THE COVID DEATH TOLL IS PHONY
Two years ago, I developed a skin growth on my temple from too much sun exposure. A dermatologist excised this pea-sized “carcinoma.” I went to work an hour later. After six weeks, the scar had healed to invisibility. Even before the surgery, I had a 99% chance of survival.
Did I undergo the same threat to life or ordeal as someone with liver cancer? No way. But statistically speaking, I’m a cancer survivor. An anti-cancer fundraising group or the media could include me, and many others similarly situated, in some statistical analysis to persuade a naive public how widespread cancer is and/or that modern medicine is conquering cancer.
Every day, white collar liars use statistics to distort reality. Coronavirus panic pornographers have augmented their deceptive death tolls with misleadingly spiky graphs and photos of morgue trucks: classic, reprehensible propaganda.
Currently, 615,000 people are said to have died from Covid. But like enemy body counts in Vietnam, etc., Covid infection and death figures have been greatly exaggerated. Multitudes of deaths have been attributed to Covid simply because someone died with — not from — a Coronavirus infection. Over 99.8% of those under 65 said to have been infected have survived; the vast majority of those .2% who died under 65 were obese.
It’s easy to be deemed “infected.” The commonly used 40 PCR Coronavirus test exponentially amplifies viral nucleotide samples and thus yields 70–90% false positives. Many of those who have been categorized as having died with Coronavirus infections had little to no live viral load; PCR 40 detects even dead shards of the virus. Most died because they were in poor health, not because of the Coronavirus infection itself.
For the past year, nearly everyone who arrived at a hospital was tested for Coronavirus. If you were having a heart attack, went to the hospital and tested positive for Coronavirus, and died, your death could be attributed to the virus. Federal legislation authorizing extra hospital subsidies for Coronavirus cases promoted such misattribution of death.
On Biden’s Inauguration Day, and in a strategically belated effort to lessen the misleadingly high number of Coronavirus cases and deaths, the WHO criticized PCR testing and recommended relaxing PCR protocols. Returning the favor, Biden promptly reinstated WHO funding. Over the past three months, PCR testing has been relaxed and de-emphasized in favor of more reliable antigen testing. Consequently, case and death numbers have dropped.
The vaxx hasn’t caused this drop. Case numbers and death rates started dropping sharply in mid-January, when under 5% of Americans were fully vaccinated.
Tens of millions of Americans have survived ostensible Coronavirus infections. Of those who have died with — not from — Coronavirus, 94% had multiple comorbidities, i.e., conditions that already put them at high risk of death. Many who died with Coronavirus would also have died without it, either at the same time as they did die, or a few weeks or months later.
The vast majority of those dying with Coronavirus are old. 80% of those who died with Coronavirus were over 65, and 65% were over 80. The average American lives 78 years. Not coincidentally, the average age of those who die with Covid-19 is 79 years. Moreover, 95% of those infected over age 85 survive infection.
There are at least 330 million people in America. On average, 7,542 Americans die each day. The deaths of 615,000 Americans over the past eighteen months with — not from — Coronavirus should not shock anyone: this means that about one in 500 Americans has died with — not from — Coronavirus. If you were placed in a large room containing a random sample of 500 Americans for eighteen months, would you be surprised if the single oldest, unhealthiest person died? That’s effectively what has happened since March, 2020.
Americans should weigh biased, sensationalistic Coronavirus news coverage against their real life observations. New Jersey has the highest Covid death rate. New York is ranked second. I directly know many hundreds of people in these two states; indirectly, perhaps thousands. Yet, I directly know zero, and indirectly know of only one, New Jerseyan said to have died last April “from” CV. She was 60, had Stage 4 cancer, was hospitalized for 4 straight months — indicating profound sickness— and died in the hospital after testing positive for Coronavirus she was said to have caught there. Did it kill her? Statistically speaking, with an infection on her form, she’s a “Covid death.”
I indirectly know of only two New Yorkers — a father and a mother in law of two remote acquaintances— said to have died from Covid. One was 92 and the other 93. Both were institutionalized, with Alzheimer’s.
As evidence that Coronavirus has caused 615,000 deaths, some point to data purportedly showing a commensurate increase in overall mortality during the past eighteen months. Initially, many dispute the core assertion that mortality has increased during that time. Secondly, America’s population is aging; one would expect mortality to increase each year as Baby Boomers reach their mid-seventies. Moreover, as the 55,000 medical practitioners and public health experts/signatories of the Great Barrington Declaration have observed, lockdowns increase mortality. Lockdowns have caused suicides, overdoses, avoidance of medical care for cardiovascular ailments and cancer, as well as many deaths of despair due to long term isolation. Staying inside also thwarts production of immunity-essential Vitamin D. Given such consequences, The Great Barrington group calls the lockdowns the biggest public policy blunder in 100 years. Finally, even if mortality has marginally increased because some deaths were slightly hastened by Covid, one might reasonably expect a corresponding, offsetting mortality decrease in the coming year; though the lockdown’s social, economic, psychological and physical harm will likely extend for many years.
About 1.5 million Americans live in nursing homes. Forty percent of those who have died with — not from — Coronavirus — over 200,000 people — resided in nursing homes. Despite the best efforts of many workers, nursing homes are dismal places. It is extremely hard to be in pain, deeply — often silently — confused, tired and lonely, surrounded by people in similar misery, moaning or staring into space with the saddest expressions imaginable.
Before antibiotics, pneumonia killed many elderly people living in such misery. Many called it “the old man’s friend.” Every honest person would admit that they’ve seen miserable people whom they believed had lived too long, and who would likely die within months. Yet, those bemoaning the deaths of very old people over the past year now conveniently ignore this reality.
The recent outrage about old people dying is deeply insincere virtue signaling. People sent to nursing homes are expected to die there. Over half of those who enter nursing homes perish within six months. Many old people, and especially those in nursing homes, understandably lose their will to live. How many people who rail against nursing home deaths visited and comforted nursing home residents before 2020?
In the meanwhile, those governors and teacher’s unions who have closed schools, workplaces, houses of worship, restaurants, bars and other places of human interaction have smashed what remained of social life in the Internet era, especially for young people. Fifty million students — at effectively zero risk — are being deprived of a proper education, time with peers and activities that create both near term happiness and lasting memories, e.g., school plays, sports, volunteer work and class trips. Healthy, younger adults are also missing out on life-enriching time with others.
Moreover, young people are failing to launch careers, meet mates and build families in a faltering economy. During the past 14 months, American fertility has dropped to a record low. The lockdowns will cause over 1 million fewer Americans to be born. With businesses tanking and Coronavirus giveaway package-driven inflation taking hold, most workers will need to work additional years to recapture the economic ground lost during lockdowns. If they ever do. And the unemployed won’t supply governments or NGOs with the tax or donation revenue needed to supply the life-sustaining goods and services that these entities provide.
Except as political opportunism, it never made sense to futilely attempt to extend, at great societal cost, the lives of a very small percentage of people who have already lived a long time by locking down young, healthy people at functionally zero risk. Sometimes old, sick people die. It’s how life is.
Lockdowns have stolen too much of the limited earthly time that we each have. They have been a massive scam foisted on a naive, irrationally fearful and/or politically complicit public.