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By Pete Moore On September 17th, 2020

How goes our March lockdown to “flatten the curve and protect the NHS”? It’s 17th September and two million people in the North Est of England have been banned from meeting people from other households. “The data shows that we must act now,” State Health Commissar Matt Hancock told the House of Commons. In reality the data shows that he’s an unthinking moron.

The Spring infections, even at their peak, never came close to overwhelming the NHS. The curve was flattened. But here we still are six months later locking down and masking up and quarantining and closing businesses and not seeing granny. For a mild virus. There is no spike and there’s certainly no second wave.

Testing has ramped up hugely. Between 3rd and 9th September 1,407,430 tests were carried out. Over 1.4 million! This vast increase in (PCR) testing is finding genetic needles in haystacks. In many cases false positives from previous infections from the 100 or so other coronaviruses out there. Based an this unscientific gibberish we are driving the bus further into a health and economic dead end. There’s no way out because no-one has the balls to say we have inflicted the most catastrophic peace time policies against ourselves.

Meanwhile Sweden is normal, no-one talks about the virus and infections continue to fall –

2 Responses to “WE MUST REVERSE THE BUS”

  1. Sweden has an exceptionally bad death rate, worse than the other Scandinavians, five times higher than Germany or Denmark.

    Be very careful about praising Sweden here.

  2. Fair comment Pete. The thing to watch will be hospital admissions over the next few weeks. They are starting to tick up in France and Spain and as in the first wave we appear to be a few weeks behind those countries.

    We are much smarter about treating this disease than we were six months ago but it still has the potential to cause a lot of deaths in the coming months, and by no means confined to the elderly and infirm. What is often overlooked is the high vulnerability of obese people whether or not they have Type 2 Diabetes. There are millions of UK citizens under age 50 in that category.