Covid has laid bare a medical profession no longer with input into health policy. Financial interest influences decisions enacted by bureaucrats, driven by the pharmaceutical industry, and woven into political agendas. A cultural blindness to objectivity begins with medical journals failing to publish any article outside of the narrative.
Robert Clancy is Emeritus Professor of University of Newcastle School of Medicine and Public Health. He is a Clinical Immunologist, Foundation Professor Pathology, University of Newcastle and past Head of the Newcastle Mucosal Immunology Group.