Live. Unlike dead Covid deniers
Why is Caleb Wallace’s death significant? Well, as the Mirror has reported, he “organised a Freedom Rally against Covid restrictions in July … His family said that Wallace felt that insistence on wearing masks was a violation of people’s rights. The conspiracy theorist's dad Russell Wallace said: ‘After watching all the government overreach here he decided he wanted to do something about it’”. Government overreach.
Freedom from Government overreach did not save Caleb Wallace from Covid-19: he has left a young wife with three little children, and another on the way. And children are one way that Covid-19 spreads among the population. That is why Governments across Europe have already begun vaccinating 12 to 15 year olds. Less virus spread, fewer infections, fewer hospitalisations, and fewer deaths. This is a no brainer.
So, with new infections in the UK running at an average of over 34,000 a day (or three times the EU average), daily hospitalisations averaging 900, and deaths totalling 785 in the past week, no responsible broadcaster is going to stand in the way of any measure that cuts transmission, infection and all the rest. Unless they’re a host on GB News.
And that host is Neil Oliver, who has done his bit for increasing Covid-19 hospitalisations and deaths by ranting that the West is “not in the grip of a virus, but of delusional madness”. So are you sitting comfortably, children? Then he’ll begin. “I’ll start with the madness, a plan that I consider madness, anyway, that scares me most”. Do go on.
“Health Secretary Sajid Javid has told the NHS to give Covid-19 vaccine injections to children over 12. There’s talk as well, terrifying to me, inexplicable and appalling to my mind, of setting aside parental consent for that medical procedure. I say this is worse than madness, that it is wickedly wrong. Over and above the safety, or not, the efficacy, or not, of experimental injections rolled out under the terms of emergency use authorisation”.
We’re entering full Fox News Channel (fair and balanced my arse) territory now. And there is more. “And for which we have no long term data [wrong], I am scared to the pit of my stomach by any Government that seeks to come between parent and child … parents decide what does, and does not, happen to their children”. And he’s not finished.
“Governments, if they know what’s good for them, stay the hell away from law abiding parents and their kids. Down through history, one totalitarian régime after another … has identified the family as the fundamental building block of society, and, thereby, the most stubborn stumbling block on the road to establishing their brave new worlds”.
Enough. No doubt there will be sufficient plausible deniability to allow GB News to avoid the blowback from the next Covid denier who takes inspiration from this faux libertarian cretin. Meanwhile, Covid denial combined with more virus transmission by kids will, with the certainty of night following day, bring us more like Caleb Wallace. Read and weep.
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