UK Column News - 21st June 2024

Mike Robinson, Debi Evans, Ben Rubin and guest Cheryl Grainger with today's UK Column News.


How Are The Mighty Fallen: Cambridge University Disinformation Shenanigans 

00:20 Cambridge Judge Business School: Cambridge Disinformation Summit (2023)

Cambridge Disinformation Summit (LinkedIn): To convene academic, policy, & practice leaders to develop research, policy, & curriculum regarding disinformation

Alan Jagolinzer (LinkedIn): Alan Jagolinzer’s post

We are deep in planning for the next Cambridge Disinformation Summit, 23–25 April 2025, at King's College, University of Cambridge.

Nina Jankowicz (LinkedIn): Nina Jankowicz’s post

Looking forward to the Cambridge Disinformation Summit next year!

The American Sunlight Project: In a world clouded by disinformation, we're on a mission to bring clarity. 

Bloomsbury Publishing: How to Be a Woman Online—Surviving Abuse and Harassment, and How to Fight Back

CBS News (YouTube): Former Twitter executives testify in House hearing on Hunter Biden laptop story | Full video

Gates Cambridge: Celebrating a new home for Gates Cambridge

Gates Cambridge: Class of 2024

The World Economic Forum (WEF): Nikkei


Cheryl Grainger Reports Updates On Pfizer and Moderna Document Analysis

14:30 UK Column series: UK Situation Room: Pfizer/Moderna Document Analysis

Alan (on X): Alan’s post

We hear a lot about how the "Covid vaccines saved lives". Loads of lives. Millions and millions. Maybe even billions. Maybe more lives than the entire population of the planet. 

[…] But if we just go with the official numbers, the "vaccines saved millions" narrative makes absolutely no sense. 

That's before we start talking about the deaths and injuries the vaccines have caused via adverse reactions.

Our World in Data: Cumulative confirmed Covid–19 deaths by world region

Alan (on X): Total Adverse Reactions Reported to the MHRA Yellow Card Scheme after Astra Zeneca Covid Vaccination 

World Council for Health: UVC: Dr. Jessica Rose: VAERS: Key Ways to Prove Covid–19 Jab Harm Causation

Peter McCullough, MD (Rumble): Bradford Hill Criteria for Causation Met: Covid-19 Vaccines Cause Death by Dr. McCullough


Antibiotics Are Cheap: All Aboard The Next Gravy Train

25:49 Global Leaders Group on Antimicrobial Resistance: GLG report: Towards specific commitments and action in the response to antimicrobial resistance

UNICEF: AMR: The Urgent Threat of Drug-Resistant Infections

Evening Standard (YouTube): Prince William: Urgent action on antibiotics resistance is needed for future generations 

United Nations (2008): Achieving Sustainable Development and Promoting Development Cooperation (PDF: see page 19)

The 2008 Annual Ministerial Review (AMR) focused on sustainable development, which encompasses economic growth, social development and environmental protection.

UK Health Security Agency (YouTube 2021): Will you be an Antibiotic Guardian?

GOV.UK (2015): Make your pledge today and join over 17,000 Antibiotic Guardians 

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (YouTube 2017): AMR Pledge

Australian Broadcasting Corporation: Shortage of children's antibiotic means parents are visiting 'up to 10 pharmacies' in search for medicine

Daily Mail: As whooping cough outbreak continues, health chiefs issue 'serious shortage alert' on key antibiotic... just days after denying there was a problem

NHS: Whooping cough vaccination in pregnancy


Date For Your Diary: UK Column Live—Saturday, 19th October 2024 (Bristol)

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UK Column interview: Blocked by the MHRA, reported to the Health Security Agency—A day in the life of vaccine-injured Adam Rowland

UK Column interview: A Conversation with Darryl Ingram, South West Devon Parliamentary Candidate, Heritage Party

Event: Sounds Beautiful Festival 2024—27–30 June

Event: Rally for Peace and Freedom, Glasgow Green, Nelson Monument, 1 pm, Saturday, 29th June

Date For Your Diary: Saturday, 19th October 2024 (Bristol)


EU Snoopers' Charter: Chat Controls Knocked Back But Not Defeated

33:47 Consilium: Law Enforcement Working Party (Police): Proposal for a Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council laying down rules to prevent and combat child sexual abuse

Heise Online: Chat control: Germany will vote against current proposal

Consilium: The presidency of the Council of the EU


3 Terabytes Of NHS Patients' Data Leaked On The Dark Web—Remember: Anything Digital Can Be Diddled!

35:10 Synnovis: Update on Cyber Incident—Monday 17th June 2024

King's College NHS (on X): King's College NHS’s post

The ransomware attack on pathology provider Synnovis is continuing to impact our services.

NHS England Digital (on X): NHS England Digital’s post

Ransomware is a form of malicious software that makes data or systems unusable until the victim makes a payment. Reduce the risk […]

Trend Micro: New Golang Ransomware Agenda Customizes Attacks

The Register: INC Ransom claims responsibility for attack on NHS Scotland 14 comment bubble on white—Sensitive documents dumped on leak site amid claims of 3 TB of data stolen in total

NHS Dumfries & Galloway: Cyber Attack

Bureau of Industry and Security: Commerce Department Prohibits Russian Kaspersky Software for U.S. Customers

Securelist: Operation Triangulation: The last (hardware) mystery

Globes: Israel Business News: Gil Shwed: One company, one job

Check Point Software: Check Point Press Releases: Check Point Announces a New Collaboration with Microsoft to Supercharge Infinity AI Copilot with Microsoft Azure OpenAI Service

Check Point Software: Denbighshire County Council Selects Eventia Suite to Simplify Security Management

Check Point Software: NHS—Check Point Software Technologies


Is UK Water Infrastructure Fit For Purpose? Water Companies Don’t Even Know Where The Pipes Are

41:10 Financial Times: Two UK water companies lack complete maps of sewage networks

BBC: Monster fatberg found blocking Sidmouth sewer

Statista (2022): Chart: Fatbergs: The Growing Menace Under Our Streets

CNN: Sewage-covered beaches risk turning England into the ‘dirty man of Europe’ 

UK Column content (2022): Back to the Past—A Reemergence of Victorian Diseases

World Health Organization (WHO): Strengthening the global architecture for health emergency prevention, preparedness, response and resilience

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine: Centre for Epidemic Preparedness and Response

The Telegraph: E. coli blamed on weather as food poisoning doubles

BBC: UK E. coli outbreak put at least 86 people in hospital

GOV.UK: E. coli advice issued amid rise in cases

GOV.UK: Shigella: guidance, data and analysis

NHS: Dysentery

World Health Organization (WHO): Dysentery 

World Health Organization (WHO): Immunization, Vaccines and Biologicals (Shigella Vaccine)

GOV.UK: Warning after rise in extremely drug-resistant Shigella

National Institutes of Health (NIH 2012): Tabletop scenarios for realism in bioterrorism and threat preparedness 

National Institutes of Health (NIH): Antimicrobial-resistant Shigella: where do we go next?

Dr James Gill (YouTube): Is it Dysentery? How to Know When to Seek Medical Attention 

NHS inform: Escherichia coli (E. coli) O157

Eternal Truth (YouTube 2022): Catastrophic Contagion


Win The Ukraine War With Smart Meters and Solar Panels

48:52 Dances With Bears: Buzzer Beater—Russian General Staff Aims At Ending The Ukraine By Electric War

Barron's: Zelensky, After Strikes, Calls For Solar Panels In Hospitals

Newstalk: Domestic solar power output up 80% in a year


Residential Sewer Floods: Climate Changes Gets The Blame

50:24 National Institutes of Health (NIH 2018): Infectious Diseases After Hydrologic Disasters

ITV: Reducing sewage in UK waters is a 'public health priority', warns Chris Whitty

GOV.UK (2021): Chief Medical Officer’s annual report 2021: health in coastal communities 

GOV.UK: Health Effects of Climate Change (HECC) in the UK: 2023 report—Chapter 3. Climate change, flooding, coastal change and public health

Sky News: Shellfish industry on a 'knife edge' as sewage dumped in designated waters for 192,000 hours last year

Corporate Watch (2017): South West Water: pollution, floods and profits

Flooding remains a problem for some residents. There were 165 incidents of internal sewage flooding reported to South West Water last year, with 56 incidents in the Par area alone.

Daily Mail (2012): Sea too dirty to swim in after heavy rain, admits water chief (whose company pumped sewage there 42 times last year)

Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science (Cefas): (EC Regulation 854/2004) Classification Of Bivalve Mollusc Production Areas In England And Wales: Sanitary Survey Report Fowey Estuary (Cornwall) 2010

ITVX: Feargal Sharkey takes fight against sewage spills to Cornwall

Feargal Sharkey (on X): Feargal Sharkey’s post

What a totally awe inspiring 3 days that was. From Monmouth to Salisbury, Bradley Stoke to Plymouth, Falmouth to Perranporth—12 constituencies in 72 hours. 12 utterly brilliant candidates, the best people I've ever met and all with a united aim. End the sewage scandal. NOW

European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (2021): Extreme rainfall and catastrophic floods in western Europe

Ofwat (2022): Customer experiences of sewer flooding: A joint report by CCW and Ofwat 


MyLifeMySay Exerting Control Over The Political System

58:35 Tony Blair Institute for Global Change: Future of Britain Conference 2024

Freuds Group (LinkedIn): Freuds Group’s post

Over 4 million young people are not registered to vote in England and Wales—together they would make up the second-largest UK city.

Mete Coban MBE (on X): Mete Coban’s post

He will never take credit for it, but @campbellclaret helped me set up @MyLifeMySay 11 years ago and has since opened so many doors that has enabled so many opportunities for young people.

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