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8 November 2020 

Olive MacLeod 

Doing business as Chief Executive Officer 

PUBLIC HEALTH AGENCY
Linenhall Street 
12-22
Linenhall Street

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 Olive MacLeod 
  


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 records for the week ending 30 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): 
 


--368 total deaths registered for the week - 124 respiratory deaths - 51 deaths with COVID-19* mentioned anywhere on the death certificate.


-14,142 deaths year to date with 1,023 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.  


https://www.nisra.gov.uk/statistics/ni-s...

WHEREAS the DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH so called “Evidence Bank” OMITTED NISRA data and evidence and seemingly contains upon testimony, opinion, and advice and such does not rely on facts, data and the available scientific and medical evidence. This technique of relying on opinion or testimony of an authority in this case Michael McBride and Ian Young’s advice, the highly controversial & widely criticised the Governments’ Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) advice, is also ‘Authority Fallacy’ propaganda.



For example, the alleged “evidence bank” contains un-published and un-peer reviewed SAGE papers from SPI-B Group. SPI-B contains multiple members for the Behavioural Insights Team (BiT) with is a private company closely linked to the Cabinet Office which uses Applied Behavioural Psychology - also known as ‘brainwashing’ & ‘social engineering’ techniques on the public with out their consent or knowledge. 


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 8 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
 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 PUBLIC HEALTH AGENCY or that pertain to work done by public servants and/or agents of the PUBLIC HEALTH AGENCY. 


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 PUBLIC HEALTH AGENCY 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 notice will be used as evidence. The information requested is of public interest.

The PUBLIC HEALTH AGENCY 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, Olive MacLeod, a living woman, acting as a public servant in the public office of Chief Executive Officer of the PUBLIC HEALTH AGENCY and you, will honour and adhere to your position of Trust, your Duty of Care, Code of Conduct, 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 
 

cc: To All Whom It May Concern

Foi Pha, Public Health Agency for Northern Ireland

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Foi Pha, Public Health Agency for Northern Ireland

“This email is covered by the disclaimer found at the end of the message.”

  ________________________________  
Dear Ms Keane
 
Ref: Freedom of Information Request No. 97/20
 
Thank you for your request for information received in the Public Health
Agency on 8^th 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.
 
Public Health Agency’s ongoing monitoring of the Coronavirus (Covid-19)
pandemic is published through our weekly COVID-19 Bulletin and monthly
Epidemiological Bulletins, which you can find on our website [1]here.
 
The weekly COVID-19 Bulletin presents high level data on key areas
currently being used to monitor COVID-19 activity and highlights current
issues and public health messages, while the COVID-19 monthly
Epidemiological Bulletin combines this information with analysis of the
demographic characteristics (age, sex, geographical location, deprivation)
of people affected by the virus.  The COVID-19 Monthly Epidemiological
Bulletin also looks at some of the wider impact of the virus on the
healthcare system, comparing recent trends in activity with historic
norms.
 
You may also wish to refer to the following section of the Department of
Health website:
[2]https://www.health-ni.gov.uk/covid-19-sc...
 
If you have any queries about this communication or are unhappy with this
response and wish to request an internal review, please do not hesitate to
contact me.
It would be helpful if you could quote the reference number above in any
future communications relating to this request for information.
 
Yours sincerely,
Carol Hermin
 
OBO
 
Janine Watterson
Assistant Governance Manager | 12–22 Linenhall Street | Belfast | BT2 8BS
| Tel No: 028 9536 2578
 

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14 November 2020  


Olive MacLeod 

Doing business as Chief Executive Officer 

PUBLIC HEALTH AGENCY , 
12-22 Linenhall Street 
Belfast


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

NOTICE OF

CORRECTION & CLARIFICATION - 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 Olive MacLeod 
  


Thank you and your staff for the reply to my Freedom of Information request of 8 November 2020. 



I received the following: “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.” by Carol Hermin OBO Janine Watterson acting as Assistant Governance Manager,PUBLIC HEALTH AGENCY, 13 November 2020.



When reading my original request I spotted a typographical error which has now been corrected. My request now states:



“1.    All records in the possession, custody or control of PUBLIC HEALTH AGENCY (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 confirm that the reply supplied “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.”

Applies as well to my now corrected Freedom of Information request. A full corrected copy is below. 



Sincerely and without ill will, vexation or frivolity, 

By: Alisa Keane  

All rights reserved 



08 November 2020  

Olive MacLeod

Doing business as Chief Executive Officer 

PUBLIC HEALTH AGENCY 

Linenhall Street, Belfast


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



FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT 2000 REQUEST

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 records for the week ending 30 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): 
 


--368 total deaths registered for the week - 124 respiratory deaths - 51 deaths with COVID-19* mentioned anywhere on the death certificate.

-14,142 deaths year to date with 1,023 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.  
 
https://www.nisra.gov.uk/statistics/ni-s...

WHEREAS the DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH so called “Evidence Bank” OMITTED NISRA data and evidence and seemingly contains upon testimony, opinion, and advice and such does not rely on facts, data and the available scientific and medical evidence. This technique of relying on opinion or testimony of an authority in this case Michael McBride and Ian Young’s advice, the highly controversial & widely criticised the Governments’ Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) advice, is also ‘Authority Fallacy’ propaganda.

For example, the alleged “evidence bank” contains un-published and un-peer reviewed SAGE papers from SPI-B Group. SPI-B contains multiple members for the Behavioural Insights Team (BiT) with is a private company closely linked to the Cabinet Office which uses Applied Behavioural Psychology - also known as ‘brainwashing’ & ‘social engineering’ techniques on the public with out their consent or knowledge. 


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 8 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 8 November 2020
accessed 8 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 8 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 PUBLIC HEALTH AGENCY (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 PUBLIC HEALTH AGENCY or that pertain to work done by public servants and/or agents of the PUBLIC HEALTH AGENCY. 


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 PUBLIC HEALTH AGENCY 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 notice will be used as evidence. The information requested is of public interest. 



The PUBLIC HEALTH AGENCY 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, Olive MacLeod, a living woman, acting as a public servant in the public office of Chief Executive Officer of the PUBLIC HEALTH AGENCY and you, will honour and adhere to your position of Trust, your Duty of Care, Code of Conduct, 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 

cc: To All Whom It May Concern

Foi Pha, Public Health Agency for Northern Ireland

“This email is covered by the disclaimer found at the end of the message.”

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Dear Ms Keane

Ref: Freedom of Information Request No. 97/20

Thank you for your request for information received in the Public Health

Agency on 8^th 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.

Public Health Agency’s ongoing monitoring of the Coronavirus (Covid-19)

pandemic is published through our weekly COVID-19 Bulletin and monthly

Epidemiological Bulletins, which you can find on our website [1]here.

The weekly COVID-19 Bulletin presents high level data on key areas

currently being used to monitor COVID-19 activity and highlights current

issues and public health messages, while the COVID-19 monthly

Epidemiological Bulletin combines this information with analysis of the

demographic characteristics (age, sex, geographical location, deprivation)

of people affected by the virus. The COVID-19 Monthly Epidemiological

Bulletin also looks at some of the wider impact of the virus on the

healthcare system, comparing recent trends in activity with historic

norms.

You may also wish to refer to the following section of the Department of

Health website:

[2]https://www.health-ni.gov.uk/covid-19-sc...

If you have any queries about this communication or are unhappy with this

response and wish to request an internal review, please do not hesitate to

contact me.

It would be helpful if you could quote the reference number above in any

future communications relating to this request for information.

Yours sincerely,

Carol Hermin

OBO

Janine Watterson

Assistant Governance Manager | 12–22 Linenhall Street | Belfast | BT2 8BS

| Tel No: 028 9536 2578

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