[NOTE: PLEASE read it all. This is detailed and documented. Then be HONEST and ask yourself: WHY?]
JUST FACTS: NO HYPE. NO HYSTERIA.
- World-wide 80% of all Coronavirus cases are MILD. Meaning that…
- 80% of all Coronavirus cases FULLY RECOVER WITHOUT MEDICAL ATTENTION. SOURCE . SOURCE .
- MORE THAN 82,000 have already FULLY RECOVERED. SOURCE .
- WHO [World Health Organization] says about 80% of people with Covid-19 recover without needing any specialist treatment. Only about one person in six becomes seriously ill “and develops difficulty breathing”. SOURCE .
- The “common flu” is worse than, and deadlier than Coronavirus. SOURCE . EXCERPT: In the U.S., influenza has caused 12,000 to 61,000 deaths annually since 2010, according to the CDC. So far this flu season in the U.S., there have been at least 36 million flu illnesses, 370,000 hospitalizations and 22,000 deaths from flu, according to the CDC.
- As many as 97.7% to 99.7% of ALL Coronavirus patients FULLY RECOVER. SOURCE . EXCERPTS: “…in China have been mild and less than 3% of patients have die.. JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association), the authors looked at the case records of 72,314 patients, 44,672 of which were confirmed as having COVID-19. Of those confirmed cases, 36,160 cases, or 81%, showed only mild symptoms, while 14% were severe and 5% critical. The overall case-fatality rate, or coronavirus cases that ended in death, was only 2.3%.
THE TRUTH TELLS US (if we pay attention to Truth and NOT hysteria):
1. 97.7% to 99.7% of ALL cases WORLD-WIDE FULLY RECOVER.
2. 80% OF ALL cases are MILD, and FULLY RECOVER without medical assistance.
3. That the “COMMON FLU” is MORE contagious, and FAR MORE deadly.
BEFORE WE ASK “WHY ALL THE HYSTERIA ABOUT THIS THEN?” LET’S LOOK AT OTHER “END OF THE WORLD” THREATS. SPECIAL DATES ARE GIVEN WHEN KNOWN.
RUBELLA (GERMAN MEASLES): 1962-1965.
There was a pandemic of rubella between 1962 and 1965, starting in Europe and spreading to the United States. In the years 1964–65, the United States had an estimated 12.5 million rubella cases. SOURCE .
Between roughly 1855 and 2005, measles has been estimated to have killed about 200 million people worldwide. Measles killed 20 percent of Hawaii‘s population in the 1850s. In 1875, measles killed over 40,000 Fijians, approximately one-third of the population. In the 19th century, the disease killed 50% of the Andamanese population. Seven to eight million children are thought to have died from measles each year before the vaccine was introduced.
In 1954, the virus causing the disease was isolated from a 13-year-old boy from the United States, David Edmonston, and adapted and propagated on chick embryo tissue culture. To date, the World Health Organization recognizes eight clades named A, B, C, D, E, F, G, and H. Twenty-three strains of the measles virus have been identified and designated within these clades. While at Merck, Maurice Hilleman developed the first successful vaccine. Licensed vaccines to prevent the disease became available in 1963. An improved measles vaccine became available in 1968. Measles as an endemic disease was eliminated from the United States in 2000, but continues to be reintroduced by international travelers. In 2019 there were at least 1,241 cases of measles in the United States distributed across 31 states with over three quarters in New York.
Chickenpox occurs in all parts of the world. In 2013 there were 140 million cases of chickenpox and herpes zoster worldwide. Before routine immunization the number of cases occurring each year was similar to the number of people born. Since immunization the number of infections in the United States has decreased nearly 90%. In 2015 chickenpox resulted in 6,400 deaths globally – down from 8,900 in 1990. Death occurs in about 1 per 60,000 cases. Chickenpox was not separated from smallpox until the late 19th century. In 1888 its connection to shingles was determined. The first documented use of the term chicken pox was in 1658. Various explanations have been suggested for the use of “chicken” in the name, one being the relative mildness of the disease.
Mumps is a viral disease caused by the mumps virus. Initial signs and symptoms often include fever, muscle pain, headache, poor appetite, and feeling generally unwell. This is then usually followed by painful swelling of one or both parotid salivary glands. Symptoms typically occur 16 to 18 days after exposure and resolve after 7 to 10 days. Symptoms are often more severe in adults than in children. About a third of people have mild or no symptoms. Complications may include meningitis (15%), pancreatitis (4%), inflammation of the heart, permanent deafness, and testicular inflammation, which uncommonly results in infertility. Women may develop ovarian swelling, but this does not increase the risk of infertility.
Mumps is highly contagious and spreads rapidly among people living in close quarters. The virus is transmitted by respiratory droplets or direct contact with an infected person.
INFLUENZA. [TRUE FLU AFFECTS THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM,AND IS NOT A STOMACH/DIGESTIVE VIRUS; 1957 AND 1968]
Influenza spreads around the world in yearly outbreaks, resulting in about three to five million cases of severe illness and about 290,000 to 650,000 deaths. About 20% of unvaccinated children and 10% of unvaccinated adults are infected each year. In the northern and southern parts of the world, outbreaks occur mainly in the winter, while around the equator, outbreaks may occur at any time of the year. Death occurs mostly in high risk groups—the young, the old, and those with other health problems. Larger outbreaks known as pandemics are less frequent. In the 20th century, three influenza pandemics occurred: Spanish influenza in 1918 (17–100 million deaths), Asian influenza in 1957 (two million deaths), and Hong Kong influenza in 1968 (one million deaths). The World Health Organization declared an outbreak of a new type of influenza A/H1N1 to be a pandemic in June 2009.
SPANISH INFLUENZA: 1917-1920.
The 1918 influenza pandemic was the most severe pandemic in recent history. It was caused by an H1N1 virus with genes of avian origin. Although there is not universal consensus regarding where the virus originated, it spread worldwide during 1918-1919. In the United States, it was first identified in military personnel in spring 1918. It is estimated that about 500 million people or one-third of the world’s population became infected with this virus. The number of deaths was estimated to be at least 50 million worldwide with about 675,000 occurring in the United States.
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SARS: FEBRUARY 2003-DECEMBER 2004.
Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is a viral respiratory illness caused by a coronavirus, called SARS-associated coronavirus (SARS-CoV). SARS was first reported in Asia in February 2003…According to the World Health Organization (WHO), a total of 8,098 people worldwide became sick with SARS during the 2003 outbreak. Of these, 774 died. In the United States, only eight people had laboratory evidence of SARS-CoV infection. All of these people had traveled to other parts of the world where SARS was spreading. SOURCE .
…Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is a viral respiratory disease of zoonotic origin caused by the SARS coronavirus (SARS-CoV). Between November 2002 and July 2003, an outbreak of SARS in southern China caused an eventual 8,098 cases, resulting in 774 deaths reported in 17 countries (9.6% fatality rate), with the majority of cases in mainland China and Hong Kong. In late 2017, Chinese scientists traced the virus through the intermediary of civets to cave-dwelling horseshoe bats in Yunnan province. No cases of SARS have been reported worldwide since 2004.
AVIAN FLU: 1959-1997, 2003-2010; 2004.
The epicenters of both the Asian influenza pandemic of 1957 and the Hong Kong influenza pandemic of 1968 were in Southeast Asia, and it is in this region that multiple clades of H5N1 influenza virus have already emerged. The Asian H5N1 virus was first detected in Guangdong Province, China, in 1996, when it killed some geese, but it received little attention until it spread through live-poultry markets in Hong Kong to humans in May 1997, killing 6 of 18 infected people. […] From 1997 to May 2005, H5N1 viruses were largely confined to Southeast Asia… SOURCE . SOURCE .
ASIAN FLU: 1957-1958.
Asian flu: A pandemic of influenza A (H2N2) in 1957-58. First identified in China in late February 1957, the Asian flu spread to the United States by June 1957 where it caused about 70,000 deaths. Also known as Asian influenza.
Immunity to this strain of influenza A (H2N2) was rare in people less than 65 years of age, and a pandemic was predicted. In preparation, vaccine production began in late May 1957, and health officials increased surveillance for flu outbreaks. Unlike the virus that caused the 1918 pandemic, the 1957 pandemic virus was quickly identified, due to advances in scientific technology. Vaccine was available in limited supply by August 1957.
The virus came to the United States quietly, with a series of small outbreaks over the summer of 1957. When children went back to school in the fall, they spread the disease in classrooms and brought it home to their families. Infection rates were highest among school children, young adults, and pregnant women in October 1957. Most influenza-and pneumonia-related deaths occurred between September 1957 and March 1958. The elderly had the highest rates of death. By December 1957, the worst seemed to be over.
However, during January and February 1958, there was another wave of illness among the elderly. This is an example of the potential “second wave” of infections that can develop during a pandemic. The disease infects one group of people first, infections appear to decrease and then infections increase in a different part of the population.
SWINE FLU: JANUARY 2009-AUGUST 2010.
The swine flu was initially seen in the US in April 2009, where the strain of the particular virus was a mixture from 3 types of strains. Six of the genes are very similar to the H1N2 influenza virus that was found in pigs around 2000.
Transmission of the virus from pigs to humans is not common, and does not always lead to human flu, often resulting only in the production of antibodies in the blood. If transmission does cause human flu, it is called zoonotic swine flu. People with regular exposure to pigs are at increased risk of swine flu infection.
It is estimated that in the 2009 flu pandemic 11–21% of the then global population (of about 6.8 billion), or around 700 million to 1.4 billion people, contracted the illness—more in absolute terms than the Spanish flu pandemic. However, with about 150,000–575,000 fatalities, it had a much lower case fatality rate. In August 2010, the World Health Organization declared the swine flu pandemic officially over.
A follow-up study done in September 2010 showed that the risk of serious illness resulting from the 2009 H1N1 flu was no higher than that of the yearly seasonal flu.
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All cases are linked to the Arabian Peninsula
Health officials first reported the disease in Saudi Arabia in September 2012. Through retrospective (backward-looking) investigations, they later identified that the first known cases of MERS occurred in Jordan in April 2012. So far, all cases of MERS have been linked through travel to, or residence in, countries in and near the Arabian Peninsula. The largest known outbreak of MERS outside the Arabian Peninsula occurred in the Republic of Korea in 2015. The outbreak was associated with a traveler returning from the Arabian Peninsula.
At the end of November 2019, a total of 2494 laboratory-confirmed cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), including 858 associated deaths (case–fatality rate: 34.4%) were reported globally; the majority of these cases were reported from Saudi Arabia (2102 cases, including 780 related deaths with a case–fatality rate of 37.1%).
UP-DATE: AS OF JANUARY 2020, TOTAL: FROM 2012-2020.
CASES– 2506. DEATHS- 862. FATALITY– 34%.
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EBOLA: 1976, DECEMBER 2013- JANUARY 2016.
The largest outbreak to date was the epidemic in West Africa, which occurred from December 2013 to January 2016, with 28,646 cases and 11,323 deaths. It was declared no longer an emergency on 29 March 2016.
ZIKA: FIRST APPEARED-1947-1952, 2015-2016.
The infection, known as Zika fever or Zika virus disease, often causes no or only mild symptoms, similar to a very mild form of dengue fever. While there is no specific treatment, paracetamol (acetaminophen) and rest may help with the symptoms. As of 2016, the illness cannot be prevented by medications or vaccines. …In November 2016, the World Health Organization declared that Zika virus was no longer a global emergency…
US States: TOTAL CASES.
- 20 Zika virus disease cases reported†
- 19 cases in travelers returning from affected areas
- 0 cases acquired through presumed local mosquito-borne transmission
- 0 cases acquired through sexual transmission
- 1 case acquired through laboratory exposure
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WHICH… BRINGS US TO THE CURRENT CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19 OF 2019-2020.
Quick note: notice the DATES/YEARS listed with each disease. There was, and still is, a meme that Face Book and other “experts” have deemed “untrue” because THEY say:
- Some of the dates don’t line-up, (THEY DO),
- And-TO THEM- it’s “seems to be implied” that the U.S. “somehow” did ALL this to interfere with elections. While NO government created and spread any of these for the express purpose of “interfering in U.S. elections, COVID-19/Coronaviris IS being used by politicians as a means to grab power and enforce grossly UNNECESSARY regulations.
CORONAVIRUS HAS A CONTAGION FACTOR OF 2.
SARS WAS 4.
MEASLES IS 18.
IF the people in charge at the times of the other diseases did NOT use it as a means to interfere with businesses, churches, schools…WHY are the people in charge NOW doing so??
I personally had measles, German measles, MUMPS, Chicken Pox, several types of flu, stomach viruses,multiple colds, bronchitis, laryngitis, and pneumonia…they NEVER did once what they are attempting to do NOW…
The FACTS show clearly that COVID-19/Coronavirus is NOT ONE BIT near as bad as the other diseases…so…WHY are the ones in charge now behaving this way?
The politicians did NOT “create/spread” COVID-19…BUT SOME ARE desperately trying to mobilize it as a hysterical scare, and panic…and then enact GOVERNMENT regulations in the name of “help/assistance”…WHY? WHAT IS DIFFERENT??
THE DIFFERENCE IS…
[NOTE: This is just my observation after studying THE FACTS.]
THE DIFFERENCE IS…
NOT related to the disease COVID-19/Coronavirus.
THE DIFFERENCE IS WHO IS IN CHARGE NOW, AND THEIR HOPES TO DISTRACT US AND THE WORLD FROM THEIR CRIMES, SCANDALS, CORRUPTION, AND GREED, AND TO FEED THEIR HUNGER FOR BOTH ABSOLUTE POWER AND ABSOLUTE IMMUNITY TO PUNISHMENT FOR THEIR CRIMES.
WHAT SANE, RATIONAL PERSON TRUSTS THIS MAN?!!
EVIDENCE OF TRUMP’S “CONSERVATISM”
NEVER FEAR THOUGH, TRUMP HAS THE DELUDED EVANGELICAL VOTE:
IF WE SURVIVE…
SINCE 2015 I’VE PROVIDED EVIDENCE OF TRUMP BEING 100% UNFIT. HAVE BEEN MET WITH BUMPER STICKER TALKING POINTS WITH NO EVIDENCE EVER.
REALLY, HOW DOES ANYONE TRUST TRUMP AT ALL?!!
Donald Trump said he did not shake any hands in India. That’s not true
Donald Trump not only shook hands with leaders, officials and journalists but also hugged PM Modi more than once during his India trip in February.
My Conscience Is Clear, I am #AlwaysConstitution
I will not offer my vote and add my voice to a mandate that goes against the constitutional values I stand for. That goes for both parties and their candidates. I am #AlwaysConstitution.
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Man, what a week it has been. Bernie has gone down in flames. The oil wars have begun again in earnest. Coronavirus has swept the nation (including my very own South Dakota. My school has been closed since Wednesday). As a result of all of these inputs, the markets have gone into total collapse, ending an 11-year bull run.
This seems like the most opportune time to stand by my principles. And, in doing so, clarify my position on political candidates. I hope to explain my #AlwaysConstitution stance.
In recent weeks, as I have written about before, there has been a long-running debate here at the Liberty Hawk as to who conservatives should vote for come November. As I wrote in my last installment, voting for Bernie in November solely to kick Trump out of office is not ‘principled’ in any meaningful way. I want to expand upon that position, to clear up some misunderstandings.
Richard in Japan, an excellent writer and a seemingly principled conservative, continues to stand by his position that, no matter who the Democratic nominee is, when the election comes, he will vote for them. This even includes throwing his vote behind a socialist.
Now, the point is most likely moot given Biden’s ascendancy. Still, the fact remains that Richard would have been willing to vote for Bernie Sanders. I am not, and I will take that a step further. Even if Biden is the nominee, I will not be voting Democratic at the top of the ticket.
I do not say that lightly. I understand that the votes necessary to beat Donald Trump will probably come from disaffected Republicans, such as myself. Nevertheless, I cannot in good conscience vote for Biden, for the sole purpose of getting Trump out of the White House, for one simple reason: Biden cares no more for the Constitution than Trump does.
Biden would certainly be more stately than Trump. Their differing responses to the coronavirus pandemic have shown that. He may even be more willing to respect precedent (doubtful, but possible). At the end of the day, though, an important fact remains: on policy, and on principle, Biden is antithetical to our founding document.
Biden stands in favor of increased gun control. He would like to see more national bureaucracy for ‘solving’ climate change. He wants increased government spending on unconstitutional domestic programs. In every avenue given to him, Biden has shown disregard for the US Constitution.
So has Bernie.
So has Trump.
This is why I proudly say I will vote for none of them come Election Day.
Politics certainly does not exist in a vacuum. Even the best candidates have policy flaws. But we as principled conservatives, as principled constitutionalists, should not vote for a bad candidate because we believe the alternative is worse.
I will spend the next four years fighting the president’s unconstitutional agenda, whoever the president is. But I will not make a hypocrite of myself by helping to install that president into the White House. My conscience is clear; I am, and always will be, #AlwaysConstitution. I can only hope that others will do the same.
If you liked the TARP bailout, you’re going to love the coronavirus bailout
Do you remember how George W. Bush attempted to redefine conservatism when he adopted “compassionate conservatism” as a pillar of his presidency? Besides the obvious socialist implications that conservatism wasn’t compassionate, what “W” was really saying is that he held the same ideals we find in the current attempt to redefine conservatism as nationalism.
In other words, Bush didn’t believe the free market could be trusted to address America’s ills at the time without the assistance of big government.
Before he left office in 2008, Bush exploded government spending and created new entitlement programs like Medicare Part D. Near the end of his presidency, he “abandoned free market principles to save the free market” with the first $700 billion Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP) — Obama’s was the second — to bailout the banks during the sub-prime mortgage crisis.
Likewise, Trump and the GOP have exploded government spending — with deficits that exceed those of Bush and Obama — and have created new entitlement programs like paid family leave. Now faced with an economic meltdown of their own making and made worse by coronavirus hysteria, they are also ready to abandon free market principles to save their derrieres.
With the Families First Coronavirus Response Act now working its way through the U.S. Senate — Trump has already promised to sign it — Mitch McConnell is promising even more spending on big government “solutions.”
What might McConnell be talking about? Perhaps the following proposals answer that question.
Mitt Romney embraced his inner Tulsi Gabbard with his proposal to “immediately send $1,000 checks to each American” adult. The Massachusetts liberal masquerading as a Utah conservative also proposed giving grants to small businesses, expanding Pell grants for students, and requiring insurance companies to cover telemedicine costs.
But Mittens may need to move to the back of the “abandon free market principles” line by the time Sen. Tom Cotton is through. Cotton is calling for a national “shutdown” that would only exclude “absolutely essential work.” He also wants the military to be used for “civil support,” and he’s working on a way to have stipends (a fixed and regular payment) paid directly to individuals and small businesses to live on.
The time has come for extraordinary measures to combat the Chinese coronavirus. What seems extreme today will seem obvious tomorrow.
Two weeks ago, Italians were merrily sipping wine and coffee at bars and restaurants. Today, elderly Italians are denied care at hospitals and instead administered last rites because their health-care system is collapsing.
Replying to @SenTomCotton
I understand these extraordinary measures will impose many hardships, but if we take them now, we can shorten the risk to Americans’ health and the economic hardships.
I’m working on legislation to get cash stipends to affected workers and their families so they can buy food and pay the bills during this crisis, plus help to small and mid-sized businesses weather the storm. Now is the time to avoid Italy’s fate. Here are some needful steps:
Replying to @SenTomCotton
1) Stop all but essential activity. Call it what you want—a shutdown, quarantine, curfew, whatever. But only absolutely essential work should continue: groceries, pharmacies, supply transport, health care, electricity, water, sanitation, etc. Everyone else should stay home.
2) Shut down all but essential government agencies & services. At federal, state, and local levels, officials working to arrest the virus’s spread and mitigate its economic harm (and other essential services like food aid and VA care) must continue working. No one else should.
Replying to @SenTomCotton
3) The military must prepare for defense support of civil authorities, especially at hospitals, nursing homes, etc., & do whatever is needed to increase our capacity to treat patients. Our military plans for exactly this kind of contingency. Our doctors and nurses may need them.
As Dr. Anthony Fauci said yesterday, “we’ll be thankful that we overreacted” if we arrest the spread of the virus, preserve hospital capacity, and save lives.
The Arkansas Senator up for re-election in November — assuming Republicans don’t shut that down too — appeared with Trump’s morning intel team (FOX & Friends) and criticized the Families First Coronavirus Response Act because it “doesn’t go far enough” and “doesn’t go fast enough.”
This isn’t likely to be the end of the bailout-palooza. For example, Airlines for America (A4A) put in a request yesterday for grants, loans and tax relief amounting to about $50 billion dollars. Trump is already on record in support of bailouts for airlines along with hotels — hey, doesn’t he own a few hotels? — so the checks are likely to be in the mail sooner rather than later.
Get ready, America! If you liked the TARP bailout, you’re going to love the coronavirus bailout.
UPDATE!! After posting this piece earlier today, Reuters is reporting this morning that Trump is requesting $850 billion in additional bailout funds!!!
“Oh, Brother Larry, this is all just your opinion.”
That’s fine if you want to dismiss all the facts, direct quotes, actual HISTORY, Doctor research/reports, evidence… IF that is what you want you choose to do…you’re mind was ALREADY made up before reading the FACTS, and no amount of evidence was going to change your preconceived notions.
I have supplied details and links to support and validate every point I made…and guess what? The FACT that ALL those sites, links, and reports exist proves that it is NOT “just my opinion”.
But go ahead. Believe whatever you want.
I like The Truth.
JOHN 8:31, 32, 36
-Rev. Larry Wallenmeyer.