Vernon Coleman’s Banned YouTube broadcast on Social Distancing (script only)
This video was put up on YouTube on 11th May 2020. On May 13th YouTube informed us that it would be taken down. They did not explain why.
The one thing that is doing more harm than anything else is social distancing. The lunatics who are now running the asylum are insisting that we will have to retain social distancing for ever. Anyone who says this is an ignorant, cryptorchid poltroon who should be locked up for our safety. The type of social distancing being forced on us is, to use that well known medical phrase, total bollocks. I’ll explain why in a minute.
It’s social distancing which is destroying lives and which will destroy businesses and everything which makes our world good.
Social distancing forces friends to shout to one another and prevents grannies hugging their grandkids. Social distancing makes people fearful. It breeds distrust, suspicion and even hatred. Passers by step to one side and walk on the road if they see someone coming towards them. Social distancing will prevent meetings and demonstrations.
It is difficult to think of a business which won’t be adversely affected by social distancing. Restaurants are told they will have to throw out three quarters of their tables. Airlines have to throw out a third of their seats. Sports arenas can only seat people if they have six feet of space all around them. Cinemas and theatres will have to close off most of their seating. Cafes and pubs have no chance. Commercial kitchens will be non viable. Most kitchens will accommodate only one chef. Who is going to tell the bloke in the big white hat that he has to do all the washing up?
Hotels are doomed by social distancing .
Can you imagine trying to get back to your room after breakfast.
`I’m afraid there is a one hour queue for the lift, sir. We’re only allowed to put two people into one lift.’
The theory behind social distancing is that it will protect people from other folk who sneeze or cough.
But I think that whoever thought it up is a cretin. And I think the people who have implemented social distancing are also cretins. Not just because they didn’t think through the social or economic implications but because a sneeze doesn’t stop at six feet. And nor does a cough.
A cough can spread droplets for 18 feet. And a sneeze can travel 24 feet.
So if we are going to have social distancing they’ve got the bloody distance wrong.
It has to be at least 24 feet. Really, it ought to be 30 feet to be safe.
A six feet limit is arbitrary and utterly pointless.
If we are going to do this properly social distancing has to be 30 feet.
Now, I suppose there are probably waiters who can serve food from six feet away. But how many waiters can serve food from thirty feet away?
How many people can you get in a bus or a railway carriage if everyone has to be 30 feet from everyone else? If there’s a driver on a bus the passenger will have to run behind.
It’s stupid. And that’s why they didn’t introduce social distancing that was of any value.
They introduced enough social distancing to bugger up life but not enough to do any good.
The sensible solution is to push our so called leaders into forgetting about social distancing completely.
There would be no need at all for it if people covered their mouths and noses if they sneezed or coughed – and washed their hands frequently.
There used to be a slogan that ran `coughs and sneezes spread diseases’.
Maybe they should forget about social distancing and bring that back.
Copyright Vernon Coleman 14th May 2020
Vernon Coleman’s Banned YouTube Broadcast
Coronavirus: Why You Are Now in Great Danger
Dr Vernon Coleman MB ChB DSc FRSA
NOTE: This is a transcript of Vernon Coleman’s third video which was first aired on YouTube on 15th April 2020. On 11th May 2020, YouTube decided to remove the video and to ban it. The video had received 24,357 views, 278 comments and 1,100 approvals. We have no idea why this video was banned – though it might have embarrassed a number of governments. The facts it contains are all accurate and the video did not appear to breach any of YouTube’s published guidelines. Vernon was, however, wearing a fairly lively shirt.
So, we can now be pretty sure that the over 75s are going to be denied medical treatment. The first inklings have appeared. And compulsory vaccination is on its way. I got those two right, I’m afraid.
So, what else is planned?
Cheques and cash will be gone within a year or two at most. We’ll have to use plastic for everything we do. That will give the State complete knowledge about our movements and habits.
And I can pretty well guarantee that the `temporary’ powers the Government has given itself (and the police) will turn out to be permanent. When Governments grab power they tend to hang onto them. As Milton Friedman once observed `nothing is as permanent as a temporary Government programme’. In the UK, one former Supreme Court Judge, is reported to have talked about `collective hysteria’ and to have used the phrase `police state’.
The Government knows where all pensioners live but, despite having forbidden relatives or friends to visit them, has made no effort to ensure that the elderly are receiving food supplies. How many old people will starve to death in the next two months? How many dead bodies will be found behind locked doors?
The Government must know that the lockdown will result in many deaths in the future. Operations and treatment programmes have been `postponed’ though no one knows for how long. People are eating what they can find and getting little or no real exercise. Indeed, unless the Government is comprised entirely of halfwits they must realise that the lockdown will have already killed far more deaths than the coronavirus.
But the Government has had it easy so far. The media has built up the `crisis’ with a daily diet of aggressive fear-making. There has been no proper debate. And the constant building up of the fear has worked. Most people are surprisingly happy about being locked in. They are enthusiastic about vaccination. They are watching far more TV than ever and drinking more booze than ever – taking too little exercise and eating too much.
Nevertheless, it has long been clear that the coronavirus fiasco is either the biggest cock up in world history or the result of a conspiracy. I’ve given my views on that on my website where there is more space to discuss these things and give background facts.
Some pathologists have decreed that dead patients who have the coronavirus must now be cremated without examination. I’ve seen a briefing which states: `If a death is believed to be due to confirmed COVID-19 infection there is unlikely to be any need for a post-mortem examination to be conducted and the Medical Certificate of Cause of Death should be issued’. The key word here is surely `believed’.
Knowing that nowhere near enough people are dying of the coronavirus to justify the oppressive new measures they’ve introduced, the authorities are quietly making sure that most of the people who die are classified as coronavirus deaths. Indeed, there is some evidence that people are being classified as coronavirus victims without ever having been tested. It seems that Britain is doing what the Italians did – if a patient has the virus and they die then they died of the virus. But I suspect we’re going one step further. If someone who dies is thought to have had the virus, or might have had the virus, then they are coronavirus victims and their death is added to the total. The lack of testing makes this easy.
Today, it is clear that the cure, not the problem, is causing the crisis.
Right at the beginning of the coronavirus affair I pointed out that according to the World Health Organisation, the ordinary flu kills between 250,000 and 600,000 people a year – most of them in the winter months. I said that if the coronavirus hadn’t killed between 100,000 and 150,000 people around the world by the middle of April then it would be clear that it was not as dangerous as we had been told and, indeed, not as dangerous as the flu.
Well, the authorities are claiming that the death rate from the corona has now reached 100,000.
So is the coronavirus as deadly as the mathematicians and the politicians said it was?
No – because they have fiddled the figures.
Today, anyone who has the coronavirus, or is thought to have it even though they have not been tested, will be put down as having died of the coronavirus. Time and time again, the authorities report that someone died `with’ the disease. Not `of’ the disease. And yet those patients are put down as having died as a result of the coronavirus.
So, if you fall downstairs and break your neck, but you had a cough before you died, then you will be classified as a coronavirus death. If you had a heart attack but were thought to have the coronavirus then you officially died of the coronavirus rather than the heart attack. A lack of widespread testing makes this possible. And post mortems have been abandoned for many patients.
In my second video I explained why the Italian figures for coronavirus deaths cannot be trusted – indeed, 88% of those who officially died of the coronavirus almost certainly died of something else. The evidence for that is on my website.
And in the UK, Imperial College (which originally forecast the coronavirus would kill 500,000 people in the UK) has apparently admitted that two thirds of the people who have been listed as having died of the coronavirus would have died anyway – of something else.
I have no doubt that the figures have been distorted in the same way in other countries.
So, using figures from UK and Italy, the total worldwide number of deaths from the coronavirus is, at most, probably between a quarter and a third of the alleged current total – that is it may be between 25,000 and 33,000 but is probably considerably lower.
And that makes the coronavirus far less deadly than a mild strain of the flu. It is certainly absurd to compare it to the plague as has frequently been done by hysterical commentators. The plague killed 40% of the population when it swept through Europe. And to compare the coronavirus to the Second World War is an insult to those soldiers and civilians who lived through those terrible years.
Fiddling the figures is the final, cruel deceit – to sustain the fear and to excuse the new totalitarian tactics being used to keep us all quiet.
Meanwhile, it is now widely acknowledged that, as I wrote some time ago on my website the number of people who have died as a direct result of the restrictions brought in by governments will far exceed the number of people who will die as a result of the coronavirus.
The British Government has now admitted that the side effects of the `cure’ (the lock-downs and so on) will result in 150,000 unnecessary deaths in the UK. (Regular readers will remember that on 30tht March I suggested on http://www.vernoncoleman.com that the unnecessary death figure would be 100,000 to 250,000.) No one is now suggesting that there will be anywhere near that number of deaths from the coronavirus in the UK. Globally the lockdown will result in millions of deaths.
A senior NHS official has expressed `concern’ that sick children are not being treated because of the coronavirus `cure’.
And the United Nations estimates that worldwide 25 million jobs will be lost as a result of the coronavirus. Some claim the figure could be as high as 190 million. Actually, virtually no jobs will be lost because of the virus. It’s the lockdowns which will cause the job losses.
Every fact I have provided has been absolutely accurate. Every prediction I’ve made has been proven accurate.
So why don’t the authorities admit that they got it wrong?
Even if they wanted to do so the scientists, the politicians and the media are now wedded to this deceit. Even if they wanted to, how could they possibly admit that they got it all so very, very wrong?
But there is another danger that no one seems to have noticed.
By exaggerating the number of deaths, and allowing the figures to be falsified, governments are endangering us all. You cannot learn about a disease when you don’t keep proper records. I suppose the world’s governments could have made a bigger mess of dealing with this but I can’t see how. No one seems to have any idea how to end the lockdown or banish the fear.
The evidence that the coronavirus has been exaggerated is all around us. In the UK the government has admitted that the NHS has 2,295 empty intensive care beds. The average number of empty intensive care beds before the coronavirus `crisis’ was 800. So, the NHS has 1,495 more empty intensive care beds during the coronavirus `crisis’ than it had before the so-called `crisis’ began. And it has been reported that almost half the beds in some English hospitals are lying empty.
Whether you believe in a cock up or a conspiracy we are heading for a manufactured coronavirus apocalypse. The lockdown and totalitarianism are troubling but I fear we are in the calm before a manufactured storm of unprecedented ferocity.
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Copyright Vernon Coleman – originally broadcast 15th April 2020
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Coronavirus: Why Did YouTube Ban My Video?
Dr Vernon Coleman MB ChB DSc FRSA
I was shocked but not surprised when YouTube took down one of my videos recently.
I was shocked because everything I said in the video was absolutely accurate and honest. The only conceivable problem was that the video didn’t follow the authorised line being heavily promoted by governments all over the world.
A huge number of doctors now agree with me that governments have made huge mistakes in the way they have dealt with this virus. I’ve been saying this since February. Their propaganda has created much fear and I don’t think anyone in government now denies that the number of people dying because of the lockdowns – the so-called ‘cure’ for the coronavirus – will be far, far greater than the number who will die from the virus itself. Governments everywhere have distorted truths and misled their populations.
My only aim has always been to provide some truths and, hopefully, some reassurance. I have never allowed advertising or sponsorship on my videos or my website. Both exist as what used to be called a public service. I don’t make TV or radio programmes and I don’t write articles or columns any more. Everything I’ve written or recorded about the coronavirus has resulted in my reputation being trashed so much that I would have been far better off if I’d kept my thoughts to myself.
I’ve never been able to do the sensible thing. My life has been one of fighting for lost and difficult causes and truths. I’ve spent most of my many years battling for people and animals without enough care for the consequences. And I’m pretty used to being banned and lied about, sneered at and patronised.
I said I was shocked but not surprised by YouTube’s decision.
I wasn’t surprised because YouTube seems to have got itself an unfortunate reputation for censoring people who put up videos on its channel.
Well, it’s their channel. They are the publishers. So they can, if they like, allow only State approved lobbyists to put up videos.
But if anyone from YouTube ever bothers to watch this before deciding to ban it, because it doesn’t follow the official party line, I’ve got a thought for you.
Some years ago I resigned from a well-paid column on a British Sunday newspaper because the editor refused to print a column questioning the validity of the Iraq War. I didn’t believe in the weapons of mass destruction claims and I thought we were being lied to. I didn’t see the point in writing a column if I wasn’t allowed to express my honestly felt views. Resigning from that column on a matter of principle meant that I didn’t get any more newspaper work. Editors don’t much like columnists who have principles – and it cost me dearly in financial terms.
But that newspaper has been slowly dying since then.
The circulation fell by around 90% in the years which followed. Now, you could argue that the circulation fell that much because I resigned and I wouldn’t stop you if you did but I wouldn’t really believe it. And you could argue that the circulation fell because all newspapers are losing circulation and that’s true. But this particular newspaper has lost a devil of a lot more circulation than it should have done.
And I think I know why.
It is slowly dying because it lost its integrity. It doesn’t stand for anything. It didn’t respect its readers. And the readers saw or sensed that lack of respect.
In a way it’s tricky being a publisher.
If you’re going to retain your integrity and ensure that your readers or viewers know that you respect their intelligence then you have to put up with people wanting to write or say things you don’t agree with.
When the men and women in suits tell you to ban this or censor that you have to have the guts to say `No’ or someone else with more integrity will come along and put you out of business.
You obviously have to censor people who tell blatant lies or want to publish dangerous or illegal material. But you can’t suppress the truth and expect to retain respect and goodwill. Leaving people alone to tell the truth or share their opinions needs courage and basic integrity. You have to recognise that you cannot have freedom without a free press. Remember those newspaper editors in old cowboy movies? They always had to courage to print the truth.
It was HL Mencken who wrote that the relationship of a journalist to a politician should be that of a dog to a lamppost. And it was Theodore Roosevelt who, to paraphrase slightly, wrote that thinking there must be no criticism of the establishment is not only unpatriotic and servile but morally treasonable.
It seems to me that the people at YouTube don’t have either integrity or courage. More importantly they don’t realise that the heart and soul of any publishing company belongs to the readers.
The video of mine which YouTube took down contained nothing but the truth. I’ve been researching and writing medical matters for a long time – a lot longer than YouTube has been in existence. I’m not stupid. I’m not going to write or say something I think is wrong.
Why did they try to censor me?
They could, I suppose, be like those terrible students who want to ban anyone who says something they don’t like. But I don’t think that’s it. That wouldn’t make commercial sense.
Maybe they just prefer to follow the safe route and specialise in publishing videos of ducks on roller skates.
But I don’t think that’s it. That wouldn’t make commercial sense either.
Or, maybe they just disapprove of original thinking that doesn’t fit neatly into government approved propaganda.
I was banned in China years ago so I know how that works. Statist, fascist, establishment organisations have been doing it for a long time. Look at what happened to Dr John Snow, Dr Ignaz Semmelweiss and many many more.
I think YouTube has been got at. I don’t think its YouTube any more. I think it’s ThemTube.
I think they’re suppressing material which the authorities don’t want publishing. I think that the men and women in suits have convinced them that anyone who questions authority is a mad, dangerous conspiracy theorist. Well look at my track record – it’s all listed on my website. I’m not mad and I’m not a conspiracy theorist – though I suppose that if you’re a fascist dictator I might be considered dangerous.
This time it’s a lot easier for me than when I resigned as a columnist and prior to that when I resigned as a GP because I didn’t approve of what the Government was doing.
I don’t get paid to put videos on YouTube. Working out what to say and recording videos takes time and energy and there are lots of other things I’d rather be doing with the time and energy I’ve got left.
If I pack up making these little videos I’ll just put the same stuff on my website. It means I won’t have to comb what’s left of my hair and I won’t have to struggle with YouTube, which I don’t find as user friendly as it could be. I don’t want to be a guest on someone’s channel if they don’t want me there.
I did consider taking down all my videos but decided not to for now – though if they remove this one I won’t put up any more. I don’t want to be associated with a channel which seems to me to serve only as a mouthpiece for fascist, statist, oppressive propaganda.
So, I don’t really care what YouTube decides to do.
If they want to restore a little of that lost integrity they could put back the video they banned – it was called `Why You Are Now in Great Danger’ and the script, in its entirety is on my website so that anyone who is interested can read it and wonder why the devil they censored it.
So, let’s see if YouTube has the bottle to leave this video in place. (I wonder how many people have made videos criticising them.)
Or if the channel run by wee cowering timorous beasties is so desperate to suck up to the establishment that they ban this one as well.
And if the sycophants at YouTube ban me completely I really don’t give a fig.
I was banned and suppressed long before YouTube appeared – long before the internet appeared.
Once before when I was banned I wrote that I would, if necessary, write out my articles and hand them out on street corners. Or sell my books from a wheelbarrow. And I still mean that.
If they do remove this or any of my other videos then everyone who cares about freedom and free speech will know that YouTube is no more than a worthless propaganda vessel – specialising in indoctrination.
The script of this video is going onto my website and I hope everyone who can do so will put the tape in places where YouTube can’t remove it. I’m banned from Facebook and so on because I’m considered a threat. It’s the modern day version of book burning.
So put this tape on your Facebook page or Twitter or whatever.
Or put a link to my website so that people can read the truth directly. Tell everyone to watch or listen or to read my website. It’s all free. No ads. No sponsors. No one ever tells me what to write or what not to write.
Stand up for the truth. It’s really quite important.
Copyright Vernon Coleman 13th May 2020
Why You Should Stockpile Food – Now
Dr Vernon Coleman MB ChB DSc FRSA
Food shortages are coming and the cost of food is going to rise even faster than it has been doing. And it isn’t because of global warming or whatever other lies they tell you – it is however, partly a side effect of the coronavirus scandal; the biggest and most dangerous hoax in history.
All around the world food is in short supply. The price of the world’s most important staple food – rice – has risen by 70%. Food prices in the US have recently seen a historic jump and are destined to stay high and go higher. Countries which have good food production are halting their exports. Vietnam, for example, has stopped exporting because they need their food supplies at home. And you cannot blame them. The authorities condemn it as nationalism but all countries, all villages, all homes would do much the same.
And it is the absurd over-reaction to a bug no more dangerous than the flu that is causing the problem – and that will result in millions of deaths to add to the millions who are going to die as a result of the lockdowns.
The total death rate from the coronavirus is let me remind you yet again just two thirds of the number who would have died of the flu in the same period. And the coronavirus figures have been artificially inflated.
But the global death rate from the side effects – accidental or deliberate – of what I now call the coronavirus scandal is going to be measured in millions.
So, how is the coronavirus scandal responsible for the food shortages that are coming?
That’s easy to explain.
Processing plants and distribution centres all around the world have been severely disrupted by the massive over-reaction to this fairly ordinary virus.
If one worker on a farm or in a warehouse falls ill with flu-like symptoms then the authorities are often closing down the farm or the warehouse. Is this a panic? Or is it being deliberately orchestrated for some hidden reason?
Huge crops of vegetables and fruit are being ploughed into the ground. Millions of animals are being slaughtered and then buried or burnt because the supply chains have been shut down. America, almost unbelievably, is now importing beef because of the shortages there.
The world lockdown, and the mass house arrests that were engineered to keep us all subservient, mean that thousands of farmers cannot get their crops picked. Fruit in particular is likely to rot in the fields and tankers full of milk are poured away. Controls on transport have meant that it has been difficult to move food from where there is a glut to where there is a dearth. It would have been easy for governments to insist that furloughed workers should help pick the crops but they didn’t do so. Or what about all those students locked out of their colleges?
And the unsurprising consequence of all this is that there are going to be massive shortages of fruit and vegetables and so prices are probably going to rocket.
Inevitably, the most toxic of the Remainers, the fascist EU loving lunatics, bigoted, soaked in their own prejudices and consumed by ignorance will blame Brexit for the shortages. If they develop a bald spot or lose their keys they blame Brexit.
Sadly for them, the shortage is global not local to the UK.
All around the world there is a shortage of almost all foods.
And other factors are going to ensure that the shortage just gets worse.
If and when the economy is allowed to stutter into action again, the price of oil will doubtless eventually rise because the existing supplies are diminishing rapidly and most oil companies have pretty well given up exploration.
The rising price of oil will mean that farming and transportation costs will rise and that will also push up the price of food. I know oil is being made all the time but the current crop of oil in preparation won’t be ready for another 50 million years at least and you’ll probably want to eat before then.
I tell you this not to scare you but because when you know something is happening you can do something about it.
You may think it is worthwhile building up your stocks of long-dated food staples such as rice and pasta and bottled water (because that’s going to be in short supply too) and maybe even an extra packet or two of loo rolls. Dried and tinned food with long dates are also good. Governments tell us not to store stuff but the military don’t buy bullets the day they need them, do they? If you have a garden and can grow your favourite vegetables or fruit that’s probably a good idea but watch that no one climbs over your fence and steals them. I don’t recommend having an allotment – the chances of you being able to harvest your own crops are too remote because they will be stolen. It might also be a good idea to stock up on vitamin and mineral supplements.
I rather suspect that we are going to have more alleged virus health calamities coming up. If it isn’t the coronavirus in a pre-ordained second wave it will be something else. If they can make up one crisis then they can, and will, make up many more.
I’ve always been a bit of a contrarian, though I don’t suppose anyone would notice, and I’m convinced that the time to panic buy is when there is no panic.
There are several other explanations for what has already happened and for what is going to turn this into a perfect storm of food shortage. Some of the explanations are short term and some are long term.
The next problem hasn’t received as much publicity, largely because the newspapers and TV and radio stations have been too busy bombarding us with fake news authorised by government propaganda experts to bother with real news.
The problem is locusts.
Plagues of them have been travelling from Arabia into Africa. Most of us tend to think of a swarm of insects as being no more than a few yards across but locusts tend to think rather bigger.
A decent sized swarm of locusts can be as large as London and there can be lots of swarms. That’s pretty scary but even scarier is the fact that a plague of locusts can in two days eat their way through as much food as would keep the whole of the population of the UK going for a day. A swarm can lay around 1,000 eggs per square yard of land. You can imagine what that will do to the world’s food supplies.
Of course, we should be able to rely on the Food and Agriculture Organisation, a United Nations agency which is supposed to control problems like this. The FAO is a bit like the World Health Organisation so that’s nice.
And so now there are swarms of locusts wandering across Africa and each swarm can cover 20 square miles. All the locusts do is breed and eat. When they land on a tree the combined weight will bring down large branches. Africans sometimes panic and fire at the swarms with rockets and anti-aircraft guns but when the enemy is numbered in billions just killing a few thousand doesn’t make a lot of difference.
The FAO is crop spraying with chemicals but unfortunately the locusts seem to have developed immunity. In one area locusts all fell off trees after being sprayed but three days later they all got up, shook themselves and flew away. A small swarm of locusts can strip 100 acres in minutes.
Inevitably, the fake crisis that has been gripping the world has disrupted supplies of the chemicals for spraying and the swarms of locusts are getting bigger and bigger and threatening food supplies in Africa, Arabia and Asia. The economies of those countries affected are going to be destroyed. Food will be scarce and what there is will be unaffordable.
If the West hadn’t been so busy looking at the virus hoax they might have been able to do something to stem the tide of the locusts.
But the locusts are munching away and the farmers are digging their crops into the ground and the food shortages which are coming will be biblical.
Is this why governments everywhere are determined to kill off old people as quickly as they possibly can?
Is one of the many reasons for the coronavirus being exaggerated the desire to close down farms and warehouses and distribution centres – apparently legitimately – when one worker tests positive for the coronavirus, or develops a mild symptom or two?
Maybe the advice here will help those who watch these videos: do a little food stock piling now so that you and your family will have a better chance to be strong and healthy. Countries look after themselves and we all need to do so. It isn’t selfish. It’s survival.
If and when your government finally warns you of this problem it will be far too late.
In my next video on food I will deal with the other factors which are making this problem worse – and which may explain why governments and the people behind them have deliberately exaggerated the coronavirus crisis and have, with no exaggeration, turned it into the biggest scandal in human history.
Copyright Vernon Coleman June 2020
Coronavirus: How and Why Thousands of Old People Have Been Murdered
Dr Vernon Coleman MB ChB DSc FRSA
I won’t see 30 again, unless it has a one in front of it, and, as a result, I am, I have to say, definitely feeling unwanted, superfluous and generally surplus to requirements.
My government and the health service clearly regard me as a nuisance, though the former is happy to send me income tax demands and to accept my cheques and the latter is doubtless ever ready to blush daintily if I should be overcome with the desire to enliven my Thursday evenings with a little light clapping or saucepan banging – though to be honest even if I had been inclined to follow this most curious custom I would have felt a little foolish since we have no neighbours and I fear the rabbits in our garden would have been a trifle startled if I had lost my mind, stood on the doorstep and tapped a wooden spoon the bottom of an ancient saucepan.
Some of the young do not seem too concerned about the way their elders have been treated in recent months. A few, indeed, have actually cheered as folk in their 70s, 80s, 90s and more have been ignored, pushed aside and subjected to the biggest mass murder in the so-called civilised world since the Second World War.
The elderly are the new Jews and if you think the word `murder’ is pushing it a bit just stay tuned to this channel as they used to say and I will explain why it isn’t.
The young who have ignored what has happened to the elderly should not feel so comfortable or be so sanguine because what has happened to their grandparents will happen to them with the sole difference that it will happen sooner – a lot sooner. Sixty will soon be the new seventy.
When I recorded my first YouTube video back in mid March of 2020 I explained why the coronavirus scare was a hoax. The title was `Coronavirus scare: the hoax of the century’. I suggested that it was either a hysterical over-reaction to a disease no more deadly than a common or garden flu, or a devious ploy to terrify the world in order to create a fearful, obedient population which would accept a scary array of new laws in the belief that by doing so they might just survive a form of the flu which was being promoted as a disease slightly deadlier than the plague.
I said back then that I suspected that one of the underlying aims of the politicians who were over-selling the coronavirus bug was probably the demonization and marginalisation of the elderly.
Oh, how they laughed and sneered.
I was, of course, widely demonised and lied about on the internet – largely by ignorant and anonymous bullies who wouldn’t recognise a fact if it came in a box with the word FACT stamped on the side in big black letters.
But I fear I was right and I have no doubt that even as I speak a thousand red-faced trolls will be penning their grovelling apologies and begging forgiveness for their arrogance and stupidity.
Right from the start of the absurd and entirely unnecessary process of putting people under house arrest, it was the elderly who were the first to be locked up, or locked in if you prefer.
For absolutely no good reason the elderly were told that they had to stay in their own homes to protect themselves, hospitals and the world. There was never one shred of real evidence for this. On the contrary it was clear from the start that this cruelty was based on political expediency rather than scientific necessity. Men and women over 70 were told that they couldn’t see their loved ones and many were told they would be refused medical treatment – whatever might be wrong with them. People who died, for whatever reason, died alone – abandoned by a system they had helped create and pay for.
It was all total bollocks, of course.
The elderly aren’t likely to die from the coronavirus just because they are old.
The people most likely to die from the coronavirus are the people who are most likely to die from the flu – people who are frail, unfit, overweight or suffering from serious, long-term health problems.
As a doctor I can tell you there seem to be just two big differences between the coronavirus and the ordinary flu virus.
First, the flu virus can kill more people.
Second, no flu virus has ever got this much attention or put an entire civilisation back several centuries.
The fact is that the risk of dying from this coronavirus is, for healthy adults, minute.
However, there have been more deaths than there should have been because of the Government policies. It isn’t just the lockdowns and the terror that have killed people unnecessarily but the way the coronavirus has been mismanaged – either deliberately or through gross incompetence.
If the mathematical modellers, the medical and scientific advisors, the so called experts and the politicians had all gone on holiday last January at least 100,000 people around the world would still be alive. The whole damned fuss has been unnecessary and many of the deaths were unnecessary too.
I haven’t forgotten about my charge of murder. I’ll come to that soon.
But before I do, I just want to say a few more things about the way the elderly have been abused during all this unscientific bullying and blatant discrimination. And it was and is discrimination. Just imagine the fuss there would have been in the posh papers if it had been announced that all homosexuals or women or Methodists were being put under house arrest. Imagine the fuss if the governments had, more sensibly announced that everyone overweight had to stay indoors to protect the health services. That would, at least have had the merit of being logical.
The elderly were, in parts of the world at least, denied all medical care. Many were manipulated into signing `Do Not Resuscitate’ forms – effectively signing their own suicide notes. By being locked away for longer than anyone else their immune systems were weakened. Many, without internet access, had real difficulty in obtaining food supplies because, despite its promises, their government made virtually no effort to ensure that the elderly received food. The elderly were told that they couldn’t see their families. The big lie was that this was to protect the hospitals though no one ever even tried to explain why this should be and the nonsense was highlighted by the fact that in some areas the elderly were told that they wouldn’t be treated in hospital whatever was wrong with them.
None of this was a real surprise, of course. The elderly have been demonised by the media for a long time. They have been blamed for the poverty, the weather and anything else you can think of – despite having worked and paid taxes all their lives. Governments see the elderly as worthless and an expensive drain on society. If you doubt that just look at the sentences given to thugs who attack the elderly. Mug a 40-year-old and you will punished severely. Mug an 80-year-old and you’ll get a light slap on the wrist at worst.
And, of course, the elderly are sneered at and laughed at. When a movie based on my novel Mrs Caldicot’s Cabbage War was released, the reviewer for the London Sunday Times dismissively and patronisingly described what he thought the movie’s target audience as undemanding oldies. I wrote the novel to draw attention to exactly this sort of rampant ageism.
And so we now at the nitty gritty. The murder charge.
Some of you may suspect that I am exaggerating. A little hyperbole to draw attention to a small problem.
You would be wrong if you thought that.
The fact is that throughout the world, countless thousands of elderly patients with the coronavirus were thrown out of hospitals and dumped in care homes.
Now, let’s pause a moment.
What sort of people are you likely to find living in care homes?
a) Fit young folk
b) Fit old folk
c) Sick old folk
Not difficult, is it?
You don’t go into a care home unless you are elderly, frail and in need of some care and attention because you are probably suffering from a range of health problems.
And so hospitals sent patients with the coronavirus into care homes which were full of frail, elderly patients with health problems – the very people who often die of the flu. Every winter. No one would ever dream of sending a patient with the flu into a care home but hospitals sent thousands of coronavirus patients into care homes.
The staff in the care homes had no equipment or facilities for isolating the patients who came from hospital with the flu, sorry the coronavirus, from the patients who didn’t have it but who were already ill with respiratory problems, heart problems or whatever.
And guess what happened next.
Golly, you really need a medical degree to work it out, don’t you?
Thousands of elderly, frail people in care homes caught the coronavirus and because no one would or could treat them, they died in droves. Negligence in the care of the elderly in these homes has been widely reported – stories that would make anyone with a heart weep and feel a deep, undying fury. Thousands of older people died alone, with no family or friends allowed near them and with no spiritual support. The only people they saw were dressed as though for a spaceflight.
In Ireland, Norway, France and Belgium more than half of all the coronavirus deaths were in care homes. In the UK and Sweden over a third of coronavirus deaths were in care homes.
Wasn’t it an amazing coincidence that hospitals all over the world all did the same stupid thing. All dumped coronavirus patients in care homes.
For governments everywhere this had the bonus of pushing up the total death rates so providing some justification for the otherwise unjustifiable lockdowns and the utterly stupid and scientifically in-defensive social distancing nonsense. We all know that governments have been doing everything they can to push up the total number of coronavirus deaths by, for example, listing patients as having died of the coronavirus when they actually died with it – two very different things.
At this point we have to ask a simple question: were the old people with the coronavirus sent into care homes through stupidity and incompetence or deliberately to kill off lots of old people?
The answer to this question will only matter when the hospital staff responsible are taken to court and tried – as I sincerely hope they will be.
If they sent sick old people with the coronavirus into care homes through stupidity and incompetence then they will probably get away with a manslaughter charge. Even if they erroneously expected their hospitals to be filled with younger coronavirus patients that is still no excuse.
But if they deliberately sent old people with the coronavirus into care homes knowing that other residents would catch the bug and die, then the charge will be murder and we are looking at a mass murder charge of which even the Nazis might be ashamed.
The added bonus charge, by the way, is that most of the elderly people who were sent to care homes with the coronavirus had caught the bloody thing in hospital because as everyone knows, or should know, most hospitals are so badly managed these days that they are the one place in the world where you are most likely to catch a deadly bug.
In a way it doesn’t really matter whether it was stupidity, incompetence, panic, a lack of care or homicide.
The fact is that umpteen thousand old people died before they should have died. And the hospitals which sent them to their deaths were largely left half empty because the expected hordes of coronavirus patients never turned up.
The hospitals, hordes of advisors and politicians who allowed it to happen and who recklessly created the circumstances are all guilty and shouldn’t be allowed to get away with their crimes – whether they be crimes of omission or commission. We live in rich societies and those responsible for caring didn’t care. They dumped the elderly like bags of garbage.
The people who were responsible for this holocaust will probably whinge, wring their hands and say they were all just doing what they were told to do.
We have all heard that excuse before.
It didn’t work then.
And it won’t work now.
I’ll be campaigning for all those responsible to be tried in court.
Copyright Vernon Coleman 31st May 2020. http://www.vernoncoleman.com/main.htm