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Bayard

Moved from the main blog on the advice of the Mods as it was OT.

“I suggest another concern for Johnson may be potential popular anger over the Delta variant. “

The government only have themselves to blame. Originally the countermeasures against COVID were not aimed at stopping people catching the disease, but stopping people dying from it. All the statistics talked about the numbers of excess deaths. Then the emphasis shifted to stopping people being hospitalised by the disease and the quoted statistics switched to reflect that. Now the focus has shifted to infections, and this with a test that has a know high false positive rate, We now know how many people have tested positive for the disease in a particular area, but not whether any of them have had to be admitted to hospital as a result, nor yet if any of them has died. At the same time the number of infections is bound to be higher than the number of hospitalisations, by at least one, if not more orders of magnitude and the same is true of the difference between hospitalisations and deaths. If the government wanted to quell “popular anger over the Delta variant. ” it only need to go back to counting hospitalisations.