Science behind covid-19 buried for political and financial gain in state ‘corruption’

The government’s handling of the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic is, once again, under fire. It is facing legal action over at least £700m of controversial contracts and has been accused by the executive editor of the British Medical Journal of suppressing science for ‘political and financial gain’. As part of our #FollowTheMoney series, this article looks at the allegations the government faces of operating a ‘chumocracy’ in its awarding of profitable contracts and breaching EU law by not publishing those contacts. Furthermore, its ‘cherry-picking’ of scientific research has led to accusations of ‘mass state corruption’. British Medical Journal (BMJ) executive editor Kamran Abbasi stated that the science surrounding coronavirus…

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Disabled People of Colour are left behind by data – that’s a political choice

Gaps in research kill people. This is the position People of Colour often find ourselves in. But this problem is made worse for People of Colour with disabilities. The Canary has already looked at the lack of data available in this area. Research allows groups of people to be able to access structural support and to find networks of support. This time, we’ll be looking at the practical reasons why disabled People of Colour are missed out in data analysis – and what can be done about this. Barriers to research There are some practical problems here, before we get to the structural problems. A lot of research in…

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Trump’s car ride while infected and contagious slammed as ‘political theater’ by doctor

Infected and contagious, US president Donald Trump briefly ventured out in a motorcade on Sunday to salute cheering supporters, a move that disregarded precautions meant to contain the deadly virus that has forced his hospital admission.“This is insanity,” said Dr James P Phillips, an attending physician at Walter Reed, where Trump has been treated since Friday evening.“Every single person in the vehicle during that completely unnecessary Presidential ‘drive-by’ just now has to be quarantined for 14 days. They might get sick. They may die.” “For political theater,” the doctor added on Twitter. “Commanded by Trump to put their lives at risk for theater.” Every single person in the…

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60% of UK Families sceptical of genuine nature of political parties

Conservatives on track for families with a ‘safer’ UK60% of families don’t see party policies as genuine or relevant32% of families don’t think any party has the power to make Britain more family friendly18% feel the Conservatives are the more ‘family friendly’ party, a marginal win over Labour with 15%Flexible working hours NOT a priority for families – reducing crime and making UK safer is (13% vote for work arrangements compared to 27% reducing crime)Making the UK safer and reducing crime would be the main priority for parents as one of the first things they would do to create a more family friendly UK. According to a poll…

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