by Kit Knightly
September 09, 2020
have slowed to a
and lockdown has
nothing to do
A report from the UK's Office of National Statistics (ONS)
shows that since at least June 19th, more people in the
UK have been dying of influenza than
This, of course, is despite the fact that "Covid-19 deaths" are
incredibly vaguely defined.
Under UK law a person only has to test positive for the Sars-Cov-2
virus at any point in the 28 days prior to their death for
"Covid-19" to be on their death certificate, a policy which totally
ignores the fact the majority of Sars-Cov-2 infections are
completely symptomless (and has already resulted
Meanwhile boring old influenza is lumbered with having to actually
contribute to the death before being added to the death certificate.
And nevertheless, for three straight months, the UK has recorded
more flu deaths than Covid deaths.
See this graph:
Office for National Statistics - Deaths
registered weekly in England and Wales
Full info PDF
"Ah", some of your
may be saying, "this is just evidence that the lockdown, social
distancing and masks have worked."
But that is obviously not
Clearly, if these
measures did anything to halt viral transmission, the flu deaths
would have gone down as well.
They have not. They
are right in line with the five-year average...
wearing masks and hand
sanitizer on every corner… the spread of the flu virus has not
halted one bit in its usual annual progress through society.
measures" have little to no impact on viral transmission...
The "novel" coronavirus
is still spreading all across the population and is now killing
fewer people than normal flu viruses, even though it's late summer
and we're well past the peak flu season.
Even following the state's own coronavirus narrative,
"that every person
who dies with the virus is a 'covid death'," and that every
positive test is actually a "case" and not a "false positive"
even then the Covid19 story is done.
The virus arrived, it
hit those with weakened immune systems or who were already
seriously ill, and is now moving harmlessly through the
whatever draconian controls we put in place to (allegedly) stop
Just as many
epidemiologists and virologists predicted it would.
Does this mean the
lockdown is over?
Does this mean we can
dump "the new normal" and get back to the old normal, which
"though I wasn't enjoying it much at the time" I now look back
on as golden age of calm and reason?
Does this mean the government are going to leave us alone?
In short, no...
Instead, the social controls are getting stricter. The UK has
announced that, from Monday the 14th (September), no
social gatherings of more than 6 people will be allowed.
There's talk of a curfew
Oh, and those "immunity passports"...?
You remember, the
ones only paranoid conspiracy theorists were ever worried about.
Well, they might be
bringing those in to, as a purely temporary measure you understand,
so people can go to the movies again.
The numbers speak for themselves.
The 'danger' "such as
it ever was" is over...
The curve has been
flattened, the hospitals protected, the hands well and truly
sanitized. And yet
the lockdown is still here, and
getting tighter all the time.
Maybe, just maybe,
it was never about the virus...