…by Stuart Littlewood, Scotland

– First published … March 28, 2020

Looking out onto the deserted post-apocalyptical Orwellian landscape of lockdown Britain, where police drones scour the moors to hunt down harmless dog walkers escaping their dreary house arrest, it’s puzzling to find a UK Government website carrying this statement:

Status of COVID-19

“As of 19 March 2020, COVID-19 is no longer considered to be a high consequence infectious diseases (HCID) in the UK.

The 4 nations public health HCID group made an interim recommendation in January 2020 to classify COVID-19 as an HCID. This was based on consideration of the UK HCID criteria about the virus and the disease with information available during the early stages of the outbreak. Now that more is known about COVID-19, the public health bodies in the UK have reviewed the most up to date information about COVID-19 against the UK HCID criteria.

They have determined that several features have now changed; in particular, more information is available about mortality rates (low overall), and there is now greater clinical awareness and a specific and sensitive laboratory test, the availability of which continues to increase.

The Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens (ACDP) is also of the opinion that COVID-19 should no longer be classified as an HCID.”

Are Government ministers aware of this bombshell in their midst? If experts really have downrated COVID-19’s harmfulness, it doesn’t chime with the way the authorities are stoking public fears. And why would Boris Johnson impose unprecedented controls and make us prisoners in our own homes?

Why is he pursuing policies so extreme as to destroy businesses and livelihoods, wreck the economy and force millions into misery and poverty, knowing it will result in years of severe austerity, if the bug is not all it’s cracked up to be?

Why are we receiving such bizarre mixed messages?

Boris failed to close our borders 2 months ago when he should have. And he still hasn’t done it. What’s the point of being an island nation if we don’t isolate ourselves from devastating threats like these? Is there some sort of ‘dark’ agenda here? Is it part of a wider plan?

Boris now has the bug. So has his health secretary Matt Hancock. Both with mild symptoms only, like Prince Charles. The domino effect kicks in…. How many chiefs will fall, and how hard?

Stuart Littlewood
27 March 2020

Author Details
After working on jet fighters in the RAF Stuart became an industrial marketing specialist with manufacturing companies and consultancy firms. He also “indulged himself” as a newspaper columnist. In politics he served as a Cambridgeshire county councillor and member of the Police Authority. Now retired he campaigns on various issues and contributes to several online news & opinion sites. With a lifelong passion for photography he has produced two photo-documentary books, one of which can be read online at www.radiofreepalestine.org.uk.
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  1. Note the first highlighted sentence. They knew back in January that there was a problem heading our way and the bastards sat on their hands. Knowing our Government we can put it down to incompetence, but what if it was intentional?

  2. Johnson and Hancock both “working from home”, David. Johnson said to be still running the country as if to say, “Don’t worry, chaps, it’s not that bad.” Meanwhile said country is going down the tubes with millions not allowed to work and maybe no job to go back to when this shambles ends.

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