Monthly Archives: January 2022
My son planned his wedding over a year ago, reasoning that COVID restrictions would be long-forgotten by then. The mask mandate, in the event was over – with just three days to spare. At least in England, barring the NHS vaccine mandate, which was only cancelled today. Time flies when you’re oppressed, doesn’t it?
Is Boris Johnson being more liberal regarding COVID because he’s under political pressure from scandal, or is he under political pressure from scandal because he’s being more liberal regarding COVID? Certainly Britain, and specifically England as opposed to the devolved regions, is an outlier amongst the western nations in dispensing with mask mandates, vaccine passports and so on.
This “deep dive” by Julius Ruechel will give you an excellent handle on why the pandemic is doing just what it is in the various countries of the world at the moment, from which you will be able to make predictions about your own nation. It deals especially with the total disappearance and patchy return of influenza, whether Omicron is genuinely mild or the kind of danger SAGE feared, and how all the lockdowns and vaccines have failed. Overall, the message echoes what I said nearly two years ago: there is a good reason why God gave us an immune system and not a social distancing instinct. You’ll learn far … Continue reading
Before the COVID vaccines actually materialised, one of the big doubts from those in the know was that no mRNA vaccine had ever gone beyond the animal testing stage because of severe toxicity, so no such vaccines had been successfully produced. Some of us expressed concern that “Warp Speed” and the British equivalent delivered so quickly only by omitting the animal stages. Now we have had a year or more of experience of them, it’s becoming more obvious than ever that the original doubts were correct – we still haven’t produced an effective mRNA vaccine, or one that isn’t seriously toxic.
Yesterday I got a phone call from someone from the NHS, relating to my not having received a third dose of COVID vaccine. One is not prepared for such calls, but I said that I had already explained to my GP, when the surgery staff enquired, that I did not wish to have it. (I confess I got two doses of AstraZeneca from my doctor’s surgery last spring, and have never had dealings with any other “vaccination centre”).
It’s good to hear about the roll-back of the UK’s useless Plan B restrictions, including the infamous vaccine passports, albeit it is apparently largely an attempt to save Boris Johnson’s political career. But as I’ve already discussed here, it’s part of the general unraveling of the lockdown narrative that’s happening around the world. The worrying indicator is that the unraveling is happening in lockstep everywhere, leading many to wonder “what’s behind it.”
The official UK figure for COVID deaths over the last two years is around 150,000. But with a definition, initially, of “death after a positive PCR test” and latterly of “death within 28 days of a positive COVID test” that figure is highly suspect.
Zoe (for those not in the UK) is a voluntary app that has been tracking a decent sample of the population for COVID symptoms, test results and so on, throughout the pandemic. It has usually given a more accurate picture of the current state of play than the ONS data, plagued as that is by poor definitions and worse. Here is an interesting graph from their data:
UK mainstream news is showing all the signs of the beginning of the end of the COVID madness, amidst signs of the unraveling of Boris Johnson’s government through scandal over its cavalier approach to its own undemocratic restrictions. Various scientists and doctors are coming out against the continuation of “Lockdown” policies for the first time, or are gaining a mainstream hearing if they’ve been banging that drum for a long time. One particularly scathing piece, by leading Israeli immunologist Ehud Qimron, is well worth reading, and rather cathartic to boot.
Chris Whitty offers an olive branch to vaccine refusers by saying they’ve mainly been taken in by online misinformation. One such conspiracy theory is that the restrictions imposed by those like Whitty are nothing to do with preventing COVID, and everything to do with coercing people into having vaccines whose actual value is suspect, and whose serious dangers are well-documented. Why would anyone ever think that way?