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Half of the world’s workers could lose their jobs because of this pandemic, the International Labour Organisation has said.

That’s 1.6 billion people but who are they?

The BBC’s population reporter Stephanie Hegarty heard from people in four countries who used to get by on a daily wage, but whose lives have been torn apart by the lockdown.

 

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Of course, we cannot know for certain, but it seems like some countries will be having major problems as soon as this summer. Their debt will get downgraded so much that it is hard to be able to borrow more. Or central governments get overthrown. Or derivatives become a major problem. Of food supplies start becoming very inadequate in some parts of the world. Or we start hearing about starvation in several of the locked down countries in Africa and South America.

Europe seems likely to be ahead of the US in the major problems area. Keeping the EU funded will likely become an issue, as will increased conflict among EU members. Trying to provide benefits for all of the people who don’t have jobs will be an increasing issue. I also wonder how all of the intermittent wind and solar will work in Europe, with lower overall electricity consumption. It seems to be producing negative wholesale electricity prices quite often right now.

It may be that the interconnected world currency system will stop working at some point. Perhaps that would happen toward the end of 2020. Or perhaps during 2021 or 2022.

Once the interconnected world currency system stops working, international trade will be much more difficult. There may be a few bilateral trade agreements, but just in time supply lines won’t work. Countries will start going downhill very quickly. It will be difficult to keep electricity operating unless a country has a wide range of resources, including fossil fuels, for example.

Other people may have different views on timing.

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Thierry Meyssan

 

Nos princípios da Guerra Fria, era costume no Ocidente fazer troça (zombar-br) da cegueira dos Soviéticos, que acreditavam nas baboseiras (bobagens-br) do Professor Trofim Lyssenko. O Primeiro-secretário do Partido, Joseph Stalin, proibira mesmo o ensino da genética e utilizava Lyssenko para justificar “cientificamente” o marxismo, mas depois não avançava daí para qualquer acção prática. Hoje em dia, a mesma doença mental atingiu o Ocidente. O Professor Neil Ferguson garante que as estatísticas podem prever o comportamento dos seres vivos. É estúpido, no entanto inúmeros altos dirigentes políticos acreditam nele. Infelizmente, ao contrário dos Soviéticos, eles sacam daí aplicações políticas que arruínam os seus países.

A criação do Centro Europeu de Prevenção e Controlo de Doenças

Desde há uma vintena de anos, os dirigentes políticos ocidentais tentam utilizar os dados estatísticos das epidemias para determinar as decisões correctas a tomar em caso de perigo. Após a do SARS em 2003, a União Europeia dotou-se de um Centro Europeu de Prevenção e Controle de Doenças (ECDPC), em 2005. Durante o segundo semestre de 2008, este e a presidência rotativa francesa organizaram um colóquio para estudar a conveniência de fechar escolas a fim de lutar contra uma epidemia de gripe e determinar quando essa devia acontecer e quando devia cessar. Não se falava ainda de confinamento generalizado de toda a população.

A principal contribuição foi a do Professor Neil Ferguson e de Simon Cauchemez, do Imperial College London. Comparava os dados estatísticos do fecho de escolas de Hong Kong em 2003 e 2008, da provocada pela greve dos professores em Israel em 2000, do impacto das férias por zonas em França de 1984 a 2006, do encerramento de escolas infectadas pela gripe em França em 1957 e as da “gripe espanhola” em certas cidades dos EUA e da Austrália em 1918. E salientava as desigualdades e injustiças ligadas ao encerramento de escolas no Reino Unido e nos EUA.

A partir daí, o problema foi colocado ao contrário. Os peritos observaram que os encerramentos de escolas não tinham impacto significativo no número final de mortes, mas unicamente na velocidade de propagação da doença. A sua missão passou a ser arranjar uma solução para o fecho de leitos hospitalares que não eram ocupados dia a dia. As estatísticas já não estavam ao serviço da saúde dos Europeus, mas, sim de uma ideologia, a da gestão liberal do Estado.

Bernard Kouchner, o Ministro francês dos Negócios Estrangeiros que organizou este simpósio, era o mesmo que, quando foi Ministro da Saúde (1992-93, 1997-99, 2001-02), iniciara a reorganização do sistema hospitalar francês, não segundo critérios médicos, mas de acordo com uma lógica de rentabilidade. Numa quinzena de anos, a França pode assim realizar substanciais economias fechando 15% dos seus leitos hospitalares; ora, economias irrisórias em comparação com o actual custo do confinamento.

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O Professor Trofim Lyssenko pretendia ter demonstrado, que ao aplicar a dialética marxista às ciências da natureza, a ciência genética pequeno-burguesa estava errada. Sobre isto, ele afirmava que da mesma forma que o Partido gerava um Homem novo, era possível modificar a genética das plantas através duma diferente organização dos campos. As suas burrices tornaram-se a verdade oficial na URSS durante o período estalinista. Ciência e Ideologia nunca batem certo.

O charlatanismo do Professor Neil Ferguson

O Professor Ferguson continua a ser a referência europeia em matéria de modelos para epidemias.
- No entanto, foi ele quem, em 2001, convenceu o Primeiro-ministro Tony Blair a mandar abater 6 milhões de bovinos a fim de parar a epidemia de febre aftosa (uma decisão que custou 10 mil milhões (bilhões-br) de libras e que é hoje considerada como aberrante).
- Em 2002, ele calculou que a doença das vacas loucas mataria cerca de 50. 000 britânicos e mais outros 150.000 quando ela se transmitisse às ovelhas. Na realidade o número total de falecidos foi de 177.
- Em 2005, ele predisse que a gripe aviária mataria 65.000 britânicos. Houve um total de 457 baixas.

Pouca diferença fez, tornou-se consultor do Banco Mundial e de inúmeros governos. Foi ele quem fez chegar, em 12 de Março, uma nota confidencial ao Presidente francês Emmanuel Macron anunciando meio milhão de mortes em França. Amedrontado, este tomou a decisão de confinamento generalizado nessa mesma noite. Foi ainda o Professor Ferguson quem anunciou publicamente, a 16 de Março, que, se nada fosse feito, contar-se-iam até 550.000 mortos no Reino Unido e até 1,2 milhões nos Estados Unidos, forçando o governo britânico a rever a sua política.

Simon Cauchemez, que era em 2009 o seu braço direito, dirige agora a unidade de previsões do Instituto Pasteur. Ele é, é claro, membro do Comité Científico do Eliseu («presidência francesa»- ndT), onde propôs o confinamento generalizado. Este comité foi constituído pelo Diretor geral da Saúde, o Professor Jérôme Salomon, filho espiritual e antigo conselheiro técnico de Bernard Kouchner.

A tomada de poder pela equipa Ferguson é baseada numa escroqueria intelectual, segundo a qual a «biologia matemática» (sic) poderá justificar a gestão liberal dos serviços de saúde.

Infelizmente, se as estatísticas permitem avaliar de seguida os efeitos de uma tal ou tal medida, elas não podem prever o comportamento de um organismo vivo, de um vírus. Esse busca, acima de tudo, propagar-se, mas não a matar, o que ele só causa involuntariamente quando a espécie em que se hospeda não tem ainda anticorpos apropriados. Nenhum vírus eliminará espécies, incluindo os seres humanos, já que se as matasse a todas, desapareceria com elas.

Além disso, a extrapolação de medidas relativas às gripes vulgares para a epidemia de Covid-19 é um absurdo: a gripe afecta muitas crianças, mas não a Covid-19, que em termos demográficos mata apenas pessoas idosas ou diabéticas ou ainda hipertensas. Sendo que as crianças infectadas com Covid-19 apenas tem uma carga viral muito ligeira, aliás, ignora-se mesmo até hoje se são contagiosas.

O Professor Ferguson reconheceu, em 22 de Março, ter efectuado os seus cálculos sobre a epidemia de Covid-19 exclusivamente com uma base de dados antiga, de há 13 anos, relativa às epidemias de gripe.

Além disso, é forçoso constatar a deriva deste guru que já não se contenta sequer em justificar políticas liberais aplicadas à Saúde Pública, mas acaba de preconizar a privação de liberdade de povos inteiros. Para mascarar a realidade desta deriva, os partidários do Professor Fergusson desviam a atenção do público propondo-lhe o uso de máscaras cirúrgicas, sobre as quais explicamos já que não têm qualquer utilidade face à epidemia [1]

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Os resultados do Professor Didier Raoult falam por ele. Assim, uma campanha de comunicação foi orquestrada contra ele pelos discípulos do Professor Neil Ferguson exactamente como os geneticistas soviéticos foram perseguidos pelos apoiantes de Lyssenko.

A polémica com o Professor Didier Raoult

Estas explicações lançaram uma nova luz sobre a polémica que opõe os discípulos do Professor Neil Ferguson aos do Professor Didier Raoult [2]. Contrariamente ao que se diz, não se trata de um problema de metodologia, mas precisamente de finalidade.

Neil Ferguson é um charlatão apanhado pela própria sua fraude, enquanto Didier Raoult é médico de prática clínica. Os adeptos do primeiro precisam de mortos para justificar a sua religião, os do segundo dedicam-se a cuidar dos seus doentes.

O problema que enfrentamos não é um debate científico, mas uma guerra de erros repetidos contra a abordagem científica. É inacredirtável ouvir membros do Conselho Científico do Eliseu criticar ao Professor Raoult a não realização de estudos comparativos com um grupo de controle. Ou seja, em período de crise um médico responsável deve deixar de tratar alguns dos seus pacientes e em vez disso sacrificá-los deliberadamente?

 

[1] “Medo e absurdo político face à pandemia” , Thierry Meyssan , Tradução Alva , Rede Voltaire , 7 de Abril de 2020.

[2] “Covid-19 : propaganda e manipulação” , Thierry Meyssan , Tradução Alva , Rede Voltaire , 22 de Março de 2020.

Tradução: Alva

 

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Dr. Daniel W. Erickson of Bakersfield, California, is a former emergency-room physician who co-owns, with his partner Dr. Artin Massih, Accelerated Urgent Care in Bakersfield. They are experienced medical professionals who have 40 years of hands-on experience in dealing with viruses and respiratory infections. Watching the news in China in January, they knew the virus was on its way. They ordered many COVID-19 tests because they knew they would need them. They tested many thousands of people, and discovered for themselves what epidemiologists around the world are saying:  COVID-19 came here earlier than previously believed, is more ubiquitous, and ultimately for the general population less deadly than we thought.

While this realization is gradually dawning on people around the world, they went public with their findings, which are not generated out of a predictive model but rather the actual facts of the case. In the course of their press conference, they addressed the question of whether or not California should have shut down much of its economy. Their answer is no. They conclude with the need to open up immediately, on grounds of health and human rights.

“If you’re going to dance on someone’s constitutional rights you better have a good reason, you better have a really good reason, not just a theory,” he said. “The data is showing us it’s time to lift (the stay-at-home orders) so if we don’t lift, what is the reason?”

Here are some selected quotes from their interview with a hostile reporter. The videos are embedded below.

We’d like to look at how we’ve responded as a nation, and why you responded. Our first initial response two months ago was a little bit of fear: [the government] decided to shut down travel to and from China. These are good ideas when you don’t have any facts. [Governments] decided to keep people at home and isolate them. Typically you quarantine the sick. When someone has measles you quarantine them. We’ve never seen where we quarantine the healthy.

So that’s kind of how we started. We don’t know what’s going on, we see this new virus. How should we respond? So we did that initially, and over the last couple months we’ve gained a lot of data typically. We’re going to go over the numbers a little bit to kind of help you see how widespread COVID is, and see how we should be responding to it based on its prevalence throughout society—or the existence of the cases that we already know about….

So if you look at California—these numbers are from yesterday—we have 33,865 COVID cases, out of a total of 280,900 total tested. That’s 12% of Californians were positive for COVID. So we don’t, the initial—as you guys know, the initial models were woefully inaccurate. They predicted millions of cases of death—not of prevalence or incidence—but death. That is not materializing. What is materializing is, 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? 96% of people in California who get COVID would recover, with almost no significant sequelae;  or no significant continuing medical problems. Two months ago we didn’t know this. The more you test, the more positives you get. The prevalence number goes up, and the death rate stays the same. So [the death rate] gets smaller and smaller and smaller. And as we move through this data—what I want you to see is—millions of cases, small death. Millions of cases, small death.

We extrapolate data, we test people, and then we extrapolate for the entire community based on the numbers. The initial models were so inaccurate they’re not even correct. And some of them were based on social distancing and still predicted hundreds of thousands of deaths, which has been inaccurate. In New York the ones they tested they found 39% positive. So if they tested the whole state would we indeed have 7.5 million cases? We don’t know; we will never test the entire state. So we extrapolate out; we use the data we have because it’s the most we have versus a predictive model that has been nowhere in the ballpark of accurate. 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 are indeed diagnosed with COVID-19, 92% of you will recover.

We’ve tested over 4 million… which gives us a 19.6% positive out of those who are tested for COVID-19. So if this is a typical extrapolation 328 million people times 19.6 is 64 million. That’s a significant amount of people with COVID; it’s similar to the flu. 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…

We do thousands of flu tests every year. We don’t report every one, because the flu is ubiquitous and to that note we have a flu vaccine. How many people even get the flu vaccine? The flu is dangerous, it kills people. Just because you have a vaccine doesn’t mean it’s gonna be everywhere and it doesn’t mean everyone’s going to take it… I would say probably 50% of the public doesn’t even want it. Just because you have a vaccine—unless you forced it on the public—doesn’t mean they’re going to take it.

Norway has locked down; Sweden does not have lock down. What happened in those two countries? Are they vastly different? Did Sweden have a massive outbreak of cases? Did Norway have nothing? Let’s look at the numbers. Sweden has 15,322 cases of COVID—21% of all those tested came out positive for COVID. What’s the population of Sweden? About 10.4 million. So if we extrapolate out the data about 2 million cases of COVID in Sweden. They did a little bit of social distancing; they would wear masks and separate; they went to schools; stores were open. They were almost about their normal daily life with a little bit of social distancing. They had how many deaths? 1,765. California’s had 1,220 with isolation. No isolation: 1,765. We have more people. Norway: its next-door neighbor. These are two Scandinavian nations; we can compare them as they are similar. 4.9% of all COVID tests were positive in Norway. Population of Norway: 5.4 million. So if we extrapolate the data, as we’ve been doing, which is the best we can do at this point, they have about 1.3 million cases. Now their deaths as a total number, were 182. So you have a 0.003 chance of death as a citizen of Norway and a 97% recovery. Their numbers are a little bit better. Does it necessitate shutdown, loss of jobs, destruction of the oil company, furloughing doctors?

I wanted to talk about the effects of COVID-19, the secondary effects. COVID-19 is one aspect of our health sector. What has it caused to have us be involved in social isolation?  What does it cause that we are seeing the community respond to? Child molestation is increasing at a severe rate. We could go over multiple cases of children who have been molested due to angry family members who are intoxicated, who are home, who have no paycheck. Spousal abuse: we are seeing people coming in here with black eyes and cuts on their face. It’s an obvious abuse of case. These are things that will affect them for a lifetime, not for a season. Alcoholism, anxiety, depression, suicide. Suicide is spiking; education is dropped off; economic collapse. Medical industry we’re all suffering because our staff isn’t here and we have no volume. We have clinics from Fresno to San Diego and these things are spiking in our community. These things will affect people for a lifetime, not for a season.

I’d like to go over some basic things about how the immune system functions so people have a good understanding. The immune system is built by exposure to antigens: viruses, bacteria.  When you’re a little child crawling on the ground, putting stuff in your mouth, viruses and bacteria come in. You form an antigen antibody complex. You form IgG IgM. This is how your immune system is built. You don’t take a small child put them in bubble wrap in a room and say, “go have a healthy immune system.”

This is immunology, microbiology 101. This is the basis of what we’ve known for years. When you take human beings and you say, “go into your house, clean all your counters—Lysol them down you’re gonna kill 99% of viruses and bacteria; wear a mask; don’t go outside,” what does it do to our immune system? Our immune system is used to touching. We share bacteria. Staphylococcus, streptococcal, bacteria, viruses.

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? Disease is going to spike. And then you’ve got diseases spike—amongst a hospital system with furloughed doctors and nurses. This is not the combination we want to set up for a healthy society. It doesn’t make any sense.

…Did we respond appropriately? Initially the response, fine shut it down, but as the data comes across—and we say now, wait a second, we’ve never, ever responded like this in the history of the country why are we doing this now? Any time you have something new in the community medical community it sparks fear—and I would have done what Dr. Fauci did—so we both would have initially. Because the first thing you do is, you want to make sure you limit liability—and deaths—and I think what they did was brilliant, initially. But you know, looking at theories and models—which is what these folks use—is very different than the way the actual virus presents itself throughout communities….

Nobody talks about the fact that coronavirus lives on plastics for three days and we’re all sheltering in place. Where’d you get your water bottles from? Costco. Where did you get that plastic shovel from? Home Depot. If I swab things in your home I would likely find COVID-19. And so you think you’re protected. Do you see the lack of consistency here? Do you think you’re protected from COVID when you wear gloves that transfer disease everywhere? Those gloves have bacteria all over them. We wear masks in an acute setting to protect us. We’re not wearing masks. Why is that? Because we understand microbiology; we understand immunology; and we want strong immune systems. I don’t want to hide in my home, develop a weak immune system, and then come out and get disease.

When someone dies in this country right now they’re not talking about the high blood pressure, the diabetes, the stroke. They say they died from COVID. We’ve been to hundreds of autopsies. You don’t talk about one thing, you talk about comorbidities. COVID was part of it, it is not the reason they died folks. 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. We’re being pressured in-house to add COVID to the diagnostic list when we think it has nothing to do with the actual cause of death. The actual cause of death was not COVID, but it’s being reported as one of the disease processes and being added to the death list. COVID didn’t kill them, 25 years of tobacco use killed.

There’s two ways to get rid of virus: either burns itself out or herd immunity. For hundreds of years we relied on herd immunity. Viruses kill people, end of story. The flu kills people. COVID kills people. But for the rest of us we develop herd immunity. We developed the ability to take this virus in and defeat it and for the vast majority 95% of those around the globe. Do you want your immune system built or do you want it not built? The building blocks of your immune system is a virus and bacteria. There’s normal bacteria in normal flora that we have to be exposed to bacteria and viruses that are not virulent are our friends. They protect us against bad bacteria and bad viruses.

Right now, if you look at Dr. Erikson’s skin or my skin we have strep, we have stuff—they protect us against opportunistic infections. That’s why for the first three to six months [babies are] extremely vulnerable to opportunistic infection. Which is why, when we see a little baby in the ER with fever who is one month old, you do a spinal tap, you do a chest x-ray, you do blood cultures, you do urine cultures. But if you had a fever I wouldn’t do that for you. Why? Because that baby does not have the normal bacteria and flora from the community, whereas you do. I guarantee when we reopen there’s going to be a huge, huge amount of illness that’s going to be rampant because our immune systems have weakened. That’s just basic immunology.

Do we need to still shelter in place? Our answer is emphatically no. Do we need businesses to be shut down? Emphatically no. Do we need to have it, do we need to test them, and get them back to work? Yes, we do. The the secondary effects that we went over—the child abuse, alcoholism, loss of revenue—all these are, in our opinion, a significantly more detrimental thing to society than a virus that has proven similar in nature to the seasonal flu we have every year.

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. We need to make sure if you’re gonna dance on someone’s constitutional rights you better have a good reason. You better have a really good scientific reason, and not just theory.

One of the most important things is we need our hospitals back up. We need our furloughed doctors back. We need our nurses back. Because when we lift this thing, we’re gonna need all hands on deck. I know the local hospitals have closed two floors. Folks, that’s not the situation you want. We’re essentially setting ourselves up to have minimal staff, and we’re going to have significant disease. That’s the wrong combination.

I’ve talked to our local head of the Health Department and he’s waiting… for the powers that be to lift. Because the data is showing it’s time to lift. I would start slowly [open up schools sporting events] I think we need to open up the schools start getting kids back to the immune system you know and the major events the sporting events these are non-essential let’s get back to those slowly let’s start with schools let’s start with cafe Rio and the pizza place here… Does that make sense to you guys and I think I can go into Costco and I can shop with people and there’s probably a couple hundred people but I can’t go in Cafe Rio so big businesses are open little businesses are not….

Eventually we treat this like we treat flu. Which is if you have the flu and you’re feeling fever and body aches you just stay home if you have coughing or shortness of breath—COVID is more of a respiratory thing—you stay home. You don’t get tested, even when people come with flu a lot of times we don’t test them. We go, “you have flu. Here’s a medication.” You have COVID, go home, let it resolve and come back negative.

If you have no symptoms you should be able to return to work. Are you an asymptomatic viral spreader? Maybe, but we can’t test all of humanity. Sure we’re gonna miss cases of coronavirus, just like we miss cases of the flu. It would be nice to capture every coronavirus patient, but is that realistic? Are we gonna keep the economy shut down for two years and vaccinate everybody? That’s an unrealistic expectation. You’re going to cause financial ruin, domestic violence, suicide, rape, violence and what are you going to get out of it? You’re still going to miss a lot of cases. So we need to treat this like the flu, which is familiar, and eventually this will mutate and become less and less virulent…

I don’t need a double-blind clinically controlled trial to tell me if sheltering in place is appropriate, that is a college-level understanding of microbiology. A lot of times in medicine you have to make you have to make educated decisions with the data that you have. I can sit up in the 47th-floor in the penthouse and say we should do this, this, and this, but I haven’t seen a patient for 20 years—that’s not realistic.

If you’re healthy and you don’t have significant comorbidities and you know you’re not immunodeficient and you’re not elderly you should be able to go out without any gloves and without a mask. If you are those things you should either shelter in place or wear a mask and gloves. I don’t think everybody needs to wear the masks and gloves because it reduces your bacterial flora… and your bacterial flora and your viruses your friends that protect you from other diseases [if they] end up going away and now you’re more likely to get opportunistic infections infections that are hoping you don’t have your good bugs fighting for you.

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Coronavirus: Millions in India facing hunger during COVID-19 lockdown measures

https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-millions-of-indians-facing-hunger-during-covid-19-lockdown-measures-11978857

Police clash with anti-lockdown protesters in Germany as more than 100 are arrested after Angela Merkel said the country is easing social distancing measures too quickly

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8257013/Germany-police-arrest-100-protesters-Berlin-demonstrating-against-lockdown-measures.html

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são entidades tão dignas, respeitadas e credíveis como o presidente da CCIP, Bruno Bobone, ou as Nações Unidas:

“Temos de por as fábricas a funcionar o mais depressa possível, senão vai haver fome. Temos a obrigação de relançar a economia urgentemente, tendo, é evidente, todos os cuidados, a proteção necessária e o distanciamento. A Áustria e Noruega já o fizeram e são países ricos, não são pobres como nós. Já percebemos que esta doença não coloca em risco de vida a população ativa”, defende Bruno Bobone, em declarações ao Expresso.””A atividade económica, em particular a indústria, tem de arrancar a seguir à Páscoa. É vital para o país. Se as pessoas não tiverem dinheiro para viver, vão começar a sair à rua e revoltar-se”, antevê

https://expresso.pt/economia/2020-04-10-Covid-19.-As-fabricas-tem-de-arrancar-a-seguir-a-Pascoa-sob-pena-de-haver-fome-apela-Bruno-Bobone

Coronavirus pandemic will cause global famines of ‘biblical proportions,’ UN warns

https://edition.cnn.com/2020/04/22/africa/coronavirus-famine-un-warning-intl/index.html

NAIROBI, Kenya — In the largest slum in Kenya’s capital, people desperate to eat set off a stampede during a recent giveaway of flour and cooking oil, leaving scores injured and two people dead.
In India, thousands of workers are lining up twice a day for bread and fried vegetables to keep hunger at bay.
And across Colombia, poor households are hanging red clothing and flags from their windows and balconies as a sign that they are hungry.

http://archive.vn/cFJJq#selection-641.0-661.136

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(e que como seria de esperar não publicou a minha resposta, já que tudo o que estas alminhas mais temem é que lhes salguem as doces narrativas e os consensozinhos cozinhados na ignorância e no wishful thinking).
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Não acha que os custos económicos e sociais do lockdown vão ser “insuportáveis” porque provavelmente não entende como funciona uma economia financeirizada, globalizada e totalmente interdependente como a que temos hoje.
Se a quarentena não é levantada muito rapidamente, os custos económicos, sociais e políticos vão ser ASTRONÓMICOS. Sim, estou a falar de fome, pilhagens, caos social e político.
Se as contas do A. Dias estão bem ou mal feitas é um bocado irrelevante. Ele tem completa razão no principal. Pôr de quarentena a economia (ainda por cima a nível global!) por causa dum vírus é um completo suicídio, e talvez por isso algo nunca se fez na história da humanidade. É inédito. Se a humanidade combatesse vírus à base de quarentenas, já estaria extinta há milhares de anos! As quarentenas só fazem sentido enquanto o vírus está confinado a um local. Quando já se espalhou por todo o país, por todo o mundo, para que é que serve a quarentena? Proteger os sistemas de saúde? Mas que sistema de saúde é que vai haver em 2021 se o PIB cair 20% este ano e 50% no seguinte?
Uma quarentena geral só serve para criar a tempestade perfeita: destruir a economia das pessoas, das empresas e do estado: bancos falidos, estados falidos, serviços de saúde e de pensões falidos, milhões de pessoas no desemprego e na miséria, caos social, etc.
Saldo final: para garantir mais uns meses/anos de vida à boomer generation, destrói-se o futuro da gerações Y e Z. Paciência, que tivessem nascido mais cedo! É isso? Porque é isso o que na prática estão a defender as pessoas que acham que é ainda muito cedo para relaxar a quarenta.

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Gail Tverberg

Many people are concerned today with the low price of oil. Others are concerned about slowing or stopping COVID-19. Is there any way forward?

I gave a few hints regarding what is ahead in my last post, Economies won’t be able to recover after shutdowns. We live in a world with a self-organizing economy, made up of components such as businesses, customers, governments and interest rates. Our basic problem is a finite world problem. World population has outgrown its resource base.

Some sort of economy might work with the current resource base, but not the present economy. The COVID-19 crisis and the lockdowns used to try to contain the crisis push the economy farther along the route toward collapse. In this post, I suggest the possibility that some core parts of the world economy might temporarily be saved if they can be made to operate fairly independently of each other.

Let’s look at some parts of the problem:

[1] The world economy works like a pump.

To use a hand water pump, a person forces a lever down, and the desired output (water) appears. Human energy is required to power this pump. Other versions of water pumps use electricity, or burn gasoline or diesel. However the pump operates, there needs to be some form of energy input, for the desired output, water, to be produced.

An economy follows a similar pattern, except that the list of inputs and outputs is longer. With an economy, we need the following inputs, including energy inputs:

  • Human energy
  • Supplemental energy, such as burned biomass, animal power, electricity, and fossil fuel.
  • Other resources, including fertile land, fresh water and raw materials of various kinds.
  • Capital goods, built in previous cycles of the “pump.” These might include factories and machines to put into the factories.
  • Structure and support provided by governments, including laws, roads and schools.
  • Structure and support provided by business hierarchies and their innovations.
  • A financial sector to provide a time-shifting function, so that goods and services with future value can be paid for (in actual physical output) over their expected lifetimes.

The output of the economy is goods and services, such as the following:

  • Food and the ability to store and cook this food
  • Other goods, such as homes, cars, trucks, televisions and diesel fuel
  • Services such as education, healthcare and vacation travel

[2] Adequate growth in supplemental energy (such as fossil fuels) is important for keeping the economy operating properly.

The more human energy is applied to a manual water pump, the faster it can pump. The economy seems to work somewhat similarly.

If we look back historically, the world economy grew well when energy supplies were growing rapidly.

Figure 2. Average growth in energy consumption for 10 year periods, based on the estimates of Vaclav Smil from Energy Transitions: History, Requirements and Prospects (Appendix) together with BP Statistical Data for 1965 and subsequent.

 

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Shocking Report Shows Half The Homeless At Boston Shelter Tested Positive For COVID-19: And None Had Symptoms

“Não entrem em pânico. Vírus é relativamente bonzinho”, diz Maria Manuel Mota, diretora do IMM

https://www.publico.pt/2020/04/17/economia/noticia/peso-micro-empresas-layoff-chegou-80-1912827

https://jornaleconomico.sapo.pt/noticias/medidas-de-contencao-serao-necessarias-ate-haver-vacina-afirma-marta-temido-575217

https://www.msn.com/pt-pt/noticias/portugal/governo-prepara-lei-portugueses-dos-18-aos-35-podem-ser-recrutados/ar-BB12Mu03?li=BBoPWjC&ocid=mailsignout

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O António Maria

“Nos três meses que a pandemia leva morreram no mundo 15 milhões de pessoas. Pela COVID-19, menos de 160 mil…

Quando toda esta farsa—entre uma singularidade geoestratégica, uma tempestade perfeita e um false flag—for finalmente desmontada, mais de um político, mais de um empresário globalista, e mais de um cientista, sairão chamuscados. Entretanto, os ‘estados de exceção’ habituam-nos a um inesperado fascismo em democracia!”

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André Dias

Os dados iniciais de surtos infecciosos são essencialmente ruído, com muito pouco para tirar de sinal. Primeiro, porque durante algumas semanas não há agente identificado, depois, não há teste especifico para o agente, depois, só há testes virológicos (onde estamos agora) e, só bastante mais tarde, aparecem testes serológicos/ anticorpos.

Os testes virológicos só podem ser feitos numa janela temporal muito curta ou dão negativo, daí induzirem um ruído gigantesco. Os serológicos indicam se alguma vez houve contacto com o vírus, logo podem ser feitos em amostragem populacional e permitem dados estatisticamente significativos.

Neste momento (escrito a 23 de Março), não há nenhuns dados fiáveis para estimar a letalidade da covid19, pode ser 0,001% ou 5%. Tudo isso é ruído. O número de infectados pode ser o que conhecemos ou dez mil vezes maior (sim, dez mil vezes).

Só com chegada de testes serológicos se começa a ter real imagem da doença na sociedade. A Holanda anunciou ter conseguido um teste marcador de anticorpos, mas são desconhecidos quaisquer resultados até agora.

Por exemplo, a gripe Suína começou com estimativas de 30% — literalmente extinção humana em poucos meses — e acabou abaixo de 1%, abaixo da gripe sazonal e não fez dano nenhum.

Este é o tipo de ruído com que estamos a lidar.

Os únicos dados minimamente fiáveis que temos de testes virológicos são do cruzeiro Diamond Princess, porque toda a gente foi testada num intervalo relativamente curto. Indicam 1% de letalidade numa população muito envelhecida, em ambiente confinado e a partilhar cantina. Podemos ter certeza estatística de que o mundo fora do cruzeiro terá taxas bem mais baixas. Adicionalmente, menos de 20% das pessoas foram infectadas e não há ainda explicação para tal.

Como não se pode sequer estimar no início a letalidade, todo o medo e pânico são irracionais.

É preciso um cuidado extremo, extremo, paranoico, com a divulgação de dados iniciais de surtos em particular com a letalidade. A Organização Mundial de Saúde (OMS) devia responder criminalmente por não controlar esses dados e não assegurar que indica a ordem de grandeza do ruído. Foi só e apenas isso que fez este “surto”.

Olhando para http://www.euromomo.eu algo é imediatamente visível: A temporada de gripe 2018/19 foi incrivelmente leve e a de 2010/20 ainda mais leve, até agora.

Também digno de nota nos gráficos detalhados dos países é que todos os picos anteriores, causados principalmente pela gripe sazonal, estão encerrados na semana 19 do ano (primeira semana de Maio) e atingem o pico máximo antes da semana 12. A linha de base da mortalidade cruza a média nessa altura e representa o impacto inicial da mortalidade de doenças pulmonares no Inverno.

Há quase uma certeza de que a covid19 terá o mesmo comportamento e deixará de ter relevância em breve, pelo menos até ao próximo Outono/ Inverno.

As pessoas mais vulneráveis, que morriam em casa, lares, cuidados paliativos, são agora enviados para hospitais centrais por medo de os cuidadores se infectarem e porque, sendo uma doença de notificação obrigatória, têm de ir para hospitais de referência.

O Serviço Nacional de Saúde colapsa todos os Invernos com a gripe, a covid 19 é clinicamente mais complicada e ocupa as camas de cuidados intensivos mais tempo, mas o medo e os processos burocráticos associados à doença explicam parte relevante da sobrecarga dos serviços.

Foi o mesmo medo que fez colapsar os serviços funerários em Bergamo e Madrid e agora Nova Iorque. Os corpos têm de ser cremados por ser doença formalmente contagiosa de notificação, e os funcionários são obrigados a medidas de protecção total que diminuem a produtividade.

Aliado a essa descida da capacidade dos crematórios, os doentes são concentrados nas cidades e as famílias não os podem levar, uma vez mais por ser doença contagiosa, dando origem ao colapso.

Bergamo é uma das cidades mais envelhecidas da Itália, dois anos acima da média. Na região de influência do hospital central há 300 000 pessoas. Em picos de gripe, morrem em média cinquenta pessoas por semana por cada 100 000 habitantes. É normal esperar 100 mortos por dia em alguns dias de pico. As notícias referiam que o crematório só conseguia lidar com 24. Há muito que teria entrado em colapso ou foi a necessidade de cremar todos com a lentidão inerente às normas para esta doença que obrigou aos camiões, não foi uma mortalidade excepcional actual. A gripe também tem epicentros.

A comparação com anos anteriores em janelas apertadas como agora circula “quatro vezes mais mortalidade em Março, em Madrid e Bergamo” apenas indica que os surtos de gripe deslizam muito dentro da época gripal. São maioritariamente em Dezembro e Fevereiro. Haver um surto em Março deste ano, com a covid19, não tem significado nenhum.

É banal um aumento de 140% de mortalidade, em Bergamo, em relação ao ano passado, dada a época amena de gripe. Provavelmente a mortalidade ficará várias vezes ainda abaixo de 2014 quando morreram 54 000 em excesso por todas causas em Itália, um aumento de três vezes mesmo em relação a picos de gripe. Nesse pico de 54 000 mortos não se fechou uma única escola, nem na verdade houve investigação relevante para determinar as causas.

As estimativas actuais (1 de Abril) da letalidade colocam a covid19 no nível da gripe. O número de mortos por infectados, IFR (infected fatility rate), de 0,26% é perfeitamente banal para picos de gripe. Os números que tem circulado são de médias da letalidade de gripe de muitas décadas que esbatem os picos, sendo banais picos com letalidades de 1%.

Não faltam epidemiologistas a vir a público, desde o primeiro dia, a dizer que isto é uma loucura. Alguns falam em nome do Helmholtz Gesellschaft, um colosso de ciência médica, onde cerca de 20 000 pessoas fazem epidemiologia. A maioria foi insultada.

A equipa do Imperial College que fez previsões catastrofistas tem um historial macabro de indicação para abate de centenas de milhares de animais por causa da ‘foot and mouth disease’. Verificou-se na altura que o modelo estava errado, sendo, no essencial, o mesmo usado agora. Numa audição parlamentar, Neil Ferguson reviu as estimativas do Imperial College, sem qualquer justificação plausível além de “medidas” que não especificou, passando de 500 000 para 20 000 mortos!

As medidas de contenção não demonstram a mais remota efectividade. Todos os países, com excepção da Coreia do Sul agora, apresentam curvas teóricas perfeitas com 12 a 15 dias até ao pico de casos novos, depois de entrar em exponencial, que é o padrão representativo de infecções pulmonares sem controlo.

Em Portugal, há muito que passaram quinze dias de estado de emergência, a propósito de uma doença que tem 14 dias da infecção até ao diagnóstico e só abrandou com o mesmo padrão de todos os outros países.

Há indicadores de que a taxa de infectados é muito superior ao que se julga. Se assim for, não só o confinamento não ajudou o sistema de saúde como acelerou a infecção — sem importância, mas irónico.

As escolas nunca deveriam ter sido fechadas. As crianças correm um risco praticamente nulo com esta infecção, e ficam imunes rapidamente, sem sintomas na maioria. Transformam-se em vassouras de vírus a recolher vírus das superfícies que nada lhe fazem e que deixam de estar disponíveis para infectar pessoas vulneráveis.

Seria razoável pedir o distanciamento crianças-avós durante uma semana para evitar a fase mais activa de contágio. Eventualmente poderia ser razoável enviar os funcionários e professores em grupos de risco para casa e reduzir a carga lectiva com actividades de maior contacto físico.

Provavelmente terá sido a qualidade do ar em Wuhan que terá espoletado os alertas de surto da OMS e o governo chinês entrou à bruta. As imagens criaram pânico no mundo… depois, há novo alerta no vale do Pó, também com uma qualidade do ar miserável.

Toda a monitorização de epidemias é feita computacionalmente, com recolha de dados. Até haver esse alerta, a OMS não foi procurar nada.

Os políticos foram apenas atrás da população com medo. A grande excepção é Marke Rutte, da Holanda, que faz um discurso exemplar de estadista, metade do tempo a falar do medo ser real e reconhecer que não se pode negar esse medo, mas que a vida vai continuar como se nada fosse.

Mesmo que fosse muito mau, os vírus pulmonares são sempre lentos, nunca infectam mais de 30% das pessoas por ano, não importa o “como” e “onde”. Os vírus rápidos são os vírus que estão disponíveis na pele ou secreções, que têm proteção do ambiente até ao momento de infectar um novo hospedeiro.

Os vírus pulmonares têm de estar expostos ao ambiente hostil algum ou muito tempo, que lhes reduz dramaticamente a capacidade de infecção — por exemplo são destruídos pelos raios ultravioleta – o que os torna muito mais lentos e muito influenciados pelos pequenos aumentos de imunidade de grupo.

Havia muito tempo para tomar decisões, observar como evoluía a epidemia e decidir de acordo com essa evolução, racionalmente e em conta peso e medida.

A gripe tem sempre estirpes com imunização zero. A OMS faz previsão das estirpes e falha muitas vezes, ficando uma ou duas estirpes de fora da vacina para as quais a imunidade é zero.

Seria tempo de usar o conhecimento de cem anos de epidemiologia na gestão desta epidemia, em vez de adoptar medidas extremas, que nunca foram testadas em lado nenhum, e que seguramente terão um grande impacto negativo na nossa vida.

 

  • Doutorado em modelação de doenças pulmonares, no Departamento de informática, pela Universidade de Tromso (Noruega).

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THE NUMBERS DON’T ADD UP

Trends Research Institute, April 14, 2020.

“DEATH TOLL PASSES 20,000 IN USA”

That was last Sunday’s DRUDGE headline. Happy Easter!

Twenty thousand have died out of a population of 330,000,000… or 0.00606 percent of the nation.

As we noted on the cover of our 28 January Trends Journal: “CORONAVIRUS: 106 Dead in China – 1.4 Billion Still Alive. New Black Plague?”… since the virus’s outbreak, the mainstream media has been responsible for spreading non-stop fear and anxiety worse than the disease itself.

And never ones to let a “good crisis go to waste,” political leaders around the world, amplified by media hysteria, seized upon the virus to grant themselves supreme powers of control over citizens, dismissing Constitutions, Bills of Rights, and basic freedoms throughout the world.

Another Day, Another Made-Up Story

Some hard facts: the highly exalted, knows-more-than-anyone-in-the-world, “America’s Most Trusted Disease Expert,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force… can’t keep his numbers straight.

On 26 March, Dr. Fauci stated at a press conference that “100,000 to 240,000” were the estimated number of people in America who would die of the virus.

Twelve days later, Fauci lowered his prediction saying, “I believe we are going to see a downturn. It looks more like 60,000.”

On Sunday, he expressed “cautious optimism” that the metrics he uses to track the virus indicate it is “starting to level off,” and the U.S. economy, which virtually has been locked down, could start reopening sometime in May.

Prior to Dr. Fauci’s forecast, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimated that up to 1.7 million Americans could die of the virus.

Fake Numbers Pump Virus Deaths

While it is reported that 20,000 have died from the virus as of Sunday, the numbers of actual victims from COVID-19 is now being called into question. Some doctors and physician assistants have claimed they are under pressure to categorize COVID-19 as the cause of death, even when it’s likely not to be the case.

In the United States, Dr. Scott Jenson, a Minnesota state senator who is also a medical doctor, accused the CDC of directing doctors to list COVID-19 as a cause of death even for someone who was never tested for it, which he said is “ridiculous” and misleading.

“I know that I’ve talked with nursing staff… and led to believe that there may have been a COVID-19 diagnosis included on the death certificate document without having had a COVID-19 confirmed laboratory test,” said Dr. Jenson.

He added, “The idea that we are going to allow people to massage and sort of game the numbers is a real issue because we are going to undermine the [public] trust.”

Confirming what we had noted since the outbreak, Dr. Jenson concluded, “And right now as we see politicians doing things that aren’t necessarily motivated on fact and science, their trust in politicians is already wearing thin.”

Clearly, as evidenced by the general public’s reaction to the virus, which to date has killed less than the flu has in America, Dr. Jenson noted that voicing concern about the false death numbers attributed had him worried that “sometimes we’re so darn interested in jazzing up the fear factor that sometimes people’s ability to think for themselves is paralyzed if they’re frightened enough.”

Who Knows What?

As the hard data comes in from China, Italy, and other countries that have “flattened the curve,” it is now known most people who contract the virus have either no symptoms or those so mild they don’t report to a doctor.

The death rates, however, amplified by mainstream media and seized on by politicians, are based only on those who actually have tested positive or got so sick they required hospitalization.

Since so few have been tested, the total number of people who have contracted the virus is far higher. Therefore, the percentage of those dying who had the virus is much smaller than being reported.

Dr. Jeffrey Shaman and colleagues at Columbia University showed that in China, where the curve has been “flattened,” some 85 percent of Chinese residents who had the coronavirus went undetected. (Again, this dramatically lowers the percentage of people dying from COVID-19.)

Yet this and other important distinctions remain absent from political leaders, who have dictated extreme lockdown measures, and the mainstream media, which continues to headline numbers lacking medical analysis.

States of Confusion

“How many people have died from COVID-19 in the UK?” asked the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine. “You’d think this was an easy question to answer, but you would be wrong. There are numerous places in which you can find this data, and they don’t always give the same answer.”

For example, each day, the UK’s Department of Health and Social Care releases data on how many died who had tested positive for COVID-19. But included in the data are those who may have entered a hospital with COVID-19 symptoms, yet died from a pre-existing illness.

Also included in the death total are all patients with COVID-19 mentioned on the death certificate even if they weren’t tested or were just “suspected” of having it.

Indeed, Dr. Jenson had also noted that if a patient died after being hit by a bus and tested positive for the virus, he/she would be listed as having died from coronavirus.

“That doesn’t make any sense,” he said. Dr. Jenson also disputed Dr. Fauci’s response that accusations of padding numbers and the CDC document, which advocates making COVID-19 the cause of death without medical proof, are part of “conspiracy theories” during “challenging” times in public health.

Bringing the falsification of the COVID-19 deaths to the bottom line, Dr. Jenson noted, “Right now Medicare has determined that if you have a COVID-19 admission to the hospital you’ll get paid $13,000. If that COVID-19 patient goes on a ventilator, you get $39,000; three times as much. Nobody can tell me, after 35 years in the world of medicine, that sometimes those kinds of things [have] impact on what we do.”

Facts to Forget

While the statistics overstating the severity of coronavirus continue to be pumped out by the mainstream media, already, there were clues the data was inflated.

For example, last February, John Allen Paulos, an American professor of mathematics, published his analysis of coronavirus data coming in from China:

“The authorities of Hubei, the province in China at the center of the epidemic, revised their definition of what it means to be infected by the new coronavirus: On Thursday [13 February], they started including people who displayed symptoms associated with COVID-19 – coughing, a fever, difficulty breathing – even if those people hadn’t been tested or had tested negative for the virus. As a result, the number of new daily cases increased by a factor of nine overnight.”

This over-inflating of coronavirus’ danger is widespread, as confirmed by Carl Heneghan, an epidemiologist and Director of the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine at the University of Oxford.

On 1 April, he stated, “We know, during an epidemic, people will call every death as though it’s related to Covid-19. But that is not the case… Always, when people look back at the case notes and assign causation, they realize they will have overestimated the case fatality in relation to the disease.”

Media Fear Machine in High Gear

As reported in detail in the Trends Journal, data from around the world confirms the vast majority of those who have died from COVID-19 had serious pre-existing illnesses such as high blood pressure, diabetes, chronic heart conditions, and lung diseases (99 percent in Italy, over 86 percent in New York City).

In Italy, the Italian Health Institute reported the average age of those dying was about 80 years old.

According to the CDC, in the U.S. “a mortality rate of 10% to 27% for those ages 85 and over, 3% to 11% for those ages 65 to 84, 1% to 3% for those ages 55 to 64, and less than 1% for those ages 20 to 54.”

Also underreported is the significant amount of those dying from COVID-19 being smokers. This virus attacks the lungs, and a recent study in the New England Journal of Medicine found Chinese coronavirus patients who smoked to be twice as vulnerable to serious infection and death from COVID-19 than those who didn’t smoke.

Yet the mainstream media, ignoring these hard facts, continues to pump out their tabloid headlines. For example, despite the fact stated above by the CDC that less than one percent of those between 20-54 years of age are dying from COVID-19, we get this 9 April headline from the Washington Post: “Hundreds of young Americans have now been killed by the coronavirus, data shows.”

The article states, “At least 759 people under age 50 across the United States who have perished amid the deepening pandemic, according to a Washington Post analysis of state data. These deaths underscore the tragic fact that while the novel coronavirus might be most threatening to the old and compromised, no one is immune.”

What’s left out of this junk journalism, which hyper-inflates the “deepening pandemic,” is that in the U.S. there are over 200 million people under the age of 50. Therefore, the 759 “under age 50” who have “perished” from the coronavirus represent around 0.0000038 percent.

Included in the Pandemonium Panic Awards for “Most Fear-Mongering Headline” was this one from Newsweek on 9 April: “CORONAVIRUS BECOMES NUMBER ONE CAUSE OF DEATH PER DAY IN U.S., SURPASSING HEART DISEASE AND CANCER.”

This headline was picked up by media across the nation… despite the fact that it’s “dead” wrong.

Even if the current highest estimate of 60,000 U.S. deaths from coronavirus were reached, it pales in comparison with the number of deaths each year from heart disease (over 650,000, according to the CDC) and cancer (over 600,000, according to the American Cancer Society).

Also left out, as we’ve been making the case in the Trends Journal, is that the numbers of COVID-19 deaths in America can’t even begin to compare with the number of U.S. deaths each year from other health issues, such as obesity and smoking.

According to the National Institute of Health, it is estimated that obesity causes the premature death of around 300,000 Americans every year.

And, according to the CDC, in the U.S., there are 480,000 deaths annually from smoking… yet smoking has not been banned.

Remember “More Doctors Smoke Camels Than Any Other Cigarette”?

TRENDPOST: In the largest study conducted to date of U.S. hospital admissions for COVID-19, doctors at NYU Langone Health report that obesity, along with age, was the biggest deciding factor in hospital admissions. Yet, again, this is downplayed by the media and ignored by a socially-distanced, panicked public covered in masks and gloves.

TRENDPOST: OK, Little Boys and Girls, a question for you: How many socially-distanced feet must we be apart according to the rulers of our universe?

Answer: It depends where you live and which of the high-and-mighty politicians and elite “Club of Flunkies” members you believe know what’s best for you.

Who knows better than the World Health Organization? They declared we must stay “at least a meter”… or a little more than three feet apart from other human beings.

Here in the United “We’re Number One” States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention proclaim it must six feet.

The German and Australian COVID-19 pros split the difference.

Conclusion: it’s total bullshit being made up by “authorities,” that gleefully is being enforced by military-police to the letters of law with punishment for all who disobey.

TRENDPOST: Can social distancing save lives? Yes!

Since it has been documented that a high percentage of those succumbing to COVID-19 are already suffering from obesity, diabetes, and heart disease – why aren’t the “experts” recommending social distancing from McDonald’s, sheltering-in-place away from Burger King, and banning travel to KFC?

Why aren’t the highly-trusted, constantly-quoted “medical experts” featured on mainstream media calling for self-quarantine from pesticide-laden, chemically processed, high fructose, artificially flavored and dyed foods that wreak havoc on the immune system?

How about shelter-in-place away from Pepsi, Coke, Dr. Pepper, and all the other sugar-saturated sodas washing down the junk food being devoured?

According to researchers at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the average can of soda contains 75 percent of a person’s suggested daily sugar intake, and, for each additional sugary drink a person consumes in a day their risk of dying from heart disease is increased by ten percent.

Again, whether from politicians who dictate what We the People must do, the Presstitutes who keep pumping pandemonium panic, and all the medical/science professionals they feature on the mainstream media… virtually absent is the simple solution of how to best beat the virus: Build a Strong Immune System.

TRENDPOST: Social Distancing? Tell that to the half-million plus homeless in the United States… and the millions around the world!

If the coronavirus is so virulent, why aren’t the homeless crowding the streets, who are living from hand to mouth in unsanitary conditions with compromised immune systems, filling up hospitals and emergency rooms?

Indeed, according to Dr. Fauci and his worldwide crew of “experts,” the homeless would be the #1 class of victims to succumb to COVID-19… yet they are not, and this goes unreported in the media.

TRENDPOST: As Gerald Celente has been predicting, with estimates of coronavirus deaths now dropping from week to week, politicians and health officials will start taking credit for diminishing the crisis, which was hyper-inflated through the media in the first place.

Case in point is this headline in last Saturday’s New York Times: “Virus Deaths Mount, but N.Y. Avoids Predicted Surge at Hospitals.”

Or this from the 9 April Wall Street Journal headline: “California’s Steps Help It Limit Cases.”

Yesterday, Governor Andrew Cuomo, now being cheered by the Democratic faithful to run for president, who, after anointing himself supreme leader of New York State on 3 March after pushing through legislation granting him emergency management powers… patted himself on the back: “We’re controlling the spread.” “The worst is over.” “The curve continues to flatten.”

Comparing the total number of fatalities thus far from the virus to the 2,753 deaths recorded to the 9/11 terror attacks in New York City, Cuomo said, “I believe the worst is over if we continue to be smart about coronavirus.”

 “I believe”?

 “I”?

It’s not about “We the People” – it’s about “I the Governor.”

How about “We the People” who believe the virus is not as deadly as the numerous diseases, chemicals, pesticides, air pollution, poisoned water, and junk food culture that is killing tens of millions each year… that do not require the closing down of the entire economy by political “I’s”?

In New York State, to date, some 10,100 people out of a population of 20 million have reportedly died… or the grand total of 0.0005 percent.

TRENDPOST: Unmentioned by Governor “I believe” Cuomo are the millions of lives that are being destroyed by shutting down businesses and robbing people of their livelihoods.

To exemplify both the arrogance and hypocrisy of this Daddy’s Boy, who renamed the Tappan Zee Bridge after his father, is the fact that among the businesses he declared as “essential” are liquor stores.

As long evidenced, the more depressed and desperate people become, the more they drink. Already the facts are in. Bottoms up!

“U.S. online alcohol sales jump 243% during coronavirus pandemic.” – MarketWatch, 2 April 2020

TRENDPOST: Today, Andrew Cuomo, who, as we noted, installed himself as Supreme Leader of New York State by slipping in legislation that he signed, attacked his “born on third base and thought he hit a home run” cohort, Donald Trump.

The war of words as to who’s in charge of We the People heated up after Trump declared that as President, he had “ultimate authority” to decide when to open the economy.

Stating he was in full control and would refuse to obey Trump, Cuomo said, “The Constitution says we don’t have a king. To say, ‘I have total authority over the country because I’m the president, it’s absolute,’ that is a king.” He added, “We didn’t have King George Washington, we had President George Washington.

Further proving that the decisions being made by politicians are without scientific backing and based on their personal beliefs and power-hungry decisions, when New York Mayor Bill de Blasio decided last week to shut down NYC schools for the rest of the year, without asking permission from Cuomo, the Governor discounted the mayor’s decision as a mere “opinion,” declaring that only his judgments (opinions) counted and he was the supreme ruler of the state.

TREND TRACKING LESSON: Going back to our 28 January Trends Journal cover story headline: “CORONAVIRUS: 106 Dead in China. 1.4 Billion Still Alive,” the media sensationalize the death tolls with hyperbole when they add up to virtually nothing.

Then, in our 10 March Trends Journal, the cover read: “COVID-10: PRESSTITUTE AND PUPPET MASTERS PEDDLING HYSTERIA.”

It continues on a daily basis.

  • “Coronavirus live updates: China reports 42 new cases, 1 death” – CNBC, 9 April. Two deaths out of a population of 1.4 billion? Why are they telling us this?
  •  Sailor from USS Theodore Roosevelt dies of coronavirus” – Politico, 13 April. One person dead out of a crew of over 6,000 (0.00016 percent) is news, when one in five American sailors are obese?
  • A boy from a remote Amazon tribe has died, raising concerns about COVID-19’s impact on indigenous people” – CNN, 10 April. One boy dies among a tribe of 38,000 in a country of 212,000 million people and that’s news? Yes, when you sell fear and hysteria.
  • Coronavirus Update: Worldwide Death Total Surpasses 100,000” – New York Times, 11 April. That 650,000 died from the flu, 1.5 million from tuberculosis, seven million plus from smoking, nine million from air pollution, etc. 100,000 dead from the virus out of a global population of 7.7 billion (0.13 percent)?

 To keep the fear spreading, the NYT begins their “Tracking and Outbreak” story with: “Sadly, the predictions that it would be a devastating week turned out to be true, validated by terrifying six-digit numbers: 100,747, the worldwide death toll in the coronavirus pandemic.”

Look at the words they use (which we bolded) setting the tone for how to think and feel: “sadly,” “devastating,” “terrifying”… rather than “here are the facts; Think for Yourself.”  

The article continues stating, “The United States – which leads the world in coronavirus cases, with three times as many as Spain and four times as many as Germany.”

What the self-proclaimed “Paper of Record” failed to record is the U.S. has seven times as many people as Spain, so their comparison is bias, and with four times Germany’s population, America’s COVID-19 death rate breaks even.

TRENDPOST: An essential skill to identifying, tracking, and forecasting trends is to read and hear the language carefully.

Indeed, in a society that lives on soundbites and headlines, the propaganda- laced language is absorbed, as are the broadcast soundbites, leading those tuned in to a pre-determined direction.

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