[UK Column 10 February 2020]
Brian Gerrish says: "Well we`re lucky to be here because coronavirus is getting ever more deadly in the UK. Let`s have a look at the Guardian headline... `Coronavirus: number of confirmed UK cases rises from four to eight,` and if you go into the article it actually says that it`s doubled. So it`s got the reinforcement: it has doubled from four to eight as the government announced new powers to detain people suspected of having the virus. And this is the key point of UK Column reporting this: we`ve got alarmist reports across the whole of the UK press but now we`re seeing something very, very sinister coming in which is on the back of that alarmist reporting. The government is seizing more powers, placing basic freedoms of the public at risk."
"Well this is the man behind it, Matt Hancock, `Under the measures announced on Monday, the Department of Health said people with coronavirus could now be forcibly detained and sent to isolation if public health professionals believe there is a reasonable risk an individual may have the virus..."
"So this is the hype around the virus, not around what the real facts are, but you can now be picked up and detained. `The incidence or transmission of novel coronavirus constitutes a` serious and imminent threat to pulic health. So I`m taking action to protect the public and isolate those at risk of spreading the virus. Clinical advice has not changed about the risk to the public, which remains moderate`."
"So it hasn`t changed; it remains moderate, but basically we are going to start detaining people against their will. But interesting to see this man, Matt Hancock, tweeting out: `Clinical advice has not changed about the risk to the public, which remains moderate`. So on the one hand we`re saying it`s serious and an imminent threat and on the other hand he`s clearly saying that it`s a moderate risk to the public. So lots of confusion here as to what`s going on and where this is leading us?"
"Well if you go and have a look at Public Health England it gets even more confusing. It says four patients in England have tested positive, so Public Health England doesn`t even know how many cases there are, as of the present time. `If more cases are confirmed in the UK it will be announced as soon as possible by the Chief Medical Officer of the affected country`, which I found quite interesting."
Mike Robinson: "Yes because we`ve got four countries in the Union now. We`ve got four Chief Medical Officers."
"Well that`s good, and then it says, `Based on the World Health Organisation`s declaration that this is a public health emergency of international concern, the UK Chief Medical Officers have raised the risk to the public from low to moderate. This permits the government to plan for all eventualities. The risk to individuals remains low.` "
"So we are not driving this as a nation. We are now simply cowtowing to the World Health Organisation and what we`re seeing is still alarmist reporting on what`s actually happening..."
Here is another indication from the Telegraph that there is an agenda behind the alarmist reporting, bigger than the coronavirus:
"Posting anti-vaccine propaganda on social media could become a criminal offence - even if those promoting it believe the pseudoscience, the UK’s new criminal Law Commissioner has said."
"In her first interview since taking up the role, Penney Lewis, revealed she is considering whether laws should be amended to `lower the threshold` of criminality for posting false information online that endangers lives."
"It comes as the Health Secretary Matt Hancock said in September he was `looking very seriously` at making vaccinations compulsory for state school pupils after the UK lost its official measles-free country status due to a steady fall in MMR immunisation rates."
It looks like `all eventualities` might one day lead to `detained and forcibly vaccinated.` No resistance allowed.