Common Sense versus Corona Virus Hysteria is the most comprehensive book and website ever written about the corona virus pandemic. It summarizes hundreds of scientific studies and includes insights from over 50 doctors. It explains in clear simple terms why nearly everything you have been told about the corona virus is wrong.
#1 People think that what they have been told by government officials and the main stream media must be supported by scientific research. In fact, nearly all of what you have been told about the corona virus is not true and is not supported by any scientific research.
#2 People think our immune system can not handle the corona virus. The truth is that our immune system is so good at defusing the corona virus that 98 percent of all people will not have any symptoms and not even know they have the corona virus.
#3 People think if they get the corona virus, their odds of dying are one in four. The truth is that, for most people, if you get the corona virus, your odds of dying are less than one in ten thousand.
#4 People think closing schools and businesses helps save lives. In fact, there is no scientific evidence that closing schools or businesses saves even a single life. Instead, shutting down the economy will kill ten people for every person killed by the corona virus.
#5 People think the only way to survive the corona virus is to hope for some miracle drug or vaccine. In fact, there has never been and never will be an effective miracle drug or vaccine for any flu virus – because flu viruses mutate more than 100 times a year.
If you want to learn the truth about the corona virus - and the evidence supporting these five claims, then please take the time to read this book and/or website!
Who I Am and Why You Should Read This Book
This website provides information that is often the opposite of everything you are currently being told about the 2020 Corona virus epidemic. For example, while you have been told that we must close all schools and businesses in order to “save lives” – I provide a mountain of evidence that these extreme actions actually INCREASE FATALITIES. A crucial question then is why should you believe me rather than the stream of “experts” and “talking heads” appearing in the mass media on your local TV?
My answer is that you should not believe either me or the mass media. You should conduct your own search for the truth - just as I have done. You should examine every claim and ask yourself: What is the evidence to support the claim? In this book, I provide hundreds of links to evidence. But it is up to you to evaluate these studies using your own personal experience and common sense.
As for my background, I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Science Education from Washington State University with Minors in Math and Chemistry. I also have a Masters Degree in Human Development from the University of Washington. I was a college and university instructor for more than 20 years as well as a science researcher at the University of Washington. I believe that careful scientific study should guide decision-making on matters that affect our public schools, our public health and our economic vitality. Therefore, in preparing this book, I carefully read hundreds of studies on the Corona Virus. This book includes links to many of these studies.
I am also a former small business owner. I understand the long hours small business owners must put into their businesses to turn them into a success. It is not just wrong, it is a violation of basic rights for the government to destroy businesses without just compensation. I agree that the Corona Virus is a threat to human health. But there is a greater threat to our health. And that is the disease of blind obedience to the ruling class. This website is intended to be a cure for that disease.
An Epidemic of Misinformation
We are not only living with a viral epidemic, we are living in an epidemic of misinformation. Sadly, a huge amount of misinformation is coming from the mass media most Americans count on to get their news. Every day on every channel, you hear claims being repeated over and over again that are not supported by any evidence.
The most repeated claim is that the Corona virus is some sort of new super bug that will kill millions of Americans in the coming months unless we take draconian measures to stop it. In fact, the Corona virus is not much different from Seasonal Flu (which kills about 60,000 people in the US every year). Compared to truly lethal risk factors such as Coronary Heart Disease, the Corona virus is a relatively minor threat. For every person killed by the Corona virus this year, there will be 80 people killed by heart disease.
Another false claim is that extreme social isolation will “save lives,” “flatten the curve” and “give our drug industry time to come up with a cure.” These may seem on the surface like reasonable self-evident claims. But if you take the time to read the actual scientific studies, you will discover that none of these claims is supported by any scientific research. Encouraging people to exercise more and quit smoking would do far more to reduce fatalities than forcing people to hide in their homes. In fact, in this book, I will show that the extreme social isolation policies being mandated by government officials will kill far more people than the Corona virus.
Rather than shutting down all schools and businesses in the US, destroying both our education system and our economic system, and thereby increasing both the suicide rate and the cardiovascular death rate in the US, this book explains why we should immediately re-open schools and businesses and provide more reasonable safety measures to protect vulnerable seniors from harm. If you agree that it is time to restore Common Sense to US public policy, then please read this book and share it with every rational person you know.
Why Social Isolation Was Never Needed
Corona Infections Started Declining 2 Weeks Before Shutdown:
Government officials now claim that their Stay Home Orders caused a reduction in corona virus hospital admissions. In fact, hospital admissions started declining the week before the first Stay Home Order was issued. The total number of US hospital weekly admissions, as reported to the CDC, shows that weekly corona virus hospital admissions peaked on March 14, 2020. Because it takes an average of 10 days for flu infections to become serious enough for people to go to the hospital, we know that corona virus infections peaked on March 4, 2020. Thanks to our immune system, corona virus infections fell dramatically two weeks before the first Stay Home order was issued on March 19, 2020. This is why we can say for certain that Stay Home orders did not reduce corona virus infections, admissions or fatalities.
An Epidemic of Corruption...
In this book, we will explain how a lethal combination of greedy drug companies, corrupt government officials, fake science and the mass hysteria media have all joined forces with the hidden funding of billionaires to fill the public with fear over the corona virus.
As a reminder, this is what Thomas Jefferson wrote for the First Amendment to the US Constitution:
Why we Need to Restore Common Sense
I offer nothing more than simple facts, plain arguments, and common sense. - Thomas Paine, Common Sense 1776
In 1776, the first American Revolution was ignited by a book called Common Sense. This book openly called for a revolution against the British government. Thomas Paine claimed that the American people were capable of ruling themselves and did not need a King to tell them what to do. They should use their own common sense.
Today, we are again faced with an irrational government that will not even let us leave our homes. We are prohibited from making a living, attending church or meeting with our neighbors – a clear violation of the First Amendment – for the claimed purpose of stopping a virus that for most people is no more harmful than the seasonal flu!
Another of our Founding Fathers, Thomas Jefferson once said “Enlighten the people and tyranny will vanish like evil spirits at the dawn of day.” The intention of this book is to provide more accurate information about what is really happening with the Corona virus and thereby lay the seeds for a second, non-violent, American Revolution. If our children are to have any chance for a better future, we must find a way to replace our existing corrupt and crazy government with people who have more common sense.
Given the power of the Mass Hysteria Media, you are likely surrounded on all sides by friends and relatives telling you we must trust our government and jump off a cliff if that is what we are told to do. It will not be easy to stem the tide of tyranny. But we must try. The facts are plain. We do not need to ruin our economy and destroy our future with Corona virus hysteria. We can instead choose simple facts, plain arguments, practical solutions - and common sense.
We have been told a Big Lie - that the corona virus was so dangerous it could not be handled by our natural immune system. We have been told an even bigger lie - that the corona virus could somehow be contained if we all stayed in our homes for months at a time.
Here is the truth. The corona virus can not be contained by any amount of social isolation - because for every person who displays symptoms of illness, there are at least 50 people who will transmit the virus to others without ever showing any symptoms. The virus has already spread and will continue to spread to millions of people.
The good news is that most people have a natural immunity to the corona virus – which is why they do not display any symptoms. This is why the corona virus is no more deadly than the seasonal flu.It is tragic that the corona virus killed 60,000 people this year. (Later we explain why the “reported” fatalities are twice the actual fatalities). But 60,000 or more people are killed by the seasonal flu every year.
It is even more tragic that government officials needlessly destroyed our economy in a futile attempt to contain the virus – because destroying the economy will lead to 60 million lost jobs and the death of an additional 600,000 people due to suicide, drug abuse and homelessness.
But the greatest tragedy is the devastating fear placed in the minds and hearts of millions of Americans - who trusted their government to tell them the truth – only to be told the Big Lie that if they left their homes, they would be jeopardizing the lives of their parents and grandparents. This is a crime against the people that can not and should never be forgiven or forgotten.
Our natural immune system can handle the corona virus. But it is up to all of us who care about the truth to hold those who told this Big Lie accountable for the destruction the Big Lie has inflicted on our economy - and the for the harm it is now inflicting on all of us.
Evidence that the Corona Virus is Similar to the Seasonal Flu
The first Big Lie made by the Mass Hysteria Media is that the corona virus is much different from the common flu. There are some important differences which we will cover in this book. But the truth is that, in terms of fatalities per million people, there is not a significant difference. Below are some objective facts about the Corona virus compared to previous major flu epidemics in the United States.
Table Comparing Major Flu Epidemics in the US
Notes on the above table:
A key mis-reported factor which we will analyze in the following pages is the actual Corona virus death rate. As of May 8, 2020, there are 80,000 claimed deaths out of 1.3 million confirmed cases. This is a death rate of 6% of confirmed cases. https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/country/us/
This claim that the death rate is 6% ignores three important facts. First, significant research has shown that there are huge numbers of unreported cases of people who are infected but have few or no symptoms. We have known since April 11, 2020 that actual Corona virus cases are 50 to 85 times more than reported cases. https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.04.14.20062463v1.full.pdf
So, if reported cases are 1.3 million in the US, actual cases are about 50 times 1.2 million or 65 million. On April 23, 2020, NY Governor Cuomo stated that about 14% of all the people in New York likely have the corona virus according to a antibody test of 3000 people in New York. This result supports my estimate that 20% of the US population had the virus on May 8, 2020.
Second, the actual number of corona fatalities is about half of the claimed fatalities. The CDC has included many cases where there was not even a test to confirm the presence of the corona virus. As we explain in the first chapter, it is likely that over half of deaths assigned to the corona virus were actually seasonal flu or other pneumonia deaths.
Third, on March 4, 2020, the CDC changed the rules – requiring Covid-19 to be listed as the cause of death even in the absence of any test. On April 14, 2020, the CDC changed the rules again and added 6,000 new corona virus fatalities with the stroke of a pen – increasing it from 28,000 to 34,000 by April 16, 2020. Most of these fatalities were never tested for the corona virus and likely did not die from the corona virus.
Thus, the number of actual fatalities (40K) divided by actual cases (65M) results in an actual death rate of less than 1 in a thousand cases – which is about the same as the seasonal flu. If you exercise regularly and do not smoke, your odds of dying from the corona virus are much less than one in 10,000.
The only remaining question is the percent of the population that will become infected by the Corona virus this year. The 1918 Spanish Flu was the worst in recorded history and it only went up to 33% of the US population. This high number was the direct result of huge numbers of US soldiers returning home from World War One and bringing the Spanish Flu with them. I have therefore used an estimate of 33% of the population being infected.
My estimate of 33% is supported by an April 7, 2020 study which found that 37% percent of the homeless in Boston had corona virus antibodies without having any other symptoms. This means that at least two thirds of the US population has a healthy immune system and therefore are unlikely be infected. Even using 33% of the US population getting the Corona virus in 2020, the above table shows that the Corona Virus is about the same as the seasonal flu (which kills about 66,000 people in the US each year).
More Notes on the above table
Seasonal Flu is included in the above table because every year it is one of the top ten causes of death in the US - killing about one to two people in ten thousand actual cases (mainly elderly with cardiovascular disease). Sadly, seasonal flu is not even a reportable illness in the US. Therefore, these numbers are mere estimates. The US alone has about 100 million cases each year and about 66 thousand deaths annually from the seasonal flu. This is in a population of 330 million people. 66,000 divided by 330 equals 200 deaths per million people every year in the US. Many of these people never even make it to the hospital – due to the world’s most expensive health care system.
Spanish Flu is included in the table because many have used social isolation policies some US cities tried in 1918 to stop the Spanish Flu to justify even more extreme social Isolation policies against the 2020 Corona Virus flu. The Spanish Flu killed about 50 million people in the world which in 1918 had a total population of 1.8 billion people. One in three people in the world or 600 million people were infected by the Spanish Flu. These were mainly young people as most older people had immunity to the Spanish Flu thanks to previous epidemics of the H1N1 flu family. Of the 600 million infected people, about one in 11 died – resulting in 50 million fatalities. The Spanish flu killed about 675,000 in the US in 1918 when the US had a total population of 103 million.
Assuming that one third of the US population was infected, this meant there were 34 million actual cases in the US. The death rate per million was over 6,500. By comparison,it is likely the 2019 Corona virus flu will only kill about 99,000 people in the US with a current population of 330 million. This comes to about 300 people per million population. Thus, the 1918 Spanish Flu was about 20 times worse than the 2020 Corona virus. It is therefore ridiculous to compare the 2020 Corona virus epidemic with the 1918 flu epidemic.
The current cases and fatalities for the Corona virus are increasing every day. However, even without extreme social isolation, all past flu epidemics – including the 1918 Spanish Flu – leveled off after a matter of a few weeks. Assuming that there are currently about 40,000 actual corona fatalities in the US as of May 8, 2020, we should now be at a peak – after which it should level off for an eventual total of less than 60,000. Politicians are certain to credit their extreme social isolation policies for this great victory. But in fact, social isolation simply lengthens the epidemic – it does not reduce fatalities. As we will show in the following pages, social isolation will actually INCREASE fatalities over time because it does not allow our natural immune system to adjust to the new virus – and the economic crash will kill ten times more people than the virus.
TIP: Whenever you hear media reports of Corona virus fatalities, always ask your self: What is the denominator? While the numerator is likely to be accurate, the favorite trick of fear peddlers is to manipulate the denominator to make the risk appear to be much greater than it actually is. For example, the media reports a death rate of 5% - but your odds of actually dying this year from the Corona virus (what most people really care about) if you are not over 70 and do not have Cardio Pulmonary Disease is much less than one in ten thousand. But your odds of losing your job and your home as a result of drastic government mandates could be as high as 30%. Which of these problems is the greater risk to your family?
The Importance of Objective Problem Solving
I have a degree in Science Education. I believe we should use the scientific method to evaluate any claims being made on any subject. In other words, we should demand evidence from those making claims. For nearly 20 years, I taught courses on Objective Problem Solving at Bellevue College in Bellevue Washington. In this course, I advocated that students objectively consider the advantages and drawbacks of all options before deciding on the best course of action. Objectivity, like the scientific method, requires researching the actual facts associated with any problem before making a decision.
In this analysis, we will take a closer look at the scientific research regarding the Corona virus. This research has caused me to question the unsupported claims being made by government officials. I want to be clear. I am not saying that the Corona virus is not real. I recognize that many people have died from the Corona virus and in the coming months and years, many more people will die from the Corona virus. What I am saying is that we, the public have both a right and a duty to question unsupported claims being made by government officials.
In March, 2020, the Governor of Washington State, Jay Inslee – with the approval of the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Chris Reykdal – announced the shut down of all schools and colleges in Washington state. A few days later, they announced the forced closure of nearly all businesses. Their claim was that closing schools and businesses would “save lives.”
A few days later, the Superintendent stated that these mandatory closures could last until September and beyond while he waits for a flu vaccination to be developed – an unproven vaccine that will then be forced on all students in our state. What the public was not told is that no vaccine for any flu virus has ever been effective for the long term due to the rapid mutation rate of all flu viruses.
These draconian closures will severely harm the education of over one million students. Equally devastating, they will push hundreds of thousands of small business owners over the brink of bankruptcy. Many of these small businesses will not be able to survive such a crippling blow. I was a small business owner. I understand that small businesses cannot afford to stay shut down for months at a time.
Worst of all, shutting down our economy will cause more than one million bread winners to lose their jobs in our state – a crime which will mean that many parents will no longer be able to put food on the table for their families. Many families will no longer be able to pay their rent. We already have a massive problem with homelessness. This problem is about to get much worse as a result of this destruction of our economy by our reckless leaders. The deaths from homelessness, suicides, drug abuse and loss of health care due to lost jobs will far exceed all corona virus deaths.
Nine Reasons We Should Not Blindly Accept the Claims of the Mass Media and Government Officials
Government officials claim that anyone who disagrees with their draconian actions will cost lives because “every hour counts in responding to the Corona virus.” No one wants to save lives more than I do. However, there are at least 8 reasons that all of us should question the claims of the mass media and government officials.
#1: Objective Problem Solving Requires Analysis of All Options
Critical analysis means seeking out and considering all drawbacks of proposed options as well as advantages of all other options.
#2: The Burden of Proof is on those Making Claims
The Scientific Method is based on the Null Hypotheses. Those making claims are assumed to be wrong until they provide actual evidence they are right. It is up to those making claims to provide us with evidence to support their claims. Thus far, government officials have been very long on claims and very short on actual evidence.
#3 Democracy Requires Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Assembly
If you read Thomas Jefferson, you will know why Freedom of Speech and the Freedom of Assembly are in the First Amendment. It is because our Founding Fathers believed that Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Assembly are required in order to have a fully informed electorate. Censorship of Speech and Laws prohibiting assembly can not be tolerated in a democratic society.
#4 History Requires a Healthy Skepticism of the Claims of Government Officials
Many times in recent years, government officials have lied to us about important facts in order to manipulate us into supported their unwise actions. As just one example, government claims about Iraq having “Weapons of Mass Destruction” turned out to be a complete fabrication of the CIA. Accepting this big lie cost US tax payers trillions of dollars supporting the Iraq War. It also cost the lives of thousands of US soldiers. And it cost the lives of more than one million innocent women and children in Iraq. All of us are still paying a terrible twice for not questioning the claims of government officials.
#5 The Future of our Economy and the Future of our Children Require a Careful Evaluation of the Official Narrative
Our elected leaders are demanding that we shut down our schools and our businesses for months on end. Such drastic actions will harm our economy for many years as millions of small businesses will be forced to permanently shut their does as a result of government officials shutting down our economy. We owe it to our children and to the millions who will lose their jobs to carefully evaluate whether this course of action is based on actual facts – or whether there are other less harmful alternatives.
#6 Respect for the US Constitution Requires that We Guard our Civil Liberties
Benjamin Franklin once said: "Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." He meant by this that protecting the long term rights of the people is more important than surrendering those rights in the face of a short term threat. Liberty requires the courage to oppose those who would compromise our rights. We have a duty as citizens to challenge those who ask us to surrender our basic rights.
#7 Respect for the Washington State Constitution demands that we protect the Private Property Rights of 300,000 small business owners whose private property was or will be destroyed as a result of the government illegally shutting down their businesses.
#8 The Search for the Truth Demands that We Question the Claims of Everyone
In problem solving, the truth matters. Objective Problem Solving requires careful research of all claims and careful evaluation of all options. This requires a constant search for the truth.
#9 Fear Peddlers ignore the power of our immune system to defend us against all viruses including the corona virus.
With these nine important reasons demanding that we not naively accept the claims of government officials, let us begin this inquiry into the facts and the scientific evidence regarding the claim of government officials about the threat of the Corona Virus.
Overblown Claims of Government Officials
The reason the Governor and Superintendent gave for shutting down all schools and businesses – the most devastating mandatory closures in the history of our state - was that these closures are needed to “flatten the curve” and protect us from the Corona Virus. On March 19, 2020, the Superintendent, Chris Reykdal, claimed that “without intervention, more than two million Americans will die in the next six months.”
There is no evidence to support this reckless fear mongering. As of May 8, 2020, about 40,000 people have died in the US and the rate of increase is only about 1000 people per day. There is no way this will rise to two million or even one million fatalities. My research into this question indicates that total US fatalities should be less than 60,000. So where did Reykdal get a figure of two million?
The answer is likely from the NY Times which published an article on March 13 claiming that 1.7 million people in the US could die. Then on March 16, they published an article claiming that “a London report predicted high fatalities in the US... without drastic action to suppress new cases, 2.2 million people in the US could die.” Here is a link to the March 16 NY Times article: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/16/us/coronavirus-fatality-rate-white-house.html
Here is a link to the London report which was written by Neil Ferguson of the Imperial College of London. Ferguson claimed that 2.2 million people in the US would die in the next six months: https://www.imperial.ac.uk/media/imperial-college/medicine/sph/ide/gida-fellowships/Imperial-College-COVID19-NPI-modelling-16-03-2020.pdf
The terrifying claims of the Ferguson report were then quoted and promoted on numerous so-called news websites including the Washington Post, the World Economic Forum and Business Insider. None of these so-called News organizations did even the slightest research into the source of the data used by Neil Ferguson to justify his estimate of 2.2 million fatalities in the US. Perhaps I have a slight advantage over most people because I have a degree in Science Education and I read scientific reports every day. But it took me less than 5 minutes of reading the Ferguson report to see that he made several basic and crucial math errors.
Ferguson’s biggest error was assuming it would take 3 months for Corona Virus fatalities to reach a peak in the US. In fact, the peak was reached in a little more than one month from the beginning of the epidemic. Thus, Ferguson over-estimated the time by a factor of 3. Because the graph is an exponential function, over-estimating the time to the peak by 3 months caused Ferguson to over-estimate potential fatalities by a factor of 3 x 3 = 9. Below is the Ferguson graph so you can see the error for yourself. Note that the scale on the left is Deaths per day per 100,000 population. The blue line, which is the US curve, reaches a peak of 17 on June 20, 2020. To calculate the total US deaths per day, we use the US population of 330 million:
330 million = 3300 times 100,000. So 17 deaths per 100,000 per day converts to 17 x 3300 = 56,100 fatalities in the US on the single day of June 20, 2020:
Ferguson estimates that the US peak will be reached about June 20 – which is 90 days to the peak. But if instead we use the 30-day peaks reached in China and South Korea, the US reached a peak on about April 20th - causing maximum daily fatalities to be 2,800 or one twentieth the Ferguson estimate of 56,000. 2.2 million divided by 20 is 110,000. Still bad but much less than the 2.2 million claimed by Ferguson.
This is why knowing the assumptions is important – because when you are dealing with exponential curves, a slight change in assumptions can make a huge difference in the final result.
I understand why Ferguson ignored the scientific research on the Corona Virus by using 90 days instead of 30 days to peak. Ferguson is simply trying to scare everyone in order to promote mandatory vaccinations. But why didn’t other researchers or reporters or government leaders like Chris Reykdal or Jay Inslee– or any member of their staff - catch this glaringly obvious error?
In researching the source documents used by Ferguson, I found several even bigger blunders. Perhaps the biggest was that he used a 2007 study of the 1918 Spanish Flu epidemic to justify his claim that shutting down schools and businesses for up to 18 months would be needed to stop mass fatalities in the UK and US. As we explain below in our analysis, the 2007 study Neil Ferguson used as the basis for his 2020 report was written by none other than Neil Ferguson! https://www.pnas.org/content/pnas/104/18/7588.full.pdf
In his 2007 study, Ferguson used data from 16 US cities in the US to justify his claim that extreme social isolation was needed to stop the Spanish Flu in 1918. The problem with the 2007 Ferguson study was that he had “cherry picked” his data on 16 US cities from a more detailed study of 43 US cities that had adopted isolation policies. https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/208354
The more detailed study of all 43 cities refuted the claims that Ferguson made using only 16 cities. Below is a chart of the days of interventions compared to the fatalities in all 43 cities. Cities that closed their schools and businesses for 10 weeks, like Denver, often had three times the number of fatalities (and a higher peak rate of fatalities) that cities like Grand Rapids that only closed their schools and businesses for 4 weeks.
In addition, the study of all 43 cities found that cities that mandated extreme social isolation for an extended period of time often suffered a “double peak” in fatalities because extreme social isolation prevented people in the city from building up their natural immunity to the virus. It takes at least some exposure to the virus to build up natural immunity in the population.
Note that actual days of Intervention was about half of the total days of intervention because nearly all cities in the study combined two forms of intervention (closing schools and closing businesses). Thus, Grand Rapids closed their schools and businesses for 30 days while Denver closed their schools and businesses for 75 days.
Thus, contrary to the claims made by Neil Ferguson and echoed by Chris Reykdal, there is no evidence that extreme social isolation will “flatten the curve” or save the life of even a single person. Just the opposite is true. There is a mountain of evidence that shutting down schools and businesses for an extended period of time will actually increase the number of people killed.
Social isolation sounds like a good idea. But for a variety of reasons, extreme social isolation on a massive scale does not actually work.
There are many additional studies confirming that extreme social isolation is not an effective strategy for reducing either total flu fatalities or for “flattening the curve.” Instead, we have good reason to believe that extreme social isolation will actually INCREASE flu fatalities and heighten the curve!
We will provide scientific research showing that the current reckless claims being made by government officials, and echoed by the main stream media, have not been accurate and are not supported by the facts. We will then analyze the advantages and drawbacks of various options to demonstrate that the harm of the current government dictates for extreme social isolation far outweigh the benefits. We will conclude with other common sense options that provide more benefits in terms of protecting us from the Corona Virus while imposing fewer drawbacks on our economic and education systems.
I understand some people may disagree with the evidence and studies I present in this report. If you have any contrary scientific studies that support the shutting down of schools and businesses as a beneficial response to the Corona virus, then please email them to me (springforschools at gmail dot com). I promise to read any scientific studies sent to me.
What I am not interested in are unsupported claims by the media or by government officials. I am also not interested in anecdotal stories of why thousands of schools and millions of businesses must be shut down because doing so saved the life of one particular person. We must think of the health and safety and well-being of everyone. This requires looking at the big picture. Shutting down businesses might save a few of our grandparents. But is this worth it if it also leads to the death of thousands of young people who commit suicide because they cannot get a job or pay for a place to live?
The real question is what is the TOTAL number of deaths when comparing options. It does not make sense to save one person if it results in 10 other people being killed later on. We must look at the drawbacks of all options if we are to make better decisions about the best way to deal with the Corona virus. Hopefully, after reading this analysis, you will at least be able to recognize the difference between credible scientific studies and fake reports like the Ferguson report.
Sadly, our current elected leaders have been unable to make that distinction. We, our children and our economy are all suffering a huge harm because of it.
Finally, if you find this analysis beneficial, please share it with your family, friends, neighbors and local elected leaders. We do not have to jump of an economic cliff. There is another way. We simply have to choose between two completely different futures - objective decision making – or Corona virus hysteria.
David Spring M. Ed.
springforschools at gmail dot com
Here is the Table of Contents for our book and this website:
Chapter 1 Corona Virus versus Economic Shutdown Fatalities
1.1 The CDC is Not Your Friend
1.2 Why the Cure is will Kill More People than the Disease
1.3 Forty Experts Question the Corona Virus Hysteria
1.4 We Should Promote Healthy Living Instead of Extreme Isolation
Chapter 2 Comparing the Corona Virus to the Seasonal Flu
2.1 Structure of the Seasonal Flu and Corona Virus
2.2 Evidence that the time to peak is about one month
2.3 Flaws of the Ferguson UK Report
2.4 A More Accurate Estimate of the Time to Peak
Chapter 3 Why Social Isolation does not reduce flu fatalities
3.1 A Social Isolation Timeline
3.2 Comparing Rates of Fatalities in States and Nations
3.3 Evidence that Social Isolation Makes Flu Epidemics Worse
3.4 Evidence that Social Isolation does not Flatten the Curve
3.5 Evidence Mass Gatherings do not increase Flu Epidemics
Chapter 4 Understanding our Amazing Immune System
4.1 What Exactly is a Virus?
4.2 How our Immune System Evolved to Fight Viruses
4.3 How to Improve Your Immune System
4.4 How Stress Harms our Immune System
We have nothing to fear – but fear itself! FDR 1933
Chapter 5 Why Corona Virus Tests are not accurate
5.1 Why is the Cost of a PCR Test so High?
5.2 Why Corona Virus PCR Tests are Not Accurate
5.3 Why Corona Virus CT Scans are Dangerous
5.4 Why Corona Virus Antibody Tests are Not Accurate
Chapter 6 Why Flu Vaccines and Miracle Cures are Not Effective
6.1 Long History of Flu Virus Vaccine Failures
6.2 Problems with Chloroquine
6.3 Problems with Remdesivir
6.4 Problems with Favipiravir
6.5 Benefits of Plasma Antibody Treatment
Chapter 7 The Terrible Harm of Closing our Public Schools
7.1 How Closing Schools can Increase Flu Fatalities
7.2 Why Online Programs can not Replace In Person Instruction
7.3 Why School Opening should not wait for a Miracle Vaccine
Chapter 8 The Devastating Harm of Bankrupting our Economy
8.1 Lost Jobs… Harm to Small Businesses, Workers and Families
8.2 Lost Homes… Harm to Children through Homelessness
8.3 Lost Public Services… Harm to Support for our Public Schools
8.4 The Man Behind the Curtain… Who is Really Pulling the Strings behind the Corona Virus Scam
Chapter 9 Finding a Path to a Better Future
9.1 Get More Accurate Sources of Information
9.2 How to Create Your Own Community Network
9.3 Pass a Fair Elections Initiative
9.4 Give our Kids a Better Education so this Never Happens Again!