Words of wisdom and miscellaneous facts by Dr. Wysong and others. This is an accumulation over several decades and the accuracy cannot be attested to.
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The following presents data, graphs, and charts. Don't let your eyes glaze over. The takeaways are obvious and will provide objective grounding in the face of so much panic.
>The disease is not highly lethal.
The young and those without compromising health conditions have little chance of dying from the disease. https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.04.05.20054361v1.full.pdf
Note the age distribution in the following chart. (https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/vsrr/COVID19/index.htm)
CDC--Table 2. Deaths involving coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and pneumonia reported to NCHS by age group, United States. Data as of 4/3/2020.
The release of antibody tests is showing as much as 50% of the population has been exposed to the virus. https://chicagocitywire.com/stories/530092711-roseland-hospital-phlebotomist-30-of-those-tested-have-coronavirus-antibody Fauci's revised projection for total national death's is 60,000, down from his previous guess of over two million. Given the broad latitude and incentives to call a death Covid-19, as outlined below, the 60,000 is an overestimate. About 16,000 is the current putative death toll. If we assume 50% of the population has been exposed, a mortality % can be determined. 50% of the US population is 164 million. 16,000 deaths is 0.01% of those exposed to the virus. 0.01% mortality is far below that of dozens of other risks, including communicable diseases, we face and live with every day.
>Many deaths are falsely attributed to COVID-19.
In some cases attributed to COVID-19, the virus has not been identified. In most cases, co-morbidities (other serious diseases) exist which may have been the cause of death.
The CDC and WHO have new codes to identify putative deaths by COVID-19. The WHO permits calling a death COVID-19 when there is no confirmed diagnosis. The CDC permits calling a death COVID-19 based on assumptions and even if another disease is present and may have been the primary cause. CDC and WHO say that the new criteria for coding deaths "are expected to result in COVID-19 being the underlying cause more often than not." In other words, coding, which can be based upon speculation, will artificially increase the mortality rate. https://cdc.gov/nchs/data/nvss/coronavirus/Alert-2-New-ICD-code-introduced-for-COVID-19-deaths.pdf
In other words, a person in the final stages of cancer who coughed and died or a person suffering a massive heart attack and coughed, if found to have Covid-19, or even if not, could be put in the Covid-19 death column.
A seven-page document sent out to all doctors by the Department of Health and Human services tells them to attribute deaths to Covid-19 whether there is any proof or not. This falsely inflates the mortality rate. https://www.scribd.com/document/455607875/US-HHS-Document-to-Doctors-on-How-to-Certify-COVID-19-Deaths-including-Related-Deaths#from_embed?campaign=VigLink&ad_group=xxc1xx&source=hp_affiliate&medium=affiliate
The biggest infectious killers in the United States are pneumonia and the flu. They are responsible for nearly 40 percent of all deaths from infectious diseases. That's before Covid-19. The symptoms of these respiratory killers can too easily be attributed to Covid-19, particularly when the government gives consent and incentive to do so.
The government has promised the uninsured and hospitals reimbursement if COVID-19 is claimed. The IHME Murray model predicts 103,000 beds occupied by COVID-19 patients across 43 states as of April 1. Actual beds occupied: 38,615. This leaves hospitals in desperate need of revenue. Hospitals would certainly take advantage of the new official CDC/WHO latitude to speculate that COVID-19 is causal, qualifying them for government funding: $13k guaranteed per Covid-19 inpatient, and %39k if on a ventilator.
There seems to be no limit to the enthusiasm to paint this as the worst pandemic in history. To make sure no death that could be attributed to COVID-19 is missed, one municipality has suggested, in effect, digging up the dead to test them. https://www.bridgemi.com/michigan-health-watch/michigans-covid-19-death-toll-undercounted-so-some-want-test-dead
Mayors and governors with their newly found power are having a heyday. Police, in some instances, are also overreaching. For example, a man with his wife and child were playing ball in a large outdoor recreational area. They were the only ones there. A group of police, with no facemasks or gloves, handcuffed and arrested the father. https://kdvr.com/news/man-arrested-in-front-of-daughter-at-brighton-park-for-allegedly-violating-social-distancing/
Keep in mind that from the government's perspective, the direr the picture, the more opportunity for intervention. The greater the crisis, real or unreal, the more power, spending, and public dependency. Good for them, but inevitably bad for us.
>Testing for the virus is not reliable and can inflate mortality rates.
The assumption that the molecular Covid-19 test, the present most common one, is specific and reliable is not true. https://www.goodrx.com/blog/coronavirus-covid-19-testing-updates-methods-cost-availability/
This uncertainty can feed high mortality rates. Granted, each of the below could be used to argue less mortality, but the clear push in the medical, governmental, and media communities is to feed panic and encourage public compliance with high mortality numbers. This is how the tests' unreliability can serve that purpose:
1. The test can result in a false positive. That means a death could be wrongly attributed to the disease which then inflates the mortality rate.
2. A false negative is also possible. That means the virus was present but undetected. If the person does not die (most likely) but has the virus and is not counted as infected, this would also inflate the mortality rate. The lower the number of infected people, the greater the mortality percent.
3. The test also does not rule out the presence of other viral or bacterial infections which could be the cause of death. This, again, inflates the mortality rate.
>Natural, non-toxic remedies have proven effectiveness against viral diseases.
Aside from vitamins C and D previously mentioned, vitamin A has anti-viral effects. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8801180
Sulforaphane, in cruciferous vegetables, in particular broccoli sprouts, has antiviral and immune-stimulating properties, as proven with H1N1, Hepatitis C, and HIV. For references see: https://orthomolecular.activehosted.com/index.php?action=social&chash=47d1e990583c9c67424d369f3414728e.152&s=f6cdbc3c8b8bd98ebf4303f4b149759d
>Total population deaths from all causes have not increased.
If COVID-19 is causing increased deaths in a population, then the total deaths for that population should increase. To determine this, the total deaths from all causes, including those attributed to COVID-19, can be compared to the total in the past. For example, in Great Britain, the total deaths with COVID-19 are less than in years past when the disease was not present.
Total deaths in the US from all causes, including COVID-19, do not support the narrative that the virus is devastating the population. CDC data:
>Deaths from other causes are being attributed to COVID-19.
The government and media are now invested in the idea that COVID-19 is a sufficient cause to shut down society. To keep public support requires that their predictions and narrative are supported by the numbers. Here you can see that pneumonia deaths are mysteriously declining, while at the same time COVID-19 deaths increase (compare columns 1 and 3). Also, note that deaths from all causes (column 2) are decreasing at the same time that COVID-19 is supposedly devastating the population.
CDC--Table 1. Deaths involving coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and pneumonia reported to NCHS by week ending date, United States. Data as of 4/3/2020 https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/vsrr/COVID19/index.ht
>A pharmaceutical cure or a vaccine will not end the disease.
This chart has been shown previously but merits repeating since so much public faith is put into pharmaceuticals and vaccines. Viral flu naturally declines as summer comes, immunity in the population increases, and the virus becomes less virulent as vulnerable hosts die with the more virulent varieties. No medical measure has ever been able to prevent or cure a pandemic.
Also, keep in mind the side effects of any pharmaceutical that promises a cure. The high praise for hydroxychloroquine, which is being hailed as a cure and now even a preventative, has many dangers that must be weighed. Particularly is this so with COVID-19 since most people are not seriously affected by it. https://www.drugs.com/sfx/hydroxychloroquine-side-effects.html The side effects may be minimal with the short-term use as a treatment but will be magnified if people begin to take it long term as a preventative.
There is great hope for a COVID-19 vaccine. Common flu vaccines are already present and widely used. Yet flu is killing more people than COVID-19 without a vaccine.
>A national lockdown is not required to stop the disease.
States with no lockdown will serve as controls that might prove that lockdowns elsewhere were unnecessary. This may be the reason for the push for a national lockdown. Were this to occur, the media, medical experts, and government would less likely be exposed for misleading the public when places with no lockdown fare as well or better than those with lockdowns.
Google has the ability to track the meanderings of people using cell phones. In this graph, people in Italy, France, and Spain stayed isolated the most, yet they have the highest mortality rates.
India, with 1.34 billion people, had its first case in January. Only 169 putative deaths have now been reported. That was not due to shutting the economy down and strict social distancing.
>Shutting down society and the economy will cause more harm than the disease.
Millions of people put out of work and forced into lockdown will create negative repercussions for decades. Social unrest, potential revolution, and psychological damage are on the horizon. The anxiety, boredom, and stress will impact life and health far more than the virus. Suicides, alcoholism, drug use, and an escalation of deaths from other diseases such as cancer and heart disease will predictably occur. The rise in domestic violence portends the widespread lethality that will result from putting society in chains. https://www.forbes.com/sites/rachelsandler/2020/04/06/domestic-violence-hotline-reports-surge-in-coronavirus-related-calls-as-shelter-in-place-leads-to-isolation-abuse/
And all may have been for naught. For example, some areas in German hard hit by the virus have now been reopened to public and social life with no untoward consequences. https://www.bccourier.com/these-are-the-first-lessons-of-the-heinsberg-study/
>The government cannot be trusted to solve the problem.
A forced non-selective lockdown, printing money which will devalue the dollar, and using the pandemic to advance political goals of increasing government power and reducing freedoms are not solutions, they are problems. Historically, governments are far more dangerous and lethal than any disease. While millions are forced out of work, hopes and dreams demolished, and businesses it has taken decades to develop destroyed, bureaucrats (most of whom have no understanding of the free market that generated the money they spend like water) apologize for the "inconvenience." (Fauci) https://townhall.com/columnists/kurtschlichter/2020/04/06/beware-the-creeps-who-enjoy-their-new-pandemic-power-n2566370
No thought is given to the fact that without the free-market economic engine, there will be only tightly rationed hospitals, doctors, drugs, and vaccines. Note what is happening to the private sector as compared to the government which is safe and secure with their salaries and obscene benefits.
Blame is being cast here and there by politicians and the media about inadequate preparedness. All this hullabaloo for a disease that will likely kill fewer than the flu. At the same time, no preventive action is being taken by government to protect the grid from the eventuality of a solar or nuclear EMP event that would disable all locomotion, communication, and other infrastructure. Imagine no electricity, lights, water, or food. This would potentially kill over 90% of the population within a few weeks. It is ignored by government and media.
>Scientists and medical experts will not solve the problem.
At present, opinions vary depending upon the medical expert. First, the disease was said to be not significant (Fauci), then it was (Fauci). It was not spread by aerosol, then it was. Masks were not effective barriers and may incubate disease in their entrapped moisture, next they are being made mandatory. It was being spread on surfaces, then it is not. Keep in mind, when experts disagree, you can disagree with them all and have expert backing.
Predictions have not proven to be reliable and ignore the social and economic consequences of the simplistic approach of universal isolation. Claiming that pharmaceuticals and vaccines will solve the pandemic, ignores the fact that modern allopathic care is the number one cause of death. Its toll makes the COVID-19 death toll seem trivial and inconsequential.
In addition, the great plagues of cancer, heart disease, diabetes, and other chronic degenerative conditions continue to take lives daily that make COVID-19 look insignificant. Such conditions have been under the charge of modern medicine for over a century. That does not create trust that they will solve COVID-19, particularly by collapsing a country.
In these modeling graphs of what experts have said would happen in two states with a lockdown, red is the first model, green the second, and yellow the more current. Such contradictory speculation is what is used to drive fascistic government actions. Also see: https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2020/04/infectious-disease-modeling-whats-the-track-record.ph
Notice how the expert modeling about hospital beds is contradicted by the actual data.
>This sets an untenable precedent.
If entire societies can be shut down because of a pandemic with less mortality than other causes we live with every day, where does it end?
Ostensibly, the threat to life is the justification for the present extreme governmental actions. Therefore, by this measure, any threat to life could be used as a cause to shut down society and ban whatever it is government thinks is a cause.
Once reason is set aside and emotions hold sway, there is no limit to nonsense. Tyranny and loss of freedom are the inevitable result.
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