Ramesh Thakur

Vaccination certificates: an idea whose time must never come

13 August 2021 12:16 pm

Chris Richardson of Deloitte Access Economics wrote in the Australian Financial Review on 10 August: ‘Delta is so infectious that the vaccination rates we…


All deaths are equal, but some are more equal than others – part two

5 August 2021 4:00 am

The conclusion to a two-piece article. About 10.1mn people are estimated to have died from all causes in India in 2020, and…

All deaths are equal, but some are more equal than others

4 August 2021 4:00 am

Part one of a two-piece article. From the start, those sceptical of lockdowns for managing the coronavirus pandemic have offered three complementary…

The right to cheat

31 July 2021 9:00 am

How ‘progressives’ don’t hesitate to bend the rules

The fading case for vaccine passports

27 July 2021 4:05 am

Last week, Chief Medical Officer Brendan Murphy said the current surge in NSW infections is due to the Delta variant,…


Is the vaccination emperor as naked as his lockdown cousin?

15 July 2021 4:00 am

In my article in The Spectator Australia on Tuesday on discrepancies between models that predicted a reduction and data that showed a surge…

Covid: governments have ditched data for glamorous models

13 July 2021 4:00 am

On Saturday, The Guardian reported that ‘The final decision about 19 July [Britain’s “Freedom Day”] will be taken on Monday morning, based…

Don’t sacrifice children to the Covid gods

10 July 2021 9:00 am

The pushing of vaccines onto the young is obscene

‘We are the government and we are here to help’

3 July 2021 9:00 am

Why I won’t be taking the vaccine any time soon

Like the mighty Murray, Covid public policy insanity never runs dry 

29 June 2021 4:00 am

Here we go again. Let us sip once again, dear fellow citizens, from the bottomless well of public policy insanity…

Human rights, civil liberties

19 June 2021 9:00 am

Four words that became four-letter words

Vaccine efficacy vs harms

15 June 2021 3:00 pm

Last week, the Therapeutic Goods Administration announced Australia’s second death likely caused by blood clotting from the AstraZeneca vaccine. This took the total reports of cases of…

So what about Sweden, huh?

12 June 2021 9:00 am

Proof that lockdowns are no solution

Three corona updates

10 June 2021 11:00 am

In the race to stupidity by the Australian state chief health officers, the three stellar performers, far ahead of all…

Is Australia racist? Not so fast

5 June 2021 9:00 am

But please don’t call me a ‘person of colour’

Fauci reads and reaps the political wind

29 May 2021 9:00 am

On the mutating variants of bureaucratic advice

‘We have to save the country from lockdowns’

22 May 2021 9:00 am

Yes, Prime Minister Modi, you do!

Is that a Cartier watch I hear ticking for Morrison?

1 May 2021 9:00 am

L’affaire Holgate exposes our PM’s many weaknesses

Vaccines should be available to all & mandatory for none

24 April 2021 9:00 am

Health fascism must be stopped

Democracy dies when the media lies

17 April 2021 9:00 am

The descent into post-journalism

Lockdowns are the opiate of champagne socialists

10 April 2021 9:00 am

On Covid-19 responses and their disastrous consequences

Academic freedom is so last century

3 April 2021 9:00 am

Has the free speech fightback begun?

The death of Covid tyranny may be nigh

27 March 2021 9:00 am

Are we finally heading back to the old normal?

Daughter-in-law from hell

20 March 2021 9:00 am

Meghan, the karma chameleon

A torn and tattered patchwork quilt

13 March 2021 9:00 am

The US presidential election system is not fit for purpose