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How to manufacture a pandemic, $500 at a time


It seems that some bureaucrats are determined to keep this COVID pandemic going on forever.

Why?

Well, they are not affected. They often get to work from home, still get their paychecks, benefits and pensions, so, what do they care about the people suffering from the lockdowns.

But one of the problems with pandemics is you need numbers. How can you extend and embrace more severe lockdowns, if the COVID numbers are starting to fall, as they are recently doing in Britain? READ: Britain’s coronavirus cases fall again amid ‘scaremongering’ row

The solution: there are a bunches of people out there who are coming down with COVID, but are not getting sick. Many show no symptoms and if they do the symptoms are so minor they are confusing them with a cold or allergies.

Of course, as a result, they are not getting tested.

It is estimated that as many as 80% of the people fall into the asymptomatic category. And here is the thing, the chances of asymptomatic people spreading COVID is extremely low. READ: Asymptomatic spread of coronavirus is ‘very rare,’ WHO says AND Asymptomatic Spread Revisited

But if we could convince these asymptomatic people to get tested, then those COVID numbers would start going back up, and we could prolong the lockdowns for months.

Writing for the Daily Mail, Stephen Glover explains the scheme recently hatched by British bureaucrats:

How quickly the pandemic is rotting the minds of supposedly clever civil servants and ministers.

The latest crazy ideas to emanate from Whitehall are contained in a leaked 16-page official document.Mad idea number one: to pay £500 to every person testing positive for Covid-19.

Mad (and dangerous) idea number two: to give police access to our private health data as part of a crackdown on breaches of quarantine.

The first proposal of a £500 pay-out to anyone with Covid was pretty comprehensively rubbished by No 10 and Treasury sources yesterday, and seems unlikely to be adopted, at any rate in its present form.  

READ: Proof Covid is rotting government minds: STEPHEN GLOVER asks how grown-up civil servants even came up with the idea of a £500 ‘reward’ scheme for catching coronavirus as it is ditched

Nobody denies that COVID is real and that the elderly and those with underlying health conditions are vulnerable to the virus.

But increasingly many are suggesting that lockdowns are not the answer and are causing more problems that the virus they are supposed to fighting.

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