Coronavirus or “Con-Us Virus”? A troubling special report from Brexit Facts4EU

Will Coronavirus be used by the Establishment to try to block Brexit again?

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A Brexit Facts4EU.Org Special Report on the Coronavirus in the UK, the EU, and the World

Here is the Leader of the Liberal Democrat Party, Ed Davey MP, with a policy statement on the Coronavirus, issued on Twitter on Monday.

Credit: Twitter / Ed Davey

“Dealing with Covid19 should be the Govt’s top priority. I’ve called on Boris Johnson to pause Brexit trade talks and extend transition period so Ministers can focus. Failure to prioritise is a recipe for disaster.”

We present some basic information for readers to be able to put the Coronavirus into context, using official figures as ever. In this case we have reviewed :

  1. Information from the World Health Organisation (WHO) on flu-type viruses
  2. Studies by the United States Center for Disease Control and Prevention (US-CDC)
  3. Data reported by the UK and other WHO Member States under the International Health Regulations (IHR)
  4. Coronavirus action plan – UK Dept of Health 03 Mar 2020
  5. Information on the Coronavirus from the EU Commission
  6. Data and reports from the European [EU - ed.] Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC)
  7. ECDC/WHO European weekly influenza updates

What are the symptoms of this ’flu virus?

“the main symptoms of COVID-19 are a cough, a high temperature and,
in severe cases, shortness of breath”

- Coronavirus action plan – UK Dept of Health 03 Mar 2020

This sounds rather like ’flu.... Is it?

Brexit Facts4EU.Org Summary

Winter ’flu vs the Coronavirus (COVID-19)


  • Up to 650,000 people worldwide die each year due to seasonal winter ’flu
  • That’s according to the WHO and studies from the US Center for Disease Control

In the charts below we have used a conservative figure of 500,000 winter ’flu deaths per year as a comparison against the Coronavirus information, to give a perspective for ordinary readers.


  • On 31 Dec 2019 the Chinese alerted the WHO to a virus outbreak in Wuhan
  • On 30 Jan 2020 the WHO declared a “Public Health Emergency of International Concern”
  • At that point, 170 people had died of the Coronavirus - worldwide

Where are we now?

  • Since the start of this year, 86,000 people (approx) will have died from seasonal winter ’flu
  • Since the start of this year 3199 people in the entire world have died of the Coronavirus

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The number of new Coronavirus cases peaked on 13 Feb
and has fallen dramatically since then

What is the Coronavirus situation in the EU?

Brexit Facts4EU.Org has researched the facts surrounding the Coronavirus in the EU. What follows is correct as of 03.00am Thursday 05 March 2020 (this morning).

  • 4250 cases of Coronavirus have been reported in the EU27
  • There have been 113 deaths in a population of 443 million
  • 77% of the cases are in one country: Italy
  • Over 96% were in four countries: Italy, France, Germany and Spain

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The EU health agency was ready to "big up" winter 'flu, then Coronavirus came along

Just 13 days before the Chinese first reported the existence of the Coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, the EU produced a report on winter 'flu. Below is the headline and quote from the news release from the European Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC) in association with the World Health Organization.


“2019 Seasonal influenza assessment: currently dominating viruses
point at possible heavy impact on the elderly and healthcare systems”

Top-level extract:

“The first virus detections for the 2019/2020 season indicate co-circulation of influenza types A (71%) and B (29%) viruses in the WHO European Region. This is a mix which potentially could result in high mortality in elderly patients and a heavy burden on healthcare services, warns the European Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office for Europe in a joint assessment issued today.”

“Out of all infectious diseases, seasonal influenza is the one associated with the highest mortality in Europe,” said Pasi Penttinen, Head of ECDC influenza and respiratory viruses disease programme.

When will Remainers EVER give up?

Today in the Daily Telegraph, an article was published which was written by three obvious Europhiles, claiming that the Government's Brexit policies were preventing the UK from cooperating with the EU27 countries on the Coronavirus.

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To the best of our knowledge the UK Government has not proposed any policy which would prevent the EU27 from cooperating with the UK on health issues. Why would any government propose anything which would put citizens' lives in danger - either in the UK or in neighbouring contries?

If the EU wish to behave in this way, then they will have to answer to the court of world opinion. We are quite sure that the UK will never act in this way.


For an individual to catch any virus or develop any serious illness is of course terrible on a personal level, expecially if their immune system is compromised or if they are elderly. The Brexit Facts4EU.Org team have personal experience of these scenarios, as a great many readers do.

That said, we felt we had to put out a public service article stating the bald facts. We are not doctors nor epidemiologists. We do, however, have a lot of experience in observing how quangos in the EU and around the world have started to act as if they can define the news agenda, rather than simply providing facts on it. We constantly observe these organisations growing and spreading their influence as much as they can. More funding usually follows.

Humankind mass extinction events in the last 40 years

Humankind has had many ‘lucky escapes’ in the last few decades. We have all had to face mass extinction several times. Here are some of those ‘emergencies’:-

  • HIV/Aids in the 1980s
  • Mad Cow Disease in the 1990s
  • SARS in 2002
  • Avian (bird) Flu in 2005

None of the above came anywhere close to fulfilling the alarmist predictions from the WHO and other global bodies such as the UN.

Just to take the last two examples above, SARS caused precisely 0 (zero) deaths, according to the Department of Health in their report on Tuesday. Avian flu was predicted to cause between 5 million - 150 million deaths. The final total was 262 deaths – WORLDWIDE.

We spoke to many people in the medical profession whilst researching this article. Here is one GP, Michael Fitzpatrick:

“From the perspective of general practice, the WHO is to health care what FIFA is to world football: a bloated bureaucracy more concerned with politics and money than the welfare of either patients or fans.”

The simple fact is that this Corona virus is a type of ’flu. Since the start of the year when the Chinese alerted the WHO in Geneva, it has killed 3199 people worldwide. Deeply tragic for the loved ones of those people, but it must be pointed out that this is only a tiny fraction of ’flu deaths in any normal year at this point.

What on earth is going on here?

We can find no evidence whatsoever that this virus is any worse than the usual winter ’flu viruses.

We do understand that there are still many unknowns – in particular the incubation periods and mortality rates of this strand of the ’flu virus – but we will stick our necks out right now.

We are deeply concerned that this is yet another overblown Project Fear story

It will make a vast amount of money for some people
If this ‘crisis’ costs unnecessary billions to UK citizens, who will be held responsible?
Who will lose their jobs if this all turns out to be a gross exaggeration?

This is definitely one highly-researched article that will never make it onto the BBC. Indeed this report is unique to this site, as all of our work is.

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[ Sources: World Health Organisation | UK Department of Health | US Center for Disease Control | European (EU) Centre for Disease Control and Prevention | British Medical Journal | several UK doctors ] Politicians and journalists can contact us for details, as ever.

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