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Month: March 2021

The Swedish experiment: Who were the guinea pigs?

The Swedish response to the pandemic was described by many as a risky experiment. “Sweden bucks global trend with experimental virus strategy” – Financial Times, 25/03/2020 Today, one year later,

Global emergency services falling since Covid’s inception

The portuguese NHS Emergency Department Daily Monitoring System reveals a significant drop in total emergency episodes since mid-February 2020, when Covid started being reported worldwide. The numbers are especially lower

Lack of transparency, alarmism, excessive spending, vested interests. The mistakes pointed out to the management of the 2009 pandemic

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has given negative points for most of the European interventions made during the H1N1 pandemic in 2009, and alerted to serious

UK: Public Accounts Committee questions Test and Trace programme and the effectiveness of mass testing

The UK has invested £37 billion in a testing and tracing system – NHS Test and Trace (NHST&T) – on the promise (made by the Department of Health and Social

Pandemic in Portugal: 28,000 health professionals infected. 19 have died.

Around 28,000 Portuguese health professionals have been infected with the SARS-CoV-2 virus since the beginning of the pandemic. 19 have died, representing a case fatality rate of 0.067%. According to

What is the role of asymptomatic transmission? History and evidence

One of the questions that arose in this pandemic was the possibility that individuals without symptoms could be major transmitters of the disease. This hypothesis is now perceived as a
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