SAGE stands for Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies and is based in the UK. Similarly to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC), it provides scientific and technical advice to support government decision makers during emergencies.
What SAGE Has Got Wrong
16 October 2020. Updated 21 October 2020.
by Mike Yeadon
“It’s Easier to Fool People Than It Is to Convince Them That They Have Been Fooled.” – Mark Twain
Dr Mike Yeadon has a degree in biochemistry and toxicology and a research-based PhD in respiratory pharmacology. He has spent over 30 years leading new medicines research in some of the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies, leaving Pfizer in 2011 as Vice President & Chief Scientist for Allergy & Respiratory. That was the most senior research position in this field in Pfizer. Since leaving Pfizer, Dr Yeadon has founded his own biotech company, Ziarco, which was sold to the worlds biggest drug company, Novartis, in 2017.
SAGE made – and continues to make – two fatal errors in its assessment of the SAR-CoV-2 pandemic, rendering its predictions wildly inaccurate, with disastrous results. These errors led SAGE to conclude that the pandemic is still in its early stages, with the vast majority (93%) of the UK population remaining susceptible to infection and that, in the absence of more action, a very high number of deaths will occur.
- Error 1: Assuming that 100% of the population was susceptible to the virus and that no pre-existing immunity existed.
- Error 2: The belief that the percentage of the population that has been infected can be determined by surveying what fraction of the population has antibodies.
Both of these points run entirely counter to known science regarding viruses and to a significant amount of evidence, as I will demonstrate. The more likely situation is that the susceptible population is now sufficiently depleted (now <40%, perhaps <30%) and the immune population sufficiently large that there will not be another large, national scale outbreak of COVID-19. Limited, regional outbreaks will be self-limiting and the pandemic is effectively over. This matches current evidence, with COVID-19 deaths remaining a fraction of what they were in spring, despite numerous questionable practices, all designed to artificially increase the number of apparent COVID-19 deaths. (See link for article)
A few key quotes from Yeadon:
There is absolutely no need for vaccines to extinguish the pandemic. I’ve never heard such nonsense talked about vaccines.
SAGE has nothing useful to tell us. As currently constituted, they have an inappropriate over-weighting in modellers and are fatally deficient in pragmatic, empirical, evidence-led experienced scientists, especially the medical, immunological and expert generalist variety. It is my opinion that they should be disbanded immediately and reconstituted.
I believe the exact same thing could be said about the CDC
For more on CDC corruption: https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2016/11/29/spider-attacks-cdc/ The corruption is vast and deep.
Yeadon’s message is being repeated by thousands of qualified doctors who are being mercilessly censored by mainstream media which is completely bought out.
I posted this back in MARCH. Dr. Wodarg was right then and hasn’t changed his tune because it’s based on science:
https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2020/07/10/coronavirus-why-everyone-was-wrong/ Beda M Stadler is the former director of the Institute for Immunology at the University of Bern, a biologist and professor emeritus.
- Firstly, it was wrong to claim that this virus was novel.
- Secondly, It was even more wrong to claim that the population would not already have some immunity against this virus.
- Thirdly, it was the crowning of stupidity to claim that someone could have Covid-19 without any symptoms at all or even to pass the disease along without showing any symptoms whatsoever.