"Let's declare a pandemic amnesty", says Emily Oster (article in The Atlantic).
Not on your nelly.
We did know at the time that Covid-19 was not a threat to the vast majority of people. The government itself said as such before imposing the first lock-down in March 2020, which then morphed into a collection of utterly stupid rules and regulations, along with further lock-downs that only ended in the Spring of 2022.
Neil Ferguson's dreadful record of making predictions was well known long before the mild Covid epidemic. Yet his forecasts were used by the government to keep people in their homes and to bully the population into going along with a set of ridiculous restrictions that the brave among us totally ignored.
Sweden kept its head, along with US states like Florida and South Dakota, with no significant difference in fatality rate compared to countries that locked down.
The damage due to the lock-downs and restrictions far exceeded that due to the virus itself, with thousands of businesses going bust, the creation of a massive NHS backlog, the damage to childrens' education and well-being, countless instances of people being kept away from loved ones or fined for breaking the stupid rules, and skyrocketing mental health problems. Not to mention the hundreds of £billions of extra debt which will have to be paid back: by us, of course, along with future generations. Then there are the deaths caused by lock-down, the vaccine injuries and deaths and the undiagnosed cancers, etc, which will plague us for years to come.
Plenty of people (including the author of this blog) opposed the lock-downs and restrictions from day one, but were ridiculed, ignored and ostracized by virtually everyone. The whole of the mainstream media opposed us, brandishing anyone who disagreed with the narrative or who didn't want the vaccine as "selfish", a "granny killer" and a "conspiracy theorist".
And now these people want to sweep it all under the rug and declare an "amnesty". "Let's forget the past and move on" they say.
No chance. YOU ALL ACTED LIKE NAZIS.
Most of those who imposed all this insanity on the general population are still in office. They have not faced any justice for their actions. And most of those who went along with everything have not admitted their error.
There will be no amnesty. We will not forget.