Never Let a Good Panic go to Waste

“JUST GO, you wretched fat, lumpish sleazeball, and follow your philandering papa to France. You have wrecked this country enough. How much utterly avoidable suffering and misery have you caused this year by your attempts to cover your own fat **** ahead of the inevitable public inquiry? How many people have lost their jobs thanks to your panicked adherence to ‘reasonable worst case scenarios’? How many have been given ruinous fines by your state milice[i] just for protesting the right to live and work freely? JUST GO – and take your eco-floozie with you.”

This is a comment (which lots of readers ‘liked’) from someone calling himself Able Archer in The Telegraph (UK) on New Year’s Day. His comment was in response to a piece in the newspaper by Boris Johnson on the topics of Brexit and COVID. You might have also caught a video of that brave young unmasked woman standing up to masked scolds in a CSV pharmacy in Los Angeles. These people, and others like them, represent remnants of hope for the sanity of the human race.

You will recall an article in the Johns Hopkins News-Letter reporting on an analysis by Genevieve Briand (assistant program director of the Applied Economics master’s degree program at Hopkins), claiming on the basis of her analysis of CDC data thatin contrast to most people’s assumptions, the number of deaths by COVID-19 is not alarming. In fact, it has relatively no effect on deaths in the United States.” (the retracted article reporting Briand’s conclusions can still be read here)

In a more enlightened and open-minded age — you know, say, two generations ago — you might think this would have triggered counter arguments, if it was thought to be wrong: e.g., the data had been misinterpreted. No, the article was simply deleted; cancelled.

The article gone, the question remains. Has COVID led to an untoward number of deaths? Put aside questions of whether someone died from, or with, or mistakenly with, COVID. It doesn’t matter. A dead body is a dead body and the authorities, we can safely assume, are good enough at counting and recording them accurately; at least within a hundred bodies or so.

It is no good looking at Australian data. There have been so few COVID-designated deaths that they would not show up in the 160,000 deaths, give or take, which we experience each year. Each and every one a tragedy of course. Death is such a terminal inconvenience.

Why have we got away with so few COVID deaths? Need you ask? It is down to the brilliant policies of our federal and state leaders and public health officials. Without their applied wisdom we would be suffering to the same extent as Europe and North America, and as that rascally renegade Sweden. I have no idea how our notables became so wise. The sunny clime; something in their diets?

Let me be clear. I have nothing conclusive to say on the deadly impact of COVID. I don’t think we will know that until the dust has cleared. However, English data is instructive. The UK Office for National Statistics reports on what it calls the ‘age standardised mortality rate’. This is a self-explanatory measure and is a sensible way of recording and comparing death rates down the years.

The latest published data shows the mortality rate per 100,000 people from January 1 to October 31 for each year going back to 2001. In 2020 the rate is 1026.7. This compares with 911.9 in 2019 and represents a sizeable 13 per cent increase. But hold on. The mortality rate was particularly low in 2019. Apparently, it was a mild year for respiratory illnesses. Not to sound callous, but a lot of aging people who might have died didn’t. They remained in the queue, so to speak

One way to correct for this anomaly in 2019, is to take the years 2019 and 2020 together. The simple average mortality rate across the two years is 969.3. This is much the same as the rate in 2018 of 968.8. And by the way is lower than in 2015 (990.6) and in 2010 (993.0); and much lower than in 2005 (1134.8) and in 2001 (1227.9). So far as I recall, no lockdowns occurred in the UK in that deadly year of 2001.

What to think? It seems clear enough that the world is grossly overreacting to the least virulent pandemic ever to afflict mankind. At worst, we might be experiencing a hoax or scam of the most enormous proportions? Perpetrated by whom, you might ask?

Who knows? Cui bono leads to Big Pharma; leads to a host of big businesses, like Amazon and Walmart, to major tech companies, to renewable-energy carpetbaggers, to power-hungry governments and their apparatchiks, and to Davos and The Great Reset. I am not a conspiracy nut and am not suggesting anything was pre-planned or was or is being co-ordinated. Nevertheless, once events were afoot, perhaps the opportunity to reshape the world order resonated in similar fashion among disparate parties. Trump was a problem. In one way or another, COVID did him in.

Bear in mind too that the population is receptive. Almost everyone has bought into the deadly pandemic, the so-called invisible enemy, hook, line and sinker. Essentially, this means we stand-outs, we sane few (including Quadrant readers), are living in an asylum. We are surrounded by a preponderance of deranged people who, e.g., love Dan; and who for evermore will expect governments to keep them safe. Governments will readily oblige. The world will indeed be reshaped.

There will be no light at the end of the tunnel; no great reflection and remorse. Just a slavish new normal in perpetuity. Remember you will be likely locked up for “picking quarrels and provoking trouble.” Pretending you’re deranged too will be the way to survive. 

Have an insanely Happy New Year and beyond.


[i] To save you having to look it up as I did: The Milice was a paramilitary organisation set-up in France during World War Two. The Milice first supported the Vichy government in unoccupied France but was later used in German-occupied France where it supported the Nazi government in Paris.

14 thoughts on “Never Let a Good Panic go to Waste

  • rod.stuart says:

    “I am not a conspiracy nut and am not suggesting anything was pre-planned or was or is being co-ordinated.”
    I have news. Conspiracies do exist. And when these conspiracies are made well known repeatedly over a period of fifty years or more, they are not just a theory.
    Now we have this fruitcake Schwab with his book and his propaganda explaining his idiotic “Great Reset”. But if you read it carefully, as well as the UN Agenda 21 from the ’70’s, you will find they are the same nonsense. The UN has reiterated over and over again that “climate change’ has absolutely nothing to do with the weather or the environment, but is rather a “redistribution” of wealth. It is the politics of fear.
    Over the decades the scams promoting fear are legion. Begin with the DDT scare, and the ‘acid rain’ scare, then the ‘ozone hole’ scam, and the GM foods scam, followed by the ‘global warming’ scam that was so obviously non-existent that it had to be renamed the asininely meaningless ‘climate change’. In order for the fear propaganda to take hold, the enemy must be invisible. The other scams wore off because in time it was so obvious that they were make believe.
    The virus scam is ideal, because it is invisible. You need look no further than the CIA. Here is a section from a Ft. Langley training manual from 1979. Read it and weep. And understand precisely from whence the plan to take over the world by destroying the West emanates.
    Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars, An Introduction Programming Manual was uncovered quite by accident on July 7, 1986 when an employee of Boeing Aircraft Co. purchased a surplus IBM copier for scrap parts at a sale, and discovered inside details of a plan, hatched in the embryonic days of the “Cold War” which called for control of the masses through manipulation of industry, peoples’ pastimes, education and political leanings. It called for a quiet revolution, putting brother against brother, and diverting the public’s attention from what is really going on. The document you are about to read is real. It is reprinted in its virgin form, with diagrams.

  • Peter OBrien says:

    Thanks Peter, for a very illuminating article. What intrigues me about our current situation, is that since 4 Nov we have had 861 new cases and only 4 deaths – a death rate of 0.0046. Also we are still not being told how many of these cases require hospitalization. The following information, which I have not checked, came second hand from a friend. I include it for interests sake, but, if true, it would confirm a feeling I have had for some time:

    “For this pandemic there’s a greater chance of survival for those getting infected 3 months later like June 2020 than those who got infected 3 months earlier say February 2020. The reason for this is that Doctors and scientists know more about Covid-19 now than 3 months ago and hence are able to treat patients better. I will list *5 important things* that we know now that we didn’t know in February 2020 for your understanding.

    1. COVID-19 was initially thought to cause deaths due to *pneumonia- a lung infection*- and so Ventilators were thought to be the best way to treat sick patients who couldn’t breathe. *Now we are realizing that the virus causes blood clots in the blood vessels of the lungs* and other parts of the body and this causes the reduced oxygenation . Now we know that just providing oxygen by ventilators will not help but we have to prevent and dissolve the micro clots in the lungs. This is why we are using drugs like *Aspirin and Heparin ( blood thinners that prevents clotting) as protocol in treatment regimens in June 2020. *

    2. Previously patients used to drop dead on the road or even before reaching a hospital due to reduced oxygen in their blood- OXYGEN SATURATION. This was because of *HAPPY HYPOXIA*- where even though the oxygen saturation was gradually reducing the COVID-19 patients did not have symptoms until it became critically less, like sometimes even 70%. **Normally we become breathless if oxygen saturation reduces below 90%. **This breathlessness is not triggered in Covid patients and so we were getting the sick patients very late to the hospitals in February 2020. Now since knowing about happy hypoxia we are monitoring oxygen saturation of all covid patients *with a simple home use pulse oximeter and getting them to hospital if their oxygen saturation drops to 93% or less*. This gives more time for doctors to correct the oxygen deficiency in the blood and a better survival chance in June 2020.

    3. We did not have drugs to fight the corona virus in February 2020. We were only treating the complications caused by it… hypoxia. Hence most patients became severely infected. **Now we have 2 important medicines FAVIPIRAVIR & REMDESIVIR**“`

    These are ANTIVIRALS that can kill the corona virus. By using these two medicines we can prevent patients from becoming severely infected and therefore cure them BEFORE THEY GO TO HYPOXIA. This knowledge we have in JUNE 2020… not in February 2020.

    4. Many Covid-19 patients die not just because of the virus but also due the patient’s own immune system responding In an exaggerated manner called *CYTOKINE STORM*. This stormy strong immune response not only kills the virus but also kills the patients. In February 2020 we didn’t know how to prevent it from happening. Now in June 2020, we know that *easily available medicines called Steroids,* that doctors around the world have been using for almost 80 years *can be used to prevent the cytokine storm in some patients*.

    5. Now we also know that people with hypoxia became better just by making them lie down on their belly- known as prone position. Apart from this a few days ago Israeli scientists have discovered that a chemical known as Alpha Defensin produced by the patients White blood cells can cause the micro clots in blood vessels of the lungs and this could possibly be prevented by a drug called Colchicine used over many decades in the treatment of Gout.

    So now we know for sure that patients have a better chance at surviving the COVID-19 infection in June 2020 than in February 2020, for sure. Going forward there’s nothing to panic about Covid-19 if we remember that a person who gets infected later has a better chance at survival than one who got infected early.”
    end of extract

  • ianl says:

    For those who may appreciate direct empiricism:

    (unlike Our Gladys, whose most persistent trait has been shown as *sneakiness*. Probably not a trait to be enjoyed by most)


  • Peter Smith says:

    Thanks Peter informative, though I am not sure of the efficacy of Remdesivir – wasn’t that the one Fauci was pushing with little evidence to support it? Trump was given a cocktail of drugs. Something worked; unless he really is superman, as I suspect. But therapeutics has now totally given way to the vaccines – at least on the political / public stage – which is unfortunate.

    And ianl, now that Gladys has put us all into masks with so relatively few “cases,” as they are called, I doubt there will ever be a rationale for unmasking. Certainly, the NSW chief health officer Kerry Chant is not shy about expressing that view. She sees the new normal stretching into eternity, and with it her new-found prominence .

  • Peter OBrien says:

    Since the beginning of December, the UK has had 1,011,693 new cases and 15,973 deaths. That’s a death rate of 0.0157 which is lower than the overall global death rate of 0.02.

  • Phillip says:

    No No No gentlemen.
    The answer is in the data. The data must be assessed against the colonial grievances at the time.

    For those years of low mortality, relate to the period England held the cricket Ashes and happiness with an increased birth rate dominated the English season,

    But what’s that you say about the huge spike in deaths we see in 2005 and the low rate in 2019.
    Well 2005 was the first time since 1987 that England won the Ashes. This event was of such a shock to the British darlings that heart failure stumped a lot of them !
    And 2019 the series was drawn. So there you….For the English, a drawn game is absolute Heaven and nothing more cherished to yarn about down the local over a pint….absolute boredom to us from the colony, but again a year for the English which blossomed with Christenings and Baptisms.

    I know these spike anomalies outclass any empirical analysis that a combination of the Big Bang Theory and the Richter Scale can account for. However I refer you to modern day mathematical statistical rules.

    Spike anomalies can be debunked by the Hiden-Biden Postulate curve. This rule accounts for when two bodies (let me for explanation purposes name them a red body and a blue body) are lying in harmony parallel to each other and then during the middle of the night one of the bodies (normally the body on the bottom, blue body) suddenly becomes erect and pushes up through the other body. For a shortened time period thereafter some rythmic verberations may moan the curve but only for the resultant outlier of the blue body remaining on top until sunrise. However, the red body, with legal statutory testimony will refuse to relax and the curve could see a long period of agitated frustration.

  • jvernau says:

    “Read this news report: ‘Many A&E units have been severely overcrowded in recent days, with patients lying in corridors and ambulances queuing outside.
    ‘Hospitals have already been forced to cancel tens of thousands of operations and NHS chiefs fear things will only get worse… On Tuesday, hospitals were ordered to cancel up to 55,000 non-urgent operations and put patients in mixed-sex wards to create more room.’
    Sound familiar? But actually it’s three years old, from the Daily Mail of January 6, 2018, under the headline ‘Now the NHS tells us: Don’t get ill.’ “
    The above is quoted from Peter Hitchens’ Mail on Sunday column of 3 Jan. 2021.

  • pgang says:

    ‘Living in an asylum’. That about sums it up Peter.
    Same goes for Trump Derangement Syndrome which is also almost universally wide-spread in Australia. Do people not understand that the totalitarians/cultural-Marxists/Communists are going to come for their stuff too? It’s just a matter of time.
    On 6th Jan, democracy officially ends in the West as a blatantly rigged election is ratified by the establishment, and willingly accepted by the majority. 2021 is going to be a truly awful year for freedom and the free market. I think 2020 was just a warm-up.
    There are two sides to COVID-19. One is the virus, the real thing, which seems to posses little difference in its major characteristics to any other novel coronavirus, in its effect on the population. It will make some people ill for a while; an unfortunate, very small fraction of the most vulnerable will die from it.
    The other side is the COVID-19 narrative, which has little to do with the aforementioned virus itself. It is the narrative that is incredibly dangerous to all of us – the real ‘silent killer’. We are living in the age of the false narrative.

  • Peter Marriott says:

    Peter, Able Archer may have been a bit crude and rude, possibly even hyperbolic, but he got some sentiments right, mine anyway. I still can’t believe we’ve re-elected the government who attacked the economy and our personal freedoms the way they did, and continue to do, here in Queensland….and my newsagent agrees with me, if that’s anything to go by. They must be laughing at us all, having done all of that and the people seem to want even more ; their hubris must be huge, surely there’s a Themistocles inside our Premier somewhere, screaming to get out. One comment on the ‘Cytokine Storm’ phenomena, aka our immune system I think. The immune system’s reaction to all sorts of virus’s and bacteria is well known of course, and it can be dangerous. I was always of the belief that it was this that killed, and probably still does kill people with Malaria, which our system tries to knock off with heat, and in the process can knock us of…. i.e.without good old chloroquine etc, which doesn’t seem to get much of a mention these days, maybe because President Trump mentioned it, but I do read that in the early stages it can still help people. On that note I can concur with what I think you were inferring…..the whole virus fear campaign owes a lot to it’s use as a weapon against the President, specifically to defeat him. All exaggeration and playing hard and fast with the truth was, and is, perfectly legitimate in the minds of the types who hate him, if that was their objective….just as it is with their good old fall back position, the great global warming scare.

  • Peter OBrien says:

    thank you for your input. With a similar population to France, the UK less than half the hospital beds (about 170,000 vs 396,000). That was at the beginning of the pandemic. From my understanding, they have not increased the number since then. Ditto ICU capacity. At the beginning of the pandemic the UK had 4,000 ICU beds and France 6,000. Today they have the same number. Compare that with our 7,000.

  • gardner.peter.d says:

    Why not put the question slightly differently. How do you explain the excess mortality from all causes in 2020 that fits neatly the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic? EuroMOMO exists for no purpose other than to monitor excess mortality. EuroMOMO measures Z-scores weekly compared with patterns over five years in 24 European countries. It is a slightly different method from the five year average used by the UK’s ONS/NHS but the data is provided by the ONS and other national official sources and the implication is the same: a massively higher than normal peak coincided with the first wave of SARS-CoV-2/Covid19. It is not a conspiracy. It is not random. It is exceptional. Just imagine how much worse it would have been had no non-pharmaceutical interventions been made.
    ONS data for UK shows deaths are now once again very much higher than the five-year average, flu deaths are very much lower. It’s Covid. It is not as bad as in April and May because treatments have improved.
    So if it is not Covid19 causing these waves of excess deaths what is it? Some unseen, unknown killer stalking Europe? The deaths are real, not fabricated. What has caused them?

  • Peter Smith says:

    g.p.d, I am not sure what your point is. Deaths spiked in 2020 and presumably Covid contributed. But as I pointed out, using English data, 2019 was a lean year for deaths. Therefore deaths bounced higher than they normally would in 2020. Of course, this means they are higher than the five year average. That is a matter of arithmetic. To wit, deaths per year: 8- 8 – 8 – 8- 6- 10. You will see that deaths in the last year are far higher than the five year average, yet taken over the period as a whole there has been no untoward increase in deaths. QED.
    “Just imagine how much worse it would have been had no non-pharmaceutical interventions been made,” you say. I say: ditto for every malady under the sun.

  • Sindri says:

    “I am not a conspiracy nut”

    But you are:

    “Nevertheless, once events were afoot, perhaps the opportunity to reshape the world order resonated in similar fashion among disparate parties. Trump was a problem.”


    Into what form was the ‘world order’ to be reshaped?
    Who decided to reshape it (presumably Amazon, Walmart, major tech companies, renewable-energy carpetbaggers, power-hungry governments and their apparatchiks, and ‘Davos’)?
    Where did the conspirators meet to hatch their plans?
    How was the conspiracy (one gathers to contrive a frenzy of unwarranted fear in the general population, and for some reason to nobble Trump into the bargain) executed so seamlessly, with no-one blowing the whistle or breaking ranks?

  • nfw says:

    It’s a con, it’s a scam-demic panic-demic. The politicians know it is but won’t let go because they can’t admit they were wrong and have come to love the power the scam gives them.

    If the Wuhan Virus (let’s keep reminding everybody where it comes from and not let it hide behind that CCP propaganda name) is so virulent, where are the bodies lying in the gutters? Why aren’t the hospitals full and over-flowing? What is the real death count?

    The Wuhan Flu has not been positively identified, all “they” use is “remnants”, a piece of RNA which COULD be the Wuhan Sniffles. They can only find remnants of the worst disease to ever hit the world! You would think such a killer would present with more than “remnants” which are then cycled 40 times to provide a piece big enough to con us with a false positive. Even Fauci says more than 35 cycles produces rubbish. Such a virulent disease as we are told it is should provide bucket loads of real virus but it can’t be done. Talk about a sneaky “disease”; it infects you and kills you and then disappears into segments which are impossible to identify! Such a virulent disease as we are told it is should provide bucket loads of real virus scooped out of the dead lying in the streets, but it can’t be done. Talk about a sneaky and inscrutable (oh no, implied racism again) “disease”; it kills you or infects you and then disappears by breaking into segments which are impossible to identify! Or you just have that RNA part which could belong to any past flu virus and nothing happens.

    It’s so bad “they” have to plead for the sheeple to present for testing. Can’t they tell when they’re sick? No, the sheeple need to be kept in a state of constant fear and panic. When it happened to the Northern Beaches just after Christmas there were queues for testing. Last weekend I walked past the local “test” area and it was deserted. The sheeple need to be frightened some more. Interestingly, during the last testing scam there were queues of up to 6 hours; hence many just bailed out, were not poked and prodded and still received test “results”. Yeah, no scam and stupidity there but plenty of false results for which the taxpayer is charged. There were 100 cases (which the low IQ, ie most of them out there, are allowed to equate “cases” with death although the Premier should know better) out of a population of 270k in the northern beaches local area. That’s a local rate of 0.037%; or 0.002% in Sydney; or 0.00125% in NSW as a whole. Huge.

    What happened to a real pandemic, ie the flu of 1918/19? Oh that’s right, it simply faded away and the world was well again without faux vaccines. Of course when a politician says it’s “free” he/she/it means the taxpayer is shelling out for the cost of the pretend vaccine, not that drug companies will be distributing it free, because don’t forget we’re all in this together. There were 508 tuberculosis (TB) cases notified in NSW in 2018; that’s approx 0.00635% in NSW, ie five times higher than the NSW rate for the Wuhan Sniffles. (Numbers from NSW Health to date.) A real disease (TB) worldwide killed 1.5 million in 2018 and 1.4 million in 2019. What did our ever so brave (and always being paid) politicians and never worked so hard public servants do about that? Answer: Nothing. It wasn’t a con being put about by the CCP then. It is believed a Qantas pilot living in Avalon caused the latest outbreak of stupidity. However, “they” refuse to identify him, although it’s fair game for others. No doubt all the politicians and press are hiding the name for fear of being not invited to the Chairman’s Lounge. After all it’s a bit embarrassing for Mr Qantas CEO who said just a few weeks ago that we pax will have to prove we have had the faux vaccine (but none for Spanish Flu, SERS, MERS, Ebola, TB, Swine, Bird and all the other variations over the years) so we could fly, when it’s possibly his staff doing the “infecting”.

    Why are there numerous daily flights out of China and Hong Kong to major Australian cities by Chinese airlines? Isn’t that Wuhan Flu Central? Why are they being permitted to come here if it’s all so dangerous? More proof it’s a con and the politicians are being controlled.

    Where are the punishments for the Chinese and CCP which unleashed this “world’s worst disease ever”? Oh, that’s right, the Chinese are sitting back laughing at us as we destroy our economies and lives. It’s simple Glads et al: just nationalise all Chinese assets and kick them out of the country. Being good Communists (although we all know the CCP is actually a criminal gangster organisation) they won’t have a problem with their assets being seized for the good of the people. I mean Communists would applaud that wouldn’t they? And let’s not forget Peter Dutton’s lie promise back in March 2020 that he was going to have the AFP track down the shelf strippers and prosecute them. No doubt a bit hard for the AFP and politicians prosecuting Chinese nationals who were sending supplies out of the country.

    With regard to the face nappies being imposed by Glads and her doppelganger in Queensland I am reminded about Conway all those years ago saying he would have the CEOs of telecoms wearing red underpants on their heads if he said so. This is their equivalent and they’re laughing at us.

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