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Israel under cover of the coronavirus crisis

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The populations of many countries the world over are right now living under unprecedented quarantine measures and restrictions on movement.

The threat of the rapidly spreading coronavirus pandemic has changed the world for the foreseeable future.

It is true that most people who contract COVID-19 (the disease caused by this new coronavirus) will suffer only mild symptoms and will soon recover.

It is also true that the number of deaths from those contracting the disease is low in percentage terms (current estimates range between 1 and 6 percent).

However, the threat from COVID-19 is its alarmingly high infection rate, and the rapid speed with which it had spread around the world.

At the beginning of the current national emergency in the UK, people close to the prime minister talked about aiming to reach “herd immunity” – a crackpot, borderline psychopathic idea in my view.

READ: Where did Israel’s Mossad get 100,000 coronavirus testing kits from?

This thankfully now-abandoned plan at one stage was actively aiming for as many as 60 per cent of the UK’s population to contract the disease.

If this had been seen through, it would had led to unimaginable suffering, with deaths in the hundreds of thousands, if not millions.

The UK’s population is more than 66 million. 60 per cent of that would have meant 39.6 million Britons contracting COVID-19. Even a 1 per cent mortality rate of this would have meant just under 400,000 deaths.

Mortality of 6 per cent would have meant 2.3 million dead.

Either chilling scenario would have almost certainly led to the collapse of the NHS.

Thankfully, there was a sharp reversal of policy, and a national lockdown........

© Middle East Monitor