Only in the bizarre and delusional world of UK liberal journalism could a President saying, in response to a journalist’s question, that if someone breaks the law they will be penalized under the law be described as a threat.
This is the Independentsaying that Putin was ‘threatening’ a journalist who won the Nobel prize when he said, apparently, that Russia’s law on Foreign Agent designation would apply if the journalist did something which merited in law the application of this law. He was answering a question about this journalist. If you think about it he can’t really have answered otherwise.
To report this as Putin ‘issuing a thinly veiled threat’ is just cheap sensational journalism.
Meanwhile – on the main news story of the day if not the century – did Sars-Cov-2 come from a lab in Wuhan, silence.
The tens of thousands of deaths don’t appear to have encouraged government and NHS leaders to think that now might be the time to be frank with the public about pandemic related failures. No. They are in full cover-up mode.
It turns out that in 2016 a simulation exercise was done which recommended: stocking PPE, being prepared with a test and trace system, and being ready to impose border controls. All factors which would have made a massive contribution to reducing the number of dead grannies and grandpas in the UK.
The government and NHS leaders and DHSC managers did not act on the recommendations of this exercise. No wonder the government tried to block release its report.
The people who saw this report and did not act on it and then tried to hide this earn salaries far far in excess of the national average. (The management committee of Public Health England earned between £100,000.00 and £260,000.00 each in 2018/19).  It does not appear that protecting the public features high on their list of priorities. On the other hand – smooth morality free statements is something they are good at: check the snake-like statement from the spin manager at DHSC at the end of the Guardian article. (In fact Sars-Cov-2 and MERS-CoV are quite similar in many respects. And it is an obvious lie; if the exercise was about MERS-Cov then they still should have implemented its findings; otherwise why did they hold the exercise? Or did they just hold it to pass the time?).
If the argument is – as it appears to be – that they did implement the findings on a small scale because MERS epidemics are likely to be small and contained, that still fails. They had the report and should have been able to activate it, adapt it and apply it in early February 2019 after the WHO warned of a worldwide health emergency related to a coronavirus  – the same kind as MERS.
These people sponge off the public – live lives of incredible luxury – and even then taking some simple decisive actions, making a little effort, (at no personal cost to them) is too much for them.
I find this interesting because I have been reading recently in the mainstream press that the vaccine offers better protection than natural immunity. This has been presented as scientific truth. 
In (scientific) fact for many, natural immunity is a perfectly reasonable way to go. For young people (the exact age would depend on the vaccine, the study and the metrics) it is certainly safer to go with the possibility of acquiring the disease and getting natural immunity this way than taking some of the vaccines on offer. 
I would guess there is a collusion between the mainstream media and profit seeking pharma and “science” and government to promote vaccination over natural immunity. They coordinate to deliver a solution. That is, in Illich’s sense, a packaged and addiction creating (a vaccine needs to be repeated every 6-12 months) product which can be sold and ‘delivered’ to passive consumers. All of this a) is terribly profitable especially since the funding comes from compulsory taxation and b) creates more dependent ‘citizens’ who are then prepped for some other top-down solution to be ‘delivered’ to them. Such is our modern and dystopian world. We have already arrived.
I don’t think there is a conspiracy here. I think these people do this automatically.
It is just a theory. But certainly not a far-out “conspiracy theory” as per the liberal media.
The ex-head of the CIA (Mike Pompeo) and the ex-head of MI6 (Richard Dearlove) and an ex-director of US National Intelligence (John Ratcliffe) seem to think that Covid came from the WIV. That alone should give pause for thought.
Richard Dearlove hints that MI6 current tried to silence him. This supports the idea that the power-base is actively and consciously trying to suppress the lab-leak theory. Certainly, as this site has shown, the liberal media is actively trying to suppress the theory, relentlessly calling it a “conspiracy theory”. In reality both lab leak and natural emergence are theories. The weight of the circumstantial evidence lies heavily on the lab side; there are numerous strange happenings which need to be explained. Just the removal of the WIV database on 12-9-19 is highly suspicious. There is no specific evidence for the natural emergence theory.
I still haven’t completely understood why the political (and intelligence if Dearlove is to be believed) and media foci of power in the West are so desperately trying to suppress rational and evidence-based discussion of this theory. Why would they be covering up this possibility?