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Beware False Idols

With raging unemployment, mental health in decline, and with rates of substance abuse, domestic violence, and suicide on the rise; isn’t it past due for an investigation as to who these restrictive measures actually benefit?

As the dawn broke on 2021, many of us hoped the last year would become a distant memory — a nightmare we’d finally shaken. Only to have the unsettling realisation in the early days of the new year, that the monsters were still living under our beds, and they’d grown larger fangs.

COVID has stripped all normality from the lives we used to recognise. From our daily interactions with friends, family, and colleagues to our inability to leave home for any reason other than to buy food and have a quick walk. 10 months in and we’re no closer to managing Coronavirus than we were last March, let alone solving it.

How can it be, that as one of the world’s superpowers, we appear totally incapable of making even one proactive decision to help us progress in our struggle with this virus? One measure to help restore our quality of life, rather than degrade it further and continue the downward spiral of confusion and uncertainty? Are our elected officials and public health experts truly this unprepared and this incompetent?

The definition of insanity is repeating the same behaviour and expecting a different result. Yet here we are, being told that schools are safe, implementing no travel ban on international flights and no mandate to wear face masks.

As we soar past 80,000 total deaths in the UK and record upwards of 80,000 cases per day, the solution solely rests on a subpar rollout of the various vaccines. Medicines that have been rushed to development and leave much to be desired with respect to their effectiveness in dealing with the transmission, repeat infection, and symptom control.

There has been no advice about physical fitness or how a healthy diet can protect you better than staying cooped up at home.

We’re told, “the end is in sight”. A broken promise that we’ve been seduced with since day one of the pandemic. Matt Hancock assured the nation that we had ample PPE, hospital beds, and staff to deal with any eventuality. Almost a year on and again we’re told of an NHS set to implode and leave us dying in the streets, should you listen to the daily, I mean weekly, I mean whenever they fancy, government briefings.

The end is in sight, for sure. The end of millions of people’s livelihood, the end of our trust in media, the end of the economy as we know it. The end is in sight for our privacy. The government clearly seems more interested in handing out monetary penalties than helping us cope.

A simple call from a neighbour can have police at your door, investigating how many people live at the residence and forcing their way in should they want to have a closer look. It’s happening in Canada and more recently in Scotland.

The question that seems to be missing from the discussion is about the severity of COVID vs the damage these measures are doing to the wider population. If over 99% of people that catch COVID recover within a couple of days, the majority seem to have no lingering side-effects and the virus is mainly an affliciton that seriously afflicts those over 60yrs of age; why are we switching off the entire economy?

The economic trauma being inflicted on our society is reaching an irreperable tipping point. Trauma which will be felt by those most vunerable to and affected by these draconian lock down measures, and sitting on our hands doesn’t seem to be working.

You’re allowed to question the governments advice, more recently, laws, that impact your ability to feed your family, without being subjected to the moral superiority of celebrities and news personalities that claim they know what’s best in all circumstances.

We’ve seen time and time again, in both the UK and the US, politicians, people in positions of authority or celebrities stand upon their soapboxes and chastise families wanting to spend holidays together, partygoers and protestors for flaunting the rules and exaserbating the spread of the virus. Only to know that inevitably, in just a couple of days, another know-it-all morally superior douchebag will be spied breaking the rules they demanded we follow. See Rita Ora, Dominic Cummings, Gavin Newson or Piers Morgan., who flew to Antigua for Christmas and others that abide by a different set of rules.

The point here is, if it’s good for the goose, it’s good for the gander. And right now, the ganders need the freedom that a lot of these geese have been enjoying inside and outside of the rules for far too long. It’s the hourly worker that needs their freedom, the single mother with multiple jobs and the retail workers that need their livelihood’s restored.

The restaurant owners that have spent thousands complying to the constantly shifting goalposts of government policy deserve to know why the entire population is indoors when although the rate of infection is high, the death rate and serious illness rate in those that are 0–50 yrs is almost nil.

Can you imagine for a second if everyday we were bombarded with a daily update of the 500,000 people a year that die from smoking related illnesses? Or that they were tracking every cold and attributing every death to the common cold even though the cause of death may have been a heart attack due to years of high cholesterol? We would be in a constant state of panic.

Yet we’re not. Why?

One theory is that by removing swaths of the older generation, it will ease the burden of the pension crisis we’re facing. Pensions are in dire straits and many people in their 40’s fear there will be nothing to claim when they reach retirement age. Another is the economic debt insolvency. Imploding our economy by overprinting money until the value becomes non-existent causing The Great Reset to be fully adopted.

It’s easy to ride the conspiratorial highway. There is likely some smigen of truth packed inside any wild tale and often times more than a double serving.

I tend to lean more towards incompetency in matters that involve politicians, but perhaps playing the fool is the genius part of the rouse. Either way, if these measures are deliberately in place to collapse our economy and transition us to a digital, trackable, social scoring society; or because the government is wildly inept at making any forward thinking decisions — enough is enough.

Our media should be asking harder questions of government as the public only gets one video question and one text question per briefing. We should not fear reprisal or ostrisisation for voicing questions that call policies into question.

It doesn’t mean you’re an anti-vaxxer because you want more data on the safety of these vaccines or the infection rate of the virus.

The government needs to cease and desist with the policies they have attempted to implement and rethink their measures across the board.

It feels like we’re being led towards a situation where a vaccine will be necessary for basic societal functions. A measure that is definitely about maintaining restrictive control over the population rather than managing a public health crisis.

Yet recently, experts in Canada have found the damage caused by lockowns is 10x worse than the virus itself. “Emerging data has shown a staggering amount of so-called ‘collateral damage’ due to the lockdowns. This can be predicted to adversely affect many millions of people globally with food insecurity [82–132 million more people], severe poverty [70 million more people], maternal and under age-5 mortality from interrupted healthcare [1.7 million more people], infectious diseases deaths from interrupted services [millions of people with Tuberculosis, Malaria, and HIV], school closures for children [affecting children’s future earning potential and lifespan], interrupted vaccination campaigns for millions of children, and intimate partner violence for millions of women.”

Additionally, new research is being published with respect to the transmission rates of asymptomatic positive COVID persons in Wuhan, China.

The evidence derived from testing nearly 10mil citizens ages 6 and older is that asymptomatic detection accounted for 0.3% of all cases, 300 people. Of those 1,174 close contacts were traced and tested. All tested negative for COVID-19. There were 34,424 previously recovered COVID-19 cases who participated in the screening. Of the 34,424 participants with a history of COVID-19, 107 tested positive again, giving a repositive rate of 0.310% (95% CI 0.423–0.574%).

Virus cultures were negative for all asymptomatic positive and repositive cases, indicating no “viable virus” in positive cases detected in this study.

One thing the government has said, is that most people are asymptomatic and if the data reads true, most of us have nothing to worry about and pose no risk of infecting those around us.

Therefore, it can only be reconciled that the scientific advice we’ve been receiving has been incorrect and the damage done by pumping billions into our economy and forcing closures of schools to restaurants in the end, will be all for nothing. Except to make the privileged few a lot richer.

There seems no reason to trust what the government, their medical advisors or the media tell us about this virus and the dangers it poses to our health. People recognise when they’re being fed a rotten food and something is starting to smell past due.

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