In response to Andrew Mahon: Are we surrendering liberty for a spook?
Derek Reynolds wrote:
Thank you Andrew. Something I have believed in and discovered through research. Just how many deaths have been attributed to coronavirus, when the underlying illness is the greater enemy of the patient.
Globally this is a political driven disease intended to generate fear and division amongst the population just as the climate change saga has done. Divide and rule.
When the smoke clears, there’ll be another issue on the horizon.
Is a Once in a Century Fiasco Befalling the United States?
The first pandemic of the 21st Century took place in 2009. It was commonly referred to as the ‘Swine Flu’ or H1N1. It was notable for its rapid global spread which was facilitated by an unusually high degree of viral contagiousness and was most lethal in individuals affected by chronic disease or other underlying conditions.The Centers for Disease Control has estimated that in the United States there were 60.8 million cases, 274,300 hospitalisations and up to 18,300 deaths due to the virus. Additionally, CDC estimated that 360,000 people worldwide died of the virus infection. The previous global pandemic took place in 1968-69. It was a flu virus (H3N2) often referred to as Hong Kong flu although it originated in China. Like Chinese coronavirus it too took an unusual toll on the elderly with underlying health Issues. The CDC estimates that over 1million people throughout the world and over 100,000 in the United States died from the virus. During the entirety of these two pandemics there was no overwrought national panic, no massive government spending and bailouts or state-wide shutdowns. Nor was the mainstream media fanning the flames of panic by breathlessly reporting any and all worse case theoretical scenarios as well as maliciously fabricating headlines. Among the studies hyped by the mainstream media and the Democrats is one done by the Imperial College in London that claims that their model projects over 4.4million Americans will die if no action is taken; but if the nation takes certain mitigation measures, then the death toll will only be 2.2million by the end of the year. But it should be noted that this same institution, Imperial College (a bastion of Leftism), has also erroneously predicted innumerable catastrophic global warming scenarios over the years. To achieve the most optimistic scenario predicted in this study, 7,746 Americans would have to die of the coronavirus every day until the end of the year. As of now fewer than 14,500 have died globally after four months of the virus being spread – the United States 414.
John Ioannidis, Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at Stanford University, concerned that the nation is making dramatic decisions without reliable data, wrote the following:
The current coronavirus disease has been called a once-in-a-century pandemic. But it may also be a once-in-a-century fiasco.
Benny Factor wrote:
The Guardian tells us that people are still flouting the rules so it’s got to be tougher. There’s only one way this is going. It’s Brexit and climate change all over again: a culture war. And this time, the ‘liberal elite’ have seized power properly and are prepared to ruin the country just so they can finally say they won against the gammons. (And do tell us about the ‘misbehaviour’ at the weekend. Were scientific measurements made of it? No. Just some contrived long lens foreshortened-perspective photos in the Guardian to make it look as though people were close together when in fact they were metres apart).
Yep, think about someone in the private sector, newly retired and about to take their 25pc tax-free lump sum – only to find it’s half of what it was three weeks ago. This is a recipe for an increase in suicides, depression, heart disease and other illnesses brought on by worry. When this is over it will be interesting to tally up how many have died through coronavirus and how many have died as a result of the economy tanking.
Is this the dry run for the climate emergency lockdown?