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The Blue Pill.
I've noticed the increasing rhetoric from the mainstream media regarding their supposed poor distant-cousin called
'social media'. It's going to get worse before it gets better -not unlike this novel flu pandemic, but ironically, the current
virus battlefield is where the societal-managing is accidentally showing its undergarments.

The fog of word-smithing an opinion will always be an obstacle when dealing with all information-gathering and whether
such fourberie is issued for a positive ethic or just click-bait, they must be aware that that it can't continue. Everyone is
guilty of it.

On one hand -with television first, you have a crisp, sound-bite-riddled programme with squeaky-clean Presenters offering
the viewer stories that lean heavily on emotion and use a theme one used to find in old Western movies.
It's not real, it can't be real. The information -to be presented in this butter-patted manner, has to be managed and condensed
to fit the allotted time in the multi-subject schedule.

Perfectly-clipped time-slot-sensitive narratives are broadcast in a manner that the viewer is gently cajoled into believing they're
being informed with contemporary news, topical material that can inform and educate. Sadly, the reality is that these reports are
chosen for their reactive potential and could be days -even weeks, old.

The newspaper world is even worse. Time is important in producing a daily periodical, but column-inches are even more vital
when getting a cogent article into the content. The factual data inside the report can be out of date by the time the paper hits the
streets and to maintain a respectable reputation, the newspapers had to resort to what the television news-outlets did.
They offered outrage-narrative instead.

The BBC, the broadcaster that most UK 'normies' look to for a unbiased and fair report on a subject, recently put out a advisory
article to help those who enjoy their Blue Pill along with a scone and a cup of tea.

'Auntie Beeb' has always had a persona that is a little antiquated... no, that's not quite correct, upper-middle-class would describe
them better and I don't really mean it as a negative. I watch it from time-to-time and ignoring the current virus love-in, I'd suggest
that their ratings like many lame-stream mediums around the world, were taking a tumble.
Hence, the continuing fear-porn that drips from every TV screen and MSM website on a regular basis.

In my view, they're the snobbish, well-groomed ass-hole that turns-up at a house-rave and asks a bunch of youngsters standing
in the corner if Green Day are still trendy. Of course, the group of kids moves off into the next room without comment.
 
This metaphor is two-fold, it offers that the media are out of touch and that the young... those who don't even watch the legacy
news networks or read the dying newspapers, are already looking elsewhere for opinion and knowledge.
What some would say should've been their next 'customers'.

And that's where social-media steps onto the stage, a rough-and-ready arena where views and sentiment can be displayed
and the lessons -that the mainstream media failed to learn, tucked well under their belts. Incorrect information will be shouted
down and the relayer verbally attacked for the inadequacy, a veritable war can explode as those from each side duke it out for
dominance.

Then the next day (is there really ever a 'next day' on the internet?!), it begins again with sources and links held high like flags
on a battlefield. A truth is found -because truth is wherever you find it (just ask the Warren Commission!) and for a few moments
alliances are made before another theatre of operations is sought.

It's eternal, there's no gate-keeping and one-way oratory, no supercilious diction laced with menace if one shows an ounce of
dubiety. True, certain platforms are currently working with the established fourth estate to rein-in anyone they perceive as a rebel,
but just like the rave-house party, there are many rooms.


Here's the BBC's help.

4th May. BBC's Reality Check. By Marianna Spring Specialist disinformation reporter.


Quote:The seven types of people who start and spread viral misinformation.
Coronavirus: The seven types of people who start and spread viral misinformation.

'Conspiracy theories, misinformation and speculation about coronavirus have flooded social media.
But who starts these rumours? And who spreads them?

We've investigated hundreds of misleading stories during the pandemic. It's given us an an idea about who is behind
misinformation - and what motivates them. Here are seven types of people who start and spread falsehoods:...'
BBC:

The article titles each alleged 'disinformation' character thus:
Joker, Scammer, Politician, Conspiracy theorists, Insider, Relative, Celebrity.

But it does omit one other...


The Northern Echo.
30th April

Quote:North-East has highest coronavirus infection rate in the UK.

'The North-East now has the highest coronavirus infection rate in the UK, latest figures reveal.
Public Health England figures, correct as of 5pm on April 28, reveal a total of 7,224 coronavirus cases have been
confirmed in the region.

Although the number of confirmed cases are somewhat lower than in other parts of the UK, the actual rate of infection
is higher. Analysis carried out by The Northern Echo shows the region had 271 cases per 100,000 people - overtaking
London at the weekend...'
Echo:

The Sun.
3rd May


Quote:North West overtakes London as Britain’s coronavirus epicentre with more hospital cases
than densely-populated capital.

'The North West has overtaken London as Britain’s coronavirus epicentre with more hospital cases than the capital.
Concerning figures show covid-19 patients in London have dipped to 2,033 while those in the North West have risen
to 2,191...'
SOURCE:



The BBC.
1 May 2020

Quote:Coronavirus: Which regions have been worst hit?

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'...And the table above shows that registered deaths in every region of England and Wales over the two weeks
to 17 April are far higher than the average for those weeks.

The West Midlands and the East of England have recorded their highest weekly totals of any week since 1993.
But other regions of England and Wales have experienced worse weeks during bad flu epidemics in January
1999 and January 2000...'

'...National Records Scotland releases figures on a slightly different timescale. In the week to 26 April, there were
1,830 deaths registered in Scotland. That's 68% higher than the five-year average for this week, of 1,087.
Around a third of the death certificates mentioned Covid-19.

The Glasgow area has been by far the worst hit by the virus.
BEEB:

They missed mainstream media off the list!


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The world of sex-filled politics continues with lewd statements of how males in expensive suits just
can't keep it in their pants. What I struggle with is what do the female politicians do to vent their
carnal desires?

Aren't there any men out there who can testify that they succumb to Nancy Pelosi's venereal advances?
Couldn't one brave chap step forward and confess to surrendering to Maxine Waters' sensual gesturing?
It's not fair and it's not equal, something should be done about it and tax-payers dollars should pay for it.
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Quote:Biden sex attack accuser urges him to quit race.

'A woman who accuses Democratic White House candidate Joe Biden of sexually assaulting her 27 years ago
has called on him to quit the presidential race. In an interview, Tara Reade urged Mr Biden to "please step forward
and be held accountable".

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Tara Read and Joe Biden showing (allegedly) which finger he used.

She added: "You should not be running on character for the president of the United States."
Mr Biden, who is set to challenge President Donald Trump in November, has denied Ms Reade's accusation.

What did Tara Reade say about the alleged assault?
Ms Reade, now 56, worked as a staff assistant to Mr Biden from 1992-93 when he was a senator for the US state of
Delaware. She has said that in 1993 he forced her against a wall and put his hands under her shirt and skirt, penetrating
her with a finger, after she delivered him his gym bag...'


Thank God it wasn't a suitcase.



Quote:'In her most graphic, detailed account yet of the alleged assault, Ms Reade told US media personality Megyn Kelly that
Mr Biden kissed her neck and told her he wanted to have sex with her, using an obscene term.

"So, he had one hand underneath my shirt, and the other had, I had a skirt on, and he went down my skirt and then went up
and I remember I was up almost on my tippy toes," she said. "When he went inside the skirt, he was talking to me at the
same time, and he was leaning into me and I pulled this way away from his head."

When she refused his advances, she said: "He looked at me and said, 'What the hell, man, I heard you liked me'."
She added: "He pointed his finger at me and he said 'You're nothing to me. You're nothing'."

What else did she say?
Ms Reade was asked by Kelly if she wanted Mr Biden to withdraw from the race.
"I wish he would, but he won't, but I wish he would," she said. "That's how I feel emotionally."

Ms Reade offered to take a lie detector test about her claim, on condition that Mr Biden do so also.
"I will take one if Joe Biden takes one," she said. Ms Reade said she had received a death threat after Biden supporters
accused her without evidence of being a Russian agent.

"His surrogates have been saying really horrible things about me and to me on social media," she continued.
"He hasn't himself, but there is a measure of hypocrisy with the campaign saying it's been safe - it's not been safe.
"All of my social media has been hacked, all of my personal information has been dragged through."

How did Biden's campaign respond?
Biden campaign communications director Kate Bedingfield said in a statement after the interview aired that Ms Reade's
story contained "inconsistencies". "Women must receive the benefit of the doubt," said the statement. "They must be able
to come forward and share their stories without fear of retribution or harm - and we all have a responsibility to ensure that.

"At the same time, we can never sacrifice the truth. And the truth is that these allegations are false and that the material that
has been presented to back them up, under scrutiny, keeps proving their falsity." Mr Biden, who is the Democratic party's
presumptive presidential nominee, broke his silence on the matter a week ago, appearing on a morning television show
to brand the allegations "false"...'

Luckily, he never mentioned his enjoyment of having little girls rubbing his bare legs until his body-hair stood erect or his
run-in with the pool-side bully called 'Corn-Pop'

(A Tweet from a Real Clear Politics article regarding Biden's days as the only white lifeguard at a public pool in Wilmington,
Delaware.)


Quote:michaelharriot

@michaelharriot
 · Sep 14, 2019
Replying to @michaelharriot

And guess what happened?

Just like that, my nigga CP put down the straight razor and he and Biden became friends.
From that day own, Biden was untouchable in the black community because Corn Pop
vouched for him
Again, STOP LAUGHING!



Quote:What other latest developments are there?
A court document from 1996 shows Ms Reade's ex-husband describing "a problem she was having at work regarding sexual
harassment, in US Senator Joe Biden's office", according to the San Luis Obispo Tribune. "It was obvious that this event had
a very traumatic effect on [Reade], and that she is still sensitive and effected [sic] by it today," wrote Theodore Dronen, her
then-husband, in a legal memo during their divorce battle.

The file obtained by the California newspaper appears to be the only document from the time that might describe Ms Reade's
allegation. Ms Reade's brother, a former neighbour and a former colleague have all said they heard her describe the accusation
against her boss after the alleged incident. And her mother appears to have called a CNN show about the claim back in 1993.

High-powered Manhattan lawyer Douglas Wigdor said in a statement that he is representing Ms Reade. He has represented
alleged sexual assault victims of jailed Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein.

Could the allegations hurt Biden?
Some Republicans are seizing on the Reade accusation to portray Democrats as hypocrites who only defend women when
claims of wrongdoing are aimed at conservatives. Mr Trump himself has faced a barrage of sexual misconduct allegations,
which he also denies. He once boasted of grabbing women by the genitals.

The sexual allegations against Donald Trump
However, the Democrats have much more strongly championed the #MeToo movement, which backs women who make
accusations of sexual assault and calls for their stories to be heard. Women are a core constituency for the party, traditionally
giving more votes to Democratic candidates than Republicans.

Some liberal women have said they believe Tara Reade but will vote for Mr Biden anyway because they view Mr Trump as
much worse. November's presidential election will be the first of the #MeToo era, and Mr Biden has framed it as a "battle for
the soul of America"...'
BBC:

"Some liberal women" -which is highlighted to presumably show these liberal women's expanded views on why they will vote
for Mr. Bobble-head, is actually a link to a New York Times article written by author Linda Hirshman.

It's 'Ms.' Hirshman who is the liberal women... the BBC has found a single individual who can be more than one person and yet,
they focus on why the 'believe-all-women' anthem has waned when it comes to the old guy with the mischievous fingers.

Wow, the BBC being neutral and disingenuous at the same time!


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(05-08-2020, 09:35 AM)BIAD Wrote: The world of sex-filled politics continues with lewd statements of how males in expensive suits just can't keep it in their pants.

Which is why I've always worn fatigues and BDU's. Kinda like Castro did...

Quote:What I struggle with is what do the female politicians do to vent their carnal desires?

Aren't there any men out there who can testify that they succumb to Nancy Pelosi's venereal advances? Couldn't one brave chap step forward and confess to surrendering to Maxine Waters' sensual gesturing? It's not fair and it's not equal, something should be done about it and tax-payers dollars should pay for it.
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It's why I drink at night... If I go to sleep, I have nightmares about canckles...


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" I don't mind killin' a man in a fair fight... or if I think he's gonna start a fair fight... or if there's money involved... or a woman... "

 - Jayne Cobb, Hero of Canton
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With UK's Prime Minister Boris Johnson issuing some new virus-related advice on Sunday evening, the United Kingdom immediately
went into a fit in its devolved areas -with their own 'regulations', screaming that it's all just too confusing.
Except, it didn't really happen like that.

With the major British media establishments realising that an end to this current plague infection would also spell another fallow
time for their industry, they began to set out a new strategy. One that they surely chatted about at their late-night wine meet-ups
and looked worryingly at each other as they dismissed the small black boy after he'd delivered their county-lines cocaine.

It's a scary time for those outlets that rely on advertising. Companies aren't promoting their products because of the forced
-lowering of footfall and the public's tightening of purse-strings. But to release a captive audience to playing in the park or
visiting the countryside could mean they won't buy a newspaper or be glued to that terrible box in the corner of their rooms
for tips on how survive this BAME-hating curse.

Gate-keeping doesn't just mean allowing either free-flowing rhetoric from non-journalists or only their carved chronicle of choice
to instruct the assumed stupid public. No, it also means a false representation of that same audience to a particular authority in
order to slow, clutter or down-right stop something that the news industry know will have a negative effect on their partly-imagined
control.

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Monday and Tuesday were filled with news presenters and newspaper columns relaying specific situations where individual members
of the British demos would find it at-odds with the guidelines that Boris Johnson laid out on Sunday evening -pertaining to work and
play during this current pandemic.

'If I cannot work from home, how do I get to work on the London Underground system and be at a safe distance from others?'
Ask those who print your newspapers and fiddle with the switches in media Editing room. Not everyone lives in London and works
in the media industry!

'If I can meet one-or-two people in the park, why can't I meet the same amount in my garden and use the same distancing advice?'
You can, if you have a garden, the public space of a park is merely an example. Not everyone has a garden!

'My company will not have all the safety measures in place due to the quick turnaround of instructions, can I refuse to go to work?'
You can decide to withdraw your labour at any time, the company doesn't own you. You are free to do what you want.

And it's that last sentence is important on many levels, the first -of course, is how the recent generations of our societies have slowly
been massaged into being -basically, serfs.

With the dilution of Trade Unions and the conjured-up 'understanding' of business employers, today's working environments have
changed from a place you went to earn your wages into a hub of 'friends'... a working community where each individual's in-office
or out, are relevant to the whole.

But this is a world the media present to you because this is all they know. Construction sites, manual labour and farming are foreign,
lesser to the ass-hole who writes a hundred-word commentary on the 'real' impact of following guidelines from a Government.
The media's underlying message is for you is that you have to go to work to better society, to support ourselves as a group and
conform to what they say in the form of suggestion.

You offer your labour in exchange for money. Those promissory notes that will allow you to purchase food and shelter for yourself
and your family are the sole reason why you do it. This isn't about what your co-workers will say around the water-cooler or whether
your boss will frown at you for not being at your employment on a Saturday morning, it's about you navigating your life to benefit
yourself and those who are important to you.

The sad part is the media have been implicit in this form of control and never once put forward a coherent reason for agreeing with
what really only benefits the employer. I saw it happen during the Wapping newspaper strikes in eighties London and I saw it on my
own patch here in the North-East of England.

Whole swathes of workers laid off and the only ones unaffected at the time, the soft-spoken, pussy-footing media with their shrug of
the shoulders and a comment of 'Que Sera, Sera' in regards of that time's recession, remained stoic and no Government policies
of redundancy came their way or calls to reduce manpower.
Isn't it ironic that only now, when the same media are seen as unreliable in general, that it's them who's positions look in jeopardy?

No, that dumbing-down of reality-perception has brought us to the point where the established legacy-media are emulating the public
when they ask asinine questions like "what do I do if I...?" You do what you decide and use commonsense.
It's what our Fathers taught us, we just forgot it and now with this global re-set, we have to remember again.
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Welcome to the poor man's version of the Minority Report, let's just hope you're not having an affair.
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Quote:Coronavirus: Test and trace system kicks off in England.

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"Yes darling... even as a stock image, we have more privacy than the regular people
are being asked to give up"

'A team of 25,000 contact tracers will make their first phone calls within hours - to track down people who will
be told to self-isolate under the new test and trace scheme in England.

Tracers will text, email or call people who test positive with coronavirus and ask who they have had contact with.
Any of those contacts deemed at risk of infection will be told to isolate for 14 days, even if they are not sick.
The prime minister said the system will "change people's lives".

The aim of the NHS Test and Trace system is to lift national lockdown restrictions and move towards more localised,
targeted measures. The contacts of people who tested positive on Wednesday will be the first to be chased by the NHS
Test and Trace team on Thursday, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said.

Northern Ireland has its own version of the programme up and running, while Scotland has announced its own system will
start on Thursday and Wales' scheme is due to start in early June...'

Because a virus appreciates devolved Governments, the need for Government employees work a specific amount of hours
-usually in daylight, private individuals to be honest at all times and the concept of time in the human sense.
tinysure


Quote:'... Latest government figures show 2,013 people tested positive for coronavirus in the 24 hours up to 09:00 BST on Wednesday.
Because that is significantly down from the 3,446 who were tested positive two weeks earlier, ministers were confident they could
launch the scheme a few days ahead of schedule.

Plans for an app to automatically alert people they have been in contact with someone who has tested positive are still being trialled
on the Isle of Wight and the government still hopes to have that system up-and-running by next month.
The government's plans to ease lockdown measures - including to begin a phased reopening of schools from next week - will be
confirmed in an official review later...'

More evidence that a submicroscopic infectious agent that replicates only inside the living cells of an organism actually understands
the design of bureaucracy.

Scientists relate their findings from simulations -that the actual virus was never asked to contribute to because it has no idea we have
concerns for our fellow-species, to politicians and then after consultations, feeding, sleeping, collating the information into a reasonably
understandable comprehensive-form, those tasked with the job notify the public of their suggested intent.
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Quote:'....What will I have to do now?
Anyone who develops symptoms of coronavirus - a persistent cough, fever or a sudden loss of taste or sense of smell - has to isolate
for seven days and the rest of their household for 14 days. This is in keeping with rules already in place.
But from now on, everyone with symptoms should ask for a test online or phone to arrange a test by calling 119.

If the test comes back negative, everyone in the household can go back to normal. But if the test comes back positive, the NHS Test
and Trace team or local public health teams will get in touch - via text, email or phone call - to discuss whom the person has come into
close contact with and places they have visited.

Any of those contacts deemed at risk of catching the virus will be emailed or texted with instructions to go into isolation for 14 days,
whether they are sick or not. They will be tested only if they develop symptoms. The rest of their household does not have to isolate,
unless someone becomes ill...'

But don't watch the TV or read the lame-stream media's slowly deteriorating fear-porn.


Quote:'...What is a close contact?
Only people who have been "close" to an infected person will be contacted by NHS Test and Trace.

Close contacts are:
people you spend 15 minutes or more with at a distance of less than 2m
people you have direct contact with - such as sexual partners, household members or
people with whom you have had face-to-face conversations at a distance of less than 1m
The contact must have taken place between two days before and up to seven days after symptoms appeared...'

Remember, if you've been tested and the result is negative, the infectious virus will understand this Government-backed scheme and
not grab you ten minutes after you get the all-clear text-message. If you're having any form of sexual contact with someone outside of
your family's consent and you have the bug, please tell the Government and hopefully your partner will not find out.

If you sneezed during your infection when you were committing anything deemed a crime to society, also relate this to the Government
and who else may have been around you. Don't forget, they're here to help you.
tinywondering


Quote:Will it work?
The success of the scheme will depend on how quickly contacts can be found and whether members of the public follow instructions,
a report published by the Royal Society said.

It concluded that between 5% and 15% of infections could be prevented. But the 15% figure depends on finding contacts within three
days and 80% of people reporting their symptoms or going into isolation when asked. By comparison, isolating cases and quarantining
members of their household is thought to cut infections by 50%...'

Monitor your family and friends, forget any reservations on privacy you had from past experiences, the world needs you to snitch for the
greater good. All hail the App.


Quote:'...Prof Anne Johnson, one of the report's authors, said the system "is an important part in bringing the pandemic under control, but we're
very clear it is not a magic bullet". The national coordinator of NHS Test and Trace said the system requires rapid testing in order to be
successful.

However, after the prime minister said on Wednesday there was now a target to get test results in less than 24 hours, Prof John Newton
added it would be "very difficult" to get home testing kit results in less than 48 hours. NHS Providers, which represents trusts, welcomed
the system launch but said there was still a long way to go to create a fit for purpose regime.
The British Medical Association said it was a step in the right direction but would require significant resources and monitoring...'

Time... the one thing this  type of pathogen dreads. It schemes and plots against human antipodal germ warfare and the notion of societal
protection, but knows that the haste of deliveries in vehicles will stifle its conquest. When most animals are asleep, it wanders the corridors
of Germ HQ and ponders the rules it agreed to abide by.
tinysurprised


Quote:Do I have to do as I'm told?
Health Secretary Matt Hancock said in the daily coronavirus briefing on Wednesday that it is the public's "civic duty" to follow the instructions
of the NHS Test and Trace team. "This will be voluntary at first because we trust everyone to do the right thing. But we can quickly make it
mandatory if that's what it takes," he added...'

DO HAS WE SAY or a crack-team of Moral Troopers will access your lifestyle and demand to know everything regarding your private life.
Luckily, the mainstream 'anti-free-speech' media are here to smooth the wording of the order and with the 'slow boiling-frog' strategy  that
failed to bring home the correct result from the Brexit referendum, many of the public will hopefully comply.

And speaking of Brexit, let's get back to crucifying the supposed-architect of the Leave-The-EU outcome, Mr Dominic Cummings.
After all, we at the BBC are fair and neutral.


Quote:'...Scientists, including those advising the government, have warned that it will be harder to get public support for such measures in the wake
of the row over the prime minister's chief adviser, Dominic Cummings. Mr Cummings drove 260 miles from London to County Durham during
the UK lockdown because, he said, he was concerned about childcare for his son when his wife became ill.

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer, writing in Thursday's Daily Mirror, said Mr Cummings "broke the rules" and claimed the prime minister's
"unwillingness or inability to do the right thing has left the government looking untrustworthy, unprincipled"...'

Nothing about Labour MP Tahir Ali visiting -along with up to one-hundred other mourners, a funeral in Sutton Coldfield in April...? No?
Oh that's right, the BBC Diversity Department felt it prudent not have a report on it because of a certain religion connected with the interment.
But eh, apart from what the BBC doesn't tell you, they're fair and neutral.
(No wonder Cummings hates your guts!)
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Quote:'What will the system achieve?
At the moment coronavirus is being suppressed by lockdown restrictions which are applied across the whole of society.

Baroness Dido Harding, the chairwoman of NHS Test and Trace, told Wednesday's briefing that the scheme is designed to allow national
lockdown restrictions to be "traded" with individual isolation - allowing "the vast majority to get on with their lives in a much more normal way".

Test and trace will also give far more detail on how and where the virus is spreading. Mr Hancock said this information could lead to local
lockdowns to tackle flare-ups in towns, schools or workplaces. Baroness Harding said data from an NHS contact tracing app being piloted
on the Isle of Wight - which is not yet ready to be rolled out more widely - suggests people have been within 2m of fewer than five others for
more than 15 minutes.

She said 25,000 contact tracers were ready to start work - a number "easily enough" to trace the current levels of new virus cases.
"If anything I'm worried that many of my brilliant contact tracers are not going to be very busy [on Thursday]," she added...'
The Fair &Unbiased BBC

Er... I don't have a satellite-monitored, military-system-connected, cell-phone... but good luck with this Minority Report program and
don't forget to catch the wooden ball.
tinywondering

...........................................................

Just a little update from The Daily Mail...


Quote:Government coronavirus contact tracing site CRASHES within minutes of launching as staff reveal first shift
has been a 'complete shambles' - amid fears TWO MILLION people could be ordered to isolate at one time.

'...Doctors and other staff reported major teething troubles as the much-trumpeted scheme finally got up and
running, with some saying they had not even received passwords to start work...'
Archive.vn:

Come on now, be fair... we never went to the moon, did we?
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Quote:Coronavirus: Test and trace system kicks off in England.

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"Yes darling... even as a stock image, we have more privacy than the regular people
are being asked to give up"

'A team of 25,000 contact tracers will make their first phone calls within hours - to track down people who will
be told to self-isolate under the new test and trace scheme in England.

Tracers will text, email or call people who test positive with coronavirus and ask who they have had contact with.
Any of those contacts deemed at risk of infection will be told to isolate for 14 days, even if they are not sick.
The prime minister said the system will "change people's lives".

The aim of the NHS Test and Trace system is to lift national lockdown restrictions and move towards more localised,
targeted measures. The contacts of people who tested positive on Wednesday will be the first to be chased by the NHS
Test and Trace team on Thursday, Health Secretary Matt Hancock said.

Northern Ireland has its own version of the programme up and running, while Scotland has announced its own system will
start on Thursday and Wales' scheme is due to start in early June...'

Because a virus appreciates devolved Governments, the need for Government employees work a specific amount of hours
-usually in daylight, private individuals to be honest at all times and the concept of time in the human sense.
tinysure


Quote:'... Latest government figures show 2,013 people tested positive for coronavirus in the 24 hours up to 09:00 BST on Wednesday.
Because that is significantly down from the 3,446 who were tested positive two weeks earlier, ministers were confident they could
launch the scheme a few days ahead of schedule.

Plans for an app to automatically alert people they have been in contact with someone who has tested positive are still being trialled
on the Isle of Wight and the government still hopes to have that system up-and-running by next month.
The government's plans to ease lockdown measures - including to begin a phased reopening of schools from next week - will be
confirmed in an official review later...'

More evidence that a submicroscopic infectious agent that replicates only inside the living cells of an organism actually understands
the design of bureaucracy.

Scientists relate their findings from simulations -that the actual virus was never asked to contribute to because it has no idea we have
concerns for our fellow-species, to politicians and then after consultations, feeding, sleeping, collating the information into a reasonably
understandable comprehensive-form, those tasked with the job notify the public of their suggested intent.
smallroflmao smallroflmao 


Quote:'....What will I have to do now?
Anyone who develops symptoms of coronavirus - a persistent cough, fever or a sudden loss of taste or sense of smell - has to isolate
for seven days and the rest of their household for 14 days. This is in keeping with rules already in place.
But from now on, everyone with symptoms should ask for a test online or phone to arrange a test by calling 119.

If the test comes back negative, everyone in the household can go back to normal. But if the test comes back positive, the NHS Test
and Trace team or local public health teams will get in touch - via text, email or phone call - to discuss whom the person has come into
close contact with and places they have visited.

Any of those contacts deemed at risk of catching the virus will be emailed or texted with instructions to go into isolation for 14 days,
whether they are sick or not. They will be tested only if they develop symptoms. The rest of their household does not have to isolate,
unless someone becomes ill...'

But don't watch the TV or read the lame-stream media's slowly deteriorating fear-porn.


Quote:'...What is a close contact?
Only people who have been "close" to an infected person will be contacted by NHS Test and Trace.

Close contacts are:
people you spend 15 minutes or more with at a distance of less than 2m
people you have direct contact with - such as sexual partners, household members or
people with whom you have had face-to-face conversations at a distance of less than 1m
The contact must have taken place between two days before and up to seven days after symptoms appeared...'

Remember, if you've been tested and the result is negative, the infectious virus will understand this Government-backed scheme and
not grab you ten minutes after you get the all-clear text-message. If you're having any form of sexual contact with someone outside of
your family's consent and you have the bug, please tell the Government and hopefully your partner will not find out.

If you sneezed during your infection when you were committing anything deemed a crime to society, also relate this to the Government
and who else may have been around you. Don't forget, they're here to help you.
tinywondering


Quote:Will it work?
The success of the scheme will depend on how quickly contacts can be found and whether members of the public follow instructions,
a report published by the Royal Society said.

It concluded that between 5% and 15% of infections could be prevented. But the 15% figure depends on finding contacts within three
days and 80% of people reporting their symptoms or going into isolation when asked. By comparison, isolating cases and quarantining
members of their household is thought to cut infections by 50%...'

Monitor your family and friends, forget any reservations on privacy you had from past experiences, the world needs you to snitch for the
greater good. All hail the App.


Quote:'...Prof Anne Johnson, one of the report's authors, said the system "is an important part in bringing the pandemic under control, but we're
very clear it is not a magic bullet". The national coordinator of NHS Test and Trace said the system requires rapid testing in order to be
successful.

However, after the prime minister said on Wednesday there was now a target to get test results in less than 24 hours, Prof John Newton
added it would be "very difficult" to get home testing kit results in less than 48 hours. NHS Providers, which represents trusts, welcomed
the system launch but said there was still a long way to go to create a fit for purpose regime.
The British Medical Association said it was a step in the right direction but would require significant resources and monitoring...'

Time... the one thing this  type of pathogen dreads. It schemes and plots against human antipodal germ warfare and the notion of societal
protection, but knows that the haste of deliveries in vehicles will stifle its conquest. When most animals are asleep, it wanders the corridors
of Germ HQ and ponders the rules it agreed to abide by.
tinysurprised


Quote:Do I have to do as I'm told?
Health Secretary Matt Hancock said in the daily coronavirus briefing on Wednesday that it is the public's "civic duty" to follow the instructions
of the NHS Test and Trace team. "This will be voluntary at first because we trust everyone to do the right thing. But we can quickly make it
mandatory if that's what it takes," he added...'

DO HAS WE SAY or a crack-team of Moral Troopers will access your lifestyle and demand to know everything regarding your private life.
Luckily, the mainstream 'anti-free-speech' media are here to smooth the wording of the order and with the 'slow boiling-frog' strategy  that
failed to bring home the correct result from the Brexit referendum, many of the public will hopefully comply.

And speaking of Brexit, let's get back to crucifying the supposed-architect of the Leave-The-EU outcome, Mr Dominic Cummings.
After all, we at the BBC are fair and neutral.


Quote:'...Scientists, including those advising the government, have warned that it will be harder to get public support for such measures in the wake
of the row over the prime minister's chief adviser, Dominic Cummings. Mr Cummings drove 260 miles from London to County Durham during
the UK lockdown because, he said, he was concerned about childcare for his son when his wife became ill.

Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer, writing in Thursday's Daily Mirror, said Mr Cummings "broke the rules" and claimed the prime minister's
"unwillingness or inability to do the right thing has left the government looking untrustworthy, unprincipled"...'

Nothing about Labour MP Tahir Ali visiting -along with up to one-hundred other mourners, a funeral in Sutton Coldfield in April...? No?
Oh that's right, the BBC Diversity Department felt it prudent not have a report on it because of a certain religion connected with the interment.
But eh, apart from what the BBC doesn't tell you, they're fair and neutral.
(No wonder Cummings hates your guts!)
smallroflmao


Quote:'What will the system achieve?
At the moment coronavirus is being suppressed by lockdown restrictions which are applied across the whole of society.

Baroness Dido Harding, the chairwoman of NHS Test and Trace, told Wednesday's briefing that the scheme is designed to allow national
lockdown restrictions to be "traded" with individual isolation - allowing "the vast majority to get on with their lives in a much more normal way".

Test and trace will also give far more detail on how and where the virus is spreading. Mr Hancock said this information could lead to local
lockdowns to tackle flare-ups in towns, schools or workplaces. Baroness Harding said data from an NHS contact tracing app being piloted
on the Isle of Wight - which is not yet ready to be rolled out more widely - suggests people have been within 2m of fewer than five others for
more than 15 minutes.

She said 25,000 contact tracers were ready to start work - a number "easily enough" to trace the current levels of new virus cases.
"If anything I'm worried that many of my brilliant contact tracers are not going to be very busy [on Thursday]," she added...'
The Fair &Unbiased BBC

Er... I don't have a satellite-monitored, military-system-connected, cell-phone... but good luck with this Minority Report program and
don't forget to catch the wooden ball.
tinywondering

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Just a little update from The Daily Mail...


Quote:Government coronavirus contact tracing site CRASHES within minutes of launching as staff reveal first shift
has been a 'complete shambles' - amid fears TWO MILLION people could be ordered to isolate at one time.

'...Doctors and other staff reported major teething troubles as the much-trumpeted scheme finally got up and
running, with some saying they had not even received passwords to start work...'
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Come on now, be fair... we never went to the moon, did we?
tinywondering

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Yes. just WOW!
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They're putting a "contact tracing" team in place here as well, and all sorts of folks have gotten their knickers in a bunch over it. No need to - if they try to initiate contact, you simply refuse the contact, and then you don't have to give up any info at all. They tried to contact me about it around 2 weeks ago, because they need a manager for their regional office, and I just didn't respond because I feel no compelling need to invade my neighbors' privacy over a flu bug. They ain't got enough money to convince me to do that.

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(05-28-2020, 10:14 PM)Ninurta Wrote: They're putting a "contact tracing" team in place here as well, and all sorts of folks have gotten their knickers in a bunch over it. No need to - if they try to initiate contact, you simply refuse the contact, and then you don't have to give up any info at all. They tried to contact me about it around 2 weeks ago, because they need a manager for their regional office, and I just didn't respond because I feel no compelling need to invade my neighbors' privacy over a flu bug. They ain't got enough money to convince me to do that.

To add insult to injury, my better-half and myself took an early-morning's  visit to my town's only municipal Household
Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) in order to dump three large bags of garden refuse that had been stinking up the
place during this so-called lock-down in the UK.

Waiting in a line of other vehicles, we noticed a plastic sign strapped to the tip's fencing that proclaimed that from 1st June,
individual appointments would have to be made from now on to dispose of waste. After being told where and which clearly
-marked container to use, we got out of there quickly and at home, checked the advertised website.

Instructions: (minus my town's name)


Quote:We have introduced a free, online booking system to make it easier for you to use the tip during the
COVID-19 pandemic. It is hoped the system will reduce queues at the site.

*this booking system is for xxxxxxxxx residents only
*only vehicles with an appointment will be allowed on the HWRC site – please be on time
*cars only allowed on the HWRC site, no vans or commercial vehicles or trailers
*one person only per car (Blue Badge holders can be accompanied by a family member)
*social distancing of at least 2 metres will be strictly enforced
*site Employees will not be able to assist with unloading
*if it has to close because of bad weather, such as high winds, your booking will be cancelled,
you will receive a text/email and will need to re-book

You can book a slot up to two weeks in advance. Once you have booked your slot you will receive a text
message/email (check your junk/spam if it doesn't arrive) which you should show to staff when you arrive
at the centre.
The tip is only open for xxxxxxxxx  residents and you will be asked to show proof of address on arrival.
Anyone who arrives at the tip without a booking, or proof of address, will be turned away.
Safe working practices have been adopted at the tip with staff and residents following social distance guidelines.

.................................................

For rubbish... you have to have identification to drop rubbish into a facility that you already fund via your 'Community Charge'
-which is another name for Poll Tax in the UK. So a skip-rat, a man who rummages around in skips  -unauthorised and untrained
in dealing with sensitive information that his kept on the public's private equipment, will be asking to handle your cell-phone to
check if you 'Have Your Paperz'.

In the past, these employees -from a private company in association with the local Council, were there to assist with heavy bags,
pluck interesting items from the containers for selling to thrift-shops in the town-centre and on rare occasions, advise directions,
now stand like suspicious Gestapo at chosen points and do nothing except yell at each other that they should use their walkie-talkies.
The ones I paid for.

And what will happen due to this half-assed bureaucracy...? Apart from the obvious increase in fly-tipping around the country, fake
electronic documents will be generated for a small fee, traditional street refuse collection will now discover a massive increase
in material unsuitable as household waste and the whole system will find it's created more expensive environmental damage and
needless mistrust in those elected to serve the public and not to just monitor them.

And all for seasonal flu and a sack of rubbish.
tinyok

Yep... we never went to the moon.
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Oh the fun never stops when you're a flagging media that enjoyed a bump in ratings due to over-playing an alleged
particularly bad flu season.

England is now bending the knee to the Robber-Barons who run the basic systems of countries. Paper -in all its forms,
is always a good investment and it seems the massive sales of toilet-rolls and PPE in the medical world wasn't enough.
Now they demand that the plebs buy into the con.


Quote:WEAR A MASK (..OR ELSE!) Everyone MUST wear face masks on public transport from June 15 -or face fines.

'Brits have been ordered to wear masks on buses and trains — with fines for refusing.
Ministers will make it a “condition of carriage” for face coverings to be worn on public transport from June 15 in
a bid to slash the spread of coronavirus...'


First-off, it's people in England and not 'Brits' as The Sun likes to classify everyone and secondly, the act of
refusing to wear a mask is very different from not having a mask. Think old people, no internet and the natural
stance of forgiving the aged and unsure.

Anyway, along with 'instructions' that a business can't punish anyone who reports to have the virus symptoms
and takes time off work, this new ruling will allow you to have an extra hour in bed because the transport system
wouldn't let you on their buses or trains.


Quote:'Passengers without a mask will not be allowed to board or told to get off at the next stop.
British Transport Police will have powers allowing them to issue on-the-spot fines to rule breakers.
Young children, the disabled and those with breathing difficulties will be exempt...'

'British Transport Police'...? So if an elderly person and her friend decide to take a trip to the coast -an act my
ninety-six year-old mother-in-law regularly enjoys, and these supposed Transport Police alight the usually half-empty
bus and discover the pair without face-masks, they will bundle them off the bus in the middle of the countryside?!!!

Oh wait, this is all about London... again. I'm just surprised how easy the shitty-media are allowed to gate-keep and
repackage the information given out by the Government.

If we believe everything printed on social-media and the regular news-outlets, rapes, sexual assaults and late-night
robberies will increase due to those who are judged not have the appropriate safety apparel will be refused transport

The perpetrators may have face-coverings, so CCTV can be ruled-out, the poor Police sketch-artist will be out of a job
and convictions for crimes on public transport will drop alarmingly. I'm not holding my breath in anticipation for the next
Government ruling of having to prove why you're not wearing a mask by providing medical information to a bus driver.
tinysure


Quote:So far, masks on public transport have been only a suggestion.
But The Sun reported in April the growing consensus on their effectiveness in helping to reduce the virus’s spread.
And with more and more datla suggesting the same, ministers are keen to enforce widespread use, especially with
the numbers of businesses and schools reopening set to rise.

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At Thursday's Downing Street briefing, Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said people in England will be “required to
wear face coverings” on public transport both to ­protect themselves and others from mid-June.

He said: “Face coverings will become mandatory on public transport. “That doesn’t mean surgical masks, which we
must keep for clinical settings. "It means the kind of face covering you can ­easily make at home.
“We are doing what many other countries have asked transport users to do.

"We need to ensure every precaution is taken on buses, trains, aircraft and on ferries with more people using transport.
“The evidence suggests wearing face coverings offers some protection against the spread of the virus.
"This will mean that you can be refused travel. If you don’t comply, you can be fined.
“Alongside transport operators, this will be enforced by the British Transport Police if necessary.
"You cannot travel unless you wear a face covering. There will also be other powers, ultimately it could lead to fines.”...'

Welcome to the covert world of compulsory niqab-wearing. In a nation that was once a pioneer in common sense and
fair judgement, we've now fallen into the category of a third-world 'Do-As-The-Latest-Military-Backed-Despot-Tells-You'
because of the generational weakening that we've allowed via the education system and our corrosive media.


Quote:It comes as:
*Ministers changed official advice to say that kids under three should not wear a mask
*Nicola Sturgeon said she was considering making it mandatory to wear masks in shops
*Here's our guide to how to make one at home
*And where you can buy one online

Masking the mouth and nose reduces the risk of asymptomatic carriers -who are infected but showing no symptoms
-from passing on the bug. A DIY face-covering can be used -even just a scarf or a thin cloth mask.
Private hire taxis and minicabs are also included in the ­measures.

But the rules do not cover bus stops, railway stations and other terminals.
Sir Peter Hendy, chairman of Network Rail, said: “We are expecting staff to wear face ­coverings themselves.
"This is about people (using public transport) being sensible. “We’re just saying, please wear them, it’s good for you
and good for protecting others. "I’m not expecting a huge upsurge in railway staff having to police this.”...'

And there's the media get-out clause, it's about asking the public to cover up their mouths when in cramped conditions,
not like The Sun's headline stated. A person can linger without a mask in queues -the national pastime of Britain, when
waiting for their particular mode of transport, but when you're boarding the early-morning bus to the seaside, beware of
the Oberscharführer waiting beside the ticket machine.

So... back to the usual key-words the failing media like to spew out.


Quote:'A study for the World Health Organization this week found using a face mask cuts the risk of catching Covid by four-fifths.
Experts say universal uptake could help Brits safely “resume normal activities” and “protect people in crowded settings”.
Linda Bauld, Professor of Public Health at Edinburgh University, called it a “sensible step” that could reassure commuters.
Meanwhile, a study claims Brits could hug family and friends without risking a second peak if everyone stayed two metres
from strangers...'

But did Linda suggest we just don't breathe on family and friends?
tinywondering 


Quote:'Researchers from the University of Oxford say existing social distancing rules are unnecessarily strict and are damaging
the nation’s health and economy. They say it is possible to loosen the guidelines while still keeping coronavirus under control.
The study recommends creating social bubbles or small groups of contacts who could be treated as if they lived in the same
household and not have to stick to the two-metre rule...'
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Just don't use the bus to get to your 'social bubble' without a face-mask, the Guv'ment'll get yer'.
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It's wig-time down at the high-street and the media are on the case. I'd say we can postulate that if you're a seventy-year-old
bald male of colour, you're a guaranteed dead-man-walking.



Quote:Bald men at higher risk of severe case of Covid-19, research finds
Researchers suggested that baldness should be considered a risk factor, dubbing it the 'Gabrin sign'

'Bald men may be at higher risk of suffering from severe Covid-19 symptoms, emerging evidence suggests.  

The link is so strong that some researchers are suggesting baldness should be considered a risk factor called the
"Gabrin sign", after the first US physician to die of Covid-19 in the United States, Dr Frank Gabrin, who was bald. 

The lead author of the key study behind the association, Professor Carlos Wambier of Brown University, told The Telegraph:
"We really think that baldness is a perfect predictor of severity." 

Data since the beginning of the outbreak in Wuhan, China, in January has shown that men are more likely to die after getting
coronavirus. In the UK, a report this week from Public Health England found that working-age males were twice as likely as
females to die after being diagnosed with Covid-19...'

WHOOOAAA... you can knock that off for a start. Men out-competing women in something? Tell 'em Greta.
tinyok 


Quote:Until recently, scientists have been at a loss at why this might be, pointing to factors such as lifestyle, smoking, and immune system
differences between the sexes. But increasingly they believe it could be because androgens - male sex hormones like testosterone
-may play a part not only in hair loss, but also in boosting the ability of coronavirus to attack cells.

This raises the possibility that treatments suppressing these hormones, such as those used for baldness as well as diseases like
prostate cancer, could be used to slow the virus down, giving patients time to fight it off.  
"We think androgens or male hormones are definitely the gateway for the virus to enter our cells," said Professor Wambier...'

But you don't know, you're just speculating that a low testosterone level may be a contributing factor. Maybe Professor Wambier
should read The Telegraph more, their headline states it.



Quote:'As well as the trial being discussed using baldness drugs in the US, a separate trial has been launched by Matthew Rettig, an
oncologist at UC Los Angeles, in 200 veterans in Los Angeles, Seattle and New York, using prostate cancer drugs. 
The trials follow two small studies in Spain led by Professor Wambier, which found that a disproportionately high number of men
with male pattern baldness were admitted to hospital with Covid-19.

In one study, 79 per cent of the men suffering with Covid-19 in three Madrid hospitals were bald.
The study of 122 patients, published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, followed an earlier piece of work
among 41 patients in Spanish hospitals, which found 71 per cent were bald. The background rate of baldness in white men of a
similar age to the patients studied is between 31-53 per cent. A similar correlation was found in the study among the smaller
numbers of women with hair loss linked to androgens. 

Other scientists said that more work needed to be done, but were excited by the potential link...'

These scientists shouldn't be that excited, it elevates white males into a lofty position of victim-hood entitlement, a place
-it seems, that everyone wants to inhabit these days. Soy anyone?



Quote:"Everybody is chasing a link between androgens …and the outcome of Covid-19,” Howard Soule, executive vice president at the
Prostate Cancer Foundation, told Science Magazine. Prostate cancer specialists are familiar with the role androgens can play in
disease because in the prostate, the hormones stimulate an enzyme that boosts cancerous growth.

In April, researchers published a paper in the journal Cell which showed that the enzyme TMPRSS2 is also involved in coronavirus
infections. To infect a cell, coronaviruses - including the novel SARS-CoV-2, which causes Covid-19 - use what is called a 'spike'
protein that binds to the cell's membrane, a process that is activated by an enzyme. In this case, it appears that TMPRSS2 may
be that enzyme. 

Scientists do not yet know if the enzyme responds in the same way to androgens in the lungs as it does in the prostate, but other
evidence appears to support the potential link. A study from Veneto, Italy, of 9,280 patients found that men with prostate cancer
who were on androgen-deprivation therapy -drugs that cut testosterone levels -were only a quarter as likely to contract Covid-19
as men with the disease who were on other treatments.

I thought bats were bald?
tinysurprised 


Quote:'Karen Stalbow, Head of Policy at Prostate Cancer UK, said: “There have been several recent pieces of research which indicate
there may be a link between male hormones and increased risk of Covid-19. This has led some researchers to investigate whether
hormone therapies commonly used to treat prostate cancer, such as enzalutamide, could reduce this risk.

“However, most of the research so far has been in the lab, and there is conflicting evidence over whether the hormone therapies have
the same impact in the lungs as they would in prostate cells. There are now several clinical studies starting which hope to address
these issues, but much more evidence is needed before we can know whether these hormone therapies would be an effective treatment
for Covid-19.”...'
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@BIAD - Wow! That sounds substantially similar, and by that I mean exactly the same, as the Executive Order Gov Northam put out all over Virginia! It's almost like there is a coordinated plan coming from a higher level of evil... The only difference I can see is that we are required to wear a mask whenever in a "public space", not just on public transportation.

I've not worn one since that order went out. If Northam wants me to wear one at this point, he can damned well come here and try to put one on me.

I've printed out a copy of his EO, so I have something handy to smack anyone with if they give me any shit over it. I went out into the Big World today, and discovered that most folks around here have had enough, and are going maskless at this point. I would estimate that substantially more than 60% of everyone out there was mask-free.

I mean, really - isn't requiring a mask 3 months into a pandemic just a little bit like requesting a condom at the baby shower?

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