UK stands down from pandemic panic
While Idaho’s governor at the direction of the bueracrats from Health and Welfare was locking the state down in a 21-day-long ‘house arrest’ and economically disastrous plot, elsewhere in the world the pandemic panic is winding down. March 19 in the UK, Coronavirus COVID-19 has been taken off the high consequence infectious diseases list.
COVID-19 is no longer considered to be a high consequence infectious diseases (HCID) in the UK.
Where is the media roar all over the world—blasting out the news that the UK government no longer considers COVID an existential threat to all life on Earth? There is no giant headlines indicating that the dominos are now starting to fall in another direction—away from sheer economic suicidal insanity?
The UK government, on its website, announced on March 23, under “Status of COVID-19”:
“As of 19 March 2020, COVID-19 is no longer considered to be a high consequence infectious diseases (HCID) in the UK.”
Now that more is known about COVID-19, the public health bodies in the UK have reviewed the most up to date information about COVID-19 against the UK HCID criteria.
They have determined that several features have now changed; in particular, more information is available about mortality rates (low overall), and there is now greater clinical awareness and a specific and sensitive laboratory test, the availability of which continues to increase.
The Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens (ACDP) is also of the opinion that COVID-19 should no longer be classified as an HCID.”
The criteria for a HCID is:
- acute infectious disease
- typically has a high case-fatality rate
- may not have effective prophylaxis or treatment
- often difficult to recognise and detect rapidly
- ability to spread in the community and within healthcare settings
- requires an enhanced individual, population and system response to ensure it is managed effectively, efficiently and safely
The HCID has passed over COVID-19 to the UK government who have as we all know has all but locked down the country.
The official source of information can be seen https://www.gov.uk/guidance/high-consequence-infectious-diseases-hcid