• President Putin’s Proposal.

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    Our Jeff is clearly suffering from a case of cabin fever (https://youtu.be/tY4k1zlNZnI)! Understandable really.
    The FACT of the matter is that to a greater or lesser extent we have ALL been affected by the never to be sufficiently damned COVID-19.

    As with any significant event these days, swarms of theories of varying believability swarm across the internet like the locusts currently swarming in east Africa.

    BG readers will have noted that I have not been producing much by way of posts of late. Furthermore, the subject that is preoccupying most of the media – COVID-19 – has been left relatively alone.

    There is a reason why I have not been commenting much on COVID-19. When choosing a topic on which to make a post I do like to chose a topic that I know something about! Since I and not a virologist or microbiologist or another qualified medical professional, I have tended to leave the subject alone.

    Of course, this inhibition is noticeably absent from most of the mainstream media!

    However, in Mr Taylor’s cri de salon there is contained a suggestion that to many public health strategists will appear to hold water: Namely, to segregate/separate – doubtless they will use the political spin term “shield” – those most likely of contracting COVID-19 from the general population.

    Regular readers will realise that whilst today’s post comes at the beginning of August the last time I commented upon COVID-19 was nearing the end of April (http://www.british-gazette.co.uk/2020/04/21/crude-oil-crude-oil-everywhere-nor-any-drop-being-used/).
    In this post, I ventured to suggest that of all the world’s leaders, President Putin (above) may have hit on the ONE solution that could achieve two things:
    #1: Avoid crashing the economy and leaving future generations with decades of debt &:
    #2: Saving as many lives (from COVID-19) as possible.

    President Putin’s idea was to impose in effect a lock-down but on those at most danger of developing other than a mild illness should they contract COVD-19.

    In the above linked post of 21st April I speculated about possible “carrots” and “sticks” that might be imposed were Beleaguered [“...by events, dear boy, events...”] Boris to embark upon such a strategy.

    IF such a thing comes to pass, it is likely that I will be very much affected!

    An effective vaccine cannot come soon enough!