Boris Johnson has been taking acting lessons, judging by his performance at yesterday’s Downing Street Covid briefing. Angst-ridden, grief-stricken, hand-wringing, it was a masterful performance by the Prime Minister. He was there to discuss the news that the UK has allegedly registered more than 100,000 Covid deaths, the first European country to reach that landmark. A dreadful business.
Johnson said that he took “full responsibility” for the government’s actions, saying: “We truly did everything we could. I’m deeply sorry for every life lost.” He went on to say that it was “hard to compute the sorrow contained in this grim statistic” and reserved his “deepest condolences” for those who had lost loved ones, including “fathers and mothers, brothers and sisters, sons and daughters, and the many grandparents who’ve been taken”. It was gripping.
Except that it is monumental bollocks of course. It’s not so much a Whopper as it is a Double Whooper with bacon and cheese, onion rings and an extra large Coke. It’s pure undiluted bullshit. Why are so many falling for it? I can only conclude that goldfish have longer memories than the average UK citizen. Remember, the government counts a coronavirus death, if someone dies within 28 days of testing positive.
Last Summer, Oxford University revealed that as many as one third of recorded coronavirus deaths, were people who died of “primarily other conditions.” This meant that for example victims of heart attack, stroke, brain haemorrhage, murder and traffic accidents were added to the Covid death toll if they had previously tested positive for the virus. And wait for it, Oxford found that this wasn’t just the case if they’d died within 28 days of the positive test. If someone tested positive last April and then got hit by a bus in July, they were listed as having died “with coronavirus” and added to the statistics.
Early last year, The World Health Organisation strongly advised that even if coronavirus appeared on the death certificate as a “significant condition”, the death should NOT be included in the figures. WHO guidelines state that such deaths “are NOT due to Covid-19 and should not be classified as such.” Last September Dr Jason Oke, from the Centre of Evidence-Based Medicine at Oxford, told The Telegraph that many people had been dying “with” coronavirus but NOT “from” it. He issued a warning that the over-counting would get worse as more and more people contracted coronavirus. How prophetic of him.
Ten days ago the WHO advised that when any asymptomatic person tests positive after a PCR test, they should be retested. The WHO is very concerned at the false positive rate. It also warned testers not to amplify the swab samples too many times. The official advice is not to cycle more than 30 times. The NHS threshold is 40. The PCR test is not fit for purpose. It is preposterous to claim that more than 100,000 people have lost their lives to Coronavirus. There is absolutely no evidence to support such a claim. The real number is far far lower. Let’s call it what it is, fraud. This is not poor science or bad policy, it is fraud.
Every newsroom in the country is in possession of the information I have discussed here. If only they’d use it they could put an end to this tyranny in a matter of hours. I’m not holding my breath though.