The anti-lab theory hoax in the UK’s liberal press

The Guardian and Independent are desperate to suppress the theory that SARS-Cov-2 emerged as a result of an accidental escape from a laboratory in Wuhan were coronaviruses are being studied.

It is undisputed that there are two labs in Wuhan which have been studying such viruses. One is a level 4 (the highest level) bio-security lab. This lab has been conducting significant amount of research into coronaviruses – of the same kind as SARS-Cov-2. One of its researchers is known for travelling to a location several hundred kilometers away where the horseshoe bats which are thought to be the primary animal source for the virus live. She collects samples and brings them back to her lab in Wuhan. The lab is just 8 miles from the live animal market in Wuhan which is claimed as the origin of the virus. Continue reading “The anti-lab theory hoax in the UK’s liberal press”

Good article in the Guardian!

Yes. It does happen! This article by columnist Marina Hyde makes the essential point – the shower of fools in No. 10 were negligent – they did nothing for crucial weeks in February but, nonetheless will almost certainly get away with it.

I made the following comment on the article:

Yes. All good points. And, as the author says, quite likely, there will be no serious accounting for any of this. I don’t know if it is just me but I read the £60,000 pay-off (

of public money) to families of health workers who have died from covid-19 as forestalling a class action for manslaughter. (In the same way that the bank bungs you £40.00 when they make a mistake so you can’t sue them).

This is about the 60K pay-off the the government is trying to thrust on families of bereaved Health Workers. Continue reading “Good article in the Guardian!”

No. 10 denies Dominic Cummins went for mass death

This is a story in The Guardian reporting on a story in the Sunday Times which, apparently, asserts that Dominic Cummins was behind the government’s initial lunatic and unscientific “herd immunity” approach to SAS-Cov-2. I can’t access the Sunday Times article as it is behind a paywall.

No. 10 has called this story a “fabrication”.

This website has already asked the question as to whether Dominic Cummins was specifically involved in the lunatic and unscientific herd-immunity plan. Beyond noticing certain similarities in thinking we have no information which would enable us to clarify this question. The Sunday Times article references unnamed sources and presumably was written by a professional journalist – but I am in no position to decide. Continue reading “No. 10 denies Dominic Cummins went for mass death”

The latest on UK gov. strategy for covid-19 – Guinea Pig UK

Sorry. Very short of time but check this:

Sir Patrick Vallance, said he thinks coronavirus is likely to become an annual virus.

The chief scientific adviser told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme that the government’s approach wass about lowering and extending the peak of the epidemic and developing immunity among the population.

“What we don’t want is everybody to end up getting it in a short period of time so we swamp and overwhelm NHS services – that’s the flattening of the peak,” he said.

“You can’t stop it, so you should end up with a broader peak during which time you’d anticipate that more people would get immunity to this. That in itself becomes a protective part of this process.

“This is quite likely, I think, to become an annual virus, an annual seasonal infection.” [1]

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More war delirium in the Guardian

This is an “RAF saves Britain from Russian bear” type story which is all too familiar  from the tabloids. Slightly weird to see it in what purports to be a credible newspaper.

The piece is credited to someone called Lin Jenkins. Judging by the list of articles credited to her on the Guardian website she is a general purpose journalist writing on many topics (e.g. sex education) and is not specifically a political or defence correspondent. Even so it is surprising that her grasp of politics and international affairs is quite so grounded in phantasy. Continue reading “More war delirium in the Guardian”

Fake news on the Guardian

 

The Guardian has claimed that Trump “claimed that outbreak [of coronavirus] is a hoax”.

The claim that Trump called coronavirus a hoax is itself a hoax. The transcript of his original remarks can be checked. They are:

The Democrats are politicising the coronavirus…They’re politicising it. One of my people came up to me and said: ‘Mr President, they tried to beat you on Russia, Russia, Russia.’ That did not work out too well. They could not do it. They tried the impeachment hoax. This is their new hoax.

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Dots and lines – delusions about Russia

I’ve tagged this piece to link it to my series on Anti-Russian propaganda in the UK press. But really it belongs in a special category of its own devoted to the ravings of Guardian journalist Luke Harding. Harding – who was once posted to Moscow (and whose tenure ended when the Russians declined to renew his Visa – a matter which he depicts as being ‘thrown out’ of Russia) – is notorious for his “join the dots” journalism on Russia. (His words). For Harding “joining the dots” means inventing all sorts of stories which – for Harding at least – must be true because they are the only possible explanation which connects some dots. He shows you the dots – simple facts in the public domain – and then claims that the dots prove the lines – his stories which “connect the dots”.  He is informing us about the lines which must be there because of the dots. The alternative explanation is that the lines are purely in Harding’s own head.

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