Category Archives: Politics and sociology
The Hart Group briefing paper on asymptomatic spread of COVID, by pathologist Dr John Lee, shows how the whole edifice of COVID restrictions is predicated on asymptomatic spread, yet how the scientific foundation for its very existence is shaky, or frankly spurious. But there is one potential fly in the ointment.
I’ve read a few articles in the mainstream press recently about the burgeoning culture of sexual harassment in schools in the UK.
When I wrote Seeing through Smoke I rather surprised myself, and annoyed some otherwise supportive readers, by bracketing the climate change issue together with the propaganda campaign for issues of gender and sexuality, with which it has no obvious links.
Did anybody else find the photo-ops of Biden and Boris at the G7 conference yesterday tragi-comic? That is, tragi-comic in the sense of robbing one of the will to live? Biden has been vaccinated, and Boris has had COVID seriously, and had the vaccination. And yet there they were signalling to the world that none of that is of any use by wearing ineffective cloth masks six feet apart. They are liars. But oddly, the charade is, domestically speaking, intended to promote the very vaccinations the pictures suggest are useless. Only a population nudged to oblivion could miss the irrationality on display.
The contradiction in the title of this is deliberate, because most of the problems appearing with the RNA vaccines developed for COVID could have been, and in many cases were, predicted years ago. However, the real world is the sole ultimate teacher. This article is only to draw attention to some fairly simple truths that were knowable from the start, but were buried by the fanatical enthusiasm of influential organisations and individuals for novel vaccines.
If you’re interested in the value and suppression of ivermectin in the treatment and prevention of COVID infection (and in the treatment of long COVID and long-post-vaccine syndromes), there’s an excellent, and extremely long, long-form discussion here between Pierre Kory and Brett Weinstein.
Over the last year, I’ve mentioned a couple of times a little noticed announcement by Matt Hancock in Parliament. He said that all NHS medical records were planned to be made available to… well, it wasn’t specified. This was in order to do research and planning, again with no apparent specificity. He rounded off by saying that “the culture of secrecy surrounding medical records has to end.”
When I was a GP the drug companies blanket-advertised the wondrous benefits of statins for increasingly normal patients. The NHS guidelines, sadly ultimately under the thumb of Big Pharma, followed suit in incentivising us, with both carrots and sticks, to prescribe them to ever increasing numbers of people with marginal risk factors discovered at increasingly mandated routine checks.
Here’s some material linking The Hump’s early interest in newly understood processes of evolution and the more recent all-pervading influence of COVID policy on what I write. Any really dedicated readers will remember my enthusiasm for the work of James Shapiro a decade ago, which turns out to have relevance in the COVID vaccine story.
Today’s government sales-pitch, according to the Telegraph, is “Play your part” Get vaccinated to Beat Indian variant, PM urges public.