April 2020 – COVID19 Uncensored –
A collection of Scientific Publications, Articles and Interviews.
“It is as though mankind had divided itself between those who believe in human omnipotence (who think that everything is possible if one knows how to organize masses for it) and those for whom powerlessness has become the major experience of their lives.”Hannah Arendt
In science the solution to bad information is more information not less information– Dr Michael Greger
This site is not about anti-vaccination, neither denying the existence of a virus! Its primary purpose is to inform.
Collecting solid scientific information, subject matter expert articles and interviews. Information mainly neglected by the “main stream media”.
This site is not build to provoke, abuse or deny. Critical definitely, but also open to receive criticism.
“The better the critic, the more holistic the sense of how own perspectives and tastes fit into the diverse pool of informed opinion of others.”
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What makes this pandemic unprecedented is not the virus but the response to it.
Dominated by an “uncritical ‘responsibility’” that cannot find a place outside the imperative to contain the virus.
“The right intuition that ‘we should not question the reality of the epidemic’ shifts all too easily into ‘we should not question the government’s response to the epidemic’
In such a context, any control intervention imposed by the state is perceived as lawful, and no democratic discussion and debate appears necessary (“Let the experts speak!”)
Public health needs to be front and center in any infectious disease intervention. Investing in strong public health infrastructures should happen even when there is no pandemic.
Above from this article (45 min read)
The most deadly virus is not Smallpox, Ebola or Sars-Cov2 it is Authoritarianism, even if it is wearing a white coat!Dr Lee Merritt
For the Haters
Herd mentality or groupthink. When people of like minds discuss an issue together, they become more polarized. Whatever view they had before, they are more extreme in their support of it after the discussion-“Irving Janis”
For the politicians and mass media
The failure to appreciate how little we understand combined with community support, can ignite really dangerous social mechanisms.
Proclaim a lockdown based on “we don’t know but we do know that everything is possible” (Mechanistic Plausibility supersedes scientific evidence).
Worst-case thinking replaced balanced risk assessment.
Worst-case thinking motivated by the belief that the danger we face is so overwhelmingly catastrophic that we must act immediately. The pandemic policy was never informed by evidence, but by fear of worst-case scenarios.
The key to responsible policy-making is not bureaucracy but accountability and independence from interest groups. (Section WHO Bulletin 2011 – Health is more than influenza)
The bad is that politicians buy anything as long as they have some sort of a plausible story for the general public.
The Keyhole approach
Virologists approach in a pandemic is a major issue especially in this Corona crisis. Mainly looking through the keyhole of a “clear” glass door. Not skilled to model global data in real time and consider environmental circumstances (pm2.5) at the same time.
The same is true for an epidemiologist; looking through the same keyhole but from a different angle etc etc.
The Covid19 patient
I returned from a business trip on March 17, 2020 flying from Athens. Full airplane, people coughing and sneezing. Nothing unusual for the time of the year. Some people wearing masks some not. Arriving in Eindhoven, the luggage area loaded with people but luckily I was with cabin luggage only.
On March 22nd I had fever; all day in bed feeling cold. Monday the 23rd the fever was gone but I stayed in bed most of the day for that week. No pain or anything too uncomfortable, maybe a cough every now and than. 2nd week feeling more or less okay but still tired around 3-4pm and 3rd week more or less 80%. 4th week full fit. It was exactly as I remembered my flu in Feb. 2018.
I found information on the internet to get my blood tested for covid19 (postyourlab.nl) Received the kit, filled a vial with blood and returned it (packaging supplied).
Test results arrived digitally on April 16, 2020; IGG COVID19 Positive; IGM Neg. I convinced my partner to do the same, she also was uncomfortable for about 3 days. Her blood-test like mine IGG COVID19 Positive.
COVID19 ANITBODY TESTS:
- April 16, 2020 – IGG COVID19 Positive, No AU value specified on the certificate.
- March 17, 2021 – 6358,54 AU (reference value >2500 AU)
- September 2, 2021 – 3517, 04 AU (reference value >2500 AU)
- Januari 11, 2022 – 3608, 93 AU (reference value >2500 AU)
When I don’t know things, I don’t think that I do either. But I hope that someday scientist of various disciplines will work together and come with definite proof on atmospheric particulate matter pollution and the negative effects it has on our health.
Men, it has been well said, think in herds; it will be seen that they go mad in herds, while they only recover their senses slowly, one by one.Charles Mackay
“You will never be criticized by someone who is doing more than you. You will only be criticized by someone doing less.”
It is a simple natural phenomena that a river can flow from elevated place to lower level & not vice versa.
A wise person in higher level can only pass on the benefits to others at lower level. A person at lower level has no other ways, except to accept his status unconditionally, but because he cannot digest this fact, he starts criticizing a person at higher level.
A person more than you in number of ways:
He is mature enough to make out the world around you, your circumstances, background, etc. He respects your knowledge, gives credit to them. When he finds himself above you, he will not take too much pride in his own knowledge, because he knows that he has attained that position by hard work, perseverance & intelligent pursuit & he is sure that you will also attain that position one day or the other at appropriate time.
Why? Because you may even exceed him at an opportune moment. This feeling comes to him as a natural sequel to his own experience, when he was in low morale & gained confidence through experience. This humble behavior elevates him in any situation. You will one day realize it yourself as you move on in life.
A person who is less than you in number of ways:
A person who is below you has several complexes, which makes him unsettled in number of ways.
The first complex is, he feels that why should you be in a more enviable situation & what made you to elevate yourself above him?
His second question is, why is it not possible for him to achieve the same? He gets no answers for these questions & starts criticizing you. He is bewildered that he cannot come out of these complexes. The reaction from you, if not consoling him, will “enrage” him further. He may even start hating you. The only solution for him is to improve himself from higher learning instead of being envious about you. He cannot expect answers to every criticism, because you are not in a position to accept or face criticism. Your efforts to convince him yields no positive results. The very reason for criticism is to solve his own puzzles, but unfortunately he does not realize that instead of criticizing you, he can try alternative ways of learning, as none of his questions can be answered precisely by simply facing criticisms. This is because, you will be biased by your own mindset, which you cannot change for the sake of others.
Neither his mind is in a position to accept whatever you say. You will appreciate that a constructive criticism helps you improve further, but criticism made out of jealousy will harm you.
The one who is doing more than you is in a better position to understand your drawbacks and instead of criticizing your drawbacks, he will appreciate your good points and also help you come out of your negative complex.
Whereas someone doing less than you is carrying a complex that he can never equal you or go above you, as he does not find ways and means to surpass you and the only alternative left with him is to criticize you.
Above text found on the internet by B.V. Varadarajan
Heroes of the Pandemic
By Debra Heine October 2, 2021
Meet 15 of the leading physicians and scientists at the forefront of the counter-narrative on COVID-19. https://amgreatness.com/2021/10/02/heroes-of-the-pandemic/
PHYSICIANS DECLARATION GLOBAL COVID SUMMIT – ROME, ITALY
International Alliance of Physicians and Medical Scientists
September, 2021 – https://doctorsandscientistsdeclaration.org
We the physicians of the world, united and loyal to the Hippocratic Oath, recognizing the profession of medicine as we know it is at a crossroad, are compelled to declare the following;
Professor Jay Bhattacharya and Lord Sumption discuss the legal, ethical, and political implications of COVID-19 policy responses
By CG Production Team 17 July 2021
British author, historian, and retired Supreme Court Judge, Lord Sumption, has been vocal throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, questioning the wisdom, necessity, and legality of the British government’s use of the 1984 Public Health Act to implement extraordinary lockdown measures.
In this in-depth conversation, Professor Bhattacharya sits down with Lord Sumption to explore pressing ethical and legal questions raised by the COVID-19 policy response, in addition to examining both the historical context and potential ramifications for the future.
Prof. John P.A. Ioannidis
John P.A. Ioannidis is professor of medicine and professor of epidemiology and population health, as well as professor by courtesy of biomedical data science at Stanford University School of Medicine, professor by courtesy of statistics at Stanford University School of Humanities and Sciences, and co-director of the Meta-Research Innovation Center at Stanford (METRICS) at Stanford University.
A fiasco in the making? As the coronavirus pandemic takes hold, we are making decisions without reliable data
John P.A. Ioannidis March 17, 2020
At a time when everyone needs better information, from disease modelers and governments to people quarantined or just social distancing, we lack reliable evidence on how many people have been infected with SARS-CoV-2 or who continue to become infected. Better information is needed to guide decisions and actions of monumental significance and to monitor their impact.
Draconian countermeasures have been adopted in many countries. If the pandemic dissipates — either on its own or because of these measures — short-term extreme social distancing and lockdowns may be bearable. How long, though, should measures like these be continued if the pandemic churns across the globe unabated? How can policymakers tell if they are doing more good than harm?
The data collected so far on how many people are infected and how the epidemic is evolving are utterly unreliable.John P.A. Ioannidis
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. Three months after the outbreak emerged, most countries, including the U.S., lack the ability to test a large number of people and no countries have reliable data on the prevalence of the virus in a representative random sample of the general population.
COVID-19 epidemiology: risks, measures, and ending the pandemic
June 26, 2021
Evidence of early circulation of SARS-CoV-2
Unexpected detection of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in the pre-pandemic period in Italy
Our results indicate that SARS-CoV-2 circulated in Italy earlier than the first official COVID-19 cases were diagnosed in Lombardy, even long before the first official reports from the Chinese authorities, casting new light on the onset and spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
There are no robust data on the real onset of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection and spread in the prepandemic period worldwide.
We investigated the presence of SARS-CoV-2 receptor-binding domain (RBD)–specific antibodies in blood samples of 959 asymptomatic individuals enrolled in a prospective lung cancer screening trial between September 2019 and March 2020 to track the date of onset, frequency, and temporal and geographic variations across the Italian regions.
SARS-CoV-2 RBD-specific antibodies were detected in 111 of 959 (11.6%) individuals, starting from September 2019 (14%), with a cluster of positive cases (>30%) in the second week of February 2020 and the highest number (53.2%) in Lombardy. This study shows an unexpected very early circulation of SARS-CoV-2 among asymptomatic individuals in Italy several months before the first patient was identified, and clarifies the onset and spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Finding SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in asymptomatic people before the COVID-19 outbreak in Italy may reshape the history of pandemic. https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/0300891620974755
Evidence of early circulation of SARS-CoV-2 in France
The first identified cases of COVID-19 were detected on December 8, 2019, in Wuhan, China and the first documented case in Europe was reported retrospectively in France in one patient with a diagnosis of pneumonia and a positive SARS-CoV-2 RT-PCR result on December 27, 2019.
By April 4, 2020, local community transmission was reported in all continents and over 1 million cases of COVID-19 had been confirmed worldwide.
Although dedicated surveillance and contact tracing did not identify local transmission before the second half of February in Europe, there is accumulated evidence that SARS-CoV-2 circulated in early January 2020 in the East of France and environmental studies suggest that the virus could have been present in December 2019 in Northern Italy.
A recent investigation of the presence of SARS-CoV-2 antibodies in 959 adults participating to a trial in Italy with blood samples collected between September 2019 to February 2020 identified 111 (11.6%) samples with a positive receptor-binding protein specific enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), among which 4 samples collected in October, 1 in November and 1 in February were also positive in a qualitative microneutralization assay.
This indicates that SARS-CoV-2 could have been present in Italy since the beginning of autumn 2019. However, information on antibody responses at the early stage of the SARS-CoV-2 spread in other European countries or worldwide remains scarce.
This report suggests that SARS-CoV-2 infection may have occurred as early as November 2019 in France. In several participants with both ELISA-S and SN positive results, we identified symptoms, history of possible exposures, or specific events compatible with early SARS-CoV-2 infection.
Professor Dr John Lee – Unlocked Documentary on the absurdity of government reaction to Covid
Retired English pathologist who was formerly clinical professor of pathology at Hull York Medical School and consultant histopathologist at Rotherham General Hospital, later becoming the Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust’s Director of Cancer Services. Lee gained a BSc and a PhD in physiology at University College London, and then a medical degree subsequently specialising in pathology.
BRILLIANT Unlocked Documentary on the absurdity of government reaction to Covid and their seemingly deliberate misconception and poor understanding of viruses. Their intent to create fear persists in spite of the facts. Listen to the end.
Many people have the impression of this epidemic, that they have, because of the initial framing. The initial framing was one of panic.
Many professionals were panicked by the idea of a very serious virulent disease coming out of China. The authorities in my opinion, have painted themselves into a corner by their responses to cope wit forced to stick to the narrative that they invented to start with.
You know, when a terrible pandemic is happening because there are bodies in the streets. Basically it kills you if you’re old and infirm, but it kills you if you’re young and fit and healthy, and it kills if you’re a child with the strongest immune system of your life. That is not the case with Covid.
It turns out that the disease is not as severe as people thought it was going to be and so the infection fatality rate falls. Life expectancy at the moment in our country (UK) is about 81 years, the average age of death from covid is 82 years. So it’s a good year higher than the average age of death. What that really means is covid predominantly kills elderly people with low life expectancy already because of their age and predominantly people who have pre-existing conditions of one type or another which would already be life limiting in their own right. So really, in that sense it is no different from any other disease.
Elderly people are more susceptible to almost all diseases, injury, infection, cancer, heart disease, lung disease, you name it. As we get older our bodies get weaker and we’ve become more susceptible to all diseases. Covid is a virus that circulates in the human population, and actually, our immune systems are used to dealing with viruses like this. The early phase response to viruses are the antibodies; the long term immunity to covid comes through our T-cells which are living cells that find cells infected by viruses and kill those cells to stop the viral reproduction in our bodies.
Now T-cells tests are harder to do than antibody tests because antibody tests can be done on a plate with chemicals, but T-cell tests require living cells to make the test. When these tests were done last year, last May, June it was found that 40 to 60% of people in our populations already had T-cell responses that were effective against cells infected with coronavirus. That implies that there is quite a high level of cross reactive immunity in our bodies to coronavirus.
Scott Atlas: The Last Word, Because truth matters.
March 2021, The Stanford Review
First, I have been shocked at the enormous power of the government, to unilaterally decree, to simply close businesses and schools by edict, restrict personal movement, mandate behavior, and eliminate our most basic freedoms, without any end and little accountability.
Second, I remain surprised at the acceptance by the American people of draconian rules, restrictions, and unprecedented mandates, even those that are arbitrary, destructive, and wholly unscientific.
This crisis has also exposed what we all have known existed, but we have tolerated for years: the overt bias of the media, the lack of diverse viewpoints on campuses, the absence of neutrality in big tech controlling social media, and now more visibly than ever, the intrusion of politics into science. Ultimately, the freedom to seek and state the truth is at risk here in the United States.
…. So, how do we proceed at this very moment, in this country, with its heavily damaged psyche? Those of us who want the truth must keep seeking it, and those of us who see the truth must keep speaking it. Even if the recovery from madness is slow, and even if it is only one by one. Because truth matters.
Dr Reiner FuellMich – Corona Scandal: those responsible for it must be criminally prosecuted and sued for civil damages
I have been admitted to the bar in Germany and in California for 26 years. I have been practicing law primarily as a trial lawyer against fraudulent corporations such as Deutsche Bank, VW, Kühne & Nagel.
I’m also one of four members of the German Corona Investigative Committee.
Since July 10th, 2020 this committee has been listening to a large number of international scientists and experts testimony to find answers to questions about the corona crisis.
All the above mentioned cases of corruption and fraud committed by the German corporations pale in comparison, in view of the extent of the damage that the corona crisis has caused and continues to cause this corona crisis.
According to all we know today, the Corona-Crisis, must be renamed a Corona scandal. Those responsible for it must be criminally prosecuted and sued for civil damages.
On a political level, everything must be done to make sure that no one will ever again be in a position of such power as to be able to defraud humanity or to attempt to manipulate us.
For this reason I will explain to you how and where an international network of lawyers will argue this biggest tour case ever, the Corona fraud scandal, which has meanwhile unfolded into probably the greatest crime against humanity ever committed.
Crimes against humanity were first defined in connection with the Nuremberg trials after World War II, that is, when they dealt with the main war criminals of the Third Reich.
Crimes against humanity are today regulated in Section 7 of the International Criminal Code.
December 2019 – Moderna mRNA Coronavirus Vaccine Candidate to University Researchers
An Education in Viruses and Public Health
Michael Yeadon former VP of Pfizer
November 21, 2020
This video provides one of the most erudite and informative looks at Covid-19 and the consequences of lockdowns. It was remarkable this week to watch as it appeared on YouTube and was forcibly taken down only 2 hours after posting. The copy below is hosted on LBRY, a blockchain video application. In a year of fantastic educational content, this is one of the best we’ve seen.
Consider the presenter’s bio:
Dr. Michael Yeadon is an Allergy & Respiratory Therapeutic Area expert with 23 years in the pharmaceutical industry. He trained as a biochemist and pharmacologist, obtaining his PhD from the University of Surrey (UK) in 1988.
Dr. Yeadon then worked at the Wellcome Research Labs with Salvador Moncada with a research focus on airway hyper-responsiveness and effects of pollutants including ozone and working in drug discovery of 5-LO, COX, PAF, NO and lung inflammation. With colleagues, he was the first to detect exhaled NO in animals and later to induce NOS in lung via allergic triggers.
Joining Pfizer in 1995, he was responsible for the growth and portfolio delivery of the Allergy & Respiratory pipeline within the company. He was responsible for target selection and the progress into humans of new molecules, leading teams of up to 200 staff across all disciplines and won an Achievement Award for productivity in 2008.
Under his leadership the research unit invented oral and inhaled NCEs which delivered multiple positive clinical proofs of concept in asthma, allergic rhinitis and COPD. He led productive collaborations such as with Rigel Pharmaceuticals (SYK inhibitors) and was involved in the licensing of Spiriva and acquisition of the Meridica (inhaler device) company.
Dr. Yeadon has published over 40 original research articles and now consults and partners with a number of biotechnology companies. Before working with Apellis, Dr. Yeadon was VP and Chief Scientific Officer (Allergy & Respiratory Research) with Pfizer.
Backup – website in reader view and video
A SARS-like Coronavirus was Expected, but nothing was done to be Prepared
May 2020 – DOI: 10.34297/AJBSR.2020.08.001312
Authors: Pieter Borger at W & W Research
A SARS-like Coronavirus was Expected, but nothing was done to be Prepared.
It was common knowledge that some strain of coronavirus-sooner or later-was going to cause a pandemic. It was known since the SARS-CoV-outbreak in 2003.
In 2013 and 2015, the world was informed that a variant of SARS-CoV in bats was emerging as a threat for humans. Why was no action taken by our governments and the World Health Organization (WHO)? The Corona crisis was not only conceivable and foreseeable, but the world could have been prepared.
We could have had medication and we could have had a vaccine long ago. That is, when there had been visionary medical-political global leadership.” Unlike the other coronaviruses, both the SARS-CoV strain of 2003 and SARS-CoV2 (COVID19-virus) do not contain the HE protein [9,10].
Further, a short lysine-rich region (KTFPPTEPKKDKKKKTDEAQ) in the N-protein was reported to be unique to SARS-CoV . Intriguingly, an almost identical sequence (KTFPPTEPKKDKKKKADETQ) is found in the N-protein of SARS-CoV2 .
Both characteristics prove that we are dealing with a variant of the same virus of 2003.”
Pathogens in One Lesson, Courtesy of Sunetra Gupta
Viruses with unimpressive performance kill their host quickly and thereby do not spread – Ebola is the classic case here.
Killing one’s host is not the most desirable outcome for a pathogen, she writes. In ecological terms, it constitutes a form of habitat destruction.
When they kill their hosts, pathogens also kill themselves, and this is a disaster unless their progeny have already spread to another host.
More clever viruses minimize severity and so they can spread more broadly through the population – the common cold would be a good example. “By being less destructive, a bug may also enhance its chances of transmission,” she explains.
The interesting dynamic is subject to other conditions such as latency – the period of time in which the infected person experiences no symptoms and can thus spread the disease.So we are not in a position to codify immutable rules of viruses; we must be satisfied with general tendencies that have come to be observed by science in the course of the centuries. Full Article Online
2007: RNase-Resistant Virus-Like Particles Containing Long Chimeric RNA Sequences Produced by Two-Plasmid Coexpression System
…A 3V armored L-RNA of 2,248 bases containing six gene fragments—hepatitis C virus, severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus (SARS-CoV1, SARS-CoV2, and SARS-CoV3), avian influenza virus matrix gene (M300), and H5N1 avian influenza virus (HA300)—was successfully expressed….
The Netherlands Deceased 1995 – 2020
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Stockholm University June 2020 – COVID-19 fatality rates
|Healthy 35-year-old woman||If unlucky enough to catch coronavirus, chance of surviving = 99.9991%|
The chance of dying is less than the fatality risk of a general anaesthetic for a procedure
|55-year-old man with co-morbidities*||If unlucky enough to catch coronavirus, chance of surviving = 99.2135%|
The chance of dying is less than the risk of an average 55-64 year old dying of any cause this year
|Healthy 75-year-old woman||If unlucky enough to catch coronavirus, chance of surviving = 99.8251%|
The chance of dying is less than the risk of being injured in a car accident each year
|85 year old man with co-morbidities*||If unlucky enough to catch coronavirus, chance of surviving = 79.9154%|
The chance of dying is less than the risk of living for one year in a care home
Predicted COVID-19 fatality rates based on age, sex, comorbidities and health system capacity
Early reports suggest the fatality rate from COVID-19 varies greatly across countries, but non-random testing and incomplete vital registration systems render it impossible to directly estimate the infection fatality rate (IFR) in many low- and middle-income countries. To fill this gap, we estimate the adjustments required to extrapolate estimates of the IFR from high-income to lower-income regions. Accounting for differences in the distribution of age, sex and relevant comorbidities yields substantial differences in the predicted IFR across 21 world regions, ranging from 0.11% in Western Sub-Saharan Africa to 1.07% for high-income Asia Pacific. However, these predictions must be treated as lower bounds in low- and middle-income countries as they are grounded in fatality rates from countries with advanced health systems. To adjust for health system capacity, we incorporate regional differences in the relative odds of infection fatality from childhood respiratory syncytial virus. This adjustment greatly diminishes but does not entirely erase the demography-based advantage predicted in the lowest income settings, with regional estimates of the predicted COVID-19 IFR ranging from 0.37% in Western Sub-Saharan Africa to 1.45% for Eastern Europe.
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July 13, 2021 – iFR of COVID-19 in community-dwelling populations with emphasis on the elderly
Data Synthesis Twenty-three seroprevalence surveys representing 14 countries were included. Across all countries, the median IFR in community-dwelling elderly and elderly overall was 2.4% (range 0.3%-7.2%) and 5.5% (range 0.3%-12.1%).
IFR was higher with larger proportions of people >85 years. Younger age strata had low IFR values (median 0.0027%, 0.014%, 0.031%, 0.082%, 0.27%, and 0.59%, at 0-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, and 60-69 years).
Conclusions The IFR of COVID-19 in community-dwelling elderly people is lower than previously reported. Very low IFRs were confirmed in the youngest populations.
April 2021 – Mortality risk from COVID-19
The constant portrayal of COVID-19 as a threat has caused distortion in people’s perception of their risk of dying from it, if they are unlucky enough to catch it. The risks of dying are dependent on age and comorbidities, e.g.:
*comorbidities included in the study were: cardiovascular diseases, chronic kidney diseases, chronic respiratory diseases, chronic liver disease, diabetes mellitus, cancers with direct immunosuppression, cancers with possible immunosuppression, HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, chronic neurological disorders, sickle cell disorders.
COVID iFR – John P A Ioannidis
October 13, 2022 – Age-stratified infection fatality rate of COVID-19
The infection fatality rate (IFR) of COVID-19 among non-elderly people in the absence of vaccination or prior infection is important to estimate accurately, since 94% of the global population is younger than 70 years and 86% is younger than 60 years.
In systematic searches in SeroTracker and PubMed (protocol: https://osf.io/xvupr), we identified 40 eligible national seroprevalence studies covering 38 countries with pre-vaccination seroprevalence data.
Across 31 systematically identified national seroprevalence studies in the pre-vaccination era, the median infection fatality rate of COVID-19 was estimated to be 0.035% for people aged 0-59 years people and 0.095% for those aged 0-69 years.
The median IFR was 0.0003% at 0-19 years, 0.003% at 20-29 years, 0.011% at 30-39 years, 0.035% at 40-49 years, 0.129% at 50-59 years, and 0.501% at 60-69 years.
At a global level, pre-vaccination IFR may have been as low as 0.03% and 0.07% for 0-59 and 0-69 year old people, respectively.
These IFR estimates in non-elderly populations are lower than previous calculations had suggested.
The calculation below is for young people aged 0-19.
The IFR of #COVID19 for 0-19 year olds: 0.0003%. So the absolute probability of dying is 0.000003%.I know it’s not, but we assume that vaccination reduces that probability by 95%.
So then the probability of dying after vaccination becomes 0.05 x 0.000003 = 0.00000015.
Therefore, the absolute risk reduction is 0.00000285
The #NumberNeededToVaccinate is then 1 / 0.00000285 = 350,771.
Three hundred and fifty thousand seven hundred and seventy-one. That number you need to vaccinate to save a child from #COVID19.
Chance of myocarditis in this age group when vaccinated with the mRNA vaccines: 1 in 3,000 to 1 in 5,000.
And this is only a short-term side effect; we know virtually nothing about the longer term.
These children still have dozens of healthy years of life ahead of them.
Which now they just have to wait and see. Bizarre. Incredibly bizarre. Even with one less zero.
Source: John_bumblebee tweet
March 26, 2021 – Reconciling estimates of global spread and iFR
All systematic evaluations of seroprevalence data converge that SARS‐CoV‐2 infection is widely spread globally. Acknowledging residual uncertainties, the available evidence suggests average global IFR of ~0.15% and ~1.5‐2.0 billion infections by February 2021 with substantial differences in IFR and in infection spread across continents, countries, and locations.
October 14, 2020 – iFR inferred from seroprevalence data
Objective To estimate the infection fatality rate of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) from data of seroprevalence studies.
Results I included 61 studies (74 estimates) and eight preliminary national estimates. Seroprevalence estimates ranged from 0.02% to 53.40%. Infection fatality rates ranged from 0.00% to 1.63%, corrected values from 0.00% to 1.54%. Across 51 locations, the median COVID-19 infection fatality rate was 0.27% (corrected 0.23%): the rate was 0.09% in locations with COVID-19 population mortality rates less than the global average (< 118 deaths/million), 0.20% in locations with 118–500 COVID-19 deaths/million people and 0.57% in locations with > 500 COVID-19 deaths/million people. In people < 70 years, infection fatality rates ranged from 0.00% to 0.31% with crude and corrected medians of 0.05%.
Formated copy online https://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/99/1/20-265892.pdf
Dr Malcolm Kendrick – How dangerous is COVID19?
26th October 2020 – What is the true Infection Fatality Rate.
This article appeared in Russia Today https://www.rt.com/op-ed/504167-facebook-fact-checkers-censorship/ (Since Oct. 2022; from EU you need a VPN to be able to access rt.com, download a reader version of the RT article below)
I (Malcolm Kendrick) have made a couple of small changes to it
National Center for Health Statistics – CDC
Updated: August 26, 2020
For 6% of the deaths, COVID-19 was the only cause mentioned. For deaths with conditions or causes in addition to COVID-19, on average, there were 2.6 additional conditions or causes per death.
Website direct link: https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nvss/vsrr/covid_weekly/index.htm
Review of calculated SARS-CoV-2 infection fatality rates
Good CDC science versus dubious CDC science, the actual risk that does not justify the “cure” – By Prof Joseph Audi
Introduction by Denis G. Rancourt: In this letter to me, Joseph accomplishes the following points:
– An explanation of the various kinds of fatality rates for a pathogen
– A review of the measured infection fatality rates for SARS-CoV-2
– A demonstration that a recently changed CDC evaluation is most certainly incorrect, along with an illustration of how not to do a meta-analysis
– His conclusion that “the absolute and relative ‘flu-like’ risk of death from a SARS-CoV-2 infection is far too low to rigorously justify governments imposing major disruptions to normal life, let alone the massive and indiscriminate ‘lockdown’ disruptions people have been forced to submit to and endure” —- Joseph Audie, PhD (biophysics), MS (biomedical engineering), BS (bioengineering) is a professor of chemistry.
D. G. Rancourt In a very real sense, a discussion about whether or not the pIFR of SARS-CoV-2 is ≈ 0.26% or ≈ 0.6% is only of academic interest. Put simply, the absolute and relative “flu-like” risk of death from a SARS-CoV-2 infection is far too low to rigorously justify government’s imposing any major disruptions to normal life, let alone the massive and indiscriminate “lockdown” disruptions people have been forced to submit to and endure, as such disruptions will inevitably unleash innumerable forces, including deadly forces, that will reverberate throughout society in predictable an unpredictable ways for years to come.
SARS-CoV-2 poses a significant risk to a well-defined, vulnerable population of elderly and in-firmed people and is a statistical non-issue for the vast majority of people.
This is good news, for it empowers communities to adopt targeted and scientifically-based mitigation strategies, ultimately allowing everyone else to keep working to support their families, communities and the health care system, voluntarily practice standard cold and flu mitigation strategies, and ultimately acquire natural immunity, bring the epidemic to an end, preserve and perpetuate their way of life, and avoid the collateral damage wrought by imposition of the many crude and draconian interventions subsumed under the general term “lockdown”. Full story online at ResearchGate
Predicted COVID-19 fatality rates based on age, sex, comorbidities, and health system capacity
June 07, 2020. – Selene Ghisolfi, Ingvild Ingvild Almas, Justin Sandefur, Tillman von Carnap, Jesse Heitner, Tessa Bold
For those without a comorbidity, the cIFR is effectively zero and flat up to the age of 50, and then increases roughly twenty-fold between 50-59 and 70-79 (from 0.01% to 0.17% for women and from 0.02% to 0.48% for men).
With a comorbidity, the pattern is similar, but because the cIFR is already higher at younger ages, the age-gradient is less steep, roughly doubling the cIFR for each decade above age 50. The difference in the cIFR between patients with and without comorbidities is large but declines rapidly with age: a 30-39 year old is roughly 150 times more likely to die from COVID-19 if they have at least one comorbidity; at age 70 this ratio has decreased to roughly 10.
Finally, the female cIFR is lower than the male cIFR for each age and comorbidity status.
Why is the Covid-19 Death Rate So Low – Dr Eric Berg
Comparing the 1st and 2nd Coronavirus wave
University of Florida -no asymptomatic or pre-symptomatic spread
The secondary attack rate for symptomatic index cases was 18.0% (95% CI 14.2%-22.1%), and the rate of asymptomatic and pre-symptomatic index cases was 0.7% (95% CI 0%-4.9%), “although there were few studies in the latter group.”
The asymptomatic/pre-symptomatic secondary attack rate is not statistically different from zero, and the confidence interval is technically 0.7 ± 4.2, resulting in a range of -3.5%-4.9%, but attack rates cannot be negative, so it is truncated at 0.
Post-lockdown SARS-CoV-2 nucleic acid screening in nearly ten million residents of Wuhan, China
Virus cultures were negative for all asymptomatic positive and repositive cases, indicating no “viable virus” in positive cases detected in this study.
Testing of antibody against SARS-CoV-2 virus was positive IgG (+) in 190 of the 300 asymptomatic cases, indicating that 63.3% (95% CI 57.6–68.8%) of asymptomatic positive cases were actually infected.
there was no evidence of transmission from asymptomatic positive persons to traced close contacts.
In the present study, virus culture was carried out on samples from asymptomatic positive cases, and found no viable SARS-CoV-2 virus. All close contacts of the asymptomatic positive cases tested negative, indicating that the asymptomatic positive cases detected in this study were unlikely to be infectious.
For asymptomatic positive cases, virus culture was carried out in biosafety level-3 laboratories. The colloidal gold antibody test was also performed for asymptomatic positive cases (Supplementary note 1). All testing results were double entered into a specifically designed database, and managed by the Big Data and Investigation Group of the COVID-19 Prevention and Control Centre in Wuhan, which was established to collect and manage data relevant to the COVID-19 epidemic.
The citywide nucleic acid screening of SARS-CoV-2 infection in Wuhan recruited nearly 10 million people, and found no newly confirmed cases with COVID-19. The detection rate of asymptomatic positive cases was very low, and there was no evidence of transmission from asymptomatic positive persons to traced close contacts. There were no asymptomatic positive cases in 96.4% of the residential communities.
In summary, the detection rate of asymptomatic positive cases in the post-lockdown Wuhan was very low (0.303/10,000), and there was no evidence that the identified asymptomatic positive cases were infectious. These findings enabled decision makers to adjust prevention and control strategies in the post-lockdown period. Further studies are required to fully evaluate the impacts and cost-effectiveness of the citywide screening of SARS-CoV-2 infections on population’s health, health behaviours, economy, and society.
In all the history of respiratory viruses of any type, asymptomatic transmission has never been the driver of outbreaksDr. Anthony Stephen Fauci
WHO says COVID-19’s silent spreaders are ‘very rare’, then backtracks amid controversy
‘I used the phrase ‘very rare’ and I think that’s a misunderstanding to state asymptomatic transmission globally is very rare’Maria DeJoseph Van Kerkhove
WHO Flip-Flop Back and Forth
The Highwire with Del Bigtree: W.H.O. goes back and forth on recommendations AGAIN
WHO Was Wrong About Saying Asymptomatic Spread Of Coronavirus Is RareDr. Anthony Stephen Fauci
Fauci made an appearance on Good Morning America on Wednesday where he said, “They walked that back, because there’s no evidence that that’s the case. To make a statement that that’s a rare event was not correct.”
COVID19 Death Certificates
WHO Covid death certificates guidelines
A- RECORDING COVID-19 ON THE MEDICAL CERTIFICATE OF CAUSE OF DEATH (Page 3)
COVID-19 should be recorded on the medical certificate of cause of death for ALL decedents where the disease caused, or is assumed to have caused, or contributed to death.
Why do we only see corona death data without reported classifications; detected, probable, suspected and comorbidities?
The death count explained by Dr. Ngozi Ezike
“The case definition is very simplistic,” Dr. Ngozi Ezike, director of Illinois Department of Public Health, explains.
“It means, at the time of death, it was a COVID positive diagnosis. That means, that if you were in hospice and had already been given a few weeks to live, and then you also were found to have COVID, that would be counted as a COVID death. It means, technically even if you died of clear alternative cause, but you had COVID at the same time, it’s still listed as a COVID death.”
Dr Scott Jensen – The truth about Covid19 death certificates
Video Sunday July 5, 2020. In summary numbers are fictitious.
Dr Stoian Alexov – Autopsies do not conclude that the virus is deadly
The main conclusion was that the autopsies that were conducted in Germany, Italy, Spain, France and Sweden do not conclude that the virus is deadly.
Interview of Dr. Stoyan Alexov, president of the Bulgarian Pathology Association, by Dr. Stoycho Katsarov, chair of the Centre of protection of citizens’ rights, regarding the European Society of Pathology’s May 8, 2020, webinar titled ‘ COVID-19: Unprecedented Challenges in Pathology Departments Across Europe’
The interview is in Bulgarian language. The English transcript
Covid has emboldened our modern censors
April 29, 2021 Tom Slater.
The past year has accelerated all kinds of trends that were already moving through our societies. Social atomisation, the decline of the high street and communities, the rise of the nanny state — Covid and lockdown have brought all of these to the fore. Among the most concerning is the rise of Big Tech censorship, and the way in which a handful of Silicon Valley oligarchs have come to set the terms of debate and even rule on what is true.
This is a disaster for freedom of speech. These corporate giants essentially own the modern-day public square. What’s more, at a time when citizens are being asked to put up with unprecedented restrictions on all their other liberties, freedom of speech must not be compromised.
EU commission: more covid19 censorship is on the brink
“Infodemic” should not further complicate the roll-out of vaccines COVID-19.
On June 10, the European Commission came up with a plan against the spread of disinformation internationally. The measures are part of a package “to strengthen democracy”.
In reality, this is Orwellian language used to monopolize the government’s vision through all media, including social platforms.
Youtube CEO Susan Wojcicki – Anything against WHO recommendations a violation of our policy
YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki herself explained the news to CNN when she was on their segment ‘Reliable Sources’ with host Brian Stelter, where she said YouTube will be “removing information that is problematic”. This includes “anything that is medically unsubstantiated”.
Wojcicki continued: “So people saying ‘take vitamin C; take turmeric, we’ll cure you’, those are the examples of things that would be a violation of our policy. Anything that would go against World Health Organisation recommendations would be a violation of our policy”.
Youtube censorship – US Senate hearing May 11, 2020
Scott W. Atlas, MD Senior fellow Stanford university , Hoover Institute, Former chief of Neuroradiology. Stanford University medical center.
John Ioannidis, MD Professor of Medicine, Epidimiology, and population Health at Stanford University.
David L Katz, MD MPH, FACPM, FACP, FACLM Founding director Yale University Medical center. In summary, Covid measures ridiculous
I uploaded this 5min video to YouTube and within an hour I received an email that it was removed
Dr Reiner Fuellmich – Crimes against Humanity
October 3, 2020. Dr. Reiner Fuellmich outlining his reasoning why the scamdemic surrounding the PCR Test represents “Crimes Against Humanity”.
Dr. Reiner Fuellmich is (with a team of international lawyers) suing various organisations of ‘Crimes Against Humanity” based on the fabricated PCR Test.
These are the facts that will pull off the masks of the faces of all those responsible for these crimesDr. Reiner Fuellmich
Reiner Fuelmich in an interview with Ben Swann discusses a defamation lawsuit that has just been filed in Germany against so called “Fact Checkers” hired by Youtube, Facebook and Twitter to manipulate and misrepresent information available to public.
The lawsuit is meant to force “Fact Checkers” prove legitimacy of COVID PCR tests and set a precedent in the world to help others fight the global COVID HOAX.
The 1% blunder: How a simple mistake by US Covid-19 experts caused the world to panic
Where did this one percent figure come from? You may find this hard to believe, but this figure emerged by mistake. A pretty major thing to make a mistake about, but that’s what happened.
Instead of celebrating that, we’ve artificially created a whole new thing to scare ourselves with. We now call a positive test a Covid “case.” This is not medicine. A “case” is someone who has symptoms. A case is not someone carrying tiny amounts of virus in their nose.
We locked down in fear. We killed tens of thousands unnecessarily, in fear. We crippled the economy, and left millions in fear of their livelihoods. We have trapped abused women and children at home with their abusers. We have wiped out scores of companies, and crushed entire industries.
Gut microbiota diversity and C-Reactive Protein are predictors of disease severity in COVID-19 patients
April, 2021 – Risk factors for COVID-19 disease severity are still poorly understood. Considering the pivotal role of gut microbiota on host immune and inflammatory functions, we investigated the association between changes in gut microbiota composition and the clinical severity of COVID-19.
Risk factors for COVID-19 severity were identified by univariate and multivariable logistic regression models.
In conclusion, our results demonstrated that hospitalised moderate and severe COVID-19 patients have microbial signatures of gut dysbiosis and for the first time, the gut microbiota diversity is pointed out as a prognostic biomarker for COVID-19 disease severity.
David Crowe Flaws in Coronavirus Pandemic Theory
Canadian researcher, with degrees in biology & mathematics
‘There is considerable scientific evidence that these diseases do not just have non-infectious co-factors, but that they are environmental in nature, not infectious.‘David R Crow
The Infectious Myth A Book Project by David Crowe
https://theinfectiousmyth.com/ probably the best and most complete research database / website I came across while trying to understand this Covid Pandemic hysteria.
In fact, with viruses, it is possible to question their very existence. https://theinfectiousmyth.com/viruses.php
The book “The Infectious Myth” will investigate provide the scientific evidence that the normally accepted infectious cause is not, in fact, valid and, in will identify more plausible environmental causes.
The world is suffering from a massive delusion based on the belief that a test for RNA2 is a test for a deadly new virus.
Without purification and characterisation of virus particles, it cannot be accepted that an RNA test is proof that a virus is present.
This strange new disease, officially named COVID-19, has none of its own symptoms.
Fever and cough, previously blamed on uncountable viruses and bacteria, as well as
environmental contaminants, are most common, as well as abnormal lung images,
despite those being found in healthy people.
Yet, despite the fact that only a minority of people will test positive (often less than 5%), it is assumed that this disease is easily recognized. If that were truly the case, the majority of people selected for testing by doctors should be positive.
More on PCR tests, blog page: https://thevirus.wtf/pcr/
Open letter 200 Belgian doctors and health professionals
We, Belgian doctors and health professionals, wish to express our serious concern about the evolution of the situation in the recent months surrounding the outbreak of the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
We call on politicians to be independently and critically informed in the decision-making process and in the compulsory implementation of corona-measures.
We ask for an open debate, where all experts are represented without any form of censorship. After the initial panic surrounding covid-19, the objective facts now show a completely different picture – there is no medical justification for any emergency policy anymore.
The current crisis management has become totally disproportionate and causes more damage than it does any good.
We call for an end to all measures and ask for an immediate restoration of our normal democratic governance and legal structures and of all our civil liberties.
Ivor Cummins – Global Covid19 data put into perspective
Ivor Cummins; twitter @fatemperor
His latest video was tagged “crucial” – because it is crucial, nothing less.
An excellent analysis of the Covid data (until September 13, 2020) showing how pseudoscience created a massive hysteria world-wide. A must see; 37 minutes worthwhile.
BERLIN Sept 9, 2020 Government measures press conference
Robert F. Kennedy JR. Doctors, Professors and Lawyers claim that Covid19 scam is the biggest crime of the century and it’s the 4th time in history. 9m34s
Doctors for the Truth speak out in Madrid July 26, 2020
With the participation of hundreds of professionals from all over the world, «Doctors for the truth» denounced that the Covid-19 is a false pandemic created for political purposes. They urged doctors, the media and political authorities to stop the operation, by spreading the truth.
“This is a world dictatorship with a sanitary excuse,” was stressed at the end of the meeting. Doctors agreed that:
• Coronavirus victims did not outnumber last year’s seasonal flu deaths.
• Figures were exaggerated by altering medical protocols.
• The confinement of the healthy and the forced use of masks have no scientific basis.
• The disease known as Covid-19 does not have a single infectious pattern, but a combination of them.
“There are crossed toxic patterns,” said Angel Luis Valdepeñas. “On the one hand, the electromagnetic contamination of fi5v-ghee, and on the other, the influence of influenza vaccination. There is an interaction and empowerment, which must be investigated”.
Facts about Covid-19
The only means to fight the plague is honestyAlbert Camus, 1947
Swiss Policy Research (SPR), founded in 2016, is an independent, nonpartisan and nonprofit research group investigating geopolitical propaganda in Swiss and international media. SPR is composed of independent academics and receives no external funding.
80% Not Susceptible To Covid
Named the “most influential” brain scientist of our time, Dr. Karl Friston, made waves when he published his study mapping the real susceptibility of contracting Coronavirus. His results are staggering and challenge the rationale for a lockdown like no other.
Prof. Dr. Beda M Stadler – Why everyone was wrong
The original article was published in the Swiss magazine Weltwoche (World Week) on June 10th. The author, Beda M Stadler is the former director of the Institute for Immunology at the University of Bern, a biologist and professor emeritus.
This is not an accusation, but a ruthless taking stock [of the current situation]. I could slap myself, because I looked at Sars-CoV2- way too long with panic. I am also somewhat annoyed with many of my immunology colleagues who so far have left the discussion about Covid-19 to virologist and epidemiologist. I feel it is time to criticise some of the main and completely wrong public statements about this virus.
Those young and healthy people who currently walk around with a mask on their faces would be better off wearing a helmet instead, because the risk of something falling on their head is greater than that of getting a serious case of Covid-19.Prof. Dr. Beda M Stadler
Beda M Stadler Reveals Crucial Viral Immunity Reality.
Interview with Ivor Cummins
Now THIS is a special one – a full debrief on everything important in this Covid19 issue – with one of the world’s top immunologists explaining so much. We discuss and reveal every important aspect of this pandemic, in terms of what is scientifically correct.
Nobel prize winner Michael Levitt
August 2020 – Q&A: Michael Levitt on why there shouldn’t be a lockdown, how he’s been tracking coronavirus.
Specialist in microbiology and infection epidemiology, headed the Institute for Medical Microbiology and Hygiene at the University of Mainz for 22 years.
Prof. Sucharit Bhakdi – Corona-crisis an open letter to Angela Merkel Chancellor of Germany
Faulty corona reproduction number
The much-discussed R0 is a faulty number, as it is meaningless without the time infectious alongside. He describes indiscriminate #lockdown measures as a huge mistake
COVID deaths 2020 exactly the same as influenza in 2017/2018
A zoom panel discussion organised by Lindau, which included two other Nobel-prize winning scientists, provided Stanford biophysicist and Nobel Laureate Michael Levitt with a platform to vent his fury over the global scientific community’s flawed response to the Covid-19 pandemic, as he saw it.
The excess burden of death from coronavirus COVID-19 is closer to a month than to a year
Floriday Governor Ron DeSantis Virtual Roundtable – Sept.24, 2020
A guide to R — the pandemic’s misunderstood metric
Researchers remain concerned that R is looming too large, and is being used for purposes for which it was never intended. “It’s not yet clear what actions they are or are not taking on the back of R. But we are concerned because they’re giving it such prominence,” says Woolhouse.
Groups of epidemiologists, Funk says, each have their own approach to combining and using these disparate sources of data to work out Rt, relying on their own statistical models to look at trends in presumed infections.
Dr Vernon Coleman MB ChB DSc FRSA – Betrayed!
Doctors and nurses betrayed patients and themselves.
For more unbiased information about other important issues, please visit http://www.vernoncoleman.com The transcripts of the videos that YouTube banned are also on the website (click on the ‘Health’ button and see top of page).
Professor Thomas Borody – We Know it’s Curable; It’s Easier than Treating the flu.
“We came up with a treatment that is simple, safe, and can get rid of the coronavirus in almost all patients treated within 6 to 10 days.”
“It can treat and get rid, within 6 to 10 days, of the coronavirus”
“It is an easy, very easy virus to cure, when you combine the dosage we have described, because it inhibits the growth of the bug. It just goes away, and you no longer can find it in an infected person.”
Prof. Dr. Klaus Püschel SARS-CoV-2 is not a killer virus
He emphasizes: SARS-CoV-2 is not a killer virus. The mortality rate is well below one percent.
Most of those who died with or from COVID-19 are above average and some have serious previous illnesses.
The problem with the corona death statistics is still the lack of causality. When someone with COVID-19 has a heart attack, the actual cause of death is the heart attack, not COVID-19 or the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus infection.
Original German article: https://www.freiewelt.net/nachricht/klaus-pueschel-die-patienten-sterben-ueberwiegend-mit-nicht-an-covid-19-10082014/
Google translate version
Unfortunately the WHO started to reorganize their website and not all links in this section will work. Each webpage has been saved as a pdf and is available for download at the end of each topic.
WHO PANDEMIC definition changes in 2009
http://whale.to/vaccine/who_change.html Reader view backup for download:
These two documents were sourced and provided by Dr Tom Jefferson, and Dr Peter Doshi.
This is the WHO website on 1 May 2009 (Google cache pdf).
This is the WHO website on Sept 2, 2009 (Google cache pdf).
Dr Astrid Stuckelberger – Global Corruption
Interview with WHO whistleblower Astrid Stuckelberger provides insight into the inner workings of the organization. She worked on the International Health Regulations in multiple countries which form part of the legalese of how the pandemic was declared world wide. Listen to her perspective on how the actions of the WHO violate their own regulations. Dr Astrid Stuckelberg BIO: https://www.astridstuckelberger.com/bio/
WHO Bulletin 2011 – Health is more than influenza
The pandemic policy was never informed by evidence, but by fear of worst-case scenarios.WHO Bulletin 2011
Reading this document it became clear to me that memory is extremely short … !
Worst-case thinking replaced balanced risk assessment. Worst-case thinking is motivated by the belief that the danger we face is so overwhelmingly catastrophic that we must act immediately.
Irrational vaccination policies against an unusually benign H1N1 virus wasted many billions of euros and eroded the trust of the public in health officials. The pandemic policy was never informed by evidence, but by fear of worst-case scenarios.
In both pandemics of fear, the exaggerated claims of a severe public health threat stemmed primarily from disease advocacy by influenza experts. The pharmaceutical industry and the media only reacted to this welcome boon.
We therefore need fewer, not more “pandemic preparedness” plans or definitions. Vertical influenza planning in the face of speculative catastrophes is a recipe for repeated waste of resources and health scares, induced by influenza experts with vested interests in exaggeration.
There is no reason for expecting any upcoming pandemic to be worse than the mild ones of 1957 or 1968, no reason for striking pre-emptively, no reason for believing that a proportional and balanced response would risk lives.
The key to responsible policy-making is not bureaucracy but accountability and independence from interest groups.
Decisions must be based on adaptive responses to emerging problems, not on definitions.
WHO should learn to be NICE: accountable for reasonableness in a process of openness, transparency and dialogue with all the stakeholders, and particularly the public.
Bulletin online at WHO (not active anymore, new link below) PDF original webpage:
New link to article https://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/89/7/11-089086.pdf
WHO Global Influenza Programme (2019)
WHO – Non-pharmaceutical public health measures for mitigating the risk and impact of epidemic and pandemic influenza
There is no evidence on the effectiveness of travel advice
Surface and object cleaning — there is no evidence that this is effective in reducing transmission…
Respiratory etiquette — there is no evidence that this is effective in reducing influenza transmission, there is mechanistic plausibility.
Face Masks — Ten RCTs were included in the meta-analysis, and there was no evidence that face masks are effective in reducing transmission of laboratory-confirmed influenza…
The above link has been removed from the WHO Website – a backup below in pdf format.
Found latest version of above link at the web-archive from April 5, 2021
Search the pdf for “No Evidence”
Personal protective measures
Personal hygiene measures such as hand hygiene, respiratory etiquette and face masks are widely used as non-pharmaceutical intervention measures to reduce the risk of acquiring or spreading respiratory infections, and for mitigating pandemic influenza.
However, our review identified a lack of compelling evidence for the effectiveness of hand hygiene, respiratory etiquette and face masks against influenza transmission in the community.
Page 99 – 102 Evidence summary. 265 studies referenced. https://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/329439/WHO-WHE-IHM-GIP-2019.1-eng.pdf
WHO Herd-Immunity definition changes in 2020
After rewriting the definition of a Pandemic lets rewrite the definition of Herd-Immunity.
Version June, 2020 –Focus Natural
Herd immunity is the indirect protection from an infectious disease that happens when a population is immune either through vaccination or immunity developed through previous infection. This means that even people who haven’t been infected, or in whom an infection hasn’t triggered an immune response, they are protected because people around them who are immune can act as buffers between them and an infected person.
Version October, 2020 –Focus Vaccination!!
‘Herd immunity’, also known as ‘population immunity’, is a concept used for vaccination, in which a population can be protected from a certain virus if a threshold of vaccination is reached.
Herd immunity is achieved by protecting people from a virus, not by exposing them to it.
Vaccines train our immune systems to create proteins that fight disease, known as ‘antibodies’, just as would happen when we are exposed to a disease but – crucially – vaccines work without making us sick. Vaccinated people are protected from getting the disease in question and passing it on, breaking any chains of transmission. Visit our webpage on COVID-19 and vaccines for more detail.
With herd immunity, the vast majority of a population are vaccinated, lowering the overall amount of virus able to spread in the whole population. As a result, not every single person needs to be vaccinated to be protected, which helps ensure vulnerable groups who cannot get vaccinated are kept safe.
The percentage of people who need to have antibodies in order to achieve herd immunity against a particular disease varies with each disease. For example, herd immunity against measles requires about 95% of a population to be vaccinated. The remaining 5% will be protected by the fact that measles will not spread among those who are vaccinated. For polio, the threshold is about 80%.
Achieving herd immunity with safe and effective vaccines makes diseases rarer and saves lives.
WHO data suggests that virus naturally runs its course
WHO’s most recent global COVID-19 data suggest that virus naturally runs its course in 7-8 weeks regardless of public health measures.
The study, published today in a note in the distinguished medical journal Toxicology, concludes that the global lockdown strategies have had nothing to do with the disappearance of COVID.
Careful analysis shows that the contagion had already peaked prior to implementation of Quarantine measures.
Wishful thinking by influential individuals who saw personal advantages from a catastrophic pandemic, bad judgement by public health officials and political leaders and a yellow press, financed by Pharma, hawking panic and pandemic porn precipitated the global economic collapse that will bedevil humanity for generations.
WHO International Health Regulations 2005
Milder pandemics occurred subsequently in 1957–1958 (the “Asian Flu” caused by an A(H2N2) virus) and in 1968 (the “Hong Kong Flu” caused by an A(H3N2) virus), which were estimated to have caused 1–4 million deaths each.
Dr Tedros – No country can ride this out until we have a vaccine
August 21, 2020
🤬 Considering the fact that without a comorbidity, the COVID19 cIFR is effectively zero and flat up to the age of 50, and then increases roughly twenty-fold between 50-59 and 70-79 (from 0.01% to 0.17% for women and from 0.02% to 0.48% for men); you must have:
0 Brain cells to publicly submit a message like this. 1 Brain cell to understand that you are being played out.
The Swine Flu Panic of 2009 – Reconstruction of a Mass Hysteria
Swine flu kept the world in suspense for almost a year. A massive vaccination campaign was mounted to put a stop to the anticipated pandemic. But, as it turned out, it was a relatively harmless strain of the flu virus. How, and why, did the world overreact? A reconstruction. By SPIEGEL staff.
Why The WHO Faked A Pandemic?
The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), a human rights watchdog, is publicly investigating the WHO’s motives in declaring a pandemic. Indeed, the chairman of its influential health committee, epidemiologist Wolfgang Wodarg, has declared that the “false pandemic” is “one of the greatest medicine scandals of the century.”
Even within the agency, the director of the WHO Collaborating Center for Epidemiology in Munster, Germany, Dr. Ulrich Kiel, has essentially labeled the pandemic a hoax. “We are witnessing a gigantic misallocation of resources [$18 billion so far] in terms of public health,” he said. Full article
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WHO and the pandemic flu “conspiracies”
Key scientists advising the World Health Organization on planning for an influenza pandemic had done paid work for pharmaceutical firms that stood to gain from the guidance they wrote. These conflicts of interest have never been publicly disclosed by WHO.
Deborah Cohen and Philip Carter investigate: https://www.bmj.com/content/bmj/340/7759/Feature.full.pdf
CDC 2019-Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) Real-Time RT-PCR Diagnostic Panel
The analytical sensitivity of the rRT-PCR assays contained in the CDC 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019- nCoV) Real-Time RT-PCR Diagnostic Panel were determined in Limit of Detection studies. Since no quantified virus isolates of the 2019-nCoV are currently available, assays designed for detection of the 2019-nCoV RNA were tested with characterized stocks of in vitro transcribed full length RNA (N gene; GenBank accession: MN908947.2) of known titer (RNA copies/μL) spiked into a diluent consisting of a suspension of human A549 cells and viral transport medium (VTM) to mimic clinical specimen. https://www.fda.gov/media/134922/download
Nonpharmaceutical Measures for Pandemic Influenza
Hand Hygiene: The effect of hand hygiene combined with face masks on laboratory-confirmed influenza was not statistically significant
Respiratory Etiquette: We did not identify any published research on the effectiveness of respiratory etiquette in reducing the risk for laboratory-confirmed influenza
Face Masks: we found no significant reduction in influenza transmission with the use of face masks
In this review, we did not find evidence to support a protective effect of personal protective measures or environmental measures in reducing influenza transmission.
Disease Mitigation Measures in the Control of Pandemic Influenza
BIOSECURITY AND BIOTERRORISM: BIODEFENSE STRATEGY, PRACTICE, AND SCIENCE Volume 4, Number 4, 2006
Studies have suggested that, except in the most extreme applications, disease mitigation measures have not had a significant impact on altering the course of an influenza pandemic.
If particular measures are applied for many weeks or months, the long-term or cumulative second- and third-order effects could be devastating socially and economically.
There are no historical observations or scientific studies that support the confinement by quarantine of groups of possibly infected people for extended periods in order to slow the spread of influenza.
Disease Mitigation Measures in the Control of Pandemic Influenza
A World Health Organization (WHO) Writing Group, after reviewing the literature and considering contemporary international experience, concluded that “forced isolation and quarantine are ineffective and impractical.”
The negative consequences of large-scale quarantine are so extreme that this mitigation measure should be eliminated from serious consideration.
The WHO Writing Group concluded that “screening and quarantining entering travelers at international borders did not substantially delay virus introduction in past pandemics . . . and will likely be even less effective in the modern era.
It has been recommended that individuals maintain adistance of 3 feet or more during a pandemic. The efficacy of this measure is unknown.
On the other hand when schools closed for a winter holiday during the 1918 pandemic in Chicago, more influenza cases developed among pupils . . . than when schools were in session.
Studies have shown that the ordinary surgical mask does little to prevent inhalation of small droplets bearing influenza virus. The pores in the mask become blocked by moisture from breathing, and the air stream simply diverts around the mask.
Quarantine. As experience shows, there is no basis for recommending quarantine either of groups or individuals.
An overriding principle. Experience has shown that communities faced with epidemics or other adverse events respond best and with the least anxiety when the normal social functioning of the community is least disrupted.
Corona virus the simple truth in under 6 minutes
Pandemic for Dummies – How to organise a pLandemic explained in 2 minutes
Ramola D Reports – COVID19 a Live Training & Simulation Exercise
Major documentary confirmation of something many of us have come to know for certain in recent times: the entire COVID-19 world-shutdown is part of a live training and simulation exercise run by the unscrupulous WHO and United Nations, as documented in their Global Preparedness Monitoring Board’s annual 2019 report and their International Health Regulations treaty of 2005—which 194/or 196 countries signed off on—which pretty much establishes a Global Government (of the WHO & United Nations, & the high-level international GMPB) along with their sponsors, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Wellcome Trust, & other unnamed donors.
Page-10 of the “Annual report on global preparedness for health emergencies”
The United Nations (including WHO) conducts at least two system-wide training and simulation exercises, including one for covering the deliberate release of a lethal respiratory pathogen.and special attention to Page 42 of the Annual report.
Global Preparedness Monitoring Board
Rockefeller Foundation – Lock Step Scenario
LOCK STEP (page 18)
A world of tighter top-down government control and more authoritarian leadership, with limited innovation and growing citizen pushback
Social media manipulation as a political tool is spreading
Over the past two years, there’s been a 150% increase in the number of countries using social media to launch manipulation campaigns, the project found.
Some key findings from the report:
87% of countries use human-controlled accounts
80% of countries use bot accounts
11% of countries use cyborg accounts
7% of countries use hacked/stolen accounts
71% of these accounts spread pro-government or pro-party propaganda
89% attack the opposition or mount smear campaigns
34% spread polarizing messages designed to drive divisions within society
75% of countries used disinformation and media manipulation to mislead users
68% of countries use state-sponsored trolling to target political dissidents, the opposition or journalists
73% amplify messages and content by flooding hashtags
THE CONTAGION MYTH
Why Viruses (including “Coronavirus”) Are Not the Cause of Disease. Published Sept. 2020. By Thomas S. Cowan and Sally Fallon Morell.
About the Book
For readers of Plague of Corruption, Thomas S. Cowan, MD, and Sally Fallon Morell ask the question: are there really such things as “viruses”? Or are electro smog, toxic living conditions, and 5G actually to blame for COVID-19?
The official explanation for today’s COVID-19 pandemic is a “dangerous, infectious virus.” This is the rationale for isolating a large portion of the world’s population in their homes so as to curb its spread. From face masks to social distancing, from antivirals to vaccines, these measures are predicated on the assumption that tiny viruses can cause serious illness and that such illness is transmissible person-to-person.
It was Louis Pasteur who convinced a skeptical medical community that contagious germs cause disease; his “germ theory” now serves as the official explanation for most illness. However, in his private diaries he states unequivocally that in his entire career he was not once able to transfer disease with a pure culture of bacteria (he obviously wasn’t able to purify viruses at that time). He admitted that the whole effort to prove contagion was a failure, leading to his famous death bed confession that “the germ is nothing, the terrain is everything.”
While the incidence and death statistics for COVID-19 may not be reliable, there is no question that many people have taken sick with a strange new disease—with odd symptoms like gasping for air and “fizzing” feelings—and hundreds of thousands have died. Many suspect that the cause is not viral but a kind of pollution unique to the modern age—electromagnetic pollution. Today we are surrounded by a jangle of overlapping and jarring frequencies—from power lines to the fridge to the cell phone. It started with the telegraph and progressed to worldwide electricity, then radar, then satellites that disrupt the ionosphere, then ubiquitous Wi-Fi. The most recent addition to this disturbing racket is fifth generation wireless—5G. In The Contagion Myth: Why Viruses (including Coronavirus) are Not the Cause of Disease, bestselling authors Thomas S. Cowan, MD, and Sally Fallon Morell tackle the true causes of COVID-19.
On September 26, 2019, 5G wireless was turned on in Wuhan, China (and officially launched November 1) with a grid of about ten thousand antennas—more antennas than exist in the whole United States, all concentrated in one city. A spike in cases occurred on February 13, the same week that Wuhan turned on its 5G network for monitoring traffic. Illness has subsequently followed 5G installation in all the major cities in America.
Since the dawn of the human race, medicine men and physicians have wondered about the cause of disease, especially what we call “contagions,” numerous people ill with similar symptoms, all at the same time. Does humankind suffer these outbreaks at the hands of an angry god or evil spirit? A disturbance in the atmosphere, a miasma? Do we catch the illness from others or from some outside influence?
As the restriction of our freedoms continues, more and more people are wondering whether this is true. Could a packet of RNA fragments, which cannot even be defined as a living organism, cause such havoc? Perhaps something else is involved—something that has upset the balance of nature and made us more susceptible to disease? Perhaps there is no “coronavirus” at all; perhaps, as Pasteur said, “the germ is nothing, the terrain is everything.”
Online Academy Profit over life
IG Farben: Official Records from the Nuremberg War Crimes Trials
Did you know? IQ rates are dropping
People are getting dumber. That’s not a judgment; it’s a global fact. In a host of leading nations, IQ scores have started to decline.
Though there are legitimate questions about the relationship between IQ and intelligence, and broad recognition that success depends as much on other virtues like grit, IQ tests in use throughout the world today really do seem to capture something meaningful and durable. Decades of research have shown that individual IQ scores predict things such as educational achievement and longevity. More broadly, the average IQ score of a country is linked to economic growth and scientific innovation.
Article: An intelligence crisis could undermine our problem-solving capacities and dim the prospects of the global economy.
… And Last But Not Least A Little Bit Of History.
It is as though mankind had divided itself between those who believe in human omnipotence (who think that everything is possible if one knows how to organize masses for it) and those for whom powerlessness has become the major experience of their lives.”
– Hannah Arendt (1950)
1919 – Dr Milton Rosenau, attempts to prove the infectious nature of this disease
But most revealing of all were the various heroic attempts to prove the infectious nature of this disease, using volunteers. All these attempts, made in November and December 1918 and in February and March 1919, failed. One medical team in Boston, working for the United States Public Health Service, tried to infect one hundred healthy volunteers between the ages of eighteen and twenty-five.
Their efforts were impressive and make entertaining reading:
“We collected the material and mucous secretions of the mouth and nose and throat and bronchi from cases of the disease and transferred this to our volunteers. We always obtained this material in the same way. The patient with fever, in bed, had a large, shallow, tray-like arrangement before him or her, and we washed out one nostril with some sterile salt solutions, using perhaps 5 c.c., which is allowed to run into the tray; and that nostril is blown vigorously into the tray. This is repeated with the other nostril. The patient then gargles with some of the solution. Next we obtain some bronchial mucus through coughing, and then we swab the mucous surface of each nares and also the mucous surface of the throat… Each one of the volunteers… received 6 c.c. of the mixed stuff that I have described. They received it into each nostril; received it in the throat, and on the eye; and when you think that 6 c.c. in all was used, you will understand that some of it was swallowed. None of them took sick.
”In a further experiment with new volunteers and donors, the salt solution was eliminated, and with cotton swabs, the material was transferred directly from nose to nose and from throat to throat, using donors in the first, second, or third day of the disease. “None of these volunteers who received the material thus directly transferred from cases took sick in any way… All of the volunteers received at least two, and some of them three ‘shots’ as they expressed it.”
In a further experiment 20 c.c. of blood from each of five sick donors were mixed and injected into each volunteer. “None of them took sick in any way.”
“Then we collected a lot of mucous material from the upper respiratory tract, and filtered it through Mandler filters. This filtrate was injected into ten volunteers, each one receiving 3.5 c.c. subcutaneously, and none of these took sick in any way.”
Then a further attempt was made to transfer the disease “in the natural way,” using fresh volunteers and donors: “The volunteer was led up to the bedside of the patient; he was introduced. He sat down alongside the bed of the patients. They shook hands, and by instructions, he got as close as he conveniently could, and they talked for five minutes. At the end of the five minutes, the patient breathed out as hard as he could, while the volunteer, muzzle to muzzle (in accordance with his instructions, about 2 inches between the two), received this
expired breath, and at the same time was breathing in as the patient breathed out… After they had done this for five times, the patient coughed directly into the face of the volunteer, face to face, five different times… [Then] he moved to the next patient whom we had selected, and repeated this, and so on, until this volunteer had had that sort of contact with ten different cases of influenza, in different stages of the disease, mostly fresh cases, none of them more than three days old… None of them took sick in any way.”
“We entered the outbreak with a notion that we knew the cause of the disease, and were quite sure we knew how it was transmitted from person to person. Perhaps,” concluded Dr. Milton Rosenau, “if we have learned anything, it is that we are not quite sure what we know about the disease.”
the above text is from the book The INVISIBLE RAINBOW by Arthur Firstenberg
ISBN 978-1-64502-009-7 (paperback) | 978-1-64502-010-3 (ebook)
Although George Orwell 1984 fits as well this is also very remarkable
Booktitle “End of Days” Published in 2008 Author Sylvia Browne, Lindsay Harrison
Chapter 7, Page 10
In around 2020 a severe pneumonia-like illness will spread throughout the globe, attacking the lungs and the bronchial tubes and resisting all known treatments. Almost more baffling than the illness itself will be the fact that it will suddenly vanish as quickly as it arrived, attack again ten years later, and then disappear completely.
Book title “The Eyes of Darkness” Published in 1981 Author Dean Koontz
Chapter 39, Page 3
‘To understand that,’ Dombey said, ‘you have to go back twenty months. It was around then that a Chinese scientist named Li Chen defected to the United States, carrying a diskette record of China’s most important and dangerous new biological weapon in a decade. They call the stuff “Wuhan-400” because it was developed at their RDNA labs outside of the city of Wuhan, and it was the four-hundredth viable strain of man-made microorganisms created at that research center.
Dishonest efforts will not bring real success.
Treason doth never prosper, what’s the reason? For if it prosper, none dare call it treason. The saying is recorded from the early 19th century, but a related idea with an ironic twist is found in John Harington’s Epigrams of the early 17th century
If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State. – Joseph Goebbels Master propagandist of the Nazi regime and dictator.
Oh, that is all well and good, but, voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country. Hermann Wilhelm Göring
Nuremberg Diary Paperback – August 22, 1995