Tag Archives: Sam McConkey


KN writes:

Sam’s prescience… He may not be an expert in gender relations, but he sure knows his way around a pandemic…

Ah here.

Yesterday: Say It Again, Sam

“My view is to be radical, and I accept this is radical, you need 12 lessons to learn to drive a car, you need a licence to drive a car, you need a test. Do we need some sort of, almost qualifications, licensing, education for men to go out into the social sphere?

“People will say is that  is an impingement on our rights of free movement and obviously we’ve been all through this with covid but as we’ve just heard many women feel their freedom to movement is really restricted because of the danger, so I think we have to think of new ways of doing things, the same old same old won’t work.”

Professor Sam McConkey, of the Royal College of Surgeons, during the Newspaper Panel on the Brendan O’Connor show on RTE Radio 1.


Listen back in full here

Previously: The Dam Breaks

This morning.

Covid response critic Ivor Cummins reviews yesterday’s debate between Tim Martin (top left), CEO of Wetherspoon pub chain and Prof Sam McConkey, Head of the Department of International Health and Tropical medicine at the Royal College of Surgeons, on Claire Byrne Live on RTÉ Radio One.

Under discussion: true mortality rates and just who on earth is John Ioannidis?


Quarter of Covid deaths not caused by virus, new figures show (Daily Telegraph)