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THE CORONAVIRUS DEBACLE: Our leaders have lost their minds

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(Update - APR 7, 2020: NY Coronavirus Hospitalizations Down 75% Than Projections https://prepforthat.com/coronavirus-hospitalizations-down-75-than-projections)

Our leaders have lost their minds. They are collapsing the economy and trampling on our constitutional rights. For what? Trying to contain an uncontainable virus no worse than the flu for the overwhelming majority of Americans? Our leaders appear to be unaware that exposure to infectious diseases is a necessary and good thing for the development of a robust immune system. Isolation and vaccinations only delay and sabotage that process, leading to a wide array of severe and devastating harmful health effects.

The Coronavirus debacle is another case of fear-mongering about the latest disease de jure by federal health authorities, including The Centers for Disease Control (CDC). Dr. Anthony Fauci and company should be investigated, not heralded. This manufactured crisis needs to end. The draconian response to Coronavirus is already doing more damage to the public health and welfare than the virus itself.

Americans need to get back to work and fast. Most people, 8 in 10 U.S. workers, live from paycheck to paycheck, meaning no savings for the basics such as food and shelter. Even before this crisis hit, many children in America went to school to get their only meal of the day. This shutdown has made starvation even more likely. A very real potential for violent civil unrest is growing in the U.S. and around the world. Businesses are boarding up in Center City Philadelphia. There is a mile-long line for food outside of Pittsburgh, and fear of riots in Italy. Suicide hotlines are jammed. In fact, suicides are outpacing Coronavirus deaths in Tennessee.

One Pennsylvania State Representative, Daryl Metcalfe, has stood apart from the crowd, calling on PA Governor Wolf to " Rescind and Replace COVID-19 Shutdown Orders with Hope of Economic Freedom". And not every state and nation is in lock down. As of this writing, eighteen U.S. states are not in lock down. Some cities that tried to lock down, as in Mississippi, were ordered by the governor to remain open. Two-thirds of the world's nations are not in lock down. And, the homeless are not in lock down. If this is such a health emergency and everyone has to stay at home, why are the homeless exempt in many cities and states, wandering the streets, living in the subways, and potentially spreading the Coronavirus and other infectious diseases?

Some experts in the field of pandemics believe we are doing the exact opposite of what we should be doing. According to Journeyman News, "Professor Knut Wittkowski , for twenty years head of The Rockefeller University's Department of Biostatistics, Epidemiology, and Research Design, says that social distancing and lockdown is the absolutely worst way to deal with an airborne respiratory virus. Further, he offers data to show that China and South Korea had already reached their peak number of cases when they instituted their containment measures. In other words, nature had already achieved, or nearly achieved, herd immunity. Professor Wittkowski urges that the schools be open now, so that the virus may spread harmlessly among the young, and thus shorten the amount of time the elderly and immune compromised must be sequestered. Our current course, he warns, will only prolong the crisis and likely guarantee a second wave of infections in the Fall." Professor Wittkowski has also been interviewed by the American Institute for Economic Research

How lethal is the Coronavirus, anyway? Not very, even according to the unreliable Dr. Fauci, who says that COVID-19 case fatality rate may be considerably less than 1%. Independent researchers have already stated that, but also pointed to faulty data, most notably Dr. John P. A. Ioannidis, Dr. Eran Bendavid, and Dr. Jay Bhattacharya.

Dr. Fauci speculates that potential deaths lie somewhere between 100-200,000 deaths. In a population of 330 million, 200,000 deaths amounts to 0.06% of the population, which is negligible. However, Dr. Fauci is not consistent on this matter, and continues to promote draconian measures, suggesting that deaths could spike to hundreds of thousands, maybe millions, based on questionable data and faulty models.

Importantly, it is universally admitted that the overwhelming number of people who have died from Coronavirus, or with it, have had other serious health problems. Dr. Ioannidis points out that "A positive test for Coronavirus does not mean necessarily that this virus is always primarily responsible for a patient's demise."

Detailed analysis of death records in Italy underscores this point, showing that 99% of fatalities occurred in people with preexisting and serious medical conditions.

For some of the "hot spots" of fatalities the news media has been reporting, four factors are suspected causes or contributors: 5-G, severe pollution, the ventilators, and vaccines. The recent installation of 5-G in select cities around the world (including Wuhan, China, northern Italy, New York City, and New Orleans) can result in radiation poisoning, which mimics symptoms of the Coronavirus, including spontaneous pneumothorax (lung collapse) . In addition, the misuse of ventilators is also coming into question, as that may also cause lung collapse. Lastly, a study shows how military personnel who received the flu vaccine were at 36 percent increased risk for Coronavirus, reports the medical journal, Vaccine. However, other vaccines could also play a negative role as vaccines, in general, contain several toxic ingredients.

Alarmingly, U.S. federal authorities are deliberately skewing the data in order to attribute all deaths 'with' Coronavirus be attributed 'to' the Coronavirus, including many that may have only a "presumptive" diagnosis. The CDC's National Vital Statistics System advises that COVID-19 be reported on the death certificate "for all decedents where the disease caused or is assumed to have caused or contributed to death." Given that COVID-19 symptoms overlap with other conditions such as influenza and pneumonia, it seems plausible that the U.S. record-keepers could be over attributing deaths to COVID-19, just as they did in Italy, reports Bloomberg.

State authorities may also be using data that is not reliable. Governor Andrew Cuomo says that New York State is using a model that comes from the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington, and funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Cuomo has suggested that the White House is using that same model. If so, isn't this an enormous conflict-of-interest, to use data and modeling financed by the Gates Foundation, an organization that aggressively promotes global vaccinations, surveillance, and population control? Perhaps this is why the predictions are so dire compared to the reality on-the-ground. And was it a coincidence that the Gates Foundation was involved in a pandemic simulation, Event 201, only 6 weeks before the Coronavirus allegedly struck in Wuhan, China?

The authors of the Imperial College study in the United Kingdom, who helped initiate this panic, have been strongly criticized for their modeling. But no one is asking why the CDC didn't do its own model to begin with? Why rely on a UK study?

It should be noted that using fear and faulty data is the CDC's stock-in-trade in order to promote vaccines. Every year, they wildly exaggerate the flu death rate and minimize the damage due to the flu vaccine itself. "To buttress their alarmist message for 2018-2019, representatives from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other health agencies held a press conference and issued a press release on September 27, citing a particularly "record-breaking" (though unsubstantiated) 80,000 flu deaths last year... CDC's media relations experts frankly admit that "framing" the current flu season as "more severe than last or past years" or more "deadly" is a highly effective strategy for garnering strong interest and attention from both the media and the public...The Cochrane research community have observed that when actual death certificates are tallied, influenza deaths on average are little more than 1,000 yearly," reports Children's Health Defense.

And why wasn't the CDC better prepared when they and their parent agency, The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have been planning for a flu pandemic since at least 2005? Why did the CDC hold back on test kits to determine who had the virus? Why did the tests have problems with producing "false-positives"? Why hasn't the CDC also tested for antibodies to find out if the virus was already in the general population?

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Lynn Landes is a Philadelphia-based writer, researcher, and activist in the fields of politics, health, and the environment. Her articles and opinions have been published in several books, films, and online publications.

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