Jabber dabber doo! Government says kids are old enough to make their own decisions on vaccines

Where to start with the health secretary’s recent interview in which he says that a child’s will can override that of their parent when it comes to vaccination?

This is a government minister – a Tory minister – trashing in one sentence the centuries-old relationship between parents and their children.

Flying in the face of all previous parent-child relationships around the world, kids are suddenly to make their own decisions about their medical health.

What lunacy is this? A child is not equipped to make these decisions. Because they are – a child. Parents are supposed to make important decisions for them.

Whichever side of the vaccine debate you are on, this governmental announcement has to outrage you. It has to make you stick up a hand and say, ‘Excuse me, this is not acceptable behaviour for a government. Parents make decisions for their kids, not kids themselves.’ Otherwise, kids will suddenly be having ice cream for dinner and staying up until midnight. Every parent knows kids don’t know what is best for them.

Will this kid-centric decision making work both ways? When the parents do want the child to have the vaccination and the child doesn’t want it? Will the kid’s will be relevant then, Health Secretary?

Either way, it would be madness to allow a kid to decide, but if this allows children to overrule parents in one direction only, it makes it clear that this is just another way to get more children injected. They, after all, will suffer more from peer pressure. It is not fair to leave this decision for kids. Above all, they will not fully understand their own medical history.

This should not be allowed to happen in England.

More Covid untruths: Five days quarantine? In practice you’re likely to suffer at least six

So much of the Covid information we are given makes little sense or is downright untrue. To that list we can add the UK’s five day quarantine requirement. It is billed as five days. In fact it is likely to be at least six.

Why is this?

The system works thus: on the fifth day in prison, sorry, quarantine, you take a test. That test then has to be delivered to a lab. Your quarantine cannot end until you get the result of that test.

The time of your result depends firstly on delivery times, but even when the processing company receives your test in their lab, the expected time to get a result also depends on the speed of their processing. This is estimated at 12-24 hours. So your ability to escape quarantine in the claimed five days depends on them delivering it to their lab immediately and the result not taking much longer than their shortest estimate.

In a case brought to our attention, the test didn’t arrive at the lab until the next morning. So the 12-24 hour wait for the result only starts on day six.

This is baked into the system. Even escaping quarantine after six days depends on the testing company sticking to their timescales.

To quarantine for only five days depends on the testing company working faster than their own timetables suggest they will. It is unfair and misleading when a five day quarantine is almost impossible to achieve.

Not least of course because the whole idea is ludicrous. If the disease is so dangerous you have to be locked up for five days to make sure you haven’t got it, why is it OK to travel from the airport on public transport to the place you are quarantining?

Very few of the Covid laws bear scrutiny. But the five day quarantine claim is only achievable under perfect conditions.

Unwoke novels for these difficult times – go classic for a bit of escapism

Contemporary culture is marinaded in the unbearable virtue-signalling of wokeness. In subsequent blog posts we will be pointing out contemporary film, TV and books which can safely be viewed without having to endure a bilious woke agenda.

But first a reminder of all the fantastic books written before the woke nonsense began. If you are searching for a good read it might be hard to find it amongst the shelves of contemporary novels, but drop back a few years, even a couple of centuries and you’ll find many books that don’t try and preach a faulty agenda at you, but just give you a rip-roaringly good read.

A few unwoke novel recommendations to get you going. Add your suggestions in the comments below.

Three men in A Boat – Float off down the Thames with Jerome K Jerome. If you want a good laugh to take your mind off the collapse of the world then this is a good place to start.

Vanity Fair – Corruption and self-seeking were ever thus.

A Tale of Two Cities – The end of the world has happened before.

Agatha Christie – Anything by the master of detective fiction will give you a great escape.

Catch 22 – Living in a mad world is not new.

Take heart! Things will improve.