Why vaccine passports are a terrible idea

This is not really a full podcast episode, but my response to the UK government’s consultation on “Covid-Status Certification” – or vaccine passports to you and me. There were three questions asked in the consultation, which is open until 29th March, 2021.

If you are in the UK, maybe this will inspire you to respond to the consultation, which is open until 29th March.

By the pricking of my thumbs… the “second wave” approaches

SAGE advisory committee says Britain could suffer 85,000 coronavirus deaths in a “reasonable worst case scenario” this winter:

https://inews.co.uk/news/coronavirus-uk-second-wave-deaths-lockdown-matt-hancock-613436

Respiratory virus interference discussed in the paper Influenza vaccination and respiratory virus interference among Department of Defense personnel during the 2017-2018 influenza season:

https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/31607599/

Judith Brown’s speech at Stand Up X Bristol (from 22 minutes in):

Public consultation on Distributing Vaccines and Treatments for Covid-19 and flu:

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/distributing-vaccines-and-treatments-for-covid-19-and-flu

Consultation document:

https://www.gov.uk/government/consultations/distributing-vaccines-and-treatments-for-covid-19-and-flu/consultation-document-changes-to-human-medicine-regulations-to-support-the-rollout-of-covid-19-vaccines

The world is being given its orders – but who from?

Oxford University Covid-19 vaccine trial has only a 50 percent chance of success

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/05/23/oxford-university-covid-19-vaccine-trial-has-50-per-cent-chance/

Cloth badges in German concentration camps

https://www.history.com/news/pink-triangle-nazi-concentration-camps

Wearing a mask should become as socially unacceptable as drink driving or not wearing a seat belt

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jul/07/refusal-to-wear-mask-should-be-as-taboo-as-drink-driving-says-royal-society-chief

Book: Travellers in the Third Reich by Julia Boyd. Published by Ernest and Thompson Limited. ISBN: 978-1-78396-381-2

Open letter on justice and open debate

https://harpers.org/a-letter-on-justice-and-open-debate/

David Starkey interviewed by Darren Grimes on Reasoned

Full text of David Starkey’s lengthy apology (YouTube with text of apology underneath)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7vuURWxfaXw

Alaska State lawmaker apologises after comparing coronavirus safety measures with Jews being forced to wear yellow star badges during Holocaust

https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/alaska-state-lawmaker-apologizes-after-comparing-coronavirus-safety-measures-with-jews-being-forced-to-wear-star-of-david-during-holocaust

When valid protests are hijacked

SHOW NOTES

Black trainee vicar rejected from post in Durham so he wouldn’t feel uncomfortable

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-tyne-53064929

Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Capitol_Hill_Autonomous_Zone

Slate: What’s really going on at Seattle’s autonomous zone?

https://slate.com/technology/2020/06/seattle-capitol-hill-autonomous-zone-occupied-protest.html

Video on the Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone that appears to be based on a spoof

Windows on the world: “The Puppet Masters of Occupy”

Dexamethasone will be given to NHS Covid patients

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/11897142/dexamethasone-given-covid-patients-across-nhs-today/

Fauci explains u-turn on face masks

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8431815/Dr-Fauci-says-public-werent-told-wear-masks-early-PPE-shortage-concerns.html

Dr David L Katz suggestions on beating Covid-19