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Analysis shows lack of data in communication on vaccine effectiveness

Research by the University of Waterloo’s School of Public Health and Health Systems says there is mandatory data regarding the efficacy of Covid-19 vaccines that is not being reported by

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

Evidence Synthesis: What is a “Covid Case”

Evidence Synthesis: What is a “Covid Case” What is a Covid case? The WHO has updated its Covid case definition (16 December). These continue to include suspected, probable and confirmed

Research: Attributes and forecasts of the long Covid

The possible complications of Covid-19, generically referred to as Long Covid, are one of the most popular topics and one of the most feared by the population. However, there is

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

PCR tests: what procedures are used to identify “Covid cases”

PCR tests have been a fundamental part of the strategy that most countries have followed in fighting the pandemic, namely in identifying cases and deaths associated with the infection. In

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

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

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
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