Guido Fawkes reminds us today that over 1,200 so-called experts signed ‘the Declaration’ – Another wild prediction of a disaster if we eased restrictions, brought to you by the same people behind the John Snow Memorandum. The Declaration originally took the form of a letter in the Lancet, published on July 7th, in which 120 self-described ‘scientists’, many of them members of Independent SAGE (an even bigger bunch of zealots than the official group) who described ‘Freedom Day’ as “dangerous and premature”. They cited the SAGE modelling showing there would be 100,000 new Covid cases a day if the Government went ahead its plans and set out the dire consequences for Britain and the rest of the world.
“We believe the Government is embarking on a dangerous and unethical experiment, and we call on it to pause plans to abandon mitigations on July 19th, 2021,”
Two weeks on from ‘Freedom Day’, their predictions aren’t holding up terribly well. In fact, have 1,200 'experts' ever been proved wrong so quickly?
When Professor Carl Heneghan was asked about the ridiculously inaccurate predictions he said "Neil Ferguson's a great mathematician, but if I want to know about an illness I go to a doctor."
According to Public Health England, the number of new daily cases fell to 21,691 today, another five-week low. So the 1,200 signatories of the Declaration were again wrong by some 500%. The Lancet letter (once the gold-standard medical journal) also predicted that hospital admissions would soar as a result of Boris’s recklessness:
'The link between cases and hospital admissions has not been broken, and rising case numbers will inevitably lead to increased hospital admissions, applying further pressure at a time when millions of people are waiting for medical procedures and routine care.'
Perhaps they should have thought twice before inserting that word “inevitably” because the latest data shows hospital admissions falling. “Another 731 admissions were recorded by officials on July 30th, the latest date available – down 15% on the week before,” reports MailOnline.
And it wasn’t just these 1,200 ‘experts’ who were sounding the alarm. Let’s not forget that Keir Starmer also described Boris’s plan to ease restrictions as “reckless”. Ever one to jump on a bandwagon as it rolls past.
And, of course, our old friend Neil Ferguson sliming on to the Andrew Marr show said through that weird wonky mouth that it was “almost inevitable” that daily cases would climb to 100,000 a day if Boris went ahead with the unlocking the following day and added that “the real question” was whether they would reach 200,000 a day or more and warned of a “significant burden on the healthcare system”. Well, Dickhead, you were out by 1000%.
An inept incompetent or one of the architects of the Scamdemic; you decide.