How the Swamp mucked up America’s coronavirus response
The US General Accounting Office (GAO) released a report detailing the failings of multiple deep state US Departments in dealing with the viral pandemic that originated in Wuhan China.
In a report released this week, the GAO details dozens of dangerous failings in one government department after another — failings that needlessly put you and your loved ones at risk…
No other agency has performed worse than the CDC. It flubbed developing a COVID-19 test, costing weeks at a critical time. It ignored nursing homes until it was too late. And it misled the public about masks. All deadly mistakes.
The GAO reports that even now, four months in, the CDC can’t provide accurate data on who is getting tested. In the private economy, these CDC officials would be fired. It’s disappointing that Trump has put up with this chronic incompetence.
Here’s the icing on the cake. The Internal Revenue Service sent out $1.4 billion in relief checks to people who are dead or in prison. IRS bureaucrats had no intention of trying to recover the funds, until GAO suggested it. A billion dollars down the rat hole doesn’t seem to matter to bureaucrats on the federal gravy train.
When the pandemic struck and the CDC botched testing, Trump marshaled private firms to rush masks, ventilators, tests and other equipment into production. He had no time to reform anything. He bypassed the bureaucracy, saving lives as a result. Now he is doing it with vaccine development. Those are Trump’s healthy instincts as a businessman.
But ultimately, the president is head of a vast federal bureaucracy. He can’t abolish it. He has to manage it — and demand results. __ Source
How long would it take the “drain the swamp” of the deep state-media-academia-corporate complex of parasites, that has been developing for more than 100 years? Trump has done more to streamline the realm of corrupt monstrosities in the past 3 1/2 years than any other president before him, but very few of Earth’s 8 billion people really want him to succeed.
Researchers conducted a retrospective analysis of over 2,500 patients hospitalized between March 10 and May 2 in the Henry Ford Health System in Michigan. Over 2,000 of the patients were given hydroxychloroquine or the anti-malarial with azithromycin, an antibiotic.
The study found 13 percent of those who received hydroxychloroquine alone died compared to 26.4 percent who didn’t receive the drug.
Hydroxychloroquine alone decreased the mortality hazard ratio by 66 percent and the anti-malarial with the antibiotic decreased the ratio by 71 percent, researchers said.
Blame the swamp if your loved one died as a result of not being given hydroxychloroquine.
The prevalence of immunity to the coronavirus that causes COVID-19 may be much higher than previous research suggests according to an intriguing new study by researchers associated with Karolinska Institute in Sweden. In addition, a new German study by researchers associated with the University Hospital Tübingen in Germany reports that people who have been previously infected with versions of the coronavirus that cause the common cold also have some immunity to the COVID-19 virus. If these reports stand up to further scrutiny, it would be very good news because they suggest that the pandemic could be over sooner and ultimately be less lethal than feared.
Public health “experts” succumbed to their own political biases; Trust is gone (Originally published in the WSJ)
… there has not been a single confirmed case of reinfection among the many 10 million instances of Covid-19 world-wide…
The top-down ginned up antifa/BLM “protests” opened the floodgates for the virus to gush forth. Radical governors and public health officials supported the protests. The general public saw that, and naturally concluded that lockdowns were no longer justified… so they behaved accordingly. Subsequently, coronavirus cases increased — especially among young adults who had been suffering from “lockdown fever” for months.
They put the nation on full economic lockdown for a virus with a 0.26% fatality — which is worse than most seasonal flu but within the same order of magnitude as a pandemic influenza. The Spanish flu had a fatality rate of over 2.5%. Up to 100 million people died from that flu, in a much less populated world.
They crippled the entire economy over a pimped up cold virus that is only especially virulent for people over the age of 70. To make this designed crippling of the nation permanent, give “the swamp” full unbridled power once again. Let the swamp breathe easy again. You don’t even have to vote. They will cast your vote for you. Mail-in voting makes it much easier for them.
The CDC generously describes the evidence in favor of cloth face masks’ efficacy as “emerging,” but by the standards we use to assess clinical interventions, the efficacy of masks, especially nonsurgical masks, is undetermined. __ Source
“New” Chinese swine flu waits in the wings, but will probably not take off unless Chinese virologists give it a boost, as likely happened with Wuhan CoV-19.
My favorite source for data on mask composition (and it’s a good one – these are real benefits of proper mask wear and construction) is: https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acsnano.0c03252. They report both filtration efficiency based on particle size, as well as the differential pressure drop. The pressure drop through the various mask materials doesn’t seem significant – 3.0 Pascals (Pa) for multilayer/hybrid cloth masks vs. 2.2 Pas for an N95 or 2.5 Pa for a surgical mask… until one realizes that (1) it represents 15-25% increase in resistance, and (2) the flow rate they tested – 1.2 cubic feet per minute (CFM) is around half of the normal RESTING breathing rate of a human (60 liters/min which equals roughly 2 cfm) whereas just WALKING typically results in flow rates up to 5x higher (300 liters/min). Now – there’s something important here – and that is that pressure drop increases with the square of flow rate (It’s called Bernoulli’s Principle). Fast walking, going up stairs, carrying a load (like an infant) means a 10x increase in airflow from what was tested. 10x airflow means 100x the pressure drop. So now the 3 Pa pressure drop for a cloth mask becomes 300 Pa drop. That may still seem insignificant compared to atmospheric pressure (100,000 Pa), but consider this – a standard CPAP setting of 10 = 1000 Pa – so the amount of pressure drop from a mask under these conditions is about one-third the pressure of a CPAP! __ Source