SEPARATING THE TRUTH FROM THE LIES
I’ve had medical reports, doctor’s testimony, and literally a “Ka-Ba-Jillion” stats throughout every article on COVID-19, aka Coronavirus, see HERE , HERE , HERE , HERE, and HERE .
In THIS article I will focus on what the Doctors, Medical Experts, and Epidemiologists say.
Let’s begin shall we?
HOW HONEST IS THE COVID FATALITY COUNT?
Dr. Scott Jensen is both a physician and a Minnesota state senator. Yesterday he was interviewed by a local television station and dropped a bombshell: he, and presumably all other Minnesota doctors, got a seven-page letter from the Minnesota Department of Health that gave guidance on how to classify COVID-19 deaths. The letter said that if a patient died of, e.g., pneumonia, and was “believed to have been” exposed to COVID-19, the death certificate should say that COVID-19 was the cause of death even though the patient was never tested, or never tested positive, for that disease.
Dr. Jensen found this to be irregular and contrary to the usual practice for filling out death certificates. It seems intended to inflate the number of Wuhan flu deaths; it is hard to see any other potential purpose. The most entertaining thing about the exchange is the shock expressed by the interviewer. Here is the video .
Can we trust the COVID fatality counts that we are being given daily? I think it is fair to say that powerful forces would like to maximize the apparent impact of the disease.
Prof. Walter Ricciardi, scientific advisor to Italy’s minister of health said, and I quote, “The way in which we code deaths in our country is very generous in the sense that all the people who die in hospitals with the coronavirus are deemed to be dying of the coronavirus. … On re-evaluation by the NIH,” he says, “only 12% of death certificates have shown a direct causality from coronavirus, while 88% of patients who have died have at least one pre-morbidity – many two or three.”
…Italy was actually exposed.. 88 percent of the deaths they reported for corona were NOT actually corona..SEE ABOVE QUOTE AND SOURCE.
Epidemiologist: Coronavirus could be ‘exterminated’ if lockdowns were lifted
‘Going outdoors is what stops every respiratory disease’
A veteran scholar of epidemiology has warned that the ongoing lockdowns throughout the United States and the rest of the world are almost certainly just prolonging the coronavirus outbreak rather than doing anything to truly mitigate it.
Knut Wittkowski, previously the longtime head of the Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design at the Rockefeller University in New York City, said in an interview with the Press and the Public Project that the coronavirus could be “exterminated” if we permitted most people to lead normal lives and sheltered the most vulnerable parts of society until the danger had passed.
“[W]hat people are trying to do is flatten the curve. I don’t really know why. But, what happens is if you flatten the curve, you also prolong, to widen it, and it takes more time. And I don’t see a good reason for a respiratory disease to stay in the population longer than necessary,” he said.
“With all respiratory diseases, the only thing that stops the disease is herd immunity. About 80% of the people need to have had contact with the virus, and the majority of them won’t even have recognized that they were infected, or they had very, very mild symptoms, especially if they are children. So, it’s very important to keep the schools open and kids mingling to spread the virus to get herd immunity as fast as possible, and then the elderly people, who should be separated, and the nursing homes should be closed during that time, can come back and meet their children and grandchildren after about 4 weeks when the virus has been exterminated,” he added.
Wittkowski argued that the standard cycle of respiratory diseases is a two-week outbreak, including a peak, after which “it’s gone.” He pointed out that even in a regime of “social distancing,” the virus will still find ways to spread, just more slowly:
You cannot stop the spread of a respiratory disease within a family, and you cannot stop it from spreading with neighbors, with people who are delivering, who are physicians—anybody. People are social, and even in times of social distancing, they have contacts, and any of those contacts could spread the disease. It will go slowly, and so it will not build up herd immunity, but it will happen. And it will go on forever unless we let it go.
Asked about Anthony Fauci, the White House medical expert who for weeks has been predicting significant numbers of COVID-19 deaths in America as well as major ongoing disruptions to daily life possibly for years, Wittkowski replied: “Well, I’m not paid by the government, so I’m entitled to actually do science.”
Dr. Jay Bhattacharya is a professor of medicine at Stanford University. He is a research associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research and a senior fellow at both the Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research and the Stanford Freeman Spogli Institute. His March 24, 2020, article in the Wall Street Journal questions the premise that “coronavirus would kill millions without shelter-in-place orders and quarantines.” In the article he suggests that “there’s little evidence to confirm that premise—and projections of the death toll could plausibly be orders of magnitude too high.” In this edition of Uncommon Knowledge with Peter Robinson we asked Dr. Bhattacharya to defend that statement and describe to us how he arrived at this conclusion. We get into the details of his research, which used data collected from hotspots around the world and his background as a doctor, a medical researcher, and an economist. It’s not popular right now to question conventional wisdom on sheltering in place, but Dr. Bhattacharya makes a strong case for challenging it, based in economics and science.
Interview highlights: 00:50-Dr. Ioannidis summarizes his article titled “A fiasco in the making? As the coronavirus pandemic takes hold, we are making decisions without reliable data” (linked below) 03:47-The truth about COVID-19’s death rate 06:21-What makes COVID-19 different than the Swine Flu 08:43-How do we get accurate data on COVID-19? 09:47-The Diamond Princess Cruise Quarantine 15:12-Should everyone be tested? 16:47-Italy & COVID-19 23:06-Is self-isolation the best cure? 27:06-Medical supplies shortage in New York 29:48-But wait, what is a coronavirus? 34:00-What is this pandemic’s outcome? 36:26-Identifying COVID-19 cases 38:59-Why is COVID-19 putting a stress on the medical system? 41:22-The “New Normal” in the face of COVID-19 43:36-Is the cure worse than the disease? 46:55-Are we over-preparing for the affects of COVID-19? 47:55-The role of politics in the United States’ COVID-19 response 49:23-Are the current isolation orders creating a bigger problem? 52:20-High risk populations 53:39-Biases in our COVID-19 response 56:11-The World Health Organization’s role 57:40-What can we learn from this pandemic? 1:01:33-How long will the COVID-19 lockdown last?
Dr John P.A. Ioannidis is a professor of medicine and professor of epidemiology and population health, as well as professor by courtesy of biomedical data science at Stanford University School of Medicine, professor by courtesy of statistics at Stanford University School of Humanities and Sciences, and co-director of the Meta-Research Innovation Center at Stanford (METRICS) at Stanford University.
See his thoughts in writing HERE .
The one situation where an entire, closed population was tested was the Diamond Princess cruise ship and its quarantine passengers. The case fatality rate there was 1.0%, but this was a largely elderly population, in which the death rate from Covid-19 is much higher.
Projecting the Diamond Princess mortality rate onto the age structure of the U.S. population, the death rate among people infected with Covid-19 would be 0.125%. But since this estimate is based on extremely thin data — there were just seven deaths among the 700 infected passengers and crew — the real death rate could stretch from five times lower (0.025%) to five times higher (0.625%). It is also possible that some of the passengers who were infected might die later, and that tourists may have different frequencies of chronic diseases — a risk factor for worse outcomes with SARS-CoV-2 infection — than the general population.
Adding these extra sources of uncertainty, reasonable estimates for the case fatality ratio in the general U.S. population vary from 0.05% to 1%.
The following is from a government sanctioned site, BUT notice the numbers are VERY, VERY VERY good:
JUST THE MEDICAL FACTS: NO HYPE. NO HYSTERIA.
- World-wide 81%-85% of all Coronavirus cases are MILD. Meaning that…
- 80% of all Coronavirus cases FULLY RECOVER WITHOUT MEDICAL ATTENTION. SOURCE . SOURCE .
MORE THAN 422,588 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. MORE THAN 5 TIMES MORE people die from the COMMON Flu than from the “Boogey-Man” COVID-19!
- 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%.
Letter from Toronto: An Infectious Diseases Specialist Reflects on COVID-19
I’m a doctor and an Infectious Diseases Specialist. I’ve been at this for more than 20 years seeing sick patients on a daily basis. I have worked in inner city hospitals and in the poorest slums of Africa. HIV-AIDS, Hepatitis,TB, SARS, Measles, Shingles, Whooping cough, Diphtheria…there is little I haven’t been exposed to in my profession. And with notable exception of SARS, very little has left me feeling vulnerable, overwhelmed or downright scared.
I am not scared of Covid-19. I am concerned about the implications of a novel infectious agent that has spread the world over and continues to find new footholds in different soil. I am rightly concerned for the welfare of those who are elderly, in frail health or disenfranchised who stand to suffer mostly, and disproportionately, at the hands of this new scourge. But I am not scared of Covid-19.
What I am scared about is the loss of reason and wave of fear that has induced the masses of society into a spellbinding spiral of panic, stockpiling obscene quantities of anything that could fill a bomb shelter adequately in a post-apocalyptic world. I am scared of the N95 masks that are stolen from hospitals and urgent care clinics where they are actually needed for front line healthcare providers and instead are being donned in airports, malls, and coffee lounges, perpetuating even more fear and suspicion of others. I am scared that our hospitals will be overwhelmed with anyone who thinks they ” probably don’t have it but may as well get checked out no matter what because you just never know…” and those with heart failure, emphysema, pneumonia and strokes will pay the price for overfilled ER waiting rooms with only so many doctors and nurses to assess.
I am scared that travel restrictions will become so far reaching that weddings will be canceled, graduations missed and family reunions will not materialize. And well, even that big party called the Olympic Games…that could be kiboshed too. Can you even imagine?
I’m scared those same epidemic fears will limit trade, harm partnerships in multiple sectors, business and otherwise and ultimately culminate in a global recession.
But mostly, I’m scared about what message we are telling our kids when faced with a threat. Instead of reason, rationality, open-mindedness and altruism, we are telling them to panic, be fearful, suspicious, reactionary and self-interested.
Covid-19 is nowhere near over. It will be coming to a city, a hospital, a friend, even a family member near you at some point. Expect it. Stop waiting to be surprised further. The fact is the virus itself will not likely do much harm when it arrives. But our own behaviors and “fight for yourself above all else” attitude could prove disastrous.
I implore you all. Temper fear with reason, panic with patience and uncertainty with education. We have an opportunity to learn a great deal about health hygiene and limiting the spread of innumerable transmissible diseases in our society. Let’s meet this challenge together in the best spirit of compassion for others, patience, and above all, an unfailing effort to seek truth, facts and knowledge as opposed to conjecture, speculation and catastrophizing.
Facts not fear. Clean hands. Open hearts.
Our children will thank us for it.
Dr. Abdhu Sharkawy
With the media and even many of the world’s SUPPOSED (Government approved) “medical experts” in on this, against us; as well as things like this and many more frauds, being perpetrated……how do you even know that those figures are correct, it might well be lower (and, yes, it could be higher, but as this virus has been PROVEN to be weaker even than the flu bug, then common sense alone dictates that we should be taking a wary look at the fear-mongering they are trying to do) than what they are reporting…..
When the media is enlisted against you, little you read can be believed……unless the source has REPEATEDLY personally proven to your senses that they do not lie……but even then it is hard—the WHO has been busted by a major American University using false information to craft their stats, and that is a world-wide major health org, when you cannot believe them, what does that tell you (that you need to be extra vigilant) ? SEE: HERE , HERE , HERE , HERE , HERE , HERE .
There’s NO need to send the economy into a depression which is going to kill more people, and impose draconian restrictions on personal liberty, which is also negatively impacting peoples health by, among other things, discouraging getting outside and exercising, and getting sunshine both of which are vital to maintaining good health.
EARTH’S POPULATION: 7.8 BILLION.
*TOTAL CASES OF COVID-19: 1,271,875
*TOTAL DEATHS FROM COVID-19: 69,405
*TOTAL NUMBER OF THOSE FULLY RECOVERED ALREADY: 262,424
The * is there because of all the lying from about every source in every nation. Example: It’s been shown that Italy LIED about how many died from COVID-19; China tried to hide it: Spain has LIED about their numbers; here in the U.S. Trump and HIS Surgeon General, and HIS CDC, and other Admin. sycophants have lied, down played, hid, fudged, and then lied some more. The actual, TRUE numbers are in all likelihood MUCH LOWER.
BUT we will work with these numbers nonetheless.
There are 7.8 BILLION people.
ONLY .0016% OF ALL PEOPLE- supposedly- are even getting COVID-19.
Of the supposed 1,271,875 million that have or had it- again, supposedly had it- already we have over 261,424 FULLY RECOVERED! THE MATH: ALREADY 1/5TH of ALL who ever had this have ALREADY FULLY RECOVERED!
COVID-19/Coronavirus is NOT as bad as they are making it to be.
So, to recap. ONLY ABOUT .0016% of the entire world population have or HAD COVID-19. BUT of the supposed TOTAL number that have/had COVID-19 already over 81%-85% have FULLY RECOVERED.
Let me be clear in saying this:
1.THIS IS NOT A PANDEMIC.
2. THIS IS NOT AS BAD AS THE COMMON FLU.
3. THIS IS NOT EVEN BAD FOR ALL THOSE WHO GET IT; OVER 81% OF ALL CASES ARE MILD, WITH 81%-85% FULLY RECOVERING WITH NO MEDICAL TREATMENT!
4. STOP THE HYSTERIA.
5. STOP THE LIES.
6. STOP THE UNNECESSARY QUARANTINES AND LOCK-DOWNS!
-Rev. Larry Wallenmeyer.