Big Picture News, Informed Analysis

This blog is written by Canadian journalist Donna Laframboise. Posts appear Monday & Wednesday.

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

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

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

This Blog Will Return May 20th

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

April 22, 2020

Coronavirus Math: The Number I’m Watching

How are different countries coping? What is the case fatality rate?

March 4, 2020

When Is A Pandemic Not A Pandemic?

The World Health Organization is playing games.

February 26, 2020

Ramming the ‘Great Food Transformation’ Down Our Throats

You’ll eat those vegetables – or else.

January 23, 2019

Activists Aren’t Always the Good Guys

Green groups are perpetual outrage machines.

March 16, 2018

Flagrant Climate PR from the Australian Associated Press

A polar explorer is falsely described as a climate scientist in a news story; his activist connections aren’t reported.

October 29, 2015