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“If it’s got its own name, you probably want to hire the expert on it, don’t you?” – Duff McDonald, author of “The Firm – The Story Of McKinsey”
“If we had not known about a new virus out there, and had not checked individuals with PCR tests, the number of total deaths due to “influenza-like illness” would not seem unusual this year. At most, we might have casually noted that flu this season seems to be a bit worse than average. The media coverage would have been less than for an NBA game between the two most indifferent teams.” by John Ioannidis from his STAT article titled “A fiasco in the making? As the coronavirus pandemic takes hold, we are making decisions without reliable data”
“UK downgrades COVID-19” by Jon Rappoport (Jon Rappoport’s Blog)
Jon’s short announcment followed by a screen shot of the UK government’s announcement follows:
Where is the media roar all over the world—blasting out the news that the UK government no longer considers COVID an existential threat to all life on Earth?
No giant headlines indicating that the dominos are now starting to fall in another direction—away from sheer suicidal insanity?
Oh, that’s right, it’s the MEDIA.
The UK government, on its website, announced on March 23, under “Status of COVID-19”:
“As of 19 March 2020, COVID-19 is no longer considered to be a high consequence infectious diseases (HCID) in the UK.”
An excerpt from the above linked-to article follows:
I work in the healthcare field. Here’s the problem, we are testing people for any strain of a Coronavirus. Not specifically for COVID-19. There are no reliable tests for a specific COVID-19 virus. There are no reliable agencies or media outlets for reporting numbers of actual COVID-19 virus cases. This needs to be addressed first and foremost. Every action and reaction to COVID-19 is based on totally flawed data and we simply can not make accurate assessments.
This is why you’re hearing that most people with COVID-19 are showing nothing more than cold/flu like symptoms. That’s because most Coronavirus strains are nothing more than cold/flu like symptoms. The few actual novel Coronavirus cases do have some worse respiratory responses, but still have a very promising recovery rate, especially for those without prior issues.
The ‘gold standard’ in testing for COVID-19 is laboratory isolated/purified coronavirus particles free from any contaminants and particles that look like viruses but are not, that have been proven to be the cause of the syndrome known as COVID-19 and obtained by using proper viral isolation methods and controls (not the PCR that is currently being used or Serology /antibody tests which do not detect virus as such). PCR basically takes a sample of your cells and amplifies any DNA to look for ‘viral sequences’, i.e. bits of non-human DNA that seem to match parts of a known viral genome.
The problem is the test is known not to work.
The anonymous author also noted that “If you remember the PCR works by amplifying minute amounts of DNA. It therefore is useless at telling you how much virus you may have. And that’s the only question that really matters when it comes to diagnosing illness. Everyone will have a few virus kicking round in their system at any time, and most will not cause illness because their quantities are too small. For a virus to sicken you you need a lot of it, a massive amount of it. But PCR does not test viral load and therefore can’t determine if it is present in sufficient quantities to sicken you.” And that’s what Jon Rappoport said. Detecting the covid 19 in your body doesn’t mean that you’re body is riddled with it and you need to be locked away.
“The Senate’s Coronavirus Relief Package Must be Stopped!” by Mike Whitney (Global Research)
An excerpt from the above linked-to article follows:
Who can survive on $1,200 for one, two or three months time? And what happens to the millions of people who paid no taxes last year? Are they supposed to scrape by on nothing? Congress knows that most households live paycheck to paycheck. With no savings how will they pay the rent, the electric bill, the phone and the cable? Congress is quibbling over an extra $600 per month unemployment for those who are lucky enough to get it, when most people are just trying to figure out how they’re going to survive, how they’re going to pay the mortgage, when they’ll be able to go back to work, and whether their job will still be there when this nightmare is finally over?
Did you know that “if you don’t already have direct-deposit information on file with the IRS from previous tax returns, you won’t get the emergency funds for up to 4 months”? That means millions of people will have zero income for 4 months! What will become of them? Where will they go? Who will provide them with shelter and food? Shouldn’t congress be asking these questions?
And what happens to the 50% of the American people who had less than $400 saved before the crisis hit? What happens to them when they fall between the cracks and lose their apartments, lose their jobs, and lose their ability to maintain their tenuous standard of living? These people will never regain their financial footing. Never. It’s a death sentence. We’re going to see an explosion of homelessness, drug addiction, depression, alcoholism, suicide and crime unlike anything this country has ever seen before. Are the imbeciles in congress so blind that they can’t see that they’re condemning a large part of the population to permanent, inescapable, grinding poverty and desperation? Can’t they see that?
I just don’t understand money matters the way people like Mike Whitney does and so I couldn’t digest the rest of his article. His tone is not, however, one of someone who doesn’t care. And the above quote is plain enough. It’s what other experts, in medicine, have been saying.
“Corona: the case number game” by Jon Rappoport (Jon Rappoport’s Blog)
An excerpt from the above linked-to blog post follows:
Finally, let’s look at figures for ordinary flu, for the whole planet. A study published in the journal, Pharmacy and Therapeutics , states, “Influenza is a highly contagious respiratory illness that is responsible for significant morbidity and mortality. Approximately 9% of the world’s population is affected annually, with up to 1 billion infections, 3 to 5 million severe cases, and 300,000 to 500,000 deaths each year.”
A BILLION cases EVERY YEAR. Is this called a pandemic? Is the whole world locked down every year? No.
Feel free to track the purported number of COV cases as time passes. As I write this, the number is 392,286, and deaths are 17,147. Let me know when the COV case number reaches A BILLION for the year and the number of deaths passes 300,000. Then keep me posted on how the one billion COV cases are repeated EVERY YEAR with at least 300,000 deaths annually.
And that concludes this episode of public health officials go crazy and wreck economies and lives in the process.
“Corona: if they lied then, why wouldn’t they lie now?” by Jon Rappoport (Jon Rappoport’s Blog)
An excerpt from the above linked-to blog post follows:
In this article, I take another angle. The CDC has been lying about ordinary flu for decades. So why wouldn’t they continue their fine tradition of lying about COV? Why should you believe ANYTHING they say about COV?…
In a recent article, I accepted public health stats on ordinary flu and COV, and showed the insane contradictions in numbers and in government containment strategies.
In this article, I take another angle. The CDC has been lying about ordinary flu for decades. So why wouldn’t they continue their fine tradition of lying about COV? Why should you believe ANYTHING they say about COV? Why should you accept their case numbers, their ominous warnings, their insistence on lockdowns which wreck economies?
It’s simple. If a boy shows up at a grocery store the first six days of the week and steals an apple every time, when he shows up on the seventh day, why wouldn’t he steal an apple? And if that boy were the de facto president of the United States—enabling him to impose draconian measures on the population—should you trust him?
The first issue is: how many people in the US die every year from the flu?
The CDC reshuffles its estimates. It used to parrot an annual figure of 36,000. Recently, it claimed 12,000-61,000 deaths per year.
In December of 2005, the British Medical Journal (online) published a shocking report by Peter Doshi, which created tremors through the halls of the CDC.
Here is a quote from Doshi’s report, “Are US flu death figures more PR than science?” (BMJ 2005; 331:1412):
“[According to CDC statistics], ‘influenza and pneumonia’ took 62,034 lives in 2001—61,777 of which were attributable to pneumonia and 257 to flu, and in only 18 cases was the flu virus positively identified.”
You see, the CDC created one overall category that combines both flu and pneumonia deaths. Why do they do this? Because they disingenuously assume the pneumonia deaths are complications stemming from the flu.
This is an absurd assumption. Pneumonia has a number of causes.
But even worse, in all the flu and pneumonia deaths, only 18 revealed the presence of an influenza virus.
Therefore, the CDC could not say, with assurance, that more than 18 Americans died of influenza in 2001. Not 36,000 deaths. 18 deaths.
Doshi continued his assessment of published CDC flu-death statistics: “Between 1979 and 2001, [CDC] data show an average of 1348 [flu] deaths per year (range 257 to 3006).” These figures refer to flu separated out from pneumonia.
This death toll is obviously far lower than the parroted 36,000 figure.
However, when you add the sensible condition that lab tests have to actually find the flu virus in patients, the numbers of flu deaths would plummet even further.
In other words, it’s promotion and hype.
“Well, uh, we’ve said that 36,000 people die from the flu every year in the US. But actually, it’s probably closer to 20. Who knows? However, we can’t admit that, because if we did, we’d be exposing our gigantic psyop. The whole campaign to scare people into getting a flu shot would have about the same effect as warning people to carry iron umbrellas, in case toasters fall out of upper-story windows…and, by the way, we’d be put in prison for fraud.”
“10 MORE Experts Criticising the Coronavirus Panic” by ? (Off Guardian)
Excerpts from the sources in the above linked-to OG article follow:
Dr. Sunetra Gupta: ““I’m surprised that there has been such unqualified acceptance of the Imperial model.” She’s not the only one. See “What Fascism In Scotland Looks Like Since The Covid 19 Hoax + Screwy Experts”
Dr Karin Mölling: “I am of the opinion that maybe one should not do so much against young people having parties together and infecting each other. We have to build immunity somehow. How can that be possible without contacts? The younger ones handle the infection much better. But we have to protect the elderly, and protect them in a way that can be scrutinized; is it reasonable what we are doing now, to stretch out the epidemic in a way that almost paralyzes the entire world economy?”
Dr Anders Tegnell just didn’t have much to say. Why he’s highlighted in the above linked-to OG article I don’t know.
Dr Pablo Goldschmidt stated: “The ill-founded opinions expressed by international experts, replicated by the media and social networks repeat the unnecessary panic that we have previously experienced… Respiratory viral conditions are numerous and are caused by several viral families and species, among which the respiratory syncytial virus (especially in infants), influenza (influenza), human metapneumoviruses, adenoviruses, rhinoviruses, and various coronaviruses, already described years ago. It is striking that earlier this year global health alerts have been triggered as a result of infections by a coronavirus detected in China, COVID-19, knowing that each year there are 3 million newborns who die in the world of pneumonia and 50,000 adults in the United States for the same cause, without alarms being issued.”
Dr Eran Bendavid and Dr Jay Bhattacharya note that projections of the death toll could plausibly be orders of magnitude too high and that the true fatality rate is the portion of those infected who die, not the deaths from identified positive cases. They note that “The latter rate is misleading because of selection bias in testing. The degree of bias is uncertain because available data are limited. But it could make the difference between an epidemic that kills 20,000 and one that kills two million.”
Dr Tom Jefferson stated: “So I cannot answer my nagging doubts, there does not seem to be anything special about this particular epidemic of influenza-like illness.”
Dr Michael Levitt: “I don’t believe the numbers in Israel, not because they’re made up, but because the definition of a case in Israel keeps changing and it’s hard to evaluate the numbers that way… There is a lot of unjustified panic in Israel. I don’t believe the numbers here, everything is politics, not math. I will be surprised if number of deaths in Israel surpasses ten, and even five now with the restrictions.”
German Network for Evidence-Based Medicine: “In the majority of cases, COVID-19 takes the form of a mild cold or is even symptom-free. Therefore, it is highly unlikely that all cases of infection are recorded, in contrast with deaths which are almost completely recorded. This leads to an overestimation of the CFR.
“According to a study of 565 Japanese people evacuated from Wuhan, all of whom were tested (regardless of symptoms), only 9.2% of infected people were detected with currently used symptom-oriented COVID-19 monitoring . This would mean that the number of infected people is likely to be about 10 times greater than the number of registered cases. The CFR would then only be about one tenth of that currently measured. Others assume an even higher number of unreported cases, which would further reduce the CFR.”
“12 Experts Questioning the Coronavirus Panic” by ? (Off Guardian)
*edit, March 28, 2020 – I will insert, here, a video clip, an excerpt from Del Bigtree’s show, The Highwire, that looks at most of the experts presented in the above linked-to Off Guardian article. Del will read their statements for you:
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My brief comments on some of the above mentioned professionals’ statements follow:
Dr Sucharit Bhakdi asserts that covid 19 originated in China. It now appears that we don’t know exactly where it originated. (I suspect it first originated in Maryland, Virginia.) There’s evidence that it originated in many places at once, via ‘seeding’. See Larry Romanoff’s Global Research article, titled “COVID-19: Targeting Italy and South Korea? “The Chain of Transmission of Infection”,” in order to get the details on that idea. (Here’s a link to Larry Romanoff’s Global Research articles: https://www.globalresearch.ca/author/larry-romanoff) Dr Wodarg has a theory about virologists conning the Chinese government into taking extreme measures, which, note, the US used as an excuse to go military on this particular flu, which they are doing for dark purposes. Jon Rappoport makes that point. The West is directing us to look at China’s extreme measures and saying “Look! That’s how awful that bug is! We have to take extreme measures too!” Dr Wodarg’s theory that only virologists are behind what’s going on (and letting the Chinese government completely off the hook) is only a theory and, apparently, a result of a limited imagination. Perhaps Dr Wodarg doesn’t get out of the lab often enough. Has he not heard of Event 201 or Bill Gates or the work of Robert Kennedy Jr. or the writings of Peter Gøtzsche? Other than that, he does add, concretely, to the discussion. (See the Dan Dicks and James Corbett joint show below.) Peter Gøtzsche also has much to say along the same lines. Dr Ionnidis mentions the swine flu (as I noted earlier in this series of posts), but I’m not convinced that the swine flu was real. You can give it as many scientific labels as you like (including H1N1), but that doesn’t change the facts presented by Sharyl Attkisson, about the deceit surrounding that crisis. Dr Michael J. Osterholm isn’t anti-vaccine, clearly. I’m anti-vaccine in the sense that I don’t trust those – self-modified people who embrace ‘riches for the strongest’ – who, for profit, make, sell and push onto us, vaccines. Vaccines do cause harm. Check out Jon Rappoport’s blog. Or visit The Highwire or Robert Kennedy’s “Children’s Health Defense.” Who out there is making safe vaccines out of a purely altruistic motive? Safe vaccines may be possible but how do we know whether the vaccine that we are being given is safe? The doctor administering the vaccine isn’t going to tell us that it’s unsafe, Is he or she?
One of the examples of professionals who aren’t conforming to the establishment position on covid 19 presented in the above linked-to Off Guardian is Peter C. Gøtzsche. Listen to him:
“Coronavirus, Vaccines and the Gates Foundation” by F. William Engdahl (Global Research)
An excerpt from the above linked-to article follows:
2017 and Founding of CEPI
A global flu-like pandemic in fact is something that Gates and his well-endowed foundation have spent years preparing for. In 2017 during the Davos World Economic Forum, Gates initiated something called CEPI, the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, together with the governments of Norway, India, Japan, and Germany, along with the Wellcome Trust of the UK. Its stated purpose is to “accelerate the development of vaccines we’ll need to contain outbreaks” of future epidemics. He noted at the time that “One promising area of vaccine development research is using advances in genomics to map the DNA and RNA of pathogens and make vaccines.” We will return to that.
By 2019 Bill Gates and the foundation were going full-tilt boogie with their pandemic scenarios. He made a Netflix video which made an eerie imaginary scenario. The video, part of the “Explained” series, imagined a wet market in China where live and dead animals are stacked and a highly deadly virus erupts that spreads globally. Gates appears as an expert in the video to warn, “If you think of anything that could come along that would kill millions of people, a pandemic is our greatest risk.” He said if nothing was done to better prepare for pandemics, the time would come when the world would look back and wish it had invested more into potential vaccines. That was weeks before the world heard about bats and a live wet market in Wuhan China.
In October, 2019 the Gates Foundation teamed up with the World Economic Forum and the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security to enact what they called a “fictional” scenario simulation involving some of the world’s leading figures in public health. It was titled Event 201.
As their website describes it, Event 201 simulated an “outbreak of a novel zoonotic coronavirus transmitted from bats to pigs to people that eventually becomes efficiently transmissible from person to person, leading to a severe pandemic. The pathogen and the disease it causes are modeled largely on SARS, but it is more transmissible in the community setting by people with mild symptoms.”
As interesting as the prescient Gates-Johns Hopkins Event 201 fictional scenario of October, 2019 may be, the list of panelists who were invited to participate in the imaginary global response is equally interesting.
Among the selected “players” as they were called, was George Fu Gao. Notably, Prof. Gao is director of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention since 2017. His specialization includes research on “influenza virus interspecies transmission (host jump)… He is also interested in virus ecology, especially the relationship between influenza virus and migratory birds or live poultry markets and the bat-derived virus ecology and molecular biology.” Bat-derived virus ecology…
Prof. Gao was joined among others at the panel by the former Deputy Director of the CIA during the Obama term, Avril Haines. She also served as Obama’s Assistant to the President and Principal Deputy National Security Advisor. Another of the players at the Gates event was Rear Admiral Stephen C. Redd, Director of the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The same CDC is at the center of a huge scandal for not having adequate functioning tests available for testing cases of COVID-19 in the USA. Their preparedness was anything but laudable.
Rounding out the group was Adrian Thomas, the Vice President of scandal-ridden Johnson & Johnson, the giant medical and pharmaceutical company. Thomas is responsible for pandemic preparedness at J&J including developing vaccines for Ebola, Dengue Fever, HIV. And there was Martin Knuchel, Head of Crisis, Emergency & Business Continuity Management, for Lufthansa Group Airlines. Lufthansa has been one of the major airlines dramatically cutting flights during the COVID-19 pandemic crisis.
All this shows that Bill Gates has had a remarkable preoccupation with the possibility of a global pandemic outbreak he said could be even larger than the alleged deaths from the mysterious 1918 Spanish Flu, and has been warning for at least the past five years or more. What the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation also has been involved in is funding development of new vaccines using bleeding-edge CRISPR gene-editing and other technologies.
The Coronavirus Vaccines
Gates Foundation money is backing vaccine development on every front.
In the above video, James Corbett takes a snapshot of the propaganda going down during this hoax. He shows some losers on their balcony in a very cool-looking apartment building yelling at people below to “go home” and “flatten the curve.” There’s an old saying, ‘A little knowledge is a dangerous thing’. (This equates to my comments in “Corporate Media – A Terrifying Addiction” about limited caring.) But, as James asks, Who took the video and how did it become a major Reuters news item? James’s correct answer: They are demonstrating to the public how the public should respond to the demands of the authorities. At the same time, the losers get a big pat on the back for standing up on their hind feet on demand.
The fascist authorities have taken a big hammer and smashed society, globally, into tiny bits and is busy making sure some of those tiny bits – the people – stay tiny. And powerless. We not only have to keep our distance from each other, but we can’t touch ourselves. Okay, But did they forget to issue the astral projection instructions or something? And the tones used! But powertrippers aren’t going to care much about boundaries when they are powertripping. Powertripping itself represents crossing a boundary that shouldn’t be crossed. So their yelling at us like we are their little children and we’re misbehaving is not a problem for them.
But the consequences of that madness will be bad. (Who among us who are on the receiving end of the measures taken to reshape the present system of things is not now mentally ill because of the terror unleashed here? How have ‘your’ dreams been lately? How are your spirits? As experts such as Dr Sucharit Bhakdi point, because of the grotesque measures that that the authorities are imposing “the life expectancy of millions is being shortened.”) They’ve already been unpleasant. What is the very, very, very worst thing about all of this? That would be the way my fellow citizens (especially when it’s fellow progressives) who have drank deeply of the Kool-Aid sold to them by corporate media are turning on me and those of us who have cared enough to know that the virus pandemic is a hoax and dare to say so. I keep coming back to Randolph Bourne, who warned that when a State is at war (and this is like that), the war-making State will turn citizens against each other. How hard is that to do when those citizens already don’t truly care. Caring is knowing. What those whose ‘caring’ is worth anything would know, right now, is that the covid 19 pandemic is a hoax perpetrated by an uncaring group of powerful special interests in order to ram through dark agendas, like mandatory vaccines, that have been languishing. Possibly, they also envision a new world order (which we have no clear idea about and aren’t allowed to have input into, of course) in which their power and privilege is consolidated and made unsusceptible to pushback (and yellow vests-type protests) from the abused people. It’s called counterrevolution.
Here’s an excerpt from “Thinking About Thinking”:
Counterrevolution is merely a tool of the powerful who, as self-modified believers in ‘riches for the strongest’, have no concern for, but only a fear of, ideas that others have about pretty much anything, but especially about how society might be organized. Elites fear change, in which they imagine losing the power and privilege that they have – especially when change presents the privileged with unknowns – and which they gained, usually, via strategic rule-breaking. So, There’s also a fear, to some extent, of being caught and punished for crimes committed. And there’s a big element of projection in their thinking, for they now view others through the unfocussed eyes of those who have self-modified and they fear that others might do to them as they’ve done to others. (You really see this in the case of Israel, where the biggest fear among the deciders there is about the demographic bomb. They fear that if Arabs – not their Arab ruling class allies – in their midst become powerful and numerous enough, then they will destroy, literally, all the Jews within their reach.) As Jesus Christ said, “If your eye is focussed, then your whole body will be bright. But if your eye is envious, then your whole body will be dark.” (Matthew 6:22,23)
But, as Bourne explains, such darkness doesn’t confine itself to the breasts of those who embrace it. It spreads out. It infects the wider society and even undermines the very health of the nation, if not the State. War is the health of the State and when citizens are caught up – for any number of reasons – in the State’s war-making passion, there are inevitably some who don’t join the herd (a concept which Bourne bases on the fantasy, from my standpoint, of biological evolution). And while Bourne’s ideas are not shaped by a belief in God and his plan of salvation for imperfect humankind, he’s right about the way citizens, caught up in patriotic fervor (sometimes out of fear), turn on their fellow citizens who aren’t patriotic enough. Marry that to the State’s deliberate targetting of the ‘internal enemy’ and you get an ugly scene. Just read Chris Hedges’s account, in “Death Of The Liberal Class,” of the patriotic murder of Robert Prager.
The operating principle, or paradigm, of this dark world is ‘riches for the strongest’. Those who self-modify – as we are all free to do, but not without consequences – come to possess twisted wants and needs. The mod now seeks glory (a new ‘value’) and taking the means of life, and anything (security, peace), from others, who will notice, is one way to get it. You tend to notice when you turn your tv set on and powertrippers with authority are screaming at you to stop living or else. Glory that is unseen isn’t glory.
Click on the above image in order to view the video excerpt I made from “UK Column – 23rd March 2020.” If you have lots of time, then view the entire show. It’s excellent, as always.
One of the articles looked at in the above linked-to UK Column show is the following: “PETER HITCHENS: Is shutting down Britain – with unprecedented curbs on ancient liberties – REALLY the best answer?”
An excerpt from the above linked-to article follows:
Epidemic disasters have been predicted many times before and have not been anything like as bad as feared.
The former editor of The Times, Sir Simon Jenkins, recently listed these unfulfilled scares: bird flu did not kill the predicted millions in 1997. In 1999 it was Mad Cow Disease and its human variant, vCJD, which was predicted to kill half a million. Fewer than 200 in fact died from it in the UK.
The first Sars outbreak of 2003 was reported as having ‘a 25 per cent chance of killing tens of millions’ and being ‘worse than Aids’. In 2006, another bout of bird flu was declared ‘the first pandemic of the 21st Century’.
There were similar warnings in 2009, that swine flu could kill 65,000. It did not. The Council of Europe described the hyping of the 2009 pandemic as ‘one of the great medical scandals of the century’. Well, we shall no doubt see.
But while I see very little evidence of a pandemic, and much more of a PanicDemic, I can witness on my daily round the slow strangulation of dozens of small businesses near where I live and work, and the catastrophic collapse of a flourishing society, all these things brought on by a Government policy made out of fear and speculation rather than thought.
Much that is closing may never open again. The time lost to schoolchildren and university students – in debt for courses which have simply ceased to be taught – is irrecoverable, just as the jobs which are being wiped out will not reappear when the panic at last subsides.
We are told that we must emulate Italy or China, but there is no evidence that the flailing, despotic measures taken in these countries reduced the incidence of coronavirus. The most basic error in science is to assume that because B happens after A, that B was caused by A.
There may, just, be time to reconsider. I know that many of you long for some sort of coherent opposition to be voiced. The people who are paid to be the Opposition do not seem to wish to earn their rations, so it is up to the rest of us. I despair that so many in the commentariat and politics obediently accept what they are being told. I have lived long enough, and travelled far enough, to know that authority is often wrong and cannot always be trusted.
“COVID-19 – The Fight for a Cure: One Gigantic Western Pharma Rip-Off” by Peter Koenig (Global Research)
An excerpt from the above linked-to article follows:
Who is first to develop a vaccine? – It’s a fierce competition to establish a patent, a monopoly – for a possibly multi trillion-dollar business. Its western neoliberal capitalism at its very worst – or best, depending on the angle from where one looks.
There are no words to describe this chaotic fever for profit over human wellbeing. It has nothing to do with health, with healing sick and suffering, possibly dying people. It’s all about money. Hundreds of billions, if not trillion of profit for the pharmaceutical oligarch and their associated research laboratories and enterprises. And even more so, if the WHO-declared “pandemic” (sic) will prompt a forced vaccination campaign, enhanced by military and police surveillance…
Cooperation instead of competition, doesn’t occur in the west. It’s all profit-driven. With a number of different vaccines from different pharma giants coming on the market, who will tell the patient which one is the best, most suitable for the patient’s condition? It smells like an utter chaotic scam.
The real question is – are vaccines – or a vaccine – even necessary? Maybe – maybe not. The production of vaccines is pushed for profit motives and for an important political agenda for a New World Order – that has been planned to change human life as we know it, or thought we knew it…
The “Children’s Health Defense” (the Children’s Defense Fund – CDF), an American NGO, founded 1973 by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., depicts the current power struggle in France between health official and the country’s leading experts in virology, as representative for the worldwide fight between corporate pharma supported by (bought) governments and international organizations, such as WHO – and renowned scientists. If laid open, it is an eye-opener. See full CDF study.
French Professor Didier Raoult, who is one of the world’s top 5 scientists on communicable diseases, argued that the approach of mass quarantine is both inefficient and outdated and that large-scale testing and treatment of suspected cases achieves far better results.
Early on, Dr. Raoult suggested the use of hydroxychloroquine (Chloroquine or Plaquenil), a well-known, simple, and inexpensive drug, also used to fight Malaria, and that has shown efficacy with previous coronaviruses such as SARS. By mid-February 2020, clinical trials at his institute and in China already confirmed that the drug could reduce the viral load and bring spectacular improvement. The Chinese scientists published their first trials on more than 100 patients and announced that the Chinese National Health Commission would recommend Chloroquine in their new guidelines to treat Covid-19…
As you may expect, if you look up any of these alternative cures on internet – internet controlled by Google and the Big Corporatocracy, including the pharmaceuticals, will logically advise you against using them. At best they will tell you that these products or methods have not proven effective, and at worst, that they may be harmful. Don’t believe it. None of these products or methods are harmful. Remember, some of them have been used as natural remedies for thousands of years. And remember, China has successfully come to grips with COVID-19, using some of these relatively simple and inexpensive medications.
Unfortunately, few doctors are aware of these practical, simple and inexpensive remedies. They are safe and more often than not successful. The media, under pressure from the pharma giants and the compliant government agencies, have been requested to censoring such valuable information. The negligence or failure, to make such easily accessible remedies public knowledge is killing people.
The choppy English is a result of the fact that Peter’s first language isn’t English. His use of “sic” is also improper, but common. He also used the phrase Big Corporatocracy. Is there then small corporatocracy? Big corporations and top tier investors rule. Small capitalist fish don’t rule at all, but only support the system. Whatever.
Peter seems to be misleading himself. Why do I want to take drugs for a flu? Unless I’m sick and old, let me stay at home, rest and eat and drink well if I’ve got the flu or a flu. Peter seems to have missed that.
Dr Wodarg, above, has a different take on virologists than Peter. Obviously, Some virologists will be human and some will be self-modified creatures who God doesn’t recognize. (Matthew 7:21-23) Also, While I appreciate the intentions of writers like Peter to bring to our attention alternatives to vaccines, I most certainly take to heart Jon Rappoport’s cautions about all drugs. Even in an article about successful trials of coronavirus drugs, by professor Didier Raoult, we can read: “Patients were given the drug for 10 days. Researchers monitored the patients since the drug can cause severe side effects.” Might some of those side effects have repercussions for the patient’s future wellbeing? Overall, the less drugs you take, the better, because, as one of the experts in the Off Guardian list at the top of this post (Peter Gøtzsche, I think) notes, no one knows the effects in the body of the great complexity introduced by piling on medications.
Peter Koenig: “Concluding – it is amply clear that this is a huge money-making and public-rip-off proposition by the pharma industry. What makes this multi-billion-dollar scam even worse, is that it has an official rubber-stamp, by being supported by western governments and international organizations, foremost WHO, UNICEF and the World Bank.” Peter, That is what Corporatocracy means. As Chris Hedges plainly puts it, governments are fronts for corporations. It is, now, not an unusual situation.
Peter, in his above linked-to article, references the following article:
“Does the Coronavirus Pandemic Serve a Global Agenda?” by Senta Depuydt (Children’s Health Defense)
An excerpt from the above linked-to article follows:
For those who follow the global immunization agenda and its implementation on different continents, the announcement of a new pandemic didn’t come as a surprise. “Pandemic preparedness” has been well-funded and a buzz word for a long time before becoming a priority at the last G7 summits, the Davos World Economic Forum and other meetings of global governance. The latest simulation for preparedness was Event 201, a rehearsal of a coronavirus pandemic organized on October 18, 2019 in New York by Johns Hopkins University, the Gates Foundation and the World Economic Forum.
The Presidential election campaign in the United States and the controversial mandatory measles vaccination law in Germany provided perfect timing. What better than viral terror to influence public opinion and health policies on vaccine battles raging on both sides of the Atlantic?…
To the majority who have never heard about this, one should remember that in 2014, the first Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) meeting  was held at the White House, a few months after the whistleblower William Thompson raised the alarm on fraud committed by the CDC in the MMR vaccine safety study. That revelation led to increasing distrust in vaccination and public health institutions. So at the GHSA meeting, the US Health and Human Services Department, the World Health Organization (WHO), the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Global Alliance for Vaccination and Immunization (GAVI) and health officials from dozens of countries decided to create a “health security” agenda for the world. Its main goal was to vaccinate the entire population of the planet and drive changes in national legislation to do so. They agreed on the priority to achieve 90% measles vaccination coverage around the globe and to use arguments of “health emergencies” and “security threats” to bypass informed consent laws and constitutional rights…
The movie Vaxxed then came out in April 2016, during the Presidential campaign. Many American families voted for Donald Trump, hoping that he would create a commission to investigate vaccine safety, as he seemed to have a particular interest. Hillary Clinton, on the other hand, repeated that “the science is clear, the earth is round, the sky is blue and vaccines work” throughout her campaign. A few days before the November 2016 vote, President Obama signed major US funding for the GHSA, together with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Unfortunately, after the election, the vaccine safety commission that was supposed to be led by Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. never came to pass. On the contrary, draconian vaccine legislation made its way to several states. California, for example, which had already abolished personal belief exemptions, stripped away almost all medical exemptions in 2019, commencing a medical inquisition against doctors who put their patients first. Many Californians, realizing that their Eldorado had become a gilded cage, moved to freer states for vaccine choice, like Texas or Idaho…
It is undeniable that the coronavirus epidemic has come on the scene at a crucial moment, when people everywhere are in revolt against the power of international financial institutions and multinational pharmaceutical corporations, whose stranglehold on governments is no longer hidden. Many scandals have shaken confidence. The bankruptcy of an aberrant economic system is accelerating, and attempts to start a third world war are multiplying. While it is impossible to know how the “coronavirus pandemic” will influence the redistribution of power, it is certain that many are seeking to have Covid-19 serve the political interests of a global governance project…
While the WHO has repeatedly praised China and South Korea, for their “efficient response” using draconian quarantine measures, there has been no mention of the fact that those countries are using Chloroquine as an efficient Covid-19 treatment. But having used Chloroquine together with quarantine, China is nearing the end of its epidemic.
The above linked-to article is a great read, except for the stupid comment about communism at its conclusion.
Click on the above image to go to the discussion, on Bitchute, between Dan Dicks and James Corbett.
I love the point that James makes in the above discussion with Dan Dicks about an armed-to-teeth American public being limp as hell in the face of the authorities’ sideways attack. Instead of pushing back, armed American citizens are cheering on the bullies coming at them. That’s largely a result of propaganda. People have chosen to be stupid. They have chosen to not care and caring means knowing. Passive learning, flopping on your couch and turning on Big Pharma-funded tv doesn’t qualify as active, necessary learning. So, tough American citizens who don’t take crap from anyone, and look out if you try to!, have swallowed the easy-to-debunk covid 19 hoax propaganda and anyone non conformist (caring, knowing, un-propagandized) is, in their eyes, a threat to national security and they will get you if the soldiers or police don’t!
And James makes the point, forcefully, again, that centralization is a problem. And he’s right, The time to worry about the catastrophe is before it happens, not after. I say that all the time. Still, unike James, I don’t believe that we are, or can be, our own savior. We can’t do enough to save ourselves. We need to care. But… We aren’t God.
“I well know, O Jehovah, that man’s way does not belong to him. It does not belong to man who is walking even to direct his step.” – Jeremiah 10:23
teleSUR, despite having provided me with much info over the years, is an awful website. They just don’t try. They aren’t the only website owners who make little effort to make their websites user-friendly of course. It’s one of those websites where you rarely see an author’s name attached to an article or report. What need is there for that? RT News is almost as bad. ZeroHedge articles are written (last count anyway) by two different people who both go by Tyler Durden. Right.
There’s a number of articles and/or videos about covid 19 that reveal just how serious the rulers of the world themselves take the virus. They include:
“IMF Rejects Venezuela COVID-19 Emergency Fund Appeal” by ? (teleSUR) / “Trump intensifies murderous Iran sanctions during COVID-19 crisis” by Assal Rad and Aaron Maté (The Grayzone) / “Italy and UK rely on help from Cuba, China, Venezuela to fight coronavirus – as US steps up brutal sanctions” by Ben Norton (The Grayzone) / “Coastal Gas Link Continues Work Despite COVID 19” by ? (UnistotenCamp) / “Human rights groups call on Trump administration to end Iran sanctions amid COVID-19 crisis” by Michael Arria (Mondoweiss) / “Images of Cuban Doctors Helping Italy Go Viral, Burst Media Narrative” by Alan Mcleod (Mint Press News)
While each of those reports treats the virus hoax as real, a big fail for the (real) progressive community, those reports nevertheless reveal something about those behind the virus hoax. Yes, there ‘is’ a covid 19 virus. No, it is not a vicious killer. It’s a freaking flu and that’s what those leaders are telling us, albeit indirectly! Covid 19 may give you an especially bad flu, but that’s all it is. (Actually, reports of covid 19 sufferers quote them saying that catching covid 19 is no more or less harsh than with any other flu they’ve ever had. One of the Del Bigtree videos I linked to on this blog looks at a number of those reports, which were presented by corporate media!) As James Corbett and Evan Pilato explain in a recent edition of New World Order Tomorrow, the covid 19 pandemic is shooting blanks, but those blanks will be, and are being, followed up with bombs that will shred many of our freedoms. Agendas that have been out there for a while, but were only getting pushed through at a slow pace, are now getting fast-tracked. Powerful special interests, generals and Big Pharma for example, are pleased.
“Secretary of State Mike Pompeo admits COVID-19 is a “live exercise,” President Trump comments: “I wish you would have told us”” by Shepard Ambellas (Intellihub)
Okay. What’s Trump doing now? Also, I do ‘not’ recommend Intellihub. Any org that blathers about a liberal corporate bias is not to be trusted. What exactly does liberal corporate bias mean anyway? The entire American ruling class is rightwing. Their media allies are rightwing. The contest between the Repubs and the Dems is fake. It’s all diversionary. Those ruling class elements are united – against the working class.
“Italy: Only 12% of “Covid19 deaths” list Covid19 as cause” by ? (Off Guardian)
An excerpt from the above linked-to article follows:
The way Italy registers deaths explains their increased coronavirus case/fatality ratio, according to one expert and a report from Italy’s National Institute of Health (ISS).
Citing this report (in English here), Professor Walter Ricciardi, scientific adviser to Italy’s minister of health said:
“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 National Institute of Health, only 12 per cent of death certificates have shown a direct causality from coronavirus, while 88 per cent of patients who have died have at least one pre-morbidity – many had two or three,”
This has been reported widely, it was even in The Telegraph, and yet no one seems to be engaging with it.
The president of the Italian Civil Protection Service actually went out of his way to remind people of the nature of Italy’s fatality figures in a morning briefing on 20/03…
It means that the Italian death toll figures could have been artificially inflated by up to 88%. If true, this would mean the total number of Italians who have actually died of Covid19 could be as low as ~700. Which would bring Italy, currently a statistical outlier in terms of Covid19 fatalities, well in line with the rest of the world.
It means thousands of deaths currently widely attributed to Covid19, and being used to justify the introduction of measures equating to medical martial law, may not have died of covid19 at all but of their serious chronic co-morbidity (cancer, heart disease etc.).
This statistic is not a secret, or in any way controversial, it was in The Telegraph after all, but people seem to be ignoring it, or reading around it, or perhaps simply not understanding it.
“COVID 19: Should We Be Afraid?” by ? (Vaccine Choice Canada)
The World Health Organizations and mainstream media would have us believe that we are facing the biggest threat to humanity in our lifetime. Predictions of wide-spread infection with high rates of mortality have convinced most governments that drastic measures are needed to save us from certain peril.
Who Is At Risk?
While there is much about this ‘novel’ coronavirus that is yet to be understood, what is clear is that not everyone is at equal risk of dying. A recent study released by Italy’s National Health authority reveals that 99% of the coronavirus fatalities in that country were in individuals already sick. According to GreenMedInfo:
“This new report challenges much of the global reporting on the topic which presents a unilateral narrative that simply being exposed (within six feet) to someone who may have tested positive for the virus is life-threatening, independent of one’s health status and other precautions one might take, such as supporting one’s immune system.”
The most vulnerable populations appear to be those over 80 years of age and those already medically fragile with complex medical conditions.
Two Theories of Virus Management
There are two competing theories of virus management at this time:
2. Herd immunity
Currently, the strategy recommended by the WHO and being employed by most countries, including Canada, is suppression. The suppression measures involve, at minimum, social distancing of the entire population, home isolation and quarantine, as well as work, school and public event closures. The social and economic effects of the measures which are needed to achieve this policy goal are profound and severely impact our economic, mental and social well-being.
The major challenge of suppression is that this type of intensive intervention at suppressing transmission will need to be maintained indefinitely as it is anticipated that transmission of the virus will quickly rebound if suppression interventions are relaxed. This strategy is counting on the eventual development of a safe and effective vaccine that can artificially stimulate a reduced coronavirus infection with resulting immunity, something that has not been possible to date.
Herd Immunity is based on the observation that most people experience no long-term effects of contracting the virus. Further, when a sufficient percentage of the population, approximately 60%, contracts and recovers from the virus the rest of the population is protected due to herd immunity.
We witnessed the protective effects of herd immunity with measles infection before the mass introduction of the measles vaccine effectively wiped out natural herd immunity and created world-wide dependency upon the vaccine. Herd immunity has the ability to protect the very young and the very old who are more susceptible to detrimental effects of an infection.
Advocates of the natural herd immunity model are of the opinion that we should focus less upon isolation and social distancing to prevent the transmission of the virus in the mass population, and instead focus on improving immune health and engaging in strategies to prevent transmission to those who are most susceptible to adverse consequences. This is the position of the Netherlands, Israel, and until recently, the UK.
Are We Over-Reacting?
Ontario’s former chief medical officer, Dr. Richard Schabas is of the opinion that “we have fundamentally over-reacted and misjudged the magnitude of the problem.” He states – “lockdown measures are unsustainable” and “the virus isn’t going anywhere”. Further, Dr. Schabas declares, “In no country, including Italy, has the death toll come anywhere close to what we would expect in an average influenza year.”(CBC News, March 22, 2020) 
An excerpt from the above linked-to article follows (courtesy of Swiss Propaganda Research):
Former Ministry of Health director-general Prof. Yoram Lass has been regularly interviewed by the Israeli media since the coronavirus outbreak first started. But in contrast to the prophets of doom and deep concern shown by most medical professionals, he has presented a somewhat different and controversial opinion. Prof. Lass feels that it is wrong to shut down the entire country because of a virus that is ultimately less of a killer than the flu. In other words, he is saying that taking into account the cost benefits, it is preferable ‘to sacrifice’ the elderly so that daily life can go on as normal. This is an outlook that has antagonized many and has made him a ‘persona non grata’ in the TV interview studios.
Lass is at peace with himself over all this and with the voices calling him ‘deluded.”
A lot of antagonism has been stirred up towards you by your comments that the elderly population can be sacrificed.
“I didn’t use such a terrible word as ‘to sacrifice’ at all. The journalist asked me if that’s what I meant and on TV you don’t have the possibility of explaining in detail, so I simply answered yes. But that’s not what I meant although I take responsibility for it.”
So what did you mean?
“To say that in life we take risks, and I’ve got some examples: when we drive in the car we cause the deaths of about 350 people per year (in Israel). if we stopped all transportation in Israel, we would save their lives. We would save them.”
“Another example: many soldiers who are young and have their entire lives before them are killed so that the defense plans and policies can be implemented, and which are sometimes deluded. So because of the risk we should dismantle the IDF in order to save the soldiers’ lives?”
If we get back to our example, the medical price of what is happening now resembles price paid for the seasonal flu virus that we have every fall. In the State of Israel, 126 people die, in the US 40,000 people, in Italy 17,000 and that’s the price we are prepared to pay to live normal lives.”
The economic damage is harder than the health damage
“I call it the economic and social Yom Kippur. Hundreds of thousands of Israelis have lost their livelihood and their support and many more will die from heart attacks and anxiety or depression as a result of this. So in life we take risks and pay the price.”
Professor Lass is right, except for his automatic defense of the indefensible IDF. Setting that aside, I’m amazed at his calm in the face of relentless hostility, both by the person who interviewed him for the above linked-to article and by those who that interviewer mentioned. Well done Mr. Lass. And, by the way, your country is fascist and very, very nasty, a few decent individuals and groups within it notwithstanding. Also, I’m not sure that Mr Lass has a solid grasp of the situation in Italy in regard to reported numbers of people infected and dead from covid 19, but overall, his thinking is sound. One other thing; Just about every source I tap in my blog posts on covid 19, who mentions swine flu (aka H1N1) thinks that the swine flu was real. I’m not at all sure that it even existed and Jon Rappoport’s blog post titled “My interview with CBS investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson: not fake news” is the reason.
“Coronavirus: toxic drugs, no liability for Pharma” by Jon Rappoport (John Rappoport’s Blog)
First, we have this, from the World Health Organization (WHO): “There is no specific medicine to prevent or treat coronavirus disease (COVID-19).”
Nevertheless, doctors around the world, often with the approval of their national governments, are treating many patients with experimental or “off-label” antiviral drugs.
Here are some names of the medicines: Chloroquine, Remdesivir, Ribavirin, favipiravir, lopinavir; ritonavir, hydroxychloroquine, Sofosbuvir, corticosteroids, oseltamivir, zanamivir.
They all have adverse effects.
What to do?
Answer: decide that no one who is injured by the drugs can file a suit.
In America: Done.
From druganddevicelawblog.com, March 18, 2020, “We Finally Have Something To Say About COVID-19”:
“On March 17, 2020, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) published in the Federal Register a ‘notice of declaration’ conferring broad-based immunity from tort (including product liability) litigation for those engaging in ‘activities related to medical countermeasures against COVID-19.’ This declaration is now published at 85 Fed. Reg. 15198 (HHS March 17, 2020).”
Until now, I thought that the news that there were ways to treat coronavirus (aka flu) with off-label drugs, leading to good health and no need for a vaccine (which I DO NOT WANT), was good news. Maybe I hadn’t thought it through. Jon gives us some things to think about here. Why would I want to swallow a pharmacy in order to deal with a flu, especially as those who make drugs and dispense them (in the US) have 100% immunity from liability? I hate drugs. Although I’m not extremely old, at 64, and I am, in my opinion healthy if not fit, I’m taking Irbesartan for my high blood pressure, after trying other blood pressure medecines (two or three or maybe even four different types). I don’t notice any adverse effect with the Irbesartan. My doctor was good about working with me to find the product that would least impact me side effects-wise. And I take a small-dose aspirin each day, when I remember to. I had a small stroke and that’s what I have to do. My doctor tried to get me to take statins. I wasn’t interested. I informed myself about statins (which do unnatural things to your body), something Big Pharma wouldn’t be happy about, but too bad. I have atherosclerosis and a stent was suggested as a possible solution. I wasn’t interested. Stents are invasive. (You can open an artery to place a stent in but you can’t clean the clogged artery? I don’t know.) Stents can clog up just like your artery. In fact, given that they take up space in your artery… I was prescribed pills to help my body flush out the bad cholesterol, a risk factor for strokes, but they really bothered me (I think; it’s a long story) and so I quit them. I was willing to try one that I had quit, again, but that doctor has simply stopped communicating with me. I was supposed to go for a visit, but it was cancelled and I was told that something came up and they would call me, which they never did. That was many months ago. I’m okay with that.
There were a few things Del said in the above linked-to video that didn’t sit well with me. The last I heard (from The Duran), Boris Johnson changed his mind about the herd immunity approach and is following the example of the US instead. Also, I wasn’t impressed with Del’s insistence that the virus originated in Wuhan. We don’t know that. For example, there’s evidence (from a few sources, including Nathan Rich, whose info American Vagabond looked at in a vid that I linked to in one of my earlier posts on covid 19) that this virus came from Fort Detrick (a biomedical facility, aka a biowarfare lab), now closed due to poor containment practices. See also the entries, below, by Wang Fuhua and Larry Romanoff. Del seemed to be okay with doctors taking plasma (blood) from people and giving it to others. Del’s Christianity is nothing like mine. The Christian Bible expressly forbids eating blood. Why do you eat anything? You eat in order to live. Does Del believe that Jehovah God is the source of life or not? Del also seems unaware that the functional Darwinian model of evolution is dead. It was slain by the structuralist model explained by people like Michael Denton. (See Michael Denton’s most recent book “Evolution: Still A Theory In Crisis.”) Del’s presentation is otherwise excellent. I’m glad he knows numbers as well as he does.
“A calm heart gives life to the body” – Proverbs 14:30a
“A fiasco in the making? As the coronavirus pandemic takes hold, we are making decisions without reliable data” by John P.A. Ioannidis (STAT)
An excerpt from the above linked-to article follows:
The current coronavirus disease, Covid-19, has been called a once-in-a-century pandemic. But it may also be a once-in-a-century evidence fiasco.
At a time when everyone needs better information, from disease modelers and governments to people quarantined or just social distancing, we lack reliable evidence on how many people have been infected with SARS-CoV-2 or who continue to become infected. Better information is needed to guide decisions and actions of monumental significance and to monitor their impact…
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%.
That huge range markedly affects how severe the pandemic is and what should be done. A population-wide case fatality rate of 0.05% is lower than seasonal influenza…
…A positive test for coronavirus does not mean necessarily that this virus is always primarily responsible for a patient’s demise…
If we assume that case fatality rate among individuals infected by SARS-CoV-2 is 0.3% in the general population — a mid-range guess from my Diamond Princess analysis — and that 1% of the U.S. population gets infected (about 3.3 million people), this would translate to about 10,000 deaths. This sounds like a huge number, but it is buried within the noise of the estimate of deaths from “influenza-like illness.” If we had not known about a new virus out there, and had not checked individuals with PCR tests, the number of total deaths due to “influenza-like illness” would not seem unusual this year. At most, we might have casually noted that flu this season seems to be a bit worse than average. The media coverage would have been less than for an NBA game between the two most indifferent teams…
In the absence of data, prepare-for-the-worst reasoning leads to extreme measures of social distancing and lockdowns. Unfortunately, we do not know if these measures work. School closures, for example, may reduce transmission rates. But they may also backfire if children socialize anyhow, if school closure leads children to spend more time with susceptible elderly family members, if children at home disrupt their parents ability to work, and more. School closures may also diminish the chances of developing herd immunity in an age group that is spared serious disease.
“Coronavirus Crackdown – Beware “the new normal”” by Kit Knightly (Off Guardian)
An excerpt from the above linked-to article follows:
A few days ago James Corbett posted a video titled “Is this THE big event?” the answer to that increasingly looks to be “yes”.
Not the virus itself, you understand, which official statistics still show to be minor compared to annual flu outbreaks. But rather, what it’s being used for. The West’s vestigial democratic forms, and slowly atrophying civil liberties are facing a final assault from draconian authoritarians sensing (or creating) their big moment.
Spain is enjoying “martial law in all but name”, while Italy is likewise bringing in the army.
In France, Macron has “declared war” on the coronavirus, essentially locking the entire country up inside their homes unless they have “a good reason” to leave. A reason which must be submitted in writing to the police.
Public gatherings are of course strictly forbidden. Elections are halted.
No word yet on what the Gilets Jaunes plan to do. There is a march – Act 71 – planned for today. Will it go head? If so, will they be met with more violence? Maybe. Only now instead of being ignored by the media they will be branded “selfish” for putting “members of the public at risk”…
We’ve gone over the numbers countless times. They don’t add up. The agenda is outstripping the statistics. The coronavirus, in pure numbers terms, is a rounding error on the annual flu season. The Swine Flu “pandemic” of 2009 was 10x more widespread and 100s of times more fatal…did any of this panic porn appear? Did it “change what normal meant”?
No, it was just a new type of flu. It passed, there was media hype, of course, but the world remained the same.
The time for arguing over whether the CFR is 2% or 3% is done, because even if the disease is as bad as they are reporting, none of it can justify the Orwellian nightmare that Britain (and much of the rest of the developed world) is turning into.
People with platforms need to focus on this…
I have a platform, for now. Also, I don’t agree with Kit’s definition of fascism, but have no problem with his info otherwise. People tend to mystify and disappear the idea of fascism. It’s not mysterious. When the political and capitalist classes join forces and take over everything, cutting the people out – which is what comes naturally with Corporatocracy – then you have fascism, just as Benito Mussolini said. The fact that you can vote is not proof that you have not been cut out of the decision-making of your government. (Most of the world, therefore, lives under fascism.) Some evil things associated with fascism may or may not be in abundance everywhere. That’s another subject.
“COVID-19: Targeting Italy and South Korea? “The Chain of Transmission of Infection”” by Larry Romanoff (Global Research)
An excerpt from the above linked-to article follows:
A high-level Italian virologist, Giuseppe Remuzzi, has published papers in the Lancet and other articles in which he states facts not hitherto known.
The doctor stated that Italian physicians now recall having seen:
“a very strange and very severe pneumonia, particularly in old people in December and even November . This suggests that the virus was circulating, at least in Lombardy, and before we were aware of this outbreak occurring in China.”
Chinese medical authorities have determined the same underlying phenomenon, that the virus had been circulating among the population for perhaps two months before it finally broke out into the open…
Before February 20, 2020, there were only three cases of coronavirus infection in Italy, two tourists from Wuhan, China, confirmed on January 30th, and an Italian man who returned to Rome from Wuhan on February 6th. These were clearly imported cases with Italy experiencing no new infections during the next two weeks.
Then suddenly there appeared new infections that were unrelated to China. On February 19, the Lombardy Health Region issued a statement that a 38-year-old Italian man was diagnosed with the new coronavirus, becoming the fourth confirmed case in Italy. The man had never traveled to China and had no contact with the confirmed Chinese patients.
Immediately after this patient was diagnosed, Italy experienced a major outbreak. In one day, the number of confirmed cases increased to 20 and, after little more than three weeks, Italy had 17,660 confirmed cases…
South Korea’s experience was eerily similar to that of Italy, and also to that of China. The country had experienced 30 imported cases which began on January 20, I believe all of which were traceable to contact with Hubei and/or Wuhan.
But then South Korea discovered a “Patient No. 31”, a 61 year-old South Korean woman diagnosed with the new coronavirus on February 18. This ‘local’ patient had no ties to China, had had no contact with any Chinese, and no contact whatever with any of the infected South Koreans. Her infection was a South Korean source…
For both Italy and South Korea, I could also add that there is no supposed “bio-weapons lab” anywhere within reach (as was claimed for China), but that wouldn’t be accurate. There are indeed bio-weapons labs easily within reach of the stricken areas in both Italy and South Korea – but they belong to the US Military…
The Korean path is similar with that of Italy. If we look at a map of the virus-stricken areas of Italy, there is a US military base within almost a stone’s throw of all of them. This is of course merely a case of circumstance arousing suspicion, and by no means constitutes proof of anything at all.
However, there is a major point here which cannot be overlooked, namely the fact of simultaneous eruptions of a new virus in three different countries, and in all three cases no clear epidemiology, and an inability to identify either the original source or a patient zero
Multiple experts on biological weapons are in unanimous agreement that eruptions in a human population of a new and unusual pathogen in multiple locations simultaneously, with no clear idea of source and cases with no proven links, is virtually prima facie evidence of a pathogen deliberately released, since natural outbreaks can almost always be resolved to one location and one patient zero. The possibility of a deliberate leak is as strong in Italy and South Korea as in China, all three nations apparently sharing the same suspicions.
Regarding the above article by Larry Romanow: Just wow!
An excerpt of the above, linked-to “The Last American Vagabond” show can also be found on Bitchute. I noticed that Rolling Stone changed the title of their article since Ryan’s video showed a copy of it. I don’t think there’s any real significance to the change. Probably RS is just taking steps to keep the war-making State off its back. Take a look:
“DOJ Wants to Suspend Certain Constitutional Rights During Coronavirus Emergency” by Peter Wade (Rolling Stone)
“Ten Questions for the U.S.: Where did the Novel Coronavirus Come From?” by Wang Fuhua (Global Research)
“The Coronavirus and the New World Order. “War is in the Air”” by Dr. Rudolf Hänsel (Global Research)
An excerpt from the above linked-to article follows:
On 11th March 2020 the “Neue Rheinische Zeitung NRhZ” drew attention (in the article “Two Corona Mosaic Stones“) to a publication by the German government in January 2013: the “Information from the German government – Report on risk analysis in civil protection 2012” (printed matter 17/12051 of 3rd January 2013). In it, frightening similarities with what is currently happening can be seen – in particular by explicitly mentioning the “SARS coronavirus (CoV)”. The scenario presented, in which the spread, course, duration, mortality etc. are described, goes as far as to make a drastic restriction of fundamental rights necessary.
The scenario states in this respect:
“The competent authorities, first of all the public health authorities and primarily the public health officers, must take measures to prevent communicable diseases. The IfSG [Infektionsschutzgesetz] allows, among other things, restrictions of basic rights (§16 IfSG), such as the right to inviolability of the home (Article 13 (1) GG). Within the framework of necessary protective measures, the fundamental right of personal freedom (Article 2 (2) sentence 2 GG) and the freedom of assembly (Article 8 GG) can also be restricted (§ 16 (5) to (8) and § 28 IfSG). In addition to these measures to be ordered directly by the public health officer, the Federal Ministry of Health can order by statutory order that threatened sections of the population have to take part in protective vaccinations or other measures of specific prophylaxis (Article 20 (6) IfSG), whereby the right to physical integrity (Article 2 (2) sentence 1 GG) can be restricted”.
A further report from 9 March makes one sit up and take notice: Two months before the outbreak of the coronavirus in the Chinese city of Wuhan, a group of experts conducted the pandemic simulation “Event 201”, which was organized by John Hopkins University in the US and came to alarming results. The aim was to test how governments and authorities would behave in the event of a global pandemic with “potentially catastrophic consequences” and what effects it could have. The virus used to do this was called CAPS: Coronavirus Associated Pulmonary Syndrome. It was estimated that 65 million people would die. (See this)
Has the ruling “elite” agreed to conduct a long-planned laboratory experiment with the civil society of the countries worldwide at the beginning of 2020? Which states and institutions are responsible for participating in this “sinister coup”? What role do the superpowers China, USA and Russia play?
I very much like the questions that Dr. Hänsel is asking, because I don’t trust most ruling classes. Those targetted by Nazi America for regime change I trust somewhat. I don’t trust the others at all. Also, Dr. Hänsel mentions a weapons-grade virus. What is the definition of a weapons-grade virus? If anything at all, including bugs both annoying ‘and’ seriously dangerous, can be used as a weapon then what does ‘weapons-grade virus’ mean?
As for Dr. Hänsel’s musings about the coming new world order, the (very few) readers of my blog will know that I don’t subscribe to the view that there will be a coming new world order (of imperfect humans). I subscribe to the view that it is here. Is it always consolidating? Of course.
“Facebook, Reddit, Google, LinkedIn, Microsoft, Twitter and YouTube issue joint statement on misinformation” by Catherine Shu, Jonathan Shieber (Tech Crunch)
An excerpt from the above linked-to article follows:
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In an unprecedented move to reassure customers and flag the potential for misinformation about COVID-19 on their platforms, all of the major social media companies and their parent corporations issued a joint statement on their efforts.
“We invite other companies to join us as we work to keep our communities healthy and safe,” the statement read.
Last week, U.S Chief Technology Officer Michael Michael Kratsios held a remote meeting with representatives from major tech companies on how to coordinate various efforts related to COVID-19, including fighting disinformation. The Washington Post and Politico reported that the White House asked Google, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft, Apple, IBM, Cisco and Twitter for help.
The World Health Organization’s director-general said last month that disinformation is as dangerous as COVID-19. During an address at the Munich Security conference on Feb. 15, almost a month before the WHO officially declared COVID-19 a pandemic, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said “We’re not just fighting an epidemic; we’re fighting an infodemic. Fake news spreads faster and more easily than this virus, and is just as dangerous.”
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Got that. Censorship is for your safety! I wonder how the families of the Reuters journalists who were murdered by psycho American soldiers feel about the war-making State’s treatment of the two people most responsible for revealing that sort of behavior by the American benefactors in power? It’s not just the truth about viruses that the war-making State, on behalf of special, powerful, capitalist interests doesn’t want people to know. Is it?
Meanwhile, What is Wikileaks’s record for truthtelling? 100%. The Washington Post, New York Times, CNN, Fox News, American government et al? On foreign policy and politics and things related to vaccines, the record is AWFUL!! Remember people. Much of the funding for television comes from Big Pharma. (Here in Canada, I’m sure Big Pharma has made inroads. The biggest funder of Canadian media, however, may be the Canadian military, as Yves Engler explains in great detail in “A Propaganda System – How Canada’s government, corporations, media and academia sell war and exploitation.”) Del Bigtree mentions it in a video linked-to in my blog post titled “Corproate Media – A Terrifying Addiction.” I don’t know the details about that, and I’m sure Del’s knowledge pertains mainly to America, but we here in Canada watch much of the same tv. And everyone in the English-speaking world is also getting the same crap news from their smart phones. People may come to regret owning smart phones. (I would have bought a flip, or slide, phone today had any of those stores been open. They weren’t.) What makes it terrifying, besides the fact that corporate media are essentially just nothing more than propaganda organs for the war-making Corporatocracy State, is that they are creating panic, by lying to and misinforming people, and in that way turning citizens against each other. Absolutely everyone could just simply not think and accept as truth all that the war-making State and its tools and allies are telling us, as it abuses us. That would, perhaps, keep people from turning on each other. If there are no ‘traitors’ among us, then we’re good!
“Israel Joins Totalitarian States Using Coronavirus to Spy on Citizens” by Barbara Boland (The American Conservative)
(In case YouTube deletes James’s non establishment show, you can find it on Bitchute at this link: https://www.bitchute.com/video/l2ZRT-gWZ8M/)
A comment I left on James Corbett’s dot com website follows:
“Citizen against citizen. James is right [about] cheers from the public for attacks on the non conformists, are the norm. I’ve already experienced it. Randolph Bourne, again:
“The gregarious impulse keeps its hold all the more virulently because when the group is in motion or is taking any positive action, tihs [sic] feeling of being with and supported by the collective herd very greatly feeds that will to power, the nourishment of which the individual organism so constantly demands. You feel powerful by conforming, and you feel forlorn and hopeless if you are out of the crowd. While even if you do not get any access to power by thinking and feeling just as everybody else in your group does, you get at least the warm feeling of obedience, the soothing irresponsibility of protection.””
“As cynical as many Americans may think the members of the choir are, the choir is frequently not cynical enough about the power elite’s motivations. No matter how many times they’re lied to, they still often underestimate the government’s capacity for deceit, clinging to the belief that their leaders somehow mean well. As long as people believe that their elected leaders are well intentioned, they can, and do, get away with murder. Literally.” – pg 13 of “America’s Deadliest Export: Democracy” by William Blum
“US Intel Agencies Played Unsettling Role in Classified and “9/11-like” Coronavirus Response Plan” by Whitney Webb (Mint Press News)
An excerpt from the above linked-to article follows:
As the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis comes to dominate headlines, little media attention has been given to the federal government’s decision to classify top-level meetings on domestic coronavirus response and lean heavily “behind the scenes” on U.S. intelligence and the Pentagon in planning for an allegedly imminent explosion of cases…
It has since been speculated that the decision was made to prevent potential leaks of information by stifling participation and that aspects of the planned response would cause controversy if made public, especially given that the decision to classify government meetings on coronavirus response negatively impacted HHS’ ability to respond to the crisis.
After the classification decision was made public, a subsequent report in Politico revealed that not only is the National Security Council managing the federal government’s overall response but that they are doing so in close coordination with the U.S. intelligence community and the U.S. military. It states specifically that “NSC officials have been coordinating behind the scenes with the intelligence and defense communities to gauge the threat and prepare for the possibility that the U.S. government will have to respond to much bigger numbers—and soon.”
I’m uneasy with articles referencing mainstream media like Politico and The Nation, as Whitney’s above linked-to article does. I haven’t been reading Mint Press News so much lately but the little I’ve read on the coronavirus has me wondering, because when self-identified progressive sites spout establishment lines about a terrible pandemic (and they don’t qualify), I lose interest and suspect that we are being misled. Still, the above info is important. It reveals that the war-making State is on the march and those who it says it’s protecting are viewed by it as the enemy.
“Coronavirus Continues To Be Used To Force In Long-Standing Government Agendas” by Ryan Cristian (American Vagabond)
Ryan is spot on here (above linked-to video). We are at the point where people, getting their knowledge of the world and everything, have been manipulated into demanding their own subjugation. Ryan speculates that the already crashing global economy called for a scapegoat, ergo coronavirus. But, as Ryan notes, there’s no doubt many motivations and agendas at play here. The bottom line: There is no democracy and it’s powerful special interests who are leading us wherever we are going. I’m angry at them and at my fellow 99 percenters who haven’t cared enough to know – getting all of their information and knowledge and instructions from corporate media – but instead are actually joining forces with their oppressors to oppress us all and push evil agendas. Thanks a lot!
“Strictly by the numbers, the coronavirus does not register as a dire global crisis” by Richard Schabas (Globe And Mail)
An excerpt from the above linked to article follows:
n the three months or so since it started, the new coronavirus and its related COVID-19 disease – which emerged in the Chinese province of Hubei late in 2019 and now numbers more than 110,000 cases around the world – have caused more than 4,000 deaths, mostly in China. As the case numbers grow around the world, including in Canada, where there are now more than 70 cases, people have become concerned that a pandemic is inevitable.
But in the same three months, there have been about three million deaths in China from other causes, and about 14 million deaths worldwide. During the same three-month period, according to Health Canada, there have been almost 10,000 deaths in Canada from tobacco addiction, for instance – and just one from COVID-19.
Is COVID-19 a global crisis? Certainly for people who can’t add.
I learned some powerful lessons from SARS in 2003. Maybe the most important one was how important it was to focus on what has happened rather than on what might happen. In other words: “Just the facts, ma’am.”
I pay close attention to the daily situation reports issued by the World Health Organization, particularly the new cases and the new deaths. I pay no attention to the various pundits and talking heads, because they are always wrong…
Symptomatic travellers from areas with active disease should be tested, as should all patients hospitalized with atypical pneumonia. People infected with COVID-19 need to be isolated, and their close contacts should be monitored.
But we also need to be sensible. Quarantine belongs back in the Middle Ages. Save your masks for robbing banks. Stay calm and carry on. Let’s not make our attempted cures worse than the disease.
“Pandemic Times – Resources and Helpful Information to Consider” compiled by Edda West (Vaccine Choice Canada)
An excerpt from the above linked-to article follows:
Andrew Saul Ph.D, Editor of the Orthomolecular Journal reports that information about vitamin C research on COVID-19 in China and its beneficial effects on critically ill patients is actively suppressed by internet giants and mainstream media censors. Suppressing access to vital immune supportive and healing information from the public certainly begs the question, WHY?
“Anyone saying that vitamin therapy can stop coronavirus is already being labeled as “promoting false information” and promulgating “fake news.” Even the sharing of verifiable news, and direct quotes from credentialed medical professionals, is being restricted or blocked on social media.”
Regardless of internet and media censorship, people have a right to know about specific nutritional supplements and healing modalities that can improve the function of their immune systems while mitigating the effects of pathogenic organisms on their health.
The Globe And Mail is awful corporate media, so their carrying of Richard Schabas’s article is surprising.
“The Coronavirus Hoax” by Ron Paul (The Ron Paul Institute)
An excerpt from the above article follows:
Governments love crises because when the people are fearful they are more willing to give up freedoms for promises that the government will take care of them. After 9/11, for example, Americans accepted the near-total destruction of their civil liberties in the PATRIOT Act’s hollow promises of security.
It is ironic to see the same Democrats who tried to impeach President Trump last month for abuse of power demanding that the Administration grab more power and authority in the name of fighting a virus that thus far has killed less than 100 Americans.
Declaring a pandemic emergency on Friday, President Trump now claims the power to quarantine individuals suspected of being infected by the virus and, as Politico writes, “stop and seize any plane, train or automobile to stymie the spread of contagious disease.” He can even call out the military to cordon off a US city or state.
State and local authoritarians love panic as well. The mayor of Champaign, Illinois, signed an executive order declaring the power to ban the sale of guns and alcohol and cut off gas, water, or electricity to any citizen. The governor of Ohio just essentially closed his entire state.
The chief fearmonger of the Trump Administration is without a doubt Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health. Fauci is all over the media, serving up outright falsehoods to stir up even more panic. He testified to Congress that the death rate for the coronavirus is ten times that of the seasonal flu, a claim without any scientific basis…
That is not to say the disease is harmless. Without question people will die from coronavirus. Those in vulnerable categories should take precautions to limit their risk of exposure. But we have seen this movie before. Government over-hypes a threat as an excuse to grab more of our freedoms. When the “threat” is over, however, they never give us our freedoms back.
“LISTEN: CBC Radio cuts off expert when he questions Covid19 narrative” by Cory Morningstar (Off Guardian)
An excerpt from the above linked-to article follows:
A phone interview with a respected physician appears to have been cut short by CBC Radio when the Doctor went off-script
Dr Joel Kettner phoned into the March 15th episode of CBC’s Cross Country Checkup podcast to discuss the Canadian (and international) reaction to the Covid19 pandemic. He was in the middle of making a point about statistics when the host abruptly cut him off…
To be clear, Dr Kettner is not a fringe or controversial character. He is professor of Community Health Sciences and Surgery at Manitoba University, former Chief Public Health Officer for Manitoba province and Medical Director of the International Centre for Infectious Diseases.
He was interviewed on Global News in January, when the pandemic was first hitting the news.
His comments are informative and interesting, but the host’s reaction perhaps more so.
Cory Morningstar is (so far; I always have to say that) the real deal. She is probably the person most responsible for waking the (caring) public up to the fact that the Green New Deal is a scam.
“ISS Report: 99% of Covid19 Deaths had Pre-existing Serious Illness” by Kit Knightly (Off Guardian)
“On Corona, the Media, and Propaganda” by ? (Swiss Propaganda Research)
“THE MANY FACES OF VITAMIN C” by Thomas E. Levy (Health E-Bytes)
We are being told that vitamin C is a really, really good idea for those looking for a way to prevent flu and deal with if you get it. The above linked-to article is chock full of info on vitamin C and looks at forms of vitamin C you want to avoid. I’m glad that I came across this. I even found in it something relevant to my own medical condition (atherosclerosis). I had been taking antacids forever and it turns out that that’s bad for your arteries. (You don’t see that mentioned on packages of antacids, of course.) Whereas, bioavailable magnesium is good for helping to repair that. (I don’t expect my condition to be actually, fully repaired, but if it can at all help – dissolve calcium build up – with my atherosclerosis, then I’m very interested in bioavailable magnesium (which I’ll have to look up because I don’t even know that that is! And Dr Levy also points out that it’s hard to overdose on that mineral.)