They misled the public about the origins of the virus and the true risk it posed. Ignoring their own carefully prepared plans for a pandemic, they claimed unprecedented powers to impose untested strategies, with terrible collateral damage. We still have no convincing evidence that the lockdowns saved lives, but lots of evidence that they have […]Read more "Lockdown hysteria did more harm than COVID-19"
The total amount of excess mortality will also depend on the age structure of a population. Countries with age structures weighted towards an older population will experience higher mortality than a country with an age structure weighted towards a younger population. We calculated the expected mortality for each country by taking the average of the […]Read more "Excess Mortality across Countries in 2020"
Over the same time period, 1380 Canadians in the same age group died because of COVID-19 itself. «Beyond deaths attributed to the disease itself, the pandemic could also have indirect consequences leading to an increase or decrease in the number of deaths due to various factors, including delayed medical procedures, increased substance use, or a […]Read more "Lockdowns killed more Canadians under 65 than COVID-19: Statscan"
Almost all Canadians who have given it any thought have serious regrets that the country’s policy towards native people over the whole history of Canada since the arrival of the Europeans as settlers more than 400 years ago has failed. The reason for this is not «systemic racism.» Canada was underpopulated and if New France […]Read more "Conrad Black: Centuries of failed policy does not equal evil intent"
When it comes to the coverage of graves identified near residential schools in three First Nations communities, the legacy media in Canada has done a tremendous disservice to all Canadians — especially First Nations. This panic came to a breaking point over the weekend, when prominent statues were knocked over and at least 25 churches in Western […]Read more "Six things the media got wrong about the graves found near Residential Schools"
Gairdner, The Trouble with Canada . Yes, they could, and in 1966, Canadian politicians took that power unto themselves, then promptly reneged on their promise to provide universally accessible healthcare for everyone. In the 2005 Chaoulli decision, Justices of the Supreme Court of Canada noted that patients in Canada die as a result of waiting lists […]Read more "Canadian Healthcare: A Half Century of Broken Promises"
The country’s total housing debt now tops $2 trillion, having recorded its fastest-ever monthly increase in April at a pace of $18 billion. Instead, it’s created a Caligula’s palace of moral hazard, fuelling the housing crisis via a mix of bad policy, bad data and the dangerous notion that taxpayers should underwrite private debts. It […]Read more "Sabrina Maddeaux: The CMHC must be abolished before it craters Canada’s economy"
Another conundrum is whether many more lives could have been saved by the early adoption of ivermectin, a repurposed drug, with a long track record of safety for use in parasitic diseases but also shown to have antiviral properties. Numerous articles summarised by the Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance have reported successful use both […]Read more "New research suggests ivermectin works"
One of the most important questions raised by governmental responses to the COVID crisis is «Who should speak for science in the public arena?» Every government in the world claims that its response to this health crisis is «science-based.» Scientific papers and authorities are liberally quoted in describing the nature of the virus, the best […]Read more "Preston Manning: Who should speak for science in the public arena?"
You can be the smartest person in the room but if you can’t connect and empower others you’ll fail as a leader. Shout Praise, Whisper Criticism — This phrase comes from the original Olympic Dream Team and Detroit Pistons coaches Chuck Daily and Brendan Suhr. They gained the trust of their players and built winning teams by […]Read more "7 Ways to Win with People"