I did my usual scan around the various meeja today.
One of the first items I came across was “MORE evidence emerges that smokers are protected from coronavirus“. So it seems the mainstream meeja are beginning to take notice? This cheers me enormously simply because I want to see how the Anti-Smokers will react. They can’t ignore the situation yet it flies in the face of everything they believe.
It seems that they are beginning to react as there was a “Tweet” today from the WHO –
There is currently insufficient information to confirm any link between tobacco or nicotine in the prevention or treatment of #COVID19. Researchers, scientists & the media are urged to be cautious about amplifying such unproven claims.[Twitter]
What amuses me is the thought that if the facts were the other way around, and smokers were far more likely to develop the Virus then they would throw their “caution” to the wind and would be screaming from the rooftops. For years they have accused smoking of causing just about every ailment on the planet and that it has no benefits at all, when along comes the Virus and this latest embarrassment. So basically they are demanding that this research is just buried.
By sheer chance I then came across this little gem – “Pub outdoor areas should be non-smoking zones when bars re-open, doctors warn“. This is quite an astounding piece for a couple of reasons.
The first is a beauty –
Professor Cox, a paediatric respiratory consultant said there was “no risk-free level of second hand smoke and we need to protect the general public and in particular bar staff from the well-recognised health implications of second hand smoke.”
No risk free level of second hand smoke? And this is from the hand of a so called learned professor? The risks from second hand smoke are minimal to zilch as he must know. There are far greater dangers from carcinogens when you’re waiting for a bus. The only “danger” from second hand smoke is that a passing whiff of it will annoy some Anti-Smoker.
This statement is followed immediately by another –
“The latest evidence suggests that smokers are likely to be more vulnerable to Covid-19 infection.”
Wow! The “professor” hasn’t kept up with his reading then?
Or else his religion trumps the facts?