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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I am sure that many police officers have been policing the Covid-19 restrictions in the UK responsibly and lawfully.
That cannot be said of everyone. Consider these comments from the Chief Constable of Devon Cornwall:
Asked about the guidance around travelling for exercise, Mr Sawyer suggested getting in the car to travel for exercise should be “exceedingly rare” in Devon and Cornwall, which is largely rural. “I’m expecting too many people to get Covid-19 and die if we carry on. That’s what I’m expecting. So let’s not make that happen,” he said. …
The Chief Constable is clearly proposing to put people in his cells for doing something which is not against the law. The Regulations are clear: there is no restriction on how far you can go to exercise and how you get there. 
The Chief Constable is confusing the ‘guidance‘ with the law. He can of course claim in his defence that the government has set him up for this confusion by issuing two parallel strands of instructions – guidance and law. Nonetheless really he should be able to tell the difference.
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In March and April 2020 they released thousands of untested Covid-19 positive patients into care homes thus “seeding” the virus in care homes. That was a “totally avoidable” massacre. (The words of Amnesty International).
Now they are doing it again. Patients are again being released without tests. These are people who have had Covid. But a PHE study has confirmed that a percentage of these people will be reinfected and asymptomatically transmitting. (See also: Guardian).
“The findings show that while people are unlikely to become reinfected soon after their first infection, it is possible to catch the virus again and potentially spread it to others.” 
They spent £22 billion on a Test and Trace system. Can it really not test the few thousand elderly people being discharged from hospital? Of course it can.
These people (the current government and the lavishly paid managers at the top of PHE) are in fact criminal granny-murdering thieves, spivs and con-artists of the highest order.
The government is now advising people to “act like you’ve got it [Covid-19 infection]”. 
This is actually quite good advice. Covid-19 is a respiratory infection with significant asymptomatic transmission.
One point I guess the government is hoping no one mentions too loudly is – if the advice is “act like you’ve got it” then that in effect renders the £22 billion Test and Trace system redundant. Oh, not to worry – most of it went to our friends in the private sector which was the whole point anyway…