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We are a group of individuals who share a common concern that contextualised data on Covid in Scotland is not as easily available as it should be. In our ranks we have statisticians, virologists, doctors, lawyers, communications specialists and elected members.

A look at deaths in 2020

Hello Friends! I did an article for Think Scotland, published on 18th December on Deaths in Scotland for 2020, investigating deaths by cause and setting

Lockdown sceptics are society’s gadflies

This article first appeared on The Critic: https://thecritic.co.uk/lockdown-sceptics-are-societys-gadflies/ Lockdown sceptics are Socrates’ “gadflies”: the individuals who ask society the uncomfortable questions, like flies biting a

In defence of lockdown sceptics

This article first appeared on The Critic: https://thecritic.co.uk/in-defence-of-lockdown-sceptics/ I was disappointed to read The Spectator article by Alistair Haimes about his sudden conversion to the lockdown cause. The

Panicking the public? How Covid stories don’t stack up

This article first appeared on ThinkScotland: https://www.thinkscotland.org/thinkpolitics/articles.html?read_full=14396 ON FRIDAY Nicola Sturgeon addressed the nation yet again and openly considered the possibility of tightening current Covid

Covid-19 in Scotland – what does the data really tell us?

This article first appeared on ThinkScotland: https://www.thinkscotland.org/thinkpolitics/articles.html?read_full=14380 WITH SCOTTISH EXCESS DEATHS approaching 6,000 for 2020 it is critically important we identify the causes of excess

Vaccination and informed consent

This article first appeared on Scottish Review: https://www.scottishreview.net/AndersonPadgham550a.html The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) was adopted on 10 December 1948, in reaction to the

Does suicide data matter in Scotland

This article first appeared on Scottish Review: https://www.scottishreview.net/JohnMacmillan549a.html In mid-pandemic, does suicide data in Scotland matter? Of course it does… Or does it? The bottom

What’s the real story of Covid-19 in Scotland?

This article first appeared on ThinkScotland: https://www.thinkscotland.org/todays-thinking/articles.html?read_full=14362 WE ARE LIVING in extraordinary times. Whatever your view of the Covid-19 pandemic and the resulting mitigation strategies

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