‘We’ve seen again and again, estimates of how bad this crisis could be that are nearly always massively over-exaggerated, but this has really made me sit up and think.’ Nigel Farage reacts to the amount of people who have died purely of Covid since the start of the pandemic. 700,000 deaths are recorded each year in the U.K. — covid only contributed a bit over 1% of that, and the average age at death was 82.5 which is older than average life expectancy in the U.K!
by Caitlin Johnstone
Major western news publications are running a story about a sinister plot by the Russian government, and—you may want to sit down for this—the sources of the report are anonymous, and the evidence for it is secret.
The New York Times reports that according to anonymous individuals within the U.S. and British governments, Russia is currently plotting to topple the existing government of Ukraine in some way using some method and then somehow install a puppet regime that is sympathetic to Moscow using some sort of means. What specifically those means and methods might be are not revealed to us in this very serious news report.
“The communiqué provided few details about how Russia might go about imposing a new government on Ukraine, and did not say whether such plans were contingent on an invasion by Russian troops,” the Paper of Record informs us. “British officials familiar with the situation, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the intent was both to head off the activation of such plans as well as to put Mr. Putin on notice that this plot had been exposed.”
Now if you are hoping to be provided with some sort of evidence for these incendiary claims, I’m afraid I’m going to have to disappoint you, because get this: the journalists reporting on this story have not seen any evidence. Apparently they’re just passing on unverified government assertions made by unknown spies to their readers because they were told to, which I guess is something journalists can do now?
I know, I know, I was a little surprised when I learned that too. But here it is, straight from the horse’s mouth:
“The British communiqué provided no evidence to back up its assertion that Russia was plotting to overthrow the Ukrainian government,” the Times reports.
You will be reassured, however, to learn that despite the actual evidence of the actual Russian nefariousness being kept invisible to us; anonymous officials within the U.S. government have reviewed the intelligence gathered by anonymous British spies for us and concluded on our behalf that the evidence is solid.
They can’t kill the goose that lays the golden egg
from the BFD
When it comes to Omicron, New Zealand has an enormous advantage. We heard with trepidation about its arrival in South Africa late last year. Then the UK started reporting thousands of cases. Then Australia did the same. The numbers were eye-watering. Over 50,000 cases in Australia in a single day. This must have been the doomsayer’s dream… literally thousands of people are going down with the disease. But just as they were rubbing their hands with unbridled glee, more news came out of South Africa. Yes, Omicron is very contagious, but… it is very much less deadly than either the Alpha or Delta variants. So much so that case numbers might be high, but covid deaths dropped like the proverbial stone. Omicron, it turned out, was nothing more than a cold. For most, it was a mild cold at that.
Britain soon started reporting much the same findings. Again, there were lots of cases, but the hospitals coped and the number of deaths dropped dramatically. Could this be – dare we even think it – the beginning of the end of the pandemic?
Then, news started to filter out from the UK that the number of covid deaths had been grossly overstated and that, in fact, the true number of deaths from the actual disease was more like 17,500, rather than the 153,500 deaths reported to the WHO.
Suddenly, the whole narrative seemed to be falling apart.
How could the numbers be so grossly exaggerated? Well, this might be because countries were encouraged to report all deaths of people who had covid, whether or not it was the actual cause of death. We know from our own list of covid deaths that one of them was a man shot dead in the street but, because he tested positive for covid posthumously (yes, they test corpses for covid), he was counted as a covid death. Yes, it is all completely crazy, but the fact that it caused the UK to overreport their covid deaths by approximately 136,000 is mind-boggling. The true situation with the pandemic has been grossly overstated, presumably to keep the people in fear – and in a lot of cases, it has worked very well.
But as Omicron hits our shores, we are in a good position to take it in our stride. It is summer and a hot one at that. We know what has happened overseas, and we expect a rise in cases, but for the number of deaths to fall away rapidly. There is absolutely no evidence to suggest that this is anything to do with vaccination rates because the CEO of Pfizer himself has admitted that its vaccines are largely ineffective against Omicron. Britain didn’t introduce new restrictions for Omicron; nor did Australia, and both countries are doing just fine. So, we’ll be fine too… won’t we?
In come the prophets of doom – right on cue:
Along comes the pink-haired wonder, spreading panic when none is needed. Let’s not pretend that she is not aware of what has happened overseas with Omicron. She knows perfectly well, but the pandemic has brought her fame, and no doubt fortune, and we can’t let it all go, can we?
She is not alone, of course.
Comments by Roger Dewhurst
He is talking about the delta variant. The omicron variant is comparable with the common cold. By the way, that is caused by a corona virus also. Quinine, followed by chloroquine and then hydroxychloroquine, have been used, for over a century, on an over-the-counter basis, for the treatment and prevention of malaria with no significant side effects. Patents have lapsed, little profit can be made on this drug. It has been shown to have antiviral properties against corona virus’.
Much the same applies with Ivermectin. The discoverer got a Nobel prize for this one and it was approved for prescription by NZ GPs in 2005. It has anti-covid properties too. Come covid, both are suddenly banned. Why? Obviously Pfizer did not want cheap cures/prophylactics competing against their untested “vaccine”.
Just by chance, of course, Ardern’s wealth is reported to have increased from a reasonable $800,000 for a Morrinsville fish and chip wrapper come politician pre covid, to a staggering $25 million now. The deal that this government did with Pfizer is not exactly emblazoned in the public record. Was something about Hydroxychloroquine and Ivermectin part of the deal with Pfizer? I am just asking what if anything. Would one expect a smart businesswoman capable of turning $800,000 into $25 million in a couple of years be a member, indeed the leader, of the Labour Party? Such a person would be a National, ACT or Conservative supporter. Apparently she got a non-degree in Communications or some such from a non University somewhere in the North Island. Apparently however she did learn enough there to be good at conning the NZ public on TV. Along with a few of her flunkies she does quite a good job at that as she did today, milking the public for votes.