Resources from Around the World

A site encouraging Canadians to participate in democracy by contacting elected representatives and to share their stories concerning mental health, societal health, the economy, other severe disease, and children's education & socialization. All stories are verified before posting.

Public policy think tank released freedom of information responses today from across Canada with data on the number of surgeries, procedures and consultations with specialists that were postponed due to the pandemic. “Governments could be much more transparent about patient suffering due to postponed surgeries and procedures,” added Craig. “We know some patients have died from surgical delays, but we really don’t know the extent of the problem.”

A global knowledgebase of the consequences to the public health measures implemented in response to the SARS-Cov-2 pandemic.

Infectious disease epidemiologists and public health scientists concerned about the damaging physical and mental health impacts of the prevailing COVID-19 policies (i.e., lockdowns) recommend an approach they call Focused Protection.

The data is in: lockdowns serve no useful purpose and cause catastrophic societal and economic harms. They must never be repeated in this country. After a year of pain, suffering and enormous loss, the UK must reach for new solutions to the COVID-19 problem and any future respiratory disease outbreaks. We must learn from errors, acknowledge the harms of the measures we have taken and account for them moving forward. We now need a more holistic, measured approach.

Non-pharmaceutical public health measures for mitigating the risk and impact of epidemic and pandemic influenza. World Health Organization. 

Detailed and critical analysis of lockdown phenomenon.

"The 1,000 richest people on the planet recouped their COVID-19 losses within just nine months, but it could take more than a decade for the world’s poorest to recover from the economic impacts of the pandemic, warned Oxfam report today, calling for the fight against inequality to be at the heart of economic rescue and recovery efforts."

The Conversation - Why are older people more at risk of COVID-19? Age-related mortality risks were known over a year ago when the pandemic was in its infancy in Canada.


Videos & Interviews

A 28-minute interview with Prof Anders Tegnell of Sweden.

A 41-minute interview with nobel laureate Prof Michael Levitt of Stanford University.  "Panic is dangerous and it shortens your life."

Interviews with school teachers from the UK and USA. Teachers speak out: school closures are a disaster. "Problems are exacerbated with disadvantaged famiilies....parents are not necessarily able to help with learning at home.....we don't actually realize just how poor online learning is."

Scott W. Atlas, MD, a senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, served from August through November 2020 as Special Adviser to the President and was a member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force.