Trump’s acquittal brought about more hopelessness to add to the Democratic Trump-haters’ boiling pot of disappointment, resentment, and anger. With the Democratic primaries pretty much settled, a new lead story was needed to keep people’s interest in watching the news. Not to mention, a desperate need for some help of getting rid of Trump.
On February 28th, the World Health Organization and Dr. Tedros stated at a briefing, “ten basic things you should know” about CoV-19. These were basic procedures that people should already know to do whenever sick.
Tedros also had added: “Our greatest enemy is not the virus itself; it is fear, rumors, and stigma. And our greatest assets are facts, reason, and solidarity.”
Funny, that four days later, on March 3rd, he revealed to the world his false statistics that had led to unreasonable solutions based upon fear and false facts. The press followed this by failing in its obligation to provide factual information. And since there is zero chance of them taking responsibility for that, nothing will change, and they will continue to do what they now do—lie.
The original Stanford antibody study was bashed beyond belief for providing what the media labeled “false facts.” Since it didn’t follow along with the Trump-haters’ mindset of CoV=Death, which Trump claimed as “false,” it wasn’t reported. We are living in a world where fake news is the only acceptable news.
To understand the actual studies based on truth, here’s the things you must know:
–if you have symptoms, you get tested for Covid
–if you do not have symptoms, you do not get tested
–if you are infected but show zero or minimal symptoms, you are asymptomatic, or not sick
–asymptomatic people are the solution, not the problem
The Stanford antibody study in New York City said that there were approximately 1,800,000 Covid infections, but only 147,000 were confirmed ones. The other 1,653,000 estimated cases were asymptomatic or minimally symptomatic (not sick enough to see doctor). That shows that 92% of the infected were not sick. This is less virulent than the asymptomatic rate for the flu, which is 75%.
This means that the most likely result for anyone infected by Covid is that they will not be sick.
The asymptomatic rate on the Diamond Princess cruise ship was 75%, with a population averaging from 60-years old and up. Originally, this was at 50%, so it rising to 75% is very good news. But what should have been good news was sold as the worst possible problem imaginable.
For people 65-years and older, Covid would be more destructive than the flu, but only because most elderly people have underlying conditions, such as heart disease, cancer, Alzheimer’s, dementia, etc. Not to mention, doctors giving patients too much oxygen through the ventilators which resulted in more deaths.
Those who died as a result of these underlying conditions, which became fueled with the sense of fear and panic, were still labeled as “Covid deaths.” Doctors and hospitals were given orders to do this. Those who didn’t agree with it and stood up to say something about it, were immediately shut down with threatened lawsuits.
There are good and bad years of the flu. The worst recently was 2017-2018, which had a mortality rate of 0.13%. The 1957 flu had a mortality rate of 0.67% and saw 1.5 to 2 million deaths worldwide. The 1968 flu had a mortality rate of 0.5% and saw 1 million people die from the flu worldwide. And of course, there was the flu in 1918. That is estimated to have had a mortality rate of 10-20% and killed 50-100 million people worldwide.
The CCMID released the report on May 6th, after the April 29th cutoff date for the CDC report for the Diamond Princess cruise ship. In that study, they determined the asymptomatic rate on the ship was 75%, with a population that averaged 60 years of age. If the asymptomatic rate goes to 75%, that will make the infection mortality rate for Covid 0.1%.
Do you recognize that number?
Yes, that is the mortality rate for a normal year of the flu. I believe the number of asymptomatic will end up higher based upon the ages on the ship and the asymptomatic studies discussed. Those studies have the number coming in around 90%. That would move the infection mortality rate for CoV-19 at 0.04%.
This is why CoV-19 in 2020, is merely a normal year of the Flu—if anything at all.
Adam Payne, Business Insider, May 21, 2020, https:// http://www.businessinsider.com/ coronavirus-antibody-study-suggests-sweden-not-reaching-herd-immunity-2020-5
Alexander Danvers, Psychology Today, May 3, 2020, https:// http://www.psychologytoday.com/ intl/ blog/ how-do-you-know/ 202005/ does-stanford-owe-us-apology-covid-19-study
Alice Miranda Ollstein, Politico, February 2, 2020, https:// http://www.politico.com/ news/ 2020/ 02/ 04/ coronavirus-quaratine-travel-110750
Allison Aubrey, NRP, January 29, 2020. https:// http://www.npr.org/ sections/ health-shots/ 2020/ 01/ 29/ 800813299/ worried-about-catching-the-new-coronavirus-in-the-u-s-flu-is-a-bigger-threat
Greg Norman, Fox News, April 23, 2020. https:// http://www.foxnews.com/ us/ new-york-antibody-study-early-results
National Institute of Infectious Disease: Field Briefing: Diamond Princess Covid-19 Classes, 20 Feb Update. https:// http://www.niid.go.jp/ niid/ en/ 2019-ncov-e/ 9417-covid-dp-fe-02.html
NBC News, March 11, 2020, https:// http://www.youtube.com/ watch? v = RsqUve07HcA
NYC Health, COVID-19 Data. https:// www1. nyc.gov/ site/ doh/ covid/ covid-19-data.page
World Health Organization, February 3, 2020, https:// http://www.youtube.com/ watch? v = SIT8fvHUDDE