Saturday, 16 October 2021

NEW ZEALAND AND THE CORONAVIRUS - THE STORY THAT HAS NOT YET MADE IT TO THE UK MAINSTREAM MEDIA

 Following the trails left by SKWAWKBOX, I very quickly became an advocate of Jacinda Ardern's zero-COVID strategy in New Zealand. Their elimination strategy, following WHO guidelines and explicitly rejecting a herd immunity strategy without a vaccine as 'unthinkable'. It has given New Zealand the lowest COVID-19 mortality rate in the OECD, a high level of freedoms, and above-average economic performance. If New Zealand had experienced the same mortality as the UK (around 2000 per million), New Zealand would have had 10,000 deaths. Instead NZ has suffered 28 deaths (5 per million).


We all need heroes - Jacinda Ardern is one of ours


There have been occasional leaks, but the protective media dyke-wall that has surrounded the UK's policy of herd immunity from the very beginning of the pandemic remains intact. Stories about NZ's success and experiences are not for trumpeting. I first picked up this new development in the NZ story earlier this week in the 'i' when they carried a small article focusing on a Maori leader's criticism of Jacinda Ardern and her treatment of the indigenous peoples of New Zealand. The last sentence of the

Sunday, 3 October 2021

THERE IS A PSYCHOPATH IN NO.10 - FEEL THE RAGE

My thanks to Steve Walker and SKWARKBOX for the original post, fuelled with rage. Here it is:

Johnson says wage growth more important than life length or cancer outcomes

My thanks to Gary Barker for such a brilliant cartoon depicting this man's destructive pathology



Psychopathic Tory PM says ‘never mind’ life or heath – wage growth ‘most important metric’

Tory PM Boris Johnson has said – in a televised interview – that wage growth is the ‘most important’ and people should ‘never mind’ cancer outcomes or life expectancy.

Press and listen:



In a country where cancer outcomes are poor compared to other similar countries and around 166,000 people a year die of cancer even before the Tories allowed the pandemic to swamp the NHS and where life expectancy is falling for the first time in decades, particularly among poorer people, Johnson is certifiable.

As any working-class person knows, life and health are fundamental. Johnson is an entitled psychopath – something we already saw in his refusal to express regret for the tens of thousands of Covid deaths he has caused and his ‘let the bodies pile high’ comments last year.


My thanks to the Dutch cartoonist who has captured our reality so brilliantly - sometimes the view is clearer from across the Channel. 


SKWAWKBOX has nailed it. This man in No.10 has no empathy, no moral compass. He is

Saturday, 2 October 2021

CONSPIRACY TO CONCEAL - PART 5 - THE FINAL EPISODE - FOR NOW

 We are now into October and I have a full enough set of figures for coronavirus infection, hospital admissions, and deaths over September this year. You will find them at the end of this first section of the blogpost. 

What conclusions do I draw? 

What conclusions do you come to?

Are we in agreement?


Cummings and Johnson - the architects of the UK coronavirus pandemic 


I would like to preface my judgement call by referencing some headlines I noticed in the 'i' newspaper this past week:

On Tuesday 28 September, I noted this:

Two-thirds of Britons now have Covid jabs

The article beneath went on to say that Canada, Chile, Singapore, Italy, Belgium, Ireland, and Spain are among those countries who have already beaten the UK to this milestone. Portugal however leads the world with 84% cent of its population having had two doses. Note we are not exactly world-beating even in the prized area of the vaccine roll-out. 

That same day, I also noticed this:

Infection warning as rules change

Underneath, I read that the number of patients contracting coronavirus in hospitals is likely to rise now NHS executives have been told by the UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) [I promise I am not

Sunday, 26 September 2021

CONSPIRACY TO CONCEAL - PART 4 - IGNORING THE WARNINGS

 A week ago, in its Saturday edition (18 September 2021), the 'i' newspaper published an in-depth article by Jane Merrick revealing how No.10 repeatedly overlooked flaws in its strategy as the Delta variant appeared on the world scene and then hit the UK. 

On the 1 April 2021 this year, a female staff member in a north London care home, who had received her first dose of AstraZeneca in January, tested positive for COVID-19. Within three weeks of that result, 24 of the 42 residents and staff at the care home - which had managed to avoid any outbreaks during the first and second waves - had also tested positive. Just three of the 24 were without any vaccine protection. Genomic sequencing identified the virus as a variant that had arrived from India, now known as the Delta variant and already the dominant form of the virus worldwide. 


My thanks to Wolverton for this brilliant cartoon - just add to the list those whose vaccine immunity is wearing off after six months  


By 14 May, members of Nervtag (the government committee of scientists which has been set up to deal with emerging virus threats) began to ring the alarm bells. It was not until the middle of June, a month later, that the Department of Health under Matt Hancock responded to the Nervtag discovery that the first case in that north London care home was residing with someone who had returned from India in March and had been feeling unwell. That traveller had correctly followed amber list rules and had been quarantining at home. But other people living at that address were not required to isolate and were going about their daily business. 

Even though India went on the red list on 23 April - with all travellers kept in hotel quarantine for 10

Monday, 20 September 2021

CONSPIRACY TO CONCEAL - PART 3 - PLEASE KEEP CHECKING TO SEE IF I HAVE BEEN RIGHT TO BE A JEREMIAH

 There is something rather dreadful about opening the paper each day, from Monday to Saturday, to see what the figures are for deaths from the Sars-Cov-2 virus. I am doing so because I have a need to know, as a Jeremiah prophesying against this misgovernment we are suffering. The man in No. 10 and his cronies will be studying the same statistics each day to calculate how much longer they can afford to wait before bringing back restrictions within our society. 


My thanks to the Guardian newspaper for this brilliant cartoon


Remember what my blogpost on Saturday 4 September revealed, courtesy of an 'i' article - see this link here

The 'i' article by David Parsley quoted these words from a 'source':

'The Prime Minister is minded to implement another lockdown or new restrictions only if the figure of annual deaths looks like it's going to go above 50,000. That means deaths from Covid of 137 a day, or just under 1,000 a week'. 


Well, yesterday's death toll stood at 140, so we are already in the land of lockdown or new restrictions - and perhaps a return to sanity. But be sure, the man in No 10 will not act until it is way too late to prevent more unnecessary deaths."

 

I find all this so appalling. That man in No.10, by his actions and inaction, stands responsible for the loss of around 155,000 lives in this country. And now future policies are being decided on the number of bodies being wheeled from the wards to hospital mortuaries, even as we are all encouraged to live life as

Sunday, 12 September 2021

CONSPIRACY TO CONCEAL - PART 2 - THE ART OF PULLING WOOL OVER EYES

 Last Saturday, 4 September 2021, I gave an account of how the British media were not running with the dramatic story of how this country is moving inexorably to ever more COVID-19 infections, with more of these cases being admitted into hospital, and more people dying from their coronavirus infections.


The British press media are not always doing the job they should


I repeated the story I had read in the 'i' newspaper the week before about how the man in 10 Downing Street had organised a cost benefit analysis for the present coronavirus situation and drawn the conclusion that he would need to start bringing back restrictions only when the daily death toll exceeded 137. I pointed out the 'i' had reported the daily death toll as 140 on Friday 27 August. I then decided to record and monitor these daily statistics in the 'i' newspaper. You can see my last two blogposts on this issue, using these links below - last week's contains the statistics for coronavirus cases, admissions to hospital, and deaths since the beginning of September.


Saturday 28 August 2021 

Saturday 4 September 2021 


The reality of admissions into hospital - over 1,000 British citizens were counted in as COVID-19 patients last Friday


This weekend, I am updating the statistics with the latest figures for the last six days. The trend in

Saturday, 4 September 2021

CONSPIRACY TO CONCEAL - THE BRITISH MEDIA ARE CHOOSING NOT TO RUN WITH THIS DRAMATIC STORY

 I am waiting for today's Morning Star and 'i' newspapers to arrive through the letterbox. The 'i' publishes each day a small table, showing most prominently 'Vaccination Progress' in the UK population - 73% had had one jab and 64% had had both, as of yesterday. Then underneath there are COVID-19 daily figures. They used to get far more prominence and attention, attracting articles and opinion pieces analyzing their significance. 

Not any more.

There must be a conspiracy to conceal - the decision-makers within the media are being nudged or commanded by government not to focus on what is happening.  Why? So the people can enjoy their freedom and the wheels of the British economy can continue to turn. But this means throwing caution to the wind. It means the silencing of the Jeremiahs in the scientific community and wider who know what is happening but cannot find a media outlet to proclaim their warnings.  



The coronavirus and its variants - so far (thanks to Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, for this image)  


Here are the 'i' daily COVID-19 statistics for the last four days - Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and today, Saturday:


                                                Cases                        Admissions                   Deaths

Wed 1 September            32,181 (+5,705)                901 (-42)                      50 (+2)

Thu 2 September             35,693 (+3,512)                842 (-74)                    207 (+157)

Fri 3 September               38,154 (+2,461)                848 (+1)                     178 (-29)

Sat 4 September              42,076 (+3,922)                 985 (+136)                 121 (-57) 


Time to remind you of part of the content of my last Jeremiah blogpost, published last Saturday