“The only means of fighting a plague is common decency” (Albert Camus)
Leading virologists and epidemiologists conclude that official information about coronavirus is not true.
John Ioannidis, Professor of Virology, Epidemiology, and Statistics at Stanford University, believes that “the data collected so far on how many people are infected and how the epidemic is evolving are utterly unreliable”. The information about the spread of the virus, says Ioannidis, is a “evidence fiasco”.
The Diamond Princess cruise liner and its passengers put in quarantine was the only case when the entire population was tested. According to those tests, the indicator of mortality was 1.0%; generally it was elderly people.
A group of the French doctors confirmed Ioannidis’ calculations, having come to the conclusion that COVID-19’s lethality significantly does not differ from SARS caused by earlier known coronaviruses. The problem with COVID-19 is “probably overestimated”, French virologists consider, noting that going around now in the world there are four different coronaviruses, which have infected, often asymptomatically, millions of people, but which are characterised by low mortality.
A group of American and Chinese virologists provided data for the Chinese city of Wuhan in an article published in the most authoritative medical magazine in the world Nature Medicine (Province of Hubei) where COVID-19 was recorded for the first time. The risk of a lethal outcome in areas outside the Province of Hubei was 0.85% and 1.2-1.4% for the city of Wuhan, which well correlates with the data of Professor Ioannidis.
Leading virologists also call into question the statement that the population does not gain immunity from COVID-19. The international medical BMJ website, referring to the research of leading international scientists, writes that the vast majority of coronavirus infections do not lead to symptoms. Sergio Romagnani, professor of clinical immunology at the University of Florence, says that most of the people infected with a coronavirus don’t show symptoms. Romagnani’s data is based on research conducted in a completely isolated village with a population of about 3,000 people in the north of Italy.
The Director of the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine of the University of Oxford Carl Heneghan is sure: “There can be little doubt that covid-19 may be far more widely distributed than some may believe. Lockdown 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”.
Professor Knut Wittkowski, who has headed the department of biostatistics and epidemiology of the University of Rockefeller for 20 years, speaks categorically. According to him, “more than 90% of people with a positive test result don’t have severe symptoms, so there is no reason to talk about a ‘lack of immunity’ in the population”. Austrian doctors agree with him. The Center for Medical Statistics at the University of Vienna analysed data for mortality in Austria for the first decade of April and came to the conclusion that the curve of lethal outcomes from COVID-19 “approximately corresponds to ‘normal’ mortality among men and women in separate age groups”. In other words, most of the people who tested positive for coronavirus died of what is called old age.
“Upon closer examination, reports of young and healthy people dying from coronavirus were false,” say representatives of the independent Swiss Propaganda Research (SPR) group. Many of these people either died not due to COVID-19, or they had a serious condition (for example, undiagnosed leukemia). The Guardian and the “goal.com” website write about the same thing.
As of the middle of April the general mortality in the US and the majority of European countries remains within the range of serious seasonal epidemics of SARS and flu. As for strongly increased mortality indicators, for example, in northern Italy, scientists are inclined to conclude that the reason for this is air pollution and infection with legionella (a bacterium that causes acute infection), as well as the low level of development of the health system and care for the elderly, including due to panic.
The overload of health care systems in the US, Great Britain, Spain, and Italy observed now is not something unusual. In 2018 hospitals across all territory of the US were filled by patients with usual viral flu; in the State of Alabama a state of emergency was declared. Planned operations in local hospitals were cancelled, patients with other diseases were not accepted. California was declared a “zone of military operations”, patients with flu were treated in hastily erected tents.
In the same 2018 the intensive care units in Milan were “completely packed” with flu patients.
In December 2019 the British NHS put additional “temporary beds” in 52% of its hospitals to cope with the influx of patients with flu. Most of these hospitals have temporary beds left over from last year. In November 2019 British experts warned that the NHS cannot cope with seasonal flu.
In Spain flu overwhelms hospitals nearly an every year. In 2015 patients lay in corridors. In March, 2019 Spanish hospitals were filled by more than 200%.
Where do the frightening numbers of deaths from coronavirus come from?
The president of the German Robert Koch Institute Lothar Wieler at a press conference on March 20th said the cause of death of those who died with a positive test result in Germany is officially considered to be a coronavirus, despite the presence of other diseases.
The fact that in Germany the situation is quite so was confirmed by the German virologist Hendrik Streeck, having given an example of a 78-year-old man who died from heart failure without the slightest lung damage, but was included in he statistics of coronavirus deaths. “Official data from laboratories show that the virus spreads much more slowly than was claimed … The authorities and the government refuse to make necessary investigations and ‘complicate’ information,” reports the German media.
What about the alleged exponential increase in the number of coronavirus infections?
The matter is that the number of tests in many countries increases in a geometrical progression. In the majority of countries the ratio of positive tests to total number of tests is either constant (5-15%) or grows very slowly. The Swiss physician Felix Scholkmann provides the relevant data for the US, Germany, and Switzerland.
The position of leading virologists was supported by WHO. Contrary to its initial statements, at the end of March, WHO determined that there was no evidence of the airborne spread of the virus. And leading German virologist Hendrik Streeck found no airborne or contact transmission path.
The reasons for the frightening disease statistics were told the other day by American doctor Scott Jensen, who is a senator from Minnesota. On April 8th, on Fox News, he spoke about the fact that doctors indicate COVID-19 as the cause of death on death certificates, which, in his opinion, is “complete nonsense”. The fact is that the American Medicare insurance system pays $13,000 for a patient with coronavirus and $39,000 if that patient is connected to an artificial lung ventilation apparatus.
Jensen said he received a 7-page document with an instruction indicating how to complete death certificates diagnosed with COVID-19 without a lab test confirming that the patient did indeed have the virus. The doctor has to write that it is probable or presumed that the death of the patient occurred from coronavirus. Those hospitals that follow the instructions will receive three times more money. Jensen showed the instructions live.
Swiss Propaganda Research has published a special investigation that reports numerous instances of the unsubstantiated dramatisation of the coronavirus epidemic in the global media. They put the words of Albert Camus as an epigraph to their investigation: “The only means of fighting a plague is common decency.”
Vladimir Prokhvatilov (Fond strategicheskoy kultury)
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