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COVID ~ Official Scaremongering

there are lies, damn lies, and statistics

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Much in the news here are rumours that Prime Minister Boris Johnson might have to back off on the plan to completely release England from the stupidity of lockdown / house arrest / self-quarantining / the wearing of useless face-masks, currently scheduled for June 21st, because the number of people testing positive for the cornonavirus has spiked at 3,165 in day, (and nobody died).  Mostly this ‘spike’ in the numbers testing positive is because of Mr. Toad’s stupidly delayed decision to stop travel / incoming flights from; Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan ~ presumably to avoid being seen as ‘racist’.  So while the disease hell-hole of the Indian sub-continent has the dead from covid being thrown into the Ganges, people from there were still free to enter the UK, until April 23rd

There are no available demographic statistics revealing what part of our population has tested positive for the virus, but it is very noticeable that the rise in cases is mostly in towns which have large communities with strong links to the Indian subcontinent.  Interestingly the latest spike in the number of cases is attributed to the Indian variant of the virus.

Something about these numbers stinks like last week’s bad fish, so I decided to look deeper into the statistics.  The most recent week for which I could find a complete set of numbers is between 13 – 19 of May 2021, when 14,051 people tested positive for covid, or an average of or an average of 2,007 a day, (assuming 7 day testing).  BUT, in that same week a total of 4,559,810 people were tested, meaning that the positive test rate was 0.324%

In the UK you only have a 1 in 300 chance of testing positive for covid.  So what’s all the fuss about FFS?  If you test positive for covid it is very unlikely that you will die from it, in fact most people who test positive for the coronavirus have no symptoms at all.

The sky is falling.  Buy an umbrella.

What the government tells us about covid are not lies, nor even damn lies, they are merely utterly misleading statistics.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

the egregious Mr. Toad

and his strange new spouse

neither wearing a face mask

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’

Prime Minister in Intensive Care

hospital isn’t for fun, especially not now

Britain’s Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, is now in intensive care after his coronavirus condition worsened.  It’s only 11 days since he tested positive for the deadly disease, and no he is no longer leading the government.  Mr Johnson was looking decidedly unwell the last time he was seen on TV.  I know what this virus feels like, and let me tell you, one does feel very unwell if you contract this nasty disease.

Here in the UK we don’t have an official second in line of succession, so Mr Johnson has temporarily delegated his responsibilities to the Foreign Secretary, Mr Dominic Raab.

No doubt the Prime Minister has only been taken into the critical care unit at London’s St. Thomas’ Hospital as a precaution, but with this virus one never knows.  We can only wish him well.

The British death toll from the coronavirus now stands at 5,372, with the number of patients officially tested as positive is 51,608.  This means the mortality rate here is something over 10%.

I trust that we will all stay safe during this critical time.

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jack collier

jackcollier7@talktalk.net

Great Britain is somewhat rudderless today.

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