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1,200 ignorant people cannot be ignored

We were supposed to be separated, but we have united.
We are supposed to remain ignorant, but we have learned so much.
We are supposed to obey, but we choose freedom.
We are supposed to be afraid, but we are becoming more and more courageous.
We are told to keep our heads down, but we stand up.
We are not alone and you do not have to be either (any more)!

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Lehrer Lämpel

Zur Charakteristik der Geschwurbel-Verächter

Wenn es sich um Corona-Maßnahmen handelt, scheint jeder Wissenschaftler, jeder Politiker, aber auch jede nationale oder internationale Institution als Schwurbler zu gelten, die von der harten Linie der selbst ernannten „Verantwortungsvollen“ abweicht.

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The Time of Crises (2)

The crisis of modernity is conceived as a “total social phenomenon”, in analogy to the medical model of the pivotal moment when the patient survives or perishes.
In the 19th century, the four major concepts of crisis emerge, with which we interpret, manage and instrumentalize crises until now.

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The time of crises (1/3)

The 21st century has already triggered or gone through an astonishing number of crises: a crisis of globalized terrorism, economic crises, an ecological crisis, migration crises, debt crises and now a health crisis that will probably precipitate another economic and sovereign debt crisis.

However, the inflationary use of the concept of “crisis” has also meant that one is no longer sure what the concept of “crisis” actually means any more or what it refers to. An opportunity, therefore, to pick up the historical thread of the concept of crisis.

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The children of the pandemic

From 22 February 2021, masks were compulsory in schools. This was justified by an assessment of the epidemiological situation in a press conference of the Ministry of Education on 12 February. A critical examination of this argumentation leads to the question of the proportionality of the measure, and a brief harm-benefit analysis brings to light the fundamental problem of one-sided political decision-making. Are the children ultimately victims of instrumentalization?

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Invasion of the Mutants

Forecasts Professor Dr John P. A. Ioannidis of Stanford University, one of the world’s leading epidemiologists [1], has always viewed

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Dr. Benoît Ochs

16 June 2021 was a special day for the Expressis-Verbis team and, on a more symbolic level, perhaps also for

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A plea for freedom

A contribution from one of our donor members in the context of an email exchange about support for our organisation.

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The small arrangements of a large-scale testing

In the international competition for the best anti-epidemic strategy, Luxembourg was supposed to become a role model.
With 42.9 % of infections avoided, the small country would have avoided a major health and economic catastrophe through a large-scale testing programme.
At least that is what the politicians and their scientists unanimously proclaim. But what about the science that informs this health policy?
A critical examination of the scientific study and its context reveals a somewhat more entangled picture than the proponents of “evidence-based” policy pretend.

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Incidence for everybody

In the search for a “reliable” indicator for assessing the current epidemiological situation, pretty much every possible and impossible variable

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Pandemic 2020?

Population data for Luxembourg, ordered by age and sex, can be downloaded from https://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/web/population-demography-migration-projections/data/database. Death figures from 1980 to today,

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Ferngesteuerter Journalismus

Wie sich die Wissenschaftskommunikation ins Vorfeld der Medien verlagert. Ein Gastbeitrag von Prof.Dr. Stephan Russ-Mohl Die Wissenschaftskommunikation professionalisiert sich. Sie

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Das Reich der Willkür

Thierry Simonelli, Michel Brausch Anmerkung der Redaktion: Dies ist ein Artikel, der im November 2020 in der luxemburgischen Presse veröffentlicht

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PCR Tests

PCR test

This article is about the PCR test. What was this test developed for, what is it suitable for and how

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Masks

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about important things!” Dr. Martin Luther King (1929 – 1968)

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Why, why, why?

There are no stupid questions, only stupid people who do not ask. Anke Maggauer-Kirsche (*1948), German poet, aphorist and former

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Conflicts of interest?

In finance, a sector still very strongly represented with 25% in Luxembourg’s national product, the issue of conflict of interest

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Corona vaccines

The purpose of vaccination is to achieve longer-term protection against a disease. The idea behind the genetic vaccines favored for

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Facts and figures

„Mathematics satisfies the mind through its extraordinary certainty.“ Johannes Kepler (1571 – 1630), German Astronomer Of apples and pears How

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