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Facts about Covid-19: Fully referenced facts about Covid-19, provided by experts in the field, to help readers make a realistic risk assessment (April 5,2020 Edition)
Swiss Propaganda Research ^
Posted on 04/05/2020 10:50:22 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
April 5, 2020
- In a 40-minute interview, the internationally renowned epidemiology professor Knut Wittkowski from New York explains that the measures taken on Covid19 are all counterproductive. Instead of „social distancing“, school closures, „lock down“, mouth masks, mass tests and vaccinations, life must continue as undisturbed as possible and immunity must be built up in the population as quickly as possible. According to all findings to date, Covid-19 is no more dangerous than previous influenza epidemics. Isolation now would only cause a „second wave“ later.
- The British Medical Journal (BMJ) reports that, according to the latest data from China, 78% of new test-positive individuals show no symptoms. An Oxford epidemiologist said that these findings are „very, very important.“ He added that if the results are representative, „then we have to ask, What the hell are we locking down for?“
- Dr. Andreas Sönnichsen, head of the Department of General and Family Medicine at the Medical University of Vienna and chairman of the Network for Evidence-Based Medicine, considers the measures imposed so far to be „insane“. The whole state is being paralysed just to „protect the few it could affect“.
- In a world first, the Swedish government has announced that it is going to officially distinguish between deaths „by“ and deaths „with“ the coronavirus, which should lead to a reduction in reported deaths. Meanwhile, for some reason, international pressure on Sweden to abandon its liberal strategy is steadily increasing.
- The Hamburg health authority now has test-positive deaths examined by forensic medicine in order to count only „real“ corona deaths. As a result, the number of deaths has already been reduced by up to 50% compared to the official figures of the Robert Koch Institute.
- As early as 2018, the German Doctors Journal reported a „multitude of pneumonia cases“ in northern Italy, which worried the authorities. At the time, contaminated drinking water was suspected to be one of the causes.
- The German Pharmaceutical Newspaper points out that in the current situation, patients often „fall seriously ill, even die, without having developed respiratory symptoms beforehand“. Neurologists suspect in this regard that the corona viruses could also damage nerve cells. Another explanation, however, would be that these patients, who are often in need of care, die due to the very high stress.
- According to the latest figures from Switzerland, the most common symptoms of test-positive patients in hospitals are fever, cough and breathing difficulties, while 43% or about 900 people have pneumonia. Even in these cases, however, it is not a priori clear whether it was caused by the coronavirus or by other pathogens. The median age of the test positive deceased is 83 years, the range reaches up to 101 years.
- The British project „In Proportion“ tracks mortality „with“ Covid19 in comparison to influenza mortality and all-cause mortality, which in Great Britain is still in the normal range or below and is currently decreasing.
- In the US state of Indiana, calls to the mental health and suicide hotline have increased by over 2000% from 1000 to 25,000 calls per day due to the lockdown and its economic impact.
- The medical specialist portal Rxisk points out that various drugs can increase the risk of infection with corona viruses by up to 200% in some cases.
- The British journalist Peter Hitchens describes in an article entitled „We love Big Brother“ how even previously critical people were „infected by fear“ despite the lack of medical evidence. In an interview, he explains that criticism is „a moral duty“ as fundamental rights are under threat
- The German historian René Schlott writes about the „Rendezvous with the police state„: „Buying a book, sitting on a park bench, meeting up with friends – that is now forbidden, is controlled and denounced. The democratic safeguards seem to be blown. Where and how will it end?“
- Several German law firms are preparing lawsuits against the measures and regulations that have been issued. A specialist in medical law writes in a press release: „The measures taken by the federal and state governments are blatantly unconstitutional and violate a multitude of basic rights of citizens in Germany to an unprecedented extent. This applies to all corona regulations of the 16 federal states. In particular, these measures are not justified by the Infection Protection Act, which was revised in no time at all just a few days ago. () Because the available figures and statistics show that corona infection is harmless in more than 95% of the population and therefore does not represent a serious danger to the general public.“
- A leaked confidential strategy paper of the German government shows that the German government, in conjunction with the media and some scientists, is apparently following a „shock strategy“ to make people afraid of a „worst case scenario“. The general population – for whom the virus is largely harmless – should be warned against „painful suffocation“; likewise, children playing in playgrounds could cause the „painful death“ of their parents.
- The Open Letter from Professor Sucharit Bhakdi to Chancellor Angela Merkel is now available in German, English, French, Spanish, Russian, Turkish, Dutch and Estonian, other languages will follow.
- In a new interview, NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden warns that Covid19 is dangerous but temporary, while the destruction of fundamental rights is deadly and permanent.
TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Science; Society
KEYWORDS: covid19; facts; propaganda
Seems like the media moved to the shock/pain-and-suffering scary symptoms strategy about a week ago... Chris Cuomo's snowflake descriptions of how awful it is. You wonder if he even has it and you wonder if he congratulates himself for his acting. Of course maybe he has it, and it's bad (for him.) But like with the Clintons, ONE of the main problems is, even if they weren't guilty every single time you though they were guilty, you ALWAYS had reason to suspect them.
I would not begrudge a moral government using a little extra fear to make sure a message got across ... but you simply can't trust the US government or really any government of men. With this government (I don't mean Trump's -> I mean modern day US government in general -> i.e. media in bed with entrenched leftist bureaucracy) ... You can't trust a word out of their mouths and often Trump seems to trust the people around him too much.
posted on 04/05/2020 11:03:23 AM PDT
The rights of the individual versus the rights of the community during a public health crisis is an interesting question. Let us say for a moment that this current illness were a bit more deadly...would the current lockdown efforts be justified?
Are the current lock down efforts justified for this illness? What are the rights of the community versus the rights of the individual? Do individual rights trump community rights to survival?
This whole episode is rather surreal. It is like a slow moving train wreck without the train...
posted on 04/05/2020 11:03:33 AM PDT
(How can you be at two places at once when you are nowhere at all?)
Doctors reporting all severe cases have BMI greater than 30 with diabetes.
Cuomo said today we are doing all this to protect a very small percentage of the population.
If you go on a ventilator you most likely are not going to recover.
posted on 04/05/2020 11:04:45 AM PDT
Ive been thinking the reason they want to get a knockout drug and continue the quarantine is that this virus has the potential to mutate into a virus that kills not just the at risk but healthy individuals. The malaria drug just masks the symptoms it does not stop the virus. That is what happened with the Spanish Flu. The more people that get this the more likely that the virus mutates. President Trump nor Dr. Fauci want to be left with that consequence as his responsibility. You cant come out and say that because there would be a worse panic. I understand that because this virus originated from an animal that mutation is possible. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D9FkNPRwt_M That is what happened with the Spanish Flu. The second wave that came in the fall was a mutated version spread by wartime troops. https://www.history.com/news/spanish-flu-second-wave-resurgence
As U.S. troops deployed en masse for the war effort in Europe, they carried the Spanish flu with them. Throughout April and May of 1918, the virus spread like wildfire through England, France, Spain and Italy. An estimated three-quarters of the French military was infected in the spring of 1918 and as many as half of British troops. Luckily, the first wave of the virus wasnt particularly deadly, with symptoms like high fever and malaise usually lasting only three days, and mortality rates were similar to seasonal flu.
Reported cases of Spanish flu dropped off over the summer of 1918, and there was hope at the beginning of August that the virus had run its course. In retrospect, it was only the calm before the storm. Somewhere in Europe, a mutated strain of the Spanish flu virus had emerged that had the power to kill a perfectly healthy young man or woman within 24 hours of showing the first signs of infection.
Harris believes that the rapid spread of Spanish flu in the fall of 1918 was at least partially to blame on public health officials unwilling to impose quarantines during wartime. In Britain, for example, a government official named Arthur Newsholme knew full well that a strict civilian lockdown was the best way to fight the spread of the highly contagious disease. But he wouldnt risk crippling the war effort by keeping munitions factory workers and other civilians home.
I’m not medical so take it for what it is worth.
posted on 04/05/2020 11:09:53 AM PDT
Tough to take serious when the author doesn’t know the difference between a fact and an opinion.
posted on 04/05/2020 11:14:53 AM PDT
(It's the Islam, stupid!)
RE: Tough to take serious when the author doesnt know the difference between a fact and an opinion.
Think of this site as citing opinions from other “experts” and citizen journalists who cover what’s happening on the ground.
As usual, exercise personal discernment.
posted on 04/05/2020 11:21:22 AM PDT
(look at Michigan, it will)
What is known is that more than 647,000 people per year die from heart disease in this country, according to the CDC; and more than 599,000 die from cancer.
What is also obvious is that many if not most Americans are now living in fear of the newest disease to threaten in ways they never lived in fear of those old, established diseases.
posted on 04/05/2020 11:23:55 AM PDT
It could well be true that we’d be better off ignoring the virus, taking the quick hit of deaths, and moving on. But the country in no way has the stomach to do that. Maybe 40 years ago, maybe 60 years ago, but way too soft now. Not enough God, too much social media, too multicultural, too divided. Let’s be realistic, the do nothing approach was never going to happen here.
posted on 04/05/2020 11:30:46 AM PDT
For later read. Thanks for posting.
posted on 04/05/2020 11:51:44 AM PDT
by matthew fuller
(It is way past time to terminate the mandatory ethanol in gasoline.)
Hell no- Never let a crisis go to waste!
posted on 04/05/2020 11:52:58 AM PDT
by matthew fuller
(It is way past time to terminate the mandatory ethanol in gasoline.)
posted on 04/05/2020 12:04:56 PM PDT
(Past Peak Civilization?)
The interview with Dr. Knut Wittkowski is worth the 40 minutes.
“The rights of the individual versus the rights of the community during a public health crisis is an interesting question. Let us say for a moment that this current illness were a bit more deadly...would the current lockdown efforts be justified?”
I think the concept of imminent, likely, direct and severe threat comes into play in those sorts of dilemmas. Otherwise, you could move in the other direction, and argue that we’re all potentially silent carriers of the flu, with a small but finite chance of indirectly causing some old fellow to die. We could argue all of ourselves permanently into hermetically sealed bubbles, or worse, with that sort of logic.
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