November 27, 2020

Covid Journal, November 24, 2020

By admin

We Need A Level Playing-Field Approach or People Will Not Respect Lockdowns

A survey in the UK found that you’re almost 20 TIMES more likely to catch Covid in a supermarket than you are in a restaurant.

Don’t forget that ‘supermarket’ will likely include all of those ‘big box’ shops that have subbed in an aisle of toilet paper so they can be deemed ‘essential’ and can continue to skirt the lockdown requirements.

And yet we persist with the mindset of shutting down small shops and family-owned restaurants to ‘reduce the spread of Covid’.

Complete. F’in. Nonsense.

We need consistency or people are going to seriously question the motives behind lockdowns.

Are they really being brought about to limit the spread of Covid or to limit the possibility of economic wealth in different classes of people?

Here are the results from a survey of nearly 10,000 cases:

  • Supermarket – 18.3%
  • Secondary school – 12.7%
  • Primary school – 10.1%
  • Hospital – 3.6%
  • Care home – 2.8%
  • College – 2.4%
  • Warehouse – 2.2%
  • Nursery preschool – 1.8%
  • Pub or bar – 1.6%
  • Hospitality – 1.5%
  • University – 1.4%
  • Manufacture engineering – 1.4%
  • Household fewer than five – 1.2%
  • General practice – 1.1%
  • Gym – 1.1%
  • Restaurant or cafe – 1.0%

So folks, we have a problem on our hands. We’re taking measures that we’re not sure are going to improve on the reduction in number of cases.

C’mon. Millions of livelihoods depend on sensible decisions being made, especially over the next 4-6 weeks, when so many retailers absolutely NEED traffic in their stores in order to survive the year.

Purdue Sucks

Purdue – owned by the still-very wealthy Sackler family in the US – has formally pleaded guilty to a number of charges, including the following:

  • Impeding the US Drug Enforcement Administration’s efforts to combat the wildfire spread of Covid
  • No program to prevent their drugs from hitting the streets
  • Paying doctors through a speakers program to induce them to write more prescriptions for its painkillers

The deal includes penalties of $8.3 billion US, but only $225 million come from the pockets of the Sackler family.

These are one of the richest families in the US with a net asset value of roughly $13-$15 billion (minimum).

They basically admitted to killing more than half a million Americans and tens of thousands of Canadians and have got off with a slap on the wrist.

What a massive fail.