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Internet freedom in the world declines for the 11th consecutive year

For the 11th consecutive year, the environment for human rights online deteriorated in 30 countries this year. Only 18 countries registered net gains. Freedom on the Net is an annual

“Long-covid” associated essentially with infection beliefs

A team of researchers tried to ascertain how “believing you have been infected” and having “an infection confirmed after a blood test” relate to persistent physical symptoms. The conclusion was

CDC: Death certificates declare homicides, suicides and missing persons as Covid deaths

During 2020, 378,048 deaths in the US were attributed to Covid-19 on death certificates reported to CDC. Because the registration model was questioned and it was hypothesised that some deaths

Film footage exposes risk of sample contamination in Covid lab

A video recorded with a hidden camera inside one of the UK’s largest Covid testing laboratories shows a high risk of sample contamination due to poor handling of equipment. The

Which disease has killed more people in Portugal?

Strokes were the leading cause of death in 2019. This disease killed 10 975 Portuguese in the period under review and already represents 9.8% of mortality in our country, according

Excess mortality under 65 in Europe in 2020

The Spectator newspaper has published the overall 2020 excess mortality under the age of 65 of several European countries. Some Eastern and Northern European countries stand out positively, while the

Sweden promises greater protection for scientists after social media attacks and death threats

The Swedish government says it will strengthen laws on academic freedom following a wave of threats and violent attacks on a leading Swedish researcher on the internet, which led to

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

New revision: ECDC does not recommend respirators and double masks

The ECDC says that “the use of respirators in place of other types of face masks in the community is not considered currently justifiable“, taking into account “the potential costs
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