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How the Hell Is This in Any Way, Shape or Form Proportional to the Actual Threat?

Corona isn't even any longer considered a "high consequence infectious disease"

On 23rd March, the British Government put the entire country on lockdown risking incalculable consequences that could bring:

  • Economic meltdown
  • The mother of all financial crashes
  • Millions of job losses
  • Thousands of businesses going to the wall
  • Masses of people plunged into poverty
  • A huge deterioration in the mental health of millions
  • The potential deaths of thousands of old people left on their own with no carers (see the example of the Spanish care homes)
  • Mass civil unrest

Such enormous risks can surely only be justified if they are proportionate to threat. Are they?

The most astonishing thing I have seen or heard over the last few days — and there’s a lot to choose from — is something that appears on the Government’s own website. There, it shows that on 19th March, four days before the lockdown announcement, a decision was taken to downgrade Covid-19 from a “High Consequence Infectious Disease”, which it had been listed as since January, basically because more information was now known about it and because:

“in particular, more information is available about mortality rates (low overall)”!

You read that right. A downgrade, not an upgrade. Don’t believe me? Well here it is, lifted from their own website. (Archive copy):

Frankly, I’m at a loss to understand this. The country put on lockdown risking incalculably High Consequences, four days after the virus in question was deemed not to be a High Consequence Infectious Disease and thus downgraded. Am I missing something? [Only that this wasn’t done in response to the actual threat but to ameliorate the hysterical media and social media that cowardly politicians are so attuned to.]

Source: TheBlogMire

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