Two weeks ago, feeling that something had to be done rather than just sitting around at home doing nothing, I sent out a chain letter to my friends, urging people to wear masks and to put pressure on the government to produce more test kits so that we could beat, not the virus itself, but the spread of the epidemic. I asked them to join me in volunteering to work for free for such an effort, and to forward this letter to as many people as possible.
This is what one of them sent me back in reply:
"There is a lot going on in the background which has made me very anxious.
So many factors that am not sure that I can be eloquent.
There is the rise of 5G and its introduction in Wuhan and whether there is an interaction with the virus. Either way 5G is very bad news indeed.
Bill Gates, Soros and maybe a few other billionaires with an agenda to bump off the elderly - is this part of New World Order, with open borders, Marxist, left wing dominance.
Chinese Communist Party is responsible for this virus either maliciously ie deliberately in a lab or accidentally in the crazy primitive wet markets or escaped from a lab .....in any case they suppressed info from rest of the world for 6 weeks or more thereby allowing the world to become infected.
Shanghai, Bejing etc hardly suffered at all.
China has very quickly recovered and now is buying cheap US and British shares and western economies are being decimated and personal livelihoods destroyed.
Deomcrats agenda to overthrow Trump - screwing up the economy was in their plans in January.
Thousands die every year from the flu, the numbers from this virus may be even less.
A better policy would have been to quarantine the over 70s or over 65s even plus all those younger with existing illnesses.
There is very much a left wing thinking that has been allowed to unduly influence both Boris and Trump.
Fear, panic and bullying police state has been drummed into us, unnaturally so.
There is indeed something going on ....."
Another friend said,"I've spoken to my husband, and while we would like to help you, we feel that..."
Needless to say, the chain letter didn't get very far, but at least I subsequently read that the UK government's policy is becoming increasingly aligned with my [unheard] recommendations.