Public Health England Has No Evidence of SARS-COV2 Isolation and its connection to COVID-19

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/679566/response/1625332/attach/html/2/872%20FOI%20All%20records%20describing%20isolation%20of%20SARS%20COV%202.pdf.html

Public Accountability Unit 
  T  020 8327 6920 
Wellington House 

133-155 Waterloo Road 

London SE1 8UG 
www.gov.uk/phe 

By email 
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Our ref: 24/07/hf/872 
20 August 2020 
Dear Andrew Johnson, 

Re: Documents held showing SARS-COV2 has been isolated and Causes 
COVID-19 

Thank you for your email dated 24 July 2020. In accordance with Section 1(1)(a) of 
the Freedom of Information Act 2000 (the Act), I can confirm that Public Health 
England (PHE) does not hold the information you have specified.   

Your Request 
All records in the possession, custody or control of Public Health England  
describing the isolation of a SARS-COV-2 virus, directly from a sample taken 
from a diseased patient, where the patient sample was not first combined with 
any other source of genetic material (i.e. monkey kidney cells aka vero cells; 
liver cancer cells). 
 
Please note that I am using “isolation” in the every-day sense of the word: the 
act of separating a thing(s) from everything else. I am not requesting records 
where “isolation of SARS-COV-2” refers *instead* to: 
 
• the culturing of something, or 
• the performance of an amplification test (i.e. a PCR test), or • the sequencing 
of something. 
 
Please also note that my request is not limited to records that were authored 
by the PHE or that pertain to work done by the PHE. My request includes any 
sort of record, for example (but not limited to) any published peer-reviewed 
study that the PHE has downloaded or printed. 
 
Please provide enough information about each record so that I may identify 
and access each record with certainty (i.e. title, author(s), date, journal, where 
the public may access it).”  
 
Response 
PHE can confirm it does not hold information in the way suggested by your request. 

Under section 16 of the Act, public authorities have a duty to provide advice and 
assistance. I have signposted you to the below links which contain information on 
taking COVID-19 swabs. 


https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-for-taking-swab-
samples 
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/types-and-uses-of-coronavirus-covid-
19-tests/types-and-uses-of-coronavirus-covid-19-tests 

Additionally, the below publication contains some information on virus isolation: 
https://www.eurosurveillance.org/content/10.2807/1560-
7917.ES.2020.25.32.2001483 

If you have any queries regarding the information that has been supplied to you, 
please refer your query to in writing in the first instance. If you remain dissatisfied 
and would like to request an internal review, then please contact us at the address 
above or by emailing xxx@xxx.xxx.xx.

Please note that you have the right to an independent review by the Information 
Commissioner’s Office if a complaint cannot be resolved through the PHE 
complaints procedure. The Information Commissioner’s Office can be contacted by 
writing to Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, 
Cheshire, SK9 5AF.  

Yours sincerely, 
FOI Team 


KNIGHT: The COVID-19 response is all about control

KNIGHT: The COVID-19 response is all about control

It’s been a little over five months since the country was shut down ostensibly for 15 days to “flatten the curve” of the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Well, it’s been more than 150 days and we are still being dictated to by governments about how many people we can entertain, where we can go and what we should wear if we venture outside. 

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau essentially shut down Parliament while he hid in Rideau Cottage and sought the agreement of all parties to take control of the country with no Parliamentary oversight for the next year and a half. 

Does that sound like leadership?

Fortunately, the opposition parties wouldn’t play along and his minority government was denied the assent to take complete power,  Nevertheless, he has now prorogued parliament and will deliver a throne speech when parliament reconvenes on September 23rd. 

The newly-minted Minister of Finance Chrystia Freeland has shown her ideological bent when she said, “I think all Canadians understand that the restart of our economy needs to be green. It also needs to be equitable. It needs to be inclusive. And we need to focus very much on jobs and growth.”

The Trudeau Liberals are so ideologically driven that they can’t focus on what is important – the kick start of the Canadian economy. Instead, everything to them is all about being green and climate change. 

Let there be no doubt in your mind this is a politically driven, ideological concept. It bears no reflection of reality or what the country really needs. 

What the country really needs now is for the government to get out of the way, allow the economy to fully reopen and the private sector to flourish once again. 

But no, the Trudeau government won’t do what is right for Canada. They will only do what furthers their agenda – which seems to be more aligned with China and the proponents of globalism. The coronavirus seems to have become the instrument of this political push. 

For a glimpse why this is, one only needs to listen to the World Health Organization’s Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom – who is not a medical doctor by the way. 

In his opening remarks to a media briefing on August 21st, Tedros said we cannot go back to the way things were.

Tedros then said, “Throughout history, outbreaks and pandemics have changed economies and societies. This one will be no different. In particular, the pandemic has given new impetus to the need to accelerate efforts to respond to climate change.”

And then seemingly marching in lockstep with the Biden campaign, he says, “Building back better means building back greener.”

What in the world does a virus have to do with climate change?

Climate change has become a hallmark of left-wing politics unsupported by a scintilla of evidence. 

And that’s what this is. Control and forcing the world to go along. Acquiescence is the only way they can force this.

The COVID-19 response is all about control. The globalist agenda is driving everything. 

As former Obama Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel once famously said, “Never let a crisis go to waste.” The political left has jumped all over this to control the public and implement their agenda.

Edmonton man launches $565 million lawsuit over mandatory mask law

An Alberta man has launched a $565 million lawsuit against the City of Edmonton over its mandatory mask bylaw. 

According to the statement of claim, Glenn Miller claims that the presence of used masks on the streets has led to a “health crisis.” 

“By the discarding of face masks and with the city knowing or that it should have known that it is unable to control the actions of the people, the city has created a public health hazard for me and others,” writes Miller.

Edmonton implemented mandatory masks for indoor public places such as restaurants, recreation facilities and retail stores on August 1st.

Miller is requesting that city officials terminate the bylaw within the next 10 days.

Canadian lawyers group sues Ford govt for senior abuse during COVID

TORONTO, August 25, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) — The Justice Centre for Constitutional Freedoms has filed a potential lawsuit in Divisional Court against the Ontario government on behalf of Mafalda Maione and Barbara Mills, both elderly residents of long-term care homes, and their daughters who are their essential family caregivers. The lawsuit claims that the government has infringed their Charter rights to life, liberty and security of the person, and asks the court to review the government’s decision to keep family and private caregivers locked out of long-term care homes.

Whether the lawsuit is permitted to go forward at this time, with the court still operating in a limited manner due to COVID-19, will depend on whether the case is deemed sufficiently urgent.

Essential family caregivers are not casual visitors. They, along with private duty caregivers they hire when the family cannot be present, provide necessary care to elderly or vulnerable relatives in long-term care homes, and have always been considered an important part of the health care team. Many volunteer 10–20 hours per week or more, saving the government staffing costs, and providing supplementary care like feeding, bathing and caring for their family member. When the COVID-19 lockdown began in March, the Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. David Williams, issued an order denying all visitors access to long-term care homes, even essential family and private caregivers. Since then, Dr. Williams has issued a series of confusing and conflicting instructions to long-term care homes that has resulted in many family and private caregivers continuing to be shut out.

Prior to the lockdown, Mrs. Maione was dealing with the effects of two recent strokes and advanced dementia, and her private care included help with feeding, fall prevention, toileting, personal care, physical therapy, memory support, calming her anxiety, and communicating her needs to staff, which was especially important since her primary language is Italian. As a result of the lockdown, Mrs. Maione went from having 15 hours per day of one-on-one support (either from her daughter or hired private caregivers) down to zero. As the lockdown progressed and her isolation and neglect increased, her daughter noted that Mrs. Maione became a shell of her former self. Although some access has been recently granted, it remains limited, restrictive, arbitrary, discriminatory, discretionary, and with no ability to challenge the access decisions being made by the long-term care home.

Mrs. Mills’ daughter, Susan, spent approximately 20 hours per week before the lockdown providing one-on-one care to her mother. This included feeding (which required slowing her Mom’s eating down to avoid choking), personal care, memory support, cognitive exercises, calming her anxiety and articulating her mother’s needs to staff. After Mrs. Mills broke her hip last September, Susan was assisting her with daily physiotherapy exercises. This stopped with the lockdown and Susan was advised that her mother would no longer receive any physiotherapy to stand or walk.

Since the lockdown, Susan has gone to the care home for daily window visits to try and provide some social contact for her mother. Initially, Mrs. Mills could hold the phone and talk, but she no longer has the physical strength to do so. Susan has noted a dramatic physical and mental decline in her mother over the last five months. There have been days when Mrs. Mills does not recognize her daughter, and other days when Susan had to implore her mother not to give up, as she appeared to have lost the will to live. 

The Ford government has been aware for many months of the increasing harm to the elderly from isolation and neglect, and from not receiving the care and oversight of family caregivers. The government has been made aware that the order is unclear and that long-term care homes are keeping family and private caregivers out as a result. The government has had the power throughout to issue clear instructions that would apply to all long-term care homes, but has refused or failed to do so.

The Justice Centre served a legal demand letter on the Ford government on July 17, 2020, highlighting these concerns and providing a proposal to avoid a court action, but received no response.

While caution in the earliest days of the pandemic may have been justified, it has been well-known for many months now, and supported by many specialists and front-line experts in elder care, that it is critical to the health and lives of the elderly to get family and private caregivers back into senior’s homes as quickly as possible, and that by providing training and proper equipment, it is safe to do so.

“The Ontario government has chosen to ignore the people who have long experience in helping to care for their relatives, in favour of bringing in strangers — the military, teachers, part-timers, new hires and other people who are somehow deemed safe enough to enter the premises,” notes Justice Centre lawyer, Lisa Bildy. “Responsible family caregivers, however, continue to be seen as disease vectors.”

“The elderly are no less entitled to rights than any other Canadian,” continues Bildy. “The Ford government is violating our clients’ Charter rights. They are causing more harm than good by confining them in their rooms and keeping them from their loved ones. Solitary confinement and being deprived of love and care from their family or other chosen caregivers is not how our elderly should be spending the final days of their lives.”

https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/canadian-lawyers-group-sues-ford-govt-for-senior-abuse-during-covid