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 Tragic case of governmental, medical, and media malpractice

06.05.20 The government is not really getting “independent” advice from its independent professional committees. One can expect that the advice is focused on what is achievable, given the constraints. But the committees are being too conscious of other pressures on government, too focused on keeping governments broadly on message, and too focused on protecting the leaders. They may think that public interest is their foremost concern. But the public has only slight ownership of the processes. Indeed, even health workers actually dealing with patients are complaining of not being consulted, being unable to get basic information about matters such as medical supplies, and of being ignored. The advisers seem to think they can speak, from their grand and mostly bureaucratic experience, for the front-line workers and the rest of us. What is being concealed is that the advisers are not independent in the way that outsiders would interpret the word. They can – and no doubt do – give frank advice to ministers. But their truth-telling is also tailored to their view of what they believe they can persuade the politicians to do. Politicians are disposed to listen, but still, have acute antennae for political danger or the size of the purse. Does anyone honestly think that the decisions over Chinese Flu was evidence-based? Certainly, Douglas MacKinnon doesn’t in his Townhall Daily article:
Just over two months ago, I spoke with an infectious disease doctor who not only believed that millions of Americans had already been exposed to COVID-19, but that the lockdowns were counterproductive and we needed to let herd Immunity take hold in our nation.
Two months ago.
With each passing day, we are told that multiple more Americans were in-fact exposed to the virus than the “experts” suspected. Or more to the point…guessed.
I will keep asking this question until the groupthink-thought-police come to arrest me: “When has it ever been sound medical or governmental practice to sacrifice – and destroy – the economic, mental, and physical well-being of the 99 percent to MAYBE protect and save the one percent…or less? When?”
This same doctor I spoke with also stressed to me that the “experts” our nation and the world relied upon to shut it down, could not answer one simple question. That being: Is COVID-19 less or more lethal than the Hong Kong flu pandemic (H3N2) of 1968? A pandemic that mirrored COVID-19 in that it was highly infectious and was primarily lethal to those over 65 with pre-existing conditions. A pandemic that infected millions of Americans and killed approximately 100,000 out of a then population of about 200 million. A pandemic which worldwide, killed upwards of 4 million people.
As of this writing, worldwide, there have been approximately 210,000 deaths. And does anyone else find it troubling and highly suspicious that the United States alone is responsible for slightly more than one-quarter of all deaths worldwide?
How could we possibly account for one-quarter of all the COVID-19 deaths in the entire world?
Easy, if say, you start counting pianos falling out windows and dropping on people as COVID-19 related deaths.
As we are also learning with each passing day, in order to justify their highly controversial, extremely punishing, draconian lockdowns, the handful of politicians, officials, and experts who upended our lives and ordered those lockdowns, are being very creative and very liberal as to what constitutes a COVID-19 fatality, all of which begs the question: Are there any ethical and honest reporters left within the mainstream media who could investigate this clearly duplicitous – but officially condoned – counting method?
The little real anecdotal evidence accidentally seeping into mainstream media indicates that the actual fatality rate in our nation from COVID-19 is less than the fear-merchants are displaying on their “Death Dashboards.” Potentially, far less. Unbiased professional reporting could tell us the real numbers.
But then, that’s the rub. Much of the liberal mainstream media signed up for team “Doom and Gloom” from day one. At first, they did so to create as much fear and panic as possible so they could use COVID-19 as the mother of all click-bait cash cows. Once that was accomplished, many in that same liberal media chose to keep the fear-mongering going as a political tool.
Tens of millions of now desperate, depressed, angry, unemployed Americans, coupled with thousands of small business owners now out of business, have been told for weeks to “suck it up and do as you’re told” by politicians, academics, federal officials, media talking-heads, and celebrities who either have guaranteed, gold-plated jobs and healthcare plans, or seven-figure salaries, and millions in the bank.
The Eighth Amendment to the United States Constitution prohibits “cruel and unusual punishment” to be inflicted upon criminal defendants. And yet, that same Constitutional consideration is not being afforded to those tens of millions of Americans whose lives have been negatively affected, or even destroyed, by draconian lockdowns which do amount to the most “cruel and unusual punishment” in the history of our Republic.
And then, from within that, tens of millions of Americans numbers, comes the – purposely – uncounted number of our fellow citizens who have died as a direct result of the lockdowns. Deaths from suicide, stress, drug and alcohol abuse, physical abuse, or those who had serious pre-existing medical conditions but were scared away from the hospitals and life-saving treatment.
Do those deaths count? Are those lost Americans of any importance?
Do facts even matter when COVID-19 has been turned into a political football?
If they still do, then some of those facts are blaring that the fatality rate for this virus is 10 to 40 times lower than the “World is Ending” estimates spit out by faulty computer models.
Dr. Scott W. Atlas – the David and Joan Traitel Senior Fellow at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution and former Chief of Neuroradiology at Stanford Medical Center – recently looked at the numbers in New York City, a city that became the epicenter of the virus in the United States.
Dr. Atlas – who is predictably shunned by the mainstream media because he does prefer using actual facts and statistics – recently reported that the rate of death for all people ages 18 to 45 is 0.01 percent. For people under 18, the rate of death is zero per 100,000. And of almost 8,000 NYC COVID-19 deaths fully investigated for underlying conditions, 99.2 percent had an underlying illness.
The truth must matter more than flawed computer models and experts and officials drunk on power.
Will anyone be held accountable for what will surely come to be known as the most tragic case of governmental, medical, and media malpractice in the history of the world? I doubt it.

 

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  • Pensioner Pete 06/05/2020, 6:10 am

    Given this Chinese Wuhan Virus began it’s life in a bio-weapon laboratory in China, I believe our government acted reasonably well given the absence of information being provided by CCP, all we have to date is denial by the CCP.

    Even now, the life and mutations of this bio-weapon are unknowns, thus I understand the caution demonstrated by our government both federal and state.

    Where our government, particularly the leadership, are falling down and falling down badly, is there is no push, no outstanding statement from ScoMo of rebuilding our nation’s manufacturing, industry and infrastructure, all we hear are utterances of ‘returning to normal’.

    Australia must not ‘return to normal’, Australia has the capacity and resources, and must rebuild manufacturing, industry and infrastructure to place us on the path to national self sufficiency so we are never, ever again, beholden to a foreign power, for anything.

    In these times we desperately need a standout leader who has a clear view of the future for Australia, this future is not gained by bumbling along and returning things to ‘normal’.

    • Lorraine 06/05/2020, 10:57 am

      Agree with you PP, we do not want back to normal, at 76 I will not be rebuilding Australia, we have harped for that long to get out of Paris, stop the wind turbines taking over our landscape and build at new Hele or nuclear power station somewhere.If that is done it will encourage more manufacturing as we need to concentrate on Australia made, Australian grown , or Australian added on value….My vision of my new normal never buy Chinese made again, travel with in Australia , and back to the Bowling Green

  • Disgruntled 06/05/2020, 6:45 am

    Re., Communist China from of one of Anastasia’s addresses. or debate if you will!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fFqg8ZNtUlc&t=17s

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