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Covid: Who gains from this fiasco?

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SOMETHING is wrong. We are losing our freedoms, our jobs and our children’s futures because of Government decisions made on the basis of dodgy data and even worse predictions.

Instead of using the Civil Contingencies Act, which involves strict parliamentary oversight, the Government is creating rules via the Public Health Act 1984, a process Lord Sumption, a former Supreme Court judge, says has dubious legality.

To find out why this is happening, we need to ask the question: ‘Who gains?’ This is a long-established way to try to investigate anything that looks suspicious, and lawyers have a legal term for it: Cui Bono?

Although millions are suffering loneliness, hardship and poor health as a result of the Covid-19 restrictions, there are a sizeable number of groups and individuals who are not faring so badly:

The government, who have been able to cancel elections, to rule by decree and to suppress dissenting opinions by shutting down protests.

Vaccine manufacturers, who will profit when their Covid-19 vaccines are given to millions of people worldwide.

Businesses and government departments dealing with the public who can use the pandemic as the perfect excuse for not answering the phone, for not having the right stock and for taking ages to deal with your request.

The banks, who are finally achieving their aim of switching us from using cash to using cards.

Manufacturers and suppliers of PPE, masks and hand sanitiser
who have an increased demand for their products and an associated rise in profits.

Large online retailers whose takings have soared because their bricks and mortar competitors have been forced to close and people have switched to buying on screen.

Businesses making, supplying and processing Covid tests who now have a growing market for their products and services with a corresponding rise in profits.  

The police, who have gained new powers and the ability to restrict the public’s behaviour in ways unheard of before.

Universities, who are being allowed to charge the same for online courses as they previously charged for face-to-face instruction, even if these are cheaper to provide.

The World Economic Forum, in an increasingly good position to demand the Great Reset.

This is not an exhaustive list, and it doesn’t imply that anyone on it is doing anything wrong. But it does show that the pandemic has not been bad news for everyone and that, in itself, provides food for thought.

It’s hard to believe that anyone might deliberately try to extend the pandemic in order to gain from it. But it’s also hard to believe it is completely accidental that all the mistakes in the data work in only one direction – to exaggerate the situation. At the moment, anyone voicing doubts about what is happening risks being branded as a conspiracy theorist, a denier or a Covidiot. However, as Sherlock Holmes said, ‘When you have eliminated all which is impossible, then whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.’ 

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Diana Kimpton
Diana Kimpton is a maths graduate and an author. She specialises in writing about horses and numbers, but not usually at the same time.

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