Something quite revelatory and something quite shocking has happened here in Victoria this week, as the latest “outbreak” of the “Kappa” variant (from India) fizzles to an end beside the dying businesses and suicidal owners of them.
Catherine Bennett, who is widely interviewed and almost the only scientist/advisor/expert I have any time for in OZ, revealed yesterday the truth that I have felt for months - that virus outbreaks are being spun and manipulated to achieve desired goals. This time it has been to counter “vaccine hesitancy”, and so effective that Vaxing booths are overloaded and supplies run out. Before this many people were reluctant, fearing blood clots from AZ, available only to over 50s, and because there is ZERO information suggesting that Pfizer has any side effects or deaths - so older people have been hanging on waiting for Pfizer to come. Not now!
But something else has been achieved by this lockdown, and that is that contact tracing and QR codes have been credited with stopping the, despite an unmeasurable impact. Out of 63 CASES (yes) only five were not in family or workplace contacts, but found by testing over 250,000 people from 350 “exposure sites”. And because of this great, though imaginary, success, it will now be mandatory to use a QR code app from “Service Victoria” to check in to supermarkets to buy FOOD and DRINK. Nay guisin!!
I have waited in vain all day to hear a voice of protest over this, beyond the “what to do if someone doesn’t have a smartphone?”. I’m thinking of getting a new phone and simcard registered separately, if possible, though lying down and having a primal in the high street is still an option. I might need to do that anyway if I’m asked to wear a mask.