At the start of the week, it was widely reported that George Soros and Bill Gates were part of a consortium that was preparing to buy a U.K.-based manufacturer of Covid tests. It was described as part of an effort to expand access to “affordable, state-of-the-art medical technology” around the globe.
Both the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Soros Economic Development Fund announced the new initiative, Global Access Health (GAH), which was supposed to have aims to facilitate the expansion of the rollout, which is best known for the eye-watering technology of rapid coronavirus tests. These lateral flow tests (LFT) allegedly offer early-warning screening for the coronavirus and have been used in part for reopening parts of the world. They give an early warning result for people with no symptoms.
Fast forward just a few short days and the building crescendo in the main-stream media is how the rapidly rising numbers who have been “pinged” by the controversial Track & Trace app are affecting the food chain in the UK. The answer, apparently, is a move to daily testing for those notified, rather than them staying off work for ten days. Tens of millions more tests will be needed for this.
Well, blow me down with a feather, isn’t that a stroke of good fortune for the two gentlemen listed above? I mean, they couldn’t have known about this plan, could they? Just a stroke of luck, then, that the government decided to accelerate its reverse Robin Hood strategy of robbing the poor to give to the rich. For these tests are far from free – and the cost will be recouped from taxation at some point.
Backed by the NHS app, which seems to have gone absolutely crazy recently, maybe these business geniuses foresaw the situation? Did you? All I know is that more people I know of have reported taking ten days off in the last couple of weeks than I have been aware of in the last 18 months.
Have people been that desperate for a few days off in the sunny weather, that they have been mingling with other parents after school or trawling round the pubs and beaches in the hope they will walk past someone with the T&T app still active and get told to isolate? It would be a great time to catch up with the gardening, let’s face it!
I genuinely don’t know what the answer is, I’ll leave it to you, dear reader, to draw your own conclusions about the new Soros/Gates venture.
Martin Day – Party Secretary