I don’t know about you, but I’m really, desperately sick of it now.
Covid. Not an hour passes without that word being blasted into the global population, carrying with it a wave of fear, anxiety and mixed messages far deadlier than the virus itself.
The media sucks up Government rhetoric without real question, stirs up the drama with fear-mongering headlines, and the people come to order again.
Why is nobody stripping out the BS and just looking at the cold, hard, facts?
Don’t get me wrong, I’m absolutely not a Covid denier and I’m pro-mask too… I just don’t believe the danger zone is anywhere near as perilous as we’re being told. The numbers tell us cases are up – but there are also reports of false positives. The numbers also tell us hospitalisations from coronavirus AND covid deaths are down. Way down.
Only this week, Dr Mike Yeadon, former chief scientist for Pfizer, with a degree in biochemistry and toxicology and a research-based PhD in respiratory pharmacology, called the Government’s handling of the so-called pandemic into question.
He believes the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) has made two fundamental errors in its approach to Covid-19.
- Assuming that 100% of the population was susceptible to the virus and that no pre-existing immunity existed.
- The belief that the percentage of the population that has been infected can be determined by surveying what fraction of the population has antibodies.
Dr Yeadon claims both these points run entirely counter to known science and evidence when it comes to viruses. Furthermore, he believes the pandemic is, fundamentally, over.
He said: “The more likely situation is that the susceptible population is now sufficiently depleted (now 28%) and the immune population sufficiently large that there will not be another large, national scale outbreak of COVID-19. Limited, regional outbreaks will be self-limiting and the pandemic is effectively over. This matches current evidence, with COVID-19 deaths remaining a fraction of what they were in spring, despite numerous questionable practices, all designed to artificially increase the number of apparent COVID-19 deaths.”
I must admit to a bit of air pumping when I heard Dr Yeadon speaking about the pandemic. He doesn’t appear to have any agenda, other than calming unnecessary panic, and his explanation backed up my own research.
Last week, I wrote an article, based on my own experiences and findings, which drew much praise for its balanced, practical approach (read it here: but, of course, I’m no scientist, medic or virology specialist. All I had was a keen journalistic instinct on a solid bed of common sense – and here was a man with more scientific knowhow and letters after his name than I’ve had hot dinners, saying pretty much the same thing.
Honestly, I’m not usually much of a conspiracy theorist, and I’m not ready to start wrapping my head in tin foil just yet, but the widespread fear and panic – and the way in which it’s being kept on constant simmer by the Government and the media – simply doesn’t balance with the numbers.
Here, in the UK, we’ve been sorted into tiers – medium, high, and very high risk – according to geographical location. And look at that… there’s no ‘low risk’ area, despite much of the country actually being very low risk. ‘Owzat for spin and fear-based control of a population.
There are, of course, many, many reasons for the powers that be to want to control us – or distract us.
As I wrote in my article last week: “Those further to the Reich — sorry, RIGHT — of politics have been trying to get us all under control for years. What better reason than a terrifying global pandemic that could wipe us all out faster than an angry fart from Zeus!?”
Mass fear provides our government with a good reason to want to track all our movements — something they’d been wanting to do for years (remember all the furore over ID cards?).
Not only that, but scare us all away from using proper, physical cash (money carries Covid, people!) and onto the ‘safety’ of debit cards and Apple Pay and they:
A) get to see exactly how much we’re spending and quash all those pesky cash in hand shenanigans, and
B) create the ability to control our cash (ergo our lives), because it’ll all be through the banks which, whatever you say, they control. Suddenly, I find myself far more interested in all that bitcoin stuff I’ve been dismissing for years!
Of course, there are benefits for keeping those self-employed people working from home as well. I wonder how much they’ll save if people can no longer viably claim mileage against their taxes?
Whatever The Government’s reasons, there sure does seem to be discrepancy between the actual risk/danger levels and the fear mongering being whipped into a frenzy by the media, many of whom, of course, are controlled by the people with fingers in lots of money pots and political pies.
Let me say for the record, again… I am absolutely not a covid denier. I’ve seen loved ones hospitalised and, if you remember from one of my earlier columns, right at the beginning of the pandemic, we almost lost one of my team members.
But now, the dangers seem to have reduced somewhat. Who knows why. Maybe the virus has done what viruses do and mutated into something still virulent, but with lower health risks. Dr Yeadon’s far more qualified to answer that one.
What I do know is that the anxiety, stress and depression being triggered by the handling of Coronavirus is far more deadly than the disease itself.
Businesses are crumbling.
Families are breaking.
Confidence is being shattered.
Hope is being obliterated.
I’ve already lost one loved one to suicide through this awful year and I know, from the people I work with every day, that emotional and mental wellbeing is being torn to shreds for far too many.
Something needs to change.
We need to wake up.
We need to resist being spoon-fed drama.
This whole situation is becoming far too Margaret Atwood for my liking, and red just isn’t my colour!
Please, everyone – stop listening to the news, grab a hold of your senses enough to stop being ensnared by the drama trap being set for us all.
If you want to know what’s really happening, look for the facts and stop sucking up the padding created by those with an agenda.
We might believe the next thing to hit will be a plague of locusts… but they’re already here, and they’re running our country.
Stay strong, people. Stay safe. I’m not saying this virus has gone completely, or that more people won’t die, and that’s tragic… but the stories we’re being told are skewed and we need to realise that there are pieces missing from the jigsaw puzzle.
Wake up. Question. Live!
Until next time,