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Key COVID19 Information Highlights

in new-Abnormal Times

 

No government should have the right to mandate, or even suggest that people restrict their breathing, reduce the amount and quality of air they naturally breath, by wearing a synthetic chemically produced barrier over their nose and mouth! How on earth does government expect a 'social' society to function?

 

How can family and community natural immunity against all known and unknown diseases be developed if we're not sharing 'germs'? Where is the clinically proven physical, mental, social and emotional science that proves the breathing restriction, known as mask wearing, is needed or that it is safe, both in the short and long term?

 

A question to people wearing masks, considering the information below, how are you hoping to achieve natural personal and community immunity from COVID19, especially as a properly researched and tested vaccine, should you wish to use it, may a couple of years away?

 

Evidence not fear

WWII Nurenburg Trials

"Albert Speer, minister for armaments in Adolph Hitler’s government, said these words when he publicly apologized during the Nuremberg trial: Hitler’s dictatorship differed in one fundamental point from all predecessors in history: it was the first dictatorship in the present period of modern technical development, a dictatorship that made complete use of all technical means for the domination of its own country. Through technical devices like the radio and the loud-speaker, eighty million people were deprived of independent thought" (PDF)

 

We are now struggling to see how the government's TV, radio, newspaper, social media messages bombarding us and our children, is any different to Hitler's apporach.  

Infection Rating "As of 19 March 2020, COVID-19 is no longer considered to be a high consequence infectious disease (HCID) in the UK" (17 JUN 20 PDF). Public Health England downgraded COVID19 (PDF). So why the extended Lockdown measures?
Immunity

Exposure to common cold could provide immunity to Covid-19 - Where is all our natural/herd immunity going to come from if we are 'masked' from being exposed to viruses, not just COVID19 but our immunity against all known and unknown viruses that humans are exposed to? Especially following extended lockdown? 30 JUN 20

 

Karolinska institute - Immunity to COVID-19 is probably higher than tests have shown (PDF)

 

Trial of Oxford COVID-19 vaccine starts in Brazil (PDF) UK & US (PDF) - it would be interesting to know the conditions of the trial, esp. as UK has already purchased the vaccine, e.g. which socio-economic groups this is tested on, whether immunity is tested before the trial starts and how how it is ensured that the  'subject' is isolated during the trial.

Govt COVID19 Memorandum

Govt COVID19 Memorandum MAR 20 (PDF)

  • Para 5.1 The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care Matt Hancock MP, has made the following statement regarding Human Rights: “In my view the provisions of The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions ) (England) Regulations 2020 are compatible with the Convention rights - has this been legally confirmed?
  • 7.7 We note that there are other global precedents for these types of powers and actions. France, Italy and Spain have each recently mandated the closure of non-essential businesses and other venues, as well as placed limitations on movements and gatherings, to limit community spread of severe acute respiratory coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) - Did the UK just follow suite or did it undertake its own investigations (publicly accessible decision making documentation?)
  • 10.1 There has been no public consultation in relation to this instrument - why not? In order to be successful any Law should be consulted upon and agreed between the public (expected to comply) and the government (wanting to enforce).  Where has been the general public's ability to consult on these matters especially as central and local government has been effectively closed to public queries? Where has been the openly supported public and scientific discussions on this COVID19 panic, rather than the intimated peer pressurised silence?
  • Para 12.1 "An Impact Assessment has not been prepared for this instrument - considering the physical, mental, social and emotional consequences of Lockdown and 'mask wearing', why not?
  •  Para "12.1 ... [The] Office of National Statistics data indicates that these [Lockdown] closures will affect 13.1% of the UK’s business units." There is an increased focus on COVID19 cases not deaths, which due to the large increasing numbers of tests is still creating and increasing fear in the community, continuing the stress and the inability for people to return to a 'true normal' way of life. How many businesses, by type, have been shut down due to Track and Trace alone? Of those associated people, how many have been tested positive, potentially creating herd-immunity, been locked-down? Of those people tested positive how many have died? Of those that died how many had other medical conditions? Surely, these proven COVID19 deaths, in particular the 'healthy' ones, will be a better indicator of any potential need for the whole of society to be 'masked'?
  • 13.1 The legislation applies to activities that are undertaken by small businesses - what about large ones?
  • 14.2 ... the Secretary of State must review the need for restrictions imposed by these regulations every 21 days (publicly accessible decision making documentation?
Statistics

Why do the UK government statistical base keeps changing, four times since Lockdown? 14 JUL 20 

 

COVID19 was downgraded as a 'High Consequence Infectious Disease' the week before, yes before, England went into Lockdown. To review the statistics at 14 July, ignoring false positives, comorbidity issues, etc, the virus has been around since last year, 0.07% of the UK population has been attributed as dying of COVID19, and there were 11 COVID19 related national deaths today. This presumably implies that the virus is now dying out and/or some level of natural immunity is working.  

 

So why does 99%+ of the population need to wear a mask now that natural immunity seems to be building and working?

Unexplained Excess Deaths The UK, and other governments' Lockdown approaches seem in fact to have been the cause of increased COVID19 deaths and 'Unexplained' Excess deaths (PDF) which, in the long run, may be more than that 'attributed' to COVID19 as the NHS Waiting List may reach 10 million this year
Track & Trace Test Track and Trace Isolates 88K by Second Week of Operation, one anonymous person testing positive results in 9 people in lockdown. 
Death of High St and rise of Online Shopping The government Lockdown and 'mask' approach has already driven people to use online shopping, further destroying the local high street and corner shops, resulting in yet further job losses and reduced social interaction. How can people who don't have access to the internet, nor credit/bank cards pay for groceries in online, or increasingly in shops? Why is cash being removed from our society, which again will harm the more disadvantaged and vulnerable?
Mask effectiveness

Masks Don’t Work A review of science relevant to COVID-19 social policy - D.G. Rancourt - Investigations, that relate to studies that have been undertaken over many years, not just over the last few months in relation to COVID19, indicate that masks don't work and can cause more harm than good  What are the clinically researched physical, psychological, social and emotional negative and positive effects of 'masking/muzzling/gagging/hiding' our faces, including the effects on child development, that now justifies 'masking' members of the public by government? (PDF)

 

If COVID19 can be dispersed by 'aerosol' methods a face mask/covering will not prevent the spread as it is not 'fitted' to the face, it has gaps all round, people touch their face more and contact spread the virus, fine droplets can suspend in the air longer so can be inhaled via/around the mask, etc. To prevent the spread by breathing you'd need to wear a hazmat suit!

 

How effectIve are face masks at filtering pathogens in the air.? This article indicates that N95, N99 & N100 are 95, 99 & 99.7% effective, surgical masks are 10-90% effective, with no rating for cloth masks ... less than 10%?

Mask Usage

Locally, the overwhelming majority of supermarket workers and shoppers have not been wearing masks throughout the build-up, height and now decline of the COVID19 panic. If, as the statistics suggest, any major problem has passed, and we've started to develop immunity, why do we need to wear masks now?

 

Govt Public Transport Exemptions from wearing masks - Law, guidance and related blog

Deaf & Hard of Hearing & Masks "It is estimated that there are about 9 million people in the UK who are Deaf or hard of hearing", this one action of public mask wearing immediately socially isolates people with registered and unregistered hearing loss on a daily basis, how can they communicate if they can't lip read or see facial expressions of the people around them?
Mask, gloves, PPE pollution Diseases, other than COVID19, may already be spreading by the inappropriate discarding/dumping of masks and gloves in shopping carts, at the side of the road, even in the sea (PDF). If masks are encouraged and/or mandated this serious litter and potential increased health hazard can only get worse.