Today for the first time according to Worldometer, the United States and Sweden have exactly the same amount of deaths per million at 577.This is really an interesting day because Sweden did not lock down, did not use widespread social distancing or advocate for mandatory mask use. Instead, the nation opted to go for herd immunity over the draconian measure of quarantining healthy people.
Sweden would’ve had far less deaths if the country understood that older people — especially those over 70 — and those with co-morbidities were the most susceptible to COVID-19. In fact, recent CDC statistics show that 82% of the deaths were those over the age of 65.
For the past month, Sweden has had very few new cases and a low number of mortalities. Hopefully the Swedish experiment can give President Trump confidence to never again order lock downs of the severity and comprehensive nature instituted in the United States during the height of the COVID-19 crisis.
The CDC and the Imperial College of London were wrong and their recommendations caused untold misery all over the world, and especially right here in the United States. I believe President Trump learned this lesson and will never again shut down what was the greatest and strongest economy in the world. Joe Biden, on the other hand, is stuck in the old political and non-scientific way of thinking that advocates for shut downs, masks and a host of other crazy measures proven to do nothing against the spread of the virus. It is highly unlikely that Joe Biden even possesses the faculties to assess any situation logically and will completely be influenced by left-wing ideologues.
Yesterday’s “One World Together at Home” concert, featuring famous entertainers like Paul McCartney, Taylor Swift, Elton John and Celine Dion, was a tribute for the WHO’s COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund.
According to CNN, the musical melange raised almost $128 million, $55 million of which will go to the WHO. During the program, which aired across several major channels, performer Lady Gaga referred to the head of the WHO, Tedros Adhanom, as a “superstar.”
The explication reinforces my belief that singers can produce incredible music we should all listen to but their philosophical or ideological beliefs aren’t worth even a momentary listen. Are any of these political geniuses from last night’s concert aware that it was the WHO’s incompetence that helped the virus spread and become the worldwide pandemic that it is?
Tedros is a superstar? Let’s break down his alleged astronomical shine: He’s tied to the hip of China. His native country of Ethiopia is basically a subservient follower of the Chinese government. China is heavily involved in making loans to Ethiopia and building the country’s infrastructure.
Back in January, Tedros was telling the world human-to-human transmission of the virus was non-existent. Even the New York Timespublished a piece on January 23 quoting the WHO’s assertion that human-to-human transmission wouldn’t be an issue. Again, the WHO, just like Dr. Fauci as explained in this post, continued to rely on false data provided by the Chinese to inform modeling and predictions. The models they used had crazy low mortality rates and basically, no new cases. When President Trump banned travel from China on January 31, the WHO rigorously condemned it as unnecessary and xenophobic.
Here’s the exact quote:
“Although travel restrictions may intuitively seem like the right thing to do, this is not something that WHO usually recommends. This is because of the social disruption they cause and the intensive use of resources required.”
– Tarik Jašarević, WHO spokesperson
The criticism of President Trump by the WHO is indistinguishable from the critiques issued by the Chinese Communist Party. It has come to light that the virus in all probability escaped from a virology laboratory in Wuhan. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced Friday China is blocking access to the lab with alleged origins to the COVID-19 outbreak.
As evidence mounts that this was definitely caused by China’s ineptitude, the Chinese government and the WHO both have become more stringent in their denials. Why in the world would rockstars want the WHO to receive any more funding? The organization is already well funded by most countries across the globe, especially by the United States and the Gates Foundation. (On Thursday, Bill Gates announced he’d donate another $150 million to the WHO.)
The WHO is not only the organization that failed to prevent this global pandemic but also covered up for China’s egregious viral iniquity. So, why would anyone give them another $55 million as a result of a worldwide concert by international superstars? But then again, I watch this video from one of their standout performers and it all starts to make sense:
There’s a very interesting relationship between the UV index in a particular area and the mortality rate per million as it concerns COVID-19.
The CDC and NIH have not spoken about this as far as I know (or as far as an exhaustive internet search will tell me). When both organizations speak about their wildly inaccurate projections for this virus they only talk about mitigation efforts.
So far, there has been no real explanation as to why states like New York are seeing such different death rates from California, Florida and Texas. For more than a month, New York has practiced the most stringent mitigation efforts; in fact, once it was determined the virus could be transmitted by tiny droplets in the air, everyone was advised to wear a face mask. (Try entering a grocery store in Manhattan without one and you’ll realize how rigorously this measure has been followed.)
Did mandatory mask-wearing cause a drop in the virus’ progression? Who knows. What we do know is that New York remains at the epicenter of deaths resulting from COVID-19 in the United States.
As of today, New York has the highest mortality rate of 550 people per million, while California is at 20 deaths per million people. Similarly, Florida, which had a huge influx of Northerners – some presumably infected – stands at 28 deaths per million.
Elsewhere in the world, Singapore has a mortality rate of only two people per million, which is one of the lowest mortality rates worldwide. Now here’s where it gets interesting: In general, Singapore has a very high UV index but reached an extraordinary peak of 15 in February.
Brazil, as another example, kept its economy going. President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil resisted an economic shutdown and death rates for COVID-19 in Brazil’s largest cities like Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo never approached New York City’s mortality level.
Now, excuse the bright and sunny colors for a decidedly sober subject but here’s a simple representation of UV Index from low to high, showing that 15, as Singapore clocked, is basically off the charts:
OK, back to our UV discussion. Many studies have shown that UV radiation at a certain level can indeed kill influenza-like viruses, of which the coronavirus would be contained within that category. The Center for Radiological Research at Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC) published the findings of a study conducted several years ago that showed the effectiveness of UV in killing viruses, especially airborne viruses. In the report, titled Can UV Light Fight the Spread of Influenza?, researchers said, “continuous low doses of far ultraviolet C (far-UVC) can kill airborne flu viruses without harming human tissues.”
Referencing the study, Dr. Michael Grosso, chief medical officer at Huntington Hospital in Huntington, N.Y., also told WebMD:
“The prospect of reducing the transmission of influenza and other respiratory viruses using far-UV radiation is very exciting.”
The CDC and thee NIH have enormous resources at their disposal. Between the two organizations, they boast more than 30,000 employees and 10,000+ CDC employees according to Forbes earn a collective $1.1 billion annually yet as far as I know, they never speak about or have further researched the relationship between the virus and Ultraviolet radiation. If their models took UV into consideration, maybe the curves would look completely different and be far more accurate. All they seem to care about is mitigation but mitigation as a predictive determinant of virus spread has proven time and time again to be unreliable.
Graphs showing the UV levels for various states during February and March are easy to find (and I’ll post a few below). With just a cursory glance, you can see there is a very, very obvious correlation between mortality rates and the level of UV radiation in various countries and states.
Invariably, the higher the UV index, the lower the mortality rate per million. Not only did the CDC mislead President Trump and caused the greatest economic shutdown in the world’s history but they also exhibited (and continue to exhibit) a level of incompetence that is simply mind-blowing.
If this relationship between UV levels and COVID-19 mortality holds up, it’s quite reasonable to think the virus will fade rapidly as the index goes up in May and June as summer approaches.
Perhaps the correlation was unintentionally overlooked or else deliberately overlooked but either way, it’s a crime.
Remember, the world relies on the WHO and the CDC and the Imperial College of London for most of the statistics provided during a pandemic. All three failed the world. But there is still an opportunity to right the wrongs. These facts should be taken into consideration as governments determine the states that should open with minimal risk to the general population. In addition, if this is true, the relationship should be used when creating future models of viral outbreaks to make sure they’re more accurate than the fake-news models we’ve been told to accept as truth. The only truth I see is in the cold, hard numbers, not in the rhetoric or in the irresponsibly tossed-around numbers – 200,000 deaths? UV index and its connection to viral spread is the very essence of the politics of duh.
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.”
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.