The People are Enraged, how long will this last?
“The idea that the worldwide lockdown of virtually every country other than Sweden may have been an enormous mistake strikes many, including world leaders, most scientists especially health officials, doctors and epidemiologists, those who work in major news media, opinion writers in those media and the hundreds of millions, if not billions, of people who put their faith in these people, as so preposterous as to be immoral. Timothy Egan of The New York Times described Republicans who wish to enable their states to open up as “the party of death.” wrote Dennis Prager
The worldwide lockdown is not only a mistake, but possibly the worst mistake the world has ever known.
And for those challenged by the English language and/or logic, “mistake” and “evil” are not synonyms. The lockdown is a mistake. Massive mistakes are made by arrogant fools; massive evils are committed by evil people.
Let’s note 2 big things.
1st, the reported number of C-19 coronavirus deaths is artificially inflated both because the government provides an incentive if the virus is listed as the cause of death and because the Left thinks there is political advantage in making the crisis seem as bad as possible.
2nd, the arguments of epidemiologists like Knut Wittkowski, Dr. Jonathan Geach, and Drs. Dan Erickson and Artin Massihi, urgent care doctors in Bakersfield, California, are correct. The China Virus, aka The Wuhan Flu, is a respiratory illness that obeys Farr’s Law. It comes, it peaks, it fades.
Recall in March, we were told that we needed to close up the country for “15 days to slow the spread.” The major concern, we were told, was to “flatten the curve” in order not to overwhelm the healthcare system. But the healthcare system never came close to being overwhelmed, not even in New York.
As it turns out 15 days were a softening up period. It was only after the nation got hooked on President Trump’s near daily press conferences that the Svengali-like Anthony ‘Doom’ Fauci, accompanied by his comely assistant Dr. Deborah Birx, dispensed alarming scenarios of the countless deaths that awaited us unless we closed our eyes and hid at home till they said we could come out.
So far, there are about 100,000 deaths attributed to The China Virus, 50% of them are in nursing homes. 50% of them are over 80 anni.
According to the CDC, in Ys 2017-2018, 45-M people in the United States were sick with influenza, 21-M went to the doctor, 810-K were hospitalized, and there were 61,000 deaths. Last year, flu deaths topped 80,000. Unlike this Chinese virus, which affects mostly the elderly and infirm, the flu is deadly for young and old alike.
Just In: from the CDC, the mortality rate of The China Virus is very low: right in line with the projection made by the Stanford epidemiologist John Ioannidis in February. While he acknowledged that there was much we did not know about the virus, he nonetheless said that “reasonable estimates for the case fatality ratio in the general US population vary from 0.05 to 1%.”
Now with every passing day the evidence suggests that we will wind up on the lower end of that estimate.
“A population-wide case fatality rate of 0.05%,” Dr. Ioannidis points out, “is lower than seasonal influenza.” And there is this bit, “If that is the true rate, locking down the world with potentially tremendous social and financial consequences may be totally irrational. It’s like an elephant being attacked by a house cat. Frustrated and trying to avoid the cat, the elephant accidentally jumps off a cliff and dies.”
Back in March, before the destruction of more than 30-M jobs and tens of thousands of shuttered businesses, the soaring suicide and drug-addiction rates, it became very clear to me that The People would come to know that the real crisis was not the disease but our politician-and-media fired panic over the disease. And they have.
For the past 9 wks and running, the US has been intoxicated by fear and panic. As with most drunken events the aftermath will be painful.
The symptoms though will not be nausea and headache but humiliation at our gullibility and anger Vs those who exploited it and us.
Look for the Anger near you in the coming weeks and polling stations across the country in November.
The left supported the chaos, and they will soon be sent packing…
Have a healthy Memorial Day weekend, Keep the Faith!