The focus now is on the UK. Perhaps tomorrow it will be your country, but the latest instalment of the Covid drama is now firmly targeting Britain, cruelly denying families across the country the one happy day of the year they were all looking forward to – Christmas.
Because there is a new variant of SARS-CoV-2 which government ministers claim is spreading rapidly, and so most of the UK must now lock down again.
But we’ve had dire warnings before which didn’t pan out. We all remember the millions of deaths guaranteed in the US and half a million in the UK that never happened, predicted by the now defunct Neil Ferguson model. And the superspreading kids that would cripple the country if they were allowed back to school.
It now seems the opposite was true and keeping children out of school could result in an extra 80,000 to 95,000 deaths.
Who can forget the asymptomatics that could kill you if you got near them, now firmly put to bed with the largest study done so far in China (nearly ten million people) demonstrating that no one was infected by an asymptomatic person – not one.
And now we are to believe yet another one: this time it’s the fear of the new variant.
For information on the UK SARS-CoV-2 variant we can turn to the consortium tasked to track genomic changes in the virus – COG-UK.
So the UK government cancelled Christmas for a large part of the UK based on no data to support doing so.
By design or default we are here in a very strange and unsettling world. And there can be few now, when pushed, who would disagree that Covid and its variants are greasing the wheels of tyranny, albeit hiding behind a different paint job: Lockdowns, masks, social distancing, no theatre, no ballet, no arts, no hugging, global economies collapsing, no jobs. Being controlled by riot police and drones?
A “New Normal”
More of us are becoming aware that Covid by itself does not appear to warrant such global changes to the ‘old normal’.
According to the world’s leading expert in epidemiology, Dr John Ioannidis, it is clearly demonstrated that among people below the age of 70 years old, the median infection fatality rate was only 0.04%, strongly suggesting that lockdowns and global quarantines are not needed. That was also echoed by three leading professors of science in the Great Barrington Declaration:
The most compassionate approach that balances the risks and benefits of reaching herd immunity, is to allow those who are at minimal risk of death to live their lives normally to build up immunity to the virus through natural infection, while better protecting those who are at highest risk. We call this Focused Protection.
So what exactly is going on? To some, who have witnessed the police violence, drones and food banks with queues stretching miles, Covid acts more like the palette that power, unbridled, paints on. A willing accomplice for those global leaders whose view of the world is a vista of violent destruction of the old order, to create a new one. Formed, seemingly, in the image of their internal demons — a ‘new normal’ — where we adapt our routine activities to enable consistent compliance to the COVID-19 protective behaviours. Protecting us from Covid while simultaneously destroying our lives.
Even the normal constraints upon a recently retired UK Supreme Court judge could not contain the prophetic warning of truth from being spoken:
if we are operating a healthy democracy what the judiciary provides is a vouching or checking mechanism for the validity [of] laws that parliament has enacted or the appropriate international treaties to which we have subscribed … The last thing we want is for government to have access to unbridled power.
Tragically, what we see is that unbridled power has now escaped and is flexing its muscle not just in the UK but globally.A Variant of a Christmas Carol