Hi Richard. My daughter works I the medical sector. Yes, Covid exists and fills wards with people. My brother-in-law, in his late 70s, was hospitalised in for 2 weeks with covid, and 6 weeks on is not yet at full health, and there were deaths in the ward from covid. I know other peple who have lost friends and relatives. It is real.
But if the true figures were known, maybe it would only do be th us all f deaths per winter? However, you can't compare deaths from flu each year in an uncontrolled free society, with Covid deaths in 1 year with quarantine conditions in many places - like Spain, France and the UK.
But you are right. "We, the people" have a responsibility to hold the politicians to task (we tax-payers pay their salaries) and get honest policies and direction for the nation from them. NOT NEWSPAPERS, PRESS AND OTHER BUSINESS LED CORRUPT, SELF INTERESTED, ORANISATIONS.
Also, as with every disaster, man-made or natural, Joe Public pays in many ways and some businessmen and politicians and "experts" get rich! A natural law exists here I think? Darwin said the fittest survive best... or those at the top survive better than those drowning in the mire at the bottom of the heap!
It does look like there is a "big brother" international conspiracy. I think it is a strategic warfare by the Chinese - where the man-made virus was initially released - to de-stabilise the Western economies, so we become more dependant on imports from China, which can then inflate prices for their goods! Maybe it isn't? Just an unhappy coincidence? But nothing would surprise me...
Back to the workshop to tap a 5/16" BSF thread...