Blind Panic.

Graham Charles Lear
9 min readAug 15, 2020


In the latest week, 5 times as many people died of ‘flu & pneumonia as died “with Coronavirus”

In the previous 100 years, we didn’t ruin our country with a lockdown because of the ‘flu.

When will this madness stop?

NOTE: This report was halfway written before the Government announcement late Thursday which stated that Coronavirus deaths have been very significantly overstated by Public Health England (PHE). The admission by PHE vindicates much of my analysis that follows.

In the latest week’s official ONS figures 8,946 people are reported to have died in England and Wales. In that week 928 of them died of ‘flu and pneumonia. 193 of them died “with Coronavirus”.

When it comes to the year to date, according to the (inflated COVID-19) figures from the Office for National Statistics issued on 11 August 2020, on average far more people die of ‘flu and pneumonia than have died “with” Coronavirus, as at 31 July this year. This is a simple fact.

Flu and pneumonia deaths in an average year up to this point are 26% higher than the reported Coronavirus deaths. And the gulf is growing. Last week ‘flu and pneumonia deaths were 381% higher than for people who died “with Coronavirus”.

This information is based on the latest report from the Office for National Statistics. I have not massaged the figures in any way. I have not reduced the ONS figures for “Coronavirus deaths” even though they are significantly overstated and wished to do so.

‘Flu and influenza deaths vs. ‘Coronavirus deaths’

All data is up to Week 31 (week ending 31 July) and comes from the ONS

The five-year average of deaths from ‘flu and pneumonia — 64,378

Deaths ‘with Coronavirus’ — 51,210

Average ‘flu and pneumonia deaths to date are 25.7% higher than the reported deaths ‘with Coronavirus’

The United Kingdom has been pummelled into a historic recession by fake news and false data

I have no confidence in the figures produced by the Office for National Statistics, nor by Public Health England, nor by any of the other public organisations collecting and publishing data on the Coronavirus. And I most certainly do not believe a word uttered by Scotland’s First Minister on this subject. I say this as someone that has built my writing reputation on carefully-researched facts since Brexit.

It remains the case, for example, that a person dying today in August of ‘flu, or cancer, or a heart attack, and who tested positive for Coronavirus in early March but had no symptoms or recovered from it, will nevertheless be counted in the ONS figures for Coronavirus deaths. How is this remotely possible, credible, or of any use?

As things stand, if someone dies on this day next year for whatever reason, and if they had tested positive today, they would be counted in the Coronavirus death figures. Sheer insanity.

Not only that but a person does not even need to have tested positive for Coronavirus to be counted in Coronavirus figures. Here’s what the ONS says.

“Coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths are those deaths … where COVID-19 was mentioned on the death certificate. A doctor can certify the involvement of COVID-19 based on symptoms and clinical findings — a positive test result is not required.”

- Office for National Statistics, 11 August 2020

It’s even worse when it comes to ‘flu or pneumonia

If you die of the ‘flu or pneumonia, but a doctor mentions Coronavirus on your death certificate, then you died of Coronavirus according to the official figures. The ’flu and pneumonia deaths are then NOT counted as ‘flu and pneumonia deaths, even if the person tested positive for Coronavirus many months previously and recovered or had no symptoms.

Again this is what the ONS says

“A death can be registered with both COVID-19 and Influenza and Pneumonia mentioned on the death certificate. Because pneumonia may be a consequence of COVID-19, deaths, where both were mentioned, have been counted only in the COVID-19 category.” — ONS


The figures for “Coronavirus deaths” are grossly exaggerated because they include deaths from all causes if Coronavirus happens to be mentioned by the doctor on the death certificate. This can occur even if the deceased NEVER tested positive for Coronavirus. Even without this distortion, the average deaths from ‘flu and pneumonia are far higher than deaths “with Coronavirus”. At some point, all this will come out. In the meantime, I feel obliged to report it and have it on record NOW

Some readers may have seen the news overnight that Public Health England has finally stated that the number of deaths ‘with Coronavirus’ has been overstated.

Remember those televised daily press briefings? You now know you were being lied to on a daily basis. Which might surprise you but it does not surprise me because on the 9 May 2020 I wrote about PHE and the people who are in it. The same people who regularly lectured everyone of you had 4. 5 billion yearly war chest to protect every one of you from infectious diseases yet only spent 87 million of that 4.5 billion protecting you the rest went on telling you how fat you are if you dont believe me then what was Boris Johnson doing going on television imploring everyone to shed pounds of fat.

If you missed it I recommend you read it. It sheds light on the sheer incompetency of a health organisation that has been advising our government.

Professor John Newton, Director of Health Improvement at Public Health England, said yesterday:

“The way we count deaths in people with COVID-19 in England was originally chosen to avoid underestimating deaths caused by the virus in the early stages of the pandemic. Our analysis of the long-term impact of the infection now allows us to move to new methods, which will give us crucial information about both recent trends and overall mortality burden due to COVID-19.”

Notice if you will. NO apology. No admittance of crass incompetence. No resignations. And it will still be the case that if a person dies of ‘flu, pneumonia, or other related conditions, and Coronavirus is mentioned on a death certificate then that person died of Coronavirus

Since my first report on 5 March.

mass hysteria has gripped nations around the world. Even so-called liberal Governments have reacted in draconian and authoritarian ways. Our world has changed and it will take a generation to recover from it — if we ever do.

I began writing more information this one 13 March.

This one Apr 2

How did I get this one so wrong I often ask myself. The answer to that question us that I took for granted the expertise of the PHE. It taught me a valuable lesson. Never take something at face value question and find out everything you can about so-called experts, something I did later on my piece titled Why are we putting up with these people.

I then wrote a reply to my good friend Ian Thorpe who writes for Medium.

He had written about the Scientist who convinced Boris Johnson to lockdown to beat coronavirus who was criticised many times for flawed research.

My response to his article was this.

I have quite a big problem, LOL well that’s a surprise NOT

In the last couple of months, we have seen a growing number of deaths in Europe, let’s just forget about the USA for a while and concentrate on Europe.

Italy began to show the first death 21 Feb by March 2 it had risen to 52 then wham it began to take off, by March 16 it had risen to 2,158 by today 3 April it had risen to 14,681

We British way back around March 16 began to put the Italians deaths into our own scientific models. We all remember Sir Patrick Vallance the U.K.’s chief scientific adviser telling us all that we are three weeks behind Italy, he said that knowing that this is what the models were telling him and his team.

Now, this is where I have the big problem because on the 23 March a certain Prof Walter Ricciardi, scientific adviser to Italy’s minister of health gave an interview where he said this, “The way in which we code deaths in our country is very generous in the sense that all the people who die in hospitals with the coronavirus are deemed to be dying of the coronavirus. In other words, they tested everyone when they were in a hospital and then everyone who came in after were also tested and continue to be tested.

This means that if an Italian is having the end of life care in an Italian hospital and there will be hundreds if not thousands dotted around Italy seeing as Italy has the second oldest population worldwide when they die its automatically put on their death certificate death by COVID19. And that is the big problem because if our people are taking Italy’s deaths and putting them into our models then they are giving a false reading.

I have also seen something else quite disturbing. We have our Office for National Statistics and on Wednesday they published their yearly report on everyday life in the UK and So far this year they have seen that there has been no increase in average weekly deaths. One would have thought we would have seen an increased mortality rate in the UK if every person who has died from the virus is correct. This now must mean we are doing the same as Italy.

I further wrote a few more but decided to stop after people started to hurl abuse at me. Today I feel the need to publish the report above — even though I may get more abuse— because I am deeply troubled by the directives of the Government and by the supposed “Science” that lies behind these.

If I could find the remotest evidence to justify what has been done to the United Kingdom since March, I would publish it. I can find anything plausible. Yes — and very sadly — people have died of Coronavirus, just as they do of any number of causes each year. Has the virus been serious? Yes, especially for those in high-risk categories. In many of these cases, it seems that rash decisions caused far more deaths than should have been the case. (Transferring elderly patients from hospitals back into care homes being a case in point. Cancer patients not getting the treatment they need, same with Heart disease patients. How many of them have died before their time?

For the bulk of the population, it hasn’t been serious — especially for the under the 50s and most especially for children. I have been out and about recently and I strike up conversations with people, it used to be about Brexit, it's now about COVID19. I ask the question Do you know anyone who has died, I get back no I dont know anyone. I asked this same question to a friend of my wife who did know two people who had died but even that was second hand a friend of a friend. Maybe its because my area has had fewer cases.

Have the Coronavirus numbers come anywhere near justifying the lockdown of our nation, the imposition of emergency powers, the denial of our civil liberties, the drastic shortening of lives because the NHS wouldn’t treat non-COVID patients, the closing of our schools and universities, the severe damage to the infrastructure of our cities and to our town high streets, and the utter devastation of our economy? No, the Coronavirus numbers have justified none of these.

Will we see far more deaths from other causes over the next few years as a result of the knee-jerk Coronavirus responses? Yes, we will.

It really is time for this nonsense to end. I have always argued for a proportionate response. I urge the Government to look at the real figures that matter, stop the hysteria, and end this madness completely. Let’s get everyone back to work and back into education, and regrow our country again as quickly as possible.

Even if you disagree with my conclusions the facts themselves are indisputable.

[ Sources: Office for National Statistics | Public Health England | Government press service ]



Graham Charles Lear

What is life without a little controversy in it? Quite boring and sterile would be my answer.