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T Cell Immunity: What Fauci and the Panic Crowd Don’t Want You to Know

Recently, Senator Rand Paul and Dr. Anthony Fauci got into a heated debate over COVID-19.

Sen. Paul, who is also a medical doctor, tried to explain a plausible explanation for Sweden’s apparent success fighting COVID-19. Sen. Paul spoke about the possibility of herd immunity being achieved in Sweden and put forth the possibility of cross reactivity accounting for the low death rate in Japan. (For reference, the National Center for Biotechnology Information defines cross reactivity as a measure of the extent to which different antigens appear similar to the immune system.)

Also, the well-respected Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory gives direct credence to Sen. Paul’s assertions about the critical role cross reactivity can play in thwarting further spread of COVID-19. Researchers at the lab state, “Analysis of SARS-CoV-2 specific T-cell receptors in ImmuneCode reveals cross-reactivity to immunodominant Influenza M1 epitope.” The lab was ranked No. 1 in the world for research output by Nature magazine, produced eight Nobel Prize winners and was the location where American molecular biologist Dr. James Watson developed his groundbreaking work on the true nature of DNA’s structure.

Dr. Fauci was triggered by Sen. Paul’s statements and loudly proclaimed no country has achieved herd immunity and that cross reactivity amounts to bogus science. Cross reactivity in the context of the spread of COVID-19 means someone exposed to any coronavirus that is not COVID-19 will in the future be somewhat immune to COVID-19.

The current research and science behind this seems to be in favor of Sen. Paul and shows that Dr. Fauci is either uninformed or being his usual deceptive self.

If the “duh” here is not quite evident, let’s dive into a bit of the biology and scientific facts behind Sen. Paul’s reasoning. In order to do this, a basic understanding of T cell immunity is necessary. As Britannica eloquently explains, a T cell, also called a T lymphocyte, is a type of leukocyte (white blood cell) that is an essential part of the immune system. T cells are one of two primary types of lymphocytes—B cells being the second type—that determine the specificity of immune response to antigens (foreign substances) in the body. 

The T cells found in bone marrow mature in the thymus. One of the mature T cells formed in the thymus is called memory T cells, which possess the distinct ability to remember infections and help us fight future infections. According to an article published in the prestigious Science magazine, it’s precisely this specific type of T cell that “bode[s] well” for long-term immunity. 

Two separate studies revealed those infected with COVID-19 harbor T cells that target the virus—and may help them recover. Both studies also found some people never infected with SARS-CoV-2 have these cellular defenses, most likely because they were previously infected with other coronaviruses.

This was precisely what Sen. Paul was attempting to convey to the defensive Dr. Fauci. It has to be stressed that antibodies only prevent the SARS -CoV-2 virus from entering the body but it is the job of the T cells to kill the virus once cells are infected. A fascinating article by New Scientist details how Swedish researchers concluded patients with COVID-19 had very high levels of T cell activity and they hypothesized that some of it may have been the result of previous coronavirus infections (like colds).

This would explain why, among those who have been infected, the antibody detection rate is below 10%, which by our current understanding of the concept, could not produce herd immunity. However, when coupled with new evidence of memory T cell-induced immunity, this certainly could explain why countries such as Sweden and even New York City now have such low new cases and deaths. Simply put, most people in places where the virus was widespread have now effectively developed “herd immunity.” This concept is not very popular among the vaccine crowd who are set on widespread vaccine dissemination (once the vaccine is released) and refuse to look at data suggesting a vaccine is unnecessary. While antibody tests have been notoriously inaccurate, a laboratory in England has just developed a fast and accurate test for T cells

As the BBC wrote in its coverage of the lab’s work: “The company’s trials found some people who had coronavirus but tested negative for antibodies went on to test positive for T cells – meaning more people may have some immunity than previously thought – and for longer.”

Among the elderly, T cell response is far weaker and this would explain the extremely high morbidity rate in those over 80 years old. Teach Me Physiology explains: “The thymus involutes as we age and so produces fewer naïve T cells over time. This means that older people have reduced T cell diversity, which contributes to the increased susceptibility to infections seen with age.” 

I can’t emphasize strongly enough that this research is huge. T cell immunity could be the answer to restoring some sense of normalcy to our lives. According to Dr. James Hindley, executive director of Indoor Biotechnologie, who has a PhD in T cells, “We don’t know with this virus how long [T cells] will last, but it might be for many years.”

Six months ago, we knew very little about COVID-19. Now, with the world focused on this virus, we’ve quickly gained a lot of information about how it functions and how we can fight it. This new T cell research may render an antibody-stimulating vaccine unnecessary, which is bad news for the big pharmaceutical companies hoping to cash in on its widespread distribution but good news for us, a population who has already been through so much and should not be subject to a rushed-to-be-developed vaccine.

A Fifty Percent Lockdown Wasn’t Good Enough for Dr. Fauci

It’s common myth that the human brain only uses a small percentage of cells. Actually, in most normal humans all of the brain is used except, of course, in the case of Dr. Fauci, who uses less than 50%. How do I know? Well, just listen to all the absurd things he says.

On Friday, while testifying for a coronavirus House panel, Dr. Fauci claimed that the United States did not have severe enough lockdowns and if we had only locked down more, we could’ve saved more lives. According to a CBS News article, “[Dr. Fauci] explained that most European countries shut their economy by 95%, while functionally the U.S. only shut its economy down by 50%.”

Let’s examine this statement. All non-essential businesses were shut down. Schools were shut down. Places of worship and restaurants were shut down. There really wasn’t much left that we didn’t shut down. Perhaps Dr. Fauci would’ve liked us to shut down all grocery stores? Who needs grocery stores when we could’ve survived on the likes of Amazon Whole Foods delivery or FreshDirect? Dr. Fauci probably doesn’t understand that when things shut down, even getting food deliveries was problematic with few – if any – time slots available due to the fact that so many people were ordering online. If grocery stores shut down, the delivery services would’ve been overwhelmed to the point of collapse.

How about liquor stores? We could’ve done without them, right? A strong argument can be made that Fauci’s insane policies forced many people to take up drinking. Marijuana dispensaries were also essential because Dr. Fauci’s constant flip-flopping contributed to many people turning to marijuana and other drugs to calm fear-mongered nerves.

What if we had more severe stay-at-home orders? He could’ve learned from his Chinese friends and done as they did – nail down the doors and block people from exiting their own apartments or homes.

Masks were necessary whenever he said they were; it really depended on how fully functioning his brain was that day. He probably could have recommended goggles like he does now and while he’s at it, let’s throw in earplugs. Wait, let’s not stop at blocking our eyes and ears, let’s get wetsuits and portable oxygen generators and astronaut suits we can all wear until the election. Would that be considered more locked down to Dr. Fauci?

I haven’t been calculating so I don’t know how much we’ve upped the 50% lockdown figure (maybe with all of the above we’d be at 85%? 90%?) And according to Dr. Fauci, shutting down even more would’ve helped contain the coronavirus spread.

This from the “official” who, when the virus first broke out, only spoke about flattening the curve, flattening the curve to indefinite lockdowns to a vaccine and then a second and third wave coming. Listening to him makes it sound like we have no hope of ever getting past this and resuming normal lives.

In my opinion, I think if Dr. Fauci wasn’t around giving us his “advice,” America would have had 50% less deaths. Maybe we’d have less suicides and less mental health issues and fewer instances of domestic abuse. There might even be less people who died because they skipped cancer, heart and other screenings due to the lockdown. The panic instilled by his doom-and-gloom predictions did far worse than they did good.

Dr. Fauci must be very disappointed the unemployment rate is only at 11% right now; if we would’ve locked down even more, this figure could be much higher, I’d estimate at least 25% of Americans could’ve been unemployed by now if we followed Fauci’s recent statement about locking down even more. One quarter of our country out of jobs? How unfortunate, as Dr. Fauci would say. (Luckily for Dr. Fauci, people like him and other government workers are never unemployed. They get a check no matter what they do … or don’t do.)

Even the glorious Governor of New York Andrew Cuomo said he was baffled because 66% of the deaths occurred among people who stayed at home, compared with essential workers who were forced to go out in order to keep society functioning at a minimal level. Also of note: The four most locked down states – New York, New Jersey, Connecticut and Pennsylvania – had 40% of all coronavirus deaths.

Quarantining healthy people had never been tried before and it could have actually made things worse but Dr. Fauci seems to know what’s best for us. Honestly, at this point it would be better for Americans if Dr. Fauci took up tulip gardening in Holland and faded away from American public health policy forever.

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Counting Sheep: Millennials, Masks and the Myth of Independent Thinking

For a virus that primarily targets the elderly, logic dictates older Americans would advocate the loudest for stricter coronavirus measures. But as it turns out, COVID-19 and its ensuing non-scientific contagion methods have a surprising cohort: millennials.

A recent poll by Morning Consult and Politico revealed more than 70% of Americans would support mandatory mask-wearing enforceable by fines or jail time. The vast majority of supporters were Generation Z, Baby Boomers (78%) and a majority of Democrats (86%).

Even though mask-wearing is far from proven science and in fact most scientific studies show the typical cloth mask is completely ineffective, there is no questioning authority. These poll results show currently there is just blind obedience to what the media and “medical officials” like Dr. Changes-His-Opinion-All-The-Time-Fauci say. 

Decades ago, it used to be the younger people who were the least supportive of government institutions such as the FBI and the CIA. Today, everything that the FBI and CIA does seems to be accepted by the young people on the left, especially concerning the present administration. Years ago, the model of the younger generation used to be don’t trust anyone over 30. The new motto should be: I implicitly trust the media and government institutions to tell me the truth because I don’t know how to use my own mind and do my own research.

The CDC – with its frontman Dr. Fauci – has become the oracle of truth, especially to young people. It doesn’t matter that he’s been wrong about so many things, like his flip-flop on the use of masks; he can do no wrong. He is the savior of the millennial sheep and like sheep, they count on him.

It’s ironic the people who are the most cautious, the strongest proponents of shutdowns and mandatory mask-wearing are exactly those who are the least likely to be seriously affected by COVID-19.

Statistics via Worldometers.info

All statistics and studies show COVID-19 primarily impacts the very old and those with co-morbidities; to young people, it’s no more deadly than the flu. This strange disconnect between illusion and reality, between reason and a generational inability to think independently of the absurd media narrative has made millennials blind conformists in the face of facts and truth.

It’s doubly ironic millennials are also those most financially constricted by the very lockdowns they so proudly post about on Instagram and dance to in TikTok videos. With a crippled economy, unemployment rates nationwide have skyrocketed and as that sweet $600 per week incentive dwindles to about $200 a week, will millennials finally wake up to the real world? Because as it stands now, they’re probably looking down a dark future of being jobless and broke. (But at least they’ll have their masks to protect them, right?)

The health of our economy is just as important as the health of our people. Without small businesses, without the sectors that have been virtually wiped out by COVID-19 shutdowns (I’m looking at you, hospitality and restaurants) there’s a serious dearth of jobs for the younger generations.

If economies don’t open back up, it’s very possible young people will be totally dependent on government handouts for a long, long time to come. Perhaps this is what the Democrats want, and why they’ve so sharply turned into thinly veiled socialists. Socialism, foolishness, sheepish behavior … call it what you want but the dire situation we’re facing can’t be covered up with a cloth mask.

The Chinese Frankenstein Virus

A recent article, “The Evidence which Suggests that This Is No Naturally Evolved Virus,” by Sørensen, Dalgleish and Susrud proposes that the SARS-CoV-2 virus was created in a Chinese laboratory using techniques, which are well-documented by the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV).

One of the key points in this article is the fact that it was widely known that the WIV was working on what the authors call a Chimeravirus. (As a scientific note: The  Chimeravirus is defined by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service as a hybrid micro-organism that is created by combining fragments from two or more micro-organisms where at least one of the two fragments contain the necessary genes for replication.)

The SARS-CoV-2 was deduced to be a Chinese-made virus because of four main points. Firstly, the part of the virus that attaches to cells or the spike protein is too perfect and must have been engineered in a lab. Secondly, they are six inserts in the virus, which are unique and not found in any other SARS virus in nature. Thirdly, the authors felt that this would be a simple procedure to engineer in a laboratory. Sørensen and his colleagues are more than 90% certain that this cannot happen in nature and had to be engineered in a laboratory. The fourth point is that Sørensen and his scientific team point out many articles that were written both in China and the U.S. demonstrating that Chimeraviruses were being created in a Chinese laboratory. None of this research was hidden – it was out in the open for everyone to read about.

The Chinese were also working on gain-of-function studies. Gain-of-function studies, according to the US Department Health and Human Services, are research projects that involve increasing the capacity of a pathogen to cause illness. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill posted about working with the Chinese to increase gain-of-function.

In 2016, a corona-type virus called SADS was infecting pigs in China. This virus was especially unusual because it infected different cells than previous Coronaviruses; the COVID-19 infection utilizes new tissue-specific binding domain properties from the SADS virus that makes it possible for the virus to use new receptors to attach to human cells in the upper airways.

This scientific study also explores all the problems the WIV had containing viruses at the facility. The theoretical ability to create a monster virus and the probability of escaping from the WIV was explained in detail.

Presently, this research article has been rejected by all major scientific journals on very strange pretenses. The premises of this study have not been argued or  disproved; critics simply have refused to give these researchers the credit they deserve among their peers. China is an extremely powerful economic force in the world and they seem to be able to control any narrative that puts the blame on them for releasing this virus. 

Science Magazine, one of the journals that refused to publish this work, has no problem interviewing a Chinese scientist without asking him any relevant or tough questions. Their interview is littered with easy, softball questions and no real probing about potential Chinese culpability in the initial release of the virus.

The Lancet, another top scientific journal, also refused to publish this study. Paradoxically, the publication did recently release an article detailing a study on the ineffectiveness of Hydroxychloroquine but it was so full of horrible data that they had to print a retraction disavowing the article.

It seems as though scientific ideas and thoughts are stymied today by political considerations.

Not only are science journals conspiring to keep the truth away from the world but social media outlets also censor posts related to Chinese involvement in the COVID-19 pandemic.

It has become impossible to question the man-made origins of the coronavirus and to do so will risk condemnation, or worse it could lead to being ostracized in the scientific community.

China has been very active in clamping down on any research into the origins of the coronavirus. Powerful forces are in play both in Europe and the United States; the National Institutes of Heath (NIH) and Dr. Fauci are directly involved in this amazing cover up.

The scientists who wrote this paper did get their first study published, which dealt with the creation of a vaccine for COVID-19. The second paper that pointed out the high probability of a man-made virus came about because of their initial vaccine research. They felt that if this was a man-made virus  it would totally change the approach to developing an effective vaccine. They had no idea the scientific community and the media would react in such a forceful and negative manner. They were simply publishing their scientific findings in an effort to find solutions to this complex COVID-19 crisis.

It is imperative that the world realizes the Chinese had all the means to create a Frankenstein virus. It’s documented by these scientists, even if nobody will give them a platform to explain what they discovered. The theory that COVID-19 came from a wet market, perpetuated by the media and some politicians, was a ruse used by the Chinese to cover up one of the worst man-made disasters ever. If the world realized China was working vigorously over the last 12 years to develop man-made viruses, it would severely impact the way this rogue nation is perceived in the world. China was warned that their virus research was dangerous in the past to no avail. This may have been an accidental release but why were the Chinese even experimenting with such deadly viral conconctions?

In conclusion, although this virus is very transmittable it is mostly lethal to those over 70 years of age and those with co-morbidities. It’s also responsible for killing more than 600,000 people and causing terrible damage to economies worldwide. If the international scientific and political community doesn’t fully condemn and put a stop to this deadly behavior of the Chinese and their devilish experiments, the world may be hit even harder with the next virus that’s engineered in the Wuhan lab of horrors. 

UPDATED: Is COVID-19 also a Mental Disorder? (Because California Has Gone Insane)

We are now approximately four months into the shut downs caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. With the mortality rate a small fraction of what it was at the virus’ peak in April, you’d expect our societal fear to diminish but things do not seem to be getting much better. If anything, there is more paranoia and misinformation concerning this virus than ever.

As I mentioned in a previous post, they want to keep schools shut down. All forms of live entertainment and sports are basically non-existent right now. You would think with four months of available statistics and far more knowledge about this disease than we had in March, people would be realizing the worst is over; the “pandemic” was never as bad as so-called medical authorities like the Imperial College of London and the CDC predicted.

Like the title of the article suggests, COVID-19 is no longer a virus but a complete mental disorder and mindset of fear; the reaction to COVID-19 has become synonymous with totally irrational and crazy thinking in light of the real statistics and science. Maybe there should be a special medical billing code to also classify fear of COVID-19 as a mental disorder.

When the crisis began, there were estimates of more than 2 million deaths due to COVID-19 in the United States alone – at this point we are well below 150,000. Even with our present mortality total, there are major questions about the validity of a COVID-19 diagnosis because any time COVID-19 is suspected even without testing it is put down as a COVID-19 death. The number also does not factor in co-morbidities; even if a person dies from cancer and they test positive for COVID-19, the death is considered a COVID-19 mortality and added to the total figure. In addition, up to half of the deaths occurred among nursing home facility residents. Those below the age of 50 make up a small percentage of the overall deaths.

https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/pressroom/states/california/california.htm

To narrow our view on this issue, let’s focus on one state for now: California. In the Golden State there is almost mass hysteria about the new outbreaks of cases and small spikes in the mortality rate. As discussed in my previous article, because COVID-19 is peaking right now in Mexico, many may be coming across the border for medical attention in California, which would explain the increase in cases. The number of deaths in California is constantly drilled into the heads of residents as though it is the worst thing that has ever happened. Just the deaths from homicides and drug overdoses is equal to the amount of people who died of COVID-19 in California.

On June 13, California Governor Gavin Newsom, rolled back re-opening and declared a “modification mode” on his original stay at home order. The Governor announced a complete shutdown of fitness centers, places of worship, offices for non-critical sectors, personal care services, hair salons and barbershops and malls. His justification for back-tracking on re-opening was that cases are risings and hospitalizations are up. However, I’m not sure what numbers he’s looking at but he’s not examining the most important figure: the total daily mortality rate, which is still low and has actually gone down, on average, in the last few days. Yesterday, it was 24, today it was 45, according to Worldometers.info.

The case numbers that Gov. Newsom is using to justify another shutdown don’t mean much. (That was already explained thoroughly in this article.) In a state of 40 million people, even the total death rate is small and doesn’t justify completely destroying an economy. Finally, a strong argument can be made that this so-called “surge” in case numbers is simply the virus taking its final course. We’ve never before studied a virus at this level of detail, (when was the last time millions of Americans got tested for a virus over a short period of time?) It could very well be that the virus is no longer as potent as it once was, it’s simply moving through the population as viruses do but we’re hyper-aware of its trajectory because of the media spotlight put on COVID-19 and the daily reportage of case numbers and deaths.

Plus, COVID-19, despite what the media might say, is not actually the only way to die. If we add other causes of deaths such as cancer, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, hypertension, accidents and suicides, this number is many times larger. The truth is, there are so many ways people can die that if we just thought about this all day we would never leave our homes and would hide under our beds and cower in fear.

Every day, the media blasts the number of daily deaths on our TV screens and mobile phones; it’s a top Apple news story almost every day. Yet we do not see statistics showing us how many people died in a given day from other diseases or accidents or  drug overdose. Day in and day out, it’s COVID deaths drumming more fear into our brains, telling us if we don’t wear a mask, if we don’t social distance religiously we’re going to die.

Forget the science even though scientific studies have shown masks don’t work, (one of the latest studies was actually done by the CDC). Social distancing, using the words of that all-knowing genius Dr. Fauci, has to be rigorously proven using a control group, and because it is completely untested, we can pretty much agree the concept is basically bogus. Remember Dr. Fauci saying claims that hydroxychloroquine is effective are ridiculous because it has to be tested with control groups. Well, shouldn’t his own logic be used on the unproven idea of social distancing before we force it upon the entire public as a means of virus-spread mitigation?

The point is this: When we are born into this earth we always face the possibility of death but it cannot deter us from living life. Our species has conquered many horrible threats since the beginning of time and guess what? We survived. We are now in a new mindset of group-think brought on by the panic-mongering media and corrupt politicians using fear of the unknown to control us and to achieve greater power. It is not a coincidence that we are only four months away from the elections and the drums of fear are beating stronger than ever. If they can just keep the people down a little bit longer, then maybe they can influence their voting preferences and assume power.

It’s sad to see what has happened to our society, and to witness the collective mental breakdown of U.S. citizens who now live in absolute fear of being infected by other people so they stay far away from anyone and think that masks and lockdowns will protect them. Our economy is still basically shut down with many industries in utter ruin. It seems as though the media and corrupt politicians have won, creating the perfect situation to depress people. Take away their ability to prosper and you open the pathway to a major political change in this country.

Using science and statistics, the “pandemic” was a bad flu season but it was treated as though it was the end of civilization as we know it. The only country that seems to have benefited from this is China (where the disease was started or released from) and online companies such as Amazon that are seeing stock price go sky high. Fear can be paralyzing and totally demoralizing but we have to use our brains. We cannot be swayed by the irrational and cynical pressure around us. It’s time to just say enough is enough and return to some degree of normalcy. Life cannot be about the constant fear of death; let’s choose to focus on the joy of living.

Unmasking the Myths of COVID-19

We are living in a bad sci-fi movie, which plagiarizing from the famous Dr. Strangelove movie could be called: How I learned to stop worrying and love the coronavirus.

There is so much mis-information and downright lying concerning COVID-19 and it’s dangerously promulgated by a coordinated media and governmental effort. We have to remember that six giant corporations own 90% of the media (as recently reported by Business Insider) and thus, these six corporations own the information that is provided to more than 277 million Americans nationwide.

Let’s just go over a few of the blatant lies these six corporations regularly spew.

Media Myth No. 1: Wearing a mask will help prevent the spread of coronavirus.

Mask-wearing has been recommended by CDC and forced upon the general population via executive orders issued by all-too-willing tyrannical governors. Yet, where is the science behind the idea that by wearing a mask you’re at less risk to contract coronavirus or that you’re mitigating the risk of spreading the virus to others? The most recent studies show that mask wearing is ineffective in stopping viral transmission. Two studies, one referenced in our last post, completely demolish the rationale for walking around looking like bandits. In a lengthy and scientifically grounded article, the Oral Health Group challenges the efficacy of masks. Then, even more damning still, our very own CDC just published a public policy review article (it was months earlier published in print). The abstract overview clearly states its stance on mask-wearing:

Here, we review the evidence base on the effectiveness of nonpharmaceutical personal protective measures and environmental hygiene measures in nonhealthcare settings and discuss their potential inclusion in pandemic plans. Although mechanistic studies support the potential effect of hand hygiene or face masks, evidence from 14 randomized controlled trials of these measures did not support a substantial effect on transmission of laboratory-confirmed influenza.

Jingyi Xiao1, Eunice Y. C. Shiu1, Huizhi Gao, Jessica Y. Wong, Min W. Fong, Sukhyun Ryu, and Benjamin J. Cowling, Nonpharmaceutical Measures for Pandemic Influenza in Nonhealthcare Settings—Personal Protective and Environmental Measures, CDC Policy Review, Volume 26, Number 5—May 2020

This study, again for emphasis, recently published by the CDC, is devastating to Dr. Fauci’s advice on using masks. How laughable that after touting the efficacy of mask-wearing since March, it’s Dr. Fauci’s own organization – the CDC – that debunks the entire “ masks will protect you myth.”

The truth about the inefficacy of masks is especially provocative in the large cities, like NYC, where it’s heresy to go against the accepted dogma that mask wearing is for the common good. If you don’t wear a mask in Manhattan, you’re basically akin to being a murderer. (In a surprising turn of policy, Mayor Bill De Blasio announced Friday that New York City police will no longer be enforcing mask-wearing by the public unless there is a “serious danger.”)

Masks have simply become a symbol of capitulation to big brother and a sign that most people will do anything the government tells them no matter how ridiculous. If we were back in the times of the Salem witch hunt, non-compliant people would certainly be burned at the stake. Forget the scientific evidence, this is for our good. Don’t be a non-believer!

Media Myth No. 2: The statistics and facts show COVID-19 is still surging.

Ah, “surging.” The newly in vogue term used to describe the state of coronavirus … well, everywhere. But even a quick glance at the numbers will prove no such surge. The use of statistics and non-existent facts by governmental sources and especially by mostly ignorant journalists to prove their coronavirus narrative is astounding. I could almost forgive journalists because they have no formal training in either science, mathematics or basic statistical analysis, so what can we really expect?

But it’s not all ignorance when it comes to journalists. Many times, it’s political agenda. Journalists are constantly quoting the rising amount of cases, knowing full well this is strictly a factor of how many people are being tested. Test more people, get more cases.

A far better statistic to use than cases is the mortality rate per million because we know the population and we also know how many people died. However this figure must be interpreted with the understanding that many people died with COVID-19 and not as a result of COVID-19. So, even the mortality rate will always be exaggerated. But we can still use it to compare the state of coronavirus in different areas and countries because it’s the best number we have. At least it’s apples to apples instead of scare tactics to surreptitious statistics.

Looking at the current Worldometer results, a few things become apparent: Countries that chose to quarantine and lock down fared no better and in many instances, were far worse off, than countries that chose to remain open like Brazil and Sweden. In fact, one of the most locked-down countries in the world, Belgium, has the highest mortality rate in the world at 773 per million.

And on the other end of the spectrum, Sweden is doing equal to or better when compared with Western European countries that are locked down. Plus, Sweden’s economy is not destroyed.

These numbers make evident that COVID-19 is really not affecting countries, (or entire continents for that matter) like Africa or South America where temperatures are higher and there is abundant UV light.

Generally, when the media wishes to create panic they always cite the increase in cases. But the increase in cases is overwhelmingly due to increased testing. When the pandemic first began, officials were basing their statements on theoretical models. We now have facts available to us and real data we can arm ourselves with to lessen risk while returning society back to normal … or whatever’s left of society at this economically-ravaged point in the world’s history.

When the CDC, the WHO, the Imperial College of London and the IHME made their wildly outlandish predictions of mortality rates, there were very few statistics available. Concepts such as quarantining the healthy, social distancing of six feet, wearing those now-proven-ineffective masks and shutting down economies had no scientific basis and were just pulled out of thin, virus-laden air. They’re certainly less grounded in science today, when the real figures can prove otherwise. These are not false statistics devised by a nutty professor in an ivory tower above the streets of London. These are the numbers. These are the reported facts.

Media Myth No. 3: Quarantining the healthy is a good idea.

Where did the theory of quarantining the healthy come from? It has certainly never been tested against a control group as Dr. Fauci always rants about when discussing medical treatments to combat COVID-19. In actuality, recent data points to the opposite; a government study in Spain showed that people who stayed at home died at a far greater rate than people who were out working. 

So not only are these media “myths” completely false, but they are also incredibly dangerous. And that, my good Politics of Duh friends, is the absolute truth.

Dr. Fauci

The Insidious Dr. Fauci

Yesterday on CNN, Dr. Fauci was saying that President Trump didn’t listen to him in mid-February about social distancing and had he listened, could’ve saved more lives. An interesting twist of ideas, an easy way out, whatever you want to call this latest line of “insights,” the facts don’t support the fiction.

Dr. Fauci is on tape February 29 saying there is nothing to worry about. When asked if Americans should change their habits – not go to the mall, avoid the gym – Dr. Fauci told Today.com reporters:

“No, right now at this moment there is no need to change anything that you’re doing on a day-by-day basis.”

– Dr. Anthony Fauci, Feb. 29, 2020 on Today.com

Watch the full interview here:

https://www.today.com/video/dr-fauci-on-coronavirus-fears-no-need-to-change-lifestyle-yet-79684677616

But this latest Fauci fabrication is just part of an entire ideology of subterfuge, diverting attention away from his own wrongdoings and false predictions.

Dr. Fauci, while quick to criticize Trump, is also just as quick to defend the World Heath Organization (WHO) when they totally accepted all of China’s bogus data and wildly misleading claims in January and February that there was no human-to-human transmission of the coronavirus or the statistics China offered that seemingly showed low infection rates and mortality rates compared with Western nations.

In addition, China claimed all cases abruptly ceased in March, almost like a magical on-off switch had been toggled and the coronavirus flew away, an insidious bat disappearing into the dark night. Again, not true. But according to Chinese authorities, the curve of the Chinese brand of this virus didn’t flatten; it just dropped off like the precipice of a steep cliff. This chart is the purported trajectory of the virus in China via worldometers.info:

No flattening of the curve here, no gradual lessening. So, is the Chinese reporting of the COVID-19 cases true? Well, we can look elsewhere for corroboration. There is no comparable curve in any other affected country that even remotely looks like this strange graph.

But back to our “Trump could’ve saved more lives” hero in all this, Dr. Fauci, who is oddly quiet about the origin of the virus itself. Why isn’t he demanding a CDC team travel to Wuhan, China and investigate what actually happened there? He certainly can make demands of our own President.

Checking the virology lab in Wuhan, which at one point the National Institutes of Health (NIH) helped fund, is imperative. Dr. Fauci always defends the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) but the statistics that organization produced have been horribly wrong, even when factoring in mitigation and social distancing measures. Dr. Fauci was also originally quiet about the China travel ban but later, in hindsight, praised it. His vocal cords seemed to gain particular strength, however, when announcing the predicted death tolls in America. On March 29, he told CNN’s State of the Union, “I would say between 100,000 and 200,000 deaths” then revised that number to say “it could be more like 60,000” on April 9.

While we don’t know the reason behind the good doctor’s erratic and downright wrong predictions that led to a total and probably catastrophic economic shutdown, there’s one thing we can surmise: He is obviously not to be trusted.

Dr. Fauci referred to the economic shutdown as “inconvenient.” (Although the lack of convenience can’t be applied to him; this lifelong bureaucrat’s income has not been affected.) So, while he collects his paycheck, millions upon millions of Americans will suffer because of the “inconvenient” shutdown. The consequences of putting our economy on halt will be far worse and longer lasting than this virus.