"In principle, you can just switch it [behavior] back on," Professor David Halpern, head of the Behavioral Insights Team (BIT), which was spun out from the cabinet office, told the Daily Telegraph.
He pointed out that since the country had "practiced the drill" of the pandemic's restrictive government mandates like wearing facemasks as well as following other health protocols such as social distancing and working from home, it would be easy to "redo it" in a future crisis because people are now "conditioned to do what they are told." Thanks to the engineered globalists' pandemic.
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Speaking on the "Lockdown Files" podcast, Halpern pointed out that generally, messaging based on fearmongering is ineffective. He defended its use in extreme circumstances, choosing not to reference the mass protests built across the country after the restrictions began in March 2020. "There are times when you do need to cut through… particularly if you think people are wrongly calibrated," he said.
The Nudge Unit chief also stressed how powerful messages on posters are. These were used throughout pandemic restrictions and could enforce visual prompts so that when people go into a shop or somewhere else, it reminds them, automatically cues and triggers the "learned behavior."
The people got so used to the restrictions and mandates that they find it hard to "unlearn them." He cited mask-wearing as an example. Though the threat of the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) transmission has lessened to almost no longer risky and studies have proven that facial coverings "never really mitigated the spread of the virus, it actually even caused more harm for increased inhalation of carbon dioxide, people would still feel something is missing or naked when not wearing masks.
"Put it this way," he said. "You would feel like, 'Oh my God, I haven't got my mask.' You feel naked, right?” This is because, once the public has learned a new behavior or habit, it would be easier to switch it back on. It is already in your system even though plenty of Britons refused to comply and give up their freedoms in the first place.
"Major disasters leave this enduring trace on society," the professor further explained. As well as knowing the drill, this "quasi-evolutionary" impact is a strong indicator of future behavior, he claimed.
Comments flocked to the Breitbart article that featured this topic. One user named Bonce commented: "He may be in for a rude awakening, " referring to Halpern. "A lot of people realize they were taken for mugs during 'Convid.' Reimposing draconian measures again wouldn't be met with mass compliance. The government lost what little bit of credibility it had left with 'convid.'"
Meanwhile, another one with the monicker "Feeding the World" expressed his exasperation with the government policies and said, "Masks don't work, the jab doesn't work, the government doesn't work."
In 2021, former Prime Minister Boris Johnson threatened that if Britons did not follow coronavirus rules he would impose stricter measures. Johnson was reported to have said back then that the government would have to enforce harsher measures, including banning Britons from leaving the house more than once a week, they will.
"We need to enforce the rules in supermarkets. When people are getting takeaway drinks, in cafes, they need to avoid spreading the disease there, avoid mingling too much," he said. Reiterating the point that the government will crack down harder on people's freedoms if they are perceived not to be abiding by lockdown rules, he further said, "If we feel that things are not being properly observed then we may have to do more."
Johnson stepped down from his seat in Parliament because he was alleged to have broken his own rules during the same year he was enforcing them. He deliberately lied to members of parliament about COVID-19 lockdown-breaking parties and would have been suspended for 90 days had he not quit as a lawmaker, a parliamentary committee ruled on July 6.
The House of Commons Privileges Committee, which examines breaches of parliamentary rules, concluded that he was guilty of "repeated contempt [of parliament] and... seeking to undermine the parliamentary process." However, the former PM insisted that his attendance at the Downing Street parties in question was "lawful, and required" by his job.
Reports indicated Johnson, 58 years old, has avoided having to face his peers and the humiliation of potentially having to run for reelection in his constituency by resigning as an MP last week. (Related: Boris Johnson drops mask mandate in U.K. – will the rest of the world follow suit?)
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