Given the hysterical eagerness of mainstream media to promote a vaccine as the only way to stop the pandemic I’m not surprised to read today that Big Pharma and the fear and panic merchants of the scientific community are still pushing a vaccine that only yesterday was reported to have failed at the very first stage of trials by spectacularly not preventing vaccinated Rhesus monkeys from developing symptoms.
But then those of us with suspicious minds have speculated all along that the PANdemIC is not driven by a virus but by a political agenda.
The same was true of the 2009 Swine flupandemic, another non – event that would not have attracted a single column millimter of news coverage had the crook and liar Prof. Neil Ferguson predicted, on the strength or output from his flawed and easily riggable mathematical models rather than empirical evidence that thousands would die in a global pandemic resulting from a Coronavirus strain jumping the species barrier from pigs. This was Ferguson’s prediction of how the Swine Flu pandemic would play out: Guy has a lot to answer for
“In 2009, Ferguson and his Imperial team predicted that swine flu had a case fatality rate 0.3 per cent to 1.5 per cent. His most likely estimate was that the mortality rate was 0.4 per cent. A government estimate, based on Ferguson’s advice, said a ‘reasonable worst-case scenario’ was that the disease would lead to 65,000 UK deaths.
In the end swine flu killed 457 people in the UK and had a death rate of just 0.026 per cent in those infected. Ferguson’s prediction of 500,000 deaths from COVID – 19 if the economy was not shut down has about the same relationship with reality even after figures for “COVID related deaths” have been ramped up by including as a “COVID related death” people who died of heart failure after a decades long history of cardio – vascular problems, but who, while in hospital, happened to have stood near a person who later tested positive for the disease. Oh yes, such tenuous links to COVID have been used to inflate figures in support of the fear and panic campaign.
Government and media throughout the liberal democracies has left many people in a state of abject fear. They dwell on death. They religously count the number of people who have Covid-19 infections. They say nothing of the vast army of people who have had it but are now perfectly fit. They say nothing of the vast army of people who have had no or mild symptoms.
The people behind this campaign have no time for Common Sense.
Where I live in rural Lancashire, UK I would have to meet 2000 over people before the balance of probabilities would indicate I had met ONE with Covid-19. Yet local news reported from a supermarket and singled out a man standing by himself some distance from the entrance. The reporter politely asked him whether this was the start of a queue. With wild angry eyes and spittle flying he demanded that the unfortunate news hound maintain a social distance (As the reporter had a mic attached to a selfie stick she must have been well over six fet away).
At the tills a grim-faced lady would not move along a snake-like queue because the distance laterally was not 2 metres.
Both creatures had, in my view, been damaged by the relentless propaganda designed to maintain control by fear.
I have encountered many examples of similar fear online, notably at U.S. platform Medium.com where both content and comment threads are dominated by the more illogical extremes of liberal and progressive movements. One person who replied to a comment I posted a few weeks ago accused me of “volunteering for death” if I did not isolate myself until vaccinated. The fact that there is not, and may never be an effective vaccine escaped him completely.
Another told me, when I commented about the low kill rate of COVID – 19, that only right wing Republicans tried to play down the threat of COVID – 19 but people who followed REAL news sites knew that ten per cent of Americans had already died of COVID – 19. There are so many indications of congenital idiocy in that statement I didn’t even bother trying to elighten her.
But the prize for compete and nutter fear induced insanity goes to the gentleman who tried to twist everything I said, first claiming that instead of my perfectly reasonable repetition of the well known fact that COVID – 19 has predominantly affected people of above retirement age with known health problems, or younger people with serious health problems. He first insisted I had said COVID – 19 only affects retireees and therefore believed only the young deserve care, and when I questioned his motivations or the quality of his literacy skills he was outraged that I should suggest he was stupid and that only far right extremists believed Trump’s lie that COVID – 19 only affects old people. His comment continued at length about how I was angry and hurt at his “correcting the misinformation” in my comment and was lashing out because he had humiliated me.
Angry? Well I was slightly miffed that he had missed my humourous references to COVID – 19 having only a slightly higher fatality rate in the young and healthy than spontaneous combustion or bizarre gardening accidents (a reference to the spoof rockumentary Spinal Tap, or a rather more obscure reference to Monty Python’s Flying Circus.
In my response I have him links to three UK and European left wing sources that backed up everything I wrote. I haven’t heard from him since – pity really, I’d intended to let him in on the secret that British Republicans tend to be fringe left wing activists rather than Donald Trump fans.
When we reflect on the bovine stupidity of those who unquestioningly swallow the entire fear and panic narrative, it’s no wonder the global elites found it so easy to seize our liberty and right to exercise free will. Whether they can hold their gains is up to us.