Self-Centred Mess and SARS-Ninja-CoV-3

A while back I predicted that unless people adopted a global approach to this pandemic it was very likely that the virus would mutate and severely so. We have a new variant which is not so easily defended against by the older vaccine generated immunity. In the UK they boasted about the wonderful vaccine roll-out, world-beating, allegedly. Meanwhile in the poor countries the virus mutates, and the pandemic drags on. How much will it have to mutate until it is designated SARS-CoV-3? What alphabet will they use for variants when they have exhausted the Greek one? Perhaps we shall start on the kanji…

This me first orientation, or self-centred behaviour can cause mess. The UK had a health secretary who snogged his mistress when he was telling everybody else to socially distance. And there is a prime minister who held a Christmas party when lockdown was on. It is one rule for us deities and quite another for you, the plebs. I think they lost the willing cooperation of the British a long time ago. They are only being tolerated now and in a very British way. It is a foxtrotting shambles.

I can think of multiple examples where blinkered self-centred behaviours have induced ginormous and long-lasting messes. Messes that are intractable to solution and which cannot be cleaned up. People with pathological and morbid autoproctological self-interest never imagine the consequences. In their self-diagnosed omniscience, they are unaware of anything other than their own wishes and desires. They know best after all.

According to the myth the last time humanity has its head so far up its own arse the planetary logos destroyed Atlantis….

We have a world beating vaccination programme, it does not matter if the brown people or Latinos get Covid. WE are just fine and dandy. Are we not smart, smug and clever?

The Surveillance Culture

This morning as I lay have awake, I began to wonder,” exactly where is the world headed?”

A large American sate has just passed laws enabling everyone to openly carry a handgun and to forbid abortion past six weeks offering a bounty to anyone reporting someone intending to abort. To my mind this is illogical. If life is sacred enough to ban abortions surely it is also sacred enough to ban guns. But this is typical of the insular blindness and lack of self-awareness in the USA. It does not care what the rest of the world thinks of it. It seems to me that the USA is on a downward spiral.

The legislators in Texas are encouraging neighbours to spy on each other. Will we be back to the days of the wild west when wanted posters for a woman seeking an abortion are put up around town and bounty hunters get deputised to capture them and bring them in on a horse? Will it be OK to lynch a woman for wanting an abortion in the fullness of time?

People already spy on each other like never before. There are these camera doorbells, dash cams and in the UK ANPR cameras. I remember a time when the tactics of the Stasi were frowned upon here in the west, where a party member might live in an apartment block and people would grass on others to them.

I have a T-shirt which says, “GCHQ always listening to our customers”. From time to time it draws a wry smile from others and in so doing it identifies them as British and/or Information Technology workers. One guy in Malta, actually slowed his car down so that he could read it better.

We have shit loads of data.

At the time of Christ, the world population is estimated at 190 million, at the time of Buddha 150 million. Now it is getting close to 8 billion. That is a humongous amount of data, especially given that many of that number have smartphones and even computers.

If you look at this GIF, what do you see?

I see a world blowing up like a balloon which sooner or later will burst.

To my eyes there is an inevitability we must sooner or later have a mass dis-incarnation event of considerable proportion. The black death in the 14th century did for a fair percentage of the population.

We can monitor climate change with an accuracy hitherto fore impossible. But that is what we like to do monitor and surveillance. Do we do anything? Well not much. There is a lot of handwringing, but do we ease up on the materialism personally, no. The government will sort it out…

Blavatsky wrote at a time, world population ~1.5 billion, when the ideas about the world were changing very fast. London was a hotbed of exploration and people {those with money} were interested in a whole bunch of stuff. I think that the degree of interest has waned partially due to the opiates of Netflix and Amazon. In America we have the polarisation of an advanced scientific society and the ardent believers of the Abrahamic version of “Christianity”. We have “Christian” fundamentalism and Islamic fundamentalists at loggerheads. Both perhaps claiming divine inspiration.

Science has perhaps, at least for now, won the science or religion debate. As a consequence, humanity is in a cul-de-sac of concrete mind and thereby lower manas. It says I like it here; it makes sense. I am NOT going to let my soul drive the vehicle.

It does not take a genius to note the number density of natural disasters is on the up. From the point of view of the sustenance of life we have been “lucky” Sars-CoV-2 has been relatively benign and not all that transmissible. A change of a factor of ten upwards of either or both of these would have truly decimated the world population and economies. The deaths from hunger and war could have gone sky high.

I see this as a warning shot by the planet to us.

But we are so complacent watching and keeping things under surveillance. When then do we reach the critical point, the point of no return? Certain leaders were very reticent about initiating lock downs. That same reticence is being shown in respect of climate change. People want to be popular and not draconian.

When will it be too late?

Will we have a governmental review as we try to survive in a post-apocalyptic world?

Will there still be elections to win and parliamentary seats to be had?

Where Is the Coronavirus Story Going?

I saw some reports from Reuters this morning:

“TOKYO, Aug 30 (Reuters) – Moderna Inc’s COVID-19 vaccine contamination woes in Japan have widened with another million doses being temporarily suspended, after foreign substances were found in more batches and two people died following shots from affected lots.

The suspension of Moderna supplies, affecting more than 2.6 million does in total, comes as Japan battles its worst wave of COVID-19 yet, driven by the contagious Delta variant, with new daily infections exceeding 25,000 this month for the first time amid a slow vaccine rollout.”

“Japan earlier halted the use of 1.63 million Moderna doses, shipped to 863 vaccination centres nationwide after the domestic distributor, Takeda Pharmaceutical received reports of contaminants in some vials.

Some 500,000 people received shots from those supplies, Taro Kono, the minister in charge of the vaccine push, has said.

Moderna and Spanish pharma company Rovi, which bottles Moderna vaccines for markets other than the United States, said at the time that the contamination could be due to a manufacturing issue in one of Rovi’s production lines.

Takeda said on Monday that the investigation is ongoing.

Rovi shares plunged more than 20% in early trade.”

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Here are the Covid infection graphs for France

United Kingdom

And Israel

In two of the “most” vaccinated countries UK and Israel, the case numbers are on the up. The quicker acting and more decisive Israelis have started giving a third booster shot to its population.

I am wondering if viral complacency is setting in, or a kind of fatigue, with imagined immunity causing risky behaviours.

In the UK massive festivals are underway and football is back on…

The UK will overtake France in terms of total number of Covid cases soon. It is again climbing the charts so to speak.

I have heard that UK univesities are putting on charter flights to bring fee paying Chinese students to help fill their depleted coffers, with a few Yuan…

Here mask wearing is still mandatory indoors in many places and the prefecture has introduced it in popular places externally as well. In the centre of our local town, you now have to wear a mask outdoors and whenever you are waiting in line. The restrictions will be reduced late September. Our incidence is ~150 per 100,000. The number of double vaccinated is up and I had to show my Pass Sanitaire before they let me into the clinic the other day. It was my first colonoscopy wearing a surgical mask. They even repositioned it over the oxygen feed.

It looks as if maintaining mask wearing keeps the numbers down and it has the psychological reminder inherent.

The fat lady has not yet sung, the pandemic is not over. The surge of “yeah we are free” optimism has started to fade. The irreversibility touted by Boris is not looking quite as irreversible as he may have hoped. This looks to be a long haul thing.

It looks like, depending on the Israel data, we shall all be getting a third booster shot. Ours will be from Moderna, the made in Spain variety.

Companies will be trialing, like Moderna is, their vaccines 2.0 and 3.0.

These companies will be onto a nice litte earner for the forseeable future, a nice ongoing revenue stream.

hmnn…

B.1.621, the Tortoise and the Hare.

On Reuters today they have been talking about how seven very aged people, in Belgium at the same care home, all unwell yet twice vaccinated have died from the B.1.621 version of the Kappa variant of Columbian precedence. I guess where the cocaine goes so does this. They have yet to fully assess how/if it is more deadly and more transmissible.

When the various UK tory ministers started harping on about the brilliant, world beating, vaccination programme I thought to myself “Oh dear”. All that hype, showing off and posturing, tempts fate and gives a false sense of how thoroughly the UK is vaccinated. People will think we don’t have to worry our world beating vaccination programme has made it safe. I don’t need to get vaccinated.

So now the UK’s world beating vaccination programme is in seventh place in the European table of percentage doubly vaccinated.  It is no longer world beating. There is this premature ejaculatory response of British politicians looking for the popularity upside. Look at me/us gee aren’t I/we clever.

A bit sad if not partially inevitable.

The Planetary Causal Vehicle

What caused this planet, is it simply gravity?

What organised it into its current state, pure chance and random happenstance?

Does the planet want to change and evolve and are we screwing it up like the infection we are?

We could take the analogy of a viral epidemic to create an analogy concerning what we as a fast-replicating species are doing to the planet. We are causing it to have trouble breathing, reducing the available oxygen and giving it a fever {global warming}. We are killing off species.

Is that not a very rough analogy for what SARS-CoV-2 is doing to us?

So, the planetary causal vehicle has brought the planet together into a form which we call earth.  It then has to repel the personality of earth and infuse it with its Soul or causal vehicle. The planetary causal vehicle needs to take the “steering wheel” away from us.

That in which we live and breath and have our being is but the thought form made into matter of the planetary causal vehicle. And just as our bodies get microcosmic {nanoscopic} infections it too gets microcosmic infections, us.

We talk about getting back to normal as if it is our right.

But isn’t our normal precisely that which is fucking up the planet?

What if the planet continues to develop antibodies to us, sending us more floods, more droughts, more wildfires, more pandemics?

What exactly will it take in order to make us listen?

31 ˚C – Covid Passport – Cancer Follow UP

Today we have 31 ˚C in the shade and have just returned from our second anti-Covid vaccination. I am feeling a little lightheaded and it is too hot to do any gardening.

We have both got one of these an EU Covid Passport.

This means that we can in principle travel

This morning I have had a full blood test to prepare me for the next part of the medical merry-go-round. I have a gastroenterology appointment on Monday to set in motion yet another visit to the chimney sweep, or in other words get a colonoscopy. I have been tested for carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA) and prostate-specific antigen (PSA). I’ll find out either later today or tomorrow whether my CEA levels are elevated. There is always a mild trepidation.

I found out that the number of colonoscopies has been down due to covid which means that death from colon cancer will be up in due course.

In conclusion, roughly 250,000 fewer colonoscopy preparations were dispensed during the first six months of the COVID-19 pandemic in France. Deleterious consequences on morbidity and mortality related to gastroenterological diseases, such as colorectal cancer, are to be feared.”

It seems that they do them under general here. So, I guess I will be visiting and anaesthetist too.

« La coloscopie est réalisée sous anesthésie générale ou sédation (anesthésie légère). C’est pourquoi une consultation auprès d’un médecin anesthésiste est obligatoire, huit à dix jours avant l’examen. »

When I had my hip done it was under local, but since I stopped smoking, I may be eligible for a general. And yes, I get to simulate a major localised dysentery outbreak, self-inflicted with my old “friend” Picolax.

I watched the last six on the “telly” so to speak. Fibre optics, screen capture, refresh rate and instrumentation are interesting to me.

I like to see what the polyps look like, if there are any and yes, I did see my own tumour, six years ago now.

Hey-ho

It will be interesting to see how the French system approaches this…

Covid – Exponential Fits

I have listened to the morning news and the UK government are starting to back pedal a little about so-called “freedom day”.

The quality of fit for exponential growth continues to improve. This empirical fit predicts ~55,000 cases on freedom day. It does not include any factors such as mass quasi-religious-football-events at the Holy Shrine of Wembley.

The quality of fit for the French data is poorer, but the numbers here are on the up as well. We have ~ 4,500 as opposed to ~35,000 per day.

Once again the UK is leading and will climb the Covid case number chart, pop-pickers.

The so called Delta variant is here and if I understand it correctly the Lambda variant is in the UK.

I know let’s fill Wembley Way with pissed up, sweaty people gobbing on each other with glee as the spirit of 1966 is reborn, ING-GER-LAND…

Whisky Tango Foxtrot…

It is coming home – football or SARS-CoV-2?

Isn’t it moronic, don’t you think?

Alanis Morissette

Hey man that car crash has started. Tonight, tens of thousands of pissed up Brits will watch a gladiatorial contest. They will sing and hug and spit on each other. They will sweat and jump up and down. They will prematurely celebrate Freedom Day.

Surf is up bro’.

Here comes the wave…

FFS…

The world is watching, and do you really think that this kind of shit will attract investment?

A safe pair of hands?

Nah…