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Here are some questions being asked on social media that we could put into a petition and send round MPs to get all their answers.

MPs are allowed (ought to) consult scientists and researchers plus people on the frontline. Let us see a sign that our government puts the wellbeing of the nation first. What is a country for if not for its people.

First Chris Morrison
@CMorrisonEsq

Nearly 2,000 UK people die daily

The relevant Covid questions are:

1 How many people would have died already if this year’s winter had not been exceptionally mild?

2. How many very old people will die anyway in the near future?

3. How many died with Covid not because of it?

Bob Maxx @Bobmaxx
Replying to
4. How many lives were saved by our distancing and hygiene – that would have died of the flu?
Others (mine so far), please add in comments. We could collaborate on a people’s petition.
5. when will tests be widely available?
6. When will health workers stop being put at risk? where is the right protection equipment?
7. What is the exit strategy from lockdown?
8. Why are flights landing in UK without quarantining people? (23 March, so may be resolved by now)
9. Why aren’t police ensuring people are social distancing?
10. Are we asking for help from other countries?
11. Why did early warnings about taste and smell and being out in the sun get so quickly silenced?
12. What is happening in other countries each day?
13. How are people being assured of shelter and food?
14. When is the plan to end the lockdown (yes, most other countries have targets for this). what is the strategy to get there?
15. How is tax going to be collected fairly from multinationals, instead of high earning professionals forcing them to retire early?
16. When is Westminster going to sign up to the Transparency Register so we know how much time lobbyists are getting?
17. When are conflicts of interest going to be blocked from policy making?
18. When are the press going to be watchdogs for public interest not guard dogs for the establishment.
19. What if all countries reported their total deaths (daily, weekly, monthly) and set it against their usual figures by month to compare across regions and like for like?
20. In December 1952, 12,000 people choked to death in London because of the Pea Soup Fog that polluted London in the rise of the motor car and as the country recovered from the war (rationing was still in place). The outcome was to prevent fires in houses in London. People’s homes must have been very cold after that.
Here is an excerpt from the article about the Great Smog, to see parallel with our times today:

The deadly smog prompted the British government — after much denying any connection between the deaths and pollution — to pass the world’s first Clean Air Act. Christie’s horror story, on the other hand, led to the abolition of the death penalty years later. A neighbour of Christie, named Tim Evans, was accused of killing his own wife and child and executed before Christie confessed to the murders — a wrongful conviction that riled the public.

For Dawson, the way the media — and the public — reacted to both stories at the time is very telling of how the world still works to this day. Outlandish tweets and headline-grabbing news often get the most attention, sometimes overshadowing more important stories, she says. “All of this to me just resonated in our time period, and so I thought the juxtaposition was really important,” Dawson says.

Will our governments and today’s social media get their priorities straight. Window dressing is not as important as what is going on behind the windows.

In Microsoft Edge the ‘upload files’ button just does not respond. It is dead. Will add picture from Mac where things are much more logical, straight forward and less unwanted functions constantly activated by muscle memory.

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