Havoc by Ping: The Unbearable Madness of the COVID Circus

by Vasko Kohlmayer

Not being able to cancel the approaching Freedom Day, they still found a way to throw a monkey wrench into the works. That monkey wrench is a contact tracing app. In the last month, the app has been busily sending quarantine orders to millions of Britons who have come into proximity to those who have tested positive for the currently largely harmless version of the British Delta variant.

If you didn’t know, anyone who receives the dreaded ping is told to immediately self-isolate for ten days along with the rest of their family. It is not possible to break the quarantine by taking a test and producing a negative result. Everybody must do ten days of hard Covid time, no exceptions allowed. It is, of course, easy to see how this rogue app could shut down Britain in a matter of weeks. According to reports, “in the week of July 7-15 alone, more than half a million people were put into a 10-day enforced quarantine on the app’s recommendations.” And that at the height of summer! One cannot but admire the Covid industrial complex for its ingeniousness in subverting the will of a democratically elected government with a little piece of code.



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