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    This should be getting more attention

    The Lancet changes editorial policy after hydroxychloroquine Covid study retraction
    New policy comes after serious quality control questions were raised about the data relied on by a study in the medical journal

    Melissa Davey
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    Tue 22 Sep 2020 00.08 EDT

    "One of the world’s leading medical journals, the Lancet, has reformed its editorial policies following a shocking case of apparent research misconduct involving the study of hydroxychloroquine as a treatment for Covid-19.

    In May, the Lancet published a peer-reviewed study about the controversial drug hydroxychloroquine, which concluded Covid-19 patients who received the drug were dying at higher rates and experiencing more heart-related complications than other virus patients.

    The large observational study analysed data purported to be from nearly 15,000 patients with Covid-19 who received the drug alone or in combination with antibiotics, comparing this data with 81,000 controls who did not receive the drug.

    Questions raised over hydroxychloroquine study which caused WHO to halt trials for Covid-19
    This data was recorded by hospitals around the world in a database by a US data analytics company known as “Surgisphere”, the Lancet paper said. The findings prompted the World Health Organization to halt its clinical trials of the drug, given the paper’s findings that it was linked with deaths and complications.

    But days after the paper was published, Guardian Australia revealed issues with the Australian data in the study. Figures on the number of Covid-19 deaths and patients in hospital cited by the authors did not match up with official government and health department data. Senior clinicians involved in Covid-19 research told Guardian Australia they had never heard of the Surgisphere database.

    Researchers from other countries identified similar issues with the data from their hospitals, and a further Guardian Australia investigation revealed doubts over whether the database used by the study authors even existed. Sapan Desai was a co-author of the paper and founder of the Surgisphere database. Following the revelations, information about Surgisphere was deleted from the internet.

    It was also revealed that none of the co-authors of the paper had seen the Surgisphere data for themselves, and they said that Desai did not give them access to it even after questions about the paper were raised by Guardian Australia and the research community. The paper’s co-authors, which included a highly respected vascular surgeon, supported the retraction of the paper and distanced themselves from the data.

    While the latest available data shows hydroxychloroquine does not reduce deaths among severely unwell patients in hospital with Covid-19, or reduce illness in those with moderate disease, the higher death rates among those given the drug outlined in the Surgisphere study have never been replicated.The publication of the Surgisphere study by the Lancet meant well-controlled studies to definitely determine the drug’s efficacy in preventing or treating the virus were stopped prematurely. Given the drug has been highly politicised by figures such as US president Donald Trump, who has made numerous false claims about its usefulness against Covid-19, rigorous studies into the drug remain important.World Health Organization studies into hydroxychloroquine resumed following Guardian Australia’s Surgisphere investigation, and the Lancet retracted the Surgipshere paper and vowed to review its publication policy. Such rapid retractions are rare, and followed pressure from the international research community who questioned how the study passed quality control processes.

    The new policy, published three months after the study was retracted, requires that more than one author on a paper must directly access and verify the data reported in the manuscript.

    “For research articles that are the result of an academic and commercial partnership, one of the authors named as having accessed and verified data must be from the academic team,” the policy states. “In addition, all authors will be asked to sign the author statements form to confirm they had full access to the data reported in their article, and accept responsibility for submitting the article for publication.”

    One of the questions raised by the publication of the Surgisphere paper was how the paper passed the peer-review process.The Lancet has updated its peer-review policy, stating: “Editors will ensure that at least one peer reviewer is knowledgable about the details of the dataset being reported and can understand and comment on its strengths and limitations in relation to the research question being addressed.”For studies that use very large datasets, such as the Surgisphere dataset, editors will ensure that in addition to statistical peer review, a review from an expert in data science is obtained.

    “Finally, we will explicitly ask reviewers if they have concerns about research integrity or publication ethics regarding the manuscript they are reviewing,” the new policy states.

    The new policy is effective immediately."

    https://amp.theguardian.com/world/20...udy-retraction[/QUOTE]

    (Let's hope they are sincere.)
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    Science is now just another wing of politics (spiked)

    When science so readily attaches itself to politics, policies and candidates, it loses all claim to objectivity.

    https://www.spiked-online.com/2020/0...g-of-politics/

    "The idea that policies can be ‘fact-based’ or ‘science-based’ is itself an ideological claim, no matter how hard we wish for it to be otherwise. Scientists making such claims try to pass themselves off as honest brokers. But they fail to ask scientific questions that might cause them to see ‘heat-related deaths’ as an economic problem, rather than a meteorological problem. The idea that a global bureaucracy established to enforce a ban on combustion will do more for poor people than making them wealthier is a demonstration of the cynical contempt that today’s champions of ‘science’ hold for ordinary people. They think that poverty is a function of weather. Trump might appeal to voters who know and can see for themselves that it is not."

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    Review of The Gordian Knot from Alexandra Bruce
    https://forbiddenknowledgetv.net/the-gordian-knot/
    9/24/20

    "Problem. Reaction. Solution.

    I had an interesting insight the other day: the pandemic security theater to which we're being subjected; the authoritarian lockdowns, the mask mandates, the closed businesses that have bankrupted millions of people - all of this is designed with the purpose of discrediting the whole idea of representative government.

    If the people you elect and the government to which you pay taxes will so insouciantly bankrupt you and heckle you about wearing masks, your eventual reaction will be to "burn it down," as BLM and Antifa are wont to do. It looks like all of us, on every side are being manipulated toward this outcome.

    The "solution" is a purely AI-driven technocratic order, where everyone and everything is tokenized and put on the Internet of Things, with as many human decision-makers as possible removed from the equation. An important function of this network would be to disable the ability of dissenters to financially transact, effectively canceling them, as described by Aaron Russo, from a conversation he had with Nicholas Rockefeller in the late 1990s.

    Still, one might understand the appeal of a faceless but efficient, automated government, if we could be spared having to countenance the Nancy Pelosis, the Adam Schiffs and the Ilhan Omars of the world perverting the law; the Gavin Newsoms and the Gretchen Whitmers keeping us indefinitely unemployed and the Bill DeBlasios and the Jenny Durkans inciting felons by dismantling the police.

    LOCK STEP

    We know that COVID-19 is a highly-scripted Globalist exercise, because Mike Pompeo accidentally admitted as much last March and also because it's evident that governments and media around the world are all following the same script promoted by Internationalist entities, like the UN, the World Economic Forum and the Rockefeller Foundation.

    In May 2010, the Rockefeller Foundation published "Scenarios for the Future of Technology and International Development", in which they proposed various scenarios that would put enormous stress on society in order to gauge the response and therefore, to anticipate future trends in technology and development.

    The first scenario, entitled, "Lock Step", describes a world of total government control during a pandemic that would allow national leaders to flex their authority and impose airtight rules and restrictions that would remain after the pandemic faded.

    Reading what was written ten years ago is like reading the script of what happened in 2020:

    "At first, the notion of a more controlled world gained wide acceptance and approval. Citizens willingly gave up some of their sovereignty — and their privacy — to more paternalistic states in exchange for greater safety and stability. Citizens were more tolerant, and even eager, for top-down direction and oversight, and national leaders had more latitude to impose order in the ways they saw fit. In developed countries, this heightened oversight took many forms: biometric IDs for all citizens, for example, and tighter regulation of key industries whose stability was deemed vital to national interests."

    GOVERNMENT OVERTHROW?

    Toward the end of the Lock Step scenario, something plays out, which may be the actual intended outcome of this whole exercise:

    "Protestors in Nigeria brought down the government, fed up with the entrenched cronyism and corruption. Even those who liked the greater stability and predictability of this world began to grow uncomfortable and constrained by so many tight rules and by the strictness of national boundaries."

    This film is the latest by TruthStream Media, with many musings on all of the above and everything that's been happening with the Flu d'État."
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    Something which I think belongs here too, posted first by Helvetic at :
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    This is True, This is True, This is TRUTH
    First posted here: http://projectavalon.net/forum4/show...=1#post1379395

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    Even a cursory glance at the archive will impress you!
    The Vaccine Hoax is Over. Documents from UK reveal 30 Years of Cover-up
    (This is from 2013. There hasn't been a lack of data exposing the ruse, the problem really seems to be the inability or willingness of the public at large to comprehend how badly they've been duped. )
    https://archive.fo/A4pKe
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    An entry in H.L Cornell’s ‘Encyclopaedia of Medical Astrology’, written in 1933:

    Page 15 under entry for ‘Air’
    Atmosphere - the air is ruled by Uranus and Mercury. The Ether is ruled by Uranus. The condition of the air has much to do with health and disease, and the atmosphere is much acted upon by the planetary influences each day, and so much that the weather can be predicted a year ahead by making a study of the planetary aspects and influences that will be forming, as is done by the Hicks Almanac People, of St. Louis, Mo. The air may be corrupted and vitiated by the planetary vibrations and aspects, causing disease, epidemics, famine, pestilence, fevers, and under certain planetary influences an epidemic may spread over the World, or parts of the World ruled by the signs of the Zodiac involved in the planetary configurations for the time. This is the reason why Cholera, a disease native to India, will spread to other shores in certain years.

    The germs of certain contagious diseases are developed by atmospheric conditions spontaneously in different countries, and not spread by the transmigration of germs, as commonly supposed.
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    Reminds me of this talk by the Russian FSB on ‘conceptual power’. The elite keep the true science for themselves, so they can feed us false narratives they use for profit and control.

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