In blogging briefly on the Belgian medical professionals’ open letter expressing deep concern over their governments’ handling of Covid-19 (Checking up on falsehoods… refers), I reiterated that I don’t have time for checking out conspiracy theories – and that goes for the widespread claims about scientists’ advice to our Prime Minister (some of which do make valid arguments). Life’s busy enough writing and trying to keep up with events without additional on-screen activity – and we never waste time with the British Brainwashing Cult!!
Hence, re-blogging We Are Being Lied To by Wanda Alger and recommending anyone wanting to keep tabs on the issue to visit Spirit-Body-Soul (Facebook), where Jonathan Ely monitors a myriad of news sources.
However, I believe it is well to keep you, my reader, informed as and when appropriate, time allowing.
The UK Press, especially the Telegraph’s journalists, are highly sceptical of ministerial handling of the Covid-19 issue; as Daily Mail emphasises on Wednesday’s front-page:
It turns out that whilst President Trump was in hospital with Covid-19 on Sunday 4th October, a declaration signed by thousands of medical and public health scientists and medical practitioners was issued in Great Barrington, Massachusetts, as shown below (click image to read in full) – a noteworthy coincidence is it not?
ON TOP OF THAT, there’s more disconcerting news in the UK, as science editor Sarah Knapton reports today (emphases mine):
‘A re-analysis of the Imperial University modelling that led to lockdown in March shows shutting schools and preventing youngsters from mingling may have had the counter-intuitive effect of actually killing more people.
‘In a study published in the BMJ, Edinburgh University (7 October) predicted that over the entire course of the pandemic, keeping children out of classrooms would increase deaths by between 80,000 and 95,000. Likewise, social distancing of everyone, rather than just the over-70s, could cost between 149,000 and 178,000 lives.
‘Experts say the virus was able to spread faster to vulnerable people once lockdown measures were introduced than if some level of immunity had been allowed to build up in the young....
‘The Government locked down the country after Imperial modelling showed that 500,000 people could die and the NHS would be overwhelmed.
‘But Imperial had also predicted that no mitigation strategy could lower deaths to fewer than 200,000 without a vaccine, and suppressing the virus would merely delay an even deadlier resurgence.
‘The authors of the new paper, who rediscovered the figures in their reappraisal, said the Government appeared to have chosen to protect the NHS in the short term, rather than save lives throughout the whole epidemic. Although it reduced peak demand for ICU beds, it prolonged the epidemic, resulting in more long-term Covid-19 deaths…’
NB (RB): THESE SCENARIOS WERE KNOWN IN MARCH 2020 BUT IGNORED!!
PS. Also see Sarah’s report of yesterday: Could children have been our secret weapon against coronavirus?
PPS. see Prof Karol Sikora, The Government’s bid to smear critics – as in favour of ‘letting the virus rip’ – is disgusting!