How not to treat a pandemic

Learning from History: Why Isopathic Vaccines are not a Scientific or Rational Answer to the Pandemic

Jenner performing his first [homeopathic] vaccination on James Phipps,14 May 1796

This is an edited version of an article that first appeared in the Homeopathic Times, Winter 2021

No matter what is advocated or suggested in relation to the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, it is  always incorrectly premised on a huge assumption: that the vaccines are totally effective. However, there is no scientific, rational, experiential or historical basis to justify this assumption. When the very well-researched flu vaccine was only “3% effective” in the winter of 2014-2015[1] and only “10% effective in 2015-2016,” why should Covid-19 vaccines be considered so perfect?

In July 2021 there was a huge outbreak of Covid-19 infections in Massachusetts, one of the most vaccinated states in the US with 70% vaccinated. The surprise and shock to many was that 74% of the infected had been vaccinated, as was widely reported in the mainstream media.[2] Likewise, in Ireland, the Irish Examiner reported, “One in every five people currently being admitted to hospital with Covid-19 has been fully vaccinated, according to Dr Henry. ‘As a rule of thumb, we’re seeing about 20%, which is a surprise,’ he said.”[3]

Furthermore: “In Israel, where nearly 60 per cent of the population are fully vaccinated and coverage is spread more evenly across age cohorts, 52 per cent of about 6,000 people who tested positive in the week to July 21 were fully vaccinated,” Oliver Barnes and John Burn-Murdoch reported in the Financial Times.[4] They further reported that, “30 per cent of the 1,788 people admitted to hospital because of the Delta variant in the four weeks to July 19 were fully vaccinated. About half of the 460 deaths in the country linked to the Delta strain since February were people who were also fully immunised.”

Dr Kobi Haviv, Director of the Herzog Hospital, Jerusalem, who was interviewed on Channel 13 News Israel said, “95% of the severe patients are vaccinated … 85-90% of the hospitalizations are in fully vaccinated people … we are opening more and more COVID wards … the effectiveness of the vaccine is really fading.”[5] Dr Haviv’s comments were corroborated in mid-September by Samantha Lock for Newsweek, as the situation worsened.[6]

Again, in Israel, the Times of Israel reported a few days later (8 August 2021) that “14 Israelis who got 3rd shot [were] later infected with COVID-19.”[7] Thus, regarding herd immunity, that moveable feast, Kate Andrews could report in The Spectator: “Other highly vaccinated countries, including Israel, are finding their original assumptions about herd immunity were too optimistic.”[8]

The high rate of the fully vaccinated getting Covid-19 can be contrasted with the almost negligible 1.2% of the reinfected, i.e. those who had already been infected and contracted the infection a second time. That’s according to Public Health England,[9] which seems to indicate that natural infection provides superior immunity. An Israeli study suggests the reinfection rate is 1%.[10]

Defenders of this poor outcome for medical science mitigate it with post hoc comments like: “At least people aren’t being hospitalised.” But this was not the conclusion of the original vaccine research trials. The original trials suggested Pfizer’s vaccine to be 97% effective and AstraZeneca’s to be 64% effective. There are, however, indications that the vaccinated may not become as sick when infected, but when we read, “St Vincent’s hospital in Dublin is admitting a ‘worrying’ number of double-vaccinated patients for treatment for Covid-19,” according to emergency department head Professor John Ryan who “emphasised that just because people are double-jabbed does not mean they are immune to the virus,”[11] it’s obvious we are a long way from celebrating the isopathic approach of so-called ‘modern scientific medicine.’

The fact some authorities are now talking up ‘booster’ shots (a second booster in Israel is now being talked up) and the “need” to vaccinate children though they are not susceptible[12] – neither of which are an outcome of the original research – exposes the unsatisfactory efficacy of and lack of confidence in the vaccine programme. Science has not settled the dosage of vaccines, their repetition, booster doses nor the possibility of mixing different vaccines, yet Ireland and other states and countries are promoting vaccination of the young when the UK was not and the FDA has not given such approval and, considering Dr Leo Varadkar said in August 2020 “I thought this would only last three weeks,”[13] science has not settled the pandemic either.

Prominent scientists are also beginning to question vaccination. Barnes and Burn-Murdoch quote Danny Altmann, an immunology professor at Imperial College London, as saying: “It’s not binary. You’re not safe or unsafe, protected or not protected. People all have varying degrees of protection from the vaccine.”[14] They also tell us: “Adam Kucharski, an epidemiologist at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, said that with the UK anticipating in excess of 100,000 cases a day by late August, the implications of imperfect vaccines ‘will soon become clear’.” “Imperfect vaccines.” Now they tell us!

And other concerning problems with vaccination are beginning to surface. Clive Cookson points out that “Austria’s Institute of Science and Technology, published on Friday [29 July] in Scientific Reports [at], found the danger of vaccine-resistant strains becoming established was higher when more than 60 per cent of a population was vaccinated and other measures — notably mask-wearing and restricting social contacts — had been lifted.”[15]

And the effectiveness of both types of vaccine is short lived: “Recent Oxford university and King’s College London’s Zoe Covid studies found that the protection against symptomatic infection offered by the BioNTech/Pfizer vaccine and the AstraZeneca jab waned four to five months after the second dose … a study this week from Israel’s health ministry provided evidence of waning immunity against severe disease.”[16]

So why has it gone wrong with the vaccine programme? In truth, it wasn’t correct from the beginning.

After all, who said giving a virus to prevent infection with the same virus (as with modern vaccines) is scientific or correct? Who said this is the way to prevent or treat disease? This method is known as isopathy; treating the same with the same (iso: same, equal), whereas Edward Jenner (1749-1823), the first to introduce a vaccine to medicine, and Samuel Hahnemann (1755-1843) both demonstrated, in theory and practice, that nature cures and prevents disease by way of similars, i.e. homeopathy (homoeo: similar).

So when Jenner found cowpox prevented smallpox, it was because these two different diseases (cowpox and smallpox) have similar symptoms. Samuel Hahnemann, whose research over a long life of research, and his citing of countless respected medical authorities from around Europe, and with a plethora of examples from the practice of medicine, demonstrated that like cures like is a law of nature and, being a law, works every time.

Using smallpox and measles as examples to illustrate the findings of these two greats of medicine, Hahnemann, in his Organon of Medicine, explained in § 46:

Many examples might be adduced of disease which, in the course of nature, have been homoeopathically cured by other diseases presenting similar symptoms. …

Among these the smallpox, so dreaded on account of the great number of its serious symptoms, occupies a prominent position, and it has removed and cured a number of maladies with similar symptoms.

How frequently does smallpox produce violent ophthalmia, sometimes even causing blindness! And see! By its inoculation Dezoteux[40] permanently cured a chronic ophthalmia, and Leroy[41] another.

An amaurosis … was perfectly cured by it, according to Klein.[42]

How often does smallpox cause deafness and dyspnoea! And both these chronic diseases it removed on reaching its acme, as J. Fr. Closs[43] observed.

Swelling of the testicle … is a frequent symptom of small-pox, and on this account it was enabled, as Klein[44] observed, to cure, by virtue of similarity, a large hard swelling of the left testicle, consequently on a bruise. And another observer[45] saw a similar swelling of the testicle cured by it.

Among the troublesome symptoms of small-pox is a dysenteric state of the bowels; and it subdued, as Fr. Wendt[46] observed, a case of dysentery, as a similar morbific agent.

Smallpox coming on after vaccination, as well on account of its greater strength as its great similarity, at once removes entirely the cow-pox homoeopathically, and does not permit it to come to maturity; but, on the other hand, the cow-pox when near maturity does, on account of its great similarity, homoeopathically diminish very much the supervening smallpox and make it much milder,[47] as Muhry[48] and many others testify. …

The inoculated cow-pox, I say, after it has taken, cures perfectly and permanently, in a homoeopathic manner, by the similarity of this accessory miasm, analogous cutaneous eruptions of children … as a number of observers assert.[49]

The cow-pox, a peculiar symptom of which is to cause tumefaction of the arm,[50] cured, after it broke out, a swollen half-paralyzed arm.[51]

The measles bears a strong resemblance in the character of its fever and cough to the whooping-cough, and hence it was that Bosquillon[54] noticed, in an epidemic where both these affections prevailed, that many children who then took measles remained free from whooping-cough during that epidemic. …

If, however, the measles comes in contact with a disease resembling it in its chief symptom, the eruption, it can indisputably remove, and effect a homoeopathic cure of the latter. Thus a chronic herpetic eruption was entirely and permanently (homeopathically) cured[55] by the breaking out of the measles, as Kortum[56] observed.[57]

To give credence to his argument in § 46, Hahnemann cited the many respected authorities in his corresponding footnotes. A further point worthy of note is that two fevers (viruses) cannot exist at the same time in the body, as J. Hunter had observed.

In more recent times it has been observed that workers in copper mines were immune to cholera, the symptoms of both being similar to each other. This point, along with the experience just cited that measles prevented whooping cough, raises the question: is immunity to disease dependent upon antibodies and cellular immunity? Likely not![17]

If preventing or treating disease with the same ‘causative’ agent (isopathy) is scientific and rational, then why is it that when one develops a headache or cold sore in the sun doctors don’t prescribe a dose of ‘sun’? And why is it if one develops a headache every Sunday that doctors do not prescribe a dose of ‘Sunday’? Why has the use of bee venom shots not become the method of choice for those allergic to bee stings? Because disease and causation are not the same, although modern vaccinators conflate the two – as do many homeopaths… Disease is one’s reaction to a stimulus, such as a virus, if one does react, not the stimulus itself.

Despite caricatures about homeopathy and misunderstandings about it, deliberate or otherwise, most conventional drugs are homeopathic. Radium causes cancer but is used to treat cancer; the drug Epilim treats and causes convulsions; mercury is used for dental decay, which it causes; and Seroxat, a drug for anxiety and depression, causes anxiety and depression. And the opposite is true; opioids are a bad painkiller because they do not cause pain.

Hahnemann further demonstrated that every alternative to homeopathic prescribing, namely isopathic, antipathic and allopathic methods, do not cure or prevent disease safely or effectively, but may in fact do harm.

As well as discovering the law of cure, medicine is also indebted to Hahnemann for a method used in the preparation of vaccines known as attenuation,[18] which was almost certainly plagiarised by Louis Pasteur[19] and is still used in the manufacture of vaccines today – yet no credit has been given to Hahnemann.

As “flattening the curve” and “suppressing the virus” have little evidence base – and certainly no RCTs! – so the premise for using isopathic vaccines is unfounded; hence, the Jenner Institute for vaccine development in Oxford, which produces such vaccines, is a misnomer: Jenner’s smallpox vaccine was homeopathic.[20]

What can homeopathy do for the pandemic?

Homeopathy has a huge history of effective application in epidemics, but don’t just take the word of a homeopath for it!

Dr Sir William Wilde, father of the playwright Oscar and an eminent surgeon, makes the following point in his book Austria: its literary, scientific, and medical institutions:

In 1834, Dr. Fleischmann, the present physician, was appointed; and in 1836, this hospital, along with all the others in Vienna, was ordered to be fitted up for the reception of cholera patients.

Dr. Fleischmann agreed to continue his charge, on the condition that he was to be permitted to adhere to the homoeopathic plan of treatment; to this the government assented; and two District Physicians (allopaths) were appointed to report upon the nature of the cases taken into this hospital, as well as to observe their course and treatment.

Upon comparing the report made of the treatment of cholera in this hospital, with that of the same epidemic in the other hospitals in Vienna at a similar time, it appeared, that while two-thirds of those treated by Dr. Fleischmann recovered, two-thirds of those treated by the ordinary methods in the other hospitals died.* This very extraordinary result led Count Kolowrat (Minister of the Interior) to repeal the law relative to the practice of homeopathy, although with that inconsistency which not unfrequently distinguishes the Austrian government; it at the same time enacted the strictest prohibition of all works in favour of the system being published in Austria.[21]

The hospital in question was the Gumpendorf Homoeopathic Hospital in Vienna, and was opened in 1832 by a “colony of German Sisters of Charity”, Wilde tells us.[22] Regarding the quality of care and the exceptionally high standard of the Gumpendorf, Wilde adds, “except that of St. Louis, at Paris, I have seen nothing like it on the Continent.” Dr Fleischmann took charge of the hospital in 1834. The Sisters opened the Leopoldstadt Homeopathic Hospital in Vienna in 1850.

Would that the Sisters of Charity in Ireland received the thanks they deserve for their contribution to healthcare…

I could cite countless more examples of homeopathy’s success in pandemics/epidemics, for example in meningitis in Argentina, Japanese encephalitis in India, malaria in Kenya, polio in Argentina, leptospirosis in Cuba (2007), etc.,[23] but my own limited experience treating Covid-19 is informative, with more than a dozen confirmed Covid-19 clients reported recovering “within 12 hours”.

How does homeopathy treat pandemics?

Most people who know a little about homeopathy proper will understand it treats the individual. The obvious question, then, is: how does it treat the masses?

Hahnemann thought this through. One rule for treating pandemics, or epidemics, is to obtain the proper symptoms. In aphorisms 100-102 and fn. 89 of the Organon, Hahnemann explains why epidemics are different to individual diseases.

§100. In investigating the totality of the symptoms of epidemic and sporadic diseases it is quite immaterial whether or not something similar has ever appeared in the world before under the same or any other name. The novelty or peculiarity of a disease of that kind makes no difference either in the mode of examining or of treating it, as the physician must any way regard the pure picture of every prevailing disease as if it were something new and unknown, and investigate it thoroughly for itself, if he desire to practice medicine in a real and radical manner, never substituting conjecture for actual observation, never taking for granted that the case of disease before him is already wholly or partially known, but always carefully examining it in all its phases; and this mode of procedure is all the more requisite in such cases, as a careful examination will show that every prevailing disease is in many respects a phenomenon of a unique character, differing vastly from all previous epidemics, to which certain names have been falsely applied – with the exception of those epidemics resulting from a contagious principle that always remains the same, such as smallpox, measles, etc.

§ 101. It may easily happen that in the first case of an epidemic disease that presents itself to the physician’s notice he does not at once obtain a knowledge of its complete picture, as it is only by a close observation of several cases of every such collective disease that he can become conversant with the totality of its signs and symptoms. The carefully observing physician can, however, from the examination of even the first and second patients, often arrive so nearly at a knowledge of the true state as to have in his mind a characteristic portrait of it, and even to succeed in finding a suitable, homoeopathically adapted remedy for it.

§ 102. In the course of writing down the symptoms of several cases of this kind the sketch of the disease picture becomes ever more and more complete, not more spun out and verbose, but more significant (more characteristic), and including more of the peculiarities of this collective disease; on the one hand, the general symptoms (e.g., loss of appetite, sleeplessness, etc.) become precisely defined as to their peculiarities; and on the other, the more marked and special symptoms which are peculiar to but few diseases and of rarer occurrence, at least in the same combination, become prominent and constitute what is characteristic of this malady.[89] All those affected with the disease prevailing at a given time have certainly contracted it from one and the same source and hence are suffering from the same disease; but the whole extent of such an epidemic disease and the totality of its symptoms (the knowledge whereof, which is essential for enabling us to choose the most suitable homoeopathic remedy for this array of symptoms, is obtained by a complete survey of the morbid picture) cannot be learned from one single patient, but is only to be perfectly deduced (abstracted) and ascertained from the sufferings of several patients of different constitutions.

Fn. 89. The physician who has already, in the first cases, been able to choose a remedy approximating to the homoeopathic specific, will, from the subsequent cases, be enabled either to verify the suitableness of the medicine chosen, or to discover a more appropriate, the most appropriate, homoeopathic remedy.

So, a pandemic (or epidemic) is one, collective disease and therefore treatment does not necessitate individualisation when prescribing. There will be some individual variations which, when a number of cases are considered, will give a fuller picture of this common disease. Again, however, the rare, peculiar and striking symptoms are to be given greatest significance and not the virus name or disease name, as the WHO, NPHET, etc. mistakenly advocate.

The best prophylactic and treatment for a pandemic is a medicine (or probably a few to cover the different stages and symptoms of the infection) shown to be homeopathic in its symptomatology to the symptoms produced in reaction to the virus, not an isopathic vaccine. (Why does medicine use one treatment to prevent an infection and different ones to treat it when it’s the same disease? Note in § 46 quoted above, for example, how cowpox cured and prevented smallpox.)


Have the vaccines worked? We did not get the “97% effective” we were promised, yet Joe Public repeats the mantra that people aren’t dying as much and don’t get as sick when they do contract SARS-Cov-2, but there is no empirical evidence that this is due to the vaccines.

Proponents of vaccines, like President Biden, who claim this is a “pandemic of the unvaccinated”, are contradicted by Professor Peter Doshi,[24] an associate professor of pharmaceutical health services research at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy and a senior editor at the British Medical Journal. Demonizing certain groups for political ends is a common ploy in recent years in the West, and using labels like ‘unvaxxed’ makes debate impossible.

It has been noted, even in the legacy media, that counties, states and countries with the highest vaccine uptake also have the highest numbers of cases.

With Pfizer employing Scott Gottlieb, a former FDA boss, as a board director, and the European Medicines Agency receiving “75% of its funding from drug companies”, according to one doctor, of course we have to question drug companies’ impartiality and conflicts of interest. But the big losers in the ad hoc management of this pandemic are medical ethics and medical science.[25]

We now learn of “falsified data” and “integrity issues” in Pfizer’s vaccine trial;[26] the vaccine is being pushed at pregnant women and children despite the lack of safety trials on these groups; a celebrity Irish scientist is constantly making false claims about the efficacy and safety of the vaccines, claims the vaccine manufacturers themselves never made; and doctors and scientists who dissented have been sacked, removed from social media or ‘disappeared.’[27]

Whatever prejudices one may have about homeopathy, Hahnemann and Jenner have provided a rational and scientific basis for its use. If ‘sceptics’ want to be scientific, the least they can do is take up Hahnemann’s challenge: “You don’t have to accept my findings, but at least put them to the test.”


[1] Laura Donnelly, “Flu jab given to millions is useless”, The Daily Telegraph (5 February 2015), The 2015-2016 quote was from the New York Times. I couldn’t find the exact quote but a similar one is available at:

[2] See for example Molly Walker, “CDC Alarmed: 74% of Cases in Cape Cod Cluster Were Among the Vaxxed — More detail about outbreak in vaccinated people that led to the change in masking, test guidance”, MedPage Today (30 July 2021),

[3] Greg Murphy and Vivienne Clarke, “Bottom of FormExperts say vaccines are ‘highly effective’ at reducing Covid hospitalisations and deaths”, Irish Examiner (23 July 2021),

[4] Oliver Barnes and John Burn-Murdoch, “Why are fully vaccinated people testing positive for Covid?” Financial Times (23 July 2021),

[5] A video clip of the interview on 5 August is available at:

[6] Samantha Lock, “Israel, World Leader in Vaccine Booster Shots, Hit by Surge in COVID Cases”, Newsweek (15 September 2021),

[7] Times of Israel (8 August 2021),

[8] Kate Andrews, “The right to party depends on following the party line”, The Spectator (24 July 2021),

[9] John Pinkstone, quoting PHE, The Daily Telegraph (Monday 26 July 2021).

[10] David Rosenberg, “Natural infection vs vaccination: Which gives more protection? Nearly 40% of new COVID patients were vaccinated – compared to just 1% who had been infected previously.” Israel National News (13 July 2021),

[11] Ali Bracken, “St Vincent’s at capacity as ‘worried unwell’ add to the workload woes.” Irish Independent (22 August),

[12] Fergal Bowers, health correspondent with RTE News, tweeted (11 August): “The HSE has said that according to NIAC: ‘The overall risk of acute severe COVID-19 in young adolescents without a comorbid condition is very low with hospitalisation rates in Ireland of 1/100,000 (0.001%) for those aged 0 – 19 years’,”

[13] A similar comment by Leo Varadkar is to be found in March this year in the Irish Mirror and the Irish Examiner.

[14] Oliver Barnes and John Burn-Murdoch, “Why are fully vaccinated people testing positive for Covid?” Financial Times (23 July 2021),

[15] Clive Cookson, “Global Covid surge creates fertile grounds for more dangerous variants”, Financial Times (30 July 2021),

[16] Oliver Barnes and Oli Elliott, “Western states finalise Covid booster plans as developing world left behind,” Financial Times (27 August 2021), Barnes and Elliott also quote Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, the WHO director-general, as saying, “this week [he] questioned whether boosters were ‘effective at all’.”

[17] The conclusion drawn from the experience of copper workers and those immune to whooping cough from measles seems to be corroborated by Israeli research: see David Rosenberg, “Israeli study: Recovered COVID patients have immunity – even without antibodies”, Israel National News (20 January 2021), See also: David Rosenberg, “Study: Antibody levels drop 2 months after COVID vaccine: ‘Antibodies aren’t everything,’ says outgoing COVID operations chief. ‘We might still have full protection even after antibodies decline’.” Israel National News (31 March 2021), For an interesting commentary on antibodies see Sharyl Attkinsson: “(STUDY) Why so many vaccinated people are getting sick: Antibody Dependent Enhancement (ADE)”,

[18] Hahnemann makes this claim on the first page of his proving of Thuja in his Materia Medica Pura as follows: “The discovery that crude medicinal substances (dry and fluid) unfold their medicinal power ever more and more by trituration or succussion with non-medicinal things, and in greater extent the further, the longer, and the stronger this trituration or succussion is carried on, so that all their material substance seems gradually to be dissolved and resolved into pure medicinal spirit;-this discovery, unheard of till made by me, is of unspeakable value, and so undeniable, that the sceptics, who from ignorance of the inexhaustible resources of nature in the homeopathic dilutions, see nothing but mechanical division and diminution until nothing remains (therefore, annihilation of their medicinal power), must see their error as soon as they appeal to experiment.” The text is freely available at Hathi Trust Digital Library:$b417725?urlappend=%3Bseq=661%3Bownerid=9007199275668194-677.

[19] This has been documented by Harris L. Coulter in his four volume history of medical thought: Divided Legacy, Volume IV (Berkeley, California: North Atlantic Books, 1994), pp. 44-56.

[20] On Jenner, homeopathy and isopathy, see footnote 63 of § 46 of the Organon, where Hahnemann explains:

A third mode of employing medicines in diseases [i.e. a third incorrect method, along with antipathic and allopathic methods] has been attempted to be created by means of Isopathy, as it is called – that is to say, a method of curing a given disease by the same contagious principle that produces it. But even granting this could be done, yet, after all, seeing that the virus is given to the patient highly potentized, and consequently, in an altered condition, the cure is effected only by opposing a simillimum [similar] to a simillimum.

To attempt to cure by means of the very same morbific potency (per Idem) contradicts all normal human understanding and hence all experience. Those who first brought Isopathy to notice probably thought of the benefit which mankind received from cowpox vaccination by which the vaccinated individual is protected against future smallpox infection and, as it were, cured in advance. But both cowpox and smallpox are only similar, in no way the same disease. In many respects they differ, namely in the more rapid course and mildness of cowpox and especially in this; that it is never contagious to man by mere nearness. Universal vaccination put an end to all epidemics of that deadly fearful smallpox to such an extent that the present generation does no longer possess a clear conception of the former frightful smallpox plague.

Moreover, in this way, undoubtedly, certain diseases peculiar to animals may give us remedies and medicinal potencies for very similar, important human diseases, and thus happily enlarge our stock of homoeopathic remedies.

But to use a human morbific matter (a Psorin taken from the itch in man) as a remedy for the same itch or for evils arisen therefrom is–?[20]

Nothing can result from this but trouble and aggravation of the disease.

[21] Sir William R. Wilde, Austria: its literary, scientific, and medical institutions (Dublin, W. Curry, jun. and company, 1843), p. 275. Wilde’s accompanying footnote (*) reads: “Those who would become acquainted with the homoeopathic treatment of cholera, may consult Dr. Quinn’s pamphlet, ‘Du traitment homoeopathique du Cholera;’ and also ‘Die Cholera mit dem besten Erfolg bekampft durch die homoeopathische Curart—Bremen, 1835, Geisler’.” This and other references by Wilde on the superior effects of homeopathy in the treatment of cholera can be found at

[22] Wilde further reports: “These charitable and benevolent women, the Merciful Sisters of the order of St. Vincent de Paul, are the sole nurses; and I have had many opportunities during my attendance at this institution, of witnessing their kind treatment of those under their care: they also attend gratuitously, as nurses, throughout the city; and by their means, from fifty to eighty persons are fed daily at the gates of the hospital.” Ibid., p. 274.

[23] There are too many sources to cite here, but which can be made available on request.

[24] See the short YouTube video “Dr Peter Doshi, associate editor of the BMJ discusses the scientific process/roll out of Vaccines”,

[25] Some worthwhile articles questioning the effect politics has had on science during the pandemic are: “How the Pandemic Is Changing the Norms of Science”, by Professor John P.A. Ioannidis, Tablet Magazine; “Scientism: America’s State Religion” by Prof Ed Feser in The American Mind,, and “The Peril of Politicizing Science” by Anna I. Krylov in the Journal of Physical Chemistry,

[26] An investigation by Paul D Thacker for the BMJ, “Covid-19: Researcher blows the whistle on data integrity issues in Pfizer’s vaccine trial”, is available at: Dr Aseem Malhotra, consultant cardiologist, comments on the claims at GBNEWS.UK,

[27] There are many examples of censorship governments have used to push the party line. Medical organisations have done likewise. The Irish Times reported, Wednesday 16 September: “Dr Feeley (70) stepped down from his post as clinical director of Dublin Midlands Hospital Group on Tuesday with immediate effect. After his public comments, he came under heavy pressure from HSE management, who told him his position was untenable”,

Dr Pat Morrissey “was removed by the board of Shannondoc – the midwest’s out-of-hours GP service – after he sharply criticised the National Public Health Emergency Team’s (Nphet) restrictions at a Covid-19 protest rally in Dublin.” The Irish Times (Tuesday 16 February 2021),

Dr Marcus de Brun felt the need to close his GP practice after “being threatened with suspension by the Medical Council over his anti-lockdown and anti-mask views.” Irish Times (Thursday 8 October 2021). He also closed his Twitter account,

Dr Anne McCloskey, a GP in Northern Ireland, was suspended over her Covid-19 comments. See BBC online (24 August 2021),

Online media like Daily Expose had their Twitter account suspended for quoting scientist Mike Yeadon: “Twitter suspends Daily Expose for quoting Dr Mike Yeadon”, Daily Expose (July 2021),

“Google deleted the LifeSiteNews channel from YouTube. LifeSite was active on YouTube for a decade and only ever got even a warning after Joe Biden’s election…”. Watch the ‘offending’ videos here:

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) reported in April 2020 that a “Whistleblowing doctor [Dr Ai Fen] missing after criticizing Beijing’s coronavirus censorship. RSF remains concerned for journalists Chen Quishi, Fang Bin and Li Zehua missing after investigating COVID-19.” RSF further reports: “Ai and a group of fellow doctors who on 30 December first sounded the alarm about the emergence of a virus in Wuhan resembling the one responsible for the SARS epidemic in 2003 that infected around 8,000 people and killed more than 800, mainly in China. Eight of the doctors, including Li Wenliang, who later died of the virus, were arrested on 3 January for allegedly spreading ‘false rumours’.”

Have you read many – or any – dissenting articles by journalists? Probably not when one considers papers and radio stations received a fortune from the Irish government to “help” them, which, it can be assumed, bought their loyalty.

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