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Lord Lucan

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  • Comment on: Coronavirus: it’s time for students and educators to step up to the challenge

    Lord Lucan's comment 25 March, 2020 2:58 pm

    Some of it looks like chipboard, but it is still very wasteful. Is he making a wigwam?

  • Comment on: Forget the coronavirus mudslinging and focus on the facts

    Lord Lucan's comment 23 March, 2020 1:21 pm

    Veracity usually closes down extreme right wing views such as yours. QED.

  • Comment on: Forget the coronavirus mudslinging and focus on the facts

    Lord Lucan's comment 22 March, 2020 7:37 pm

    I have not equated the common cold with the current virus. I stated that we have not developed ‘herd immunity’ to the common cold or influenza, which is why flu vaccinations are recommended for those over 60. You stated that herd immunity preceded the discovery of vaccination, which suggests that you do not understand that the medical concept of herd immunity relies on vaccination.

    If you want to equate something with Covid-19, then I suggest that you start with the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918, which is estimated to have killed 50-100 million. Recent research suggests that it emerged from Northern China, and as the present virus emerged from Wuhan, it suggests that Donald Trump has got something right for a change by calling it Chinese Flu.

    You appear to have post-rationalised the UK government’s policy towards the pandemic in your article, conveniently forgetting that their initial strategy was to ‘do nothing’ and rely on herd immunity. They were forced into a U-turn within days, due to research and modelling from Imperial College, which suggested that draconian strategies of suppression were necessary to reduce fatalities below millions.

    Consequently, I think that my statement that the UK government’s original strategy was tantamount to murdering millions of their citizens remains valid. It was also the diametric opposite of every other country in the world attempting to cope with Chinese Flu. The approach was regarded as satire, possibly akin to a Monty Python sketch, by one leading USA epidemiologist.

    We still have no idea how well any strategy will work, and even successful suppression is likely to result in at least 250,000 UK fatalities, over a period of 12-18 months. Herd immunity might occur over this period, eventually, if a successful vaccination is developed. I am not the font of all wisdom, but base my opinions on scientific evidence, which is from the MRC Centre for Global Infectious Disease Analysis in this case.

  • Comment on: Forget the coronavirus mudslinging and focus on the facts

    Lord Lucan's comment 20 March, 2020 3:53 pm

    I think I can be excused the odd typo, but your scientific ignorance is shocking and irresponsible under the present circumstances. And I have noticed this before with your reckless and inaccurate utterances on anything to do with climate change or global warming. We have not developed ‘herd immunity’ to the common cold or influenza, so there is absolutely no reason to assume that we will for Chinese Flu.

    In fact, the opinion of most epidemiologists is that we won’t develop herd immunity to Chinese Flu, so it is most likely that only a successful vaccine will provide this. As for employers, they are of little consequence when compared to a government that is actively trying to murder millions of its citizens, as usual. And your irresponsible journalism is not helping matters, as usual. For God’s sake, man, take the hint from the many readers here, and retire!

  • Comment on: Coronavirus survey: Profession shifts to home-working

    Lord Lucan's comment 19 March, 2020 6:28 pm

    The housing and pensions crisis could solved by a ‘population correction’.

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