The last few weeks have seen a series of interviews, revelations and disconcerting findings from studies looking at the global catastrophe called lockdowns and the actions of some of the main characters.
For example, we have learned that, after a series of flip-flops on most aspects of lockdowns, Dame Jenny Harries thinks that perhaps, maybe, next time (as there will be a next time), we should take an approach similar to Sweden.
Then, the Telegraph informs us that low MMR vaccination rates may result in breakthrough measles epidemics. Then we have the same Telegraph airing the view that locking up and masking children may be harmful. Wow!
We are sure we will be treated in weeks to come to many more amazing revelations. For example, restricting access to cancer services led to diagnoses going through the roof when you reopen and more advanced stages than usual when first diagnosed. Or how about leaving the elderly in solitary confinement means they died of dehydration, loneliness and hunger? Or offering quasi-free billions in state aid without basic controls means you will be robbed blind – sorry – taxpayers will be robbed blind.
We are also expecting masses of observational data showing that masks do cut transmission of respiratory viruses down, and so do mRNA vaccines. We know, we know: there are already many trash studies of this sort.
The difference now will be that they will be packaged into systematic reviews led by friendly academics and authoritative new faces that will come to the correct conclusions. It’s amazing what a few quid will do to folk.