UK Column News - 23rd February 2024

Mike Robinson, Debi Evans, Ben Rubin, and guests Cheryl Grainger and Dr Ahmad Malik with today's UK Column News.


Who Asked For The Online Safety Laws?

00:24 UK Parliament: Preparedness for online safety regulation

Sky News: Public may have to wait years to benefit from Online Safety Act, MPs warn

UK Parliament: Online Safety Act may take years to have noticeable impact despite public’s high expectations 

Ofcom has yet to work through the detail of how fees levied on industry will work, including how it will recover the set-up costs and cover the ongoing costs of the regime.

GB News: The Online Safety Bill is groundbreaking but we won’t see its effect for MONTHS, writes Anna Firth (Paywalled)

BBC: Tobias Ellwood says MPs are not 'fair game' after protest at home

BBC: Speaker Lindsay Hoyle feared for MPs' safety before Gaza vote


Cheryl Grainger Has Questions For Dr Alison Cave: Safe And Effective?

09:33 UK Column: Cheryl Grainger


Dr Sara ‘100% effective’ Kayat Now Promoting Pharmacy First

17:25 Boots: Boots launches NHS Pharmacy First Service in England in major change to patient care for minor ailments

The Sun (2021): This Morning hit by Ofcom complaints after Dr Sara claims Covid vaccine is ‘100% effective’ against death

This Morning (on X):

'After 12 days from the first vaccination of the AstraZeneca vaccine, you are 100% effective against hospitalisation and death'. Sara Kayat shares this amazing statistic with us, which you may not have heard yet.

GOV.UK: Yellow Card: Making medicines and medical devices safer

GOV.UK: Research and analysis: Coronavirus (Covid–19) vaccines adverse reactions

UK Freedom Project: Covid–19 Vaccines Yellow CARD analysis

UK Column’s (no longer updated due to MHRA cessation of publication) Covid injection adverse reaction Yellow Card searchable database

Apian: Building the NHS drone delivery network


Updates And Announcements

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UK Column content: Debi Evans Blog: 20 February 2024

Forthcoming UK Column symposium: The Midazolam Murders: Exposing State-sanctioned Involuntary Euthanasia—6 pm, Sunday 25 February 2024

UK Column interview: Demanding a New Inquest into a 9/11 Death: Matt Campbell and Ted Walter

Petition: End the UK’s adoption of UN Agenda 2030 & the 17 Sustainable Development Goals

GOV.UK: Storage and retention of original will documents


Pfizer’s Acquisition of Arena Pharmaceuticals—Ulcerative Colitis

28:55 Pfizer (YouTube): Pfizer Big Game Commercial 2024—Here’s to Science

Arena Pharmaceuticals Ltd: What We Do

PR Newswire (2020): Arena Pharmaceuticals to Present at the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference on January 13

Reuters (2021): Pfizer's cure for post-Covid

Pfizer (2022): Pfizer Completes Acquisition of Arena Pharmaceuticals

US National Institutes of Health (NIH) (2022): Acute Severe Ulcerative Colitis After mRNA Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination: Can mRNA Vaccines Unmask Inflammatory Bowel Diseases?

This case is the first case of newly diagnosed UC after BNT162b2 vaccination; however, a causality relationship cannot be proven. The clinical significance of this needs to be further evaluated, and individuals presenting with symptoms after mRNA vaccines should be thoroughly investigated.

Crohns And Colitis UK (YouTube): Crohn'’ & Colitis—No More Excuses

NHS: Ulcerative colitis

Ulcerative colitis is thought to be an autoimmune condition.

Clinical Trials: Etrasimod Versus Placebo for the Treatment of Moderately Active Ulcerative Colitis (GLADIATOR UC)—Sponsored by Pfizer

The Straits Times: Pfizer inflammatory bowel disease drug wins EU approval

US National Institutes of Health (NIH) (2022): Long-term Safety and Efficacy of Etrasimod for Ulcerative Colitis: Results from the Open-label Extension of the OASIS Study 

[…] most commonly worsening ulcerative colitis and anaemia; 94% of adverse events were mild/moderate […]

Nature Reviews Gastroenterology & Hepatology: Etrasimod for ulcerative colitis: evaluating phase III results

Velsipity: Official Patient Website | VELSIPITY® (Etrasimod)

ITV: William appoints former government diplomat as private secretary


The Future With AI

38:00 Goodreads: Frank Herbert: Quotes

Once men turned their thinking over to machines in the hope that this would set them free. But that only permitted other men with machines to enslave them.

—Frank Herbert, Dune 

Sky News (YouTube): Tony Blair: AI could be used to 'create bioterror weapons'

Tom Scott (YouTube): How many robots does it take to run a grocery store?

Financial Times: Tech companies axe 34,000 jobs since start of year in pivot to AI

James Eagle (LinkedIn) SCARY! Fewer workers are now needed. According to BofA Research, the number of workers per $1 million in revenue has fallen from about eight people in 1985, to just two in 2023.

Thesaurus: Speciation

Twitter: Sam Altman

Wired: What OpenAI Really Wants

The Official Microsoft Blog: Announcing Microsoft Copilot, your everyday AI companion

Glarity: Elon Musk's $50 Million Revelation: OpenAI's Transformation and Microsoft's Control

Cerebral Valley: Open AI raises 10B from Microsoft

Axios: Sam Altman says ChatGPT will evolve in “uncomfortable” ways

GOV.UK: Intellectual property: Copyright

Fortune: Sam Altman’s $7 trillion AI chips criticism


Cancelled Surgeons: Dr Ahmed Malik 

49:05 UK Column interview: Dr Ahmad Malik: Sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me

Doc Malik: About Doc Malik

Doc Malik (Substack): Why I left the GMC and gave up my medical license


Navalny Death: “Regardless Of The Actual Scientific Answer, Putin Did It” (Actual US Government Policy)

57:25 TheyWorkForYou: Death of Alexei Navalny: Part of the debate—in the House of Commons on 19 February 2024

GOV.UK: Press release: UK sanctions heads of Arctic penal colony where Alexei Navalny was killed 

The White House:  On-the-Record Press Gaggle by White House National Security Communications Advisor John Kirby

We all would love to know what happened here […] Regardless of the actual scientific answer, Mr. Putin is responsible for it.

The Guardian: Navalny’s mother shown body and ‘blackmailed by authorities’ over funeral

UK Column series (2018): What is the Integrity Initiative?

UK Column article (2022): The Day of the Skripal


From News Extra

Doc Malik (Substack): Open Letter To All The Doctors Who Have And Continue To Promote Vaccinations (Covid–19 & Others)

Daily Clout: Foreword to the Amazon Kindle Version of the War Room/Daily Clout Pfizer Documents Analysis Reports eBook

Daily Clout: Coming Soon: Volume 2 of the Pfizer Documents Analysis

GOV.UK: MHRA annual report and accounts 2022 to 2023