Not So Deadly

In March, a few days after the UK downgraded the lethality of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, the regime locked us down. Two days ago, ‘Malthuss’ commented on Clusterfuck Nation.

This is circulating,

The CDC just confirmed a .2% death rate for COVID-19. That’s TWO TENTHS of a percent, not two percent.
For that, we have:
* Added nearly 6 trillion to national debt
* Laid-off or furloughed 50 million workers
* 60 million on food stamps
* Gone from 5% to 13% unemployment or 50% unemployment
* Crippled the petroleum industry
* Ruined the tourism industry
* Bankrupted the service industry
* Caused an impending meat and protein crisis
* Threatened, fined, and arrested church leaders
* Exacerbated mental health problems
* Shut down schools and colleges
* Given unbridled power to unelected officials
* Increased suicides higher than COVID deaths
* Delayed surgeries and treatments for profound illnesses
* Infringed upon countless important civil liberties
* Placed 350 million Americans on house arrest

The American Center for Disease Control is now saying that the Symptomatic Case Fatality Ratio for Covid-19 is between 0.002 and 0.004. Scientists at Oxford seeking a vaccine are expressing concern that the plandemic will fizzle out before a wing-and-prayer concoction can be tested on hard-to-find infected volunteers.

Taking a leaf out of the UK regime’s playbook, the Old Man in a Chair is offering us this message –

Distrust the Government

Avoid Mass Media

Fight the Lies

Vernon Coleman

Insect 22 · Grey Dagger

Moth Acronicta psi


The UK Column chaps ended their bulletin today on a light note. They had picked up a meme showing an image of a teacher addressing her near future back-to-schoolers, “So children, what did we learn during lockdown?”


Adult education for me today included this –


The conversation that accompanies this cautionary note is enlightening. If you watch it, the Google algorithm will recommend Part 2. In this, John Doyle references the blue ocean event, global dimming and the dangers of wet bulb temperatures. When I gathered my data at Weather Underground this morning I noticed Category 6  had just posted Heat and Humidity Near the Survivability Threshold.

There is still no sign of a sudden rise of temperature in any of my Ten Stations (as a consequence of a less polluted atmosphere). Running average temperatures from the beginning of the meteorological year over the last five weeks show:-

4 of the northern 5 stations are warmer than in the same period last year but at only one, Rome, is it currently getting relatively warmer. Washington was warmer than last year (just) until last week.

This Met. Year cf Last, Weeks 19 to 23, °C.

Washington DC is the only northern station currently below 2°C above P-I.

All 5 southern stations are now cooler than the IPCC projection for the end of November 2020.

Wellington is now the warmest of the southern stations this year at 1.06° above P-I exactly. (The IPCC year-end projection is 1.0652 degrees.) But in Week 23 it was 0.55°C cooler than last year, up 0.35 degrees from Week 19.



Bird 84 · Kestrel


Feeling Peaky

I don’t listen to the regime’s daily virus briefings but I gather Boris Johnson declared today that the UK is past the peak (of daily deaths) and on a downward slope (of new Covid cases). The lower orders must, however, continue to incarcerate themselves to protect the Health Service and save lives. An early release could occasion a second wave of infection. Only one more wave?

Landscapes 114 & 115 · Church Ravine


Looking south to Queen Street.


Looking north to the Country Park.

Dubious Figures

The predicted Covid death toll in the UK rose as high as 500,000 and fell back to 20,000. The current guess is 40,000. Today Worldometers gives the UK’s total of deaths linked to the SARS-Cov-2 virus as 15,464, trailing Spain, Italy and France but expected to surpass them before Season One is over.

Infections from the virus are seriously under-recorded in the UK – and probably most other countries too. Even nations doing a lot of testing are using methods that are not wholly reliable.

I am “following” a few countries. This chart shows how few citizens have so far been infected. (The countries are ordered by population size.)


Given the asymptomatic nature of the disease and a “mildness” that doesn’t require hospital treatment, it has been surmised that some countries may be close to achieving herd immunity.

The Case Fatality Rates resulting from these unsatisfactory figures are very high for most countries. (The WHO is suggesting a mortality rate of 3 to 4 per cent.) Raising the number of cases by two orders of magnitude (x100) brings the CFR down to seasonal flu levels for some countries. When the final figures are calculated, millions of people may realise they lost their livelihoods, homes, families, liberty and numerous opportunities to pursue happiness for a paper tiger.


Worldometer gives up to date Deaths per Million figures for every country with infections. My numbers are different because I’m compiling weekly tables – so I could be up to six days behind.


Abstract 51 · Reighton Sands


Call of the Wild

Have you ever imagined being dropped by a helicopter onto the summit of Everest without oxygen? A physician in a New York ICU says that some of the Covid-19 patients he has seen are presenting as if they have just been rescued from such an experience. Cameron Kyle-Sidell tells the story in six minutes. It chimes with Dana Ashlie’s video, (Wednesday’s post).

I’ve been a good old man today, taking less than my allocated hour to saunter along the prom, view the sea and sky and take in some fresh air, seeing one soul. Back in my cell, I heard Prof. Knut Wittkowski say –

Going outdoors is what stops every respiratory disease.

He isn’t a fan of locking people up and countries down. Journeyman Pictures released their interview with the Professor about a week ago and before that offered another perspective on the pandemic given by Dr John Ioannidis. It will take a couple of hours of your life to watch both videos but if you are seeking a better understanding of the crimes now being perpetrated on humanity…

The sometimes rather dour UK Column News closed today with this…



Flight of Fancy 19 · A Water-world Grey


I saw this fellow in a wave breaking onto the Royal Parade steps this morning. I have just noticed he was not alone. Seeing eye to eye with ET. (Maybe I’ve caught cabin fever.)


The Other Pandemic

I was surprised to hear a BBC news report this morning that Google was going to ban videos on YouTube that linked Covid-19 with 5G. I have just looked at the Regime’s Propaganda website to check my hearing.

YouTube has banned all conspiracy theory videos falsely linking coronavirus symptoms to 5G networks.

The Google-owned service will now delete videos violating the policy. It had previously limited itself to reducing the frequency it recommended them in its Up Next section.

The move follows a live-streamed interview with conspiracy theorist David Icke on Monday, in which he had linked the technology to the pandemic.

YouTube said the video would be wiped.

During the interview, Mr Icke falsely claimed there “is a link between 5G and this health crisis”.

It should be clear to any human that breathes that there IS a connection between Covid-19 and 5G.


Another “dot connector” the BBC accused of lying about 5G and CV is Dana Ashlie. Robin Westenra’s World Service offers the link to her riposte and signposts ways to more information that Auntie will never pass on to you.

It occurred to me that if the people in China’s first 5G city dropped dead in the street because of 6oGHz radiation and not the bat ‘flu, the disease called Covid-19 will always be with us. There won’t be a vaccine for 5G. Get used to lockdown. Put your affairs in order.

John William Elwood

John was 29 years old in 1881 and working as a “striker man” at the Vulcan Ironworks in Hull.

A WikiDownload via Grace’s Guide

I wonder if his father in law, William of the Four Wives, worked in the same factory. They both lived less than a mile from Scott Street.

I mentioned yesterday that John’s daughter Eliza was with her grandparents on census night in 1881 and 1891. She had three younger siblings (at least) so the arrangement may not have been permanent. The Elwoods go back quite a way on the Shared Tree.

Bird 77 · Mallard