No Breathing

Sign of the times?

As part of the coronaviral islamisation of the world, everyone will soon have to wear a burqa facemask.

Everyone will be de-faced. Everyone will become anonymous. All individuality will be suppressed.

No this. No that. No the other.

I’m sick of all these No Something signs.

Tobacco Control must be destroyed

Sky News:

It is “just a matter of time” until coronavirus spreads in the UK, England’s chief medical officer has warned.

Professor Chris Whitty said there could be a “social cost” if the virus intensifies and becomes “out of control”.

He warned mass gatherings such as sporting events may need to be cancelled, and schools could be forced to shut for more than two months.

I suppose this is going to dominate the news for quite a long time. Or at least for more than two months, according to prof Whitty, who is Britain’s latest Chief Medical Officer.


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10 Responses to No Breathing

  1. smokingscot says:

    For sure it’ll dominate the headlines, in fact it’s a feeding frenzy for MSM, all with their own take on things and advice.

    Got pissed off about the use of facemasks. Very confusing advice, however it’s largely irrelevant now as real retail is out of stock, while internet outfits are cashing in big time.

    There’s a video out there showing workers repackaging used facemasks. Could be India, though the caption said China.

    Anyway some mild amusement, except for Mr. Headrambles. The CDC has issued advice for people who have beards and other facial hair. Your mask ain’t worth spit! Only sideburns bum fluff and pencil moustaches!

    That’s not going to go down well with a whole stack of priestly types and their believers! The fashionista can go sod off.

  2. Rose says:

    At least we should be well used to social isolation by now, after all, we have had it forced on us by law and in my case, by personal choice. Without smoke you just can’t tell the air quality at large gatherings, it could be well ventilated or thick with other peoples bugs.

  3. Rose says:

    Has anyone else been reading the furore in the comments about the coming ban on coal and green wood?

    It all seems very familiar.

    Give up my wood-burning stove? I’ve only just had it installed!

    “I find it difficult to relate to the government quoted 37000 thousand deaths a year caused particulates from wood fires. Do you know any one who has died of wood particulate inhalation? Nor do I. In fact I bet the government would not be able to produce one authentic death caused by particulate inhalation from a wood burner or an open fire.”

    “All the selfish idiots on here who think they know better than the scientists who publish the research data.
    If people knew the chemical particles in wood smoke they MIGHT stop polluting our air.
    They are even lighting the log burner when their own kids are in the house.
    They are polluting their own lungs,their kids,and their innocent neighbours.
    Shame on them….

    A short sharp prison sentence and some education of the dangers may well be needed…
    Some people just do not give a damn for their own health,never mind anyone else’s.”

    “I am commenting as a neighbour to a person who has a log fire. It stinks. Leaves a film on my doors and window frames and the cat’s fur smells of smoke. Wake up. We have clean fuels now why go back to the middle ages? They have their place in remote communities or boats but not in dense housing areas.”

    “So another natural activity is to be outlawed…when the timber inspectors (wet wardens?) come to call they will, like all other law enforcers nowadays, go only for the soft targets so it will be your grandma Nellie, who never broke rule in her life who will be traumatised by some jobsworth in paramilitary gear festooned with strapped-on and holstered gadgets.

    The vast majority of people on the planet use timber exclusively for heating and cooking as they always have done but that not our business..”

    Britons FURIOUS as coal and wood fires to be banned – ‘What a load of rubbish!’

    “FURIOUS BRITONS have condemned the Government for its latest environmental initiative that will see homeowners banned from using the most pollutant fuels on their open fires, wood burners and stoves.

    Under new plans rolled out by Environment Secretary George Eustice sales of house coal and wet wood will be phased out in England from 2021. The move is estimated to affect 2.5million homes as Mr Eustice said the burning of the fuels has become the “most harmful pollutant” across the UK. But hundreds of Britons have vented against the Government’s “ridiculous” plans, leading many to ask how the ban will be policed.”

    Well they were warned, not nice becoming a social outcast overnight and finding yourself accused of killing everyone around you, is it.

    • waltc says:

      Fascinating and frightenening. Tell people who to hate and they’ll instantly obey. Sidebar: this is a bad move for Boris

      • Rose says:

        I saw this one coming at us from across the Atlantic in 2007, Walt
        It ticks all the anti-smoking boxes.

        Edited highlights.

        But the fire is not delightful
        Julie Mellum

        “We’re snuffing secondhand tobacco smoke, but we continue to romanticize recreational wood burning — a hazard all its own.”

        One big source of air pollution — as deadly as vehicle exhaust, and with many of the same toxicants as cigarette smoke — is wood smoke.

        The Star Tribune’s recent feature on the joys of back-yard wood burning (“All fired up,” Oct. 24) was so well-written and enticing that it no doubt caused sales of wood-burning equipment to skyrocket. Yet it did not address the perils of wood smoke. Wood smoke is more than a nuisance — it is a health hazard.

        Minnesota’s antismoking ordinance allows people to go to bars and restaurants and avoid smoke, because tobacco smoke is a proven killer. Yet because we still allow recreational wood burning in the city, where homes are close together on small lots, it has become a serious livability problem. All citizens are forced to breathe outdoor air that smells of smoke in many neighborhoods, night and day, in all seasons.”

        “How did this happen in a city such as Minneapolis, which has long been focused on improving air quality for the health of its citizens?

        Wood smoke comprises fine particulates, many of which are carcinogenic, such as benzene, toluene, formaldehyde and polyaromatic hydrocarbons. It is far more concentrated than cigarette smoke and travels much farther, spreading soot and fine particulates directly into our air and our lungs. It also invades our water and food supply with persistent organic compounds that do not break down but remain for years, causing a host of health problems in frogs, bluegills and mammals — including humans.

        “Everyone is at risk from wood-smoke exposure. But children of all ages, the elderly, and anyone with asthma, allergies, or heart disease are in the highest-risk categories.”

        “Why, then, do people continue to burn? First, because they don’t know how harmful it is. Second, because it is strongly promoted by the hearth and home industry. And third, because burning wood is an addiction.

        I cannot be outside at all when wood smoke is in the air, because I have a “reactive airways” condition affected by it. I ache for clean air outdoors in a world where nature often is our only respite. Bad air is forcing many others I know inside when, as city taxpayers, we have a right to be outside breathing clean air.”

        “I look to the Star Tribune and to all citizens to start building public awareness of the hazards of wood smoke.

        Julie Mellum is a Realtor and president of Take Back the Air, a Minneapolis group that works to address pollution at the neighborhood level.”

  4. slugbop007 says:

    This article was part of the Weather Network’s daily scare stories: I think it’s a sick headline.

    It looks to me that PM Johnson’s government will be no better, perhaps worse, than his predecessors.

    Everybody stop breathing, your polluting the environment!


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  6. Charles Burns says:

    Coronavirus began to spread once Tobacco Control is almóst complete. Correlation or causation?

    • Rose says:

      Causation, would be my guess.

      Medicinal Smoke Reduces Airborne Bacteria

      “This study represents a comprehensive analysis and scientific validation of our ancient knowledge about the effect of ethnopharmacological aspects of natural products’ smoke for therapy and health care on airborne bacterial composition and dynamics, using the Biolog® microplate panelsand Microlog® database.”

      “We have observed that 1 h treatment of medicinal smoke emination by burning wood and a mixture of odoriferous and medicinal herbs (havan sámagri = material used in oblation to fire all over India) on aerial bacterial population caused over 94% reduction of bacterial counts by 60 min and the ability of the smoke to purify or disinfect the air and to make the environment cleaner was maintained up to 24 h in the closed room.

      Absence of pathogenic bacteria Corynebacterium urealyticum, Curtobacterium flaccumfaciens, Enterobacter aerogenes (Klebsiella mobilis), Kocuria rosea, Pseudomonassyringae pv. persicae, Staphylococcus lentus, and Xanthomonas campestris pv. tardicrescens inthe open room even after 30 days is indicative of the bactericidal potential of the medicinal smoke treatment.

      We have demonstrated that using medicinal smoke it is possible to completely eliminate diverse plant and human pathogenic bacteria of the air within confined space. ”

      Click to access Medicinal%20smoke.pdf

      Antiviral Activity of Tobacco Smoke Condensate on Encephalomyocarditis Infection in Mice

      “A water-soluble nontumorigenic acidic fraction of tobacco smoke condensate of cigarettes has been found to have antiviral activity against encephalomyocarditis (EMC) virus infection in mice. The portion of lower molecular weight was inhibitory to the growth of EMC virus, vesicular stomatitis virus, reovirus type 2, vaccinia virus, and poliovirus type 2, but not against adenovirus type 12, in KB cell cultures. The cigarette smoke agent did not induce serum interferon although it protected mice from EMC disease by pretreatment.”

      In my view, the 2009 Swine Flu epidemic should have been as bad as predicted, but a year and a half before it happened, the government had banned smokers from every possible public place where traditionally, people had spent the evening talking together in close proximity, and those places had quickly empted.

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