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Is Florida’s COVID death count exaggerated by 45%?

According to a report given to Florida’s House of Representatives by Dr. Andrew Bostom up to 45% of Florida’s COVID deaths may be mis-classified. In other words, the COVID death count in that state may be exaggerated. It is part of the ongoing controversy that many people who died of COVID had serious underlying health issues and the question becomes did they die of COVID or with COVID. WND explains: Up to 45% of the deaths attributed to COVID-19 in Florida may have been wrongly classified, according to a researcher who has analyzed a report by the state House of Representatives. […] “This aggregate mortality total indicates, plausibly, that up to 45% (6,227/13,920) of Florida’s death certificate recorded ‘Covid-19 deaths’ may not merit that classification,” Bostom wrote. A cover memo introducing the Florida House report written by Speaker José R. Oliva warned that “national guidelines drive the [COVID-19 death] count up.” “CDC has determined that the death count should include persons with COVID even if COVID is not an underlying cause of death,” he wrote. In other …

Britain: The devastating medical impact of lockdowns

More news on the negative fallout from the COVID lockdowns as they dramatically impacted the delivery of health care services in Britain. It is being reported that the number of people in Britain who died at home during the COVID lockdown is up 25,000 over last year with only a couple thousand attributed to the virus. It has left many wondering again if the lockdown cure is worse than the disease it’s supposed to be fighting. The report reveals the medical devastation attributed to the lockdowns. Breitbart explains: But it was the audit of several dozens of reports by health professionals, charities, and medical journals by the Daily Mail that revealed in full the staggering effect that the lockdown has had on non-COVID-19 patients. The report noted a Lancet paper stating that during the three months of lockdown, organ transplants fell by two-thirds, resulting in the numbers of people dying on transplant waiting lists to nearly double. Hospital chemotherapy attendance fell by 66 per cent in April, per a University College London study for the British Medical Journal …

So, what are the biggest phobias of 2020?

The security firm, ADT, recently studied web searches to determine what American’s biggest fears are for 2020. Now based on what has happened this year, you would expect it to be Covid. However, an analysis revealed a slight twist. Overall, people’s biggest fear is not COVID, but rather their biggest phobia is “fear of people.” And the searches for this fear was five time higher than last year. Since we are social animals, this fear of people can have negative consequences mentally and physically. RELATED: CDC Confirms: ‘Adverse’ Mental Health Problems ‘Increased Considerably’ During Lockdowns But in three states, the biggest fear overall was the “fear of being alone,” with the number of overall searches for this type of fear tripling last year’s numbers. But here is what is particularly odd, these two phobias are the polar opposite of each other, as one focussed on contact with people and the second feared no contact with people. Fox News provides more details: The most-Googled phobia of the year is fear of other people, according to researchers, who …

Overdose deaths exploding because of lockdowns?

Study after study is revealing the devastating fallout from the COVID lockdowns. The latest from a country in Ohio reveals that drug overdose deaths have skyrocketed 73% in the first six months of this year, compared to 2019. As a result, thousands of health professionals are publicly stating that the lockdown cure is worse than the disease. The Daily Wire writes: A county in Ohio has experienced a skyrocketing number of drug overdose deaths amidst the coronavirus pandemic and a government-mandated lockdown. Franklin County saw a 73% increase in overdose deaths in the first six months of 2020 compared to the same time frame last year. Deaths began spiking in May, roughly two months into the state lockdown imposed to slow the spread of the coronavirus, according to Franklin County Coroner Dr. Anahi Ortiz. READ: Overdose Deaths Explode In Ohio County After Lockdown, Coroner Cites Joblessness RELATED LOCKDOWN NEWS: READ: COVID-19-related mental health disorders will cause increased suicides, drug overdoses: researchers warn READ: More youth are dying of suicide, overdose than COVID-19 during pandemic: CDC director READ: …

2nd lockdown could have serious mental health fallout: Researchers warn

It is more from the supposed cure is worse than the disease file. With governments around the world initiating second lockdowns because of another wave of Covid, mental health professionals are warning second lockdowns could have a devastating impact on society. The first lockdown impacted people’s mental health and a second one could potentially compound this, leading to a devastating increase in suicides and drug overdoses. Christian Post explains: A second wave of devastation stemming from the novel coronavirus pandemic including soaring suicides and drug overdoses is imminent with the declining mental health of communities, medical researchers warn and it is expected to disproportionately impact the poor, older adults, blacks and Hispanics. The warning came in Mental Health Disorders Related to COVID-19–Related Deaths published in The Journal of the American Medical Association on Monday. […] “While nations struggle to manage the initial waves of the death and disruption associated with the pandemic, accumulating evidence indicates another ‘second wave’ is building: rising rates of mental health and substance use disorders,” the doctors wrote. “This imminent mental …

Study: 85% of Covid cases wore masks?

A recent study conducted by the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) revealed that masks seem to be ineffective when it comes to stopping the spread of the Coronavirus. A survey of people who contracted COVID and showed symptoms for the disease discovered that 85% of them “always” or “often” wore a mask. Investigative journalist Jordan Schatchtel reports on the study: An underreported, recently-published CDC study adds to the pile of evidence that cloth masks or other forms of mandated face coverings only contribute negatives to our COVID-19 problem. The study also displays — despite the constant accusations of widespread misbehavior from public health officials — that Americans are adhering to mask wearing, but mask wearing is not doing us any good. The CDC study, which surveyed symptomatic COVID-19 patients, has found that 70.6% of respondents reported “always” wearing a mask, while an additional 14.4% say they “often” wear a mask. That means a whopping 85% of infected COVID-19 patients reported habitual mask wearing. Only 3.9% of those infected said they “never” wear a face covering. READ: CDC: …

Poll confirms damage caused by lockdowns

While politicians are turning back to lockdowns as the second wave of COVID hits, more studies are coming out suggesting that this lockdown cure is worse than the disease it is supposed to be fighting. The latest involves a survey conducted by GoHealth that revealed the negative impact lockdowns are having on seniors. Study Finds reports: NEW YORK — Isolation can be difficult for everyone. For seniors, especially those living alone, the coronavirus pandemic can cut them off from the vital help they need daily. A new survey finds social distancing is also taking a toll on the mental health of many older Americans. The study of 1,000 Medicare recipients finds one in four feel their mental health, physical health, or both has declined under COVID restrictions. Of this group, the most common symptoms of mental health decline includes anxiety, depression, and irritability. More specifically, an alarming 85% of seniors are battling more anxiety these days. Similarly, 78% have felt depressed, while 76% are more irritable since the start of the pandemic. READ: Solitary confinement: 4 in 5 seniors have felt more anxious, depressed during pandemic …

Nearly 50% of Americans say they pray every day

According to a survey by The Presidential Prayer Team nearly 50% of Americans stated that they prayed every day, with 65% stating they prayed at least once a week. The survey also found that only 15% of survey respondents claimed to have never prayed at all. Christian Post reports. A new survey conducted by The Presidential Prayer Team reveals that roughly half of Americans pray every day, with more Republicans engaging in daily prayer than Democrats. […] According to a summary of the survey, 45% of adults surveyed claimed that they pray every day. About 65% of adults said that they prayed at least once a week, but not daily.  “Projected across the adult population these statistics estimate that more than 160 million adults pray each week,” a statement from the Presidential Prayer Team explained. For those who prayed regularly the top issues were prayers for senior citizens, national defence, law and order, religious persecution and religious freedom. For more details on Americans’ prayer life, READ: Only 45% of Americans say they pray on a daily basis, …

Another study links Covid with vitamin D deficiency

Yet another study is suggesting that a vitamin D deficiency may contribute to a person’s susceptibility to COVID. This one is a bit different because researchers tested Britain’s National Health Service workers for Coronavirus antibodies and levels of vitamin D. The Daily Mail explains: Further proof that vitamin D could protect people from coronavirus emerged today after another study found adults deficient in the nutrient are more at risk of catching the disease.  Seventy-two per cent of NHS workers who were lacking in the ‘sunshine vitamin’ also tested positive for Covid-19 antibodies — a sign of previous infection. This compared to just 51 per cent for those who had a sufficient amount. The difference was even greater among those of a Black, Asian or ethnic minority, who may be more likely to have a deficiency because people with darker skin find it harder to obtain it from the sun. READ: Another study finds having a vitamin D deficiency could make you more likely to catch Covid-19 US President Donald Trump was recently hospitalized when he tested positive …

Earth’s ideal climate is 5 degrees warmer, study

A recent study, published in Astrobiology, a peer-review journal, will drive the man-made global warming crowd over the edge. Researchers were looking for other planets best suited for sustaining life, but first they needed to determine what would be the optimal conditions for life. The group concluded that ideal temperature would be 5 degrees Celsius (9 degrees Fahrenheit) warmer than earth’s current average temperature.

Study: Anxiety can lead to dementia

Through the Gospels, we read of several instances where Jesus warned about worry: And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life? (Matthew 6:27) And for good reason. Today, numerous studies have shown that worry/anxiety can lead to multiple health issues. READ: How Worrying Affects the Body But now researchers at Northwestern University are warning that anxiety in our younger years could also make a person more susceptible to dementia when they are older. Study Finds explains: CHICAGO — As we age, the countless cells and neurons in our brains can come under attack from harmful tangles and plaque build-ups. This interference is the common cause of dementia, which destroys the memory and thinking abilities of many seniors. While scientists continue to work on treatments for dementia, a new study finds your personality may be the best weapon you have. Researchers at Northwestern University say anxious and moody people are more susceptible to the affects of brain damage later in life. […] The data in the Northwestern report comes …

Heavy drinking by women surged during COVID, study

It is tough to decide if this is COVID related or lockdown related, but according to a recent survey alcoholic consumption has surged over the past few months during the pandemic. It noted that one of the hardest-hit groups were women, that saw a 41% increase in heavy drinking. The Rand Corporation’s study compared alcohol consumption for Americans between April and early June in 2019 with a similar period in 2020. Though the study attributed the increase to COVID, the 2020 dates coincided with the lockdown period for most states. Fox News reports: According to the findings, overall alcohol consumption shot up 19% among adults ages 30 to 59; drinking also rose 17% among women and 10% among non-Hispanic white adults. What’s more, “heavy drinking” – as defined by four or more drinks within a few hours – jumped 41% among the ladies from a year prior. READ: Alcohol consumption has surged during coronavirus pandemic, especially ‘heavy drinking’ among women: study Of course, this is not the first study to report on a serious uptake …

Ages 69 & under have 99+% survival rate from COVID

According to data recently released by the US Center for Disease Control (CDC), the COVID survival rate for those 69 and younger is 99+% depending on age and for those 70 years an older, it’s 94.6%. The data reveals that the elderly and those with underlying health issues (often the same people) are clearly the most vulnerable to the Coronavirus and this is where the bulk of the deaths are coming from Breitbart explains: CDC’s new IFR estimates broken down by age are part of the agency’s September 10 update to its “COVID-19 Pandemic Planning Scenarios.” Based on the “Scenario 5: Current Best Estimate” for the IFR, Breitbart News confirmed the updated age-specific survival rates: 0-19 years old, 99.997 percent; 20-49 years old, 99.98 percent; 50-69 years, 99.5 percent; and 70 years old or older, 94.6 percent. That means that for people 69 years old or younger, the survival rate is between 99.5 percent and 99.997 percent, while for those 70 or older, it is an estimated 94.6 percent. Breitbart News gleaned the survival rate figures from the CDC’s …

Britain: 30% of COVID deaths died from other causes?

According to researchers from Oxford University, at least 30% of the people in Britain who the government listed as dying from COVID during July and August actually died from other causes, such as cancer and even car accidents. The government has even acknowledged that COVID was not the primary cause of death for many of the people on the list, but were included because they tested positive for COVID. In other words, the Coronavirus numbers are padded. The Daily Mail explains: A third of the people recorded to have died from Covid-19 in July and August may have actually passed away due to other causes, such as cancer and even included people who had been killed after being hit by a car Oxford University research has suggested.   Experts at Oxford University have found that around 30 per cent of those included in the Office for National Statistics’ (ONS) coronavirus deaths toll over the summer actually died primarily from other conditions. […] The team from Oxford University is concerned that the over counting will get worse …

Are we entering the ‘Time of Jacob’s Trouble’?

An old saying suggests that if we don’t learn from history, we are doomed to repeat it. So what happens if we don’t remember it? A survey conducted of adults between the ages of 18 to 39 (millennials and Gen Z) by Claims Conference (Conference on Jewish Material Claims against Germany) discovered that nearly 66% of young Americans were not aware that the Nazis slaughtered six million Jews in concentration camps during the World War II Holocaust. And the survey also revealed other disturbing news: 23% though the Holocaust was either a myth or was exaggerated or had no opinion. 36% believed less than two million Jews were killed. 12% said they had definitely never heard of the Holocaust. 48% could not provide the name of a Nazi concentration camp. But what is equally concerning is that in New York nearly 20% of millennials blamed the Jews for the Holocaust. It was Jew’s fault that the Nazi’s slaughtered millions of them in the gas chambers. This type of thinking does not bode well for the …

Stillborn deaths surged during COVID lockdowns

I have previously reported on how many are suggesting the lock downs have done more damage than the virus. Suicides are up. Depression is up. Drug abuse is up. Alcohol abuse is up. Unemployment up. There have been lots of “unintended consequences” as a result of the COVID lockdowns. Add one more to the list. Reports are coming in from around the world that the number of stillborn deaths surged during the pandemic as pregnant women, either hindered by lock down restrictions or fears of COVID, did not seek medical help. Some countries reported that stillborn deaths were up 50%. The Blaze reports: An array of studies show that stillbirths have surged globally following lockdowns imposed in an effort to stop the spread of COVID-19, and researchers speculate the link could be from pregnant women avoiding hospitals and clinics out of fear of catching the virus while seeking prenatal care. Nature cited a slew of studies this week in reporting that stillbirth rates have risen “dramatically” since the pandemic began, and that “emerging data link disrupted …

Does vitamin D work as a treatment for COVID?

According to researchers from the University of Cordoba in Spain and Belgium’s KU Leuven university treating hospitalized COVID patients with vitamin D may reduce the chances of going into intensive care. According to their study, 50 patients were treated with high doses of calcifediol, the hormone that the liver produces from vitamin D, and compared their results to 26 volunteer patients who were not given hormone. Giving calcifediol directly allowed it to enter the patient’s system quicker. The researchers reported that only two of the patients given calcifediol ended up intensive care, while half the patients (13) who were not given calcifediol ended up in intensive care. None of the patients who took calcifediol died, while two died who were not given the treatment. The Daily Mail also noted: Researchers have been divided over whether a vitamin D deficiency, which is vital to the immune system, can raise the risk of dying of Covid-19. Some scientists suggested that it may be one of the reasons black people face a higher risk of dying from the …

Poll: 98% of US socialists reject Biblical worldview

A recent poll of 2,000 Americans conducted by the Cultural Research Center discovered that 98% of those who believe in Socialism reject Christianity and its Biblical world view. In its news release, the Cultural Research Center stated: More than eight out of ten (83%) integrated disciples (i.e., individuals who possess a biblical worldview) prefer capitalism to socialism. In comparison, just half of those who do not have that worldview prefer capitalism (50%). Stated differently, 98% of the adults who prefer socialism do not have a biblical worldview! This shouldn’t come as a surprise as radical leftist rioters in Portland were caught a few weeks back burning Bibles. The poll, conducted by Barna Research Center, was interesting in another way as well. In addition to asking what people believed, it also asked what people did, to ensure that what they did corresponded with what they believed. In an interview with the Western Journal, George Barna explained the reasoning behind this: “People do what they believe. So if you tell me you believe something but you’re not willing to act on …

94% of Covid deaths in US had underlying health issues

According to a report on the US Center for Disease Control’s (CDC) website, only 6% of the 167,558 (10,053) people listed as dying from the Coronavirus in the US as of Aug 28. 2020 solely died from COVID. This means the remaining 94% had one and usually more underlying health issues. In fact, according to CDC they averaged 2.6 additional underlying health issues. The CDC reports on its website: “For 6% of the deaths, COVID-19 was the only cause mentioned. For deaths with conditions or causes in addition to COVID-19, on average, there were 2.6 additional conditions or causes per death.” The Blaze reports on what some of those other underlying health issues were: The CDC listed the following as the top underlying medical conditions linked to coronavirus deaths: * Influenza and pneumonia * Respiratory failure * Hypertensive disease * Diabetes * Vascular and unspecified dementia * Cardiac Arrest * Heart failure * Renal failure * Intentional and unintentional injury, poisoning and other adverse events * Other medical conditions READ: CDC: 6% of coronavirus deaths …

Our fear of Covid is greater than our risk to Covid

A report out of Denver, Colorado, revealed that during a two-week period during the COVID lockdown more people died of heart attacks than the virus. The reason was because people were not calling 911 when they started having heart attack symptoms and many died at home. The Blaze reports: A group of doctors at Denver Health Medical Center led by Brian Stauffer were baffled by what many other hospitals have noticed across the world – that the number of people coming into emergency rooms for heart attacks plummeted during the lockdowns in late March and April. […] On the one hand, the weekly activation of EMS calls by the Denver Health Paramedic Division, the only public ambulance service in the region, plummeted nearly by half during the shelter-in-place order between March 29 and April 11. On the other hand, the number of reported cardiac deaths at home were 2.2 times higher in 2020 compared with averaged historical controls over the same two-week period. The doctors concluded that the lockdown orders to stay home and people’s fear of …