by Freddie Sayers
Thursday, 21
May 2020

Banned by YouTube: Professor Karol Sikora discusses Covid-19

Note: this is the video that YouTube took down for “violating guidelines”. They rejected our appeal to have the video reinstated.

Judge for yourself if it is dangerous material…

We had a wide-ranging discussion, in which he said:

The virus is ‘getting tired’
– In the past two weeks, the virus is showing signs of petering out
– It’s as though the virus is ‘getting tired’
– It’s happening across the world at the same time

There is existing herd immunity
– The serology results around the world (and forthcoming in Britain) don’t necessarily reveal the percentage of people who have had the disease
– He estimates 25-30% of the UK population has had Covid-19, and higher in the group that is most susceptible
– Pockets of herd immunity help *already* explain the downturn
– Sweden’s end result will not be different to ours – lockdown versus no lockdown

Fear is more deadly than the virus
– When the history books are written, the fear will have done much more damage than the virus, including large numbers of cancer and cardiological patients not being treated and dying unneccessarily
– We should have got the machinery of the NHS for non-corona patients back open earlier

Masks and schools
– Evidence on masks is just not there either way so it should be an ‘individual decision’
– We should move to 1m social distancing which means restaurants and bars could reopen
– More schools should reopen in June as ‘children are not the transmitters of this virus’
– We should be getting back to the ‘old normal’ not a ‘new normal’


  • June 30, 2020
    All owned by, and driven by massive pharmaceutical profiteering. Read more

  • May 28, 2020
    When a false premise is used, following the argument is pointless. There is no decline in infections in South America, where it is not even near its peak. Read more

  • May 28, 2020
    To your first point - the summary overly simplifies the actual comments and but it's not just happening in 3rd world countries - some very exposed communities and countries are not seeing or reporting this epidemic (we can discuss why). All theories seem to fall apart on one case or the other - BAME... Read more

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