There is some good news even in today’s interesting times. One item is that you’re probably not going to perish from the Wuhanic Plague. Some of us already have figured it out. For the rest, the following may be of comfort.
What my doctor told me about COVID-19
I saw my doctor for a checkup, and I was curious about his perspectives on the new contagion that’s gripped the world. After all, he was at the front lines of all that. He said he’d only had to get one patient on a ventilator. For everyone else he’d seen with it, they weren’t all that bad off. They caught it and got over it like any other respiratory bug. Then I discussed some of the perspectives I had heard about it.
He agreed with my conclusion that COVID-19 is seldom fatal to anyone who already wasn’t badly ill from something else. (Such conditions include but aren’t necessarily limited to diabetes, lung disease, cancer, immunodeficiency, heart disease, hypertension, asthma, kidney disease, and GI/liver disease.) Although the virus may be a contributing factor to deaths related to those conditions, it’s unclear how many of them would’ve died anyway. Comparatively, remarkably few have died only of the virus with no other serious health problems.
He also confirmed that COVID-19 can be listed as a cause of death even if no testing for it had been done. He also said that diagnoses without testing have become common, because hospitals get subsidies for COVID-19 patients. That last one was a surprise. In that case, there’s a monetary incentive to misdiagnose patients. Other than the shady financial aspect, this is detrimental because patients might get treated unsuitably.
On September 8, Ivor Cummins provided a persuasive analysis of the data thus far, shedding a lot of new light on things. If he’s right about all this, there’s a lot of important information that the public hasn’t been told. I’ll recap the highlights, along with my own take. First of all, he estimates that 80% of the public already has some degree of immunity to COVID-19, generally through exposure to similar viruses in the past. (There are several other coronaviruses, including the common cold.) Also, this behaves much like an influenza strain, and there are useful models for how flu seasons play out.
It did indeed cause a spike in fatalities, but the good news is that the worst is by far in the past. The regular flu was light this last winter, and many COVID-19 casualties might have been people who would’ve died from a flu season of average severity. In northern regions, it spreads quickly and then declines almost as quickly. As of now, it’s nearly gone from selected countries in Europe (Italy, Sweden, Ireland, and the UK). In Latin America (represented by Brazil and Peru), the spread was slower, but the disease is now in the decline. The USA is a hybrid model, given that there are both cold and warm regions.
In either case, the slowdown happened because a large fraction of the public caught it and recovered from it. Apparently many didn’t know they had been exposed to it. (I might have been an early case. I felt a little cruddy for a few days in January, but got over it quickly.) All this has increased herd immunity. Again, the decline has played out the way it does for annual flu outbreaks.
Other than that, the early predictions turned out to be vastly overestimated. Even with the fuzzy math, the figures are nowhere near what we were told it would be. Lately, some far more sensitive testing techniques have been put into place that cause the raw numbers to go up, but that doesn’t mean more people actually are getting sick. That will, however, flag people who caught it and recovered from it, or perhaps had traces of different coronaviruses such as the common cold. As we approach another winter, flu season will begin again with its own unique strains, but COVID-19 probably will get blamed for other types of illnesses.
Do lockdowns work?
The first graphic shows the curves for confirmed casualties per million in Italy, Britain, Ireland, and Sweden. Note well, Sweden did not have a lockdown. Meanwhile, Britain did, to the extent of using drones to hassle people walking alone through the countryside and posing no potential threat to anyone. For what the flatter curve looks like in hot countries, the video shows at the 20-minute mark a comparison of Brazil, which had no lockdown, versus Peru, which had a “hard lockdown, military style.”
What can we learn from this? The graphs show that Sweden and Brazil actually did a little bit better than elsewhere in their continents. They took the bold step of rejecting lockdown measures, but did not get the catastrophically worse results that some predicted. If not for these examples, then lockdown proponents could claim that they’re saving the masses. This seems not to be the case. That much is a surprise. One would expect that there would’ve been at least some positive effect making it arguably justifiable, but if the conclusions from this evidence are correct, lockdowns didn’t help.
Perhaps a faster response in the early stages might have done something, but how much it would’ve helped — if at all — remains uncertain. From this, despite whatever good intentions there were, we can see that the lockdowns did little more than to inconvenience the public. I’ll speculate that perhaps COVID-19 spreads very efficiently via the airborne route, and that there were just no practical means of avoiding it. The mandatory masks, social distancing (a term I’ve come to loathe), hand sanitizer consumption sufficient to float a battleship, and all the rest of it likely could have done better against bacterial infection. Against this particular virus, these measures might have been less effective than expected.
The disease spread very rapidly despite extreme measures to control it. It seems that a bit of cloth over the face can stop viruses as well as underwear stops farts. If this had been the plague we were told it would be, then not only would we have known it by now, we would’ve been in deep trouble. Fortunately, for most people, it turned out to be little different from a bad flu. All told, members of risk groups still should remain vigilant, as well as those near them. For the rest, we can go back to worrying about other things instead.
Putting all this together, efforts to control the virus turned out to be ineffective, but the good news is that it’s almost entirely fizzled out despite obvious efforts to over-count the data. The problem is that things haven’t returned to normal. What’s the deal with that? Even though the disease has run its natural course for the most part, the FEAR FEAR FEAR business still is being pumped up by all the usual suspects. Most of the damage has been done already, but the fright peddlers aren’t telling us that. Instead, The Narrative goes on full speed ahead, even though it’s running almost entirely on fairy dust by now.
Note well, the public has been given some contradictory messages all throughout. At first, we were told that there was nothing to worry about. There certainly was no reason to shut down international travel. What — restrict the free flow of people and goods throughout our global economy? Why, we can’t have that, now can we? Instead, “racism” was the real problem. Leftist politicians in Italy even declared a “hug a Chinese” day. That worked out great, didn’t it?
Then as spring approached, The Narrative changed completely, seemingly overnight. The authorities had months to try to block the spread of COVID-19 outside of China, or otherwise prepare for its arrival. However, they did nothing until the moment they started running around like chickens with their heads chopped off. If one wants to interpret the data more cynically, they waited until the public started getting infected, and then used it as a pretext to roll out unprecedented extreme measures.
At first, it was “ten days to flatten the curve” — remember that one? Lockdowns keep getting extended with no end in sight, even though they didn’t work in the first place and certainly don’t make sense now. Last but not least in this dumpster fire are the unintentionally funny moments of politicians and media figures taking their masks off when they think the cameras stopped rolling. They broke kayfabe — how embarrassing!
Aftereffects and agendas
At this moment, it seems that the politicians are determined to hold us hostage until the vaccine comes out. The problem is that there’s little reason for it by now. The disease mainly has run its course, and new cases are tapering off into the bottom of the curve. Whatever comes out of the upcoming flu season probably will get blamed on COVID-19. Still, by now a significant fraction of the public realizes that they’re not at much risk of dying from the Chinese Bat Soup Pestilence.
There are, of course, some figures who won’t want to admit that the danger mostly has passed. The MSM does tend to play up any disaster — “if it bleeds, it leads” and all that. It’s certainly given the politicians a lot to talk about too. At least in the USA, there might have been less fuss if it hadn’t been in an election year. Moreover, at this point, one needn’t be too much of a cynic to wonder if some of them get their jollies by making the public jump through hoops. Finally, Big Pharma has been counting on making a lot of money selling vaccines for this. It would be costly as well as embarrassing to admit that they’re late to the party and there’s not much point to it now.
There’s been some other discussion of bundling security theater measures into vaccination. Any Big Tech companies involved in implementing them will stand to make quite a lot of money. Moreover, these measures would just so happen to make it all the easier to track the public, as if we weren’t monitored nine ways from Sunday already. If mandated, anyone who refuses might become a second-class citizen, or face worse penalties. Proposed measures have included immunity passports, cell phone apps for this purpose, even implantable markers, and of course the profoundly embarrassingly numbered House Bill 6666. Make what you will of all this, of course.
There have been some dramatic economic effects. I’ve made a killing in the stock market by successfully predicting the beginning and end of the panic. (I could’ve done even better if I’d been bolder about it, but I certainly don’t have a crystal ball.) Surely the high rollers who have better information than I do are swimming in gravy by now. Still, I really don’t like what this has done to the general public. Tens of millions of people are out of work. However, not everyone is suffering. Although untold numbers of Mom and Pop stores have closed forever, some major corporations have done quite well. The globalists turned a tidy profit, but small business has had a tremendous setback.
There’s even more at stake yet. Unnecessary lockdowns have set the public’s nerves on edge. Stir-craziness causing tensions to rise to the breaking point probably contributed to the George Floyd riots. This is the worst disorder that the USA has seen since the 1960s, all caused by a career criminal suffering a coronary from speedballing meth and fentanyl. That produced a new round of anti-white agitprop, guilt-tripping, and erasure of history. The usual suspects understand psychology, or at least have plenty of knowledgeable consultants. Would it be too cynical to say maybe they got exactly what they wanted? At the very least, if anyone wanted to study how much hassle it takes to make things start going badly awry, they have another data point.
What else is on the table? These types are well-practiced in the dialectic of manufactured crises. Sometimes it’s about something real (as is the case with COVID-19), but they’ll hype it up and milk the crisis for everything it is worth. The results generally involve more power, control, and centralization. Sometimes things like that trend toward an end goal of an unaccountable one-world government.
“The Great Reset” is a nicer term for plans to pull off a massive power grab with the Wuhanic Plague as its justification. They even have produced horribly cringe propaganda to make this out to be a good thing. (The cheerfulness layered over an evil agenda comes across like cat box nuggets sprinkled with powdered sugar.) Furthermore, it’s rather ironic since globalization significantly contributed to the problem in the first place.
Enough is enough. The way to defeat the fright peddlers begins with calling out The Agenda. Sunlight is the best disinfectant!
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