As demonstrated by last night's BBC programme, Lockdown 1.0 - Following the Science, the role of the media in normalising the biosecurity state is to criticise the Govt for not doing in the past what it is imposing now. Critique is serving as propaganda.
architectsforsocialhousing.co.uk/2020/11/12/the…
Extraordinary to hear members of the SPI-Modelling subgroup still defending the Imperial College report predicting half a million deaths in the UK long after it has been discredited. No mention of Ferguson's history of overestimates serving Big Pharma.
bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episod…
In an hour of SAGE scientists regretting not locking down earlier, not a single one mentions the tens of thousands of lives subsequently lost to changes to emergency, social and community care, which far outstrip deaths attributed to COVID-19, let alone those who died of it.
It states that out of 400,000 people in UK care homes 20,000 have died; but fails to mention that this was a direct result of the decision, made on 17 March, to reprioritise the NHS, leading to the discharge into care homes of 25,000 hospital patients not tested for SARs-CoV-2.
I didn't expect anything else of the BBC, but this programme is deliberately misleading, factually inaccurate, blinkered, sensationalist, emotive, manipulative and clearly intended to justify the second lockdown. In other words, it's propaganda for the UK biosecurity state.
It said nothing about the composition of SAGE, with interviews exclusively with university professors when half its members work for Government departments and agencies. This is an attempt to appropriate the recent criticisms of SAGE to promote stricter and longer restrictions.
It's the equivalent of Monbiot's article 'exposing' corruption in the awarding and implementation of the Test and Trace programme, while saying nothing about its function in implementing the biosecurity state. Propaganda not by censorship but by the white noise of fake critique.

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22 Nov
This is Dr. June Raine, the interim CEO of the Medical & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) responsible for overseeing the safety of the COVID-19 vaccine. Over the past decade the MHRA has received $7.15m from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, $1.37m of it this year. Image
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19 Nov
After months of delay, during which it was refused by the Lancet, the NEJM and the JAMA, the first and only randomised controlled trial on the effects of wearing a mask to protect us from a virus was finally published yesterday in the AIM. And guess what?
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‘The recommendation to wear surgical masks to supplement other public health measures did not reduce the SARS-CoV-2 infection rate among wearers by more than 50% in a community with modest infection rates, some degree of social distancing, and uncommon general mask use.’
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1. However, this is under ‘idealised testing’ conditions, and the authors warn that ‘in a clinical or community setting there may be inefficient sampling, lab contamination, sample degradation or other sources of error that will lead to increased numbers of false positives’.
2. Incredibly, given that it is on these tests that the coronavirus crisis has been manufactured, they admit that they have been ‘unable’ to find any data on the operational false positive rates in the UK COVID-19 RT-PCR testing programme, which is, they conclude, ‘unknown’.
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18 Nov
The collaboration of the middle classes with the UK biosecurity state is a testimony to the role the world of letters plays in articulating — through that strange rule-book of behaviours called ‘class’ — what its members should and shouldn’t say and do.
architectsforsocialhousing.co.uk/2020/11/12/the…
'We must comply immediately with whatever measures competent public health authorities urge us to take, even if they seem disproportionate. It’s time to increase "social distance" in all sorts of ways.' — Rupert Beale, Francis Crick Institute.
lrb.co.uk/the-paper/v42/…
‘Few believe Johnson is an Anglo-Orbán, eager to use the crisis to institute rule through decree.’ — James Butler, co-founder of Novara Media.
lrb.co.uk/the-paper/v42/…
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18 Nov
Odd that a Ministry whose policy of outsourcing the repair and safety of social housing to private contractors culminated in Grenfell, should illustrate their White Paper with a photo of the campaign to save Macintosh Court from being run into the ground by private contractors.
The (uncredited) photo by @sammellishphoto was taken at the event ASH organised in 2016 to celebrate saving the sheltered housing from demolition by @lambeth_council and redevelopment as private residential property, showing the estate's architect @macintosh_kate with residents.
The event was part of Open Garden Estates, which ASH ran between 2015-17, and was hosted by 16 estates across London, drawing attention to residents' campaigns to save their homes from demolition, redevelopment and privatisation, mostly by Labour councils.
architectsforsocialhousing.co.uk/2016/06/21/mac…
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ONS estimates the percentage of the population in England testing positive for SARS-CoV-2 as of 3 November is 1.2%. That means for 100% of those positives to be false a PCR test needs a False Positive Rate of 1.2%. PCR tests have a FPR between 0.8% and 4%.
architectsforsocialhousing.co.uk/2020/11/12/the…
1. PCR (polymerase chain reaction) tests were not designed either to diagnose a disease or to test whether someone is infected or infectious. They were designed for forensic RNA trace analysis under laboratory conditions.
2. PCR tests have False Positive Rate of between 0.8 and 4 per cent even under ideal testing circumstances and on patients with a high viral load, let alone in the makeshift tents in which the Government is rolling out its Pillar 2 swab-testing programme of the wider community.
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