there are lies
there are damn lies
and then there are government statistics
totally unused Covid testing station
Governments, at least in western civilised countries, are not supposed to lie. However, that does not stop them from being economical with the truth. Based on the evidence of my own eyes I firmly believe that my government is not only being économique avec la vérité, but is not averse to telling the odd untruth.
Lots of lockdown restrictions are supposed to be lifted tomorrow, Monday July 19th, and in the run-up to that there is growing alarmist talk from 10 Downing Street, (the seat of English government). Allegedly the number of new covid cases is now running at some 50,000 a day, with 740 patients hospitalised. (There are about 115,385 hospital admissions a week in England, for all reasons.)
Even if these numbers were real, that means that only about 0.075% of the UK population are testing positive for the coronavirus and only 0.055% of those are being sent to hospital ~ with covid, not necessarily for covid. There is NO new covid pandemic here in England, despite all the government’s lies, misinformation, and black propaganda would have us believe.
I also treat the ‘testing positive’ numbers as suspect. Here in the North East of England I am supposed to be right in the middle of a covid hot-spot, and to prove it there is a huge walk-in, drive-in testing station just the other side of the Marina from me. In a week I have seen nobody going in there to be tested, and nobody coming out again after being tested, positive of not. Where are all the ‘positive for covid’ numbers coming from?
The most common test for covid here is called the rapid lateral flow test, which is so useless that any schoolboy knows how to make it give a false positive. No doubt our new health secretary Sajid Javid knows how to make a lateral flow test read positive, and if he doesn’t, he should.
Governments and their health advisors have created a monster with all the coronavirus pandemic lockdowns, laws, regulations, and restrictions ~ and now their monster is out of control.
Maybe none of them are intelligent enough to have ever read Mary Shelley or Robert Louis Stevenson.
it only looks impressive