This article is a collection of important information regarding the coronavirus COVID-19 situation that is not getting wide coverage in the mainstream media. It is evidence that the coronavirus pandemic began with unreliable data and has created unreasonable public hysteria. The resulting lockdowns are a draconian overreaction that has robbed us of our God-given rights and put future generations further into debt. This article explains how God deals with infectious disease and quarantine, of which I pray that our government would take counsel from.
1 Thessalonians 5:21 Prove all things; hold fast that which is good.
Medical Experts Opposing Lockdowns
Dr. Dan Yamin
“The actual number of people who are sick with the virus in South Korea is at least double what’s being reported, so the chance of dying is at least twice as low, standing at about 0.45% – very far from the World Health Organisation’s [global mortality] figure of 3.4%. And that’s already a reason for cautious optimism.”
Dr. David Katz
“I am deeply concerned that the social, economic and public health consequences of this near-total meltdown of normal life – schools and businesses closed, gatherings banned – will be long-lasting and calamitous, possibly graver than the direct toll of the virus itself.”
Dr. Didier Raoult
“Actually, of all respiratory infections it’s probably the easiest to treat. So there is really no reason to get excited anymore. There is really no reason to get excited and rush to produce a vaccine.”
Dr. Frank Ulrich Montgomery
“Italy has imposed a lockdown and has the opposite effect. They quickly reached their capacity limits, but did not slow down the virus spread within the lockdown. A lockdown is a measure of political despair, because coercive measures mean that you can go further than the generation of reason.”
Dr. Jay Bhattacharya
Dr. Joel Kettner
“I have never seen anything like this, anything anywhere near like this. I’m not talking about the pandemic, because I’ve seen 30 of them, one every year. It is called influenza. And other respiratory illness viruses, we don’t always know what they are. But I’ve never seen this reaction, and I’m trying to understand why.”
Dr. John Ioannidis
“If we had not known about a new virus out there, and had not checked individuals with PCR tests, the number of total deaths due to “influenza-like illness” would not seem unusual this year. At most, we might have casually noted that flu this season seems to be a bit worse than average.”
“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.”
Source: A fiasco in the making? As the coronavirus pandemic takes hold, we are making decisions without reliable data
The below video is a comprehensive interview covering a range of topics with Dr. John Ioannidis. Well worth the listen.
Dr. Peter Gøtzsche
“Our main problem is that no one will ever get in trouble for measures that are too draconian. They will only get in trouble if they do too little. So, our politicians and those working with public health do much more than they should do… Should it turn out that the epidemic wanes before long, there will be a queue of people wanting to take credit for this. And we can be damned sure draconian measures will be applied again next time. But remember the joke about tigers. “Why do you blow the horn?” “To keep the tigers away.” “But there are no tigers here.” “There, you see!”
“I have suspected for a long time that we are the victims of mass panic… What if the Chinese had not tested their patients for coronavirus or there had not been any test? Would we have carried on with our lives, without restrictions, not worrying about some deaths here and there among old people, which we see every winter? I think so.”
Prof. Pietro Vernazza
“Based on the new insight, we also have to understand that many of the measures that we have implemented so massively today may even be counterproductive.”
Dr. Sucharit Bhakdi
“As Emeritus of the Johannes-Gutenberg-University in Mainz and longtime director of the Institute for Medical Microbiology, I feel obliged to critically question the far-reaching restrictions on public life that we are currently taking on ourselves in order to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus.”
“[The coronavirus emergency measures] are grotesque, absurd and very dangerous… All this will impact profoundly on our whole society. All these measures are leading to self-destruction and collective suicide based on nothing but a spook.”
Dr. Wolfgang Wodarg
“And what is missing at the moment is a rational way of looking at things. We should ask questions like: How have you found out that the virus is dangerous? How was it before? Didn’t we have the same thing last year? Is it even something new? That’s missing. And the king is naked.”
Prof. Yoram Lass
“[The swine flu] was a virus that reached the world from Mexico and until today there is no vaccination against it. But what? At that time there was no Facebook, or there maybe was, but it was still in its infancy. The coronavirus, in contrast, is a virus with public relations. Whoever thinks that governments end viruses is wrong.”
Additional Medical Experts
Public Figures Opposing Lockdowns
“Coronavirus can’t be allowed to destroy democracy… This order in NSW, by a Liberal government, should never have been gazetted. It’s badly thought out, it’s undemocratic, it’s hopelessly Un-Australian, it treats us as if we’re all either completely stupid or servants of the state… It owes more to Russia than it does to Australia!”
Source: ‘Authority gone drunk!’: Alan Jones slams ‘undemocratic’ regulations threatening Aussies with jail
“I’m becoming surer than ever that we may be making a very big mistake. Destroying the jobs and businesses of hundreds of thousands of Australians, maybe soon millions, for too little gain. I’m surer than ever that our politicians are attacking this crisis the wrong way… But politicians pushed by many journalists have panicked. They’ve overreacted by also forcing shut so many businesses, they’ve killed so many jobs, and that has caused enormous suffering… Today is when you must start to question our governments. Are they now causing more harm than good?”
“If government agencies continue to act as they are doing, people soon will be confronted with the problem that they can no longer buy necessary things—first, because the shelves will be empty, and second, because they will have no more income later, when the shelves are slowly restocked again. Companies have closed and salaries will not show up in bank accounts. Rent due dates for homes and businesses will not be met. It is not the coronavirus that will bring the economy to a standstill, but the way in which politics is responding to the epidemic.”
“The coronavirus numbers, in terms of mortality and fatality, are being skewed; And those numbers are driving panic, and the panic is driving lockdown, and the lockdown is driving a situation that we are headed toward that will have huge ramifications for tens of millions of Americans.”
Coronavirus is a serious illness for a great many people but it doesn’t warrant the response that we’ve seen both in this country and around the world. My concern is, that this has been seized upon by the left of the political spectrum to get right-of-centre governments to do their work for them. Who could have imagined that we’d have these sorts of restrictions outside of World War II or World War I…”
Under the guise of public safety, governments around the world are curtailing our cherished freedoms and ancient practices. There is a risk that they will never be fully returned.
“We’re all concerned about the elderly, those with chronic illnesses, that they should be isolated. But the potential catastrophic economic consequences of this will do untold damage for, I think, many years to come.”
“Folks… Fauci and Bourkes, maybe even Donald Trump, and all the people around the world who went out of their way to destroy our economy are going to try and tell you it was because we had lockdowns. But everything in the math and a growing body of international scientists are telling you otherwise. They’re saying, be careful, it was never in the numbers. The real numbers never showed this.”
This episode of The Highwire with Del Bigtree is definitely worth the watch. He delves into the misleading data underlying the political and medical decisions being made; Quotes top medical experts who disagree with the overreaction from governments taking place today; And ends with comments from an expert economist on the impact lockdowns have on a country.
“The real problem is that when human societies lose their freedom, it’s not usually because tyrants have taken it away. It’s usually because people willingly surrender their freedom in return for protection against some external threat. And the threat is usually a real threat but usually exaggerated. That’s what I fear we are seeing now. The pressure on politicians has come from the public. They want action. They don’t pause to ask whether the action will work. They don’t ask themselves whether the cost will be worth paying.”
“This is our future, and if I did not lift my voice to speak up for it now, even if I do it quite alone, I should consider that I was not worthy to call myself English or British, or a journalist, and that my parents’ generation had wasted their time saving the freedom and prosperity which they handed on to me after a long and cruel struggle whose privations and griefs we can barely imagine.”
Article: PETER HITCHENS: Is shutting down Britain – with unprecedented curbs on ancient liberties – REALLY the best answer?
“We’ve established in our discussion that neither you nor the government have any actual scientific theoretical basis for this policy, there isn’t one… Yet, the government, on the basis of absolutely nothing except speculation and guesswork, proposes to take the most radical economic and political step taken by a government in this country, probably ever.”
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“It’s a ruse. I don’t doubt it’s real, but it’s blown out of proportion by the media. It’s a fake, it’s a deception to steal our money. So that’s all I’m saying. Am I afraid? I’m afraid of my next door neighbour, that’s who I’m afraid of. If they don’t have any money or they can’t feed their kids. Desperate people do desperate things.”
Evidence of Unreliable Medical Data
Article: Corona: creating the illusion of a pandemic through diagnostic tests
“The country’s high death toll is due to an ageing population, overstretched health system and the way fatalities are reported… The way in which we code deaths in our country is very generous in the sense that all the people who die in hospitals with the coronavirus are deemed to be dying of the coronavirus.”
“More than 99% of Italy’s coronavirus fatalities were people who suffered from previous medical conditions, according to a study by the country’s national health authority.”
The below is a study for comparison that documents the number of deaths annually caused by the seasonal flu.
“We estimated excess deaths of 7,027, 20,259, 15,801 and 24,981 attributable to influenza epidemics in the 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16 and 2016/17, respectively, using the Goldstein index.”
Study: Investigating the impact of influenza on excess mortality in all ages in Italy during recent seasons (2013/14–2016/17 seasons)
“As of 19 March 2020, COVID-19 is no longer considered to be a high consequence infectious diseases (HCID) in the UK… They have determined that several features have now changed; in particular, more information is available about mortality rates (low overall)”
Ferguson credited the U.K.’s lockdown for stopping the spread of the virus, but as Berenson points out, the country “only began its lockdown 2 days ago, and the theory is that lockdowns take 2 weeks or more to work.”
Article: Imperial College scientist who predicted 500K coronavirus deaths in UK adjusts figure to 20K or fewer
“From January 1st 2020 to March 21st 2020, approximately the Covid-19 scenario to date, 17 million people have died. They just didn’t die of a media-focused issue. Overwhelmingly, these deaths were invisible to you. You did not fear them or react badly to them. 11,177 deaths by contrast have been presented as a massive crisis and a significant threat to your life. Is that true?”
United States of America
Dr. Deborah Birx
“The predictions of the models don’t match the reality on the ground in either China, South Korea or Italy. We are about five times the size of Italy. So, if we were Italy and you did all those divisions, Italy should have close to 400,000 deaths. They’re not close to achieving that.”
Other Relevant Information
Global cases and deaths from the coronavirus submitted to WHO database.
Website: Worldometer Coronavirus Statistics
Swiss Propaganda Research
A research group from Switzerland documenting key events day by day.
Article: Facts about Covid-19
The below links are articles detailing the ICU capacity of various hospitals around the world and the effect on ICU bed availability during a pandemic.