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Covid19 Assembly website: https://www.covid19assembly.org/
Dr Clare Craig
I’m Dr Clare Craig, I’m a pathologists and with the Covid19 Assembly we are going to take an evidence based look at the impact of COVID-19.
Over the past year we have seen over 130,000 deaths attributed to COVID; many families have been left grieving.
COVID is a serious condition and the result of a novel[new] virus thathas undoubtedly caused many deaths. However there is an increasing amount of evidence that at least some deaths have been mis-attributed.
However, prior to the Coronavirus Act  all notifiable diseases would have been investigated by the coroner, but that stopped for COVID last year.
We believe that in Line with previous practice every death associated with this notifiable disease should be investigated and that is our aim. Any investigation should be founded on evidence and we intend to gather this evidence.
There will be three strands to our approach:
- Peoples’ stories: we will investigate individual deaths be working with friends and family and those who care enough to come forward
- Professional testimony: we will collate information from hospitals and care homes and funeral directors to quantify any issues
- Pilots: We are going to start work in selected regions and investigate deaths within those regions and expand from there.
To do this we need your help. If you or anyone you know has lost someone know whose death was recorded officially as Covid please come forward, in confidence whatever the circumstances.
If you are a professional able to provide testimonial evidence or collate data please get in touch
If you want to know more or to support us go to the Covid19 Assemby website www.covid19assembly.org.
By taking an even-handed look at the circumstances of the reported deaths we hope to ensure that the experiences over the course of this year are thoroughly researched. Taking a compassionate and methodical approach we can acieve a thorough understanding of the issues and where there are lessons to be learned for the future we will all benefit.
Dr Clare Craig
Who The Covid19 Assembly Are
With a background in public health and international marketing, London based David Fleming leads a team of over fifty international researchers, writers, doctors, scientists, solicitors, IT professionals and media experts. The team is constantly growing as Covid19 Assembly works behind the scenes to ensure that the public has the best information possible to help them make informed choices regarding Covid-19.
DR MARTIN KULLDORFF
Professor of medicine at Harvard University, a biostatistician, and epidemiologist with expertise in detecting and monitoring of infectious disease outbreaks and vaccine safety evaluations. One of the three principal co-signers of the Great Barrington Declaration www.gbdeclaration.org/
DR CLARE CRAIG
A pathologist since 2001 working in the NHS and reaching consultant level in 2009, Clare was the day to day pathology lead for the cancer arm of the 100,000 Genomes Project. She has written national guidance, helped build bespoke software with NHSE and has worked on artificial intelligence for cancer diagnostics.
Barrister, Field Court Chambers, specialising in election, public and constitutional law. Has been instructed in Simon Dolan’s legal challenge against the UK Government’s Covid-19 ‘lockdown’ regulations.
Toby Young is one of Britain’s most controversial broadcasters and journalists. He is an associate editor of the Spectator, where he has written a weekly column since 1998, and the editor of Spectator LIFE. He founded the Freech Speech Union in 2019 and runs the popular blog Lockdown Sceptics.