The stupid Brit Scientists: and the even sillier Politicians who take their advice

The British Politicians, with one voice, parrot the reply, “We’re Listening to the Scientists, and reacting accordingly”. As the diseased numbers sweep inexorably upwards, as Italy signals ‘defeat’ by extending the lock-down to the whole of their virus-stricken Nation, as South Korea reacted so swiftly, and in doing so seemingly slowed down the infection rates, and of course corresponding fatalities: what is the British government doing? Sitting, with their fists clenched and wedged firmly up their arseholes, watching as the airports welcome ever more airplanes full of potential carriers: and not even warning those arriving of the severe possibilities of disease or death possibly carried amongst them. Truly a right bright bunch of Cnuts! 

 

These are the same ‘Scientists’ backed by algorithmic spreadsheets and data ten years out of date who parroted about how to combat ‘Foot and Mouth disease’; whose ‘advice’ ended up costing Great Britain £9 billions in replenishment costs for the slaughtered cattle and sheep alone. 

 

Those same ‘Scientists’ who started the BSE plague in the first place by relaxing the strict temperature requirements for the heat treatment of pig swill: along with the suicidal policies  of allowing possibly contaminated meat and offal tissue from one species to be fed, haphazardly and with no supervision whatsoever, to another, totally different animal species.

 

And now we seemingly depend upon their interpretation of the  ‘Scientific Facts’ to determine when and if large, frighteningly large numbers of people will die a seemingly terrible death. If we heard one of these so-called Scientists admit that they do not even know how Coronavirus is transmitted, that would be a ‘first’: but they will not even tell the  public,  a Public which they are supposed to be serving, the truth about what they ‘DON’T EVEN KNOW THEMSELVES’!

When the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918-19-20 hit the world, it could not have had a more auspicious birthright. Large portions of the world’s population were hungry, many starving; more were worn out through the years of War, of strife, and, most importantly, there were vast encampments full of soldiers, refugees and other, mainly military-allied warehouse structures. The first recorded case of the H1N1 virus, which seemingly was imported by Chinese labourers into North America, was of a soldier. In early March 1918, he reported to the sick quarters in Fort Riley, Kansas, complaining of being feverish. With the vast movement of American soldiers en-route for Europe, the unknown virus travelled with them, and within weeks, the hospitals were flooded with the sick and the dying. As it was a new strain of Influenza, no resistance had been built up within any population, and the  disease struck with frightening rapidity within any centre where exposure had happened.

Fast-Forwards almost exactly one hundred years, and we find ourselves staring down the barrel of a weapon for which there is no cure, no antidote (despite all our vast knowledge, technology or expertise), and for which  we have NO TOLERANCE WHATSOEVER! 

And what is the  advice of the smug pillocks who smile, and dole out the advice as though they, and they alone, know all the answers? Wash your hands for twenty seconds! Apart from being a boon to soap, sanitiser and gel manufacturers, this will possibly serve no purpose whatsoever, because these smug bastards do not know if the CoronaVirus is passed by bodily or hand contact. What is it is airborne? Will a carrier, who is not displaying any symptoms yet, be transmitting the bacteria throughout the cabin of the aircraft he is returning in from some diseased hotspot?

Instead of doing as President Trump has just done, which is to ban all flights from Europe, instead of following the stance and advice of the Taiwanese Government, who stare daily at their giant enemy across the narrow ocean strait which separates them; the British did sweet fuck all! 

When the WHO was notified on Dec. 31, 2019, of a pneumonia of unknown cause in Wuhan, China, Taiwanese officials began to board planes and assess passengers on direct flights from Wuhan for fever and pneumonia symptoms before passengers could deplane.

As early as Jan. 5, notification was expanded to include any individual who had traveled to Wuhan in the past 14 days and had a fever or symptoms of upper respiratory tract infection at the point of entry. Suspected cases were screened for 26 viruses, including SARS and MERS. Passengers displaying symptoms were quarantined at home and assessed whether medical attention at a hospital was necessary. 

As a direct result of this control, Taiwan has, of this date; only 49 confirmed cases, and one death! Great Britain & Northern Ireland has 460 cases, and 8 dead; and counting!

 

Whose scientists do you trust?

The ‘IT’LL BE ALRIGHT ON THE NIGHT’ CROWD’ IN BRITAIN;

OR THE TAIWANESE: THE PEOPLE WHO HAVE STARED DEATH DOWN THE BARREL OF A CHINESE DISEASE, AND LIVED TO TELL THE TALE?

 

12 comments for “The stupid Brit Scientists: and the even sillier Politicians who take their advice

  1. Valentine Gray
    March 13, 2020 at 8:46 am

    We are and have consistently been ruled by an Idiocracy, the Corona Virus seems to have been of intelligent design, more than be said of humanity and its shitting up of the planet. I will now wash my mouth out.

  2. March 13, 2020 at 1:03 pm

    My take on this is if as people say, we are 2 weeks to a month behind Italy, it would be prudent to take the measures they are taking NOW, not in 2 or 4 weeks time, otherwise we’ll be in the same state as Italy and follow the same infection curve.
    The evidence is those countries that take an aggressive stance regarding social distancing and closure of public venues have a better success rate.
    Better to take those measures now for a couple of weeks to a month rather than have them close down for months upon months after that as the virus drags on through the summer. The financial hit will be a lot less and unfortunately it seems that’s all the government is worrying about: the financial implications, rather than public health.
    Closure of public venues, limits or closure of public transport, limiting gatherings to less than 100 people, allowing those people that can look after their kids to take them out of school all help limit the spread of the virus.
    For instance weddings: yes they can go ahead, but keeping numbers small and limited to people you are in contact with regularly rather than inviting Great Auntie Dot from the other side of the country whom you haven’t seen for a decade just seems a prudent compromise.

    • James Strong
      March 13, 2020 at 4:27 pm

      Really?

      Do you think the State should decide who can be invited to a wedding?

      Your final paragraph, following on from the others could be taken to mean that.

      You have also left open the possible interpretation that you are counselling caution but not compulsion.

      Sir Humphry couldn’t have come up with a better bit of anbiguity.

      • March 13, 2020 at 5:06 pm

        The Government can certainly advise and the people should take it on board. Taking some common sense measures now rather than waiting for the point of compulsion seems only fair. A bit of preemptive isolation or reduction in cross-contamination can help.

        I’m advocating a compromise approach now, so removing those kids from school where the parents can look after them reduces the risk with no cost financially. It’s not the full authoritarian whammy, but it is a true British compromise.

        The same with the weddings: the government should advise now and hopefully people take heed to reduce the risk. At the moment people are not being given advice.

        Italy have gone the full monty (closing schools altogether and restricting gatherings including weddings) and rightly so because of their infection levels. We can compromise and do some of the same but more softly and without compulsion.

        Only when all even these measures are not enough should the government start to compel.

        • March 21, 2020 at 5:29 pm

          They are starting to compel now. Is the ‘cure’ going to be worse than the disease?

  3. Mudplugger
    March 13, 2020 at 8:30 pm

    Remember to follow the money . . .

    Within a day of the UK Government declining to ban mass gatherings, most of the organisers of such events have decided to cancel those events themselves, all football, cricket, rugby etc. all now postponed or cancelled. Other organisers will now be shamed into joining this nationwide shut-down.

    Had the Government told them all to shut up shop, there would then be a rash of financial claims at HMG’s door for losses incurred but, as it is they who decided for themselves, it’s now not the Government’s decision or financial responsibility. Given that hundreds of millions are at stake in TV football rights alone, Boris has saved a vast amount of taxpayers’ money by his ‘considered inaction’ – the same effect will be achieved but at no cost to the tax-payers, an approach which should engender credit rather than opprobrium.

    • James Strong
      March 14, 2020 at 6:27 am

      Yes. I think you’re right here.
      Also I think the government and Boris are doing very well in their considered response to a developing situation.

      I’ve just come here from The Telegraph website where their headline is that Boris has done a U-turn. That headline is nowhere near an accurate description.

      I’m not a fan of Boris but I think he’s handling this well; which is not to say that even the best possible outcome is a pleasant one.

  4. March 14, 2020 at 6:45 am

    The issue to me is “the Science” is settled. As if it is.

  5. Andy5759
    March 14, 2020 at 1:24 pm

    So many countries taking different approaches, some vastly different, some similar but with different timelines, could speak of confusion. How about looking at it as a massive experiment? Imagine that this pandemic is being used to discover the best response for future outbreaks. The array of responses, the different outcomes will provide an enormous amount of data to be sifted for best practice in the future. This of course presumes some coordination at a global level, which could never happen, could it? However, when all this dies down if we don’t die out first, the knowledge gained will be invaluable. If only lessons can be learned.

    • Mudplugger
      March 14, 2020 at 2:12 pm

      That depends if the knowledge gained fits ‘the agenda’ – some professional medical analysis of the initial Wuhan cases reports that 94% of those catching the virus were non-smokers, which is astonishing when you consider that more than 50% of Chinese are smokers. The reports go on to say that ‘they have chosen not to investigate that aspect further’.

      And we always thought science was objective – but not if it compromises your next grant cheque, apparently.

      • Andy5759
        March 14, 2020 at 9:33 pm

        If that is true about the high incidence of non smokers getting infected I am a little safer than I thought. However, should I catch it I would be at greater risk of death because of the apparent state of my lungs. Maybe the mucous coating from my mouth to the depths of my lungs helps. Who knows, WHO won’t tell us.

  6. March 15, 2020 at 11:22 am

    Microbes: smoke the little buggers out with a Pipe, then disinfect the bodily pipes with whisky. (Not medical advice)

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