Britain is running headlong towards a governance with increased surveillance, management of society and an unwelcome increase in policing. Is this to be the “new normal”.
There is now doubt over the link between lock down and saving lives. Reality is creeping in to the public consciousness.
People are getting sick because they are being isolated and living under house arrest, (it is called lock down, but the effects are the same, differing in name only) too scared to even think about breaking a curfew, reported on by neighbours for more than two people together in their back gardens and then there is the mandatory ‘Clap for our NHS’.
The following graph, courtesy of UK Column, shows the lack of correlation between lock down and “saving lives”:
It is impossible to rely upon “official” statistics, that vary wildly from one website to another: statistics that rely upon unreliable and sporadic testing procedures. and based upon death certificates citing Covid19, regardless of pre-existing medical conditions.
Statistics, too, that were set in stone very early on in the development stages, when the perspective was limited and compressed, before a true picture could be seen. The newly emerging statistics, here are now increasingly undermining initial conclusions and pointing to the futility and negative consequences of lock down.
It is now accepted that there is a high mortality rate among the elderly in care homes in the UK and globally — among the same elderly civilians who are being “asked” to sign DNRs (Do Not Resuscitate) forms.
This amounts to signing their own death warrant. They will be neglected, isolated from their families when at their most vulnerable and left alone to die, even though it is possible that they have not contracted the virus.
Instead of offering proactive and positive suggestions that will enable our immune systems to combat the disease, the British Government is ensuring conditions that will suppress immune systems to dangerous levels and create a perfect environment for Covid19 to flourish.
There are 1.4 million new benefit claims for welfare, according to Reuters News Agency, “about seven times the normal level”. The government has promised “80% of pay to workers who are temporarily laid off”.
How did we arrive at this point? Who steered the UK Government towards this questionable and alarmist lock down policy?
We are told that conclusions were formed on the basis of sound epidemiological analysis and research by doctors and scientists who care about our welfare. I’m not so sure
Neil Ferguson, a professor at Imperial College, was responsible for the modelling of a response to Covid19. His virtual model was recommended by the World Health Organization (WHO) and it passed through into policy.
Ferguson’s dramatic prediction of 500,000 deaths in the UK became the foundation of Boris Johnson’s sudden change of heart from herd immunity to mass quarantine.
Ferguson is acting director of the Vaccine Impact Modelling Consortium (VIMC), which is based at Imperial College in London. According to Ferguson’s biography on the website, here“much of [his] work is applied, informing disease control policy-making by public and global health institutions.”
So what else has he done? He must be a stellar performer to advise a national government, surely?
Ferguson was instrumental in the modelling of the British Government’s response to Foot and Mouth Disease (FMD) in 2001, which a peer describes as “not fit for purpose” (2006) and “seriously flawed” (2012).
An estimated twelve million animals were slaughtered as a result of Ferguson’s input. The farming community was devastated by suicides and bankruptcies that irretrievably altered the landscape of British agriculture — forcing healthy smallholdings into agricultural corporate mergers and empowering the EU in the agricultural sector.
12,000,000 animals [Meat & Livestock Commission statistic] were slaughtered but that did not include lambs at foot, aborted lambs, calves or piglets. Further, tens of thousands of chickens were slaughtered in the early months — on welfare grounds, apparently. 88% of all animals slaughtered had not contracted FMD
[ Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs].
Great Orton airfield was used to slaughter sheep under the “voluntary” cull: that was anything but voluntary, and farmers not participating were ruthlessly threatened. There was only one mild case of FMD recorded from the thousands of blood tests done at Great Orton
There was a conveyor belt that ran from the slaughter tent at Great Orton to the graves. It ran 16 hours a day, transporting “dead” young lambs, anecdotally, some were buried alive.
The man that advised Blair during this fiasco was Prof. Ferguson of Imperial College. He was [reportedly] sacked by DEFRA late on during the epidemic, but the damage had been done! Prof Ferguson was awarded an OBE in 2002 for his work during FMD 2001.
In 2002, Ferguson predicted that up to 50,000 people would die from variant Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, better known as “mad cow disease”, increasing to 150,000 if the epidemic expanded to include sheep.
Since 1990, 178 people in the United Kingdom have died from vCJD, [National CJD Research & Surveillance Unit at the University of Edinburgh. ]
In 2005, Ferguson claimed that up to 200 million people would be killed by bird-flu or H5N1.
By early 2006, the WHO had only linked 78 deaths to the virus, out of 147 reported cases.
In 2009, Ferguson and his team at Imperial College advised the government that swine flu or H1N1 would probably kill 65,000 people in the UK.
In the end only 457 people died in the UK.
Now, in 2020, Ferguson and Imperial College have released a report which claims that half a million Britons and 2.2 million Americans may be killed by Covid19.
The report has not been peer-reviewed; despite this and Ferguson’s glaring record of mathematical incompetence, the British Government has adopted the devastating cultural economic lock down that Ferguson has proposed.
And just like in 2008, ordinary people will have to pick up the pieces, and pay the price for this folly.
In part 2 I will try and provide some answers
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