March 17, 2020
The UK is allowing people to go out and encourage others to catch the Coronavirus as part of a harebrained scheme to build a “herd immunity.”
Herd immunity (also called herd effect, community immunity, population immunity, or social immunity) is a form of indirect protection from infectious disease that occurs when a large percentage of a population has become immune to an infection, whether through infection or vaccination, thereby providing a measure of protection for individuals who are not immune. In a population in which a large number of individuals are immune, chains of infection are likely to be disrupted, which stops or slows the spread of disease. The greater the proportion of individuals in a community who are immune, the smaller the probability that those who are not immune will come into contact with an infectious individual.
Actually spreading the disease on purpose sounds insane on the face of it.
Will you all stop flapping your gums? Generation selfish have been raised to think ONLY of themselves. #coronavirus is a team sport
Get it. Get immunity. Feel better. The herd triumphs
Do not fear death. Everyone has an end. It’s just the timing that is uncertain
#60% of U.K
— Katie Hopkins (@KTHopkins) March 13, 2020
But as you look into it further, it is actually even more insane than you thought.
The World Health Organisation, WHO, has criticised the way the UK is handling the spread of the coronavirus. “Don’t just let this fire burn. The country that looks at other countries’ experiences of major epidemics and thinks ‘it won’t happen to us’ makes a deadly mistake,” the General Director at WHO, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, tells The Sun.
“Find, isolate, test and treat each case to break the chain of COVID-19 transmission. Every case we find and treat limits the expansion of the disease,” he continues.
Instead of closing down schools and borders, Britain’s strategy is to allow its citizens to get infected by the coronavirus and overcoming the disease by reaching herd immunity – which would mean that at least 40 million brits would need to get infected first causing the deaths of over half a million Brits.
WHO spokeswoman Margaret Harris calls for tougher action from Boris Johnson’s government.
“We do not know enough about the science of this virus, it has not been in our population long enough for us to know how it works purely from immunity,” she tells Radio 4 according to The Sun.
“We can talk about theories but right now we are facing a situation where we have to take action,” she concludes.
The UK’s controversial coronavirus strategy to slowly build up herd immunity means that it would allow young and healthy people, who are not at high risk of becoming seriously ill, to be infected by the virus so that they become immune. “In this way, those who are at risk of dying from the disease, i.e. the elderly, could be protected,” the British government’s scientific adviser, Patrick Vallance, claims, stressing the importance of “doing the right things at the right time”.
This weekend, 431 scientists and medical experts wrote an open letter to the government criticising the action plan. “Investing in a herd immunity at this stage is not a viable option as this will increase the pressure on health care and risk more lives than necessary,” they wrote.
“By introducing social distancing (reducing the way people meet, redressing) now, the spread can be drastically slowed and thousands of lives can be spared.”
They are literally saying “it’s better for thousands to die than for us to risk the economy.”
It’s a weird position to take.
But who knows – Sheriff Clarke says the whole thing is just a Jewish hoax.
I will say that in general, right-wing people seem to be much less concerned about this virus.
It is natural for right wing people to say “up by the bootstraps laddie, you’re not going to live forever.”
But if millions of people are going to die, it seems like everyone would agree on shutting down the economy for the greater good, no?
Especially given that the economy has already apparently collapsed?
And given that the best way to try to save the economy would be for the disease to get over with quickly?
And given that a full quarantine of entire countries for a month would be the easiest and quickest way of just getting this situation fixed?
So maybe these right-wing people have an understanding we don’t have?
Donald Trump says it’s a flu, Boris Johnson says to get it on purpose, Sheriff Clarke says it’s a Jew hoax.
I would rather things just go back to normal.
Social distancing is killing me.
I went to the dentist today, and the secretary turned away from me when I tried to greet her in my typical manner.
And after all, what does Doctor WHO know?
She’s a damn sex-crazed woman!
The only thing that she thinks about is cocks and where she can find the blackest of them all.
So maybe Jews poisoned the well.
Or maybe there is no well?
Who the hell even knows what’s going on anymore?
I don’t claim to.