Monthly Archives: December 2021
The lockstep official agreement on COVID policies across the world, cutting across one hundred years of epidemiological wisdom, is one of the oddest features of the pandemic. Even on its own it is a good reason to suspect something rotten in the State of Denmark. The other odd thing is how many formerly dispassionate scientists, doctors and others have gradually come to embrace a belief in such rottenness. Conspiracy theorists have hitherto been an eccentric minority: that they now include so many credentialled critical thinkers and relevant experts is a sociological shift that ought to give everyone pause for thought.
Well, so far it looks as though the concerns about the “Omicron wave” I reflected from Sarah Knapton beforte Christmas are not coming to fruition, for a number of reasons.
The message from our Betters was to save granny, stop the spread, and gain Christmas reassurance by testing before you visited her for Christmas. So naturally enough yesterday evening’s Mail headline was about all the people who’d tested positive at family gatherings, how it would cause a post-Christmas surge, and of course how that would necessitate all kinds of further restrictions.
67 His father Zechariah was filled with the Holy Spirit and prophesied: 68 “Praise be to the Lord, the God of Israel, because he has come to his people and redeemed them.69 He has raised up a horn[c] of salvation for us in the house of his servant David70 (as he said through his holy prophets of long ago),71 salvation from our enemies and from the hand of all who hate us—72 to show mercy to our ancestors and to remember his holy covenant,73 the oath he swore to our father Abraham:74 to rescue us from the hand of our enemies, and to enable us to serve him without fear75 in holiness and righteousness before him all our days. 76 And you, my child, will … Continue reading
And whilst in accusatory mode… As a former follower of the theistic evolution outfit BioLogos for a decade, and indeed having written an article for it long ago, I have previously expressed some misgivings about the apparent role of founder Francis Collins in the gain-of-function studies at Wuhan, and their subsequent cover up by major US players like Peter Daszak and Anthony Fauci. Since then the “mainstream” view has shifted towards a lab leak being more likely than not, making Collins’s involvement even more of an issue.
The Book of Proverbs (18:17) says, “In a lawsuit the first to speak seems right, until someone comes forward and cross-examines.” Imagine how absurd it would be (though in history all too common) for an accuser to say, “That man murdered my baby!” and for the jury to go away to decide if murdering babies is wrong, and if so that the man must be hanged.” But nowadays church leaders seem really good at doing just that.
Here’s an excellent long-form presentation by Dr Shankara Chetty, a South African doctor who has successfully treated over 7,000 patients with COVID, which is on Bitchute (and no prizes for guessing why it’s there and not on You-Tube!).
There’s a well-established and (by that certain percentage of us) well-recognised madness in government policy on COVID, at home and abroad. In the light of Omicron, for example, there’s a push to vaccinate everything that moves with agents that didn’t prevent travellers bringing it from South Africa, and despite the fact though most patients are younger, fully vaccinated individuals. The vaccination is now known to give a week or two of added susceptibility (the same phenomenon that dictates that flu-vaccines are given before, not during, epidemics), so we are guaranteeing a surge in illness at the worst time of year, to prevent a surge in cases at the worst time … Continue reading
Only in the last day or two have COVID test positivity rates started to exceed the rise in testing. The increased testing has already therefore grossly exaggerated Omicron’s effect, and will inevitably do so more as testing mania escalates. But the emphasis on “cases” by the Whittys of this world, the media and most of the public shows that even this elementary bias is not understood, even two years into COVID. Science truly died – together with public understanding – in 2020.
This is the title of Scott Atlas’s new book. But which House? The US White House or the UK House of Commons? The book is about the former, of course, but let’s start with the other.