Print the page
Increase font size

UK Madness Level Turned To 11

George Gilder

Posted January 13, 2021

George Gilder

Below you’ll find the latest from William Briggs.

Keep scrolling to read his thoughts…

Police assisting old person

I said last week “The UK has lost its mind.”

They have moved to Madness Level 11 since then, proposing allowing people outside only once per week, and arresting those walking alone along the beach.

The scientists in charge of the UK are a word I cannot use on a family blog.

They are also not too good at their jobs, which I can say, and which I can prove with ease.

Here are two plots, using data from their own ONS (here and here), that prove their scientists are idiots.

The first is the weekly all-cause death from 1993 to the end of 2020 (the last update they had available when I downloaded the data on the weekend):


Click the image to enlarge.

The coronadoom and lockdowns, with the two battling it out for top body count, did indeed kill a lot of people in early 2020. The number of dead (by whatever cause) since then has been less than many, many, many other years.

Here is the same data per capita, which puts the madness in better perspective.


Click the image to enlarge.

The flu+pneumonia seasons of both 1999 and 2000 were worse than the doom in 2020.

Where by worse, I mean worse.

There is no justification for turning the screws on citizens. So why do they do it? Models. Models have taken the place of Reality. I have been warning about this for many years. It’s time you listened.

Bottom line: No matter what age, there is at least about a 10 times or larger chance of dying from something else then COVID. If you’re under 44, the COVID risk is vanishingly low. Our level of fear is not in line with the actual risk.

About masks in depth, see this article and this one. I am also working on a comprehensive article about masks. Hint: they do not work.

Go here to read the full update.

-William Briggs


George Gilder
Editor, Gilder's Daily Prophecy

New Year’s Digms [Part 1]

Posted January 21, 2021

By George Gilder

My digms, or paradigms, are systems of the world…

Visual Proof Our Coronadoom Rulers Are Idiots

Posted January 20, 2021

By George Gilder

William Briggs is on it...

Essential Truths Learned by Peter Huber

Posted January 19, 2021

By George Gilder

Investors should place their bets not on power but on knowledge, not on materials but on human minds.

The King Midas Touch

Posted January 15, 2021

By Graham Summers

The gold standard provided maps and metrics that enabled entrepreneurs to act confidently across time and space. They were assured that in an ever-changing and insecure world the monetary measuring...

Corporate America and The Capitalist Agenda [Part 2]

Posted January 12, 2021

By George Gilder

Taxing away the wealth of billionaires…

Corporate America and The Capitalist Agenda [Part 1]

Posted January 11, 2021

By George Gilder

Taxing away the wealth of billionaires…