I Was Right about the Coronavirus!
by Dr Vernon Coleman MB ChB DSc FRSA
25th March 2020
I wasn’t going to say this.
But bugger it, I have been savaged for a month because of my comments about the coronavirus on this website and then on my YouTube video so I think I have the right to say it.
“I was right!”
It has just been revealed that on 19th March (four days before the lockdown started!) the public health bodies in the UK and the Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens decided that the coronavirus should no longer be classified as a `high consequence infectious disease’.
The Government buried this information on their website. Go onto gov.uk and look for `High consequence infectious diseases (HCID)’ for the evidence. The decision to downgrade the coronavirus was made on 19th March but not published until 21st March.
The coronavirus has been rightly downgraded to an infectious disease – like the flu.
Thank you to all those who believed me – again.
Maybe we can now all have our lives back and try to rescue what is left of Britain.
And then maybe the Government would like to explain how they got it so wrong, what the hidden agenda was and why they put the country into lockdown days after they knew that the coronavirus was not the big killer they had been claiming it to be.
“Status of COVID-19
“As of 19 March 2020, COVID-19 is no longer considered to be a high consequence infectious disease (HCID) in the UK.
“The 4 nations public health HCID group made an interim recommendation in January 2020 to classify COVID-19 as an HCID. This was based on consideration of the UK HCID criteria about the virus and the disease with information available during the early stages of the outbreak. 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 need to have a national, coordinated response remains, but this is being met by the government’s COVID-19 response.
“Cases of COVID-19 are no longer managed by HCID treatment centres only. All healthcare workers managing possible and confirmed cases should follow the updated national infection and prevention (IPC) guidance for COVID-19, which supersedes all previous IPC guidance for COVID-19. This guidance includes instructions about different personal protective equipment (PPE) ensembles that are appropriate for different clinical scenarios.
“Definition of HCID
“In the UK, a high consequence infectious disease (HCID) is defined according to the following criteria:
“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”