Category Archives: Medicine

Lockdown ~ It Isn’t Black and White

England expects an end to coronavirus chaos

scenes of covid chaos at Heathrow airport

It’s lockdown day 483, and today, Monday 19th of July is supposed to be our Freedom Day.  Except it isn’t because Bumbling Boris Johnson seems to think it’s funny to be the Prime Minister of a country stumbling from one farcical situation to another.

There are still a hell of a lot of covid restrictions in place, principally surrounding overseas travel, and what happens if you’re unlucky enough to have found yourself anywhere near someone who has tested positive for the ‘Indian Influenza’ or ‘South African Variant’.

If you have been near someone who has tested positive, then you are supposed to go into 10 days of strict self-isolation ~ and I mean the conditions around that are eye-wateringly onerous.  And, just in case you didn’t know you’d possibly been exposed to covid, your cell phone will alert you because it will have been near the cell phone of someone on the lurgy list.  Or the NHS test and trace system will finger you, or a neighbour, or your workplace, or your kids school…..

Of course, it was predictable that Boris and his cronies would try to exempt themselves from all the illogical and draconian rules and regulations they’ve put in place after Health Minister Sajid Javid tested positive.  But, the furore when it was announced that Boris was above the law has persuaded the bumbling buffoon that he’d better stick by the rules after all.

Luckily for him that he’s probably got someone to explain all the rules and regulations for him, because there’s bugger all chance of the general public understanding them.

I predict that Boris’ days are numbered.  The buffoon has shown himself to be utterly out of kilter with public opinion far too many times for his party to go on standing by him.  Old Etonian and Oxford University arrogance may well spell the death knell of his prime ministerial tenure ~ eventually.

But it’s not all black and white.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

covid queues are longer than the flights

Chronic Stress, Anxiety, and Depression

many of the casualties from the coronavirus will be from preventable chronic stress

the torment of chronic stress can kill you

It’s very difficult for me to write this.  I’m confused, fatigued, and fearful.  Who would know that 475 days of enforced isolation could do this to an otherwise healthy person?

For more than a year I’ve been prevented from seeing my friends, going anywhere, or enjoying myself in a normal human manner.  For more than a year I’ve angry, anxious, and distressed, and for most of the time I wouldn’t admit that to myself or to another person.

Although I knew I wasn’t ‘right’ nor ‘healthy’, I didn’t know just how bad it was until I booked a (perfectly permissible), short break in the Mediterranean sunshine of Gibraltar.  Just booking the trip filled me with apprehension, but then it got worse.  I had a severe panic attack; insomnia, nausea, confusion, sweating, headaches, and memory loss.

All of those and more physical symptoms can be attributed to chronic low-level stress and anxiety.  What I had done in merely booking a short trip to get me out of this place was to allow my mind to write a cheque my body wouldn’t cash.

I need help to recover, and I know that with some support I can get over this whole coronavirus insanity.

Of course, if I tell our National Health Service any of this I will be instructed to go into strict self-isolation for 10 days.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

it’s Catch-22

you are damned in you do

and damned if you don’t

Prisoner of Covid

the summer solstice
day 455 of coronavirus house arrest

Today, June 21st 2021, was supposed to be the end of lockdown, the day on which all Covid-19 restrictions were to have been removed and we English would be free to live normal lives again.  Instead, our imprisonment stretches into the future, with a new release date set for the 19th of July, perhaps, maybe, if you can believe Prime Minister Boris Johnson, which I don’t because he’s a proven philandering, lying, cheat.

Why is lockdown set to go on and on and on when it’s all a gross perversion of the natural duties of doctors, politicians, and government officials?  The whole sorry saga provides a chilling example of how a taste of almost unlimited power and prestige, wielded through secret committees, can distort the judgement of supposedly moral and intelligent people.

Those now in power justify their needlessly cruel rules, regulations and laws as necessary to help mankind at large, and specifically to protect our National Health Service.  In reality they are feeding their own egos and pockets at the expense of the people.

There is no one with sufficient courage and morals to let go of the power they have stolen over us ~ besides they like it too much.  They have all sat there too long for any good they have been doing.  They will not likely be forgiven, if ever.  The people are angry.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

another angry day in the dungeon of my own home

Pathological Liar = Politician

falsifier, fabricator, misleader, perjurer, pseudologue

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withholding vital information about the coronavirus vaccine

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deliberately promulgating false claims

that the Indian variant of the virus is more infectious

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being purposefully unavailable to take telephone calls

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failing to tell the truth to the Prime Minister

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attempting to brainwash the public

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a fucking hopeless Health Minister

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using old and discredited data

misleading parliament

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all of the above are direct quotes from today’s news media

jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

they think it’s all over

now it is

Covid Testing Shambles

order, counter order, disorder, fucking shambles

The number of people testing positive for the coronavirus in England has reached  about 11,000 a day, which is less than 1% of all those tested in a day.

The most common covid test is the ‘lateral flow’ which gives a false positive in 60% of cases.

The allegedly more accurate PCR test gives a false positive a third of the time.

The estimate of possible deaths by covid used by the UK government to justify lockdown is known to be hopelessly inaccurate, inflating the numbers by 90%.

Vaccination against the virus has been found to be 96% effective, but the government is willfully ignoring these numbers when deciding on testing, lockdown, travel, and quarantine regulations.

Coronavirus Testing in schools will be axed due to the mass disruption it’s causing.

It could be August before English tourists are free to return to the UK without testing and quarantine.  But back among ‘them, the elite’ all those attending the G7 summit in Cornwall suffered no inconveniences at all, and thousands of soccer officials with their hangers-on will be allowed into England without quarantine to attend a couple of football matches.

The former head of the pointless, inefficient, useless, wasteful, vastly expensive, (£37 billion), covid Test and Trace programme, Baroness Dido Harding, wants to be the next boss of the National Health Service.  She is a ‘friend’ of our pointless, inefficient, useless, wasteful, vastly expensive Prime Minister Boris Johnson, so she could get the job.

Meanwhile, the current head of our £201 billion a year Nation Health Service, Simon Stevens,  has revealed himself to be a smug, smarmy, self-satisfied git in a televised interview by Sky News political editor Beth Rigby.  It seems that this wassock  thinks he’s a government minister and not just some over-paid bureaucrat.  Stevens makes a good foil for that other wassock Health Minister Matt Hancock.

You Couldn’t Make It Up.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalknet

Matt Hancock & Simon Stevens

England’s very own

Mutt & Jeff

More Coronavirus Crap

as we come to the end of the ‘pandemic’
the ‘great and the good’ prove just how stupid they are

covid will last forever

and we need to live with it like flu

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the virus is never going to go away

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the public will have to get used to covid deaths

so what is an acceptable number of daily victims?

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the covid ‘passport’ to enter sporting events is back again

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couples face a £10,000 fine

if they don’t do a proper covid risk assessment on their wedding

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vaccine shortage is now threatening the end of lockdown in England

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and finally for today

Russia has now identified the Moscow variant

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

mask wearing will be compulsory forever

Covid Inoculation

they say that it’s safe
and you can’t get safer than safe

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I had my second covid shot yesterday, and there have been no obvious side-effects.  The one and only reason I have had these injections is because I want to travel, and going anywhere ‘abroad’ seems like it will only be possible if you can prove that you have been vaccinated.

As I stated in my earlier blog about governments’ misleading statistics, the chances of me testing positive for the virus are less than 1 in 300, and the chances of me getting very sick from covid are less than 1 in 500.  Far more people will die from cancer than will from the coronavirus, (and all cancer treatment and testing has been stopped for the duration of the alleged pandemic).

NOBODY knows what the long-term effects of these vaccines might be.  But, what the fuck, I’d rather enjoy whatever time I have left than live as an isolated and frightened hermit.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

of course I could go crazy later and marry a dog

Food on Friday ~ Herbs; Sage

Sage is an Important herb, especially for adult women

Like most herbs, common or garden sage is a plant packed with complex organoleptic phytochemicals.  These compounds are why herbs are great for flavouring food.  Organoleptic means affecting the senses, and as we all know there are a lot more than 5 of those.  It’s commonly held that humans have 13 senses, but that list may not even scratch the surface.  For example, how do you always know when someone is staring at you?  Not only that, the complicated stuff in the plants we commonly use as herbs would also seem to bypass the senses and work directly on the brain to affect a person’s mental state.  The unregarded sage, Salvia Officinalis, is chock-full of interesting compounds which would be illegal if you tried to buy them over-the-counter.

As any organic chemist will tell you, if you add chemical compounds together, you will often create something that is more spellbinding, than the sum of the individual effects.  That is also what happens when we ingest herbs.  The separate ‘drugs’ in herbs are engaging, but in combination they can be enthralling.  The unique combination of chemicals in sage has a particularly strong influence upon adult women.

The modern urban man with a bit of a garden, balcony, doorstep can easily grow sage.  Like a lot of herbs it it very tolerant of poor soil and sun.  Sage also comes in a host of varieties ~ different sizes, colours, leaf patterns, in fact you could make yourself a sage garden.  Sage reaches a height of about 2 feet, can be pretty rampant, grows best in full sun in slightly acid soil, pH 5.5 to 6.5, and the old growth should be cut back by about half in early spring.  The herbs to grow along with common sage are parsley and clary sage.  Neither sage nor clary will grow well indoors.

While common sage, (Salvia officialis), is packed with psychotropic drugs, diviner’s sage, (Salvia divornorum), is so psychedelic that its legality is under consideration in some US states.

Two very important words of warning.  Diviner’s sage really is a potentially potent hallucenogenic.  Pregnant womenshould avoid clary sage, it can bring on child labour.  In fact if you are thinking about using sage for medicinal purposes, then it may be best to have a word with your doctor before you start experimenting.

The effective parts of the plant for culinary and medicinal uses are the leaves and flowering tops, and these are best gathered in spring.  The active compounds in sage include; asparagine, borneol, camphene, eucalyptol, oestrogens, pinene, salvene, saponin, tannin, and thujone.  Thujone has a very similar effect on the human mind as does the THC in marijuana.  If you can get hold of a plant, diviner’s sage, (a.k.a. Mexican Mint Sage), contains a lot of Salvinorin A which targets the brain’s kappa opoid receptors.   Salvorin A is the strongest natural hallucenogenic.  Basically, sage has similar stuff in it as the wormwood used in absinthe.

Sage is best picked fresh and used straight away.  You can easily dry it for use all year around, but dried sage isn’t always as effective as the fresh article.  Don’t pick it after early autumn, in fact don’t pick much sage after the flowers have all gone.

Sage, especially clary sage, (Salvia sciarea), is a woman’s herb.  The other spices herbs and oils to use with it if it’s to help a woman with anything at all are; cinnamon, geranium, jasmine, sandalwood and  lemongrass.  Mixing these with a lot of alcohol is not necessarily a brilliant idea unless the effect you are looking for is euphoric desire.  In that case, run your lady a tub and add sage oil or fresh sage leaves to the water.  Get a couple of scented candles in jasmine or sandalwood.  Mix your lady an aphrodisiac drink ~ creme de cacao and tequila are good with sage.  Wash her hair and give her a head massage using fresh sage leaves or sage tincture ~ which also treats dandruff.  If she’s a smoker give her a sage cigarette, which is also good for asthma.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalknet

 

a sage bed makes a great addition to any garden, or a garden all of its own

 

Lockdown Day 365

23 March 2021 ~ my birthday ~ one year of lockdown

trust me; howling at the moon doesn’t help

The British Government’s draconian response to the coronavirus crisis starts its second year today.  We begin another year of lockdown.  None of the numbers surrounding COVID-19 are either real and nor do they make any sense.  In particular the alleged 126 thousand people who are said to have died of this virus in the United Kingdom in the last year is a completely false statistic.

There are three kinds of lies: lies, damned lies, and statistics.  ~  Mark Twain

Here, as in most countries, anyone who has tested positive for the coronavirus in the 28 days before their death is deemed to have died from COVID-19, no matter the true and real cause of death.  Even using the false statistics fewer than 2 in 1,000 who have caught the disease have died from it, (0.2%), and of those who have allegedly died from coronavirus, the vast majority have been over 82 years old, (which is older than the median age of death here).

A real statistic is that because of the coronavirus lockdown the UK is broke, and getting deeper into penury with every day that passes.  The cost to the UK economy of this lockdown is said to be £521 million a day, ($730 million), although our government is actually borrowing a billion pounds a day, every single damn day.

And the lockdown just gets more and more severe.   From next Monday, March 29th, taking a foreign holiday is illegal ~ in fact I would be fined £5,000 for just turning up at an airport.   It’s like living in East Germany under the yoke of communism.

All I can do is wish myself a happy birthday ~ hoping and praying that things get better for us all very soon.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

after we’ve been vaccinated

why do we still have to wear a mask?

COVID Vaccination

one of the greatest lies ever told is that vaccines are safe

Every ten years or so I get myself vaccinated against tetanus, a habit I formed when I had hobbies and pastimes which involved getting dirty, lots of cuts and bruises, and coming into intimate contact with the good earth.  That’s the only vaccination I’ve had since I was a child, and even back then I never had my full quota of shots.  You may be able to tell that I’m not a big fan of the whole vaccination against everything school of medicine.

Vaccination is a barbarous practice and one of the most fatal of all the delusions current in our time.  ~  Mahatma Gandhi

Nevertheless, this morning I booked myself the required couple of vaccinations against the coronavirus.  This was not an easy process, given that one has to use an NHS website which is about as clunky as a Model T Ford.  Not only that, but the doctors and clinics in my town are not involved with mass imunisation so I have to travel 25 miles to a pharmacy in Bishop Auckland to get the shots.  That’s going to be 4 expensive taxi journeys.

Add to that the first available slot for me is at the crack of dawn on March 23rd, with my follow-up shot at the crack of dawn on June 8th.  It’s verging on pathetic inefficiency.  And for what?  I do not believe that the coronavirus is a rampant deadly disease, nor do I believe that being vaccinated offers me any significant health benefits.

However, if I ever want to go anywhere in the foreseeable future I am going to have to be able to prove that I’ve been immunised.    Most authorities, in most of the countries I would want to go to on vacation will be insisting that visitors have been vaccinated.

The more vaccination is supported by public authorities, the more will its dangers be concealed or denied.  ~  M Beddow Bayly

It looks as though the earliest date I will be allowed to travel abroad is Monday May 17th, at which time I may well be allowed to go to Greece, even though by that date I’ll only have had one jab.  But who knows, the whole thing is a moving target.

Some say that vaccinations are dangerous and ineffective.  And that the coronavirus isn’t even as bad as the flu.  All I know is that I’ll jump through hoops if it means I can enjoy some warm Mediterranean sunshine.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

if vaccinations are effective why will we still need to wear masks?

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