She’s happy to take a citation-free claim and add “Our Government obfuscates. It withholds information that would help people assess relative risks. People in other countries are treated as adults. Given proper info about age and health of fatalities. We get Listen With Mother … Being spoken to like children, having key facts kept from us, refusing to disclose the smallest things to give us a sense of moving forward is demoralising and counterproductive”. Then she introduces her big idea.“Nurse friend says half the new CV cases they see are hospital-related. Family members like hers. Others from care homes. How many are coming from the community? Government won’t say loudly enough ‘It’s perfectly safe to go to the doctor.’ Because most things they tell us not to do are perfectly safe. That can’t be admitted. Thus tens of thousands will die because cancer wasn’t found soon enough”. CANCER!this headline from the Guardian yesterday? “Six-week-old baby believed to be England's youngest coronavirus victim … Latest deaths also include leading cancer specialist and a ‘legendary’ market trader”. Also, consider who she’s using as her medical guru: Professor Karol Sikora. Who is not an epidemiologist.
Allison Pearson may not be totally stupid. But you can see it from there.