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Diary Blog, 7 September 2021

Morning music

Tweets seen

Vote? How quaint…

Individuals such as Boris Johnson only understand one thing, but we have so little freedom in the UK now that my merely mentioning it would have the police at my door…

I wonder where tweeter Ben Knight/@GingerOrBald will place his formerly “Conservative” vote? Labour (which favours exactly the same policies as the present Con regime)? LibDem? They are no different. Some small and doomed “libertarian” party, such as the pathetic joke “party” founded recently by Laurence Fox?

That’s the point, though: there is no real democracy, no real “choice”.

Looking back now to the 2-3 years I spent as a child aged 10-13 in Sydney, in the years 1967-1969, and comparing it to what I see now in the msm, elsewhere, and also hear from family members still living there, Australia in the late 1960s seems to have been a golden age of sorts…Yes, my family did live in a couple of the better areas (Mosman and Cremorne), and there were many poorer areas in other parts of the city, but I still think that Sydney/Australia then was a city/country of relative freedom and opportunity, and that the Sydney and Australia of today is a kind of semi-crazed multikulti dystopia.

More tweets

Late tweets

Just as in the UK, France etc. When will the people wake up?

More to the point yet, why do the British people generally not vote for social-national parties? In my view, several reasons: firstly, no credible social-national parties or leaders; secondly, the repression, including repression of free speech, carried out by State drones but fomented largely by the Jew-Zionist element; thirdly, the people are not hurting enough to seize their chance for national freedom.

One of the worst, most embedded drones and conspirators of the New World Order (NWO/ZOG) matrix.

The figures may not be 100% (eg no mention of indirect taxes such as VAT), but that tweet illuminates the financial aspect of the migration-invasion problem in a nutshell.

Late music

Diary Blog, 25 May 2020

Cummings etc

I have blogged in the past about Dominic Cummings:

https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2020/01/03/dominic-cummings-a-government-of-dystopia-and-lunacy-posing-as-genius/

https://ianrmillard.wordpress.com/2019/08/10/les-eminences-grises-of-dystopia/

For me, this is not someone who should have any power or influence at all. Sick in body and soul. The same or similar applies to his puppet, Boris-idiot.

Having said that, I have no interest in whether he drove North 250 miles in breach of the “lockdown” nonsense. There should never have been implemented such wide-ranging restrictions.

Now, while the msm obsess about Cummings, attention is on him, and not on the fact that the UK economy is actually collapsing behind the smokescreen put up by “lockdown” and its”furlough” payments (which buy off most popular protest, and will do so until furlough payments end).

So far, with (the surviving) pubs possibly re-opening in July and people able to walk on beaches, in parks, in National Parks etc, there is a semi-holiday feeling. Most people who would otherwise be scrabbling for fairly pitiful Universal Credit money are being paid 80%, in some cases 100% of their previous pay (some are actually better off by reason of not having to pay out for much transport, clothing etc).

However, the iceman cometh. The Autumn and Winter will see a tsunami of company failures (my description, some time ago, but now being echoed, using the same term, by leading businessmen). Unemployment will skyrocket. Then will be the time when social nationalism can get off the ground for the first time since 1939.

Boris-idiot

This must be the first and possibly last time I have agreed with something tweeted by “antifa” cheerleader Mike Stuchbery:

Of course, Stuchbery is talking, I presume, mainly abot the “alt-Right” wastes of space, the like of “Prison Planet” Watson etc.

Some tweets seen

Time for today’s “dim SNP tweet of the day”, this time courtesy of tweeter “@amaginnit”

I agree with Hitchens. What until relatively recently were “normal humans” in England have all but disappeared. The numbers taper off as the age drops below about 50.

Anyone younger than 40, so born around 1980, has been brought up and “educated” in a milieu of Jew finance-capitalism, “holocaust” propaganda disguised as school “history”, “multiculturalism” (as something supposedly good), the idea that the State should probably not help people (except fake “refugees”) very much (via social security, social housing etc), but that citizens should or even must obey, not only the exact letter of the law, not even its spirit (however thought of) but even the mere wishes or demands of (increasingly mediocre or even clownish) politicians.

One only has to look at what now is considered “comedy”…or the willingness (indeed eagerness) of many to denounce and/or “report” others (to police, to those running Twitter or other online fora, to employers) for unwillingness to censor themselves and/or comply with every politically-correct demand of the State or the Jew lobby. In fact, the police are among the most contaminated in this regard.

There are exceptions, a relative few of the under-40s, indeed under-25s, who are not, or not so much, brainwashed. It is a minority though, a small minority from what I can gather.

Answer: “They” (((they))) have killed it, pretty much, aided by the toytown police acting as a poundland KGB.

Musical interlude

https://altcensored.com/watch?v=8RHS-8v97U

A few comments from expert specialist scientists about “COVID-19” and the “lockdown nonsense

In fact, at this point I am more interested in what happens next, and particularly what will be happening in 3, 6, or 9 months in society, re. the economy, and in politics, than in arguing about or hearing debate about what Coronavirus is, what causes it to spread, and whether the peak happened before “lockdown” (which seems very likely) or later.

“When Coronavirus is Over”

I notice that Twitter catches up with me. Today, #WhenCoronavirusIsOver is “trending” in the Twitterati’s echo-chamber. I have been thinking for several days, and in fact longer, about blogging on that very topic.

The public health emergency itself

We all know that, certainly as a public health emergency, Coronavirus or “COVID-19” will end. When, we do not know. At first, the “experts” thought as late as next year, then it was “later in 2020”, now they seem to be saying sometime in the Summer. I myself do not know —just like the “experts”— but I am suspecting that this will not last beyond June at latest. Why?

First of all, we have seen the experience of Wuhan itself, where cases seem to have been around 3% of the population (3% of 11 million = about 330,000) but confirmed cases were only about 81,000 (which may seem enormous, but Wuhan is a city with more people than London, 19 million in the metro area around, compared to about 15 million in and around London, and has several times the population of the Paris area). Of the fewer than 82,000 confirmed cases in Wuhan, 3,300 have died. The outbreak has now either been contained or simply ceased (played itself out). The authorities are now easing the “lockdown” restrictions.

Overall, the death toll (per million population) in China as a whole has been…2. Two. Per million. https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

That link, above, is worth perusing. It shows that, in Europe, the UK is actually far down the list of countries with Coronavirus (per million population). We see that some countries have had far more cases, adjusted by population, than the UK, but a lower death toll. Why? They have better healthcare.

Germany has had three times the number of Coronavirus cases as has had the UK, but only a third of the deaths. Why? Better healthcare.

The NHS is a very fine thing in principle, but in practice it is lagging behind many countries in terms of outcomes. It is a kind of religion in the UK, a sacred cow. It has also been both maladministered and starved of funds for many years.

In Germany, the healthcare system just dealt with the Coronavirus situation. Its political leaders did not overdose on the “we can do it” rhetoric, there was none of the fake “wartime spirit” that we have seen in the UK, with its “recruit a million volunteers” and “mass clap-in for the NHS” (which the Twitterati loved…oh, didn’t they love it! Virtue-signalling central…).

There is panic around. Example: special flights are today taking British tourists from Peru (which has virtually no Coronavirus) to the UK (which has). I am sure that the tourists are grateful. Or misinformed.

“Cokehead” Gove, the expenses-cheating little doormat for Israel, has now announced that the UK will possibly “have to have” even more strict “lockdown” measures. How will we even get food? This is madness.

The predictions for deaths in the UK were 250,000, even 800,000! Now one study says 5,700; another says about 20,000. Still bad, but nowhere near the apocalyptic numbers previously mooted. Already we see the alarming death toll stabilizing. The last day (28 March) was not quite so bad as that of the day before.

It is difficult to argue, as have such as the scribbler Peter Hitchens, that the very severe measures, “advised” and then mandated by the Boris-idiot government, were wrong or too strict. Having said that, that may indeed have been the case.

The simplest way to judge whether we have an exceptionally lethal disease is to look at the death rates. Are more people dying than we would expect to die anyway in a given week or month? Statistically, we would expect about 51,000 to die in Britain this month. At the time of writing, 422 deaths are linked to Covid-19 — so 0.8 per cent of that expected total. On a global basis, we’d expect 14 million to die over the first three months of the year. The world’s 18,944 coronavirus deaths represent 0.14 per cent of that total. These figures might shoot up but they are, right now, lower than other infectious diseases that we live with (such as flu). Not figures that would, in and of themselves, cause drastic global reactions.

We may very well be comparing apples with oranges. Recording cases where there was a positive test for the virus is a very different thing to recording the virus as the main cause of death.

Early evidence from Iceland, a country with a very strong organisation for wide testing within the population, suggests that as many as 50 per cent of infections are almost completely asymptomatic. Most of the rest are relatively minor. In fact, Iceland’s figures, 648 cases and two attributed deaths, give a death rate of 0.3 per cent. As population testing becomes more widespread elsewhere in the world, we will find a greater and greater proportion of cases where infections have already occurred and caused only mild effects. In fact, as time goes on, this will become generally truer too, because most infections tend to decrease in virulence as an epidemic progresses.

[Dr. John Lee, NHS consultant pathologist, in The Spectator]

He makes another very important point:

The moral debate is not lives vs money. It is lives vs lives. It will take months, perhaps years, if ever, before we can assess the wider implications of what we are doing. The damage to children’s education, the excess suicides, the increase in mental health problems, the taking away of resources from other health problems that we were dealing with effectively. Those who need medical help now but won’t seek it, or might not be offered it.”

https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/The-evidence-on-Covid-19-is-not-as-clear-as-we-think

I dare say that the above, despite having been written by a NHS consultant pathologist, and indeed professor of pathology, will not be welcome to many engaged in groupthink on Twitter, in government, in the organs of the State such as the police, and NHS. Dissent from the “accepted” view is treated as a kind of social treason at present.

The primary way of stopping the Coronavirus is for everyone in the society to wash their hands frequently and carefully, using ordinary soap and water. The countries where personal hygiene is known to be poor, eg Italy and Spain, Netherlands (full of non-European immigrants), and France, have had the worst outcomes in this crisis: see https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/the-european-countries-that-wash-their-hands-least-after-going-to-the-toilet-a6757711.html

Simply washing hands is probably 90% of the answer. As for “social distancing”, “social isolation” etc, they help but are secondary or tertiary.

There has been a study from Oxford University suggesting that a high proportion, maybe 50% of the UK population, has been, since the beginning of 2020, infected with Coronavirus. Most people either show no symptoms or relatively mild symptoms. We have seen this at the heart of government. A number of MPs and ministers have been confirmed cases. So far not one has been seriously unwell, despite their ages (in their 40s, 50s, 60s).

The virus cannot live for long on a human being. A few weeks at maximum. After that, the carrier, if infected, is either

  • asymptomatic and clear;
  • diagnosed and then recovered and clear; or
  • (a tiny minority, probably a small fraction of 1%) dead.

The virus likewise does not live long on surfaces. Hours, a few days (or even weeks, but only in exceptional cases).

Incidentally, the first confirmed case of Coronavirus in China was on 10 January 2020, the first in Italy 29 January, and the first in the UK 30 January. Fewer than three weeks after China. China is now easing restrictions, but the UK government is talking about keeping them until as long as September! Even tightening them (how?)…

We are now right at the end of March 2020. “April is the cruellest month”, as T.S. Eliot wrote. It will probably see the peak of the Coronavirus epidemic in the UK, if that has not already been reached. By May, the situation will probably look very different, and by June, very different again. I shall be surprised if we are not “back to normal” by July at the latest. But what is “normal”, now?

After Coronavirus

I suppose that the Government and the whole System will say that Coronavirus ruined the economy. In fact, it was “tanking” already. The retail sector in particular. Now, we have seen huge numbers of lay-offs, some partly subsidized by the new government “furlough” plan. Already there have been half a million registrations-as-unemployed and there will be millions more.

Vast numbers of small businesses have been hit, and many will close down, never to re-appear. I don’t mean the fake “businesses” that consist of one person doing the job of an employee but not, technically, being employed. I mean real very small businesses, which may employ only the principal, and maybe a handful of others. Small, but multiply those few people by a million and you see the problem.

The UK Government cannot pay a significant proportion of the population fairly substantial amounts indefinitely unless there is an economy still functioning. At present, the only parts of the enterprise economy still functioning are the retail banks, the supermarkets, the smaller food shops, the medical-pharmaceutical sector, some construction and engineering projects, some agriculture and horticulture.

The pound will eventually fall through the floor in a situation where other economies are or will resume functioning while the UK economy is still prevented by its own government from functioning. That will make imported goods very expensive. Britain imports most of its food.

We could be looking here at Britain’s final eclipse as a major economy.

House prices

British people are famously obsessed with the supposed value of their houses. A house where I spent many years on and off in Little Venice, London, was bought at a valuation of £100,000 in or about 1980. The lady owner sold it in 2005 for £1.4M, I believe. Its valuation in 2018 was around £3.5M and may even be £4M now. A 35x or even 40x increase in value in 40 years! Pay in the UK has increased (face value) by only about 2x or 4x in that period.

Even in the past two decades, and even outside London, property has leapt in value. I recall seeing little bungalows for sale in Seaton, Devon in 1998, while idly walking around. One was only £23,000! Others were £25,000 and £28,000. I should imagine that even those little places would be priced at something like £200,000. In fact, I have just now looked on a property website: cheapest similar house— £195,000. A nearly tenfold increase in 22 years.

The UK property market is a house of cards ready to collapse. The buy to let sector will be first. People who do not have jobs cannot rent houses, usually, because the housing benefit does not cover the full cost (even if the owner is willing to rent to the jobless— most are not).

Once the buy to let sector has collapsed, the rest of the market will suffer a catastrophic (for property-owners) fall. A 50% fall is by no means impossible.

As to commercial property, even before Coronavirus the sector was tanking. Jews control much of it, so to that extent I rub my hands. With businesses collapsing, the economy on the floor, there will be little or no demand for offices and shops. The Internet is in any case killing the retail sector inasmuch as it is in the High Streets and even malls.

Pick-up in the economy

After Coronavirus, some businesses will pick up quickly: barbers, hairdressers, people who fix computers etc. Others may never emerge from the depths. One thing is for sure: money will be in short supply for most people.

Unemployment

Unemployment will be huge. The misconceived and cruel “welfare” (social security) “reforms” started by the Labour Party (particularly the “Blairites” Alistair Darling and James Purnell) from about 2007 and made inestimably more harsh under the part-Japanese sadist Iain Dunce Duncan Smith have ruined the DWP both attitudinally and in terms of efficiency. The recent huge upsurge in demand has found the DWP (under deadhead minister Therese Coffey) unable to cope.

Politics

I predict that, in 2021-2022, and as the economy tanks, the pound collapses, house prices fall and unemployment surges, there will be a demand from the whole people for radical change. The tired “Conservative” Party cannot offer that, still less can the —all but irrelevant— Labour Party. This will be the moment for social nationalism to strike!

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“You see, my son, here time turns into space!”

Update, 24 December 2020

Most of what I predicted in the above article has come to pass.

Superficially, I was wrong in saying that both “the virus” and the various measures supposedly to reduce its occurrence would finish long before the end of 2020. Well, here we are, and, on paper, the virus is still here. However, flu has all but disappeared as a cause of death, replaced by “Coronavirus” or “Covid-19”.

Vast numbers are being tested and so, ipso facto, numbers “infected” are also high, but few require any treatment. As I predicted, deaths peaked in April. I myself still know no-one who knows anyone who has or has had the virus.

The overall death toll in numbers in the UK is below that of some recent years. “The virus” is a serious public health situation but scarcely the Black Death. About 1 out of every 1,400 living in the UK has died from or with “the virus” (in the world generally, 1 in 8,000).

Meanwhile, the absurd over-reaction of “the authorities” has trashed civil rights, ruined much of the economy, and made life near-intolerable. Unnecessarily.

Diary Blog, 28 March 2020

Bullying police retiree goes mad about Coronavirus enforcement

Look at this bully!

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8160767/Former-police-chief-says-officers-fire-tasers-people-ignore-coronavirus-lockdown.html

He wants police to taser people who refuse to “comply” with police “orders” (by going home at once, instead of walking peacefully in parks etc). He says that those people (i.e. ordinary citizens, who pay for the police, by the way…) should then (after having been tasered) also have baton rounds (ie “rubber bullets” about 5 inches long) fired at them. The idiot (a former senior police officer in London, who was later one of those useless “Police and Crime Commissioner” wastes of space) ends his rant (on LBC radio) by wishing that the police could “beat people with long sticks” as in India (he is referring to a long thin baton used in India by their police, and called a lahti).

Who is this? One Kevin Hurley, who narrowly won the Surrey Police and Crime Commissioner election in 2012 but lost badly in 2016 after his 4 years in (well-paid) office had proven disastrous: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surrey_Police_and_Crime_Commissioner#2016_election

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kevin_Hurley

He had been criticized by then Home Secretary Theresa May. He had also remarked (perhaps understandably, but inappropriately) that he wanted to “batter and break the legs” of one criminal: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-surrey-35793654

This is a good example of the madness that is now abroad, with police shouting hysterically at completely harmless members of the public because they are walking alone or with spouses etc in the open air, or driving —again completely harmlessly— along highways or motorways. Screw them! This is not (yet) North Korea.

There is an element in the UK, in the police, on Twitter etc, which is the 2020 re-emergence of the WW2 busybodies who volunteered to walk around urban and suburban areas yelling “put that light out!” etc (a complete waste of time, because the Luftwaffe had this thing called “navigation”…).

Latest Coronavirus forecast

The latest forecasts are that the number of deaths from Coronavirus in the UK might be as low as 5,000, far from the 250,000+ many were predicting (some quite recent estimates were as high as 800,000!).

If that is so, and if something like the 5,000 estimate turns out to be accurate, we shall never know whether that result was because of the strict “lockdown” regime imposed, or or other reason. In the meantime, it is clear that the “lockdown” has given the coup de grace to much of the already-struggling UK economy. I shall be blogging separately about that.

So far, the death toll in the UK (attributed to the virus) is below 1,000.

It struck me very forcibly that, in Wuhan, the epicentre of the pandemic, and where the Coronavirus situation may now have passed, only 3% of people ever caught the virus, about 85,000 (confirmed cases). True, 3,000-4,000 still died, but one has to remember the size of Wuhan, the 9th-largest city in China. We are talking about a city as populous as London, in broad terms. 11 million inhabitants. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wuhan

a view of a city: The city of 11m people is where Covid-19 first emerged (AFP via Getty Images)

11,000 people a week die (from all causes) in the UK.

Coronavirus deaths in UK likely to end at about 5,700 in toto

https://www.standard.co.uk/news/health/coronavirus-uk-death-toll-lockdown-china-imperial-college-a4400431.html

We shall never know whether, or to what extent, that is the result of the extreme measures now in place.

Hypocrite of the day

The Transport Secretary, the Jew Grant Shapps, a “businessman” who owns two private planes, now says that British people will have to give up private cars and move to using buses, trams, trains, or start to cycle and walk! What a hypocrite!

https://inews.co.uk/news/environment/britons-cars-public-transport-reduce-emissions-grant-shapps-2521249

Is that part of the hidden agenda behind the Coronavirus Act, which confers almost dictatorial powers upon the present government? Make British people poorer, import even more blacks and browns (the Great Replacement), repress dissent and any political meetings etc?

More police bullying

Looks like the thick plods at Derbyshire Police are firmly intent on making themselves despised, hated and ignored:

A man and wife with dog in the middle of nowhere, labelled by Derbyshire Poundland KGB as anti-social elements and a threat to public health, despite there not being another person for miles around!

Ha ha!

A picnic? Did the police shout out “Sweeney! You’re nicked!” as those picnicking bastards tried to reach for a cucumber sandwich or a Scotch egg?
 
 
This really is becoming a bad joke that leaves a bad taste in the mouth.
 
 
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Actually, I recommend to all my blog readers that they read the Derbyshire Police on Twitter and, most importantly, the responses. The responses come in two main categories:
  • intelligent people who understand that the Derbyshire Police (and some other police forces) are going beyond both commonsense and the wording of the (new, dictatorial) law itself;
  • unintelligent people eager to enforce the strictest and least necessary “regulations” (as misinterpreted by over-zealous police) on other people simply because “authority” “says so” (as the uninformed believe).

https://twitter.com/DerbysPolice/with_replies

A vision of the future?

Good point…

Why so many Coronavirus deaths in Italy and Spain?

The present estimate for the eventual total of deaths in UK from Coronavirus is 5,700, but Italy is forecast to top 28,000 and Spain 46,000. I wonder why that is so.

In 2015, the Independent published this: https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/the-european-countries-that-wash-their-hands-least-after-going-to-the-toilet-a6757711.html, in which it was explained that the nations in and near Europe that washed hands least after using the loo are…wait for it…Italy, Spain and (surprisingly) the Netherlands. Semi-European Turkey, by the way, scored better than almost all European nations.

Which are the highest (gross) totals for deaths in Europe from the virus? Italy, Spain, France, UK, Netherlands (so far). Obviously, population levels differ. Still, there is obviously a correlation in the numbers washing hands and the number of Coronavirus deaths.

It could really be as simple as that.

Overkill?

Obviously, the government, faced with Coronavirus, needed to prepare. In fact, it did not prepare well at all. The response has the feeling of a last minute bodge and panic. Now it is preparing mass mortuaries and mass temporary hospitals. These may or may not (probably will not) be required, but I make no quarrel with such preparations.

As to the police, they have rendered themselves a laughing stock. The Kevin Hurley person noted at the top of this blog post —wanting to taser and shoot and beat with long sticks people harmlessly walking or exercizing in parts or open country— may be an outlier, a ranting bully-type and/or (clearly) a control freak sans-pareil, but many of his colleagues up and down the country have been almost as bad, with their Common Purpose “leading beyond authority” arbitrary and illegitimate decisions as to what the law (such as the new mad law) actually is. The police are now in danger of losing all credibility.

The damage done to the UK economy, society, respect for law and order etc may be as good as permanent. Some of that damage may have been unavoidable, but most was avoidable.

What is really behind all this?

The political hit from all this will not be apparent in its plenitude for some time, maybe not until 2021 or 2022. So far, the government is riding fairly high, because there is no Opposition now. Labour is a bad joke far more than it was before the 2019 General Election. Also, Rishi Sunak’s open Treasury wallet has bought off much criticism and has shot Labour’s fox to a large extent, if not entirely. Sunak has buried the “austerity” of 2010-2019, at least in big picture terms. How long is the open wallet sustainable? That is an open question. No-one has asked anyone to pay the bill. Yet.

Evening foray

Seems that my opinion of two days ago was right: the supermarkets are getting on top of the “panic-buying” trend. This evening I went to Waitrose about half an hour before close. Everything seemed to be in good supply despite it being at the end of a Saturday of (I presume) busy shopping. Very few shoppers were there when I visited.

All the “panic-buy” items were still in supply: bread, eggs, water, meats etc, even loo paper! Only two items hinted at public anxiety: there was no flour for breadmaking. Completely stripped, as were items used for breadmaking, such as bicarbonate of soda. Also, all chickens had gone.

I was only there to buy bread and water, but did buy some other things, notably some excellent marked-down bargains (sushi boxes at 35p each instead of £4 to £7; cappuccino mousse at 15p instead of 80p, some nice pasta and pine nut salads at about 30p instead of nearly £4). So a successful ratissage. Hard to get used to the Handmaid’s Tale “militia” (Waitrose marshals) though, shuffling about outside the store and in the foyer, wearing their black clothing, armbands, woollen hats and scarfs covering the lower face.

I expect to stay home, like a good quiescent “Coronavirus” citizen, for a couple of days now.

The midnight hour…

 

Final thought

The Government is now saying that if the final death toll is not in the hundreds of thousands initially predicted, then that will have been only because of the strict “lockdown” measures ordered. The msm is parrotting that official line unthinkingly, not even questioning it. Why not? The “lockdown” measures were only ordered about 4-5 days ago and have only been effective for about 3 days . There is something not quite right here. Obviously, the “lockdown” will have an effect, but there is little precise evidence so far.

Update, 10 June 2020

Well, here we are three months on from the above blog article. Most the the above holds good. The glaring anomaly is the total of deaths. which in the UK is now taken to be 40,000. However, the statistics are unclear because the NHS has been certifying people who die with Coronavirus (and often also  with another 2, 3 or 4 other “co-morbidities”) as having died from Coronavirus. Indeed, it now appears from the NHS’s own figures that the number of those who have died solely from Coronavirus is below 1,400.

The NHS has been seen to “protect” its hospitals, staff and some patients by simply off-loading patients with the virus to care homes, where tens of thousands have died. Scandal. Despite that, it seems that 20% of (known) Coronavirus infections took place in hospitals, a stunning indictment of the low standards of cleanliness in the HS.

Since I wrote the blog article, the vast new “Nightingale” hospitals have opened and then closed (many without having received a single patient), the ordinary NHS hospitals are uncrowded for the first time in decades (as patients wait at home, dying of everything but Coronavirus),  and the economy is tanking as few people work as before the panic.

The game continues…