by Hannes Wessels
Back in March when I first wrote about the onset of the plague, I was hoping that the madness would soon pass when people realised this was not a looming apocalypse and it would not be long before our lives returned to normal. Unfortunately I was dead wrong; eight months later people remain terrified, the airwaves are filled with dire warnings and dodgy information, the economy is in crisis, virtually everyone is poorer, we are ruled by decree and our freedoms drastically curtailed. And no end in sight.
Much of my scepticism has always been based on the fact that I believe little we are told that emanates from the mainstream media, and nothing’s happened to change this perception.
I also had a problem from the beginning with Tedros Ghebreyesus, the head of the WHO (World Health Organisation), the man tasked with protecting the health of the human race. He commands the respect of most world leaders including those of the industrialised West (apart from Donald Trump who was vilified for ending American membership of the organisation) and is the darling of celebrities and pop-stars from Lady Gaga to Billie Eilish to Elton John.
I was wary of him because I knew he was once a cheerleader for the Robert Mugabe fan club. He appointed this purveyor of genocide and destroyer of human rights and Zimbabwe’s economy to be a goodwill ambassador for the WHO. Ghebreysus evidently judged that Mugabe’s track record was perfect for promoting the humanitarian work of WHO. The WHO boss also appeared to be under the control of his Chinese paymasters of whom he spoke so highly, despite the fact that the Chinese initiated the pandemic and that he collaborated with them to suppress important information in the early stages of the outbreak.
Now I note Tedros may have to take a little time off from saving us all from this scourge to defend himself at the Hague against charges of genocide. This follows the lodging of a complaint at the International Criminal Court by David Steinman. Steinman is an economist, advisor to the US National Security Council, and Nobel Peace Prize nominee who has documented Tedros’s role as one of three officials in control of the Ethiopian security forces from 2013 to 2015 when troops under his control killed, arbitrarily arrested and tortured Ethiopian civilians. In Mugabe, Tedros clearly recognised a fellow traveller in the arts of abusing human rights and theft on a grand scale.
As far as I know, Tedros has not denied Steinman’s allegations but I have little doubt these charges will not in any way affect his tenure and he will continue as our global protector-in-chief. And with his position assured, the politicians of the world follow his questionable leadership and continue to make our lives miserable by the passing of nonsensical regulations based on twisted statistics, questionable data and in some cases, blatant disinformation.
The problem seems to start with the testing and protocols which are mandated and sanctioned by the Tedros-led WHO. There are increasing reports indicating the unreliability of these tests going back to the Tanzanian president who famously announced that he had sent samples from a goat, a sheep and a pawpaw and all tested positive. The government of Sweden has reported thousands of false positive tests from kits made in China. These same kits have been used for testing all around the world. And it is these test results that are being used to terrorise the world.
Carl Heneghan, professor of evidence-based medicine at Oxford University and Dr. Michael Yeadon, former chief science officer at Pfizer have both explained that the inaccuracies in the test mean that the majority of positives, if not all of the positives currently being reported are false positives. Dr Clare Craig who sits on the PANDA (Pandemic, Data and Analytics) argues that false positive test results from a PCR test lead to false diagnoses, unnecessary measures and distort the overall picture of the pandemic. Added to this is the simple fact that the more people tested, the more will test positive and it is this statistic that hits the headlines, not the fact that most tested positive are in excellent health and showing no symptoms. What is also not being widely broadcast is the fact that ‘adjustments’ are being made to the daily death rate but despite this, death and hospitalisation numbers show little sign of an increase.
We are also told precious little about who is dying of the virus, how old they were and what other ailments they were suffering from prior to death. This sort of subterfuge provides every reason to believe some sort of mischief is afoot and maybe this starts with the scientists?
Neil Ferguson from the Imperial College who played such a pivotal role in triggering the present crisis with his ridiculously flawed predictions is a man from the left of the political spectrum who believes government always knows better than the individual. Much Like Stalin used his ‘scientists’ to underpin his policies, Ferguson seems have filled the same role in the West with his insistence that his statistics can predict human behaviour thereby handing politicians the ‘science’ they can use in order to govern by decree over a cowed populace.
His views seemed to have been seized upon by politicians around the world and with some alacrity in his homeland by Boris Johnson and his Health Secretary, Matt Hancock. Claiming a ‘second wave’ they have locked London down again, causing enormous harm and hardship to millions and one can only wonder if the threat posed by the virus justifies the reaction.
Recently we saw footage of the South African Police Minister Bheki Cele patrolling Camps Bay Beach with heavily armed officers in tow as he berated perfectly innocent sun-bathers. I wondered if this sort of thing happens in North Korea? But sad to think that in no small part, we can thank ‘the scientists’ for wrecking the way we live our lives. Just how long governments can disguise the fact that their responses have been irrational remains to be seen; but the fact is this disease is not like the Spanish Flu or any other plague of the past simply because it is not anywhere near as lethal as we were led to believe.
Are we living through a scenario similar to what Karl Popper predicted? He believed many of humanity’s mistakes of the past were based on a flawed understanding of the scientific method and argued that utopian social engineering, though superficially attractive, is fatally flawed, invariably leading to unfavourable consequences. And speaking of unintended consequences I have been wondering what has become of the Flu? Since Covid struck, I know of nobody who has had it? I know of many people who know many people who have had Covid but not a word about Flu? So maybe Popper was right about unintended consequences but if the Corona virus has somehow eliminated the age-old problem with Influenza, then this unintended consequence should be welcomed.