Covid-19

The Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccination explained

December 26, 2020 // 4 Comments

I am not going to tell you that you should get the new Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine because it is not my place. Only you can make that decision for yourself and a loved one in your care. However what I can do is explain how the vaccine works and counter some of the prevalent misinformation out there so you can make a more informed decision.  The Sars-CoV-2 virus causes Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), which like all viruses needs a way of penetrating its target cell. To do this, it is studded [...]

The Death Rattle of the Bleach Cult

November 27, 2020 // 1 Comment

In March of this year I started my Capitalising on Corona series, in which I pointed a spotlight on the disinformation distributors who have been exploiting the ongoing pandemic to push their agenda and sell their snake-oil. In my third instalment I once again covered old ground and talked about the Genesis II cult and their bleach sacrament (Miracle Mineral Supplement, MMS) after president Donald Trump stunned the world with his comments about injecting. Naturally, the bleach pushers, who have [...]

Capitalising on Corona – Colloidal Silver – #4

May 31, 2020 // 2 Comments

Whenever there’s a heightened sense of fear and hysteria, scammers come out of the woodwork to both amplify and capitalise on the general public’s growing unrest. In recent months I’m sure you, like me, have seen examples of price gouging, fake charities, medical scams, and unhinged conspiracy theories regarding the origin of SARS-CoV-2. Governments, journalists, scientists et al have done their best to protect the public, but found themselves playing a thankless global game of [...]

Capitalising on Corona – Colloidal Silver – #4

May 30, 2020 // 1 Comment

Whenever there’s a heightened sense of fear and hysteria, scammers come out of the woodwork to both amplify and capitalise on the general public’s growing unrest. In recent months I’m sure you, like me, have seen examples of price gouging, fake charities, medical scams, and unhinged conspiracy theories regarding the origin of SARS-CoV-2. Governments, journalists, scientists et al have done their best to protect the public, but found themselves playing a thankless global game of [...]

Capitalising on Corona – Vandana Shiva – #1

March 31, 2020 // 10 Comments

In recent months, quacks and charlatans of all kinds have been rubbing their hands with glee, as a novel coronavirus – which at this moment in time has no vaccine or specific treatment – brings the world to its knees. In an attempt to capitalise on this pandemic, these self-proclaimed experts both rely on, and amplify, the general public’s growing angst, whilst simultaneously shoehorning in their particular flavour of conspiracy and quackery. The spread of misinformation and [...]