THE new Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID) have already begun scaling up operations after their inaugural and utterly ridiculous campaign to tackle the nation’s spiralling mental health crisis.
Consistent in their ‘drive to use digital technology to improve physical health and prevent health conditions before they develop’, this second offering is more one other tool by which Britain will be transformed into a health-based surveillance state.
From January, in a region yet to be defined, a pilot scheme backed by the Health Secretary will see users with ‘wrist-worn’ devices on which points for healthy behaviours can be accrued, which in turn unlock ‘rewards’ such as food vouchers, gift cards and discounts at shops, cinemas and theme parks. The Department of Health is contributing £3million to the project, which is essentially the development of personalised behavioural tracking units for the overweight.
The winning contractor HeadUp Systems, who specialise in ‘harnessing the power of wearable technology and AI’ will have as their design and evaluation partner the Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) known as the ‘Nudge Unit’, members of whom sit on SAGE sub-group SPI-B. Some of them would doubtless have been embroiled in the March 2020 advice to Government to bludgeon the nation with Covid-19-related terror-nudges whilst simultaneously condoning the use of ‘social disapproval for failure to comply’.
Two late September blog posts on the BIT website show us exactly what this team of cattle prodders have been up to of late, and it makes similarly ugly and portentous reading to their March 2020 contribution to help maintain public adherence to lockdowns.
To help Government improve the public’s risk perception of coronavirus – as if they should require any further assistance after 20 months of unremitting propagandist messaging – BIT have identified two crucial groups: those who have not yet resumed normal levels of socialising out of fear (‘strong compliers’), and those who take no precautions at all (disturbingly called ‘potential superspreaders’).
Concerning the latter, BIT make a most worrying statement, particularly in light of recent media hysteria: ‘Finding opportunities to reach them is likely to be hard . . . We’ll need to be creative in finding touchpoints to engage potential superspreaders. This is an important endeavour: changing the behaviour of “potential superspreaders” may be one of the most important factors determining whether the UK navigates the challenges of autumn and winter successfully.’
All I hear is BIT’s willingness to help introduce universal health passes, and the attack on the non-compliant necessary to facilitate this. A social purpose company now only part-owned by the Cabinet Office, their stance should come as no surprise, although gov.uk might think to remove the message on their website stating the team are independent of the UK government.
Concurrent to the imminent campaign to demonise ‘superspreaders’ (the unvaccinated) will run efforts to support those ‘strong compliers’ still ‘potentially overly worried about coronavirus, to engage safely in society’. That BIT are now actively seeking to remedy the fear they themselves helped breed, and in so doing service the nefarious underlying agenda for which it was conceived, is yet one more example of why I so often call the ‘pandemic’ a Humanitarian Intervention project: the instigation of terror to enable the proffering of the salve which will then afford you rights to the bounty.
All parties are following this HI blueprint. Chris Whitty wants to cure children of the anxiety he himself instilled, with his intramuscular juvenile antidepressant. Sajid Javid picked up where Matt ‘Cry Freedom!’ Hancock left off, as he berates the booster-shot-hesitant for holding up a roadmap to freedom his Government have designed to be an eight-lane spaghetti-junction to nowhere; both Whitty and Javid gorging on the bounty of power.
GPs have entered the fray with their stubborn refusal to increase face-to-face patient time signalling to the nation the existence of an emergency where there is none, and their endorsement of online healthcare. The combined effects will cause a needless surge in the psychophysical ailments they once swore to help treat and prevent. Their bounty is pay of £100k-plus a year.
Even the public cannot resist the HI strategy: theirs is a miniature self-directed intervention within the much larger population-directed intervention of the State. They tut and sigh over the duration of this journey to freedom from behind the very masks, antibacterial gels, school testing protocols, NHS apps and vaccination rollouts designed to ensure it will never end. Their bounty is social acceptance via the avoidance of any ‘disapproval for failure to comply.’
State-endorsed wearable health-tech is nothing but the pursuit of universal compliance through faux-benevolent gimmickry. That health passports and obesity watches can then be linked together should be apparent to all. When they inevitably do, the last remaining ‘superspreaders’ will watch in horror as an entire population of ‘strong’ yet wheezing compliers count steps towards a free treat at Burger King, their lives willingly uploaded to the behavioural mainframe of the elite.