Foreign governments find it hard to get their heads around how such a man as Boris Johnson could ever have become the leader of the Conservative Party and so the Prime Minister of Britain. He was after all no more than a journalist with a posh background who had a reputation as a chancer and a liar. His editor at the Daily Telegraph sacked him for lying. His actions in office have hardly improved their opinion of him. Lying to the British public got him over the Brexit line, and he is still lying and deceiving to blindside the British people about the downsides of Brexit - all predicted at the time and dismissed as 'Project Fear'. They wait with interest to see how long it will take for the Brits to see through him and his carefully calculated masks.
My interest today is in examining more closely the consequences of his mad and murderous actions here in the UK as we suffer the twist of fate that has left this man as the British PM during a viral pandemic.
First a reminder of a blogpost I published in May last year, around fifteen months ago. I picked this one at random - my first digital finger in a pie that contains scores of my excoriating exposures of this murderous man who misleads this country. Press here for some SKWAWKBOX informed anger.
|SARS -Coronoavirus-2 which causes COVID-19 disease - image used under licence from Getty Images|
How little has changed in this period of over a year.
Yesterday, the Daily Mirror Online carried this title:
UK COVID DEATHS RISE BY 100 AS INFECTIONS PASS 38,000 FOR SECOND DAY IN A ROW
Underneath, the report continued:
All four home nations have seen an increase in cases in the week to August 20, according to the ONS infection survey, amid fears England could see a big surge when schools return.
What's more, this is getting personal. My local paper carried this headline yesterday:
COVID RATES NOW THE HIGHEST IN ENGLAND
The sentence below stated that Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly now have the highest rate of Covid-19 cases in England.
Why? There was a spike in infections after the G7 summit meeting in Carbis Bay, a few miles from where we live - and then thousands were infected at Boardmasters, a surfing festival in Newquay, a couple of weeks ago - and there are hundreds of thousands of tourists entering this county for theirsummer holidays and throwing caution to the winds. Masks and social distancing have become relics of the past. The leader of the country told us: July 19 was Freedom Day.
|My thanks to the cartoonist for this brilliant perspective on Freedom Day|
This same leader is also the focus for a chilling story in the 'i' newspaper yesterday that carried the title:
COST-BENEFIT ANALYSIS 'SET ACCEPTABLE COVID DEATHS AT 1,000 A WEEK'
I learned that Boris Johnson has privately accepted that there will be at least a further 30,000 deaths in the UK over the next year and that he would only consider imposing further restrictions if that figure looked like it would rise above 50,000.
It's worth remembering that we are already world-beating with a death toll of around 155,000 in the first fifteen months of this global pandemic.
The government's cost-benefit analysis on Covid measures is believed to set not only the acceptable level of cost to save the life of a Covid patient at up to £30,000, but also how much each life lost costs the UK economy.
It is understood the analysis shows that the cost of keeping the annual death rate below 50,000 would outweigh the cost to the UK economy of allowing it to rise above this level.
Those last two paragraphs are taken word for word from yesterday's newspaper report by David Parsley. I hope he can get his head around what this means - I think it signifies that the leadership in No 10 Downing Street is more than oven-ready for sectioning on mental health grounds. Over in New Zealand fifteen months ago, the PM Jacinda Ardern declared that it was 'unthinkable' to pursue a policy of herd immunity, implying that human life should never be sacrificed in the pursuit of profit.
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'm being creative ...|
One last item in conclusion, always remembering that we are but a small set of islands on this planet and that COVID-19 is a global agent of death and ill-health affecting the most vulnerable populations hardest. This also appeared in yesterday's 'i' newspaper, under this title:
100,000 expired vaccines set to be binned at end of month
GPs in England are furious that these surplus AstraZeneca vaccines have not been given to developing countries. Doctors have been warning officials of the problem for weeks with the doses piling up as the vaccination programme opened up to younger people, who are now advised to have a different coronavirus jab wherever available following reports earlier this year of rare blood clotting events related to the AstroZeneca vaccine affecting younger people.
OMG - WHAT A MISGOVERNMENT HAS COME OUR WAY