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The Only Way is Essex Fire Service

Let’s open up the mechanics of Exercise Cygnus, and look at the pivotal role of “Resilience Forums” in the UK’s pandemic strategy. Then I’m going to tell you the story of Essex Fire Service’s extraordinary cat-and-mouse response to our legal campaign for pandemic transparency. Resilience Forums – what are they? Exercise Cygnus has been extensively covered in the …

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Cygnus: Phase Two

Today on our Cygnus Timeline we can announce important developments in our campaign to achieve transparency in pandemic data following Exercise Cygnus. Following our legal campaign, the Secretary of State for Health published “the Cygnus Report” on 20 October 2020. This report by Public Health England claimed to summarise the findings of Exercise Cygnus, but barely mentioned PPE or ventilator capacity. We …

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The Connolly Case – UK government argues against 50,000 doctors’ whistleblowing rights during COVID-19

Back in 2018, a landmark crowdjustice campaign saved the career of a young doctor who was scapegoated for systemic clinical and management failings in one of the UK’s largest NHS Trusts. The Bawa-Garba case exposed the serious internal rot which threatens the heart of NHS patient safety, but was diverted by the UK medical establishment into an “educational issue” about …

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The Pandemic Protocol – where is it?

Back in April 2020, the New York Times reported that the UK Government was on the verge of publishing a triage plan for rationing care during the C19 pandemic. The Government later backtracked, for “fear of a public uproar”. Medics on the front line battled on, heedless of political calculations made by the Department of Health. To put …

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It’s time to learn

“We truly did everything we could,” said the Prime Minister as he announced 100,000 British deaths. That was a deeply worrying statement, because it suggested no insight, no admission of error, no change of strategy for the future.  His state of denial was challenged the following day with a direct question about the fact that the UK had …

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London C19 and the English mutant

Close your eyes if you’re squeamish, but this graph from John Hopkins University shows that the UK’s COVID-19 deaths are rocketing up at an alarming rate. We gave Newton and Shakespeare to the world – now we are the home nation for a new highly transmissible COVID variant which is spreading like wildfire through England and will likely expand through …

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Why you need to know about Cygnus

I guess you’d agree with me that COVID-19 has turned the world upside down. It’s not the Black Death, it’s not even the Spanish Flu, but it’s killed over 70,000 people in the UK alone and its economic effects are devastating. It’s closed the country down. Like previous major pandemics, it’s also had a transformative effect on society. …

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