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Poll: “Significant Proportion of Brits” Say They Have Enjoyed Lockdown

They love their servitude.

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A new poll by the Sunday Times finds that a “significant proportion of Brits” say they have enjoyed lockdown, with younger people more likely to say they liked COVID-19 restrictions.

They survey gave respondents a range of answers to measure their like or dislike for lockdown. Over 16 per cent in total said they liked or strongly liked lockdown.

The figures are even more alarming when it comes to young people. 20 per cent of 18-24 year olds said they liked or strongly liked the lockdown, while 22 per cent of 25-34 year olds said the same.

An online poll even found that a majority of respondents say they enjoyed lockdown.

A separate opinion poll conducted last month by YouGov found that over half of Brits said they would miss “many” or “some” aspects of the lockdown.

Public opinion surveys also routinely find vehement support for the lockdown in general, with large numbers believing that it hasn’t been strict enough.

The figures are obviously deeply concerning in that they illustrate how compliant people have become in the face of the most authoritarian restrictions on freedom since World War 2.

However, pro-lockdown sentiment is also undeniably driven by the fact that the government has covered 80% of people’s wages via a furlough scheme that has given many endless hours of free leisure time.

Aldous Huxley’s quote on how people would be trained to love their servitude seems particularly apt.

“A really efficient totalitarian state would be one in which the all-powerful executive of political bosses and their army of managers control a population of slaves who do not have to be coerced, because they love their servitude,” wrote Huxley.

“The perfect dictatorship would have the appearance of a democracy, but would basically be a prison without walls in which the prisoners would not even dream of escaping. It would essentially be a system of slavery where, through consumption and entertainment, the slaves would love their servitudes,” he also warned.

The UK is only destined to exit lockdown on June 21, when all restrictions are supposed to be lifted, although given that the government has shifted the goalposts so many times, there is widespread skepticism about whether or not this target will be met.

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Video: Paris Police Check Proof of Vaccination While Diners Eat

High visibility patrols appear to be back.

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A video out of Paris shows uniformed police officers inside a restaurant checking diners’ vaccine passports in the middle of their meals.

The clip shows cops hovering over the dinner table as they make customers show proof of vaccination on their phones.

One elderly woman appears to be somewhat confused by the checks as there is a delay in her showing her medical papers.

“The Nazis are back in Paris,” commented Benny Johnson.

As we previously highlighted, such scenes were commonplace on the first day that France imposed its vaccine passport scheme back in August.

Police were seen patrolling cafes cafes and bars demanding to see proof of vaccination, even for people sitting outside.

However, just a week later it appeared as though the high visibility action was just a form of intimidation to coerce people into compliance and that such patrols wouldn’t become routine.

Anecdotal evidence detailed by former Google software engineer Mike Hearn suggested that most restaurants, cafes and other businesses in France are not enforcing the controversial system.

“Over a four day stay I was required to show a valid pass exactly zero times; that includes at the airports in both directions. Compliance is absolutely min viable and often lower,” wrote Hearn.

Numerous European countries are suffering record new COVID spikes despite implementing vaccine passport schemes months ago.

As we highlighted earlier, an investigation by experts in Spain has concluded that vaccine passports have no significant impact on reducing COVID-19 infection rates.

They are however very good at people locked in a state of fear and acquiescence.

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Spanish Investigation Finds Vaccine Passports Have No Impact on Infection Rates

And also send wrong message that vaccinated can’t spread the virus.

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An investigation by experts in Spain has concluded that vaccine passports have no significant impact on reducing COVID-19 infection rates.

Details of the study, carried out by Spain’s inter-regional Covid committee, were obtained by El Pais and reported on by the Telegraph.

Looking at how the scheme has been implemented in other European countries, the experts found that mandating people show proof of vaccination to enter venues like bars, restaurants and cinemas “is not reducing levels of transmission.”

“In European countries where [the system] is being used, cases are rising significantly, although it is true that their level of vaccination is much lower than in Spain,” the report states.

Although Spain doesn’t have vaccine passports at the national level, eight out of 17 regions are using a similar system.

The researchers also concluded that vaccine passport schemes “contribute to a false impression that vaccinated people do not get infected,” when in fact “around 40 per cent of those vaccinated are susceptible to infection and transmitting the infection,” the report states.

The only positives of such a scheme are that it “warns people that there is still danger from the pandemic and encourages vaccination uptake among the reticent.”

In other words, although vaccine passports have no discernible impact on their stated goal – reducing the spread of COVID-19 – they do succeed in keeping people fearful and compliant.

And perhaps that’s the primary goal.

“The findings are similar to evidence found by the UK government – that vaccine passports could increase Covid rates in the country,” writes Ken Macon.

“The government in Wales, UK, also found that, despite introducing vaccine passports, they could not find any evidence that they were working.”

Numerous European countries have imposed vaccine passport schemes that segregate the jabbed from the unjabbed.

In some cases, the option to provide a negative test result has been removed, meaning only those who are fully vaccinated (and yet can still spread the virus) are given permission to enter venues.

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Trevor Noah Questions Impartiality of Moderna CEO, Gets Called “Anti-Vaxxer” by His Own Fans

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The Daily Show’s Trevor Noah questioned whether the CEO of Moderna had a conflict of interest in calling for new vaccines to fight Omicron, only to be attacked as an “anti-vaxxer” by his own fans.

Yes, really.

A clip of the segment was posted on Twitter a few hours ago and is already stoking controversy.

In it, Noah points out that all the cases of Omicron so far have been characterized by mild symptoms, a perfectly accurate point (no one in the world has died from the new variant yet).

“The guy who stands to make millions of dollars from new vaccines says we need new vaccines, huh?” asked Noah.

The comedian then made a joke about Moderna CEO Stéphane Bancel buying a Ferrari with his vast profits.

Earlier this week, Bancel said that existing vaccines wouldn’t provide sufficient protection against the Omicron variant, remarking, “This is not going to be good.”

“I’m not saying that the CEO of Moderna is lying…I’m just saying I don’t think he’s the most objective source on this topic,” said Noah. “I’ll wait to hear what neutral experts say about a new vaccine.”

However, the comments in the thread below what are perfectly cogent comments by Noah are filled with angry leftists denouncing him as an “anti-vaxxer.”

“Jesus. What’s the difference between this and what the anti-vaxx right has been saying?” asked Nick Pappas.

“@Trevornoah indistinguishable from an antivaxxer right now,” complained another.

“This is irresponsible and can get people killed. Shame on y’all,” remarked another.

Questioning the impartiality of the CEO of Moderna when it comes to selling vaccines will “get people killed”?

That’s quite the stretch.

“This is literally the same rhetoric anti-vaxxers use,” said another.

“This is no different than anti vax messaging,” commented another.

A significant portion of other comments however praised Noah for at least showing some level of reasoned skepticism, something that is completely absent in other late night talk show hosts.

Case in point, and we’re sorry to remind you about this, being Stephen Colbert.

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