“If we’ve been bamboozled long enough, we tend to reject any evidence of the bamboozle. We’re no longer interested in finding out the truth. The bamboozle has captured us. It’s simply too painful to acknowledge, even to ourselves, that we’ve been taken. Once you give a charlatan power over you, you almost never get it back.”
Carl Sagan, Science as a Candle in the Dark
I am not alone in concluding that extreme social isolation to stop the corona virus is not supported by scientific research. Here are fifty public health experts who disagree with the mass hysteria media:
#1 Dr. John Ioannidis, Professor of Medicine at Stanford University, wrote: “Better information is needed to guide decisions and actions of monumental significance…Draconian countermeasures have been adopted… How can policymakers tell if they are doing more good than harm?
A population-wide case fatality rate of 0.05% (for the Corona Virus) is lower than seasonal influenza. If that is the true rate, locking down the world with potentially tremendous social and financial consequences may be totally irrational. It’s like an elephant being attacked by a house cat. Frustrated and trying to avoid the cat, the elephant accidentally jumps off a cliff and dies.
#2 Professor Sucharit Bhakdi, Head of the Institute for Medical Microbiology and Hygiene at Gutenberg University in Germany, has been even more outspoken, calling lock down measures “useless, self-destructive and collective suicide. The horrifying impact on the world economy threatens the existence of countless people.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbnBjuPT4l4
Professor Bhakdi also notes that the Corona Virus has been much more lethal in Northern Italy and China than in the rest of the world. He then points out that these two areas have among the worst air pollution in the world and that the harm air pollution does to the lungs may be the primary reason there were more fatalities in these two regions. (We will explore this issue later in our analysis).
#3 Dr. Wolfgang Wodarg is a German physician specializing in Pulmonology (lung disease). He opposes extreme social isolation because it is based on a lack of accurate data and is being driven by drug companies looking to make money off of the crisis. Here are quotes from his website: https://www.wodarg.com/
“What is missing right now is a rational way of looking at things. There is no valid data and no evidence of exceptional health threats.”
“These are undisputed facts: The official mortality statistics, which are still available, and various national flu monitoring institutes show the normal course of the curves. The seasonal "flu" is as usual.”
“Corona viruses are and have always been there. They have always made up 7% to 15% of all viruses and all flu fatalities. This year is no different. Corona viruses, influenza viruses and other viruses have to change continuously. There are more than 100 different types of viruses and they all change every year. So "new" viruses are normal.”
“Politicians and scientists all looking for fame play off of each other by making ever bigger claims to scare the public.”
#4 Doctor Pietro Vernazza, is a Swiss physician specializing Infectious Diseases at the Cantonal Hospital St. Gallen and Professor of Health Policy. On March 20, 2020, he summarized an article published in Science magazine by stating:
“The result (of the study) is told quite simply: Around 85% (82-90%) of all infections occurred without anyone noticing the infection. About 55% of the undetected infections infected other people. We have actually suspected this for a long time. Otherwise, it would have been impossible to explain that the number of infections in China dropped to zero after a few weeks. We must inform the public and speak plainly. This infection is mild for young people. Fear is not a good guide. (We have been mistakenly told that) about one in ten people diagnosed die in Italy. But as we now know from this science work, this should be one of 1,000 infected people (because 99% of the infected were never diagnosed).”
Based on these findings, Dr. Vernazza recommended re-opening the public schools. Here is a link to the study Dr. Vernazza felt was so important: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/32179701
Here is a quote from the study: “We estimate 86% of all infections (in China in January 2020) were undocumented. Per person, the transmission rate of undocumented infections was 55% of documented infections, yet, due to their greater numbers, undocumented infections were the infection source for 79% of documented cases. These findings explain the rapid geographic spread of SARS-CoV2 (the Corona virus) and indicate containment of this virus will be particularly challenging.”
Put in plain English, it will be impossible to stop the spread of the Corona virus due to the huge numbers of people that get it without any visible symptoms.
#5 Dr Joel Kettner, professor of Community Health Sciences and Surgery at Manitoba University states: “ I have never seen anything like this. I’m not talking about the pandemic, because I’ve seen 30 of them, one every year. It is called influenza. But I’ve never seen this reaction, and I’m trying to understand why. In Hubei, in the province of Hubei, where there has been the most cases and deaths by far, the actual number of cases reported is 1 per 1000 people and the actual rate of deaths reported is 1 per 20,000. So maybe that would help to put things into perspective. The other part is we actually do not have that much good evidence for the social distancing methods. The evidence is pretty weak. I worry about the consequences of social distancing. I worry about people who are losing their jobs.”
#6 Dr. Yoram Lass is an Israeli physician and former Director General of the Health Ministry and Associate Dean of the Tel Aviv University Medical School. In a March 22, 2020 article called Lock Down Lunacy, he says:
“It is wrong to shut down the entire country because of a virus that is ultimately less of a killer than the flu. In every country, more people die from regular flu compared with those who die from the corona virus. Italy is known for its enormous morbidity in respiratory problems, more than three times any other European country. In the US about 40,000 people die in a regular flu season. The media is only trumpeting hysteria.
“In China they stopped the virus because of natural immunity, which they've forgotten to talk about. What stopped the swine flu pandemic and what generally stops viruses? Whoever thinks that the government ends viruses is completely wrong. What really happens? The body creates antibodies to shut down and prevent the disease. The chain of infection is broken and the virus comes to a halt."
“We are in a clear situation of mass hysteria prevailing over science. I present to you some numbers and statistics that demonstrate that the genie is not terrible. But we have become monstrously hysterical. Entire peoples are undergoing some sort of group insanity process. You need courage to present an opposing position.
“Here are some examples of how we take risks every day. Because we drive cars, every day people die in car accidents. If we stopped driving cars, we could save many lives. But we do not stop driving cars. We accept the risk. (Because of extreme social isolation policies) millions have lost their jobs. Many more will die from heart attacks and anxiety or depression as a result of this. Life for everybody is destroyed but because of the anxiety everybody is falling into line with one opinion. It is an 'Orwellian' process: one people, one flag, one anxiety."
“A government cannot stop a virus. It's impossible to stop a virus by government decree. Every virus creates antibodies. What stops a virus is natural immunity. Our bodies create natural immunity and so the chain of infection is broken and in this way the virus is ended, otherwise it would continue. Whoever thinks that governments end viruses is wrong.” https://en.globes.co.il/en/article-lockdown-lunacy-1001322696
#7 Dr. Frank Ulrich Montgomery is German radiologist, former President of the German Medical Association and Deputy Chairman of the World Medical Association. On March 18, 2020, he said: I'm not a fan of lock down. Anyone who imposes something like this must also say when and how to pick it up again. Since we have to assume that the virus will be with us for a long time, I wonder when we will return to normal? You can't keep schools and day care centers closed until the end of the year. Because it will take at least that long until we have a vaccine. Italy has imposed a lock down and has the opposite effect. They quickly reached their capacity limits, but did not slow down the virus spread within the lock down.” https://www.general-anzeiger-bonn.de/news/politik/deutschland/interview-mit-weltaerztepraesident-montgomery-ueber-corona-pandemie-ist-chaos_aid-49609561
#8 Dr. Henrik Streeck is a professor of virology, and the director of the Institute of Virology and HIV Research, at Bonn University. On March 16, 2020, he stated: “The typical Covid 19 patient shows only mild symptoms. This is also the result of a Chinese study from Shenzhen, which found that 91 percent of those infected show only mild to moderate symptoms… You also have to take into account that the Sars-CoV-2 deaths in Germany were exclusively old people. In Heinsberg, for example, a 78-year-old man with previous illnesses died of heart failure, and that without Sars-2 lung involvement. Since he was infected, he naturally appears in the Covid 19 statistics. But the question is whether he would not have died anyway, even without Sars-2. Around 2,500 people die in Germany every day.”
#9 Dr. Michael Osterman is the director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota. On March 21, 2020, in an article titled “A National Lock down is No Cure”, he said: “We have to ask what we hope to accomplish with limited self-quarantines and shelter-in-place directives. Clearly, as one objective, we seek to “flatten the curve” in an effort to keep our already overburdened health-care system from being overrun. “
But how do we actually accomplish this? What happens after a several-week moratorium on normal activity? Does the president, governor or mayor declare another?
China and Italy have imposed near-draconian lock downs in an effort to halt the spread of covid-19. But how and when will these two “test” nations return to normal life? And when they do, will there be a major second wave of cases?
We don’t, for example, have good data on the real impact of closing public and private K-12 schools on the spread of covid-19. Hong Kong and Singapore, advanced city-states that experienced the outbreak early, both attempted to respond quickly and efficiently. Hong Kong closed schools; Singapore did not, and there was hardly any difference in the rate of transmission.
The second-order effect of shutting schools is that hardest hit will be those least able to afford to miss work to care for home bound children. Consider the effect of shutting down offices, schools, transportation systems, restaurants, hotels, stores, theaters, concert halls, sporting events and other venues indefinitely and leaving all of their workers unemployed and on the public dole. The likely result would be not just a depression but a complete economic breakdown, with countless permanently lost jobs, long before a vaccine is ready or natural immunity takes hold.
The best alternative will probably entail letting those at low risk for serious disease continue to work, keep business and manufacturing operating, and “run” society, while at the same time advising higher-risk individuals to protect themselves through physical distancing.With this battle plan, we could gradually build up immunity without destroying the financial structure on which our lives are based. Very soon, we may have to acknowledge that attempting to stretch out cases in the hopes of keeping the curve reasonably flat is unworkable.” https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/03/21/facing-covid-19-reality-national-lockdown-is-no-cure/
#10 Dr. David Katz is an American physician and founding director of the Yale University Prevention Research Center. On March 20, 2020, he said: “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. The stock market will bounce back in time, but many businesses never will. The unemployment, impoverishment and despair likely to result will be public health scourges of the first order.” https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/20/opinion/coronavirus-pandemic-social-distancing.html
#11 Dr. Peter Goetzsche is Professor of Clinical Research Design and Analysis at the University of Copenhagen and founder of the Cochrane Medical Collaboration. He has written several books on corruption in the field of medicine and the power of big pharmaceutical companies. On March 21, 2020, he wrote:
“Is it evidence-based healthcare to close schools and universities, cancel flights and meetings, forbid travel, and to isolate people wherever they happen to fall ill? The harms include suicides that go up in times of unemployment, and when people’s businesses built up carefully over many years lie in ruins, they might kill themselves. Where does this stop? Logic was one of the first victims.”
“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. No such draconian measures were applied during the 2009 influenza pandemic, and they obviously cannot be applied every winter, which is all year round, as it is always winter somewhere. We cannot close down the whole world permanently.”
“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!” https://www.deadlymedicines.dk/corona-an-epidemic-of-mass-panic/
#12 Dr. Stefan Hockertz is a immunologist and toxicologist. in the YouTube video linked below, he stated: “ The dangerousness of the SARS-CoV-2 corona virus is comparable to the well-known influenza that we had in previous years. "Corona" is not the plague, it is not Ebola. Even measles is more dangerous. The measures taken are excessive.” https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7wfb-B0BWmo&feature=youtu.be
#13 Dr. Didier Raoult is one of the world’s top 5 scientists on communicable diseases. He argued that the approach of mass quarantine is both inefficient and outdated and that large-scale testing and treatment of suspected cases achieves far better results. https://www.globalresearch.ca/covid-19-fight-cure-western-pharma-rip-off/5707360
#14 Virologist Doctor Karin Molling stated: “Corona is not a serious killer virus! The scaremongering is the problem.” https://www.radioeins.de/programm/sendungen/die_profis/archivierte_sendungen/beitraege/corona-virus-kein-killervirus.html
#15 Dr. Pablo Goldschmidt, Argentinean virologist and biochemist stated: “The ill-founded opinions expressed by international experts, replicated by the media and social networks repeat the unnecessary panic that we have previously experienced. The corona virus identified in China in 2019 caused nothing less than a strong cold or flu , with no difference so far with cold or flu as we know.” https://www.clarin.com/buena-vida/coronavirus-panico-injustificado-dice-virologo-argentino-francia_0_yVcmJ4RM.html
#16 Dr. Julian Nida-Ruemelin former German Minister of State stated that the corona virus: “poses no risk to the general healthy population and therefore extreme measures such as curfews should be ended.” https://www.zdf.de/nachrichten/zdf-morgenmagazin/julian-nida-ruemelin-zur-corona-krise-100.html
#17 Dr. Giulio Tarro, famous Italian virologist stated: “the overall clinical consequences of COVD-19 could ultimately be similar to that of severe seasonal flu, which has a lethality rate of around 0.1%.” https://www.cybermednews.eu/index.php/it/health/70871-interview-to-the-virologist-giulio-tarro-the-death-rate-of-covid-19-is-less-than-1-as-confirmed-by-the-national-institute-of-allergy-and-infectious-diseases
#18 & 19 Dr. Eran Benavid and Dr. Jay Bhattacharya, Professors of Medicine at Stanford University wrote: “The true fatality rate is the portion of those infected who die, not the deaths from identified cases. These numbers imply a fatality rate from Covid-19 orders of magnitude smaller than it appears. This does not make Covid-19 a nonissue. The reports from Italy and across the U.S. show real struggles. But a 40,000-death epidemic is a far less severe problem than one that kills two million.” https://web.archive.org/web/20200325103650/https://www.wsj.com/articles/is-the-coronavirus-as-deadly-as-they-say-11585088464
#20 Dr. Anders Tegnell, Sweden Chief Epidemiologist, stated: "The Swedish way can be epidemiologically reduced to two basic rules. Older people or people with previous health problems should be isolated as much as possible. The other rule is: Anyone with symptoms should stay at home immediately, even with the slightest cough. If you follow these two rules, you don't need any further measures, the effect of which is only very marginal anyway,"
Note: Sweden has one of the lowest rates of Corona virus fatalities per million population in Europe. Kindergartens and schools up to grade nine are open, children play on the playgrounds, and soccer is played on the soccer fields. Most businesses remain open. There has been no rush to the hospitals in Sweden. https://www.zeit.de/politik/ausland/2020-03/coronavirus-schweden-stockholm-oeffentliches-leben/komplettansicht
#21 Dr. John Lee, retired Professor of Pathology, Great Britain, wrote: “Statistically, we would expect about 51,000 to die in Britain this month. At the time of writing, 422 deaths are linked to Covid-19 — so 0.8 per cent of that expected total. On a global basis, we’d expect 14 million to die over the first three months of the year. The world’s 18,944 corona virus deaths represent 0.14 per cent of that total… That puts the Covid-19 mortality rate in the range associated with infections like flu. One pretty clear indicator is death. If a new infection is causing many extra people to die (as opposed to an infection present in people who would have died anyway) then it will cause an increase in the overall death rate. But we have yet to see any statistical evidence for excess deaths, in any part of the world.”
“Covid-19 can clearly cause serious respiratory tract compromise in some patients, especially those with chest issues, and in smokers. The moral debate is not lives vs money. It is lives vs lives. It will take months, perhaps years, if ever, before we can assess the wider implications of what we are doing. The damage to children’s education, the excess suicides, the increase in mental health problems, the taking away of resources from other health problems. We have decided on policies of extraordinary magnitude without concrete evidence of excess harm already occurring, and without proper scrutiny of the science used to justify them.” https://www.spectator.co.uk/article/The-evidence-on-Covid-19-is-not-as-clear-as-we-think
#22 Dr. Richard Schabas, former Chief Medical Officer of Ontario, stated: “The number of deaths was comparable to an average influenza season… We need to be sensible. Quarantine belongs back in the Middle Ages. Save your masks for robbing banks. Stay calm and carry on. Let’s not make our attempted cures worse than the disease.”
#23 Dr. Michael Levitt, Nobel Prize winning Biochemist from Stanford University stated his “models do not support predictions the corona virus will stick around for months or years and cause millions of deaths... What we need is to control the panic...we’re going to be fine.” Levitt is also worried that an overreaction could trigger another crisis, with lost jobs and hopelessness creating their own set of problems, such as a surge in suicide rate. https://thehill.com/changing-america/well-being/prevention-cures/489415-nobel-laureate-predicts-us-will-experience
#24 Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai, Immune system specialist from MIT and founder of System Health, wrote in an open letter to President Trump: “The current trajectory of Dr. Anthony Fauci’s public “health” policy will result in the short- and long-term destruction of our citizen’s immune health as well as the nation’s economic health. We have been led down the path of corporate solutions – espoused by the likes of Dr. Fauci and his colleagues at the CDC – that is not in the best interest of the American people.” https://shiva4senate.com/immune-and-economic-health-for-america-coronavirus/
#25 Dr. Michael Burry wrote in an email to Bloomberg News that: “Universal stay-at-home is the most devastating economic force in modern history. And it is man-made. It very suddenly reverses the gains of underprivileged groups, kills and creates drug addicts, beats and terrorizes women and children in violent now-jobless households, and more. It bleeds deep anguish and suicide.”
“Unconscionable,” is how he described job losses in the US, which have caused a once-unthinkable 10 million people to apply for unemployment benefits in the past two weeks. Every day, every week in the current situation is ruining innumerable lives in a criminally unjust manner. Germany and Japan have been more measured in their responses and offer a model for the rest of the world.”
#26 Dr. Daniel Jeanmonod, professor of Neurosurgery at Zurich University wrote: Fear and panic were kindled by two inaccurate scientific communications and spread over the whole planet like a bush fire, causing the chaos we observe every day on the News. In the intensive and extensive, worldwide field of the corona crisis, an open, deep, careful, multidimensional and thus unbiased study of the whole situation with presentation of pros and cons and risk/benefit balance analyses is fundamental. https://off-guardian.org/2020/04/07/think-deep-do-good-science-and-do-not-panic
#27 Dr. Knut Wittkowski, New York City, stated:
“With all respiratory diseases, the only thing that stops the disease is herd immunity. About 80% of the people need to have had contact with the virus, and the majority of them won’t even have recognized that they were infected, or they had very, very mild symptoms, especially if they are children. So, it’s very important to keep the schools open and kids mingling to spread the virus to get herd immunity as fast as possible. In China and in South Korea, social distancing started only long after the number of infections had already started to decline, and therefore had very little impact on the epidemic. In the end, we will see more death because the school children don’t die, it’s the elderly people who die, we will see more death because of this social distancing.”
“If we had herd immunity now, there couldn’t be a second wave in autumn. Herd immunity lasts for a couple of years, However, if we are preventing herd immunity from developing, it is almost guaranteed that we have a second wave as soon as either we stop the social distancing or the climate changes with winter coming. The second wave is a direct consequence of social distancing.”
“One thing we definitely need to do, and that would be safe and effective, is opening schools. Let the children spread the virus among themselves, which is a necessity to get herd immunity. That was probably one of the most destructive actions the government has done. We should focus on the elderly and separating them from the population where the virus is circulating. We should not prevent the virus from circulating among school children, which is the fastest way to create herd immunity. https://ratical.org/PerspectivesOnPandemic-II.html
On April 28, 2020, Dr. Wittkowski gave a second interview posted to YouTube in which he stated: “Cases of the corona virus are dropping all over the world. On April 17, the Director of the CDC, Dr. Redfield, presented this graph at the Presidential Briefing. Here is a link to this graph: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/weekly/index.htm
There are three peaks. One at the end of December, one in February and then the third peak in the middle of Week 12 on March 18 - and that was the corona virus. This means the top number of infections must have occurred on March 8, 2020. This is because it takes a week to have symptoms and another few days before your symptoms are bad enough to go to the hospital.”
“If infections peaked on March 8, shutting down schools and the economy 10 days later – after the corona virus was already declining – is something that is totally absurd. Costing 26 million people their jobs is heartless. New York hospitals were not overflowing… they were laying off people.”
“Peak hospitalization admissions in the US was in the middle of week 12 on March 18… It was known to everybody that the economic lock down would cause a catastrophe. If you shutdown the economy, you will create hardship at a scale that is difficult to imagine. The distancing is not effective. Isolating the nursing homes would have been much more effective in preventing hospitals from becoming overloaded. Not letting children develop immunity does not reduce the load on hospitals. The way all viruses work is that most people get exposed and do not have symptoms and eventually the virus can no longer find people to infect. This is how human kind has survived the past 100,000 years.”
“What we should do and was not done in the US was to protect the elderly. I think that is a tragedy. Instead people were isolating the children – who were not at risk at all. To isolate those who are not at risk and to put those at risk who are at risk is a human catastrophe that should never have happened. Because we isolated the children when they could otherwise have become immune, the time we need to isolate the elderly will be more than it otherwise would have been. We therefore increase the risk to the elderly by isolating the children. We should have kept the schools open, kept the businesses open and isolate the elderly. We have wasted a lot of time, a lot of money and a lot of lives. This flu was no different from any other flu. We should open schools and businesses yesterday at the latest. The lock down has no benefits. It has only negative effects.”
#28 April 16, 2020: Dr. Isaac Ben-Israel, from Tel Aviv University said: “The spread of corona virus peaks after 40 days and then declines to almost zero after 70 days no matter what measurements governments impose to try to thwart it. The policy of lockdowns and business closures is a case of mass hysteria. Our analysis shows that this is a constant pattern across countries. Surprisingly, this pattern is common to countries that have taken a severe lockdown, including the paralysis of the economy, as well as to countries that implemented a far more lenient policy and have continued in ordinary life. A similar pattern – rapid increase in infections that reaches a peak in the sixth week and declines from the eighth week – is common to all countries in which the disease was discovered, regardless of their response policies.” https://www.timesofisrael.com/the-end-of-exponential-growth-the-decline-in-the-spread-of-coronavirus/
#29 Dr. John Oxford, English virologist and leading expert on the flu stated: Personally, I would say the best advice is to spend less time watching TV news which is sensational and not very good. Personally, I view this Covid outbreak as akin to a bad winter influenza epidemic. We are suffering from a media epidemic! https://novuscomms.com/2020/03/31/a-view-from-the-hvivo-open-orphan-orph-laboratory-professor-john-oxford/
#30 Dr. Edward F. Fogarty, U of ND School of Medicine stated: “Flu vaccines are a yearly unethical experiment because of the lack of any safety studies. Influenza vaccines are distributed within weeks of their development and have repeatedly been found contaminated. Worse of all, flu vaccines are virtually predestined to fail: first, because the extreme mutability of the influenza viruses virtually guarantees that a different vaccine will be needed every year; and second, because the generic illness we know as "the flu" is linked to many different viruses in addition to the influenza group.”
#31: Dr. Scott Jensen, a Minnesota family physician who is also a Republican state senator, stated on national TV that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) guidelines for doctors to certify whether a patient has died of corona virus are "ridiculous" and “could be misleading the public. The CDC death certificate manual tells physicians to focus on precision and specificity, but the corona virus death certification guidance runs completely counter to that axiom.” https://www.foxnews.com/media/physician-blasts-cdc-coronavirus-death-count-guidelines
#32 Dr. Alan Palmer, wrote in his free book, Truth Will Prevail: “Vaccinations actually destroy natural herd immunity and lead to increases incidence of disease in older people years later. “ http://www.chiropractic.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/1200-studies-The-Truth-Will-Prevail-v2.4_08-15-19.pdf
#33 Dr. Annie Bukacek, with 30 years of experience in signing death certificates, said about the change in the way death certificates were recorded: “The decision for unprecedented government-mandated lock down has been based on the alleged death rate of COVID-19. Is this death rate based on truth? Are the reported deaths from COVID-19 truly deaths from COVID-19?
“To address this question, we need to discuss death certificates since death certificates are the basic source of information about mortality. History-changing decisions are being made due to these figures despite the fact that they are flat-out wrong based on data that is insufficient and often inaccurate.”
“The real number of COVID-19 deaths are not what most people are told and what they then think. How many people actually died from COVID-19 is anyone’s guess. Based on inaccurate, incomplete data, people are being terrorized by fear-mongers into relinquishing freedoms. Figures don’t lie. But liars sure can figure.”
#34 Dr. Klaus Puschel, Director of the Institute for Forensic Medicine in Germany, stated: “This virus influences our lives in a completely excessive way. This is disproportionate to the danger posed by the virus. And the astronomical economic damage now being caused is not commensurate with the danger posed by the virus. I am convinced that the Corona mortality rate will not even show up as a peak in annual mortality. In quite a few cases, we have also found that the current corona infection has nothing whatsoever to do with the fatal outcome.” https://www.pressreader.com/germany/hamburger-morgenpost/20200403/281487868456736
#35 Dr. Alexander Keule, Chair of Medical Microbiology and Virology, Martin Luther University, Germany, stated: We can’t stay under lock down for six months to a year. If we did that our society and our culture would be ruined… People under 50 are very, very unlikely to die or get seriously ill from the corona virus. We have to let them get infected so they can develop immunity. https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/04/11/german-scientist-predicted-european-epidemic-calls-end-lockdown/
#36 Dr. Gerd Gigerenzer, at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development stated: “In the United States alone, hospital-acquired infections kill some 99,000 patients annually. Yet, these unlucky people get next to no attention. Why are we more scared of what is less likely to kill us?” https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/greater-risk-literacy-can-reduce-coronavirus-fear-by-gerd-gigerenzer-2020-03
#37 Dr. Cameron Kyle-Sidell, emergency room doctor from NYC, stated: “I have witnessed things that do not make sense in treating a disease that is supposed to be viral pneumonia. I believe that Covid 19 is not Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome. I believe we are treating the wrong disease. Covid 19 is not a pneumonia. Rather it is a viral induced disease most resembling high altitude sickness. These patients are being starved of oxygen. The problem is oxygen failure not respiratory failure. Therefore ventilators may be doing more harm than good. “ https://vimeo.com/402537849
#38 Dr. Ron Paul is not only a doctor but a former member of Congress, a former Presidential candidate and a leader of the Anti-war movement in the US. In a recent Liberty report, he wrote: “Across the country, from political leaders to small business owners, to parents who just want to take their children to the park, resistance is growing to the authoritarians who have effectively suspended the Constitution and placed most of the country under house arrest. Lawsuits are also challenging unlawful “stay at home” orders. What if all the hysteria-driven orders have actually made the virus outbreak even worse? More scientists are coming forward to argue for the “Sweden model” of moderation rather than lock down. As Americans begin to lose patience with their enslavement and the tyranny of almost every governor in this country, the government should see themselves as on borrowed time. Give the people back their natural right to freedom of speech, peaceful assembly, and the ability to make a living.” https://www.zerohedge.com/political/ron-paul-resistance-building-coronavirus-house-arrest-orders-its-about-time
#39 Dr. Gary Kohls, a Minnesota physician, stated: "One must keep in mind that the CDC’s Bureau of Statistics is strongly encouraging (actually ordering?) all American physicians to list “COVID” as the cause of death on discharge and death certificates of every patient that was either test-positive or simply suspected of having COVID during the hospitalization, illness or death at home or on the street. This is true even if the patient was actually a terminally-ill, Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) elderly patient who would be expected to succumb to their pre-existing cardiac, pulmonary, renal, immunologic and/or hepatic diseases that were therefore also being “treated” with large numbers of potentially toxic prescription drugs. https://www.globalresearch.ca/de-mystifying-statistics-muddled-clear-headed-thinking-leaders-need-during-times-crisis/5710544
#40 & 41 Dr. Tom Jefferson and Dr. Carl Heneghan Centre for Evidence Based Medicine, Oxford University wrote on March 30 2020: “Nor can there be little doubt that the price of lock down to society and economic paralysis is likely to be paid for generations to come. In the short term economic devastation seems certain, imposing a heavy penalty on us and probably successive generations. Lock down is going to bankrupt all of us and our descendants and is unlikely at this point to slow or halt viral circulation as the genie is out of the bottle. What the current situation boils down to is this: is economic meltdown a price worth paying to halt or delay what is already among us?” https://www.cebm.net/2020/03/covid-19-the-tipping-point/
#42-43: Dr. Daniel Erickson and Dr. Artin Massih, California Emergency Room doctors stated: “Typically you quarantine the sick. When someone has measles you quarantine them. We’ve never seen where we quarantine the healthy. In the state of California is 12% positives. You have a 0.03% chance of dying from COVID in the state of California. Does that necessitate sheltering in place? Does that necessitate shutting down medical systems? Does that necessitate people being out of work?
In New York the ones they tested they found 39% positive. How many deaths do they have? 19,410 out of 19 million people, which is a 0.1% chance of dying from COVID in the state of New York. If you study the numbers in 2017 and 2018 we had 50 to 60 million with the flu. And we had a similar death rate in the deaths the United States were 43,545—similar to the flu of 2017-2018. We always have between 37,000 and 60,000 deaths in the United States, every single year. No pandemic talk. No shelter-in-place. No shutting down businesses… Alcoholism, anxiety, depression, suicide. Suicide is spiking; education is dropped off; economic collapse.
The immune system is built by exposure to antigens. You don’t take a small child put them in bubble wrap in a room and say, “go have a healthy immune system. Sheltering in place decreases your immune system. And then as we all come out of shelter in place with a lower immune system and start trading viruses, bacteria—what do you think is going to happen?We’ve never, ever responded like this in the history of the country why are we doing this now?
When I’m writing up my death report I’m being pressured to add COVID. Why is that? Why are we being pressured to add COVID? To maybe increase the numbers, and make it look a little bit worse than it is. Do we need to still shelter in place? Our answer is emphatically no. Do we need businesses to be shut down? Emphatically no. We also need to put measures in place so economic shutdown like this does not happen again. We want to make sure we understand that quarantining the sick is what we do, not quarantine the healthy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zb6j7o1pLBw&feature=emb_logo
#44-50: Dr. Yanis Roussel and six other researchers in France from the Institut Hospitalo-universitaire Méditerranée Infection, Marseille, conducted a study on Corona virus mortality for the government of France. On March 2, 2020, they wrote: “The problem of SARS-CoV-2 is probably overestimated, as 2.6 million people die of respiratory infections each year compared with less than 4000 deaths for SARS-CoV-2 at the time of writing. This study compared the mortality rate of SARS-CoV-2 in OECD countries (1.3%)…it should be noted that systematic studies of other corona viruses (but not yet for SARS-CoV-2) have found that the percentage of asymptomatic carriers is equal to or even higher than the percentage of symptomatic patients. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0924857920300972#!
As we now know, they were right in their prediction that Corona virus asymptomatic carriers would eventually be proven to be much greater than symptomatic carriers. This fact lowered the death rate by a factor of 50. But it also meant that there was no way to stop the corona virus from spreading around the world. Extreme social isolation was and still is all sacrifice and no benefit.
#51 On April 22, 2020, Swedish health minister, Anders Tegnell said: “The curve is very flat, really since the beginning of April. It’s very good news, there’s no rise in cases in Stockholm, at all. Our tests have found that about 1/3 of the populations tested are positive and not sick, while 2/3 have never been exposed… Children neither spread it nor get it. For example, at a school in Finland, a child was “infected” but nobody else at the school was infected. Nor did the child get sick. We also have studies that show that for every confirmed case, there are 999 others who have not sought medical care. All the data I’m seeing is that children don’t get sick. Data from Iceland and other places all point to that children are not contagious. We found a few cases in Sweden and Finland of positive children but they didn’t spread to anybody. There’s a lot of data saying schools aren’t a driver of Covid.” https://uncoverdc.com/2020/04/23/sweden-shatters-lock-down-model-as-curves-stay-flat/
In the next section, we will do what government officials should have done before they shut down all businesses and destroyed our economy – we will take a closer look at how the corona virus really works. In the final section of this chapter, we will use this knowledge to design a system that actually would save lives.