Probing Australia’s Fact Checkers Point of View

Fact Checking the Fact Checkers Yet Again on COVID-19

The pandemic has shined a light on the fact that the national and international health authorities aren't always correct in their guidance to the public. During the course of this pandemic, more scrutiny has been placed on the public health agencies and regulatory bodies' performance during these challenging times. In a time when the world needed clear guidance based and reasonable evaluation of quickly changing evidence, these agencies grossly under-performed such as:

1.     The WHO stating there was no airborne transmission, only to be proven wrong by hundreds of scientists.

2.     The WHO, NIH, and EMA strongly advising against the use of systemic steroid treatment only to be proven wrong by the RECOVERY trial.

3.     The NIH/FDA approving Remdesivir for Covid-19 treatment only to be proven wrong by multiple large RCTs such as the WHO’s SOLIDARITY trial.

These failures and many more have left the public searching for credible sources of information. Unfortunately, this void has been filled by a wide variety of voices, with some dispensing harmful information and others pro...

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