Looks like the Wuhan virus deserves that ‘Chinavirus’ moniker in more ways than one. We knew about the origin of patient zero was in China, and China’s information suppression, but there’s so much MORE to that story.
It goes rock back to the guy whose computer model and lockdown recommendation started it all.
You had probably forgotten all about Professor Neil Ferguson by now hadn’t you? Not only did he provide the template from which all the shutdowns were taken, but he was one of the first to be publicly discredited for his hypocrisy by secretly visiting his mistress for some lockdown nookie with a married woman. Brit Scientist Who Created COVID Models And Lectured About Lockdowns RESIGNS–He Was Meeting His Married Lover In Secret
Gosh, I hope they wore face protection.
If it feels like the response to this pandemic has a whiff of totalitarianism about it — there’s an awfully good reason for that.
In an extraordinary interview with the Times (of London), Ferguson admits that if it hadn’t been for China’s example, no Western country would ever have dreamed of putting its populace under house arrest.
Back in 2019, about the time someone was getting infected by a bat, no European country’s pandemic plans seriously entertained the prospect of putting a country on pause.
Then, that’s what China did. “I think people’s sense of what is possible in terms of control changed quite dramatically between January and March,” Professor Ferguson says.
Ferguson appears to find the idea of emulating a totalitarian state exciting rather than embarrassing or shaming because he boasts about it again later in the interview.
In January, members of Sage, the government’s scientific advisory group, had watched as China enacted this innovative intervention in pandemic control that was also a medieval intervention.
“They claimed to have flattened the curve. I was sceptical at first. I thought it was a massive cover-up by the Chinese. But as the data accrued it became clear it was an effective policy.”
Then, as infections seeded across the world, springing up like angry boils on the map, Sage debated whether, nevertheless, it would be effective here. “It’s a communist one party state, we said. We couldn’t get away with it in Europe, we thought.” In February one of those boils raged just below the Alps. “And then Italy did it. And we realised we could.”
That phrase ‘get away with it’ is instructive. It implies that, at least on a subconscious level, Ferguson is aware that copying Communist China’s lockdown policy was not a morally acceptable act, merely one that peculiar circumstances made possible. —Breitbart
Clearly, China has inspired him. And all the COVIDicatators have eagerly followed suit.
Strangely, it doesn’t seem to be having the same sterling results he seems to think it had in China.
What could account for this? Are we somehow failing to do as effective a job of welding the doors shut on infected people’s homes until they die?
Or is it possible they could be misleading us about the severity of the illness?
Nah… China would never lie to us, would they?