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A blog by Jill Terry

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Covid-19 | Political

Persuasive Messaging

The ‘Science’ of Manipulation We’re all well aware of the term ‘persuasive messaging’, or at least we should be, and that it is heavily used in marketing tactics. We’ve all been manipulated by it at some point, sometimes knowingly but at other times unknowingly. Let’s face it, it’s a part of every day life. I…


COVID Vaccine Safety Data

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) have repeatedly promised full transparency concerning the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine data. However, when a group of public health professionals and scientists put in a request under the Freedom of Information Act, for release of the data they received no response, so in August 2021 they filed a request with…


Covid-19 Stats for Fuerteventura January 2022

After publishing the Covid-19 statistics for December 2021 on Fuerteventura, the difference on those reported by the Cabildo (Island Government) and the Gobierno (Canarian Government) have gone absolutely bonkers. At the end of January there was a difference of 5,072 active cases between the two governments. There is even a discrepancy in the number of…

General | Political | Science

In Search of the Truth

When seeking the truth we turn to science, because science is based on facts and therefore should always be right; isn’t it? Well, yes and no. What exactly is science? According to the Cambridge English Dictionary, science is, “(knowledge from) the careful study of the structure and behaviour of the physical world, especially by watching,…


Facebook’s role in Brexit — and the threat to democracy

The video below was published on 10th June 2019, but I have only just seen and watched it for the first time. It’s in the news again as the journalist, Carole Cadwalladr, will appear in court in London Friday 14th January 2022 to defend herself against an accusation of defamation brought by Arron Banks, the…