Wednesday, 21 October 2020

HUMANITY IS IN A VIRAL WAR - AND TRUTH IS THE FIRST CASUALTY OF WAR

 On October 19 (yesterday) the World Health Organization (WHO) reported that there had been 39,944,882 confirmed cases of COVID-19 so far in this pandemic. Rounding up, 40 million of our species have been infected with this virus. And of these cases, 1,111,998 have died. 1.1 million human beings. A 2.8 per cent mortality rate. 

Of course, such figures cannot be taken as an exact record of what has been happening over this last year - but they do point to the gravity of the menace we are facing. The second wave of this viral pandemic has just started. We have who knows how many months still to go in this second wave and we are now moving into the winter months when immune systems may be weakened by other seasonal illnesses. The historical record for pandemics suggests that a third wave may also have to be endured.  


The First Wave


In the so-called 'mother of all pandemics', the Spanish flu of 1918/19, there were at least 50 million deaths worldwide. The Asian flu pandemic of 1957 cost nearly 2 million lives. The Hong Hong flu

Friday, 9 October 2020

MORE UPDATES ON OUR MISGOVERNMENT - THEY ARE STILL LYING TO US

SKWAWKBOX is a lifeline to the truth in these COVID times. We have to be so smart, so alert if we are to see through what is going on. Here are some aids to that end:


Another Tory lie - and one that will needlessly wreck local economies and leave people in danger

The Tories are attempting to justify their plans to close pubs and restaurants by claiming that almost a third of infections in the second wave of the pandemic are contracted in hospitality settings:


Nadhim Zahari is telling porky-pies.


Public Health England's own data expose the blatant - and massive - lie. Just 4% of infections outside the

Tuesday, 6 October 2020

IT JUST GOES FROM BAD TO WORSE - UK GOVERNMENT IN 2020 - AN UPDATE

 

 IT IS HARD TO IMAGINE SUCH INCOMPETENCE IN GOVERNMENT IS POSSIBLE - BUT THIS IS THE UK IN 2020. 

'Dept of Health and Social Care blames old version of Excel for it missing thousands of positive coronavirus cases - and their contacts

(SKWAWKBOX - 6 October 2020)





The Tories have blamed an old version of Microsoft's Excel spreadsheet software for them missing thousands of positive coronavirus tests between late September and early October.

The error meant that around 16,000 infections were missed - and that none of the contacts of those infected were traced and warned about their possible exposure. Even assuming only ten contacts per missed infection, that's around 160,000 people - and with their contacts, millions are at risk of unknowing exposure, in the midst of an exponentially-growing pandemic:

https://videos.files.wordpress.com/zHlH3YRC/excel-fiasco_hd.mp4

All because the Tories tried to operate an absolutely critical function via uploads to a spreadsheet - and didn't even bother to make sure the spreadsheet software was up to

Saturday, 3 October 2020

SHIFTING THE RESPONSIBILITY - 'NOT ME, FOLKS! NOT US, YOUR GOVERNMENT!' - 'IT'S YOU, THE OIKS, WHO ARE TO BLAME!'

 SKWAWKBOX continues to nail Boris Johnson and his crew. A couple of today's SKWAWKBOX posts follow - but first a cartoon (with grateful thanks): 








'Arrogant and cowardly PM wants to shift blame yet again, in spite of record of consistent and willful failure







 Boris Johnson says it's your fault that the UK is suffering a massive 'second wave' of the coronavirus pandemic. Speaking to the BBC, the Tory PM claimed 'everyone' became 'complacent' over the virus and