India’s second wave is slowing down

Here’s a story that does not fit. The graphs in the report above and this below from the FT tell some very newsworthy but uncomfortable stories:

The BBC has sent it’s teams scurrying around the globe looking for greater Covid crises than those in England in January. Brazil, the USA and, recently, India, have provide a form of infection-porn for their viewers with ‘images that may disturb viewers’ but, hopefully, keep them watching.

None ever reached the the tsunami of death in England in January. India, the most looked-at, seems to be recovering, off-screen, far below the peak in England, or Scotland for that matter.

The BBC, even in Lancashire, is not reporting this. The other MSM outlets have now looked away from India to focus only on the variant carrying that name, here.

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19 thoughts on “India’s second wave is slowing down

  1. India have very little capacity to test. But yes, the EngGov have a lot to answer for, they are seeing more £’s in their pockets with this very possible more transmissable new variant I am sure. Hell mend ’em.
    Basically it’s not looking good worldwide, and Scotland is at the mercy of the English government. Too early for restrictions to be lifted imo. The young need vaccinating now. Some cases of the india variant are affecting younger people.

    Wear a mask when outside, we walked past too many joggers yesterday, they hardly distance and most are quite happy to run past mouths open gasping for breath, rife for spreading a virus I would have thought.
    Saw a comment from someone who lives up in Moray at WGD site, extremely worrying, saying there are many manouevers (I can’t spell that word!) going on and MOD construction as well as overseas military airplanes coming and going, I doubt they are quarantining.

    Here is Dr. Campbell again.
    Once again it’s a bit confusing as he switches between ‘UK’ and Scotland and PH England etc. Otherwise definitely worth a watch.
    Not sure we are ‘all in together’ though!

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    1. Arty, the increased military air traffic in Moray will be due to the NATO Joint Forces (Army, Navy & Air Force) exercises currently being carried out in the Cape Wrath area and surrounding waters. RAF Kinloss and Lossiemouth are the nearest refuelling sites for the warplanes, helicopters etc of all the nations involved.


      1. War is a racket…we do hear heavy (scary) planes rumbling over Edinburgh at times, sometimes middle of the night. It’s obvious it’s military. Scotland is stategically obviously very useful…hmm, planes can fly fast though maybe they could refuel in south of England, in terms of military planes it would only take a few minutes more 😉


  2. Tbh, I’m a bit flummoxed by the Scottish government, which appears to respect the right to health in some respects, but is also determined to destroy the capacity of Scot’s law to reflect the social/cultural significance of biology. Which tells me the wrong people are determining policy.

    Analysing the impact of global demographic characteristics over the COVID-19 spread using class rule mining and pattern matching


    1. “… reflect the social/cultural significance of biology”.

      The greater, higher aim is to reflect the social/cultural significance of ‘humanity’, all humanity, and to do so in our own wee corner by striving to enhance the capacity of Scot’s law to ensure/protect the equality of rights of all INDIVIDUALS – regardless of sex, gender, ethnicity, religion etc.. This is something that is actually hard to achieve with perfection – but we should try!

      Just every now and then I’m motivated to do more than read and pass on from what you contribute Cameronb. No idea why but now is one of those times!!

      Would I be right in understanding that international law is concerned with (i) INDIVIDUAL human rights – all individuals; (ii) rights over freedom of expression – including ‘gender expression – for ALL individuals; and (iii) rights not to be discriminated against – again rights available to ALL individuals?

      I’m struggling to find ANYTHING to suggest that the UN/OHCHR for example is stating or relying in international law on ‘biology’. Rather the approach is inclusive. For example the UN source (below) states: “All people, irrespective of sexual orientation, gender identity or sex characteristics, are entitled to enjoy the protections provided by international human rights law, …”

      Source: United Nations Human Rights – Office of the High Commissioner (2019) “Born Free and Equal: Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and Sex Characteristics’.

      The challenge is perceived fairness and effectiveness of drafting and implementation – not principle. Discuss?

      With best wishes!


      1. Humanity is characterised by it’s biology, first and foremost. Which sets the foundations for human cognition, morality, and social organisation. So you can’t support human diversity and equality in law, by subordinating biology to the will of man. I’m not suggesting a biologically determined world of ethnic nationalism, there is strength in diversity. Btw, who are you and why should I care that you appear to look down on me?

        A Normative Theory of International Law Based on New Natural Law Theory


      2. ‘Btw, who are you and why should I care that you appear to look down on me?’

        Oh dear! I generally read your contributions – which are many. I sometimes delve into the references you provide – which are many. I don’t – I could not – offer a substantive response to all your contributions, which are many. I do comment on rare occasions.

        This evening I did respond in what I feel- still, on further reflection, feel – was a reasonable, reasoned and respectful way.

        So, I’m very puzzled by your ‘appear to look down on me’ charge. You’re entitled to your opinion of my writing of course but given this reaction from you – and having no wish whatsoever to ‘look down on you’ or indeed anyone else contributing to this site – I’ll probably just continue to read some of what you write when it looks interesting/useful but I’ll refrain from commenting directly on your constitutions in future.

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  3. I hate to blow my own trumpet, but I’m professional trained to understand society, government, law and democracy, at the international, national, regional, local, personal, and bio-neurological levels. I’m not just stroking my ego in public, I’m pointing folks towards how to defend their human rights from the neo-liberal re-imagination of the law.

    International Law and Pragmatics. An Account of Interpretation in International Law


    1. stewartb
      If “Just every now and then I’m motivated to do more than read and pass on from what you contribute Cameronb.”, isn’t dismissively patronizing, then perhaps I’m just overly sensitive. Perhaps as a result of my being trained to combat maladjustment in the health of contemporary society, such as narcissistic populism, right-wing authoritarianism, and social dominance orientation. So you might want to pay a bit more attention to the links I’m sharing.

      Towards new human rights in the age of neuroscience and neurotechnology


      1. CB please set up your own blog…it can’t be that difficult. Some of what you post is great and interesting, much is however just overload, and takes up masses of comments space very likely putting others off from commenting. It puts me off when I scroll down comments and almost every one is a distraction and most often O/T.
        Your expertise is not in question, but this is imo not the right place to flood with your posts and huge amount of links. It’s just off putting and not all relevant much as it is I am sure all very valid in your field.

        Stewart is an excellent contributor and obviously meant no disrespect.

        Ps maybe you could be writing a book on your subject?

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  4. ArtyHetty
    Careful now, you’ll be giving me a big head. I hear you but I’m afraid I don’t think I’m particularly capable of blogging, due to various practical reasons. So I’m sorry if I’m a bit opinionated, but most of this stuff needs more than one link in order to justify my concerns. And I just happen to be getting back up to speed, with respect to supporting good public health and open democracy through the integration of science and law. Which I’d have thought compatible with talking up Scotland. So I’ll just have to try and be a bit more instructive while being less intrusive, which is the sort of challenge I can’t refuse. 😉

    The body of knowledge: On the role of the living body in grounding embodied cognition


    1. Probably. I’m sorry, but I’m very concerned for my future. I also want to support your efforts, though this is kind of new territory for me. So I’m aware I’m probably a bit clumsy in my methods, as I’ve had limited opportunity to advocate for democracy that’s compatible with critical cultural theory and contemporary brain science and stuff. As you do. 🙂


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