UK downgrades COVID-19

No longer a high consequence infectious disease

by Jon Rappoport

March 25, 2020

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Where is the media roar all over the world—blasting out the news that the UK government no longer considers COVID an existential threat to all life on Earth?

No giant headlines indicating that the dominos are now starting to fall in another direction—away from sheer suicidal insanity?

Oh, that’s right, it’s the MEDIA.

The UK government, on its website, announced on March 23, under “Status of COVID-19”:

“As of 19 March 2020, COVID-19 is no longer considered to be a high consequence infectious diseases (HCID) in the UK.”



“The 4 nations public health HCID group made an interim recommendation in January 2020 to classify COVID-19 as an HCID. This was based on consideration of the UK HCID criteria about the virus and the disease with information available during the early stages of the outbreak. Now that more is known about COVID-19, the public health bodies in the UK have reviewed the most up to date information about COVID-19 against the UK HCID criteria. They have determined that several features have now changed; in particular, more information is available about mortality rates (low overall), and there is now greater clinical awareness and a specific and sensitive laboratory test, the availability of which continues to increase.”

“The Advisory Committee on Dangerous Pathogens (ACDP) is also of the opinion that COVID-19 should no longer be classified as an HCID.”

“The need to have a national, coordinated response remains, but this is being met by the government’s COVID-19 response.”

“Cases of COVID-19 are no longer managed by HCID treatment centres only. All healthcare workers managing possible and confirmed cases should follow the updated national infection and prevention (IPC) guidance for COVID-19, which supersedes all previous IPC guidance for COVID-19. This guidance includes instructions about different personal protective equipment (PPE) ensembles that are appropriate for different clinical scenarios.”

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The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free NoMoreFakeNews emails here or his free OutsideTheRealityMachine emails here.

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57 comments on “UK downgrades COVID-19

  1. S.Penny says:

    Thank you Jon for being a Light during these times. I come here when all the “virus” talk from friends/family becomes too overwhelming. Here, I see there are others still in touch with reality and their own ability to think critically. Its a much needed break

    • Greg from Paris says:

      Hi S.Penny,

      I would say that would make a great article: How do we COVID-19 pandemic skeptics manage the relationships and emotions within our own families and circles of friends, who, for many, appear to be in the midst of a collective psychosis, oblivious to any suggestion of common sense that does not fit into the global fear agenda.

    • Carter L says:

      Agree absolutely. Thank goodness Jon has the ability to put on paper what others only wish to.

  2. kathleen kahl says:

    Let’s hope this common sense from the UK is contagious .

    • Tsar Nicholas says:

      A few day after this was posted the UK went into lockdown, and yet the advice is still up on the governemnt website!

    • James W DeCosta says:

      I don’t see any movement in the UK to lessen the public’s fear of the virus. People are still being directed to stay home and off the streets. This obviously affects the country’s ability to produce and maintain any semblance of a comfortable existence. In addition I see no mention of this from our President Trump. We still are in the grip of fake media!

      • Jill says:

        I am in the UK and the mass hysteria is just beyond belief. I posted on Facebook about covid-19 being downgraded as this was MAJOR NEWS in my opinion (but not on MSM of course). I was hoping that out of my 350-odd friends that I might get a few saying ‘wow! So why are we still in a lockdown?’ But no…..sadly all I got was a couple of people asking me what I was trying to insinuate and outraged that I might be suggesting that there was no real pandemic. What is so worrying is that there is no curiosity, no critical thinking; and these people are ‘intelligent’ on paper, but they just think I’m a ‘conspiracy theorist’. And they are all clamouring to be locked up, bring in the army, make the lockdown tougher, name and shame anyone who goes out. Lucky for me I have a few activist friends online who are like minded who keep me sane.

        • Gladio2 says:

          Jill, exactly what happened to me…..according to some they claim the message on Gov.UK must be
          fake…..jeez talk about brainwashed….I could go on about what else has been said but there’s no point, the sheep are truly braindead…..and as for clapping at 8pm for the NHS…..ludicrous, I have a friend who’s wife is a nurse, and she’s a straight talker, no bullshit with her, and she says the hospital she works at is half empty

        • Mark Felstead says:

          Conspiracy theorist is a term used by the establishment for anyone who thinks for themselves and consequently not blindly following the mainstream narrative.

  3. From Quebec says:



    DID he Knew something that no one else DID?

    • Jacqui says:

      It’s funny you should say that, I thought the same. Do Trump and Bojo know something that the public doesnt ? Of course no response from anyone or anywhere, except my family who argued that it couldn’t be true, it had to be fake news. talk about frustrating !!

  4. J.A. says:

    Imagine that.

  5. Pisces says:

    Even though that this is a good news, let’s not think that this will be the happy ending to the coronavirus story.. if majority of people begin to realize that they’ve been fooled by their governmenents about this event and no longer be obedient to them.. what could be the next move of the elites? The first part of the attack was done mentally (imposing fear), their next move could be physical (vaccines, 5G, martial law, WW3?) because they won’t just cancel their plan to take over the world if people resist. This might be just a calm before the storm.

    Here’s some of the letter written by Albert Pike (33rd degree mason) about world war 3:

    “…The Third World War must be fomented by taking advantage of the differences caused by the “agentur” of the “Illuminati” between the political Zionists and the leaders of Islamic World. The war must be conducted in such a way that Islam and political Zionism mutually destroy each other. Meanwhile the other nations, once more divided on this issue will be constrained to fight to the point of complete physical, moral, spiritual and economical exhaustion…

    We shall unleash the Nihilists and the atheists, and we shall provoke a formidable social cataclysm which in all its horror will show clearly to the nations the effect of absolute atheism, origin of savagery and of the most bloody turmoil.

    Then everywhere, the citizens, obliged to defend themselves against the world minority of revolutionaries, will exterminate those destroyers of civilization, and the multitude, disillusioned with Christianity, whose deistic spirits will from that moment be without compass or direction, anxious for an ideal, but without knowing where to render its adoration, will receive the true light through the universal manifestation of the pure doctrine of Lucifer, brought finally out in the public view.

    This manifestation will result from the general reactionary movement which will follow the destruction of Christianity and atheism, both conquered and exterminated at the same time.”

    • Rick Potvin says:

      I’ve only read the first paragraph in the past… to read more of it is … dumbfounding. I’ll have to make a point to read the rest of it. I’m thinking of an expletive here that I won’t say out loud…

      • Rick Potvin says:

        Just a personal note– My media-life is flashing before my eyes as I see America literally dying… and this scene from Planet of the Apes starring Charleton Heston came to mind among others… the scene on the beach… those who have seen this know it.. if you haven’t… sit down for this.

    • JB says:

      It’s possible that staying indoors could lead to Martial Law. Robert Walton from the Utah Yellow Vest said something about how they may be having checkpoints where they run your license and take your temperature with a special thermometer outside of the car.

      If you are found to be on some bad list, or if you are sick, they will take you away (this may also involve visiting houses since they have the sheep on quarantine. They may come in, do those things I mentioned, and take your guns).

      Where will they take people? Remember the talk about the FEMA camps? That could be where these come into play. Stay alert! Don’t go into any checkpoints, and don’t talk to the cops when they come calling.

    • Greg from Paris says:

      Today, you could demonstrate mathematically with irrefutable proof and big, big bold red letters that the PANDEMIC is a sham and people would still believe the authorities. As Jon pointed out in previous articles, to deny the reality of one lie would require the denial or suspicion of ALL LIES / STATEMENTS coming from Media, Government, Medical authorities…

      Do you what would happen then?

      People’s heads would IMPLODE!

      • Lydia says:

        People are coming around. Each at his own rate. Be patient.

        Things are more complicated than they appear at first. There is a dynamic at play here. We like fear. We need excitement now and then. People feed off this stuff, like a snow day, or an extra week of spring break.

        That doesn’t mean that the world is ending in a dystopian nightmare. Very quickly all over the world, business are opening up, and that brings with it an added bonus, a silver lining. Others see that they don’t have to be afraid of what the “authorities” tell them. They see that the state cannot enforce what it says it can.

        This has been a learning experience.

    • Plamen says:

      Predicting doom and gloom is helping how?

      • Pisces says:

        Plamen, I’m sorry I didn’t know you needed any help. Just kidding.
        I wasn’t predicting doom and gloom, I just pointed out to the few possibilities of what COULD happen next, because it just seems very unlikely to me that this event will end this way, knowing that they have a plan to tighten up the slavery over the world..

    • Ron J. says:

      EVENT 201 is or was available to watch all 3hrs on John Hopkins website. In the OCT 2019 Simulation it was called CAPS Coronavirus Associated Pulmonary Syndrome and with due diligence you will see we have been lied to and mislead testing etc.

  6. From Quebec says:


  7. J.B. says:

    Quite honestly, if everyone would come together and join together as in a peaceful militia(s) (with firearms as support), this could all be turned around overnight. So long as people just sit back as docile sheep, they will never feel any resistance. We must win the war with information and words first and foremost.

    Also, Albert Pike was a psychopath.

  8. Eunie says:

    Prof Walter Ricciardi, scientific adviser to Italy’s minister of health –
    “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. “On re-evaluation by the National Institute of Health, only 12 per cent of death certificates have shown a direct causality from coronavirus, while 88 per cent of patients who have died have at least one pre-morbidity – many had two or three.”

  9. Honk says:

    That’s it. I’m printing up t-shirts, biz cards and fliers reading: “Tired of this Corona Bullshit?”

    • Aron says:

      Nice! How about COVID-1984 on the back? (credit not mine)

    • Robert Milby says:

      Thank you. Clearly, Jon is among the intellectually mature and open-minded adults of this world, who has ratified the request to use reason, and to make connections by reading accurate historical accounts. The lies sweeping the world, are the same M.O. of the old bloodline families, who are still running the drama. They are literally a coven. Perhaps if people actually did read: 1984, Brave New World, and then, Dickens’, Hugo, Tolstoy, Hardy, Dostoyevski, Pasternak, we’d remember what the human family has had to struggle with each generation. Now, that the World Management Team is a technocracy, it is easier to fool the People. And to frighten us into submission. Thank you, Jon!

  10. Aron says:

    Report from a Swiss doctor correlating with Jon’s work.

    I forwarded it to friends and family with favourable responses.

    Thank you Jon for being a beacon of light.

    • JB says:

      Yeah, I posted that on Jon’s last post. Wouldn’t hurt to share it again, though. Thanks, Aron!

      • Aron says:

        I must have gotten it from you JB!! It was too good not to re-post 🙂

      • Aron says:

        I also sent the article to a bunch of opposition politicians too. I included my name, location and phone number in case they wanted to get back to me. I know they won’t (maybe I have a reservation at Gulag-#1 now though 😉 but I wanted to make sure I pushed in their faces. I’m not afraid of these people and I hope they are having difficulty sleeping at night. I sleep like a baby.

  11. Tom says:

    Their Operation is a success. All necessary legislation, bail outs, etch have been rammed through “Because we have an Emergency and MUST ACT FAST.” Joe Public has nothing to say. All he can do is tremble with fear in his apartment worried whether he will eat tomorrow and whether Covid-19 comes in through the back door. The Scammers have won.

  12. Su OKeeffe says:

    UK gov have just left London for at least next 4 weeks. I.e. due to infectious state within London the expected peak., they have gone. So has all the royals. The waiting to die nightingale centre which is the “ new hospital “ complete with morgues gives indications of real expectations..the deaths in Italy now Spain and the 21 million Chinese missing bank accounts. Just don’t celebrate until over

  13. Răzvan says:

    In the winter seasons from 2013/14 to 2016/17, an estimated average of 5,290,000 ILI cases occurred in Italy, corresponding to an incidence of 9%.

    • More than 68,000 deaths attributable to flu epidemics were estimated in the study period.

    • Italy showed a higher influenza attributable excess mortality compared to other European countries. especially in the elderly.

    In recent years, Italy has been registering peaks in death rates, particularly among the elderly during the winter season. Influenza epidemics have been indicated as one of the potential determinants of such an excess. The objective of our study was to estimate the influenza-attributable contribution to excess mortality during the influenza seasons from 2013/14 to 2016/17 in Italy.

    Mainstream media running stories on this study in 3, 2, 1, 0, -1, -2…

  14. Tony says:

    Good to see you still going… I wasn’t sure after your blog got taken down. Perhaps someone has posted this already but if not, it’s worth a look: “12 Experts Questioning the Coronavirus Panic”. It is reassuring that a number of skeptical voices are coming from within the medical community.

    Keep up the great work Jon!

    —”We are afraid that 1 million infections with the new virus will lead to 30 deaths per day over the next 100 days. But we do not realise that 20, 30, 40 or 100 patients positive for normal coronaviruses are already dying every day.

    [The government’s anti-COVID19 measures] are grotesque, absurd and very dangerous […] The life expectancy of millions is being shortened. The horrifying impact on the world economy threatens the existence of countless people. The consequences on medical care are profound […] All these measures are leading to self-destruction and collective suicide based on nothing but a spook.”

    Dr Sucharit Bhakdi

  15. Rick Ensminger says:

    On the very same UK Government website, under the very same Public Health England section, it shows the “The risk to the UK has been raised to high.” It gives a March 25, 2020 date. The downgrade date is shown as March 19, 2020.
    The British media are also still going super strong on the dangers of COVID-19. Not even close to acknowledging a downgrade.
    Something is wrong with this picture.

    • Lydia says:

      What does it matter what “they” are saying?

      They say alot of things. They lie. NONONE is taking this thing seriously. Why should you?

  16. Brett Morgen says:

    Once again Jon, you are bringing sanity to the “coronavirus” medical fraud.

    I feel like only 0.1% of the population realizes that these “test kits” give too many false positives and simply create panic, even when no one is sick.

    NJ has a 30% positive “coronavirus” test rate. All they have to do is “test” people and they can spread panic, even though the person may not even be sick or contagious.

    It’s the most disgusting lie ever perpetrated on the world and it seems like only you can see it, Jon. What can we do about the despair of how pathetic and panicky the world is based on fake news?

  17. D for Diligence says:

    Can someone please help me understand something. In Jon’s recent article titled “Epidemic: quarantining real science” he makes the following statement:

    “And on top of all this, the overwhelming percentage of “COV cases” in the world have been diagnosed WITHOUT THE DIAGNOSTIC TEST for the virus.”

    I find it very odd that he has made this statement without providing any explanation or evidence or a source. Could someone please provide an explanation and some evidence for this statement?

    The comments are now closed for that article, so I thought I’d ask about it here.

  18. Mr Ecks says:

    The UK govt top science hack Ferguson –who predicted 1/2 a million deaths and has now had and overcome corvid himself– has now revised his estimate down to 20,000 deaths in the UK or less mostly among the old and infirm. In short a bad winter flu.

    see: –only a partial link as behind paywall.

    The HCID thing is some sort of bureaucratic BS. If the virus is classed as an HCID it can’t be legally treated anywhere outside of special centres. The declaration of not HCID means it can be treated anywhere in UK.

    Now comes Johnson’s Dilemma.:

    “Per Hector Drummond’s blog––Ferguson–govt science genius –now says only 20 thousand tops–mostly ill and infirm–are going to die not the hysterical half million–so a normal bad flu year.

    As Hec points out they are lining up to claim the Lockdown did it–to try and save Blojo(Boris Johnson) IMO.

    Which is a bind–2 days have already caused 105 thousand UK dole claims. The full 3 weeks will do vastly more damage. But they might have a chance to say the lockdown saved us. And thus save Blojo.

    If they minimise economic damage NOW by stopping lockdown and a not having to do a large chunk of the money-printing –then it is obvious Blojo blundered. But saves many more jobs etc.

    They ALL(UK political pigs) blundered –was there a single NO vote against the lockdown tripe in the House of Fools /Traitors? But they have short memories and Blojo might have to carry the can

    I don’t want that despite despising Johnson–because the rest are worse”

  19. From Quebec says:


    Meanwhile, in the USSR, Deep State Dems demand countrywide shutdown through the 2020 election – MARCH 26, 2020

  20. Tim says:

    The hysteria is worse than the disease.

    The nocebo effect is worse than the disease.

  21. za ka lu says:

    Does this mean we will be allowed vote?

  22. Jay says:

    Unfortunately they are still saying to repond to it in the same way that of staying indoors staying 6ft away etc etc

  23. Lydia says:

    You people need to calm down.

    Put your emotions into positive endeavours.

    The state is a paper tiger.

    Go about your business.

    Stop feeding the system with your energy. No one has the power to stop your free will.

    Businesses are opening up all over. In Illinois, the police are saying they will only go with compliance rather than enforcement. That is code for, we don’t have the police necessary to do anything more than selective enforcement.

    Politicians make promises they never keep. They say things and then forget them. If you believe that this nonsense will last until July, I have a beach front property in Arizona you might be interested in.

    Poltiicnas don’t have the integrity to enforce anything, they just run their mouths and spin tall tales about things that never happen.

    Go out and live your lives like millions of other people are doing. The worst thing you can do is continue to believe in dystopian garbage being spewed all over the internet.

    • JB says:

      Okay. That’s nice, but that’s not the point. We won’t have a better life until partisan politics and crapitialism is gotten rid of.

      • Lydia says:

        You will have a better life when you decide to. You have the power. We all do. We often don’t use, I know I don’t, at least not enough.


        I’ll bet that if someone else walked into your shoes, you’d be floored by what they might make of what you were given.

        Lemonade out of lemons.

  24. ReluctantWarrior says:

    The U.S. Media will never let go of this. They are going to ride it as long as they can. At this point most of the world is aware that the COVID monster is going away due to the change of season. The MSM along with the left wing of the establishment are going to try to ride this sucker into the White House. Look for some very creative (if not devious) ways they will try to inflate the negative stats. Yes you may call me karnak!

  25. Leo says:

    Thanks Jon. Nothing like real news without an agenda.

  26. P says:

    Everything government says is a lie.
    and everything it has, it has stolen.
    Nietzsche not that I agree with the socialist

    The bow street runners did a similar thing bringing in greater law enforcement in the UK – bait and switch, problem reaction solution, etc
    They are well versed
    If we are violent we play to their hand. The only way is knowledge based on sound information.

    We are not privy to the real history of humanity!
    Science has always been hijacked by those in power as with everything else.

    Smart dust, vaccinations, RFID all bad news.

    Just would like a break to live a little before I go back to whence I came.


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