Just listen about this statement of a Doctor. I think same as him since the beginning of Coronavirus “outbreak” (read : “paranoia”]. And I would call it a hoax of a millennium.
The Coronavirus Scare – We Now Know What It Was All About
Dr Vernon Coleman MB ChB DSc FRSA
Regular readers will know that right from the start I have reported on www.vernoncoleman.com that I do not believe that the coronavirus seemed to me to be more threatening than a nasty type of flu.
It was just a point of view, based on many decades of investigating and writing about medical matters. And I gave my reasoning, based on solid, factual evidence available to everyone.
I also expressed some views on why I thought that the coronavirus problem was being exaggerated.
These views attracted a good deal of criticism.
Yesterday, I decided (again) that I wanted to step back from writing about the coronavirus.
But things happened that really made that impossible.
As I pointed out yesterday, on March 19th, the public health bodies in the UK and the Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens all decided that the coronavirus should no longer be classified as a `high consequence infectious disease’.
And the Government stated that `Cases of COVID-19 are no longer managed by HICD treatment centres only’.
(A high consequence infectious disease is defined as an acute infectious disease which typically has a high case-fatality rate and which requires an enhanced individual, population and system response to ensure it is managed effectively, efficiently and safely. There are a few other requirements but those will do for here. Coronavirus was one of those. Now it is not.)
The Government rather buried this information on their website. Go onto gov.uk and look for `High consequence infectious diseases (HCID)’ for the evidence. The statement is under the heading `Status of Covid-19’.
You have to hunt around, but it’s there.
Now, the decision to downgrade the coronavirus was made on 19th March but it doesn’t seem to have been published until 21st March.
Why the delay, I wonder? Were there discussions with the committees about their decisions? Your guess is as good as mine.
A few days later (after the coronavirus had been downgraded) the country was put into lockdown. The key word there is `after’.
The coronavirus has been rightly downgraded to an infectious disease – like the flu. (Though remember that the flu can, in a bad year, kill 600,000 people. It needs to be taken seriously. That was my point all along. And, despite the figures being wrong in Italy for example, the coronavirus has never looked like killing 600,000 people)
But the Government had put us all in lockdown. And told the police to make sure we obeyed.
This morning I rather expected that the world would be cheering. I thought the lockdown would be lifted, share prices would soar and people would going back to their lives.
I thought maybe the Government would like to explain how they got it so wrong, what the hidden agenda was and why they put the country into lockdown days after they knew that the coronavirus was not the big killer they had been claiming it to be.
But no one else seems to have reported this news.
And then I found out what was going on.
Today, the Government published an `Emergency bill to strengthen coronavirus (covid19) response plans’.
The new Bill, gives the Government tremendous powers including `easing legislative and regulatory requirements’.
The bill is 358 pages long and, for a start, lasts two years. (They didn’t write a 358 page Bill in a week, did they? How long have they been working on this?)
The police and immigration officers will have new powers.
There’s a ton of stuff in it. You can read it on gov.uk
There is a `temporary modification of mental health and mental capacity legislation’.
That’s a corker.
Confirmatory certificates are no longer required for cremation.
Hospitals get all sorts of powers.
Public meetings and demonstrations are banned, of course. (No wonder they were so quick to cancel the May elections. They knew this was coming. They could have held purely postal vote elections but they chose not to. Will there be any elections next year?)
There are powers relating to `restrictions on use and disclosure of information’.
And, lo and behold, there is a note about `arrangements for the vaccination or immunisation of persons against any disease’.
That probably won’t come as much of a surprise to readers of this website. (That prediction was the main source of the criticism poured down upon my ancient head.)
And, remember, this new Bill came in AFTER the Government knew that the coronavirus had been downgraded and was no longer considered to be an HICD. I’d love to have been in the room when the experts told Boris that they were downgrading the coronavirus.
Now, I am signing off again.
Oh, and by the way, Parliament is now closed a week early because of the coronavirus – even though it is no longer considered to be a `high consequence infectious disease’.
And so Boris is in charge of the country. Stalin would be green with envy.
I suspect we might have to kiss goodbye to Brexit. It will be claimed that we all have to work together with other countries and that there isn’t time to fix a Brexit deal. The ecstatic banks will all be bailed out (again) and the coronavirus will be blamed. The EU’s long-term plan to get rid of small businesses will be successful at last. When will cash be banned so that they can keep an eye on all our spending and whereabouts? Travel will be controlled and limited.
I’m not going to speculate any more on what is going on.
You can do that for yourselves.
It’s not difficult.
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Copyright Vernon Coleman 26th March 2020
Coronavirus 25th March 2020
Dr Vernon Coleman MB ChB DSc FRSA
1. The local hospital rang Antoinette this morning to cancel her next physiotherapy appointment. Apparently, the hospital is closing its doors to sick people. I found this a little odd because it’s a small hospital with no A&E and no ITU beds. Still, I have long waited for the day when hospitals decided it was better not to let the corridors and wards get filled up with poorly people. I wonder how many millions of other people in pain are being told that their hospital appointment is cancelled.
2. I am astonished that the only people being tested for the coronavirus are the seriously ill who are in hospital. Epidemiologically, we need to know how many people have had the coronavirus (with or without symptoms) in order to make plans. We are convinced that Antoinette had the coronavirus. A short while ago she was coughed on in a health food store by someone, and a few days later she developed symptoms. The cough was so bad she damaged ribs on her healthy side and has a good deal of pain there. The tissues on her left side are burnt up by the radiotherapy and scarred by surgery and the tissues on her right side are damaged by coughing.
3. Sorry if you sent an email and I didn’t get it. Emails keep disappearing. I wonder where they go.
4. I spent ages today trying to get through to the Sainsbury hotline to report myself as being an elderly person – in the hope that we could then book a supermarket delivery. It would have been easier to get through to the tax office. All I got was an occasional message telling me to do what the Government tells me to do and stay indoors. I don’t suppose anyone in the Government saw the irony in that. We can’t get a food delivery but we have to stay indoors. Having spent most of the day ringing the priority delivery number (so that we can order food) I eventually got a recorded message which told me I had to go to gov.uk to register. I went to gov.uk but after ten minutes I gave up – having failed to find anywhere to register. And what, pray, about the five million people (most of them elderly) who do not have access to the internet? I have to say that the Government in Britain has made a complete hash of caring for its citizens. It had plenty of time to organise adequate phone and food delivery services as originally promised but it has failed dismally. It would have been easy to use existing call centres to provide folk with a place to obtain information. And, for heaven’s sake, we live at a time when the Government knows everything about us. Why not just tell the supermarkets who the over 70s are? For millions, it’ll be fried carpet for dinner until someone in the Government works out that if you lock everyone in you have to make an effort to keep them alive. Unless, of course, you don’t want them to stay alive. But that’s the thought that got me into trouble in the first place.
5. It is now that we need more self-service check out points in supermarkets to avoid putting supermarket cashiers in the firing line – having to confront hundreds of people face to face. Testing supermarket cashiers should be a priority over testing celebrities and footballers.
6. The big danger with the coronavirus is pneumonia. That’s what kills. And it is, of course, the same reason that flu kills. And by the way the flu virus constantly mutates in the same way that the coronavirus is probably going to mutate. It’s the ever changing nature of the flu virus which explains why the flu jab often doesn’t work at all. They are giving you a jab against last year’s flu and this year’s flu will laugh at it.
7. I have, as promised, put a quiz on vaccination on the health page. Find out just how much you know about vaccines.
8. I see that a study at Oxford University has concluded that the coronavirus could have already infected half the British population and been spreading in the UK since January. Professor Sunetra Gupta, Professor of Theoretical Epidemiology said we need more testing to find out where we are in the epidemic. But tragically and inexplicably the Government is only testing people who are seriously ill in hospital. The danger is that those numbers will distort the picture massively. Dr Gupta is reported to have told the Financial Times that she was surprised that there had been such unqualified acceptance of the views from Imperial College in London – the views upon which Government policy has been based. If Dr Gupta is right then my original predictions were also exactly right.
9. I still believe many governments have panicked over the coronavirus. I believe the `cure’ will be worse than the `disease’. I could be wrong, of course. But my worry is that, if I am right, when will the Government have the courage to cancel its lock-in policies? Or will they continue and then, in a few months’ time, say: `There you are, we saved you all. By the way, income tax is going up next April.’
10. Happy birthday to all those (especially children) who will `lose’ a birthday in the next few weeks or months. No presents or cards or balloons or cakes or party.
11. As I predicted the other day, our local council has decided to suspend bin collections. Never miss an opportunity to save money at the expense of the citizens. They are, however, continuing with the recycling collections – thereby massively increasing the risks of cross infection but reducing their penalty payments to the European Union. That’s the second most stupid thing they’ve done. The most stupid thing they have done is to close all the parks to stop people taking exercise. I rather thought we were all allowed a brief exercise period every day. The council appears to have decided otherwise. Watch out for a rCORONAVIRise in obesity, heart attacks and diabetes.
12. Antoinette has been in tears for days, already tired and weak and now depressed by the deluge of abuse, lies, distortions and malicious libels which have been coming my way. I’ve been doing this for a long, long time and, to be honest, I’m weary of illogical, unfair, venomous criticism from people who have well-formed opinions and a lot of prejudice but very little knowledge. I’d like to take a rest for a while unless anything really important happens. I will finish my book about Antoinette’s experiences tackling cancer – explaining what we’ve done and why. And Antoinette will do more of her marvellous paintings. (I wish I could show them to you.) I hope some readers found the information on www.vernoncoleman.com reassuring (that was always my unfashionable intention).
Copyright Vernon Coleman 25th March 2020