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PM Mark Rutte and his cabinet ministers fail to take responsibility for their laissez-fair approach to the CoV-2 pandemic. Rutte even manages to DENY what he said in the Address to the Nation two days ago and what his RIVM director has been preaching for weeks. "No, herd-immunity was not a goal in attacking the coronavirus, it was a product of our option."

In his Address to the Nation on Monday:

    The reality is that the coronavirus is among us and will remain among us for the time being. There is no easy or quick way ou of this very difficult situation. The reality is that in the near future a large part of the Dutch population will be infected with the virus.

    That is what the experts are telling us now. And what they also tell us is that, pending a vaccine or medicine, we can slow down the spread of the virus while at the same time building group immunity in a controlled way.

    I have to explain that.

    Those who have had the virus are usually immune afterwards. Just like in the old days with measles. The larger the group that is immune, the less chance that the virus will jump to vulnerable elderly people and people with poor health. With group immunity you build, as it were, a protective wall around them.

    That is the principle. But we have to realize that it can take months or even longer to build up group immunity and during that time we need to shield people who are at greater risk as much as possible.

    "Asscher (PvdA) puts a finger on the sore spot: After Rutte's speech, the problem arose that group immunity is the goal. That was not the intention, but that is how it came across."

Jaap van Dissel appointed as Director of the RIVM Centre for Infectious Disease Control

All his tweets in a timeline ... from outbreak in China from January 21 onwards. Ill prepared and ill informed of the facts. Rutte claims today he was following the lead from WHO ... another BIG lie as I have written just a few days ago!

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'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Wed Mar 18th, 2020 at 09:08:53 PM EST
That's OK.
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by Cat on Wed Mar 18th, 2020 at 09:40:35 PM EST
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'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Wed Mar 18th, 2020 at 10:36:15 PM EST
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'Sapere aude'
by Oui (Oui) on Fri Mar 20th, 2020 at 08:34:21 AM EST
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The larger the group that is immune, the less chance that the virus will jump to vulnerable elderly people and people with poor health.

Anecdotal evidence is enough to conclusively demonstrate the sheer insanity of this approach.

I just got off the phone with a youg family member in the UK. Gig economy, two zero-hours contracts. She lives in a household of four, all in the same demographic. ALL of them work in close contact with vulnerable people.

One is an optometrist. He has a lot of elderly clients. None will die if they don't get new glasses, but his employer can't afford to close down. One of his colleagues is off work with suspected coronavirus.

Do I need to go on?

It is rightly acknowledged that people of faith have no monopoly of virtue - Queen Elizabeth II

by eurogreen on Thu Mar 19th, 2020 at 11:44:45 AM EST
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