Sunday, 15 November 2020

COVID CORRUPTION - BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL

 The BMJ: leading general medical journal.

According to an editorial, about Covid, in the British Medical Journal

"Science is being suppressed for political and financial gain. 
"Covid-19 has unleashed state corruption on a grand scale, and it is harmful to public health.
"Politicians and industry are responsible for this opportunistic embezzlement
"So too are scientists and health experts. 
"The pandemic has revealed how the medical-political complex can be manipulated in an emergency - a time when it is even more important to safeguard science."

Covid-19: politicisation, “corruption,” and ... - The BMJ



"The UK’s pandemic response provides at least four examples of suppression of science or scientists...
"Research published this week by The BMJ finds that the government procured an antibody test that in real world tests falls well short of performance claims made by its manufacturers.
"Researchers from Public Health England and collaborating institutions sensibly pushed to publish their study findings before the government committed to buying a million of these tests but were blocked by the health department and the prime minister’s office...

"The UK’s pandemic response relies too heavily on scientists and other government appointees with worrying competing interests, including shareholdings in companies that manufacture covid-19 diagnostic tests, treatments, and vaccines.
"Government appointees are able to ignore or cherry pick science—another form of misuse—and indulge in anti-competitive practices that favour their own products and those of friends and associates..."
Covid-19: politicisation, “corruption,” and ... - The BMJ

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