Articles by Swiss Policy Research

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Covid Vaccine Safety Update
Swiss Policy Research - TRANSCEND Media Service, 19 Apr 2021

17 Apr 2021 – University of Oxford: Covid vaccines are generally effective, but they are not mature medical products meeting the highest medical safety standards. There are already more than 5,000 post-vaccination deaths reported in the US and in Europe, but given underreporting the real figure may be significantly higher. In Israel, an unexplained increase in all-cause mortality after the vaccination campaign has been registered.

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Some Covid Questions
Swiss Policy Research - TRANSCEND Media Service, 12 Apr 2021

5 Apr 2021 – Some covid-related reader questions and comments SPR has received in recent weeks that may be of interest to a broader audience.

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Covid Update, Spring 2021
Swiss Policy Research - TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Apr 2021

30 Mar 2021 – An update on virus origin, vaccines, early treatment, masks, long covid, and covid mortality.

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Covid versus the Flu, Revisited
Swiss Policy Research - TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Mar 2021

21 Mar 2021 – The legitimacy of comparing covid-19 and “the flu” has been a heatedly debated topic during the current pandemic. To clarify the situation, the above chart shows US influenza and pneumonia mortality by age in previous pandemic years compared to 2020 US excess mortality, which consisted primarily (>75%) of confirmed and suspected covid-19 deaths, according to the CDC.

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Syria War: Ten Years of Deception
Swiss Policy Research - TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Mar 2021

18 Mar 2021 – Ten years ago, in March 2011, the US regime change operation against Syria commenced. As in Ukraine, Libya and elsewhere, it began as a classic rooftop sniper operation (shooting at both sides to escalate protests), but morphed into one of the largest CIA “covert” war campaigns of all times, employing dozens of Islamist militia and terrorist groups, supplied primarily via Turkey, Jordan and Israel.

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The Vaccine Conundrum
Swiss Policy Research - TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Mar 2021

8 Mar 2021 – Initial data from Israel and Scotland appeared to indicate a very high real-world vaccine effectiveness, even in senior citizens. However, much of this data was heavily adjusted for various factors and therefore somewhat tentative and not easy to interpret. Numerous reports of covid outbreaks in care homes even after the second vaccination have raised additional questions.

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Covid-19 Mortality: An Overview
Swiss Policy Research - TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Mar 2021

11 Mar 2021 – A) Excess mortality B) Life expectancy C) Nursing homes D) Countries – Excess mortality per country compared to the 2015-19 baseline since the beginning of the pandemic. In most Western countries, the covid pandemic increased mortality by about 5% to 20% until March 2021, but in some Latin American countries, mortality increased by up to 100%.

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The ‘Vaccine Passport’ Agenda
Swiss Policy Research - TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Mar 2021

22 Feb 2021 – Overall, medical aspects are only the operational level of the coronavirus pandemic: in countries where the median age of covid deaths is above 80 years, the public health impact of the pandemic will be quite limited and primarily related to serious cases of ‘long covid’. Indeed, even the WHO recently acknowledged that the coronavirus pandemic “wasn’t necessarily the big one”.

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Can Covid Vaccinations Drive Covid Deaths?
Swiss Policy Research - TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Feb 2021

16 Feb 2021 – A British author has noted that while covid infections and deaths have declined sharply in most countries since the beginning of the year, countries with some of the highest vaccination rates have seen much slower declines or, in some cases, even increases in infections and deaths. Examples include Israel, Gibraltar, the Seychelles, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, Bahrein, Serbia, Chile, Malta, and Monaco.

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Covid Quick Update
Swiss Policy Research - TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Feb 2021

16 Feb 2021 – Some quick covid updates on early treatment, face masks, vaccines, and more.

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Why the Flu Has ‘Disappeared’
Swiss Policy Research - TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Feb 2021

7 Feb 2020 – In 2020, after the global coronavirus pandemic began, influenza viruses mysteriously disappeared from global circulation. Some skeptics suspected that influenza was simply reclassified as covid, while many journalists and ‘fact checkers’ claimed influenza was suppressed by supereffective face masks and lockdowns.

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COVID and Kids: The Evidence
Swiss Policy Research - TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Feb 2021

February 2021 – A brief overview of the current scientific evidence regarding COVID-19, children and schools.

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Coronavirus Mutations Update
Swiss Policy Research - TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Feb 2021

2 Feb 2021 – A brief update on the new coronavirus mutations, including the ‘British’, ‘South African’ and ‘Brazilian’ variants (i.e. N501Y.V1-V3), and evidence of their properties.

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Covid RNA Vaccines: Close to 1000 Post-Vaccination Deaths
Swiss Policy Research - TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Feb 2021

6 Feb 2021 – Data from vaccine adverse event reporting systems in the US (VAERS), the EU (EUDRA) and the UK (MHRA) indicates that covid RNA vaccinations have already been associated with close to 1000 deaths and several thousand non-trivial ‘adverse events’, including anaphylactic (allergic) shocks, temporary facial paralysis, and, in a few cases, birth defects. These figures may be an underestimate, as vaccine reporting systems typically cover only a fraction of adverse events.

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Coronavirus Vaccine Update
Swiss Policy Research - TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 Jan 2021

23 Jan 2021 – An Update on Real-World Coronavirus Vaccine Effectiveness and Safety Results

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Covid: The Illusion of Control
Swiss Policy Research - TRANSCEND Media Service, 4 Jan 2021

28 Dec 2020 – Covid deaths in Sweden–without lockdown or mask mandate, with one of the lowest ICU capacities in Europe–are almost identical to the EU average and significantly lower than in the US. So, the measures proposed by experts have been ineffective medically but highly destructive socially and economically.

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“Russian Hacking”: NATO PsyOp Revealed
Swiss Policy Research - TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Dec 2020

December 2020 – The “Russian hacking” NATO psyop has finally been solved. The Trump-Russia collusion claims, the “Skripal poisoning incident” and the more recent “Navalny poisoning incident” – has been a US and NATO psychological operation aimed at containing a resurgent Russia. The “Russian hacking” psyop initiated in 2014 when the USA forced a regime change in Ukraine as Russia retook control of the Crimean Peninsula.

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The Zero Covid Countries
Swiss Policy Research - TRANSCEND Media Service, 14 Dec 2020

7 Dec 2020 – How did some countries manage to achieve a very low covid-19 prevalence?

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Vaccines: Successes and Controversies
Swiss Policy Research - TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Dec 2020

December 2020 – Documentaries about the biggest successes and the most controversial aspects of vaccines.

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Facts about Covid19 – October 2020
Swiss Policy Research - TRANSCEND Media Service, 2 Nov 2020

Fully referenced facts about covid-19, provided by experts in the field, to help our readers make a realistic risk assessment.

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The Suppressed Danish Mask Study
Swiss Policy Research - TRANSCEND Media Service, 26 Oct 2020

24 Oct 2020 – Media and researchers have been awaiting the publication of a large Danish study on the effect – or lack thereof – of walking with facemasks in public spaces during the corona pandemic. However, it has been rejected by three leading medical journals: The Lancet, The New England Journal of Medicine, and the American Medical Association’s journal JAMA.

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More COVID Early Treatment Successes
Swiss Policy Research - TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Oct 2020

1 Oct 2020 – In recent weeks, several more covid early treatment successes based on zinc, vitamin D and HCQ have been reported.

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Covid: The Big Picture in 7 Charts
Swiss Policy Research - TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Oct 2020

1 Oct 2020 – Covid globally, compared to the flu, in nursing homes, in the USA, in Sweden, compared to epidemiological models, and the economic impact of political reactions.

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The Trouble with PCR Tests
Swiss Policy Research - TRANSCEND Media Service, 5 Oct 2020

4 Oct 2020 – Already in mid-March, SPR explained that the highly sensitive PCR tests are prone to producing false-positive results and their individual predictive value may easily drop below 50%. The issues with PCR tests are numerous:

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Facts about Covid-19
Swiss Policy Research - TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Sep 2020

Sep 2020 – According to the latest immunological studies, the overall lethality of Covid-19 in the general population ranges between 0.1% and 0.5% in most countries, which is comparable to the medium influenza pandemics of 1957 and 1968.

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Is Long COVID just a “Joke”?
Swiss Policy Research - TRANSCEND Media Service, 28 Sep 2020

25 Sep 2020 – Many lockdown skeptics assume that post-acute “long COVID” in young and healthy people doesn’t really exist or is insignificant; they assume it must be another media scare tactic to justify lockdowns. But they are wrong: long COVID is real, significant, and entirely expected.

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Covid Winter Outlook
Swiss Policy Research - TRANSCEND Media Service, 21 Sep 2020

19 Sep 2020 – Covid infections, hospitalizations and deaths are now increasing again in many European countries. Many traditional media have lost their credibility by vastly exaggerating the risk of Covid to the general population, but some of the critics have also lost touch with reality by falsely claiming the pandemic was over or by downplaying “long Covid” health issues.

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WHO Mask Study Seriously Flawed
Swiss Policy Research - TRANSCEND Media Service, 14 Sep 2020

9 Sep 2020 – The WHO-commissioned meta-study on the effectiveness of facemasks, published in the medical journal The Lancet in June 2020, has been instrumental in shifting global facemask policies during the Covid-19 pandemic. However, the meta-study, which claimed a risk reduction of 80% with facemasks, is seriously flawed on several levels and should be retracted.

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Why Covid-19 Is a “Strange Pandemic”
Swiss Policy Research - TRANSCEND Media Service, 7 Sep 2020

3 Sep 2020 – Why does covid-19 appear to be a somewhat strange pandemic? It is because of the covid-19 mortality profile, which is almost identical to natural mortality.

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Facts about Covid-19
Swiss Policy Research - TRANSCEND Media Service, 31 Aug 2020

September 2020 – According to the latest immunological studies, the overall lethality of Covid-19 in the general population ranges between 0.1% and 0.5% in most countries, which is comparable to the medium influenza pandemics of 1957 and 1968.

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Covid: Just a “Casedemic”?
Swiss Policy Research - TRANSCEND Media Service, 31 Aug 2020

4 Aug 2020 -Many critics believe covid has turned into a mere “casedemic”, as positive tests (“cases”) are rising in many European countries while hospitalizations and deaths stay very low. The reality is that covid is a casedemic on top of a pandemic.

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HCQ and Covid Pathology
Swiss Policy Research - TRANSCEND Media Service, 31 Aug 2020

26 Aug 2020 – In recent weeks, several more prospective and retrospective studies have confirmed the effectiveness of malaria drug HCQ against covid-19, both in primary care and in hospitals, and both in the general population and in nursing homes.

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Post-Acute Covid (“Long Covid”)
Swiss Policy Research - TRANSCEND Media Service, 24 Aug 2020

18 Aug 2020 – On the Frequency and Causes of Prolonged Covid Symptoms – Approximately 10% of people with symptomatic SARS-CoV-2 infection report persistent or recurring Covid symptoms for several weeks or months.

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Updated Covid-19 Data
Swiss Policy Research - TRANSCEND Media Service, 17 Aug 2020

14 Aug 2020 – Several SPR documents on Covid-19 have been updated recently.

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Covid19: Italian Antibody Data
Swiss Policy Research - TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 Aug 2020

5 Aug 2020 – The Italian health and statistics authorities have published the results of their first nationwide coronavirus antibody study based on close to 65,000 participants.

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Update on the Treatment of Covid-19
Swiss Policy Research - TRANSCEND Media Service, 10 Aug 2020

4 Aug 2020 – SPR has updated its Covid-19 early treatment protocol. Immunological and serological studies show that most people develop no symptoms or only mild symptoms when infected with the new coronavirus, while some people may experience a more pronounced or critical course of the disease.

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Facts about Covid-19: August 2020 Update
Swiss Policy Research - TRANSCEND Media Service, 3 Aug 2020

3 Aug 2020 – Fully referenced facts about Covid-19, provided by experts in the field, to help our readers make a realistic risk assessment.

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A Covid-19 Strategy
Swiss Policy Research - TRANSCEND Media Service, 20 Jul 2020

17 Jul 2020 – To beat Covid-19, governments must drop ineffective strategies – including mass testing and tracing, mandatory face masks, lockdowns, or waiting for a hypothetical and experimental vaccine – and instead adopt an early treatment and prophylaxis strategy for people at high risk or high exposure.

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Facts about COVID-19: July 2020 Update
Swiss Policy Research - TRANSCEND Media Service, 13 Jul 2020

10 July 2020 – Fully referenced facts about Covid-19, provided by experts in the field, to help our readers make a realistic risk assessment.

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On the Treatment of COVID-19
Swiss Policy Research - TRANSCEND Media Service, 6 Jul 2020

3 Jul 2020 – Immunological and serological studies show that a large part of the population develops no symptoms or only mild symptoms due to the new coronavirus, while some people may experience a more pronounced or critical course of the disease.

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COVID-19 Lethality: How Not to Do It
Swiss Policy Research - TRANSCEND Media Service, 29 Jun 2020

23 Jun 2020 – A German medical professor claims the Covid-19 infection fatality rate is “five to ten times higher” than the IFR of seasonal influenza. But he makes two classic mistakes. [Read on…]

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On Wikipedia as a Disinformation Operation
Swiss Policy Research - TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Jun 2020

June 2020 – The current Wikimedia Foundation executive director previously worked at the US Council on Foreign Relations as well as at a subgroup of the US National Endowment for Democracy, a US soft power organization involved in regime change campaigns. Needless to say, in the era of Covid-19, Wikipedia once again plays a key role in disseminating the officially sanctioned narrative, defending pharmaceutical interests, and attacking critics.

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Why COVID “Immunity Passports” Are Bound to Fail
Swiss Policy Research - TRANSCEND Media Service, 22 Jun 2020

16 Jun 2020 – One of the many questionable aspects of the political response to the coronavirus pandemic is the still discussed idea of “immunity passports” to regulate participation in work and travel. In fact, Covid immunity passports are bound to fail, simply because antibody tests can detect at most 20% of all infections, as the pioneering research by Professor Onur Boyman has shown.

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COVID-19 Quick Update
Swiss Policy Research - TRANSCEND Media Service, 15 Jun 2020

14 Jun 2020

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Coronavirus Antibody Tests Show only One Fifth of Infections
Alexandra Broehm | Sonntags-Zeitung - Swiss Policy Research, 15 Jun 2020

2 Jun 2020 – A new study shows that possibly many more people have already had contact with the coronavirus than previously thought.

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Facts about Covid-19
Swiss Policy Research - TRANSCEND Media Service, 8 Jun 2020

May 2020 – Fully referenced facts about Covid-19, provided by experts in the field, to help our readers make a realistic risk assessment.

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Latest Update: Facts about COVID-19
Swiss Policy Research - TRANSCEND Media Service, 1 Jun 2020

Fully referenced facts about Covid-19, provided by experts in the field, to help our readers make a realistic risk assessment.

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Studies on COVID-19 Lethality
Swiss Policy Research - TRANSCEND Media Service, 25 May 2020

20 May 2020 – In response to the very broad international interest in our work, SPR has been renamed into Swiss Policy Research. A new and comprehensive overview of Studies on Covid-19 lethality is now published, including a section on hospitalization rates. A new update on medical and political developments will follow shortly.

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