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Our Chief Medical Officer is a miserable old git.
A month ago [before our current six week “lockdown” started] the second wave of the Virus peaked and has been on a steady downward trend ever since. There were a couple of days where the number of cases increased and of course, in the style the modern epidemiologist the CMO latched onto that little increase and started moaning about how careful we must be and all that shit. A typical case of latching on to a narrow sample while ignoring the overall trend.
I actually don’t blame him. He is blinkered. He sees the current world as Virus and nothing else. I can actually see his point of view.
Back in the Dark Times when I had to work, it was the early days of the Interweb. People were being put online for the very first time and it was exciting stuff. Then along came our own version of the pandemic – computer viruses [anyone remember “Iloveyou”?]. And because viruses were new, so also was anti-virus software. In spite of warnings from the IT office people continued to download all sorts of crap and infections were quite common.
Using the computer network analogy, what our CMO wants is for everyone to disconnect from the Interwebs and to stop sharing files. If you’re in IT, that’s a great way to halt all viruses but it brings everyone else’s work to a grinding halt. Our network IT man is delighted – a clean network with no viruses which is his objective. He doesn’t care about word processing or spreadsheets as they aren’t in his remit, and if the business folds, at least it folds with a clean network.
There is a lot of talk about new vaccines at the moment – around 95% effective apparently. This is our new “anti-virus software”. Presumably if enough people subject themselves we can get back to normal again?
But what will our CMO worry about then?
Legiron has an interesting post about this 'vaccine'.
He's a biochemist I trust and he says it's not a vaccine, more like an autoimmune disease injection!
Indeed, I read it. Interesting stuff, and as you say, he knows what he's talking about.
Just pray that Bill Gates doesn't have a hand in any vaccine – unless you want monthly updates requiring you to shut down and restart.
The chances are that after the first dose half your faculties won't work as they're not compatible.
They are asking in the UK if people will be forced to take the Gates devil vaccine. They wont force people but you wont be able to travel, shop, tax and insure you car . use the health service ect unless you have taken the vaccine. In China they have a system were you cannot do all these things unless you can show you have been tested for the virus. These politicians are never going to give up the control over people the have now. Another point Boris UK PM had the virus so would be immune but now he's self isolating because the had contact with someone who had the virus. So whats the point of a vaccine if you are still at risk?
That's a good point about immunity. If we are supposed to isolate after any suspicious contact, whether vaccinated or not then everyone is going to end up in a permanent cocoon.