Critique of UK Government’s “herd-immunity” scheme.

The UK government has u-turned on the rules for large gatherings.

We predicted they would u-turn yesterday; but it has happened sooner than I thought. I assumed that the “let everyone get infected in order to build up immunity” strategy would be overturned once the mass casualties started coming in. However it is beginning to fall apart for a different reason (and with hindsight totally predictable). Organisations and individuals – faced with no direction from government – are beginning to take actions into their own hands. People can read what the WHO is saying and see what every other European country is doing. They can also see what is working in China. This is quarantine and self-isolation on a large scale. Continue reading “Critique of UK Government’s “herd-immunity” scheme.”

Guardian goes into full-on fake news mode

In their live feed on covid-19:

Trump, who initially called coronavirus a “hoax”, explicitly refuses to take responsibility for the “lag” in testing in the US, blaming what he says were outdated rules and regulations that he says were not designed for this sort of outbreak.

No. He didn’t. Trump commented that the Democrats were trying to use coronavirus as they had used the “Russiagate” affair to try to unfairly remove him from office. At no point did Trump call coronavirus a hoax. Not even slightly. Continue reading “Guardian goes into full-on fake news mode”

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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