The evidence says..

Three items to follow up yesterday’s The UK downgraded COVID-19 a week ago:

1. From March 24, 2020:

Oxford Epidemiologist: Here’s Why That Doomsday Model Is Likely Way Off

“Fewer than one in a thousand who’ve been infected with COVID-19 become sick enough to need hospitalization, leaving the vast majority with mild cases or free of symptoms.”

However, that was based on “my model’s better than yours” arguments rather than sufficient evidence.

2. From March 26, 2020:

Dr. Deborah Birx Shreds Media For Salacious Claims: ‘We Don’t Have Evidence Of That’

“Birx began by highlighting the study in the U.K. that dramatically revised its projections of the total number of deaths projected in the U.K. from ‘half a million to 20,000.’

‘When people start talking about 20% of a population getting infected,’ Birx later added. ‘It’s very scary, but we don’t have data that matches that based on the experience.'”

3. From March 25, 2020: the panic model’s lead researcher offered a long non-apology to UK Parliament, which they accepted uncritically:

Witness: Professor Neil Ferguson, Director, MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis, Imperial College London


Still don’t know exactly who is herding the US population. While we wait at home for headlines to emphasize evidence:

Image from Whatfinger.

The UK downgraded COVID-19 a week ago

From https://www.gov.uk/guidance/high-consequence-infectious-diseases-hcid:

“As of 19 March 2020, COVID-19 is no longer considered to be a high consequence infectious diseases (HCID) in the UK.

The 4 nations public health HCID group made an interim recommendation in January 2020 to classify COVID-19 as an HCID.  Now that more is known about COVID-19, the public health bodies in the UK have reviewed the most up to date information about COVID-19 against the UK HCID criteria. They have determined that several features have now changed; in particular, more information is available about mortality rates (low overall), and there is now greater clinical awareness and a specific and sensitive laboratory test, the availability of which continues to increase.

Definition of HCID

  • acute infectious disease
  • typically has a high case-fatality rate
  • may not have effective prophylaxis or treatment
  • often difficult to recognise and detect rapidly
  • ability to spread in the community and within healthcare settings
  • requires an enhanced individual, population and system response to ensure it is managed effectively, efficiently and safely.”

Who is herding the US population, with demands that businesses be shut down, for a disease that the UK recognizes as not the most serious health threat?

Will their scorched earth agenda not be satisfied until the remains of US businesses are in a pile like this?

Image from Rare Historical Photos

Waiting to be officially denied

Three items to follow up yesterday’s What’s next?:

1. A view from a Singapore gold dealer:

LBMA colludes with the COMEX – To lockdown the global gold market?

“LBMA [London Bullion Market Association] market-makers have a duty and obligation to make a market in gold. So where were these market makers as the spot price seized up, and why would these market makers not be making a market and providing liquidity for gold?

Is it just a management of perceptions exercise with no gold bars involved, to try to coax back the spot and futures prices by telegraphing that the gold that is backing the spot price (which is actually unallocated non-existent gold) is now also backing COMEX gold futures. While neither of the two can be delivered, the same non-gold now backs both, so voila, there is no need for any price divergence!”

2. Concurrently, from the Wall Street Journal, a new form of US currency may or may not be part of the coronavirus bailout package:

Fed Digital Dollars Are Part of Debate Over Coronavirus Stimulus

“While it may not make it to the finished coronavirus economic stimulus and support package now being weighed in Congress, there is a push from some legislators to give the Federal Reserve a new tool some believe could radically reshape how it conducts monetary policy.

At issue are so-called digital dollars and the accounts that would hold them.”

3. Private equity eyes industries crippled by coronavirus: ‘They have been waiting for this’

“‘Vulture investors, especially in private equity, are waiting in the wings to scoop up scores of struggling businesses on the cheap,’ tweeted Rohit Chopra, an FTC commissioner.”


Still no idea about exactly who are the herders. Getting a better picture of who benefits from the herd’s demise.


Charles M. Russell “Driving Buffalo Over the Cliff” 1914

Random events

This floated into my backyard overnight:


Later, from Turn of a Friendly Card:

Time flowing like a river
Time beckoning me
Who knows when we shall meet again
If ever
But time keeps flowing like a river
To the sea

Goodbye my love
Maybe for forever
Goodbye my love
The tide waits for me
Who knows when we shall meet again
If ever

But time keeps flowing like a river
On and on to the sea
To the sea
Til it’s gone forever
Gone forever
Gone forevermore

Goodbye my friend
Maybe for forever
Goodbye my friend
The stars wait for me
Who knows where we shall meet again
If ever

But time keeps flowing like a river
On and on to the sea
To the sea
Til it’s gone forever
Gone forever
Gone forevermore