Well done, Britain: there is at last some good news this week. Due to a decline in uptake rates, the UK has now lost its position as a global leader in vaccination. It appears, at long last, that the good British public are becoming more aware of the corruption and lies surrounding the ‘vaccines’. I wonder why parents are reluctant to jab their children, I have an idea why, but we mustn’t mention serious adverse reactions to the jabbed, must we?
The NHS must adopt robots and artificial intelligence
After months of UK Column warning its audience that this will be direction of the NHS, it’s official, robots are the way forward. Who do you trust to operate on you: team of humans or a robot? Due to staff shortages and industrial action, it seems there is no other way.
In a recent article on Sky News, Tom Acres reported:
Some NHS trusts have embraced state-of-the-art surgical robots, while others are trialling more novel solutions like androids to transport medicines. Surgeons say the health service needs to fully embrace robotics and AI to be fit for the future.
The article goes on to say:
Professor Naeem Soomro, who is on the Royal College of Surgeons council, told Sky News the "huge demand" for health care could only be solved through technology—especially as the NHS faces a staffing shortage. “We can't just generate more people”, he said. The biggest problem we face right now is access to care—and robotics, data and artificial intelligence will help the NHS respond to those challenges.
Covid—a new variant speeding through the UK
In a last ditch attempt to get us all to take a needle for the NHS, there are reports that there is a new variant of Covid. This time, it’s the variant EG.51, and it is related to Omicron, which (as previously noted) is an anagram of ‘moronic’. Its other name is Eris, which just happens to be Greek for ‘strife’. The UK Health Security Agency (Spooks, to me) has, of course, been carefully monitoring it and already putting out the fear stories.
The World Health Organisation started tracking Eris two weeks ago and is now warning people to wear a mask in a crowded places, to get boosters when recommended, and to ensure adequate ventilation when inside. Good job there is a new air sensor that when placed in a room can sense Covid in five minutes. A story to watch.
Long Covid office
Staying on the subject of Covid, the President of the USA has formed an Office of Long COVID Research and Practice. According to ‘estimates’, up to 23 million people in the USA have developed long Covid. With more clinical trials from the National Institute for Health (NIH) announced, it appears they are rubbing their hands in glee at the $1.15 billion nationwide research programme, ‘Recover’, which looks into understanding how to treat and prevent long Covid.
May I suggest to those in charge of the trials that they ask their Long Covid sufferers whether they have taken Covid injections? Furthermore, perhaps they could ask them if they think that having a course of Pfizer’s Paxlovid will help their condition in any way? I would suggest many of those who will be included in the trial will be vaccine-injured. How long before we see similar in the UK?
1 in 5 adults will be living with major disease by 2040
In terms of overall health, we were doing so much better before the plandemic and mass programme to inject people with untested, unsafe experimental injections. However now, according to a new research study published by the Health Foundations Real Centre and Liverpool University, it appears that over nine million people or 1 in 5 will be living with a ‘major’ illness by 2040.
These illnesses include cancer (I thought a miraculous cancer vaccine was going to eradicate cancer soon?), diabetes (I thought we were eliminating that too?), dementia (didn’t I read that this was to be eliminated too?) and kidney disease. However, don’t worry, the UK Government has a plan: it’s called the Major Conditions Strategy—if there are any of us left by 2040 to have to endure a ‘major condition’.
Health workers who pick their nose at more risk of catching Covid
Ewwww, whatever will they come up with next?! Really, ‘scientists’ in the Netherlands have nothing better to do than to ask health workers whether they pick their noses. According to the survey, 85% admitted to doing it, although I wonder if the remaining 15% were telling porky pies, cockney rhyming slang for ‘lies’. Do we really need a team of scientists to tell us the obvious: that picking our noses in what is meant to be, a sterile or clean area with vulnerable patients is unhygienic—or has all common sense gone completely out of the window? And really, tissue or no tissue, who hasn’t picked their nose ever? Honestly?
I was shocked to read this story on Lifesite of a woman in Ontario who was asked to donate her husband’s organs after he had been refused a transplant because he was unvaccinated. It appears he was not alone. Please note, organs from donors do not come from dead people. Organs are harvested from living people. For those who are donating hearts and lungs, they are taken to an operating theatre for their removal, then life support is switched off. Imagine the wife of this man being asked to donate his organs when he had been refused the same choice, all because he refused to take an experimental injection.
The cancer pill
A molecule that kills all solid cancer but saves the unaffected cells, hailed as the ‘holy grail’, has been developed. A new wonder cancer pill is in the pipeline! Ah yes, I remember, the Holy Grail was associated with Bill Gates’ and Jeff Bezos’ innovative cancer testing company, Grail. I don’t believe in coincidences. The pill, although still in animal trials, has also commenced in humans (note: ‘animals’ and ‘humans’ at the same time). I wonder how quickly it will find its way in our pharmacies; within 100 days, perhaps.
Dr Jeanne Marrazzo replaces Fauci
The National Institutes of Health in the USA have been deliberating as to who should replace Dr Anthony Fauci since he stepped down from his position as the US Government’s infection disease expert. Dr Jeanne Marrazzo has been announced as his successor as Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). Would I be inappropriate in highlighting that Dr Marrazzo is openly gay and wondering if that was the deal-clincher—inclusivity the priority above suitability?
Specialising in sexually transmitted disease and prevention of HIV infection, she has also received the country’s highest honour, the American Sexually Transmitted Diseases Association’s Distinguished Career Award, in recognition of her contributions to research and education. Dr Marrazzo will control a huge $6.3 billion budget at the NIAID.
GPs putting patient safety at risk
Well, would you believe it? It hasn’t taken long for those in power to throw British family doctors under the bus. Who will blame who for the workload GPs find themselves under? I feel a strike coming on; it’s almost an inevitability, where nothing is impossible. Clearly, the idea has been floated already.
According to the British Medical Association, GPs should not take on more than 25 patient contracts a day. However, a 2021 survey revealed that on average, GPs were dealing with 37 patients a day, with 1 in 10 GPs seeing 60 or more. With 977 fewer full-time GPs and over 5 million more appointments a month than in December 2019, it’s not hard to see that demand is outweighing supply.
83% of patients are being seen within two weeks. Am I so old that my memory is fading, or did we really always use to get an appointment on the same day, or at least the next day? Two weeks seems an incredibly long time to wait to speak to a doctor, or perhaps that is the intention—to put most off. Many patients are having to wait up to four weeks. Amid reports of high rates of sickness amongst GPs, with many of them suffering ‘burnout’ or mental health illness, the situation is not about to resolve any time soon.
What will the Government think up to plug this ever gaping hole in primary care? I suspect youngsters who have done a year at university will be working apprenticeships within our surgeries. Would you feel confident seeing an apprentice about your health condition, or would you rather rely on artificial intelligence to diagnose and treat you?
Sick notes to be replaced by life coaches
No more sick notes. With over 2.55 million Brits on long-term sick leave, the hot potato of getting people fit for work again will now be passed to life coaches. Currently, anyone declared unfit to work is given a ‘fit note’ (it was a sick note in my day) if they are to be off work for over a week. An extra option is for doctors and other health professionals to reduce the number of ‘fit notes’ they are issuing in order to encourage and incentivise more people to return to work.
However, who are these life coaches, where did they come from and who trained them in ‘life’? Or are they just Job Centre employees in another guise? Is a life coach the same as a job coach?
Eurostar, biometric corridor
Are you thinking of travelling to the European Continent via Eurostar? Perhaps you are already booked. Are you prepared to walk through a biometric corridor to jump the queues? Apparently, customers don’t like being stopped and delayed or having to provide documents, etc.
So in order to remedy this irritation, the London terminus of Eurostar at St Pancras International Station has opened its first biometric corridor, where as soon as the traveller has downloaded the app which scans their face and authenticates that they are who they say they are, they’re fast-tracked through a dedicated lane, where they can skip through the gates and border control. Is this convenience or surveillance? I need not answer, as you know already the answer. Looks like I won’t be travelling anywhere soon!
No, I am not being rude; this is part of the headline-dominating news in New York City. If you are planning on getting a takeaway, take your own utensils, ketchup and napkins from now on. Under a scheme called ‘Skip The Stuff’, all of the above is now banned from being given out by restaurants. I am hearing through the grapevine that a poor tomato harvest may well lead to shortages in tomato ketchup and pasta sauces, so if you can’t stomach life without ketchup, perhaps make sure you have some in stock.
Is it a bear or is it a human?
I can’t make up my mind. Is this a bear with a saggy bottom or is it a human in a suit? There is much debate over the true identity of the bear at Hangzhou Zoo in China. The Sun Bear is apparently very ‘human-like’ and can stand up like a human! But what do you think? Is Angela a bear or is she a human? One thing is for sure: the zoo denies this is a human and is raking in the cash as thousands flock to see for themselves.
Are you enjoying the wet British summer? Here in Cornwall, there are more umbrellas and wellies than sun hats and flip flops. Festival-goers have found their pockets much lighter this year, as ticket prices to see live bands and concerts rocket. With a ticket now costing anything from £150 to over £1,000, there is a new solution. How about hearing the concert but not watching it? Beyoncé is offering a cheaper option.
To end, regular readers will know I keep an eye on earthquakes, and YouTuber Dutchsinse made an interesting observation this week: an anagram of ‘climate change’ is ‘chemical agent’. There’s some food for thought.
I am getting a few messages asking about book suggestions. This week, I am reading The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert.
Until next week, safe travels. Be prepared, not scared.
In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them. 2 Corinthians 4:4