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THE SPANISH FLU OF 2020.

By David Vance On August 14th, 2020

I wanted to take a few moments to review the ongoing terrible effects of Covid 19 in Northern Ireland.

As I write this, it has been decreed by those very wise people who know best, that people must mask up to go into some stores, but not if they work in those stores. In that latter case, it is optional. One must also mask up to sit in and have a coffee BUT not if you go to the same outlet in for a carry out coffee. The Virus is very clever and can distinguish, you see. Indeed if I want to go into a bank branch (is that still a thing in 2020?) then I am not required to wear a mask. The Virus respects these financial outlets, thankfully.

And then there are the death stats. Since June, the daily mortality rate “with Coronavirus” here is <1.

As I write we have 3 patients in hospitals, 2 of which are on ventilation. This does not qualify as a pandemic any longer (if it ever did) but as a minor summer respiratory issue. Yet the media bravely push the Covid fear porn

Do you see how this works? It is all major cognitive dissonance. Left or Right, or neither, we SHOULD all align and challenge this insanity. Alternatively, shut your mouth and just do as you are told, after all, what could go wrong?

8 Responses to “THE SPANISH FLU OF 2020.”

  1. This is the same complacency that was seen in several southern states in the US. Texas, Florida, Arizona – all had low mortality and infection rates. The governors of these states thought there wasn’t a problem so didn’t impose any serious restrictions. Result: galloping infection rates, months after the threat had apparently passed. Florida’s death rate is four times what it was a month ago. In Texas it’s doubled. If you want Northern Ireland to go the same way, the best thing to do is relax all those precautions before the danger has gone away.

  2. These are the first innings of the game.

    The disease spreads very fast once it gets going.

    Be very careful.

  3. “Since June, the daily mortality rate “with Coronavirus” here is <1”

    That was true of the entire world last June. Yet now hundreds of thousands are dead.

    So a “low” number of deaths is cold comfort. We already know the virus can take you from no daily cases and deaths to lots of both very quickly. It’s already done that.

  4. Frank,

    Yes, because the respiratory disease spread quickly during Feb/March. It is now August and few, if any, are dying where I live of Covid. Of course they ARE dying from many other things, but no one seems to bothered about that. It’s time people stopped the Covid bed-wetting and got on with their lives.

  5. Texas and Florida didn’t have a problem, either.

    Until the governors let their guard down, and both states now have a big problem.

  6. The reason few are dying is because of the lockdown you refer to as incarceration.

  7. As I write we have 3 patients in hospitals, 2 of which are on ventilation. This does not qualify as a pandemic any longer (if it ever did)

    I think you’ll find it does David.

    pandemic
    [panˈdɛmɪk]
    ADJECTIVE
    (of a disease) prevalent over a whole country or the world.

  8. This does not qualify as a pandemic any longer (if it ever did) but as a minor summer respiratory issue.

    Welcome back David.You make a reasonable point. But the true scandal is the effective shut-down of the NHS, which still continues in Northern Ireland. Thousands of additional cancer patients will die in the next two years as a result. Try phoning your doctor for an appointment and see how far you get. Most of them are only answering calls for two hours a day.

    However, it seems that Covid is surging again in Northern Ireland. In the past week we have had 242 confirmed cases (74 yesterday). The latest UK survey suggests that over 3 million have been infected, which is ten times the reported total. I can vouch for that as I am one of the thousands not included in the official statistics in Northern Ireland. And my daughter is another. Thankfully we did not need hospitalisation.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-northern-ireland-53753238