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Maybe we crazy conspiracy theorists were right after all?

(Wednesday blog)

What to say about the Chinese Covid-19 plague that hasn’t already been said a thousand times by a thousand experts and supposed ‘experts’?

Is hospitalisation almost a death sentence?

First the numbers. We know that comparing the total number of cases by country is meaningless as it depends on the amount of testing done in each country. However, the emerging rule of thumb seems to be that of every 1,000 people struck down by the Chinese plague, about 200 will have to be hospitalised. Of the 200 hospitalised around 66 will be able to leave after treatment, while the other 134 will have to go on ventilators. Of the 134 on ventilators, around half will die and the other 67 will be discharged after 8 to 10 days on a ventilator. But many of those who survive ventilation will have suffered major damage to vital organs like their lungs, heart, kidney etc. So, if you or anyone you know goes onto a ventilator, you have a greater chance of dying than if you placed your money on red or black on a casino roulette table.

Don’t mention Taiwan

One of the more sickening aspects of the Chinese plague is that nobody dares mention one of the countries which has been most successful in containing the virus – Taiwan. In fact, on the maps shown by World Health Organisation (WHO) bureaucrats, Taiwan doesn’t even exist. Why? Because China has a stranglehold over the WHO and China, of course, claims that Taiwan is part of China and not an independent country:

Trump was right again and again and again……

Here’s a bit of good news. Donald Trump is considering withholding American funding to the WHO because of the WHO’s grovelling submission to Chinese interests. When the WHO was claiming there was no pandemic and therefore no need to reduce international travel, Trump already put a ban on flights from China. At the time all the media started howling and screaming “racist” and “xenophobe”. But now it seems Trump (as usual) was right all along:

Don’t expect the truth from the BBC or C4 News

From what I can see, the BBC and C4 News try day after day to find some group which has supposedly been “let down by the government” during the Chinese plague crisis. But they never show any interest in issues like finding out how the Chinese plague really started, how the Chinese government lied and lied and lied and covered up thus losing the world the opportunity to control the Chinese plague and whether we should be demanding reparations from China for all the damage done to our country.

You’d have to go to Sky News Australia for that:

Does Britain’s bungling bureaucrats’ mind-boggling bloody-mindedness kill?

(Tuesday blog)

Normally I like to base my blog on firm facts and figures – often facts and figures that media like the UK-hating BBC and C4 News never report. But today’s blog is purely based on speculation.

Public Health England (PHE) clowns not funny

Last week, we were told that Public Health England was failing abysmally to reach even 10,000 tests a day. In part, this was put down to PHE’s bureaucratic stranglehold on the process, and many private sector testing companies and Universities complained that they had offered their services weeks ago but had heard nothing back from PHE.  We also had the fiasco of PHE requesting to borrow a specific type of machine for their new “Mega Lab” in Milton Keynes – but the machine they were looking for was not widely used in the UK. In fact, one private lab in Oxford had 109 machines, but only one of the type PHE were requesting. One presumes other machines would have been usable if PHE had been prepared to RTFM!

This was the first sign that treatment of the Chinese Covid-19 plague was being hampered by useless, power-grabbing, incompetent, bureaucratic buffoons at PHE – buffoons more interested in their own careers, salaries and pensions than the health of anyone in England.

Testing, testing – oooppss, not testing

Then came the sorry story of the anti-body tests – the tests that are used to establish whether someone has had the Chinese plague and therefore has built up anti-body resistance that would allow them to return to work.

We’re told that these tests only work with the most serious cases of the Chinese plague and that (fortunately for us) the geniuses at PHE are working intensively to improve these tests. Given that these tests appear to come from the lying, filthy, corrupt, disease-ridden Chinese, one can well believe they’re total crap. But given the way PHE bureaucrats seem to reject anything that doesn’t come from their own useless £2bn-a-year bureaucracy, one could still have a lingering suspicion that doubts about the anti-body tests could also be due to PHE’s bureaucrats’ automatic blocking of any new idea or initiative.

Don’t give them medicine!

Then I came across this letter in the Sunday Telegraph from two days ago:

SIR – The chief medical officer, Professor Chris Whitty, has banned doctors from treating Covid-19 with anything other than paracetamol and, in severe cases, oxygen.

Colleagues have rightly condemned this response, which ignores the experience of doctors overseas. Professor Whitty’s position is that British doctors may not use therapies that have not undergone double blind controlled trials here. This could condemn many thousands to avoidable death through a failure to recognise that different rules should apply when patients are dying at such a rate.

The drug, hydroxychloroquine, is well-known, with a well-understood side-effect profile. It is safe. It also has a recognised mode of action in preventing replication of the virus. Comparison of the death rates in South Korea and Italy strongly suggests that it works to dramatically reduce the death rate. Evidence from India is similarly encouraging.

What sort of society do we live in when professors of rheumatology and consultants in respiratory medicine can only object anonymously? It is distressing that colleagues are too scared for their professional positions that they cannot advocate for their patients. Right or wrong, we have a duty to profess that which we believe to be true. To do otherwise brings into question our role in society. Are we doctors or are we civil servants?

Dr Steven R Hopkins

Lincolnshire”

I don’t know if this letter is genuinely from a doctor or whether the claims it makes are accurate. But the claims in the letter do seem to fit a pattern of behaviour of Britain’s health bureaucrats – reject, reject, reject. Medical authorities in other countries have fast-tracked various existing drugs for approval for treating the Chinese Covid-19 plague. For example, the US FDA has fast-tracked hydroxychloroquine and, I think, several other treatments. But, from what little I understand, UK authorities will not authorise the use of existing drugs (Ivermectin? Remdesivir?) already approved for other conditions until full clinical trials have been completed.

This is a well known pathology among supposed ‘experts’ and professionals, called the Semmelweis Reflex – a ridiculous, close-minded response to having prevailing orthodoxy challenged:

The term derives from the name of a Hungarian physician, Ignaz Semmelweis, who discovered in 1847 that childbed fever mortality rates fell ten-fold when doctors disinfected their hands with a chlorine solution before moving from one patient to another, or, most particularly, after an autopsy. (At one of the two maternity wards at the university hospital where Semmelweis worked, physicians performed autopsies on every deceased patient.)

Semmelweis’s procedure saved many lives by stopping the ongoing contamination of patients (mostly pregnant women) with what he termed “cadaverous particles”, twenty years before germ theory was discovered.

Though I guess most of us would see the Semmelweis Reflex as being the same as the “not invented here syndrome”.

If Britain’s healthcare bureaucrats are (as the Sunday Telegraph letter suggests) blocking possible treatments, this would be a failure to put patient outcome at the centre of decision making (what good those drug trials for people suffocating to death in an ICU right now?) – give them whatever it might take to stop them dying FFS – and therefore constitutes a form of abuse and a disgraceful and cowardly failure to live by the hippocratic oath.

Sighted – some real journalism?

(Monday blog)

I don’t normally read the Mail on Sunday as I’m totally uninterested in endless Harry and Meghan stories and supposed ‘exclusives’ about various other publicity-desperate z-list celebs and their ‘amazing’ new diets or ‘fabulous’ homes or whatever. But yesterday the Mail on Sunday actually produced some real journalism.

In a “China in the dock” 5-page special, there were the following articles:

Finally, a mainstream media newspaper has mentioned the hitherto unmentionable – Did the virus leak from a research lab in Wuhan?

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8188159/Did-coronavirus-leak-research-lab-Wuhan-Startling-new-theory-no-longer-discounted.html

This is a story that the mainstream media has shied away from and which, up till now, could only be found on websites like The Durden Despatch and Snouts-in-the-trough. The laboratory leak theory was also mentioned in one Sunday Times article this weekend, but disappointingly the Sunday Times Insight team seems to have avoided the issue.

In another article the Mail on Sunday proposed that Britain and other countries demand reparations from the filthy, lying, corrupt, disease-ridden Chinese for the damage done to our countries by the Chinese Covid-19 plague:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8188185/Britain-pursue-Beijing-courts-coronavirus-compensation-study-claims.html

But don’t hold your breath. Our cowardly leaders are terrified of upsetting the Chinese and many members of the Establishment have lucrative positions on the boards of Chinese state-owned companies.

Then there was an article exposing how we’ve almost allowed ourselves to become a Chinese colony totally dependent on stuff produced in China:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8188239/TOM-TUGENDHAT-Beijing-uses-toxic-brew-lies-fear-maintain-power.html

But if you want an example of a true Chinese colony, just go to Australia. You’ll be amazed at the number of Chinese in most of Australia’s major cities, the number of supposedly Australian companies owned by the Chinese Communist Party and the amount of Australia’s food industry under Chinese control. Moreover, in January a Chinese property company owned by the Chinese Communist Party bought up hundreds of tons of healthcare equipment in Australia – face masks, protective equipment, hand gel etc etc – and shipped the whole lot back to China before China admitted the extent of the Chinese Covid-19 plague. So when Covid-19 hit Australia, Australians were somewhat surprised to find out there was a shortage.

And even more satisfying, there was an article revealing how the Director General of the tragically-misnamed World Health Organisation, Ethiopian Tedros Ghebreyesus, was (as far as I could understand) a lying, devious, self-serving sh*t totally controlled by the Communist Party of China.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8187901/Chinas-toxic-lackey-head-stands-accused-putting-lives-risk.html

When he was Health Minister in total sh*t-hole Ethiopia, Tedros allegedly covered up three cholera epidemics in his home country. On becoming head of the World Health Organisation, the noble Tedros proposed that his chum, mass murderer Zimbabwe’s Robert Mugabe, be appointed a goodwill ambassador for the World Health Organisation. And now it’s clear that Tedros Ghebreyesus’s  grovelling subservience to China has helped the Chinese cover up the pandemic, has slowed down the world’s response and has probably led to tens of thousands of unnecessary deaths and massive unnecessary economic devastation. Meanwhile, China gets rich selling us the medical supplies we no longer make.

Moreover, under Tedros Ghebreyesus’s leadership, the World Health Organisation has made absolutely no attempt to investigate how the Covid-19 plague really started.

Congratulations to the Mail on Sunday.

More proof that the Covid-19 Coronavirus leaked from a Chinese lab?

(weekend blog)

Since the start of the Chinese Coronavirus Covid-19 plague, this website has been trying to deal with a subject that no major media outlet will cover – whether the Covid-19 Coronavirus didn’t come from the Wuhan ‘wet market’ as the mainstream media claim but was accidentally leaked from the biosafety Level-4 lab at the Wuhan Institute of Virology. In particular, I’ve highlighted the work being done by Dr Peng Zhou who has been experimenting with various versions of Ebola, SARS and Coronavirus to understand how bats can carry these diseases without becoming infected themselves.

Here yet again is Dr Peng Zhou’s description of his project taken directly from the Wuhan Institute of Virology website:

“Taking bats as the research object, I will answer the molecular mechanism that can coexist with Ebola and SARS- associated coronavirus for a long time without causing disease, and its relationship with flight and longevity.”

By the way, a biosafety Level-4 lab is the highest security classification by the World Health Organisation and are used for diagnostic work and research on easily transmitted pathogens which can cause fatal disease. These include a number of viruses known to cause viral hemorrhagic fever such as Marburg virus, Ebola virus, Lassa virus, and Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever. Porton Down in the UK is a Level-4 lab.

However, the situation may be worse than I have previously described. Here’s an article from the Washington News suggesting that our lying, corrupt, disease-ridden Chinese friends may have been experimenting on bats and the Covid-19 Coronavirus at another research facility in Wuhan – the Wuhan Centre for Disease Control –  which is only a biosafety Level-2 institution. (A biosafety Level-2 lab is only slightly more hygienic than your local Chinese takeaway). The Wuhan Institute of Virology is about 3 miles from the Wuhan ‘wet market’, the Wuhan Centre for Disease Control is about 280 metres from the Wuhan ‘wet’market’.

(I should say that the Washington News is a mainly conservative newspaper with a small daily circulation of around 52,000 copies. The main Washington newspaper is the Washington Post with a daily circulation of over 350,000.)

Here in the UK, I have been feeding evidence to several journalists and publications that the Covid-19 Coronavirus was accidentally leaked from a Chinese government research lab. But for some reason, no journalist nor any mainstream media want to carry the story. Instead they’re all sticking with the official version that the virus came from the Wuhan ‘wet market’.

Anyway, here’s the link to the article. Judge for yourselves where the Covid-19 Coronavirus really originated:

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/mar/30/china-researchers-isolated-bat-coronaviruses-near-/

I have a feeling that if you watch from about 16.40 minutes to 26.00 minutes of the video below, this may be the Chinese documentary about collection of over 2,000 bat viruses by the Wuhan Centre for Disease Control that the Washington News article refers to.

This documentary was, of course, made before the dirty, corrupt, disease-ridden Chinese accidentally released the Covid-19 plague on the world:

How many weeks before the rioting and looting start?

(Friday blog)

Government incompetence breaks the unwritten agreement with the people

Democratic government depends on an unwritten agreement. The people agree to obey laws and pay taxes in return for the government making a reasonable effort to provide basics like healthcare, education, national defence, utilities, roads etc etc.

At the start of the Chinese laboratory-produced Covid-19 plague, the British government seemed to be reasonably competent. People accepted the Prime Minister’s request for social distancing and the Chancellor appeared to be proactively dealing with the economic disaster caused by the country’s lockdown.

The looming problem now with the Chinese Covid-19 plague is that the public, generally speaking, have done what is asked of them and kept their side of the bargain. But people are becoming increasingly frustrated watching the complete shambles their leaders are making of managing the crisis. This will cause patience to run out very quickly.

Rioting and looting have already broken out in Southern Italy. In France, over 350,000 people have been fined for breaking the lockdown rules and the police don’t even dare go into some of the most vibrant, multi-culturally enriched suburbs of Paris, Lyon and Marseille. I suspect the same is true for many other European countries. And it won’t be long before some of the UK’s most deprived areas see the Government’s utter uselessness, question why they should have to suffer a lockdown being endlessly extended due to Government incompetence, have had enough and start to riot and loot.

What will the Government do? Relax restrictions? Or send in the army? Boris, you shouldn’t have sold off your water cannons. I think your Government’s incompetence, delays and blundering have caused such a loss of confidence that people will soon start taking the law into their own hands and tell the authorities to shove their social distancing somewhere where the sun doesn’t shine.

When will the (IMHO) useless, incompetent, worthless Yvonne Doyle be sacked?

Wednesday evening’s Downing Street press conference was pitiful. We had a virtually unknown government minister – Alok Sharma (who he?) – and a creature called Yvonne Doyle from an obscure public-sector bureaucracy called Public Health England (PHE) trying to explain away why the UK was doing less than 10% of the number of Covid-19 tests than were being done in some other countries.

Here’s the in my humble opinion (IMHO) utterly useless, incompetent and less than honest Ms Doyle at the press conference:

Yvonne Doyle is the medical director (or something like that) for PHE and with a reported salary of £257,500 a year is just one of the 242 PHE employees with six-figure salaries.

PHE seems to have been tasked by the government with organising Chinese Covid-19 plague testing and this has turned out to be a farce or a tragedy or even a fiasco.

What seems to have happened (I believe) is as follows: When given the job of organising the testing, PHE has tried to make a huge bureaucratic empire-building power grab. Instead of involving university labs and private-sector company labs in building testing capabilities, PHE appears to have made this PHE-only territory. PHE have then set about building a single large, centralised testing facility in Milton Keynes – basically every control-hungry bureaucrats’ wet dream.

Over two weeks ago, Britain’s universities provided the Department of Health with a list of their testing facilities and available staff. Many private companies did the same. But Yvonne Doyle and her over-paid, over-pensioned chums at PHE appear to have rejected all offers of help. They wanted (IMHO) to be in control of everything. Moreover, under PHE’s plans for centralised tests, it would take 24 to 48 hours for test results to be delivered whereas more smaller localised testing facilities could have delivered the results much faster.

PHE  also set up two sites for NHS employees to be tested and the tests to be sent for analysis in Milton Keynes – in IKEA Wembley and Chessington World of Adventures car park. But the PHE employees there started turning away any medical staff who didn’t have booked appointments and the correct signed paperwork. So the testers were left with virtually nothing to do while NHS staff wasted precious hours driving to and away from the testing centres which refused to test them:

The government has tried to explain away the testing catastrophe by claiming that they didn’t have sufficient reagent for the tests. But the UK chemical industry has said this was a lie. If the British chemical industry are telling the truth, this would suggest (IMHO) that Michael Gove and Alok Sharma are liars.

Basically, the whole thing has been a total bureaucratic cluster-f*ck. Faced with public fury and a tsunami of outraged criticism from the media, the Government has just realised what a total cluster-f*ck Yvonne Doyle and PHE have made of testing and yesterday did a complete reverse ferret by bypassing the incompetent, bureaucratic, power-grabbing assholes at PHE and inviting university and private-sector labs to assist with testing.

Yvonne Doyle and the other (IMHO) useless, incompetent, paper-shuffling scumbags at PHE should be fired. Having never done a real day’s work in their lives, they clearly couldn’t organise a proverbial piss-up in a brewery. But, of course, they won’t be fired. Instead they’ll probably all get gongs and seats in the Lords.

I wonder how many people have died because of the stunning incompetence of Yvonne Doyle and PHE?

However, professional parasitic bureaucrats like Yvonne Doyle and the other PHE bosses (in my humble opinion) don’t give a damn about how many deaths there are. All they care about are their own lousy careers and salaries and pensions.

We knew back in 2015 that China was developing a Coronavirus

(Wednesday/Thursday blog)

I’ll leave this up for a couple of days as it’s sort of important!!!!!!

China good! Trump bad!

First here’s an urgent message from the BBC:

“Everything China does is wonderful and all announcements from the Chinese authorities must be believed. Everything Trump does is bad and should be constantly ridiculed.”

Oh boy, the BBC really are enjoying themselves. Why? Because BBC reporters can constantly and gleefully announce that the US death numbers from Covid-19 have passed the Chinese death rate. At no time does the BBC ever mention that our Chinese friends have constantly lied about the Chinese Coronavirus plague, that our Chinese friends have tried to cover up their responsibility for the Chinese plague, that our Chinese friends tried to blame the USA for the virus, that Chinese figures may be more than suspect and that the number of Chinese dead is certainly way higher than the 3,000+ our Chinese friends claim and probably over 30,000.

Nope, the BBC are convinced that everything China says and does is good and everything Trump says and does is bad. More proof that it’s time to scrap the BBC

The Chinese virus programme exposed 5 years ago

Here’s a brief (about 2 minutes) clip from an Italian TV broadcast from November 2015. (No, this is not an April Fools joke!)

I’m afraid the broadcast is in Italian. The version on Youtube with English subtitles has mysteriously been removed. But here’s part of the transcription translated into English:

Chinese scientists have created a pulmonary supervirus from bats and mice only for study reasons but there are many questionable aspects to this. Is it worth the risk? It’s an experiment, of course, but it is worrisome. It worries many scientists: It is a group of Chinese researchers attaching a protein taken from bats to the SARS virus, Acute Pneumonia, derived from mice. The output is a super coronavirus that could affect man. It remains closed in laboratories and it is only for study purposes, but is it worth the risk – creating such a great threat only for examination purposes?

The debate about the risks of research is as old as science itself. Like the myth of Icarus, who plunged from the sky and perished in the sea, having gone too close to the sun with the wings of wax designed by his father!

Here is an experiment in China, in which a group of scientists has managed to develop a chimera – an organism modified by attaching the surface protein of a coronavirus found in bats of the common species called the Great Horseshoe Bat, to a virus that causes SARS in mice, although in a non-fatal form. It was suspected that the protein could make the chimeric hybrid organism suitable for affecting humans, and the experiment confirmed it.

It is precisely this molecule, called SHCO14, that allows the coronavirus to attach itself to our respiratory cells and to trigger the syndrome. According to researchers, the two organisms, the original and even more so the engineered one, can infect humans directly from bats, without going through an intermediate species like the mouse, and it is this eventuality that raises many controversies.

Just one year ago (remember this broadcast is from 2015), the U.S. government suspended research funding, which aimed to make viruses more contagious. The moratorium did not stop the work of the Chinese on SARS, which was already in advanced stages and looked relatively harmless.

According to a section of the scientific community, it is in fact not dangerous. The probability that the virus may pass to our species was insignificant compared to the benefits of the virus – an argument that many other experts rejected. First, because the relationship between risk and benefit is difficult to evaluate and second, because especially in these times, it is more prudent to not put into circulation an organism that can escape or be removed from the control of laboratories.

I rather doubt the sinophiliac BBC will be reporting this story.

Anyone really still believe that the Covid-19 Coronavirus came from the Wuhan wet market?

Or is it now blindingly obvious that the Coronavirus was accidentally leaked from the L-4 lab at the Wuhan Institute of Virology when a lab worker failed to go through the proper decontamination procedures after being in contact with infected bats’ blood, urine or faeces?

 

Correcting two recent Covid-19 mainstream media lies

(Tuesday blog)

Today I just wanted to correct two recent mainstream media lies about the Chinese Covid-19 plague.

Lie 1 – We should have joined the EU ventilator scheme

This lie has been widely reported in the Europhiliac, Brexit-hating media. The claim is that British lives will be lost because the UK didn’t join an EU scheme to buy ventilators. There are two reasons why this is total rubbish:

Reason 1 – Ventilator production capacity is already sold out

All ventilator production capacity is already sold out for at least the next year due to individual countries placing orders for ventilators. So it’s far from clear how the useless, self-serving, overpaid, over-pensioned EU bureaucrats are going to find factory space for the 100,000 to 200,00 ventilators which will be needed across Europe when the Chinese plague hits its peak. I suspect the great EU ventilator procurement scheme was just a pro-EU publicity stunt – the EU was desperate to be seen to be doing something – and will quietly be forgotten when the EU is unable to get any ventilators at all.

Reason 2 – Ventilators would have been a “common resource”

If the EU had managed to buy some ventilators, these would have been what the EU calls a “common resource”. This means that the ventilators would belong to all EU countries. So bureaucrats in Brussels would decide which countries to send them to. Given that the PIGS (Portugal, Italy, Greece and Spain) seem to be the countries worst affected by the Chinese Covid-19 plague, it’s more than certain that the first 10,000 to 20,000 ventilators would have been sent to the PIGS. So we would have seen ventilators made in Britain being sent abroad. This would have resulted in more deaths in the UK. By not being in the EU scheme, the UK Government can ensure that every ventilator made in Britain remains in Britain.

When I tried to point this out by commenting on the Times website, my comment was deleted for supposedly “breaching community guidelines”. I guess we live in an age in which the truth is seen as dangerous by those in power over us.

Lie 2 – Evil Tory austerity means we have too few hospital beds

It’s absolutely true that we have disgracefully fewer hospital beds per 100,000 of the population than almost every other EU country:

But it wasn’t evil Tory austerity that caused the shameful shortage of hospital beds. The biggest cuts in the number of hospital beds occurred between 1997 and 2007 – the ten years of Lord Anthony Blair’s New Labour:

Even worse, while Blair’s New Labour were slashing the number of hospital beds, they were hugely increasing the number of managers in the NHS from around 25,000 in 1997 to over 40,000 by 2007. The result of this was a ludicrous drop in hospital beds per manager:

Under New Labour’s bed cuts while increasing the number of managers, the NHS went from around 8 beds per manager in 1997 (when New Labour first came to power) to fewer than 4 beds per manager by the time New Labour lost to the Tory/LibDem coalition. Since then, the number of managers in the NHS has declined slightly from about 40,000 to somewhere around 37,000.

What seems incredible to me is that we don’t have a single mainstream-media journalist capable of telling the truth and exposing the above two lies.

America created the Coronavirus just as America killed over 4,000 Americans on 9/11

(Monday blog – 2)

And here are more words of wisdom from our friends from the world’s most enlightened religion.

Dr. Taha Al-Mutawakkil, the Houthi Minister of Public Health in Yemen, said in a Friday, March 20, 2020 sermon that aired on Al-Eman TV (Yemen) that the world should ask who and what is behind the COVID-19 pandemic. He said that America is a country capable of massacring the whole world, as well as its own citizens, and he claimed that America had killed 4,000 of its own citizens on 9/11. He then chanted the Houthi slogan with the audience: “Allah Akbar! Death to America! Death to Israel! Curse be upon the Jews! Victory to Islam!”

https://www.memri.org/tv/houthi-minister-public-health-taha-mutawakkil-america-responsible-for-coronavirus-killed-9-11

Having non-Muslims as friends is more dangerous than the Coronavirus

(Monday blog – 1)

I just wanted to remind readers that having non-Muslims as friends is more dangerous than the Coronavirus according to Canadian Imam Younus Kathrada.

However, on a more positive note, unlike many other learned scholars from our favourite religion, Younus Kathrada does accept that Jews and Christians are human beings and that there is no need to kill them whenever you find them. So I guess we should be pleased about that. Clearly Younus is a very enlightened Izlumic preacher:

https://www.memri.org/tv/canadian-scholar-younus-kathrada-coronavirus-allah-distance-sin-do-not-take-jews-christians-allies

Will you be one of the lucky ones to get a ventilator?

(weekend blog)

I suppose I should start by paraphrasing Dickens’s Mr Micawber: “10,000 serious cases of Covid-19, 12,000 ventilators – result happiness. 12,000 serious cases of Covid-19, 10,000 ventilators – result misery”.

There seem to be a few things becoming clear about Covid-19:

  • The figures for numbers of cases in each country are worthless as they depend on testing policies and thus the amount of testing being done. Obviously, the more people a country tests, the more cases it will find
  • 90% or more of people catching the Coronavirus will only experience mild symptoms
  • In a ‘normal’ flu season there will be about 110 deaths a day in the UK from the flu. We should always bear this figure in mind when the media reports the number of Covid-19 deaths each day
  • It’s the 5% to 10% who have serious Covid-19 symptoms who will overwhelm our healthcare systems causing chaos and unnecessary deaths

Here’s a brief (5 minutes) video from Spain.

It seems that in Madrid, older people (over 65) are not being given a ventilator and the chance to live as the few ventilators hospitals have are being reserved for younger Covid-19 sufferers.

Older people (those over 65) are just being sedated and allowed to die.

Though from what little I understand, even those who do get a ventilator will often suffer permanent organ damage which will leave them crippled for the rest of their lives.

It’s possible that serious Covid-19 cases in London will next week overwhelm NHS ventilator capacity. Other areas of the UK have about another couple of weeks to prepare for an expected surge in serious Covid-19 cases.

Here’s what is happening in Madrid and probably many areas of Spain and Italy.

This is what the UK Government is desperately trying to avoid happening here:

(apologies, the original 5-minute video in which the doctor goes on to accuse Spanish politicians of incompetence and genocide and demands they give up their salaries to provide money to buy more ventilators has been removed from YouTube – no doubt on the orders of Spanish politicians and healthcare bosses. So, here’s a shorter version which has so far managed to avoid being censored)