Definition of Insanity?

Michael de Groot - Blog
2 min readNov 2, 2020
Image by Wordswag - words by Michael de Groot

Saturday 31st October, Halloween 2020.

The Grim Reaper himself made an appearance on TV, to ruin people’s outlook for Christmas.

Uk Government ministers have been defending the England Tier system and have been in denial for weeks that cases would run out of control across the country.

Yet again leaving it too late to take decisive action, meaning that England has to go on another lockdown, supposedly this time for just 4 weeks. I don’t believe for a second that 4 weeks will solve things. I predicted months ago that households will not be allowed to mix over Christmas and this is now 100% on track.

Human nature means that we’re always more optimistic about the future compared to how things truly will work out. This is an excellent and very detailed article about ‘Confirmation Bias’ in the main.

Chris Anderson of interviews Larry Brilliant, actually very early on during the Pandemic in April 2020.

And here is his 2006 Ted Talk.

When will the pandemic be over?

Consider the following scenario: a highly infectious, sometimes deadly respiratory virus infects humans for the first time. It spreads rapidly worldwide, and the WHO declares a pandemic. The death toll starts to rise and everyone is asking the same question: when will the pandemic end? Alex Rosenthal details the three main strategies governments can use to contain and end a pandemic in the Ted Animation below.

This Pandemic is a 3–5 year journey at least for the U.K. and the developed western world. Asia have culture already well established with fighting viruses, after all they had to contend with SARS-1 and have been used to wearing masks for decades. They also decided to close borders. The U.K. totally ignored this but and continue to believe that we have to keep the borders open for economic reasons.

The fact is that by keeping the borders open for so long means you are damaging the economy not helping it.

The U.K. Tory (Conservative) government are nearly as mad as the current US administration just a smudge away from being as insane as Trump and his fellow crooks.

Vaccines are not the panacea that everyone hopes for. 60% of the population are not prepared to inject their bodies with poisons. Any-bodies are something different providing they’ve been extensively tested on already very sick patients in hospital.

We have to become more realistic in our outlook instead of optimistic, which we are currently.

Plan for a long journey ahead with many false promises, many failures, more fake news etc.

Just be realistic!

Michael de Groot