This analysis explores the very likely possibility that staff, patients, and the NHS as a whole are being mismanaged due to the significant proportion of positive COVID-19 cases in Pillar 1 that are false (where Pillar 1 represents the data from tests carried out in Public Health England (PHE) labs and NHS hospital settings).

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Limitations regarding the widespread use of PCR tests in diagnostics have been well-documented, and can be summarised as follows…

A fully-referenced evidence-based review of the testing, health risks, and precautions associated with COVID-19


My passion is evidence-based thinking and decision-making.

I am a Physics graduate from University College London (UCL) with roughly five years’ worth of professional expertise in research and data analysis. In particular, I have studied, applied, and taught skills relating to open-source intelligence gathering and critical analysis.

Having dedicated hundreds of hours towards analysing data from the Office for National Statistics, the NHS, Public Health England, and more, and having sifted through thousands of pages of scientific literature, one thing is clear:

The UK government, along…

In the UK, we have seen a range of numbers being thrown around relating to COVID-19 deaths…

“As of 31st August, there were 41,552 deaths within 28 days of a positive test,” according to data from Public Health England (PHE).

“Of all death occurrences from March to June, there were 46,736 deaths due to COVID-19,” according to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

Intuitively, these figures may seem high, but they lack crucial context…

The increased risk of death experienced through the initial COVID-19 outbreak was comparable to levels we have experienced many times over the last 30 years.

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Care homes


The UK’s recent decision to enforce a second national lockdown compelled me to write an updated analysis of the pandemic so far.

My previous post on the topic, “The SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic”, provided an extensive evidence-based review.

However, given the current circumstances and the ongoing uncertainty among the general population, I wanted to emphasise the preponderance of evidence which unequivocally shows…

We should not be particularly fearful of COVID-19, and we should not be entering a second lockdown.

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Be sceptical of test results

PCR tests can be used to detect the presence of viral material in a sample (or swab). …

An evidence-based review of the coronavirus responsible for COVID-19.

A pandemic is a sudden outbreak of infectious disease that spreads rapidly, affecting vast numbers of people in different countries.

This does not consider disease severity.

SARS-CoV-2 is the name of the virus which causes the disease COVID-19.


About the author

I am a Physics graduate from University College London (UCL) and have several years’ worth of experience as a Senior Research Analyst at a cybersecurity company, where I trained in, applied, and taught skills relating to open-source intelligence gathering and critical analysis.

I believe that through evidence-based thinking methods, combined with open-minded discourse…

George Michael

Analyst. London.

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