COVID-19 - ALL documents & evidence held proving SARS-CoV-2 has been isolated and causes COVID-19.

Alisa Keane made this Freedom of Information request to Department of Health (Northern Ireland)

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3 November 2020
Michael McBride 
Doing business as Chief Medical Officer
Robin Swann
Doing Business as Minister of Health 
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH

Castle Buildings
Stormont
Belfast

Notice to the Principal is Notice to the Agent; Notice to the Agent is Notice to the Principle

NOTICE OF FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 REQUEST

COVID-19 - ALL documents & Scientific & Medical Evidence held proving SARS-CoV-2 has been isolated and causes COVID-19.

Dear Michael McBride and Robin Swann
 
WHEREAS at 10:30 pm on the 16th of October 2020, Michael McBride acting as Chief Medical Officer at the DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH claimed “These Regulations are made in response to the serious and imminent threat to public health which is posed by the incidence and spread of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) in Northern Ireland.” https://www.legislation.gov.uk/nisr/2020...

WHEREAS the NORTHERN IRELAND STATISTICAL & RESEARCH AGENCY (NISRA) records and data for the week ending 16 October 2020 do not support nor validate Micheal McBride claims of a serious and imminent threat to public health which is posed by (SARS-CoV-2):

-278 total deaths registered for the week - 81 respiratory deaths - 17 deaths with COVID-19* mentioned anywhere on the death certificate.

-13,383 deaths year to date with 930 deaths with COVID-19* mentioned anywhere on the death certificate.



- 6.9% of the total deaths year to date with COVID-19* mentioned anywhere on the death certificate.

-93.1% of the total deaths to date are from other causes and DO NOT have COVID-19 mentioned anywhere on the death certificate.

NISRA records for the week ending 23 October 2020 after Michael McBride’s alleged “circuit breaker” lockdown and again do not support nor validate Micheal McBride claims of a serious and imminent threat to public health which is posed by (SARS-CoV-2):

--391 total deaths registered for the week - 128 respiratory deaths - 42 deaths with COVID-19* mentioned anywhere on the death certificate.

-13,774 deaths year to date with 972 deaths with COVID-19* mentioned anywhere on the death certificate.



- 7% of the total deaths to date with COVID-19* mentioned anywhere on the death certificate.
-93% of the total deaths to date are from other causes and DO NOT have COVID-19 mentioned anywhere on the death certificate.

*NISRA count all deaths where COVID-19 was mentioned anywhere on the death certificate by the doctor who certified the death as a COVID 19 death, WHETHER OR NOT COVID-19 was the primary underlying cause of death.

WHEREAS the DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH so called “Evidence Bank” OMITTED NISRA data and evidence and seemingly contains Authority Fallacy in which an authority (in this case the three "health chiefs" advice, SAGE advice) relies upon testimony, opinion, and advice and such does not rely on facts, data and the available scientific and medical evidence.

WHEREAS GOV.UK: “As of 19 March 2020, COVID-19 is no longer considered to be a high consequence infectious disease (HCID) in the UK
 
The 4 nations public health HCID group made an interim recommendation in January 2020 to classify COVID-19 as an HCID. This was based on consideration of the UK HCID criteria about the virus and the disease with information available during the early stages of the outbreak. 
Now that more is known about COVID-19, the public health bodies in the UK have reviewed the most up to date information about COVID-19 against the UK HCID criteria.

They have determined that several features have now changed; in particular, more information is available about MORTALITY RATES (LOW OVERALL), and there is now greater clinical awareness and a specific and sensitive laboratory test, the availability of which continues to increase.”
 

*As of the 3 November 2020, COVID-19, is still no longer considered to be a High Consequence Infectious Disease (HCID) in the UK according to UK GOV’s official guidance. 

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/high-consequ... accessed 3 November 2020


WHEREAS The Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens (ACDP) is also of the opinion [as of 19 March 2020] that COVID-19 should no longer be classified as an HCID” this opinion has not been superseded, changed or amended as of 3 November 2020.
 
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/high-consequ... accessed 3 November 2020


“The Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens (ACDP) is an expert committee of the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC). Its work cuts across a number of organisations, including the HEALTH & SAFETY EXECUTIVE (HSE), PUBLIC HEALTH ENGLAND (PHE) and the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra).”

Terms of reference: “To provide as requested independent scientific advice to the HEALTH & SAFETY EXECUTIVE , and to ministers through DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE, DEFRA, and their counterparts under devolution in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, on all aspects of hazards and risks to workers and others from exposure to pathogens.

In addition, to provide as requested independent scientific risk assessment advice on transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs) to ministers through DHSC, Defra, and their counterparts under devolution in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, and to the Food Standards Agency.” https://www.gov.uk/government/groups/adv...

In accordance to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 you are required to provide the following:

 
1.    All records in the possession, custody or control of DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (NORTHERN IRELAND) describing the isolation of a SARS-COV-2 virus, directly from a sample taken 
from a diseased patient, where the patient sample was not first combined with 
any other source of genetic material (i.e. monkey kidney cells aka vero cells; 
liver cancer cells). 
 
Please note that I am using "isolation" in the every-day sense of the word: the 
act of separating a thing(s) from everything else. I am not requesting records 
where "isolation of SARS-COV-2" refers *instead* to: 
 
• the culturing of something, or 
• the performance of an amplification test (i.e. a PCR test), or • the sequencing 
of something. 
 
Please also note that my request is not limited to records that were authored by public servants and/or agents of the DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH or that pertain to work done by public servants and/or agents of the DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH. 

My request includes any sort of record, for example (but not limited to) any published peer-reviewed study that public servants and/or agents of the DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH has downloaded or printed. 
 
Please provide enough information about each record, so that I may identify 
and access each record with certainty (i.e. title, author(s), date, journal, where 
the public may access it).”    

This will be used as evidence. The information requested is of public interest.

The DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH exists for one purpose only - to give services to the public and has no other purpose. This is not a gift or altruistic service - it is a public service is paid for by the people through public money, such as taxes.

I have the reasonable expectation that you, Michael McBride, a living man, acting as a public servant in the public office of Chief Medical Officer of the DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH and you, Robin Swann, a living man, acting as public servant as Minister of Health of the DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & NORTHERN IRELAND ASSEMBLY will honour and adhere to your position of Trust, your Duty of Care, Ministerial Code of Conduct, Pledge of Office, Common Law obligations, statutory obligations and protocols that govern public servants.

Sincerely and without ill will, vexation or frivolity, 
 

By: Alisa Keane 

All rights reserved 

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DoH FOI, Department of Health (Northern Ireland)

Alisa

I have received your request below and will be in touch with you as soon as possible.

Regards

Jeff Burns
Information Management Branch
Department of Health (NI)

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Ms Keane

 

Please see your response to your recent Freedom of Information request
attached

 

Regards

 

Jeff Burns

Information Management Branch

24 November 2020 
Michael McBride, a living man 
Doing business as Chief Medical Officer 
Robin Swann, a living man 
Doing Business as Minister of Health 
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH 
Castle Buildings, Stormont, Belfast



Notice to the Principal is Notice to the Agent; Notice to the Agent is Notice to the Principle


NOTICE OF FAULT AND OPPORTUNITY TO CURE


COVID-19 - ALL documents & Scientific & Medical Evidence held proving SARS-CoV-2 has been isolated and causes COVID-19.

Dear Michael McBride and Robin Swann 


I have received correspondence via WhatDoTheyKnow.com on the 18 November 2020 from a public servant named Jeff Burns acting as the Information Management Branch of the DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH stating: “…it is unlikely that we can answer your specific request [FOIA] directly.”



I hereby give notice that you, Michael McBride, acting as Chief Medical Officer and you Robin Swann, acting as Minister of Health have a duty to supply me the requested information on the 3 November 2020 in accordance to the Freedom of Information Act 2000. My FOIA request’s twenty-day (20) day deadline is on 2 December 2020.


I do not understand Jeff Burns’ correspondence and I do stand under Jeff Burns’ correspondence. I do not consent to Jeff Burns’ correspondence and content.

I consider this obstruction.  I consider this as an attempt to block & prevent the disclosure of the information to which I am entitled to in accordance to the Freedom of Information Act 2000. 



Section 77 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000 clearly states: 

“(1)Where— (a) a request for information has been made to a public authority, and (b) under section 1 of this Act ... the applicant would have been entitled (subject to payment of any fee) to communication of any information in accordance with that section, any person to whom this subsection applies is guilty of an offence if he alters, defaces, blocks, erases, destroys or conceals any record held by the public authority, with the intention of preventing the disclosure by that authority of all, or any part, of the information to the communication of which the applicant would have been entitled. 


(2) Subsection (1) applies to the public authority and to any person who is employed by, is an officer of, or is subject to the direction of, the public authority.”


Please note I sent nearly the exact same FOIA request to Olive MacLeod acting as Chief Executive Officer of the PUBLIC HEALTH AGENCY (NI) on the 8 November and received a response five (5) days later on 13 November 2020: “Your request has now been considered by the Public Health Agency and I can confirm that the Public Health Agency does not hold this information.” 

Therefore, Michael McBride & Robin Swann, you both have the opportunity to cure by suppling the information outlined in the one (1) item contained in my request of 3 November 2020 and in accordance to the Freedom of Information Act 2000:


“1.    All records in the possession, custody or control of DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (NORTHERN IRELAND) describing the isolation of a SARS-COV-2 virus, directly from a sample taken  
from a diseased patient, where the patient sample was not first combined with  
any other source of genetic material (i.e. monkey kidney cells aka vero cells;  
liver cancer cells).  
  


Please note that I am using "isolation" in the every-day sense of the word: the  
act of separating a thing(s) from everything else. I am not requesting records  
where "isolation of SARS-COV-2" refers *instead* to:  
  
• the culturing of something, or  

• the performance of an amplification test (i.e. a PCR test), or
• the sequencing  
of something.  
  


Please also note that my request is not limited to records that were authored by public servants and/or agents of the DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH or that pertain to work done by public servants and/or agents of the DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH. 


My request includes any sort of record, for example (but not limited to) any published peer-reviewed study that public servants and/or agents of the DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH has downloaded or printed…”    



The information I requested is of public interest and of public health and safety - as on 16th of October 2020, Michael McBride acting as Chief Medical Officer publicly claimed “These Regulations are made in response to the serious and imminent threat to public health which is posed by …(SARS-CoV-2) in Northern Ireland.” from ‘The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) (Amendment No. 9) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020’ to which the unelected Michael McBride “made” and signed according to https://www.legislation.gov.uk/nisr/2020... .

As you are both aware, Northern Ireland has experienced a number of recent epidemics & pandemics. For example, an Influenza [flu] Epidemic during 2017-2018 was more much more severe & deadly than the “Swine Flu” H1N1 Influenza Pandemic of 2009 - 2010. According to NI Direct Government Services: “ ‘Swine flu’ was the popular name for flu caused by a relatively new type of flu virus responsible for a global flu outbreak (or pandemic) in 2009-10. It's now just a normal type of seasonal flu …”  



As you are both aware, as of the 13 November 2020, NISRA Data states that 92% (14,934) of ALL Northern Ireland Deaths to date in 2020 DO NOT have COVID-19 ANYWHERE on the death certificate. The average age at death was 76 years old according NISRA and as reported by UTV.

Furthermore, only 8% (1,201) of the total NI deaths year to date 2020 to 13 November have COVID-19 ANYWHERE on the death certificate. The average age at death 81 years - fives years more than the other causes deaths according NISRA and as reported by UTV.

*NISRA count all deaths where COVID-19 was mentioned anywhere on the death certificate by the doctor who certified the death as a COVID 19 death, WHETHER OR NOT COVID-19 was the primary underlying cause of death. https://files.nisra.gov.uk/Deaths/Weekly...

As you are both also aware, as of 19 March 2020, COVID-19 is no longer considered to be a High Consequence Infectious Disease (HCID) in the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK). The UK Government’s “Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens (ACDP) is also of the opinion [as of 19 March 2020] that COVID-19 should no longer be classified as an HCID” this opinion has not been superseded, changed or amended as of 23 November 2020.  


https://www.gov.uk/guidance/high-consequ...
 

Please note that my name is “Alisa Keane” only and I do not consent to being called “Ms Alisa Keane” or any other variation. Thank you.

The DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH exists for one purpose only - to give services to the public and has no other purpose. This is not a gift or altruistic service - it is a public service is paid for by the people through public money, such as taxes.

I have the reasonable expectation that you, Michael McBride, a living man, acting as a public servant in the public office of Chief Medical Officer of the DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH and you, Robin Swann, a living man, acting as public servant as Minister of Health of the DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & NORTHERN IRELAND ASSEMBLY will honour and adhere to your position of Trust; your Duty of Care; Ministerial Code of Conduct; Pledge of Office; Common Law obligations; statutory obligations, including but not limited to the Freedom of Information Act 2000; The Seven Principles of Public Life- Honesty, Integrity, Accountability, Openness, Selflessness; Objectivity, Leadership; and all the protocols & rules that govern public servants. 



I have the reasonable expectation in accordance to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 that the information I requested on the 3 November 2020 will be supplied by the 2 December 2020.

This notice will be used in evidence. Implied admission by absence of response.  
 


Sincerely and without ill will, vexation or frivolity,  

by Alisa Keane 

All rights reserved  



cc: To All Whom It May Concern

3 December 2020

Michael McBride, a living man 

Doing business as Chief Medical Officer 
Robin Swann, a living man 
Doing Business as Minister of Health 

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH 
Castle Buildings, Stormont 
Belfast



Notice to the Principal is Notice to the Agent; Notice to the Agent is Notice to the Principle


SECOND NOTICE OF FAULT AND OPPORTUNITY TO CURE


COVID-19 - ALL documents & Scientific & Medical Evidence held proving SARS-CoV-2 has been isolated and causes COVID-19.

Dear Michael McBride and Robin Swann

 

I hereby give notice that you, Michael McBride, acting as Chief Medical Officer and you Robin Swann, acting as Minister of Health have failed to respond to my Freedom of Information Act 2000 Request (3 November 2020) and supply the requested information. My FOIA request’s twenty-day (20) day deadline ended on 2 December 2020.


As you both are aware, it is your duty to make information available upon request. 


It is now public record and being widely reported on that the government is accused of running an ‘Orwellian’ unit that instructs departments on how to respond in order to ‘protect sensitive information’ Freedom of Information requests, and shares personal information about those individuals who request information.


“Experts warn that the practice could be breaking the law…Freedom of Information (FOI) requests are supposed to be ‘applicant-blind’: meaning who makes the request should not matter. But it now emerges that government departments and non-departmental public bodies have been referring ‘sensitive’ FOI requests from the public and researchers to the Clearing House in Gove’s department in a move described by a shadow cabinet minister as “blacklisting”.

This secretive FOI unit gives advice to other departments "to protect sensitive information”…”

https://www.opendemocracy.net/en/dark-mo...

I consider your delay in suppling then information I have requested, as an attempt to block & prevent the disclosure of the information to which I am entitled to and is my right to receive in accordance to the Freedom of Information Act 2000.



Therefore, Michael McBride & Robin Swann, you both have the opportunity to cure by suppling the information outlined in the one (1) item contained in my request of 3 November 2020 and in accordance to the Freedom of Information Act 2000:


“1.    All records in the possession, custody or control of DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH (NORTHERN IRELAND) describing the isolation of a SARS-COV-2 virus, directly from a sample taken  
from a diseased patient, where the patient sample was not first combined with  
any other source of genetic material (i.e. monkey kidney cells aka vero cells;  
liver cancer cells).  
  


Please note that I am using "isolation" in the every-day sense of the word: the  
act of separating a thing(s) from everything else. I am not requesting records  
where "isolation of SARS-COV-2" refers *instead* to:  
  
• the culturing of something, or  

• the performance of an amplification test (i.e. a PCR test), or
• the sequencing  
of something.  
  


Please also note that my request is not limited to records that were authored by public servants and/or agents of the DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH or that pertain to work done by public servants and/or agents of the DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH. 


My request includes any sort of record, for example (but not limited to) any published peer-reviewed study that public servants and/or agents of the DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH has downloaded or printed…”   

 

The information I requested is of public interest and of public health and safety - as on 16th of October 2020, Michael McBride acting as Chief Medical Officer publicly claimed “These Regulations are made in response to the serious and imminent threat to public health which is posed by …(SARS-CoV-2) in Northern Ireland.” from ‘The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (No. 2) (Amendment No. 9) Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2020’ to which the unelected Michael McBride “made” and signed according to https://www.legislation.gov.uk/nisr/2020... .

As you are both aware, Northern Ireland has experienced a number of recent epidemics & pandemics. For example, an Influenza [flu] Epidemic during 2017-2018 was more much more severe & deadly than the “Swine Flu” H1N1 Influenza Pandemic of 2009 - 2010. According to NI Direct Government Services: “ ‘Swine flu’ was the popular name for flu caused by a relatively new type of flu virus responsible for a global flu outbreak (or pandemic) in 2009-10. It's now just a normal type of seasonal flu …”  

As you are both aware, as of the 13 November 2020, NISRA Data states that 92% (14,934) of ALL Northern Ireland Deaths to date in 2020 DO NOT have COVID-19 ANYWHERE on the death certificate. The average age at death was 76 years old according NISRA and as reported by UTV.

Furthermore, only 8% (1,201) of the total NI deaths year to date 2020 to 13 November have COVID-19 ANYWHERE on the death certificate. The average age at death 81 years - fives years more than the other causes deaths according NISRA and as reported by UTV.

*NISRA count all deaths where COVID-19 was mentioned anywhere on the death certificate by the doctor who certified the death as a COVID 19 death, WHETHER OR NOT COVID-19 was the primary underlying cause of death. https://files.nisra.gov.uk/Deaths/Weekly...

As you are both also aware, as of 19 March 2020, COVID-19 is no longer considered to be a High Consequence Infectious Disease (HCID) in the United Kingdom of Great Britain & Northern Ireland (UK). The UK Government’s “Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens (ACDP) is also of the opinion [as of 19 March 2020] that COVID-19 should no longer be classified as an HCID” this opinion has not been superseded, changed or amended as of 23 November 2020.  

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/high-consequ...
 
Please note that my name is “Alisa Keane” only and I do not consent to being called “Ms Alisa Keane” or any other variation. Thank you.

The DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH exists for one purpose only - to give services to the public and has no other purpose. This is not a gift or altruistic service - it is a public service is paid for by the people through public money, such as taxes.

I have the reasonable expectation that you, Michael McBride, a living man, acting as a public servant in the public office of Chief Medical Officer of the DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH and you, Robin Swann, a living man, acting as public servant as Minister of Health of the DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & NORTHERN IRELAND ASSEMBLY will honour and adhere to your position of Trust; your Duty of Care; Ministerial Code of Conduct; Pledge of Office; Common Law obligations; statutory obligations, including but not limited to the Freedom of Information Act 2000; The Seven Principles of Public Life- Honesty, Integrity, Accountability, Openness, Selflessness; Objectivity, Leadership; and all the protocols & rules that govern public servants.


You have three (3) days from receipt of this notice to respond. The information requested is of public interest and of public health and safety. 



This notice will be used in evidence. Implied admission by absence of response. 
  


Sincerely and without ill will, vexation or frivolity,  

by Alisa Keane 

All rights reserved 

 

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25 March 2021 
 


Notice to the Principal is Notice to the Agent; Notice to the Agent is Notice to the Principle


NOTICE OF DEFAULT
 - Michael McBride and Robin Swann


COVID-19 - ALL documents & Scientific & Medical Evidence held proving SARS-CoV-2 has been isolated and causes COVID-19.


Dear Michael McBride and Robin Swann 



I hereby give notice that you, Michael McBride, as the living man, and acting as Chief Medical Officer for the DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
 of Castle Buildings, Belfast and Robin Swann, as the living man, and acting as Minister of Health for the DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
 of Castle Buildings, Belfast are both now in default by failing to supply the requested information from my, Alisa Keane’s, Freedom of Information Act 2000 Request of 3 November 2020. This request’s twenty-day (20) day deadline ended on 2 December 2020.

Michael McBride and Robin Swann - it is your duty to make information available upon request. I, Alisa Keane, have the reasonable expectation in accordance to the Freedom of Information Act 2000 to be supplied with requested information. The information requested is of public interest. 



Michael McBride and Robin Swann I, Alisa Keane, consider your delay in suppling the information I have reasonably requested, as obstruction and an attempt to block & prevent the disclosure of the information to which I, Alisa Keane, am entitled to and is my right to receive in accordance to the Freedom of Information Act 2000.


Section 77 of the Freedom of Information Act clearly states: 
“(1)Where— (a) a request for information has been made to a public authority, and (b) under section 1 of this Act ... the applicant would have been entitled (subject to payment of any fee) to communication of any information in accordance with that section, any person to whom this subsection applies is guilty of an offence if he alters, defaces, blocks, erases, destroys or conceals any record held by the public authority, with the intention of preventing the disclosure by that authority of all, or any part, of the information to the communication of which the applicant would have been entitled. 
(2) Subsection (1) applies to the public authority and to any person who is employed by, is an officer of, or is subject to the direction of, the public authority.”

The DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH exists for one purpose only - to give services to the public and has no other purpose. This is not a gift or altruistic service - it is a public service is paid for by the people through public money, such as taxes.


I have the reasonable expectation that you, Michael McBride, a living man, acting as a public servant in the public office of Chief Medical Officer of the DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH and you, Robin Swann, a living man, acting as public servant as Minister of Health of the DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH & NORTHERN IRELAND ASSEMBLY will honour and adhere to your position of Trust; your Duty of Care; Ministerial Code of Conduct; Pledge of Office; Common Law obligations; statutory obligations, including but not limited to the Freedom of Information Act 2000; The Seven Principles of Public Life- Honesty, Integrity, Accountability, Openness, Selflessness; Objectivity, Leadership; and all the protocols & rules that govern public servants.

This notice will be used in evidence. Implied admission by absence of response.  
 


Sincerely and without ill will, vexation or frivolity,  

by Alisa Keane 

All rights reserved  



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