What Weakened Immune Systems Have Wrought for Children

What Weakened Immune Systems Have Wrought for Children

In the report of June 24, 2022, the World Health Organization (WHO) noted a further rise from 450 cases to 920 cases of acute hepatitis in children worldwide from May 26 to June 24, mostly (78 percent) in children under the age of 6 years. Unfortunately, forty-five children required liver transplants and 18 children died. Most […]

Model Misspecification and Grossly Inflated Estimates of Lives Saved

Model Misspecification and Grossly Inflated Estimates of Lives Saved

In a recent study published in The Lancet Infectious Diseases, Watson et al. apply mathematical modeling to estimate that mass COVID-19 vaccinations saved between 14-20 million lives worldwide during the first year of the COVID-19 vaccination program. Previous Brownstone [Institute] articles by Horst and Raman have already pointed out several erroneous assumptions in the study regarding infection- vs. vaccine-derived immunity duration […]

When Believing the Health Authorities Requires Denying Obvious Realities

When Believing the Health Authorities Requires Denying Obvious Realities

[Earlier this month],  The Daily Sceptic published two articles reviewing some studies purported to show COVID-19 vaccines are useful for countering so-called long-COVID, lingering symptoms after COVID infection. The conclusion of the author, who is an ex-senior scientist with the U.K. government, is that the vaccinations do not in fact prevent those symptoms. In addition, […]

The Rise of Hepatitis

The Rise of Hepatitis

The number of previously healthy children younger than 16 years of age with mysterious hepatitis cases have doubled in two weeks to 450 cases worldwide, including 11 deaths. Most cases have been reported in the U.K. (160) and the U.S. (currently, 180). In Europe most cases are found in Italy (35) and Spain (22). Over 8-14 percent […]

Why are Standards So Lax on COVID Drug Approvals?

Why are Standards So Lax on COVID Drug Approvals?

Many scientists made a career fighting for better regulatory standards. Strangely, when it comes to the regulatory policy around COVID-19, they are dead quiet. First, consider that EUA ( emergency use authorization) is like accelerated approval. Both require lower levels of evidence, and are predicated on the fact that we’re dealing with a situation that […]

The Triumph of Natural Immunity

The Triumph of Natural Immunity

Opinion | A new CDC study shows that around 75% of American children have already had COVID-19. That means that they have strong natural immunity that protects them from SARS-CoV-2 infections as they get older. Despite this, the CDC, the FDA and other government agencies are pushing all of them to get vaccinated. Why? One […]

Air Force Cadet’s COVID Vaccine Religious Exemption Denied

Air Force Cadet’s COVID Vaccine Religious Exemption Denied

Opinion | Last month, a United States Air Force Academy cadet was informed by a superior officer that upon returning from the Cadet Wing’s spring break, he would receive an ultimatum: Receive the Department of Defense (DoD) mandatory COVID vaccine or be expelled from the academy upon return. Shortly thereafter, the order became official, giving […]

The Purge: Call Me Ishmael

The Purge: Call Me Ishmael

For the last 27 years, I have been a professor at Boston College, teaching a mix of literature and writing courses to thousands of students. Then along came the booster mandates. When the initial vaccines came out, my wife and I received ours. We had strong reservations about the mRNA vaccines and had decided we […]

The Twisted Reign of Baron von Münchhausen (by Proxy)

The Twisted Reign of Baron von Münchhausen (by Proxy)

In what in retrospect (and lamentably) were the very early days of the panicdemic (October, 2020), I wrote: No, the pandemic is not a virus, it is a pandemic outbreak of Münchhausen’s Syndrome by Proxy which focuses its obsessions on the virus. Münchhausen’s Syndrome by Proxy is a mental illness in which the sufferer fantasizes […]

I Will Not Force a Medical Treatment on Anyone

I Will Not Force a Medical Treatment on Anyone

Opinion | I’ve always loved the holidays, but last year was bittersweet. As 2021 came to a close, I walked away from a comfortable career where I once did good in the world. Unsure of how we would make ends meet and wondering if I’d just made a huge mistake, I knew only that I […]