Organisers of Brighton Pride still plan on holding one of the UK 's biggest LGBT+ events despite calls to cancel due to coronavirus.
More than 100 major Pride events round the world, including London, Birmingham and EuroPride, have abandoned this year's events but with just 18 weeks to go, Brighton - worth around £20 million to the city - has not yet said it will cancel.
Thousands of people take part, with parades through the streets as crowds line the pavements.
The huge festival attracts hundreds of thousands of people each year and is an essential charity fund-raising event for Brighton, bringing about £20 million to the city's economy.
If it goes ahead, this year's festival on August 1 and 2 is expected to be extra-busy because the event will celebrate its 30th anniversary with headline acts Mariah Carey and the Pussycat Dolls.
I know this person who is in his late 60’s early 70’s age wise. He has multiple health problems. Yesterday he had a problem standing. He fell down getting out of bed, sometime in the middle of the night. His landlord/care giver felt it best that the guy went to the hospital to see what the problem was. His landlord rents a room to him and felt the guy needed to spend some time in a convalescent home.
An ambulance arrives at the house and the ambulance driver doesn’t want to take the guy to the hospital. He wants the landlord to take the guy. I thought that was strange. After a couple of minutes the ambulance driver ends up taking the guy to the hospital.
The guy gets to the hospital. While checking in they tell him they want him to take a covid-19 test. He has no symptoms of covid-19. He shouldn’t. He doesn’t go anywhere. His landlord is pretty much the same way .. Besides not having any symptoms, that’s not what he’s there for.
The guy ends up having to take the test because the hospital said they were testing everyone that comes in. Pretty odd considering there is a “shortage” of available tests.
They give the guy a look over, the covid-19 test and tell him he need to wait 2 to 3 days for the test results.. Then the hospital sends him on his way to go home or where ever the guy felt like going.
The first thing I did was ask about the conditions about the hospital. He said “It was quiet, things were normal. The tents outside were empty.”.
Then I thought about how testing was going to help slow covid-19 from spreading. The 2 to 3 day wait is more than enough time to pass it on to several people. Then I realized testing was a waste of time. It’s all a scam job.
I’ve mentioned in the past about Presumptive Positive(PP)test. For those that don’t remember, PP test are not confirmed. They are test waiting to be confirmed. I knew this was a problem but was unable to put it completely together until the guy I know went to hospital got tested.
Below, in the image you see screenshots of the most recent data the CDC has available on covid-19. 5 lines down it says “Data includes both confirmed and presumptive positive”. They don’t provide a list of actual confirmed test separate from PP test. They don’t provide a list of how many test comes up negative. They are presenting the data as if every test, which includes PP tests as if they are positive. They also don’t provided actual causes of death. A person can be dying of cancer. They test him for covid-19. If he dies they put him on the list of covid-19 deaths.
If you take the test you are automatically classified as PP.
You might be thinking “What’s the big deal, people don’t feel good, they have the symptoms. Hospitals are only testing people with symptoms and those lucky enough to get tested. The people getting tested probably have it”
This is where the person I know that got tested comes into play.
He didn’t go in for a test. He didn’t have the symptoms.
The hospital made him test.
The hospital was testing every person that went there for help.
. All these test are considered PP. These get reported to the CDC.
The CDC reports them as positive and adds them to confirmed list
Consider the amount of people entering the hospitals each day. In 2017, 139 million people made visits to the hospital. If that were today, everyone would get tested for covid-19. That’s 139 million PP tests. CDC would publish it as 139 million cases of covid-19.
Because of this we can assume that every test is going to be considered PP, at the very minimum. Every test is going to be reported as positive. This is why the more people that test, the higher the number of positive cases reported. Every test is published as positive by the CDC. When there are no test available then the amount of positive test declines.
In the image we can get a idea of how the number of reported positive tests increases and declines with the availability of tests. We will see a huge increase in the immediate future when more test become available.
The states that had more test sent to them have the highest number of positive test. You can see the surge in numbers after they took possession of the tests.
Let me finish this up by doing a quick breakdown of what has happened. Quick generalization. Many details left out.
As soon as we learned about covid-19 was discovered on cruise ship returning to the USA. democrats spent most of their time in a over site hearing complaining/predicting a covid-19 pandemic instead of asking questions related to the purpose of hearing.
The Fake News MSM join in and start planting seeds and pushing the same covid-19 pandemic garbage the democrats are pushing.
Democrats demand that trump listen to the experts and let them handle the situation. Fake News MSM does the same, backing up the democrats as always. This was done to keep Trump from seeing the actual data on the web pages. Trump does not have time to read everything. He can only work with the information reported to him. Dr. Fauci was Trump’s “go to” guy He fed Trump partial information and straightTout lies. A distraction. A traitor.
While this is going on the Fake NEWS MSM is installing fear in the citizens of the USA.
Democrats demand more test kits. Andrew Cuomo , the loudest, demanding and receiving the most available tests kits. Ventilators and masks are just part of the con. Used to provoke fear and panic . People think they need them to protect them form covid-19 . Fake News MSM back democrats up on this creating panic.
Pelosi, Cuomo, Dr. Fauci and various democrats, with the help of the Fake News MSM are telling lies, creating panic , creating the false need for the shutdown of the USA. The covid-19 stimulus bill is a direct result of their deceitful behavior. They take advantage of the situation and include addons to the bill that support their agenda. Addons that would never make it trough on their own. They do this knowing they will get resistance. Fully aware they will be able to get some through.
Trump really has no choice but to sign the bill or democrats and Fake News MSM will accuse him of not wanting to help Americans.
Democrats and the Fake News MSM are basically extorting America. They continue to do it at this very moment.
For the Democrats and the Fake News MSM. it’s Mission accomplished. Unfortunately for them, they got caught.
This is exactly what is going on. Americans need to step up and do something, say something, whatever. Just do not continue to fall for this faux pandemic. People need to support their president. It’s far past time that the democrats and The Fake News MSM see justice. This is an attack on every single American. There should be no question that the democrats and the Fake News MSM are the enemy of America.
Every American should be angry. I have reached my end. If I have to take up arms. If I have to give up all my possessions. If we have a civil war. If I fall and never get up again while fighting in this war. Any or all is fine by me. I will no longer put up with the lawless, back stabbing, anti American democrats and Fake News MSM. They need to be taken down. Playtime is over. No Quarter
“Ignorance and obscurantism have never produced anything other than flocks of slaves for tyranny”
“I’d rather die on my feet, than to live on my knees”
Given the global hysteria over the spread COVID-19, you might be excused if you are very surprised to learn that the most recent week of mortality data in the EU shows an actual decline from what is expected for this time of year.
In the coming months there will be an increasing debate over whether the virtual shutdown of our economy was warranted given the threat of the latest form of the coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2. While there are still large uncertainties about how fast it spreads and how lethal it is (statistically, those are inversely related), I suspect we will ultimately realize that our response might well have done more harm than good to society as a whole.
This is mainly because poverty is the leading cause of premature death in the world, and shutting down the economy leads to premature death for a multitude of reasons related to poverty. In the extreme example, you could save lives in the short run by keeping everyone at home, but in the long run we would all starve to death.
But that is not the main subject of this post.
A couple weeks ago I started expressing the opinion on social media that if our reaction to the spread of COVID-19 turns out to be overdone, it might end up having the unexpected consequence of reducing total virus-related mortality.
Let me explain.
As I am sure you are aware, seasonal flu is a global killer, with 300,000 to 650,000 deaths on average each year, mainly among the elderly and those with pre-existing health conditions. At this writing, COVID-19 has killed 10% or less of that number. (Yes, I realize that number might have been considerably higher if not for our response).
Here’s the point: It might well be that the increased level of hand-washing, sanitizing, and social distancing we have exercised might save more lives from reducing influenza-A and -B that were lost to COVID-19, and that net virus-related mortality might go down this season.
I personally became more careful about not spreading germs several years ago. No so much for myself (I have a pretty strong immune system) but so I would not carry disease home to my family members. I carry antibacterial wipes in my car and use them religiously. We are hearing more and more now about how such habits can help prolong the lives of those around us who are elderly or have compromised immune systems.
Now, recent results from Europe suggest that the COVID-19 response might be having the unintended benefit of saving total lives. This is all very preliminary, I realize, and that coming weeks might see some change in that picture. But it is worth thinking about.
Early Results from Europe
Every week (on Thursday) the Euro MOMO project (European MOnitoring of excess MOrtality) publishes a report of mortality statistics across the EU, including stratification by age group. The latest report (which I believe includes data through March 24, but I am not sure) shows (green line) no uptick in total mortality from the assumed baseline (red line). In fact, it’s a little below that line (they also account for missing and late reports).
Amazingly, this flu season is seen to be surprisingly mild compared to previous flu seasons in the EU. On the chart I have also indicated the number of reported COVID-19 deaths in the most recent week, around 7,000.
Why do we not see an uptick on the chart? The charts for individual countries do show an up-tick for Italy (for example), but not unlike what was seen in previous flu seasons.
The report itself provides two or three possible explanations, none of which are particularly satisfying. Read it yourself and tell me it doesn’t sound like the people writing the report are also somewhat mystified. They don’t mention what I am discussing here.
So, the chart begs at least two questions: 1) Are the effects of practicing increased hygiene in response to COVID-19 saving more lives that would have been lost to seasonal flu deaths, than are being lost to COVID-19 itself? 2) Why are we not outraged and deathly afraid of the seasonal flu (-A and -B), given the widespread death that routinely occurs from those viruses that come around each season?
You might claim, “It’s because COVID-19 can kill anyone, not just the elderly.” Well, that’s true of the seasonal flu, as well. The case of an apparently healthy 44-year-old Texas man who recently died of COVID-19 probably scares many people, but according to the CDC approximately 5 “healthy” young people a day in the U.S. under the age of 25 die from sudden cardiac arrest. Maybe that Texas man had an underlying health condition that was previously undiagnosed. Unless they do an autopsy, and the family reveals the results, we will never know.
And, you might well think of other reasons why EU deaths have not experienced an uptick yet. Human behavior involves many confounding variables. I’m just mentioning one potential reason I am not seeing discussed.
I am not trying to minimize the deaths due to COVID-19. I’m trying to point out that if we are fearful of death from COVID-19, we should be even more concerned about the seasonal flu (many people are saying this), and that one benefit of the current experience might be that people will be more mindful about avoiding the spread of viruses in the future.
The state has now officially
declared war on conservative Christians:
country used to be known as a free and democratic nation. Increasingly
this is no longer the case. As statism increases, political correctness
gains more of a stranglehold, and the various militant minority activist
groups become ever more emboldened, Christians and conservatives are
finding themselves under attack.
are being fined, fired or even threatened with jail. I have documented
countless cases of this now on my website, and each new week seems to see
a fresh batch of cases of this taking place. This is very frightening
indeed. Remember, this is Australia we are talking about here.
characteristic of fascism, as an online dictionary puts it, is the
‘governmental suppression of individual freedom.’ Sadly, Australia has
been moving in this direction for some time now, especially by way of the
noisy lobby groups of the left. They have declared an all-out war on
faith, family and freedom.
have said often now that there are so many worrying cases of individuals
losing their freedoms at the hands of the state as it jumps in bed with
the secular left activists. And I also mentioned many of these cases have
not gone public yet, although I happen know quite a few of the
number of them are/were doctors or medical professionals who had become
the targets of the Medical Board of Australia. Specifically, the MBA has now
actively pursued six different doctors (that we know of) over the last
three years all because of their views on things like abortion and/or the
they all have been persecuted for the simple reason that they dare to
think independently, and they express their views in their own time on
their own social media pages and the like. For having the gall to not run
with the PC version of events concerning things like abortion,
homosexuality and the trans agenda, they have all fallen afoul of the
MBA; several are receiving severe punishments, including mandatory
re-education, suspension of their livelihood, etc.
much like the recent Israel Folau case, the powers that be have become
judge and executioner, punishing those who actually think for themselves
and believe they should have the freedom to express their views on their
own time on their own social media outlets.
with any dictatorial or fascist regime, the ruling powers have
effectively threatened and blackmailed these individuals, telling them in
no uncertain terms that if they want their jobs, they must censor
themselves, not speak out, and remove all of their ‘offending’ posts and
of course is the stuff of North Korea, or Cuba, or Saudi Arabia. We did
not expect this was how things operated in the free West. But it sure is.
What we not too long ago sent our sons to fight and die for – freedom –
is now severely at risk here in Australia.
me highlight just one of these appalling cases. A doctor with a wife and
two young children has been suspended by the MBA, and has been out of
work for nearly eight months now. His crime? Was he caught raping a patient,
or stealing medicines, or fiddling with the books?
he did something much, much worse in the eyes of the MBA: he dared to
post his point of view on his own private Facebook page, and even worse,
he actually posted comments on my website, CultureWatch. Yes, several
hundred of his comments appeared on my site over the past decade or so.
said things which we are no longer able to say in Australia it seems,
things like: marriage is between a man and a woman; doctors should be
saving life, not killing; children have a right to be raised by their own
mother and father; and radical political Islam is something we must take
saying verboten things like that, the MBA has decided that he is now
public enemy No. 1, and he MUST be punished severely. And keep in mind
the details of this shocking case. No complaints were ever made by any of
his patients or by his colleagues. He was fully professional in his work,
and he treated all of his patients with dignity and respect.
some militant(s) had been trawling both Facebook and my site, and
discovered his unforgiveable remarks. This guy (or girl) made a stink,
and the MBA immediately started the inquisition. They hired lawyers (and
wasted a lot of money to do so) to go through every single one of my
articles on my website, coming up with thousands of pages of printed
documents with any and all comment he had made. What num nums: I could
have given them all that free of charge if they wanted!
this doctor’s case is now in the public domain, I refer to Melbourne
doctor Jereth Kok. The complaints made against him have been all by
anonymous complainants. He does not know how many were made, or who made
them, or why. They do not seem to be from any of his patients.
as mentioned, he has had no complaints at all in terms of his work, his
professionalism, and his ability to deliver quality health care. He seems
to have been loved and respected by all his patients. However, for nine
months the MBA was investigating Dr Kok, without even telling him! When
they finally did tell him, they sent him a ‘please explain’ letter.
mentioned, they simply trawled through his posts on Facebook and on my
website, including issues such as the vote ‘no’ campaign on homosexual
marriage. For that the MBA has treated him like a pariah, someone who is
no longer able to treat patients!
views are instead totally verboten. As a result, since August 19, 2019,
he has been without work. His wife is a fulltime mother looking after
their young children. So they have had no income during this entire
period: income that they needed to feed the family and pay the bills.
a couple hundred regular patients who all had Dr Kok as their preferred
doctor are now without his expertise and services. Most of these patients
had become quite attached to Dr. Kok. But now they have been left
hanging, forced to look for alternate doctors and arrangements.
all this has happened because he has dared to offer his points of view on
the public issues of the day. Something that everyone else does all the
time. Something that is part of living in a free society. But it seems
like we are now no longer very free at all.
groups like the MBA can destroy the career of a terrific, conscientious
and hard-working doctor who has committed no malpractice whatsoever, then
you know freedom has been smashed underfoot, and Big Brother groupthink
is now in action.
of course there are so many other bodies and organisations just like
this, be they Rugby Australia or most of our major corporations. They
have all conspired against freedom of speech, freedom of thought,
religious freedom, and independent thinking. That is very scary indeed.
with people like Dr Kok we have a very real human face to put to all
this. This is not just theoretical. Real people with real careers are
losing everything, all because secular left thought is now the only
accepted form of opinion in so much of Australia.
am I reminded of this scene from George Orwell’s Nineteen
'But how can you stop people remembering things?' cried
Winston again momentarily forgetting the dial. 'It is involuntary. It is
outside oneself. How can you control memory? You have not controlled
O'Brien's manner grew stern again. He laid his hand on the
'On the contrary,' he said, 'you have not controlled it.
That is what has brought you here. You are here because you have failed
in humility, in self-discipline. You would not make the act of submission
which is the price of sanity. You preferred to be a lunatic, a minority
of one. Only the disciplined mind can see reality, Winston. You believe
that reality is something objective, external, existing in its own right.
You also believe that the nature of reality is self-evident. When you
delude yourself into thinking that you see something, you assume that
everyone else sees the same thing as you. But I tell you, Winston, that
reality is not external. Reality exists in the human mind, and nowhere
else. Not in the individual mind, which can make mistakes, and in any
case soon perishes: only in the mind of the Party, which is collective
and immortal. Whatever the Party holds to be the truth, is truth. It is
impossible to see reality except by looking through the eyes of the
Party. That is the fact that you have got to relearn, Winston. It needs
an act of self-destruction, an effort of the will. You must humble
yourself before you can become sane.'