New cases of Covid-19 have been rising all over the world. This is especially apparent in European countries like France, England, Belgium, Spain and Italy. In a rational world, rising cases that are not accompanied by concomitant increases in mortality would be viewed as a sign of improvement.
For example, Spain recorded an all-time peak of new cases (21,000) on October 21. However, the death rate is still only about 25% of the peak in April. Granted there is about a month lag between cases and deaths but the numbers are still trending far lower than the peaks in the spring. So, in Spain we have double the cases and a quarter of the deaths.
Increases in testing among asymptomatic people will always produce many positive cases, which may be either false positives or extremely mild cases. This is what happens when viral outbreaks end; the general population develops “herd immunity” and in effect become a dead end for further spread.
All of this is known and I have written at length about it but why is the world continuing to ignore logic and instead succumb to irrational fear? I think the reason is actually more devious than just panic. The country benefiting most from economic shutdowns around the world is China. The Chinese economy has been the least affected by Covid-19 when compared with anywhere else around the globe. The Chinese economy is expected to grow by 1.6% while the world economy contracts by 5.2%.
It’s indisputable China was responsible for the SARS- CoV 2 virus; overwhelming evidence shows that it probably was engineered in a Wuhan lab, lending credence to its nickname, “The Chinese Frankenstein Virus.”
The Chinese government is in a position to totally dominate the world economy. With Europe and the United States still partially shut down, China can continue to supply the world with more and more Chinese products. If Biden is elected as the next U.S. President, it’s just about over for a speedy nationwide economic recovery. His fear-mongering rhetoric and public endorsement of mandatory mask usage — even as the CDC says masks don’t work — clearly puts him in the favor of those local governors and politicians seeking autumn and winter shutdowns.
China influences so many politicians through lobbying and controls much of what is disseminated on the internet. (This article explains how Google controls 86.6% of the searches and Google seems to go along with anything China wants, especially when it comes to removing negative content about China.) Additionally, China has a huge influence with the World Health Organization and can pressure scientific journals from publishing anti quarantine studies. Have you noticed some popular proper-mask-usage have Chinese writing at the bottom? It’s propaganda at its finest and most pernicious.
Why would countries who had severe lockdowns but still could not prevent the virus from spreading simply do it all over again? As the saying goes, insanity is repeating the same action and expecting different results. There really is no logical explanation. Certainly in light of the continued success of Sweden, which avoided lockdowns, widespread mask use and the theory of “social distancing,” we should see an example of what we can do and the future we can reach. China is encouraging this insane behavior with the willing actors such as Apple, Amazon and social media platforms that all benefit from a dominant China. If you follow the money, you’ll find exactly how devastating this Covid-19 crisis is for our world economy and livelihoods.