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Oxford epidemiologist on COVID-19 lockdowns: ‘We might have done better by doing nothing at all’


A University of Oxford professor who produced a competing model to the apocalyptic Imperial College model said there’s a chance that doing nothing would’ve been a more effective COVID-19 response than the various lockdowns implemented around the world.

During an interview on UnHerd, Sunetra Gupta, professor of theoretical epidemiology at Oxford, said the virus is on its way out in the United Kingdom, and the true infection fatality rate is likely extremely low.

“I think the epidemic has largely come and is on its way out in this country so I think it would definitely be less than 1 in 1,000 (0.1%) and probably closer to 1 in 10,000 (0.01%),” Gupta said.

Gupta is opposed to the lockdowns, pointing out that the coronavirus outbreak has followed similar patterns in different countries with different lockdown policies.

“In almost every context we’ve seen the epidemic grow, turn around and die away — almost like clockwork,” Gupta told UnHerd. “Different countries have had different lockdown policies, and yet what we’ve observed is almost a uniform pattern of behavior which is highly consistent with the SIR model. To me that suggests that much of the driving force here was due to the build-up of immunity. I think that’s a more parsimonious explanation than one which requires in every country for lockdown (or various degrees of lockdown, including no lockdown) to have had the same effect.”

She blamed government overreaction from the worst-case scenario projections from the Imperial College model, which showed the potential for 500,000 deaths in the U.K. and more than 2 million in the United States.

“I think there’s a chance we might have done better by doing nothing at all,” Gupta said. “Or at least by doing something different, which would have been to pay attention to protecting the vulnerable, to have thought about protecting the vulnerable 30 or 40 years ago when we started cutting hospital beds. The roots of this go a long, long way back.”

ClashQuiz: How Many ‘Sweet Refugees’ Were Arrested In England & Wales For Child Rape Last Year – 3? 461? 900?


Reported By Wes Walker |

Why is a ‘free press’ so vital to a nation? Here’s a hint: Tommy Robinson spent time in solitary because he dared to report on an issue the Government would rather he shut up about. Tommy lost 40 lbs in just two months spent in prison for daring to tell this story. The rest of the news outlets were far too candy-assed and politically correct to even acknowledge there was a systemic problem.

News is breaking — gradually, and LONG after the fact — about how the very government officials charged with enforcing the law and keeping the peace were far more concerned about whether or not they appeared to be ‘intolerant’. Because ‘intolerant’ people face unpleasant consequences.

Public humiliation. Lawsuits. Career-ending disgrace.

Meanwhile, the people — CHILDREN! — they routinely failed to protect didn’t get the unpleasant business of being called intolerant. They got gang-raped by strangers. Children who tried to go to the police found no justice there. All too often, the police did nothing.

It all comes down to a bureaucratic fear of pissing off the wrong well-connected grievance-monger and their activist lawyers. Of course, that only emboldens whatever misbehavior they are too gutless to investigate and prosecute.

How big of a problem have they been turning a blind eye to all this time?

SHOCKING police figures released for England and Wales have shown nearly 900 Syrians have been arrested in just one year.

Now critics say they are concerned that the thousands of Syrians entering Britain each year under resettlement schemes are being allowed to enter the country unchecked.
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“The UK Government continues to commit a significant amount of international aid to assistance programmes in the regions neighbouring Syria, arguing that this is preferable to encouraging Syrian refugees to make dangerous journeys to Europe.

“The UK has committed over £2.3 billion to helping refugees in Syria and the region, making it the second largest bilateral donor to the Syrian refugee crisis.”

The figure of 900 came from a Freedom of Information request by the Sun on Sunday.

But UKIP MEP Ray Finch has said: “The Government seems have not to have vetted those it has invited into the country.”
Source: Express

That number isn’t ALL ‘sweet migrants’. It doesn’t account for people showing up as ‘refugees’ from countries elsewhere in the Middle East, or North Africa.

The ‘grooming gang’ (a typically polite and English way of child-trafficking soulless bastards) that Tommy was reporting on didn’t have any Syrian connections. Those were, in English speak ‘Asian’. For those of us West of the Atlantic, that term does include people we would call ‘middle-eastern’, including Pakistan, Afghanistan, etc.)

A think tank has claimed that 84 per cent of people convicted of child grooming-gang offences since 2005 were Asian.

In a new study, Quilliam says its researchers discovered differences in the way paedophiles from different backgrounds operated.

It said white offenders often acted alone, while child abusers from Asian backgrounds were more likely to work in so-called grooming gangs.

The organisation, which usually focuses on counter-extremism, said it found 222 of 264, or 84 per cent, of people convicted of specific grooming-gang crimes in the UK since 2005 were Asian.
Source: Independent

Is there any problem with their refugee plan, beyond the sheer number of people who never mastered that kindergarten skill of ‘work and play well with others’? Here’s one. While the UK is setting up a long-term plan to import all of these healthy unmarried men (where ARE all those ‘vulnerable’ women, children, aged and infirm Europe was supposedly giving shelter to?)

Here’s a Reuter’s story that may be relevant to the conversation.

Syria’s foreign minister, Walid al-Moualem, told the United Nations General Assembly on Saturday that the country was ready for the voluntary return of refugees who fled during the more than seven-year conflict.
Source: Reuters

The money they are spending on helping them integrate into the UK might be more helpfully spent in helping them rebuild.

Even the Dalai Lama agrees with that logic.

The left, on the other hand… they’ve got other ideas.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: 

Wes Walker is the author of “Blueprint For a Government that Doesn’t Suck”. He has been lighting up Clashdaily.com since its inception in July of 2012. Follow on twitter: @Republicanuck

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After Brexit, England’s Universities Instructed to Protect Free Speech


Reported By Andrew West March 21, 2017

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As the United States continues its descent into a wildly liberal hell in which the freedom of speech is being constantly eroded, Britain has taken a massive step in the right direction.

With the recent passage of the so-called “Brexit” bill, Britain is set to remove itself from the globalist-modeled European Union and the constraints of their oppressive regime.  With that move, Britain can now focus on their sovereignty and their citizens’ rights…including free speech.

“In a move that could have wide-reaching implications on U.K. campuses, British universities will be instructed to uphold freedom of speech as a ‘legal duty.’

“Jo Johnson, British Minister of State for Universities and Science has written to universities informing them that they will be expected to uphold free speech for their students, faculty, and visiting guests. The move is being described as a response to the rise of ‘safe spaces’ and other forms of censorship in higher education.

“According to Johnson, this means that the use of universities facilities cannot be ‘denied to any individual or body on any grounds connected with their beliefs or views, policy or objective.’

“’As part of this, the government proposes to raise the issue of freedom of speech, with a view to ensuring that a principle underscoring the importance of free speech in higher education is given due consideration,’ Johnson wrote.”

Brexit has been a flashpoint for the history of the European Union, with referendums being introduced in several countries who could possibly be vying for their freedom in the next few years.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Andrew West

Andrew West is a Georgia-based political enthusiast and lover of liberty. When not writing, you can find Mr. West home brewing his own craft beer, perfecting his home-made hot sauce recipes, or playing guitar.

Two Christians Arrested then Fined For Preaching in UK


waving flag disclaimerAuthored By Michael Ware March 1, 2017

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There are no greater visions of revival outside the scriptures than those of the open air preaching of England.  Men like Wesley’s, Whitfield, and others called their countrymen to repentance.  Many were saved, even though most of what they preached was not well accepted in their day.

It is no surprise that this situation is returning to England.  But, now the preaching is illegal.  Open air “preaching” must be non-offensive.  Do not scare or alarm the sinner.  And two men are finding out just how expensive it can be offending someone in Britain.

Christian News reports

Two street preachers who were arrested last July on accusations of “causing a disturbance” and engaging in “anti-social behavior” after some listeners became offended by their speech about issues such as Islam, Buddhism, homosexuality and divorce have been found guilty of “intentionally alarming” the public with open-air preaching.

The verdict against Michael Overd of the U.K. and Michael Stockwell of the U.S. was handed down Tuesday in Bristol Magistrates’ Court. They were fined $4202.98 each.

During their trial, prosecutor Ian Jackson “told the court some of the statements made by the preachers may have been in the King James Bible, translated in 1611, but that did not mean they were acceptable in 2016,” according to the Daily Mail.combined truth-hate-speech

What this verdict means is that there will be a second thought for those preaching.  Whether they are completely honest when asked about forgiveness will have to be weighed in their minds.  Will it be worth the cost?

The Liberal government of Britain does not want the gospel to be given, unfiltered to the people.  They do not mind that they be Christian, as long as it is in title only.  True repentance in England would likely mean the thieves/politicians would be out on their bums.

So much for freedom of speech.

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Brexit – Making Great Britain great again. People spoke loudly to leave the European Union.

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