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随着英国进入后大流行时代,它与 新冠肺炎 揭示了一个综合了优势和劣势的国家。 一方面,英国已经开发、制造和分发了有效的 疫苗 比任何其他国家都快。 另一方面,它建造了英国历史上最大的肉汁列车,每天向顾问支付高达 6,624 英镑的费用来运行 失败的 NHS 测试和追踪系统 两年内耗资 37 亿英镑。

重要的是要知道为什么英国对危机有两种截然不同的反应,一种是惊人的成功,另一种是可耻的失败。 Covid-19 疫情就像一场战争一样,告诉我们很多关于英国国家和社会的信息,以及是什么“让他们打勾”——或者,在某些情况下,不打勾。

下议院公共账户委员会本周发布的一份报告中描述了一些明显没有“打勾”的英国,歪曲了昂贵的 NHS T&T 的多次失败。 成立于 2020 年 XNUMX 月,由男爵夫人领导 迪多·哈丁(Dido Harding),它旨在通过快速识别感染者及其接触者并让他们隔离来打破 Covid-19 的传播。 有证据表明,它全面未能实现这些目标中的任何一个。

该报告的结论被许多媒体描述为“诅咒”,但现实更加严重。 它将被财政部前常任秘书麦克弗森勋爵谴责为“有史以来最浪费和最无能的公共支出计划”。

这里的危险不仅仅是浪费和无能,因为可能被称为“疫苗英国”和“肉汁火车英国”之间的竞争还没有结束,两者都可能成为未来英国政治和商业生活中的主导压力。

政府部长显然希望人们不要太关注 NHS T&T 的巨大惨败,因为他们对接种疫苗感到宽慰。 他们甚至不顾议会委员会和国家审计署 (NAO) 引用的证据,声称该计划取得了巨大的成功,并引用了 NHS T&T 发布的数据来摆脱困境,显示大量人测试。

它的公告让我想起了曾经在苏联公布的煤炭和钢铁产量飙升的数据,以表明经济处于粗鲁的健康状态。 就阻止冠状病毒的传播而言,仅进行检测并没有任何意义,除非结果足够快地返回,而他们通常未能做到这一点,以使那些检测呈阳性的人限制他们的社交接触。

人们应该自我隔离,但 NAO 估计这样做的比例在 10% 到 59% 之间。 伦敦国王学院去年的一项研究表明,70% 的人表示如果有必要他们会自我隔离,但实际上只有 18% 的人这样做了。

想象一个陌生的电话——通常用于销售双层玻璃和家庭保险的方法——会说服人们通过隔离 10 天或更长时间来颠覆他们的生活,这总是荒谬的。 最缺乏安全感的工作通常会避免测试,因为他们负担不起隔离。 英国陆军在利物浦进行的一项试点研究表明,来自最贫困地区的人接受检测的可能性只有一半,尽管“更贫困的人群检测呈阳性的可能性是后者的两倍”。

由于未能对许多最有可能感染 Covid-19 的人进行检测,而且无法追踪已知感染该疾病的人以确保他们处于自我隔离状态。

但有些人认为——政府热衷于他们应该这样做——随着大规模疫苗接种的推出,这一切都变得无关紧要。 但是,战胜病毒的假设还为时过早,因为随着封锁和疫苗接种减少了感染人数,有必要识别和隔离剩余的冠状病毒热点,就像在澳大利亚、新西兰、中国台湾、越南所做的那样和韩国。 但直到今天,尽管 NHS T&T 去年花费了超过 22 亿英镑,但是否能够做到这一点仍值得怀疑。

这种失败的性质不仅对结束这一流行病,而且对英国国家和社会的未来都有影响。 麦克弗森勋爵说,谈到 T&T 计划时,“不同寻常的是,政府中没有人似乎感到惊讶或震惊。” 换句话说,我们可能正在寻找一种新的规范,在这种规范中,国家成为无数寄生虫的宿主,试图从它那里榨取金钱。

政府为自己辩解,声称如果犯了错误,这是因为需要应对迅速升级的危机。 有人可能会认为,在这种情况下,政府会首先寻找以前处理过艾滋病和其他流行病的公共卫生退伍军人,但相反,它会与没有公共卫生经验的顾问和公司签订昂贵的非竞争性合同.

据议会委员会称,该计划目前雇佣了 2,500 名顾问,每名顾问的平均日薪估计为 1,100 英镑,该委员会补充说,“NHS T&T 高层仍然缺乏一般公共卫生专业知识”。

我对这种类型的业务方法有所了解,但这只是因为 我花了很多年时间报道中东的石油国家,任何想赢得合同的公司都知道它必须在法庭上有朋友。 几年前,我在巴格达开车经过一个膝盖高的污水和洪水混合物,尽管据说已经花费了 7.4 亿美元在其新的排水系统上——但结果并不存在。

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是否有必要像沙特阿拉伯、伊拉克和海湾国家那样,在英国成为正常的内线轨道? 疫情相关合同分析 纽约时报 去年表明情况可能是这样,因为它显示在近 22 亿美元的支出中,“大约 11 亿美元流向了由保守党政治家的朋友和同事经营的公司,或者没有经验或历史的公司。争议”。

政府捍卫者说,NHS T&T 是非典型的,但实际上,它是几十年外包和中央和地方政府空心化的结果,同时降低了专业知识和经验的作用。 相反,疫苗开发和推广的成功取决于政府内外专家和经验丰富的人士的指导。

正如鲍里斯·约翰逊和他的部长们声称对疫苗接种运动的功劳一样,NHS T&T 是房间里的死象,它的恶臭与日俱增。

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  1. BuelahMan 说:

    This precisely what Cockhead needs to write about and stay away from American politics. I was done in 2.3 seconds (the time to scroll directly to the comments section).

  2. Unit472 说:

    The premise that it is possible to trace an airborne virus is flawed. Covid is not Ebola or AIDS spread by contact with bodily fluids. To this day we don’t know the parameters of how covid spreads just that it does.

    • 回复: @Donald A Thomson
  3. It seems the UK government staffers and bureaucrats have finally learned a few things from their American counterparts. Now, if they’d just ditch dweebs like Whitty and Hancock, and get their hands on a Fauci type, they’d have it made in the shade.

    • 哈哈: YetAnotherAnon
  4. ConJob 19: The Lies never End for a [电子邮件保护] 流感。

    Anyone who believes the con is a fool, a bootlicker and a billionaires’ bitch.

    • 同意: Flying Dutchman
  5. RoatanBill 说:

    I want to know why it costs £1,100 per day to employ these useless creatures? Couldn’t people have been found to pretend they’re doing a necessary job for a tenth of that?

    • 回复: @The Wild Geese Howard
  6. GeeBee 说:

    out of nearly \$22bn spent, “about \$11bn went to companies either run by friends and associates of politicians in the Conservative Party

    I’d love to know which ones…

    At all events, this sort of thing merely serves to underscore the grotesque folly of any state allowing a middle man (or ‘third party’) to sit between the state and provision of the goods and services that might be best thought of as ‘the commons’: all of those necessities that the state is supposed to provide in order to keep the cost of living of its nationals down – if only to maintain wages at a level whereby the nations’ industry remains competitive.

    Once these ‘middle men’ or ‘third parties’ get their hands on things, we see precisely this sort of situation, and thereby wages must soar in order to allow ordinary people to maintain any sort of decent standard of living, after they have paidy for all those things that ought to be provided by government, free from usury and extraction by these third parties. One result, of course, is that the nation’s goods and services are no longer marketable, as the labour component of production shuts the door on competition. Oher, more sensible nations, then take over the role of making and selling these goods and services (I give you China).

    Welcome to ‘clown world’. It’s here to stay until Zio-America finally releases us all from the grip it still maintains on us, even in its ugly death throes (and that, of course, includes the American people themselves).

    • 同意: animalogic
    • 回复: @Antiwar7
  7. @RoatanBill

    账单-

    Overpaid, low-skill jobs for vibrants is one of the main goals of the test and trace efforts.

    Same goes for the current useless sanitizing jobs and the gun grabbing jobs of the future.

  8. The population killers are never pure. Their desire to reduce human population to 400 million as dictated by the Georgia Guide Stones never, never stops them from pocketing some extra cash. Might get them across town in style like that randy professor that tells everybody to stay home.

  9. As much as I hate corporate welfare I’d take regular corruption and incompetence over the fundamentalist religious crusade which is a big part of the injection onslaught which is using the fake “pandemic” as a pretext.

    Of course, of the two examples given here the open-ended, sky’s-the-limit, theoretically endless crisis-profiteering taxpayer-fleecing injection onslaught is also by far the worse case of a government-funded gravy train for Big Pharma. Because of the other even more pressing reasons to denounce injectionism, we often forget that it’s also one of the most extreme examples of government embezzlement in history, one of the worst financial crimes and armed robberies ever.

    But nice try with this attempt at misdirection from the abomination of injection desolation. How stupid would one have to be still to believe in PCR “testing”, let alone submit to any directive based upon such a fraudulent test?

    The scribbler is right to compare the Covid scam to a war – that is, a war of aggression launched on totally false pretenses against a target which represented no threat at all, purely for motives of plunder and subjugation at home and abroad, with government and media launching a campaign of full scale propaganda and lies about the war, and with the war being unwinnable but the government forcing society ever deeper into a bottomless quagmire.

    Yup, that’s “Covid” all right, the lies and lockdowns, the slanders and superstitions, and now this mass violent assault on the very bodies of the people which is already killing large numbers and is guaranteed to kill vastly more.

    • 回复: @The Wild Geese Howard
  10. TG 说:

    A well written but terrifying piece. Kudos.

    Indeed, as societies rot, they do not do so all at once. Even today in the west there are talented and objective and honest people. But they dwindle…

    • 回复: @Flying Dutchman
  11. @Flying Dutchman

    I’d take regular corruption and incompetence over the fundamentalist religious crusade which is a big part of the injection onslaught which is using the fake “pandemic” as a pretext.

    对?

    I mean, the average Covidian is way too smart and sophisticated for dull and hokey Christianity, yet the best they can do is the lamest, most moronic death cult ever.

    • 回复: @Flying Dutchman
  12. Franco 说:

    人们无法设想“联系人跟踪”的其他任何可能用法? 来吧。 那是执法和军事情报的基础。 使用电话和计算机信息找出谁与谁相关联,以查明他们在哪里,然后将其逮捕或杀死。

    这将是向高科技军事警察技术官僚机构赠送的最黄金的礼物,而作者并没有指出这一明显而又令人震惊的事实。 他不反对以英国政府对待军事战斗人员和恐怖分子的方式来对待人们,英国政府不以此为由……他不为自己的所作所为而感到沮丧,他为自己没有做到充分而感到不高兴。

    好主啊!

    • 回复: @Flying Dutchman
  13. @The Wild Geese Howard

    the average Covidian is way too smart and sophisticated for dull and hokey Christianity, yet the best they can do is the lamest, most moronic death cult ever.

    I see little evidence for smart, but they are “educated” and consider themselves sophisticated based on their late-modern imperial media and decadent globalist fake culture.

    So yes they consider themselves above any actual devotion to anything like Christianity. (Some may consider themselves liberal or conservative “Christians”, but if they even go to church it’s one of the fake churches that has gone over fully to Satan now that the beast has explicitly unveiled in real time what the prophet envisioned in Revelation 13.)

    Meanwhile I agree that the beast’s Covid death cult is lame and stupid to an extraordinary degree. I think it’s a combination of (1) the most extreme doubling-down manifestation of the existing modern cult of the state/globalism/scientism/technocracy/”progress” with (2) an extreme amount of pent-up free-floating fear-itself among the masses who sense themselves being economically liquidated, under mounting threat of social breakdown and violence, and with escalating ecological blowback and accelerating collapse making them feel the ground shaking under their feet.

    The globalist-technocracy system found the right propaganda register at the right time to provide “Covid” as a focus for all these free-floating, inarticulate but intense anxieties, to offer a set of ritual actions (masks, hex spacing, injections) which are promised to ward off demons and provide a sense of togetherness with fellow cultists, and in this way give the escape mechanism through which they all can double down on doublethinking faith in the benevolence, wisdom, competence, honesty and most of all the perpetuity of the globalist economic system. This doubling down is the way believer types usually react to the cognitive dissonance which had become so extreme by 2020.

    • 回复: @The Wild Geese Howard
  14. @TG

    Even today in the west there are talented and objective and honest people. But they dwindle…

    There’s still lots of them but they won’t be found in the system institutions. The system’s been selecting for instrumental psychopaths for a long time now, while its increasingly psychopathic culture has been driving out any non-psychopaths.

    Part of the 2020 onslaught was to greatly step up the internal persecution of any remaining human beings within the system and complete the purge.

    • 回复: @Ugetit
  15. Ugetit 说:
    @Flying Dutchman

    The quality of your comments is well beyond that of most of the writers here or anywhere else, and I do not mean to damn you with faint praise.

    • 同意: The Wild Geese Howard
    • 谢谢: Flying Dutchman
  16. El Dato 说:

    On the one hand, Britain has developed, manufactured and distributed effective vaccines quicker than any other nation.

    Imperial levels of FAIL in the second sentence.

    Even Wikipedia has this:

    On 24 June 2020, China approved the CanSino vaccine for limited use in the military and two inactivated virus vaccines for emergency use in high-risk occupations. On 11 August 2020, Russia announced the approval of its Sputnik V vaccine for emergency use, though one month later only small amounts of the vaccine had been distributed for use outside of the phase 3 trial. The Pfizer–BioNTech partnership submitted an EUA request to the FDA for the mRNA vaccine BNT162b2 (active ingredient tozinameran) on 20 November 2020. On 2 December 2020, the United Kingdom’s Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) gave temporary regulatory approval for the Pfizer–BioNTech vaccine, becoming the first country to approve this vaccine and the first country in the Western world to approve the use of any COVID‑19 vaccine.

    BioNTech is a German company, btw.

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  17. @Flying Dutchman

    I see little evidence for smart, but they are “educated” and consider themselves sophisticated

    Yes, I could have made my facetiousness clearer.

    The globalist-technocracy system found the right propaganda register at the right time to provide “Covid” as a focus for all these free-floating, inarticulate but intense anxieties

    I think a lot of those anxieties were engineered by decades of predictive programming.

    Think about the decades of plague zombie-related programming that have been pumped out across all popular media formats. I believe that had an enormous impact on the public psyche.

    • 回复: @Flying Dutchman
  18. Rahan 说:

    The article makes a very good point; similar developments are taking place in Germany and elsewhere, with for example random new mask regulations working for mask producers/sellers close to those making the regulations. Blue US states included.

    It seems the 9/11 coup was the defining watershed, after which the Western system kept going by momentum, burning through its accumulated fat, and now 2020 coup aftermath shows us the real situation–it has now become a digital Gulag Globohomo version of 1990s Eastern Europe. In terms of institutional efficiency and institutional corruption, not yet in terms of generic petty bribery on the traffic police level, but give it time.

    For the first time in history Vietnam is more efficient and less corrupt than the West, when dealing with a calamity that affects the whole nation. This is not because Vietnam has become a leading 1st world power. This is because the basic functionality which it has achieved is already something the West is only pretending to have.

    伤心!

  19. @The Wild Geese Howard

    I recall the speculation on what the apparent popularity of zombie themes in entertainment meant. In hindsight it’s more clear why these shows were popular with programmers, and why the media at least claimed everyone was watching them (and therefore you should too).

  20. @Franco

    人们无法设想“联系人跟踪”的其他任何可能用法? 来吧。 那是执法和军事情报的基础。 使用电话和计算机信息找出谁与谁相关联,以查明他们在哪里,然后将其逮捕或杀死。

    Given the fact that this vile program has existed at all, much better it’s a typical corrupt incompetent failed money pit than that it’s competently done and works well.

  21. Antiwar7 说:
    @GeeBee

    You’re absolutely right about the folly of allowing any third parties to sit between the state and what they’re provisioning.

    Look into why people used to buy “commissions” to become British officers, hundreds of years ago. They did that in order to reap the future profits of being paid by the Crown to feed and provision their men, and turning around and buying them substandard slop to live off of.

    Or the gross larceny of many US Indian agents and others who administered Indian reservations.

    • 回复: @GeeBee
  22. GeeBee 说:

    Thanks for that. Regarding your example of buying commissions, I feel that I can confidently state that I have more than merely ‘looked into’ British Military History. I served as a British Army Officer myself, and while at Sandhurst became more than merely familiar with the subject. Your point is one that I have heard stated from time to time, but while I know that there are many shameful examples of military stores not ending up where they ought, this was normally a result of various underhand machinations on the part of various civilians, and I cannot agree that the blanket rationale for young, upper-class men getting their fathers to buy them a commission in the regiment in which their family had likely served as officers for many generations, was to exploit them financially. This ran counter to the very strong underlying ethic of duty and service, which was a key characteristic of the British (or at any rate, English) army from the time that a permanent or ‘standing’ army became the norm after the Restoration. Quite apart from anything else, the officers, having ‘bought’ their commission, did not receive a salary – they were expected to be financially independent.

    All of that said, I should very much like to hear of any evidence you might have come across that has led you to this conclusion (I have always prided myself on keeping an open mind).

  23. GeeBee 说:
    @Antiwar7

    See my post number 22, which I somehow managed not to hit the reply button for.

  24. @Unit472

    Australia can trace. New Zealand can trace. South Korea can trace. Japan can trace. Taiwan can trace. Vietnam can trace. China can trace. Hong Kong can trace.

    This must be because we share Vietnam’s exceptional scientific prowess. Actually, this may be only partly true as Australia, while doing over 80 times better than the USA, has done much worse than Vietnam. This means that Australia’s effort was only at a 3rd world level. The UK couldn’t reach that level of clerical and visiting high tech. Can people in the UK catch a bus? That would require them to visit a bus stop so I have my doubts. Can people in the UK write down names and addresses? I have my doubts. Can people in the UK use a phone or send an SMS or mail? That’s a bit hi-tech so probably not.

    At least, we can all test.

    There’s no reason to think that India is generally inferior to the UK in clerical work, using a phone, sending and delivering mail or visiting. I doubt they need consultants to support their clerks. Please don’t suggest a new method of corruption and inefficiency to them; they already have old problems and haven’t done well against COVID-19, just much better than the UK. [电子邮件保护]

  25. @El Dato

    Imperial levels of FAIL in the second sentence.

    It’s kinda comical the way Cockburn manages to combine fanatical British jingoism like your example, with nostalgia for the glory days of empire — like his earlier “Oh yeah? Back in the day, my great-great granddad burned your capital, you pissant colonials!” — with equally enthusiastic assertions that he’s a 真正 self-hating goy, and cares deeply about so-called “racism.”

    And at the risk of being pedantic: “nation” is hardly the right term for Britain in the current year. “Country,” or perhaps “economic zone,” would be more apt. Here Chucky Schumer explains the actual definition of nation to other AIPAC attendees:

    When Chucky talks about the “jewish nation,” he doesn’t mean Israel. He may be a hate-filled semitic supremacist, but — unlike Cockburn — he knows what the word means.

  26. 人们应该自我隔离,但 NAO 估计这样做的比例在 10% 到 59% 之间。 伦敦国王学院去年的一项研究表明,70% 的人表示如果有必要他们会自我隔离,但实际上只有 18% 的人这样做了。

    …it is necessary to identify and isolate the remaining coronavirus hotspots, as has been done in Australia, New Zealand, Taiwan, China, Vietnam and South Korea.

    It’s almost as if diversity destroys social capital. As if a certain degree of racial/ cultural homgeneity is a necessary — though not sufficient — condition for a high-trust society. Or something.

    A few years ago, I drove through a knee-high mixture of raw sewage and flood water in Baghdad, though \$7.4bn had supposedly been spent on its new drainage system – which turned out not to exist.

    Just look at rates of cousin marriage across the world, and correlate with clannishness and corruption.

    Is the same necessity to have an inside track going to become normal in Britain, as it has long been in Saudi Arabia, Iraq and the Gulf states?

    You know what they say “Import the Third World — become the Third World.” Not a difficult concept to grasp… unless your ideology/ secular religion mandates rigid, fanatical blank slatism.

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