Bad Craziness, Getting Worse

Where will it end?

UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson laid out the future for the nation the government is working towards, where daily coronavirus testing becomes a fact of life for millions and failing a test means being banned from social spaces and the workplace.

Nigel Farage responds:

This draconian law that comes in from Monday to allow gatherings of only 6 people will not be respected by protestors and those going to raves, so why should the rest of us comply?

Daily testing? Maximum six person gatherings? Whatever next?

This is very bad craziness. And it’s getting worse. It would seem that the British government has panicked as the number of coronavirus cases has begun to increase again. Will the British people panic too?

I discovered yesterday that my local Herefordshire town now has a 20 mph speed limit. Not sure if it’s a response to coronavirus, but I won’t be surprised if it was.

 

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30 Responses to Bad Craziness, Getting Worse

  1. Timothy Goodacre says:

    The police state is here. Kiss goodbye to freedom or refuse to accept. I notice that more and more people are not wearing masks in stores paricularly Asians.

  2. Donald Glass says:

    Politicians playing Whack-A-Mole with a virus !?

  3. Александра Собина says:

    It will not end. Power sick people never stop. Just like health zealots.
    I wonder would they send army against protesters, because there will be protests.

  4. Elizabeth says:

    I cannot see what all the yelling about the “terrible” government and its draconian laws is about! There will be reasons why groups have been clipped back to six, and it’s not a frenzied attack by power-hungry maniacs! It might be to gain some control on the stupid people out there who gather in protest, knock down statues, or refuse to wear masks. Not to mention the big groups meeting secretly. Or how about an attempt to reduce the infection rate? All the restrictions we knew from the beginning were subject to change, So right now there is a change, No big deal! This is a journey. It is not assisted by bloody-minded people shrieking about their terrible suffering at the hands of the dreadful government. The people doing so are helping in what way? Two things stop that kind of whining. One – living in a real country where the government is truly “against” you. And two – actually developing Covid19 from Coronavirus and spending months trying to recover, or the rest of your life damaged. It’s a real thing and because most people don’t have it, it shows their protesting up as rather more psychological denial, than sanity.

    • RdM says:

      A brave comment !
      Applause ! ! !
      Others may debate it, but thanks for speaking out !!

      We need that, I think.

    • Joe L. says:

      It might be to gain some control on the stupid people out there who gather in protest, knock down statues, or refuse to wear masks.

      Here in the US, public health officials announced a few months ago that COVID-19 doesn’t spread among violent BLM rioters/looters (the majority of whom were not wearing masks). The CDC and the tech companies decided they would not include rioters/looters in the “contact tracing” data they are collecting. What good is “contact tracing” if “contact” is selective based on one’s political affiliation/ideology?

      Tearing down statues of long-deceased white men amd burning police stations to the ground is A-OK, but having a beer (and God forbid, a cigarette) at a bar is dangerous and forbidden. And don’t even think about protesting the lockdowns–that’s where the virus become most active … apparently.

      The response to COVID-19 is far too political and one-sided to be legitimate. If this was truly the deadly virus the mainstream media is making it out to be, the effects would be devastating enough that politicising it would be considered to be in bad taste. Instead, it is the norm. Divide and conquer. That’s what this is about.

      • Elizabeth says:

        Did you notice that the new terrible lockdown measures apply to groups collecting INDOORS! There are areas in the UK where the home is the breeding ground of new cases. The home. The response to Covid19 which is the disease we contract from the virus, is only political if we make it so. In some cultures it is spreading worse than in others.
        You can still have a beer in a bar!

        • Elizabeth says:

          I have made an error here, the rule of six is indoors and outdoors. You can still have a beer in a bar!

        • Joe L. says:

          I don’t live in the UK, but the state in which I currently reside (Washington) has still not even opened bars to allow indoor seating. If a bar does not serve food, it can only serve patrons if it has outdoor seating, which the majority of bars here do not have.

          What I would love to hear an an explanation for is why food service is the decisive factor. Am I supposed to believe that SARS-CoV-2 becomes less virulent in the presence of food? This is utter nonsense.

    • Frank Davis says:

      Two things stop that kind of whining. One – living in a real country where the government is truly “against” you. And two – actually developing Covid19 from Coronavirus and spending months trying to recover, or the rest of your life damaged.

      I do actually live in a country where the government is truly against me: I’m a smoker, and governments everywhere are trying to rid the world of us.

      And I think I probably did develop Covid-19 back in January, and I’m still trying to recover.

      All the same I think there’s been an absurd overreaction to it. It’s yet another exaggerated threat (just like tobacco smoke and global warming). And I’m very glad that there are plenty of people calling it out (none of whom have been rioting or knocking down statues).

      • Elizabeth says:

        Bhutan is worse than the UK for smokers! On the other hand, they have had no deaths from Covid19….there is an absurd overreaction to it in every country in the world – even Bhutan. It makes me wonder what it is we don’t know,

  5. Russtovich says:

    Elizabeth. Is your middle name ‘Karen’? (LOL)

    • Elizabeth says:

      No, sorry, I’m too old to be a Karen. “The meme has new resonance in the time of coronavirus, increasingly being applied to those who are protesting against social distancing measures or treating the pandemic as permission to unfairly police others.” That’s NOT me!

  6. Steven Simon. says:

    I don’t want to be harsh but to me the economy is as important as the virus.The purpose of life is to get up in the morning go to work and to provide for your family.If this does not happen and people are locked down the flip side is mental depression and in some cases suicide.Learn from Sweden.Frank by the way do you live anywhere near Ledbury.

  7. RdM says:

    The purpose of life is to wake up after sleep …
    And to do what you have to do next !
    It all adds up… ;=})

    Always Look on the Bright Side of Life

  8. DP says:

    Dear Mr Davis

    Our beloved PM Mr Johnson has, as far as I can tell, gone totally insane.

    When he announced the first lockup in March, I knew he was wrong. Everything he has done since has been even more wrong. The face nappy direktif demands a public display of obedience, represents a fine opportunity to the police to generate a bit of extra income and, like the plastic bag tax, is producer capture, allowing manufacturers and retailers to levy a face nappy tax on the public. It adds more litter in the streets. I wonder if that bloke in Stoney Stratford will object.

    Face nappies are a lie: I don’t lie so I don’t and won’t wear one, nor do I or friends and relatives kompli with group restrictions.

    Rising cases, falling deaths? Great! It means the disease is played out and becoming merely part of the background of pathogens out there.

    This demonstrates the point:

    You can check out all countries in the world here:

    worldometers.info/coronavirus/#countries

    I trust you are well.

    DP

  9. DP says:

    Dear Mr Davis

    Under our beloved government’s lockup, an Englishman’s home is his prison.

    Things are much worse in Australia, particularly Victoria. The Catalaxy Files – https://catallaxyfiles.com/ – has a catalogue of the disasters unfolding Downunder on multiple fronts from covid to wildfires to green lunacy in electricity supply.

    This might be of interest:

    https://www.orlandomedicalnews.com/article/3545/letter-to-the-editor-why-increasing-number-of-cases-of-covid-19-is-not-bad-news

    DP

  10. Rose says:

    I wear a mask to make shop keepers feel safer, it’s the least I can do for someone far more exposed than me.

  11. Joe L. says:

    The CDC has issued a warning to people here on the west coast of the US, and it seems they didn’t consider the fact that they shot themselves on the foot regarding their current stance on the efficacy of cloth face coverings against SARS-CoV-2:

    Cloth masks that are used to slow the spread of COVID-19 offer little protection against wildfire smoke. They do not catch small particles found in wildfire smoke that can harm your health.

    They now claim that cloth face coverings are not effective at blocking “small” smoke particles (which and approximately 0.4 to 0.7 microns in diameter–and visible to the naked eye), but yet they want us to believe that they are effective at stopping the transmission of a coronavirus, which has a much smaller diameter of ~0.12 microns. Lies, lies, and more lies.

    The CDC Accidentally Admits Cloth Masks Are Not Effective

  12. Mark Jarratt says:

    This mass hysteria proves neurotic authoritarian government and unjustified faith in official omniscience and infallibility is a dangerous combination.
    The uncritical acceptance of such gross intrusion into every aspect of daily life proves many, including, worryingly, family and friends, lack capacity for objective analysis, and economic literacy. Then again, many also swallow the utter tripe and propaganda of anti freedom anti smoking zealots, cut from the same cloth as CV19 catastrophists.
    I wrote this back in April, feel clairvoyant, or like Cassandra…
    https://www.cla.asn.au/News/covid-19-risk-management-or-risk-aversion/#gsc.tab=0
    There’s no reason for it, it’s just our policy.

  13. RdM says:

    The last hurrah! Drinkers hit bars and pubs across the country for one more weekend of freedom before tough new ‘rule of six’ comes into force next week

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8724273/Drinkers-hit-bars-pubs-country-one-weekend-freedom.html

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