Clearly Professor Neil Ferguson thought it was ok to break the rules if he needed to get his leg-over. But was the geeky scientist manipulated into the lockdown policy by a young, attractive Provocatrix?
Ferguson is an odd character to say the least, his appearances on television during this pandemic have at times been smug and at others downright creepy. Long before we knew what a hypocrite he was, he was blundering his way through disease outbreaks. He was, until yesterday, Europe's go-to man for all things disease related. He has spent twenty years advising European Governments on epidemics. His apocalyptic predictions are now legendary for their wild inaccuracies, yet, until yesterday he was still influencing many western nations, including that of the U.S.
It was Ferguson who, in 2001, convinced Prime Minister Tony Blair to have 6 million cattle slaughtered to stop the FMD epidemic (a decision which cost 10 billion pounds and which is today considered aberrant ).
In 2002, he calculated that mad cow disease would kill about 50,000 Britons and another 150,000 when it spreads to sheep. There were actually 177 deaths.
In 2005, he predicted that bird flu would kill 65,000 Britons. There were a total of 457 deaths.
Regardless, he became an advisor to the World Bank and many governments, and maintained an influence like no other statistician has done before.
Ferguson has been the architect of the Generalised Containment Theory which has not only influenced the UK Government but most in Europe. According to French News Outlet voltairenet.org it was Ferguson who sent a confidential note to French President Emmanuel Macron on March 12th announcing half a million deaths in France. Distraught, Macron made the general decision of confinement the same evening. It was also Professor Ferguson who publicly announced on March 16 that if nothing was done, there would be up to 550,000 dead in the United Kingdom and up to 1.2 million in the United States, binding the British government to review its policy.
Now, in a twist worthy of a John Grisham novel, it turns out Professor Neil Ferguson has been cavorting with a femme fatale from an organisation whose raison d’être is bringing about complete societal change. Antonia Staats is an Activist working for US-based left-wing network Avaaz. The organisation promotes global activism on issues such as climate change and what it sees as social injustice. The UK-based newspaper The Guardian considers it "the globe's largest and most powerful online activist network". Avaaz say they have no particular ideology claiming to 'unite practical idealists from around the world'. Director Ricken Patel said in 2011, "We have no ideology per se. Our mission is to close the gap between the world we have and the world most people everywhere want. Idealists of the world unite!' However, their activity is that of an ultra left-wing group. According to Wikipedia, they attempted to influence the 2016 United States presidential election against Trump, and In 2008, Canadian conservative minister John Baird labelled Avaaz a "shadowy foreign organization" tied to billionaire George Soros.
Ferguson's Lockdown strategy bears a striking resemblance to a world that Climate Change activists were pushing for all along: industry shut down; empty roads; plane-free skies; millions relient on the state. This is exactly the future Greta Thunberg and Extinction Rebellion had pushed for.
Was the nerdy government scientist duped into the lockdown policy by a pretty, thirty-something femme fatale, from a 1.5 million pound london mansion as some are now saying, or was it the good looks and sexual prowess of the 51 year old government scientist that this young, attractive, activist couldn't do without?
Darren Birks: Vision News Online