Month: July 2020

How responses to the Covid-19 pandemic have improved some health outcomes in surprising ways.

31 July 2020 By Paul Martin

A major positive surprise: research in Ireland finds that, since the Covid-19 pandemic, the number of babies born with dangerously low birth weights has dropped — by a large percentage. Correspondent.World has also discovered other unexpected ‘advantages’ in the age of Covid. Dr. Roy Philip, a neonatologist at University Maternity Hospital Limerick in Ireland. had […]

England has proportionally the most ‘excess deaths’ in Europe. But this does not prove that Britain’s rulers and/or its medical services are to blame for it. These claims are based on misinterpreting the statistics.

31 July 2020 By Paul Martin

Britain has suffered a worse death toll overall in extra deaths during 2020, than any other country in Europe. This finding, by the British government’s Office of National Statistics, has fuelled a wave of alarmist media reports — and most of the media, and of course an array of opponents, have pointed almost-triumphant fingers of […]

Top statistician confirms a world-beating series of reports: children almost never shown to pass on Covid-19 to adults.

31 July 2020 By Paul Martin

Here is an article in the Telegraph that says what we have revealed in a series of reports. This has major implications for schooling. Coronavirus risk for young is ‘staggeringly low’, says UK’s top statistician. Professor Sir David Spiegelhalter also condemns the government’s “embarrassing” handling of Covid-19 ByLaura Donnelly, HEALTH EDITOR 10 May 2020 • 2:46pm

A top psychoanalyst uncovers what happens to Covid-19 patients on respirators, like Laurie Wiseman, and why the effects linger.

29 July 2020 By Paul Martin

By Caroline Garland. Laurie Wiseman had some extraordinary visions. They are visions because they are part-hallucination (a disturbance of perception), part-delusion (a disturbance of belief) and part-dream. The kind of dream in which we try hard to make sense of life, out of the residue of the day and out of ‘the devices and desires […]

Personality of the week.

23 July 2020 By Paul Martin

Daniel Furner, the laywer who won an Appeal Court ruling for Shamima Begum, displays his gritty and occasionally self-deprecating wit. Furner says that when he studied law he “hated every moment” and was determined never to practise it. Yet this week the New Zealander became a renowned figure in British law circles, and in the […]

Only 5 per cent of people in close contact with a Covid-19-infected person actually catch the disease, says new study.

20 July 2020 By Paul Martin

The infectiousness of Covid-19 is surprisingly low, a Harvard University medical scientist has written in a prestigious health publication, the Journal of the American Medical Association. He says the disease will only spread to 3 per cent of health workers who come into prolonged contact with a person who was already infectious with Covid-19. “First, […]

More evidence that young children seldom pass on the Covid-19 virus. But another study appears to show this is not true for children older than ten.

20 July 2020 By Paul Martin

Scientists think they have discovered at least one significant reason why children are less likely to transmit Covid-19 and are also less likely to experience the disease anything like as severely as the average adult. Children produce fewer ‘nasal ACE2 receptors, which serve as the entry point for the virus into cells’, according to an […]

EXCLUSIVE: A British doctor, held in Syria as an ISIS terrorist, is demanding the same right — to come back to the UK — as seems to have been granted to Shamima Begum by the UK Appeal Court. He says she’s still dangerous. But, he claims, he isn’t, and never was.

18 July 2020 By Paul Martin

By Paul Martin. From his prison cell inside Syria, Dr Mohammad Raza is planning his return to Britain – claiming he is in the same legal position as Shamima Begum. Dr Raza’s father, a former Pakistani army officer, has told he will fight to get his son brought to Britain, not to Pakistan.  “My […]

Shamima Begum wins an appeal to return to Britain for an attempt to win back her citizenship. I went to her detention camp in northern Syria, the first journalist to discover that her third baby was dying. Is Britain to blame for the baby’s death, and for Shamima Begum’s plight?

16 July 2020 By Paul Martin

By Paul Martin. On Friday March 8 2019 I was in Kurdistan, having just crossed the Tigris River from Syria. We had just been inside the Roj Camp yesterday at lunch-time the previous day. There, Kurdish military forces were (and still are) holding hundreds of women who had been married to jihadi ISIS fighters or […]

Masks mean people get a lower dose of the virus. And evidence is growing that this ‘lower dose’ means they should get ill less severely, says an expert at a major US university.

15 July 2020 By Paul Martin

Masks protect other people from your own germs, which is especially important to keep unknowingly infected people from spreading the coronavirus. But now, there’s mounting evidence that masks also protect you. If you’re unlucky enough to encounter an infectious person, wearing any kind of face covering will reduce the amount of virus that your body […]

A massive American government study has proved what has been reporting for months. Children under the age of nine are eight times less likely to catch Covid-19 than adults. And only a very tiny number of children have died.

14 July 2020 By Paul Martin

A huge government study ( A ) – published on July 10 – of more than 1.3 million cases of Covid in the U.S. from January to the end of May found that there were infections in children under age 10 were only 1.5 percent of all infections. People aged between 20 and 29 (inclusive), who make […]