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At this point in 2020, would anything shock you? Well, the CDC recently released data showing that 94% of reported COVID-19 deaths may have been falsely reported. According to recent data from this government agency, only 6% of deaths attributed to COVID-19 can actually be attributed to the virus.
We’ve been told that the drastic measures which have destroyed small business, put millions out of work, and officially revoked religious freedoms are necessary. We’ve been told that this virus has killed over 180 THOUSAND Americans since March. But what if that number was lower? What if 94% of the 180,000 fatalities attributed to the disease had other causes of death?
According to the newly released CDC data, only 10,800 of those 180,000 can truly be attributed solely to the virus. The “pandemic” that has crippled our economy and society has been dramatically over-exaggerated. The CDC and our politicians know it. We said the same thing months ago. Millions out of work. Billions in tax bailouts. Suicides, hunger, and abuse skyrocketing.
And the numbers driving this devastation are 94% wrong.
Let’s repeat that:
Only 6% of COVID-19 deaths can actually be attributed solely to the virus itself.
Our government has lied to us, and that lie has been catastrophic. The rise in the number of unemployed workers due to COVID-19 is substantially greater than the increase due to the Great Recession. Substance abuse has increased. Mental health issues have increased. Suicides have increased.
In fact, a survey last month found that at least 40% of adults in the U.S are struggling with mental illness or drug abuse. In fact, 11% of those surveyed said that they have “seriously considered suicide” since the outbreak.
Domestic abuse is up. Defaults on loans and mortgages are up. Child abuse is up. Abuse of people with special needs is up. Americans are depressed, poor, isolated, and hopeless. And it’s exclusively due to false data and media lies.
This is going to be a long read, so we’ll break it into three main sections for you (feel free to bookmark or share this page and come back for the entire story).
First, we’re going to demonstrate that the mortality rate of the disease (and the narrative that hospitals are overwhelmed) is a lie. Second we’ll discuss the fact that masks, social distancing, and business closures are ineffective and extremely dangerous. Finally, we’ll talk about how the government and elite have used this fake pandemic to gain more control, steal more money, and wage a guerrilla war on liberty. Truth be told, almost every “fact” about COVID is actually a lie.
Everything You “Know” About COVID-19 Is A Lie
We’ve been told that COVID-19 is lethal. That it has killed nearly 200,000 Americans. That masks, social distancing, and the sudden shutdown of our economy are the only reason many more haven’t died. But there’s a big difference between dying FROM the virus and dying WITH the virus.
According to the CDC, only 6% of coronavirus deaths can be confirmed as having been caused by coronavirus. “For deaths with pre-existing conditions or causes in addition to COVID-19, on average, there were 2.6 additional conditions or causes per death,” they say. (You can look at the official data here.)
So, for over 94% of reported deaths (the same deaths that have led to economic collapse and significant loss of life), there were almost 3 additional causes of death. People who have drowned, people with late-stage cancer, people involved in traffic collisions… ALL of these people we classified as COVID-19 deaths simply because they tested positive at the time of their death.
There are 3 fundamental truths that you need to understand:
- Reporting is Faulty
- Tests Are Faulty
- Most Patients Are Not Contagious
Reporting is Faulty
That’s really the headline here. 94% of reported fatalities had other causes of death. But it gets worse. Reliable data and information are essential to making decisions. You can’t plan a dinner party if you don’t know what’s on the menu or how many guests will attend. You can’t order parts to fix your car if you haven’t diagnosed the problem.
It follows that you can’t effectively implement drastic, global, “protective” protocols if you don’t yet understand the extent of the virus.
And yet that’s exactly what’s been happening. Scarce and unreliable data haven’t stopped entire nations from issuing “stay at home” orders and forcibly closing millions of businesses. A massive amount of the U.S. population is now out of work and quarantined in their homes despite virtually no reliable data to support the effectiveness of these measures.
Professor John Ioannidis (an expert in medicine, epidemiology, population health, biomedical data science, and statistics) may have summed it up best:
“The data collected so far on how many people are infected and how the epidemic is evolving are utterly unreliable. Given the limited testing to date, some deaths and probably the vast majority of infections due to SARS-CoV-2 are being missed. We don’t know if we are failing to capture infections by a factor of three or 300… This evidence fiasco creates tremendous uncertainty about the risk of dying from COVID-19. Reported case fatality rates, like the official 3.4% rate from the World Health Organization, cause horror — and are meaningless. Patients who have been tested for SARS-CoV-2 are disproportionately those with severe symptoms and bad outcomes. As most health systems have limited testing capacity, selection bias may even worsen in the near future.”
“The numbers are almost meaningless,” says Steve Goodman, a professor of epidemiology at Stanford University. There’s a huge amount of people who have mild cases and would not likely seek testing, he says. The rate of increase in positive results reflects a mixed-up combination of increased testing rates and spread of the virus.
It’s also worth mentioning that many COVID-19 cases are diagnosed without tests. If a person dies with COVID symptoms (which are common among MANY diseases), doctors may diagnose them without ever testing to confirm.
If a person dies and tests positive for the virus, they’re added to the body count. However, that’s scientifically irresponsible at best and criminally negligent at the worst. In Italy, New York, and other parts of the world where the outbreak has been most severe, the likelihood that many of these fatalities weren’t caused by the virus is high.
We know that COVID-19 is much worse for the older population. Those aged 0-64 make up about 84% of the U.S. population. But they only account for a little over half of the documented hospitalizations and about 20% of all deaths. Meanwhile, those aged 65-84 make up a little over 14% of the population but account for 36% of hospitalizations and 46% of the deaths. Those 85+ comprise only 2% of our population, yet they account for 9% of hospitalizations and a whopping 34% of deaths!
Now, we’re not saying that every life isn’t precious and ireplacable. Anyone who knows us (or our mission) can see that preserving every human life is our primary objective. But when you look at the numbers in context, things just don’t add up.
We know that this disease disproportionately affects the elderly. It also disproportionately affects those with compromised immune systems. But so does almost every disease known to man. Did you know that the median life expectancy in the U.S. is about 78 years? The sad truth is that people die every day… and older people die more often.
If an elderly person comes in with health issues, passes away, and is diagnosed with the virus, they are added to the number of people killed by COVID-19 – EVEN IF THEY HAD OTHER SEVERE UNDERLYING CONDITIONS!
To put that into perspective, there have been reports of people around the country dying from car accidents, drowning, or premature birth who have been counted among the coronavirus victims. But the testing has been notoriously unreliable, and the causation simply isn’t there. Just last month, it was confirmed that a positive test is no longer required to attribute a fatality to the virus.
Which brings us to point #2…
Tests Are Faulty
The U.S. government has mismanaged COVID testing so badly that we were both the slowest and the most inaccurate when it came to COVID testing. Rather than allow the free market to create testing kits, the government assigned the task to the CDC, who rolled out an inaccurate test, contaminated thousands of samples, and refused to test a patient in Northern California who turned out to be one of the first probable COVID-19 cases.
The more data and information we have, the more we can make informed decisions. In this case, bad and missing data resulted in catastrophically terrible decisions. And testing today is still wildly inaccurate.
Earlier this month, shortly before Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine was due to meet President Donald Trump at a Cleveland airport, the governor tested positive on a rapid antigen test for the new coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, which causes COVID-19.
Two follow-up tests, using a more accurate polymerase chain reaction, or PCR test, showed the governor didn’t have COVID. This kind of false positive with an antigen test isn’t an isolated incident.
Dozens of people who took a rapid SARS-CoV-2 test developed by biotech company Quidel at a Manchester, Vermont, clinic in July were told they had COVID. Subsequent PCR tests run by the state’s Department of Health found that only 4 out of those 65 were positive.
Testing is inaccurate. Patients are sometimes diagnosed without being tested. There are likely millions of infected people with no symptoms. And the death toll is a flat-out lie.
And even when tests are accurate, they can still be misleading.
Most Patients Are Not Contagious
The New York Times published a story on Saturday which looked at the accuracy of the most popular coronavirus tests currently in use. It found that the tests are designed in such a way that they are far too sensitive. The Times estimates that up to 90% of the people who receive a positive test are carrying such a small amount of the virus that they probably aren’t contagious; and only about 10% would need to consider isolating themselves.
The standard tests are diagnosing huge numbers of people who may be carrying relatively insignificant amounts of the virus. We’ve known for months (based on the available data) that the coronavirus does not act like normal cough and cold viruses that we often catch from children. In a surprise to pediatricians, teachers and parents alike, the virus behaves the opposite of what we are used to. Children and adolescents do not seem to get sick with Covid-19 as frequently as adults. And children, especially elementary school-age children, do not seem to transmit it effectively to one another, nor to adults.
This has been documented in countries around the world, including Greece, Switzerland, and Australia. Even when schools are open, most children who get ill are found to have been infected by someone in their household, not from a school contact.
According to the CDC’s own data, people aged 0-24 account for 0.2% of documented COVID-19 deaths. And remember – only 6% of those are actually confirmed!
And since the vast majority of infections seem to be asymptomatic, there is an extremely high likelihood that there are thousands – even millions – of infected Americans who have not been tested or diagnosed.
So the tests are bad, the data is bad, and most people probably aren’t even carriers. But there’s one more lie we need to address before we move on. And it involves the fundamental rhetoric of “flattening the curve”.
Hospitals Are Not Overwhelmed (the U.S. is actually in great shape)
Despite the narrative you may have heard from the mainstream media, our health system (while riddled with flaws), was prepared for an event like this. While the federal government’s pandemic preparedness was sorely lacking, the fact is that America’s system of private medicine has left us far better positioned for today’s crisis than other nations.
As former FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb explained in an interview, here in the United States, “we’re going to have a better experience [with COVID-19] than a lot of other countries because of how good our system is at delivering critical care.”
And while we hate to say it, Gottlieb is right. The United States has 20 to 30 intensive care unit beds for every 100,000 people, the most per capita of any country in the world. That is at least 75% more than in the United Kingdom, where the government-run National Health Service had a meager 5,900 ventilators before the pandemic struck.
Here’s some quick math:
- Ignoring false positives and misdiagnoses, the U.S. has seen 6,212,174 cases.
- The official number of deaths due to COVID currently stands at 187,742
- The U.S. population is about 331,002,651
- This means that the percentage of the population diagnosed with the virus is about 1.9%
- The WHO estimates that around 20% of infected patients will require hospitalization
- This means that the number of hospitalized patient in the U.S. is roughly 1,242,434
- About 0.37% of the U.S. population needed hospitalization
- The vast majority (about 75%) of hospitalized patients do not require intensive care
- This means that about 0.09% of the U.S. population required intensive care
- That figure amounts to 9 in every 10,000
And while that number may seem high at first, remember that the CDC confirmed that 94% of reported COVID deaths were accompanied with other morbidity factors. As we’ve already mentioned, cancer patients, people injured in car accidents, drowning victims, and people with existing heart or respiratory disease were routinely counted among the death toll for the virus.
Admittedly, the virus may well have exacerbated some preexisting conditions. It would be unfair to claim that 94% percent of cases weren’t caused – at least in part – by the virus. But the reality is that people go to the hospital all the time.
Approximately 4 million patients are admitted to the ICU each year. Given that 94% of patients had other illness or injury, it may well be that the number of ICU admissions for COVID-19 is around 12,424. That number, while serious for patients and their families, barely registers against the 4 million ICU admissions normally seen each year.
And as usual, the U.S. government found a way to squander millions of dollars responding to a threat that never really existed. Early this spring, the Army Corps of Engineers mobilized in the U.S., hiring private contractors to build emergency field hospitals around the country.
The endeavor cost more than $660 million, according to an NPR analysis of federal spending records. But nearly four months into the pandemic, most of these facilities haven’t treated a single patient. In fact, of the 13,727 beds made available, only 1,177 patients were ever even used.
The majority of these field hospitals saw exactly zero patients. That’s $560,747.66 per patient.
But squandering money on unnecessary field hospitals is not the only mistake the government made in response to the virus.
Safety Measures Don’t Work
In a knee-jerk response fueled by faulty data (or, in many cases, no data at all), the U.S. government shut down business and began mandating mask use. But do masks work? The CDC says that even simple face coverings are better than nothing in order to “slow the spread” and limit the transmission of coronavirus.
Let’s go over the FACTS about masks and COVID-19.
Here are 12 FACTS that we KNOW…
- No studies have been done to demonstrate that either a cloth mask or the N95 mask has any effect on the transmission of COVID-19. As a matter of fact, research published in the Annals of Internal Medicine on the first of April indicated that “both surgical and cotton masks seem to be ineffective in preventing the dissemination of SARS–CoV-2 from the coughs of patients with COVID-19.”
- In a February 2020 meta-analysis of six randomized controlled trials involving 9,171 patients, there were no statistically significant differences in preventing influenza or viral infections using N95 respirators and surgical masks.
- A May 2020 study involving 159 healthcare workers aged 21 to 35 years of age found that 81% developed headaches from wearing a face mask.
- In a 2008 study of surgical masks worn by 53 surgeons, researchers found that the mask reduced the blood oxygen levels significantly, creating a condition known as “hypoxia.”
- A 2015 study indicated that hypoxia inhibits T-lymphocytes (the main immune cells used to fight viral infections) by increasing the level of a compound called hypoxia inducible factor-1 (HIF-1). In other words, wearing a mask, which has been shown to cause hypoxia, may actually set the stage for contracting COVID-19 and make the consequences much worse.
- Hypoxia promotes inflammation which can promote the growth, invasion and spread of cancers. Hypoxia is also a significant factor in atherosclerosis, thus it increases the risk of stroke and heart attack.
- The WARNING on the box of surgical masks states clearly “THIS PRODUCT WILL NOT PROVIDE ANY PROTECTION AGAINST COVID-19 (CORONAVIRUS) OR OTHER VIRUSES OR CONTAMINANTS.”
- Those who wear masks are constantly rebreathing the viruses and raising the concentration of the viruses in the lungs and nasal passages. By wearing a mask, the exhaled viruses will not be able to escape and will concentrate in the nasal passages, enter the olfactory nerves, and can travel into the brain.
- Anthony Fauci, head of the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), did an interview on 60 Minutes where he stated that “People shouldn’t be walking around wearing masks.”
- The World Health Organization says that there is no need for healthy people to wear face masks. They recommend that healthy people only wear masks when taking care of someone infected with COVID-19.
- Surgeon General Jerome Adams advised against the general public wearing face masks, saying they were “not proven to be effective” in preventing people from contracting COVID-19.
- Although the CDC recommends wearing masks, they admitted that they do not have data to confirm that wearing a mask reduces the risk of contracting or spreading COVID-19.
The World Health Organization’s guidance about when to wear a face mask may seem confusing to Americans, who have been advised by the CDC to wear cloth face masks in public to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
“If you are healthy, you only need to wear a mask if you are taking care of a person with COVID-19,” the WHO guidelines read. And at first, the CDC agreed. After months of maintaining that healthy people didn’t need to wear masks in public to prevent the coronavirus, the country’s top public health officials reversed their position, recommending that everyone wear a face mask in public places where social distancing is difficult.
It’s a stark change from the early weeks of the outbreak, when the CDC said only two groups of people needed to wear masks: people who were showing symptoms and people who were taking care of someone who was sick. Sound familiar?
And the fallout of shutting down our economy will be far more severe than the virus itself.
Economy and Public Health
One of the most common attacks we’ve heard on those who support reopening our economy and salvaging our liberties is that we care more about the economy than human life. But the truth is that the two are invariably intertwined.
The more damage we do to our society and economy, the higher the death toll will be. In fact, there will almost certainly is and will be more loss of life from the reaction to coronavirus than from the disease itself. Reuters summarized a few of them beautifully:
Trapped at home with their abusers, some domestic violence victims are already experiencing more frequent and extreme violence, said Katie Ray-Jones, the chief executive officer of the National Domestic Violence Hotline.
Domestic violence programs across the country have cited increases in calls for help, news accounts reported – from Cincinnati to Nashville, Portland, Salt Lake City and statewide in Virginia and Arizona. The YWCA of Northern New Jersey, in another example, told Reuters that its domestic violence calls have risen up to 24%.
“There are special populations that are going to have impacts that go way beyond COVID-19,” said Ray-Jones, citing domestic violence victims as one.
Students, parents, and teachers all face challenges adjusting to remote learning, as schools nationwide have been closed and online learning has begun.
Some experts are concerned that students at home, especially those living in unstable environments or poverty, will miss more assignments. High school students who miss at least three days a month are seven times more likely to drop out before graduating and, as a result, live nine years less than their peers, according to a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation report.
Among the most vulnerable: the more than 6 million special education students across the United States. Without rigorous schooling and therapy, these students face a lifetime of challenges.
Special needs students “benefit the most from highly structured and customized special education,” said Sharon Vaughn, executive director of the The Meadows Center for Preventing Educational Risk at the University of Texas. “This means that they are the group that are most likely to be significantly impacted by not attending school both in the short and long term.”
For example, in New Jersey, Matawan’s Megan Gutierrez has been overwhelmed with teaching and therapy duties for her two nonverbal autistic sons, eight and 10. She’s worried the boys, who normally work with a team of therapists and teachers, will regress. “For me, keeping those communications skills is huge, because if they don’t, that can lead to behavioral issues where they get frustrated because they can’t communicate,” Gutierrez said.
Furthermore, we can’t even begin to imagine the effect of these dramatic changes on the mind and mental health of students. How will they be permanently impacted by living in fear and masks; by oftentimes literally studying in plastic boxes?
In Europe and the United States, suicide rates rise about 1% for every one percentage point increase in unemployment, according to research published by lead author Aaron Reeves from Oxford University. During the last recession, when the unemployment in the United States peaked at 10%, the suicide rate jumped, resulting in 4,750 more deaths. If the unemployment rate increases to 20%, the toll could well rise.
“Sadly, I think there is a good chance we could see twice as many suicides over the next 24 months than we saw during the early part of the last recession,” Reeves told Reuters. That would be about 20,000 additional dead by suicide in the United States and Europe.
Less than three weeks after extreme suppression measures began in the United States, unemployment claims rose by nearly 10 million. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin warned the rate could reach 20% and Federal Reserve economists predicted as high as 32%. Europe faces similarly dire forecasts.
Some researchers caution that suicide rates might not spike so high. The conventional wisdom is that more people will kill themselves amid skyrocketing unemployment, but communities could rally around a national effort to defeat COVID-19 and the rates may not rise, said Anne Case, who researches health economics at Princeton University. “Suicide is hard to predict even in the absence of a crisis of Biblical proportions,” Case said.
This week, the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colorado, relaxed its strict social isolation policies after the apparent suicides of two cadet seniors in late March. (This reported by the Gazette, a Colorado Springs newspaper.) While juniors, sophomores, and freshmen had been sent home, the college seniors were kept isolated in dorms, and some had complained of a prison-like setting. Now, the seniors will be able to leave campus for drive-thru food and congregate in small groups per state guidelines.
Public Health Crippled
Typically, local health departments run programs that treat chronic diseases such as diabetes. They also help prevent childhood lead poisoning and stem the spread of the flu, tuberculosis and rabies. A severe loss of property and sales tax revenue following a wave of business failures will likely cripple these health departments, said Adriane Casalotti, chief of government affairs with the National Association of County and City Health Officials, a nonprofit focused on public health.
After the 2008 recession, local health departments in the U.S. lost 23,000 positions as more than half experienced budget cuts. While it’s become popular to warn against placing economic concerns over health, Casalotti said that, on the front lines of public health, the two are inexorably linked. “What are you going to do when you have no tax base to pull from?” she asked.
Carol Moehrle, director of a public health department that serves five counties in northern Idaho, said her office lost about 40 of its 90 employees amid the last recession. The department had to cut a family planning program that provided birth control to women below the poverty line and a program that tested for and treated sexually transmitted diseases. She worries a depression will cause more harm.
“I honestly don’t think we could be much leaner and still be viable, which is a scary thing to think about,” said Moehrle.
Rises in unemployment during large recessions can set in motion a domino effect of reduced income, additional stress and unhealthy lifestyles. Those setbacks in income and health often mean people die earlier, said Till von Wachter, a University of California Los Angeles professor who researches the impact of job loss. Von Wachter said his research of past surges in unemployment suggests displaced workers could lose, on average, a year and a half of their lifespan. If the jobless rate rises to 20%, this could translate into 48 million years of lost human life.
Von Wachter cites measures which he believes could mitigate the effects of unemployment. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act approved by the White House last week includes emergency loans to businesses and a short-time compensation program that could encourage employers to keep employees on the payroll.
Young People Suffer
Young adults entering the job market during the coronavirus suppression may pay an especially high price over the long term. First-time job hunters seeking work during periods of high unemployment live shorter and unhealthier lives, research shows. An extended freeze of the economy could shorten the lifespan of the 6.4 million Americans entering the job market by an average of about two years, said Hannes Schwandt, a health economics researcher at Northwestern University, who conducted the study with Von Wachter. This would be 12.8 million years of life lost.
Thousands of college graduates will enter a job market at a time global business is frozen. Jason Gustave, a senior at William Paterson University in New Jersey who will be the first in his family to graduate from college, had a job in physical therapy lined up. Now, his licensure exam is postponed and the earliest he could start work is September.
“It all depends on where the economy goes,” he said. “Is there a position still available?”
Even the U.N., which has vigorously supported the draconian suspension of industry, society, and freedom, says that “hundreds of thousands of children could die this year due to the global economic downturn sparked by the coronavirus pandemic and tens of millions more could fall into extreme poverty as a result of the crisis”
Every day that our country remains closed, more people around the world will die. And that fatal decision has been made by a few public servants who would fancy themselves omnipotent overlords.
And as Americans suffer, the government and the extremely wealthy are taking advantage.
The Elite Class is Scamming Us
The powers that be – billionaires, the tech and pharmaceutical industries, and governments around the world – have used fear as a means to seize the very freedoms that define our society. Many of us are at the mercy of these authorities. Businesses are failing, citizens are hurtling towards financial ruin, and the rights enshrined in the constitution have been stripped.
Practicing safe habits as a virus spreads is important. Supporting your immune system, practicing proper hygiene, and taking care of those most vulnerable among us is of paramount importance. But the oppressive measures taken against us will cause far more damage than this virus ever could.
The government has quietly stripped us of our freedoms and they will start demanding concessions before they return them. Increased taxes. Bailouts for mega-corporations. New vaccine requirements. Medical tracking and registration. Communist-era social surveillance. If we comply with their demands in exchange for our liberty, we are acknowledging that our liberties are subject to the whims of a few self-important government officials and the corrupt corporations that support them.
The inevitable conclusion to this chapter of our history will be a bargain: comply with government orders and they will return to you your freedom. But conditional freedom is no freedom at all. And it’s time we sent that message loud and clear.
The $2 trillion stimulus package approved by the government is intended to help ease some of the strain the country is feeling, but a closer look under the hood reveals an unsatisfactory distribution of funds for a potentially cataclysmic crisis.
Here’s a quick breakdown:
- Individuals: A direct deposit of around $1,000 in cash into the average American’s bank account.
- Big Business: Airlines are expected to be the largest recipient of this pie with about 15% of this chunk.
- Small Business: $10 million loans to small businesses to help make rent or make payroll.
- Public and Health Services: The $100 billion going to healthcare providers is allotted to help them make up for lost revenue coming in from elective surgery.
Red flags run through the entire stimulus. Any cash deposit is always welcome, but a mere $1,000 is not going to sustain most Americans through to the other end of the economic recovery. And why are private airlines the largest recipients of the Big Business pool of money?
Even now, as Congress is attempting to pass a new stimulus bill, the two parties are in a deadlock. Both sides are using this bill to force their own agendas which unrelated to the current economic crisis. A crisis they caused in the first place.
Americans are literally being held hostage and used as bargaining chips in a political showdown between the two parties.
As it turns out, all of this is the result of faulty data and lies. Artificially inflated statistics are responsible for the economic and social collapse which we’re currently experiencing. Enough is enough.
Politicians are supposed to work for us. They should use our tax dollars sparingly and responsibly, and they should protect our constitutional rights instead of stripping them away. Our governments have crossed a line that they cannot uncross. They have taken freedom hostage. They’ve used lies and fear to force America into the most severe economic recession in history. Soon, they will offer vaccines and other concessions as the terms for its release. It is of paramount importance that we do not accept their terms.