Articles by Swiss Policy Research

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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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