Ramesh Thakur

Feel-gooders take a knee, do-gooders take action

27 November 2021 9:00 am

Making a statement versus making a difference

Herding sheeple onto the vaccine treadmill

20 November 2021 9:00 am

When it comes to Covid, the numbers never seem to add up


Four vaccine vexes

18 November 2021 4:00 am

1 Vaccines are 95 per cent efficacious. Yeah, right. And double positives never make a negative. Figure 1 gives the…

The unresolved debate on Covid vaccines

12 November 2021 12:00 pm

In an article last month, I noted the puzzling UK official data that confirmed the efficacy of vaccines in reducing hospitalisations and deaths but with infections for 40-49 year…

At the fork in the road, the High Court took the low road

6 November 2021 9:00 am

The Ridd decision is comic farce

Questioning Covid

23 October 2021 9:00 am

We need answers

Are you sure about that vaccine?

19 October 2021 12:52 pm

Figures don’t lie, my critics insist. Very well, let’s look at some figures. I make three arguments here. First, vaccines are…

Covid ‘science’, lockdowns and flat-earthers

16 October 2021 9:00 am

The ‘experts’ have destroyed their own credibility

The empty moral posturing of attacks on vaccine hesitants

9 October 2021 9:00 am

Covid has turned our civilised principles upside down

Why can’t Canberra be more like Florida?

8 October 2021 11:30 am

On Monday 4 October, after 245 days, Melbourne claimed the decidedly unwelcome record of the longest locked-down city in the world. On…

Ten surreal days in September

2 October 2021 9:00 am

Scott Morrison is completely out of touch with his own country


25 September 2021 9:00 am

The drug that must not be named

Coronavirus has become endemic, making Australia’s policy settings obsolete

20 September 2021 7:01 pm

A major study from the National Bureau of Economic Research in June, based on all-causes mortality data from 44 countries and all US…

White privilege as the face of modern Labor

18 September 2021 9:00 am

Tu Le should have been picked, not KK

The global media calls out Australia’s repressive Covid order 

9 September 2021 12:13 pm

For students of democracy and foreign policy, Australia has been experiencing interesting times in the last two years. All countries devote enormous effort and considerable resources to…

Deer in the headlights, frogs in boiling water

4 September 2021 9:00 am

Covid is stripping us of our freedoms. Who will stop it?

Lockdowns: an alibi for government to shun scrutiny of neglect of public health preparedness

3 September 2021 4:00 am

The Australian Bureau of Statistics’ monthly update on mortality has the eye-catching statistic that in every single week from 1…

Saigon… Kabul… Taiwan?

28 August 2021 9:00 am

America’s reputation is falling faster than the bodies dropping from the under-carriages

The latest lessons in Covid management from Israel

23 August 2021 4:00 am

Will no one rid us of our Covid-dementors? Gladys Berejiklian says restrictions could remain in place after 80 per cent full vaccination. Yet…

Covid in the age of unreason

21 August 2021 9:00 am

Those who voted down Christensen may well come to regret it

There’s ‘literally a war’ – but in Kabul, not Sydney

17 August 2021 4:00 am

At her daily press briefing on Saturday, New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian said: ‘This is literally a war, and…

Vaccination certificates: an idea whose time must never come

13 August 2021 12:16 pm

Chris Richardson of Deloitte Access Economics wrote in the Australian Financial Review on 10 August: ‘Delta is so infectious that the vaccination rates we…


All deaths are equal, but some are more equal than others – part two

5 August 2021 4:00 am

The conclusion to a two-piece article. About 10.1mn people are estimated to have died from all causes in India in 2020, and…

All deaths are equal, but some are more equal than others

4 August 2021 4:00 am

Part one of a two-piece article. From the start, those sceptical of lockdowns for managing the coronavirus pandemic have offered three complementary…

The right to cheat

31 July 2021 9:00 am

How ‘progressives’ don’t hesitate to bend the rules