It was called the “Big Jab Weekend”. It was billed as the place to be. It was sold as a success. But was it a success? We take a look at the numbers, the narrative and the propaganda surrounding the event.
Feile an Phobail offered free tickets to their festival dance night for the first 500 people to get vaccinated at a pop-up vaccination clinic. The media sold the event as a huge success, yet only 154 people turned up.
Close-contact services in Northern Ireland were closed for 4 months in 2021. The claim is this was due to the potential danger of covid spread. However, a FOIR has revealed there were only 41 cases that were associated with 16 outbreaks and/or clusters from 1 August 2020 – 31 December 2020 out of an approximate 1.8m visits.
The Public Health Agency in Northern Ireland has dished out over £450K on Covid fear-mongering at a time when 25% of children in NI live in poverty. Thanks to a Freedom of Information request I can reveal where most of that spending ends up.
Deepti Gurdasani is a lecturer in Machine Learning at Queen Mary University in London. During the Covid-19 pandemic, she became a loud voice advocating on behalf of the extremist ideology for Zero Covid with a special focus on how kids are, in her view, ‘huge spreaders’ of the virus and therefore needed every aspect of their lives curtailed. In this report, we investigate some of Gurdasani’s claims and find purposeful disinformation emanating from her around schools and their alleged impact on community transmission rates.
The Northern Ireland Executive have embarked on a strategy of Zero-Covid as a COVID-19 pandemic response. However, they have not declared such a strategy to the citizens and instead are driving it through covertly.
2021 was celebrated in the UK with an interview on the BBC of Laura Duffell, a Matron from Kings College Hospital in London. Laura would claim that “we have a whole ward of children here .” Being sceptical of the claim I submitted a FOI request to the Trust seeking confirmation.
Having already exposed Professor Trish Greenhalgh as providing misinformation on national TV, I reached out to her suggesting that an apology be issued given the seriousness of the matter. Instead of apologising she doubled-down behind more false claims.
“Gruby Grove’ is a street entertainer from Cork who found himself the centre of a grand conspiracy theory pushed by some far-left extremists on social media. As an entertainer he plays with fire. Today his detractors got burnt.
Trish Greenhalgh of the University of Oxford has suggested a jogger infected with COVID19 could pass it to a pedestrian as they run past “puffing and panting”. Her claim was carried by many major news outlets. But just how rooted is that claim in evidence or science?