Misrepresentation and use of fear and other psychological coercion techniques
- Bagus P, Peña-Ramos JA, Sánchez-Bayón A. COVID-19 and the Political Economy of Mass Hysteria. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 3 February 2021; 18(4):1376. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18041376 “Negative information which is spread through mass media repetitively can affect public health negatively in the form of nocebo effects and mass hysteria... mass and digital media in connection with the state may have had adverse consequences during the COVID-19 crisis.”
- Ethan Yang. The Moralization of Covid 19. American Institute for Economic Research. 19 May 2021. https://www.aier.org/article/the-moralization-of-covid-19/. Covid-19 has been turned into a moral issue rather than a policy issue, which brings a level of vitriol and passion that is atypical for most issues in society that have not been moralized.
- Dr. Pinki Feinstein, Adv. Irit Yankovich, Dr. Galit Zapler Naor et al. Interim Conclusion Report, April 2021: From Uncontrollable Impulse to Criminal Spin? The Israeli People’s Committee (the-people-committee.com). April 2021. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1OLU7TXr46PLxdVq9wjp1b8Kd3BglPndR/edit. "The Israeli People’s Committee has uncovered a multitude of malfunctions and failures at the administrative, ethical and legal levels during the COVID-19 vaccination campaign at the beginning of 2021 in Israel... this document (presents and elaborates) the main features of these malfunctions, which have led to severe damages in many Israelis in the short term, and sadly to possible future damages. It seems that the entire country got caught up in a medical-social chaos, where the leadership has enabled a situation of fear and uncertainty to run its course out of control, and even contributed to its further enhancement."
- Brownstein, B. How and Why Government Creates Disease Panic. American Institute for Economic Research. 24 February 2021. https://www.aier.org/article/how-and-why-government-creates-disease-panic/. “Human beings are prone to negativity bias and herding behavior. During this pandemic, governments exacerbated rather than eased an out-of-proportion, fear-driven reaction to the pandemic. Actively fueling hysteria has exacted terrible economic, social, mental health, and educational consequences without providing demonstrable relief from the effects of Covid-19.”
- John Carpay. Canada: The Covid Police State. The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms. 8 May 2021. https://rumble.com/vgqmx1-canada-the-covid-police-state.html. Canadian attorney John Carpay describes how Canada has turned into a police state where citizens live in fear, and the heroic resistance provided by Pastor James Coates, who was jailed for 35 days because he held normal church services.
- Daryl Cooper. Open Letter to Saskatchewan Legislators Premier Moe and Dr Shahab. 27 January 2021. https://www.darylcooper.ca/post/open-letter-to-saskatchewan-legislators-premier-moe-and-dr-shahab “According to the latest immunological studies the overall infection fatality rate in the general population of the world is about 0.1% to 0.5% which is comparable to medium sized flu pandemics of 1957 and 1968.”