk Reduction efficacy percentagesCoronavirus chart: see how your country compares | Free to read | Financial Times ( - interactive chart comparing case and death rates country by countryBC Gov’t COVID-19 reports showing the percentage of vaccinated vs unvaccinated in the hospital (Reports ended April 4th, 2022): Jan 11, 2022: COVID-19 pandemic update | BC Gov News, April 4, 2022: COVID-19 pandemic update | BC Gov News - final report states 80.1% of COVID hospitalizations were fully vaccinatedBCCDC COVID-19 Regional Surveillance Dashboard – Archived | Tableau Public - BC government report stating 81% of COVID deaths had 2 or 3 vaccine doses between January and June of 2022; BC ended the collection of COVID outcome stats by vaccination status on June 18th, 2022Lies Damn Lies and Hospitalisation Statistics – Professor Jem BendellCovid Vaccines Give Zero Protection Against Death, ONS Data Suggest – The Daily Sceptic - vaccine efficacy during OmicronProtection and Waning of Natural and Hybrid Immunity to SARS-CoV-2 | NEJM - natural immunity provides greater protection than that provided by vaccination without previous infectionNeutralizing Antibodies Against the SARS-CoV-2 Omicron Variant (BA.1) 1 to 18 Weeks After the Second and Third Doses of the BNT162b2 mRNA Vaccine | Infectious Diseases | JAMA Network Open | JAMA Network - waning Neutralizing Antibodies after vaccinationCOVID Vaccine Booster Effectiveness Drops Quickly, Study Says – NBC New YorkCovid is no longer mainly a pandemic of the unvaccinated. Here’s why. - The Washington Post - in 2022, most COVID deaths are in the vaccinatedNSW Respiratory Surveillance Report - week ending 31 December 2022 - In the final New South Whales COVID report of 2022, no unvaccinated persons were hospitalized, nearly all deaths were in the vaccinated and the NSW authorities announced they will no longer report vaccination status of hospitalizations and deaths

Negative Efficacy

Repeat Covid Booster Shots Spur Warning on Immune Response, EU Regulators Warn - BloombergWhy are boosted Americans testing positive for COVID more? | Miami HeraldDuration of Shedding of Culturable Virus in SARS-CoV-2 Omicron (BA.1) Infection | NEJM - study shows infected vaccinated are contagious for longer than the unvaccinatedRate of SARS-CoV-2 Reinfection During an Omicron Wave in Iceland | Infectious Diseases | JAMA Network Open | JAMA Network - study showing those with 2 or more doses are more likely to get COVID than those with 1 or noneVaccination Increases Infection Risk by 44%, Oxford Study Finds – The Daily ScepticAre Vaccines Fueling New Covid Variants? - WSJEffectiveness of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Bivalent Vaccine | medRxiv - study shows that for each bivalent dose received, the chance of getting COVID-19 increases with the unvaccinated least likely to get the disease

COVID-19 Policy Consequences

Great Barrington Declaration ( - proposal signed by tens of thousands of doctors in October 2020 recommending a targeted approach to managing COVID and an end to lockdowns - Rethinking Covid | Jay Bhattacharya & Gigi Foster - YouTubeLockdowns only reduced COVID deaths by 0.2 per cent, Johns Hopkins study finds | National Post - Study: A-Literature-Review-and-Meta-Analysis-of-the-Effects-of-Lockdowns-on-COVID-19-Mortality.pdf ( Johns Hopkins Study on Lockdowns Debunks the Fact Checkers ⋆ Brownstone InstituteLockdowns had little or no impact on COVID-19 deaths, new study shows - Washington TimesSimon Fraser University Professor: "Lockdown will go down as one of the greatest peacetime policy failures in Canada’s history" ( - Study: LockdownReport.pdf ( Unintended Consequences of COVID-19 Vaccine Policy: Why Mandates, Passports, and Segregated Lockdowns May Cause more Harm than Good by Kevin Bardosh, Alexandre de Figueiredo, Rachel Gur-Arie, Euzebiusz Jamrozik, James C. Doidge, Trudo Lemmens, Salmaan Keshavjee, Janice Graham, Stefan Baral :: SSRNAre lockdown effects ‘killing more people than Covid’? ( Overdose Deaths in the U.S. Top 100,000 Annually ( Lockdown Cost/Benefits: A Critical Assessment of the Literature - LockdownReport.pdf ( Unintended Consequences of COVID-19 Vaccine Policy: Why Mandates, Passports, and Segregated Lockdowns May Cause more Harm than Good :: SSRNGlobal excess deaths associated with COVID-19, January 2020 - December 2021 ( - WHO statistics show Sweden, a place without COVID lockdowns, had lower ‘direct and indirect’ COVID deaths than most of Europe and less than half than in the UK, Germany, Spain and ItalyOECD Statistics - statistics website with interactive charts comparing excess deaths between various countries (Health > COVID-19 Health Indicators > Mortality > Excess Deaths) - Sweden has far fewer excess deaths

Risk of Severe COVID-19

Is the Coronavirus as Deadly as They Say? - WSJReductions in life expectancy directly associated with COVID-19 in 2020 ( - pandemic stats including average age at death due to COVID-19 during Delta is 83.8 years oldDeaths from COVID-19 with no other underlying causes - Office for National Statistics ( - FOI info showing vast majority of COVID deaths in UK were in elderly and relatively low overall death numbers in younger people with no pre-existing conditionsU.S. Adults' Estimates of COVID-19 Hospitalization Risk ( 0.05% of healthy under-70s who get Covid-19 will die from the disease, study claims | Daily Mail OnlineS.African doctor says patients with Omicron variant have "very mild" symptoms | ReutersOmicron 91 percent less likely to be fatal compared to Delta: CDC study ( Covid-19 in children have a milder course than Influenza? - PubMed ( - study concludes COVID is milder than influenza in childrenIs My Child More Likely To Get COVID-19 Or The Flu? : Shots - Health News : NPR - COVID has similar death rate as flu in childrenCovid: Children's extremely low risk confirmed by study - BBC NewsCovid: CDC study finds about 78% of people hospitalized were overweight or obese ( in Western Australia: Only 10% of alleged Covid deaths actually due to Covid | The Rio Times | Brazil News ( Omicron could be 99 per cent LESS deadly than other strains as daily cases fall for third day in a row | The SunOmicron may be up to nearly 100 TIMES less deadly than Delta, scientists believe | Daily Mail OnlineCOVID-19 transmission on flights 'extremely rare,' Dr. Tam says | CBC NewsAge-stratified infection fatality rate of COVID-19 in the non-elderly informed from pre-vaccination national seroprevalence studies | medRxiv - study showing infection fatality rate before vaccination campaigns began was 0.035% for ages 0-69The Incidence of Myocarditis and Pericarditis in Post COVID-19 Unvaccinated Patients—A Large Population-Based Study - PMC ( - study that “did not observe an increased incidence of neither pericarditis nor myocarditis in adult patients recovering from COVID-19 infection.”

Masking Effectiveness

Physical interventions to interrupt or reduce the spread of respiratory viruses | Cochrane Acute Respiratory Infections - a review of 67 studies around the world suggests surgical masks and N95 respirators make little to no difference in reducing the spread of the flu or other respiratory illnesses, including SARS-CoV-2Use of face masks did not impact COVID-19 incidence among 10–12-year-olds in Finland | medRxivThe Bangladesh Mask Study Is a Missed Opportunity – The Daily Sceptic - Study: Impact of community masking on COVID-19: A cluster-randomized trial in Bangladesh ( - study shows cloth masks provide no benefit while surgical masks showed a small reduction in casesThat Study of Face Masks Does Not Show What the CDC Claims ( Pediatric COVID-19 Cases in Counties With and Without School Mask Requirements—United States, July 1—October 20 2021 by Ambarish Chandra, Tracy Beth Høeg :: SSRNMask mandate didn’t work against COVID-19 in LA, say doctors from USC and UCLA – Daily NewsDr. Bonnie Henry's mask advice - YouTubeUnravelling the Role of the Mandatory Use of Face Covering Masks for the Control of SARS-CoV-2 in Schools (Spain) :: SSRN - study showing mask mandates in schools were not associated with lower cases or a reduction in transmissionMask Use Still Widespread In Slowly Reopening Japan As Coronavirus Cases Remain Low ( and Japan Is Now Reporting More Covid Cases Than Any Other Country ( - Forbes reports in 2020 that near-universal mask wearing in Japan suppressed the spread of the virus while in 2022 they report Japan has soaring new casesJapan tops weekly world ranking for Covid-19 cases - Asia News Network - extremely mask-compliant Japan experiences multiple waves of soaring cases in 2022Fauci Finally Admits Mask Mandates Don't Work, Says '10 Percent' Effective In New York Times Piece – OutKick - when referring to mask effectiveness in an interview, Dr Fauci says ‘masks work at the margin - maybe 10 percent’

Vaccine Approval and Regulation

Does the FDA think these data justify the first full approval of a covid-19 vaccine? - The BMJ - vaccine-induced protection drops rapidlyFDA’s director and deputy director of its Office of Vaccines Research & Review resign - PMLiVE - #1 and #2 persons in charge of vaccine approval in the USA resign over political pressure to authorize boosters‘Paramount importance’: Judge orders FDA to hasten release of Pfizer vaccine docs | ReutersWhy Omicron Boosters Weren’t Tested in People | TimeFDA vaccine advisers 'disappointed' and 'angry' that early data about new Covid-19 booster shot wasn't presented for review last year | CNN

Vaccine Safety

Serious adverse events of special interest following mRNA COVID-19 vaccination in randomized trials in adults - ScienceDirect - a reanalysis of the original mRNA clinical trials reveals 12.5 per 10,000 [1 in 800] who received the vaccine suffered a serious adverse event and the risk a serious adverse reaction from the vaccines was greater than the risk of being hospitalized due to COVID-19 in the placebo groupCovid vaccine: You can't sue Pfizer or Moderna over side effects ( - vaccine companies have total immunity from liability when there are serious adverse reactionsNew study: 133x risk of myocarditis after COVID vaccination | Israel National News - Arutz ShevaBNT162b2 Vaccine-Associated Myo/Pericarditis in Adolescents: A Stratified Risk-Benefit Analysis - PubMed ( - for boys 12-17 with prior infection and no comorbidities, risk of myo/pericarditis from an mRNA vaccine outweighs the benefitTainted Cutter polio vaccine killed and paralyzed children in 1955 - The Washington PostWhat does the Thailand Myocarditis Study Teach Us? - Truth for Health Foundation - after Pfizer vaccine, 7/202 (3.5%) boys had overt or subclinical myocarditis - Study: Cardiovascular Manifestation of the BNT162b2 mRNA COVID-19 Vaccine in Adolescents - PubMed (
COVID-19 Vaccine Myocarditis Update From Thailand ( - study shows 29% of children between 13-18 had some level of cardiovascular event after second dose of Pfizer vaccine
Have People Been Given the Wrong Vaccine? ⋆ Brownstone Institute - Study: Randomised Clinical Trials of COVID-19 Vaccines: Do Adenovirus-Vector Vaccines Have Beneficial Non-Specific Effects? :: SSRN - study showing Pfizer’s own data indicates a vaccinated person has higher all-cause mortality than an unvaccinated personAdverse effects of COVID-19 vaccines and measures to prevent them - PubMed ( Adverse Events of Special Interest Following mRNA Vaccination in Randomized Trials :: SSRNDossier Coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 - Safety of COVID-19 Vaccines - Paul-Ehrlich-Institut ( - German gov’t safety dataBundesgesundheitsministerium on Twitter: "@PEIGermany Korrektur: Die Melderate für schwerwiegende Reaktionen beträgt laut @PEIGermany 0,2 Meldungen pro 1.000 Impfdosen." / Twitter - German Gov’t Tweet: 0.2 in 1000 (1 in 5000) chance of serious adverse reaction per dose of COVID-19 vaccineACS Risk Biomarkers Significantly Increase After mRNA COVID-19 Vaccine - The Cardiology AdvisorIncreased emergency cardiovascular events among under-40 population in Israel during vaccine rollout and third COVID-19 wave | Scientific Reports ( - table excerpt: Table 1 Year-to-year absolute and relative changes in the counts of cardiac arrest and acute coronary syndrome calls by age group and gender. ( against COVID-19 - Danish Health Authority ( - Danish gov’t announces stopping COVID-19 vaccinations for anyone under 18 years oldDenmark ends COVID jab for people under 50 - The Counter SignalCovid Vaccine Destroys Natural Immunity, NEJM Study Shows – The Daily Sceptic(Not so) "Safe and Effective" - by Robert W Malone MD, MS ( the pandemic of misinformation on COVID-19 mRNA vaccines through real evidence-based medicine - Part 1 | Malhotra | Journal of Insulin Resistance & Part 2Guidance for Mrna COVID-19 Vaccine | Florida Department of Health ( - Florida recommends men aged 18-39 do not get an mRNA vaccineModerna CEO Stephane Bancel compares COVID-19 to the seasonal flu and believes people under 50 should decide for themselves if they want an annual booster / TwitterVaccine eligibility in Australia: why it is unlikely more shots will be approved this year ( - people under 30 in Australia not eligible to receive boostersCoronavirus vaccine - NIPH ( - Norway recommends boosters only for people 65 and older with few exceptionsBREAKING NEWS: ICAN Obtains CDC V-Safe Data - ICAN - Informed Consent Action Network ( - a court order required the CDC to publicize data from its vaccine safety app V-SafeCOVID-19 vaccine boosters for young adults: a risk benefit assessment and ethical analysis of mandate policies at universities | Journal of Medical Ethics ( - study that states vaccine mandates for university students will cause 18.5 serious adverse reactions for each COVID hospitalization avertedChanges of ECG parameters after BNT162b2 vaccine in the senior high school students - PubMed ( - 17.1% of high school students studied in Taiwan experienced at least 1 cardiac symptom after 2 Pfizer dosesIs there a Link between the 2021 COVID-19 Vaccination Uptake in Europe and 2022 Excess All-Cause Mortality? v1 | Preprints - Pre-print study of European countries shows for every 1% of a country’s population to become vaccinated, their excess mortality in 2022 increased by about 0.1%.

Unexplained Increase to All-Cause Mortality / Excess Deaths

Non-Covid Excess Deaths, 2020-21: Collateral Damage of Policy Choices? PDF ( was an unexpected 40% increase in 'all cause deaths' in 2021 - ( sees spike in deaths with unknown causes in 2021 | CTV News - in 2021, Alberta had 3,362 deaths with unknown cause - Alberta records 255 new COVID-19 cases Tuesday, 6 deaths | - in the first year of the pandemic (March 2020 to March 2021), Alberta had 1,926 deathsUnited States Weekly Cumulative All-Cause Excess Deaths by Age Group - US Mortality Monitoring - charts showing an increase in all-cause excess deaths at the start of the pandemic that continues to rise after vaccination campaigns and after the emergence of OmicronCMI says 2022 had the worst second half for mortality since 2010 ( - 7.8% increase to mortality rates for ages 20-44 in the UK in 2022 compared to 2019 rates

Healthcare Shortcomings

Vitor Marciano: Alberta’s fourth wave exposes how little capacity Canada’s hospitals actually have | National PostLow health-care capacity cost Canada economically amid pandemic: report - National | Globalnews.caAlberta plans permanent boost to ICUs as it struggles to stay above current demand - The Globe and MailMedicare for All Could Have Prevented More Than 338,000 US Covid Deaths: Study (

Healthcare Shortcomings Pre-COVID-19

Canada ranks last on number of hospital beds, wait times - Hospital NewsHospitals Overwhelmed by Flu Patients Are Treating Them in Tents | TimeSurge in flu cases has some overwhelmed Canadian ERs telling would-be patients to stay away | National PostOntario ERs 'overwhelmed' as flu hits harder than usual | CTV News

Overcounting Cases, Hospitalizations & Deaths

Dr. Tony Fauci - PCR cycles - YouTube - Fauci stating PCR test cycle count above 36 yields only dead nucleotides, not enough to culture the virusCOVID in Clinton County: Death certificates give glimpse into pandemic's local impact | Local News | - US health officials state the definition of a COVID death is simple someone who tests positive at the time of deathSome patients go in for COVID-19, others are infected alongside another issue. In hospitals, those lines blur | CBC NewsAlmost half of all Covid hospital patients in some areas are ‘incidental’ cases ( Hospitals Say 50% COVID Patients Are There for Other Reasons ( people hospitalized in the Omicron surge are there for other reasons and have only mild COVID-19 ( of Covid patients in hospital are incidental cases, say officials – The Irish TimesDoctor who's CNN and WaPo medical expert admits number of COVID deaths have been OVERCOUNTED | Daily Mail Online

Public Health Failures and Conflicts

How the CDC Abandoned Science - Tablet MagazineThe illusion of evidence based medicine | The BMJDr Peter Doshi: Speaks on access to clinical data - YouTube and Believe the science! Here you go: Dr. Peter Doshi, a senior editor at the British Medical Journal. - YouTubeReport: CDC Not Publishing Large Amounts of COVID-19 Data ( withholding COVID data over fears of misinterpretation ( Selley: When it comes to COVID-19, there is no such thing as 'too much information' | National PostHow Fauci Fooled America | Opinion ( African doctor who discovered Omicron says she was 'pressured' into making variant sound worse | Daily Mail OnlineU.S. Public Health Agencies Aren't ‘Following the Science,’ Officials Say ( America Doesn't Trust the CDC | Opinion ( retrospect, we did not get much out of vaccinating the children, acknowledges Brostrøm - TV 2 - Danish Health Authority says vaccinating 12-15 year-olds was a mistake“Do Not Discriminate” Against the Unvaccinated, Japanese Government Tells Citizens – The Daily ScepticDr. Rochelle Walensky Knows the CDC Made 'Dramatic Mistakes.' Now She's Trying to Fix Them ( had too much power over Covid lockdowns, says Rishi Sunak - BBC NewsDr Kerryn Phelps reveals Pfizer Covid vaccine injury, says doctors have been ‘censored’ | — Australia’s leading news siteIt's Time for the Scientific Community to Admit We Were Wrong About COVID and It Cost Lives | Opinion ( we trust Covid modelling? More evidence from Sweden | The SpectatorThe Failure of Imperial College Modeling Is Far Worse than We Knew | AIER - early COVID modelling predicted that 1 year into the pandemic, Sweden would experience deaths over 7x higher than actually occurredGlobal impact of the first year of COVID-19 vaccination: a mathematical modelling study - The Lancet Infectious Diseases - a frequently cited study claiming many millions of lives were saved by the COVID vaccines was based on mathematical modelling and funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation along with Gavi Vaccine Alliance and the WHO, both of which receive funding from the Gates FoundationWho Funds the World Health Organization? ( - as of 2019, the 2nd largest funder of the World Health Organization is the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the 3rd largest is Gavi Vaccine Alliance, an organization funded by the Gates FoundationThe Most Important Test You’ve Never Heard Of ( - research suggest asymptomatic spread of SARS-CoV-2 is far less common than we were told

Media Failures & Integrity

Vi fejlede – Ekstra Bladet - “We failed” - Danish publication admission of failures in COVID reportingSpeaking Freely - Lean Out with Tara Henley ( - journalist who quit the CBC over their COVID coverageCovid-19 policy: Leading Israeli immunologist writes open letter: "It is time to admit failure" - The Rio Times ( Letter — Bari Weiss - former New York Times journalistOmicron symptoms "totally different" from Delta COVID-19 variant: South African doctor - YouTube - Global News segment with b-roll footage of mass graves being dug while South African doctor says Omicron COVID presents as mild coldMunk Debate - Mainstream Media ft. Douglas Murray, Matt Taibbi, Malcolm Gladwell, Michelle Goldberg - YouTube - after a 90 minute debate on whether the mainstream media should be trusted, 67% of the audience agreed the mainstream media should not be trusted, a 39% shift from before the debate, the largest shift in Munk Debate historyThe government just made its toxic media bailout plan even worse | CBC NewsWhat is the $600 million Liberal media bailout? | CTV NewsWhich Media Benefitted From The Trudeau Government's Covid-19 Funds? - CANADALAND | Canada News MediaTrudeau government won't say who got billions of dollars in aid | CBC News

Natural Immunity

Comparing SARS-CoV-2 natural immunity to vaccine-induced immunity: reinfections versus breakthrough infections | medRxivCOVID-19 Cases and Hospitalizations by COVID-19 Vaccination Status and Previous COVID-19 Diagnosis — California and New York, May–November 2021 | MMWR ( who have had covid-19 don’t need three vaccine shots - The Washington PostPrevalence and Durability of SARS-CoV-2 Antibodies Among Unvaccinated US Adults by History of COVID-19 | Infectious Diseases | JAMA | JAMA NetworkThe High Cost of Disparaging Natural Immunity to Covid - WSJCDC streamlines COVID-19 guidance to help the public better protect themselves and understand their risk | CDC Online Newsroom | CDC - updated guidance from the CDC acknowledges immunity conferred from natural infectionOpinion | A compromise on the military covid vaccine mandate - The Washington Post - natural immunity offers far better and much longer lasting protection than someone with two vaccine doses and no prior infection

At-Home & Early Treatment

Think you may have Omicron? Here are things you can do | CBC Radio - rest and Tylenol are the only recommendationsStudy: Vitamin D Deficiency Linked to Severe COVID ( - patients with vitamin D deficiency were 14x more likely to have severe COVID and 10x more likely to die - Study: Pre-infection 25-hydroxyvitamin D3 levels and association with severity of COVID-19 illness | PLOS ONEInsufficient vitamin D linked to fourfold increase in risk of death among Covid-19 patients – The Irish TimesAssociation between vitamin D supplementation and COVID-19 infection and mortality | Scientific Reports ( - study showing sufficient vitamin D3 reduced COVID-19 mortality by 33%Protective Effect of Vitamin D Supplementation on COVID-19-Related Intensive Care Hospitalization and Mortality: Definitive Evidence from Meta-Analysis and Trial Sequential Analysis - PMC ( - meta-analysis of multiple randomized control trials showed vitamin D administration reduces the chance of death from COVID by 51% and of ICU hospitalization by 72%

Pharmaceutical Industry Track Record & Influence

Pfizer | Violation Tracker ( on Crime? Pfizer and the CIHR ( pays record fine for illegal promotions | CBC NewsIndustries • OpenSecrets - by a very wide margin, the Pharmaceuticals/Health Products industry spends the most on lobbying in the United StatesEvaluation of BNT162b2 Covid-19 Vaccine in Children Younger than 5 Years of Age | NEJM - study funded by Pfizer concludes its vaccine is safe and effective in children 6 months to 4 years oldU.S. pharma TV ad spend 2020 | Statista - in 2020, 75% of the of total TV ad spending was by the pharmaceutical industry

Regulator Conflicts of Interest

The Regulatory Capture of the FDA - The American ConservativeThe Biopharmaceutical Industry Provides 75% Of The FDA's Drug Review Budget. Is This A Problem? ( Let Drugs Approved on Fraudulent Research Stay on the Market — ProPublicaFDA Repays Industry by Rushing Risky Drugs to Market — ProPublicaA Look At How The Revolving Door Spins From FDA To Industry : Shots - Health News : NPRFDA's revolving door: Companies often hire agency staffers who managed their successful drug reviews | Science | AAAS

Tech Industry Censorship & Manipulation

The Twitter Blacklisting of Jay Bhattacharya - WSJHow Twitter Rigged the Covid Debate ( Doctors Pushed Covid Lockdowns On Twitter. Turns Out They Don’t Exist ( Vaccine Makers Pressured Twitter to Censor Activists ( the Twitter Files: Pfizer board member Scott Gottlieb secretly pressed Twitter to hide posts challenging his company's massively profitable Covid jabs ( the Facebook Files: Emails Reveal CDC's Role in Stifling COVID Dissent (

SARS-CoV-2 Origin

How Dr. Fauci and Other Officials Withheld Information on China's Coronavirus Experiments ( Fauci and Collins Shut Down Covid Debate - WSJInside the Virus-Hunting Nonprofit at the Center of the Lab-Leak Controversy | Vanity FairRevising the paradigm: Are bats really pathogen reservoirs or do they possess an efficient immune system? - ScienceDirectAn Analysis of the Origins of COVID-19 PDF - United States Senate (

Rights and Freedoms

The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms PDF ( compared: tracking governments’ coronavirus responses | Free to read | Financial Times ( - interactive map and chart comparing severity of lockdowns country by countryOpinion: We are giving up our freedoms in the fight against COVID-19. The question is will we get them back? - The Globe and MailOn COVID restrictions, our governments keep firing up the gaslights and shifting the goalposts | CBC NewsOn Khadr, Trudeau says Charter protects all Canadians 'even when it is uncomfortable' | CBC News and Trudeau on Khadr settlement - YouTubeNorthern Territory's COVID-19 outbreak has jumped to poverty-stricken fringes of Katherine. Here's the latest - ABC News - Howard Springs quarantine camp in AustraliaCOVID and the Meaning of Life. At first blush, it seems presumptuous… | by Irami Osei-Frimpong | Jan, 2022 | MediumDr. Patricia Daly on the purpose of Vaccine Passports is to 'incentivize' people to get vaccinated / Twitter2022 ONSC 1198 (CanLII) | J.N. v. C.G. | CanLII - Canadian judge’s ruling on case where parents disagreed on vaccinating their childCourt Documents Reveal Canada’s Travel Ban Had No Scientific Basis ( Clients Join Missouri and Louisiana Suit Challenging Gov’t-Directed Social Media Censorship - New Civil Liberties Alliance ( - lawsuit against US federal government over social media COVID censorshipAir Canada Welcomes Government of Canada Decision to Lift Mask, Testing and ArriveCan Requirements - Sep 26, 2022 ( - Air Canada statement saying the travel mandates “were not justified by science.”TRUDEAU FLASHBACK: 'We're not a country that makes vaccinations mandatory' | The Post Millennial | thepostmillennial.comSUBRAMANYA: Trudeau still doesn’t have any rationale for mandates and restrictions | True North ( Documents Outline DHS’s Plans to Police Disinformation ( Attitudes Against the Unvaccinated During a Global Pandemic | NatureArmy’s ‘information warfare’ unit monitored Covid lockdown critics ( “Protests To Demand Changes To Public Policy Is Something That I Think Is Worrisome” - YouTubeMilitary leaders saw pandemic as opportunity to test propaganda techniques, report says | Ottawa CitizenEXCLUSIVE: The Federal Government Is Tracking Unvaccinated People Who Go To The Doctor And To The Hospital Due to CDC-Designed Surveillance Program - National File

Unvaccinated Demographics

Americans with PhDs are most reluctant to get vaccinated against COVID ( join waiters in turning down Covid jabs | News | The Times


Long COVID risk falls only slightly after vaccination, huge study shows ( COVID poses risks to vaccinated people, too – Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis ( COVID rare in kids, UK study finds - ScimexLong Covid rare among kids in Finland | News | Yle UutisetIn rare cases, coronavirus vaccines may cause Long Covid–like symptoms | Science | AAASA Longitudinal Study of COVID-19 Sequelae and Immunity: Baseline Findings | Annals of Internal Medicine ( - study states being a woman and have a self-reported history of anxiety disorders are the only identifiable risk factors that significantly increase the chance getting Long COVIDLong Covid Less Common Than Feared As Studies Suggest Many Confuse Other Symptoms With Condition ( of Initial SARS-CoV-2 Test Positivity With Patient-Reported Well-being 3 Months After a Symptomatic Illness | Public Health | JAMA Network Open | JAMA Network - study shows that Long COVID-like symptoms were more common in people who had upper respiratory illnesses other than COVID; those who had COVID did not have more severe long-illness than those who did not have COVID after 3-month follow-upNatural course of health and well-being in non-hospitalised children and young people after testing for SARS-CoV-2: A prospective follow-up study over 12 months - The Lancet Regional Health – Europe - study shows many who reported Long COVID symptoms did so after 12 months, suggesting many symptoms were not a result of SARS-CoV-2 infection and for symptoms other than shortness of breath and tiredness, rates of symptoms were comparable between those with a positive test and those withoutPrevalence and Characteristics Associated With Post-COVID-19 Condition Among Nonhospitalized Adolescents and Young Adults - PubMed ( - study saying symptoms often attributed to post-COVID-19 condition (long COVID) occur in both those who had and did not have COVID and are associated with factors other than SARS-CoV-2 infection, including low physical activity and loneliness

Changed Definitions

Yes, the CDC changed its definition of vaccine to be ‘more transparent’ ( Defines 79 Percent of Americans as ‘Anti-Vaxxers’ ( - definition of 'anti-vaxxer' changed in 2018 to include those who oppose mandating vaccines through laws/regulations