Flu d’état

Climate Depot:

‘A flu d’état?’ – ‘Will the Covid-19 PsyOp succeed?’ – ‘A takeover of our supposedly democratic political process by unelected & unaccountable administrative state medical bureaucrats’

It’s already happened. It happened a long time ago. Ask the world’s smokers. They’ve long been under the thumb of the unelected and unaccountable administrative state medical bureaucrats in Tobacco Control.

All that’s happening now is that everyone else is being subjected to the same thing in a different guise: the coronavirus pandemic.

Public Health trumps everything else. Public Health trumps democracy, freedom, justice, truth, reason,. It’s now the only thing that matters.

BBC:

Pictures of large crowds gathering in Liverpool two hours before new Covid-19 restrictions came into effect “shame our city”, its mayor has said.

The new rules mean pubs in the city region not serving meals must stay shut. along with gyms, leisure centres, betting shops and casinos.

Why does it matter if pubs serve meals or not? Does the virus stop spreading if you eat sausage and chips? Of course it doesn’t.

It’s just an excuse to shut down places disapproved by the killjoy controllers. Like leisure centres, betting shops, and casinos.

All sorts of old agendas are jumping on the bandwagon.

The World Economic Forum COVID Action Platform:

We must move on from neoliberalism in the post-COVID era

The pandemic has triggered a public health and economic crisis on a scale unseen in generations and has exacerbated systemic problems such as inequality and great-power posturing.

The only acceptable response to such a crisis is to pursue a “Great Reset” of our economies, politics, and societies. Indeed, this is a moment to re-evaluate the sacred cows of the pre-pandemic system, but also to defend certain long-held values. The task we face is to preserve the accomplishments of the past 75 years in a more sustainable form.

It’s not just about health: it’s about inequality too. There must be an economic, political, and social revolution. And it must be “sustainable”. And “acceptable” as well.

They’re never going to let Covid-19 die out. It’s far too valuable to them 

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16 Responses to Flu d’état

  1. Rose says:

    Frank, Is it me or has the Mark Drakeford from Stony Stratford just banned me from Wales?

    https://order-order.com/2020/10/14/welsh-first-ministers-travel-ban/

  2. Timothy Goodacre says:

    Drakeford has never had a proper job having always worked in education or public sector. Hence he won’t give a toss about the Welsh economy going down the pan. He won’t stop me going into Wales when I want to. He is very anti smoker. Quite a twat actually !

  3. Clicky says:

  4. Rose says:

    Most unexpectedly a Lancaster Bomber just flew over my roof heading South West.

  5. Rose says:

    Fascinating

    Are You Nitric Oxide Deficient? Part 1 of 2
    Thursday, 29 August 2019

    “There’s been an evolution of the perspective of nitrites and nitrates. Back in the 50s and 60s, we were taught these were dangerous food additives that formed nitrosamines, which caused cancer.
    Then, fast-forward to 30 or 40 years later, the National Toxicology Program put nitrites and nitrates through long-term safety trials and found no evidence of carcinogenicity whatsoever.

    Then, in the late 80s and early 90s, nitric oxide (NO) was discovered, and it was realised that nitrite and nitrate could be formed endogenously from NO.[1] This told us in the scientific community that nitrite and nitrate are part of the normal NO metabolism.

    NO really is one of the most important molecules produced in the human body—so important, in fact, that in 1998, the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded for the discovery of NO. These things in the scientific community told us a lot about nitrite and nitrate: they weren’t toxic food additives that caused cancer, and they were actually really important metabolites that can be utilised (as we understand now) to form NO.
    https://www.clinicaleducation.org/resources/reviews/are-you-nitric-oxide-deficient-part-1-of-2/

  6. Lepercolonist says:

    Thanks for that, Rose.

    I remember when bacon,ham and other preserved meats were said to be unhealthy. Nitrates are now necessary for good health.

    • Rose says:

      Here’s the other bit, SB

      This made me smile.

      Are You Nitric Oxide Deficient? Part 2 of 2
      18 November 2019

      “FOCUS: What population or disease condition is most likely to benefit from increasing NO levels in the body?

      BRYAN: Really any condition with a vascular component to it—which, to me, is any dysfunctional tissue or disease.

      Raynaud’s is a microvascular disease in which the microvasculature in the periphery isn’t perfusing, so if you open up those small blood vessels by enhancing nitric oxide production, Raynaud’s goes away.[10] In fact, we see complete symptom relief in 10 minutes in Raynaud’s patients.”
      https://www.clinicaleducation.org/resources/reviews/are-you-nitric-oxide-deficient-part-2-of-2-2/

      I had Reynauds Disease when I was a small child and my fingers and toes used to go white, it was very painful every winter.
      In my twenties I thought that I’d grown out of it. But you don’t grow out of it, I’d taken up smoking.

  7. Clicky says:

  8. Rose says:

    Except that the science doesn’t back this approach. Tucked away at the bottom of the bombshell Sage minute is the following passage about circuit-breakers: ‘The evidence base into the effectiveness and harms of these interventions is generally weak. However, the urgency of the situation is such that we cannot wait for better quality evidence before making decisions.’

    It then details what needs to be done to produce some actual science to support a circuit-breaker.

    Collection and analysis of contact-tracing data. More detailed data on the places where people are interacting and what they’re doing. A proper study on the harms and impact of different interventions in different settings.

    But as Sage makes clear, none of that has actually been done. In its own words, we cannot wait for the science.”
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/debate/article-8850815/DAN-HODGES-follow-science-scientists-havent-foggiest.html

    I recognise this, remember post normal science?

    The post-normal science of precaution
    Ravetz
    2004

    “It is the appropriate methodology when either systems uncertainties or decision stakes are high; under those conditions the puzzle-solving approach of ‘normal science’ is obsolete.”
    https: //www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0016328703001605

    Science for a Proper Recovery: Post-Normal, not New Normal
    June 19 2020
    By Jerome R. Ravetz
    https://issues.org/post-normal-science-for-pandemic-recovery/

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