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The Lockdown Files
Scoop or Whitewash?
The Telegraph is spinning its Lockdown Files scoop for all it’s worth today. But it continues to miss the point - in common with most of the mainstream media. Today’s lead story was that Matt Hancock had ignored advice from Chris Whitty, the Chief Medical Officer, on the testing of elderly patients being transferred from hospital to care homes. But that’s hardly the point, is it? The Covid test and trace programme was an unmitigated fiasco. In fact it was testing that fed the beast - declaring a huge case-load of “Covid” when, in fact, most people had no symptoms and no disease. For months on end the BBC trail-blazed case numbers - numbers that became increasingly meaningless. Meanwhile, elderly people who were forced into “care” homes were, if symptomatic, given no effective treatment or were essentially euthanised by a cocktail of midazolam and morphine (on instructions from the NHS).
It may be that the Telegraph will be pulling out further bunnies from the files in the coming days. But, of more interest, would be some information about the extent of Hancock’s knowledge of the use of Midazolam as part of a treatment regimen - and his knowledge about the escalation in the use of end-of-life treatments for elderly patients suffering from respiratory infections. Such patients, it would appear, were not offered standard regimens such as antibiotics for secondary infections such as pneumonia. Why was that? And why were therapeutics, such as Ivermectin, rejected summarily?
Whether such information exists in Hancock’s WhatsApp record remains to be seen. My suspicion is that the majority of texts will relate to Hancock’s public persona management during the faux pandemic. Many of us would like to know how he prepared for his public weeping TV appearance when he announced that “hope” would be injected into millions of arms. Did any of the messages indicate any concern when the shots became all about clots?
The Telegraph scoop comes at an interesting time, however. Isabel Oakshott, the journalist who released the files, has indicated that she wanted the release to avoid a Covid Enquiry whitewash. However, meanwhile, in America, the Senate Select Subcommittee on Coronavirus is making much better progress - with testimonies focusing on the extent of government lying and drug company pandering. Much attention has been given to the lab leak theory there. But that’s something of a red herring in my view. Covid did not represent a significant public health threat to most. If it was a lab manufactured virus it’s questionable how important it was - given the relatively low IFR it ‘achieved’.
The greater concern is the governments’ roles in fear-mongering and interventions that resulted in much higher levels of deaths than would have been expected as a result of a seasonal respiratory virus. When governments become enemies of the people that’s news worth knowing. And, unfortunately, most of the British and American public seem to be acting as though their governments care about their welfare. They don’t.