You know, I was just going to do one more post about COVID-19 and then move on. Something technical about its link to strokes.
Partly because, Do you want to read another hot take on the Coronavirus? Partly because I’m so angry about what’s going on, I figured if I did yet another one after a few more days had passed, I’d probably bust one of my brain aneurysms.
Then Boris Johnson did his thing on the telly.
Here’s a quick visual representation of the success that the immoral, lying scumbag of a Prime Minister imposed on us by a certain section of the populace of these islands describes –
What’s more, noted bastion of Marxist propaganda, The
Morning Star Financial Times indicates that things are much worse that the figures released by the Westminster government suggest –
[T]he number of total deaths now is likely to be about 47,000The Financial Times, 28/4/20
Now, this isn’t going to be some thinly-veiled boosting of the job the Scottish government is doing. I’m bloody furious with them, too.
See, the Scottish government’s approach to the outbreak has done little more than tinker at the edges of Johnson’s homicidal approach in England. Defenders of this approach might say that this is because they don’t have sufficient powers. But surely when the lives of the people who live here in Scotland are not just at risk, but being lost in their thousands because of a wilfully negligent and ideologically-driven public health strategy, a radical approach is required.
What’s the worst outcome? Having the residents of Scotland be expressly told that their lives are of no worth?Citation? I’ll give ye a citation, sonny
Why so angry, Stroke Bloke? you might ask. Apart from the obvious? As I say, I was going to bow out of Coronavirus chat by noting its links to strokes. Then I read this article – Young and middle-aged people, barely sick with covid-19, are dying of strokes – and it’s absolutely horrifying. And I’ve read Derek Raymond’s I Was Dora Suarez.
Well, that’s fair enough. But seriously, don’t read or listen to Dora Suarez. Its author says writing it broke and changed him.
Here are a few lines from The Washington Post regarding one of the effects of what the governments of the United Kingdom and the United States have chosen to let run rampant among their populaces:
- As [the doctor] used a needlelike device to pull out the clot [from the brain], he saw new clots forming in real-time around it
- Coronavirus patients are experiencing strokes that can obliterate large parts of the brain responsible for movement, speech and decision-making in one blow.
- “We have never seen so many [stroke patients] in their 50s, 40s and late 30s.”
And there was me wanting to talk to you about the Village Voice’s 50 Most NYC Albums Ever. Hey! Gil Scott-Heron’s Pieces Of A Man was at #2!
Mate. You gotta stay home. The Man said.