February 1, 2023

May Aseem Malhotra’s Appearance Function as the BBC’s Most Viewed Program of 2023?

Dr . Aseem Malhotra might just have provided 2023’s greatest TV moment.

Exactly what attracted the biggest TV audiences of 2022?   The top of list was the Queen’s funeral service, with 25 million viewers.

After that came England’s World Cup quarter final exit with 21. 3 million.   Some 17. 4 million watched the Women’s Western european Cup victory.   All of us then drop down into the top TV shows. The final of  I’m Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here   had 11. 9 mil glued to their TV units.   10. 5 million watched the final of  Strictly   plus 9. 1 million tuned in to  Eurovision .

It’s actual unlikely that there’ll be a big royal funeral or even wedding in 2023.   There’s a Rugby World Mug but not a football one. There are no Olympic Online games. So , where can the television Networks find their huge hits for the coming season?

Well, thanks to Elon Musk’s takeover associated with Twitter,   Doctor Aseem Malhotra   may just have provided 2023’s biggest TV moment.   As I write this, the seven minute clip of him being interviewed on the BBC news show upon January 14th passed fourteen. 8 million views.   Now, wouldn’t you think that merited some form of acknowledgement from the BBC? If you were the BBC’s Head of Programs wouldn’t you think: “ Whoa, we’ve had 14. 7 million views, there’s a program in this? ”

It seems incredible that the BBC and, by association, the Government, think they can just bury the story.   As if, so long as it isn’t mentioned, the other 50-odd million people in the country refuses to also think, “ Hmm, there’s something not quite right regarding these vaccines”. Surely radio silence only adds to the unease.   Since the creation of the ‘ Trusted News Initiative’, I’ve lost all trust in the BBC.   The obsessive focus on Net Zero and intersectionality sounds suspiciously like a USSR era Pravda piece about tractor creation in Murmansk.

I suspect the reason the Malhotra clip has cut through so far and fast is because it perfectly resonates with people’s ‘ resided experience’; everyone knows someone who they suspect has been damaged by the vaccines.

My own sister-in-law dropped deceased of SADS (Sudden Adult Death Syndrome) back in August 2022.   A match, size 10, keen bicyclist, found dead in her garden one morning.   She had been just about to put off on a bike trip. The autopsy could find simply no specific cause, noted several small clotting in the coronary heart, but nothing that the pathologist appeared to think should have killed the girl.    

She’d had three doses of the vaccine.   I have no idea whether the vaccines had been the cause or contributory with her death, but I did feel that if a more open discussion about the safety (or otherwise) of the vaccines had been allowed, at least the pathologist has been open to considering it, even if only to dismiss it for particular reasons.  

But , of course , whether the vaccines were responsible or not, there is absolutely no reason for her to have been vaccinated in the first place. Such as everyone else who is not susceptible, she was never at any risk from Covid. She would had Covid in 2020: a day in bed, slight head ache, backache. It held simply no fears for her, but the lady wanted to go on holiday.

It wasn’t just her family that were used aback by my sister-in-law’s death. In the small Cumbrian town in which she lived, a bloke keeled more than in the street with a heart attack.   In a nearby village somebody else died suddenly, all in just a week or so.   To everybody it seemed odd – it was the talk of the city. And though the talk had been always in hushed sounds, word of mouth is a powerful medium.

A friend told her neighbour, a hospital doctor, about my sister-in-law’s loss of life. “ Oh, ” she replied, “ we call it a Covax death, ” as if they happen continuously. Another friend, on hearing the tale told me associated with her nephew, 27 years-old, had a stroke a couple of weeks after his second vaccine. People have a story.

The start of the 2021 football time of year kicked off a similar round of whispers.   Trevor Sinclair, the football pundit, got in trouble for even daring to raise the issue on air.   Virtually every sport seemed to have either a healthcare emergency on the pitch or one in the crowd, occasionally more than one.   I was at a Mansfield Town game several years ago when they were having an FA cup run. In a game against Western Ham, someone in the masses had a heart attack. It was quite a thing, but in all the numerous games I’ve ever watched, that’s the only time I recall a game stopping for this kind of incident. Then suddenly this past year it was happening every week.   Related to the vaccines?   I don’t know, but I think someone should be looking into this, not gaslighting the large numbers watching into believing it was normal.

Naturally , people are going to speculate.   The BBC do them selves no favours by deceiving it isn’t a real concern.

But , what’s becoming interesting now are the conspiracy theories.   Cock-up or strategy?   Could a BBC news producer or even editor really be so detached from the biggest story of the past two years to not understand that Dr . Aseem Malhotra is a vaccine sceptic?   The shock on the face of the interviewer is perhaps more understandable if all she really does is read autocues, but for someone who is responsible for a BBC news programme not to take note is frankly incredible, within the true sense of the word. If it’s ‘ incredible’, so the conspiracists argue, then it should have been planned.   Will this signify a change within the mood music?   The producer should be grateful that this BBC’s Trusted News Initiative’ has yet to fully embrace Pravda’s  modus operandi , or else they’d are actually taken outside and chance.   A fate that might yet, metaphorically, befall both the BBC producer and Doctor Malhotra, courtesy of the GMC.

The Chinese language Communist Party didn’t reject ‘ Zero Covid’ due to a few protests, but because it wasn’t working. Infections were taking off regardless of strict lockdown measures. It’s the same with vaccine scepticism. Doubts about vaccination will only continue to grow while deaths exceed normal ranges.   Dr . Malhotra’s piece may yet push us past the tipping point exactly where these concerns have to be addressed.

My personal view is that vaccines played an important part in breaking all of us out of the unsustainable lockdown loop. I don’t think vaccines produced much difference to lives lost – the emergence of Omicron and prior natural immunity did that will – but vaccination gave the elderly the confidence to emerge from behind their locked doors.   We would have been as well off offering everyone a saline shot rather than blowing billions upon vaccines.   No, the real crime lay in extending vaccines to those who didn’t need them. If we would stuck with Plan A, articulated by both Kate Bingham and Matt Hancock back in late 2020, and only provided vaccines to the elderly plus vulnerable, confidence in all vaccines wouldn’t now be at perfect low.

That it is worth remembering that boosters haven’t been offered to the non-vulnerable under-50s for about 18 months, and since not even the manufacturers claim any ongoing effectiveness for vaccines after about six months, then the only probable reason for not offering additional vaccine boosters to the under-50s is because it’s thought might do more harm compared to good.

So , does the Dr . Malhotra appearance herald a change within tack by the BBC? Are the vaccines about to be thrown under a bus? I question it, but I wager there are a few TV production companies lining up a argument somewhere and just looking for a TELEVISION broadcaster to commission it.   You never know, maybe Twitter could air it live, there’s a record TELEVISION audience just waiting to view it. I’m sure such a issue could ‘ educate, entertain and inform’. Something the particular BBC was once quite good at.

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