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COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations, and Deaths: Can the Official Numbers be Believed?

The coronavirus pandemic has served as justification for restrictions on human liberty unparalleled in the peacetime history of any nation any time in the last century. These restrictions have exacted a toll including but not limited to joblessness, rent delinquency, homelessness, depression, substance abuse, suicidality, and skyrocketing rates of death due to “unintentional injury.”

But all this was justified, we were told, as the news anchors warned us night after night of the mounting toll of cases, hospitalizations, and deaths due to the covid. As the pandemic continues into its second year, this seems like a good time to take a look at just how reliable these figures are.

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Antidepressants and Homicide in the USA

This is journalist Ben Williams’s podcast on antidepressants and homicide in the USA, featuring excerpts from his recent interview with me.

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COVID-19 and Suicide: Can the Official Death Toll Be Believed?

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The Covid-19 pandemic has served as the justification for fear-mongering and restrictions on human liberty unparalleled in the peacetime history of any society in the past one hundred years. Concomitant with this there has been a rise in joblessnesshomelessnessalcohol consumptiondepression, substance abuse, and suicidal ideation, along with prescriptions for antidepressants. All of these are risk factors for completed suicides. There was every reason to expect the suicide rate would go up in 2020.

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Updating the Misery Caused by Antidepressants

My appearance on Dr. Breggin’s YouTube channel, discussing my new book (as well as a lot of other things):

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Staying at Home Does Not Save Lives

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Since the coronavirus pandemic began, one nation after another has adopted restrictions on basic liberties — including the right to move freely, to attend school or houses of worship, and to operate a lawful business — unparalleled in the peacetime history of any nation in the last hundred years. Now a study by a team of Brazilian researchers has effectively demolished the case for social restriction as a weapon in the fight against Covid-19.

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The Drugmakers Have Abandoned All Pretense of Being on Our Side

Hot on the heels of the publication of David Healy’s Shipwreck of the Singular comes a paper in Neuropsychopharmacology by Elan Cohen and seven of his colleagues which demonstrates why Shipwreck was needed in the first place.

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Health Services, Bullshit Jobs, and the Defining Struggle of the Twenty-First Century

Beginning in 2014, life expectancy in the United States dropped every year for five years straight. This was before the time of Covid, by the way. This is an absolutely unprecedented development which has been completely ignored by the mainstream media.

What is behind this staggering drop in life expectancy? David Healy, a professor of Family Medicine at McMaster University in Ontario, points the finger at a health care system which is centered not on delivering care to the ailing but diseases to those who didn’t even know they were sick – and which also is set up to deliver adverse consequences, up to and including death, with impunity.

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HOPE OR HYPE: Can we Trust Pfizer to Police Itself?

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In other words, Pfizer is asking us to take Pfizer’s word regarding the efficacy of its product. Given that company’s previous track record, which includes a $2.3 billion fine to settle claims of illegal marketing of its wares, that is cold comfort.

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HOPE OR HYPE: How Safe is the Covid Vaccine?

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Data transparency is not “nice to have.” Claims made without access to the data – whether appearing in peer-reviewed publications or in preprints without peer review – are not scientific claims.

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HOPE OR HYPE: How Effective is the Covid Vaccine?

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Can we count of Pfizer to play nice this this time?

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