Have you felt something was fishy about the reaction to the Covid-19 pandemic?
Don’t get me wrong – it’s a real virus that is fatal to real people, and that reasonable steps should be taken to keep ourselves and our loved ones safe. Especially those most vulnerable.
But the whole shut-down of the economy and closing of schools, and the reluctance and political fighting going on to re-open has all struck me as being about more than public health.
The fact that the media does not report any good news about the virus. Only statistics with no perspective or context.
And then there’s the censorship of any voice that questions the approved narrative. That’s what’s most disturbing.
I posted the following item on the Nextdoor social media site. Within an hour, it was removed. You tell me what is objectionable about this post:
“I agree, the pandemic will mysteriously be over after election day. The media is NOT reporting the good news – only statistics without much context.
Stanford researcher John Ioannidis: narrowed down 36 separate peer-reviewed papers with data from around the world on the results of serological testing. Here is what he found.
Seroprevalence estimates ranged from 0.222% to 47%. These numbers mean that as much as 47% of a regional population could have already had the virus. It is a wide range. Areas like the New York City metropolitan area are perfect examples of where COVID-19 spread has been on the high end of the range.
Infection fatality rates ranged from 0.00% to 1.31%, with the median infection fatality rate at 0.24%. We should remember, these numbers are on a global basis. Developed countries with strong health care systems are toward the very low end of the range. And for comparison, a typical seasonal influenza fatality rate is around 0.1% in the U.S.
And among people younger than 70 years old, infection fatality rates ranged from 0.00% to 0.57% with a median value of 0.04%. Again, developed countries with strong health care will have rates lower than the median value.
To put things in perspective, an interesting quote regarding the research. Dr. Scott Atlas, a senior fellow from Stanford, pretty much summed up the results perfectly:
… For younger, healthier people, there’s not a high risk from this disease at all.
To summarize another way, for those who are healthy and under 70, the research suggests we have a 99.96% survival rate and are likely more at risk of becoming severely ill from seasonal influenza.
CDC guidance on school reopening:
So, in the interest of spreading information that is banned from YouTube and Facebook, I include the video “Plandemic,” so that you can decide for yourself what’s true.