The US and UK militaries struggled with influence operations in the Middle East, so they hired SCL, a company renowned for its psychological operations (psyops). When that business ran dry, SCL looked for business elsewhere: politicians.
A new strain of the virus causing COVID-19 appeared in the UK in September. By mid-November the new variety of SARS-CoV-2 appeared in ¼ of new cases. Now in December, that portion is much larger at over 60% of new cases. The change left Prime Minister Boris Johnson little choice but to restrict movement over Christmas.
It’s a warning that Americans should heed. Had Johnson acted swiftly and controlled the virus versus allowing uncontrolled spread, UK citizens might have had a very different Christmas.
A visual examination of the loss of life in mass casualty events and per day records.