THE Covid-19 Inquiry began on June 5. The hearing is divided into four modules: Resilience and preparedness, Core UK decision-making and political governance, Impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on healthcare, and Vaccines and therapeutics. It is chaired by Baroness Hallett and will cost hundreds of millions of pounds.
The Inquiry is in no doubt that there was a pandemic. Despite the fact that the excess death rate in 2020, when the Alpha virus was supposedly rampant, was not exceptional, the Inquiry Counsel Hugo Keith KC repeatedly refers to it as ‘catastrophic’. The organisers are also under the impression that Covid-19 is still a grave threat as attendees are required to take the discredited Lateral Flow Test to prove they are not plague carriers before they enter.
On Tuesday the former Health Secretary and celebrity lothario Matt Hancock gave evidence.
Cross-examined by Keith, the consumer of camel’s genitals was at pains to point out his glorious role in the crisis. Any problems with the supply of equipment were the responsibility of others. He kept repeating that the WHO had rated the UK to be the best-prepared nation to deal with such a crisis and he was shocked to discover that this might not be so. Tears almost came to his eyes when he apologised to relatives of the ‘220,000’ people whom he believes died from Covid-19. Nobody mentioned that this number will soon be eclipsed by excess deaths since the introduction of the ‘safe and effective’ vaccine.
Nor was any mention made of his disregard for the ‘rules’ when he was caught embracing his mistress. Instead, Matt’s passions were raised by what he saw as the need to plan for ‘harder, earlier, wider and more stringent lockdowns’.
Hancock was not questioned about the now-deleted National Institute for Health and Care Excellence NG163 guidelines which led to the abuse of midazolam and morphine. Such questions were out of the scope of this module. No doubt those involved will be given immunity from prosecution long before the issue is raised.
The differing policies and outcomes of Sweden and New Zealand (and others) were not mentioned. The KC clearly thought that evidence to be irrelevant. Instead Mr Keith spent a significant part of his two-hour interrogation insinuating that planning for Brexit had prevented DHSC staff from completing plans for pandemic preparedness.
Brexit-bashing aside, the show was a precursor for the next Gates/WHO/Pharma scamdemic. Earlier in the proceedings another former Health Secretary, Jeremy Hunt, said that quarantining people sooner ‘might have avoided’ the first Covid lockdown.
The message so far from the Inquiry seems to be: get ready for harder lockdowns, quarantines, more economic devastation, useless tests and miracle potions.
An artist’s impression: