I keep a weather eye out for the Virus numbers.
Because they have computers to play with [when they haven’t been hacked, that is] statistics abound. They can give us case numbers detected in a day, the average over the last week or two weeks, the number per 100,000 of the population in the last five days or seven days or whatever, the number in hospital and the number in ICU. I know I have left several out of that list but you get the idea. For some reason they are slow to give the death rate, probably because the numbers aren’t dramatic enough.
One thing I have noticed is the way they switch metrics to the most alarming one. If case numbers are down they quote the seven day number or the reproduction rate or whatever. Another tactic is to be alarmingly vague – today there were over 4,000 cases [ignoring the fact that a couple of days ago they were nearly six thousand].
A while back I noticed the start of an upward trend in case numbers – the so called Fourth Wave. Sure enough they climbed gradually to fairly high levels, higher even than all previous numbers bar the January ones. A month ago the climb stuttered and began swinging wildly. Weird. Nevertheless the numbers were all hovering within a definite range but had ceased to climb. Now I may be wrong, but they seem to have started a distinct downward slope. This is great news?
The number in hospital is down. The number in ICUs is down. The Five Day Average is down. The Seven Day Average is down. The 14 day incidence per 100,000 is down. Wherever you look the numbers are down so surely we must get at least a smile from The Powers that Be? An opening paragraph gives a taste of the kind of doom and gloom that is the default from the MSM:
WITH JUST TEN days until Christmas, public health officials are still reporting thousands of new cases of Covid-19 – and a new variant of concern is causing additional worry about the increased socialising that comes with the festive season.https://www.thejournal.ie/covid19-data-5629793-Dec2021/
No mention of decreasing numbers. No hint of a “well done”. No mention of lights at the end of any tunnel. No, its “thousands of new cases” or “a new variant” and “additional worry”. I’m not worried now how how can I be additionally worried? Or am I being told that I should have been worried all along? Am I supposed to worry that I haven’t been worried?
The real reason they are worried is that our hospitals are full. We are back to the good old bad old days of patients on trolleys waiting for a bed. These are “ordinary” patients just needing treatment and there aren’t enough beds. Every year is the same but at least this year they can blame the Virus.
They are pouring billions into our health service. Surely that must help?
I’ll give you a clue.