by Catte Black
From the beginning of this crisis we have been pointing out that
there are two mutually contradictory messages at the heart of
Covid-19 rollout, and, just as Orwell describes in "1984,"
a major point of the exercise seems to be to get people to believe
both at the same time.
1. 'Be Afraid…'
The first message is that Covid-19 is terrifying, unique, an
existential threat to the human race.
This message is never sourced to much fact, because the facts
about the virus don't really support it.
If it cites anything
solid it's the appallingly sloppy and discredited Imperial
computer model, or some generic research into the pathology of
severe infections or rare viral syndromes, which it tries to
spin as being unique to Covid-19, even though it is not.
But mostly it doesn't
cite anything at all. Or really claim anything at all.
It just tells
people to be afraid. Very afraid... Of
death, of uncertainty, of the 'virus', of other people, of
being encouraged is not rooted in facts, and is therefore
impervious to them.
2. 'There is
nothing to be afraid of…'
The second message is that Covid-19 is actually pretty
harmless and no big deal.
This message is rooted in a great deal of fact, because, as we
have been pointing out since day one, pretty much all the data
coming out about this virus supports exactly this conclusion.
No official body has ever denied this, and most of them readily
admit it. Regularly and unambiguously.
All these sources admit the virus is 'mild' or even asymptomatic
in the majority of cases, and chiefly a danger only to the
already ailing or severely immuno-compromised. Just as most coronaviruses are...
Chris Whitty (UK's Chief Medical Officer) in below
video, is only one of many to point this
out and this is not even his first go (see
here) at explaining clearly
that Covid-19 is only dangerous to a very very small minority of
people, and that most who get it will be just fine.
Here's a slide from his
talk on April 30th:
Now, let's look at what he is saying in the below video, on May 11th:
[T]he great majority
of people will not die from this and I'll just repeat something
I said right at the beginning because I think it's worth
Most people, a significant proportion of people, will not get
this virus at all, at any point of the epidemic which is going
to go on for a long period of time.
Of those who do, some of them will get the virus without even
knowing it, they will have the virus with no symptoms at all,
asymptomatic carriage, and we know that happens.
Of those who get symptoms, the great majority, probably 80%,
will have a mild or moderate disease. Might be bad enough for
them to have to go to bed for a few days, not bad enough for
them to have to go to the doctor.
An unfortunate minority will have to go as far as hospital, but
the majority of those will just need oxygen and will then leave
And then a minority of those will end up having to go to severe
end critical care and some of those sadly will die.
But that's a minority, it's 1% or possibly even less than 1%
And even in the highest risk group this is significantly less
than 20%, i.e. the great majority of people, even the very
highest groups, if they catch this virus, will not die.
And I really wanted to make that point really clearly…
It seems all the
officials want 'to make that point really clearly', even while they
behave as if it was not true...
There's plenty of room for speculation there, and we leave it to
readers to get into that BTL (Between the Lines).
The motives, though, are less important than the basic and
the fear currently gripping the public mind is
being simultaneously encouraged and acknowledged as unnecessary by
the bodies overseeing the 'response'.
And if enough people would
wake-up to the pea-and-thimble
trick being pulled on them, then the most dangerous and
far-reaching coup against human liberty we have ever seen would
essentially be stopped in its tracks...