A few days ago, the general director of the World Health Organization (WHO), Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, stated that the introduction of travel restrictions by several countries was an “irrational response” to the omicron variant of the coronavirus.
His stance is pleasing, as I am increasingly often getting the impression that we are globally falling for a case of exaggerated hysteria far removed from reality.
It is as if this global shock therapy is supposed to continue for forever without reflecting on the fact that it is easy to miss the moment in which the cure will become worse than the disease.
The cure is much worse then the disease. That moment is NOW
I also know very well that media mechanisms (and also the less known and not very readable market mechanisms) often play on powerful emotions.
We will all lose out to mass psychosis, the weakest among us more so as usual.
It is worth remembering that people in Poland still die from cancer, heart disease, cardiovascular disease and mental problems. When I see, hear and read that omicron is being presented as basically a new apocalypse, I say clearly: we cannot allow this.
Not because I am downplaying pandemic challenges. They are still here.
Instead, we must also recognize that mass psychosis is also a severe and difficult social disease.
How long will it take society to recover from the psychotic state that has been intentionally induced?
If you missed this the first time around- don’t miss it now!
One of Britain’s most senior health advisers has been accused of disseminating “dodgy data” that inflated the potential risk of omicron
Dr Jenny Harries, the chief executive of the UK Health Security Agency, is understood to have been the source of a contested claim by Sajid Javid, the Health Secretary, that there is typically a 17-day lag between patients becoming infected and requiring hospitalisation.
However, independent experts pointed to Office for National Statistics (ONS) data, which suggested an average delay of nine or 10 days.
Lack of support for future Covid curbs
Mark Harper, the chairman of the Covid Recovery Group, said: “Covid restrictions damage people’s lives, livelihoods and mental wellbeing. So it’s really important that the debate about them is based on solid data.
“Serious questions need to be asked if senior health advisers are furnishing ministers with misleading figures, and failing to correct them at the earliest opportunity.
“Ministers also have a responsibility to ask detailed questions to ensure they aren’t using dodgy data. We can do better than this.”
A new analysis by the Legatum Institute think tank suggested that the Covid-19 lockdowns pushed 900,000 people into poverty and that further measures would jeopardise the recovery from the earlier restrictions.
We won’t ever get back to normal until we face down the groups that never want the pandemic crisis to end
The working-from-home crowd can get their PJs and slippers back on. Incompetent NHS managers have a ready-made excuse for postponing non-Covid treatments while getting a vast increase in their budgets. A handful of poorly run, oligopolistic corporations can make easy profits while offering a worse service than ever. Lecturers no longer need to be irritated by seeing their students, or teachers their pupils. The devolved administrations can posture self-importantly and the Prime Minister can bounce out of whatever scrape he finds himself in this week by telling everyone to focus on the “emergency”.
Wish I could read the entire piece……Thanks to wafflestaffel, I did! A few extra paragraphs below.
The author pushes the jabs. The jabs have shown themselves to be useless. Even the claim of reducing illness can’t be quantified.
Good news, you might have thought. Not for everyone. To listen to the reporting of a series of more positive studies into omicron released this week was to be treated to a thousand reasons why a full-blown lockdown after Christmas was still necessary.
Over the decades, political scientists have identified how alliances of vested interests come together to protect a status quo. Big Tobacco defended smoking long after we knew it was dangerous. Big Pharma protects the drugs industry even when it is peddling expensive cures we hardly need. Big Agriculture entrenches the power of the landowners and food distributors, twisting standards and tariffs to suit its narrow interests, while Big Tech tramples over opposition to its power. In each case, money, regulators, and organised groups of voters make common cause – and the rest of us just have to live with it.
And yet we also have to recognise there is now a set of interests that ignore every bit of positive news and amplify everything negative, because they don’t seem to want this crisis to end. Until we confront them, we won’t ever be able to get back to living a normal life again.
“The crew is 100 percent immunized and all COVID-19 positive Sailors are isolated onboard and away from crew members,” U.S. 4th Fleet said in a statement. “A portion of those infected have exhibited mild symptoms.
Leaky vaccines, requiring endless jabs, that can never impede transmission– This reality has to be faced. The insanity that’s been induced has to be resolved through critical thinking skills.Which requires , at a bare minimum, the masses must end their cognitive dissonance.
Numbers from Ontario, Canada. Omicron and the fully vaxxed