SIR Patrick Vallance and Professor Chris Whitty, two unelected public officials, the ‘senior scientists’ that the Government foolishly relies on, the architects of Britain’s catastrophic Covid response, yesterday surpassed themselves.
They took to the rostrum at a press conference unattended by any politicians to tell us that the UK could face 50,000 covid cases a day by next month without action.
Were they trying to scare us witless? It seems so. Their ‘what if’ graphs presented another doomsday scenario as speculative as Professor Neil Ferguson’s notorious over-egged and over-hyped model predicting half a million deaths, which proved to be the biggest exaggeration in the history of political spin.
The Spiked article ends with: ‘We may not want to die from Covid-19, but is this how we want to live?’
The answer, of course, is a resounding no. That includes no longer having to suffer these two men trying to save their own skins by terrifying the public into an obedience which would sign the country’s political and economic death warrant.
If you are in any doubt about their stupidity, read this @David Paton Twitter thread here to see what other scientists, more statistically literate than they, think of the dreadful duo’s graphs. Paton writes that he would take a very dim view if any of his undergraduates tried presenting data this way.
And what do you know? Yesterday no one, no journalist, let alone another scientist, was allowed to question the pair. No, the cowards took no press questions – which, thank goodness, has got under the skin of hitherto line-toeing journalists and their editors.
These Covid dictators would have the press as well as parliament silenced. Debate can’t be allowed. Parliament voted itself out of the democratic script by so foolishly agreeing to the emergency and extendable Covid powers. The press had better learn its place too.
Let’s pray they will not capitulate so easily.
Sacking these two unelected, arrogant, blinkered and dangerous fools who do not deserve the name ‘scientist’ cannot come too soon. Do you agree?