Mike4 wrote:Well the result for us so far has been one of the highest death rates per million of population in the world. What was it Einstein said about doing the same thing over again and expecting different results?
ONS wont produce figures for 2020 until perhaps June or later however Statista
indicate 695,812 UK deaths in 2020. The baby boom of the 1946 - 1964 would have those surviving to recent being in their 60's to mid 70's and as such the average number of deaths each year might reasonably be expected to rise over the next decade+68 million population, 82 year life expectancy
and a simple average of 68M / 82 = 830,000 deaths/year.
Much depends upon how Covid deaths are being counted. The UK policy seems to have been to count all death certificates containing the word Covid. Given that you can't even get a GP to see you as much of the NHS is idle, in a number of cases of deaths at home perhaps the wording might be a remotely issued certificate saying "Due to Covid lockdown I haven't inspected the body" along with the time and date of certification - and the search/trawl of certificates counting that as a Covid death.
In 1976 the year of a heat wave the number of UK deaths was similar to 2020, whilst the population was around 50 million, proportioned to the present population size and that's 925,000 deaths.
Perhaps Einstein would look to why the UK death rate was relatively low.
Has the NHS been overwhelmed? No, they didn't even use (in any meaningful way) the Nightingale centres. Much of the NHS is idle, but a very small proportion, those working in intensive care are overloaded. Good management might have had the idle part being redeployed to assist the overloaded but largely that hasn't occurred (poor management).
Has there been a lockdown/quarantine? No. Only in name. Many had no option other than to continue working as financial assistance has been very selective.
Billions upon billions of contracts, public money, have been awarded to mates, often on the pretence of a Covid related product/service provision but where often the facade is a hole riddled bucket. FCA workers have to pretty much sell all of their investments so as to detach themselves, MP's don't and often exploit such corruption to the maximum as is all too clearly evident (Johnson and Cameron for instance).
What is the risk to the average person from Covid? Minuscule, a small fractional percent. Is that risk worth having 68 million wasted life-years? In effect withdrawal of all regular life socialisation/activities - the action of which has also induced massive problems and even deaths.
The repetition madness is more a case of repeatedly permitting a bunch of 650 MP's who opine themselves to be kings/queens and their 800+ unelected lifetime Lords being permitted by the population to persist in their highly corrupt and self interest activities. Westminster gifted Sovereignty away, didn't want it back, however the people demanded and were awarded sovereignty by the EU, but the people have yet to appoint a official representation of their sovereignty. In the meantime Westminster continues to do its self interest thing.