Category Archives: Health

No End In Sight

England will be closed down for months to come

some would say that’s being flown the wrong way up

Despite flashes of official optimism following the first vaccinations against the coronavirus, it would seem that there is no end in sight to the manifold miseries of lockdown, self-isolation, and national shutdown.  Scotland faces a national shutdown from midnight tonight, and there is no doubt that Prime Minister Boris Johnson will very soon follow suit for England.  He is making a televised statement at 8 p.m. this evening, and Parliament is being recalled on Wednesday this week, presumably to ratify whatever draconian new measures are announced.

Even harsher coronavirus  measures than before will mean that UK borders will be closed, international travel stopped, all stores except food stores and pharmacies will be shut, all schools closed, any and all household mixing will be banned, and people will only be allowed to leave their homes for one of a specified list of essential reasons, such as food shopping.

Despite these draconian emergency measures the numbers infected with COVID-19 will keep on rising, and more and more people will die.  There is nothing politicians, health officials, or medical science can do about it.  The coronavirus will mutate faster than vaccines can be developed to prevent each new strain.  Once a virus is loose in the general population there is no way short of Divine Intervention of controlling it.  And, who’s to say that God didn’t inflict this on the world?

The virus will eventually burn itself out, as all pandemics do.  But, this could take months or even years.  Until then we will all just have to suffer.

Good luck to us all.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

best to bar your door and fort-up ’til spring

Coronavirus Chaos

order, counter-order, disorder, chaos

The British Government’s handling of the coronavirus crisis is descending into farce, with Prime Minister Boris Johnson leading the charge towards chaos and civil disorder.

To begin with; England is mostly in the severest extant tier four lockdown, and faced with an even stricter tier 5, (which has yet to be invented).  Yet, Mr Johnson  is urging parents to send their youngest children to school tomorrow.  This could be a whole new ‘slaughter of the innocents’.  On the third hand, the Prime Minister has not ruled out a nationwide full shutdown of everything to try to control the new mutant strain of the virus.  Interestingly while primary schools here will be open tomorrow January 4th, no decision has yet been made on whether higher education establishments will be allowed to open even on January 18th.

It turns out that the whole lockdown idea touted by the disgraced, adulterous Professor Neil Ferguson came from Communist China.  What kind of guy is this mad professor anyway?  He’s got no medical qualifications whatsoever, in fact he never even passed a basic biology examination.  The latest on that is that lockdown hasn’t worked here because we are a ‘western liberal democracy…..’  WTF?

The vaccination programme is also in a complete mess.  Each recipient needs to receive 2 injections, spaced three weeks apart, (according to the manufacturer’s doctors and scientists).  However, in order to boost the numbers ‘vaccinated’ the idiotic health minister Matt Hancock is saying that there will be 3 months between vaccinations instead of 3 weeks.  Every statistic trotted out concerning COVID-19 is a damn lie.   As it happens a significant number of people, (perhaps 40% of the population), will turn down the opportunity of receiving the injections.

Many health professionals, such as retired doctors and practicing dentists, have given up on volunteering to administer the coronavirus vaccination because of the stupid bureaucratic nonsense surrounding the process.

Top officials in the NHS have insisted that urgent cancer operations will not be scrapped in order to free up beds for coronavirus patients.  Methinks they doth protest too much.

Meanwhile, a recent nationwide opinion poll shows that if there were a general election now, Boris Johnson’s Government would be thrown out on its ear, and he would lose his own parliamentary seat, all because of the mismanagement of the coronavirus crisis.

You couldn’t make it up.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

Nobody else is applauding you, Mr Prime Minister

 

Silent Night

the singing of carols is forbidden
and all the churches are closed

Here in England we do not have a written constitution, else our government might not be so fast to remove from us those inalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.  Nor the right to worship our God.  But, the ancient tradition of caroling is now forbidden. as is the breaking of bread with family and friends.

Please listen with a little reverence.

I hope you remember the Gaelic.

There’s some Irish in all of us.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

as well as caroling

try quaffing and wassailing

Two Thousand Miles from Christmas

’tis the season of peace on Earth and goodwill to all men
not any more it isn’t

Do you remember Christmases past?  The happy anticipation of family visits.  The simple pleasure of meeting a few friends in your favourite pub.  You can forget all that.  Anyone who has any fun this year is going against official government guidelines.

Still, this isn’t a negative song at all.

If you take the lyrics in a Christmas Spirit.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

 

nobody is going anywhere this Christmas

Random Jottings ~ Covid Christmas

in England it’s always winter now, but never Christmas

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Christmas is a special day of meaning and traditions

spent in the warm circle of family and friends

unless you’re a Londoner in lockdown

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and, one by one, all our freedoms were taken away

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whatever draconian laws governments pass

the virus will always have the last word

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The singing of Christmas carols is verboten

and all the churches are closed

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have yourself a merry little Christmas

and I do mean little

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silent nights have come to stay

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

and on Christmas Eve, the clock struck thirteen

Christmas? Bah Humbug

the Ghost of Christmas Present haunts the land

The British Government is tying itself in knots over what to do about their conflicting views on the coronavirus and Christmas.  On the one hand are the doom and gloom merchants who would prefer that Christmas was cancelled this year, or moved to midsummer day, or just done away with altogether.  Chief of these Scrooges is an unattractive drone called Chris Whitty, who has this witty catchphrase for his idea of a proper Christmas; ‘keep it small, keep it short, keep it local…..’  What a charmless, overpaid wazzock that person is.

People of his ilk have obviously got to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, because his latest soundbite is; ‘Have yourself a merry little Christmas.  And this year sadly I do mean little…..’  At least he has promised that he would not be cancelling Christmas.  Whereas in the People’s Democratic Government of Wales, anyone having a good time will most likely get arrested.

Actually, it doesn’t matter what anyone in the government says because a hell of a lot of people will just ignore the official ‘advice’ and get on with their own Christmas as best they can.

Unfortunately my Christmas plans have been totally canned, since British Airways stopped me from going to Cancun.  I’ll be alone again over the holidays.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

I hope nobody gives an order to stop Christmas shooting down Santa

 

Not Going

I got as far as the gate, to be told I can’t go anywhere because I am English.

 

Back at home with Marmaduke a and a bottle of duty free.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

I would even have flown on a Dakota

Feeling Confused

your intellect may be confused, but your emotions never lie

some things are guaranteed to get you into deep shit

Rather a lot has happened this year.  Beginning on my birthday the whole of England was condemned to various degrees of house arrest.  We are now in Lockdown Day 256, almost nine months that the whole country has been in suspended animation.  Probably for no good reason whatsoever the government has spent £394 billion of our money trying to stop a non-existent pandemic of the COVID-19 virus.

Nobody has been allowed to visit with anybody, and heaven forefend that you might want to make out with somebody you don’t live with 24/7.  Here in England sex is just about forbidden ~ unless you are a member of the government that is.

We are not allowed to go anywhere, especially we English are not allowed to enter The Peoples Democratic Republic of Wales.  Scotland is out of bounds for us Sassenachs too, but who in their right mind want to have anything to do with a country run by the wee ginger krankie?  The Scots must be totally confused as they try to convince their heads of things their hearts know is a bunch of lies.

The police here have turned themselves into a cross between the East German Stasi and the Gestapo.  Having a dozen of the boys in blue band together to arrest an innocent elderly lady for standing by the Houses of Parliament’s railings must be such fun for them.  Mind you, they all acted like craven cowards when confronted with BLM protesters.  Of all the crazy police forces in England the North Yorkshire Police have gone the furthest in coronavirus insanity.  They are using automated licence plate recognition systems to identify and stop people from tier 3 areas entering their tier 2 Garden of Eden.

Every single politician and government official has shown themselves up for the ignorant buffoons they are.  Gavin Williamson, England’s minister for education is the latest idiot, he managed to insult the whole world in a radio interview he gave about our early roll-out of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine.  BTW, that stuff is mostly untested, and nobody has a fucking clue about the long-term effects of this jab.  You’d have to be crazy to have it.  After you Boris.

And Boris Johnson, our ineffectual Prime Minister, has lost the plot.  He is so in thrall to his current squeeze Ms Carrie Symonds that his government is set to adopt all of her mad ocean conservation, save the planet, green eco-warrior ideas.  For example, all petrol, diesel, and hybrid cars and vans will be totally banned here from 2030.  Really?  How’s that going to work?

Meanwhile all pubs, clubs, bars, restaurants, are shut, by order.

You couldn’t make it up.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

Boris and Carrie

the odd couple

Coronavirus Vaccine

better the Devil you know than the Devil you don’t

It seems that truckloads of Pfizer / BioNTech’s Covid vaccine are on their way from Belgium to the UK, where use of this brand-new miracle cure has just been approved by our medical regulator.  Already our Prime Minister and Health Secretary are claiming that the end to the pandemic is in sight, and that the vaccine would ‘allow us to reclaim our lives and get the economy moving again…..’

I’m not holding my breath.  The initial delivery of this particular vaccine will comprise of 800,000 doses, and given that two doses are required 3 weeks apart this tranche will treat a maximum of 400,000 people.  Allow for logistical problems, wastage, people not turning up for the second dose after the rather nasty side effects from the first injection, and I predict that maybe a quarter of a million people might be properly immunised.

On top of that there are already arguments about who should be treated first, with some saying it should be care home residents and staff, while others insist the first to get the vaccine should be front-line health workers.  That should be fun, the National Health Service has a staff of 1.4 million.  The population of the UK is said to be 67,886,011 people ~ really?  In which case put me down to be inoculated sometime after the first 67 million.

An effective and safe vaccine usually takes more than 10 years to develop, this Pfizer vaccine is hitting the English streets after only 10 months.  This new vaccine is said to be 95% effective.  Really?  The most effective vaccine in medical history to date is the Tuberculosis vaccine which is proven to be 89% effective, while at the other end of the scale the vaccine against the Rotavirus is only 35% efficacious.  The vaccine we are all supposed to have for measles is 69% effective.  So, I don’t believe the coronavirus vaccine will be anything like 95% effective.

Anyway, why bother at all?  Some 1.64 million people in the UK are said to have been infected by the coronavirus, or about 11% of the population.  Really? There are so many false positives as to make the number of stated infections laughable.  Of those infected 59,051 have died, or 0.08% of the population, and even those numbers are so massaged as to be meaningless.

The dry run for the mass vaccination programme is being called Exercise Panacea ~ how appropriate.

Many doctors, nurses, and other health professionals state privately that they will not be submitting to this vaccination.  Neither will I, not ever.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

this vaccine will prove to be a Frankenstein’s monster

 

Lies, Damn Lies, and Politicians

tell a lie once and all your truths become questionable

Is there any bigger liar in British officialdom today than Michael Gove, Minister for the Cabinet Office, and effectively the number two man in Boris Johnson’s government.  Yesterday he said that the hospitals in this country were 88% full, as though that was a bad and catastrophic thing.  The government is using this ‘88% full’ number as an excuse to impose yet more lockdowns, without ever bothering the truth that this time last year the hospital bed occupancy rate stood at just about 95%.  And that was long before the coronavirus was even thought of.  Gove lies by using out of context partial truths.  That’s pretty skillful, but being a skillful liar is no compliment.

Meanwhile Boris Johnson repeatedly fudges every number he talks about.

It is a bitter thing indeed to realise that the Prime Minister is a serial liar, but what can you expect from a serial adulterer?  It seems that Boris is cherry-picking data and using’scaremongering’ tactics to justify lockdown rules, and it’s equally obvious that he doesn’t understand how to interpret National Health Service data.  Mind you, nobody said that Boris was the sharpest knife in the drawer when it comes to numbers.

We are repeatedly told about the intolerable pressure on our health service, yet the huge ‘Nightingale’ emergency hospitals stand empty.  Two-thirds of the private hospital beds commandeered by the government to give the NHS breathing room if their wards were overrun with coronavirus cases, went unused this summer.  That cost the taxpayer around £400 million a month.  Somebody is making a lot of money for nothing.  Somebody is not telling the whole truth.

Even members of Boris’ own party tore into him in Parliament yesterday after he tried to defend his latest’ ‘lockdown by tiers’.  So did the leader of the Labour Party, the official opposition, but Keir Starmer is also being disingenuous.  No matter how much he criticises the government, he is not prepared to have his party vote against them in the House of Commons.  Some of his colleagues are furious with him.  Generally, nobody in politics is happy with anybody.

At the end of yesterday’s acrimonious debate a tearful Matt Hancock, the health secretary, referred to the death of his step grandfather from Covid in Liverpool last month.  I wonder how many times Mr. Hancock has cried, and how many times he has lied?

Sadly, Boris Johnson is probably the worst Prime Minister in a crisis since Neville Chamberlain, the man who believed all of Adolf Hitler’s lies.  And we know how that ended up.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

more months of compulsory ‘face coverings’

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