Pfizer’s Vaccine Trial Questioned

COVID-19 Milestone Series Covid-19: Researcher blows the whistle on data integrity issues in Pfizer’s vaccine trial Originally published in the BMJ 2021; 375 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.n2635 on 02 November 2021 by Paul D Thacker, investigative journalist This post republishes an article about “Revelations of poor practices at a contract research company helping to carry out Pfizer’s pivotal covid-19 vaccine trial raiseContinue reading “Pfizer’s Vaccine Trial Questioned”

Estimating the number of infections and the impact of non-pharmaceutical interventions on COVID-19 in 11 European countries

COVID-19 Milestone Series Panic stations! UK deaths of 750 a day predicted and rising. The paper that threw the entire world into disarray. But were our fears justified? Only history will tell. But the consequences have been severe. 30 March 2020 Imperial College COVID-19 Response TeamDOI: https://doi.org/10.25561/77731 Authors: Seth Flaxman*, Swapnil Mishra*, Axel Gandy*, HContinue reading “Estimating the number of infections and the impact of non-pharmaceutical interventions on COVID-19 in 11 European countries”

Revisiting the initial COVID-19 pandemic projections

COVID-19 Milestone Series In previous posts I republished early attempts to project fatalities: here and here. In their milestone paper here, Adam T Biggs and Lanny F Littlejohn explain how interventions to protect the public were founded on exaggerated claims about the likely fatalities from the pandemic. One study from Imperial College, London on 16Continue reading “Revisiting the initial COVID-19 pandemic projections”

Lessons From the SARS-Cov-2 Pandemic

COVID-19 Repost Series In a series of republished articles, I recount a catastrophic sequence of errors made in our dealings with the COVID-19 pandemic. In attempting to explain the errors – many of them seeming too obvious to be accidental – it is easy to jump to a conspiracy theory. However, there is a valuableContinue reading “Lessons From the SARS-Cov-2 Pandemic”

Smearing MECFS Patients in the Name of Science

A previous post reviewed the SMC’s ‘expert reactions’ concerning MECFS between 2011 and 2017. Here I review the Science Media Centre’s continued smearing of MECFS patients in a set of carefully curated ‘expert reactions’ to MECFS research between 2017 and 2020, I expose here further evidence of a deliberate smear campaign of a vulnerable patientContinue reading “Smearing MECFS Patients in the Name of Science”

The Science Media Centre and MECFS: Best Scientific Evidence or Biased Opinion?

The Science Media Centre describes itself as: “an independent press office helping to ensure that the public have access to the best scientific evidence and expertise through the news media when science hits the headlines.” (https://www.sciencemediacentre.org/) Here I examine the SMC’s reports on MECFS-related publications relating to the PACE trial, from 2011 when the trialContinue reading “The Science Media Centre and MECFS: Best Scientific Evidence or Biased Opinion?”