A recent Stanford University study confirms what we have already been told about the seriousness of the 2020 coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The study concluded that the virus is much more widespread and that a very high proportion of the population is infected with the virus. Nevertheless, most of the people who have it either develop “mild, flu-like symptoms” and recover, or they have no symptoms at all.
The study also concluded that the death rate of COVID-19 is even lower than previously thought, “an infection fatality rate of 0.12-0.2%.”
So in other words, COVID-19 is very much like the regular seasonal influenza, which is also contagious.
In most flu seasons tens of thousands of people die in the U.S. each year of the flu. The 2017-2018 flu season was especially severe and killed some 80,000 people. Hospital emergency rooms had “standing-room only” and many flu patients had to be treated in the hallways, according to Time.
But during all these flu seasons we haven’t had to do “social distancing,” wear face masks or close down businesses and shut down the economy and impose a flu-related Soviet police state like we are getting with COVID-19 hysteria.
The effect that COVID propaganda and fear-mongering has on the masses is tremendous. The news media do not mention that most of the people who die from COVID-19 are elderly and not just elderly but those with preexisting conditions and weakened immune systems.
For some perspective, according to Morningstar, as of 2012 65% of people in a nursing home die within one year of entering the nursing home, and five months was the typical length of stay in a nursing home for those who died in a nursing home.
Some officials are calling for widespread testing for COVID-19. But regarding the testing, there have been false positives because the testing was flawed and there have been false negatives. And in some cases test kits had been contaminated with COVID-19!
And to complicate matters, a 2012 study which suggests that COVID-19 could be a virus that affects people more in conjunction with other cold or flu viruses and that it may not be clear which virus is causing which symptoms or no symptoms.
What facts now can we trust are valid?
Are the officials exaggerating the numbers of deaths? Trump’s coronavirus bureaucrat Deborah Birx has admitted, proudly, that if a patient has an underlying serious illness and dies from that illness but happened to test positive for COVID-19 virus, they will count that as a “COVID-19 death.” Recent changes in the CDC’s coding system allows hospitals to list the cause of death as COVID-19 anyway.
Further, officials are counting as COVID-19 deaths those people who were “presumed” to have had COVID-19 even though they “had never tested positive for the virus,” according to the New York Times. Huh? Seriously?
And get this: A Minnesota doctor has revealed that HHS and the AMA are coaching doctors (along with luring them with financial incentives) to overcount the numbers of COVID-19 deaths.
In other words, they are artificially inflating the death numbers for COVID-19. But why?
And the current Congressional coronavirus stimulus package (i.e. heist) encourages states to inflate their COVID numbers!
And the ventilators have problems, too. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo was pleading for more ventilators. According to the National Institutes of Health, “One of the most serious and common risks of being on a ventilator is pneumonia. The breathing tube that’s put in your airway can allow bacteria to enter your lungs. As a result, you may develop ventilator-associated pneumonia (VAP).”
The NIH also warns that further ventilator risks can include Pneumothorax, “a condition in which air leaks out of the lungs and into the space between the lungs and the chest wall. This can cause pain and shortness of breath, and it may cause one or both lungs to collapse”; as well as too much air pressure pushed into the lungs; and oxygen toxicity or too much oxygen that can also damage the lungs.
According to the New York Post, 90% of COVID-19 patients who were put on ventilators had died.
I wonder how many of the deaths, particularly in New York, that are being counted as COVID-19 deaths are really ventilator-caused deaths?
The situation is so bad that medical school students are now allowed to graduate early because their help is supposedly “desperately needed,” as well as hospitals calling doctors back from retirement.
I really don’t know what to believe anymore.
And because of the government and media’s fear-mongering inciting panic and hysteria, it appears that people with other emergencies are not going to the hospital, with more people possibly dying at home of heart attacks and other illnesses. One London professor believes that cancer deaths due to COVID-related disruption will outnumber COVID-19 deaths. Not good.
Given that officials such as Trump’s infectious disease advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci have suggested that COVID-19 may very well be similar to a bad flu, why then have officials been lying about the death counts and the seriousness of this virus pandemic?
The society is becoming like the “Twilight Zone” now. Unnecessarily making people wear masks or face covering, in which some people may be touching the mask or their face to adjust it, or may be reusing the item without cleaning it.
Because of “contagion” hysteria, people are not only hoarding disinfectant spray, but may be over-using it and probably poisoning themselves with the disinfectant spray. Not good.
Back to the medical police state. Some officials such as Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker want to identify everyone who tests positive for coronavirus, and trace all their contacts and track everyone. It’s for your own good, of course, or to “protect others.” Bureaucrats seem to love to violate people’s privacy, and love social control by any means necessary.
And the vaccines. Some people want to force vaccines on everyone. Having to wear an “immunity passport” bracelet, ID or tattoo, as the evil and corrupt Bill Gates suggests. But now we are told that the virus has mutated into at least 30 strains, needing, what, 30 different vaccines? Fat chance!
Besides the vaccine and pharmaceutical industry and their crony cohorts profiting from yet another useless, harmful vaccine, what might some other motives be in this apparent COVID-19 false flag?
One theory pushed by Rush Limbaugh et al. is that Democrat governors and mayors are intentionally ordering business closures and subsequent higher unemployment rates and recession with the hopes that Trump will be blamed and thus lose his reelection bid. But are these bureaucrats that psychopathic?
Another possible motive: Climate change crusade. “Look at the lower pollution levels with the huge reduction in industrial activity, much fewer cars and trucks on the roads, etc.” (So as long as we have cleaner air, non-productivity is A-Okay, even if it means lack of food production and distribution that will lead to mass starvation and death, certainly much more death than we might have had with COVID-19.)
And another possible motive could involve the brainwashed society-destroyers and socialists/communists who want to end capitalism, free markets, and private property, out of their envy and hate. They’ve already been destroying society with their cultural Marxism, “social justice” ideology and intolerance, as well as infiltrating many corporations with such ideologies just like they have with schools, sports leagues and everyday life.
This “social distancing” phenomenon is another ideology of dysfunctional co-dependence, another way to wreck society and turn normal social behaviors into anti-social behaviors.
For example, at the same time “we’re all in this together,” and because people may be “carriers” of COVID-19, we “must protect one another” by keeping people apart from one another by exactly 6 feet. So reduce human contact with others, cause isolation, at the same time turn people against one another by calling on people to snitch on others violating “social distancing” orders.
Officials are lying about the COVID death numbers and have been fear-mongering and inciting panic among the public, and criminally so, in my view. This martial law, with governors ordering people to stay home, ordering businesses closed, and causing severely high unemployment, has been nothing but criminal. These officials need to be prosecuted.
In the meantime, now that we know that many more people have been exposed to the virus and already have antibodies and natural immunity, it is vital to go back to business as usual, as soon as possible. Reopen whatever businesses that haven’t closed permanently, go back to the baseball games and other sports and concert events, let people sit next to each other, no masks, no social distancing.
Social activists have caused an irrational fear of taking risks, and it’s killing our society!
And for those who think they might be vulnerable or are elderly, let them stay home. They are the ones who need to be protected or protect themselves. But not the rest of us!
Scott Lazarowitz is a libertarian writer and commentator. Please visit his blog.
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