Big Picture News, Informed Analysis

Canadian journalist Donna Laframboise. Former National Post & Toronto Star columnist, past vice president of the Canadian Civil Liberties Association. New posts: Mondays & Wednesdays.

Blog Resumes Nov. 10th

Currently working on other projects.

October 4, 2021

Finale: Vaccine Voices Film Festival

The case against vaccine passports. (2:15 min)

September 30, 2021

Day 24: Vaccine Voices Film Festival

‘Stop this nonsense…The vaccines are killing people. My son is dead.’ (2 mins, 30 seconds)

September 29, 2021

Day 23: Vaccine Voices Film Festival

Come on, it’ll be fine. (comedy sketch, 2:30 min)

September 28, 2021

Day 22: Vaccine Voices Film Festival

Dividing society into ‘the good’ and ‘the bad.’ (90 seconds)

September 27, 2021

Day 21: Vaccine Voices Film Festival

‘Dear Mom’ (2:35 minutes)

September 26, 2021

Day 20: Vaccine Voices Film Festival

Coroner says 44-year-old BBC radio host died from a vaccine-induced brain bleed. (1:45 minutes)

September 25, 2021

Day 19: Vaccine Voices Film Festival

Elderly woman survives COVID, dies a day after her first Moderna vaccine. (4 minutes)

September 24, 2021

Day 18: Vaccine Voices Film Festival

From Israel: the Testimonies Project (1 hr, 7 min)

September 23, 2021

Day 17: Vaccine Voices Film Festival

The conscience of Anne McCloskey, Irish physician. (9:30 min)

September 22, 2021

Day 16: Vaccine Voices Film Festival

How many careers will take a sharp turn due to vaccine mandates? (1 minute)

September 21, 2021

Day 15: Vaccine Voices Film Festival

Canadian immunologist Byram Bridle addresses public rally. (3:10 min)

September 20, 2021

Day 14: Vaccine Voices Film Festival

Canadian rapper: ‘Just Say No’ (music video, 4:45 min)

September 19, 2021

Day 13: Vaccine Voices Film Festival

Mother in a coma, son barred from visiting her in a Canadian hospital. (40 seconds)

September 18, 2021

Day 12: Vaccine Voices Film Festival

The story of two Australians: a 77-year-old woman, a 21-year-old man. (11:15 min)

September 17, 2021

Day 11: Vaccine Voices Film Festival

Confined to a wheelchair post-vaccine. (2:20 min)

September 16, 2021

Day 10: Vaccine Voices Film Festival

A brother describes his sister’s death. (1 min)

September 15, 2021

Day 9: Vaccine Voices Film Festival

New Zealand doctor Alison Goodwin wants you to be fully informed. (3:30 min)

September 14, 2021

Day 8: Vaccine Voices Film Festival

Friend’s daughter receives Pfizer vaccine, develops heart problems. (30 seconds)

September 13, 2021

Day 7: Vaccine Voices Film Festival

A captain with the Los Angeles Fire Department discusses COVID vaccination coercion. (12 min)

September 12, 2021

Day 6: Vaccine Voices Film Festival

Respiratory therapist. Double vaccinated. (2:15 min)

September 11, 2021

Day 5: Vaccine Voices Film Festival

Musician Eric Clapton tries to make sense of his distressing vaccine experience. (20 min)

September 10, 2021

Day 4: Vaccine Voices Film Festival

Ethics professor practices what she teaches. And pays a heavy price. (5 min)

September 9, 2021

Day 3: Vaccine Voices Film Festival

Irish doctors speak out about COVID vaccine risks. (7 min)

September 8, 2021

Day 2: Vaccine Voices Film Festival

The widow of an FBI agent who died hours after receiving his first COVID vaccine begs us to be more compassionate. (4:40 min)

September 7, 2021

Introduction: Vaccine Voices Film Festival

Acknowledging the messy COVID-19 vaccine landscape.

September 6, 2021

Professor’s Vaccine Mandate Manifesto

‘This will be, for most Canadian faculty, the first if not the only real test of their integrity and dignity, and their purpose as scholars and intellectuals. It is absolutely essential that they not fail this test…’

September 1, 2021

Toronto Star on Unvaxxed: ‘Let them die’

Canada’s largest newspaper foments hate & hysteria toward the non-vaccinated.

August 30, 2021

Message to I’m-a-Feminist Trudeau: It’s My Body, My Choice

Canada’s Prime Minister threatens millions of women.

August 25, 2021

Australia Loses its Mind: Assaults Protesters, Shoots Dogs

Peaceful protesters met with rubber bullets, tear gas, pepper spray. Rescue dogs shot so people won’t travel to save them.

August 23, 2021

The Stark Math Behind Vaccine Mandates

New vaccines have a 98% failure rate after 10 full years in development. How can more than a dozen COVID vaccines possibly be ready for prime time?

August 18, 2021

Code Red Climate Hype

The United Nations is a hype machine. In the midst of pandemic anxiety, its adds more fear to the fire.

August 16, 2021

Breastfeeding Infant Dies After Mom Is Vaccinated

CDC says there’s no data about COVID vaccines & nursing infants. But its own database records the death of a 5-month-old. From blood clots. 72 hours after his mother received her second shot of Pfizer.

August 11, 2021

Two Vaccine Doses, Two Leg Amputations

Minnesota woman develops catastrophic health problems after her second COVID-19 vaccine.

August 9, 2021

When Medical Personnel Have Dreadful Vaccine Experiences

Doctors and nurses are among the thousands of individuals coping with severe COVID-19 vaccine reactions.

August 4, 2021

COVID Vaccines: What Medical People Say Amongst Themselves

Enthusiastic support is counterbalanced by concerns about Dr. Fauci, improper inoculation techniques, and unknown long term consequences.

August 2, 2021

Unity or Division? Individual Choice or State Coercion?

Prominent artist promotes brave, big-hearted petition addressed to Singapore’s Prime Minister.

July 28, 2021

COVID News You May Have Missed

Lockdowns and vaccine coercion were protested around the world this weekend, as doctors sang the praises of Ivermectin.

July 26, 2021

How Big Tech Erases History: My New Paper

Censorship by corporations is shutting down debate and obliterating parts of the historical record.

July 21, 2021

World Ivermectin Day

ICU doctors say a safe, generic drug can prevent COVID-19. Why aren’t we using it?

July 19, 2021

8 Ways in Which COVID Vaccines Are New

Should we trust vaccines that are unprecedented in so many respects?

July 14, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccines & Forbidden Questions

Is the public good guiding government decisions? It doesn’t look like it.

July 12, 2021

Israel Not Tracking Post Vaccine Problems

Every health system in the world should be keenly interested in Israel’s adverse vaccine reactions. But the data doesn’t exist.

July 7, 2021

Israeli Doctors Against COVID Vaccines for Kids

Highly qualified medical professionals have been objecting for months.

July 5, 2021

Doctor Resigns Over Lack of Informed Consent

Israeli committee decides pregnant women don’t need to be told COVID vaccine risk is wholly unknown.

June 30, 2021

Francis Christian, Medical Hero

Saskatchewan surgeon insists on informed consent prior to children receiving COVID-19 vaccines. Health authority fires him before an investigation has even begun.

June 28, 2021

WHO: Most Kids Shouldn’t Get COVID Vaccines

Parents are urged to vaccinate their kids. They aren’t told the World Health Organization disagrees.

June 23, 2021

Canadians Aren’t Being Told About Vaccine Risks

Guest post by a recently retired doctor.

June 21, 2021

ICU Doctors Censored By Big Tech

When the grandkids ask Big Tech titans what role they played during the 2020 pandemic, the real answer will be: They silenced debate. They prevented doctors from being heard.

June 16, 2021

Delete that Tweet! Twitter Censors Journalism

Intellectual conformity leads nowhere good. Twitter has no business taking sides in any debate about how to treat any disease. 

June 14, 2021

CDC Revises Vaccine Screener 9 Times in 6 Months

2-page COVID vaccine screening form is now 9 pages long – and was updated three times in May alone.

June 9, 2021

A COVID Stricken Doctor, an Air Ambulance & Ivermectin

When a hospital refused to treat her husband with Ivermectin, a wife physician had him flown to another facility. 

June 7, 2021

Doctors, Lawyers & COVID

Hospital refuses to treat ICU patient with Ivermectin. Family hires a lawyer, secures a court order, and she recovers.

June 2, 2021

Doctors Shout from the Rooftops About COVID Miracle Drug

Accomplished, experienced ICU doctors say Ivermectin can end the global pandemic. But health authorities don’t want to hear about it, and journalists won’t report it.

May 31, 2021

Remember When N95 Masks Were Anti-Science?

Ontario, Canada began by properly protecting medical staff from COVID infection. Citing the WHO, it then reversed course.

May 26, 2021

WHO Quietly Corrects Its Own Misinformation

Dissident scientists spent a year convincing the World Health Organization that the virus that causes COVID-19 spreads through the air.

May 24, 2021

Engineered Viruses: Not a New Concern

The pandemic may well be linked to lab experiments in China. A thorough investigation is warranted.

May 19, 2021

Natural Virus or Lab Experiment Gone Wrong?

Seasoned science journalist sparks new round of debate.

May 17, 2021

Facebook Fact Checks Are Rubbish: Reading List

The world’s largest censorship machine relies on partisan fact checkers. The results are absurd.

May 12, 2021

This Blog Will Return May 12th

Currently busy with other assignments.

April 5, 2021

Reckless Journalism & the Uphill Battle to Correct the Record

Rather than behaving responsibly during a moment of crisis, the New York Times printed inflammatory, unconfirmed gossip. It fanned fear & fed hysteria.

March 31, 2021

US Senator to Facebook: Kill Free Speech Now

Intelligence Committee chairman targets private companies.

March 29, 2021

Weaponizing Scientific Expertise

Activist scientists have appointed themselves arbiters of who’s entitled to protest and who isn’t.

March 24, 2021

Glenn Greenwald Clobbers the Mainstream Media

Watching journalists closely. Calling a spade a spade.

March 22, 2021

Many Frontline Workers Decline COVID Vaccines

Concerns mustn’t be swept under the carpet.

March 17, 2021

Facebook, Fact-checkers & Medical Debate

When group think masquerades as ‘fact-checking.’

March 15, 2021

What We Know About UK Vaccine Reactions

460 people have died after receiving COVID-19 vaccines.

March 10, 2021

China: Land of the Anal Swab

Travelers to China are now subject to anal penetration by the authorities.

March 8, 2021

Who Died After Receiving COVID Vaccines? – Part 2

Part 1 is here.

March 3, 2021

Who Died After Receiving COVID Vaccines?

966 post-vaccine deaths have been reported to the CDC.

March 1, 2021

The Media is Now Malevolent

Democracy is not served by censorship, malice, derision, and denunciation.

February 24, 2021

Biogen’s Superspreader Conference: One Year Later

Boston biotech conference likely infected hundreds of thousands of people.

February 22, 2021

Climate Facts or Leaps of Faith? Governments Can’t Tell the Difference

We have no hard evidence of a crisis. Only expert opinion and best estimates.

February 17, 2021

That Laughably Wrong Climate Prediction is Now 21 Years Old

A climate scientist at a famous research unit said snow would be a distant memory by now.

February 15, 2021

9% Support: Let’s Make it Government Policy

Organizers of the Climate Assembly turned weak support for ‘less meat’ into a key finding. Climate bureaucrats are now exaggerating further.

February 10, 2021

Climate Assemblies: Faking Democracy

What colour dinner plate do you want your bread and water on?

February 8, 2021

What the Swedish Doctor Said 6 Months Ago

Be careful of your words, lest the future make a fool of you.

February 3, 2021

What Canada’s Top Health Official Said A Year Ago

Theresa Tam repeatedly said the risk was low & COVID cases would be rare. She naively trusted China & relied on the WHO. 20,000 Canadians are now dead.

February 1, 2021

The Fake Nobel Laureate & the Climate CEO

Patrick Verkooijen was awarded a PhD despite writing only half a thesis. William Moomaw was one of his doctoral advisors.

January 27, 2021

The Climate Summit’s Fake Nobel Laureate

Chemist William Moomaw has never won a Nobel Prize. But advertisements for his speaking engagements say otherwise.

January 25, 2021

4 Weird Things About the Climate Summit

When an organization can’t be bothered to describe itself accurately – but thinks you should do what it says – that’s a red flag.

January 20, 2021

Bill Gates, UN Launch New Climate Agenda

Who elected Bill Gates? Which voters, in which countries, approved these measures?

January 18, 2021

Veterans’ Home Bosses Banned Face Masks, 200 People Died

New Jersey officials waged an aggressive, anti-mask campaign against nursing home staff & ambulance crews.

January 13, 2021

The Story of America’s First COVID-19 Hotspot

Did this nursing home fail in its duties? Or did authorities do too much to hinder it – and too little to help?

January 11, 2021

Merry Christmas!

This blog will return January 11th.

December 21, 2020

We Don’t Know if COVID Vaccines Are Safe

Let us be adults. Let us be honest. At this stage, no one knows what will happen when COVID vaccines are given to millions of people.

December 16, 2020

Vaccines, Legal Liability & Learning from History

Governments are shielding vaccine manufacturers from lawsuits.

December 14, 2020

Vaccines & Informed Consent

Adverse reactions to a 2009 swine flu vaccine profoundly harmed a small minority of those who received it.

December 9, 2020

Climate Activism: How Democracy Dies

Last chance to buy tickets to this online event. 40 minutes, followed by a live Q&A.

December 7, 2020

Checking Your Blood Oxygen

Consider adding an oximeter to your pandemic medicine cabinet.

December 2, 2020

Censoring Jordan Peterson’s New Book

Junior publishing staff think censorship is part of their job.

November 30, 2020

Tickets Now Available

$15 Canadian to watch my speech, followed by a live Q&A session (approx. $12 USD, £9 UK, and €10).

November 25, 2020

UK Politicians Demand Online Censorship

Antisemitic UK Labour Party wants to police other people’s speech.

November 23, 2020

Eastern Europe’s COVID Woes

While many of these nations skipped the first wave, they’re struggling now.

November 18, 2020

Record-Breaking COVID Deaths

April 17th was the worst day for reported COVID deaths globally. Until the past two weeks. We’ve now blown past that record seven times.

November 16, 2020

Remembering the Korean War

America had good reason to be hostile to Communism.

November 11, 2020

Money, Medications & COVID

Experts with fewer financial ties to drug companies are noticeably more supportive of an inexpensive, off-patent drug.

November 9, 2020

Moving Forward

Everyday decisions by ordinary citizens matter more than who’s in the White House.

November 4, 2020

Halloween Lynching of Innocent Family

Canada’s national broadcaster is careful not to prejudge French priest’s attacker, but denounces Halloween display as racist.

November 2, 2020

Twitter: Double Standards & Advertising

Twitter earns billions from advertising. But restricts Trump tweets on the grounds they might mislead.

October 28, 2020

COVID: Worries, Weariness & Humility

We don’t know what’s coming next – and the past three months are not a reliable predictor.

October 26, 2020

Creepy Climate Conversations

Coaching children to become climate propagandists.

October 21, 2020

Honouring Samuel Paty

High school teacher is beheaded on a French street following classes on free expression.

October 19, 2020

UN on Disasters: Those Who Can’t Do, Scold

The United Nations, which failed to stop the coronavirus from spreading everywhere, and which introduced cholera to earthquake-devastated Haiti, releases a report on disaster management.

October 14, 2020

Giving a Speech and Giving Thanks

A speech I was supposed to deliver in April will be broadcast online later this year.

October 12, 2020

Pandemic Bungling Undercuts UN Goals

German study calls public transit ‘the big loser.’

October 7, 2020

Nice Idea, Shaky Evidence

Media stories about Norway winters & positive thinking lack proper skepticism.

October 5, 2020

Vaccines Are Complicated

Eager as we are for a COVID vaccine, we need to be realistic about possible harms – and a plausible timeline.

September 30, 2020

Is COVID Responsible for Only 6% of US Deaths?

When someone commits suicide, comorbidities on their death certificate don’t mean they didn’t kill themselves.

September 28, 2020

Davos and COVID-19

While our ‘thought leaders’ worried about the elderly in the year 2050, a virus that would kill hundreds of thousands of elderly people this year was spreading like wildfire.

September 23, 2020

Blog Returns Sept. 23

I’m deep diving into a new research project. There’s lots to read and lots to learn.

September 7, 2020

About That Sharp Rise in Climate Concern

Poll sponsors say climate attitudes have been ‘remarkably consistent’ over two decades.

September 2, 2020

Science, Skepticism, and Irony

An impressive new book about the shortcomings of scientific research is inadvertently ironic.

August 31, 2020

Will Skyscrapers Survive COVID?

Tall buildings, dependent on elevators, have become precarious investments.

August 26, 2020

Hydroxychloroquine & the Judgment of History

How a safe, well-understood malaria drug was demonized as a COVID-19 treatment. Because a politician said good things about it.

August 24, 2020

Rejoice! We Have Millions of Whales

Whales are at no risk of extinction. When 50,000-strong species are classified as ‘endangered,’ words don’t mean what we think they do. 

August 19, 2020

Canadian Wildlife Federation: Lying With Pictures to Raise Cash

Humpback whales are thriving, but an activist fundraising campaign says they’re on the brink of extinction.

August 17, 2020

A Few Months of Hindsight

Journalist George Gilder declared the pandemic over in April. Mathematician Isaac Ben-Israel insisted the virus would burn out everywhere 70 days after it began.

August 12, 2020

Benghazi, Fake News, and Extraordinary Heroes

Much of the conservative narrative about Benghazi is wrong.

August 10, 2020

Funerals Have Spiked in Numerous Nations

Across the globe, many more funerals are being held this year than normal.

August 5, 2020

What Happened to ‘Without Fear or Favor’?

New York Times journalists want news stories vetted prior to publication. They want mandatory & ongoing newsroom sensitivity training. The Gray Lady is now a place where journalists fear each other.

August 3, 2020

False Gods for Lost Souls

With its threats of fire and brimstone, environmentalism is the new religion. But where’s the humility, the compassion, the spiritual transcendence?

July 29, 2020

Environmentalism for the Non-Naive

Like colonialists of old, affluent green activists impose their will on poor people in impoverished countries who have no means of defending themselves. 

July 27, 2020

WHO: Disinformation from the Top

The head of the WHO isn’t annoyed his organization learned about the coronavirus from third parties. He isn’t angry it had to ask China for info more than once. In fact, he’s been covering for China.

July 22, 2020

WHO Now Says China Didn’t Report Coronavirus – Corrects Timeline

After implying for months that China followed international rules, the World Health Organization backtracks.

July 20, 2020

Secrecy & Stonewalling: China and SARS 1.0

China gave the WHO permission to send in investigators, but wouldn’t allow them near the affected area after they’d arrived. They departed empty-handed, two weeks later.

July 15, 2020

Sea Turtles and Plastics – The Bigger Picture

Plastics saved sea turtles, when tortoiseshell luxury goods became mass market items. 

July 13, 2020

Where Are COVID Deaths Rising?

Chile, Peru, Brazil, and Mexico have experienced dramatic increases. So have New Jersey, Rhode Island, and Massachusetts.

July 8, 2020

How Climate Trickery Infiltrated the AGU

11 presentations – based on private, agenda-driven research – were delivered to the world’s largest gathering of climate scientists.

July 6, 2020

Fooling Us With Climate Trickery

An influential report aimed at business leaders re-labelled an implausible, far-fetched scenario as ‘our current path.’

July 1, 2020

How the Ugliest Climate Fairy Tale Won

A preposterous climate yarn has taken center stage.

June 29, 2020

40 Days in Brazil

Forty thousand Brazilians have died of the coronavirus in the past 40 days.

June 24, 2020

Financial Conflicts & the Retracted COVID Research

Lead author, paid by drug companies, gives the all-clear to products those companies sell. World’s leading medical journal fails transparency test.

June 22, 2020

Retracted Papers Written by Journal VIP

The lead author of two retracted COVID-19 papers is editor-in-chief of an Elsevier medical journal.

June 17, 2020

The Swedish Teenager Interfering in Canadian Politics

Democracy dies when activists wield more influence than voters.

June 15, 2020

What Went Wrong in Massachusetts?

State hit disproportionately hard by the coronavirus.

June 10, 2020

Grovelling Doesn’t Lead to Equality

Symbolic gestures can be powerfully negative.

June 8, 2020

Staggering Death Rate in 7 US States

American deaths per million equal or exceed Europe’s worst-hit nations in several locales.

June 3, 2020

Fantasy Wish List Masquerades as Climate Poll

Green lobby group invites public to endorse green fantasies.

June 1, 2020

When Government Tells You Whose Balls to Touch

First came the virus. Then new rules for recreational tennis.

May 27, 2020

Racism, Magical Thinking & the Coronavirus

Rather than quarantining travelers, our leaders chose a course of action that led to entire countries being locked down. 

May 25, 2020

Early March Did Not Predict the Future

Certain adamant coronavirus declarations look foolish now.

May 20, 2020

This Blog Will Return May 20th

In the interim, I recommend this brilliant essay on what the coronavirus has taught us.

April 22, 2020

Civil Liberties, the Economy & Typhoid Mary

Let us not be cavalier about the coronavirus. Let us pay proper respect to the dead.

April 20, 2020

Belgium: Coronavirus Hotspot

The death toll you’ve heard almost nothing about.

April 15, 2020

Easter Morning

A season of renewal and rebirth.

April 13, 2020

Inside America’s Hospitals

The coronavirus is straining the healthcare systems of the richest nations in the world.

April 8, 2020

How NYC’s Leaders Betrayed the Public

Medical bureaucrats wrapped themselves in the cloak of science. They said the battle was against paranoia, misinformation & stigma. Thousands have now perished.

April 6, 2020

Why Homemade Masks Make Sense

Coronavirus deaths follow choir practice. A grassroots, homemade-masks-for-all movement gathers steam. 

April 1, 2020

Losing Doctors on the Battlefield

176 61 physicians have died in Italy. They’re also dying in France, Indonesia, and the Philippines.

March 30, 2020