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Falling for the Biggest Hoax in History
American ^ | September 16, 2020 | Alicia Colon

Posted on 09/16/2020 4:52:33 AM PDT by Kaslin

It will probably take months if not years for the truth of the Covid-19 pandemic to emerge, but when it does will any politician take responsibility for the lies and disinformation or the damage this hoax caused this great nation? I don’t think so, but what it did prove was what happens when the Democrats are in charge. They may not be in the White House but it is the House that wields the power over legislation and our money. Couple this power with the useful idiots in the mainstream media to promote the widespread hysteria, and we then had the total capitulation of a frightened nation that accepted an unprecedented total lockdown of its existence. Shame on us.

If the fourth estate had done its job or had any integrity left, it would have reported the actual figures of the coronavirus’ impact instead of what would generate the most fear. So what is the truth? Why did hospitals and doctors count practically all deaths, even motorcycle accidents and cancer deaths, as Covid-19 deaths? Could it be because of extra government funding for these cases?

The CDC released a very controversial report that the actual death rate due to the Covid-19 alone was miniscule compared to what was reported in the mainstream news. Reuters is listing 194,147 as covid deaths as of September 14, 2020.

In an August article by Leslie Eastman in Legal, a chart was posted with CDC figures:

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KEYWORDS: covid19; pandemic
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Japan is extremely non diverse. Trying to institute a national campaign against this Bat Flu in America is like herding cats.

21 posted on 09/16/2020 5:18:09 AM PDT by HighSierra5
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To: central_va

You’d go into a Stage 1 Panic attack here in Japan. You’d be mighty busy with your personal anti-masker crusade.

22 posted on 09/16/2020 5:19:02 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo
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To: adorno

Useless idiots.

23 posted on 09/16/2020 5:19:03 AM PDT by HighSierra5
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To: Kaslin

“Americans have been gaslighted. We can’t take anything reported by the New York Times, Washington Post, Associated Press, Reuters, CNN, MSNBC, the Drudge Report and the Alphabet Networks as gospel because it’s all designed to frighten and delay the recovery.”

I like that Drudge got lumped in with the others. Needs to happen more. It’s accurate.

24 posted on 09/16/2020 5:19:07 AM PDT by cdcdawg (Biden has dementia.)
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To: HighSierra5

16 Sept: Australian Financial Review: Why I quit rather than be silenced: Victorian Treasury insider
A former Victorian Treasury economist explains how he quit to keep speaking out against policy blunders.
by Sanjeev Sabhlok
Last week I quit my job as an economist in the Victorian Department of Finance and Treasury so that I would be free to speak out against the state’s management of the COVID-19 infection.
I had made a number of criticisms of the state government on social media. The head of human relations at Treasury asked me to remove them. I considered deleting the few direct criticisms, but they wanted all indirect criticism removed too. I resigned on the same day, the only honourable course for a free citizen of Australia. I never dreamed I would see some of the tactics being used to defend the state’s health.

The pandemic policies being pursued in Australia – particularly in Victoria – are the most heavy-handed possible, a sledgehammer to kill a swarm of flies. These policies are having hugely adverse economic, social and health effects, with the poorer sections of the community that don’t have the ability to work from home suffering the most.

Australia is signalling to the world that it is closed for business and doesn’t care for human freedoms. This will dampen business investment but also impact future skilled migration, the education industry and tourism.
The whole thing hinges on the scare created by politicians and health professionals. For instance, Victoria’s Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton claims this is the “greatest public health challenge since the Spanish flu”.

But this is no Spanish flu – we can verify that easily
The Spanish flu killed at least 50 million people worldwide in 1918 when the global population was 1.8 billion. Proportionately, to be as lethal as Spanish flu, a virus would have to kill at least 210 million people today. Instead, only around 0.9 million have died so far (compare this also with the 60 million who ordinarily die each year).

What about a second wave? There has never been a second wave hundreds of times bigger than the first. We can be reasonably certain that while this virus may create further ripples, its ultimate magnitude will end up in the range of the 1957 Asian flu.
But even if the pandemic had been as big as the Spanish flu, lockdowns could never have been justified. There are strong scientific arguments against lockdowns too.

So what should the government have done? The data were clear from February itself that the elderly are many times more vulnerable to a serious outcome than the young. It was necessary, therefore, to work out a targeted age-based strategy and start aggressively protecting and isolating the elderly, even as the rest of the population was advised on relevant precautions. But that wasn’t done...

The Victorian Guide to Regulation notes that “It is not possible for governments to provide a completely ‘risk free’ society, or to prevent every possible event that might cause harm”. Further: “The direct and indirect costs imposed by regulatory approaches may not be … immediately obvious. Risk regulation that is poorly targeted or costly will divert resources from other priorities.”

Governments back in February needed to commission a cost-benefit analysis of alternative policy options that took into account different scenarios (such as with and without a vaccine). Thereafter, the best option had to be picked given the uncertainty, but consistent also with the need to intrude minimally into human freedoms. This cost-benefit analysis and policies needed then to be updated as new information emerged (such as the fact that epidemiological models have badly exaggerated the risk).

Governments should have also realised at the outset that they are hostage to chronic groupthink and actively sought alternative advice. I attempted repeatedly to raise my voice within my public sector role, but my attempts were rebuffed. The bureaucracy has clamped down on frank and fearless, impartial advice, in a misplaced determination to support whatever the government decides, (instead of performing its taxpayer-funded duty of providing forthright analysis of alternatives).

While there is scientific argument against lockdowns, there are divergent views on matters such as the effectiveness of masks. I am a mask fanatic but there was never any reason to mandate these debatable requirements. Voluntary, performance-based rules would allow the private sector to innovate, leaving people with the power of agency, to determine their own fate – thereby minimising economic harm, and harm to mental health and general well-being.

So what happens now? Billions of dollars in income and wealth have been wiped out in the name of a virus that is no worse than the Asian flu and which can (even now) be managed by isolating the elderly and taking a range of voluntary, innovative measures. All the border closures, all the lockdowns, all the curfews in Melbourne will not eradicate the virus from planet Earth.

The problem for politicians now is to reverse course without losing their job. I don’t know how they plan to do it but if they don’t do it sooner rather than later the damage to Australia’s future would have become so great it would undo the good work of decades of reform.

25 posted on 09/16/2020 5:19:51 AM PDT by MAGAthon
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To: AmericanInTokyo

CDC reported over 90% of Covid deaths had something like 2.6 co-morbidity issues.

Dangerous if you are elderly, or unhealthy. Not really for everyone else. Does that sound like a lack of education?

Deadly for western economies too. Hope you fair well in the coming times.

26 posted on 09/16/2020 5:20:02 AM PDT by zek157
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To: AmericanInTokyo

All you virtue signalling idiots can stuff your masks up your arse.

27 posted on 09/16/2020 5:20:43 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn...)
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To: zek157

I call it the Cloward-Piven virus.

28 posted on 09/16/2020 5:21:19 AM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn...)
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To: HighSierra5

Science and concern for others (public etiquette/team play) is big here. It’s wall to wall coverage over their 1,000 dead to date, (compared to US 195,000). Hygiene top priority.

29 posted on 09/16/2020 5:22:18 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo
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To: AmericanInTokyo

It is and was about incrementalism. Taken all at once, might have resulted in what you suggest.

We have been conditioned to accept some very harsh measures and infringing of our civil Liberties.

30 posted on 09/16/2020 5:23:36 AM PDT by dhs12345
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To: Kaslin

“Couple this power with the useful idiots in the mainstream media”

Their co-conspirators.

31 posted on 09/16/2020 5:27:28 AM PDT by Eddie01 (NRA)
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To: central_va
I call it the Cloward-Piven virus...

With the George C. Parker prognosis...

32 posted on 09/16/2020 5:28:44 AM PDT by Geronimo (God Bless America and President Donald J. Trump...)
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To: Kaslin

The disease is real. The numbers were inflated to make this a serious crisis for Trump. How the deaths in other countries can be blamed on Trump is beyond my understanding.

33 posted on 09/16/2020 5:35:07 AM PDT by I want the USA back (Lying Media: willing and eager allies of the hate-America left.)
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To: virgil

All masks do is slow the spread......

34 posted on 09/16/2020 5:35:25 AM PDT by Hojczyk
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To: Hojczyk

Well. well....... you get it.

The point is to retard the spread

35 posted on 09/16/2020 5:39:36 AM PDT by bert ( (KE. NP. N.C. +12) Progressives are existential American enemies.....all of them)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
Are you saying all the deaths were faked?

I'm saying nothing of the kind. The original premise of this story was "Falling for the Biggest Hoax in History."

My comment was addressed to that premise.

36 posted on 09/16/2020 5:45:30 AM PDT by Yo-Yo ( is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: central_va
Not a hoax but perhaps a globalist political conspiracy against Trump and rising US nationalism?

The Russian hoax didn't work, the impeachment sham didn't work, the only thing standing in the way of Democrats regaining control was a roaring economy. That had to be destroyed and the only way to do it was to unleash a global pandemic...deaths be damned, the ends justify the means.

37 posted on 09/16/2020 5:45:49 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco
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To: AmericanInTokyo

I carry a mask with me and put it on when I go into a store, then I rip it off as soon as I am outside. I don’t want the people that are easily kowtowed to freak out. I’m happy to see a lot fewer people wearing masks these days. That means only about 1 out of every 200 people I see on the streets though.

38 posted on 09/16/2020 5:46:19 AM PDT by lefty-lie-spy (Stay Metal)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

Keep your guns close and your other guns closer.

It’ll start when it starts. Know the enemies, by their words and deeds.

Bill Gates
George Soros
Joe Biden
Kamala Harris
Hillary Clinton
Barack Obama
Nancy Pelosi
Mark Zuckerberg
Gavin Newsom
Gretchen Whitmer
Andrew Cuomo
Kate Brown
Lori Lightfoot
Jenny Durkan
and on and on and on

That action is not necessary...yet...


39 posted on 09/16/2020 5:47:46 AM PDT by PGalt (Past Peak Civilization?)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
This in a country currently now with 1 / 190 the COVID death toll as in US.

Perhaps if the Japanese gov. had purposefully spread the virus to seniors' homes to 'get' their Prime Minister, it would have been much higher.

The Japanese have honor, the Rats don't.

40 posted on 09/16/2020 5:47:58 AM PDT by deadrock (<img src="WIDTH420WIDTH420.jpeg" width="420">)
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