All posts tagged: Covid

The Spectator: Top ten COVID data failures

Tom Jefferson & Carl Heneghan recently authored an article for the British newspaper The Spectator about the top ten COVID data failures for that country. In my opinion, most of the mistakes related to changing COVID from a pandemic to panic-demic. Here are a couple of The Spectator’s choices: 1) Overstating of the number of people who are going to die This starts with the now-infamous Imperial College London (ICL) ‘Report 9’ that modelled 500,000 deaths if no action was taken at all, and 250,000 deaths if restrictions were not tightened. This set the train of lockdown restrictions in motion. Some argue that Imperial’s modelling may have come true had it not been for lockdown. But this does not explain Sweden. Academics there said its assumptions would mean 85,000 deaths if Sweden did not lock down. It did not – and deaths are just under 6,000. 7) The Vallance graph On 21 September, Sir Patrick Vallance held a press conference where he sought to raise public support for further restrictions. The only graph he showed was one where cases …

British Rage: Elderly Covid patients refused treatment?

According to the Daily Mail, British people are outraged after finding out during the height of COVID outbreak in that country, several hospitals were refusing to send older patients to intensive care for treatment over concern they would overrun hospitals. But at its height only 42% of the ventilator beds were ever used. It’s alleged, the country’s National Health System (NHS) developed a scoring system for patients. If people’s number were too high, they would not be sent to intensive care, in some instances the hospitals would not even accept them as patients. People were scored based on their age and frailty. The higher the number the less likely they were to be sent to the hospital. Initially, those over the age of 80 were given a score of nine which immediately disqualified them from intensive hospital care. People in their 60s and 70s were also being refused when their age score combined with scores for other factors drove their number too high. In some instances, doctors also told those in certain age groups to …

Did WHO just say COVID is no more dangerous than the flu?

Some suspect that Dr. Michael Ryan, the World Health Organization’s (WHO) director of emergencies, was probably wanting to spread more fear about how serious COVID was by stating that the best estimate is that 10% of the world’s population has contracted the virus. Of course, this was intended as a serious warning to the remaining 90%. However, others suggest a quick look at those stats inadvertently proves the exact opposite because it reveals that COVID is no more dangerous than the seasonal flu when it comes to its death rate. LifeSite News explains: GENEVA, October 16, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – In an apparent attempt to incite a level of fear regarding the spread of COVID-19, World Health Organization (WHO) officials released what at first glance appears to be an alarming infection rate number. When that number is compared to the number of deaths, however, it proves that the death rate of the novel coronavirus is comparable to the seasonal flu, something that many experts and close observers have been claiming for months. According to the AP, the WHO’s executive director …

President Donald Trump & First Lady test positive for COVID

Reports are coming in that US President Donald Trump and his wife Melanie have both tested positive for COVID. Fox News reports: President Trump announced early Friday that both he and first lady Melania Trump tested positive for COVID-19 and will quarantine at the White House, sending shockwaves through the political universe and igniting an outpouring of support for the first family. A White House official said Friday morning that the president was experiencing mild symptoms. Another White House official told Fox News that the president was working Friday from the residence. READ: President Trump, first lady test positive for coronavirus, set to quarantine at White House Memo from President Trump’s physician. READ: Memorandum from the President’s Physician People are praying. READ: Here Are the Prayers Pouring in After Trump and First Lady Test Positive for Coronavirus Of course, then there is this. READ: Michael Moore: It’s Possible Trump ‘Lying About Having COVID-19’ to ‘Gain Sympathy’ And this from the Washington Post. READ: Washington Post Tweets After Trump Coronavirus News: ‘Imagine What It Will Be Like to Never Have to Think About …

Interesting stats from France’s second COVID wave

When we look at what is happening in France, there are a couple of interesting things happening regarding the second wave of the Coronavirus. If we take a look at the charts provided by World O Meter, there has been a huge spike in cases of COVID in France, even exceeding the first wave. Now there could be a couple of reasons for this. First a second wave was expected as people left the lockdown and became exposed to the virus. Secondly, there is also more testing. They are finding people with COVID who weren’t sick enough to see a doctor. These people weren’t being tested in the first wave, but are being tested now. We know that 80% of the people who come down with the virus show little or no symptoms. Though there has been a huge spike in new cases, the number of deaths from COVID during the second wave has not kept pace, so far anyway. It is not even close compared to the first round. There could be several reasons …

Meanwhile, in Sweden

Britain, like most countries, implemented a nation-wide lockdown in an effort to stop people from catching COVID. However, Britain is now bracing for its second COVID wave as new cases surge among people who didn’t catch the virus the first time because of the first lockdown. As a result, Britain is introducing a second lock down. In addition to a 10 pm curfew, Britain is introducing a rule of six. The Daily Mail explains: NEW LOCKDOWN RULES FOR ENGLAND FROM MONDAY  * Max social gatherings SIX PEOPLE * Applies indoors and outdoors * Applies in private homes * Applies in pubs and restaurants * Does NOT apply to schools or workplaces * Does NOT apply to weddings, funerals, team sport * Does NOT apply if household bubbles are bigger than six people * Police will be encouraged to break up larger groups and issue £100 fines, which will then double on each repeat offence up to £3,200 And oh yeah, government officials are threatening more severe restrictions if people don’t obey these. READ: ‘We expect …

More government ‘mask’ hypocrisy

More from the “do as I say, not as I do” file. One of the responsibilities of New York State Liquor Authority is to hand out fines to restaurants that are violating COVID regulations. And they have been doing it with a passion imposing tens of thousands of dollars in fines as restaurants struggle to survive the pandemic lockdown.

What, Me Fear?

What we think, we tend to believe. For example, most of the media outlets focus on Covid19. No wonder people are scared. The Bible says that we are who we hang out with. Proverbs 13:20 says “Walk with the wise and become wise; associate with fools and get in trouble.” Walk with the scared, and you will get scared. Scared people hide. They are fearful. Scared and fearful people have anxiety and stress to the point in which they do not live their lives. Normal and healthy things like family gatherings, visiting children and friends, shopping and attending church are seen as dangerous and self-centered. What was seen as good is seen as bad. The heroes in a fear-based culture are the ones who showcase fear. The people who hide are the good ones. The people who listen to the government and media are the good ones. They are compliant and helping stop the spread of Covid. Except this plan of division and isolation is not helping. Not according to the very people who told …

Study: Isolation makes us more vulnerable to Covid

A new study by researchers from Carnegie Mellon University says that the lockdown and isolation prescribed as the cure for the Coronavirus may instead be making us more vulnerable to the virus. The researchers state that studies have shown that stress make people more susceptible to the flu and other respiratory problem. Similarly, the stress associated with avoiding family and friends may be making us more vulnerable to Covid. Study Finds writes: In other words, the stress one battles from avoiding friends and family and staying home all the time is making them more susceptible to respiratory viruses. This phenomenon hasn’t been proved regarding COVID-19 specifically, but such a relationship has been seen with cold and flu viruses. “We know little about why some of the people exposed to the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, are more likely to develop the disease than others. However, our research on psychological factors that predict susceptibility to other respiratory viruses may provide clues to help identify factors that matter for COVID-19,” comments Sheldon Cohen, the Robert E. Doherty Professor of Psychology at …

Is there an African cure for COVID 19?

Madagascar is one of the poorest countries in the world, and a large island near the east coast of Africa, in the Indian Ocean. It is the home of exotic plants and animals, and most of the world has missed the news that it is the source of a drug to fight the COVID 19 coronavirus. The Artemisia plant, from Madagascar, is the source of medication to treat Malaria. SOURCE: Aremisia (genus) The President of the nation is now promoting Artemisia extract as a treatment for the COVID 19 virus, and it is being exported to Africa, where it is emerging as a preferred treatment. There are many personal testimonials, and researchers are investigating. I believe something out there will stop this virus pandemic, and the end may come quickly. God knows if a plant from Madagascar will make a difference. “The earth is the LORD’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it.” (Psalm 24:1)