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.