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Dear Mr Hancock, try pinning a fried egg to the gate


I GET regular letters and emails from Matt Hancock informing me that I am ‘clinically extremely vulnerable’. Normally I bin them, but the latest email was amusing insofar as it claimed lockdown had reduced deaths this February.

So I decided to write to him as follows:

Secretary of State for Health and Social Care
39 Victoria St.
London SW1H 0EU

17th February 2021

Dear Mr Hancock,

Thank you for writing to me so frequently (and also emailing). For a
busy man you seem remarkably solicitous about my condition. So I
think I’d better inform you in more detail.

I was diagnosed with myeloma in March 2020. I was in hospital (on a
drip) for five days, but, along with my fellow patients in the
oncology ward, was pushed out by the ‘Covid’ panic. As it happens I
had private health insurance which enabled treatment to begin at once.

As well as chemo I had a week of radiotherapy to my back (attacked by the cancer) to prevent the imminent likelihood of paralysis; no
thanks to the NHS who would have delayed treatment. I haven’t seen my GP in nine months (what do they do all day?).

In the recent email you sent, you told me that deaths were falling
‘because of the lockdown’. This is untrue. Lockdowns at no point and
in no country have reduced deaths from Covid – they merely prolong the epidemic, as was carefully explained by the Prime Minister at the
start of the first lockdown: ‘flattening the curve’; or was he lying?
Deaths are falling from their usual winter high as they always do
during February onward (see PHE graph below – a ‘spruced up’
version of it – words in san serif are my additions). The NHS has been
in panic mode in winter for as long as I can remember.

Let me tell you a simple story. A man goes out regularly to work and
each morning, as he leaves his house, he pins a fried egg to his gate
post. A curious neighbour asks him why he does this. ‘To keep pink
elephants away,’ he replies. ‘But,’ says the neighbour, ‘there are no
pink elephants.’ ‘It’s working very well then,’ says the man.

Remember your tame buffoons Ferguson et al telling us the
(non-existent) ‘second wave’ would be far worse than the first? Yet
again they could not have been more wrong. These people should not be allowed to remain in any kind of academic post. They are frauds and liars of the nastiest kind.

One day, when a sober analysis of the last year is done, there may be
criminal prosecutions; not for going on holiday to Portugal, but for
infringement of human rights, destroying your country’s economy and indeed for crimes against humanity (mass false imprisonment of the innocent). I hope you do not find yourself sharing a bucket with Mr Ferguson, who has been utterly wrong about every ‘epidemic’ in the last thirty years, including Covid, and has cost the taxpayer in
excess of £300billion.

It is a crime to shout ‘Fire!’ in a crowded theatre for no reason. It
is a far worse crime to scream ‘killer pandemic’ to a whole nation. 
You are complicit in this crime unless you return to the real world
and bring sanity back.

Yours sincerely,

Philip Foster

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