The highest number of deaths in Europe from the Coronavirus, the 2nd highest in the world, the British Establishment continue with the same genocidal strategy of ‘controlled herd immunity'. With over 60,000 deaths the virus overwhelmed hospitals, killing over 20,000 patients and over 200 staff. The government now intend to allow the virus to ‘run wild', according to Age UK, in care homes. Next the virus to be allowed to spread though the population at large as restrictions on the lockdown are gradually lifted. With no testing and tracking in place, thousands more people will die unnecessarily.
The secret SAGE (Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies) group, which was set up to advise the government on the Covid-19 virus is described as a ‘black box' by the NY Times. Most of its members remain anonymous. The group is lead by chief scientific adviser Patrick Vallance and ½ the group are scientific advisers from government departments. The other ½ are unknown and wish to remain anonymous.
Included in SAGE is the PM's chief adviser Dominic Cummings and Ben Warner of the Vote Leave campaign. According to members of the group, Cummings influences decisions and participants feel powerless to prevent and oppose his laid out strategy. This influence goes against scientific advice from experts on the Coronavirus.
Meetings are held in secret with no direct input from the regions in NI, Scotland and Wales. Any published reports to date from SAGE have been heavily redacted.
The government wishes to avoid redirection to their herd immune strategy. After most deaths of mainly the elderly in hospitals, care homes are now recording higher daily fatalities of the virus. The next target will be the majority of the population, perhaps 60%, which will cause most deaths, again amongst the elderly and sick.
The governments aim is to reduce the ‘R' (Reproduction) rate to below 1. Currently at .7-1, the R rate reduces infection from one coronavirus case to one or below one person. This reduces the burden on the NHS, however allows the virus to spread through the population once the lockdown restrictions are lifted.
Although the lockdown restrictions are to remain for another 3 weeks, restrictions are currently being lifted in rail services and other industrial and commercial outlets. Food letting franchises like McDonalds already plan to open drive through take outs. Other businesses like construction are likely to follow suit, despite the current lockdown. Airports remain unrestricted with vertically no testing of travellers arriving at British terminals. Airlines have not put in place safe guards for travellers as the packed Aer Lingus flight demonstrated.
The government refuses to encourage people to wear masks, claiming masks are unproven to be effective against Covid 19 and also it would put hospitals under pressure of scarce PPE equipment. Countries who have brought the virus under control insist on people wearing masks, like S Korea, as its proven to restrict the spreading of Covid 19. Contrary to the Government’s claim to the lack of supplies, according to Prabhu, a British based company, ‘global demands for equipment is high, but there is no lack of supplies.'
The government hand out huge contracts to Deloitte, Serco, G4S, Boots and several other major corporations. The most recent are the many botched contracts to test and monitor the spreading of the virus. A catalogue of errors include Labs using substandard chemicals and reagents which led to the misreading of tests. Millions of antibody tests being dumped due to unapproved and dubious testing equipment. PPE equipment out of date and claimed to be unusable, like the Turkey consignment, which did not pass standards regulations. The tracking app which is successfully used in Taiwan to warn people of cases of the virus, is introduced by the British government in the Isle of White, but with no intention of expanding tracking throughout the country.
Despite many countries having brought the virus under control, like New Zealand who have now 0 deaths from the virus, the British government are intent to allow the virus to continue to spread through the population for months ahead. Countless thousands of avoidable deaths will occur.
What is now perfectly clear is that the British establishment have since the outbreak of this pandemic, refused many company and other government offers of all medical supplies to fight the virus. The government attempted to suppress the true extent of the spread of the virus from the public, by not including Covid-19 deaths in care homes, hospices and residential areas; outlandish targets in testing with no desire whatever of carrying out a mass testing programme to take control of the virus, as many other countries have managed to do.
The evidence now clearly shows the British establishment are fully intent on killing tens of thousands of the most vulnerable and in their eyes ‘unproductive’ people in Britain and NI, namely the elderly and sick. Who is orchestrating Government policy? It is not Johnson and his ruthless ministers. These ministers implement the directive of an upper caste of influential corporate and banking masters, which the secrecy of SAGE has shown. Government ministers have been found out continually lying in what can only be described as propaganda and misinformation to cover up the true nature of the ruthless strategy of the establishment.
It’s now time for workers to take direction, as other individual sectors have done, like the tube (underground) workers in London. These workers took control of bus stations from managers, who had imposed improper safeguards for drivers. Trade unions and Socialists must organize with the aim of taking control of the pandemic out of government and Corporate control.
⏩ Harry Hutchinson: Labour Party NI (EC member) - Tyrone peoples Assembly/Dail - Left Horizon (International socialist).