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  • Never has a virus been so oversold

    08/07/2020 2:24:50 PM PDT · by CheshireTheCat · 36 replies
    Spectator USA ^ | August 7, 2020 | Lionel Shriver
    There’s nothing unprecedented about COVID-19 itself. The equally novel, equally infectious Asian flu of 1957 had commensurate fatalities in Britain: scaled up for today’s population, the equivalent of 42,000, while the UK’s (statistically flawed) COVID death total now stands at 46,000. Globally, the Asian flu was vastly more lethal, causing between two and four million deaths. The Hong Kong flu of 1968-69 also slew up to four million people worldwide, including 80,000 Britons. Yet in both instances, life went on. What is unprecedented: never has a virus been so oversold. Why, I’d like to sign on with COVID’s agent. What...
  • CDC Director Robert Redfield says threat of (FLU) suicides, drugs, and more are a bigger problem for youth than COVID-19

    07/30/2020 3:50:05 PM PDT · by rxsid · 17 replies ^ | 07.30.2020 | Blaze
    CDC Director Robert Redfield says threat of suicides, drugs, and more are a bigger problem for youth than COVID-19Redfield made the remarks during a Buck Institute webinar livestream on July 14. During the discussion, Redfield — a proponent of reopening U.S. schools amid the coronavirus pandemic — said that there is a very low coronavirus risk for children who do not have pre-existing conditions. He also said that people should be more concerned about suicides and drug overdoses among youth, as their numbers are "far greater" when compared to COVID-19 deaths in youth. "But there has been another cost that...
  • Ignored by the Media and Dr. Fauci: Nearly Twice as Many Children and Young Adults Died from Flu than from China Coronavirus in Past Year

    07/24/2020 8:04:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 6 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 07/24/2020 | Jim Hoft
    Elementary school children boarding school bus, Mount Shasta, California Most US schools have been closed since March due to the Wuhan Coronavirus.Democrats want to keep the schools closed. They say its because of coronavirus. But it’s only because of politics. So far this year, via the CDC— since February, there have been 226 deaths of children and young adults under age 24 in the United States caused by coronavirus or possibly linked to coronavirus. The last full flu season from 2018-2019, via the CDC, saw 477 deaths of children and young adults under age 17 in the United States...
  • Covid-19 (Wuhanic Plague) numbers are false because of flu statistics/info

    07/16/2020 5:05:44 PM PDT · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 42 replies
    The news and common sense | 16 July 2020 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    A gentleman asked at an auto repair shop in Texas today if he knew of anyone with Covid-19, answered "No". He had to go get a toe removed due to diabetes and they tested him up one side and down the other at the hospital and he was not infected. I asked him if he knew of someone who had been infected with the Wuhanic Plague and then asked him if when we have had severe flu seasons, had he known people who had gotten sick. He answered no and yes respectively. I pointed out to him that every flu...
  • Rose Parade Canceled: California Institution Called Off Due To Coronavirus Worries

    07/15/2020 3:40:25 PM PDT · by buckalfa · 55 replies
    International Business Times ^ | July 15, 2020 | Thomas Kilka
    The 2021 Tournament of Roses Parade, an institution in Pasadena, California, since 1891, has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. This is the first time in 76 years the parade, held each year on New Year’s Day, has been canceled. This year would have marked the 132nd edition. “With reluctance and tremendous disappointment, the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Association announces that, in accordance with Gov. [Gavin] Newsom’s Phase IV reopening schedule, and after thoughtful consideration of the restrictions and guidelines in place as a result of COVID-19, we are unable to host the 2021 Rose Parade,” the organizers of...
  • Stunning! Texas Coronavirus Numbers Show COVID-19 Less Lethal than Last Two Flu Seasons

    07/14/2020 8:07:57 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 63 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 07/14/2020 | Jim Hoft
    This is really STUNNING information! The Texas Department of Health released numbers recently comparing the coronavirus to the last two seasonal flu viruses.The coronavirus was actually less lethal than the flu in the state! The flu had a mortality rate of 0.03% and 0.04%. The coronavirus has a mortality rate of 0.01% in Texas.This won’t make any headlines. Via Dr. Andrew Bostom. Interesting comparative data on seasonal influenza in Texas 2018 & 2019 vs. 2020 Covid-19— Andrew Bostom (@andrewbostom) July 14, 2020 Flu killed more.— Bill Griswold (@Bill_Griswold) July 14, 2020
  • Herman Cain is hospitalized with coronavirus

    07/02/2020 11:41:11 AM PDT · by Coronal · 94 replies
    ABC 7 WWSB ^ | July 2, 2020 | Ed Payne
    ATLANTA (Gray News) – Former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain is hospitalized after testing positive for COVID-19. The 74-year-old found out Monday that he had coronavirus and by Wednesday “had developed symptoms serious enough that he required hospitalization,” a statement on his Twitter account said. “Mr. Cain did not require a respirator, and he is awake and alert.” Cain, a cancer survivor, attended a highly publicized Trump political rally last month in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In photo posted to his Twitter account, he was shown not wearing a mask and not social distancing in the crowd of thousands.
  • Swine Flu From China Could Cause Another Major Pandemic, Dr. Fauci Says

    06/30/2020 3:46:02 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Epoch Times ^ | 06/30/2020 | Jack Phillips
    An emerging virus discovered in pigs in China has traits similar to the 2009 swine flu and 1918 Spanish flu, Dr. Anthony Fauci, a member of the White House coronavirus task force, told a Senate committee on June 30. Fauci, the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said that while the virus, which has been dubbed G4 EA H1N1, doesn’t appear to infect humans, it has shown that it could mutate. “In other words, when you get a brand new virus that turns out to be a pandemic virus, it’s either due to mutations and/or the...
  • Scientists Say New Strain of Swine Flu Virus Is Spreading to Humans in China

    06/30/2020 11:22:13 AM PDT · by 11th_VA · 58 replies
    NYTIMES ^ | jUNE 30, 2020 | By Mike Ives
    HONG KONG — A new strain of the H1N1 swine flu virus is spreading silently in workers on pig farms in China and should be “urgently” controlled to avoid another pandemic, a team of scientists says in a new study. H1N1 is highly transmissible and spread around the world in 2009, killing about 285,000 people and morphing into seasonal flu. The newer strain, known as G4 EA H1N1, has been common on China’s pig farms since 2016 and replicates efficiently in human airways, according to the study published on Monday. So far, it has infected some people without causing disease,...
  • Flu virus with 'pandemic potential' found in China

    06/29/2020 4:20:55 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 69 replies ^ | 29 June 2020 | By Michelle Roberts
    A new strain of flu that has the potential to become a pandemic has been identified in China by scientists. It emerged recently and is carried by pigs, but can infect humans, they say. The researchers are concerned that it could mutate further so that it can spread easily from person to person, and trigger a global outbreak. While it is not an immediate problem, they say, it has "all the hallmarks" of being highly adapted to infect humans and needs close monitoring. As it's new, people could have little or no immunity to the virus. Pandemic threat A bad...
  • Here are pictures of the “Kung Flu” poster and mailer that were used by the Obama administration

    06/24/2020 7:26:17 PM PDT · by grundle · 24 replies
    Wordpress ^ | June 24, 2020 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Here are pictures of the “Kung Flu” poster and mailer that were used by the Obama administration Liberals are upset that Trump just used the “racist” phrase “kung flu.”Funny how none of those liberals got upset when the Obama administration used the exact same phrase in this poster, as well in as this flyer: (You can see bigger versions of both images at this link.)
  • Obama VA in 2015: “Become a Kung Flu Fighter! Get Your Flu Shot!”

    06/24/2020 7:37:09 AM PDT · by deks · 22 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | June 24, 2020 | Kristinn Taylor
    Well, this is embarrassing for the media and the Democrats. After being attacked as “racist” for using the jocular term “Kung flu” for the COVID-19 coronavirus, it turns out President Trump is not the first in government to use that term. The Obama administration used the term “Kung flu” in September 2015 for a Veterans Affairs campaign promoting flu shots. The flu shot campaign featured an image of a mask(!) wearing martial arts fighter in action.
  • The question no one is asking: How many people died of regular flu this year?

    06/21/2020 11:50:08 AM PDT · by The Fop · 68 replies
    The Fop
    Back in the early part of the year, prior to the COVID-19 lockdowns, a lot of people, including the likes of Dr. Fauci and Anderson Cooper, told us we should be more worried about the seasonal flu than COVID-19. Typically, around 55,000 Americans die every year from seasonal flu. There are all these websites out there tracking COVID-19 deaths. They tell us how many people died each day from COVID-19 in each State and each country. Currently over 122,000 people have supposedly died in America from COVID-19. So are there another 55,000 people who died from the seasonal flu in...
  • [PR] Health [Department] adjusts its confirmed coronavirus cases to 1,403 [down from 5,352]

    06/11/2020 5:19:25 AM PDT · by cll · 3 replies
    The [Puerto Rico] Health Department report, under newly established definitions, reported one probable death from Covid-19; meanwhile, one confirmed case and 22 additional probable cases were registered. These cases reported today correspond to tests carried out until June 5. The probable death by Covid-19 corresponds to an 86-year-old woman from the Ponce region. In this case, a medical professional listed Covid-19 on the death certificate as a factor in death, following the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - CDC. With this added fatality, the total number of deaths is 144, of which 56 are confirmed and...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Coronavirus Mortality Study Shows: “Things Aren’t Much Worse Than a Bad Seasonal Flu” Outside the New York City Area

    06/07/2020 11:56:35 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 31 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 06/07/2020 | Joe Hoft
    In a Gateway Pundit exclusive, a study shows that when looking at the mortality rates for all causes this flu season, things aren’t much worse than a bad flu. Dr. Richard Cross, PhD, provided us the following information related to the China coronavirus. We have been given his permission to share sections of his report: When it comes to the COVID-19 event, we have been experiencing a serious case of tunnel vision. As we focus on the day to day increase of COVID-19 things could look pretty grim, but as we take a step back and look at the comparative...
  • Self-inflicted destruction of America, all for nought: Coronavirus mortality rate plummets to a rate similar to the seasonal flu. Dr. Fauci knew it all along

    05/24/2020 8:31:54 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 76 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/24/2020 | Carol Brown
    Stats now show that the mortality rate for the coronavirus is hardly more than the seasonal flu. And when this is all over, it may even be less. Trump was right all along. But the left mocked him as they elevated Dr. Anthony Fauci to sainthood. It turns out, this “expert” deceived us all. The mortality rate for the coronavirus dropped from WHO’s estimate of 3.4% to 2% to Fauci claiming it was 1%, and therefore ten times deadlier than the seasonal flu. (He plucked the 1% figure out of thin air, since there was insufficient data to make...
  • Poll: Do you think they should have canceled the 1969 Woodstock music festival because of the 1969 flu pandemic that killed more than 100,000 people in the U.S., and more than 1 million worldwide?

    05/16/2020 3:02:55 PM PDT · by grundle · 60 replies
    Wordpress ^ | May 16, 2020 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Poll: Do you think they should have canceled the 1969 Woodstock music festival because of the 1969 flu pandemic that killed more than 100,000 people in the U.S., and more than 1 million worldwide?
  • Simple Arithmetic Proves the Lockdown Was Built on a Lie

    05/08/2020 6:54:16 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 41 replies
    Today, I give you the most comprehensive data showing how almost all the new coronavirus deaths are in nursing homes and that the majority of total deaths from the beginning were in these facilities. That changes everything we know. Plus, I demonstrate why it’s likely those numbers are inflated. This was never about science or even math. This was about changing the country forever. They will succeed if we don’t stop them.
  • Horowitz: Moving goalposts: Oregon governor now demanding COVID-19 cases drop BELOW flu levels to reopen

    05/07/2020 9:59:21 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 27 replies
    CR ^ | · May 7, 2020 | Daniel Horowitz
    If you think the coronavirus fascism will die with the flattening of the coronavirus curve, I have a wet market to sell you in Wuhan. It’s becoming abundantly clear that the lockdown was not a temporary, unprecedented strategy to flatten the curve, but is a pretext to use a dramatically low threshold of risk to continue crushing liberty, the economy, and releasing criminals from prison. The tyrannical governors are essentially saying that in order to end any lockdown and even move towards targeted mitigation, we must test everyone every day before they are allowed to breathe, that there must be...
  • COVID-19 v FLU

    05/04/2020 10:18:45 AM PDT · by street_lawyer · 4 replies
    Bad News Journal ^ | Afternoon Edition May 4, 2020 | Aron Silberboarder, BNJ Contributor
    COVID-19 v Flu By Aaron Silverboarder, BNJ Contributor Dr. Erickson and his partner have 26 years of medical practice as emergency room physicians each and teachers and experts in immunology. Hospitals in California are nearly empty since people are fearful, they do not want to get the covid. History of response. Initially shutdown international travel into the U.S. base on the data they had. Lockdown has never been the response to any virus in the modern age. Dr. Erickson tested 5000 cases based on this testing 5% of the population is infected. 12% of our tested individuals were positive for...