Feb. 14, 2021

It's time to stop the incessant Coronavirus blathering

Coronavirus has been over-hyped and oversold as a highly contagious and deadly virus. The hysteria was created in March 2020 by Dr. Neil Ferguson, a mathematical epidemiologist and professor at the Imperial College, London. He predicted that without a drastic intervention, deaths in the UK would reach 550,000 and in the USA 2,200,000.

Dr. Ferguson advocated for lockdowns and isolation to stop virus spread which had not been done before. His dire predictions of deaths caused politicians in the UK, France and elsewhere to favour lockdowns and avoid criticism if people began dying by the thousands. Dr. Ferguson was also an advisor to the UN World Health Organization (WHO).

Infection specialists, university professors, and politicians formulating the coronavirus response all reside in cloistered communities detached from the trials and tribulations encountered by mere mortals. They employ mathematical models to analyze virus data and make predictions.

That requires assumptions of how vulnerable segments of a society are and how they will behave which they are ill-equipped to do. People are quirky and unpredictable. Who would have predicted hoarding toilet paper to isolate from a pandemic? It does indicate where people do their thinking.
Unsurprisingly, Dr. Ferguson was the first of the elite to break the lockdown and isolation rules he wrote, rendezvoused with a girlfriend, got COVID and infected UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson.       

Health care professionals in Canada are fixated on saving our health care system and ignore the economic and personal damage done to our society. They are continuing to use mathematical modeling to justify removing our freedoms and rights, confining us to our homes, wrecking our economic engines and ruining the economic security of millions.      

The barrage of nonsense is overwhelming. Governments and the media regale us with increasing case counts as justification for all manner of efforts to contain virus spread. Here is the result: