Kind of hard to write that off as conspiracy theory, hmm?
Similar pleas have been sent to the Whittys, Faucis and Astrazenicas of this world.
Boris Johnson gave a TV address to the British nation last night, replete with his usual Churchillian bluff and bluster, and yet devoid of one key element: AN EXPLANATION OF THE POLICY'S OBECTIVE.
This isn't political nit-picking, it's central to the whole debate, viz: what does he think this new 6-month restrictions set is going to achieve?
I ask the question in the light of the empirical data series we have before us: cases are rising (because testing is more widespread) and deaths are falling (because management techniques for infected patients have improved)....but overall, seasonal death averages first time around were below normal, and this "wave" is smaller.
Is it to protect the NHS?
If so, how is shutting down the economy whose tax payments FUND the NHS going to help the NHS?
Surely it would be better to find a one-off payment and rearm the NHS now?
Certainly, it would be both cheaper in the short term, and better value for the NHS's need to continue longer term as a National Health Service.
Do the sums, politicians: we lost £2 trillion in gdp during the Spring. That's over THIRTEEN times the size of the NHS budget.
But for Daniel Finkelstein, it's not enough....
Examine that face closely. Then ask yourself what qualities one needs to be a Times Oped writer these days. Personally, I'm baffled. But he is just one of millions of self-assigned 'informed commentators' who put out stuff which never checks out. A good example on Twitter this morning - 'The ICU at Bordeaux hospital is almost full. It's not looking good'.
So I rang an acquaintance there.
"The ICU here is always full," he stated, "Bordeaux is a big city".
On Sky News, you can watch the weather forecasts round the world in the last few minutes of every hour.
In Covidiotville, the forecast is always for locust plagues, Killer bee swarms, boils on every body part and giant ice-balls on every head.
And the more reality intervenes to poke Job in the eye, the more insane the projections of horror get.
This piece at The Slog may help you get to grips with why this global hypochondria has gained traction: