Good News: Coronavirus Only Slightly Deadlier than Flu

Early results from “seroprevalence studies” are suggesting that mortality from Wuhan CoV-19 is may be much lower than the public has been told. The following interview with medical researcher and Stanford Professor of Medicine Jay Bhattacharya drops this bombshell: Case mortality from CoV-19 is roughly on a par with case mortality of seasonal flu.

These governors and prime ministers who are using gestapo tactics to destroy their own economies, have a lot to answer for.

… there are tens of millions more people who have far more to fear from the economic consequences of these [shutdown] policies than they have of the virus. And guess what? There’s no way to develop immunity from the State. This situation sets a precedent that will surely be exploited for years to come. The government’s getting used to ordering us all around. It isn’t going to stop. __ A.C.

The Shutdown Will Cost More Lives Than it Saves

Those who die because of the shutdown of “non-essential” care, including a large number of surgeries, will never be counted, and their names will not make headlines. But they represent one more cost of the reaction–overreaction, in my opinion–to the Wuhan virus.

Superstition is Running Roughshod Over Science

Floridians are back on the beach, and Texas has announced its own plan to reopen the economy. Maybe these plans are premature, and will produce renewed outbreaks of COVID-19, but we won’t know for a few weeks. Real science, however, requires trial and error. The “experts” failed to predict the trajectory of this pandemic, because their computer models were all wrong. If the states are our country’s “laboratories of democracy,” as Justice Brandeis famously said, they may also act as laboratories for disease control. Let’s hope their ongoing experiments prove successful.

Leftists Hope the Shutdown Never Ends

If leftists are good at anything, it’s moral preening, virtue signaling, and duping some ordinary folks into thinking they are ‘good people.’ And never have more opportunities existed for that than the recent trend of COVID-shaming people for daring to want to keep their children fed and a roof over their heads. If you’ve got to pretend to care about lives, caring about those taken by this virus allows them to look virtuous and still live out their Satanic dreams, knowing full well that the economic devastation that’s to come will kill far more than coronavirus ever would have.

The media is mired in a fever swamp

The Big Lie Behind the Wuhan CoV-19 Shutdown

I have a prediction for you… By the time this virus is thoroughly understood, what will become extremely clear is that these shutdown orders did virtually nothing to stop the spread of the disease or to reduce its lethality in the population.

Why do I believe that? Because it’s apparent already that at least 5 times more people have been infected than are reflected in the number of “confirmed cases”… and the real number may be much, much greater than that.

… In a “bad year” for the flu, between 50,000 and 100,000 Americans die from the virus. I’m willing to bet that by the end of this year, roughly the same number of people will have died from this virus. And I’m also willing to bet that there’s zero difference in either the total per capita number who become infected and the mortality rate between our country (which ordered a shutdown) and Sweden’s, which has refused to order anyone to shut down their business or stay in their homes.

If you accept that the virus had been circulating in our population for months by the time the lockdown orders arrived (which is certainly the case) and if you know it’s highly contagious, then ordering everyone into their homes in mid-March was closing the barn door when the horses were already long gone.

There is no such thing as “a perfect study.” We have to keep trying get better results by fine tuning our methods over time. The alternative to doing imperfect studies is to do no studies at all. That would leave us totally in the dark. Some people want us to tremor in fear and ignorance, for ulterior motives of their own. We would rather not let them have their way.

Without a good handle on the number of patients infected, we have no real information on how infectious or lethal COVID-19 is; more importantly, it makes it far more challenging to begin social mingling safely. There is good evidence that merely looking at hospitalizations and deaths are biased towards COVID-19 being a very bad actor. To unwind social distancing and its economic effects, we need better information. What the study shows is that testing needs to be local, the incidence of COVID-19 in Montana is different than in Queens. Testing needs to be representative of what we know about risk, looking at groups by age and co-morbidities. __ We Have to Know How Many

Seroprevalence study in Santa Clara County, California

Other studies that have been done in Germany and elsewhere, similarly indicate that the real prevalence of infection of Wuhan CoV-19 is significantly higher than we are being told — and therefore the case fatality rates are significantly lower than the public is being made to believe.

It is long past time to shine a bright light of real data on this largely man-made catastrophe.

Note that whether Cov-19 is slightly deadlier than the flu or not, the lockdown policies that have been shoved down the throats of people in western countries are on the whole deadlier and more destructive than the effects of the virus itself — when people are instructed in safe social distancing.

Remember:

  • go to work
  • stay away from crowds
  • maintain a 2 meter distance
  • wash your hands
  • wear a mask in public
  • don’t touch your face
  • don’t shake hands
  • keep public surfaces clean/disinfected
  • wear cotton gloves in public

In the grocery store:

  • Go shopping at a time that’s less busy. If you type in the store’s name and location in Google search, a box often will pop up showing when foot traffic there is highest.
  • Take germicide with you. Use it to wipe your hands and the cart before and after you shop.
  • Use a credit or debit card. That way, you don’t have to hand over bills or receive change. Also, use your own pen to sign receipts. If you can, use a virtual payment system like Apple Pay so that you don’t have to open your wallet at all.
  • More at source

    More:

    This research suggests that those who received the flu vaccine last year show a marginally higher risk of coronavirus infection (Odds Ratio 1.36) . The study was examining the effect of “virus interference.” This should not keep anyone “at risk” from getting a flu vaccine.

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