Boris Johnson on the UK’s Covid death toll (one of the highest per capita in the world):
“What I can tell you is that we truly did everything we could, and continue to do everything we can, to minimise loss of life and to minimise suffering.” 
Amnesty International on just the case of deaths in care homes in the first wave:
“totally avoidable” and “monumental scandal”.
One of them is lying their head off.
Also one of them is connected to a small group of people who have received large (massive) and lucrative contracts as a result of UK gov. ‘efforts’ to ‘minimise suffering’.
Guess which one is lying.
These people have taken cynicism and greed and lying to levels that even a hardened cynic like me could never have believed possible.
The government has introduced a 12 week regime for the 2 doses of the Pfizer vaccine. This regime was not tested in Stage 3 trials. It has been disowned by the manufacturer. Leading US virologists have referred to the policy as “guessing” and “the Wild West“.
Even leaving aside the dangers of running a vaccine programme not based on Stage 3 trial data there is the nasty act of bad faith. People in their eighties where given a first dose of the Pfizer vaccine on the precise basis that they would receive the next one in 3 weeks time. They were even given appointment cards. And then in mid-stream the government changed the regime, breaking the manufacturer’s guidelines, to 12 weeks between first and second dose.
Evidence from Israel is that a single dose may not be very effective. Oh dear.
This regime – which breaks WHO guidance and the manufacturer’s guidance and in which the UK appears to be virtually (or completely) alone in the world – was introduced by government scientists. (The people who should be protecting us). Johnson is using the new regime to make 100% dishonest claims about the numbers who have been “vaccinated”. If they have received one dose in a rogue regime they cannot be said to have been “vaccinated”. The suspicion must be that the aim of the rogue regime was purely to generate these fake numbers. Whitty – the dangerous Chief Medical Office for England – is trying to appease his conscience by saying it is justified on Public Health grounds. Even if it were true that this will save more people than the tested 3 week regime, and remember that this is “guessing”, Public Health does not justify the act of bad faith in tearing up the appointment cards of thousands of people in the eighties. That really is an act of bad faith. No wonder he is trying to fix his conscience.
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The plan to break the manufacturer’s guidelines and launch an illegal vaccination programme was heralded as a triumph of British sovereignty.
It now appears to be badly unravelling. The actual field data from Israel is that a single-dose of the Pfizer vaccine does not confer anything like the full 95% that the 2 dose regime does.  Oh dear. This, of course, is why there are such things as stage three trials.
Sir Patrick Vallance is leading the way with the cover-up:
Speaking to Sky News, he said: “We need to look at this very carefully. What we know from clinical studies… is that if you take everything from day zero to day 28, then the overall figure is something like 50 per cent protection.
“But of course you don’t expect any protection in the first days because your immune system hasn’t had a chance to build up and some people may have been infected before they had the vaccine. If you take it from day 10 up to day 21 and beyond, it looks much more like the 89 per cent figure the JCVI gave.
It would be interesting to know where the evidence for “and beyond” comes from. The manufacturer, Pfizer, has specifically said: “There are no data to demonstrate that protection after the first dose is sustained after 21 days”.
Following Navalny’s arrest at Sheremetovo there has been a chorus of strident demands from US and European politicians for Moscow to release Navalny. Some, such as British MP Tobias Ellwood (who the Guardian finds it necessary to describe as a ‘government MP’) make statements for which they have absolutely zero evidence such as that the FSB poisoned Navalny.
This takes place in the context of a heavily skewed narrative in the West which obscures the actual facts of Navalny’s conviction and suspended sentence for fraud as well as subsequent violations of Russian laws.
They are engaging in propaganda. They have latched onto Navalny and are backing him and his associates in the upcoming parliamentary elections because they prefer his politics to Putin’s. It is the most egregious ‘meddling’ in internal Russian affairs.
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