The above headline (without the closing question mark which we added to indicate scepticism,) led an astoundingly dishonest report in Yahoo news. It is not the number of people who doubt the official propaganda that we dispute, although that is probably understated, being closer to 50%, or the fact that the piece implies politicians, scientists and the media are involved in deception, these groups are the only professions that rate lower than used car salesmen, estate agents and lawyers on the scale of professional integrity. No, what pissed us off is the suggestion that people believe there is a cover up when in fact it is blatantly and demonstrably obvious we have been shafted.
Some 27% of the population thought that the “real truth about coronavirus is being kept from the public” while 15% think politicians, scientists and journalists are actively collaborating to deceive the public.
One in five (20%) think the government “wants us to think that coronavirus is much more dangerous than it really is” while 19% agreed the government “is deliberately allowing people to die”.
Let’s pause to examine that, before we move on to their next pile of bullshit. From the first we must ask “what conspiracy theories?” We learned early on in 2020 (from whistleblowing Chinese biologists who have since disappeared,) that the virus had somehow leaked from a biological research lab in Wuhan, China and may have been developed as part of a bioweapons program. Then the globalist propaganda machine went into overdrive, telling us it had jumped species from bats to humans in the wet market (where like animals are solf for food,) in Wuhan. Though this narrative was quickly shown to be ludicrous it is still the official line and believed by many people who rely on mainstream media for their information.
The untruth of the second paragraph is dealt with throughout our comments in which we show there is no ‘believe about it, we are being deceived by politicians, scientists and a corrupted media industry that slavishly repeats political and corporate propaganda.
The assertion in the third paragraph that 20% of British people believe the government want us to think coronavirus is far more deadly than it actually is, once more are significantly down on eralier averages has been proved true by the governments own figures (from the Office of National Statistics (ONS) website, not the figures broadcast by the doom mongering BBC or printed in traditional newspapers. COVID has a lower kill rate than the annual seasonal ‘flu outbreaks, total deaths (all causes) for 2020 were in line with the average annual deaths in England and Wales over the past ten years and, very significantly when we are talking about conspiracies and decepton, the numbers of deaths from other major causes, heart disease, cancer, dementia, long term respitatory problems etc. are significantly down on earlier years.
But Yahoo felt those opening paragraphs had not dumped enough bullshit on us. The followed up with:
Nearly a third (30%) believe the death toll is being deliberately exaggerated.
Again no question of belief here, the average age of people who died from COVID in Britain is over 80 and higher than the whole population average age at death. Also complaints from thousands of families have shown that when people who are old and frail die from problems that have afflicted them for years, such as heart failure, dementia, and younger people who have died in unusual circumstances (including notorious cases of a young man who died of stab wounds and another who died of injuries sustained in a motor cycle accident,) their deaths are being ascribed as COVID – related and added to the COVID death toll. This is blatant fraud.
Those from ethnic minority backgrounds are particularly likely to report believing conspiracy-related statements.
The disease does seem to have hit these communities harder. Experts have speculated that the higher infection and fatality rate are due to physiologigal differences, others say it is because members of these communities have been les digilgent in observing social distancing and masking advice.
Respondents who said they get a great deal or fair amount of information on the pandemic from certain online sources, including social media, are more likely to have conspiracy suspicions, the study by the University of Bristol and King’s College London found.
While 15% of the public overall think “reporters, scientists, and government officials are involved in a conspiracy to cover up important information about coronavirus”, according to the King’s college study, this view is held by much larger proportions of people who avoid traditional and “Big Tech” sources (Google, Facebook, Twitter, Apple Newsm mainstream print and broadcast news and left wing globalist propaganda web news sites such as Huff Post and Buzz Feed,) use alternative search engines such as DuckDuckGo and Brave or smaller social media operations, Instagram (43%), WhatsApp (40%), YouTube (37%), Bing (34%), Facebook (31%) and Twitter (29%).