This week’s headlines saying 2020 was the worst year for UK excess deaths since WWII are OTT. Adjusted for population, it was actually the worst since 2003. But don’t pretend we don’t have a real and terrible disease to deal with.
A year of living dangerously with the virus has changed our world, and the way we live, forever. And not always in a good way, especially for those who dislike authoritarianism & cherish hard-won freedoms.
Corporations spend millions on ‘preserving’ forests so as to carry on polluting and pretend they’re green & carbon-neutral. The reality is the only thing being 'offset' is facing up to the awful realities of a Net Zero agenda.
The new documentary I Am Greta follows the Swedish soothsayer from when she began her protests in 2018 to today. It was intended to show her global campaigning impact, but my feeling after watching it was just one of pity.
Boris Johnson is almost certainly immune, after contracting a serious case early this year. The fact he’s now self-isolating after coming into contact with an MP who tested positive shows the quarantine rules’ pointless rigidity.
There’s a grave danger that Boris Johnson’s decision to shut down the country again is based on a flawed, one-eyed interpretation of the facts, and that the ‘cure’ will be worse than the disease, again. Have we learned nothing?