Omicron Variant – “the Good, the Bad and the ‘Intriguing'” – Warning

(Art design: Jean-Dominique Lavoix-Carli Photo: Gerd Altmann) This brief article is an updated warning about the threat created by the Omicron variant. It is assessed with 15, 22 and 23 December 2021 information. It concerns a series of indications related to the risks of hospitalisation, to vaccination and to incubation period for the Omicron variant. …

Omicron Variant – “Major, Imminent Threat” Warning

(Art design: Jean-Dominique Lavoix-Carli Photo: Gerd Altmann) This brief article is a warning assessed over 15 to 18 December 2021 about the very serious, indeed “major, imminent threat” created by the Omicron variant (Neil Ferguson in Emily Head, Dr Sabine L. van Elsland, “Omicron largely evades immunity from past infection or two vaccine doses“, ICL …

The Red Team Analysis Weekly – 9 December 2021

This is the 9 December 2021 issue of our weekly scan for political and geopolitical risks or, more largely, conventional and unconventional national and international security (open access). Scroll down to access the scan. This week’s scan could be titled “Back to the past thanks to U.S. President Biden“: Ukraine, Taiwan, China, Russia, the U.S. …

The Red Team Analysis Weekly – 25 November 2021

This is the 25 November 2021 issue of our weekly scan for political and geopolitical risks or, more largely, conventional and unconventional national and international security (open access). Scroll down to access the Weekly. Using horizon scanning, each week, we collect weak – and less weak – signals. These point to new, emerging, escalating or …

Long COVID and the Fifth Wave – The Hidden Pandemic

(Art design: Jean-Dominique Lavoix-Carli) More than 110 million people have experienced or still suffer from Long COVID since the start of the pandemic (Chen Chen et al., full references and detail of calculation below). This is the number that follows from the findings of a study systematically reviewing the research done on Long COVID until …

The Fifth Wave of the COVID-19 Pandemic and Lethality

(Art design: Jean-Dominique Lavoix-Carli) As the global fifth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic has now started, should we be worried about it? How lethal will it be? This article and the next will focus on direct health-related impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic fifth wave. Indeed, these effects are those that determine all others. Here, we …

The Red Team Analysis Weekly – 4 November 2021

This is the 4 November 2021 issue of our weekly scan for political and geopolitical risks or, more largely, conventional and unconventional national and international security (open access). Scroll down to access the Weekly. Editorial: As featured article, this week, we have the frightening E-bomb. Then the COVID-19 pandemic is coming back at the top …

The Red Team Analysis Weekly – 27 May 2021

This is the 27 May 2021 issue of our weekly scan for political and geopolitical risks or, more largely, conventional and unconventional national and international security (open access). Editorial: Of note, among others, we selected as featured article a study according to which ‘More than half of Europeans want to replace lawmakers with AI, study …

The Red Team Analysis Weekly – 13 May 2021

This is the 13 May 2021 issue of our weekly scan for political and geopolitical risks or, more largely, conventional and unconventional national and international security (open access). Nota: We apologise for not publishing an edited version of last week’s issue: we increased the capabilities of our servers (in terms of number of CPUs, RAM …

The Red Team Analysis Weekly – 29 April 2021

This is the 29 April 2021 issue of our weekly scan for political and geopolitical risks or, more largely, conventional and unconventional national and international security (open access). Using horizon scanning, each week, we collect weak – and less weak – signals. These point to new, emerging, escalating or stabilising problems. As a result, they …

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